Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Love This...

Hi all! Hope everyone had a great Easter?!

It was such beautiful weather here for a change (normally always raining Easter weekend) my family and I spent some time up at my parents where we got out in the sunshine and had lots of fun and a relaxing time too...

Today I want to share this layout with you...I created this layout at the Escape 2 Create retreat back in March but I haven't yet got around to sharing it with you (trust me there are still a few to share from that weekend hehe!)

I have used the gorgeous Elle's Studio 'Cameron' line for this layout and of course my favourite chipboard/wood veneer products from Words or Whatever

I also added a Lovely Lollipop from Charm's Creations to finish off as well.....haven't used her products for ages, still have a little how funky they are! Thanks Charm x
That's my littlest munchkin when he was 1..... he is 3's gone way too quickly for my liking...he is so cute don't you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today....happy creating...

Tarrah x  

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Hi everyone!

Happy Easter!!
Well I have some pretty exciting news to share today...for the last 4 years running, I have entered into the scrapbooking competition in the Sydney Royal Easter show....I have been very lucky to have received ribbons every year..winning highly commended twice and 3rd once as well......this year I am so excited that I have won...


Each year it is the same theme as such but it has to be a double layout with photos, a title, journalling and at least one technique included...I chose to machine stitch around the outside, I have added a small amount of misting and all my elements are layered..

This is my winning layout.. 

I have scrapbooked photos from my brother and his wife's beautiful wedding day celebrated in England last year....

I obviously had to add all my favourite things to this layout like Crate Paper products, D-Lish Scraps embellishments and not to forget the WOW chipboard too...

I am still in total shock but very excited to have won...I unfortunately won't get down to see my layout on display at the show but I thankfully have plenty of kind people taking photos of it on display for me!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...

Tarrah x

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Hi all....

Each month JOT Magazine host a mood board challenge that I really enjoy joining in with...this month is no exception with this gorgeous board designed by the lovely and super talented Lauren Hender..

Here is my take on the mood board...I was of course inspired by the colours as well as the chevron pattern behind the frames...

I have used papers and embellishments from Crate Paper and Studio Calico and some of my favourite embellishments from D-Lish Scraps of course!

That 'XOXO' title is cut with my Silhouette Cameo using Brush Script MT this look!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today....

Tarrah x

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cute and Gorgeous..

Hi everyone!

I am here with you today sharing a layout using some of the beautiful New Release WOW goodies and also based on the wonderful sketch our very own Sue Smith designed!

 Don't forget to upload your layouts to our Facebook page here or link up your entries on the WOW blog or email entries to to be in the running to WIN all the April New Release products!

For my layout 'Cute and Gorgeous' I have stuck to the sketch as it was designed..this is a photo of my stunning sister-in-law Claire-photograghed by Laura Babb photography :)

 WOW Products used:

*New Release* Chipboard Border
*New Release* Corner Flourishes

I have included quite a lot of elements that have been cut with my Silhouette Cameo on this layout.....I have misted both the 'Gorgeous' title and the New Release Chipboard Border in Heidi Swapp 'Coral' Color Shine and I left the New Release chipboard corner flourish raw.. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love reading all your kind comments.....thanks so much!!

Tarrah x

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Hi all...

I am here today to share with you a sketch challenge we are running all month....all of our DT work is based on this sketch below....

For this layout, in my mind, I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to the left so the focal point of the layout is on the bottom left corner with a little detail in the top right corner...

 WOW products used

*New Release* Flourish Tree
*New Release* Flourish 'Love' Title

I applied gesso to both of these chipboard pieces for a subtle effect that suits my layout theme.. 

To enter to be in the running to win some fabulous new WOW can simply email your entries to or upload to the WOW Facebook page here or by adding your link to the right hand side column on the blog here :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today...
Tarrah x

Monday, April 7, 2014


Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing the gorgeous new inspiration board challenge and my Creative Team example with you all...

Here is the gorgeous new inspiration can be inspired by anything at does not have to be the colours..anything that grabs you, you can take inspiration from....

I was inspired by the colours and of course the chevrons to create this layout!!

I have used mostly Crate Paper products and of course
 my embellishments are from D-Lish Scraps as well...

You have until the 30th of April to upload your project to the right hand side column under 'Tangerine Splash' on the D-Lish can also find the full set of rules here....we can't wait to see what you create with this board.....ready, set, go!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I hope everyone is well..

Tarrah x 

Friday, April 4, 2014

N & C Mini Album

Hello hello!!

As promised I am back again to share my other entry project for the 2014-2015 Fancy Pants Designs call..I created 3 projects for this call all together...1 layout and 1 one card that you can see here if you would like I am sharing a mini album I created for my brother Nathan 'N' and his gorgeous wife Claire 'C' showcases some of my favourite photos from their beautiful wedding in England last June...

I added all sorts of bits and pieces to this album..

I added in a glassine bag that holds some sequins that
 matched the colours of the wedding decorations
...holding it closed with a punched out heart and some washi tape...

I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the professional 
photos taken from the day by Laura Babb Photography

Some WOW chipboard/veneers never go astray either hehe!!

 I popped in one of Fancy Pants Designs
 free printables to hold some journalling...

More gorgeous was the BEST day!!

So even though I didn't make the team,
 I am very happy with what I created and its great
that I can give this mini album to them
 as a special keepsake of their special day and I know they will LOVE it too!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today....
Tarrah x

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Hi everyone...

I am here with you today sharing my version of the WOW Off-the-Page 'Family' frame the design team were sent to play with! 

This is the raw version of the frame...

I decided to stick to my style and kept mine fairly plain and simple.....I firstly painted it with gesso so that any paint I later used would absorb well....I next applied two coats of Antique White paint...added some patterned paper to two of the slots and then adhered some of my favourite WOW wood veneer pieces..

Mini Banner
 Love and Laugh Words
Heart Arrow

I haven't added any photos to it yet as I am going to gift this to my brother and sister in law...I know it will go with their home decor very nicely...hopefully they will like it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today..I love reading all of your comments...thanks so much for the love.....
Tarrah x 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Love This...

Hi there all,

I haven't played along at Scrap Around the World before but I couldn't pass up their gorgeous March mood board to be inspired by... 

I was inspired by those soft, gorgeous colours and also that beautiful dress....

Here is the Mood Board..

So I scrapped a photo of my gorgeous sister-in-law getting into her beautiful
 wedding dress with a little help from her bridesmaids and Mum!

I used mostly yummy Heidi Swapp products for this her stuff :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I hope you have had time to get creative..

Till next time....take care...

Tarrah x

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Big Day...


 I'm sharing a layout I created using some of the WOW March New Release of my all time favourite collections is the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flea Market collection....I think I have just about used every piece of paper from the paper pad at least once!!! 

'Big Day'

WOW products used:

*New Release* Big Day Title

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today......happy creating....

Tarrah x

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Escape 2 Create 2014....

Hi all!!

I have just come home from the most AMAZING retreat ever...I am of course talking about Escape 2 Create!! This retreat is held in beautiful Port Lincoln in SA and it is the best spot for a big retreat like this one...there were 80 of us creative ladies all in a tin shed scrapping our hearts out!!
Here are a few photos from this incredible weekend....

Of course we had to have some extra fun in the photo booth.....too funny!!!

These are my projects from the AMAZING classes that I did... 

A whole group shot of all us attendees..I don't think are 80 of us though....I think some might be missing on purpose :(

Some of the amazing and very cool table decorations..

A few of my very funny and wonderful table buddies
....Kerryn Lawson, Raquel Bowman,
Anna Allan and Leonie Neal-Dawson....  

I was so glad and honoured to have met and spend some time
 with this beautiful and very talented lady....Gina Rodgers

 Here I am with gorgeous Leonie Neal-Dawson
Raquel BowmanNatalie Elphinstone, 
Celeste Vermeend and Anna Allan 
trying to perfect a group selfie lol!!

Here I am again with these amazing girls....
I urge you if you are even slightly thinking about
 going to this retreat that it is the BEST!!! You will
have an absolute ball and will not regret it one bit!!

So do I have you convinced now hehe?!

Thanks so much for stopping by today....see you soon..
Tarrah x

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Hi everyone..

Today I wanted to share one of the many layouts that I created at that AWESOME retreat Escape 2 Create I have just been on.....I created this layout inspired by the gorgeous bright Mood Board over at Jot Magazine designed by Kim Jeffress..

I just love this photo of my good friend Leonie Neal-Dawson and I taken at the Camp Mojo retreat last year!! So much fun...I have used mostly the awesome Pink Paislee Key Kid collection for this this range!

That flair is from Greatest View and the Wood Veneer is a WOW one of course!! I also added a cute paper straw for a different look!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.....happy creating...
Tarrah x

Sunday, March 16, 2014



Recently Fancy Pants Designs had a Design Team call....I decided to enter this year but unfortunately didn't make it.......I was really happy with my projects though...I thought I would share 2 of them with you here enter you had to create 3 projects using FP products if you could....I created a layout, a card both of which I am sharing today....I also created a mini album which I will share next time...


The chipboard 'Selfie' title is of course a Words or Whatever one....

Valentine's Day card..I used an arrow cut from my Cameo to look like it was shooting through the heart doily...

  I only own one a few papers of Fancy Pants Designs and not much else so I had to try and work with what I had...I think I did alright in the end...I was happy anyway....
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today...I will be back to share my mini album with you in the next few days....
Tarrah x

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Hi all..

I was asked by Manda from Life.Paper.Scrapbook magazine to create a video tutorial for a guest spot on the LPS blog....I decided to create a layout incorporating those ever popular pockets/bags that around everywhere now....if you watch it please be kind as I am very new to this video thing lol!!

Here is the finished layout again..I used lots of Heidi Swapp No Limits for this layout...the title was cut with my Silhouette Cameo using Brush Script MT font..

The Kraft Kut with the star overlaying the photo is from WOW ( Words or Whatever)

The flair and Hello My Name Is journal card are from my favourite embellishment shop....D-Lish Scraps

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today...if you watched my video...thank you so much for watching...I hope you enjoyed it..please leave a comment good or bad on what you thought of it....thanks a bunch! Take care...

Tarrah x


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