Saturday, 22 October 2016

Back again!

Hi all,

Is it hard to guess which won? Nope, didn't think so but I did get all the week's washing done.

I created a layout about my son's graduation from the iScience project he was part of last year. The photos are tiny as I only had my iPhone and I was far away. I started by making a messy background on some Shimelle Starshine paper but didn't like it. I used the packaging technique with some Shimmerz Vibez and Creameez but wasn't impressed with the outcome so decided to chop it up into stars. I also inked some stars onto the cardstock using an old Crafter's Workshop stencil and some Distress Inks, I think I was in a groove from this morning's layout. I found some chipboard stars that I painted with my Shimmerz products and some enamel dots to finish it off.

Well that's it for today. Now I have to go and fold that mountain of washing that the lovely spring day dried for me.

Until next time, take care.
Helen xx

Layout of a layout!

Hi all,

It's a lovely Spring day here in Perth and I am enjoying some alone time in my scrap room, none of this going out and enjoying the sunshine for me!

Earlier in the year I posted a layout on the Hip Kit Members Facebook page and received some lovely comments but the one that made me get all excited was left by Missy Whidden. I really enjoy her videos and admire her pages/talent thus loved having her comment on my work. So I took a screenshot so I could remember it and today I finally got around to scrapping it.

I copied some of the "Smitten" layout's composition in today's layout which I titled "Yay!". Plus I stencilled the hearts with Distress Inks and coloured the wood veneer with some Dazzlers from Shimmerz. Paper and embellishments are from Crate Paper's Hello Love range.

Well that's it for today, I'm just deciding more scrapping or housework? I think we all know which one will win!

take care,
love Helen xx

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Weekend Fun!

Hello all,

I had a hard decision to make this weekend do I do some school work, do some housework or do some scrapbooking - well guess which one won? Yep you're right the house is a mess, school can wait but I made two layouts. I am on a quest to use up as much of my stash as I can, however, I did order some new Simple Stories Posh collection this week as I just couldn't resist!

For my first layout I rummaged through my draw of blue/green papers and found some older pieces from Pebbles and Scenic Route that matched really well plus some old stickers from Jillibean Soup and made a layout about the boys getting their learner's permit. I started with making a background with some Shimmerz Vibezs (Jeni B Blue and Deep Blue Sea) and some Aqua Hues (Crazy Daisy, Green with Envy and Blue Moon) but didn't like how the page buckled so I decided to punch hexagons out of it and use them as the new background. I quite like the way it turned out.

For my second layout I used some Maggie Holmes Bloom products that I have been hoarding. I stitched the cute bird paper to some cardstock and then watered down a Shimmerz Dazzler (Pucker Up Pink) and painted it onto the page where the photo was going. Then I stencilled with some more of the Dazzler for extra texture.

Then came the layering and playing with all the pretty embellishments. I'm really proud of my little garden and all the pretty blooms that are in it this year. It is such a splash of colour and it brightens my soul when I look at it.

Well that's it for now. The house is calling and I must go and do a bit of work.

Take care and happy crafting,

love Helen xx

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Time Flies!

Hi all,

Oh my goodness it's been simply ages since I last posted! I wish I could say it was because life was so exciting I just didn't have time to stop and post but alas that is not the case. I have just been working hard and watching lots of tv!

I have actually managed to complete a few pages and am on a mission to use up my stash so my pages have got some old treasures on them. Here is one I completed last night:

These I completed over the last few months:

Well that's it for now as I have to race out the door to dinner at my mum's. My boys got their learner's permits today so the grey hairs may start flowing as I begin to teach them to drive!

Take care and happy crafting,

Helen xx

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Published Work

Hi all,

Imagine my surprise when I got a message from a friend to let me know that she liked my page printed in the latest Scrapbooking Magazine.  The layout had been photographed months ago and I was waiting for them to publish it but wasn't sure when it was happening, apparently the time is now!

Well here is the layout. The photo was taken a few years ago when I was in Edinburgh but page was created in March.

Here is my latest art journal page that I taught in May. I must admit I quite like this one.

Well that's it for now, I'm on school holidays in a week's time so hopefully I will have lots more to share with you all then.

Take care and happy crafting,


Sunday, 29 May 2016

Unity Blog Hop

Hello all,

Today I am participating in the Unity Blog Hop, yay my first blog hop!! If you have been following the hop you would have come to my page from Amy's blog, then following me is Doreen with her Unity creation.

I have used three different stamp sets today. The flower is from the SMAK kit Wildflowers & Wings from April 2014, the quote "Explore the beauty that surrounds you." is from the Kit of the Month:
 A Chance to Change March 2016 and the butterfly is from the Everything Resides in Hope set.

I heat embossed the flowers onto the mixed media cardstock and then coloured the background with Ken Oliver Crafts Color Bursts and Liquid Metallics

The Unity blog hop roll is:
3. Helen Mazengarb (that's me!)

Please make sure you check out everyone's page and hopefully get lots of inspiration to start creating with these wonderful  stamps.

Take care and happy crafting,

Monday, 11 April 2016

Winner of Unity Week

Hi all,

I had my trusty assistant (willing son Sam) help me draw the two winners from my wonderful week as the Growing in Unity Gal. Here they are . . . .

First Winner! (from Thursday's comments)

Second winner! (from Tuesday's comments)

So if this is you please email me at and I will send your details to Unity Stamps so that you can receive your goody bag of 25 random stamps in the mail.

Thanks so much to all the lovely people who left comments and followed my blog this week.

Take care,
Helen xx