Friday, December 30, 2011


woohoo !!!! so excited to be featured again at
thanks so much to Kerry Murray for choosing my page .. mwah

always such a thrill for me to have my work featured !!!

thanks again Kerry x

so pleased you dropped by everyone 
love and hugz
 Heather xoxo

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


this morning the "postie" left a parcel on my doorstep 
when I opened it I cried tears of JOY !!!

my very special friend NADIA CANNIZZO 
has created this sensational, stunning, beautiful page for me,  I totally adore it .
and she even used my fave photo of "me ".. how did you know Nadia ???
this wonderful gift is  a thankyou for my part in her "book of hope"

see the book on her blog ... click HERE 

Dear Heather
you are by far one of the most inspirational people I know.
you are strong in the face of tragedy and a survivor.
you have caught on with technology like you were born in that era.
you are kind and compassionate, caring and just lovely and I am so happy to have met you .. keep going
love Nadia 

wow Nadia, I have tears of joy running down my cheeks as I read these words ..
thank you so much from the bottom of my heart .
I will treasure this forever xoxo
thank you for giving me the fabulous opportunity 
of being on the DT of Once upon a ... sketch  
I have thoroughly enjoyed the ride...
love and hugz Heather xox 

"Art and Soul "

Monday, December 26, 2011


over at the COLOR ROOM this week there is a 
included in the palette
quite challenging for me !!!!!!!
almost did not post this,(very bright for me ) but decided to anyway ... LOL !!!

lots of Martha Stewart glitter and Kaiser sparkles 
the butterflies are from

thanks for dropping by everyone 
hope you all had a fabulous Christmas day ..

love and hugz from Heather x

I also made a card from the same palette over at 

Thursday, December 22, 2011


before Christmas that is !! LOL !!!
we had a ' Girls day ' yesterday

this is the LO 
I created, inspired by my gorgeous friend Ros ...mwah x
Ros gave us all the idea of the wreath and she had little trinkets 
and lots of gorgeous goodies for us to add to the page
I added some handmade flowers and Prima flowers and some sparkles when I arrived home .
the title Ros gave us is from 

thanks girls for the wonderful day ... I had a ball !!! 
so many belly laughs, great company and yummo food ...
a great day indeed 
happy Christmas every one and I will be back again next week 
lots of love and hugz to all
Heather xoxox

Monday, December 19, 2011


I squealed with delight when I received this gorgeous pendant in the post 
sent to me from my very special friend CINDY ADKINS all the way from America 
I just adore it .. thanks so much Cindy .. mwah xoxo
and check out her blog /blogs ... she has talent that girl .... 

this little tag is something I made for my nail technician Francine 
she does a fabulous job of my nails all year .. thanks hun xo

I finished this LO off in between looking after Baden
this magnificent pic with Mt Cook reflected in the waters 
was taken in one of our trips to New Zealand 
in my opinion New Zealand presents NATURE at it's BEST 


thanks so much for looking 
and also I want to wish you all a fabulous Christmas
 and a wonderful 2012 full of unexpected joys .
thanks for all your support and encouragement too 
your comments mean a great deal to me 
love and hugz Heather x

Saturday, December 17, 2011


over at BIRD IS THE WORD  this week
the word is 
here is my take .. I just adore spending time with Ella Jai .

a yummy palette #89
blues/caramel /white
perfect for me 

Eiffel Tower/alphas/ frame/flourish
some are white washed and some inked in blue.

thanks for dropping by everyone
and for all the blog love you give me 

Baden had a painful, sleepless night last night .. poor darling
but it is just a small hiccup
he is feeling much better now.. smiling again x

lots of love Heather xox 

Friday, December 16, 2011


I began this LO before Baden went into Hospital 
so I thought I would finish it off today 
I used the sensational BoBunny paper with a few strips in Authentique paper
and the title is from

I inked the chipboard in Tim Holtz rusty hinge added some black along the bottom edge
then stamped with a text stamp in black ..
I really love this effect.

thanks for dropping by 
Baden is being very diligent with his exercises and is feeling better each day 
he has to lie on his back.. flat on the bed with his legs stretching out straight ...
he must sleep this way too ... 
 this goes on for 6 weeks .. teaching him lots of patience
he is allowed up for 90 minutes a day ...
poor darling he is being very good and never complains 
he over did it on Wednesday and had swelling in his ankle and hip 
so he is taking it easy now ... 

hope you are all well and happy
lots of love and hugz 
Heather x

Thursday, December 15, 2011


hi there fellow scrappers another challenge and sketch for you.

December 15th Challenge

Journalling Criteria/themeOur Christmas traditions. 

We would love to hear how everyone spends Christmas Day. Even if you do NOT celebrate Christmas, what do you do on Christmas Day?

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote. 

another fabulous sketch by the amazing Nadia Cannizzo xo

this month I chose to use non-traditional Xmas colors for my page.
I adore this combo --- caramel/aqua with a touch of rust.
Xmas to me is all about spending time TOGETHER  ..
my journaling reads
spending Xmas day together is our family tradition, sharing happy times, delicious food, music and laughter.. and part of the fun for me is seeing the delight on the faces of our "grandies" !!


Sponsors and Prizes

We welcome one more sponsor to our blog this month!

Les Papiers de Pandore is a small French manufacturer, born in early 2010.
Earth friendly, we try to respect our environment by using recycled papers, vegetable inks, and by printing locally in Provence.
Proud of its "French touch", the brand features classical designs in soft colors.

It is SUPER exciting to have you sponsor us this month!The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the Design Team will receive these 2 paper lines from Les Papiers De Pandore!

One more sponsor for our November 15th challenge is the amazing Australian chipboard company Imaginarium Designs . They have been so generous to sponsor us all year with their beautiful chipboard and you can purchase it through Seriously Scrapbooking. They are giving away this gorgeous chipboard collection to one randomly chosen winner. 

One lucky person, chosen randomly,  will receive this prize from Handmade By Suzanne!

Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder Set (Dot Matrix)

Thank you Les Papiers De Pandore, Imaginarium Designs and Handmade By Suzanne for sponsoring our challenges this month! We couldn't do this without you. 

thanks for dropping by everyone and pop over to the OUAS blog
to see all the inspiring creations the DT have for you 

I really hope you join in the fun 
and be in the running for some yummy prizes and a chance to be a "guest designer"

lots of love and hugz
 Heather x

Saturday, December 10, 2011


A few months ago I was offered a commission by the fabulous Tina Horton 
editor of 
I jumped at the chance to be in this fabulous new
thanks for asking me Tina .
this mag is full of brilliant designers and ideas, 
and absolutely oozing with inspiring creations.

I'M ON PAGE 48.. 
my feature is all about 
no matter where you look there is beauty 
I love to shoot different and unusual items
rusty wire, rustic bricks and an old shed for example,
 making sure I have some foliage in the foreground to soften, blend and create interest 

I have used some
 on each page 

an interesting and quaint old shed peeps out from behind the beautiful historic garden 
owned by our special friends Ros and Tony Hurren.
on their magnificent property in the heart of Stirling near Adelaide .

this old rusty wire has it's own beauty 
I wonder 
what interesting stories it could tell us if it had a voice.?????

I adore the look of rustic bricks with rambling natural plants 
lapping over the edges .. and sneaking into the crevices.
this is again a small portion of Ros and Tony's huge rambling garden.

metal embellishments also give the impression of age,
 blending with the wrought iron in the pic above. 

woohoo !!! I am so thrilled to be connected with this fabulous Australian mag ... 
I have some more work in next months as well..
I feel so blessed ..
thanks for popping by and for all your wonderful blog love 
you are all very special ..
with light, love and hugz x

Friday, December 9, 2011


December challenge is up !!
Jasmine Shea
Adriana Bolzon
Crystal Goulding 
Marcia Pringle
Suzi Hoffshulze
can't wait to see all your yummy creations 
the December challenge is 
be inspired by Christmas paper and you can use one color or as many as you wish .
this is my take on the challenge.. CARAMEL + PALE OLIVE

I was inspired by Websters paper ... "waiting for Santa" ... I love the caramel sheet music ..

I adore setting a Xmas table and I always bring out
 my treasured vintage cutlery ..
 left to me by my fave aunt Sylvia 
"I can feel her with us every Xmas .. xoxo "
they have bone handles engraved with silver monograms

alphas and decorative frame 

hope you enjoyed my creation and have fun creating yours 
visit WHITE WITH 1 to be inspired 
there are so many Christmas papers these days
 so feel free to use only one color or go wild and use a few .. it is up to you !!!

with love and light Heather xoxo

Thursday, December 8, 2011


first of all I want to say a BIG THANKYOU
 to everyone for all your love and wishes to Baden and me  re his surgery 
all went very well and the physios have already had him standing 
the miracle of modern medicine

"he is a little high on morphine at the moment ..giggle, giggle !!!!!"

now just wanted to show you my XMAS PEOPLE  (hand made by me )
I bring them out every year as part of my decorations

 I call these two ma ma and pa pa !!!

some close ups

and below are two of my handmade bunnies 
I made these from towelling and lace.

hope you like my XMAS PEOPLE 
and thanks for dropping by 

I am sure all your love and prayers helped enormously with Baden's recovery
he still has a long way to go but I am sure he will pass with flying colours,
and be back cycling again.

THANK YOU so much .. you are all very special to me 
I am off to the hospital now ..

with love, light and hugz  
Heather xoxo