Friday, July 27, 2012


Another layout designed with 
 beautiful  flowers
I want to say a 'BIG THANKYOU'
 to everyone at Green Tara for making me so welcome,
 I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey . 
Mwah to each of you x

here I am again to show you what I have been doing with some Green Tara goodies.


One of my very fave colour combos is RED/WHITE/BLACK
I love to layer the papers behind the photo to draw the eye towards the focal point and create mystery, sometimes only small sections of paper are seen, ( less is more ),  but without that tiny piece the entire page can loose that important colour or design …
 just by adding tiny pieces of colour eg stamps /paper /fabric/ can be just what the page is needing.
Try experimenting with this idea and you will be surprised to  see how different the layout looks by adding or removing tiny pieces.  Always move elements around the page until you are happy.  Sometimes by adding a coloured brad, fills a tiny corner or edge to complete the page perfectly.

 I have created two clusters of flowers here on opposing corners … 
combining the red/black/white together.

The flowers are poked under the layers adding dimension and interest .

I have altered the large black Heirloom silk & organza flower 
by separating the petals and just leaving myself with a smaller flower and the remaining sections of the flower will be used on another project, at a later time. 

Green Tara Items used
3cm Cherry blossoms red
3cm Cherry blossoms Red /white
3cm Cherry blossoms white
4cm Black apple blossoms
4cm Red Apple blossoms
title is available from
Other items
Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey & Authentique patterned papers, Imaginarium designs chipboard title.
Thanks so much for popping by, and leaving me some love.
you are all so loyal and gorgeous,
 Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs from Heather xxoo

Sunday, July 22, 2012


This DETECTIVE is running late with her POSTINGS ???
here are three case files for you, all the details are over on the CSI blog 

 A Bright and sunny palette


stripes, Rolled paper, Paint/sanded, something on an angle, weathered look ( the top left corner cluster)

a summer story.. On this very hot Summer's day we were having a celebration birthday lunch in honour of Mark. 
You were really enjoying this delicious COLD DRINK !! "Ahhh that's better a nice cold drink just what I needed" , you said. 
Love these memories xoxo

 CASE FILE #28 - " LOVE "
 when I saw this photo on Tumblr I thought yes !!!! it is perfect for this palette ..


circles, metal, repeated elements ( the word LOVE ).. ink/paint, dry embossing, tone on tone pattern paper .

if allowed to dominate, greed and technology can devastate life and living, profound messages for all of us. These beautiful people know exactly what LOVE really is ... love/family/friendship.. and simple pleasures. 
Listen and learn, and Love each other OXO

 love this photo I took at Botanical Gardens in Adelaide ... this ancient arbor fascinates me with it's beauty .


gate, leaves/branches, flowers/rosettes.

I wrote about the Botanical gardens, included words--wonderful-natural.. included a photo of an arch.
Adelaide Botanical Gardens.
 A magnificent natural arbour, formed by nature and lovingly moulded into shape. This is a place of great serenity! Subtle shadows and light casting a calming effect on the soul are all ingredients for casting the spell .

all the details over at CSI 
to see all the inspiration and beauty .

the chipboard and 7 Dots paper collection is available from 

the white flowers and leaves ( on the first LO ) are available from

hugz from Heather x

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Happiness for me designing with papers from


My title ‘Happiness’ expresses how I feel when surrounded by nature, flowers and my garden. From a very early age I discovered that through solitude, information was received and truths spoken. 
The magic I feel when working in my garden is so real . 
 The ‘Gifts of growth’,  soothe my soul.
For this layout I decided to use the beautiful red/pink charm of Anne-Le belle Jardin collection P6297 I wanted to showcase the papers to demonstrate how Meg’s papers can also be used to create a layout without lots of fussy cutting . The birdcage and  1 flower, are the only fussy cutting on this page, with the remaining paper being cut into strips and edged with borderpunches.
 I grow both red and pink flowers and this collection reminded me of my passion for nature . I used a combination of this beautiful collection with a strip of The Antionette Collection Scroll Rose Delight 3381. The paper doilies look so delicate and soft against the strong colors of the paper along with the contrast of the white cardstock .

I created some funky flowers with the Tim Holtz die cuts and added some Kaiser black sparklets and blossoms .. I just adore the velvet flowers from Meg’s  they add such richness and texture to a page. I chopped the flourish into pieces/ inked in black  and arranged around my photo
Items used from Meg’s Garden
Anne-Le Jardin Collection … French bird cage P6297
The antionette Collection .. Scroll delight 3381
German scrap w217b
Chipboard /Flourish
Doilie /notepaper rectangle
Velvet flowers / flat rose pink F38p
Tim Holtz tissue tape
Other items used
Cardstock..WHITE and LEMON
Kaiser blossoms and sparklets/black
Chipboard title ..” happiness “ by Imaginarium designs
Old playing Card … 9 of diamonds
Crafters workshop mask .. chicken wire
stamps Prima and EK border punches 

to be inspired 
love and hugz Heather x

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Guest designing at Handmade by Suzanne

I am having fun creating with this delightful collection A Ladies Diary 
from Graphic 45.
pop over to 
and be inspired.

 I found this delightful pic on" Magic Moonlight Studio free Images" 

this collection is so divine there really is no need for too many other elements .
I just added a strip of taupe lace and a small cluster of Green Tara flowers 

thanks for popping by my blog
big hugz Heather x

Monday, July 16, 2012


in stores now  

my commission was to create 3 layouts showing techniques
creating 'painted effects'

 Imagainarium design chipboard title .. SIMPLE THINGS

chipboard butterfly , altered with texture paste and ink . 

the altered metal fillagree is available from 
online store

step by step instructions in the magazine for all the techniques.
thanks for dropping by everyone
and you will find the mag in stores right now. 
love and hugz Heather x

Sunday, July 15, 2012

More designing for GREEN TARA

designing with the beautiful Green Tara products is a dream
I created this TAG IN A POCKET to demonstrate how versatile
these products are 
I used the bronze leaves and the ivory roses.

 it's always handy to have a card on hand for the unexpected !!
and these flowers are the perfect embellishment !
 the LEAVES are wired enabling me to bend and twist them in whatever direction I desire .
the ROSES come in all colors and sizes.
 below is another layout I created recently  using the delightful roses again and the large  poppy flower
this divine background paper is 7Dots paper created by the fabulous Finnabair from Poland

With this background I wanted my layout to be simple so I have just used
strips of paper and lace and the clusters of Green Tara Flowers.  

Green Tara Products Used
 Green Tara Roses
Green Tara  "Poppy" Flower.
'YOU '

pop over to
and you will fall in love with all the beautiful products for sale 

thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave me some love,
you are all so awesome 
love and hugz Heather x

Friday, July 13, 2012


 another Palette full of soft beauty over at  

I just adore these corner pieces, they are so versatile.
they can be used alone or in pairs or even in a complete circle .

the delightful ivory paper roses are available from
pop over to see all the amazing variety of colors and designs .

thanks for looking 
love and hugz 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Guest designing at HANDMADE by SUZANNE.

I created this layout using the JULY KIT 
choc a block full of beauty 
including the beautiful Graphic45 collection a Ladies Diary / chipboard tags/ Prima flowers /lace


lends itself to lots of fussy cutting.
I wanted to create a strong background by using black cardstock 
also in the kit are the delicious 
a dream to work with

thanks for dropping by my blog
pop over to 
to be inspired and check out all the goodies 

love and hugz Heather x 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Guest designing at GREEN TARA

this month I am showcasing some of the divine goodies available from
Firstly I am so honoured to be here as a guest designer on the fabulous GREEN TARA … 
Thanks so much Di for asking me ..
 I was totally thrilled and surprised to receive such a generous, beautiful big box full of goodies for me to play with, pure delight.

my layout 


 I like to use flowers in clusters .. sometimes just poking out from under some layered papers.
Here I have used a small cluster of 2 flowers and a bling element on the left side of the photo.
I've  repeated a larger cluster of black and ivory Roses mixed with white Cherry Blossoms
 and a Flower Spray. 
 Another small cluster is mixed with other elements on the bottom right side of the page .
I adore these new Lillies and found them delightful to work with

love these beautiful cherry blossoms

Green Tara Products Used
“NEW “ Callie Lillies Ivory with pale lemon stamen
Tiny black Roses
3 cm Large black Roses
1cm Small ivory Roses
3cm White Cherry Blossoms
Flower Sprays cream 19 cm in length

thanks for popping by everyone 

pop over to 
you will love all the goodies 

love and hugz Heather x

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Scrap For Help 1 year Anniversary Blog Hop(e)!!
This past June was Scrap for Help’s 1 year anniversary.
We are so happy for all the support we’ve had from around the world. We are so grateful to everyone who sponsors our blog, to those who participate in our challenges and help us with our humble cause.
What better way for us to show our appreciation than to have a Blog Hop and celebrate with you.
We have some great prizes up for grabs so please follow along.
To qualify and win the prizes you must complete the following:
1.     You must VISIT every blog and leave a comment
2.     You must become a FOLLOWER of Scrap For Help
3.     You must become a FOLLOWER of every designer’s blog.
Blog Hop Starts on July 5th  at 10AM EST and ends on July 8th 11:59pm EST
Our Challenge this month is to use FEATHERS in your project.
The simple rules for this challenge are as follows
**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter

- If you want to participate in this month Challenge with a layout or card,

- * You need to use  Feathers as your recycled material item


Our Blog Hop Features 14 Talented Designers from around the world so please visit each blog to see what each designer has created.

Your next stop is the amazing Keren Tamir's  blog

Should you lose your way, come back here for the Blog Hop sequence:

Scrap for Help:
Heather Jacob     you are here
here is my take on the challenge using feathers 
I created a 'THANKYOU' card 
the cover

inside view 

close up of the embellished cover .

altered metal filligree
available from MY 2 ANGELS 
I hope you decide to join in this fun challenge .
follow the simple rules and you will be in the draw for one of the prizes
best of luck to you 
love and hugz Heather x 

the next blog is the amazing Keren Tamir 

we have five great prizes up for grabs pop over to 
to see all the details
best of luck xoxo

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


over at 

there is a fabulous sketch created by the famous Nadia Cannizzo

 I used this delightful recycled post card ... gorgeous fashions from a bygone 'era

why not pop over to HBS to see all the goodies available in the shop 
and also join in with the competition ... have fun with it .

thanks for popping by and hope to see you joining in with the competition 

take care and see you soon
big hugz from Heather x