Freo Architecture


We just love walking around cities and looking up – all sorts of architectural delights await when you raise your eyes above the shop fronts.

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For this layout I chose the Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment Papers (Z1939).  They have a monotone, glossy resist pattern on one side a pattern on the other.  Both sides accept ink around the edges.

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I accented my page with Wood Grain Washi tape (Z1930).  For this effect, simply stick a little down, double a bit onto itself and then stick the next little bit down.  It’s another technique where perfection is not required – it looks better if it’s a little uneven.

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The title was cut on the Cricut.  These letters are cut from the circle so it’s easy to add them to the page.

This month you can purchase a Delightful Ribbon & Trim Collection which includes 6 rolls of Washi Tape and other fun embellishments for just $30 with a $75 order.  The Washi Tape alone is worth $47 and we will be using it at Duchess Retreat this year.  I’ll also be featuring these products in my Strips and Stripes workshop on July 9.  Comment below if you need details for either event.

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Happy Scrappin’



St Patrick’s Day


Yesterday was St Patrick’s Day and a bit of serendipity saw me scrapbooking a photo from last years St Patrick’s Day!  I decided a monochromatic colour scheme fit the bill.  The chosen colour of course, was green!  I love using shades of the one colour on a page – it always makes the elements work together so easily.

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I chose Champagne for my background because it is an earthy neutral and it was what we drank on the day!  The greens  used were Pear, Sweet leaf, New England Ivy and Olive. I am in love with the overlays cut from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  Imagine creating this triangle background with a square punch!  It would have taken hours instead of a few minute with the Cricut.  The best way to purchase a Cricut Cartridge is as a half price reward when you host a gathering.

If you would like to learn more about using a Cricut machine, book into my new series of classes beginning April 1st.  You don’t have to own a machine to come along.  Email me at for more details.

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The title block was created using a combination of stamps and  Silver Geometric Washi tape (Z1932).  The stitches came from Stitch Wonder (C1564) and the stamp set that comes with the Ivy Lane Card Making Kit (G1079).  The phrase, “Life is better with friends” is one of my mantras.  The friends photographed all met in Zambia and now live in Perth and we love catching up with them.

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To balance the page, a cluster of flowers and swirls was used in the lower right hand corner.  These also came from the Cricut but you could substitute stamped images or paper flowers and freehand swirls.  The chevron ribbon from Ariana Compliments (X7179C) provided a balance with the olive photo mat.

As always, my inspiration for the page came from an idea book!  I actively practise the CASE method of paper crafting… Copy and Share Everything.  You will find this layout in Make It From Your Hear, Vol 2 (9042)

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Happy Scrappin’