Saturday, April 26, 2014


Hi everyone!! Just stopping by to share a layout I created for the Once upon A Sketch April challenge, but before I get started how about some blog candy?? Originally I was only going to do a little giveaway, but it didn't look like much so I just kept adding to it until it looked right. Next thing I know I have this huge prize to give away, over 250 Australian dollars worth of amazing scrapbooking supplies!!  I will draw a winner using in a few weeks time. To be eligible for this amazing prize you must be a follower of my blog (The 'join this site' button is broken, to become a member just click the little twin squares right next to it. It is a button for the same thing. This is also written in the sidebar right above it) and leave a comment here on this post to let me know you would like to win!! This is open to everyone no matter where you are in the world and includes postage of the prize to you. Best of luck to each and everyone of you!!

 The prize (Sorry, I know it's not the best photo, and that some things have slid behind others making them hard to see):

Here is this months sketch at OUAS:


And here is my interpretation:

'I Adore Your Smile'

 As you can see I have chosen to use the 2 photo's this time, something I rarely do, even when following a sketch. 
The background was created following my usual routine, gesso, texture paste, watercolors, stamping and my fave Prima stencil. I have trimmed 1cm from all around the edge and pasted it onto another sheet of white card stock. I love the subtle effect the white on white gives. I have also doodled a border using a black marker.

Some details:

Some of my gorgeous new Prima flowers, all from various collections!! They all work so well together!!

For my title i have used some AdornIt Carolee's Creation alpha stickers, along with the chipboard word 'adore' which has been covered with a coat of black acrylic paint.

The chipboard arrow on the right was given the same treatment as the title, whilst the barbed wire running beneath the photo was painted white with gesso.

The chipboard frames beneath the photo I made myself. I made the polaroid frame first, cutting it from a sheet of chipboard, and covering it with chunky gold glitter. The other two frames were cut from the same sheet, then embossed with white UTEE, followed by a fine gold embossing powder. As I was melting the gold, it bubbled and ran leaving the pattern you now see on the frames.

As always my layouts have lots of layers and dimension. I love these metal keyholes from Prima, they are the perfect finishing touch for any page!!

As you can see I have written my journaling directly onto the page. 
The peg has also been covered with chunky gold glitter to match the frame behind the photo.

That's all I have to share with you today.... Jet has just finished his lunch and I need to go and clean up the mess he is certain to have made!! Don't forget, to be eligible to win this fab prize you must be a follower of my blog, and leave me a comment here on this post. Best of luck to all of you! 
Thanks for stopping by. I will stop by again later in the week with more to share!! Have a great weekend!!


  1. Fabulous layout - love it... the background is just amazing I love the colours... such a sweet little boy. Great take on the sketch and I love to see handwritten journalling. So many beautiful details. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS this month. Please remember to load your layout onto our OUAS FB page for another chance to win a prize.
    That is such a gorgeous prize would love to be able to win that :D Thank you Jacquline :D

  2. Your JOIN THIS SITE button is not working but I already have you on google :) just thought you might like to know... getting a
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  3. Wonderf layout and I'd love to win.

  4. I already followed your blog, I love your style!
    thank you so much for the giveaway, it would be awesome to win all these goodies, especially those beautiful flowers because I don't have any :)
    this layout is beautiful, I love all the flowers, the bg, the colors

  5. Wow what a gorgeous page, so many beautiful layers. Have just become a follow and would love those goodies!! p.s Thanks for playing along with us at Once Upon A Sketch ;)

  6. Великолепная страничка !

  7. Thank you for inviting me :). Your page is gorgeous! so rich and full of beautiful details. one can look at it again and again to find more beautiful things.
    I would love to win your generous blog candy. I was happy to see we have something in common (we're both singls moms:)..).
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Hi Jacqueline, Gosh your layout is all the layers, texture. colours and the sweet photo.
    Thank you for your FB friend request....which has bought me here to your beautiful blog (following) and now I have the opportunity to win this fabulous prize. Thank-You!! Looking forward to working with you over at CSI and seeing more of your amazing creations. xx

  9. As you know, I'm already a follower:) What a wonderful, wonderful RAK.....hope you get lots of deserve it!!!!

  10. Wow!! What an amazing prize, and your page is truly beautiful. I am already a follower of your blog, thank you for the chance to win!

  11. This is just gorgeous - I'm not a follower! Gorgeous work and a fabulous giveaway!

  12. Wow! such a wonderful page - I love all your layers and textures, the touch of gold and those frames you made are fab! DeLISHous giveaway too, I would love to win of course! I'm very happy to be a new follower of your blog :o)

  13. Hi, i just discover your universe (thank to Ania) and i love your layout ! I'd love to win too, thanks for this amazing price and for this game.

  14. Hi Jaki! You have a beautiful blog. And such a very generous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity :) I've admired your work through CSI for a long time, now following your blog.

  15. What a beautiful layout. I am now a follower of your blog - and pleased to have come across your site. I look forward to seeing more of your layouts. Thanks for the opportunity to win an amazing prize pack.

  16. This is beautiful. I have enjoyed your work on CSI. You are very talented.

  17. Awesome page as always, full of so many layers! And that is a mighty generous prize. I'm already a follower :) Thanks!

  18. OMG! this page is to die for. Love your style and love your give away, such a kind thing to do xx

    1. I had the same issue as Val so I just copied and pasted your URL into my "add" option on my blog lists. All good now, officially following. Can't wait to see what else you create.

  19. SO MUCH EYE CANDY!! Love this to bits Jaki!!! And the photo is just too cute. I've just followed you as well, and also, thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

  20. Duh! And I'm supposed to leave a comment on your OUAS challenge entry! Completely got sidetracked....of course, as always, it's the lighter, brighter look going on here & all those DELISH layers.....scrumptious!!! Thanks for joining us!!!:):):)

  21. What an amazingly full & rich page...heavens, such an immense amount of work..I adore it!

    Thank you for the op to be in the running of the random drawing of that 'Christmas stocking' of a RAK!

  22. Wow! What an amazing layout and the RAK is great! Thank you for the inspiration!

  23. Wow - what a fabulous layout! I Love the colours and all that amazing texture.

  24. Gorgeous work - so breathtakingly beautiful layout!!!
    I would like to invite you to join the Epic Anniversary Challenge at Scrap Around The World.
    Wishing you a lovely day!

  25. One word AMAZING. I just adore your work! There is not one spot where my eye can stop and not be totally mesmerised by your gorgeous combinations of embellishments both bought and handmade


    I'm following and this is amazing! I love your beautiful layouts.

  27. Wow, stunningly beautiful page! I see your work on CSI.
    How kind of you to do a giveaway. Such eye candy. Lovely stuff. They are all the sort of bits that I would love to own but can't buy in this country...(Spain)
    I had the same issue as Val so like Fiona I just copied and pasted your URL into my "add" option on my blog lists. So I am now officially following your blog.

  28. That is a pretty amazing RAK prize! I can look at your layouts forever, there is always some little detail I didn't catch the first time.


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