Posted in Anna's Craft Cupboard, Single Page LO

I Love You To The Moon & Back

So my final share for today is another one for Anna’s Craft Cupboard:

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I used several butterflies in my layering and decided also, that this photo of my daughter suited the theme to a ‘T’!  My background paper has butterflies, as does my washi tape and then I finished off by using a butterfly stamp.






Posted in Anna's Craft Cupboard, Single Page LO

Natural Beauty

I loved the mood board that Anna’s Craft Cupboard is hosting this month and couldn’t resist playing along with it!

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Here’s what I did.  I wanted to use the black minimally, so I added it as little chippie frames.  I was inspired by the circular fans, so I chose some paper with a similar design.  I loved all the flowers, so I added some of those too in the form of fussy cutting, ephemera and a stencil.  Lastly, I added some gold coloured paper for some glam!





Posted in Single Page LO, The Studio Challenges

Best Day | The Studio DT


Today at The Studio Challenges, we have the most gorgeous mood board for you to play along with.  I love every aspect of Autumn.  From the crisp and rainy days to the colour scheme all ’round.  I love how Mother Nature uses this season to show off her artistic talents and hues!

Here is the layout I created based on this mood board.  I used all the colours and then I also fussy cut some leaves to match the theme and some flowers for additional pops of colour.


Posted in Artist Trading Coin, Blog Hop, Fabscraps DT Post

A Fabscraps Artist Trading Coin Blog Hop!

Hi there my fellow artists and fans of Fabscraps!

Exciting stuff happening today in blog land – a blog hop! You will see some rather gorgeous Artist Trading Coins done by my fellow designers over at Fabscraps, using various ranges of their papers.  What’s not to love about that?!

No blog hop is complete without a prize! There is one FABulous FabScraps gift up for grabs.

To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize.

The Winner will be chosen at random on the 28th of September 2018 from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS. Our crowned crafty will be announced on the FabScraps blog for all to see.

Here are the coins I made – I couldn’t decide which of the ranges to use, so I ended up using three different ones!  My coins are all 3 inches in diameter.  I’ve also used chippies from Fabscraps.

My fellow super talented Design Team members who are taking part in this hop are:

Denise van Deventer

Gerry van der Velden

Candy Rosenberg

Carole Wright

Tracy Sagriff

Moira Giloway

Lyne Blodgett

You are here : Lisa-Marie Watling

Please head on over to all their posts and leave them lots of love, if you have not done so already!

Wishing you the best of luck – and a great big thank you for joining us on this exciting hop!

Posted in CSI DT Post, Single Page LO

Seeing Your Smile Makes Me Happy | CSI DT

Hello my dear friends!

Today I want to show you the layout I made for Case File 262 over at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration. It has been one of my top favourites to work on so far!

Here is the case:

And this is how I solved it:


Colours used : fuchsia, chartreuse, white, lemon and black

I used papers on my layout, that were a direct inspiration of the image of this challenge – namely: florals, polka dots, stripes and music notes. My bottom most layer is in the shape of a star / flower, which is just like the floral design on the bottom of the image. Lastly, I added a flamingo and also some flamingo print paper.

My journaling is around the words ‘happy’ and ‘darling’.

This photo was taken just after you’d had your make up done by the ‘pamper ladies’ at your recent 8th birthday party – you were just SO incredibly happy, my darling child. I am so pleased that I happened to catch this happy moment so perfectly! How can I not look at this photo of you and feel happiness myself?



Posted in Scrappingclearly, Single Page LO


I love, love, looooved working on the September challenge at Scrapping Clearly!  Yellow evokes so much happiness and bright joy – that I couldn’t resist using that sentiment on my layout.

I was inspired by the chevron / triangular design of the tassles, so I used a base page with a similar design. I also took inspiration from the flowers and used those in my layout; as well as the label on what appears to be a bottle – so I used ephemera that looked a little like bottle labels.  The mood board image had varying shades of yellow, grey and black – so I mimicked that by choosing light and dark shades of those colours.




Posted in Kraft+, Single Page LO

Best Day Ever

The challenge for the month of September over at Kraft Plus is to use office stationery on your layout.

As soon as I saw this challenge reveal, I already knew what paper clips I was going to use – I’ve had them for AGES and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use them.  I also added a few metal clips, some ‘folder’ type paper and notebook paper in my layering.  And, as it turns out, I ended up using pretty much all the colours in the inspiration image as well!

Here’s what I created: