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On Saturday last fourteen of the my team the Bent INKlinations gathered at Marion Benfield’s studio in Inverell for a day of business training, magic and mayhem.  The day had it’s serious side, but also had it’s nonsense side as well.  It’s all captured on the Utube below.  Follow the link, don’t forget to leave me a comment and if you would like to have fun days with like minded people, call me to chat about joining my Stampin’ Up! team.



All credit for the vid goes to one of the team members Christine Hajjar (Xanthraone) from Lismore who is a genius at working under extreme conditions like this day!!!!  Thanks so much Chris for preserving these memories for us all, we so appreciate you and what you have so generously put together.


Until next time



 Man's (and Boy's) Best Friend

Our grandson, Xavier, has a ‘love/hate’ relationship with his dog, Alice. He loves to play with her in his sandpit, and Alice hates it. But she is so very patient with him (as you can see). More sand ends up on Alice’s back and the remainder of the garden, than what is in the sand pit, but they manage to have a great time together. She really is a boy’s best friend.

The DSP I’ve used in this layout is retired, but it’s such a bright happy page that I really wanted to share it with you today. It’s so bleak and beginning to cool down in Tenterfield now. I trimmed my roses and rescued some buds to bring inside. I think these will be last of the blooms for this year. I’m getting the garden ready to ‘put to bed’ for the winter season.

Until next time stay stampin’



Our grand daughter, Tannikah, loves to dance. She’s exceptionally good at it too!!! I wonder if this was the beginning of a sing and dance routine way back when she was a wee little girl. She was cute then and still lovely now. Your sure are rockin’ that guitar T.K.

I love the colors and vibe of this page. The colors are Stummer Starfruit and Night of Navy. I’ve colored the natural composition paper with Night of Navy ink. Just love the fun of the flowers and the ribbon, they really make this page.

Until next time stay well and stay crafting,



I loved these photos of our #2 son, Tony, with his little boy Xavier. These pics were taken in a park at Moree when they were living there. Tony loves his little boy so much and loves being his Dad. That role today is so different to when I had my children. Dad’s today bath, feed, dress their children whereas when I was a young mum that scene rarely happened! Oh how I would have loved that practise to have been in vogue then!!!

The colors of the engine kinda steered me towards Pacific point card stock and DSP. I’m very happy with the final result.

What do you think?

Until next time,



I really love the end result of this stamped technique.  It’s also fun to do.  Love getting inky and messy and ending with a page that just works.  It’s not a technique that I’d probably do constantly but loved doing these two pages and they really suit the photos, I think.


I must add though that it was way more difficult to combine the colors for the color photograph than it was for the sepia.  I usually enjoy scrapping color photos more than sepia but with this technique it’s the reverse.

There are oodles of stamps in this background, but mostly Gorgeous Grunge and Flowering Flourishes.  Lots of ink colors.  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso Always Artichoke, Wild Wasabi and Elegant Eggplant.

If you have any questions/comments feel free to leave them, love hearing from my viewers.  

Until next time, stay happy,



It was an unseasonably wet and cold day yesterday in Tenterfield and I’ve been wanting to scrap this photo for some time, but didn’t quite have the correct inspiration.  That could be due to the fact I’ve not had heaps of experience with sepia photographs.  So wanting to continue with the stamped background trend and wanting to show all my stamping friends how economical it is to scrapbook.  You don’t necessarily need to have heaps of embellishments etc. when you have INK!!!!  GLORIOUS INK!

So this LO has lots of INK.  Sponged, stamped, rolled, distressed.  I even took the pad directly to the edges and ran the stamp pad up and down and all around the edges.  I had such fun,  I cannot wait to try another.

The LO itself was inspired by one I spotted in a Scrap magazine lately.  I hope you like the LO as much as I loved doing it. I must also add that this technique was demonstrated by a very talented N.Z. girl (Liz Hicks) at a Stampin’ Up! convention some years back. I’ve attempted to replicate Liz’s style previously but ended up in a mess and put it in the ‘too hard’ basket. This time perseverance paid off. Thanks Liz!




Making my LO look sensational are my four sensational looking children.  L to R.  Sharon, Joe, Tony and Aedita.  This photo was taken the morning after Tony’s 18th birthday party.  So if they look ever so slightly hungover, then you are correct.

I’d love to hear your comments on this one as it’s the first of this style that I’ve attempted.

Until next time,



There’s lots of product used here.  

INKS – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze.

STAMP SETS – Gorgeous Grunge, Summer Silhouttes, French Script, Fabulous Florets


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