Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Kraft + August Challenge - Embrace your Handwriting

 Hello, here we are in August. What happened to July!!???

So time for the Kraft Challenge to be shared with you and this month was quite a challenge for me, but a good challenge.. and it is..

Embrace your handwriting.. on a base of Kraft.. I had to think about this one.. but I thought I would journal some thing to my Daughter to encourage her in her role as a Mum... 

so a couple of closer views..

I used some pretty papers from Mintay, some lace and fussy cut some butterflies..


I was a bit nervous I would make a mistake but I got the journaling done ok.. just some thoughts for my Daughter to ponder..  You can find inspiration over on the Kraft+ blog here!!!!   and than pop over to Kraft+ Community page here  and join in with us.. 

Thank you for coming by, each visit is appreciated.. take care.. until next time..

Monday, July 25, 2022

Soul Scrappers One Word Challenge

 Gidday! How is your day goin? Good I hope.. Well no complaints from me about the weather today, simply a stunning day.. cool but the sky is blue!!

I am just popping up my layout for the challenge over at Soul Scrappers on Facebook that is called One Word challenge and it is to use a letter and use a word starting with that letter as title for your layout..  and the letters this month are C, T or R.. and I chose the letter T for traveller and I have used a photo of my Daughter when she was in Tasmania travelling around last month..

a couple of closer views..

I did some stamping on the back ground using travel themed stamps.. fussy cut some flowers and a little dot of liquid pearls for the centre.

lots of layers using travel themed papers.. 


and yes that is snow behind her, she was so excited to see it on Mt Wellington..

Thanks so much for coming on by, I appreciate each visitor to my little blog! Take care.. until next time..

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Soul Scrappers Sketch - July

 Hello there, I hope things are going well with you where ever you are.. It is freezin here!! BBRRR!! Middle of winter , and although I am sure other people get a colder winter than I, it sure is very chilly!!! The wood fire is going and that is very comforting!!

I have created a layout for this months Sketch for Soul Scrappers on Facebook and I have followed it closely.. I love a good sketch, it takes a lot of the thinking out of a layout.. just have to find a photo and papers!!! and the sketch looks like..

a couple of closer views of my layout.

I did some embossing on the bunting and I like the look of the texture.. I forget to use the embossing folders I have.. mind you I dont have many!! but this script one is a fav..

I have fussy cut flowers from papers, cut some flowers from a die and also used some lace..

Dwell on the beauty of life..

This is my daughter when she had a pregnancy photo shoot for her second child.. I am happy with how this turned out.. Thank you Soul Scrappers for the sketch inspiration to get me to create this layout..

Thank you for coming on by today, I appreciate each visit! take care.. until next time..

Friday, July 01, 2022

Kraft+ July Challenge - Generational Love..

 Hello to July! Crazy to think we are now into the second half of the year!!  Time to pop up the new challenge for Kraft+ Challenge which I think could be a very popular one... and it is... 

Generational love..  on a base of Kraft...  well this could be a lot of things.. your own Grandparents, you being a Grandparent.. your children and their Grandparents   I have gone with a special photo of my Grandson and his Father and Grandfather.. they were so proud to have a Grandson who will carry the surname... I have used lots of blokey elements..

and some closer views..

Stamping, hessian and ripped papers..

Cogs, buttons and clocks.. great for male pages..

My layout..

I am sure you could find a photo for this challenge.. you can check out the Deign Team inspiration over on the Kraft+ Blog here!!!  and then pop over to the Kraft + Facebook Community page here!!  to jion in with us there..

Well I hope you are having a great day.. it is drizzling rain here and quite cool too.. one month of Winter down... !!! Keep warm,  until next time....

Monday, June 27, 2022

Soul Scrappers One Word challenge

 Hello there! Thanks for coming by.. 

 Just a quick post to pop up a layout I have created for the Soul Scrappers One Word Challenge on Facebook for this month which is to have a Title for your page using one word from the Letters L, S or M.. and I have chosen the letter L for my grandson Lorenzo!!

and my layout..

I have cut out some stars and ribbons and fussy cut a little teddy bear for embellishments for my layout.. and I reckon that photo is so cute!! Thanks Soul Scrappers for a great challenge.. I was hoping to get more layouts done but the days seem to fly by and before I know it the week has gone, and soon another month will be gone.... 

So just a quick post, I hope things are well with you.. until next time..

Friday, June 17, 2022

Soul Scrappers June Sketch

 Hello there! How are you? I hope things are going well with you, I am not sure what I am doing with my days but they are flying by! Already the middle of June and I have only created one layout for a challenge.. I had hoped I would have done more by now... Oh well!! I shall share what I have created... 

The sketch over at Soul Scrappers on Facebook is another lovely one and I have followed it pretty closely. and it is..

and a couple of closer views..

lots of fussy cut elements from the papers..

and my layout..

Love knows no bounds

These photos were taken a few years ago now... the days and years are going by so quickly.. sigh.. somedays I wish I could turn back time just to be in those moments again..

Well thank you to those who still come by, I do appreciate each one.. Life seems to be busy for us all..    take care.. until next time...

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Kraft+ June Challenge - Going Monochrome!

 Well a pinch and a punch for the first of the month.. June... and I reckon we are having a taste of winter this week.. rather chilly today!! 

So with all the new scrapbooking challenges going up, the new one for Kraft+ is a fabulous one and it is..

Any one shade of  color on a base of Kraft... I was inspired by the bottom photo of the sunflower and found a photo of my grandie and went with that.. I thought I would use orangey colors on my page.. 

some closer views..

lots of fussy cut flowers out of the papers.. a little pop of bling in the centres!!

I used a pinch for the leaves, some texture dies and strips of paper a good way to use up scraps!!

my layout.

My little sunshine! You can pop over to the Kraft + Blog here  and check out what the Design Team have been up to and then pop on over to Kraft+ Community Page on facebook to join in with us this month..

Thanks for dropping by! Take care. keep warm and see you next time!

Friday, May 27, 2022

Paper Craft Secrets May Challenges - Stamping and Lace and Butterflies

 Gidday! I hope you are having a splendid day.. We have sunshine today.. and I might sound a bit weird for saying that but we have had it seems, weeks of grey skies.. so the blue skies are simply wonderful!!

I have been doing some creating, and I was inspired by this months challenges over at Paper Craft Secrets on Facebook..  I have created two layouts.. One for the stamping challenge and one for the Lace and Butterflies challenge.. and my layouts..

a couple of closer views.

I have used one stamp on the back ground and on the mat layer under my photo.. I think it was a Kaisercraft stamp.. 

Lots of fussy cutting and layering of the flower elements.

and my layout..


This is an older photo of my daughters, but a fav so I scrapped it again!

The second layout is for the Lace and Butterflies challenge..

a couple of closer views.

I have used really old papers and layered them with ripped edges.. I have put lace in a few of the layers and the butterflies are various dies..

and lots of fussy cutting of the flowers from the papers.. seems to be my thing lately.. to do fussy cutting!!

and my layout.


This is a photo of my Daughter and my Grandie in a pregnancy photo shoot.. such a special photo. 

Thanks to Paper Craft Secrets for two great challenges that I enjoyed creating for..  Thank you for coming on by today.. I appreciate each visit.. and thank you to those who leave a little comment..  until next time.. do take care..

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Soul Scrappers May Sketch Challenge

 Hello there on this wet day, again we are having flooding in my area, not as bad as March, but still warnings have gone out and people have been advised to get out or be vigilant.. so I am just coming by to pop up my layout for the Sketch Challenge for SOUL SCRAPPERS on FACEBOOK which looks like


I have followed the sketch pretty much...

and some closer views..

I have used some really old papers and did a lot of fussy cutting of the flowers from these papers..

The butterflies are a punch.. a little bit of glitter glue on the flowers for some sparkle.


This is an older photo of my daughter.. I did some pleated paper under the photo and put some rhinestone ribbon for some bling! I am enjoying using these old papers and feel like creating some more with them... so stay tuned!!

Thanks for coming by my little blog, I hope your day is going well.. 

until next time..

Sunday, May 01, 2022

Kraft + May Challenge Photo Manipulation

 Hello there, Welcome to May.. that means the middle of Autumn for me.. the nights are getting cooler and the sun is setting sooner!!but it is a pleasant time of the year!

The challenges are up for the new month and for KRAFT + Challenge it certainly was a challenge for me, it took me a while to get something created but when I worked out what I wanted to do it all came together ok!! and the challenge  is..

Photo manipulation.. On a base of Kraft of course.. There are a few free photo editing sites on the internet.. I use IPICCY  and it works well for what I need it for.. 

Soo for my layout, I chose a photo of my Grandie and edited it four times into four different colors taking my inspiration from the top right hand picture of the mood board.. and I printed the photos out and placed them on my page overlapping the photos for some interest.. I then used embellishments in the colors of my photos.. 

a closer view.

I used texture dies and found flowers and buttons to match the colors.. I have kept my page fairly simple so as not to overwhelm it with too much color..

and my layout..

you color my world.

I hope you get some inspiration for this months challenge.. You can check out the Kraft + Blog here and then pop over to the Kraft + Facebook Community Page here and share in the fun this month.

Thanks for coming by, and take care.. until next time..

Monday, April 25, 2022

Soul Scrapper Challenges - Sketch & Mystery Bag

 Hello there, How has your day been going? Well I trust.. Today is Anzac Day so I pause and remember the significance of this day.. Lest we forget....

I am just popping up Two layouts I have created for this months challenges over at Soul Scrappers Challenges on Facebook  where they have fabulous challenges each month to inspire your creativity!!

The first one I would like to share with you is for the Sketch which looks like..

How cute is this?? I have stuck to it closely and I have used photos of my Grand Son who is looking ever so cute as well!!

Just one little close up showing the gum tree dies I used to add some interest to the Kaisercraft papers.

and my layout.. 

Little Aussie

I have kept the layout simple to show off those adorable photos!! The papers are the new range from Kaisercraft and I fussy cut out some aussie animals for embellishment as per inspiration of the sketch..

The second layout I would like to share is for the Mystery Bag and this month it is..

Butterflies!! I have only used four although I did use a butterfly stencil but I have covered them with my embellishing!!!

some closer views..

I have used some Prima papers and embellishments for my page.. and some lace.. a lick of glitter glue on some flowers and the butterflies!!

some fussy cut flowers and tags from the papers..

A little pearl heart buckle on some ribbon and a Prima butterfly!

Hello Cutie

A sweet photo of my Grandie was a pleasure to scrap!

Thanks so much to Soul Scrappers for the challenges to inspire me to sit and create.. Thanks for your visit. I hope you have a lovely day.. until next time..