Sunday, March 31, 2024

Soul Scrappers Challenges - Blast Off & One Word

 Hello there, I hope you are having a blessed Easter weekend.. It seems unbelievable that we are ready to go into another month tomorrow.. how the days and weeks are going by.. 

I have two layouts I would like to share that I have created for the SOUL SCRAPPERS CHALLENGES ON FACEBOOK  and I am just getting them in before the end of the month!!

The first layout is for the Blast Off challenge and it is...

So I gathered my stuff and began to create.. I have used two photos of my Granddaughters first day of school.. year one..

a closer view..

This shows 3 of the 4 papers and also the metal key which I used for something metal..

First day

I have used lots of old papers I have  had for ages!

The second layout is for the One Word challenge to use either C M or V as the title word for your layout.. I went with C for cheeky and I used a photo of my cheeky Grandson!

A closer view


I have used mainly Kaisercraft papers for this page..

Thank you Soul Scrappers for the great challenges you have each  month. .. I am glad I could get a couple of layouts done this month!

Thank you for coming on by, and until next time do take care..

God Bless you on this resurrection Sunday..

Saturday, March 02, 2024

The Scrapbookers Journal - Publication 3 Layouts

 Good day to you! Wishing you a marvelous March! In the scrapbooking world that means new challenges and a new edition of the SCRAPBOOKERS JOURNAL  which is a digital magazine put out every two months..  I have 3 layouts in  this edition..

My first layout is on page 9 in the Mothers section. I have used a photo of my Mum and I taken a few years ago when we were out to lunch..

a closer view of the fussy cut elements.

I used AB Studio papers.. It had such lovely roses to fussy cut for my layout.

Cherish these days.

A touch of paint splatter to finish the layout.

My next layout is found on page 14 in the Family section.. I have used a photo of my daughter and my Mum and I at my Daughters baby shower aa few years ago.. 

a closer view.

I used lace and flowers and die cut leaves.


And the next layout is on page 53 in the Gallery section.. I did create it originally for the Alpha call out but am happy to see it put in the magazine in the gallery section..

a closer view

Lots of texture, I have used X.s and gave them layers of gesso and paint to give a textured look.. 


I have used Kaisercraft papers and a photo of my Grandies. I thought the X/s were appropriate as they are short for Kiss!

Do pop over and check out the Magazine HERE   there is sure to be something to inspire you!

Thanks for dropping on by today, and as always do take care. until next time..

Monday, February 26, 2024

Soul Scrappers Blast Off challenge, and Charms Mid-Monthly Challenge

 Hello there! I trust this finds you well..I am just popping up two layouts I have created for two challenges for this month..So good to have made the time for creating!

The first layout I would like to share is for the challenge over at Soul Scrappers Challenges on Facebook  which is for the Blast Off challenge.. which is..

So I gathered up some things and created.. I have used Cocoa Vanilla papers..

a couple of closer views..

The chipboard I have used was from Scrapmatts..

The camera die cut..

Happy Little Moments

There are 5 chipboard pieces, 4 puffy stickers (hearts) 3 word title (Happy Little Moments), 2 die cuts (there are more than 2) and 1 camera..  Thanks for a great challenge Soul Scrappers!!

The next layout is for the challenge over at Charms Creations Mid-Monthly Challenge which is...

I have used an old stamp,(script)  the buttons are a bird button and wooden button in the cluster, the packaging is from Prima under the photo, the book pages were used to cut leaves,  the papers are old Basic Grey papers, the chipboard pieces are the horse shoe, flower and title, and the Charms Creations is the Hessian Heart that I embellished with a hand cut heart from one of the papers I have used.. I think that covers it!!

A couple of closer views..

 A closeup of the horse shoe and packaging under the photo..

The Charms Heart, chipboard flower and buttons.


Thankyou Charms Creations for a great challenge!! I cant even guess how old the Basic Grey papers are!! It was good to dig them out and use them!

Thank you for dropping by, do take care.. until next time...

Monday, February 12, 2024

Soul Scrappers Challenges - Sketch, Monochromatic and One Word

 Hello there, How is your February going? We have had some very hot days and some wet days, all very usual for our last month of summer! 

I have been creating and have 3 layouts I would love to share with you for the challenges over at SOUL SCRAPPERS on Facebook . The first layout is for the sketch, which looks like..

I have followed the sketch pretty closely.

a closer view.

I had a bit of a tidy up and I found lots of lace so I have used lace on all 3 of my layouts. I did a little bit of stencilling for interest and fussy cut the sunflowers to match my photo..

There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

The next layout I would like to share is for the Monochromatic challenge where we were allocated a color, and the color I got was brown.. humm I wondered if I had any brown in my stash, I need not have worried, yes I found brown.. I kinda went with a Vintagey look..

a closer view.

I found I had brown and hessian flowers and I used them.. I found this clock face with a horse on it and as my Dad loved horses I used that in this cluster.. other things I used on my page were die cut wheat as my Dad was a Farmer and grew wheat at times for the grain for his cattle.. 

Sweet memories

I love this photo of two of my daughters and my Dad..very precious memories now..  I like how this turned out..

and the final layout is for the One Word challenge, to use either a G or D or T for the title word on your layout. and use some texture paste through a stencil... and I chose G for Grin and used a photo of my Grandie when she was so little and she had a very cheeky grin!!

a closer view.

just a view of the cluster with fussy cut flowers and again I used a clock face..


Just a little bit of stencilling on the side of my page to compliment the softness of the page..

So there are my 3 layouts, I did enjoy creating them.. I hope to do some more creating before the month is out, but life has a way of getting busy when you least expect it! Thanks for dropping by, and do take care.. until next time..

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Soul Scrappers Challenges - Sketch, TIc Tac Toe and One Word

 Hello there on this Hot Hot Summery day ..At the moment all eyes are on the north to see if a cyclone is going to be a problem, I do pray it does not do any damage. 

I am popping up three layouts for Challenges for the SOUL SCRAPPERS CHALLENGES on Facebook that have carried over from December and I am glad about that.. 

The first layout I would like to share is for the Sketch, which looks like this..

I  have kept pretty closely to the sketch and used photos of my GS playing outside a a bush Kindy he went to.. 

a close up.

I fussy cut some bush animals for embellishments and used ribbon and ric rac to add some different textures..


That was a great sketch to follow!!

The next layout is for the Tic Tac Toe and it looked like..

I used the first row going down, Red/Green tags and stars.

a close up..

I have used red and green, stencilled stars as well as die cut stars and the tags near the photo..


And the last layout is for the One Word challenge which was to use either L,Y or R as the title word on your layout.. and I close R for Remember..

a close up..

Lots of fussy cutting and layering of the flowers from the papers I used.


This was taken at my GD first Christmas.. how can that be 5 years ago??

Thanks for great challenges once again Soul Scrappers.. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and as always take care.. until next time..

Tuesday, January 02, 2024

The Scrapbookers Journal Publication..

 Happy New Year!! It has come around so quickly! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and lets hope and pray that 2024 is a good year for us all.. 

The Scrapbookers Journal has a new issue out and I have 3 layouts in it this time.. I think this edition is the best yet with lots of inspiration from many creatives!  So I would like to share my layouts.. you can check it all out ON THIS LINK HERE!!!  

The first layout is from the Birthday section. I printed out this photo of my Grandies and my Grand-dog Alfie on his birthday! I used some dies to cut party themed embellishments! My layout is on page 8..


The papers are Cocoa Vanilla!

The next layout is for the Multi Photo section..  I had these photos printed off of my Grandies having a great time at the beach... and the photos tell the story of these fun times running as free as the ocean!! I used beachy themed elements and Kaisercraft papers and chipboard pieces! My layout is on page 21.

Run free

And my third layout is in the Monochrome section on page 31. I picked up the colors in my DD dress and had these papers that were a match and did lots of fussy cutting of the papers and the chipboard is from Scrapmatts..


So I am thrilled to see my layouts among so many talented scrappers and to support Louise in this magazine bringing together our scrapping community..

Thank you for coming by.. I do pray that this year will be a good year and we will see peace on earth.. 

Until next time.. take care..

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

November One Word Challenge Soul Scrappers

 Hello there, well December has snuk in on me!! Cant snooze or the days will just keep going by!

We have been busy around the house doing some renovating, and so I have been off doing that! But I managed to get a layout done for last months Challenge over at Soul Scrapper on Facebook for the One Word Challenge and it was to use the letter A, P or E as the title for your layout.. I choose the letter E for Explore and I have used a photo of my Grandies off exploring at a Cactus Farm in April this year..

a couple of closer views.


I have used the beautiful 49andMarket papers Tranquility.


So I hope to get in and do some creating this month to share, and somehow think about Christmas which is going to come very quickly methinks!! Do you create cards for Christmas? I have for the last several years.. so that is on my to do list!! and also think about the menu for Christmas day, which is usually the same as the year before, with maybe some new dishes to try... With the weather so hot here at the moment, it will be salads and cold meats I am thinking..

So thanks for coming by, and do take care.. until next time..

Monday, November 13, 2023

Soul Scrappers November Card Challenges

 Hello there on this fine November day! I hope things are well with you! This month is galloping along and it is getting very summery in my part of the world! 

I have been creating some cards for the November Card Challenges over at Soul Scrappers Challenges on Facebook  and it was great to sit and get out some Christmas stash and make some cards.. So without further ado I will just share my cards and what challenge they were for...

Shazza's challenge was to add a poinsettia to your card..

I used some dies and made my poinsettia.. very old papers were used for this card..

Libby asked to use a Christmas Bird on your card..

I used a bird that was on the papers and cut it out and matt it on some red paper and then popped that on a doiley that had been cut and was on my desk!!

Jane wanted us to use punches and traditional colors..

I have used a corner punch, the holly leaf punch and a Martha Stewart punch.. I think Red Green and Gold are traditional colors.

Mitzi wanted us to create a whimsical card..

I thought these Ginger Bread Men were quite whimsical!! and the cute bow was too!!

Shazza wanted us to add a wreath on our card..

I simply used a die to cut out a wreath..

And lastly Libby wanted us to add the word "Joy" to our card..

I made the poinsettia from dies and the words are from the papers I used.. 

I had fun creating these cards, I guess they will come in handy very soon as the festive season approaches..  I do like to make my cards for Christmas, sometimes they are all different and sometimes I just make the same in an assembly line type of production.. mind you I don't send as many as I used to, seems like a tradition that only the older ones still do..

Thank you for coming by today, I hope you have a blessed day.. until next time.. take care..