Thursday, March 26, 2020

What's in the Bickie Tin & Papercraft Secrets March Sketch.

Hello there!
I hope this finds you well.. Whats happening in your part of the woods? I am in a kind of self isolation, with my hubby and daughter.. only going out if absolutely necessary..mainly for food or appointments for my parents.. This virus is nasty, and I pray we can get a handle on the spread soon, and if it means I stay home.. well I will enjoy the slower pace at home for as long as it takes.. and that means I do have more time for creating! Now finding the mojo.... that is another story!!! hehe! But a challenge is always a good way to help begin a layout!

I have once again created a page for the challenge over at WHATS IN THE BICKIE TIN over on facebook and this month it is to.

Have the color pink,
some paint and some hand writing..

and some closer views on my page..

I have used a really old Prima vine on my layout.. its a good time to use up older stash..

I wrote my journaling on some paper and cut it out as writing on this textured cardstock gets a bit untidy! The paint part of the challenge is the green on the back ground.. Thanks to Mary for the fabulous die cut too..


My darling Grandie outside exploring!  Thanks Whats in the Bickie Tin for another wonderful challenge to get me creating!!

Another layout I have created is for the March Challenge for PAPERCRAFT SECRETS on facebook which is a lovely sketch.. I love sketches, they take the hard work out of the design for a layout..
I rotated the sketch once clockwise to suit my photo.. This is the sketch..


and some closer views of my layout..

 I was also inspired by the butterflies in the sketch..


I have used the Blessed paper collection from Kaisercraft for my layout.. Thanks Papercraft Secrets for a great sketch to use for my layout..

Well thanks for coming on by.. I do hope you are well and safe and together we will get through this..
Creating is a great way to keep our minds occupied and I believe it helps with stress also..
take care..
until next time..

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

March Scrapmatts Creating!

Hello there,
I really hope you are keeping well and are not being stressed by what seems to be a world wide situation at the moment with this virus..  It is a difficult time and by helping each other we will get through it.. and also with some faith in God too..

I am just popping up my creating for my Scrapmatts for March.. you can pop over to the
SCRAPMATTS BLOG Here for closer views and details..

I created a layout using Prima Papers and a fabulous Doorway Frame..

and while I had those papers out I created a card too..

Thank you for coming by today, and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me.. I appreciate each one!!

Take care,
until next time..

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Sunday, March 01, 2020

New Month - New Challenges - KRAFT+ & the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG.

Hello there,
Welcome to March, and for us it is Autumn.. I like Autumn, the afternoons are great for getting out in the garden and hopefully the heat of summer slowly disappears..

I would like to put up my Design Team layouts for two challenges.. may as well put them up together!!

For this months challenge over at KRAFT+ is a fun one and one for you to get creative with!!

  For us to use our own handmade stamps.. there is soo much you can use for this..

I was very simple in my approach to this.. I simply used a piece of corrugated card stuck on a lid and used white gesso to stamp randomly around my page..


I then added some water color onto the back ground and then added my photo and embellishments..

 Lots of layers and fussy cutting!!


my layout..

(and in typical fashion I nearly covered up my back ground with my embellishing!! but you can still see the back ground details peeking out!! ) You can pop your layout up over on the 
KRAFT+ COMMUNITY PAGE ON FACEBOOK HERE and you can check out all the Design Team Inspiration on the KRAFT+ BLOG HERE!!!   

And I would like to share my Design Team layout for this months challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG!!

and it is..


To use the sketch, the two words Sweetest Thing or be inspired by these words and the three colors as the main colors.. 

and my layout.. some closer views..


I really like how these colors look together!!


Sweetest Thing!

I just had to use these cute photos of my Grandie!!

You can pop your layout over on the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG Show and Tell Page on Facebook HERE!!! 

Thanks for dropping by, thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read, I appreciate each one..  Have a great week.. Until next time..

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