Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Soul Scrappers Challenges - Tic Tac Toe & One Word

 Hello there on this tuesday evening (for me!). I hope things are going well in your part of the world..

We are in Spring, but it sure cant make up its mind about the weather, it remains dry, but I cant pack the winter gear away just yet! anyhoooo I would like to share two layouts I have created for two challenges over at Soul Scrappers on Facebook  and they are ...

For the Tic Tac Toe..


I chose the right hand row down, border punches, camera and banner..

and one little closeup of the camera which I cut out of papers.

Book Week

I have used three different border punches, the camera is there and the banner is the title.. I am so glad I dont have to find dress ups for book week these days, as the standard is so high!! But I have to admit my Grandie makes a cute little Cowgirl!!

The other layout I would like to share is for the One Word and the letters to choose from are D, N and C and I went with C for Cherish..

A closer view

I have used a new Charms Creations heart layered with fussy cut elements..


Thank you to Soul Scrappers for the challenges which I enjoyed creating for.. I might just get some more creating done before the end of the month, there is still time.. so perhaps I will be back soon with another page or two.. humm. I will try!

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

Sunday, September 03, 2023

Scrapbookers Journal Issue 5

 Hello there, and Hello Spring..  The month is off and running already the 3rd day of the month.. I am now in the season of Spring a wonderful season up this way with gardens bursting with flowers. I am looking forward to seeing my roses begin to bloom after winter pruning and bringing the blooms inside to enjoy. 

I would like to share my layouts that I created for the latest edition of SCRAPBOOKERS JOURNAL ISSUE 5  which is out now.. It is chock full of inspiration from many scrapbookers and each issue seems to be bigger than the last one.. And of course it is such a buzz to see one of your own layouts in there..This month I have 3 layouts and I was so excited to see my layout on the cover! My handsome Grandson is the photo featured.. so without further ado!

My cover layout.. 

a closer view..

I have created a cluster with a die cut star, a Charm's star and fussy cut teddy bear.. a bit of stamping on the background too..

All Boy

I have used various bits and pieces that I have had for ages, the title I have had for years. So excited to see my layout on the cover!!

The next layout was for the Rainbow layouts.. I had a photo of my Grandie in a multi colored dress and I have used Cocoa Vanilla papers.

a closer view..

I cut the colored arches out and fussy cut flowers and butterflies and tucked some under the edges and stuck the others for some added interest...as well as some enamel hearts and bling .

You brighten my world

And my third layout is in the Moodboard section.. 

A closer view.

Lots of fussy cutting, some lace and stencilling..

My favourite happy  little moments

A special photo too!  I hope you go and check out the Scrapbookers Journal Issue 5  and enjoy the many and varied creations, Louise does an amazing job at putting it all together.. and the next issues call out is for..

We have until Sept 30 to submit our layouts.. You just never know, you might get your layout on the cover!!
Thanks for coming by, I hope your month is off to a great start, until next time..

Friday, August 25, 2023

49&Market August Sketch Challenge

 Hello there, I am back to pop up my layout for this months challenge for the sketch over at 49&Market on Facebook.. This months sketch was a bit trickey as I usually only scrap one photo on my page, but hey that is what a challenge is right!!?? and the sketch looks like..

I found some photos of my Grandie and then found some 49&Market papers that were perfect for the photos and sat and created...

Closer view..

I have used the Lavender papers and embellishments and cut some die cuts using the papers as well.. Such a pretty color!


I am happy how this turned out!!Another layout for my Granddaughters album!!

I hope your day is going as well as can be, thanks for your visit, and do take care!!

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Soul Scrappers August Challenges

 Hello there on this coolish day, winter is still around! It has been a busy week but in amongst the busy days I have made time to sit and create, the house work waits!!

I have 3 layouts to share from this months Soul Scrappers Challenges on Facebook  The first one is for the sketch, another fabulous one this month.. which looks like..

and a closer view.

A closer view of the Charms Creations Heart and I grabbed a few little chippies from my chipboard bottle too!

Little love

My darling little Grandson when he was much smaller.. my they grow fast!

The second layout is for the Tic Toc Toe which is..

I have used the bottom row - butterflies, tags and fussy cutting ( no surprise there!!)

a closer view

I used the tags like this, popped a hole in the top and tied them together with some string, and while I had my big bottle of chipboard out I used a key, some hearts and some butterflies just lightly painted with white gesso..


I fussy cut the floral elements from the pretty papers from AB studio and layered them with some old cardboard for dimension.

and the third layout is for the One Word challenge and it was to use J,K or W for the one word title for your layout.. and I choose the letter J for the word JOY>

a closer view

I have had these vintage frames for ages, so it was good to use them on this page..


I have used a photo of my niece and her son, I asked her ages ago if I could scrap some of her photos and she said yes, so this delightful photo grabbed my attention and I just had to scrap it.. 

Well the days seem to be flying by, I know I say that a lot, but it simply feels like each week goes by  ever so swiftly! I am hoping to do more creating, lets face it, house work rots our brain!! Thanks for dropping by, do take care, and until next time..

Wednesday, August 02, 2023

Kraft+ August Sketch Challenge

 Hello there, and just like that we are in August! Last month of Winter for me, spring is around the corner! I spent a lovely day in the garden on monday planting some snapdragons, so looking forward to them flowering in spring!

The new challenge is up for Kraft+ and it is under new ownership of DawnLyn and it looks like it will continue on with more challenges and interaction.. You can find it on Facebook here (Kraft+ Community page)  So this month it is a fabulous sketch that looks like.. on a base of Kraft of course!!!

How will you be inspired by this sketch?

my layout...

And a little closer view.

I have used an older range of Kaisercraft papers, with some fussy cutting and liquid pearls in the centres of the flowers for some interest..

and my layout...

I hope you can join in with Kraft+ this month and check out what's going on HERE!!!  

Just a quick post, thanks for your visit, until next time..

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Soul Scrappers Mystery Bag challenge, 49andMarket July Sketch

 Hello there, I trust things are going well with you.. I have a couple of layouts to share with you today.. I have been trying to do more creating so I want to pop them on my Blog before the month gets closer to finishing.. the days seem to be flying by!!

The first layout is for the Mystery Bag challenge over at Soul Scrappers on Facebook  which this month is to use Filmstrips on your layout.. 

Well I love film strips and I havent used them in a long while so this was good to use them on my layout.. I have used an older range of Kaisercraft papers and there was film strips on these papers as well as cutting some dies and adding them to my layout as well..

a couple of closer views..

some stencilling on the background and some water colors..

lots of layers! 

these moments

This photo is of my Grand daughter and I taken when she was one year old.. I have been wanting to scrap this for a long while.. so glad I have scrapped it now.. a precious moment...

The second layout I would like to share is for the sketch over at 49andMarket  which I have used like this...

I have mirrored the sketch to suit the papers I have used.. I have used lots of the rubons, to frame my photo.. I took a photo before I glued my photo down.

I cut the rubons so there is very little hidden under the photo...love to get as much out of the products as possible..  I have used the beautiful papers from the ARToptions range called Alena.. so pretty,,

You fill my heart.

I created a simply embellished page as the rubons are so pretty.. I mat the photo twice and put some Kaisercraft rhinestones around the photo for some sparkle.. I added some paint splats in white and tangerine just to finish the page.. 

So two more layouts created! Thanks so much for coming by, do take care.. until next time..

Thursday, July 13, 2023

The Scrapbookers Journal Publication

 Hello there! I hope you are all keeping warm if you are like me in the middle of Winter.. Personally I am not a winter person, the days are too short and I have to come inside from the garden earlier!! But I do like the warm fire we have in the lounge!

I am just sharing my layouts that were recently published in the online magazine Scrapbookers Journal (on Facebook)  which is a wonderful magazine online.. I have a layout in Issue 3 and in Issue 4 and I would like to share the layouts with you..

Issue 3 can be found here!!     

My layout was for the multi  photo layout..

a closer view.

I used the grid design which works well for multi photos.


This layout is on page 15..

Issue 4 can be found here..  

My layout was for the Holiday section of the Gallery..

a closer view..

Stamping on the back ground, washi tape and snowflake die cuts..

Snow much fun

My layout is on page 5.

I do hope you pop over and check out The Scrapbookers Journal  and see what the call out is for the next issue! You just might find your layout in there!

Thanks for coming on by, do take care, until next time..

Saturday, July 01, 2023

Kraft + July Challenge

 Hello and Hello July! June flew by and I reckon the last half of this year is gunna go by quickly too..

  I am just popping up my layout for the July Challenge for Kraft+ and this is kinda sad too as it might be the last challenge for this group. Paula has done an amazing job keeping the challenges coming each month but things change and she can no longer continue.. I am really hoping someone might have the time and experience to keep it going as it has been one of my favourite challenges.. And I have loved being on the Design Team... 

So without further ado, the July challenge...

To be inspired by this mood board and colors... on a base of Kraft of course

and I loved this board, I thought straight away of a beachy layout... 

Closer view...

I have used Kaisercraft papers and chipboard, and cut some die cuts out as well..

Life is better on the beach.

This is my Grand daughter at the beach, the papers fit the mood board colors so well.. Lots of fussy cutting of the leaves and it all worked well on a base of Kraft... I do hope you can join in with us this month.. You can check out what the Design Team have been up to over on the Kraft + Blog here   and also over on the Kraft + Facebook Community here!!  

Thankyou for coming by, do take care.  until next time....

Thursday, June 29, 2023

49andMarket June Sketch

 A very good day to you! I hope your day is going well.. A chilly day here so a good day for me to sit inside and do some creating! I thought I would have a go at the sketch challenge for 49and Market on Facebook which looks like...

I got some 49andMarket papers at a recent Craft Alive and I must say the papers are so pretty and very thick.. the embellishments that are available are so beautiful too.. I could really get addicted to them!! So I thought I would join in with the monthly challenge.. I have used Vintage Artistry papers and embellishments with a few stickers from my stash and a bit of stamping on the back ground..

A close up.

The flowers are 49and Market..

Happy Moments

The photo is my Daughter and my Granddaughter..I cant believe that June is almost through...A few days and it will be time to flip the calendar and begin another month... Thanks for dropping on by, do take care... until next time...