Thursday, June 01, 2023

Kraft+ June Mood Board Challenge

 Good day to you all! The first day of Winter begins for me today, although I must say we have had our fire going for a week or more already.. I like going out and chopping the wood for the wood burner, kinda helps me get rid of tensions!!! So here we are in June, the number 6 month ( have to get used to writing 6 now for the month!!) and the new scrapping challenges are going up for your inspiration, probably a good time to stay indoors and create!!!

The June Challenge for Kraft+  is a fabulous mood board..

It took me a while to decide what I would do with this board, but I kept coming back to the Dining table and chairs. They reminded me of my Mums old dining table and chairs and the many times i had sat around with family.. So I found a precious photo of an afternoon tea with my family, nieces and nephews gathered around the table with my Dad having a previous time together.. My Dad passed away last year and he loved it when the family would get together. The photo is not the best quality (taken in the late 1990's) but the memory is so very much cherished now... I took inspiration from the colors too for my layout.. 

a closer view..

Fussy cutting die cuts and a Charms Creations heart and a bow on top!


Just shows you should always take a photo..You never know when it will become a cherished memory.

You can pop over to the Kraft+ Blog here   and the Kraft+ Facebook Community Page here  to see what everyone has been creating and I hope you get time to join in too..

Thanks for dropping by, take care.. until next time..

Monday, May 22, 2023

Soul Scrappers May Mystery Bag Challenge - Paper Tearing

 Good day to you! I hope things are well with you.. The days seem to be flying by here, the soft kiss of winter is just around the corner with the cool nights we have been having.. The days are a little too cool also!

I am just popping up a layout I have created for Soul Scrappers Mystery Bag challenge  which this month is Paper Tearing, something that I enjoy doing on my pages!!

A close up 

I have used a Christmas tree ornament star in the cluster as well as a bow.. You can see the paper teared edges on the papers under the photo..

Time to be thankful

I have used a photo of my Grandies and dog Alfie in their Christmas photo shoot from last year.. The papers are a mix that I have in my stash that are many years old!

Thanks for coming by today.. Do take care.. until next time..

Monday, May 01, 2023

Kraft+ May Challenge - Words to live by

 Hello to marvelous May!! Such a lovely time of the year I think, a little bit cooler but the garden is still buzzing with lots to do before it slows down for winter... 

The new challenges are popping up around the Scrap sites and the new one for Kraft+  is a good one and one that I hope you will find inspiring too.. and it is..

Words to live by... or a favorite quote that inspires you... on a base of Kraft of course!! You can pop over to the Kraft + Blog here  and check out the Design Teams creations and also go over to the Kraft + Community page on Facebook here to pop your creation up for us all to see!!

my layout.. a closer view..

I had this pack of die cuts in soft shades and I pretty much used up the pack, I popped a little flair just under the flowers..I used a photo of my Grand daughter and thought this quote from Winnie the Pooh was a good one for her to be encouraged by... 

my layout..

Just a simple circle frame design with lots of floral embellishments...the quote printed with my computer..

I hope you get some time to join in with Kraft+ this month, and I hope May is a good month for you too.. until next time... take care...

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Soul Scrappers Challenges - Sketch, Tic Tac Toe and Mystery Bag

 Hello there, How is your day going? I think we have had all the seasons here today, rain cool, sun shining and warm!! I did  manage to get my washing dry though, so that's has been good! I have been scrapping and have three layouts to share with you all from Soul Scrappers on Facebook who have quite a few challenges each month. 

The first challenge is the sketch, I do love sketches as the foundation of a layout is done and the hardest part is finding the photo to scrap and then the papers! The sketch looks like..

This is a lovely sketch I think, and I just might use it again sometime..

Just one little closer view..

And if you guessed this was a Christmas layout you would be correct!!


The next layout I would like to share is for the Tic Tac Toe challenge which is..

I have used the bottom row of chipboard, fussy cutting and washi..

One closer view.. showing some of the chipboard. The chipboard is all Scrapmatts and simply painted with water colors..

Also you can see a strip of washi tape between the patterned paper strips.. and lots of fussy cutting!!

Happy days

My Grandie for her book week as the Gum Nut Fairy!!

And the third layout is for the Mystery Bag challenge is it is 

Anything Easter!

So I fund this photo of my Grandies from last Easter with their bunny ear beenies on and just had to scrap that!!

One closer view

I have used Kaisercraft papers and the flowers I have had for ages and ages and used  pastel kind of colors like the sugar eggs colors!

Easter cuties

and there you have it!!I may get back before the end of this month,I dunno!!  how crazy fast are the weeks going???  so until next time, take care..

Saturday, April 01, 2023

Kraft+ April Challenge - Inspired by Lisa Oxley

 Hello to you on this first day of April..(no joke) Seriously, how can it be April already? Weren't we just in February?? Anyhooo the first of the month means the new scrappy challenges go up and this month over at Kraft+  it is an amazing one that I hope will inspire you all to have a go. And it is ...

To be inspired by Lisa Oxley on a base of Kraft... well if you don't know Lisa, she is on FACEBOOK HERE  and she is always putting up her creating with video so you can watch this amazing creative lady and the techniques she uses.. just so inspiring.. 

So for my layout I did watch Lisa create and I had a go at trying to create a layout in her style.. a poor Imitation haha!! but anyway I shall share with you what i did for this challenge..

a couple of closer views..

This is my base, a mix of texture paste through stencils, stamping and acrylic paint and black gesso.. a lot of fun and mess!!

Lisa often has something floral and also has butterflies on her pages, so I also used that on my layout..

Dream big.

and the end result.. it was a lot of fun.. I also added some die cut leaves in black as extra texture.. Definitely something I would like to try again or at least use some of  these techniques again..

You can see all the Design Team inspiration over on the Kraft+ Blog here  and pop over to the Kraft+ Facebook Community Page here and join in with all the creative fun!

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Soul Scrappers March Challenge -Tic Tac Toe

 Hello there, I hope this finds you well... We have been enjoying some rain and a bit of relief from the hot days we have been having.. Which means I have been in my room doing some creating.. I managed to create a layout for the Challenge over at Soul Scrappers on Facebook  for the Tic Tac Toe which looks like this....

I have used the first row down -  circles string and patterned paper background.. 

I have one closer view of some details..

I have done some circle stamping on the back ground and I have used the string to stitch some little "X's" on my layout..

Sweet Boy

I have scrapped a photo of my Grandson when he was much smaller, my how they grow so fast!!

Thanks again to Soul Scrappers for a great challenge to get me creating Thanks for dropping on by today, and do take care.. until next time..

Thursday, March 16, 2023

The Scrapbookers Journal - Online Magazine

 Hi there on this warm Thursday afternoon.. I hope you are doing well in your part of the world.. March is galloping along and I have a couple of layouts to share with you.. Have you heard about a new Online Scrapbooking Magazine called The Scrapbookers Journal ? There have been two editions already and I have a layout in each edition.. you can find it on Facebook HERE!!!  

Link to Edition One of the Scrapbookers Journal  

Link to Edition Two of the Scrapbookers Journal  

The layout from Edition One was for the Grab 5 Section.. It was to use colored cardstock, 2 word Title, 3 photos, 4 stickers and 5 or more enamel dots..

One closer view.

I did lots of fussy cutting and mixed the stickers in among the leaves..

Happiness is..

The second layout I would like to share is from the second Edition and it also is for the Grab 5 section..

And for that we had to use one Patterned paper background, 2 photos, 3 flowers, hand written journalling and a mixed media product..  Well I used lots and lots of flowers and my mixed media product was Texture paste through a stencil..

a closer view

Just some of the flowers and stencilling on my layout..

Remember this moment

I used a lot of flowers I have had for ages on this page! Make sure you check out the The Scrapbookers Journal on Facebook and I hope you find lots of inspiration from Scrapbookers sharing their creativity in this fabulous online magazine.. Louise has put a lot of time into this and I congratulate her for having the initiative to begin and put together this community magazine. 

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

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Soul Scrappers Challenges - One Little Word and Mystery Bag

 Hello there on this Wednesday evening.. I hope your day has been a good one.. It has been quite humid here so a day of creating was in order for me.. I finished one page and completed another, so I am happy with that..(Housework nil though!!!)

Both layouts are for the challenges for Soul Scrappers on Facebook  which have  great challenges each month to inspire creativity.. 

The first layout is for the One Word challenge which is to use either C H or E words for the title of your page.. I went with the letter C for Cutie!! and I used a photo of my Grand daughter when she was much smaller... 

a couple of closer views..

I have used a mix of flowers and die cuts in the clusters, stuff I have had for ages..

I slapped a bit of paint on the back ground and did some stencilling for some texture..


Ah where has the time gone?? She is now 5!!

The next layout I would like to share is for the Mystery Bag challenge which is to use Stencils.. well that is easy enough, the rest of the page was harder... but I got there in the end...

a couple of closer views..

I did stencilling around my layout and just used texture paste which gave the back ground paper some more detail.

Lots of layers which I enjoy doing..

Happily Ever After

I have used a mix of Kaisercraft papers, the silver frames I have had for many years.. This layout was therapy for me, I wont go into it but for anyone who knows the story behind the photo you might understand what I mean..It was hard going, but I hope I have created something beautiful..

Well thanks for dropping on by, the visitors are few lately, but that is ok.. I still like to keep my blog going as it is a good record of my creating..  Do take care, and I hope you call by again... until next time...

Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Kraft+ March Sketch Challenge

 Hello March! February always seems to go faster, probably 'cos there are not as many days as the usual month!!! So new month, new scrappy challenges!

The Challenge for Kraft+ is a fabulous sketch. I love sketches as they give a starting point for a layout, and this month I have kept my page fairly simple to show off the photos of my Grandson on his first birthday!! (on a base of Kraft of course!!!)

the Sketch..

A closer view..

I have used some really old stuff on this layout... stickers I have had for years and a favourite edge punch from Martha Stewart..

Happy Birthday.

You can pop over to the Kraft+ Blog here  to see what the Design Team have created for this month and pop over to the Kraft+ Community Page on Facebook here  to pop your creation up for us all to see!

Thank you for coming by, I hope things are well with you... take care.. until next time..

Monday, February 13, 2023

Soul Scrappers Sketch and Tic Tac Toe Challenges

 Hello there, how is your part of the world?.. It has been very hot here, so I have been doing some creating inside trying to keep cool the last few days.  I have two layouts I would like to share with you.. 

The first one is for the sketch over at Soul Scrappers on Facebook and it is another lovely sketch that I have rotated once clock wise and used it like this..

Just one little close up..

a few little clusters of flowers and embellishments..


I have used two cute photos of my Grandie and Cocoa Vanilla papers and embellishments..

The second layout is for the Tic Tac Toe challenge which is to use one row in any direction..

I have used the third row top to bottom.. Two word title, wood veneer and die cuts..

One closer view.

The wood veneer is from Celebr8 and the papers are again Cocoa Vanilla, and I cut some flowers and leaves with my die cut machine.. 

Happy Moments.

Lots of fussy cutting from the papers, and a happy moment with our Grandies! What a blessing to be a Grammie!
Thanks to Soul Scrappers on Facebook for the fabulous challenges that you have each month, they help me create!!
Thanks for coming on by, and I do hope things with you are going ok.. One day at a time is all we can do and when life is tough sometimes one moment at a time is enough.. take care.. until next time...