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..