Sunday, January 21, 2018

Kraft plus January 2018 challenge

After missing the challenge at Kraft plus last month, (it was a very busy December), I managed to sit down and get this months challenge done. December was the first challenge that I didn't do, since Kraft plus started. Here is the new challenge:

 
I love this graphic, and now I am looking at it again, I need to go make another coffee, lol. 
My daughter Melanie has desperately wanted a coffee maker, I have had no room in my kitchen for one, but now she has moved out of home, she asked for one for Christmas, so that was what she got. She was very pleased, and has been making many coffees. 
I created the background with stamping, texture paste, sprays. I matted my photo on patterned paper and then onto some fabric. I added some prills around the page for a bit of extra texture. I have various flairs on the page from Cuts 2 love and D-lish Scraps. The layout was completed with a Charms Creations heavenly heart
Thanks again Kraft plus team for another awesome challenge. 
Who wants coffee


Saturday, January 6, 2018

CSI January 2018 case file #245

Happy new year 2018.  A new year often brings change. CSI, things are also changing. The rules are being relaxed, and inspiration can be taken however you want from the moodboard or the clues. Here is the first challenge for 2018:
So with the changes to the rules of how to play along, I thought about just using the image as inspiration, but it didn't work for me, so I played along with the clues as well. 

EVIDENCE 
  • Distressed solid background paper, like BasicGrey
  • Woodgrain
  • Polka dots
  • Bunting/banners
  • Moon, stars
  • Triangles
  • Trees
  • Mountains
  • Lights/lamps
  • Winter elements
  • Moose or other animal
  • String
  • Houses/other architectural elements
  • Flags
  • Dashed lines
  • distressing
TESTIMONY (Journaling ideas)
  • Topic: Document a winter activity
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a January writing prompt.
  • Presentation: Put your journaling behind a window.
  • Writing Format: 6-word memoir.
  • Inspiration Words: night, active, shine
My layout is about my parents visit to Mt Hotham and having some fun playing in the snow. I don't think there is any age that you could not have fun in the snow. 
The evidence I used was distressed background paper, triangles, mountains, winter elements, stars. The star is from Charms Creations.
There is so much you could do for this challenge, so I hope you have fun with it. 
Let it snow

Monday, January 1, 2018

Show Us Your Stuff January 2018 challenge

Happy new year 2018. This is my fourth year on the Show Us Your Stuff team, this year should be a lot of fun too. So our new challenge for January is this celebratory styled moodboard:
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Now we all have some form of celebration in our lives, whether it be current, or past. 
Last year I took part in the Scrapbooking Memories (remember them) Masters competition. Sadly, the competition did not eventuate, and there were many of us who entered. We came away feeling very disappointed. This layout that I am sharing for this challenge, was actually created for the Masters competition. It was a celebration of my husband and mine 28th wedding anniversary, which we celebrated on holiday in Hawaii. I decided that this layout would be a perfect layout to share for the SUYS challenge, even though I didn't create it especially for it. 
I used papers, stickers and die cuts from Cocoa Vanilla Studio One of them I hand painted with watercolours, to tie in with the dress I was wearing. The handmade items on my layout, are flairs from D-lish Scraps, Cuts 2 luv and a Charms Creations heavenly heart
I hope you find inspiration to create a layout for this challenge. 
Celebrate 28


Scrap the Girls January 2018 challenge

Happy new year 2018. We are back at Scrap the Girls with our first challenge for 2018 with this gorgeous moodboard:
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The blues are gorgeous, and who says you can't use blue for girls? I love to wear blue, it is one of my favourite colours. 
I used this photo of my sister, daughter and myself, taken recently, to celebrate my sisters birthday. I don't get to see her much, she lives in another state, but she flew to Melbourne for her birthday. She is wearing a gorgeous kaftan with luscious colours, especially the blues. This photo was perfect for the moodboard.
I was inspired by the bowls. I used a bunch of Stampin up stamps, to create my layout, stamped onto the cardstock and then more cardstock that I fussy cut and layered around the photo. I love how this worked. 
Even the Charms Creations denim heavenly heart worked on here. A few flowers and flower brads finished it off. 
Hope you have fun joining in the challenge.
Smile



Friday, December 1, 2017

Show Us Your Stuff December challenge

So Christmas is 25 days away - where has the year gone??????????
The final challenge at Show Us Your Stuff is a very cool sketch:
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This one was a lot of fun to create with. I scrapped this cute photo of friends daughters from quite a few Christmas's ago. I started with a stencil and some Bo Bunny glitter texture paste, this is a cool product. Then came the addition of all of the Christmas papers and embellishments. Whatever worked that was Christmas themed, went onto this, lol. The final addition, and my handmade item,  was the Charms Creations super star in green - perfect. 
Decorating the tree


White with 1 December challenge

It's December!. Ok, I am happy to put up the Christmas decorations now, I refuse to do this before 1st December, lol. 
Anyway, the new challenge is up at White with 1. This is my last layout I will be sharing as a design team member, I have chosen to step down from the team. This months challenge screams Christmas to me. There is an accompanying sketch that is optional, but I chose not to use it: 
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So I used this very cute photo of my nephews, taken with Santa, at a market. I used a star stencil, texture paste and paint to create my background. I also die cut stars to add to the layout, and added some trees, and stockings. The final addition was the Charms Creations super star
Santa was here



Scrap the Girls December challenge

Ok, so it's December, I really don't know where the year has gone.
The challenge is now up for Scrap the Girls. I really love this challenge, the moodboard is beautiful:
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I know there is no red in this, and the non-traditional colours really didn't need red, but I thought I needed a bit of red for my layout. I tried to keep my layout as neutral as possible, but it screamed for that red. I was inspired by the trees, and the natural wood. I left my trees natural. I was also inspired by the twine. The word wonder also stood out, and I have included it with "wonderful", as an item on my layout. The Charms Creations paper X  and the star finished off the layout. 
Ho Ho Ho