Friday, 5 January 2018

Getting My Prosecco On!

Hello there!

I'm excited to share my first DT layout for Kraft +! This is such a fabulous challenge site - the ladies here are wonderful!

The January challenge is to be influenced by coffee. I don't drink coffee so I decided to scrap about what I do drink! Here's my layout:

Yep - I'm a prosecco kind of girl - lol!

I used papers from a range of brands and added bits and pieces from my drawer of scraps. I love how the colour scheme pulled all these bits and pieces together.

I hope you can give the challenge a go this month. You can find it here.

Happy scrappin'!


Monday, 1 January 2018

Celebrating at More Than Words

Happy New Year! What an interesting, outrageously fun and sometimes very challenging year it has been for me. I hope 2017 was good to you and that 2018 will exceed your expectations.

Over at More Than Words, we're celebrating our birthday - yes, we're two years old! I'm so thrilled that after 24 challenges, we're still going strong! To celebrate, we thought we'd share the birthday fun with you and make 'Birthday' our word to be influenced by and we want to see at least two tags on your layout, canvas or art journal page.

I went the whole hog and created a double page layout about my last birthday celebrations.

I wanted to tell the whole story of the different bars we went to and the great night we had so there's a lot of journalling on this page.

I placed each photo in its own paper and embellishment cluster and added a co-ordinating tag to each one. My page has four tags.

I added the journalling onto panels under each photo and stenciled each panel in different colours.

Are you going to take up the birthday challenge at More Than Words? You can find all the details here.

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Happy scrappin'!


Saturday, 23 December 2017

And So Say All of Us!

Well I hope your Christmas celebrations are all prepared and that you can spend time with family over the break. I also hope that you can sit back, relax and join in the new Mini Challenge at More Than Words! In keeping with our family theme, the word we want to see on your card, tag or ATC is 'Us'.

I made a card this month:

I thought the wording on this was appropriate as I made it for someone for his birthday with a git that was from a number of people.

The background on this is made with Tinby Designs Colour Crush, overlaid with stitiching and die-cuts. This style of wording is a great way to use up odds and ends of alphas.

I hope you can join in! You can find the mini challenge details here.

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Happy scrappin'!


Saturday, 16 December 2017

I'm a Kraft+ Girl!

I have exciting news to share - I'm joining the Kraft+ design team!

Kraft+ is a fantastic challenge site where kraft is used as the background paper. It's run by the effervesent Sandra Wallace and the team are such a warm, welcoming and talented group of ladies. I can't wait to get started!

You can check out the full DT here.

Happy scrappin!


Monday, 11 December 2017

Make a Splash!

Oh gosh - I've been having such fun scrapping again!

I've made a layout for the new Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo challenge. The challenge is to use splashes on your page. I used a photo of my two nieces because they sure know how to make a splash!

I just adore pastel colours lately. The background is made with Heidi Swapp Color Shine with extra acrylic paint splashed over the top. I used bits and pices from all sorts of collections to create my embellishments.

Are you going to 'splash' out and join in the challenge? you can find it here.

Happy scrappin'!


Friday, 1 December 2017

It's all about Family at More Than Words

It's time for the new challenge over at More Than Words! Woohoo! The challenge this month is to be influenced by the word 'Family' and to use some Numbers on your layout, canvas or art journal page.

Here's what I made:

My layout is about the fact that our kids have grown up and left home and now, after being a family of four for so long, we are once again a family of two. Of course, our kids will always be a huge part of our lives but there are usually just two of us at home now - plus the dog! 

I hand cut the large title and added a bit of fussy cutting and stamping to the page. I actually made this one while I was travelling, using some papers that my lovely friend Valia gave me so I was pretty rapt to create this with such limited supplies.

I also added a tiny little number 2 in among the large title.

I sure hope you can join our challenge this month. You can find the details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Tuesday, 28 November 2017

I'm back and I'm scrapping!

Hello! I'm so excited to be back on my blog and scrapping again. For those of you that don't know, I've been away travelling for a while. I did manage to get a bit of scrapping done while I was away but it's soooooo good to be back in my scrap room again. Ah, the luxury of having all those goodies to scrap with!

I decided to start with an entry for Skrapky-wyzwaniowo, where the challenge was to use hexagons and I used the sketch from Stuck! Sketches.

I loved the sapphire, emerald and gold colours in the amazing mosaics I saw in Italy so I used these colours on my page and set them against a dark background to accent the richness of them. I thought the hexagons worked perfectly with the mosaics theme.

The create my hexagons, I first stamped hexagons onto cardstock then embossed them with white embossing powder. I then added Tinby Design Colour Crush and sprayed with water to create that gorgeous blending of colour. I cut out the shapes and added them around my photos and scattered them across the page.

To take the hexagon theme further, I also made some out of wire. I also wrapped wire around some gold corners that I made out of chipboard.

I wrapped wire around all my chipboard pieces which gave the page a great textural feel.

I cut the title from the same home-made hexagon paper and outlined the letters in gold.

There's not much time left if you want to join in these challenges!

You can find the scrapki-wyzwaniowo challenge here

and the Stuck! Sketches challenge here

Happy scrappin!