Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Love Letters

Hello and welcome to February! This being the month of love, the theme at More Than Words is to create about Love Letters. There is a second option to simply create about Love though which is what I did. I looked at the broader meaning of the word.

Different songs about Love kept running through my head but I settled on this one from the 60's by Jackie DeShannon in support of our Ukrainian friends.

I hope you can join us this month. Don't forget we now have a prize each month donated by ArtStacks!

You can find the challenge here.

Happy art journaling!


Friday, 20 January 2023

Rude but Funny Cards for ArtStacks!

Hi there! I'm being a bit rude today - I hope I don't offend anyone!

I wanted to use Deb's Weiers' gorgeous Wonky Birds to make some cards. I searched online to see if I could find an appropriate quote and I found one which made me laugh. 

I made three different cards using three different bird images from Deb Weiers' Wonky Critters pack. Without the quote inside, these cards could be given to anyone. I'll add the quote to the inside of cards where I think the recipient will get a laugh.

I made each card a different size and framed each bird in different paper.

And the wording inside is.......

I hope you found this funny! I confess, I didn't make the quote up myself. I found it online. You can see the original here.

There are so many birds on the one page of Deb Weiers' Wonky Critters pack that I realised I could easily make lots of these. I decided to print the wording as this would be quicker. Here's a step-by-step process of how to do this.

Step 1
Print the title on a plain piece of paper.

Step 2
Cut a piece of cardstock to size and add a line of glue lightly to the top of the cardstock. Glue it over the printed words with the glued edge at the top of the page.

Step 3
If you have a printer with more than one paper feeder, choose the option that lets the paper go through with minimal bending. Put your paper in the correct way, adjusting your printer for different print settings if needed, and print again.

Step 4
Remove the cardstock from the backing paper and you're done!

You can find Deb's amazing papers here.

I hope this brought a smile to your day :)

Happy cardmaking!


Sunday, 8 January 2023

Everything Old is New Again!

Hello! At Kraft Plus this month you can choose to create from any of our past challenges! I went with something that's simple for me as I didn't have a lot of time. The August 2022 challenge was to Embrace Your Handwriting so I chose this.

I hand-wrote the large title, adding a bit of doodling as well. This is a fun page so I kept the colours bright. The chipboard arrow with feathers is from Dusty Attic and I added some extra feathers on top.

Which challenge will you choose? You can see more details about the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!


Sunday, 1 January 2023

New Year, New Style of Challenge!

Hello and welcome to my first post for 2023! The year is starting with a bang with More Than Words revamping their challenges. We still have the same amazing style of challenges but you have more options to set your creativity free!

This month, the challenge is to be inspired by TIME. There are even free printables you can use! It's a pity I forgot to use them, haha!

Here's my art journal page:

I used one of the gorgeous vintage framed faces from ArtStacks' "All Dressed Up" pack. You can find it HERE.

Head to More Than Words HERE for all the details on the new challenge format. I hope to see you there!

Happy art journaling!

Friday, 16 December 2022

Scraplift at kraft Plus

 Hello there!

I love the new challenge at Kraft Plus. In honour of the founder of Kraft Plus, Sandra Wallace, this month the challenge is to scraplift a layout of hers. It's a gorgeous design so I stuck to it fairly closely.

I made this while I was travelling and I only had one photo with me. It was taken by one of two amazing ladies who owned one of the accommodation places we stayed in. It's a mini Polaroid. It's not a great shot but I had to work with what I had!

The gorgeous butterflies and wings are from ArtStacks.

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

Happy scraplifting!


Saturday, 10 December 2022

'Shine' at More Than Words

Have you seen the Mini Challenge at More than Words? You have to use the word "Shine" on your card, tag, ATC or postcard.

I made a tag:

This little boy from ArtStacks' "All Dressed up" pack is adorable! In keeping with the Shine theme, I added a peacock feather instead of the usual ribbon to the top of the tag.

Will you join us this month? You can find the details here.

Happy crafting!


Friday, 2 December 2022

The Sparkle in Your Eyes

Have you seen the new challenge at More Than Words? You have to be inspired by the word "Sparkle" and use Gesso on your art journal page.

Here's my interpretation of the challenge:

I love this cute little girl from ArtStacks' "All Dressed Up" pack. The green mushroom is from the same pack. I moved the legs on the little girl to make it look like she's dancing and to suit the quote. The wings and butterfly are from the "Wings & Things" pack.

I splattered gesso across my page and, when it was dry, I circled the splats with pen to make them stand out.

Will you join in the challenge? You can find the details here.

Happy crafting!