Sunday 16 December 2018

It's Time to be Merry!

Ho Ho Ho! It's time to be Merry at More Than Words. Yes, the word to use on your card, tag, ATC or postcard this month is 'Merry'. Because it's such a crazy time of the year, we've decided to put our Mini Challenge up early so you have two weeks, instead of the usual one week, to get your entry in.

I made some Christmas tags.

I grabbed some old clothing tags and used them on my gelli plate, adding all sorts of patterns in reds, yellows and greens. I added sentiments, many containing the word 'Merry', and added stamping and rub-ons. I finished them off with ribbons and baubles on wire.

Here are some close ups of individual tags.

If you can find some time in this busy month we'd love to see you join in the fun! You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin!


Thursday 6 December 2018

All Needles and Pins at Kraft Plus

Welcome to December and to a new challenge at Kraft Plus! This month, your challenge is to use Needles and Pins somehow in your kraft-based project. You can use the needles and pins themselves or you can add stitching or even just punched holes!

I came up with this:

I took some fun photos of my bestie and I one day when we were travelling together and they've been great to scrap.

I used the Needles and Pins theme in a few different ways. I stitched the title using my sewing machine. I'd never tried to do this before and it certainly was challenging, but I got there in the end. Note that I used a very short title to lessen the chance of a serious mistake! It didn't turn out perfect but it worked. I also used a pin on the butterfly beside it.

I also stitched a fancy border around the edges of the page. I made this by increasing and decreasing the size of the zig-zag stitches.

I had this pack of Kaisercraft embellishments sitting on my desk for a while. I wanted to use them but they were very little-girl themed and I have no little girls in my life at the moment. By only using certain items I was able to use them for a big-girl page instead!

I also dug out my old brads for this. I seem to be reaching for them a lot lately.

I hope you can join us at Kraft Plus this month. You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!


Saturday 1 December 2018

What Do You Believe In?

Hello there! Have you seen the new challenge over at More Than Words? You need to be inspired by the word 'Believe' and use stamping on your layout, canvas or art journal page. Cool!

I went pretty crazy with the stamps on this one. I lost count of how many I used!

The word 'Believe' made me think of Christmas and I found these funny photos from Christmas last year. We always have plenty of laughs when our crazy family gets together. I don't know what they were putting on thier heads in these photos. Some sort of decoration I think!

I stamped the frames around the photos then coloured them with watercolours. I used the same watercolours to colour a few other stamped images near the photos.

Most of the background stamping was done in black. Over the top I laid a banner. I used the same watercolours to colour the flags.

Lost of crazy stitching adds a bit of texture and interest.

I even stamped the journalling. It's not something I plan to do a lot of again - it took quite a while!

I know December is a busy month but hopefully you can join us at More Than Words! You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!