Friday 23 August 2019

Smile at More Than Words

Hello there! It's getting towards the end of the month which means it's Mini Challenge time again at More Than Words. The word to use on your card, tag, ATC or postcard this month is "Smile".

I made a tag stack:

I found a stack of tags in my stash that were taken from some clothing I bought. Each tag had a tab at the bottom of it in different places. I altered bits and pieces of the tags at the back and used the front tag as a base for my new one.

I hope you can join in the fun at More Than Words. You only have until the end of the month to enter. You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!


Tuesday 6 August 2019

To Market, To Market....

Hello again.

Have you seen the new challenge at Kraft Plus? The challenge is to be inspired by nursery rhymes! Now this one got me thinking - there are no young children in my life at the moment so what would I scrap about? Besides, I'm trying to scrap travel photos at the moment. I decided to search online and I found the answer.....

Yes! "To market, to market to buy a fat pig. Home again, home again jiggity jig."

We visited the most amazing market in Mexico. It was up the hills and many people still wore traditional clothes.

Even though this is a double-page spread, it's actually two pages, each telling a different story.

Page 1: To Market, To Market

I typed my journalling for a change. 

I wanted this to have loads of colour so I used different coloured alphas for the titles.

Page 2: Home Again, Home Again.

This page describes a unique experience we had travelling home from the market.

I'm so glad I was able to record memories of such a wonderful day.

Has this got you thinking about how you can interpret our Nursury Rhyme challenge?

You can find the details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Thursday 1 August 2019

Happiness Is......

Hello again :)

Over at More Than Words this month, the challenge is to be inspired by the word "Happiness" and to use a gorgeous sketch by Edith Coulter. Edith's sketches - and her work - are always inspiring.

Here's what I came up with:

I was looking at my photos with the word "Happiness" in mind and I was struck by how much I adore the colours of the walls in a hotel we stayed in in Mexico. I LOVE colour. It really does make me happy!

Here's the challenge board and Edith's beautiful and versatile sketch:

I put two photos into each photo panel so I could capture the range of wall colours. I don't think I have ever put my title between photos like this so this was a bit of a challenge for me. When I found this funky Dusty Attic frame in my stash though I knew it would be perfect for the job!

I tucked bits and pieces of all sorts of things behind and around the photos. I keep all those leftover pieces from other projects in drawers and I'm forever delving into them. I never know what I might find!

These cute little houses are fussy cut from an old paper. I love them!

Another Dusty Attic chippie - I covered this heart in paper and painted the dots on for a bit of extra oomph.

So what brings happiness to your heart? We'd love you to share your project at More Than Words.

Happy scrappin'!