Thursday, August 3, 2017

My August DT Reveal for More Than Words Challenges - Harmony and Song Lyrics - love

Hello and welcome to my Scrappy Friends.

This months More Than Words Challenge Board is just Gorgeous.

Harmony and Song Lyrics

My Design Team layout is


For the challenge this month - "Harmony and Song Lyrics", I was inspired to scrap this gorgeous photo of Sarah and Callum, taken on their wedding day. Harmony is pure love, young love oozing goodness and joy. They are so in love and so happy together. To watch them on their special day gave us butterflies. They danced their first wedding dance to the song "Better Together" by Jack Johnson. The song lyrics are printed on to the background.

 A close up of the cluster using a gorgeous 2Crafty chipboard word- love- for my title, a couple of flowers, a paper doily and some thread.

Some of the text printed onto the background with a touch of watercolour gelato.

More of the background text and a close up of the gorgeous photo taken by Tiff Firth.

I am a real procrastinator when it comes to scrapping.
I went for thinking what am I going to create for this to then  having so many ideas,
that it took me over a week to finally decide  to pick  1 idea  and forget the rest.
This layout is completely different to my starting one.
 I am very happy with how this turned out.

 The background was created in photoshop, (took me hours)
they are the words/song lyrics to the song "Better Together" by Jack Johnson,
the song Sarah and Callum chose for their first wedding dance.
On the day I didn't really listen to the lyrics, just the music so to actually sit and listen to the song and to write the lyric has made this layout pretty special
and has lots of meaning and wonderful memories.. 

Click here to be inspired by the incredible Design Teams creations.
We would love you to join in and share with us.....8  wonderful prizes are up for grabs.
I would love for some of my scrappy friends to join in.

What I have told myself and need to listen too.......
Stay true to your style,  create what you love - after all that is what is most important- you don't need the latest and greatest products, papers etc  and lastly have fun.

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments. 

Janice xx

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My Kraft+ DT August Challenge Reveal - Our Special Magical Christmas Memories

Hello to all my Scrappy Friends.

Kraft+ have another amazing Challenge this month.
"leaves and branches"
be inspired by Trees
a tree that has a Special Memory to you

Here is the Kraft Board

  My design Team layout 

{Our Special Magical Christmas Memories}

After much thought, this is my interpretation.
 Christmas, its. not everyone's favourite time of the year, but its one of mine. We wait until after the Adelaide Christmas pageant and then put our tree up. Its decorated with the same ornaments each year. The kids even though they are adults now still receive their gifts in the same Santa sacks they did as littlies. Lots of happy family times and wonderful memories have been made around our tree.

I would love to see you play along and show us how you interpret the challenge.
Look here to see what the talented Design Team have created to inspire you.

You can share your project on the Kraft+ Facebook page
BUT remember you MUST link your project to the Kraft+ blog
so you are eligible to win a  prize from the generous sponsors.

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Janice xx

Sunday, July 23, 2017

My DT Reveal for More Than Words Challenges- July Mini Challenge "OFF WE GO"

Hello  and welcome to my Scrappy Friends.

Today I am sharing the new Facebook  Mini Challenge at More Than Words.
Click here to be inspired by the Design Teams creation.
We would love you to play along.

This is the challenge

Here's how it works:

The Mini Challenge runs on the last week of each month and is for cards, tags and ATCs only.  (ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of heart, about 2.5 by 3.5 inches or 64 x 89 mm). This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project. We must see the actual word. You have only one week - until the last day of the month - to enter, so be quick!

Entry for the Mini Challenge is only 
via our Facebook page under the relevant post.

The winner, as voted by our DT, will receive a $25 USD value prize
from THE DUSTY ATTIC, our fabulous Mini Challenge sponsor!

You can see all our rules under the RULES tab .

Here is a travel tag  I made.

 { OFF WE GO }

Stash busting again...using some OLD products.
The Paris, Eiffel Tower card was given to me by Mary Bennetts quite awhile ago,
it was just perfect for this challenge. Thanks Mary. x

I hope I have inspired you to play along.
Remember to share your creation on our Facebook page to be in with a chance to win a brilliant prize
Share your Card,tag or ATC in the comments section under the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Janice xx

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lavender Lane - White With One

Hello to all my Scrappy  Friends!

 Always a favoutite challenge of mine WHITE.....with 1.
I was on this Design Team quite awhile  ago and loved it.
I love creating on White with just a touch of another colour.
This months pretty colour is Lavender Lane

This is  what I made.


We adore this little girl so much.
It was packing week, we were moving house. Sarah was my little helping hand and decided to climb into the cupboard to get the last few things out.

 A close up of the cluster.....using some beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard pieces, flowers and twine

 Adore is a 2Crafty Chipboard word...making adding a title to your page so easy.
I embossed this and splattered some watered down versa colour ink over it.

  2Crafty Chipboard pieces, both embossed and a little flower.

 Showing a close up of the background  details using torn strips of washi tape,  versa colour ink through a stencil with a stiff paint brush, some stamping, some splatters of white mist and purple ink splats from a paint brush.

 Thanks for a great challenge White....with 1.

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments. 

Janice xx

Saturday, July 1, 2017

My First Kraft Plus Design Team Share - love

 Hello my crafty friends!

I am excited to be here today and share my first layout as a Design Team Member at Kraft Plus

and what and amazing challenge to start with

"roses 3 ways"

 The graphics by Amanda Hall are captivating.

Here is my take on the challenge.


I am a rose lover and my garden is full of roses, so naturally I  used a rose photo, I also added this beautiful rose chipboard piece from 2 Crafty Chipboard and coloured it with inks, I printed some rose images onto Kraft,  fussy cut them and tucked them into a cluster on the side added a few
floral roses and lastly journaled about roses.
All up I have added roses 5 ways.

I hope I have inspired you to play along.
Click here to see more of the Design Teams inspirational pieces.

You can share you creations on the Kraft Plus Facebook page but please
 remember to link your layout  on  the Kraft Plus blog to be in with a chance to win  a prize from the amazing sponsors.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I know a lot of people don't have blogs anymore, but I still love visiting blogs.
If you are new here I would love for you to become a follower.
Click on the link on the right hand side and just follow the easy.
I will be sure to return the favour if I don't already follow your blog.

 Janice xx

More Than Words - My first share as a Design Team Member - explore

Hello my Crafty Friends.

Today I am here to share with you my first layout as a new Design Team Member at

This is the challenge for July and its a beauty.
I wanted to keep my layout  clean and simple.

Sarah and Callum travelled to America and had the most amazing holiday.
I loved this photo of Sarah standing in the  falling snow in New York City.
When I saw Explore and Arrows I knew that I wanted to scrap about their time
exploring  Time Square in New York City.


Sarah said:
One thing I hoped I would see -  snow in New York City.
Today it snowed all day while Callum and I explored Time Square.
It was cold but beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope I have inspired you to play along and share your creation with us.
Check out the incredibly gorgeous and inspirational layouts
by the other Design Team  ladies
And click here to check out  the rules....we want to make sure you creation is eligible
for a prize from one of the wonderful sponsors.

Janice xx

Friday, June 30, 2017

I am Designing for More Than Words

Hello my Crafty Friends!

 Today I want to share with you all some really  exciting news,
so exciting in fact,  that I still cannot  believe it myself!!

I have been invited to join the talented Design Team at  More Than Words.

Thank you Di Garling for the invite to join your Team. 

I am honoured, very happy and excited, but nervous at the same time at
 being a part of  this incredibly talented team of ladies at


"Hello, I'm Janice Nicholls and I live in a small country town in South Australia.  I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years. My 2 children and my family all feature in my work. I'm not sure that I have a particular style; I love to try new techniques... not always successful, but it's fun trying! I like creating with smaller photos, lots of layers, small clusters and leaving some white space. I also enjoy creating cards for family and friends. I have been very fortunate to be part of a few amazing design teams, had the opportunity to guest design and lucky enough to have had some of my layouts published in Scrapbook Memories and Scrapbook Creations.  I am honoured and very excited to be amongst this talented bunch of girls here at More Than Words!"

Visit Janice at the following links:

Welcome to the team Janice

We are so happy to be able to count you as one of our own,
and we are very much looking forward to showcasing your creations
inspired by our challenges over the next few month.

 I will be back in a couple of days to share my First layout as a Design Team Member

Thanks for stopping by.

Janice xx

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I am designing for Kraft Plus

Hello my Crafty friends!

I have been keeping this secret for quite awhile now and I can finally share.
I am  so happy and excited  to  be a part of the
Kraft + Design Team starting  in July.
Thank you Sandra Wallace for inviting me to  join your  amazing  bunch of talented ladies.

I am  joining the team with the super talented Amanda Hartmann.

The following is copy and pasted  from the Kraft + blog.

We are so very excited to reveal that we have
brilliant designers joining our K+ team!

Please welcome these two very talented and super lovely women.
Both of these designers  have been playing along with and supporting Kraft Plus Challenges
right from the beginning and we can't wait to see what they create with K+ in the future.

Make sure to click on to their blog links.. you are sure to be inspired!

So we extend a HUGE welcome to... 

Janice Nicholls

The time has flown by since Sandra asked me to join and I cannot believe that  in 2 days I will be sharing my first layout with you all.

Thanks for stopping by.

Janice xx

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

More Than Words - Beautiful

 Hello Everyone!!

have this beautiful challenge this month.

 Here is what I made.


I have used some beautiful white rub-ons from my stash to create a frame around this gorgeous photo.
Photo taken by Jade Norwood Photography.
 I wanted to add more  but decided that less is more.
I have used a beautiful big 2Crafty Chipboard Butterfly and simply inked it with black distress ink and added some rub-ons randomly over it.
The Title is also a rub-on..
Slowly get through my rub-on  stash.

A couple of close ups of the butterfly and rubon details.

I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave such beautiful comments.
Thank You!!

Janice xx

Monday, March 27, 2017

Scrap The Girls - March Challenge - #selfie

Now everyone would have a photo or photos to scrap for this challenge and we must remember it is  important that we get in the photos and scrap photos of ourselves.

Here is the March Challenge.

Here is my take.


 A simple layout, using up some more bits and pieces from my stash.
I rarely scrap photos of myself, so thought this was the perfect challenge for me.
Here I am  with my beautiful daughter.
We were waiting for the Adelaide Credit Union Christmas pageant to start....well worth the very early start and wait.  To help time pass we enjoyed homemade Yoyo biscuits made by Sarah which were delicious and a beautiful cuppa. Thank you gorgeous girl for always thinking of me. xx

I had this 2Crafty chipboard wordlet in my stash.
2Crafty make it so easy to add titles to your pages...pop over here to check them all out.
And the little chippie camera is perfect.

Thank you for stopping by.
Your kind words are much appreciated.
Remember if you are new to my blog I would love for you to become a follower.....follow the prompts on the top right hand side.

Janice xx

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Kraft+ - So much fun!!


Kraft+  have this gorgeous Kraft Board for inspiration this month
"a denim revolution"
use Denim on your layout.

Here is what I made

 {So much Fun!!}
The  heart in the bottom left hand corner of the Kraft Board  inspired me  to create my own heart somewhere on my layout.. I cut up an old pair of jeans and covered a chipboard heart, added flowers, buttons,  thread, stitching and journaling.
I found this cute little pair of overall which matched the overalls  Sarah is wearing in the photo.
I sewed on some buttons and stitched the heart patch on with large orange X stitches. 
I have used a script stamp to stamp around the edges but it doesn't show up very well in this photo.
Not the best photo of my gorgeous little one ...but its about the memory and story.
I have journaled on the back about her  playgroup day at the Ada Ryan Gardens in Whyalla.

 Heart details - flower, thread, button,  X stitches and dot point journaling.

 The Overalls with the added details.

 Another of the overalls

I have quite a stash of clothes tag.
Found this one which went well with this challenge
Billabong Denim.
I hope I have inspired you to  play along.

Thank you so much for stopping by. and for your lovely comments.

Janice xx

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dusty Attic - Beautiful Moments


Dusty  Attic have this gorgeous March Mood Pallet Challenge

You can use the sketch and, or the mood pallet!
The Challenge has a amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher to the  Dusty Attic Website  for the winner. To enter all you need to do, is use the Mood Board for Inspiration,  you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side of the bar of the Dusty Attic Blog...
The Dusty Attic used:

 My take looks like this.

{Beautiful Moments}

 I used the sketch and was inspired by the monochromatic colours and touches of pink from the basket of flowers on the bike. I have used lots of beautiful Dusty Attic chippie pieces.
A special day with the most amazing friends by her side....each one helping out with the final touches.....buttoning up her dress, putting earrings in and most importantly just being there with and for her.

The chippie pieces I have used on this layout...
Polaroid Frames
String Frames
Vine Border - cut into pieces
Ribbon Banner
Word Play #2  - beautiful moments
Mini Words #1- friends

 I hope I have inspired you to play along.

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Happy Scrapping!!

Janice xx

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

White With 1 - Look out world here I come

Hello !!

A bright and vibrant  colour this month at White With 1

"Orange Peel"

 Challenging myself with this is not a colour I use much.
  This is  what I come up with.

{Look out world here I come}

Using some of my favourites again to create the background.
Washi tapes, vellum paper, rub-ons and 2Crafty Chipboard.

 A close up to show the layers.
2Crafty Chipboard.... Arrows, Chevrons and tiny Stars.

Thank you for stopping by,
your kind comments  brighten my day!

Enjoy your day.
Happy Scrapping.

Janice xx

post edited to add this exciting news.
Thanks White With 1
I made the

March highlights ...
Oh my orange goodness!  So many gorgeous layouts this month featuring our ORANGE PEEL colour - WOW ladies you have outdone yourselves!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Scrap The Boys - Play

New March Challenge at Scrap The Boys is.....

 This is what I made.


 Stash busting again with old papers, Rub-ons and matt pieces.
And adding an old photo of my cheeky little boy.

Sandpit + kids + water = FUN

 How awesome is this pieces of 2Crafty Chipboard.
Chipboard is so versatile! I snipped this 6x6 piece into  5 smaller pieces . :)

 The chippie was simply coloured with Distress Inks and layers up to created some dimension.

Don't be afraid to snip your chippie pieces up to fit your layout.

Thank you for stopping by.
I love receiving your kind comments.

Have fun scrapping!

Janice xx

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