Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone!



 I was asked to make a 50th male  Birthday card. and this is what I came up with.
He likes blue and music.


I found this Twiddlybitz chipboard guitar in my stash, it worked perfectly. I inked it black and using single strands of gold embroidery thread I stitched on the strings.
I  added a clear piece of music notes and stitched it on with  thread.
 I made a music envelope to put it in.
I was really happy with how it turned out..

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Janice xx

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cute


White With 1
White and Pink Whisper
"Cute"

Hello and welcome to Everyone!



"Cute" 


This is my take on the pretty colour combo challenge over at White With 1
They have a sketch also which can be use for inspiration.




A close up of the beautiful handmade embellie that my Mum made and the pretty delicate piece of 2Crafty Chipboard  snipped up to fit around the photo.

Thanks for stopping by and for any kind comments you leave.

Janice xx

Monday, October 2, 2017


More Than Words Challenges
My October DT Reveal
"beauty, memories, love"

Hello to all my Scrappy friends!

Here is my Design Team reveal for the October More Than Words Challenge.


"beauty, memories, love"

Sarah's wedding dress was layered with fine, delicate and intricate lacework.
The straps were made by sewing a few pieces of the delicate lacework together, thanks to a very clever dressmaker. The dress was gorgeous, as was the bride. The chipboard pieces resemble the very delicate gypsophila, baby's breath, which the girls wore in their hair and had in their bouquets. I have added pieces of the lacework to my background and added a fabric bloom.


  The word challenge this month is "Delicate"
and the creative challenge is "Fabric"
"Leather or lace, satin or silk"



 A close up of the lace piece, Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces,  Kaisercraft blooms, and rosebuds.


 Showing on old Prima fabric bloom and lace.

Look here  to be inspired by the incredibly talented Design Teams creations.
Again this month I have stash busted and created my layout on an old 7 Dots piece of paper given to me by the lovely Lindy Gillespie. I really miss seeing her gorgeous work. The fabric Prima bloom is also very old. The chipboard is all gorgeous Dusty Attic  pieces,which I was lucky enough to win recently. 
I hope you find time to join in this month and share with us.

Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a kind comment. 
Each one is read and much appreciated
If you are stopping by for the first time I would love for you to become a follower.
Just click on the links at the top  right..
  Thanks.

Janice xx

 Kraft+
My October Design Team Reveal


Hello and welcome to my Scrappy Friends.



Today I am sharing the October Kraft+ Challenge, and it a fun one!



I can see clearly now



My Design Team Tags.



I loved this challenge....creating something different was such fun.
Stash busting again.... I found so many clear things in my stash that I had completely forgotten about.
  My motto...making old new again
My clear elements- some very old Hambly Transparencies,  a piece of Vellum which I embossed using my cuttlebug and some Heidi Swapp clear embellishments -butterfly, words, arrow & hearts.
 I have also added some beautiful  2Crafty Chipboard Feathers, which I coloured using some Gelato, some old  prima blooms, pieces of  twine, a Cricut Kraft doily and different washi tapes.

Check out the Design Teams inspiration here.
I would really love to see  you play along and show us how you interpret this challenge.
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 taking the time to stop by. and for leaving a lovely comment.

Janice xx

Sunday, September 24, 2017

More Than Words  Mini Challenge
My  September DT reveal
"Brave"

Hello!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

is to create a card, tag or ATC and use the word "BRAVE"


Here is a tag I made.
"She who is brave is free"


Using more stuff from my stash.
Prima flowers, 2Crafty Chipboard pieces, stamps, mists, doily's and embroidery threads.

I hope I have inspired you to play along. 
Share your creation on our Facebook page in the comments section to be in with a chance to win a fabulous prize.

Your kind comments are always much appreciated. 

Thank You!!

Janice xx

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Happy Birthday
Nan  -  100

Hello friends!
Today I am sharing an easel card with you all. 



 I was asked to make a card for a very special lady who is turning 100 today.
 Her favourite colour is blue.
My inspiration for this came from the very talented Heather Jacob.
Stash busting again using some Beautiful Maja Design papers. I made the blue layers by cutting rectangles and using a circle punch to round the corners, then stitched each piece.  I used a cricut to cut the doily and the leaves and a Fiskas punch for the lacey strip. I coloured the heart with some Tattered Angels glimmermist and stitched the thread through it. I added a few roses and rosebuds, some Twiddlybitz chipboard pieces and thread to make the clusters. Was good to get the punches back out and use them again and I am slowly using up my TA mists.

If you feel inspired to create an easel card just google "How to make an Easel Card" for instructions....so easy to make, yet very effective..... add as much or a little as you want.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I  Love reading all your kind comments.

Janice xx


Monday, September 4, 2017

My More Than Words Challenges DT September Reveal - Fearless and Grunge


Hello to all my Scrappy Friends!

More Than Words Challenge have an awesome challenge this month for you to play along with.
Word - Fearless
Creative - Grungy, we want you to grunge it up!!



This is my Design Team reveal.

{Be Fearless}



A close up of my  grungy background.
I started by adding a layer of white paint, swiping it down my page with an old credit card. I then added  2 different coloured mists ,Tattered Angels and Lindys Stamp Gang. I also added some stamping and a few torn washi tape strips.


Here I have altered a piece of Dusty Attic Chipboard by painting it white, once it was dry I added  come Tattered Angels Mist and some Lindys Stamp Gang Mist. I let it dry then I rubbed parts of it with an emery board to grunge it up.


Another close up of the grungy background and chippie pieces.
And my fearless son jumping off rocks....luckily to a soft landing.


A close up of the Dusty Attic Polaroid Frame which I cut to fit around the photo.
I grunged it up with different inks and some washi.


He is Fearless .
Stash busting again.
I am hoping to inspire crafters to delve deep into their stash and use something that has been in there for awhile. This piece of Basic Grey paper (one of my favourite brands when I first started scrapbooking) has been in my stash for  8 or more years. You don't have to have the latest or greatest papers or embellies to play along.  Just use what you have, stick to your style , create , have fun and share your creation with us.

This is a fun challenge...a chance to get your fingers dirty.
Click here to see the awesome inspiration from the Design Team.

We would love to see what you create.
Remember to share on our More Than Words Challenge Blog to be in with a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes from the generous sponsors.

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Janice xx

Friday, September 1, 2017

My Kraft+ DT September Challenge Reveal - "BUZZ"


Hello to all my Scrappy Friends!

Sandra Wallace has come up with the most amazing September Challenge at Kraft+,
and how gorgeous are the graphics by Amanda Hall.


What's the Buzz


 My Design Team layout 

{BUZZ}


When I first saw this challenge I knew exactly what photo I wanted to scrap...learning more about my camera and playing around with a macro lens, I went out into the garden and found this little bee buzzing around happily from flower to flower...after 20 or more photos ( I'm sure he was thinking I just wish she would piss off ) I came inside and put them up on the big screen....It was such a BUZZ... to see this one come up....well I loved it! And this is the one I wanted to scrap!!!
There is another story behind this layout....I had this layout sitting there and then I started overthinking things and thought No I need to scrap something different...shuffling through photos, papers etc I had another 2 more on the go....yeah crazy I know...I wasted a whole day and achieved absolutely nothing...was so cross with myself....next morning I got up and stuck the bee one down...5 mins later a dear friend called in to see me ( someone you all know very well...) and she set me straight.. Thanks Sandra. Lesson to myself...spot overthinking go with your first thought/idea.
My design was inspired by Amanda's beautiful graphics




To make the background I added some black Gesso randomly to a 
Hexagon Crafters workshop template.
Then I added some Kraft cut hexagons over the top...design inspired by the graphics.


A close up of the title "Buzz" and the beautiful quote.
"The hum of BEES is the voice of the garden"


More of the background design with the pops of yellow hexagon  and small black hexagons.


Showing the twirl of thread running down the page.


Check out the Design Teams inspiration here.

I would really love to see  you play along and show us how you interpret this challenge.
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.
Thank you for stopping by and for the kind comments you leave.  



Janice xx

Thursday, August 24, 2017

My DT Reveal for August Mini Challenge at More Than Words Challenges - Sing

Hello to all my Scrappy Friends!


 Here is a tag I made.

{Live,Love, Sing}


A beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard piece, heat  embossed with 2 different coloured powders topped with a Kaisercraft Bloom and some thread.


The background is a piece of vellum  music paper with some music stamping added and a bit of Tattered Angel mist colour.
Live,  Love, Sing

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 lovely comments.

Janice xx








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

{love}



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


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