Sunday, June 3, 2018

Main Challenge
June 2018

Hello Everyone!

My Design Team inspiration for the new challenge this month.
I printed an A4 size photo and added my elements onto the photo.

Sarah and Callum JOURNEYed to Canada for a most amazing 3 week adventure in 2016. This photo was taken at their first stop, a night ferry trip out to Alcatraz Island, and this was the view looking back at the night lights of San Francisco. For the creative challenge, I found a sheet of peel and stick alphas which were printed onto a MAP and used them to add my title. 

Word Inspiration - JOURNEY
Creative Challenge - MAP

What does the word JOURNEY inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it.  Since words are an integral part of our challenges, we want to know how this month's word stimulated your creative process, so please do explain in your blog post how 
it inspired you if it isn't obvious in your work.

For this month's creative challenge, we want you to use a MAP to get creative and go exploring! We want to see something from a map on your project. You may decide to add components like land outlines, roads, a compass, arrows, a legend or even a globe. You may want to tuck a piece of the map itself in between your paper layers or make your entire background a map. Let the map be your guide and inspiration on your creative journey!

 A close up of the little cluster at the top of my layout.

I used an alphabet sheet of stickers that were cut out on a map to add my title to my layout.
San Fransisco

More Map Alphas.

We would love you to join us and share your project on the More Than Words blog to be in with a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

 Kraft + Challenge

Hello Krafters!

Welcome to June and  a new direction and focus for Kraft Plus Challenges.
We are now less focused on prizes and competition and we are now directing our focus to
 Community, Participation and Inspiration.
We hope you will join us!

My Design Team reveal for the June "Dr Seuss" Challenge
 A simple card using the "Dr Seuss" quote 
"Oh the places you'll go! "

The gorgeous challenge graphic by Amanda Hall

We will still have Inlinkz as a tool for you to participate with your challenge
you can join us in our
Kraft Plus Community Facebook Group.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

  Janice xx

Saturday, May 26, 2018


 A tag I may for my Design Team inspiration.
Using Versa mark Inks, a  Monarch butterfly punch, washi tape, gauze, Kaisercraft blooms, Kaisercraft stamps and  twine
The quote reads -
"Keep your dreams alive"
 Thanks so much for stopping by.

Janice xoxo

Friday, May 25, 2018

Cuts2luv  May Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Playing along with my first Cuts2luv challenge.
I was very lucky and won some gorgeous Cuts2luv badges in a giveaway  and could not wait to put them onto my layouts.  So here is my layout and interpretation of the challenge using 2 of the badges.
I have used some of the colours, the word "MUM", a pink badge and a doily embellishment.

 The challenge is very well explained and easy to follow just read the rules.
If you feel inspired click here to see more.

  A close up of one of the black and white badges


Ans this beautiful flower one, perfect for my mum as she loves her garden and flowers.

This is the link to Caroline's little etsy shop.
Pop over and have a look there is so many gorgeous ones to choose from..

Thanks for stopping by.

Janice xoxo

May Mini Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Will you play along with us?
This is the challenge details.

 I made a tag as my Design Team Inspiration.
Made on a kraft background, coloured  with mists and inks and stamping for more layer.
 I punched the butterflies,  added some gauze and washi tape and finished it off with a beautiful quote I found on Pinterest.
If you play along  share your project on  our Facebook page in the comments section under the mini challenge graphic by 31st May.

I appreciate that you take time to stop by and leave a comment.
Thank You.

Enjoy your weekend.
 I hope you can find some time to be crafty.

Janice xoxo

Saturday, May 5, 2018

May 2018


 "Memories and Frame"

Memories to treasure

My DT layout for the beautiful challenge this month.
Janice: This stunning photo was taken at Sarah and Callum's engagement photo shoot. Callum proposed to Sarah at a salt lake on his parents' farm. He wrote 'Sarah, will you marry me?' in stones he had gathered from around the lake. It was a place they went to often so Sarah didn't think anything of it when Callum suggested they go for a bike ride to the lake one afternoon. She said 'Yes!' This was one of so many happy and special MEMORIES to treasure. I framed the photo by printing 2 of the same and punching out a square and using pop dots to layer and join them together. Then, I added chipboard FRAMES which I inked. I even snipped a chipboard frame into 5 pieces and used the pieces as embellishments to decorate my page.

The inspirational WORD is "Memories" and the CREATIVE challenge is "Frame"
Add any type of frame to your project!

A close up of the layers and chipboard frames and the punched out photo to frame the photo underneath. The frames are filled with different pieces of patterned paper and embellishments.

The title is a gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard font. simply inked.

I really appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to leave me some love.
Thank You.


Friday, May 4, 2018

May 2018

 Hello and welcome to my blog!

"Its a Date"

  An  easy but fun challenge at Kraft+ this month.
All we need is a date. on whatever you choose to create.
Click on the link above to see what the DT have created to inspire you.

My Design Team Reveal is these 2 cards.
 A birthday card. I used a date stamp on  the background and a  some old Thickers for the birthday date..
And a Christmas card.

We would love you to play along and share your creation with us. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comments.

Janice xoxo

Monday, April 23, 2018

April 2018

Hello my Crafty Friends.

 My design Team Reveal.
A tag- very simple, using chipboard pieces , embossing folders, wire, old alphas.  and some thread.
"Stay WILD and Free"... Love this quote.

Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments.

Monday, April 2, 2018

April 2018

Hello my Krafty Friends.

My Design Team Reveal.

My Card design was inspired by Amanda's Beautiful  challenge graphic
My ingredients list.
Something old- everything is form my stash
Something new- the card I have made
Something Borrowed- my Mums Circuit to cut the leaves, the hidden hexagons and little cup /saucer
Something Blue- I inked the chipboard with blue inks, blue Maja Design Paper, blue flowers and blooms.

and the challenge is
 a RECIPE challenge with only FOUR ingredients.
You can interpret the recipe as you like.. but let us know HOW you've used the ingredients.

criteria: KRAFT + Follow the recipe to cook up a fantastic K+ creation.

Thanks for stopping by.   and for you continued support and lovely comments.
I hope you feel inspired to play along and join in the fun.

Janice xx

Sunday, April 1, 2018

April 2018

Hello Everyone!


This is my Design Team Reveal for the new challenge over at More Than Words.

The word NATURE inspired me to scrap these photos of Tessie taken outside. We adore our little grand fur baby. Puppy sitting is so much fun. She is such great company and a wonderful little walking companion. She loves being outside in nature, digging holes, chewing her bone and playing with her toys. She will find a random spot in the garden, lay down, sun herself and sleep/doze. When she wakes she has a witching moment and does laps of the garden as fast as she can...its so funny to watch. We love her to bits.. Tessie the wonder dog. For the Creative Challenge we could use either an Animal Image or Animal print. on our creation.. The graphic also inspired me to scrap a cluster of photos.

The word inspiration for this month is "Nature"
and the
Creative Challenge is to use an Animal print or image,
you decide.

Join in, have fun and share with us.
So many fabulous prizes up for grabs.

Thanks for any messages you kindly leave.
Thanks also to a couple of beautiful new followers.

Janice xx

Monday, March 26, 2018

March 2018

Hello Everyone!

 A MM card I made  for my Design Team Reveal.
Using lots of bits and pieces from my stash.
Blooms, stencils, Inks,  Chipboard butterfly(Twiddleybitz) yes that's been in my stash for quite  awhile, washi tape, stamps, TA Glimmer mist, embossing folder and ribbon.
 Share your creation with us on our Facebook page for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

 Kraft Plus Challenge
March 2018
sketch and fussy cutting

Happy Birthday

Here is my Design Team take on the new challenge at Kraft+
I enjoy working with a sketch and being able to interpret it to suit my style.
Fussy Cutting, well I'm not a fussy cutters so that was a challenge for me, but that's what its all about.
I found a piece of Cocoa Vanilla paper and fussy cut the flower and coloured them with inks and gelatos. I also stamped and fussy cut the leaves. 
Using up some more of my stash.
2Crafty Chipboard pieces, cardboard, scraps of paper, embroidery thread and gauze.

The challenge Graphic for March.
sketch   +   fussy cutting

Read the rules, play, have fun and share your creation with us on the Kraft+ blog to  be in with a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes from the generous sponsors.
Look at the DT inspiration here.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Your kind words are always appreciated.

Janice xx

More Than Words Challenge
My design Team reveal for March 

 Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Comfortable & Colour Combo


 This is my Design Team  take for the new challenge at More Than Words Challenges for this month.
Very much outside of my comfort zone creating with these colours.
I decided to go with the purples and add a touch of gold.
A simple but very important quote/message for my daughter. 
This quote inspired me to create a layout about my beautiful daughter
"Always be you, be beautiful and be comfortable in your own skin. Embrace yourself for all you are." 
March 2018
 This month   inspiration word is "COMFORTABLE" and the
Creative Challenge is a "Colour Combo" and we would like you  to use at least 3 of the colours.
 A hint I was given when doing a colour challenge is to pick one colour and make that your predominant colour and add small touched of the other colours.

 Stash busting again to create this. Its amazing what you can find when you start looking.
Some old Basic Grey papers again. Yes I loved Basic Grey so have quite the stash still.

 2Crafty Chipboard pieces. 

 A close up of the cluster and layers.
Blooms, chipboard and thread.
I have used Prima, D'Lish and Kaisercraft blooms in the cluster.
Embroidery thread is a good cluster filler, I have used a multi coloured  6 stand one. snipped into short pieces and each strand pulled apart, twisted and tucked into the cluster using tweezers. 

 Some beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard pieces altered by heat embossing and colouring with Versa Colour Gold Ink.

 More gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard.

A close up of the cluster.

I appreciate that you take the time to stop by and leave a comment. Thank you so much.
If you do visit and leave a comment I will stop by your blog and do the same. Its always exciting to check out new blogs. and see what everyone is creating. 
You may even like to become a follower of my blog.

 Janice xx

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