Friday, July 29, 2016

More than Words Mini July Challenge Have Fun



Today I am sharing this little tag I have made for the
Here is the challenge requirements.
I haven't  created or shared much in awhile now....the mojo seems to have disappeared.
Note to self...start on something small!




When I saw this challenge it inspired me to  delve into my stash and have a play with texture paste, paints, heat gun, Tattered Angels Glimmermists,  Dylusions Ink Spray, Inks, Stamps, washi tape, twine and some 2Crafty Chipboard Balloons.

Although the Chipboard Balloons are only small I did manage to get quite messy!
But most importantly I had lots of fun and love the little tag I have created.

Thanks for stopping by!

Janice
xx




Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Guest Designing at Kraft+ for June


Today is the 1st of June
and I am here to share a little secret I have been keeping.

I am honoured, excited and  happy to be a  


The  June Challenge:
"the puzzle"
use
"Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces" on your Kraft Project

Click here to  go to the Kraft Plus blog, read the rules and see the AMAZING inspirational projects that the talented Design Team have created.
I'm sure you will feel inspired to create.

Here's the challenge

 


 
....and
here is what I made.

 {fixing your iPhone piece by piece}
When Sandra asked me if I would like to be a Guest Designer and the challenge was to use
Jigsaw Puzzle pieces I jumped at the chance.
I have always been a jigsaw lover and made many a jigsaw puzzle in my time.
I wanted  to think outside the box and create something a little different.
I had a few ideas in mind and tried them, but nothing seemed to be working...until.... 3o'clock one morning I woke up and had this most amazing idea....next thing was to now get back to sleep till the morning and then try to get that idea from my head onto paper...sometimes easier said than done for me! 
Going through my printed photo pile next morning, I saw this photo of Matthew and thought it would be perfect for what I had in mind.
Matthew  broke/smashed the screen on his iPhone and decided to purchase another one and replace it by himself.  He is very handy with his hands. The new screen arrives....piece by piece he took the broken screen off,  there were so many pieces, and such tiny piece's...I didn't think he would ever get it back together and working again. To his credit and with the help of google he persevered and eventually  got each piece back  and now has a working phone. A happy boy!
Hence all the little jigsaw puzzle pieces represent all the little iPhone pieces he had  laying around and had to replace.
I adhered all the pieces with a spray glue.
The bigger  jigsaw pieces are 2Crafty Chipboard products. 

Thank so much for stopping by!
Remember if you create something  for Kraft+,  share on the Kraft+ Facebook page and/or add your page to the  Kraft+ blog to be in the running to win a prize from one of the wonderful sponsors.
I look forward to seeing what everyone creates and shares this month.

Janice xx

Sunday, May 29, 2016

More Than Words Mini May Challenge - "Time To Celebrate"

Hello to all my Scrappy Friends and to my new followers!


Today I have played along with the Mini  More Than Words May Challenge.
More Than Words have a monthly Mini Challenge  which runs on the last week  of each month and is for cards, tags and ATC's only. The challenge requires you to used a specific word on your project. They must be able to see the word....this month the word is "TIME". I am just getting this is on time....hehehe. Entry for this challenge is via Facebook only.

Here is a tag I made....ready to tie on my Mums Birthday present.


 Having a play and trying my hand at a bit of mixed media.
I admire so many of the mixed media artists, (who by the way make it look so easy), and I have always wanted to give it a go. I have tried a few times without success but was really happy with how my little tag turned out. Note to self....work on something small to start with.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look.
 Thanks also for the many lovely comments you leave.

Janice xx

Friday, May 13, 2016

Kraft Plus May Challenge......drive time

Hello to all my Scrappy friends!
You can see that I haven't been scrapping for awhile......I am a daytime scrapper so working full time sadly doesn't
 allow much  scrapping time for me!
With the rainy, wet and windy weekend, I had a couple of enjoyable days sitting and scrapping!

Kraft Plus have another amazing challenge this month
.....the challenge is to be inspired by ?
image inspiration + your creativity.

 I was inspired to create this layout. 

{"drive time"}

After looking at the image,
 I looked through my photo pile and saw this photo of Sarah first learning to drive.
Car...driving. 
Yeah that is what I would do...and this is what I came up with.
I hope it fits the challenge. I was also inspired by the circles and the grungy/messy background.

The Challenge looks like this!

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to stop by!
 Your lovely comments  are always much appreciated.

Enjoy your weekend!

 Janice xx

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Scrap The Girls March Challenge

 Hello to all my Crafty Friends.

 I love working with a sketch and I spotted this fabulous one over at  Scrap The Girls this month.
The beauty of playing with a sketch is that you can interpret it to suit your own style.

This is my take.

{Your smile looks amazing}


This is the sketch rotated clockwise so  I could add 2 photos.
 The embellishment spot on the sketch is where I added my other photo.
 2Crafty Chipboard have lots  of fantastic  words and wordlets
to help you easily add a title on your page.

 I hope you are all enjoying your Easter weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.

Janice xx

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Kraft + March Challenge

Hello my Scrappy Friends!

The months challenge over at Kraft +

A Sketch....with a twist.

You must include houndstooth pattern somewhere on your creation.

 Surprise, surprise after a look through my rather large paper stash...ta da,  I found some!

Here is what I have made.

{Cherished Moments}

The fabulous sketch from Em Stafrace looks like this.


Thanks for stopping by.
I really appreciate each and every beautiful comment.

Janice xx 


Janice


Monday, March 7, 2016

Happy 100th Birthday


Hello!

I was thrilled to be asked by a lovely lady to make a
 Birthday card for her  beautiful Mother In Law. 
...not just any Birthday ..
.She will be celebrating her 100th Birthday
 A wonderful and very special milestone.

Here is what I have made for her, I hope she likes it.


My wish for her.

"Congratulations"
"Warmest wishes to you on your special day.
May it be filled with sunshine, happiness and smiles, laughter and love.
Have a wonderful 100th Birthday."


Janice xx

Saturday, March 5, 2016

March - Scrap the Boys Challenge -{wanted for}

The March Challenge over at
is to be inspired by the mood board below.
I had to smile when I saw these colours pop up  on this mood board.
 I played along  with last month  sketch challenge  at Scrap The Boys 
and used very similar colours on my layout.
I love  the colours and found these very old but cute photos of my little man...and I was brave and actually hand wrote on the layout. :).

This is what I made.

{wanted for}

 The gorgeous Mood Board.
Pop over to the blog by clicking on the link above and see what the
 amazing DT have created to inspire you.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate that you take the time to leave lovely comments.
If its your first time here I would love for you to become a follower of my blog 
and I will be sure to pop by your blog.

Janice xx

Friday, February 26, 2016

February - More Than Words Mini Challenge

Hi Everyone!

 Can you believe it is almost the end of another month.

I  am really loving the mini challenges at More Than Words


and here is a card I have made.

{Have a MAGIC Day}

There is still a couple of days left to join in.
 Click on the links above to see all the Design Teams gorgeous and inspirational pieces.
Follow all the rules and link your piece on the More Than Words Facebook page under the Mini Challenge post.

Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave me such beautiful comments.
Enjoy your weekend.

Janice xx

White.....with 1 - chocolate February Challange

 Welcome  to my blog.

 I have been scrapping again and enjoyed playing along with the challenge over at 
The colour for February is ...chocolate




Here is what I made.

{special memories}

His name was Smudge but we called him "Smudgee" or "Big Fella"
He was a part of our family for 16 years, sadly he is no longer with us.
 He was such an affectionate cat and had so many special ways. He never got tired of being patted and when we thought we had finished he would always reach out with his feet and try to hold us there for just a bit longer. When we walked from a to b he would always weave across our feet  almost tripping us over. He loved fish and was always there to eat the bit left over after the fish were cleaned. He was an outside  cat and  no matter how many times I shifted him or told him,  he would always lay in the sun. He had most of his ears removed 2 years ago because of skin cancers and more recently it  spread to his eyelids. After one lot of treatment which only lasted for 2 months it became too much for him. Still feel sad when I look at this photo. 
{journaling is on the back}

Thanks for stopping by.

Janice xx


Monday, February 22, 2016

Scrap The Boys February Sketch Challenge

 Hi Everyone.

I spotted this fabulous sketch over at Scrap The Boys.
I love creating with a sketch and interpreting it to suit my own style.

The Sketch

I rotated it clockwise and used it like this. 

and here is what I have made.

{This is you...}


Love this boy to bits.<3
He is 19 in this photo not a boy anymore I suppose, but he will always be my boy. xx
I have used some gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard pieces to embellish my layout.

Thanks heaps for stopping by.
Your comments really brighten my day...each one is read and truly appreciated.

Janice xx

Monday, February 15, 2016

Kraft+ February Challenge


They are going postal and want you to be inspired by 
Postage Stamps.


My take on the Challenge.

{Best Wishes}
A Card.....using some beautiful bloom stamps.
I dug deep into my stash and found some super old postal stamp scissors which I used to edge the 2 pieces of Kraft and then added some thin strips of postal washi tape.

Thanks for another awesome challenge Sandra
 and thanks to the incredibly talented Design Team for  sharing your outstanding and inspirational pieces.

Thanks for stopping by.

Janice xx

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Turtle Soup Creative Magazine - February 2016



Hello Everyone! 

I have been keeping a little secret and am excited and happy to share with you all,
 that the February issue of

 Turtle Soup Creative Magazine is now live.

 http://turtlesoupmagazine.blogspot.com/…/february-creative-…

I am lucky enough to have 7 layouts (pages 18 & 19) and
 a card (pg 69) published in this issue.

Thank you to Bev Code...Ontario, Canada, for inviting and encouraging me
 to  submit/share my work in the magazine.

Click on the link above,  once you are there, click to view magazine, then click on Full Screen to browse the magazine., click on the smaller pages across the bottom.

 It is jammed packed full of fabulous creative projects submitted by many talented ladies.

The options to submit this month were 1. use the colour palette below OR 2. use the themes: all things red, love, valentines, family/friends love. (Themes do not have to match the colour palette)

This is the colour board to be inspired by


Here are my published layouts 
(sorry not a real clear picture)


Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you have found some time to be creative this weekend.

Janice xx





















Saturday, January 30, 2016

January - More Than Words- Mini Challenge

A brand new challenge site 
Click on the link to see all the gorgeous and inspirational  creations by the very talented DT .
They have 2 challenges each month.

Here is the January "More Than Words" Mini Challenge!
I have played along with the  very first More Than Words Mini Challenge.
Here is what I created!

"May your day be as special as you"

Just sneaking this one in on time.
 Thanks for stopping by.

Janice xx

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kraft+ January Challenge - "your favourite"

 My 1st layout for 2016.

January Kraft + Challenge
hand writing


 This is my take on the challenge

"your favourite"

Thanks for stopping by. 
Any comments you leave will be read and much appreciated.

Janice  xx

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Creating Cards

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing some easy and simple cards.
All made from my scrap stash.


 A few close ups.




Thanks for stopping by! 
Janice xx

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Everyone.

A BIG Hello and welcome back to my blog.

I haven't scrapped  a layout since August.

I spent September and early October planning, organizing and preparing for my Daughters wedding....see a couple of photo in the post below.
October also saw me take on the Head Stewards role for the 
Hobbies and Handicraft section at the Cummins Show.
My Dad also celebrated his 80th Birthday with Family and Friends.
Early November I had a few days away in Adelaide with  Sarah and  
finished my Christmas shopping. 
An early start saw us get second row seats at the Christmas Pageant, but we  still had a good view.
Kevin and Matthew had time away at the Test Cricket in Adelaide.
December is always a pretty bust time in the Post Office leading up to Christmas.
It is a wonderful time of the year.
Hence I had limited scrapping time.

But I am back and looking forward to scrapping again in 2016.

To get me inspired I decided to create some simple and easy Christmas Cards.
Here is a sample of some I made.
Pinterest is a great place for ideas and Inspiration
Thanks to my lovely Mum for cutting out lots of Christmas elements for me to add to the cards.
It really is amazing what you can create using up scrap pieces of paper.
Some of the papers I have used have been in my stash since I first started scrapping, 
 probably 8 years ago. 
Note to self: Watch tutorials and give them a try...it is so much fun.
Thanks to those who share their creative talents for me to enjoy.








Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you All had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you all the Best for 2016.

Love 
Janice xx

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sarah & Callum

Hello Everyone!
Not much has been happening on here for awhile.
The reason why.
We have been planing and preparing for this special day.
It happened last Sunday
the 4th of October 2015
Here is  the Gorgeous Bride & Groom
Sarah & Callum Agnew.

Their Amazing Friends
We had the most perfect day. 
Jade Norwood photographed the wedding.
 She is very talented and has taken so many absolutely stunning and amazing photos. 
Thank you Jade.
To see more of Jade's work you can follow or like her page on Face book or check out her blog here.

Janice xx

Thursday, August 13, 2015

August- Show Us Your Stuff Moodboard Challenge

Hello Everyone!

the Australian scrapbooking challenge blog devoted to all things HANDMADE

This month Show Us Your Stuff's challenge is a collaborative design by two of the  lovely DT ladies - Lisette and Chloe. They have come up with this very inspiring mood board to play along with...
You can be inspired by this board however you wish, just remember you must include a handmade embellishment somewhere on your layout!


...here is what I made.

[Cummins Show Day}

I'm guessing you can see what inspired me....
yes... the top centre picture...love it.
I used the colours, the design and added the flowers as
 Sarah got a prize for her bunch of flowers at the show. 
I have started scrapping some much older photos so the quality is not good but I still want to scrap them and remember the great times  she had at the Show.
October 2002

 After looking at the mood board I was inspired to add my journaling this way.


My HANDMADE embellie is this little crochet blue Heart....my scrapping trademark.

Pop over to the Show Us Your Stuff blog  and see the amazing DT's creative  and inspirational work. Charm Creations are sponsoring this month and Charms creative team have also  designed some fantastic work. 
If you are looking for some unique handmade embellishments for your layouts, be sure to visit the Charms Creations store HERE and see what's new. (There are new releases to the store EVERY Friday, plus a bonus gift for every order placed with the "Fresh & Free Friday" promotion.)

Charm Creations is offering our August challenge winner a whopping $25 voucher to spend in store!


Thanks so much for stopping by.
I get a buzz each time someone leaves me some love.

This will probably be my last layout for a few weeks
. I have lots of wedding preparations that I need to be working on.
I will still be around and following what you are all up to though.

Enjoy your day.

Janice 
xx



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Kraft Plus K+ Graduation day

Hello!

Kraft Plus have another brilliant challenge this month.

Zentangle Doodling!
The criteria:
Kraft  background and add ZENTANGLING to your creation.
(As much or as little as you like, and in any colour.)



Thinking cap on...
.and also playing  along with my own challenge of making old new again and using what is in my stash.... I found these very old Basic Grey  Rub-Ons snipped them up and added them to my page.
I have always loved Rub Ons  so my stash is...... ...well lets just say I still have a few  to use up.
I have had these for quite awhile  and they were still perfect and rubbed on beautifully.
 To add some dimension I used some 2Crafty Chipboard pieces,
(butterflies and surprise, surprise a heart) and added my touch of Zentangling.
Even though I haven't zentangled  much it was lots of fun.

Here is my page.

[GRADUATION day}

My journaling is written on the back and reads something like this.......

I went to Adelaide and went along to Sarah's Graduation ceremony.
It was a long day, but a special day and I was so pleased I was there with Sarah.
 4 Years of Uni finished.
 Uni SA Graduate for the degree of  Bachelor of Education, Primary & Middle
We are so proud of this young lady and of her achievements.
The purple flower is the Education colour
 and the hood on her gown was lined with purple.
They also had to wear the Mortarboard.
She looked beautiful all dressed up and was very excited, happy and pleased to receive her certificate.
Now she can teach.
Good luck Sarah we Wish you all the Very Best,  we know you will be a wonderful teacher.
Sadly she didn't get a job after applying for what seemed like hundreds.
Feeling disappointed but not defeated  she reapplied for Uni to  study Special Education.
She chose to study externally so she could also do some  Temporary Relief Teaching (TRT).
During the 2nd term she had lots of work and really enjoyed the role
 and putting all her hard work into practice.
 This term she is working 3 days a week, 1 on 1, with a young boy who has  Asperger's. So far  she has had amazing results and wonderful compliments, credits and praise from the School Principal, the Mother and other teachers.
They say things happen for a reason.


Get you pens out and your Zen on.
It is very relaxing

Thank you so much for popping by my blog.
Thanks also for your special comments.

The wedding preparations are all going well.

Janice
xx


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