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! is what I made.

[Cummins Show Day}

I'm guessing you can see what inspired me....
yes... the top centre 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 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.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Kraft Plus K+ Graduation day


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.


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.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

THANK YOU to Kraft Plus and the Challenge Sponsors


Firstly, Thank you to Kraft Plus for making these challenges available for us, to create, to have fun and to preserve memories.. I am really enjoying playing along.

 Secondly The hugest of THANK YOUS to the Kraft Plus Challenge Sponsors
 for my very generous prize packages.
I was shocked, surprised and absolutely over the moon to win the first Kraft Plus Challenge.
Thank you to  Sandra for such a fabulous first challenge.
Thank you to the Kraft Plus Design Team for choosing my layout.

The February Challenge

My Page

the wonderful prize from 2Crafty Chipboard.
Thank you Vanessa

Click here to see all the gorgeous Inspirational creations on the  2Crafty Blog

Pop over to the blog and simply by becoming a follower and leaving some comments you could be eligible to win some of this gorgeous chippie

....... then this happened

I was very surprised and  extremely happy to have my layout chosen as the winner for July.
Thanks again to everyone. 

The July Challenge

 My Page

the magnificent prize from Scraphappy Kat.
Thank your Kathie

Pop over to Scraphappy Kat and have a browse around. 
Kathie has got some fabulous products that I'm sure you will all love.
Scraphappy Kat here

 I don't consider my work to be anything special or outstanding so to win is
 so totally unexpected.
Its a huge thrill though!
Thanks everyone.


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Easel Card....Thank You for this gorgeous gift Helen. xx

 Hello  my Scrappy Friends.

You are in for a real treat today!
Whilst in Adelaide back in June I caught up with my  special scrappy friend Helen Wallace.
We met at a beautiful little coffee shop on Elizabeth Street in Croydon called "Queen Street Cafe"
They make a wonderful pot of tea, a delicious Hot Chocolate and a Fabulous Coffee.

I asked Helen to bring along some of her work to share with me,
 but before we looked at that she gave me this gorgeous gift.

Take a look...

Made by Helen.
                                                   It is an easel card, with 4 little drawers.
Each little draw is made separately and lined.
 Helen filled each draw with lots of little trinkets and bits and pieces.
A few of these little pieces have already found their way onto my layouts.  :)
Inside Helen has written a beautiful message to me.

 More close ups...
check out that  amazing little wish bone, the little bottle of micro beads, and the filigree  heart.

A clock, an angel, and some wooden veneer pieces.

You would have to agree ....It is gorgeous, isn't it!

Thank You Helen for this thoughtful and gorgeous gift. I appreciate your friendship.
 I always enjoy catching up and sharing our scrapping stories. 
Helen sent me the link to make one when I have time.
Thank you for sharing some of your pages with me, they are
 simply stunning, creative and very inspirational.

Janice xx
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