Thursday, November 2, 2017

My November DT reveal
"Fun in the Sun"

Hello Friends, thanks for stopping by.

"summer days"

 Today I am sharing my Design Team layout for  the beautiful More Than Words Challenges.
This month the challenge word is "Outdoors"
and the creative challenge is to "Show us some woodgrain!"



We love the great outdoors.
 A close up of the woodgrain paper which matches the planks on the jetty.
We had such a fun day.. Summertime  always brings us outdoors and to the beach.
Tumby Bay is a very picturesque spot and a walk up the jetty is a must.



Lots of strands and tangles of twine and  string.
 I have attached a couple of little  Dusty Attic chipboard anchors and some Dusty Attic  chipboard fishing net.
Little touches of torn washi tape added another layer.


A close up of the Dusty Attic chipboard  title, anchor, frame and seagull.
Each piece is coloured with inks and gelatos.
The post piece on the seagull chippie was embossed with my cuttlebug to add some dimension.

Thanks to Tiff, Tiff  Firth Photography for the gorgeous photo.
The photo is of our beautiful children.
Yes its another old photo, the kids were much younger.
 I don't think they would be able to swing them like this anymore.

 This is such a great challenge, I hope I have inspired you to play along. I would love to see how you interpret it. Look here to see the incredible Design Team creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by. It make my day to read your kind comments.
 Enjoy your day!


Janice xx






Wednesday, November 1, 2017

My November Design Team Reveal
"think BIG"

Hello Everyone!

 "play"

 This is what I made for the November Kraft+ challenge.
This month we had to "think BIG"
I have added a BIG musical note, treble clef, printed from the computer and coloured with  inks and stamped randomly with a music stamp. I used  foam dots to adhere to create some dimension. Then cut a  photo to pop inside the note.


Kraft Plus November Challenge -"think BIG"



 Stash busting with some wonderful music Twiddlybitz chipboard, simply inked black.
Scattered around is some little musical note buttons


 "To learn music is to learn a whole new language"
Pinterest is an amazing place to find quotes. I loved this one and thought it was perfect. I do not have a musical bone in my body so really admire  people who do play musical instruments.
I use some old thickers alphas for my title and the chipboard note is again Twiddlybitz which is no longer around. 


A close up of the photo I cut to fit inside the Treble Clef.
Sarah played the Saxophone for 3 years.
She had lessons once a week at Cummins school. She played in the Port Lincoln
High School Band. We travelled to Port Lincoln once a week for practice. A big commitment but she loved it. It required lots of practice and lots of puff.
Love the sound of the Saxophone. 

We hope you find time and feel inspired to play along and share with us on the Kraft+ Blog to be in with a chance to win a prize from the amazing sponsors.
You can share on our Facebook page too but you must link to the blog for a chance to win.
If you are unsure how to link there is a tutorial on both the blog and Facebook page, if you still cannot work it out we are happy to help you.

Look here to see the incredible Design Teams  amazing work. 

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Janice xx


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

More Than Words  Mini Challenge
My October  DT reveal
"Fine"


Hello !

A wonderful Mini Challenge this month at 
.

My design team reveal is a card


I created a card for this months mini challenge.
The cluster is made from lots of old products. The white flower is from a cheap shop,  prima blooms, twiddleybits chippy pieces, from my 1st design team many years ago, some thread, purple fabric flowers from spotlight,. an embossed piece of paper. Everything is covered with splatters and flicks of watered purple Faber Castel Gelato. Finished with  the sentiment "Have a fine day" 
 We would love for you to play along and share your creation on our Facebook page in the comments section to be in the running to win an awesome prize.

Click here  to see the Design Teams  amazing work.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Its always a thrill to receive and read your lovely comments.

Thank you!!



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








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