Sunday, January 22, 2017

Scrap The Girls - treasure forever

Its a Mood Board.
Here is what it looks like.
Amazing and Beautiful!

 I spied this challenge early in the month and my first thoughts ..."that's beautiful but way to hard and not colours I would usually use." But there was something there that kept drawing me back for another look. Wanting to scrap today I decided to give it a go...found the photo ...3 Generations hand shot all wearing our wedding rings....(Sarah, myself and Mum),   delved  deep into my stash to find papers and suitable embellishments.

 and this is my finished layout.

[treasure forever}

Using some really old Basic Grey Paper from when I very first started scrapbooking....yeah its old. Also some newer Crate Paper.

 Showing a close up of the details in the cluster.
Blooms, flowers, 2Crafty Chipboard, leaves, thread, pearls, metal flowers

 An embossed 2Crafty Chipboard Butterfly

 I love these small 2Crafty Chipboard words.I heat embossed using 2 different colours.
Also a gold embossed 2Crafty chipboard heart.

Really happy with my finished page.  So pleased I played along and did the challenge ......after all it is a challenge and if it  was really easy it wouldn't be a challenge would it.
Thanks Krisy from Scrap The Girls for setting the challenge and the inspiration from the DT.

Thank you for your kind words about my layouts...means the world to me.
Enjoy your day!

Janice xx

Saturday, January 21, 2017

D-Lish Scraps - this life is pretty good

                                              My first time playing along here at D-Lish Scraps.
I loved  the Inspiration Board, the bright fresh colour palette and the fabulous sketch.

Here it is!

....and here is my take using the colour palette and the sketch.
I love working with a sketch and interpreting it  to suit my style.

{this life is pretty good}

The colours are so bright, fresh and summery and this photo of Matthew fishing on our  recent boating trip in his coloured shorts was perfect.. We had such a great day.

 A fabulous 2Crafty Chipboard pieces altered using Versa Colour Inks.

 A close up of some of the smaller details.

Flowers, blooms, doily, 2Crafty Chipboard, thread, washi tape, paper strips, puffy stickers.

   It was such a fun challenge to play along with.
Working with colour challenges can sometimes be hard, but if you pick out a predominant colour you can them add smaller  touches of the other colours. Here I have used more of the blue/green colours as the main elements and added touches of the corals and yellows.

Thanks for the inspiration D-Lish Scraps.

Thanks for stopping by!
Your kind words are much appreciated.

Enjoy your weekend!

Janice xx

Our randomly selected winner is ...

Congrats Janice! Please email me your postal details so I can get your 'Fresh Cut' JAP Kit in the post to you. 

Thrilled to be the random winner. The JAP kit was absolutely gorgeous. Thank you D-Lish Scraps.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Scrap the Boys - January Challenge- Teach Your Kids What Counts Most

The January Challenge is to create a Layout using Numbers.
 Here is my take on the challenge.

{Teach Your Kids What Counts Most.}

I stash busted for this layout.
I found an old piece of number paper and used it as a stencil to create the background using white paint. Added some of the fabulous 2Crafty Chipboard pieces, got the old dymo xpress out to add the journaling and lastly to add some colour I used some washi tape.
A pretty simple layout !

I have hand written my journaling on the back of the layout.
We are very proud  of our  boy.
We were told quite often what a great kid he was and how he had many of these qualities in life (the list on the layout) at a young age, and to this day he still has them. and we are still being told what a great lad he is. Might be a bit biased but we are very proud of the young man he has become.

Layered  2Crafty Chippie pieces.
Number Panels, Mini School Year Titles, Mini Family Icons,
Hessian Patch, Mini Fast Forward Arrows, and  Stars.

 The stencilled background.

Thank You once again for taking the time to visit my blog.
I really appreciate your kind  words.
January is a really quiet time at work for me, so I'm making the most of  it and loving that my mojo has returned and that I am able to spend time creating and sharing.
Thanks to those wonderful challenge organizers and their DT for inspiring me to play along.

Janice xx

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kraft+ Board - On your Bike- happiness is this......

"on your bike"
Look at this gorgeous Kraft Plus Board.
So much to love.

Here is my interpretation.
Inspired by the bikes, the blue tones and I loved the quote.

{Happiness is this.....}

Using some of the gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard from my stash.
happiness is this,
Heart, Chevrons, Bike, December

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by my blog.
. I appreciate your kind word very much.

Enjoy your week.

Janice xx

Monday, January 16, 2017

Guest Designing at Colour Stories Inspiration


I'm thrilled to be Guest designing again for Colour Stories Inspiration
Case File NO. 222

I love the concept of these challenges
The Scheme- use all 5 colours -  You may use neutrals (Black, White, Kraft, Cream, Gray, Brown) to these colours.  Hint: pick a predominant colour and use small amount of the others if you wish.
Evidence- from the list choose 3 or more to include on your page.
Testimony- This is the journaling part. Choose one or more elements for your journaling.
I chose Winter.
This photo of Sarah was taken in  December 2013 when she visited Churchill.
Needless to say it was very cold.
Have fun!!!


The Scheme: All 5 colours used.
I picked white as my predominant colour and added smaller pieces of the other 4 colours.
Click here to be inspired by the DT and GDT members  creations.
Evidence: chevrons, ribbon, bow, glitter, patterned boards, snowflakes

I finished this layout, read and reread my journaling before I printed it out, Cut it out, stuck it on and re read again. Photographed, edited, sent to Debbi and put it aside. A week later I reread it again and noticed a spelling mistake...amazing how the mind reads and misses things.

My Journaling reads-
Its Winter time here in Churchill, and its freezing!!
Yeah its freezing alright...outside for a few minutes and my eyelashes were frozen.
Such an amazing experience. One we will remember for a lifetime.
We stayed at Jen and Gerald's, who own Blue-sky Dog sledding Expeditions.
A few days before Christmas, Gerald took us on a dog sled ride, hunting for a Christmas tree.
We rugged up, put on our coats with big red bows attached to the hats, which is a tradition of theirs whilst tree hunting and away we went. Todays temperature was minus 30. We enjoyed a beautiful white Christmas Day, experienced some incredibly cold days, played in the snow, we spent time feeding and tending to the sled dogs,we saw the Northern lights and we walked along the edge of the Hudson Bay.

Its such a great challenge, you have 2 weeks to plays and upload your layout here for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Janice xx

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Dusty Attic - January 2017 Mood Board and Sketch - Our Adventures begin.

 Hello and welcome!

The Dusty Attic have a spectacular Mood Board and Sketch to play along with this month.
I was lucky enough to win some gorgeous Dusty Attic Chipboard recently and with our new boat in mind, I choose a few beach, boat, sea  themed pieces. When this board popped up on face book, I knew I had to play along, it was perfect. 
I was also inspired by the amazing work of Tina Ollett.

The Mood Board and a fabulous Sketch by The Nifty Pixel
I love working with a sketch and being able to interpret it how I wish.
Em created  such awesome sketches.

This is my interpretation using both the Mood Board and the Sketch.

{our Adventures begin}

 Creative Layers #3 (Anchor)
Polaroid Frames
Ships Wheels  small

Creative Layers #3 ( mini ships wheel)

Creative Layers #3 ( scallop piece)
Seagrass ( small)

Mini Anchors

I  had some me time again and  really enjoyed putting this layout together.
Thanks Dusty Attic for the inspiration.

Thank to those who stop by and leave me such kind words.
Each and every one is read and truly appreciated.

Have a great weekend.

Janice  xx

edited to add.

Very happy to be the winner of this challenge. Thank you Dusty Attic for the amazing prize.

the January 2017 winner of the $100 Dusty Attic voucher so without a further ado the winner is  .....

Janice please contact us at

Monday, January 2, 2017

Colour Stories Inspiration - Guest Designing - Scrapping Case File No. 221

 A big warm welcome to my blog.

I've been keeping a little secret.
I was thrilled when Debbi Tehrani from Colour Stories Inspiration  asked me if I would like to play along  with this Case File as a Retired Detective to help celebrate their 5th Birthday.
I loved my time on the team as a Detective, so jumped at the opportunity to play along.

I'm hoping it is the kick start I need to do more scrapping in 2017. 

This is Case File No. 221.
I love the concept of these challenges
The Scheme- use all 5 colours -  You may use neutrals (Black, White, Kraft, Cream, Gray, Brown) to these colours.  Hint: pick a predominant colour and use small amount of the others if you wish.
Evidence- from the list choose 3 or more to include on your page.
Grid Pattern, Banners, String, Circles, Enamel Dots, Tiny Dots, Leaves
Testimony- This is the journaling part. Choose one or more elements for your journaling.
The Sketch- this Case File has a sketch, Feel free to rotate, substitute elements etc. but use as an inspiration for your page. I substituted the chippie heart for one of the photos.
So much fun!!!
 ....and here is my layout.
"enjoy TODAY"

 A close up of some of the 2Crafty Chipboard pieces I used.

Check out the new Colour Stories Inspiration Blog here and see all the Challenge  details  and Rules on how to play along. The blog is also overflowing with inspiration from all the CSI Detectives, Guest Detectives and some Retired Detectives. It wonderful to see everyone's different interpretations. Remember to share if you do play along for your chance to win.

Thanks for stopping by.

Janice xx
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