Friday, 27 April 2018

Kraft Plus April challenge.

Kraft Plus recipe challenge


Remember when
Ahhh, boys with their toys!!


Something old - Perfect Pearls mists
Something new - Finnabair Art Basics Modelling Paste (I haven't used this brand before)
Something borrowed - the Bob Cat - hired for a day
Something blue - washi tape, embossing powder on the chippie, stars

Thanks to Sandra and the Kraft Plus team for another great challenge.
Thanks also to the amazing Sponsors.





Sunday, 11 March 2018

Kraft Plus March Challenge

Kraft Plus - Sketch and Fussy Cutting


Life is Good
 Another photo of Smudge, this time resting in my craft space.


I liked the layout of the sketch and have used a lot of elements from it, but as always some things were tweaked. I liked the circles and tried to incorporate them....but in the end, they had to go. 
My fussy cut items are the butterflies and the feathers.

Thank you to Sandra for creating another fantastic challenge and three cheers for the awesome sponsors.


Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration: Case #247



Magical  Moment


How I solved the case:
The scene: all five colours used - but I did tone down the colours a little.
The evidence: floral patterns (stamping in hot pink), mixed media background, flowers, animals.
The testimony: document - a summer memory, presentation - add some flowers to my journaling strips.

A fun summery investigation. Thanks Debbi and the team at CSI.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Kraft Plus February Challenge.


I am very excited to be representing A2Z Scraplets for this months Kraft Plus challenge - ABBA thank you for the music - mamma mia. Pop over to the Kraft Plus blog and check out all the inspirational pages - then create a project and play along.


I was inspired by the ABBA song I do, I do, I do, I do, I do.
Perfect to finally scrap some photos from my wedding...we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year so about time!


A2Z Scraplets had the perfect chipboard piece (times 2). I have kept the chipboard raw to match with the earthy tones on the page.


To create the background I used crackle texture paste (gold) with a cobblestone stencil, spraying dark brown mist around the edges. I coloured some muslin with a gold mist and used this under the photo with some micro beads. I added some touches of red to accentuate the red lining of my dress. The red mesh heart was a 'Christmas gift tag'.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #246



make everyday awesome


How I solved the case: 
Colour scheme copied - bright white, sky blue, olive green, mushroom beige, muted brick red.
Evidence: solid white background, text print (on Charm Creation star), hearts, flowers, doily.
Testimony: write journalling on a tag and attach it.

Thanks to Debbi and the team for another great challenge.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Kraft Plus - January Challenge

Caffeine Hit


coffee habit
Our cat Smudge has a liking for coffee and often tries to drink from our coffee cups. This is what happened when I was out of the room....Isabelle took photos rather than stopping him!!!!


I tried to replicate the look of coffee spills on the background, using several different spray inks. The title was die cut from some beautiful thick card (a scented candle box) that had a shimmery look. I have kept the whole layout fairly simple to let the photos tell the story.

Thanks to Sandra and the Kraft Plus team for a great challenge to start the new year. Thanks also to the awesome sponsors.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #245



Dan & Phil come to Adelaide


How I have solved the case, using the traditional method.

The scheme: greenish black - background stamping (cobblestone), off white - crackle texture paste, Charms Creations star, celadon - mist on background, mustard yellow - mist on background, khaki green - ink on lettering (Dan & Phil).
The evidence - wood grain (on trees), triangles, trees, other animal (cat).
The testimony - 6 word memoir, Inspirational word 'night'....and documented an activity in winter.