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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful -More Than Words March Challenge

 Yep it's that time again for a new Mood Board at More Than Words! This month brings us beautiful and butterflies what a great combo! My take was somewhat different! 
I believe that love is beautiful and diverse! My page is about love being beautiful and intimate and kept quietly out of the lime light. Hence the title Be your own kind of Beautiful! 
Our awesome Mood Board!
The second part of our challenge was to display a butterfly or two on your project. I chose both to stamp some on my page but also to fussy cut some from the border paper I was working with and pop them on my page. You can also see here where I cut another strip of the border sheet of flowers and colored them in red to bring out my page more.
I used the gorgeous LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club which featured papers from ScrapBerry's! Love the red and grey!! More fussy cutting and some stenciling! My design was also influenced by the sketch challenge at My Creative Sketches! This was their sketch this month 
I decided to cut my title in half to better fit my page. Initially I sprayed it with mists but wasn't happy with the color so I heat embossed it with black embossing powder.
Bottom half of the title!
I didn't over embellish this month I was a good girl and kept it simple with just a few blooms and a flair from Cuts2luv!
 That's if for now! See you soon!
All the best! :)


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Precious

This is my very first time entering a Lindy's Color Challenge. I figured now that I am the proud owner of quite the Lindy's Stamp Gang collection I should try my hand at one of their color challenges!
 I loved the colors for this month's challenge and go figure I had them all so I scrapped this adorable photo of my granddaughter Isla Skye.
And this is the color challenge for this month.
I used papers from the 7 Dots Studios Homegrown collection. I used Flirty and Attic. I used the Damask Mask from 7 Dots and added molding paste around my photo. I let it dry then went over the masking with some diluted Gesso to help pick up the colors I wanted to spray. I actually used all five colors from the challenge, I loved how they looked together!
I used this adorable Dusty Attic chippie Love Heart Corner to frame the side of my photo. I simply heat embossed it with embossing powder.  The flowers are primarily from Prima.

I tinted some Art Stones in Queen of Heart red and added them inside the chippie for added interest.
I love these little pebbles from Prima called melange! They magnify the small stamped images perfectly!
I tinted many of the flowers with the mists listed in the color challenge. I also used some Finnibar mechanicals on the page.

My title. Again heat embossed. I also added a few Art Stones in the P. Added another pebble and mechanical.
Last close-up of some blooms. I enjoyed all the misting and coloring on this layout. I think I just might try the next challenge! Hope you enjoyed!
All the best! :)

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

your day

I've recently decided to go back thru all my photos and scrap my favorite ones. Granted many of them are of my grandchildren but then again they are the ones who bring me so much joy in life. This photo is of my oldest grandchild Lilly at her Kindergarten graduation. I love this photo and although it is somewhat blurry I still want to remember this moment.  
I used the gorgeous Debutante line from Prima for this page. I love their papers, chippies, flowers all of it. The great thing about these lines is they provided you with everything you need to do a compete layout!
I did a lot of stenciling using a Prima mask and Finnibar's Acrylic paints. I tried to match the purplish hue of the background papers. Sequins from the line added extra interest and bling to the page.
I used a Blue Fern chippie called Jeweled Frame and went over it with various embossing powders and more acrylic paint. I then added a Vintage trinket just above the bow. You can see the adorable chippies that come with this line in the little coat hanger over the flower cluster. I also backed the photo with some cheesecloth and the beautiful Magnolia Trim from Prima.
A close up of my title and one of two flower clusters. I cut up a vine from 49 & Market in the plum color to help fit it onto the page. All other blooms are from Prima.
More close ups pf the gorgeous vine from 49 & Market with some Prima blooms and another chippie. I hope you enjoyed this layout. I hope to be back with many many more as this year I promised myself that I would scrap all my favorite photos of the grandchildren our furry babies and our friends! With four grandchildren and the fifth on the way it's a tall order! But i'll try!  Thanks for visiting! 
All the best! :)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

you & me More Than Words February Challenge

 I had loads of fun with this month's challenge over at More Than Words. The word for the month was together.I immediately thought of this photo of my daughter with my granddaughter taken during a fall photo shoot. 
 I have always loved unique photos and I really liked the fact that they are walking away from the camera and that little Isla is the focal point really of the photo.
This is the Challenge for the month:
We had to tie in the word together and use an ampersand on our page. I used the stunningly gorgeous papers from 49 & Market called Vintage Artistry. Love, love, love these papers!They are so thick you can just pile on the products and they have such gorgeous images on them! I can see many more layouts done with these papers!
 There was a lot of misting with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and masking going on with this page. Then the layering started! Blue fern chippies, a metal butterfly from Finnibar's mechanicals and blooms also from 49 & Market helped finish the page.
 Added some gesso to this bloom to blend it in a bit more. Don't you just love all the gorgeous flowers?! A bit of fussy cutting was also involved, this is a given with these papers!
 A couple more closeups. 
 Another mechanical cog from Finn! Remember to get your entry in to win one of many fabulous prizes we have this month!! Hope you enjoyed the visit! See you soon. All the best! :)


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Dreams don't work unless you do.

 This year I decided that with my scrapping I would try to focus on things that were important to me. Not just random shots of things to try and match papers but something with more substance. This year I will scrap about things that matter to me, ideals I wish to achieve, my family, places of significance things of value. So I begin with this layout done for the Maja Design January Mood Board. It's called Dreams don't work unless you do. I feel like the child in this photo. Lost, uncertain, lonely. so I must do the work to change things.I must step out of my comfort zone and learn how to "dance" again. I hope you'll join me for the journey.
 This is the lovely Moodboard for January.
A few closeups for detail. I kept it simple. I used some beautiful pieces from Dusty Attic and the gorgeous Maja papers from the Nyhavan and Vintage Baby collections.
 I hand stitched part of the title.

 I used Flower Buds (DA 0849) Word Pack #4 (DA 10772) and Music (DA 0351)> I used pink prills on the ends of the flower buds. 
 I stenciled around my border with molding paste I tinted light pink.
Some of the products used on this page.
Thanks for dropping by. All the best! :)

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Celebrate More Than Words January Challenge

Happy  New Year!!!! Welcome to 2017! We have quite the line-up of challenges for you this year and we hope you enjoy each and everyone of them! Starting out the year is Celebrate and Bling. 
This is my layout. I believe that birthdays are the best reason to celebrate! This is my oldest granddaughter at her 6th Birthday. She was so happy and we had such a great day!


 I used the gorgeous Rossibelle line from Prima for this page. The heart chippie is from Dusty Attic and I used Lindy's sprays for my background. 
 
I did some random stamping on the background and heat embossed it with a opaque sparkle embossing powder. I also used Druzy stones for added bling. 
 I did a lot of fussy cutting for added elements for my page. 
I also heat embossed a heart stamped element to the page in black.
More fussy cut elements and Druzy stones.

 I took some American Crafts Thickers and heat embossed them with a sparkle embossing powder from Stampendous. I sprayed the entire page with a fine glimmer mist. Unfortunately you can't see the shimmer but trust me it's there!
This is my first take on this year's challenges I can't wait to see what you come up with!!
And we have some awesome sponsors on board with us this year!

All our prizes include free international postage!!


MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER

a $50 USD store credit from THE DUSTY ATTIC


Here is more information about our 1st place sponsor this month:

"The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned and operated laser cutting business, which designs and manufactures craft items and embellishments.  Founded in July 2009 and located in Perth, Western Australia, we are proud to be able to make our mark on the scrapbooking and craft industry with our great range of products.  We love seeing what beautiful creations our customers have made with our products."


Next, 4 runners up, in no particular order, will each be awarded a prize, as follows:

RUNNER UP 1

a $25 USD prize package from 7 DOTS STUDIO

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RUNNER UP 2

a $25 USD prize package from MAJA DESIGN


RUNNER UP 3

a $25 USD gift certificate from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES


RUNNER UP 4

a $25 USD gift certificate from MAGENTA



In addition, we will draw one random winner from all eligible entries.

RANDOM WINNER

a $25 USD prize package from LINDY'S


Each month, we hand pick an entry who has not made it into our Top 5, but who has captured our attention someway, somehow. We might pick a project due to its original use of a certain product, the cleverest title, the most beautiful photo, etc.  
We call it our...

MYSTERY WINNER

a $25 USD prize package from FABRIKA DECORU

And lastly, we will randomly award a prize to one lucky blog follower 
who has commented on any of our December blog posts.

LUCKY COMMENTER

a $25 USD prize package from CUTS2LUV

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We are so very grateful to all our generous sponsors for these amazing prizes!
To learn more about all of them, click on the SPONSORS tab on the blog.

I can't wait to see what you come up with! All the best! :)