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!!


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:


a $25 USD prize package from 7 DOTS STUDIO

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a $25 USD prize package from MAJA DESIGN


a $25 USD gift certificate from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES


a $25 USD gift certificate from MAGENTA

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


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...


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.


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! :)