Saturday, January 6, 2018

More Than Words Challenges
My January Design Team Layout
"Birthday & Tags"

A big welcome to my blog for 2018.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

{Happy Birthday}

This is my take on the new challenge at More Than Words Challenges.
I have decided to scrap an A4 size layout this month similar to an Art Journal page size. 
I love creating on this size so you may see lots  more of them  throughout the year.

 Gorgeous graphics and an awesome challenge to start 2018
. The  word inspiration is "Birthday" and the creative challenge is "Tags" put at least 2 on it!

I covered the tag with black &white polka dot paper, placed a flair on it and some twine to help slide it in an out as it had a bit of journaling on it.

  A close up of the photo I cut out, the Mickey Mouse template and the "Happy Times" flair on a tag

 Showing another tag  covered in paper and washi tape. and I used word strips to add some journaling.

A close up of the journal tag.

Another tag!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I love reading you lovely comments.

Monday, January 1, 2018

My Design Team reveal for the January Kraft+ Challenge

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Hello my Krafty friends!
Welcome to my blog for another year of creating and krafting.

This month I have made a card for the challenge at Kraft+

I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Inks. Added some torn Calico and patterned paper for another layer and added some stitching for texture. The cup and saucer were cut from my Mum's Circuit,  I coloured it with more distress inks. I cut the 2 pieces of ribbon and soaked them both in a cup of cold coffee,  dried them with my heat gun and adhered to the card.
I do enjoy  a lovely cuppa with my friends...Green Tea does the trick for me.
Lots of treasured memories  spent with friends over a cuppa.

This months Kraft Plus Challenge is
"caffeine hit +Kraft
"wake up and smell the inspiration"

The gorgeous  inspirational graphics  are by Amanda.

Click here to check out all the amazing and inspirational pieces by the Design Team.

We would love you to share your creation on our blog.
Amazing prizes are up for grabs from the very generous sponsors.
Why not ask a friend to join in and play along!
We accept traditional layouts, cards, tags, art journal pages, digital layouts and OTP projects.

Thanks for stopping.
Your lovely comments are always so much appreciated.

Janice xx

Sunday, December 31, 2017


So happy and honoured to be a  part of this amazing Kraft+  Design Team for 2018.

Sandra had come up with some incredible challenges and Amanda has pieced together some brilliant graphics.
Creating with all these talented girls will be so much fun.
We hope you will join in the fun and share your work with us.


Janice xx

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

More Than Words Mini Challenge
My December DT reveal

A big welcome to you!

As its almost Christmas,
I decided to make a Gift tag for the mini challenge 
This month we ask you to use the word "Us"

Its a To and From tag.
The gift is from "Us

This creative little graphic gives you all the details.
We look forward to seeing what you create and share with us on our Facebook page. 
A great prize up for grabs.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
I really appreciate that you take the time to leave a lovely comment.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

My Design Team Reveal for December
"Family & Numbers"

Hello to all my lovely followers.

{Family of 3}

This is what I have made for the new December More Than Words Challenge
Their family of 2 has grown to 3 with the addition of this beautiful little puppy, Tess. They got her as a 6 week old puppy, she was the runt of the litter, and they fell in love with her as soon as they saw her. She is known as our grand fur baby. She is adorable, gorgeous, lots of fun, great company and she is my little walking companion when we puppy sit. A typical puppy she has been and can be naughty, digging holes and escaping from the back yard. She is loved ever so much and fit perfectly into their family. My title is family of 3 and I have used the number 3, 3 times on my page.

This is such a fabulous challenge. The graphics are gorgeous and inspirational.
The ladies certainly come up with awesome challenge ideas and graphics that make you want to get creating. 

 All the chippy  is gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard,  Simply inked and tucked in to add another layer.

 The font is a favourite of mine and makes adding a title to your page super easy.
Just look at that gorgeous little family.

I made a tag, added numbers with texture paste, inked and stitched around it and added it as another layer to my layout. 

 A close up of the title and the numbers on the tag

I hope you feel inspired to play along. Remember to share your creation on our blog page. 
We accept layouts, canvases and art journal pages.
Click here to read  all the rules.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Janice xx

Saturday, December 2, 2017

My December DT Reveal
"photo inspo + Kraft"

 Hello  my Krafty Friends!

 "work of art"

Here is my take on this months challenge. 
A clean and simple  page. I wanted the focus to be on that photo. 
How cute is my little man...he is now 22 and I still love him as much! 
He is quite artistic and a really good drawer.
I was inspired by the colours and my design  by the square/rectangle photos on the wall and the mat.

Kraft Plus December Challenge - photo inspo + Kraft

A close up of the colours, design and layers.
Using some really, really old, but beautiful Basic Grey Paper that has been in my stash since the day I started scrapping.  I had this thing with papers and would buy them and not use them because if I did then I wouldn't have silly of me. So  its time to start using them up.

A close up of his Masterpiece.
Using some old Alphas too.

What does the Kraft Board photo inspire you to create?
Play along and share with us  on the Kraft+ Blog to be in with a chance to win a fabulous prize from the wonderful sponsors.
Check out the Design Teams inspirational work on the Kraft+ blog.
Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you feel inspire to create and share with us.
Your lovely comments are truly appreciated.
Thank You!

Janice xx

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My November DT Reveal
"I'm walkin' on Sunshine"

Hello and welcome to my blog.
"Walk" is the word we would like you to use on a Card,  Tag or ATC. 

 Here is my bright and colourful tag.
Using more bits and pieces from my stash....old scraps of paper snipped into triangles and randomly stuck on,  flowers, twine and some gold leaves.
I found this quote on Pinterest.
A great mini challenge again this month. 
Play along and share your project with us on our Facebook page in the comments section under the challenge.
A fabulous prize is up for grabs.
Find the Design Teams inspiration here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Janice xx

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!


 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

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


White With 1
White and Pink Whisper

Hello and welcome to Everyone!


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
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