Thursday, March 1, 2018

 Kraft Plus Challenge
March 2018
sketch and fussy cutting

Happy Birthday

Here is my Design Team take on the new challenge at Kraft+
I enjoy working with a sketch and being able to interpret it to suit my style.
Fussy Cutting, well I'm not a fussy cutters so that was a challenge for me, but that's what its all about.
I found a piece of Cocoa Vanilla paper and fussy cut the flower and coloured them with inks and gelatos. I also stamped and fussy cut the leaves. 
Using up some more of my stash.
2Crafty Chipboard pieces, cardboard, scraps of paper, embroidery thread and gauze.

The challenge Graphic for March.
sketch   +   fussy cutting

Read the rules, play, have fun and share your creation with us on the Kraft+ blog to  be in with a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes from the generous sponsors.
Look at the DT inspiration here.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Your kind words are always appreciated.

Janice xx

More Than Words Challenge
My design Team reveal for March 

 Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Comfortable & Colour Combo


 This is my Design Team  take for the new challenge at More Than Words Challenges for this month.
Very much outside of my comfort zone creating with these colours.
I decided to go with the purples and add a touch of gold.
A simple but very important quote/message for my daughter. 
This quote inspired me to create a layout about my beautiful daughter
"Always be you, be beautiful and be comfortable in your own skin. Embrace yourself for all you are." 
March 2018
 This month   inspiration word is "COMFORTABLE" and the
Creative Challenge is a "Colour Combo" and we would like you  to use at least 3 of the colours.
 A hint I was given when doing a colour challenge is to pick one colour and make that your predominant colour and add small touched of the other colours.

 Stash busting again to create this. Its amazing what you can find when you start looking.
Some old Basic Grey papers again. Yes I loved Basic Grey so have quite the stash still.

 2Crafty Chipboard pieces. 

 A close up of the cluster and layers.
Blooms, chipboard and thread.
I have used Prima, D'Lish and Kaisercraft blooms in the cluster.
Embroidery thread is a good cluster filler, I have used a multi coloured  6 stand one. snipped into short pieces and each strand pulled apart, twisted and tucked into the cluster using tweezers. 

 Some beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard pieces altered by heat embossing and colouring with Versa Colour Gold Ink.

 More gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard.

A close up of the cluster.

I appreciate that you take the time to stop by and leave a comment. Thank you so much.
If you do visit and leave a comment I will stop by your blog and do the same. Its always exciting to check out new blogs. and see what everyone is creating. 
You may even like to become a follower of my blog.

 Janice xx

Saturday, February 24, 2018

My Design Team take on the February Challenge


I made a card for this months challenge.
Using some gorgeous Maja Design papers, Prima, D'Lish and Kaisercraft Blooms,
some thread and twine.
I have used the quote
"always stay TRUE to who you are"

This fabulous little graphic explains everything you need to know.
More Than Words, Mini Challenge, Use the word TRUE on a card, tag, ATC or a postcard.
Share your project on our Facebook page by February 28th.

A wonderful prize is up for grabs so play along.

Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by and leave a lovely comment.


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Kraft+ Challenge
My Design Team reveal for February


Creating more cards for my stash.
I took my inspiration from the white costumes they wore.
And don't you just love the   frilly bell bottom pants Anna wore??
I used doilies to add frills and layers to my cards.
I love the Kraft and White colour combo 

Criteria Kraft + be inspired by ABBA

Mumma Mia look at this AMAZING  Graphic created by the talented Amanda Hall.

We would love to see how you interpret this challenge.
Look here to check out the inspirational work from the Design Team,
the Guest Designers and the sponsors.
So much inspiration!!
Create, have fun and share with us on the Kraft+ blog.

Thanks for stopping by.
Your lovely comments are much appreciated.
Thank you.



Thursday, February 1, 2018

More Than Words Challenges
My Design Team reveal  for the February Challenge

Hello Everyone!
Its February and time for a new challenge and this months is a beauty!

{Together Forever}

Forever inspired me to scrap this gorgeous photo of Sarah & Callum taken on their wedding day 27 months ago. School sweethearts and now newly weds they have so much love for each other. Our wish for them is to be blessed with lots of love, happiness, good times, good health and as the years pass they grow even more in love and will be as my title says "Together Forever". For the creative challenge I have added chipboard and Rub--On hearts in the clusters.
Stash busting again  to create this very minimalistic layout. I dug out all my old rubons and used  what ones still worked to create some of the background details.  The title is an old Daisy D Rub on...they are really good quality and still work perfectly after sitting in my stash for years. Finished off with some gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard hearts  which were all coloured with inks.
Photo taken by the talented Jade Norwood.

 The graphic for this months challenge at More Than Words is just gorgeous.
The inspiration word is "Forever" and the
creative challenge  is to "Put a little heart in your art!"

Close up of the small and simple cluster - rub on, chipboard hearts and some thread.

I have added some Rub On onto the photo.

Really love the 2Crafty Chipboard words - forever -simply inked black.

We love seeing everyone's challenge  interpretation.
Read the rules to make sure your creation is eligible and share it with us on our blog page.
Five amazing prizes are up for grabs from  the wonderful sponsors.

Check out the incredible design Teams inspirational work by clicking HERE.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for leaving such lovely comments.
I get such a buzz reading each one.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

 More Than Words Mini  Challenge
My Design Team reveal for the  January Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog.

I am really enjoying creating cards for the mini  MTW challenges.
They are in my pile when a family member or friend has a birthday, or for any occasion. 
I love the idea of giving a hand made card.
This months word is "WISH".  
 A wonderful challenge to enter and a great prize is up for grabs. We would love you to play along.
Simply use the word "WISH" on a card, tag, ATC or  you can now create a postcard. 
Share on our Facebook page by 31st January.

A close up of the details.
Created on Kraft. I used  a 6x6  TCW dot stencil and white paint to create the spotty background.
I stamped a Kraft tag and roughly painted around the edges. Old flowers from my stash, Prima, Dlish, and Kaiserkraft. A bit of gauze tucked into the cluster. 2Crafty Chipboard  "Best Wishes", simply inked, perfect for adding to a card.  And its done!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. I enjoy reading all your lovely comments.
Have a great day!

Janice xx

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

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