23 November 2017

Going BIG ...


I couldn't resist playing along with Kraft + this month.  Love the idea of going big!


I decided if I was going to go big then I may as well do it properly so I have used big, bold background paper, added in a bigger than normal photo and used BIG letters for a big title.


This is my local beach - it's big too :)

thanks for looking 
xx

30 October 2017

A few fancy F's ...

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Show us your stuff this month is all about using things that start with F.

My page is all about using up little bits and pieces left over from various other projects that I tend to just throw into a small bowl on my craft desk.  It was time to fish all these bits out and put them to use.  My F's are flair, fabric, flowers.  There are a number of handmade embellishments on this page, the fabric yoyo being the main one.


thanks for looking xx

Top 50 for October ...

Playing along this month with Scrapbooking Top 50 who feature this rather unusual moodboard for their challenge.


  A few years ago now I decided it might be neat to do an album and create a page on each international destination my husband and I visited for our honeymoon. It seemed like a good idea at the time but of course I rather underestimated the scope of work required and number of locations visited so many years ago now so it is still very much an ongoing project.  Every now and again I will pull out a photo or two and add another page to that album and of course with this wonderful travel themed mood board the opportunity was too great to pass up.

So this page is for my Switzerland section - Lucerne in fact, such a really pretty city with beautiful medieval architecture and surrounded by snow capped mountains and bordered by Lake Lucerne. The covered Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), built in 1333, across the River Ruess links the old city to the right bank.

Thanks for looking xx



22 September 2017

Bee.utiful ...

I simply could not resist the challenge on Kraft+ this month - I'm a lover of bees and all things honey :)

Current Challenge

I was inspired by not only the bee theme but also the hexagonals and the bright happy feel of the inspiration board to do a layout featuring wonderful Manuka honey.  


Mānuka honey is a monofloral honey produced in Australia and New Zealand from the nectar of the mānuka tree.  It is often touted as a "superfood" that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flu, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds.  All this and it tastes devine as well :)



06 September 2017

123 for September ...

Think you will like the challenge we have on 123 Challenge Blog this month - it was certainly a fun one to put together.

September 123 Challenge

Here is my page featuring beautiful Russell in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.


Hope you can play along with us this month.

01 September 2017

White..with 1 ...

This month on White..with 1 we feature this really gorgeous colour called SOUL PEA - can't wait to see what you can do with this snazzy little colour!


and just to inspire you a little more - how about this moodboard to grab your attention.


I have actually played along this month rather than be behind the scenes and really enjoyed putting this page together - it is a lovely colour to work with.


Hope you can come join in with us.

31 August 2017

It was off the rails ...

A last minute play along with the challenge on Off the Rails.



I was inspired by the graffiti and used this as a basis for my background along with the bright colour combination.



My son was fortunate to have THE James Morrison come to his school for a small group jam session.  Both the class of eager music students and attending teachers were in awe!!



29 August 2017

Kraft + ...

Having very limited supplies for the time being due to an impending house move has really made me stretch my creative juices - it's been fun actually :)  I surprised myself with what you can achieve with the very, very basics.

Playing along with Kraft + this month.  Trees are amazing !!

 




Thanks for looking.

xx


Congratulations ...

In between the painting and packing ready for a house move I found myself just wanting to craft a little bit with the limited supplies I still have available at the moment and decided to play along with Scrapbook Boutique this month.


Grey, black and white with a touch of yellow (and I also liked the grid line up of the moodboard).


My son has a number of friends sitting the HSC this year so I thought a "Congratulations" card will be put to good use!



29 June 2017

And finally ...

And I think this is the last challenge page for this month.

White with Orange, Gold and Kraft plus chipboard for Scrapping Outback.


Most of my scrapping supplies are packed away now as I am clearing my craft room ready to paint in preparation for putting our house on the market.  This page is done using project life cards.  I am not sure who manufactured the chipboard as most of these supplies are loose in a draw.  I have used Heidi Swapp gold spray ink on the chipboard and to also splatter across my page and finished everything off with some orange enamel dots.


thanks for looking,
Jane xx



Getting into the blue and green ...

In amongst the packing of boxes, painting of walls and moving around of furniture ready for the sale of our house I am trying to carve out a little "me" down time every now and again or I just might go a little stir-crazy. I managed to shut the door and do a little crafting last night while everyone else was busy doing other stuff and managed to finish off a couple of pages for June challenges.

The first is for Scrapbooking Top 50 who ask us to scrap Non Perfect photos.  The one I have chosen is certainly not perfect - it is slightly out of focus and the contrast is all wrong as is the lighting but I love it all the same because it speaks to me.  I see my children - one with green eyes, one with blue and oh how those eyes say it all ...


The second is for Show us your stuff which has a colour challenge this month.

June 2017

I have gone with the blue and green combination, scrapping some photos from a family fun day many years ago when birthday parties meant jumping castles and lots of laughs for everyone.


Thanks for looking,
Jane xx




23 June 2017

All a bit crazy ...

I am in the midst of packing boxes for a fast approaching house move but this afternoon I carved out a small window of time to just spend scrapping a few challenges because quite frankly I was going just a little crazy!

Playing along with Scrapbookit this month where the challenge is to create a project using 6x6 papers, Geometric shapes and Chipboard.

Most of my supplies are now packed away including all my 6x6 paper pads but I had a tiny selection in a swap pack I received which was still sitting in my desk drawer so I pulled these out and ran with what was available.  I used triangles to create an almost crazy pattern to go along with the crazy chipboard word and added in a photo of our cat who does crazy things.


thanks for looking,
Jane xx