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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Way Back When

Hello crafty peeps,

Did you have a good weekend? It was great springlike weather here, we had a bike around both days with our girl in front of me pointing and laughing all the way, it was delightful! Talking about bikes and spring, here is our new inspirational photo over @ the (P)inspirational challenge:


Would have been perfect for this weekend's photo's, but we didn't take any and just enjoyed the experience. So instead, I scrapped a very old picture (1993!) of me and my class mates in high school. Seems like a lifetime away (and by this time, it pretty much is of course)! I let myself be inspired by the lightblue window frame and the white wall, as well as the bike basket where all the flowers are in. Perhaps not the most obvious way of being inspired by a picture, but I have had this W R Memory Keepers triangles paper in my stash for quite a bit now and I despereately wanted to use it. I love it, but that light blue is not a colour I scrap with very often, so I very often passed it by regretfully when I was looking through my papers.This time I was determined to make it work and I did it! Yay for me ;)


We have two sponsors this time around; Elisabeth Bell and Fred She Said! If you would like to join, please link up directly to the challenge blogpost and let us know how you were inspired by the photo (personally, I love to read how you were inspired!).

Challenges:
* Lasting Memories (Use 5 different patterned papers) 31/3
* Crafty Friends (B is for...) Blue, Black & Brown colour scheme 8/4
* Making Memories (Add Some Layers) 6/4
* Ooh La La (Layer It Up) 7/4
* 613 Avenue Create (Anything Goes) 31/3

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Birthday card

Good morning all!

I'm back with a card share this time, I made this card last night for a good friend who is turning 39 this week, using up some of my Graphic 45 papers.I used a mask on the frame to create the brown stains, really looks quite authentic in real life! I love how the white card stands out from all the vintage-style papers :)


Challenges:

* Create and Makes (AG, optional twist: Make it Vintage) 28/3
* Cute Card Thursday (Celebrations)
* Words to Craft By (Proverbs & Blessings) 5/4
* Incy Wincy (Happy Birthday) 3/4
* Scrap & Craft (Celebrations) 1/4

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The story behind my wedding bouquet

Hi everyone,

Two more week have passed, that means another (P)inspirational Challenge is starting today! This is our inspirational picture this time around:


The flowers immediately sparked some inspiration for me, I have a paper with similar flowers that I hadn't cut into! A quick rummage through my stash confirmed it: yes, I did, let's use it and fussy-cut some of the flowers! I also mimicked the chalkboard look a little bit by using a dark background paper, although it's not quite a chalkboard 'pattern' (turns out I didn't have any 12x12 like that in my stash). I did find some 6x6 paper pad that had a pattern with chalky frames on it, so I used that. I combined a larger square picture (4x4) with two small 2x2 detail shots to support my story. 


This LO is about how we chose the flowers for my wedding bouquet; they included roses but also thistles, which is probably a bit unusual for a wedding, but since my husband is Scottish it worked really well. Overall, I am pretty happy with the LO, but I think next time I would make the frame paper angle less extreme and show off the paper more by placing it higher on the page while keeping the rest the same. Oh well, you live and learn ;)

Hope you get a little inspired by my make and play along with our challenge yourself. Our sponsor this fortnight is A Day for Daisies, check our their website using the link below!


Challenges:
* Scrap & Craft (Celebrations) 1/4
* Making Memories (Add Some Layers) 7/4
* Dream Valley Challenges (Lots of Layers)
* Another Freaking Scrapbook Challenge (Use Chipboard and something old from your Stash) 31/3 Everything is relatively old, included chipboard heart
* Hiding in my Craftroom (Use up some Scraps)
I used up some Simple Stories cards from a cutapart sheet; the blue chevron card was stretched to create the illusion of a full piece of paper (that took a bit of creative cutting!) and the card with the railing was repurposed to hold the little pictures. Also used some scrap paper to emphasize the title and fill up the space between title and journaling

Monday, 6 March 2017

Birthday card

Hi everyone! 

March is always a big month for me in terms of birthdays and anniversaries, so a card-making sessions was definately in order for me! Today I am sharing the first one, using some Graphic 45 8x8 paper pads from my stash. I love using these papers for card making. I have some 12x12 papers as well, but they just don't really match my scrapbooking style. Funny huh. 

Anyway, here's the card:



Challenges

* Scrap & Craft (Celebration) 31/3
* Creatalicious Challenges (AG with option of Green) 14/3
* Delicious Doodles (Add Something Green) 31/3
* Dare2BArtzy (Lots of Layers) 1/4
* Dragonfly Dreams (Girly & Diecut or Punch) 30/3
* Paper Players (Cut it Out

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

"Training" Home

Hi all,

It's Carnaval in my part of the world this week, that means I have an extra couple of days off and some extra crafting sessions! We went to see the parade with our little one on Sunday and she had a great time. At first, she was a bit overwhelmed with all the noise and dressed up people, but later on she started clapping to the music and had a big smile on her little face. Lovely :) Another challenge is also starting at the (P)inspirational Challenges, using this inspirational picture:


Hm, enough inspiration there to get anyone's crafty juices flowing, I believe! When I am trying to find products for the challenges, I always go through my 12x12 papers first and I came across a paper with faux stichting all over. This seemed like the perfect paper to use here, but which photo's to include? Staring at the page made me notice that the stitching looked very much like a road or even.....train tracks! Aha, I knew immediately which photo's would work; on Christmas Day last year, we traveled by train to see my parents! I also added some really stitching here and there. The rest came pretty easily. So, here is my finished page:


The title is Training Home 4 Christmas, inspired by the Chris Rea song :) Hope you enjoy my page and consider playing along with our challenge, you have 2 weeks to get your project finished and loaded up! We are sponsored by Pattie's Creations.

Challenges:
* The Paper Girls (Stars and Stripes
* My Time to Craft (Travel
* Crafting When We Can (Inspirational Picture)
I love making scrapbook layouts, as it's a great way to reminisce and relive the great memories I've made over the years. I still get to play with paper, but on a grander scale and including writing and pictures, what's not to love about that!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Kitchen Love

Good morning everyone!

This is my last LO I am sharing as a GDT for Lasting Memories, I have had a lot of fun making these 4 layouts! Thank you to Karen and Michele and the rest of the girls for giving me this opportunity, it's been great and I will definitely be back for the challenges! This week's challenge is inspired by a photo:


I've used the colour scheme and theme to scrap pictures of my daughter playing in her play kitchen, a Christmas gift from her Granny and Grandad. She is not yet 'cooking', but loves to play with the oven door (open, closed, open, closed, open.....) and dragging bits of the kitchen throughout the house. Oh well, every chef had to start somewhere, right? ;)


I hope this has inspired you to submit your own project to the challenge,
you have about a week to do so!

Challenges:
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (Inspirational Cookie, I've used the colour scheme (red, black, white) and the heart/love theme)
My Time to Craft (Anything But a Card)
Alphabet Challenge (You Choose)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Here & Now

Hi all,

A new challenge at Pinspirational Challenges starts today and here in the inspirational image:


Cute, no? I decided to use the colour scheme as my inspiration and found this lovely paper in my stash that would work well for a backing paper. This layout is about what is happening with us right now and since there was going to be quite a bit of personal details in my journaling I decided to take the picture before I put the words down. I also found a balloons chipboard piece that went well with the colours and the inspirational picture. 


Our sponsors this time is Beccy's Place, so play along with our challenge to have a shot at a lovely prize!

Challenges:
Morgan's Artworld (Add Flowers
Crafting with an Attitude (Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations (Anything Goes
Creative Moments (Anything Goes