Wednesday, November 8, 2017

More than words - November Challenge

I'm really liking the November Challenge at More than words and found it was just perfect for these pics of my son Shaun at his first visit to the beach. He really loved it right up until the time he rubbed his eyes and got sand in them, after that it went pretty downhill with one very unhappy little man.



I really enjoyed doing this page and used Kaisers Sandy toes range (one of my favs), some gorgeous Green Tara flowers, yummy Scrapmatt chippies, shells, blue seed beads, Stampendous Steel blue crushed glass glitter, Wow embossing powder Primary Chartreuse, White embossing powder and other bits and pieces. I used Gel medium to adhere all the small beads etc and then flicked the page with Jack Frost Glimmer Spray.
The word inspiration Outdoors is on the page and the theme of the page is Outdoors as well.
The creative challenge Woodgrain is on the background PP, hello badge and the alphas used in the word outdoors.

Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.
The challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.
Make sure to carefully read our instructions below.

Word Inspiration - OUTDOORS
Creative Challenge - WOODGRAIN

What does the word WOODGRAIN inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it.  Since, as you are aware, words 
are an integral part of our challenges, we want to know 
how this month's word stimulated your creative process, 
so please do explain in your blog post how it inspired you!

One of the many scrapbooking trends of the past couple years 
that doesn't seem to get old is WOODGRAIN patterns. 
We thought that it would go perfectly with our word 
inspiration this month. So, whether you use patterned paper, 
a stamp, a stencil or the real thing, it doesn't matter. 
Show us your woodgrain!

So why not make your way over to More than words and play along with the challenge.

Cheers to all
Annette

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Kraft plus November Challenge

So the November Challenge at Kraft Plus is Think Big.


While I had a few pics that I thought would work for this challenge I decided on this one of a beautiful and majestic tiger at Mogo Zoo.
His eyes locked with mine as I was taking his picture and it was a very surreal moment, I felt as though he could see into my soul.



I used a mix of pp for this page some old Kaiser basecoat, Prima timeless memories, 2 crafty chippies, hessian, old book paper. Behind the pic is some stencilling using TCW mini butterfly collage and of course a Big B which I embossed with Colour blast charcoal and then rubbed some orange paint over it.

Thanks to the Kraft plus team for a great challenge.

Cheers to all
Annette



Monday, October 30, 2017

More than words mini challenge

So I saw the October mini challenge at More than words and thought well I'm on a roll here, lets keep going.





I used the work FINE on a card and added some bits and pieces but really kept it pretty simple




Thanks to More than words for a great couple of challenges.

Cheers all
Annette



More than words challenge

I just loved the October Challenge at More than words.

Word Inspiration - DELICATE
Creative Challenge - FABRICS

What does the word DELICATE inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it.  Since, as you are aware, words 
are an integral part of our challenges, we want to know 
how this month's word stimulated your creative process, 
so please do explain in your blog post how it inspired you!

For our creative challenge this month, we ask that you incorporate on your project some type(s) of FABRIC! You can decide to either do some lacing with your favourite satin ribbon, include a lovely piece of vintage lace, decorate with some burlap or even go trendy by adding a touch of denim. Dress up your project in whatever textile your creative heart fancies!

I was particularly drawn to the word DELICATE and knew that these pics I took of a dandelion flower were absolutely perfect.

I found a beautiful quote about dandelion flowers that has the word DELICATE in it so again perfect for the challenge.

The quote is "The dandelion flower tells us that life is short, delicate and you never know where the winds may take you. Irrespective of that, don't forget to dream, wish and remember the bigger joys that come from the little things in life".



The fabric used is a piece of hessian ribbon and two small doilies, and again with the delicate theme I added some feathers. The background was stamped with a lattice stamp and then texture paste was used with a bubble stencil, a gorgeous scrapmatts chippie which I embossed, some clear seed beads,  silver micro beads plus some other bits from my stash.

Really loved how this turned out and I have made it in time for the end of the challenge. Phew!!!!

Cheers all
Annette







Sunday, October 22, 2017

Stuck?!: October 15th Challenge

So the second challenge I did a layout for is the October 15th Challenge at Stuck?! Sketches, October 15th Challenge.

Really liked the Sketch for this Challenge

It was perfect for this last picture of my beautiful dog Wombat who crossed over the rainbow bridge on the 22nd September this year. He was not quite 17 and was the most gentle, loving and incredible dog that I have had the privilege of being part of our lives. Unfortunately his arthritis became that bad a decision had to be made. He took a piece of my heart with him and he will never be forgotten.

For this page I used some old 7 dots studio Lost and Found paper, washi tape, jute ribbon and lots of bits and pieces from my stash.

Cheers all
Annette

Latest challenge at Kraft plus

Yes it has been like forever since I last blogged. Life does tend to get busy and things, like a blog, do tend to be neglected. Can't say that this will change but we all live in hope.

So I had a lovely scrappy weekend with my two gorgeous friends Kim Ewins and Rachel Funnell and looking for something to scrap came across the latest challenge at Kraft Plus, I can see clearly now, I can see clearly now, you have to use something see through.

I found some photo overlays that I have had for quite a while and used it under the lovely pic of my Dad (deceased) and my son. Really fitted in so well with everything, used also some yummy scrapmatts chippies, Jillibean alphas and some old Echo Park pp.

This was the first time that my Dad had seen his latest Grandson and I love the look on his face.

Cheers to all
Annette

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Black & White

Black & White + Kraft, what a great combo for the latest challenge at Kraft Plus Challlenge.





I had the perfect pic of my gorgeous neice Clohe and used Kaiser Art is Life pp, stamping around the edges was inspired by Kraft Board #2 as was the use of the die cut doily shape thingys.

From my stash were the two cute little Melissa Francis resin frames and flowers.
Bakers twine, ribbon and black gems were from old embellie kits from My2angels scrapping shop.
Lindys Stamp Gang Spray in Frozen Jack Frost was perfect for the splatters..

Thanks for looking.
Love and Hugs
Annette