Saturday, April 01, 2017


Well here we are in the 4th month already...  and new month means new challenges for you to get your scrappy teeth into!!

The challenge for ARCHI-SCRAPS is an easy one and it is to.....
to use SEWING either hand or machine.. and yes I am told this is a real building!!

and I did another card this month..

I machine stitched around my card.. The tension on my old machine isnt very good and the stitches look a bit wonky, but I love the look for scrapbooking!! You can pop over and check out the DT inspiration and link up over at ARCHI-SCRAPS HERE!!!!

And the April challenge for KRAFT+ is another fabulous one.. how do they think up such imaginative and innovative challenges?? and it is...
SWATCH IT UP!! Yes use these things.. paint chips, samples, swatches, on your layout somewhere.. the Design Team have amazing and creative ideas on how they have used these color chips on their layouts so do your self a favour and pop on over and check them OUT HERE!!!!  
And make sure your creation is on a base of Kraft!!

and my take...

some closer views..

love creating clusters! I have used lots of old flowers, those older style of flat daisy type ones..  They are good to pop into a cluster with about half of the flower showing..

Precious Moments.
I have also used some paint chips for the hearts and leaves that I cut using dies..  This photo is so special as Lucy was our much loved Foxie and no longer with us.. still miss her...

So plan a trip to Bunnings and while hubby checks out the tools you can head to the paint department and look for some paint chips..  and maybe dont be like me and get so many of them that you could fill a large zip lock bag!! hehe! ssshhh dont tell on me!! But we had a Masters Store closing down so I just thought it would be less for them to have to pack away!!

I hope your day is going well and thanks too for leaving those lovely comments that make my day!!

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  1. I can't believe that sewing machine place is real!!! Love your card - you really are soooo good at clusters! They always look fabulous!!! Great way of using paint chips ... as you know, I've been using mine up since last year - mostly to make multi colored Christmas trees!!!! Don't think I've got any left now. Not that I'm entering challenges!!!!

  2. As always Lizzy both such beautiful projects, love the design of your card and the gorgeous details of you layout! Have a great weekend xx

  3. I would be in HEAVEN to visit that sewing machine building! I love love love your card and your lo!! That lightpost is gorgeous and loving the flowers on your page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Both your card and layout are so beautiful, Lizzy! Love the diecuts and flowers you used.

  5. Hi Lizzy!! Fancy it being April already .. is this year going even faster than last year?? Seems like it to me .. LOL!! Love the card .. absolutely gorgeous with that old-fashioned lampost and the flowers are so pretty!! The layout is stunning too! Love all the different die cut shapes in the background and, again, the flowers are gorgeous. I can never manage to make those flat ones look right but you don't seem to have that problem at all .. they look wonderful!! Hope your weather stays cool and enjoy the week to come Lizzy!! hugs xx

  6. Fancy that machine being an actual building! Love the card with it's wonky stitching and gorgeous cluster. You know I'm a big fan of your paint swatch page; so pretty with the sumptuous layers and clusters. A heartwarming way to remember your Lucy. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Hey Lizzy, sorry its been a while since I visited...I am really finding it hard to get back into the swing of everything since returning from holidays...wishing I was still away I think :) Your Card is really pretty, lover the wonky stitching...I call it shabby! And what a fun challenge at Kraft + ! Your page is really pretty, love the gorgeous flower clusters. Hmmm might have to make some time for this challenge since I have containers full of paint swatches! I grab hand full each time I visit Bunnings :) Have a great week!

  8. Super pretty card and super pretty page too! Love the pinks and uplifting colouring! ;-)

  9. Such a pretty layout, and beautiful photo too.

  10. Can you believe it is April already? Don't know how that happened. I love that photo.. a real building - that is amazing. Great little card and love the stitching... it is something I never do but really should try. LOVE your take on the Kraft+ challenge. Lovely photo and cool colours. Great work as always Lizzy. Love to visit your blog...

  11. Hi Lizzy! I hope all is well with you! WOW! That building for the Archi-Scraps challenge is so awesome! What a creative challenge, and your card is sew beautiful!(Couldn't help myself - lol!!!) And yes, I agree with you about the Kraft + challenges. Each and every one is so clever and creative. I absolutely love what you did with this one, too. Your layout is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us, Lizzy! HUGS!

  12. Wow I didn't realize that sewing machine was a actual building ! such a pretty card and I like wonky stitching. Pretty colours and gorgeous cluster. Your layout ..... Beautiful. I haven't used paint swatches on a layout yet, but its a great idea. A beautiful photo and layout to remember your Lucy by. Have a wonderful weekend Lizzy.


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