Friday, March 16, 2018

STUCK?! MARCH 15TH Challenge.

Hello there,
How did we get to the middle of the month so soon!!???  I have no idea where my days are going to, they just seem to go by so fast!!  So I had better hop to it and share this mid-month sketch for STUCK?! Sketches which is another fabulous one..  and it is..
  and as always there are wonderful sponsors who are generous with their prizes..

A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop to one lucky participant!

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

AND thank you to Scrapbook Nerd, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 gift certificate to their online shop to a second lucky participant!

Scrapbook Nerd is committed to helping you find creative ways to capture and preserve your memories. We have a passion for scrapbooking and other paper crafts and we want to share that with you. Its our goal to provide you with quality products from companies you know and introduce you to ones you might not.
As part of our commitment to you Scrapbook Nerd has a forum & gallery. A friendly place you can connect with other crafters, share ideas and techniques that will help grow your crafty skills.
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I enjoyed this sketch and used some fun photos from my Daughter that she put up on facebook...  It was for her Christmas photo shoot so I used Christmas themed papers and embellies...
some closer views..

Stencilling on the back ground and loved creating the corner clusters..

I have used a lot of older stash for this layout.. 

Love and laughter..

Such fun photos, they dressed their dog up and it cracks me up each time I look at him!!

Make sure you pop over to the STUCK?! SKETCHES BLOG to see all the Design Team inspiration and link up your layout too..

thanks for coming by today, and thank you to those who leave me a comment, I do appreciate it!!

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

STUCK?! MARCH 1ST Sketch & KRAFT+ March 2018..

Hello there!
I am just a little late with my March blog post, but I assure you I have a really good excuse...

I have been down at my Daughters place helping out a bit as she has just had her first baby... my beautiful Grand daughter Gloria! So I haven't been able to access my computer where all my files are... and honestly... I probably wouldn't have wanted to be on the computer when I could have this darling in my arms!! I am home now and trying to get back to normal, and catch up with stuff after 5 days away!! so I am sure you all you Grand mothers will totally understand!!

so onto the March 1st Sketch for STUCK?! SKETCHES which is another fabulous sketch which I enjoyed creating with..
but first a big thanks to the wonderful sponsors. There are three supporting this challenge..

A big thank you goes out to Wycinanka, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a beautiful themed chipboard prize pack to one lucky participant!

In a small factory at the foot of the Izera Mounains, with passion and involvement, we create unusual products to handicraft. In Wycinanka's offer you will find chipboards, stencils, stamps and ... just look at

sample only, prize image

AND thank you to SpiegelMom Scraps, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering three of the newly revealed sequin mixes for the month, to a second lucky participant!

Hi everyone! I'm Jody Spiegelhoff, the proud owner of SpiegelMom Scrap (SMS). I live in Wisconsin, USA with my busy and crazy blended family. I’ve been crafting since childhood, and began stamping and scrapbooking in 2002. Creating has always been my quiet time and firmly believe that taking a little time each day to be creative is so important and good for our souls. I started SMS officially in 2010 and have loved growing my business ever since. I totally love creating unique sequin mixes which are inspired by a variety of things around me; nature, new scrapbook collections, artwork, my daughters and more. You can find SMS on Instagram @Spiegelmom_Scraps, on Facebook, YouTube and the website We'd love for you to stop by and check us out! The Sparklers Design Team and I love to read your sweet comments.

We would also like to thank Paper Issues for being our third sponsor for this challenge and offering a $20.00 gift certificate to their online shop, to a third lucky participant! Be sure to watch for our post next week as we will be featuring gorgeous creations by some of the Paper Issues DT, using his sketch!

Paper Issues is an online scrapbooking store that carries all of the major brands along with hundreds of FREE Cut Files. Paper Issues has an amazing online community with monthly challenges and give aways. You can use the code STUCK to save 20% off in the Paper Issues shop all month long. - Main Page - Blog - Our Facebook Group.

Be sure to join the Paper Issues Facebook Group, where our March 1st sketch will be offered as a challenge. You can link up there for a chance to win another prize from Paper Issues!!

and the sketch..
I loved the circle elements and was inspired to create them on my page..

some closer views..

Clusters with flowers and punched leaves..

Love that smile..

I have used Kaisercraft papers for this layout..  Pop on over to the STUCK?! SKETCHES BLOG to see the Design Teams inspiration on this fabulous sketch and link up your layout too...

This months challenge for KRAFT PLUS is one I REALLY enjoyed as it involves somethings I love to do..... and it is...
to use this sketch, and some fussy cutting... on Kraft of course...  well I just love fussy cutting and I love sketches...   Pop on over to the KRAFT PLUS BLOG to see all the Design Team inspiration and link up your entry...  and my layout...

some closer views..

I stamped some leaves using a stamp on green paper and cut them  out.. the flowers and birdie are also fussy cut from papers..

more fussy cut flowers and leaves layered up...

You are so loved..

I have used a mix of Kaisercraft papers..

So thank you for coming by, I am a bit behind with my blog visiting, but hope to catch up in the next few days..
I appreciate each and every comment you leave me too..

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Sunday, February 25, 2018


Hello there on this lovely Sunday arvo !! We have been blessed with some beautiful rain and now the sun is shining and the world looks happy..

I am just coming by to put up two layouts for two challenges I have entered, before another new month is upon us!!

The challenge over at KAISERCRAFT BLOG is ...

to use Hexagons.. I have used a few  older paper ranges for my layout..

some closer views..

Some chipboard from Kaisercraft.. fussy cutting.. Kaisercraft dies.. Kaisercraft stencil..

Everything beautiful...

I have used hexagons on my page and layered them with fussy cut flowers and chipboard..  Loved creating this one!! Thanks KAISERCRAFT for a lovely challenge..

The second layout I would like to share is one I created for ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD ON FACEBOOK and it was a fabulous sketch..

I took the back ground as quite busy and I used a landscape photo for my page..

some closer views..

Lots of texture on the back ground that was inspired by the sketch details..


Thank you Annas Craft Cupboard for a great sketch..

Thanks so much for dropping by, and thanks so  much to those who leave me lovely comments.. have a great day..

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Hello there, so lovely you have come by! today is so pleasant, we have had a little rain and it is not as hot as it has been...  so a much nicer day!!

I have joined in again this month  at MORE THAN WORDS CHALLENGE 
which is another wonderful challenge and it is..
  To use the word Forever and Hearts on your creation.. Well when I think of love and forever and hearts, I am drawn to my parents and their life together..  They have been married for 63 years and there have been some happy highs and some low lows..  Mum has been through cancer and Dad has had some serious heart surgery over the years..  And I feel theirs is a love that will be forever..  So I have used a photo of them on their Wedding Day so so long ago!!

some closer views.

Stenciled hearts on the back ground..
I have put their photo in a lovely heart frame from Scrapmatts.


A touch of mixed media on the back ground, some washi, plasterers tape and die cuts.. 49 & Market flowers.. Kaisercraft papers and embellishments. Such a precious photo..

Thanks MORE THAN WORDS for another lovely challenge. Thanks to you all for your comments, each one is very much appreciated..  enjoy the rest of your day!!

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Friday, February 16, 2018

STUCK?! : February 15th 2018 Reveal..

Hello there,
How is your day going? Good I hope.. At the moment we are experiencing a good dose of Summer!! Too hot for most things, but not scrapping!!

The second Sketch reveal for this month has gone up over at STUCK?! SKETCHES  and this reveal has two wonderful sketches for you to choose from... and if you create two layouts that means more chances to win with the random draw...

But first a big thank you to the fantastic sponsors..
A big thank you goes out to Cuts2Luv, for supporting us once again and sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store to one lucky participant!

Cuts2luv is the first french flairs brand in Canada, born in 2013. We now make flairs and chipboards titles for your creative projects. We offer thousands of original models and even metallics. We have both english and french for making everyone happy! Our mission is to offer to our beloved customers high quality, fast service and always trendy products! Come to visit us on our blog 
and to our store

AND thank you to Lawn Fawn, who are also returning to sponsoring this challenge, offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store to a second lucky participant!

We’re a small company from Southern California that specializes in crafting products that are fun and lively. Since beginning in March 2010 with four stamp sets, we have grown our collection to more than 130 sets! We have also introduced lots of new products along the way... paper, twine, and dies, just to name a few.  Our products feature original designs that range from versatile basics (we love alphabets and polka dots) to fun and quirky (yay for yetis!) and everything in between. And of course, we use the highest quality photo-polymer for our stamps, FSC certified paper, and 100% steel for our dies.
Visit us anytime to browse our latest products or simply find inspiration! And don't forget to check out our Flickr and Facebook pages, follow us on Twitter and read our blog. We love to feature our customers and give away free stuff! We hope our products make you smile! 
And the first sketch..

You can check out the DT inspiration over on the BLOG HERE!!!!

And the second sketch which is the one I used..

Another great sketch... 

and my layout.. some closer views ...

The cluster on the top of the page..

 I used dies to make the flowers..


Such beautiful sketches again this reveal... 
Pop over to the BLOG to check out all the inspiration from the designers and link up your entry to the February 15 reveal.

Thanks so much for coming by and thanks to all the lovely people who leave me a comment too.

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Friday, February 09, 2018


Hello there, how has your day been?  Today I was at the Craft Alive held in my local town helping out with the SCRAPMATTS shop and I had a great time, meeting people and chatting and sharing the shared love of scrapbooking..  Before the show, I was sent two new Templates for cards and some new chipboard.. So I had a sit down and created a few things and took them with me to the show today to be put on display..
The new templates are so new they are not listed in the online shop yet, but soon will be..  They are so easy to use and I am sure I will be making lots more cards this way..

These are the cards I made, two different styles..

and a side view..

and the second style..


and a side view.

And I was also sent some brand new chipboard and it is so pretty... It is called Wildflowers and I think it will be a new favorite of mine!! So I created a layout using some of this new Chipboard..


some closer views.
I embossed the chipboard in white and added some pink Liquid pearls in the centers.. I also covered in the flowers with pink paper..

A lovely butterfly embossed in pink.

Pretty as a Flower.

The Title is a new chipboard as well.. So this layout is on display at the show..

So thanks for coming by and thanks so much to you all who leave lovely comments for me to read.. I appreciate each one...

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