Monday, January 29, 2018

ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD Mini Challenge - Doileys..

Hello there,
I am sitting here listening to the rain, coming in spits and I am hoping this is going to hang around for a few days..  It has given us a bit of a break from the relentless heat, so here's hoping...

I felt like creating something and hoped I would finish it before the end of the month, because if you are like me, sometimes I start something and life happens and I dont get back to it for a few days!!  I cant believe how quickly January has flown by... It just doesn't seem like it has been long enough!!! but by the end of this week it will be a new month!!

The challenge over at ANNA'S CRAFT CUPBOARD - Mini Challenge on Facebook was to use doileys...  well I have heaps of them so I thought I would create a layout using doileys..

and a couple of closer views first..

I have layered two doileys and added flowers and pieces of a brick wall die as well as leaves cut from a die.


This is a photo of my DD taken quite a few years ago...  She was such a cutie!!

Well just a quick post, thanks for dropping by... I hope your January has been a good one! Thanks so much to those who leave me a little comment too.. I do appreciate each one of them...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

MORE THAN WORDS : January 2018.

Good day to you!
I trust things are going well for you..  I am sitting in front of the fan as the  night air slowly cools down a bit..
With these hot days I have been doing a bit of scrapping and the latest challenge for MORE THAN WORDS grabbed my attention as I had a birthday girl last month, so I grabbed the photo off facebook and began to create.. this is the challenge...
To scrap about a birthday and use at least two tags..
I got out some Cocoa Vanilla papers and started on my background and then my page came together...

some closer views..

Stamping, stencilling and lifting embellies up with foam tape..

I used four tags two on the side and two above my photo..


We went to Max Brenners for some thing yummy and they brought out this plate with Happy Birthday written in chocolate for my DD... and I must admit the chocolate I ate that night was really delicious!!
Thanks for a great challenge MORE THAN WORDS I got to scrap this photo the month after it was taken!!!

Thank you for dropping by today, and thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave here too..

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

The DUSTY ATTIC January Challenge 2018.

Hello there,
How are things with you? We sure are experiencing a hot summer and the nights are warm and balmy. So what is a girl to do? Sit and scrap of course!!

I saw the challenge over at THE DUSTY ATTIC BLOG which is a fabulous one...

to be inspired by this mood board... oh my all that gold, I thought I would see how much gold I could find and have a go at this challenge..  It is always surprising how much of something one has when one makes a search through ones stash... cough cough.. I had more then I thought I had... hehe... so let the creating begin!!

some closer views..

Some stencilling, some bling, and lots of gold paint!! I have used a Lacy Trim along the top of my page..

I have had these gold flowers for ages!!!

I have used the Elegant Pearls painted in gold and added bling!

I enjoyed creating this layout, and so glad to use up some DA chippies too..

I hope your day is going well, thanks for coming by today.. and thank you for the lovely comments you leave me..  Enjoy the rest of today!!!

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

STUCK?! January 15 2018 Reveal.

Hello there,
  Tis a little bit cooler here today and quite pleasant after the extreme heat we have been experiencing, and then seeing my friends across the seas having the extreme cold and snow... what an amazing world we live in, and how wonderful it is to have friends around the world to share our love of scrapbooking with... I hope your day is going well!

The new sketch for STUCK?! SKETCHES January 15th reveal is up and it is another fabulous one... I do say that each time because I really do love creating with them...  

and there is a wonderful 3rd prize this time thanks to another wonderful sponsor..

A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering $25.00 gift certificate to their online store 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 DCWV, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a free paper stack of the winner's choice to a second lucky participant!

DCWV is an industry leader in the scrapbooking and paper crafting market. They continually strive to create fabulous and fun trend-forward products for all your paper crafting needs. Whether you are creating a banner for a party, scrapbooking summer adventures, sewing a keepsake bag, or putting together a teacher appreciation gift, they've got you covered!

AND thank you to our NEW sponsor Victoria Marie, who is sponsoring this challenge and offering a free class from the Victoria Maria site to our third winner!

The winner of our sponsored challenge will receive a FREE Victoria Marie Online Classes scrapbook course enrollment! To learn more, head on over to for a full listing of classes and course descriptions. You can find Victoria Marie Designs on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and on the Victoria Marie Blog!

Finally, we also want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date! For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our January 15th challenge challenge will guest for our March 15th challenge!

and the sketch is....

  and dont forget to pop over to the blog to see the way the design team have each created for this sketch..

and my take..

some closer views..

die cuts, clusters and some stamping on the back ground for interest..

The little hearts are from the cog die cut and the little flower gem has been in my stash for years.. I am trying to use stuff up, and perhaps it will take me years to make a dent, but you just gotta start somewhere!!!

my layout...  trust, love.

These photos are of my Dd and our old horse who is no longer with us after she hurt her foot really badly, so these moments are to be treasured...  Bess was a give away her owner no longer wanted her, but she had several happy years with us..  its funny how these old photos bring back the memories..

So again I do thank you for coming by, I do like to keep my blog going as it will be my digital scrap print and something to one day look back on...  and the comments you leave me are very special too...

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Monday, January 08, 2018

SCRAP THE GIRLS January - Got the blues!

Hello there,
How are things in your part of the world? We have been having such hot dry days that there has not been much housework happening here, the only thing I enjoy is sitting in front of the fan and getting a bit of scrapping done!! So I have been able to create for this months challenge over at SCRAP THE GIRLS  which grabbed my attention as i love the color blue... and the challenge is...
to be inspired by this mood board...  I love all those blues and I thought the new papers from Kaisercraft were perfect for this challenge...  Then I found a photo of my Dd wearing blue and away I went!!

some closer views..

Some fussy cutting and stamping on the back ground..

Some die cuts and I love a little bit of sparkle by using Kindy Glitz!

Every picture has a story..

My Dd with our neighbours horse who is  called Lorelai!! I enjoyed creating this layout using lots of blue papers! Thank you SCRAP THE GIRLS for a great challenge this month!

Thanks for coming by and thank you for all the lovely comments you leave me too...  Take care..

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

STUCK?! January 1st Sketch 2018.

Hello again!
I hope your week is off to a great start.. We are in the midst of summer here, so hot hot hot days and the nights have kept up the warmth as well... so perhaps there may be some rain on the way.. I do hope so!!

The first sketch for STUCK?! SKETCHES for the new year is a fabulous one and the design team have really got some wonderful inspiration for you.

As always, we have two awesome sponsors supporting this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering two large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant!

ScrapMatts is a place to learn, share ideas and view some great design concepts, while offering Australian Made, Laser Cut Chipboard, original shapes and designs, made to compliment your scrapbooking pages or your card making projects.

AND thank you to SpiegelMom Scraps, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering the three new for January sequin releases and 3 yards of each of the in stock May Arts burlap string 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.

ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date! For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our January 1st challenge will guest for our March 1st challenge!

And the sketch..
I took the Sketch as is and tried to copy the diamonds at the top of the page, but there is so much else you can do with this sketch..

Some closer views..

I used a square punch to create the look of the diamonds..

I have also fussy cut flowers and birds from papers and lifted them up with foam tape for dimension.

Be bold.

An interesting sketch that I enjoyed creating with.. Make sure you pop over and check out the inspiration and link up over at the STUCK?! SKETCHES BLOG!!

Thanks for coming on by and thanks so much for the comments too..  Enjoy the rest of this week!!

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Monday, January 01, 2018

KRAFT+ January 2018 ..

Hello there! A pinch and a punch for a new month, and hey a brand new year too! Did you see the old year out and the new year in!!?? I did, just at home.. watching the fireworks on tv!! and then falling into bed to wake up ready ???? for the new year!!!

and the new challenge for KRAFT+ is a fabulous one...  and it is..
to be inspired by COFFEE!!  Pretty sure most of us were reaching for coffee today after a late night last night!! hehe... There are wonderful inspirations from the design team over on the blog so make sure you check them out Here!!!!!  And did you know there is now a section for Cards and tags following the criteria and having Kraft as the base...

and my take..  I really got the coffee out and used cold coffee in many ways on my layout..

some closer views.
I have used coffee splats on the back ground as well as soaking gauze in coffee..

I also soaked the music paper and dripped some coffee on the tags..

Love the moments...

So many ways to be inspired by coffee!!
I hope your year is off to a great start and you get some time for creating after the busy time of Christmas and new Year!! Thanks for coming by and thank you too for the comments you leave me!!

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