Sunday, August 20, 2017

July/August Jot Mood Board

July-August Jot Mood Board Entry - Ponytails and Paper Fails
Bula! I really wanted to experiment with texture paste over watercolours with this one.  It simply didn't work out how I'd hoped, but it has inspired me to do some pocket page spreads of my honeymoon, where my hubby surprised me by taking me to Fiji, after a few days in Sydney.  It was so lovely, and it was such a beautiful place, we would go back in a heartbeat!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

August Kraft Plus Challenge

bamboo + almond trees Ponytails and Paper Fails
bamboo + almond trees

Once again Kraft Plus has taken me out of my comfort zone (though I must admit I do like playing with my watercolours). The August challenge is to use trees somehow on your page.  As I don't have a photo linked with this particular memory I decided to challenge myself not to use a photo on this page.  In hindsight I should have added white paint to my texture paste, but otherwise I'm pretty happy with the finished page.  Bring on spring!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Laugh Often

Laugh Often

This layout was a labour of love. First I cut the stencil using my Silhouette Cameo out of very heavy cardstock. Then I used that to stencil my background using texture paste coloured with a little pink/peach paint.  I then created the glassine pocket for my stencilling.  The layout was built around the mint coloured paper and that fabric flower.  It look longer to make than I'd hoped but I just love the texture of that background. And don't forget, laugh often, live well and love much :)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


This page came together from a number of inspirations.  Firstly, it was Irit Landgraf's The Cut Shoppe's page from last month.  Please click here to see the original.  I just love her work. I chose to use some paper from the latest kit from The Scrappery Kit Club (Blair).  The July Kraft Plus challenge led to the rose texture paste background.  Lastly I took Inkie Quill's challenge to see if I could use frames on a page.  But my favourite part I think is the cute giraffe, giving it a touch of whimsy and that 'baby' feel :)

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Guest Design Spot - July Kraft Plus Challenge - Roses in 3 Ways

I was super excited to be a Guest Designer for Kraft Plus Challenge this month, where we had to use roses on a layout in three different ways.  I had this gorgeous fabric sitting around (for another project that has never happened) and I knew I wanted to use that on the layout. I also wanted to make roses a feature in the kraft background.  My first attempt using the Silhouette Cameo didn't quite work, but I tried again with a different rose, added some leaves, flipped and resized them, and I was much happier with the result.  Finally I put some of these gorgeous Maggie Holmes puffy stickers on.  The photo frame is also embossed with a rose image, however this is a little hard to see. Check it out if you haven't already, there are some amazing design team layouts to get you inspired and scrapping!

July Scrap The Girls Challenge Entry
For this super simple page I wanted to make a feature of the typewriter font.  This is hard to do without a 12" typewriter or 12" printer, so I ended up free drawing a circle in the Silhouette Cameo software to cut out, then printed my journaling out in landscape mode to go behind that.  Mental as Anything came on the radio when I was doing this page, that was a bit lucky :) So glad these photos are scrapped, they have been in my "to scrap" pile for some years!