Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Kraft + December challenge

Well it's December, and this is the final challenge for the year at Kraft +, how the year has flown, it's been a fun year of doing these challenges. So the final challenge for the year is to be inspired by this one:

I love travelling, so this one was never going to be one that I would deliberate over, and I had this photo that I have been waiting to scrap from our trip to France in 2013, so now I have the front page to my album - very happy about that. 
I stamped using a Darkroom Door scribble stamp, and used mostly Kaisercraft products from their travel range Wanderlust - it's very nice. The map paper is the first layer over the stamping.  
I added a Charms Creations DIY map marker, which I stamped using the same Darkroom Door stamp, rubbed some Tim Holtz ink over and spritzed it with water to spread the colour, dried it off and added a brad to. Must say I like this effect. 
Anyway, I am so glad I have this layout for my album - just need to finish the rest of it, lol. 
Thanks for looking at my layout and for any comments you may leave. 
On our way

Believe - D-lish Scraps DT share December

Hi everyone, back again for my final share for 2015 at D-lish Scraps.
This is the second of the Christmas layouts that I have done. I used some really fun products on this one, and am really pleased with how it turned out, it sure has the Christmas feel about it.
Underneath my photo, I have used a gold star punchinella, it's a fun product. I also used a small gold chevron paper bag, into which I inserted my journaling tag. On the top of the bag, I have place a Christmas veneer, a star flower, and a felt polka dot bow.
In my second cluster, I have added a different Christmas veneer, a Christmas flair button, and a daisy
I also added a journal it's strip tag, and an enamel dot.
I hope you now feel inspired to scrap those Christmas photos that you get this year. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

D-lish Scraps December DT share - Present Time

Hi everyone, back again for my second share of the month of December at D-lish Scraps, and I am sharing one of the two Christmas layouts I have done for this months shares. I'm not actually sure how I feel about this layout, I don't often scrap with multiple photos anymore, and it is a really clean layout for me. However, I wanted to try to scrap a Christmas layout with multiple photos, so this is it.
I worked with some really old Love Elsie paper, remember that? Lol.
On my layout, I used a Christmas veneer wreath, a Christmas flair button, an enamel dot and a resin polka dot button.
In my second cluster, I have used a sequin bow, and a chevron journal it's tag. My title has been done using Dusty Attic lower case alpha pack. I really love this pack of alphas, as it has multiple vowels in it - you are more likely to run out of the consonants, before the vowels. 
Maybe you can have a go at scrapping multiple Christmas photos on a layout, once the big day is over. 
Present time

Sunday, December 13, 2015

D-lish Scraps December DT share - New Baby

Hi everyone, my turn to share for this month at D-lish Scraps, wow how the year has flown.
For my shares this month, I was going to focus on Christmas layouts, after all, we will all be taking pics of Christmas in the upcoming weeks. However I saw the moodboard for December, and just had to use it. I couldn't do a Christmas layout for this - I should have tried I know. Here is the moodboard, to refresh your memory:
Anyway, I selected a photo of my great niece Elise, who was only 5 days old when this pic was taken. I was inspired by the image of the mason jars with the word BABY and the string of stitched circles - hence what I have done in my background on this layout. I used a printed veneer butterfly, forget me not flower, mini rose and monochrome journal pack tag.
I also added to my cluster a  raw veneer which I coloured, a pick and place bow, medium rose, Green Tara tutu flower.
To the sides of the photo, I have added punchinella.
I think you will agree, this moodboard really is beautiful, so I hope you have time over the Christmas period to give it a go. 
New Baby

Friday, December 4, 2015

Show Us Your Stuff December challenge - DT share

Welcome to December, welcome to the last challenge at Show Us Your Stuff for 2015.
This month, we have an awesome sketch to use for the challenge, something relaxing for those tired and stressed out Christmas planned brains - lol. Well mine is anyway.
I really loved this sketch, it was a lot of fun to create with. I did choose a Christmas layout, primarily because I wanted to have this layout done for my work Christmas party, a request by the Christmas party planner. 
We invited Samuel Johnson from "Love your sister" and also Aussie actor, to our party last year, to collect a donation to the cause. He was as energetic as he has appeared in interviews when he rode his unicycle around Australia to raise money. 
Anyway, for my layout, the handmade items I used were a D-lish Scraps flair button, and some fabric covered buttons, given to me by a friend some time ago. 

I hope you feel inspired, and manage to find some time to scrap over the holiday period. 
Have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year. See you again in 2016. 
Special guest

Charms Creations December Challenge - Creative Team share

So it's December! Where has this year gone? Make it stop, I'm not ready to get off this years ride.
This month at Charms Creations, the challenge is to be inspired by this gorgeous moodboard:
Isn't this simply stunning? And the good thing is you don't have to do Christmas, and you have till the end of January to get the challenge done, some holiday scrapping, perhaps? 
I did decide to go with a Christmas layout, it really bespoke that to me. 
I found this photo from 2008 of my family having Christmas lunch, , the colours in the moodboard worked really well for this photo. 
I was inspired by the baubles on the wreath, and spread some coloured gel medium through a stencil over the cardstock for this. I was also inspired by the star on the wreath - and used one of the gorgeous glitter super stars, as well as some star buttons. I also added a glitter terrific tab.

I was also inspired by the little Christmas tree in the second image, and I had one of Charms Christmas trees on hand, and I think it looks perfect on here. 
So I hope you feel inspired to give this challenge a go, it really is a lovely one to do.
Christmas lunch 2008