september @kraft+...



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Hello again :) with the weather finally warming up there is definitely a feeling of Spring in the air and with that comes a brand new challenge over on the Kraft+ Challenges blog with a fun Spring theme.


Criteria : Kraft + Be inspired by Bees and/or Challenge Graphic


I used the black and yellow colour colour scheme from the challenge image as my starting point and really love the way these colours work against the kraft background. 


I started with the black and white striped base and paired it with some yellow hexagon patterned paper from my stash. 


I cut out some hexagon shapes to use with my embellishment clusters and removed the centers from a few of of them for a bit of variety, then used a mix of black, yellow and kraft coloured embellies to help reinforce the theme. 


Head over to the Kraft+ blog to see how the team and our guest designers were inspired by this month's theme, and don't forget to upload your layouts by the end of the month for a chance to win some great prizes!
Thanks for stopping by xx 

August @kraft+...



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Hi again :) it's the start of a new month and that means another it's time for another new challenge from the Kraft Plus challenges blog! This month's theme is all about leaves and branches and being inspired by trees.  

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Here's what I created, inspired by my little guy's love of climbing trees.


This layout was a little different for me in that there is no patterned paper and instead I created a painted background with a diy branch cut from an old box and lots of multi coloured watercolour leaves. 



I used my lovely new Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers to add colour to some die cut leaves and used these to frame the photo of Cayden chilling in the tree.


Be sure to check out all of the fabulous tree themed inspiration from the Kraft+ team as well as this month's guest designers over on the blog, and don't forget to upload your entries by the end of the month for a chance to win one this month's prizes. 
Thanks for stopping by xx
  

July @Kraft+...



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Hello July and hello to a brand new challenge from the Kraft Plus Challenges blog!


Criteria: Kraft + Roses 3 Ways 


I went with a rose transparency, resin roses and rose die cuts in chipboard, cardstock and a sticker for this layout of our little Patch. 


Because I don't normally use a lot of florals on my layouts, this challenge was a little intimidating at first glance. I went through my stash and pulled out all of my rose patterned papers however they were either too pretty or a little too vintage for my scrapping style and it wasn't until I came across the rose transparency from my project life cards that I thought that this actually might work! Working around just one item in a style that you love really helps to pull all the other items together.


Check out how the rest of the team have used this challenge over on the Kraft + blog and don't froget to upload your projects by the end of the month for a chance to win some of this month's prizes. Thanks for stopping by xx

June @kraft+...



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Hi again :) it's hard to believe that June has already crept upon us but a new month means a new scrapbook challenge and as always we have something fun for you to try over on the Kraft+ Challenges blog!


Kraft Plus ONE!

This month's challenge is all about colour... but only one colour combined with Kraft!
You can of course add some black, white or neutrals to the mix.


As you can see, my colour choice was turquoise! It is one of my most used colours in my designs however I usually like to team it up with other colours and was a little bit intimidated by this month's theme ;)


I chose a few different shades of turquoise and tried to vary the textures and added some painted surfaces and spray mist droplets, puffy stickers and enamel accents to the turquoise cardstock. Being able to add neutrals definitely helped to pull things together and I really like the contrast they provided against the Kraft and turquoise elements. 


Check out the gorgeous colours the rest of the team went with over on the Kraft+ blog and be sure to upload your layouts to the blog by the end of the month for a chance to win one of this month's prizes.
Thanks for stopping by xx


live.laugh.love...



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Hi again :) I have been a busy scrapper and have a whole month's worth of pages to share from my project life album!  


I am happy to have completed March thanks to the new Live Laugh Love collection from Elle's Studio. I love the way these fun bright colours and patterns worked with my pics and the embellies and die-cuts made putting these pages together a breeze! 


I shared some tips for creating balance and a sense of consistency across my pages using colour and horizontal elements over on the Sassy Scrapper's blog for these pages if you'd like to check them out. 





Because I didn't use any pre-made cards for these pages, I had to get creative with my filler and journal cards and borrowed some colours from my little guy's pencil case for the next lot of pages, and love the way the hand coloured hearts customized the patterned paper.  



 I went with titles and accents directly over some of my photos to fill the negative on my larger pics while adding interest and an extra pop of colour.


Check out my original post for more details. 



And because I still had heaps of goodies left over, I also created an insert to document out little puppy's first trip to the park :)


You can find all the details here


As always, thanks for stopping by xx

may @kraft+...



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The new Kraft Plus challenge has just gone live and I absolutely loved the awesome inspiration images this month! Stepping 'out of the box' was a little tricky at first since all of the photos I usually scrap are either rectangular or square but once I allowed myself to get out of my comfort zone, I was very excited to try something different!


The graphic designs from the inspiration pics helped me come up with a way to use triangular photos and a patterned paper from Amy Tangerine's 'Finders Keepers' collection was the perfect fit for what I had in mind.  


I cut out several triangle sections from the paper design, and backed a couple of the openings with some black and white photos of myself. I repeated the title with a small 'currently' stamp and like the way the words peek out beneath the open triangles. 


 I added printed journal strips listing some of my things I have been enjoying this year, and ended up with a list of my 2017 faves. 


  Be sure to check out the Kraft+ blog to see all the awesome ways the rest of the team tackled the challenge, and don't forget to upload your entries by the end of the month for a chance to win one of this month's prizes. Thanks for stopping by xx

project life with domestic bliss...



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Hi again :) I have been documenting the first part of  February using the fun Domestic Bliss collection from Simple Stories. I love how versatile this range is and the colours made even the most simple photos look more fun.



Giving some of my cards a lift with simple hand stitching and using the printed designs to help tell the story... you can find more details over on the Sassy Scrappers blog



Focusing on the 'domestic' side of life for the second lot of pages. My post on the Sassy blog talks about how this collection helped me to document the photos that might have been over looked even though they also make up a large part of our lives.



Keeping things simple with stickers and enamel dots helped to speed up the documenting process
 and using memorabilia was and easy way to create a place for extra photos. 



Thanks for stopping by xx


april @kraft+...



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Hello April, and hello to a new fun new challenge from Kraft Plus Challenges


This month's theme is 'Swatch It Up' and the criteria is Kraft + Paint Swatches.


 I had a totally different idea in mind when I started this challenge, but after picking up some paint swatches from my local Bunnings store I realised that the colours I picked were all too bright for my original paper selection whihc forced me to start over - but in the end I am happy I did because I really love how these bright colours pop against the Kraft background. 


I used a large yellow paint swatch with my layers, and die cut several heart shapes to use as embellishments across the page. 


To keep the paint theme going I gave my background a layer of gesso, and used a bright paint stroke acetate from Illustrated Faith backed with simple white cardstock which I splattered black paint onto. 


Be sure to check out all of the fabulous inspiration from all of the team, as well as lots of great projects from our guest designers over on the blog, and don't forget to upload your layouts by the end of the month for a chance to win some of the awesome prizes up for grabs!
Thanks for stopping by xx




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