Thursday, 30 March 2017

Pensive - Scrapping Fun Kit DT

I am up on the Scrapping Fun Kits blog today with my final layout using the Exclusive Neon Kit.  I still have a few little bits left to use on another project down the track, which is great.

Once that decision was made it was time to play with layers.

When I wanted some butterflies punched from my paper scrap from the kit for my Hugs layout  I punched them out so that I would still have a small usable piece for layering in a future layout if needed, so I was glad I did this as I needed this piece for my this layout.

The Alphas in the kit had little flowers so I added 2 of these to the layouts with my embellishment clusters to pull a aspect of the title into other parts of the layout for balance.

I also included a Wire Half Flower. made with pink beading wire in my cluster.

The photo I used was one I found in a box that was damaged as it seems it was glued into something and then pulled out.  It is one my daughter took with her webcam in her mid teens and I thought should looked very deep in thought so titled it Pensive.  

I love how this layout turned out.
This soft purple marbled paper was perfect for my  needs, it gave the background some interest but as everything else was so busy it calmed things down and helped it feel more balanced.

For more details head to my post on Scrapping Fun Kits Blog.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - using more of my kit - Beautiful.

I was wanting to use the left over piece from the Dusty Attic chipboard in the Exclusive Neon Kit from Scrapping Fun Kits.

As I was playing with my supplies I realised that the supplies that would best suit this layout were supplies from my Counterfeit Kit Challenge March Kit, so time for another layout using these supplies

I experiemented with colouring the chipboard, first with gelatos, which was so pretty but not right for my layout so I painted it with teal paint.

I cut up the part that would wind up under the glasses paper to place it under the paper in 5 places so it would be at the correct height.
The photo shows 4 but I cut the one that would be in the top right corner in half so I would have a piece for the middle.

I added some of the teal paint with some bubble wrap, covering the main part of my layout with paper so only a little went on it.
I added a strip of the camera paper down the side as I wasn't happy with the results of the paint on that side.

I decided a couple of days after finishing the layout to add some shimmer to my chipboard, unfortunatly it didn't turn out how I wanted but I decided to stop trying to fix my layout and embrace it.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Hugs - Scrapping Fun Kits Design Team

I am up on the Scrapping Fun Kits blog Today with another layout for the Design Team using the Exclusive Neon Kit.
From the kit I used the fun papers and the Neon Pink Felt Bow.

I won a $10 store credit with Charms Creations and my gorgeous hearts and tabs I got with my store credit arrived just in time for this layout.

I made one of my wire half flowers to add to the cluster in pink wire.  And I used one of the butterflies and the flower from the cut apart that Morgyn created.

For more details head to my post on Scrapping Fun Kits blog.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Counterfiet Kit Challenge Guest Designer - Challenge 1 Old and New

The first Challenge from Counterfiet Kit Challenge this month is Old and New, I used this prompt not only with selecting supplies but also my photos.

It was suggested when I posted this photo of a 7yr me to find out where it was that I should include a current photo of London Bridge at the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road since where I am standing with my Mum and Uncle Des collapsed into the ocean in 1990 so this prompt had me really wanting to scrap these photos.

These gorgeous little wood veneer hearts are new to my stash, I recieved them in a RAK I recieved in February.
I love them.
The flower sticker, white rose and Good Times sticker are some older items in my stash, not my oldest but they have been in  it for over a year.  It was great using up some of my older supplies.

The background paper and Thickers are from my Kitaholic Kits January Main Kit, I also used some other papers that are new to my stash from a couple of 6x6 paper pads I recently bought and a gorgeous floral from a My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad Heike gave me for my 40th.
The older papers I used are a blue wave paper that is hard to see in the photo from a American Crafts Atlantic paper pad and this fun pink paper that is at the back of my layers that has words on it in a darker pink which is from a old cheap pad from Lincraft.

I have left lots of room for journaling as I don't have any clear memories from this trip so my Mum's best friend is writing up her memories for me and sending them to me from Germany.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

New planner set up aka returning to what works.

Today I am up on the Scrapping Fun blog with details of my new weekly and daily planner set up. well my return to what works best for me.

I lost my Planner Groove last year and I really need my planner to work for me as having Dyspraxia, EDS & Fibro if my planner isn't working for me then I forget things so I stepped back to the inserts that worked best for my from Jen on her blog Organised Lifestyle back in 2014.

I love the weekly To Do List and Tracker in these inserts I find a weekly To Do works better for me rather than a daily.

I rarely decorate my planner inserts however my printer is being tempramental and printed lines where there shouldn't be lines so I used the washi from the Neon kit and a couple of thin neon washi from my stash to hide this.  And added some decoration using the fun hearts from the kit.

I dated my inserts with incorrect dates so the printable Morgyn created for this kit came in very handy as they covered my errors so I could date them correctly.

I have used a highlighter to mark the time between school runs so I can quickly see the chunk of time and plan it out each day.
Highlighters were the perfect thing to use with the Neon kit.
There are certain things I need to get done each week that are best done between school runs.  I don't have set days for most things as I never know if I may be called to pick up one of my kids early due to a EDS related issue.

I love that Jen's daily inserts have a seperate To Do on for at Home and Out.  I find breaking up my To Do's like this very helpful.

Now to finish planning out my week.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Counterfeit Kit Challenge March Guest Designer Kit Reveal

I am so excited to be the Guest Designer for Counterfeit Kit Challenge March 2017.

I love the kit inspiration from Hip Kit Club and got to work selected 12x12 papers, 6x6 papers and embellishments.

Here is my kit.

When selecting papers my focus was finding pinks, florals, butterflies and cameras while remembering that it featured a piece that was white with black florals and some gorgeous blues and aquas.

In my kit I included these papers left over from my Kitaholic Kits January Main Kit as they have the lovely soft aqua & gorgeous peacock colour that I noticed on some of the papers in the kit from Hip Kit Club.  I also grabbed out the enamel shapes and the die cuts from this kit as I know there are some bits in these that may suit.
I just love the little hearts and need them in my kit.

Aren't these 6x6 papers just gorgeous.  They gave me some extra options for my kit that are just perfect.

I went through my embellishments and stickers looking for florals and butterflies and keeping in mind the colours.
These sticker sheets from Kaisercraft were perfect for this kit.  I also included this little kit I got for free that is from Instax as it has some pink paper that may suit and some cute stickers and washi.  These tags were a lovely bit to add to my kit and lastly this lovely trim my friend Seryn gave me.

I knew I wanted to get out the left overs of my Berry Bliss embellishment kit from D-lish Scraps as it has some gorgeous pink and teal bits in it.
I noticed the kit from Hip Kit Club has some gold hearts and bits so I grabbed out these gold stickers from a kit from Paper Pretty and these gold chipboard stickers I just recieved in a RAK from Kylie.
My focus on butterflies I decided to include these gorgeous butterfly buttons and these butterfly wood veneer from Corbett Creations that were included in a butterfly themed kit from Rainbow Splendour also from that kit I included a epoxy flair, journal cards, felt bow and a doily.
I love this sticker sheet with the gorgeous camera on it.
And finally these gorgeous file folders I got for $1 last week at a shop that was closing down.

My final step was to find some letters.

I am really looking forward to playing with my kit.

I hope you get into your stash and join in the fun that is the Counterfiet Kit Challenge.

March Challenge List

Apologies for not updating the February List as I normally do, my son had some health issues that started early in the month and this impacted my updating the list, looking forward to him having a good March.  Now for the March list.

I will continue to update the Challenge List as more challenges go up throughout the month, so please check back regularly and see what wonderful challenges have been added.

Due to positive feedback I will continue to split the list into Australian based challenges and International challenges, so make sure you scroll through and check out all the wonderful challenges as many allow entries from all over the world.
Please if I have put a challenge into the wrong catagory let me know, I worked hard to be correct but we can all make mistakes.

Please if there are any Challenges you are aware of that I have missed let me know.I am really loving participating in Challenges, it is getting me to craft more often, to do projects I may otherwise save to do later, and some there is the added challenge of completing them when I have limited supplies that meet the requirements but that just adds to the fun.
So now for the list, I will provide a link to each challenge that has a direct link for it and either their Facebook page, website, shop, whichever is appropriate so you have all the details you could possibly need.
Those that are in a Facebook Group I will link to the group, please contact admins of the group to let them know you are joining to participate in the challenges or look at the challenges as some admins have requested this due to the waiting list. 

Australian Challenges

Scrapping Good Time - Scrapbooking Group Australia is a Closed Facebook Group that has monthly Scrapbooking Challenges and Card Challenges each month. 

Scrapping Clearly has gorgeous moodboard this month.

Aussie Crafters is a Closed Facebook Group that has a monthly challenge and swaps.  Please pm the group owner when you request to join. 

Scrap The Girls has a great prompt this month.

Aussie Scrappers Society is a closed Facebook group that has challenges.

Kraft + Challenge has a great moodboard this month.  Here is the Facebook Group.

Scrap the Boys has a great prompt this month.  Here is a link to their Facebook Page.Make sure you check their blog for the rules of their Challenges.

Pixels and Paper has a great prompt this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Off the Rails Scrapbooking has a lovely moodboard this month.  Here is their Facebook Group.  Make sure you check their blog for the rules of their Challenges.

D-lish Scraps Inspiration Board this month is lovely, make sure you follow the link for inspiration and the rules of this Challenge.   

Archie-Scraps has a colourful visual prompt this month.

ARTastic Challenge has a fun artwork to inspire us this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.

White with 1 has a fun colour to create with this month.  Here is their Facebook Page. 

SCRAPBOOKIT has a great moodboard this month.

Anna's Craft Cupboard has a fun colour challenge this month.

Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia has a fun colour challenge this monthhead over to the blog for inspiration and details.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Show us your stuff has a fun prompt this month. Head to their blog for inspiration and rules.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Aussie Digital Artists Challenge is a fun new challenge featuring Australian artists images.

Dusty Attic has a lovely moodboard up on their Facebook Page and their Blog and for even further information, they also have a Website.

Sketchy Boards Challenge has a great Sketch this month and a fun Colour Inspiration this month.  Follow the link for inspiration and rules. 

Kaisercraft has a lovely sketch this month. Here is their Facebook Page.

Jot Magazine has a lovely moodboard this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.  

123 Challenge has a fun prompt this month.  Here is their Facebook Page. 

International Challenges

Counterfiet Kit Challenge is a great concept where you take inspiration from a new kit that is out and create a kit from your supplies using that inspiration and so create layouts with your own kit.  They do a blog hop with their team showing each person's kit and layouts.  Well worth checking it out.
I am incredibly excited to be the Guest Designer for Counterfiet Kit Challenge this month.

Scrapbooking Challenges have a moodboard and sketches that are posted throughout the month so it is worth checking their blog and Facebook Page throughout the month.

Creative Inspiration is a online forum/group that features multiple challenges throughout the month.

Scrapy Land is a bimonthly challenge that is all about getting out those dies and using them.  Make sure you list  the brand of die you used and that it is one their store stocks. 

Crafty Creations Challenge is a bimonthly craft challenge.  Make sure you read their rules as entry closing dates are different to most challenges.

Pixel Scrapper is a Digital Scrapbooking community that has a monthly challenge.  I am so glad I found this wonderful community. 

Craft-Dee Bows is a monthly challenge that involves using a bow.  Head to their blog for more details.

Berry71Bleu has a great moodboard this month.

More Than Words has a great prompt this month that features one of my favourite things to use in my layouts.  Here are the Rules for their Challenges. Here is their Facebook Page. 

Stuck Sketches have a cute sketch to start the month with.

Scrap Our Stash Challenge has a fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge this month.

The ScrapRoom has a fun sketch this month.

GrandDiva's have a fun sketch this month.

Scrap It With a Song has some fun songs this month.

Connie Can Crop has a fun sketch this month.

The ScrapRoom mid-month challenge is Freaky Fast Friday, this looks fun.

Maja Designs has a lovely moodboard this month.

Project Life

Here is a list of Challenges that would suit creating Project Life layouts.  Note I do need to check the challenges that are new to the list and update this sublist.  I will update shortly.
Scrap the Boys have said they will accept PL layouts.
Scrap the Girls have said they will accept PL layouts.
Kraft+ Challenge accepts tradition layouts, art journalling, tags, etc so this challenge would suit PL I think.
Pixels and Paper accepts all forms of Scrapbooking and Memory Keeping.
ARTastic Challenge Blog accepts all forms of Scrapbooking as entries.
Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia accepts PL entries.
Show us your stuff accepts PL entries.
Scrapbook Boutique accepts scrapbooking, off the page, etc so I think it would suit PL.  The new challenge is posted on the 10th of each month.
Dusty Attic states in the August Moodboard Entry Rules (so assuming it is the same) that your project can be anything you desire including layouts, cards or off the page so it sounds like PL will be accepted.
August 2016

My scrappy friends who only scrap when at a crop, or who have stopped or reduced their time scrapping for any reason I think you will love some of these, have a look at each challenge and see what appeals to you.  Try to do one by the end of the month.