Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Getting My Challenges On!

Hello there! I've been having heaps of fun making a layout for a couple of challenges - CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration and Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo. I really enjoyed making this.


This is a photo I took of Kotor, a stunningly beautiful old town in Montenegro. We climbed up the steep hill behind the town and we could see right across the gorgeous bay. We met fantastic people there and have great memories of this place.

I have a bit of a thing at the moment about creating with small scraps of paper. I love the random effect this gives my work. I have layered my scraps up here with many bits and pieces - photo corners, puched and cut shapes, tabs, stickers and stitching.

At Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo, the challenge is to use masking tape. Here's what I did:

First I adhered my masking tape to a scrap of glossy paper. It has to be a paper that the tape will peel off.


I then punched along one edge of the paper with the tape on it.


Next I used a border stamp along the tape.


I then peeled the masking tape from the glossy paper and adhered it to my page. I layered it up with paper scraps and added some random stitching. I also added my journaling on torn strips of masking tape.


At CSI, I fell in love with the colour scheme. These colours are so me! I chose to use all five colours in my embellishments. I also used white gesso to stencil behind my photo and journaling.


For CSI, I also used a holiday photo and used something fringy (I'm not sure that fringy is a real word but I love it!) My fringy item is the water fountain - it reminds me of the hula skirt on the CSI image.


This is the first time I've entered a CSI challenge so I hope I've done it right! You can find the challenge details here.


It's certainly not the frst time I've entered a Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo challenge though. I love their fun and user-friendly challenges! You can find the current challenge here.



Happy scrappin'!


Heather




Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Forever in Love at More Than Words

Hello there!

The new challenge is up at More Than Words and it's very relevant for February. The challenge is to be inspired by the word 'Forever' and to use hearts on your layout, canvas or art journal page.

Here's what I came up with:


I taught a class to my local ladies recently and I was inspired to use the same technique to make the background and heart balloons on this page.


I added lots of stitching - both by hand and machine.



I tethered my balloons to a hand-made arrow and hung feathers from it as well. Underneath is a gorgeous swirl chippie from The Dusty Attic.


I found some dangly bling in my stash and added that to the bottom of the torn paper.


I hope you can join in the fun this month! You can find more details on the challenge here.


Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Getting My Abba On!

Hello!

A fabulous challenge has just been revealed at Kraft+ - the challenge is to create something that was inspired by Abba! Lol - I love this one!

Here's what I made:


The photo on this page isn't great but the memory is! We were with friends on a Greek island and Mamma Mia was playing at an outdoor theatre. Apparently this has been screening weekly here ever since the movie was made. We had free drinks at the start then settled in to watch the show. We bopped along and joined in the songs - well we girls did anyway. We had the most wonderful night!

I took photos of the movie and added them to my page. I love how it was subtitled in Greek!


I added a cool Dusty Attic chippie flourish and lots of bits and pieces to splash some colour around.


The thing that kept us laughing for ages was the poster advertising the show - it said it featured Meryl Strip! Ahhh, what a night!

I hope you can get your glittery flares on and enter the challenge this month. You can find the details here.




Happy scrappin'

Heather (the Dancing Queen!)

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Postcard Wishes

Welcome back to my blog!

It's time for the Mini Challenge over at More Than Words. We've made a change to our Mini Challenge this year - you can still make cards, tags and ATC's but you can also make postcards! Postcards are usually around an A6 size, which is a quarter of an A4. The challenge with making your own is to keep them flat and secure enough so they don't get damaged in the mail. Of course, you can always pop them into an envelope.

The challenge this month is to be use the word 'Wish' on your project. I made a postcard:


I kept my embellishments flat and sprayed a coat of sealer on the finished postcard to protect it even more.

The back of the postcard is ready to write on:


Are you going to try something different and make a postcard for our challenge? Be quick - the challenge only goes for a week! You can find more details here.

Happy scrappin!


Heather

Friday, 5 January 2018

Getting My Prosecco On!

Hello there!

I'm excited to share my first DT layout for Kraft +! This is such a fabulous challenge site - the ladies here are wonderful!

The January challenge is to be influenced by coffee. I don't drink coffee so I decided to scrap about what I do drink! Here's my layout:


Yep - I'm a prosecco kind of girl - lol!

I used papers from a range of brands and added bits and pieces from my drawer of scraps. I love how the colour scheme pulled all these bits and pieces together.




I hope you can give the challenge a go this month. You can find it here.


Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Monday, 1 January 2018

Celebrating at More Than Words

Happy New Year! What an interesting, outrageously fun and sometimes very challenging year it has been for me. I hope 2017 was good to you and that 2018 will exceed your expectations.

Over at More Than Words, we're celebrating our birthday - yes, we're two years old! I'm so thrilled that after 24 challenges, we're still going strong! To celebrate, we thought we'd share the birthday fun with you and make 'Birthday' our word to be influenced by and we want to see at least two tags on your layout, canvas or art journal page.

I went the whole hog and created a double page layout about my last birthday celebrations.


I wanted to tell the whole story of the different bars we went to and the great night we had so there's a lot of journalling on this page.



I placed each photo in its own paper and embellishment cluster and added a co-ordinating tag to each one. My page has four tags.



I added the journalling onto panels under each photo and stenciled each panel in different colours.


Are you going to take up the birthday challenge at More Than Words? You can find all the details here.

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Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Saturday, 23 December 2017

And So Say All of Us!

Well I hope your Christmas celebrations are all prepared and that you can spend time with family over the break. I also hope that you can sit back, relax and join in the new Mini Challenge at More Than Words! In keeping with our family theme, the word we want to see on your card, tag or ATC is 'Us'.

I made a card this month:


I thought the wording on this was appropriate as I made it for someone for his birthday with a git that was from a number of people.

The background on this is made with Tinby Designs Colour Crush, overlaid with stitiching and die-cuts. This style of wording is a great way to use up odds and ends of alphas.

I hope you can join in! You can find the mini challenge details here.

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Happy scrappin'!


Heather