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Friday, December 1, 2017

Lets Scrap Sketches - Challenge 12-1-17


Here is our first challenge for 'Lets Scrap Sketches' December

Remember to have a look at all the layouts from our design team.

Here is my layout.  This is my son, Tira, with his cat, TC, (Tira's cat)
 
Would love to hear what you think so leave me a comment.
 Here is the sketch that inspired me:
Here are a copule of close ups. 




I look forward to seeing your layouts.

Happy crafting
J

DO-AL(l) Creatives - #12: The end of the year (lets the corks pop)


Our last challenge for DO-AL (l) Creatives for 2017 and a most fitting way to end the year with a theme of:   The end of the year (let the corks Pop out)

Now remember the challenge runs from the 1st to the 31st December. 
I look forward to seeing your creations. 
Our sponsor this month is: 

Digi Stamps 4 Joy



Now for mine,  which I used both the our sponsors image and the 'Cork popping' as inspiration for this 'Twist and Pop' card:


 I am a little sold on these twist and pop cards. 
I have made several now and they are prefect for any celebration.   

My card is an 'End of the year' graduation card. 


Hope you like it.  And again I can't wait to see your creations for this challenge. 

Happy crafting 
J







Thursday, November 30, 2017

If you Give Crafter a Cookie: Challenge #83

Just over 3 weeks until Christmas and our 3rd challenge for November from 

And now some yummy inspiration for challenge #83



Come play along and join in.  Remember to use the COOKIE picture as inspiration!
(the theme, the color combos, the patterns...)

and you can create anything your heart desires.



Are sponsors for this challenge are:

Fred She Said and Buy Scribbles Design.

Now my creation for this challenge: Is a christmas gift box


I used some textured paste to enhance Santa's jacket and
then some kindy glits on his sack and tree.

Hope you like it.  I look forward to seeing your creations. 
Happy Crafting
J

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The results of a weekend away with the girls.

Don't you just love getting away with a group of like minded crafter.  
I do, and the weekend was absolute fun. 

and here is just one of the layout's I crafted.

In between jumping into the heated pool and spa. 
(someone had too)
 I used 2 prima stencils on the background. 

 This layout was inspired by the butterfly panel on the right hand side. 
I loved the richness of the colours of the butterflies 
Hope you like it,  pleae leave me a comment I love feedback.
 I used modeling paste and mist sprays, inks and paints on the layout 
together with some glass glitter.

The layout is matted on to card to give some stability and inked around the edges.

Happy crafting.

I have share this layout with:   
Come check the blog out and join in the fun

J





The Wonder of Mixed Media Art.

Quick update:  my canvas was choosen as top pick for



Here is my first attempt at mixed media. 


I used 2 canvases, Modeling paste, Inks, sprays, gesso, mod podge, dies and paints. 

Most of all it was fun. 



Here are a couple of close ups.  

I love that I could just keep adding until I felt there was enough. 

 It is a wonderful thing to work in as you can just create
and recreate as you like the canvas is never really complete.
Even if you hang it on the wall you can take it down and keep adding. 
Just a wonderful medium to work with


Hope you like it.  I certainly like making it. 


Love to hear what you think. 

I have share this with the following challenge, please come check them out. 


Happy crafting
J







Lets Craft and Create: Challenge #131: Anything goes - with an option for 'Fall Colours/Thankful'


Challenge #131 ANYTHING GOES + option FALL COLOURS/THANKFUL

Thank you to everyone that took part in our last challenge...
#130 Anything Goes + option Witchy/Autumn Colours

Team 2's inspirational creations are now available to
check out for Challenge 131.
Remember this is another chance to win a fabulous prize,
simply enter your creations at the link provided at Lets Craft and Create.

Now for my creation for this month:
 I stencilled the background first using modelling paste and then a selection of inks. 
 A little glass glitter and some fussy cutting completed the layout. 


Hope you like my layout of my little man. 

I look forward to seeing your creations. 

Happy crafting
J



Friday, November 17, 2017

Lets Scrap sketches - Challenge 15-11-17


Here is our second challenge for 'Lets Scrap Sketches' November 

Remember to have a look at all the layouts from our design team.

Here is my layout 
Would love to hear what you think so leave me a comment.
Here is the sketch that inspired me:
I look forward to seeing your layouts.
  In the meantime here are a coouple more photos.



Happy scrapping

J








Thursday, November 16, 2017

If you give a Crafter a Cookie: Challenge #82


Just over 5 weeks until Christmas and our 2nd challenge for November from 
Again more yummy inspiration for challenge #82



Come play along and join in.  Remember to use the COOKIE picture as inspiration!
(the theme, the color combos, the patterns...)

and you can create anything your heart desires.


Now here is the sponsors for this challenge.


and now my card inspiration; 

I love the sentiment:
'Given enough coffee, I could rule the world - temporarily' 

 I used textured paste on the image to give the morning coat a lift. 
Hope you like the card.  I look forward to seeing your creations. 

happy crafting
J



Thursday, November 2, 2017

If you give a crafter a cookie - Challenge #81


Woo hoo here is our first challenge for November from 
With some yummy inspiration for challenge #81


Come play along and join in.  Remember to use the COOKIE picture as inspiration!
(the theme, the color combos, the patterns...)
and you can create anything your heart desires.


Now here is the sponsors for this challenge.

And now my card creation for this challenge. 
I placed 2 section within the card for further sentiment.


Hope you like it.  look forward to seeing your creations

Happy crafting
J





Wednesday, November 1, 2017

DO-AL(l) Creatives - Challenge #11: The Pre Christmas Session

Challenge #11 for DO-AL(l) Creatives

So exciting getting so close to Christmas now.  Here in New Zealand that means sunny hot days, BBQ's, a Long school holiday for the boys and many trips to the beach.   

Now the challenge this month from Do- Al (l) Creatives blog is:
The Pre Christmas season - Vorweihnachtszeit


I have use one of our sponsers images:  


Digital Delights

And made a christmas cookie gift box and tag:

The box has a handy transparent cover. 
I made some Choclate chip cookies and here is the recipe:


Ingredients

  • 200 g softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 100 g white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 100 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

Method


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C fan assisted or 180°C conventional. Cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla essence until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg.
  2. Mix in sifted flour and baking powder with chopped white and dark chocolate.
  3. Roll into balls and place on baking trays lined with baking paper, flatten a little with your hand. Leave room between each one to spread.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and stand for 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack. When cold, store in an airtight container
Enjoy. 

Look forward to see your creations for this challenge. 

Happy crafting
J

Thursday, October 19, 2017

If you give a Crafter a cookie - Challenge 80

Summer only a month away here is NZ and the weather slowly improving. 
Here is our second challenge for this month from 
With some yummy inspiration for challenge #80

Wonderful clolours for this challenge

Come play along and join in.  Remember to use the COOKIE picture as inspiration!
(the theme, the color combos, the patterns...)
and you can create anything your heart desires.


Now here is the sponsors for this challenge.
And for this challenge I used a LRD stamp:  Flick - Mini Monster.

Hope you like my cards.  


I layered the image to give a 3d effect. 

Can't wait to see your creations. 

Happy crafting 
J