Tuesday, 18 July 2017


Here is my entry to Scrap the Girls this month and there is a funny story to it too. I actually started this layout in January for a previous challenge they had, but it just didn't work for me. When I saw this month's challenge, with the blues and browns, I just pulled it out and continued with it. I loved the feathers on the mood board and it gave me an idea to incorporate fibres and ribbon (something I have an abundance of in my stash and very rarely use). 

Products used:

Cardstock: Bazzill

Embellishments: Maya Road stencil, texture paste, WOW embossing powder - Gold, Metallic Melts - Red Velvet, Distress Stain - Broken China, ribbon, fibres, tassel, Funky Flair, Charms Creations star, feathers, chipboard word

Thanks for stopping by, Tanya X

Hello Gorgeous

Well, it sure has been a while that I have created and therefore since I have entered any challenges. When I saw this challenge over at Kraft Plus, I was excited to give it a go. I am in love with yellow at the moment, so I thought I would pull out an old Kaisercraft kit I had and it just fell together so well with this photo of my daughter at 4 months old. The challenge was to use roses in 3 different ways, so I first stencilled with a Kaisercraft die and texture paste. I then used some paper with roses and added the sticker from the kit onto the yellow paper, cutting it in half first, so I can use the other piece somewhere else ;). There are also some paper flower roses and a Funky Flair with a rose on it. 

Products used:

Cardstock: Kraft

Paper: Kaisercraft kit

Embellishments: Kaisercraft kit sticker & die cuts, Distress Ink - Spun Sugar, Kaisercraft stencil, texture paste, Funky Flair, paper & fabric flowers, The Craft Stall vellum die cut, brad

Thanks for stopping by, Tanya X

Thursday, 9 February 2017

13th Birthday

Challenge #4 over at D-Lish Scraps Cybercrop for January was Simply Stencilled. You had to incorporate 3 different stencils into your project. I had had some recent lessons in mixed media & was in the throws of experimenting, so this project was fun! I used texture paste with 2 of my stencils, then sprayed gold spray over a 3rd. Here is my son on his 13th birthday. I had given the camera to my oldest & asked her to take the photos, unfortunately they were all a bit blurry, & this was the better of the lot.

Products used:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Embellishments: Kaisercraft stencils, texture paste, Dylusions spray - Tangerine Dream, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine - Black Velvet, Gold, Kaisercraft mists - Yellow, Orange, candles, brads, twine, Pressed Petals chipboard word, Memento ink, D-Lish enamel dots

Challenge #3 over at D-Lish Scraps Cybercrop for January was a colour challenge. Using, white, pink, mint & gold glitter was easy as I love this colour combo. I did have to scour the computer & my 1000's of photos to find the perfect photo - taken way back in 2011! Here is my oldest on her 11th birthday party day where she went horseriding with her friends. I have added a pocket page with the remaining photos of the day.

Products used:

Cardstock: Bazzill, Bella Girls - Gold
Paper: American Crafts a-la carte - Tomato Basil, My Memories
Embellishments: Scallop die, Distress Glitter - Pickled Raspberry, sequins, Amy Tangerine stitcher, Kaisercraft die, paper flowers, D-Lish paper clip, Glitz rhinestone, Merci paper clip, Sizzix die

Challenge #2 over at D-Lish Scraps Cybercrop for January, was Super Splendid 'S'. You had to create a project using sequins, stars & stamps along with anything else that started with 'S'. I managed to add squares & scallops (on the paper - cheating, I know!), stencil, sprays, and scraps of paper. Here is my layout with my funny daughter :)

Products used:

Cardstock: Francheville
Paper: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan - Heart Song
Embellishments: Kaisercraft stencil, texture paste, My Mind's Eye die cut, Funky flair, seqins, generic stamps, D-Lish enamel dots, Kaisercraft mist - yellow, Dylusions spray - Tangerine Dream, London Blue
You & Me

Last month I decided to give a Cybercrop Challenge a go over at D-Lish Scraps. They have 4 different challenges & you can do 1 or you can do all of them. I have never done one of these challenges, so I wasn't sure how I would go. I started at number 1 & was very happy to get them all done. The first challenge was Diagonal Design & here is my son with our sweet, late puppy who we lost on Christmas Eve

Products used:

Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill
Paper: Kaisercraft Mr Fox - Arrows
Embellishments: Sizzix die, Charms Creations heart, doilie, D-Lish flair, brads

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Cue 123...

Over at Scrap the Boys this month the challenge was Numbers. I thought of many ideas & chose to try and get some older photos scrapped. When our son got a new bike for Christmas in 2015, his Dad took him to the local park where he decided to try out the jumps. Well! as if we didn't think he wouldn't fall off! Sure enough he came home looking like this. I was shocked but not really worried, to which he thought it was hilarious that I was at all concerned. After all, he is a boy & he's tough!

Products used:

Cardstock: American Crafts
Paper: Scraps - Kaisercraft
Embellishments: Kaisercraft stencil, texture paste, Kaisercraft mist - Yellow, Dylusions ink - Tangerine Dream, Fresh Lime, London Blue, washi tape, Charms Creations arrow, brads, flair, Kaisercraft alpha die, Thickers - Doll, Prima alpha stamps, ek success sticker
Not That Colour!

Here is my entry for the challenge over at White With 1 this month, with the colour being Princess Pink. I knew I had to scrap these photos of my youngest, ready for her end of year dance concert in her pink tutu. She never seems to make a serious face when her photo is taken, but when she goes on stage, she always looks beautiful. When her dance teacher announced that the class would be wearing pink for their performance, Tabitha's repsonse was exactly that - Not that colour! Pink is her least favourite colour! When buying her own tutu, I couldn't even look at the pretty pink ones, it had to be her most favourite colour of blue! She's a funny kid ;)

Products used:

Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill Bling
Paper: Scraps
Embellishments: Kaisercraft stencil, texture paste, lace, Little Birdie chipboard frame, buttons, metal embellishments, Pink Paislee chipboard embellishment, fabric & paper flowers, Martha Stewart border punch, Mister Huey's mists - Pretty Pink, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine - Pink, Chalkboard mist - Cotton Candy, flair, Prima alphas
Be Proud of Yourself

Over at 123 Challenge blog, the criteria for the challenge was the colour blue, the word proud & the technique, stars. I have really been trying to use up some of my stash, so when I found this kit from Funky Flairs, I thought it would fit in perfectly. At first I thought it was too simple, but the more I looked at it, the more I loved it - even hubby commented on how much he liked it! So, here is my boy, published in our local paper, being nominated for a sports award! He was interviewed & had 100's of photos taken by the paper's photographer. He makes me so proud :)

Products used:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Embellishments: Funky Flair kit elements, washi tape, Kaisercraft alpha dies, Prima alphas, Provo Craft alpha dies, markers
Make a Wish

Over at Show Us Your Stuff, they had a moodboard challenge this month. With it's Summery feel & bright colours, I had to use these photos of Tabitha at her 9th birthday party blowing out candles and making a wish. Being born in February, they were perfect to capture that Summery feel. This is my first time entering a challenge for SUYS!

Products used:

Cardstock: Bazzill, Francheville, Kaisercraft
Paper: Bella page making kit
Embellishments: Word die, Charms Creations heart, wood veneer word, Kaisercraft fusion pen, paper clip
Life is Beautiful

After a bit of a creating break, I found my mojo again this month & was able to join in on several on-line challenges - it feels so good to create again! This is my entry into the Kraft + Challenges, where you had to use a bike somewhere on your creation. I struggled with ideas for this one, so decided to make a tag as I have realised that I actually love making them!

Products used:

Cardstock: Kraft, Bazzill
Paper: Prima scraps, Bella Glitz - Gold
Embellishments: Kaisercraft die, Kaisercraft All That Glitters die collectables, Funky Flair, Distress Stain - Spun Sugar, Paper Roses die, brad, paper & fabric flowers, ribbon, staple