Friday, 1 December 2017

More than Words Challenges December 2017

Hello dearest friends 

It is the 1st of December and in 3 weeks we will celebrate Christmas. It's a wonderful time of year and though most of us are super busy scurrying around to get everything done it's such a great feeling to look forward to time with family and friends. Yes I have always been a fan of Christmas... How about you?

At More than Words Challenges we would like to challenge you to create something that relates to family and numbers this month. If Christmas doesn't inspire you, its all good. We would like you to create any layout or canvas inspired by the word family, but we would also like you to incorporate numbers as part of our creative challenge.  

This was my take on the challenge and despite being my favorite time of year I did a very non-Christmasy layout :) See you can do this too. 

I was inspired by this photo of mom and I. I try to go and visit my family every year just after Christmas and this photo was taken during one of those holidays. I wanted to add numbers in a meaningful way and incorporate this creative challenge into my journaling by replacing some words with numbers.

I fussy cut flowers from the gorgeous new Autumn Collection at 49 and Market and used it in combination with 49Market flowers, Scrap FX Chipboard and metal embellishments from Finnabair Prima Marketing a stencil from 13@rts stencil and word strips from Flutterby Designs.

Hope you are feeling inspired and would love to see what you create.  Make sure you play along this time by following this link for more info on the challenge and to check out what the rest of the team created for you.

Thank you for stopping by today and till next time have fun playing. 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Kraft Plus Challenge November

Hello dear friends

I'm back with my second challenge for the month. This time its Kraft Plus. This month we need you to use some big on your layout. 

I chose to use this gorgeous big flower that was gifted by a friend. 

For more information about the challenge and more inspiration by the rest of the team hope over to the blog

Thank you For your visit today. I hope you enjoy this challenge and can't wait to see what you come up with.

Till next time have fun crafting.


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

More than Words Challenge Nov 2017

Hello dear friends

It's the 1st of November an't time to share a brand new challenge.

At More than Words this month we are heading outdoors and ask that you use some woodgrain in your design. We want you to be inspired by the word Outdoors. It could be a good way of remembering and treasuring those warm summer days if you live in the far north and tend to spend more time inside now.  Or maybe you associate it with winter? Here in Australia we are however looking forward to a long summer holiday, making those memories and collect all those photos so please join us this month and play along. This challenge is sure to inspire no matter where in the world you live.

I loved creating on woodgrain and this design from an old  Riddersholm collection inspired me to use this photo of a gorgeous friend and I. The woodgrain was perfect for our photo against the tree trunk.

We spend an afternoon outdoors and having fun doing a friendship shoot to celebrate our friendship. You see we live very far apart and the day or 2 we get each time is never enough. We always snap a last minute photo before the sad goodbye and it just never look great. You know how it is right... ? So this year we did it right we went to pretty up have girly fun,  played, laughed and had fun which evidently made it easier on our clever photographer. 😉


For more information about the challenge please pop over to the blog:

Thank you For stopping by today and I hope you will visit me again soon.

Till next time keep having fun and keep crafting.


Sunday, 1 October 2017

Kraft Plus Challenge October

Hello my dear friends

It is the 1st of October and we have an awesome new challenge for you to play along with at Kraft Plus Challenges.

This month our challenge is I can see clearly now. We need you to use Kraft Plus something that you can see through.
Hmmm you say... well maybe think transparencies, glass, some stickers... or what else could you use?

This was my take on the challenge:

I stamped some roses on Acrylic Sheets with StazOn and carefully fussy cut them.  I also used these awesome transparent stickers by 13@rts and put them on Kraft paper before cutting them to size and fussy cutting the butterfly. 

Scrap Matrix has a wide range of these so make sure you visit and see what else Vicki has in store. You can also buy the dried Ecru  root by 13@rts which I used in my flower clusters  in various colours including black, plain, pink and blue.

To find more details on how to play along and gain more inspiration from the other design team members go and visit our blog at:

Thank you for stopping by today. Till next time, have fun creating.


More than Words October 2017

Hello dear friends

It is the 1st of October and we are well and truly heading towards the end of the year.

The 1st of the month is however packed with amazing challenges you could play along with so let's get right into it. 

This month at More than Words we would like you to use the word Delicate to inspire your project. You have to describe how this word inspired you to create your project. 

For the creative challenge we would like you to use fabric. Silk, lace tulle or maybe even a couple more grungy fabrics like denim, burlap or leather.

Here is my take on this challenge:

The moodboard immediately led me towards a wedding and love theme and this wedding picture of my husband and I,  by our photographer, Jan Theron. I was just perfect for the challenge. 

For the word inspiration I found this poem by Ben Littlechild, describing the delicasy of love.

Love is like a delicate flower. 
But no water is needed for its existence. 
Only gentle words to feed its roots, 
and passion to help it grow. 
Trust to help it stand against the breeze 
Kindness to carry its pollen far. 

And as this flower grows, 
so does the wonder of life 
never alone will one soul be, 
as long as the flower blooms 
No frost to shatter its fragility.

by Ben Littlechild

For the creative challenge i used lace and tulle in my flower clusters. The flowers were all handshaped using Sospeso Transparencies, a foam square and wooden tools. If you would like to try this yourself please visit Scrapify and AUZZ Trinklets N Krafts to order yours.

For more inspiration and details on how to play along, visit the blog page and see how the other dt members interpreted this challenge.

I hope you enjoyed this couple of minutes with me and hope you would visit me again. Till then take care and have fun creating.


Sunday, 10 September 2017

Hello dear friends

I hope you all had an amazing weekend. I am back today sharing a very special post.

A little while back I have been incredibly fortunate to win the 13@rts monthly challenge. As part of my wonderful prize I also got the opportunity to guest design and today I can share my layout I made for them. I am just  so so happy and honored. I am literally dancing with excitement for this amazing opportunity.


Paper: In the Past
Paper: Lavender Fields
Paperpad Vintage moments
A4 Stickers - Vintage moments 2 - Big words
A4 Stickers - OUT OF THE BLUE eng black
Bordoux Water Ink
Dried roots of ecru
'Vintage moments' Flowers 
Pink hologram glitter

This month the Challenge is Vintage Love and inspired by Olga's new Vintage Collection papers. 

 I loved this collection from the moment it was released and could litterally not wait to get my hands on them. 

This challenge is ideal  for what I dreamt up to do with this collection and coupled with this gorgeous engagement photo of my beloved cousin and his now wife, it was a perfect match.

I fussy cut designs from both the paperpad and individual 12x12 pages to use as embelishments on my page.

To add some texture I included the dried root into my embellishment clusters.

Details includes miscrosheres I coloured with the water ink and hologram glitter.

Last but not least I finished it off with the beautiful stickers and quotes.

Remember if you are an Aussie, you can buy these awesome goodies right here at your doorstep. Just visit Scrap Matrix and within no time you too could be playing with these awesome products.

Till later have fun I will chat to you again  real soon.

Friday, 1 September 2017


Hello dear friends

Today I am sharing my DT layout for the September  More Than Words Challenge .

Our Challenge this month is to create a GRUNGE  project using the word FEARLESS as inspiration.

I created a grungy printed background using my Geliplate. Next I added lots of grungy items and texture including corrugated cardboard, an old bbq grid, staples, twine, lace and metal embellishments.

It's a bit modern with a tad of vintage and it includes a face and word strips about taking risks and being brave.

If some of this sound familiar you are right. It was the perfect fit for All-and-create's Europe challenge. If you want to play along read Challenge 1 by following this link

I will also be teaching this in my upcoming trip to Brisbane in 2 weeks so if you like it be sure to book our spot at The Scrap A Patch.

Till next time, have fun.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

More than Words August Main Challenge & 7Dots

Hello dear friends

It's the 1st of August and time for a gorgeous new challenge at More than Words Challenge.

This month we ask that you add song lyrics to your layout and be inspired by the word Harmony.

I was inspired by my current favourite song, Something like this by Coldplay and the Chainsmokers. In the song it's described how the guy don't think he fits the criteria of the heros like Superman, Batman or Hercules but she tells him she needs no hero, she just need someone to turn to and someone she could kiss. There is something real special about having that person in your life and  living in harmony for many years. As in any good composition it's granted that the tune needs adjusting at times but all in all it's about working together, being there for another  and celebrating true love. All I can do is to say can thank you for this wonderful privilege I have been granted. It's been 17 years since we meet for the first time and in February we will have been married for 14 of  those years. 

Follow this link for more info to play along.

It was then that I realised this layout is the perfect match for the current challenge at #7Dotsstudio.

The challenge at 7Dotsstudio requires everyone to create a project about their hero and or favourite person :) 

Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come say hello again sometime.

Till nexttime have fun and make sure you join in both of these challenges.