Challenge Wins

My Crafty Friends

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Kitchen Love

Good morning everyone!

This is my last LO I am sharing as a GDT for Lasting Memories, I have had a lot of fun making these 4 layouts! Thank you to Karen and Michele and the rest of the girls for giving me this opportunity, it's been great and I will definitely be back for the challenges! This week's challenge is inspired by a photo:

I've used the colour scheme and theme to scrap pictures of my daughter playing in her play kitchen, a Christmas gift from her Granny and Grandad. She is not yet 'cooking', but loves to play with the oven door (open, closed, open, closed, open.....) and dragging bits of the kitchen throughout the house. Oh well, every chef had to start somewhere, right? ;)

I hope this has inspired you to submit your own project to the challenge,
you have about a week to do so!

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (Inspirational Cookie, I've used the colour scheme (red, black, white) and the heart/love theme) 23/2
My Time to Craft (Anything But a Card) 24/2
Alphabet Challenge (You Choose) 2/3

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Here & Now

Hi all,

A new challenge at Pinspirational Challenges starts today and here in the inspirational image:

Cute, no? I decided to use the colour scheme as my inspiration and found this lovely paper in my stash that would work well for a backing paper. This layout is about what is happening with us right now and since there was going to be quite a bit of personal details in my journaling I decided to take the picture before I put the words down. I also found a balloons chipboard piece that went well with the colours and the inspirational picture. 

Our sponsors this time is Beccy's Place, so play along with our challenge to have a shot at a lovely prize!

Morgan's Artworld (Add Flowers) 24/2
Crafting with an Attitude (Anything Goes) 27/2
Crafty Girls Creations (Anything Goes) 29/2
Creative Moments (Anything Goes) 20/2

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Doing the Things we Love

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I am sharing my third LO as part of my GDT spot at Lasting Memories, this week the challenge theme is Sharing a Celebration of Something you Love. My LO is about how much my daughter loves rides my bike together and how much I enjoy seeing her enthusiasm. What will you share? Perhaps a book or tv show you love or your hobby or something completely different? Let us know in your post!

Southern Girls (3 or more patterned papers) 21/2
Jo's Scrap Shack (Anything Goes) 17/2
Scrap Our Stash (Bingo Card, I used Echo Park Paper, Hearts and enamel dots) 28/2
Paper Girls Challenge (Hearts) 19/2

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Arrows Aplenty

Hi all,

Another week, another challenge at Lasting Memories! This is my second GDT layout for their challenge, this time the challenge is to use lots of hearts or arrows. 
I chose to use plenty of arrows for this layout:

When I saw the theme, I immediately thought of this background paper, which got me thinking about the Simple Stories Instasquares pack that I knew I had in my stash for quite a while but hadn't really used yet. I had a lot of fun trying to incorporate as many arrows, see if you can spot them all ;)

Delicious Doodles (Anything but a Card) 28/2
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends (Anything Goes) 28/2
Love to Create (Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes; I've used Distress Inks to stencil the arrows) 18/2
Doing Life (Anything Goes) 28/2
Crafts Galore (Anything Goes) 28/2

If you have an idea how to use lots of hearts or arrows on your layout, why not share it with us? There are more fun challenges for the month of February, so check out the blog and play along if you want!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

(C)old and New

Good morning everyone!

Hope you are all feeling fine. We are dealing with some teeth coming through and stomach flu, but I am trying to be positive nonetheless! How about a new Pinspirational Challenge? Here is the inspiration picture:

And here is my project!

Inspiration: pink, stripes and dots, hearts

These pictures were taken on the 1st of January, when it was quite cold here. We though to take a little bike ride to the petting zoo, but our little one got really cold, even though she was wrapped up warm. Back to the warmth we went! 

The Paper Girls (Patterned Paper
Crafting When We can (Spots and Stripes

Hope to see your lovely creations at the new challenge!

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Snow Review

Hi everyone,

Last year, I participated in a Lasting Memories challenge and based on that they invited me to be their guest designer for 4 weeks, how cool is that! Today the first challenge is up and it was a tricky one! The idea is that you use at least 4 supplies that start with the letters in the word L-O-V-E. I've used Letter stickers, Orange-Red colour, Vellum and Enamel dots. I also dug out some really old snowflake brads I still had in my stash. These pictures are very recent of our daughter's first encounter with snow; she wasn't all that impressed but we got some lovely images! I plan to make another page with photos of all of us.

* Fairytale Challenges (Colourful Snowflakes)
* Alphabet Challenge (Winter Walk)
* Kreative Inkauf (Snowflakes) 14/2
* If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (Inspiration Cookie; I've used the snow theme and colour scheme)
* Crafter's Cafe (Inspiration Picture; I've used the snow and outdoor theme)

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Winter Birthday

Hello everyone!

Happy New Year, can I still say that on the 17th? I suppose it's alright! The DT at the Pinspirational Challenge is starting up 2017 today with this inspiration photo:

How super cute is that picture? Plenty of ways you can go with this as well: snow, the colour scheme, the textures or just the little girl. I chose to do the latter:

I found this image semi-finished in my to-do pile and decided to complete the card for this challenge. I can't remember the artist, but if one of you knows please tell me! Our sponsor this time is All Dressed Up, have a look at their webshop as there are plenty of great digis available!

* Let's Craft & Create (Things with Wings) My little birdie!
* Scrap from your Heart (Winter without Christmas)
* DL Art (Winter)
* Sasayaki Glitter Challenge (Green)
* Come and Get It (Winter)
* Digi Design Challenge (Snowy Winter)