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K+ August Challenge | Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Hey, hey my scrappy friends and welcome back to my blog today where I am sharing my first make for August which is for K+ Challenges!


The challenge for August is Rock a bye and be inspired by Nursery Rhymes!

For some reason it took me ages to settle on the rhyme I wanted to use when really it should have simple! This quote is up on my youngest child’s bedroom wall lol


When the Nursery Rhyme came to me this page come together super quickly as I knew I wanted to scrap this photo of me with my newest nephew, Hugo. I chose soft, baby blues and stars (of course!) and got to work.


I love all of the tone on tone blues (mostly the same product too!) on that Kraft cardstock!! Here are a few close ups of my page!



And you can see my process over on my YT channel here or you can simply click play below and enjoy!



I can’t wait to see your take on this fun challenge this month so make sure to head over to both the K+ blog and FB Community to share!

I hope you have enjoyed and I’ll be back again soon with another share!ย 

Until then, happy scrapping!!
Mel
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K+ July Challenge | Create Art

Hey, hey my scrappy friends and welcome back! It admittedly has been a little while since I blogged anything but here I am for a new month of challenges.

I’m kicking off July with my take on the fun K+ challenge for July and I oh so love this mood board and my finished page!


TBH to start with I was stumped – I have never been to India, I have never done a Bollywood thing in my life and I got all caught up in the actual “Bollywood” theme. And then I looked at the moodboard differently. I simply approached it as a mood board, what inspires me? What jumps out at me? What do I love about it? And then it was easy! Bright, bold colours and (of course!) GOLD!


It’s tricky to see it in the above photo but I have a big gold mandala design in my background that I have used the Foil Quill in my Cameo to create. It is not super obvious in the photo’s but looks great IRL!


So, I have my gold element, time for bold, bright colour! I had a request recently on YT for some Minc action so I pulled out my foil colours and chose blue, pink and orange and then picked paints to match.


Nothing fancy on my back ground, just lots of bright splatters with the 3 colours I chose. And, of course, gold ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 


While that dried I Minc’d my title alphas, going with gold (create) and one of each of the colours (art). I just LOVE how this turned out! Oh, FYI, when I put stickers through the Minc I just stuck those to some baking paper, popped that into the carrier folder with the foil on top and voila!

Getting into the groove of Minc’ing I decided to add more shiny gold! I pulled out some Minc stickers and foiled those in gold too. They had too much white border so I ended up sticking those to white cardstock and trimming after they had been Minc’d.


If you’d like to see my process (and how I went from one design idea to my finished design) please either pop over to my YT channel or simply click play below! I hope you enjoy!


Thanks so much for stopping by but make sure you head over to the K+ blog too for ALL of the incredible DT inspo over there. The girls on this team are oh so creative!!


Until next time, happy scrapping!

Mel

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Kraft+ May 2019 | Holly Jolly

Hello, hello and welcome to my blog today!

Once again it’s a new month and I have my first share for the month for Kraft+ Challenges and I seriously had so much FUN putting this page together!


We have this great sketch and colour combo to play with this month and I hope you find it as inspirational as I did!!


The colour combo made me think of Christmas so I hunted through my photo stash and found this one of my little guys chatting to Santa from last year and ran with that and came up with this

Like I said, I had SO MUCH FUN putting this together and you can see my full process below, just hit play!


And here are a few close ups!


This post is a bit short this month, we’ve had a lot happening with school holidays, Easter, ANZAC Day and, of course, my big craft room move (if you’d like to see my new space click here!) and life!!!ย 

Make sure you head over here to the K+ blog for this month’s challenge inspiration post and to load up your take on this fun sketch!

I hope you enjoyed my share today and I will be back again soon with another!
Until then, happy scrapping!

Mel

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Kraft + April 2019 | Our Little Junior Knight

Hey everyone and welcome back for my second share for April!ย 

This one is my take on this month’s fun challenge for Kraft Plus Challenges.


And here is my page


This page was SUPER fun for me to put together! I didn’t really have much of a plan which left me lots of room to just play! And get messy!!


I was inspired by the main image in the inspiration piece – the colours (the green with the pops of black and yellow and the bold white lettering), the messy smeared on look of the paint and really artsy feel to the whole thing.


I’ve used 3 colours of Novu Embellishment Mousse – Aloe Vera, Coastal Surf and Powder Blue and literally smeared them onto the page. For my yellow I have used some Colour Blast Colour Paste.



Here are a few more close ups


For even more DT inspiration head over here and check out what the other talented DT members have done with this fun prompt!

That link is also the one you’ll need to upload your take on this challenge so make sure you know where to go!

I have a process video for this page which you can watch simply by pressing play on the button below


I do hope you enjoy and I’ll be back again soon with another share!

Until then, happy scrapping!

Melinda

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K+ February 2019 | We’re All Potterheads | A Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone and welcome to my blog today! I cannot believe that we are almost in the middle of February already! If the beginning of the year is any indication this year will be over in no time!

Ok, so onto my share! This one is for the K+ February 2019 challenge and I had lots of fun creating this page! Book inspiration!!


Straight away I knew I wanted to document the love my little family has the Harry Potter series of books and movies so my page came together pretty quickly after I staged my photo ๐Ÿ˜‰


As you can see I have used book paper in my design as well a photo of books.


I have torn pages from an old book and used them to not only layer in my background but to create my title as well!


My title is using a font called Harry P which I found at dafont.com and cut twice on my cameo. Once on plain black cardstock (if you know the trick to getting a perfect cut on black PLEASE share!!) and also on my own patterned paper I created. You can see the full process of how I made my paper in my process video below but here are the few easy steps:

1. Use a scrap piece of cardstock and cover in your wet adhesive of choice – I used matte gel
2. Stick torn pieces of old book paper randomly onto the scrap of card applying the adhesive over the top as well if you want it to seal.
3. From here when it is completely dry you can add anything you like! I have used gelatos and a lot of water. Then I cut on my cameo.
Easy, right?!


Onto my background. I was watching Jess from Scrappy Sisters on YT and she created a full galaxy background on a page she shared which got me to thinking that a galaxy background would a) contrast perfectly with the red and gold in my title and b) I could finally have a play with a galaxy design cause I haven’t been feeling the love for art journalling lately. So I got to work spritzing colour and water onto my background of kraft paper which I had already applied some book paper and white gesso to.

I love how it turned it out in the end.


I kept the embellishing pretty simple using a chippy piece embossed with gold embossing powder and some stars I had cut from the paper I created with a metal die. Oh, and lots of journalling!


I really, really loved this challenge and had so much fun creating it! I hope I have inspired you to play along as well this month! Head over here for all of the A-MAZING creations by the DT and to load up your entry! Good luck and happy scrapping!

Melinda
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PS I currently am having a little give away over on my YT channel if you want to check that out ๐Ÿ˜‰

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K+ December | Stitched Christmas Cards

Hello, hello and welcome once again to my blog!

Today I have my next December share and this one is for the very awesome K+ Needles and Pins challenge for the month!


It took me a little while to work out what I was going to do for this because I do love to stitch on my pages; both hand stitching and machine stitch. But this month I thought I would give my sewing machine a bit of a work out and make some cards!


What do you think?!? I just LOVE how these guys came out in the end! And they were fairly simple to create too, BONUS!

You can see my process (sorry, not my machine stitching, my machine is on the other side of my craft room) below if you’d like to see them come to life!


Here are some photos of each of my cards


And head over here for both the rest of the DT inspiration (oh my, total gorgeousness!!) and to load up your take on this month’s fun challenge. I can’t wait to see where this challenge takes you!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and until next time, happy scrapping!!
Mel
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Kraft Plus Challenges | November 2018 | Potato Head | A Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Ok, so today’s share is for the fun K+ Challenge for November and if you have not seen it yet, here it is!


I was stumped to start with and then I found this cut file in my CUT to YOU files and boom, IDEA!!


I chose to scrap an older photo of my big boy and keep it fun and bright so pulled out some of my Vicki Boutin All The Good Things collection and my Distress Oxide inks and got to work!


Today’s post is short and sweet so here are a few close ups


You can see my process video for this page below


And if you have any questions, please drop them below or head over to my FB page To The Stars and Back.

And make sure you head over the K+ blog for all of the amazing DT inspo and to load up your challenge for this month too!

I hope you have enjoyed and until next time, happy scrapping!

Mel
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Kraft+ October 2018 | Seriously Good Times Together | A Scrapbook Layout

Hey, hey and welcome to my blog today!!

Did you already see my exciting news?

I am a big fan of K+ Challenges and have been lucky enough to be a guest DT a couple of times and was so beyond thrilled when Katie asked me if I’d like to join this incredibly talented team of creatives!

Today’s post is my first share as a part of the DT and this months challenge is all about friends!


Here is my page!!


I thought what better time to scrap a photo of friends being creative together than for a K+ challenge so knew straight away I wanted to use this photo!


Most of the goodies on this page are from my stash of Heidi Swapp goodies and I love that I have got some of them onto a page. Especially that background paper, swoon!! I just love it!!

Here are a few close ups

Make sure you head on over to the K+ Challenge blog to see all of theย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย A-MAZING creations by the rest of the design team and to link up your challenge for this month too!

If you’d like to see my process video just click on the link below and enjoy!


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy getting krafty ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mel
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{Stash} K+ June 2018 Challenge ~ Those That Matter Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone!! I hope you are managing to stay warm and dry wherever you are reading this from, it’s pretty cold in Perth today!!

I have a super quick share today, something I put together at the last retreat I was on and I love it!


I played along (once again!) with the K+ challenge which is be inspired by Dr Seuss and not long before this challenge was shared I had actually used the part of the quote that goes “Cause those that matter don’t mind and those that mind don’t matter” to my Master 8. He had no idea what it meant and even after me explaining it hadn’t quiet sunk it, almost, but not quiet ๐Ÿ˜‰ All good, in time, he will get it and I hope that he will understand what it means!


I played with some acrylic paint for this page and had a really great time just pushing the colour around and flicking with my spatula until I got a result I was happy with!


Some stencilling with some light modelling paste, some stamping and, of course, splatters!



Thanks once again K+ for the fun challenges, I really do love playing along!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!

Mel

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{Stash} K+ April Challenge ~ Recipe Challenge ~ Details

Hello scrappy friends!! A super quick share for you today of my entry for the April 2018 K+ Challenge!ย 


This one was lots of fun and I really love my end result!ย 


I am going to give credit right now where credit is due! For my “something borrowed” I have borrowed 2 ideas! One idea I saw on Scrapaholics Anon by Hollie Heyenga – I’ll try to link her page here! And I also borrowed the idea of the big flip on the right hand side from one of my newest YT crushes Corrie Jones and the page I got inspiration from was here.


Old: Papers (especially that blue spot one – one of my all time faves that I have been hoarding) and of course the whole idea of the wedding, after all we just celebrated our 10th anniversary! Oh, and a couple of punches!
New: Vicky Boutin Art Crayons and also a brand new Distress Crayon in Stormy Sky – the ever popular smooshing technique and of course, splatters ๐Ÿ˜‰ and also those fun gold and wood alphas
Borrowed: The journalling idea and the page design – links above!
Blue: Paper and mixed media

Here are a few close ups!



Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!

Mel
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