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!!! 

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!



{Scrap The Boys} Sweet Memories ~ March 2018 Sketch Challenge

Howdy scrappers! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and check my blog!! Today’s share is for Scrap The Boys and it is an awesome sketch designed by Laura Whitaker which I loved working with!

Here is the sketch

And here is my page

A few close ups

And, of course, a process video!! I hope you enjoy!

If you have any questions please make sure you leave them here, on my YT video or FB page – To The Stars and Back!!

Make sure you load up your take on the challenge over on the Scrap The Boys blog and head on over now so you can check out all of the A-MAZING designs by all of the other DT girls!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!



{STB Collab} Together ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hello my scrappy friends and welcome to my blog today!! I have a fun share for you as part of the Scrap The Boys 2018 DT. 

STB has collaborated with Stick It Down Challenge Blog and their February challenge and this fun sketch!

We were lucky enough to get to play with a couple of cut files from Stick It Down and I (of course!) chose the fun star cut file and got to work! Here is my take on the sketch! You too can play with the cut files by heading over to the Scrap The Boys Blog to pick them up free but make sure you also head over to Laura’s blog and leave some love as she is the creator of these awesome files!!

I love how this came together and if you are interested I have a process video available which I will link right here for you – all you need to do is press play!

I have used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours for the this and seriously, they are BEAUTIFUL to work with!!

I didn’t add to much in the way of embellishment’s, I wanted that star to shine as the centre piece but kept within the blues and greens!

Here are a few close ups!

Make sure you head over to the SID blog too for all of the fun challenges they do every month! Lots of things to chose from! And also the STB blog here to see what the rest of our DT has come up with – there is some stunning work!!

That’s it for me for today so I’ll see you again really soon with something new!!

Happy scrapping!

{ScrappingClearly} My Little Sailor ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hey scrappy friends! Melinda here with you today with my next share using the Pink Fresh Boys Fort collection. 

I have run with the browns, greens and blues in this collection for this page and also the January 2018 sketch which I have taken quiet literally!! It’s different to my “normal” style but I love playing with “different” and seeing how I can make it my own!

When I flipped through my stack of papers in my kit and saw this sketch there was absolutely no question that I HAD to use the “Wisdom” 12×12 patterned paper for my background with those squares that match PERFECTLY with the background on the sketch!

I have pretty much stuck to the sketch with all of the paper layers, I even added a blue card stock border around my whole page and then used the same blue to mount my photos. The papers I have used for my layers are “Bold” and “Game On” (the banners). I used a tag from my stash for the tag.

I have inked all my edges in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and also added some brown splatters using Colour Blast Colour Spray in Coffee.

I knew I wanted to use the green alphas in the Mini Alphas set in this collection paired with the WRMK Indian Summer alphas so grabbed some green gelatos and did the packaging technique by simply rubbing the gelato onto some plastic, adding water and smooshing it down onto my not gesso’d background. And of course splatters! I tested 4 different green gelatos (Green Tea, Lime, Pistachio and Spearmint) and felt that the Spearmint was the best colour for what I wanted to create so ran with that.

I stitched all of my layers using gold thread and love the extra little something that gives the page! I even stitched my “journal lines” on my tag and love how it looks and the texture it gives.

A few triangles from the ephemera pack and 2 printed veneer pieces, some stamping using again the Walnut Stain Distress Ink and my page was done!

And here is my final page

I do have a (half) process video up on the ScrappingClearly channel if you are interested in seeing this come together. I say half because I thought I had pressed record but apparently, I had not!! Oops!

I had lots of fun playing along with the sketch this month and I hope I have inspired you to play along too for your chance at a $30 store voucher! I will be back again a little later in the month with my take on the January mood board so until then, happy scrapping!!



{ScrappingClearly} Love, love, love ~ A Scrapbook Page

Oh my stars!! Can you believe it is already the 27th September?! Where has this last 9 months gone?! I am here today to share my take on the September sketch challenge and I have used the gorgeous My Minds Eye On Trend 2 collection available in store.

Here is a little sneaky at my take on the sketch

And here is the sketch if you have not yet seen it

And here is my page in full!

I really loved the ripped strips on the right hand side so without too much thought I RIPPED 3 strips off 3 papers before I could re-think my decision!! I have used the Elegant, Minted and Graphic 12×12 papers for my strips but my favourite and the HARDEST to rip into was that stunning navy and gold print (Elegant).

I decided to scrap these 5 smaller photos as my birthday story for my 32nd birthday as I knew I had a bigger-ish story to tell to fill the left hand side where all the journalling is on the sketch.

I have used a bunch of the stickers from the MME On Trend 2 sticker sheet including the diamond shaped stickers at the bottom as a banner on the top left hand side. 

Those cacti stickers were simply too adorable to not use and with all that journalling and all the pattern on the right hand side I added a title using a combination of the MME sticker sheet and the “Sentiment” thickers.

There is stitching on the sketch all the way around the page and I am still undecided if I want to add any stitching. I am thinking that if I do go back and add it will be on the strips on the right hand side in gold but for now, my page is done, my story is told and I am happy with the end result.

You do still have a few days left of the month to get your entries in for an awesome gift voucher to spend in the store so head over to the FB group here and load your entries up into the correct albums!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


{ScrappingClearly} Enjoy The View ~ May 2017 Sketch Challenge

Hi there ScrappingClearly fans, Melinda here with you today and I am sharing my take on the very fun May sketch challenge!

Here it is if you haven’t seen it

I have changed it up a little and turned it onto it’s side so my page is more like this

I also worked with a bigger photo and a less layers but love, love, love how this page turned out in the end!

I have used lots of pieces from the beautiful Teresa Collins Nine & Co range for this page and this stunning sunset photo from Easter 2017.

As you can see I have done some mixed media in the background and have used some beautiful Colour Blast Shimmer Sprays to create that fun, water-colour-y, sunset-y colour scheme.

And for title more Colour Blast goodies – this time Bling and Punch Embossing Powders. Oh, so pretty the way these 2 colours melted and mixed together ❤ 

For a few extra details I have added a number of the brads, trimmed up a little from each edge (this kinda had to happen – you can see what happened in my process video 😉 ) and mounted onto a patterned paper from the collection and I have literally matched the stitching from the sketch onto my layout using gold thread.

There is a process available if you would like to see the whole page come together – the hiccups and all 😉 Haha!! Just click on the button below and off you go!

I hope you enjoy my process and I hope you are inspired by the sketch and all of the DT samples to get your own entry in! Remember, you have until the end of the month to get your entries in for a voucher to spend in the store!

Happy scrapping, till next time!


Products used:

Heidi Swapp – Wanderlust – Enjoy The View Wood Veneer
Teresa Collins – Nine & Co – Shine 12″ x 12″ paper
Teresa Collins – Nine & Co – Sunburst 12″ x 12″ paper
Teresa Collins – Nine & Co – Decorative Brads
Colour Blast – Colour Shimmer Spray – Sunshine
Colour Blast – Colour Shimmer Spray – Tangereen Dream
Colour Blast – Colour Shimmer Spray – Bling
Colour Blast – Colour Embossing Powder – Bling

Cheeky Little Devil ~ Scrapbook Page

Hi there scrappy friends!! I’m here with you today sharing my take on the fun sketch challenge over at Anna’s Craft Cupboard.

Here is the sketch if you have not yet seen it
And here is my take on the sketch

I have finally cracked open my Pink Fresh Studios Indigo Hills collection and it is just gorgeous!! I have paired it with one of my new favourite colours from Colour Blast – Just Blue. If you love blue and don’t have this colour – you NEED it – all of it! The Shimmer Spray, the Embossing Powder, the Colour Paste and the Colour Shimmer Pot – swoon!!!

Anyways, enough of my swooning and here are a few details of the page!

This photo shows a close up of the title area. I’ve mixed and matched some chippy pieces from Dusty Attic and used both the Just Blue and Dusty Charcoal embossing powders on all the words – doesn’t it look A-MAZING the way the colours mix and blend together?!

With all that work in the background I decided not to go to OTT with embellishments so kept it pretty simple with a few pieces from the ephemera pack and also a Charms Creations grey arrow. 

So, another story told, another page in an album and I satisfied my need to get messy 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, happy scrapping!!


{ScrappingClearly} The Great Bunny Trap 2016 ~ March Sketch Challenge

Hello, hello crafty friends, I’m here with you today sharing another page I have made with the gorgeous and super versatile Teresa Collins Something Wonderful collection from ScrappingClearly! 

Today I am also working with the March sketch which looks like this if you have not yet seen it!

This sketch was a little out of my norm but I had fun making it and came up with the idea of using a cut file in a circular shape in the background and using the Black Wood paper for my background.

Here is my completed page

As you can see I have backed all of the open hearts with patterned paper and for the majority of the hearts I have used up my left over off cuts from my 6×6 paper pad so very little waste!!

I used some vellum from my stash to cover the open middle of the heart wreath, attached one side of the wreath and trimmed the excess off to attach to the other side and love how it looks!

With all that detail in the wreath I didn’t want to add too much to completely take over so I haven’t too much! I started by adding a strip from the Cards 12×12 paper and also a strip of washi tape under the photos as a grounding strip for the photos and to represent the chevrons/arrows on the sketch.

I used a couple of off cuts (again from my 6×6 paper pad) as layers behind my photo and popped up the photo on the left with some craft foam. 

I’ve used some of the alphas from the Alpha and Label stickers sheet for most of my title and pulled out those fun black and white stripped alphas from my stash for the BUNNY in the title. But first I added a really quick, light layer of white gesso to blend out the background paper a little.

I’ve added a couple more strips of the washi, some of the label stickers, a bunch of the brads, the 5 from the ephemera pack, some of the buttons and a chipboard piece from the chipboard stickers

To finish off my page I used some Roadbase Colour Spray by Colour Blast to add some sprinkles, added in my journalling (a little different from the sketch but that is part of the wonderful thing about sketches, they are a great jumping off point!), a date stamp and a couple of little phrases in 2 places.

If you would like to see my whole page come together you can see the process video simply by clicking play below!!

This is the second “The Great Bunny Trap” page I have created as this is a family tradition which when this Easter happens will have happened for 6 years so I thought that for a little continuity I would run with the same title but change it up each year! If you would like to see my 1st “Great Bunny Trap” page click here and it will take you to my post!!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure you get your entries in for your chance at an awesome store voucher from Kylie!!

Happy scrapping!



Best Buds ~ K+ February 2017 Challenge

Hi, hi!! I’m back for the second time today with a quick share this time!

I have been meaning to get to the February Kraft+ challenge all month and the month has just flown by! I struggled with which photos I was going to use and finally decided on these of our cat and our neighbours cat!

If you haven’t seen it already here is the K+ challenge for February

I have loosely followed the sketch but I love, love, love the colour combo here so was very inspired by that!

And here is my take

As always, I had fun stepping out of my comfort zone, as much as I love kraft I do struggle to use it so love playing along as often as I can!

Here is a quick close up!

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you have any questions, please dont hesitate to ask!

Happy scrapping!