Friday, August 31

August 2018 round wrap up

Thank you everyone who entered the challenge this month, 
I loved every single one of your entries. They make me smile and give me something to look upon every day, rather than looking upon cyber bullying and trolls. It's surly a pleasure to have you all in my life right now thank you. I love entering other challenges too so much fun to be had.

Just a reminder we are a global challenge all can enter just ensure the rules are followed and all is fine. I encourage you to share your favorite stores with links in your entries to help promote them as well where we get our amazing features for each of our creations, also helps others who might want to follow in your foot steps.

So for now I'd like to congratulate LAUREN
being our August Happy craft champion

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Lauren - please feel free to grab our winners badge via our blog and share in your website and pages with our link, thank you so much for your inspiring entries and we'll get your feature post up ASAP.

To help you further more with some September inspiration our Design team efforts are below, we hope you enjoy them and get some inspiration for craft and enter the challenge this round.


Good Morning 

Let me introduce myself, My name is Maureen Wood and live just south of Brisbane Queensland, half way between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, I am married, with three children, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Lots of photos to scrap, lots of cards to make as well with this brood.

I started  occasionally scrapping about 10 years ago , My first album was for my sister in laws 45th Wedding Anniversary. My style has changed a lot since then, I was a very simple scrapper,  just a few embellishments but have evolve to lots of layering and a little bit of mixed media, which i have just started to delve into. I love to make cards from the left over scraps from my completed layouts.
Card making was quick whilst i was working and received lots of orders this  gave me the motivation to continue my love of paper craft when i retired.

When i retired  in March last year, i became a more avid scrapper and card maker entering many challenges each month and winning many as well.
Although I cannot sit for long periods due to a back problem nor at the moment scrap or card make for very long, due to recent surgery on my eye to hopefully to length the period of time before my sight disappears completely. ( I have problem focusing).

Where do I get my Inspiration  you may ask to create my layouts / Cards - I use page maps, sketches, Pinterest and  Kaisercraft magazines, i also buy a monthly kit whose magazines has lots of ideas . I like to match papers to photos. Lots of the challenges use sketch's which you can use as is, and or turn it upside down or place it sideways as the mood takes you as long as it has the elements of the sketch on your page

Today i have chosen a sketch which i use all the time , sometimes twisting it around, Often use this one on colour challenges as you can add a little or a lot and change the fish tail pieces to a stencil with paint or ink  or move it horizontal to vertical or what ever takes my fancy. A very versatile sketch.
I have added some instructions on how i have used the sketch to create the below layout,with a product list of  papers and items used

You can visit Maureens work here anytime


Kaisercraft Botanic collection:- Air, Roots, Seed, Pollen, sticker sheet and collectables
Bazill card stock in light green  and Lilac
A Mothers Art Butterfly
Kaisercraft green stamp ink
Kaisercraft Chipboard pieces
10" White doily
Kaisercraft Alpha Dyes
Purple Paper flower  from my stash
6" x 4" photo


Cut  "Air" to 11.5 x 11.5
Cut  "Seed" (Reverse) to 6" x 12"
Cut "Roots" 9.75" x 3.75" and form a 1.75" fish tail at one end
Cut green card stock to 10" x 4" and crate a fish tail of 2"
Cut  from green card stock a 3" square
Cut Photo Mat from "Pollen" (reverse) 6.25" x 4.25"


Inked the chipboard with the green ink
Ink all edges of cut pieces with green ink


Add piece of "Air" to green card stock leaving a 0.25" gap all way around
Add photo to photo mat "Pollen" reverse 
Add  "Roots" to green card stock fish tail
Add "Seed" (reverse) 3" from the top of green card stock and 3" from the bottom of green card stock
Add the Fish tail  in  green card stock  0.75" from the top and 2" from Left hand side
Add white doily 1.75" from the left hand side and 2.50" from the top
Add photo mat using foam tape  3" from the left  hand side and 3.2 5" from the top
Add green square of card stock 5.25" from top and 0.25" from photo mat
Cut the row of flowers from the sticker sheet into 2 x 4" length 
Tuck the inked flourish under the photo mat on both sides add the two layers of flowers as per photo layout to the left and right of the photo using foam dots for depth
On the bottom of the 3" square i have added a row of leaves from the sticker sheet and a flower from sticker sheet. In the bottom right hand corner added a chipboard pieces from the collectables and add the lilac flower over the top
Add words from the sticker sheet see photo layout 
add the title 6.25 from the left and 2" from the top
Scattered various  sizes of the pink "A mothers Art" butterflies through out. See photo of layout for assistance

My card is just made from pieces of happy mail as to most of the supplies I get are from at the moment, I'm only just starting to purchase from other stores now and I'll be able to share more bit by bit, as I am learning as I go, I'm open to happy mail anytime, don't forget to join our facebook groups and join the happy mail fun as well.

The dog is a die, and I cut it and colored him myself.

Thursday, August 30

Die Cuttin Divas - Doing what makes me happy challenge

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So I came across your awesome and challenge and thought what a way to practice and do something that makes me happy. I'm a beginner and learning a lot about mixed media and paint and getting messy, I got my first lot of colors this week and have not stopped playing and practicing. Here is my latest, hope you like it thanks for stopping by, craft makes me happy <3

Wednesday, August 29

Mini challenge #4 August - Mood Board

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Hello its Megan Here design Team member from VICTORIA .....

it's my turn to choose this weeks challenge, each Thursday there is a new challenge by DT members, I've chosen this perky mood board, I hope you like it and look forward to seeing your creations.

Create anything you like with the inspiration and colors you see from this mood board, blog your creations and comment below using our happy craft challenge links, please link all products you've used from your favorite stores as well. One favorite will be chosen to be a blog post  for a week. Your welcome to share your blog links and pages as well, to further more show case your work.

4 mini challenge a month will be shared weekly - All craft projects and products and level welcome, or join our facebook group and join the conversation there as well, we'd love to hear from you.

Megan - Design Team Member

Thank you for your comments!

I read them all, and there for all are moderated. Thanks so much, I'm very greatful.

Megan XO