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
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.
DESIGN TEAM CREATIONS
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
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
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
MAUREEN WOOD - QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
|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
MEGAN FLYNN - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
|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.