Thursday, 1 June 2017

Hello lovelies

It's the first of June and I am back to share  some brand new challenges for you to play along with.

First up is my take on the awesome Main Challenge at More than Words.


This month our inspiration word is "FATHER" & our creative challenge is "STEAMPUNK"including  cogs, moustaches, top hats & more.

I was inspired by this photo of my dad and I.
 I have loved Steampunk, since the moment I discovered mixed media and am a sucker for any clocks, gears, cogs, light bulbs or metal. Yet I wanted to include flowers and a little softness. You see, my dad has a way of noticing the small details.  I remember him calling me over to show me little flowers or critters in the garden and those small things that easily go you by if you don’t pay attention. He is a part-time minister and only started following this career path when he was much older, in fact I was in my senior high school years when he commenced his studies. This layout reminded me how we should dream big and follow those dreams. When I am worried about something he always tells me not to worry, because he is praying for me This layout  is really personal as it reminded me of all those special memories we share. Thanks dad, I love you and though we don’t talk much, I really appreciate what you do for me.".

Here are some close ups:




I hope you like our new challenge and that you will be inspired to play along. I can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
 Till next time have fun xxx 





Monday, 1 May 2017

More than Words Mat Challenge

Hello dear friends

I am back sharing another new challenge for the month of May. As we all know May is tge month we say thank you to all the amazing moms out there and just show them how much we appreciate them.

This is exactly what we attempted at More than Words this month. Our challenge is to use the word mother as inspiration and flowers as the creative challenge to create a canvas or layout.

This layout is a tribute to my amazing mum. I was inspired by her love for not only purple but also gardening and flowers.


To create this I used 7Dots Paper and a background using Colour Paste from Colour Blast Australia and Gold Finnabair Prima Marketing Acrylic Paint. 



I fussy cut all the flowers from Sopeso Transparante and heated them to handform a three dimensional effect.



 In addition to these gorgeoys flowers I used chipboard frim Scrap Fx and and Tim Holtz dies. No layout is complete without the journaling so as always I included some of these funky words strips and stickers from Flutterby Designs.



Please check out the inspiration by the rest of the team and be sure to join us this time
http://morethanwordschallenge.blogspot.com.au/?m=0

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Till next time have fun xxx

Kraft Plus May

Good morning lovelies 

Wow what do you know, it's the first of May and to make it even better we have a public holiday here to celebrate it. 

I have missed April as I have been lucky enough to be on Holidays in Japan. What a wonderful time we had but I will tell you all about that in another post.

Today I'd like to share my take on our brand new challenge at Kraft Plus. This month the challenge is to create something that is out of the box. So no traditional square photos or if you make cards no square ones. 



I chose to cut my photos in circles, but not only that I wanted to cut parts of the whole image to enhance the idea of looking at things from another perspective. To emphasize this message I cut 3 square mats for my photos to visually make tge circles pop outside the squares.



Are you inspired yet? Check out the awesome ideas by the rest of the DT girls by folloeing this link http://kraftpluschallenges.blogspot.com.au/?m=1


 I can't wait to see what you create so please come and play along with us this time.

Happy krafting xxx





Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Cardmaker of the year 2016

Good morning lovelies

Today is a very special day. After what seemed like forever I can finally reveal the secret I have kept for more than 2 months...

Last year I decided to do something different. After noticing the competition in 2015 the idea started growing. I thought I might just give it a go...So in 2016 I entered Australian Simply Cards Magazine's Cardmaker of the Year.

I was so worried that my cards won't get there in time and was rushing to get the instructions done. So I thought oh well I tried and left it at that.

Then one afternoon before I went on leave I got a call... It was Tracey Orchard, Editor of Australian Simply Cards Magazine. I could  hardly believe it. She told me I won... "What really?" I stumbled upon my words and I may have asked her if it was for real. I may even have asked her to promise me that it's not a joke. I have been totally overwhelmed. So many amazing cardmakers enter each year. I look at their cards and am amazed by their skills with markers and intrigued folds. Really, what chance did I have?

All I can say is thank you to Practicalpublishing http://www.practicalpublishing.com.au/   from the bottom of my heart and thank you for trusting me to work with you this year. Thank you also for the sponsors Arnold's Scrapbook and Craft Store, and Art Deco Creations and Chameleon for a very generous prize pack worth $2500. I am super stoked.

Thank you also to Heather McMahon who supported and encouraged me to do more tags and cards when I first started. Sandra Wallace,  Beck Beatie and Michelle Grant for giving me opportunities to create for them and Vicki for asking me to teach at Scrap Matrix. Thank you believing in me from the very start and before I got on any other DT's. Thank you to my family and friends and their unwavering support. Love you guys. And last but not least Tim for all his inspiration techniques and 12 Tags of the year tutorials. He might not be aware but if it wasn't for the 12 Tag tutorials I may have never thought of myself as a cardmaker.

To see my entries and read more about my journey, you will have to make sure you get your copy of Australian Simply Cards Magazine Issue 104 on sale on the 16th of March. A few lucky subscribers have already received theirs :)

So with this news I leave you today till next time.

Xxx

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Hello dear friends

I'm back as promised and this time I am sharing the new More than Words Challenge. Gosh you cannot help but to be inspired by this challenge. The task is to use the word Beautiful as inspiration and to include a butterfly on your layout. Easy right? I mean who does not like butterflies?


I was inspired by gorgeous flowers. When I was in South Africa in January we drove from my hometown to the city so I could catch the plane back to Australia. As we were driving I saw all these sunflowers just growing wild all along the road. They were simply gorgeous. I just wanted to stop but we didn't.

At the same time I also had a photo shoot booked with 2 of my best friends. ( You know how you always just snap a photo b4 saying goodbye and then it never looks good...? do you?) Well before I visited I decided that this time will be different. We will take professional photos so we can have captured memories of our beautiful and long lasting fiendship.

Seeing all these flowers along the road,  I decided that our photo shoot will include sunflowers. While we weat the florist I also found this big bright bunch with roses lillies and daisies. Super bright in orange red yellow and purple. Definitely not my usual colours, but ooh so pretty. I just had to buy this too. It made me so happy. So we had to use them as well. We all layed down with our heads amongst the flowers tbough it was dominated by the beautiful big suflowers.



I hoped you liked this post and appreciate you stopping by today.

Please come and play along with us this month by following this link: http://morethanwordschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/03/march-2017-main-challenge-beautiful.html


I can't wait to see what you come up with.

All my love

Anguree


Kraft + March 2017 Challenge

Good morning lovelies

It is the first of March. Yikes time sire flies when you ate having fun. I'm going on an overseas trip in 3 weeks and am sooo not ready. It felt so far away... eek

First things first though, and yes as always the start of the month means an array of new exciting challenges for you to join. Yeah... excited? You are going to love March my friends I only did 2 so far and both have been super duper fun.

So this month in Kraft + we ask you to use kraft + Denim. I am a demin kinda girl and it's so trendy right now. Seriously I love my jeans and I don't think it can ever go out of fashion. Do you agree?

So here's my take on it:


I was inspired by my gorgeous cousin in her denim jacket. Somehow this photo was just perfect for the job. I love the fact that it makes I contact and reaveals part of that vibrant attitude and personality.


I used the leg of an old pair of jeans. I loved the strong seam lines and decided to use it as a photomat on on my painted background. It just happened to fall perfectly and I loved the folds it made so I stapeled it too my page. ( Well that's not all I stapeled last night... I had to detach my messy mat afterwards LOL 😜😂..)


I also found a strange love for tulle of late so obviously I had to include that and a couple of flowers to finish it off.


I hope you enjoyed this post with me and can't wait to see what you come up with. Also visit the blog for more inspiration by my uber talented design team buddies.
http://kraftpluschallenges.blogspot.com.au/?m=0


I will be back sharing another fabulous challenge soon so stay tuned.

Xxx


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

More Than Words Main Challenge February

Hello there everyone

I'm back again today sharing another fabulous challenge for this month. Yes it is More than Words Main Challenge for February.

This month the challenge is to use the word together as inspiration and use a & somewhere in your layout, canvas or art journal.

February is the month of love and holds some very special memories for me.
Yes I am one of those people who got married on Valentines Day. Not because it was Valentines but because it fell on the 14th and was exactly a year after our engagement. It just happened to be Valentines Day as well.

 I was inspired by the &, my memories of this day and our life together. 13 Years this year and I still love him to bits, maybe even more than all those years ago.

Here is what I have done:


I used some modeling paste though a stencil and lightly splattered on faded yellow watercolor paint. Next randomly stamped a script background on top. I also glued on some twine to add texture.

Due to being on holidays at the time I had some wood veneers custom cut for my layout.

Last but not least I added embellishment clusters my veneer title and some journaling strips to add to my story and open a window to my heart.


I  hope you enjoyed these tips on how I created it and that you will play along with us this time.

Please find this link for more inspiration by my fellow design team members and more details on how to play along: http://morethanwordschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/february-2017-main-challenge-together.html?m=1

I can't wait to see what you come up with so come and get out your paper scissors and ink and get messy.

Till next time have fun playing.

Anguree xxx

Kraft+ February 2017

Hello my friends

It's the 1st of February 2017. My oh my, how quick has January gone by?  Hope you are just as excited as me, because the first always means new challenges and more opportunities to create and express yourself.

This month we are going coastal at K+. This fabulous new challenge also includes a sketch challenge. Just because the sketch is in 12x12 format does not mean you have to create a layout either. You can interpret it in any way you like and create whatever your heart desire. They only rules are that it has to be on kraft paper and incorporate the challenge elements. You can do a layout, cards, OTP, art journal, it does not matter. In fact, we would love to see what you come up with.

I decided to make three ATC's, also called Artist Trading Cards. They are really small, measuring only 2.5 x 3 " each. Yet so much fun and quick to put together.


Details:





Come and check out more inspiration from the rest of the DT and be sure to play along with us this time.

Till next time, have fun.

xxxx