Thursday, 11 January 2018

More than Words Main Challenge January 2018

Hello dearest friends

I am back today sharing my take on our January challenge at More than Words. We are celebrating a birthday and as such we would like you to be inspired by the word birthday and somehow incorporate tags into your layout or canvas or art journal.

Birthdays reminds me of flowers and the fact that with each year a birthday comes around,  another year has passed. At the start of this year I think we need to remember to make the most of each day, to love, to live, to live and treasure the moments with those we love. So for the creative challenge and to journal my thoughts I incorporated mini tags with important words to live by.

Here are some close ups of my process.

I started adding gesso and shades of blue 13arts paint. I added 13arts Navy Rainbow Colour Duo. I stamped the background with my favourite Carabelle Art stamps and added some crackle paste through a 13arts stencil. 

I added Scrap FX chipboard pieces, Ecru root and resin embellishments including my tags.

Now for more info on the challenge and how to play along visit us at

I hope you enjoyed your time here and would like to thank you for visiting today. I wish you all the best for the New Year and hope to catch up with you soon.

Remember you can buy all your 13arts goodies at Scrap Matrix
For Scrap FX contact your nearest stockists or visit the site and contact  us or send an email should you struggle to locate a stockists.

Love Anguree

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello dear friends.

 I'm on the Scrap FX blog today sharing these 2 Christmas projects with step by step instructions. Yet I'd also like to share these with all of you on my personal blog.

 My projects were inspired by the current @13arts Challenge. The challenge is to create a winter mix media project, incorporating the lyrics of your favourite Christmas Carols. I just love all the winter inspired cards and layouts this time of year and decided to join in the fun.

Scrap fx products used:
I started by adding modeling  paste to my  Vintage Artistry background  by  49AndMarket 
  using a  @13arts stencil. I embossed the stencilling using Tinby Metalic melts.

I layed out some chipboard and red flowers from 49and Market  I then decided to add a couple of white Flowers from my stash to balance the bright colour.

I lightly sponged my chipboard with a white   acrylic paint.

Next I added some embossing fluid and added Tinby Metalic melts.

I adhered clusters of the flowers, berries and tulle and splattered it all with white acrylic paint.  I then added 13arts Glitter Splash ink,  13Arts grit and 13 arts micro sferes.

 I used the chipboard words to emphasize  and incorporate 2 of the 3 Christmas Carols and my photo to emphasize and incorporate  the 3rd. 

I added :

Joy to the world

I believe in Christmas

 All I want for Christmas is you.

I also created these ATC cards using the same techniques but for more steps check out the Scrap FX blog

Merry ATC's

Scrap FX Products used:

  • The Christmas Carol in these cards includes the ever enjoyable Jingle bells. You know ...jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way... how much fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh... Surely you have it in your head now 😉

I hope you enjoyed your time here today. Thank you so much for for stopping by and please feel free to leave me any comments on your thoughts or time here.

13arts product used:

Till next time enjoy the festive season and stay safe.


Friday, 1 December 2017

More than Words Challenges December 2017

Hello dearest friends 

It is the 1st of December and in 3 weeks we will celebrate Christmas. It's a wonderful time of year and though most of us are super busy scurrying around to get everything done it's such a great feeling to look forward to time with family and friends. Yes I have always been a fan of Christmas... How about you?

At More than Words Challenges we would like to challenge you to create something that relates to family and numbers this month. If Christmas doesn't inspire you, its all good. We would like you to create any layout or canvas inspired by the word family, but we would also like you to incorporate numbers as part of our creative challenge.  

This was my take on the challenge and despite being my favorite time of year I did a very non-Christmasy layout :) See you can do this too. 

I was inspired by this photo of mom and I. I try to go and visit my family every year just after Christmas and this photo was taken during one of those holidays. I wanted to add numbers in a meaningful way and incorporate this creative challenge into my journaling by replacing some words with numbers.

I fussy cut flowers from the gorgeous new Autumn Collection at 49 and Market and used it in combination with 49Market flowers, Scrap FX Chipboard and metal embellishments from Finnabair Prima Marketing a stencil from 13@rts stencil and word strips from Flutterby Designs.

Hope you are feeling inspired and would love to see what you create.  Make sure you play along this time by following this link for more info on the challenge and to check out what the rest of the team created for you.

Thank you for stopping by today and till next time have fun playing. 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Kraft Plus Challenge November

Hello dear friends

I'm back with my second challenge for the month. This time its Kraft Plus. This month we need you to use some big on your layout. 

I chose to use this gorgeous big flower that was gifted by a friend. 

For more information about the challenge and more inspiration by the rest of the team hope over to the blog

Thank you For your visit today. I hope you enjoy this challenge and can't wait to see what you come up with.

Till next time have fun crafting.


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

More than Words Challenge Nov 2017

Hello dear friends

It's the 1st of November an't time to share a brand new challenge.

At More than Words this month we are heading outdoors and ask that you use some woodgrain in your design. We want you to be inspired by the word Outdoors. It could be a good way of remembering and treasuring those warm summer days if you live in the far north and tend to spend more time inside now.  Or maybe you associate it with winter? Here in Australia we are however looking forward to a long summer holiday, making those memories and collect all those photos so please join us this month and play along. This challenge is sure to inspire no matter where in the world you live.

I loved creating on woodgrain and this design from an old  Riddersholm collection inspired me to use this photo of a gorgeous friend and I. The woodgrain was perfect for our photo against the tree trunk.

We spend an afternoon outdoors and having fun doing a friendship shoot to celebrate our friendship. You see we live very far apart and the day or 2 we get each time is never enough. We always snap a last minute photo before the sad goodbye and it just never look great. You know how it is right... ? So this year we did it right we went to pretty up have girly fun,  played, laughed and had fun which evidently made it easier on our clever photographer. 😉


For more information about the challenge please pop over to the blog:

Thank you For stopping by today and I hope you will visit me again soon.

Till next time keep having fun and keep crafting.


Sunday, 1 October 2017

Kraft Plus Challenge October

Hello my dear friends

It is the 1st of October and we have an awesome new challenge for you to play along with at Kraft Plus Challenges.

This month our challenge is I can see clearly now. We need you to use Kraft Plus something that you can see through.
Hmmm you say... well maybe think transparencies, glass, some stickers... or what else could you use?

This was my take on the challenge:

I stamped some roses on Acrylic Sheets with StazOn and carefully fussy cut them.  I also used these awesome transparent stickers by 13@rts and put them on Kraft paper before cutting them to size and fussy cutting the butterfly. 

Scrap Matrix has a wide range of these so make sure you visit and see what else Vicki has in store. You can also buy the dried Ecru  root by 13@rts which I used in my flower clusters  in various colours including black, plain, pink and blue.

To find more details on how to play along and gain more inspiration from the other design team members go and visit our blog at:

Thank you for stopping by today. Till next time, have fun creating.


More than Words October 2017

Hello dear friends

It is the 1st of October and we are well and truly heading towards the end of the year.

The 1st of the month is however packed with amazing challenges you could play along with so let's get right into it. 

This month at More than Words we would like you to use the word Delicate to inspire your project. You have to describe how this word inspired you to create your project. 

For the creative challenge we would like you to use fabric. Silk, lace tulle or maybe even a couple more grungy fabrics like denim, burlap or leather.

Here is my take on this challenge:

The moodboard immediately led me towards a wedding and love theme and this wedding picture of my husband and I,  by our photographer, Jan Theron. I was just perfect for the challenge. 

For the word inspiration I found this poem by Ben Littlechild, describing the delicasy of love.

Love is like a delicate flower. 
But no water is needed for its existence. 
Only gentle words to feed its roots, 
and passion to help it grow. 
Trust to help it stand against the breeze 
Kindness to carry its pollen far. 

And as this flower grows, 
so does the wonder of life 
never alone will one soul be, 
as long as the flower blooms 
No frost to shatter its fragility.

by Ben Littlechild

For the creative challenge i used lace and tulle in my flower clusters. The flowers were all handshaped using Sospeso Transparencies, a foam square and wooden tools. If you would like to try this yourself please visit Scrapify and AUZZ Trinklets N Krafts to order yours.

For more inspiration and details on how to play along, visit the blog page and see how the other dt members interpreted this challenge.

I hope you enjoyed this couple of minutes with me and hope you would visit me again. Till then take care and have fun creating.


Sunday, 10 September 2017

Hello dear friends

I hope you all had an amazing weekend. I am back today sharing a very special post.

A little while back I have been incredibly fortunate to win the 13@rts monthly challenge. As part of my wonderful prize I also got the opportunity to guest design and today I can share my layout I made for them. I am just  so so happy and honored. I am literally dancing with excitement for this amazing opportunity.


Paper: In the Past
Paper: Lavender Fields
Paperpad Vintage moments
A4 Stickers - Vintage moments 2 - Big words
A4 Stickers - OUT OF THE BLUE eng black
Bordoux Water Ink
Dried roots of ecru
'Vintage moments' Flowers 
Pink hologram glitter

This month the Challenge is Vintage Love and inspired by Olga's new Vintage Collection papers. 

 I loved this collection from the moment it was released and could litterally not wait to get my hands on them. 

This challenge is ideal  for what I dreamt up to do with this collection and coupled with this gorgeous engagement photo of my beloved cousin and his now wife, it was a perfect match.

I fussy cut designs from both the paperpad and individual 12x12 pages to use as embelishments on my page.

To add some texture I included the dried root into my embellishment clusters.

Details includes miscrosheres I coloured with the water ink and hologram glitter.

Last but not least I finished it off with the beautiful stickers and quotes.

Remember if you are an Aussie, you can buy these awesome goodies right here at your doorstep. Just visit Scrap Matrix and within no time you too could be playing with these awesome products.

Till later have fun I will chat to you again  real soon.