Thursday, 1 November 2018

November Challenge! 'Mosaic'

Hello Krafters and hello November! 

Last month seriously flashed past fast! Though the best thing about a new month, is we get to share a fabulous new challenge with you all, but firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our 'Friends' challenge. It was so heartwarming to see all those special friendships in all their different forms :-)

This month's challenge is "MOSAIC"...on the tiles.

We welcome all kinds of craft as entries for our challenges, from traditional layout, cards, digital layouts, art journaling and tags etc. but please remember that it is all about the Kraft!!
You can share your K+ creations with us either in our 
Facebook Kraft Plus Community Group
OR via the inlinkz tool in the sidebar 

The Kraft Plus Design Team

When I saw this cut file it immediately made me think I could use it for this challenge and I love how it came together!

 I had some beautiful mosaic paper from Kaisercraft that was perfect for this challenge! I made a repeated pattern of stacked squares and alternated placing photos and mosaic tiles on them. These lionfish were simply amazing and swimming with them was such a special experience.

 My take on the Mosaic Challenge. A really quick and simple card with a mosaic pattern printed onto Kraft.

 I created my own mosiac wave, with small squares of paper. I white washed it and added a bit of colour! Nice challenge! Thanks!

  I was inspired by the mosaic tiles on the floor, so tried to replicate that in my background. I also had some little chipboard diamonds, so added these to the white diamonds.

  I altered a Silhouette cut file to create the background tiles, then added some white pastel to help create more dimension. I also cut up one of my photos (of the mosaic wall) and used bits of it in a few different ways to add a bit of detail to the page. I'm really happy with how the patterned paper works with the photo.

 When I saw this stencil by Stencil Girl, I knew I had to buy it, purely for this challenge! I had an idea in my head using the gel plate, but haha those videos on 'You Tube' make it look easier than it is...well, for me anyway! I still love the results and it was certainly had fun creating this one.

 My mosaic page. Heather and I used the same papers!
I decided to do a Traveller’s Notebook spread - but didn’t want to use Kraft cardstock as it’s too bulky. So made my own using copy paper & Tim Holtz ‘Twigs’ ink! Created the mosaic bg with a stencil as a base, & kept tweaking it to work with the flower photo! The journaling is all about my bucket wish list to experience seeing these Italian wildflowers in real life!

My Mosaic challenge. Memories of my former home, Port Douglas, FNQ. I've gone with an 8.5 x 11" format for a nice change ! 

 Hi Here is my layout for the Mosaic challenge.. I have used two types of mosaic, the stencil and the collage in the circle element... TFL!!

 'Vroom Vroom' is my fun take on this month's Mosaic Challenge. With thanks, Amy

How gorgeous are all these creations by the Design Team, I'm left with a smile on my face after completing the blog simply makes me happy!

As of next month, we are bringing back our Guest Designer! We already have our 1st one line up and we are looking forward to introducing her in December. Each month we are on the look out for creations that catch our eye...will it be you? To be in for a chance, all you have to do is participate in the monthly challenge, by entering your layout, card, tag, etc., on the Facebook Community page. Hopefully you'll be excited to join us!

Thank you again, to all who joined us last month! We look forward to seeing what you come up with for this one. 

Happy Krafting!

Monday, 1 October 2018

October Challenge: Friends

Hello Krafters!

It’s Paula here, writing my first Kraft+ blog post to you all! As I write this, there is a sense of nervousness, because, let's face it...we have really BIG shoes to fill with Sandra gone. Though Katie, Emma, Rachel and I are super keen to share with everyone, what we’ve been up to behind the scenes, already creating 12 months of absolutely fabulous challenges, haha if I do say so myself ;-) . We are very excited to share those with you in the New Year! I believe and am confident with the continued support from the K+ Designers and all of you in the K+ Community, that we can nurture Sandra’s baby & make her proud!

It’s also with great sadness that we say goodbye to the following Design Team ladies. We sincerely thank them for their creativity and support during their time with us and wish them all the very best for their new will all be missed xo


On a happier note, it’s with great excitement and pleasure to introduce you to a couple of fabulously inspirational ladies, who are joining the team! Please make them feel welcome...

 I'm personally very excited to have Amy and Melinda joining us!

Now, how about we get onto this month’s gorgeous challenge...seriously, where would we be, without our FRIENDS!

 We welcome all kinds of Kraft entries for our challenges, from a traditional layout, cards, digital layouts, art journal and tags etc., just please remember that it is all about the Kraft!!!
You can share your K+ creations with us either in our
OR via the inlinkz tool in the sidebar

The Kraft Plus Design Team

As always, these girls have amazed me with their creativity!

Hi All! It’s Amy here – am super-excited to be here, sharing with you, my first challenge post as a DT member for K+ Aus! Here is a post of me with one of my awesome scrapping friends, Judy Carter. TFL!

I’m so excited to share my first page as part of this A-MAZINGLY talented team <3 <3 <3 I though what better time to scrap a photo of a friend and myself scrapping than this challenge!!

Two of our friends got married and it was a great excuse for us all to get together. We all had a wonderful day! Friends at a wedding are good friends indeed!

Celebrating the special friendship between my little guy and his furry friend Patch :-)

Morning Krafters, here is my take for the October “Friends” challenge. To me scrapping is not always about the perfect photo, it’s about the memory...this photo is a little blurry, but I still love it and the memory it holds for me. These 2 have always been really good buddies/friends and I hope they will  always be that way.

“New friends”, for the October challenge.

 A layout celebrating a most wonderful and beautiful friend!!! Love you Janet! <3


I'm lucky enough to call this gorgeous soul my friend and I took a bit of inspiration from her while creating this layout!

 Finally finished my October page. It has been on my desk for ages! This is my friend Jenny and she has just moved 3 hrs away recently.

 Summer, friends, camping – couldn’t resist doing a fun, bubbly layout – just like this group of mates!!

Always been a fan of the FRIENDS sitcom and my kids now watch it too. We came across a replica of the Central Perk cafe in Singapore last year, a bit of fun.

 Hi. My layout for the Friends criteria...this is my Dearest Friend & I...She means so much to me...I am so blessed to call her my friend...TFL!

When I thought about this challenge I was reminded that not only are my nephew and nieces family they are good friends too. It is always heart warming to watch them play together like the best of friends, hence my only bit of journaling being "Cousins & Friends".

That's it for the October challenge. I do hope you enjoy this months FRIENDS challenge.
Thank you to all of you who played along with our September Office Supplies challenge, the Facebook K+ Community Group gallery look so fabulous!
We can't wait to see what you all come up with this month :-)

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Thank You and "Goodbye".

It is hard to believe that it was almost FOUR years ago that I broached the idea of 
re- creating a Kraft based challenge blog.
 I always loved Kraft It Up and I missed it when it closed down.
I asked Amanda Hall what she thought of the idea and with her enthusiasm for the idea,  
Kraft Plus Challenges and Inspiration was born. 
To be honest.. there wouldn't of been a Kraft Plus with out her.
I remain always thankful to Amanda for not only her brilliant graphics (she made my simple ideas look genius! ) but also for her honest opinions, keeping me grounded and also for her friendship.

But now life is taking me in a different direction and, sadly, I must step down as Co-ordinator of K+

Four fantastically enthusiastic ladies will be taking over the helm and I leave K+ in their more than capable hands.
I have been privy to their upcoming challenges and ideas and I can safely say you are 
in for some fun times ahead!
Thank you Paula Perry, Emma Malinowski, Katie Howard and Rachel Rigden 
for stepping up to the plate as the new team that will run K+ . 

I would  like to say a huge thank you to all of the Sponsors who supported Kraft Plus.
Your support was humbling, especially to those in the very beginning, who put their trust in me without even knowing anything  about K+ and what my idea was. They just put their faith me.
For that I will always be grateful. 
Thank you to YOU  the Krafters.
I always love seeing YOUR creations. 
How YOU were inspired by the challenges.
To have my ideas interpreted into layouts, cards etc is hard to explain.. sometimes its overwhelming. 
So thank you for playing along, for sharing, for commenting being our guest designers and for making Kraft Plus Challenges what it is today.. we couldn't of done it without you
And I hope you continue to play along.  

And finally a big thank you to the K+ Girls 
Past and Present.
I have said my personal goodbyes to the present K+ Girls, 
but I would also like to say thank you
to the past K+ Girls. 
Thank you for your friendship. 
A friendship that I am sure will continue on.
Take care of YOU yeah?
No Stress, have fun, and just be you.
Thank you for all you do xx 
Now I am all teary and will say my goodbyes. 
But this is not really a goodbye more of a see you soon.. because
you  will be sure to see me pop in every now and then 
in the Kraft+ Community Group on Facebook. 
So until then.. 
Take care of you

Saturday, 1 September 2018

September Challenge: Office Supplies.

Hello Krafters!

It is finally September and Spring! 

This month we want you to rummage through your 
Office Supplies. 
Think paper clips, staples, envelopes, brads, bull clips, note paper, pens, pencils, 
The list goes on!

We welcome all kinds of craft as entries for our challenges, from traditional layout, cards, digital layouts, art journalling and tags etc. but please remember that it is all about the Kraft!!
You can share your K+ creations with us either in our 
Facebook Kraft Plus Community Group 
OR via the inlinkz tool in the sidebar 

The Kraft Plus Design Team 

Each and every month these girls floor me with their creativity and their different interpretations. 

Hi. Here is my take on the Office Supplies criteria. I have used paper clips, fold back clips, staples, masking tape, shipping tags, note paper, string and hole re-enforcers. TFL!

Creating my own transparency with some hole punched confetti and my laminator Also used an envelope, paper clip and tags along with a highlighter and a sharpie on grid paper to create the envelope liner and heart accent

My take for the Office Supplies challenge. I have used staples, paper files, pencils, tags, numbers, letters, paperclips. a computer embellishment, a ruler rubon and an ek success binding edge punch. My photo is really old, has lots of fingermarks on it but I still love it and wanted to use it. A day in the office with dad.

 My office supplies include: page ripped from old diary, actual pencils, staples, clip, index cards, envelope. Then I found ruler washi tape, scissors sticker!

Stickers, bulldog clip, note paper, tag and a super cool paper cli

I've had a lil fun using one of my all time favest, and go to embellishments/office supplies >>> STAPLES and some black and white paper clips.

Here is my layout for the office supplies challenge. Supplies used - page divider, notebook paper, graph paper, brads, staples, paper index clips, paper clips x 2 types, postage stamp. I think I have it covered. (I applied alcohol ink to the page divider)

So I've taken a simplistic approach to this challenge and used my most used item at work - a biro, to create my page. I used a speech bubble stencil to create the speech bubbles, and also outlined the title in biro - very carefully! I have also used a stapler to stape the photo on.

Here's my office supplies inspired layout. I've used book paper, writing paper, staples, paper clips & various 'office' related stamps. I had a lot of fun with this one & it was amazing how much I had in my stash that could be used.

I added LOTS of Kraft ‘post it’ notes to make my background for this page and a black envelope too.
Ok. So, stapled banner, hole punch & reinforcers, string, ripped note pad, liquid paper, Sharpie texta, paper clip & post it  note... think that’s all😉

I have used paperclips, staples, notebook paper, index card, date stamp (an office one not a scrapbook one 😂) and some roller liquid paper.

I have used: Re-enforcement rings, alpha stencil, correction tape, highlighter, staples, laminating pouches, sharpie and a notepad.

I think I am in love with EVERY single layout above! 

Kraft Plus Guest Designer 

This month our K+ Guest Designer is a very clever 
Card Maker!
Please Welcome 
Kay Forder 

Kay has used a paper clip, tag and envelope
Such a beautiful card Kay!
Thank you for joining us.

And that is it for the September challenge. 
Thank you to all of you who played along with the August Terracotta challenge. 
We urge you to please share your challenge interpretations with us over at the 
K+ Community Group. 

There will be a few changes in store in the future.. stay tuned. :)

Now get going and raid your office supplies, your kids pencil cases, your newsagencies. 
We can't wait to see what you come up with :) 
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