Monday, 1 April 2019

April 2019 - 'Alice in Wonderland'


Hello Krafters!


Firstly I want to make a sincere apology if anyone sent me an email last month. I had issues with our account, LOL basically I forgot the password and couldn’t get back in! It’s now kraftplusaust@outlook.com and I’ve done the cardinal sin and written the password down, so I won’t be locked out again. My apologies if anyone thinks I was ignoring them, I’m so very sorry.

Welcome to April!!! Haha I know I say it each and every month, but how quickly are the months flying past! We truly appreciate all who participated in our “Metallics and Jewels” challenge, the Facebook K+ Community page is looking fabulous!

Now, onto this month’s amazing “Alice by Andrea” challenge...where we want you to be inspired by the gorgeous illustrations by Andrea D’Aquino

ALICE’S ADVENTURES in WONDERLAND!



The Kraft Plus Design Team
As always, these girls have amazed me with their creativity!

My april page


Sandra - April challenge



 This month I was inspired to create an art journal page, as I loved the whimsical feel of Andrea's illustrations. I've used some cut-outs from Dina Wakley's Collage Collective book...the colours were perfect!





 Hullo fellow Kraft-ers! My inspiration for this month came from the big image. I basically took the colours, slapped some inks on & built up my LO from that. Decided to go a bit ‘mad hatterish’ & repeat the ampersand motif. For no reason! But that’s what Wonderland is like, right??!!! Hope you have fun with this challenge!



 So, what to do when you cant sleep!! Finished just before the new month. My art journal take on the April challenge!



Hi. Here is my layout for April. I was inspired by the blues and greens of the back ground and made a painted back ground for my page.. TFL!!



 “We’re all mad here”-I chose this quote from the famed Alice In Wonderland Book.It was the perfect quote to compliment the photo here.This picture was taken on a scrap retreat last year with an awesome and fun bunch of ladies.Thank you for a fabulous time!



I was inspired by the messy, arty images in the main image and the bold white text. I loved the small pops of other colours throughout all of the imagery and my black splatters represent the pops of black throughout



 Tracey Beer



Guest Designer

This month's Guest Designer is Julie Schinkel


 My layout was chosen as the favourite for the January "Indigenous Art" Challenge. That challenge was so easy, but this month was a little trickier for me lol. Using this month's mood board, I went with the White Rabbit as Alice in Wonderland is very on trend right now. I've used the "Alice Cards" from Stamperia's "Alice" Collection as my focal image with a heavily inked/stamped background and lots of green to make the rabbit pop. You can find close up photos of my page on my blog at juliescrafthaven.blogspot.com.au



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 on our
We no longer have the ‘linky’ tool, but would still love to see your creations. Anyone that is not on Facebook can email us their creations and if you have a blog, a link to that so we can still visit.
Our email is kraftplusaust@outlook.com


That's it for the April challenge. I do hope you enjoy this month’s ALICE BY ANDREA challenge.

We can't wait to see what you all come up with this month :-)

Friday, 1 March 2019

Hello March - Metallics and Jewels!


Hello Krafters!


February is a super short month, and it vanished in a blink of the eye! We truly appreciate all who participated in our “book inspired” challenge, the Facebook K+ Community page is looking fabulous!

It’s with great pleasure to introduce our newest Design Team member, Tamara McMahon! Please make her feel welcome...

 Tamara joined us a couple of months ago as a Guest Designer and has been a regular participant for several months before and after.


Now, how about we get onto this month’s sparkling “jewellery box” challenge...we want to see all that sparkles and shine with
METALLICS AND JEWELS!




The Kraft Plus Design Team

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




Kicking off the month with our newest Designer, welcome Tamara!



My metallics page for march



  On my layout, I have used a chipboard corner, which I covered in silver paint. I then added metal with some metal pieces and also silver glitter title. For the jewels, I have used jewel brads, and some beaded flowers, that I took the brad centre out of. I also added a small jewel piece that was from a pair of earrings




Hidden Gems
 



My take on this month's 'metallic and jewels' challenge. I created my background using the gel plate...it's so delicous in real life, even if I do say so myself, though it's really hard to photograph.




Hey there! I’m sure we all love a bit of bling. Since I had a bling story, that’s more personal to me, I decided to do a traveller’s notebook spread. Kraft card stock is too thick for these booklets, so this time I used wrapping paper! It was a bit wrinkly, but this added some texture *winks*!!! I photographed it before adding to my TN, to keep it flat, but will add more photos on my blog post! So get out those rhinestones, glitter or Pearl Drops & start creating!!!



I did a page in my little Kraft Art Journal again this month, just love how quick I can throw something together in it. I scrapped a bling tag that I have had in my stash for quite a few years. One of my first purchases on Etsy



Hi. Here is my layout for March. I have used a broken necklace, some metal embellishments and a hint of bling in the flower centres. TFL!







  “Be Brave, Be Strong”



 One of the things I know about myself is that I'm always thinking of the next 5 things I have to do. A visit to the Buddhist temples at Wat Chalong reminded me to do as Buddha said, "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment"



My take on the March Metallic Challenge. I used lots of bits and pieces from my stash. Each piece is threaded onto a piece of wire to make a banner. A simple card that can be used for any occasion..



Guest Designer





Hello All, My name is Maureen Wood and was excited when asked to be a Guest Designer for March, as i have never done anything like this before.
When i saw the brief it was hard to decide if i do one of our son's  wedding photo's or our granddaughter graduation photos. Graduation won out .
What i wanted to achieve is a frame within a frame with lots of gems around the main frame and a cluster of flowers at the bottom of the outside frame.  I took my inspiration from a frame i recently saw, which was a frame within a frame and a cluster of flowers along the bottom of the outside.  ( A very old frame from 1900's
 I have been crafting for many years but when I retired 2 years ago I try to spend a couple of hours a day  at my craft table but I do hate mess so not a big fan of mixed media
I hope you like my layout . Further details  and photos of my flower clusters can be found on my blog: http://maudspapercreations.blogspot.com/


 Thank you kindly for joining us this month Maureen, it's been a pleasure.



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 on our
We no longer have the ‘linky’ tool, but would still love to see your creations. Anyone that is not on Facebook can email us their creations and if you have a blog, send us a link so we can still visit.
Our email is kraftplusaust@outlook.com


That's it for the March challenge. we do hope you enjoy this month's METALLICS AND JEWELS challenge.

We can't wait to see what you all come up with this month :-)


Friday, 1 February 2019

February 2019 - Good reads challenge!


Hello Krafters!


And Hello February!

"I love books. I love that moment when you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that's way more interesting than yours will ever be."
- Elizabeth Scott
 
I hope you can sink into this month’s gorgeous challenge...seriously, where would we be, without a GOOD READ! 
I personally have Book Club tonight ;)

If you are a reader, there is nothing like getting lost in a book. This month we want you to scrap about books and all things reading. Maybe you can be inspired to scrap about a favourite book of yours or the kids, perhaps you can simply use book pages to decorate, or maybe you can journal about your relationship with reading. Go on...tell us your story!



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...



 I have randomly torn and layered book page pieces for the background on my card and added a personal touch by drawing and colouring the flowers.



 My Feb page... book paper, letter stencil and text stamping and a photo of book week! I had so many ideas for this challenge.. but just ran out of time.... 


I was inspired by the vintage feel to the image, and found this postcard image to use for my layout. I used old book pages, and handmade paper using old book pages. I also added a Charms Creations bookpage map marker.




 This is wasn't what I had planned for this challenge, but it was one of those 'happy' creations. It actually started as a 'warm up' page before creating the layout I had planned, clearly I had this challenge in mind as I played. This was done on my final kraft page in my Dina Wakley journal...time for a new journal


I love books! And was blessed to visit the USA home of Louisa M Alcott, author of “Little Women” in 2018. Because of all the photos, I’ve created a Project Life style page as my layout. Have you ever done this? Why not give it a try this month!




I did the first page in my new Kraft Journal 😍
I introduced my kids to the wonderful world of books and libraries from the moment they were born and I just love their appreciation for books and reading. Here is my boy, when he was a little tacker, all set up in the toy room, with his sippy cup and a big tub of books nearby 😍 I've used old book pages as a background.


 Hi.Here is my layout for the February Book Inspiration challenge.. I have used old book paper on the back ground as well as die cut elements and I just had to pop a Charms Creations book paper heart on my page too.. TFL!


 ‘Elmer’s Day’-i was inspired by the colours and tiled design of Elmer the elephant’s skin.Do miss reading these books to Samuel.For us,now a memory


I have used book paper in my layers on my background and also for the word "Potterheads" in my title. The stars were cut from left over's from cutting my title. AND I'm documenting one of my family's favourite books/series.





My inspiration came from these Halloween photos of my daughter and her friend, and I thought it was a slightly different twist on the challenge. I used some text washi tape on card to hand cut my title and also some other text patterned paper tucked in among the layers also for some extra "book feel".


Such gorgeous creations from the Design Team ladies, I always enjoy putting the blog together.

The Kraft Plus Guest Designers

Again, we are lucky enough to have two Guest Designers to inspire you this month, starting with...



Hello, my name is Theresa Kamp and I am an addicted paper crafter who likes to scrapbook, make cards and dabble in the mixed media messy stuff as well. I am married to my sweetheart with 3 grown children and 2 beautiful grand daughters. I have been creating with paper for over 25 years. My passion started with paper when my children were younger and as they grew older so did my paper obsession as well as the size of my crafting stash, eventually taking over their playroom as my personal crafting space. I do not create with any particular style or technique, I like to be prompted by the mediums I have to work with as well as my work environment, my mood and of course the music I am listening to. Happy Creating !
You'll find Theresa and her blog...HERE

And International Guest Designer...

Lisa Marie Watling



 When it comes to challenges, I sometimes like to think outside of the box and not go with the seemingly obvious. For this challenge, I used book print or script background papers and I chose a title that hinted at books. This title, I feel, speaks volumes!!
You'll find Lisa Marie on Facebook, at Scrap Paper Scissors and her blog, HERE.


Thank you so much ladies for joining us this month, it's been a pleasure to have you join us! 

That's it for February, we do hope you have fun with this GOOD READS challenge...looking forward to seeing them all! 

Thank you to all who joined in last month's INDIGENOUS ART challenge, we loved all the different interpretations :-)

 
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