Thursday, 22 October 2015

Kraft Plus - October challenge

Hi everyone, 

I have had a super busy month with all my challenges and crafty projects.  It has been really nice to get a lots of crafty time in.  

This months Kraft + challenge was to use feathers and something natural on the layout.

I haven't used kraft cardstock on a layout or project in ages, so it was nice to get it out and have a play (I seem to have about 3 packets - opps!).
 I got out all the feather things I could find in my stash  I had lots and lots of feather stamps but not much else, so I did my best with what I had.

Here is my take on the challenge.

And a few close ups.

The challenge is open until the end of the month so pop over and check it out.

My accompanying video is up on my YouTube channel too - you can take a look here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Morgyn xx

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Anna's craft cupboard October challenge

Hi everyone, 

Another challenge share for today this one is from Anna's Craft Cupboard a awesome online retailer here is Australia, you can check out their store here.

This month we had a wonderful colour palette to work with along with some great shapes.  I think this may have been my favourite colour challenge of the month.

Here is my take on the challenge.

A few close ups.

I had so much fun doing this layout. I used so many different elements and bits and pieces, plus the colours were just awesome to work with.

The challenge closes 31st October so you still have plenty of time to enter yourself,  you can find the challenge blog post here.

I have also done an accompanying video which is up on my YouTube channel, you can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Morgyn xx

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Deer and Fawn October challenge

Hi everyone,

I am here with another challenge share for you today.

This one was from Deer and Fawn designs, another wonderful Australian company.

The challenge this month was to create a layout 'about me'.  Now not many of my layouts are of me, in fact if i'm really honest not many of my photos are even of me.  Sure there are a couple of selfies of Sam and I but really not many of me, I guess I am always behind the camera instead of in front of it.  I think I need to train hubby a little more to capture some of me.

The photo I have chosen is one I took back in May (it was literally the only photo I had to just me in the last 10 months that I didn't look totally ridiculous). So I printed it in black and white and then used lots of pink for the layout.  I really want to do a my selfie scrapbook or something along those lines. This will be page one for the album - it is only 6" x 8"

Here are a few closes ups

Thanks for stopping by,
Morgyn xx

Friday, 16 October 2015

Challenge time - White with 1

Hi everyone,

I'm back blogging again - we will see how long it lasts this time.
I have started doing full page layouts lately and this month decided to participate in a few challenges, so I thought I would share them here.  Most of my post will have accompanying process videos too, so watch out for a link at the bottom.

The first challenge of the month is White with 1, which is an Australian challenge site.
The colour this month is: Peach Puff, such a lovely colour.

I have also given myself the challenge of using up my stash for the next few months.  I have far too much 'stuff' and it needs to be used, (mainly so I can buy more goodies).

So to help with using up my stash I have decided to make up some kits for myself to work with, I pick a mood board, colour scheme or challenge blog and use that to make up a kit from my stash. I am finding stuff I forgot I had or that I had been hoarding for something special. Combine all the goodies in a bag with some papers and a coordinating photo and Bam! you have a kit.

I have found a few benefits of doing these 'mini kits' 1. I don't seem to make as much mess (as i'm not getting out tones of things), 2. My layouts are coming together in way less times (meaning I can get more done in the time I have to craft), 3. It's more portable (I can take it to the lounge and scrap while I watch TV), and 4. I am using up all my stuff (this feels so freeing, now being surrounded by 'STUFF').  

I will post a video of how I make up my kits next month - so don't forget to check out my YouTube channel and hit subscribe so you don't miss a thing!

Anyway enough about what I have been up to here is a look at the layout I created ...

and a few close ups

So why not play along yourself the challenge is open until the end of October so you still have 2 more weeks to get an entry in.

Thanks for stopping by
Morgyn xx