Sunday 1 January 2017

Remember - Kraft+ DT January 2017

Welcome back Scrappy Friends and thanks for visiting today.
A brand New Year with no mistakes in it!
I’ve been a long time admirer of Kraft+ and was delighted to be invited to join the team.  
I feel like I’m standing on the shoulders of giants; 
as I’ve learned so much from these artists.
Thank you for the opportunity Sandra. 
To be eligible to win one of the many prizes, 
make sure that your work is on Kraft cardstock.
Use the phrase "On your bike" to inspire your page.
I thought this was a cracker of a challenge.  I was inspired by the blue shutters and the white washed feel of the mood board, as well as the theme, "On your bike"
Because I chose travel photos, I wanted to keep the layout simple.  The circle shape and the upside down figures hint at travel around the globe. 
The Kaisercraft paper, Base Coat Collection, "Cracked" matched my photos perfectly.
The bike charm is from Sirrah Sirrah. 
The wooden figures are from Freckled Fawn. 
And the gorgeous flair is from Studio Fourteen40
Here's the journalling, if you are interested and unable to read it on the page.

You have a whole month to join in the challenge 
and have a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes from our generous sponsors.

Your kind comments make me smile; thanks for leaving some love.


  1. Happy New Year Helen! Here we are in 2017 and we have to get used to writing 17 now instead of 16!!! Love your take on this challenge, your journaling is superb and love the world on your page, the bike embellies look fabulous.. I hope you have a great first week of the year/month!!

  2. This is absolutely divine Helen!! Stunning background with that lettering running around the outside .. just brilliant. Love the photos, the journaling and that cute little bike! Awesome page!! Happy New Year my dear friend .. hope this is going to be a fabulous one for you and your family!! hugs xx

  3. Congratulations Helen on joining the Kraft+ team.
    Your interpretation of the challenge is incredible...Love it!
    Every little detail is the CAS look, the design, photos, bike elements and your journaling as always drew me in. Inspirational. Thanks for sharing. xx

  4. Totally brill! Just as well you're not entering. It'd be a sure-fire winner! LOOOOOOOOVE that blue paper & the circle idea & the flair....drool! Just an all round marvellous page :):)

  5. Your work is beautiful. Journal-ling is something I haven't done too much of. Someday. :)

  6. I absolutely loved this one when I first saw it on FB and I love it even more now that I am able to read the journalling. I am struggling so at the moment. I need to get away from all things social media and just be in the moment. I became so caught up in the needing to be validated. I feel the same way when I go away and we are going to be doing more of it this year. I love that your pages speak to me so. Thank you Helen <3

  7. Hi Helen, really like the idea of the circle emulating the globe and really like your bike embellishments. LOVE your jornalling, so true. Like Val , your journalling really spoke to me, in some ways social media is not a good thing , but in other ways it is good to be able to share nice things and our work. Its finding a good balance I think
    At the beginning of each year I go and sit in the park and I have a book I write in each year of what I want to achieve and look back to see what I actually achieved from what I wrote the year before. As of yet I have not done that yet, but I need to

  8. Beautiful page and congrats on joining the Kraft Design Team! Fabulous design and loving all the super, little bits! ;-)

  9. Guess I missed this post, too--probably because of my computer being gone a few days, or just because I'm a senior--haha! Anyway, congrats on joining the DT--they're lucky to have you, Helen! So creative to make the circle which indeed makes me think of the globe & the embellishments are wonderful!

  10. The circle concept is so cool and the entire design/grid is perfection on paper. I would love to make a book of your "sketches." Great ideas!