Friday 1 December 2017

Kraft+ DT December 2017 - Wonder

Hello again Scrappy Friends, welcome to December where today I'm sharing a post for Kraft+
The idea is to be inspired by anything on the mood board.

It can be anything in the photo..not just the colours.
The circles
The frames 
The wood grain
The textures
The pastel chairs
The designs on the cushions
The fruit
The cups

Just don't forget the Kraft! 

The weathered teal table and the orangey chairs jumped right out at me,
so I went with those colours.
The teal paper was of boards which I cut apart and sanded as well as adding some colour with Prima Rusting pastes.  The paper is by Websters "Painted Effect."
The flowers are from my stash and the chipboard is from 2Crafty; I embossed it with my favourite embossing powder by Stampendous, "Aged Ivory."
The flair is from Studio Fourteen40.
I added an older title from Heidi Swapp, because it was the perfect colour.
The MM was done with Tim Holtz Oxides - a blend of Broken China
and Cracked Pistachio. The triangle stamp is from Kaisercraft and the flicks of gold were done with Docrafts Artiste spritzing ink.
The orange paper is an older one from BoBunny the Madeleine range.
I love this heart chippie, but I don't know where it's from, it was painted silver and looking forlorn in the bottom of a discard pile.

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-  
You were staying with us for three days and two nights during the school holidays and I took the opportunity to get some new photos of you.  You've changed so much since you've been at school; that combined with your longer hair and glasses, make you like quite grown up.  You still like crafting and baking though and we spent time making an Advent calendar, which was part of your Birthday present.  You go to sleep quickly and sleep well for five or six hours, but then, when you wake, you say you are missing Mummy and Daddy and come to sleep with me.  You are such a restless sleeper, constantly moving, thrashing around and calling out; It's like sleeping with a zebra or a unicorn! You are up with the Sparrows and ready for the next activities on your agenda. We miss you when you are at school and love having you to stay over.   I wonder if there is anything that helps Zebras and Unicorns to stay sleep?  Love Granny 4th October 2017

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  1. Oh Helen this is just gorgeous, love the colours, the design and the background textures too <3

  2. haha no I am not sure what would keep zebras or unicorns asleep... but perhaps some yummy hay or an apple???? hehe.. love your take on the challenge.. love the colors, perfect photos and so sweet too.. Happy December!!

  3. Oh what beautiful pictures of your sweet granddaughter, Helen! This is really an amazing page with those wonderful papers & embellishments you've altered to perfection! So many beautiful elements, but they never detract from the photos & your journaling is a treasure! You are such a talented scrapper!

  4. Another gorgeous page Helen!! My, your sweet grandiegirl is growing up so fast, she is such a gorgeous girl. Love the background and the gorgeous colour palette! Love the finish on the chippies too! Really stunning page!! Love and hugs xx

  5. I just had to pop over to your blog, to read all about this beautiful layout, expecially the journaling. I think FB turned us a little apart, and we tend to just "like" or leave a short comment. Am I getting old?...LOL
    Anyway, I wrote to you how much Iove this layout, and I will say it once again :). I really love the color combo, and the inspiration photo is open to so many options. I just might have the time to play along.
    Wonderful work, as always, my friend.

  6. Your journaling made me LOL!!!! Such a gorgeous girl and yes the glasses make her look so grown up. I love the vision you have Helen and where this challenge took you. The colours and touches of MM are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration. Love this!! XX

  7. This is gorgeous and your journaling is such a treat! Its a beautiful page and the colour combination so super! Had to laugh and relate to your granddaughter in the bed...Joe is like that too and even though he is 10, he still likes to come and creep in with us too...but yes..Zebras and Unicorns get hold of him too!! ;-)

  8. Would you look at that gorgeous inky background!!! I was just thinking how I need to use kraft more and this totally pushes my buttons! Hugs, Autumn

  9. So very pretty Helen! What a doll! Love the color combo and how you showcased them so beautifully! The pretty flowers add a nice girly touch! Hope you have a great weekend!