Friday, 1 January 2016

Sketchy Boards Challenge January DT Inspiration

Hi there Scrapaholics! Sketchy Boards Challenge has a gorgeous new sketch and inspiration board to inspire us this January! 

And here is my take on it, I hope you like it!

If you'd like to join in the challenge this month, pop over to Sketchy Boards Challenge and show us what you've got!

Until next time, keep calm and craft on!


Thursday, 17 December 2015


Long time no scrap! How are you all doing, my lovely Scrapaholics? Sorry I haven't been around much for the last 5 months, we have had a huge loss in the family. I'm hoping that getting back into my crafting will help the grieving process, so here goes :) 

I have created this cute layout of our Master of Mayhem eating some delicious ice cream from Cold Rock using the gorgeous A2Z Scraplet Yummy Shabby Circle in this great set, which I coloured with Tim Holtz markers and Kindy Glitzed the word yummy, and the Off The Wall collection by Kaisercraft. The circles on the background paper were made simply by dipping a jar lid, misting bottle lid, and pencil end into some paint and stamping with them. Easy!

I hope you like it! Until next time, keep calm and craft on!


Thursday, 16 July 2015

Fun At The Park

Hi again! Where does the time go? I can't believe how quickly this year is flying by.

Between work, homeschool, and building a new house, I haven't had as much time in my crafty room as I would normally like, but I did get enough time this week to whip up this simple layout to share with you.

I created this layout with the Fun at the ParkChicken Wire CornerChicken Wire Border and 2 out of the set of 3 Helicopter chippies. 

As usual, I've coloured the chippies with felt pens, coated them in Dimensional Magic and outlined with a gold gel pen.

I hope to get a bit more crafty time soon so I have lots more to share with you!
Until next time, keep calm and craft on :)


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Life On The Edge!

If you're here, chances are you're as obsessed in love with papercrafting as I am! Luckily my husband also has a hobby that keeps him busy, so he doesn't notice the ridiculous amount of goodies I cram pack neatly into my craftroom. And while his hobby absolutely terrifies me, it does provide me with some incredible photos! When I saw the Life on the Edge chippy, I knew it would be perfect for this layout using the Scrapyard collection by Kaisercraft.

I used a black Sharpie to colour the Life on the Edge! chippy and outlined it with a silver gel pen. The Heartbeat border chippy was also perfect for this layout, as my heart always feels like it's about to jump out of my chest whenever he's on the track. The Gears chippies you can see peeking out from behind the tears in the layout were coloured with a silver gel pen.

To make the photo stand out, I printed 2 copies, cut 1 out and layered it over the top of the first one. A very effective technique!

I love that I've created layouts of my husband's achievements on his bike, and I love even more that one day when we're long gone, our great great grandchildren are going to see just how cool he was.

Until next time, keep calm and craft on!

Thursday, 2 July 2015

WATTON celebrations

How are the school holidays treating you? We baked a yummo Malteser chocolate cake today. 
Om nom nom! 
I've also been lucky enough to have some crafty time, so I whipped up this gorgeous Family Birthdays Calendar
However, I wanted mine a little more personalised and to include family celebrations as well as birthdays. So I asked the lovely Deb from A2Z Scraplets to make mine with WATTON celebrations as the title instead. If you ask nicely, she might even personalise one for you ;)

I've used a lovely yellow and white chevron background with WATTON and the months painted black and outlined with a white gel pen. The Butterfly chippy and celebrations word were covered with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel. 

I can't wait for my next card making day so I can whip up a bunch of cards ready to send out for these wonderful celebrations!

Until next time, keep calm and craft on!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Sketchy Boards Challenge July DT Inspiration

Hiya! I'm happy and super proud to announce that I am now a Design Team member for the Sketchy Boards Challenge site! 

Here is the JULY sketch, isn't it gorgeous?!

And here is the colour inspiration

This is my take on the challenge. I've included golden frames and incorporated the sketch into the layout in the canvas.

If you'd like to join in the challenge this month, pop over to Sketchy Boards Challenge show us what you've got!
Until next time, keep calm and craft on!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Reverse Canvas FUN!

Hi there! Have you tried creating a Reverse Canvas yet?? If not, what's stopping you? They're super easy and look amazing! Here is one I created using an oval canvas by Mont Marte, the Fly Free collection by Kaisercraft and the A2Z Scraplet Doodlet 29.

First up I punched out a bunch of hexagons with my Fiskars Hexagon punch and outlined them with a gold gel pen. They were then glued down onto the reverse of the canvas. The photo was matted, outlined and mounted on foam tape to give dimension.

The A2Z Scraplet Doodlet 29 was coated with Stampendous Aged Gold embossing enamel. I didn't have any embossing ink so I just used a glue stick to adhere the embossing enamel before melting it with the heat gun. I'm not sure if it changed the effect as I've only used it with glue, but I LOVE it! It's so chunky and bold! Check out the range of embossing powders and enamels from A2Z Scraplets HERE.

I added a strip of patterned paper around the inside edge, and Kaisercraft Ribbon Roses around the frame. Some very cutesy flowers from Scrapping Life were clustered over the corner of the Scraplet to finish. 

What did I tell you? Too easy! I sure hope this has inspired you to create your very own reverse canvas. OH and a little TIP... If you want to ensure dust doesn't settle on your masterpiece, glue a piece of acetate over the frame before adding your ribbon roses.

Until next time, keep calm and craft on!
Karyn :)