December - Kraft it Up challenge

This month the challenge at Kraft it Up is to create a layout using and displaying our wish for christmas, including the use of kraft cardstock of course.

So, with the purchase of my new cameo and photos galore of my little girl I came up with this layout.

Layout title: Make Memories

Close up of journaling:

My cameo title and gorgeous girl:

My cameo tree :) I also added dylusions spray to the sc mistable tree then finished it off with some diamond dust so it sparkles.

Products Used: Kraft cardstock, Black cardstock, Crate Paper paper, Crate Paper stickers, Studio Calico mistable shape, chipboard flourish, Little Yellow Bicycle journaling spot, Hambly Screen Print transparency, Heidi Swapp Instaframe, Pink Paislee die cuts, Maya Road die cuts, red string, D-lish Designs washi tape, D-lish Designs resin flower, black pen, staples.

Thats my share for today :)  Hope you like it!
I'll be back again to share more creations soon.

Oh and can't leave without sharing Santa's little angel!

Creating and loving it :)

I don't know if my recent scrapping mojo is an influence of this baby

Or my gorgeous new subject

But WHATEVER it is, I am loving it!

Lately, well throughout pregnancy anyway - I was finding it hard to scrap and be happy with the pages. Now, I am actually liking the pages I am doing.

Last night I spent an hour working on a page for the current Kraft it Up challenge, I always reach for Kraft as a base (my 'mojo layouts' have all been kraft - I think because it goes so well with my black cardstock silhouette cuts) so thought I may as well give a challenge a go :)

Here is a sneak to my creative mess - as the page isn't done yet, have to add the final touches

I love how instagram can make my bombsite of a desk look cute and airy fairy. In reality it looked like this

Yesterday was my first day wrapping presents for Christmas. So time consuming!

I chose this year a cool colour combo of typo papers

If you get a chance pop into a store and read the speech bubbles on the printed one! Slightly funny but definitely adults only content ha. I have to make sure Grandmas present doesn't get wrapped in that one!

I've been thinking more about doing Project Life in the new year. I think it will definitely be something I'll work on. But I'm trying to figure out if I should do both of the following:

- a project life album (weekly updates and documenting for the year) As well as traditional layouts throughout

- Charlotte's album - which will be a mix of everyday layouts and project life style ones.

My only question is- will I be able to find time to do all this? I'm incredibly behind (haven't started) officially documenting the pregnancy and Charlie's first 10 weeks of life. I don't want to set myself up to fail really.

Hmm something to think about!

A proper crafty share is coming very soon :)

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Busy bee here...

Well, I finally got in my creative space! Our little girl is now 10 weeks and things are getting better and allowing me to have more time to myself - even if it is between 8 and 11 each night haha.

I finally christened my Silhouette Cameo. I am in LOVE! There are no limits to this machine and my 'mojo' is flowing.

Unfortunately, the crafting I am doing has been for commissions or secret squirrel work so I can't share yet but I'll share a couple of sneaks :)

Testing out the machine :)

A commissioned sneak :)

Getting photos ready with the convenient picture mate

An update wouldn't be complete without some pictures of my little Charlie Roo

Haha ... Really?

That's better

Some exciting things happening here, can't wait to share!

December SUYS :) and some other things...


Have you seen Decembers SUYS Challenge, its a nice easy one!

Scrap a Christmas photo using non traditional colours!

The sponsors this month are 2 Crafty and Deer and Fawn. 2 Craft are donating a $30 prize pack and Deer and Fawn a $10 voucher. All you need to win is follow the above criteria and make sure you add a handmade embellishment to your page :)

My sample is going to be revealed mid month and I will share here of course too.

I have been busy reorganising my craft room so that I could get in there and create. Charlotte has started to be more settled and this is allowing me to have small blocks of time free where instead of cleaning or cooking I could have some 'me' time. But before I did that I needed to clean and sort that space I call my scrapbooking room.

I'm loving it so far, though there is still some sorting to be done...

Finally pictures on the walls!

My silhouette and matching typewriter ... hoping to have a play with the silhouette this weekend, I've had it a few weeks now and haven't used it

My new trolley with my mixed media supplies in it and my cute pink TV from Aldi.

So what do you think?

Cannot believe it is nearly christmas and I have been trying to do some shopping online, if anyone knows of any good online stores for pressies would love to hear about them.

My little girl is getting bigger and bigger - she is 2 months old already!

She has made so many changes; is smiling now, talking a little bit, kicking her legs and getting bigger day by day! Love her to pieces <3 p="p">

Anyways, I'm feeling creative so might go play!