Junk Journal

We’re back with another fun project…

This time we’ve created a junk journal from scratch. We have done it up in a vintage, shabby chic style. This one is also all about motivational quotes. So it makes a good as well as an inspiring book for oneself.

The spread below is an inspiration for the mid-month challenge at Colorful Creations. We’ve used the cream and brown tones and the image of the coffee mug.


We were inspired by various challenges for this one.

The Canvas Corps Brands November Challenge #ccbchallenge– The tones of creams and browns, Our interpretation of cozy being- grabbing a book, journaling, sleeping and relaxing with a tea.

The Mixed Media Place October Challenge- Pastel tones of the mood-board and the image of the books.

Mini Album Makers Challenge- November

Here is video flip through



Venice Sunrise/Sunset

Today we’re back with some inspiration for the mid-month reveal at Let’s Get Sketchy,

Here’s a look at the sketch:

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Here’s our take on it:



We were inspired by the 7 Dots studio October challenge-Sunrise/Sunset.  We’ve created this layout representing both. Our picture shows the sunset and sunrise in amidst the canals in Venice. We have used the 7 Dots Studio Verano Azul Collection.

We were inspired by the More Than Words November Challenge- Outdoors and Woodgrain. Our picture represents a vacation outdoor and we’ve incorporated woodgrain on our background paper.

We were also inspired by the colours of the Lindy’s November Challenge and we have used Lindy’s Sprays- Urban Amethyst, Hydrangea Blue, California Poppy Gold, Marigold Yellow Orange.

Through the Craft Room Door 3rd Annual Celebration Blog hop!

Hi! This month is our Celebration Month and today we are starting our 3rd Annual Celebration Blog Hop filled with awesome inspiration and sponsor prizes.

The image we are using is from our Sponsor Bugaboo Stamps who is offering a $12.00 store voucher to some lucky winner.

Here’s a link to BUGABOO STAMPS for you


The image that we are using today is called Meant to Be Floral.

Here is our card:


The image is beautiful with that inspirational quote. We kept it simple. We coloured the floral clusters with Dylusions Paints. Layered the image on pattern paper and on our base cardstock, created some interest with another pattern paper. We’ve added dimension with foam tape while sticking the layers.


We have 9 Sponsors this Year offering great prizes. (SEE BELOW)

Bugaboo Stamps (One Prize of $12.00 store voucher)


Crafty Sentiments (One Prize of a Choice of 3 images from the store)


DigiStamps4Joy (Three Prizes of 1 Selected image)


Lacy Sunshine  (Two Prizes of 1 Selected image)


Wink Wink Ink (One Prize a of a $15.00 store voucher)


MHKDesigns (One Prize of 1 Selected Image set)


SheepSki Designs (One Prize of 1 Selected image)


Unity Stamps (Prize: Three $20.00 vouchers to store)




Next stop on this hop is Hema.

Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs for a chance at the prizes! Winners will be announced December 1st, 2017. We also have a list of all participating members in the hop below with the links.
















November- December 2017-TTCRD Issue

Hello everyone,

Here’s a fab edition of the – The November-December 2017 Issue of Through the Craft Room Door, which is available in the Subscribers Only Area of the Website.

The Designers for Through the Craft Room Door have done another bang up job with over a dozen tutorials and a large variety of theme inspired (Spring or Easter / Retirement / Valentine or Love) cards to inspire you.

And as we try to do every November/December issue, several of the girls have shared family traditions, recipes or childhood memories. We hope you read them and are motivated to start or reengage a family tradition of your own.

We have a new challenge for you to join … A Christmas tic tac toe board and the DT have provided some wonderful samples for you to check out.

Our Featured Digi Artist this issue is Sarah Schedler, the talent behind StarStampz. Her Design Team has shared several cards done with various images and she has generously given us some amazing images for our subscribers which can be found in the Subscribers Only area of the website.





Today we’re back with a magical layout! This time we were inspired by a few challenges and we love our end result:-)!

“Dreams are not without meaning wherever they may come from- from fantasy, from the elements, or from other inspiration.” Beyond the stars is a world of dreams and fantasy- follow your dreams, my friend, they know the way!

Here’s a look at our layout before we getting into our inspirations:)!

Fantasy LO 1

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We were inspired by the following challenges:

Mixed Media and Art October Challenge- Fantasy – We were inspired by the dark shades of blue, grey, green contrasted with the yellow gold of the light, as well as the theme of fantasy and the first image of being lost among stars.

Words and Paintery October challenge – inspired by the colours and theme of creating without limits.

7 Dots Studio October Challenge- Sunrise- Sunset– inspired by sunset leading to a dark yet hopeful night. We’ve used the Dreamscapes and HazyDays Collection.

Cuts2Luv November Challenge– we were inspired by the darker blue-grey tones with the contrast of yellow/gold; our badge has stars on it and we used a clock as our embellishment.

We’ve also created this project for the Stage 4 of Creative Art Project at Mixed Media and Art and have an exclusive post for that here.


Creative Art- Stage 4

For the Mixed Media and Art Creative Art Project Stage 4-Brilliant Decoration,  we’ve created a layout where we’ve used a large hoop style earring on our layout as an embellishment and our entire layout has a shine in terms of glitter beads and gold sparks.

Here’s our layout

Fantasy LO 1

As part of the Mixed Media and Art Creative Art project- we created projects for the previous three stages, here a look at them stage wise

Stage 1: Mechanical ExplosionOur creation a message in a bottle

MMP Bottle 12

Stage 2: Crystal BeautyWe created a pair of sea style wine glasses


Stage 3: The Breath of NatureWe created a fantasy land pop up book with nature scenes and natural resources used on our cover done in mixed media style. 


Enchanted Memories

Let’s take you down memory lane, and into a world of fantasy with enchanting memories. Life itself is the most wonderful Fairytale.

Today we’re super excited to share our latest creation. We’ve created a Pop-Up Book and used a lot of mixed media techniques for our front cover, and paper crafting for our pop- up pages.

We were inspired by the #ccbchallenge Canvas Corp Brands October Challenge- “Books Worth Reading”, the Mixed Media and Art Joint Project Stage 3- “The Breath of Nature” and the Mixed Media Place October Mood Board.

From the CCB Challenge- we’re taking you into the world of Enid Blyton books. All of us as children grew up reading these books, and today with our project we’ve re-created this mystical, enchanted world.


From the MMA Stage 3 challenge, we used natural material- twigs and moss on our front cover and the letters were incorporated in the form of phrases on our focal pictures.


From the MMP mood board, we were inspired by the images of the books, as well as the child’s room. We interpreted this by creating our own little book of adventure inspired by the famous children’s author Enid Blyton.

We’re also linking this project to the Stamplorations October Mixed Media Challenge 

Recently, on a trip to Porto, Portugal, a visit to the famous Livrario Lello Bookshop is a major inspiration behind this project. The bookshop is mystical and magical and happens to have inspired J K Rowling for her Harry Potter series. So the main front cover of our book shows how a visit to this bookshop can take you into this mystical world.

IMG_3647The second part of the cover introduces this mystical land. We’ve used natural materials to enhance the beauty of the world.


Further, we have three pop up pages showcasing different scenes. One in the form of a book page opening to the mystical land.


Next, a cottage scene.


And lastly, the enchanted forest scene.


Below are close-ups as well as video link for this project:

















Ideas with Papericious Decoupage Supplies

Hello folks,We’re back on the Papericious  blog and today we have fun projects to share with you. We’ve used the new Decoupage Supplies by Papericious- the Papers and the Glue and we enjoyed using them.

The papers are easy to use and come in two sizes – 6″ x 6″ and 8″ x 8″. They come as a set of two perfectly coordinating patterns. The quality of the paper is great- not too thick nor too thin, just right to be able to decoupage. The designs are amazing, and versatile.

The Decoupage Glue is fantastic as well. What we loved the most about this glue is that it remains tacky for a little longer, giving us enough time to play with our paper placement.   The Papericious Decoupage Glue comes in two sizes – 60 g and 200 g.

Onto our inspirations for you…

First up, an altered metal tin…


Next up is a Journal Spread.




For more hop onto the Papericious Blog
Jute Cord
Lace- Leaves
Spritz Sprays
Hot Paprika


TTCRD- Again

We’re so excited to be back at the Through The Craftroom Door Design Team.

For our ATG challenge today, our Sponsors is Crafty Sentiments Designs offering three digital images to the winner.

Crafty Sentiments Designs started back in 2009 by myself Suzette the owner, Me and my artist brings you cute whimsical and fun characters, to create unique and exciting handmade gifts and projects. We also carry our own brand of exclusive Rubber stamps, Digital stamps, Sentiments and cutting dies, CD Roms that is perfect for all your scrapbooking and card making needs, there is always something new each month as we release new images each month. Crafty Sentiments Designs is now having live shows on Hochanda.TV a UK base craft channel. Visit the website at www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk for lots of products.

We used the Mr.& Mrs. Snow  Image for our card today.


Hop on over to participate…

A night by the Sea

Come join us for a drink by the sea, under the stars glistening and the moonlight dancing like diamonds on the crystal clear water, bringing waves ashore! An experience to leave you in awe of life and in peace with your inner self.

Today we’re back with our latest mixed media work. We were inspired by the Stage 2 of the Creative Art Joint Project at Mixed Media and Art- Crystal Beauty.


And what have we created? These wives glasses! Yes, we altered two wine glasses for our transparent object. Our glass base is circular, and we also added a few circular shells as well as pearls to incorporate the challenge theme. We’ve used a lot of Prima Marketing and Finnabair products- Color Bloom Sprays, Art Alchemy Paints, Impasto Paints and Waxes.

Here’s a look at our project: