Happy Birthday Ma!

Today is mom’s birthday and we truly miss her! It’s the first time ever in our life that she is not around and we are looking forward to having her back soon!

Today, I decided to scrap her and made this layout for her birthday! The LO truly captures Ma’s spirit- colourful and balanced. She truly adds colour to our lives!

Here’s a look at it:

Ma Altenew LO 1For this one, I used a whole lot of Altenew Supplies- The papers and embellishments from ‘The Reflection Scrapbook Kit’, sentiment from ‘Persian Motifs’ Stamp Set, background stamping using ‘A Splash of Color’ and ‘Wild Hibiscus’ Stamp sets and the frame around the picture from the ‘Framed’ stamp set.

The background on this LO is all about stamp play. The colour blotches from the stamp set were used to match the background colours to add interest yet not make it a focal point. The flowers were stamped using black ink to add more detail and balance the colours. The fussy cut flowers go perfectly well. I also cut a few tags of different sizes on a different pattern paper and used it in the layering. To complete the layout, I added some white splatter, to further enhance the layout!

Here are some close-ups:

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This layout is submitted for the following challenges:

Altenew Sketch Challenge #7

More Than Words January Challenge- Birthdays and Tags– A birthday Layout- with the word Birthday incorporated and Tags used in the layout as well.



Garden Journal Spread

We’re back with some inspiration for the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge this month.

Here’s a look at the challenge:

Here’a journal spread to inspire you, and there is a video tutorial for this one:)!

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Here’s a link to the tutorial:


Do play along with us!

We’re linking this project to:

Craft Stamper January Challenge

Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge January

Hiding In My Craftroom January Challenge-  Pick three favourite colours

Crafter’s Castle January Challenge

Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge


Mailing a Letter

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year!

Today we’re back with inspiration for this week’s Through The Craftroom Door Anything Goes Challenge!

Our sponsor this week is Polkadoodles, offering a prize of 3 Digi stamps voucher.

We would love you to join our group on Facebook and your Design Team are welcome to post their Polkadoodles makes and share your Polkadoodles posts with us so we can also promote them for you. We have lots of special offers and news in the group and love to see your inspiration.
Facebook Group: Polka Doodle Dandies
We would also love you to join in our challenge blog and welcome your DT to use their Polkadoodles makes to enter our challenge too.

We used the image – Mailing a Letter, for our card today!


Hope you’re inspired and do play along with us!

We’re linking this project to the following challenges

Colour Crazy Challenge

Love to Craft Challenge Blog-

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog- ATG Challenge

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge 


Frosty Winter

For the upcoming Through The Craftroom Door Magazine- Jan/Feb issue, we have a fun challenge on upcycling.

We’ve altered a chocolate box with a drawer to hold tags, cards, etc.. We also made two mixed media tags to go with it :)!

Here’s a look:


We were inspired by the Words & Paintery December Challenge and our submitting our creation fro the challenge:

We’ve also used Lindy’s Sprays in our tags- Frozen Jack Frost, Sidewalk Chalk, Steel Shimmer, Whale Watch Blue and Blazing Black and we’re playing along Lindy’s Christmas Tag-a-long.


We’re back with some inspiration for the Through The Craftroom Door- Anything Goes  Weekly Challenge.

Today our sponsor is

Decosses Dynamite Doodles offering a prize of Holiday Hoopla, or the winner can choose from five different mini kits of six papers each for a total of 30 digital papers, from the winter or Christmas section.

Are you interested in digital sentiments, papers and other embellishments? How about a badge made especially for your blog? If these are items you are interested in, you are going to want to check out Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles. My name is Lisa and with over 150+ posts of freebies to choose from, and new ones added often, I just might have what you are looking for. Along with the freebies I offer, I also create blog badges, digital paper packs and scrapbooking kits. Additionally, I’m so excited to now be sponsoring giveaways and challenges at other blogs. It is my honour to be able to sponsor this challenge for Through the Craftroom Door!

So, if you have the time, come and take a look. There is always an inspiration to be found among my many different features. I’d love for you to pop by and visit me. I hope you have a blast!

We’ve used the Trick or Treat Collection and created a Layout and a Card!

Here’s a look at the layout:


We’re linking this creation to:

More than Words December Challenge– We’ve used a picture of our family, and the number 4 as an embellishment. We’ve also stamped numbers on our background!


Here’s a look at the card, we created with the same papers!IMG_6103


Looking forward to your participation!

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

We’re back with another mixed media card:)!

We’ve been wanting to create a Purple-White- Silver Winter/Christmas project and we finally ended up making this card!

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We were inspired by the following challenges and have submitted this creation at:

13 Arts Challenge #61 – Our Favourite Christmas song- “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”; 13 Arts supplies we used- Art Inspired Paper Pack, Bubbles Stencil by Marta and Gold Glitter Twig.

Snip Art Challenge #34– Inspired by the colours and glitter


Winter Wonderland

Today we’re back with a mixed media layout, continuing with the Christmas Spirit.

We’ve used the fabulous Mandala Mania stamp from Mama Makes for this layout. Check out their blog and store.

Here’s a look at it:

Mama Makes Layout


We’re inspiring you to play along with Let’s Get Sketchy mid-month Challenge as well, here’s a look at the sketch:

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We have a quick tutorial for this as well:

We were also inspired by the following challenge and our submitting our project to:

Cuts2Luv December Challenge– inspired by the colour combo, embellishments-sequins, technique-layering and photo-decorations.

Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge 

Creative Embellishments December Challenge – inspired by the winter wonderland picture.

Learning to Fly

Today we’re back with a Mixed Media Card. This project is all about, layers, textures, depth and elements. This sure will make you believe in magic and make you want to fly!

Here’s a look at the card:



We were inspired by the following challenges and are submitting our creation to:

7 Dots Studio November Challenge- Favourite Animal/Pet– We love butterflies and had to incorporate them. We’ve used the Verano Azul Collection

Mixed Media Place November Challenge– We were inspired by the colours, feathers and the flowers of the board. Also by the magical, mystical feel of the board.

Dusty Attic December Challenge– We were inspired by the colours and flowers of the board. We’ve used the Fish Net Panel, Scroll Set 1 and Flutterbies #3

Mixed Media & Art November Challenge- Mysterious– We were inspired by the colours and the mysterious theme of the board.

Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge