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I have loved craft for as long as I can remember! Dabbled in lots of things... Embroidery, sewing, cross stitch, quilting, mixed media journaling, zentangling and my love of all is scrapping! Creating art with Paper is such a buzz!! for me!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Hint to self! STOP & smell the roses!!

My Mantra this month - STOP and smell the roses!

This months Kraft Plus Challenge is amazing!

Everything is coming up ROSES was the
the July Challenge with ROSES 3 WAYS

Ideas were mulling around and around in my head for a few days!!  Then I got to work!  Actually coming up with  5  ways with roses!
Rose 1  I borrowed a rose stencil from my dear friend Lola, and stencilled the pale green paper with Turquoise Ferro!  I just love the texture of Ferro! 
Rose 2 Next step some pretty rose Home Sweet Home napkins to transfer onto the Kraft!  love this technique, it adds a lovely element to any page!
Rose 3   Rosie's Studio Diecut Shapes - Flourish pack,  to the rescue!     I loved the roses with the gold trim just to add another dimension to the page! 
Rose 4 Paper Roses in pale turquoise and pale pink. Tiny roses in the same colours and one little mini embroidered rose too!
Rose 5  I framed the whole page in Kaiser Kraft Sage & Grace Collection,  Mint !!

The photos I originally chose for the layout, where some gardens and roses at the Chelsea Flower Show from our 2011 London visit, BUT every time I walked past the finished layout, there was just something NOT right!

  Eventually decided that the ones I used complimented the page much nicer!
Thanks again Kraft Plus for a great Challenge again this month! 


  1. What clever creating to use the napkins for your back ground.. and love all the other ways you have used roses too.. thanks for joining in with Kraft+ this month!

  2. Great idea using the rose design from a napkin the rose stencilling too! Great page :)

  3. A heartwarming page and well done on using roses 5 ways! Thanks for joining us at Kraft+

  4. Love the napkin transfer idea...and it looks beautiful. Wonderful layout...thanks for sharing with us at Kraft+.


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