Friday, 13 February 2015

Hello Sunshine - Kraft+ February Challenge

Hi there & welcome!

Well I'm sure lots of you have seen the new challenge blog Kraft+!! I must admit that I don't often scrap with Kraft, but when I saw the colour challenge for February, I knew that I wanted to give this one a go... the colours are so yummy and they look stunning against a Kraft base!! The Kraft+ Design Team are an amazingly talented group of ladies and their gorgeous projects for this challenge certainly inspired me!!

So without further ado, here is the very first challenge from Kraft+, 'Mango Breeze Colour Inspiration'...


 I created a double layout with photos of Abigail & I swimming in the pool when we were on holidays in Port MacQuarie 7 years ago...
"Hello Sunshine"

Here are some closeups of my layout, so that you can see the details...

I love that 'Hello' sticker from We R memory Keepers! I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the 'Sunshine' Banner. After I cut the word out, I used 3 different colours of Distress Inks to create a watercolour effect and backed it behind the banner so that it would show through the negative space.

I added a small cluster of flowers in different colours and textures, and also a flair by BasicGrey.

I used an Amy Tangerine die-cut for my journalling :)

A closup of some of the layering on the left-hand side that includes a glassine bag, a die-cut tag, a doily and a sticker.

Some more die-cuts, stickers & flowers up in the left-hand corner. You can also see that I outlined my papers with black pen to make them pop off the page more.

Thank you so much for looking at my layout and for your lovely comments as well :)



  1. This looks an amazing double Mandy, the colors are so vibrant.. and it looks good on the kraft back ground!!

  2. Wowwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!

  3. Amazing Mandy, you nailed it :)

  4. Amazing Mandy, you nailed it :)

  5. Such a fabulous double layout! I love your use of the colours. Thanks for playing over at Kraft+ this month :)

  6. A double! It's how you've highlighted the photo with that circle element.....the colours are popalicious & I ADORE how you've snuck in the doily bit too:):) Thanks so much for sharing with us at K+!!!

  7. gorgeous page Mandy!..just love how you've incorporated the colour combo, a wonderful summery feel..thanks for playing slong at K+..x

  8. Oh my...this is spectacular! I love that you've done it as a double! The colours are perfect & I love the patterned Kraft paper you've used! Thanks for playing along at K+ :) x

  9. YAY!! A double layout. .and you have totally nailed the colour challenge.
    loving this to bits!
    thank you so much for playing along with K+

  10. Love that you have tackled a double and I LOVE that camera Kraft PP, it is awesome.

  11. this is amazing....a double!! Thanks for playing along with us at K+

  12. love this bright double LO Mandy ! and love all these details and accents you put on it !