Friday, 21 July 2017

July Kraft + challenge

I haven't played along with a scrappy challenge for a looong time, but I have two very good reasons for that (and their names are Gregory and Harriet). However, they are now two months old and quite enjoy being in a baby carrier so I've managed to get a bit of scrapbooking done.

I thought I'd play along with this month's Kraft + challenge, which is to use roses three ways:

For this challenge I made a layout documenting the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy, which was not all roses. I wanted to document the struggle but also how grateful I was to make it to 36 weeks.

My layout uses roses in six different ways. In addition to the word "roses", I've also used a rose patterned paper, rose die cuts, resin roses and some rose washi tape.

I also busted out a Heidi Swapp screen printing kit I had never used before and added some screen printed roses to my background.

I love how scrappy challenges encourage me to try new techniques and supplies. Fingers crossed I can squeeze in one or two more by the end of the month.



  1. Love the title and what a story! Having twins puts you in a very special category of being a mum! fabulous page!

  2. Oh WOW...Congratulations to you on the arrival of your twins. ....and you have found time to scrap, now that is amazing!
    Your layout is just Beautiful....starting with that photo, the colours, the rose elements and your story. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Kraft+.

  3. Oh so glad you found some time to join in with Kraft+ this month... my goodness, your photo is amazing.. and wonderful journalling about your pregnancy journey... love all the ways you have used roses.. Thanks your sharing with us this month!

  4. Oh gosh - well done you; carrying that precious cargo to 36 weeks! We have twin Grandsons, so I have a bit of an insight into the enormity of how your poor tummy felt! But here you are scrapping - Bravo! and what a super page, telling the story on such a pretty page. Especially like the screen printed roses. Thanks for playing along at Kraft+