Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Kraft Plus January Challenge

I'm back again today to share with you my entry for this month's challenge at Kraft+. I will be working full-time over the next couple of weeks so I won't get much of a chance to create so I wanted to get this done beforehand. Now this challenge really took me out of my comfort zone becasue the criteria is Kraft plus your own handwriting and trust me when I say I really dislike my handwriting. I do try to use it a bit especially in my PL albums, however it never looks neat or uniform in size or style. But hopefully one day future generations may like to know what my untidy handwriting looked like.

This is what I came up with:          "A Country Boy @ Heart"

I've used some of my lovely 2Crafty Chipboard (squares and "together" word) on this project.

I handwrote the journalling and the date and title. Here is what I wrote:

"Tim, you enjoy visiting the city for a few days but you soon get tired of it. You look forward to leaving it behind. This is us at Opera Bar in Sydney (on Sydney Harbour) the weekend before Xmas. It was hot and crowded and you were well and truly over it by the next day."

Actually I'm a bit the same. I like visiting for the shopping and theatre but after two days I need to get away from it. We had a lot of fun this particular weekend as we were all together as well as partners. It was almost Xmas and everyone was in good spirits. We shopped, dined out and saw a musical production. The harbour was particularly beautiful and the shops festive. But the city is no place to be in 35 degree heat :(

Anyway thanks for looking. It's back to serious business next week and I'll be back into study mode as well, but I'll try and fit in a bit of creativeness somewhere, fingers crossed.


  1. You're quick off the mark Jo. A lovely photo of you and your Son. I share your feelings about a busy city. A day or so is enough. Great journalling.

  2. Good on you.... boo to all that work. But yay to the money!! LOVE this one. I like how you 'embrace' your messy handwriting. Not that I think it's particularly messy but then we all see ourselves different to how others perceive us! And I REALLY Like that bit of chippy in the bg. Fab photo, too:) Oh! And thanks for sharing with us at K+ :):)

  3. This looks lovely! Great background details.. Your journaling looks good!

  4. Gorgeous layout Jo and a beautiful Pic of you and Tim. I have to agree the city is a good place to visit , but not for to long. Hope you find some time for you in your busy schedule
    Mary x

  5. Oh great layout, love the background work and how you incorporated your handwriting, thanks for joining us at Kraft Plus.

  6. Fabulous page, love the "assortment" of handwriting! Thanks for playing along with us at Kraft+.

  7. Oh wow, this is just fabulous! Stunning. Love your design and handwriting. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Kraft Plus.