Saturday, 16 December 2017

An exciting Welcome, and a sad Farewell.

Hello Krafters. 

A bittersweet post today with some exciting news, but also a bit of sad news. 

Some changes are happening in the K+ Team. 

Today we welcome two NEW  Kraft Plus Designers to the K+ team.
We welcome BACK into the fold two previous Kraft Plus Designers.
We have lots of K+ girls staying on to inspire you all,
But, sadly, we  also  farewell four of the K + team. 

An Exciting Hello!

It with great excitement that we introduce two  new design team members to the K+ Team.
These girls have already been creating up a storm behind the scenes and we know you are going to LOVE what they have created. 

Please welcome.... 
Heather McMahon
to the K+ team!

And we are also excited to introduce to you 

Emma Malinowski
 And it makes us so VERY happy and excited to welcome back
these two talented and lovely ladies  to the K+ fold!
(insert a little whoop whoop here!) 

Gina Rodgers 

 Katie Howard 

Sadly we must also farewell these four lovely ladies as they leave the team, but, they know that the K+ team door is a revolving one, and hopefully they won't be strangers.
We wish you all well ladies, and on a personal note, thank you to each of you for your
friendship and support behind the scenes and for your inspiring K+ creations.
We are going to miss you xx

2018 Design Team

With this amazing line up, 2018 looks to be an exciting year for Kraft Plus!
We look forward to continuing to challenge you to create with Kraft!  

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
Please stay safe on the roads and we look forward to seeing you on the 1st of January as we kick off the start of the  New Year.

As always.. Happy Krafting! 

Monday, 11 December 2017

Think Big Winners

to all of those who played along with the
November THINK BIG challenge. 
We loved all of your BIG elements and the clever ways you
incorporated them on to your creations. 
Voting was difficult yet again, and this was reflected in the voting as the votes were spread out with a lot of you polling.
We just love your work! 

Without any further ado (you've waited long enough already!) and another big thank you to our generous sponsors,
here are the November winners 


Jane Inger 

Jane has won a $50 prize pack from 


Marilyn Peter

Marilyn has won the December Die from 


Tanya Heritage

Tanya has won $25 store voucher (postage not included) from 


Random Draw Winner 

entry #9

Karen Clayton 

Karen has won the November Kit...with an Aussie Christmas theme from


International Winner 
Each month we select an international artist and offer them a
Guest Design Team spot
for a future  challenge.
The international winner for the November Think Big   challenge is :

Martina Stoycheva 

Jane, Marilyn, Tanya, Karen and Martina 
If each of the winners could contact us at with your details
we will get those prizes to you asap!

Thank you to everyone who played along.. we hope you find time during this busy month to play along with the 
December Photo Inspo  challenge!
Stay Tuned as we come back soon to introduce
FOUR new DT members! 

Happy Krafting!

Friday, 1 December 2017

December Photo Inspo challenge

Hello there Krafters! 
It's December already!
Can you believe it? The last month of the year.
And what a fabulous year it's been with lots of Krafty creative inspiration,
not only from the K+Design Team
but also our Guest Designers
and YOU!
We have a few changes coming up in the New Year.. so stay tuned ;)

But let's not get ahead of ourselves.
First we must tackle the December Challenge!
And here it is....

A PHOTO INSPO Challenge.

Be inspired by the photo below. 
It can be anything in the photo..not just the colours.
The circles
The frames 
The wood grain
The textures
The pastel chairs
The designs on the cushions
The fruit
The cups
Do you see where I'm going here? ;) 

Just don't forget the Kraft! 

(photo credit: Pinterest ) 

Criteria: Photo Inspo + KRAFT 

We welcome all kinds of craft as entries for our challenges, from traditional layout, cards, digital layouts, art journaling and tags etc. but please remember that it is all about the Kraft!!Your work MUST be on a KRAFT BACKGROUND (not merely mounted on Kraft) to be eligible.

**Please take the time to read the RULES before submitting your entry**
and upload your entry via the inlinkz section in our side bar.

(Due date: Midnight December 31st) 

Kraft Plus Design Team 

LOVE how ONE photo can inspire so many different interpretations.
These girls blow my socks off with each challenge.

Inspired by the frames on the wall, the rug on the ground and the boho mandala looking cushions - so I made my own!

I was inspired by the colours

This mood board just made me feel all homey. I tried to capture that in the houses stamped and the mist used. 

I have used the wood grain and plate collection as my inspiration for this piece.

Such a pretty inspiration photo! I chose to be inspired by the gorgeous colours in the image as well as the lovely fibres in the cushions and rug as represented by my messy embroidery thread. Oh and because it is December I decided to create a Christmas layout.

I was inspired by the colours, especially the mint wood table. I also raided my stash of fancy brads and added lots of circles, inspired by the plates on the wall

Inspired by the circles and frames on the wall, the colours and eclectic mix of patterns

For the December challenge I took inspiration from the colours and the plates on the wall >>> round embellishments

LOL I was fussy cutting out photos to use and these 2 images kinda fell together and I got the giggles so bad at how hilarious it was - I had to use it!! My 2yr old daughter is me to a tee, so this bobble-head version of the two of us is GOLD !

 I was inspired by the colours from the fabrics in the inspo pic and Evie's rainbow sleeves 

The blue circle and the bottom circle with the red and blue grabbed me.. so I went with those colors! TFL!

I was inspired by the wood grain table and  the colours on the inspiration board

I loved this colourful, inspirational mood board. The beautiful teal table and the orangy chairs were the inspiration for my page. I used the brown stamping to simulate the worn patches on the table. The splashes of teal ink were created with Tim Holtz Oxide inks.

I was inspired firstly by the colours. My design is inspired by the square and rectangle photos on the wall and the checked blue mat on the floor..

I was inspired by the blue carpet, the circle and mosaic shapes and the lines in the coloured rug.

Inspiring work again girls! 

Kraft Plus Guest Designer 

Each month we invite a KRAFT PLUS member

to play along with us and our challenges. 
This month we are very excited to have 
the lovely and very talented 

Marilyn Peter 

joining us as our  K+ guest designer

for the month of December!
Thank you for joining us Marilyn. x

Here is my layout for this month's challenge!
I have used the whole challenge mood board as a sketch!
The blue wood grain paper for the table. I also got the inspiration form the wall of photos at the back and the circles from the mood board. My title and journaling represents the title and images on the bottom of the board!

How VERY clever Marilyn! 

International Guest Designer

We are super delighted to introduce our 
International Guest Designer 
for the month of December....
Please welcome the lovely and uber talented 

Nicole Doiron
(from Canada) 

I absolutely love this challenge's trendy image. I was immediately attracted to the busy and colourful patterns of the pillows and the variety of designs on the wall decor.  With that inspiration in mind, I wanted to create a happy and eclectic page using a darling photo of my niece in an outfit and demeanor just as fun and colourful as the challenge image. I found the perfect papers in my stash from Momenta and several badges inspired by the buttons in the board as well as flowers, confetti and brads to create this happy mix, all of course on a base of beautiful kraft paper!

Fabulous Nicole! 

Our Sponsors and Prizes 

Kraft Plus Challenges would like to extend our thanks to  our wonderful sponsors 

for their generosity and support for our December  Challenge 

Each month we will have a Guest Designer 
from each of our sponsors to play along with our challenges.
Which means even MORE wonderful creations to inspire us all.

*Please note:  Unfortunately, due to high postage costs, prizes are for Australian residents only, but a Guest Design Spot will be offered to an international  entrant each month, to be chosen by the K+ Design Team  


Creative Kit Club are offering the January Kit  to one lucky winner
(winner to be chosen by K+ DT)


2Crafty is offering a $50 prize pack to one lucky winner
(winner to be chosen by K+ DT) 

Kripa Koushik

My first thought on seeing this photograph was - Wow, what a cozy and comfortable place for a family to hang out. So, instantly the subject of my page was decided. Next inspiration frames - I cut out frames from kraft cardstock to use as the background and a poloroid frame shaker embellishment. The colours too are inspired by the pastel shades of the chairs.

Here is a link to Kripa's video tutorial for her stunning layout

and a link to Kripa's Blog 


Charm's Creations are offering on lucky winner a 
store voucher worth $15 
(winner to be chosen by K+ DT) 

Katie Howard 

I took inspiration from the colours and the cluster of frames on the wall


It's and Bits Craft Supplies are offering  $20 store voucher
Winner to be chosen Randomly 

We hope the photo inspires you to go and create something that you love. 

Please remember to upload your entry for it to be considered for voting
(check out the sidebar for the blue "add link" button) 

Voting will soon be underway for the November challenge.. I think the girls will have a BIG job in front of them.. the entries were all super brilliant! Thank you to all who entered. 

We will be back soon for some news... stay tuned!

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