14 February 2018

May contain hazelnuts...

This is my take on the Soul Scrappers Pick 3 challenge for January:


Materials
Bo Bunny Vicki B - Loverly patterned paper
Petaloo Wild Daisy - Green blossom
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice cork hearts
Krispy Kreme paper packaging
Red & white label stickers
Washi tape

My three elements from the challenge list are: washi tape, embellishment cluster, word sticker (I used a sticker from the product packaging and used it for my title).

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04 February 2018

Sunny days

This is my take on the February challenge at Scrap the Boys, with a Great Outdoors theme:


Materials
My Mind's Eye Breaking Free - Wild Ride - Summer frame transparency
My Mind's Eye Confetti - Surprise - Sunny Days title transparency
Sassafras Lass In a Stitch - Earth Tones blossoms
Echo Park Victoria Garden - Blooming Blossoms patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Manhattan patterned paper
Green Tara 2.5cm Petals - Dark Chocolate flowers
Washi tape
Buttons from my habby stash
DMC embroidery thread
Crayola Golden Yellow watercolour pencil

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01 February 2018

Perfect Winter Afternoon

Chipping away at my Cairns photographs... this one is a double pager, photographed before I cut down the middle:


Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Summer Hits patterned paper
Sassafras Lass In a Stitch - Earth Tones blossoms
October Afternoon Mini Market - Gray & Cream alphabet stickers
Making Memories Black/White woven ribbon
Merci Silver Foil photo corners
Washi tape

I'm sharing my layout at Soul Scrappers for the Escape 2 Nature challenge, where the latest theme is WINTER.  You can't beat a north Queensland winter!

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23 January 2018

Innisfail, continued

And another page for my Cairns travel album (Innisfail), with some fussy cutting just for fun:


Materials
Pink Paislee Queen Bee - Honey Bee patterned paper
Webster's Pages Hello World - Being Silly patterned paper
Kaisercraft Lush - Maple patterned paper
Otto washi tape
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls

I'm sharing this one at D-Lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite for the cybercrop 'fussy cut' challenge.

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22 January 2018

Beach

This is my entry for D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite Summer Vibes cyber crop challenge.


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer - Coastal Chill patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Rapture patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Wood patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition journalling card
Technique Tuesday Hometown - Lowercase alphabet dies
American Crafts Geyser cardstock
Buttons from my habby stash

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21 January 2018

Thanks a latte

Using up some bits and pieces on my desk to make a couple of thank you cards for the Kraft Plus January challenge:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Classics - Kraft cardstock
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Walnut Cream cardstock
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Grenadine cardstock
Upcycled corrugated cardboard
Printed calico fabric scraps
Washi tape
Wooden flower buttons
DMC embroidery thread
Crayola Deep Red watercolour pencil

My first (layout) entry for the challenge was posted HERE; here's a reminder of the delicious challenge prompt:


And the individual cards:





Digital credit:  The latte cup image is from the Love from Me set, from Verve Stamps.  I got it last year when it was a limited edition freebie/giveaway.  I noticed that it's been re-released for sale this month.

Colouring-in is not my strong point, but I really wanted to add a pop of colour to the image.  I pulled out my watercolour pencils to add just a smidgin of red... instant 'happy' :)

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20 January 2018

Cadet Games 5 - Rolling

I'm playing along at D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite January cybercrop.  This layout is for the Sports theme:

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Kaisercraft In the Attic - Closet patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record 2 - Doily patterned paper
7 Gypsies Gypsy Market - Herne patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Buzz & Bloom Pointers - Spikey Spiders chipboard
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Cream letter stickers
Orange chevron washi tape
Red & gold trim

We don't really play sports in this family but we are active in other ways such as our Rural Fire Service involvement. This layout features one of the competition events my daughter participated in at the 2017 Australian Cadet Fire Games, so I'm hoping it fits the theme.

I've used red/orange/yellow to match the fire appliances and organisational colours.

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19 January 2018

Party animals

More Than Words is celebrating its birthday with this fun January challenge:


Here is my layout:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Paper doily
3 Bugs in a Rug Rhapsody - Rapture patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Effloresce patterned paper
Other paper scraps - KI Memories, K&Company
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Bakers twine
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Silver bling
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Black bling
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Lippy Red bling

I took the challenge criteria very literally:  I scrapped a photograph taken at my friend's 70th birthday party, and featured two tags handmade from some patterned paper offcuts.

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I made a companion page (with photographs from the same birthday party) using the criteria at Soul Scrappers Birthday Bash challenge.  I included the following elements:

 * a number (70 - in the journalling)
 * the word 'birthday' (in the journalling)
 * Disney quote "Growing OLD is mandatory but GROWING UP is optional"
 * twine
 * a cake
 * hugs and kisses (hand-drawn XOXOX)
 * stars
 * banner (hand-made from paper scraps)
 * a present (hand-made from paper scraps)
 * confetti (rhinestones)

A little close up shot of some of the elements:



The complete layout:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Vintage Pink cardstock
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Effloresce patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Twilight patterned paper
3 Bugs in a Rug Rhapsody - Rapture patterned paper
Other paper scraps - KI Memories, K&Company
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Bakers twine
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Silver bling
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Black bling
Value Craft Cupcakes wood veneer

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08 January 2018

Flowers, anyone?

I'm joining in at Scrap the Boys for their fun January theme, Who says you can't use flowers on a boy layout?  

I've never had a problem using flowers on masculine layouts; this time around the biggest challenge for me was to find some photographs to scrap!  I went back through my "must-scrap-the-last-few-photos-and-finish-this-album" pile of photos, and found these ones.  The busy floral background  won't appeal to everyone, but I really like it!


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Summer Hits patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss - Deep Blue cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Hip Hooray patterned paper
Creative Embellishments Discover Nautical flair button
American Crafts Thickers - Subway foam asterisks
Baker's twine
Paper clips

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07 January 2018

Tug-o-War

Over at White... with 1, there's another fabulous colour prompt this month:


I used paper and fabric stash offcuts to create my layout:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss - Deep Blue cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Hip Hooray patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Summer Hits patterned paper
Fabric
Buttons
DMC embroidery thread
Font: You Are Loved by Kimberly Geswein

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06 January 2018

Hello Summer

I love the Streeton painting which is the inspiration prompt for the January challenge at ARTastic:


I've scrapped some summer vacation photographs from 2015:


Materials
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Sun Kissed patterned paper
Watercolour notepaper (mop up inks/sprays from a previous project)
Buttons
Words or Whatever Hello Summer chipboard title
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Summer Breeze mica watercolour
Foil photo corners

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05 January 2018

Cairns catch-up

Hot, hot, hot outside, so I'm doing a spot of scrapping, indoors, in the air-con. Today I'm using some online challenge inspiration to add a few more double pages to my Cairns travel album.


How awesome is the Kraft Plus prompt this month??  I love kraft and I love all things coffee... so I had to join in!

This is my layout {click to enlarge}:


Materials
Basic Grey Serenade - Riding Habit patterned paper
Cruze Cafe cup wrapper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers

I took the inspiration very literally, with a coffee-themed page. I cut up a coffee cup wrapper, and kept the whole thing super simple to let the patterned kraft shine.

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Lots of layers for this one, inspired by the patterned paper challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks:


Materials
Pink Paislee Queen Bee - Honey Bee patterned paper
Kaisercraft Jade's Garden - Jasmyn patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Sunkissed patterned paper
Washi tape
Maya Road chipboard flowers
Crafty Fox Mini Flowers - White flower
DMC embroidery thread

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04 January 2018

Here comes trouble!

I'm joining in over at A2Z Scraplets for the summer-themed January challenge.  This is my layout - featuring a fun poolside action shot, and an A2Z Scraplets title:

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Bo Bunny Futbol - Team patterned paper
Bo Bunny Futbol - Cutoutpatterned paper
Crate Paper The Pier - Poolside patterned paper
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Happy Day patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record 2 - Doily patterned paper
Fancy Pants Be Loved decorative bag
Baker's twine - yellow
A2Z Scraplets Here Comes Trouble chipboard title
Scrap FX Arrows - Broken Circle chipboard
Kaisercolour Yellow acrylic paint

** Another layout for J-girl's Cadet Games album - so she will add the journalling herself **

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03 January 2018

Kayak

Materials
Crate Paper The Pier - Poolside patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record 2 - Doily patterned paper
Pink Paislee Indigo - Burlap patterned paper
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Happy Day patterned paper
Bo Bunny Futbol - Cutout patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Bella! chipboard alphabets
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Ocean Blue acrylic paint

I'm sharing this layout at Mystical Scrapbooks for the January challenge ~ where the criteria is to use five elements/techniques:
* Patterned paper * Fussy cutting * Paint * Chipboard letters * Wood veneers

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06 December 2017

Alan Wilke Bridge


Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Ranger Dylusions - Ground Coffee ink spray
Vintage book page
A2Z Scraplets Cog Set 3 chipboard negative
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Charm patterned paper
Kaisercraft Esperance - Ocean Tide patterned paper
Cre8tiv Emerald Green foil paper

This is my take on the challenge at A2Z Scraplets this month. The theme is 'Reuse/ Repurpose/ Recycle'. I used a vintage book page, paper scraps from other projects, and a local council notification card that came in the mail. I also used the negative from A2Z Scraplets Cog Set 3 as part of the background.

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04 December 2017

Back to scrapping...

I had the BEST time at the Scrap Boutique retreat in Coffs Harbour, and I kicked my scrapping back into gear in the company of a bunch of fun, fabulous ladies :)  It's been a few months since I did any serious scrapping... and it was just what I needed to find my groove again.

I knew I wanted to use lots of kraft for the J-girl's fire cadet event photographs, so I turned to Kraft Plus for some inspiration:


My first impressions were the woodgrain, and the minimalist feel of the room.  Next I noticed the plates in the background..

This is what I created:

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Crate Paper The Pier - Poolside patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record 2 - Doily patterned paper
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Cream letter stickers
Creative Embellishments Celebrate Word Set - Together chipboard title

NB: No journalling on this layout - I have left space for J-girl to tell her own story.

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24 August 2017

One grand adventure

Another page for my Rockhampton mini album:

Materials
Want2scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Jazz patterned paper
Green Tara 5cm Petals - Wedgewood Blue flowers
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
Watercolour notepad
Ribbon

This page was inspired by the Escape 2 Nature challenge at Soul Scrappers, with the theme of National State Parks. The photograph was taken at Keppel Bay Islands National Park in Queensland... beautiful!

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23 August 2017

A little more scrapping

Lately the only way I get any scrapping done, is little by little, keeping it super simple.  This layout uses up some bits and pieces from my scrap table, and fills one of the blank spaces in my August 2015 album:


Materials
Vintage book page from May Gibbs Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
Vintage book page (with LuminArte Twinkling H2O watercolour mop-up)
Basic Grey Serenade - Bowler Hat patterned paper
Washi tape
Buzz & Bloom Rustic Alphabet - Teensy chipboard letters

I'm sharing my layout at:
Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Book-tastic cybercrop ~ Use a book page
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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22 August 2017

A little scrapping

It's been one of those months - lots going on at home and work, with an 'unhealthy' dose of winter illness thrown into the mix. Not a lot of time for crafting, unfortunately. This week I scrapped a (simple) layout for my Cairns trip album, inspired by a challenge from the Mystical Scrapbooks Book-tastic cybercrop:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
DCWV Peach & Peri patterned paper
Gold sequins
American Crafts Elements grosgrain ribbon

I used PhotoShop Elements to add a quote from John Steinbeck to my photograph.

I'm sharing my layout at Word Art Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

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21 August 2017

Woodford revisited

Making a little more progress on my Woodford album:

Materials
Kraft cardstock
Collage Press Grayson Hall - Postmark cardstock
Collage Press Scrooge & Marley - December 24th patterned paper
Celebrations red grosgrain ribbon

This page was inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Soul Scrappers, with the elements:
TAGS + CRUMB CARDSTOCK + 2 PATTERNED PAPERS

I made the tags from matching patterned paper offcuts, and added a touch of ribbon.

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