Monday, 23 January 2017

The male room has a washi tape challenge.
So, using the same range of papers as the previous challenges I made a bright card for a small boy using orange washi tape.

2 card challenges

The sketch at Mojo Monday prompted me to make this card but I'm also entering it on
Naughty or nice where they want us to celebrate something new or use something new.
In this case, it is a bright card for two boys or twins.
The papers were given to me at Scrapbooking group on Saturday, so they are new to me.

and the sketch

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Cute card Thursday and Delft has a challenge to use cool colours.

Though this is not a card it is the only challenge I can find to suit this penultimate layout I've made using my Counterfeit kit.

Jot Magazine challenge

Jot Magazine has a challenge for January. Here's the mood board.
I have taken inspiration from the bed with the floral bedspread. Plus the anchor and the white bathroom. I used white card as my background.
I fussy cut around the flowers on the Heidi Swapp Mixed company paper in my kit.
I used royal blue hand stitching and a denim washed striped paper in my layering.
The tag saying Love life was also in my Counterfeit Kit.
The remainder including the fabric owl are extras.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Scrap Africa

I've been quiet for a couple of days as I went away to stay with a cousin who lives on the beach.
Took some time to recharge the batteries...........

But here now, and I've made this layout for Scrap Africa's sketch

My layout started with left over alphas.

After sticking them on cardstock I dribbled paint over them.
Using a brush, I spread the paint and added 2 random chipboard stickers to create some alignment.
When I saw Scrap Africa's sketch I realised their diagonal went the other way, but that doesn't matter.
Using offcuts from my Counterfeit Kit I layered according to their sketch.
My main piece was some vellum I had that co-ordinated with the background.
I misted(or rather dribbled) on the 2corners as in the sketch.
Some of my papers are torn rather than cut but that adds to the recycled look.

My photo is reasonably plain to balance all that background.
Meet Piff the Steiff mouse that I bought in Germany.
It was a gift for my daughter who loves rodents.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Mystical scrapbooking quote challenge

It is so hot, that I'm housebound today.
A balmy 38 degrees or just over 100. Phew!!

I've made this layout for featuring my daughter and a quote.
Image result for qoute Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment

My favourite scrapbooking paper EVER is Chapter One by Kaisercraft.
I put a shaped sheet plus a chipboard shape of it in my Counterfeit Kit.
I used it on this layout plus some ribbons, a tag, a flair, a P/L card and a brad.

Use your stuff & Water cooler Wednesday

I've used red on my layout of the Japanese section of Bouchart Gardens in British Columbia.
The white vellum is the white.
I've stitched it in red and you may also notice a red maple leaf.

Use your stuff wants Red and White for Canada.


Have you ever pushed the "NEXT BLOG" button when visiting a blog?
In this case it took me to Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

Now these colours just happened to not only match the greens in my Counterfeit kit, but also a banner I have had sitting on my desk for ages.
I had to restring the word birthday as the twine had broken.
My background paper has been distressed for added interest and 2 staples are also used to hold the folds.
I also added a pink flair button to fill up the space.
Hope you like it!