Saturday, 24 September 2016

Somewhere in Cologne...a scraplift.

Layout: Life Moments **Little Yellow Bicycle**:

I saw this layout on Pinterest when searching for ways to use 2 little yellow bicycle papers in my kit.
In fact the green middle section is the reverso of mine with the houses on it.
 My 2 colours on this are blues and oranges/tans.
I'm pleased to have used the last of the apricot punched flowers, the cream alphas, the square window quote, the rooster toothpick flag and the journaling tag. They all match colour-wise!
I had to use a V instead of a U but it still works I think.

The hand made paper isn't crooked, the photo makes it appear so.

Challenge YOUrself

Sewing seems to be the idea of the month. I noticed it on a few card challenges last night as well.

I've chosen the Prima Songbird paper for this challenge.
My stitching has been done on a skew angle to match the stripes in the ribbon below the layout.
I'm pleased to have used the felt and hessian heart that I made with a button SEWN on.
There was a random acorn so I added that as well.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Furry friends at Through the purple haze. and Pink Gem

Another new card challenge site for me Through the purple haze.
This time they want furry friends, and I just happen to have a panda card
I kept it simple using silver white and of course black on the panda.
And back to one I haven't visited for a while, Pink Gem challenge, where they ask for a female birthday card

Try it on Tuesday

I've been away again for 2 weeks holiday minding a friend's dogs and house.
While away I made over 30 cards, sitting in the spring sunshine and looking at the beach...delightful.
At TIOT they want cards using only 2 colours.
I've made a birthday card for male or female, using only black and red.(plus white).
My background cardstock is silver.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Counterfeit Kit challenge #2

CHALLENGE TWO:  Just One Lesson For this challenge, we're going "Back To School". Go back to any class you've taken that is scrapbook related, and just do one of the lessons. Remember you can take inspiration in any way for this challenge, your project doesn't have to be the same as the teacher's. Just let us know what class it's from, and how you were inspired by the teacher. If you've never purchased a scrapbook class, I would recommend checking out the Twopeasinabucket channel or Crafty Jen Schow's series on youtube for several free classes.
The technique I've chosen is weaving.
It can be used in a variety of ways on scrapbooking layouts and cards, but I watched this video and it inspired me to use all those end strips.

 I used some shorter strips I had plus 2 wiggly edges that were also in my kit. It doesn't matter so long as it is long enough to weave. You could also do this with pretty ribbons for a similar effect.
Remember to adhere the top end before you start weaving as this stops it slipping

Choose a photo or two that are reasonably neutral or without too many colours.
I chose 2 dark ones and after matting, decided to turn the layout sideways.
My ticket from the Rijks Museum became my title.
Above it, I had a ticket shaped picture from a birthday card featuring people entering a building.
I've added other embellishments as needed and because I had no E left in my alphas, I wrote everyday is a boon.(old fashioned word )



Thursday, 8 September 2016

Picture this

At Picture this challenges it is boys rule.

This gives me the opportunity to finish a layout I started back in April.
ANZAC day is important to Australians as we commemorate and remember the soldiers who fought for our freedom in all wars.
I began by buying this iconic ANZAC paper on sale.
When visiting the War Memorial in Canberra I took a photo of this photo of soldiers with a kangaroo mascot in Egypt.

I've used hessian, old buttons, khaki ricrac, a tag with twine, a punched shape featuring buttons and a brown heart. The last 3 items are from my Counterfeit Kit.

In the pink wants buttons and bows.

In my mother's stash was a piece of braid remaining from a bedroom chair she reupholstered.
I also found some tiny bows that matched it nicely.
The patterned paper was from my Counterfeit Kit. I hand wrote the sentiment.
The whole thing has a shabby chic look.