Monday, 23 July 2018

Southern Girls challenge

At Southern girls challenge there is a tic tac toe board.

I've gone down the right hand side and made another grandfather card for Fathers Day.
I inked the wood veneer card yellow.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

My sketch World

I followed Cindy to My sketch world where I found both a layout and a card sketch.
Because my kits are so big this month, I have almost run out of sketches and challenges to enter.

I'm starting with the card sketch.

Vintage layout for Paper Issues

There was a scraplift challenge on Paper Issues using letters or numbers in the background. This meant I got to use some of the vintage kit I've had.
The background paper is busy, but I'm so glad I could use it.
I also added ribbon, button, cog, cork hearts ,camera and finished off a border strip pack as well.
The father in this photo is my cousin.

Friday, 20 July 2018

fusion card challenge


This is the new picture at Fusion.
I've used mainly the sketch, but also used pink and the idea of being outdoors for the card as well.

My card has a beach theme and could be a birthday or travel card.

I've added a die cut ice cream as a final touch.

Here's another card I've made using my Tropical kit.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Tropical sunset layout.


After searching around, I found this tropical themed layout by Sue Plumb on her blog.
She is on the Cocoa Vanilla DT so I can't expect my scraplift to be as good.

I used the basic arrangement of photo, papers and embellishments as a springboard to my own layout.
I had several "tropical" items that matched with my photo of sunset in Hawaii last year.

In the following close up you will notice that I have layered 2 cards, one said hello sunshine and the other says awesome. As this was sunset, it wasn't hello sunshine, but goodbye.
It certainly was a gorgeous view.

The Male Room and Use your stuff


Over at the Male Room the challenge is to use an unexpected item.
In my kit I put a large felt star which was originally a Christmas tree ornament.
As the background paper features stars, I have decided to add it to this card.
This is another Father's Day card to go in the box to sell.

Next I have a card for Use Your stuff
I have literally used up the tiny pieces of paper left from my kit.
My sentiment says "Eat cake" which makes it a Birthday card.

This just about ends up my Primary colours kit...…… to use up the other 2.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

CSI #258

  • Stripes
  • Watercolor pattern
  • Sketchy patterns
  • Beach/nautical elements
  • Lobster or other animal
  • Cards
  • Glasses
  • Circles
  • Wet medium
  • Embossing powder or something else grainy like sand.
  • Sun
  • Fringe
  • Elements from the Scene, like candy, ice cream, bikini, shells, pail, beach ball, etc.
  • Topic: Document a trip to the beach or other place near water.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a July question.
  • Presentation: Add journaling to stripes on your paper.
  • Writing Format: Write a list of things you need to bring to whatever event is in your photo.
  • Inspiration Words: relax, entertain, away


I started with a nautical patterned paper from my kit.
I have also added anchor themed smaller pieces plus 2 buttons featuring a captains wheel and a porthole.

I used a crab card that I had as my animal.

I've used wet medium (paint) on my background.

There is striped washi

COLOURS are all there.

I have used the 3 inspirational words in my journaling.
The topic is also represented as I documented a trip to the beach.

Here's the layout :)