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 :)

Monday, 16 July 2018

Scrapbook Nerd.


This is a sketch at Scrapbook Nerd on Facebook.I started by using my Primary kit as background and some of the strips down the page.
Next I added some map paper cut from an old atlas and vellum I had partly used.

I cut circles from a yellow paper in the primary kit then decided to add some of the tropical items. The pineapple bottom right says "Right here right now" and the Summer tag added information to my title. The hibiscus matched the yellow circles and I finished up with some yellow enamel dots.

This completes my Hamilton Island album and I'm ready for the next holiday!

Let's get sketchy

Now for a quick layout for Lets get sketchy.

My grandfather was a builder by trade but during World War 2 was given an important job of Warden for the local area.
This meant he was responsible for making sure houses had blackout paper on all the windows, showing no light. If there was an air raid or bombs found he was trained to use a gas mask and rescue the people affected. He also hung posters at railway stations etc to warn people to be aware.
At the Australian War Memorial in Canberra I saw plaque which made me realise I needed to document this story.
I've used stitching across the triangles plus 2 buttons from the era.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Mod squad challenge and sisterhood of crafters..

This card is for Mod squad challenge where we must use a flower on our card.
I used the negative from a punched flower with a brad centre and added a cute butterfly near the top.
I layered papers to match the butterfly and flower.

And while I'm in the tropics here's another card for the sisterhood of crafters
We have to make a card using our favourite colour. Mine is green.
My alphas are being used up hence the variation between the colours there.

I'm ploughing through my tropical Counterfeit Kit with 32 papers and I'm enjoying the summery colours.