Thursday, 1 June 2023

June Counterfeit kit

 The kit Tara has chosen this month is

The pictures are here 

Their papers:

My papers:                                                                                                                                          


You will notice there's a few missing from the kit and I also had 4 forgeries. Can you spot them?

For the embellishments there are several pages, so I wrote a list..........

I included arrows and chevron washi tape, all the flairs I own, and will add flowers as necessary.

There are frames in various sizes plus chipboard buttons. I added some black stickers and will add words with white pen if I can.

I lso have chevron lolly bags in green and red. There're 4 colourful coasters from the hotel I stayed in at Brisbane. 

Ribbons and laces might be added if required. 

My daughter gave me an 8x8 album recently so I will be using that this month to scrap photos of the Coronation.


Welcome to our guest designer this month, Stacy.

My Name is Stacy James - I am the mother of two adult daughters, 29/30 Brittany and Caitlyn and two grandchildren Harper 3 and Tommy who will be 2 in July! My husband Dan and I live in Saint Paris , Ohio and have two crazy pets Max who I call my baby dinosaur because he’s an English Mastiff and grows more everyday, and Jack a Persian who looks like Wilford Brimley! I’m a full time adjudicator for the state of Ohio - but I am also a full time memory keeper ❤️ I’ve been scrapbooking since the late 80’s and have taught at stores (when they were everywhere) and now and proud to be on a couple amazing design teams - Traci Reed and Syncopation . You can more often than not find me on my Instagram daily and weekly on my YouTube since Anna has taught me how to utilize it ❤️! As for my style - it’s whimsical,colorful and wordy … I am a huge fan of the story . I truly believe that though we all love the ephemera and the pretty- without the story - the who, the what,and the why, we loose the grit! Because I’m 25+ years when someone grabs the album if they don’t know who is in the photo, where it was why it was taken what will they see? Pretty flowers and strangers. So my style in a nutshell is making sure my stories don’t leave strangers on pretty pages ! I can’t wait to play this month with all of you ❤️❤️❤️

  Here's the order of the blog hop.

·         Counterfeit Kit Challenge -  

·         Guest Designer Stacy -

·         Anna -

·         Cindy -

·         Julene - (YOU ARE HERE)

·         Leslie - (Go here next)

·         Tara -

·         Christine -

·         Tina -

·         Misty -

Enjoy your month scrapping.

Saturday, 27 May 2023

Throwback sketch May on The scraproom group.


I hadn't yet done a layout about the Queen's death so made this one today.

I'm pleased to have used an acetate sheet I have had for a few years as one of my layers. (black spotted)  I added a touch of gold with the corrugated card plus the alphas. The turquoise paper is one I stamped myself.  

Friday, 26 May 2023

Alphabet challenge


At Alphabet challenge they want dragonflies.

I had a couple of large dragonfly die cuts and I'm happy to use them on this card. 

I kept it simple because the dragonflies are quite big. 

This is a get well card. 

Monday, 22 May 2023

Cardz for guys

 At Cardz for Guyz they wanted pedal  wheels. (National bicycle month)

Here's my card. I misted through a brick wall stencil then added a chipboard bicycle and a dymo sentiment. Hope you like it! 

As you like it challenge

 Over at As you like it  we are asked to make either male or female card.

I had quite a few narrow strips left from my kit so decided to weave them to make the background on this. The cork sentiments matched it well, so I added those too. 

Here's what I had left, before I made this. I think I have killed that kit.

Saturday, 20 May 2023

Challenge YOUrself


The challenge at ChallengeYourself is get messy".

I used a sunray mask with yellow mist as my main background. Next, I used several layers of paper behind my photo as mats.  I stamped the small red feather using ink and put it as a tab on the edge of the photo.

I also stamped using white paint, the big flower on bottom left next to the title.  The sequins were glued to the background. 

That was enough mess for me !!! 

When I went to upload my photo, I saw I had got top 3 for last month's layout. That was a nice surprise. 

Friday, 19 May 2023

Sketches in Thyme


Here is the latest sketch at Sketches in Thyme.

I've used a paper which has a circle pattern on it but cut out the large circle by hand.

The smaller circles were cut from scraps.

I used the last of a scrap from earlier this month as my torn piece under the photos. I kept it simple without any extra embellishments.