Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Lasting Memories- Best sellers

 The next challenge at Lasting memories is best sellers.

AS a librarian, I'm always reading and I had to do this challenge didn't I?


Many years ago I read a Town like Alice and I've also seen the movie a few times. Then 5 years ago I visited Alice Springs. The photo is the Red Dog Cafe where I bought a coffee.

I used colours that blended with the photo and added another photo of the book's cover. I also added a large flower, small amount of washi tape, butterfly and some enamel dots. I hope you like it!

Monday, 18 January 2021

Challenge #2 Let's begin.

Challenge #2 is Let's begin

Record the start of something new - or a fresh start or a restart - on your pages. Or maybe you could start a new technique for the first time on your page. Or try a new design. Or a new-to-you colour combination. 

I had a good think and came up with  a peephole technique using tearing and an extra sheet adhered to the back which needs to be double sided.

Using 2 of my woodgrain papers, I wanted the flaps that peeled back to also be woodgrain.

I tore rather than cut because I was going for a rustic look. 



Sunday, 17 January 2021

Mystical cyber crop sketch challenges.

 At Mystical Scrapbooking there is a cyber crop featuring sketches.


This is Donna's sketch.
I decided to use some papers I bought from Mystical which were Maggie Holmes Elizabeth Kate.
My theme here is Erica's last birthday at the Hyatt hotel in Canberra.
I chose 3 photos from our High tea and arranged them similar to the sketch. 
I also used a "family" word from a thickers set I have plus smaller alphas for my subtitle. I made the tag from the verso side of one of the papers and used red ribbon.
The flair saying Our stories is cocoa vanilla.

Here's a close up

and the actual layout


The next challenge was using this sketch


I decided to use the same range of papers plus add pink and another striped SEI paper. Glitzmas




It wasn't planned that way but I can see her gazing into the distance,her spirit showing through.
This gave me my title vision,spirit and heart.
The drink cup bottom left says "You've got this!"
I decided to flip the sketch to suit the photos.

Friday, 15 January 2021

Lasting Memories travel layout.

 In 2019 we were lucky enough to travel to Christchurch in New Zealand for a week's holiday.


In the botanical gardens they have a Peace Bell from Japan I think, that you can "ding".

I used a Bella paper from their New York range plus some smaller offcuts that co-ordinated.
The 2 tickets added to the theme and my cork alphas added texture.


The Male Room and Shopping your stash.

 At the Male Room they have asked for an animal.

I've had a couple of transparencies featuring Alice in Wonderland here for a while so I used this one containing the MARCH HARE as well as Alice and the Ma Hatter.

I'm sure a 6 year old boy will enjoy looking at it.



I've also made a simple baby boy card because I thought the border pattern was too cute to waste!


This one is for Shopping your stash where we're asked to use something new. In this case it is the cute baby paper I bought recently.


Thursday, 14 January 2021

Mystical challenge

 I'm now actually finished my Counterfeit kit. I used the offcuts from my mini album on this layout. The background paper was not in the kit but so close in colour I knew it would work.The photo was a double up from those in the mini album. 


We were provided with this sketch.

Here's my layout.



Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Moving along with the times -Baby cards.

 At Moving along with the times, the theme is NEW.

I've chosen New Baby Boy.

I actually made 2 cards so you can take your pick.


and this one which used up a scrap from my kit papers,


Both will go into the card sales box. I sell quite a few baby cards normally.