Friday, 19 July 2019

Pinspire me at Paper Issues

Here's the pinterest board we use to inspire our layout.

I started with a red and white striped paper but also found tiny spots (similar to the 100s and 1000s on the strawberries), a tiny red gingham (like the umbrella) and a red and gold star mulberry paper.
I added gold touches including half a doiley and alphas.

 Life Moments **Little Yellow Bicycle**
I saw this layout on and have decided to scraplift it using my papers.
 Here's my layout:

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Scraproom and paper issues combo.

I'm combining 2 challenges on this layout . One is Scraplift Saturday from Paper Issues facebook group and the other is the scraproom SPARKLE challenge.

I've used S=stars, spectacular, spectacles
                P=pink alphas
                 R= ribbon
                 K=knotted twine
                 L=layers, love
E=enamel dots,embossed paper,envelope

And here's the layout we need to scraplift

 Here's my layout documenting a car trip we did in NZ.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Challenge #1 plus Let's scrap sketches and Mystical

Let's scrap sketches has this

I've chosen to use the left hand sketch on its own for Challenge #1 at CKC ,which is blueberries.

I'm celebrating one of my favourite pastries, blueberry Danish, and using one of the papers from this month's counterfeit kit.(plus scraps for the pennants).

I had fun making this layout and using up 2 ribbons in my stash as well as a blue Flourish with a bling embellishment. My alphas are sparkly which gives it more depth and I matted my photos on a paler blue.
As those FWAB are almost black I'm also entering this at Mystical scrapbooks 

Here's the layout!

Saturday, 13 July 2019

ABC Christmas challenge

ABC Christmas challenge has N for no peeking and O for ornament.

This card features a mouse peeking out next to a pile of presents. So P for peeking.

The background is vellum on white cardstock and I made the tag.

Thursday, 11 July 2019


Earlier this year I had a melanoma removed which required further surgery.
The initial cut hadn't removed it all so a second slice was needed and even then we weren't sure until it was tested.
My doctor took photos of the initial mole as it was a "Chaos melanoma" and unusual.

I turned my sketch sideways because most of my photos were horizontal instead of vertical.
I added my journaling on an extra tag hidden behind a photo.
All items on here were from my counterfeit kit.

Scrap room FFF

Here's the formula for the scrap room

I cut the required 4 pieces, 3 were pink toned and one was white with green flowers.
I placed them all horizontally but overlapping slightly.
Next, I used a doiley instead of a photo mat. I also had an oval frame so used that to circle myself in the small photo. Someone took this of me exploring the sights in Vienna.
The points on the oval frame match those on the lower paper.

I've used a well known quote as my title.
"Not all who wander are lost"

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Use your stuff

I've made a card for Use your stuff where they want birds bees or butterflies.
The background paper is from my Counterfeit kit.

I paper pieced the bird then drew the legs and musical notes with black pen. It is a bright cheerful birthday card.

Friday, 5 July 2019

Krafty chicks and cardz4guyz

At  Krafty Chicks challenge they have a recipe challenge.

KCC #462 Recipe: 1 Square, 2 Ribbons, 3 Circles

I started with a dark purple background.
Next, I cut a square from cardstock. On to that I added my sentiment. I then cut 2 circles one from a patterned paper featuring a globe and a second one on which I glued buttons.

I found 2 ribbons in matching tones and placed it across the card. Voila! It's done.

At Cardz4guyz they want black and white only.

I used a prima paper as my background and used 5 playing cards plus a strip of black for my sentiment. I hand wrote that.

Paper Issues This and That

Paper Issues group on Facebook has a This and that challenge for July.
I've chosen the following:-
gold, 2 photos, pinwheel (fanfold wheel),rectangles,banner, sweet, hearts,washi tape, ribbon (vine), splatters.

I enjoyed using some of the gold embellishments I purchased recently.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Paper Issues sketch

At Paper Issues on Facebook there is a sketch challenge.

I started with striped paper from my Counterfeit kit then branched out.
I've used white and gold washi tape down the side of the photo. I fussy cut that purple floral paper and have used some of the small flowers on here.
It required a matching big flower which I sewed instead and used a similar green flower as my centre. In the middle of that is a French knot done with the same embroidery thread.
The enamel dots are pink, not white as they appear on the scan.
Also I erased the pencil lines and they can't be seen in reality but the scanner picked them up.(sigh!)

Monday, 1 July 2019

July Counterfeit Kit

The Counterfeit kit this month is based on

The main picture looks like this.

I based my kit on the Main kit.

Presenting "Golden dreams"

I also added these 3 supplementary papers later 
(It was the only large floral I had and will probably be fussy cut)

My papers look like this.


Welcome to Kathy our Guest Designer for July.
Now here's the order for the blog hop.

Counterfeit Kit Challenges -

Guest Designer - Kathy Sonnier McElfresh (Scrappy Kathy) -

Julene - (YOU ARE HERE)


Friday, 28 June 2019

Use your stuff and Daring cardmakers.

I have some BIG NEWS.
I have been asked to be on Use your Stuff's design team.
Keep your eyes out on their blog for my debut!

In the meantime the current challenge is stickers.

I've made a card using all stickers.
The oval stickers I have had for ages(years). The leaves which are glittery are from a set of Halloween stickers I bought in America . My sentiment is yet another sticker.

Daring cardmakers asked us to focus on our pattern papers. I used 2 different papers on my card which is lovely and bright to cheer someone's day.
It could be either male or female.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Case this sketch and Seize the birthday

Over at Case this sketch there is this design and Seize the birthday wants the whole card covered.

Using the pink and white bicycle theme I made this card.

Another small narrow card for Fusion challenge.

I found papers that featured triangles. The background had pennants made of triangles, the strips of stars are made up of triangles and the pencils behind the sentiment contain triangles too.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Shopping our stash/Through the purple haze

At Shopping our stash they want PUNs on cards.
At through the purple haze challenges they want male cards.

I've made this Father's day card featuring a bottle going Pop for a pop and also included a bottle cap instead of the O.
Hope you "get the pun".

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Sketch Saturday.

Here's the sketch at Sketch Saturday.

As you can see I put a Christmas twist on it this time.I added an extra layer across the middle with my spotted tag and a couple of green brads.
I like this sketch and might be mass producing these this year.
I'm also entering this at Crafty Hazelnuts.

Catch the Bug and Mojo Monday

I'm using up long skinny envelopes, so have made these 2 cards.
The first is for Catch the Bug where they have a recipe challenge.
2 papers, 2 ribbons, 2 buttons.

I've followed that recipe and one of my ribbons is ricrac. I hope that is okay.

My second card is for Mojo Monday
The measurements are different but it looks the same.

Mojo Monday Sketch 518 by Julee Tilman |

My next card is for Inkspirational where the word is garden.

Out comes my big chrysanthemum stamp again! I use this more than any other I own.
It always makes a splash on my cards.

I put the background paper through the cuttlebug to emboss it with script.
Next I stamped my flower then fussy cut it out. I adhered it with magic mount so it stands up off the card slightly.
I added a small scrap of patterned paper at the bottom then my sentiment.

Sketchy Boards challenge

I'm entering this last layout for my June kit in Sketchy Boards challenge

I couldn't use their sketch as I only had one sheet of scrapbooking paper plus scraps.
The striped rainbow paper inspired the whole thing.
I've used some of my die cuts including the flamingo on my page too..
The border strip across the bottom matched beautifully. It is an old Sassafrass Lass sticker.

Here's my layout.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Mystical and scraproom combo.

I'm combining 2 challenges with this layout.
I've used and old papermaps sketch for the Scraproom's throwback sketch, and combined it with Mystical's tic tac toe challenge.
I went down the right hand column.

I had a pebbles ink kit which I used most of on this.

I still had some papers left from the kit so made this second layout to enter at Scrapping4fun challenge.
The theme is Birthday. Happy 6th Birthday Scrapping 4 Fun. I was pleased top be part of your DT in the early days.

My layout features my friend's daughter Megan on her 30th Birthday,
I didn't get a cake photo but caught her leaping in the air to high 5 this huge inflatable smiley man.
It summed up her happiness and think it shows that birthdays are worth celebrating.

I used a green velvet ribbon as my feature plus a Sassafrass Lass banner saying love that has been in my stash for maybe 10 years.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Colour throwdown and Freshly made sketches.

I looked at this then at my scraps on my desk and it was as if they could see into my room.
I've layered 3 pattern papers after distressing the edges.
The top blue layer is a tag which was already distressed. I added 2 floral motifs for BFF.
I can see this working for a tweenage girl about 12.

At Freshly made sketches they have this sketch

I put my own interpretation on it and came up with this.
My alphas are bigger, so they go across the middle.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

The Male Room

At the male room they want cooking or baking related cards.

I was given some embellishments on Saturday and amongst them was this table setting of food etc.
It was perfect for this challenge!

Christmas cards all year round and Daring Cardmakers

At Christmas cards all year around they want garland,leaves or Christmas flowers.

I'm recycling where I can so found this cute wreath from another used card. I added gold ribbon plus a strip of red and my sentiment.

I've made another Christmas card for Daring Cardmakers where the theme is things that fly.
I've chosen a jolly pair of owls for my card.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

use your stuff & as you like it.

At Use your stuff  there is a mood board.

I was inspired by the feathers and the green zigzags in the centre.

I started with a paint chip (from my Counterfeit kit) and added white paint through a mask to form the chevron pattern.
Next I added ribbon down the opposite side, it has a geometric pattern.
I adhered that to the card then glued a matching feather above the sentiment.

This was a fun card to make.
It is also entered at Get Creative challenges where we are asked to use favourite colour combo.
My friends will tell you I like anything green/jade/aqua.

I've used a similar pain chip on this card for As you like it challenge.
The challenge is your favourite brand of stamp and why?

There isn't much choice in Australia but I do own a few Kaisercraft stamps.Both the bee and the Happy Birthday are by them.

I added a couple of organza flowers for my bees to pollinate and a co-ordinating strip down the RHS.
This one was photographed because of the pearls sticking up.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Challenge #2 Circles

At Counterfeit Kit we are asked to use circles on a layout.
Here's my layout.

I've used 2 polka dots paper and the forged dot paper on this one. Then I added a circle card with a flower and 2 large brads, plus 2 smaller brads and a circular paper clip.
Hope this inspires you.

I'm also highlighting this old layout of mine where I used walnut ink to make "coffee stains" on my layout.
Perhaps one of these will inspire you.