Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1

 Here's the challenge I created for CKC members:

Scrapbook an OLD recipe. Perhaps you have one handed down from mother or grandmother or further back than that. Use those cookery items you added to your kit to scrap it. You could tell a little about the original person on your layout or perhaps even add a small photo of them.

I started with 2 papers in my kit. One was a Jenny Bowlin shaped die cut from the Front Porch Range.

I overlayed a spotted patty pan and red doiley in top left-hand corner. I had a small die cut that said secret recipe so used that as my title. The smaller words are Darkroom Door. I had a long journal block which suited this perfectly. I wrote out Mum's Scone recipe,it might be my grandmother's I'm not sure.

Finally, I used the shaped brads I bought of a mixmaster, measuring jug,teapot, cup and a canister.

My photos were taken on my recent trip to South Australia where we visited a lavender farm and ate fresh made scones with lavender jam and cream.

Monday, 10 May 2021

Lasting Memories colour challenge


This is the colour palette at Lasting memories. I've scrapped an old photo of myself taken just before my wedding. One of my bridesmaids described me as "Twitterpated". 

I used the teal blue, plus 2 shades of pink. There's a tiny bit of green in the old Basic Grey rub on alphas that I recently uncovered at the bottom of a box. I forgot I had them. I'm also wearing a grey and pink dress.


Friday, 7 May 2021

Freaky Fast Friday and Try it on Tuesday.

 My next layout is using 4 strips of paper from a challenge at The Scrap Room.

I also added ribbon plus 2 titles and a journal sticker.

Here's the story of Canada Bay if you're interested.

The French Canadian Exiles of 1840 – City of Canada Bay Heritage Society

Also today I made this card for Try it on Tuesday while I was in a yellow mood.

They wanted a card based on a song. "Mine is Fly me to the moon" and let me swing upon the stars.

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Studio challenges and The Scrap Room SCRAP challenge.

 Hello all, I've had a busy morning. 

As well as creating the last layout I've also worked on this one for The Studio challenges. ( I followed Clair there.)

We have to use the letters of the word SCRAP.

Mine are

 S=stripe,stars (they're asterixs but we will call them stars)

C= core'dinations yellow stripe cardstock

R= ribbon, ricrac   

A= apples paper , ampersand 

P=point journalling

I'm using this sketch at Paper Issues as well.

The photos are from Canberra National Library during the Enlighten festival. Enlighten Festival ( where they light up all the public buildings.

Unstampabelles challenges

 My next page is for Unstampabelles where they want us to scrap an adventure and use 3 of something.

I used MME Lime twist paper with another striped lime paper to co-ordinate.

I used 3 bingo cards cut from a Teresa Collins Summer Stories sheet. and a title made from one word "adventure." It became Time for adventure after I added the bingo card. Also on here are some ric rac and a red heart for a pop of colour.

When I was in South Australia I visited 3 wineries in one day, in the Barossa Valley. The 3rd one was Seppeltsfield at Tanunda. It was built in Victorian times and is approached through an avenue of palm trees. Instead of doing the wine tasting, I walked around the grounds ,exploring the old buildings. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them and getting some fresh air. For me that was an adventure.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

May FOTF (Forgeries on the fourth)


Over at Counterfeit Kit challenges we are forging items for our kit.

I had a set of papers with roses, but not many on each page. Some papers were incomplete.

I fussy cut all the roses and made one sheet with beautiful roses all over.

Secret: I haven't glued the centre ones down yet so I can overlap them around the photo.

Here is the finished layout: 

Monday, 3 May 2021

ISD-Use what's on your desk.

 We were given a sketch, plus told to use what's on our desk. 

I didn't cheat and was able to add strips of paper, plus punched flowers, ink and ribbon from my kit. I even used packaging for my photo mat!

So here's my finished layout which will become the title page for my South Australia album.