Sunday, 5 April 2020

Sketches in Thyme

I'm finally getting some scrapping time in.
With this virus raging, I lost my mojo. After having a good talk to myself and completing a few tasks around the house I'm here.

This sketch is for Sketches in Thyme.

I chose a green potted paper from my kit with some other offcuts and matted my photo.
As well as the layers I have added hessian under the photo.
I added a spotted paper on the right hand side to match in with the hessian and chose a circular title.
There is some random zigzag sewing at the top.
I've also added 3 brads to carry on the spot theme and to hold the hessian in place.
Final touches were my journalling and the chipboard flourish.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Festive Friday

Here is the challenge for Festive Friday

I started with yellow cardstock and added yellow paper that had words on it like Knowledge and learn.
Using 2 other yellow strips I had plus some orange and yellow ribbon, I completed my background.
I found a quote saying "before a flower can bloom it must go through layers of dirt."
It has red ladybirds on it.
Finally my sentiments says B is for birthday.

So I have used yellow, bugs , ribbon and alphabet.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

CSI Case 313

I'm a sucker for anything green so when i saw this CSI case file, I had to do it.

Evidence and Testimony

I started with a pale green polkadot paper and scalloped border strip from my April Counterfeit kit.
I added some scalloped lace as well.

Next I double matted the photo using a darker green.
I had a journallng paper from an old MM pad.
Adding it diagonally worked for the look of the layout. 
I wrote the journaling using the 3 inspiration words and added hearts around the edges.
I had this chipboard branch from Kaisercraft "Chapter One" collection.
It worked to use it on this layout along with 3 red flowers.I guess it is also curly and swirly. 

At bottom left I sewed 3 buttons and added a punched shamrock I had plus a square gingham chippie with a daisy.
My final touch was twine around the journaling paper.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Mystical sketch challenge

I used mainly greens from my new Counterfeit kit on this layout.
I was worried about the argyle one but think it works ok on here.
The decoration on the LHS is Flourish with a bling that I bought from Donna at Mystical scrapbooks.
The title and arrow are gold not black as they appear on here.

April Counterfeit Kit

The April kit is from

It was the extra papers.

Firstly, my papers separately, 

The black and white checked one is an old October Afternoon paper Sasparilla Gold Rush.
All the remaining papers are "no brand" papers from my stash

Here's my whole kit
I plan on using one of the pale green papers to recreate the floral one. (Check FOTF)

I've also added a few last minute things that I bought at a craft shop yesterday, glittery paper, green buttons and some word alphas.

AS my favourite colour is green,this will be no challenge to use this kit. :)

Here's the blog hop.
A big welcome to Mel our guest designer.
Pop on over to Mel's Instagram feed (and make sure that you follow her, so that you can see what she creates with her kit this month) then head back here to follow the rest of this month's blog hop!

Guest Designer, Mel -
Counterfeit Kit Challenge -
Guest Designer Mel -
Cindy -
Julene -
Leslie -
Lisa -
Lori -
Tara -
Tina -
Tracey -
Laura -

Mystical tic tac toe challenge

At Mystical scrapbooks they have 2 challenges.

The first one is based on a tic tac toe .
I've gone across the middle line.
Black and white, 2 pattern papers and lace.

My cluster contains chipboard painted, plus flowers,buttons,lace daisies and a shaker box I made containing small gold beads. The title is rub-ons and there's another lace corner bracket around the photo.
I kept it in monochromatic tones to highlight the photo.
The second pattern paper is on the front of the shaker box.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

case this sketch

I'm starting the day with another card for Case this sketch.
This one gives the opportunity to use up scraps.
I'm making a card for a young man who loves hiking and travels to unusual places.
He recently abseiled in South America.
The papers I chose reflect the great outdoors and also match the rucksack I used.