Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Cost nothing card.

 Here's a card that cost me nothing.

A friend gave me some yellow cardstock to make cards. I used book paper as my background inked with "old paper" distress ink. Next I punched 2 flowers from a vellum wrapper that came around some wedding stationery. I cut the 2 leaves from a scrap of cardboard and drew the stems.

I'll probably use this as a thank you card for someone.

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Can you handle the pressure and Make my Monday.

 I have found a new card site Can you handle the pressure?  It involves using embossing folders.

I had 2 different pieces of embossed card on my desk so used Swiss dots to make this card for a grandma.

Also I used more of that gold Chinese paper as my background and 2 gold flowers from my Counterfeit kit.

My next card used some of the fussy cut flowers and a butterfly from my May Counterfeit kit. I also added a strip of thin washi tape along the bottom.

It is for Make my Monday challenge blog. The theme there is Springtime. (It is late Autumn here in Australia).

A friend has just retired from teaching after 40 years. She's earned a card. 

Monday, 16 May 2022

White with One and Sketch 'n' scrap


I combined 2 challenges here White with One and Sketch 'n' scrap. Both found on Facebook.

The blueberries reminded me I had spotted washi tape in my kit and the background blue paper so I started there. Using the sketch, I also found floral strip from a cut off piece and another lighter spotted blue strip. I added ric-rac just for fun.

I had nothing blue in the way of embellishments that would match this so I punched 2 navy flowers and used blue brads. My journal card was also in my kit.The large alphas were sitting on my desk and I found the white ones in my left over alpha sets.

Here it is!

That is my last layout for this kit. The scraps will be used on cards.

Cut it up challenges

 This card is for Cut it up challenges.

We are asked to include a die cut and in my case it is the butterfly. The challenge is any animal or insect and my butterfly definitely qualifies.

I have several sheets of this cream and gold patterned paper so might make a few more of these cards.
The sentiment on here is also gold, it appears to be black.

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Scrap the girls


Here is the colour challenge at Scrap the girls.

I caught up with my daughter for Mother's Day last week in a country town half way between us. There are 3 charity shops or as she calls them OP SHOPS! She managed to find a black pillbox hat and I found scented talcum powder. One lady in the first shop told me only old ladies use that....well I must be an old lady.

I have 3 photos so started with some brown and white Ruby Rock-it paper which has a textured look.

I layered vellum under my photos plus several scraps of patterned paper.

 I then added laces,a button, a random wood veneer of Africa, part of  buckle, a paper clip, plus mixed alphas. The best thing was I used some fibre across the middle that I've had for 15 years or more!

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Challenge #1 CKC Scraplift Kate

 Here is Kate's layout.

For Challenge #1 we are asked to scraplift this layout as close as we can.

I had 2 photos of the Dog on the Tuckerbox statue in Gundagai. They were taken late afternoon so a bit dark. I asked a random stranger to photograph me.

For my layout, I fussy cut some flowers I had and found pom poms plus ric rac braid to use.I also had a pink bow so put it top left just like Kate has done.I used 3 random brads and some mini letters. All of this except the pompoms are from my Counterfeit kit.

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Moving along with the times

 I saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to try it out.

I used 5 different washi tapes on this card and co-ordinating number thickers.

I'm entering it at Moving along with the times.