Monday, 18 September 2023

Lasting Memories-layering.

 Today I'm making a layered layout for Lasting Memories.

I used 3 papers from my Counterfeit kit plus a scrap of vellum that I had. Also on here is ribbon, buttons, 3 brads and 2 tickets plus a thin washi tape. Underneath each of the photos there are 4 layers. 

Along the bottom of the 2 photos I've added some yellow rhinestones. This completes the extra criteria where they wanted brads, buttons and bling. 

My second layout isn't for a challenge. I just wanted to make it because it documents this year's birthday lunch with my daughter.

I've used a Cocoa Vanilla Happy Days paper named Definitive. I matted the 3 photos on another paper from my kit which was fairly neutral. I also used the big jar journal box that I won recently plus some green buttons. My title is a combination of 3 types of alphas. "You are sweet" is from Cocoa Vanilla daydream collection. 

Saturday, 16 September 2023

Daring Cardmakers

 This morning I'm making a card for Daring Cardmakers. 

The theme is taking a break. I sell quite a few Get well cards so I thought about people recovering from an operation and being told to rest. The background paper and small alphas are from my current kit.

I could have added florals etc. but this way it will work for either sex. 

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Challenge YOUrself

 At Challenge Yourself we are asked to do a layout about life balance.

Because my daughter lives in Canberra I rarely get a chance to spend time with her. When I do we usually go somewhere on our own to explore and enjoy our time together. In August we visited Parliament House in Canberra. I hadn't been there for 36 years, so I was interested to see it again. 

On this layout I used the misted background paper cut to fit on purple cardboard surround. I used the last of the curly lace/fibre on this, plus the last big wood veneer circle. Also 2 smaller pieces of patterned paper, 2 punchies and 3 buttons. I hand journalled instead of using a card. 

NEXT DAY: I made this layout below to use the other 4 photos from Parliament house. It is a simple layout and doesn't exactly match, but that's ok. 

It helped me use up the small circular alphas from Basic Grey. The navy washi tape was a good match for the top left photo.

Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Challenge #1 colour challenge.

 We are asked to use all 3 main colours that are in the kit. That is, purples, teal and lime.

I started with a piece of 12x12 paper that was actually a Christmas paper with a purple frame. I used it along with a white/mauve polka dot paper as my background.

I had 3 photos one bigger and two smaller. I matted the big one with a neutral colour and the other 2 using my scraps I added to my kit. 

Each photo has 3 colours as the mats with overlapping plains and patterned papers. 

I used 2 strips of washi vertically between the photos as well. 20 years ago, when I started scrapping, I bought a kit featuring sea themed items. Included were 4 chipboard die cuts in lime with a thin frame around each one. I could never find a use for them until now. They feature on the right-hand side of this page. Title says This place and on the second page it says is beautiful. 


Here's the second page of this double and the final stitched layout. 

Monday, 11 September 2023

Snarky stampers

 At Snarky stampers they want retro cards.

I had the picnic check paper already so thought of the 1970s and went with the orange, yellow and lime colours to make this card. I use 3 lots of washi tape and my sentiment square says sing, dance, dress up etc which could suit a birthday for somebody who remembers the era. (My age) 

Daring cardmakers and AAA cards.


Daring Cardmakers has a collage challenge

I started with the patterned background then used scraps from my kit to do 3 vertical towers. Over the top I added my sentiment and a random thin tag I had in my stash from years ago. I also added a thin strip of Washi tape. 


AAAcards has a tag or ticket challenge.

I recently made some ASTs or tags using a cooking theme.  In this instance, I turned it into a baking card. I intend to give it to my neighbour, who often gives me a cake or two from a set she makes.

I inked the wood veneer word to match the rolling pin. 

Wednesday, 6 September 2023

Soul scrappers Tic tac toe and Sketch and scrap.


Here is the sketch and scrap challenge.

I'm also combining it with Soul Scrappers tic tac toe challenge

My photos are Christmas ones, but it is more about spending time with my daughter. Because she lives interstate, I rarely see her. 

I have put a sentence underneath the photos that says, "Our time together is never quite enough." That is very true. I've included cameras on the corners so for Tic tac toe I went across the middle line.