Saturday, 1 October 2022

October Counterfeit kit


The kit for this month is

49 & Market Vintage Artistry collection

Repositional wide fabric tape, stamp set, mini-ink pad for distressing, chipboard stickers, washi stickers + full sheet, epoxy wishing bubbles & trinkets, 2 laser-cut embellishment sheets (no white edges!)

Paper: Golden Dream, Essence, Savor & Zealous, plus Bazzill cardstock in Natural & Avocado

This is my my kit which is mainly neutrals.

In fact, there are only 8 papers (a couple of duplicated ones), plus Kraft cardstock and some large doileys.  There is a counterfeit paper in there plus a gorgeous Websters paper. 

I actually found the clock paper I was searching for a couple of weeks ago.

To that I added some vellum both plain and a piece containing quotes, book papers, antique laces, mulberry paper, chipboard, some tabs, stickers and Darkroom door film strips with words and pictures. I also added twine plus a couple of neutral washi tapes.

I also have a set of butterfly stamps 

Here's my alphas, very non neutral.

It isn't a big kit but will give me something to "play with" this month.

Welcome to our Guest Designer Nikki Ihus

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Friday, 30 September 2022

Sketches in Thyme #534 and Farmquest.


Here's the last sketch for the month at Sketches in Thyme.

I've used 3 old photos from waaaaaay back in 1979. We went to Sea World.

I moved the circle to the right, so that I could use that swirly chipboard heart with long tendrils that spread across the page. I had 3 photos so used them all. The colour of the deck in the photos dictated my colour scheme. I think the peach colour scheme worked on here. 

At Farmquest they want camping.

I made a layout using some old polaroids I had. This was a camping weekend back in 1971 when we first got our licenses. We did it on a budget, taking all our own food etc and sleeping on air mattresses on the ground.

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Make the cards challenge. #64 and Daring cardmakers

 I was recommended a new card site which is Make the cards challenge.

This current challenge is to use washi tape on a card. I have several rolls of Christmas themed washi so did stripes of them across the middle of the card, including one row saying Merry Christmas. I then glued some angel wings I had in the centre. It all matched nicely, and the green card provides a good contrast.

This set me off making a group of washi taped square cards:

This next one is for Daring cardmakers

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Alphabet challenge blog and Sweet stampin'

 Today I made a card based around the theme of magic.It is a Christmas card and I used a Kaisercraft stamp of Santa flying. There are lines on the stamp to show movement. 

The chipboard frame matches the green so well and I added washi tape along the bottom to hold my sentiment.

I'm entering this on Alphabet challenge blog where it is M for magic.

I'm also entering it on Sweet stampin challenge 

Friday, 23 September 2022

Sketches in Thyme 533


This is sketch 533 at Sketches in Thyme.

I've finished my kit for this month but have groups of photos from Norfolk Island still to scrap.

We visited the Sirius Museum which featured remnants from the ship after it was wrecked on the rocks in 1790. There was part of the ship as well as cannonballs, nails, the sextant, anchors, cannons etc. In fact over 6,000 items in total. It was extremely interesting.

My photos are bigger but I followed the sketch as much as I could.

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Lasting Memories

 At Lasting memories this week, they want us to use Embellishments we don't normally use.

For me it is chipboard. I don't own much and to be honest, I forget to use it. It is in a drawer so out of sight out of mind!

On this layout I have used a gift shaped chipboard which I inked in blue. I alluded to the fact that retirement is a gift which I treasure!

My photo was taken on a holiday.

Christmas Kickstart challenge and ABC Christmas.

 I've decided to get started on Christmas cards.

My first is for Christmas Kickstart challenge  ,where they want us to focus on home for the holidays.

In my case I just want my daughter to come home as she lives 3 hours away.

I've used Couture Creations Highland Christmas range on here, plus some matching music ribbon.

My next card is for ABC Christmas challenge where it is S for snow and T for tree.

I've chosen tree and used a die cut from the same range featuring Santa decorating a Christmas tree. I used the same ribbon and background card.

My 3rd Christmas card is for Cardz4guyz where they want distressing.

 Using my Making Memories distressing tool, I layered 2 different festive papers then some mulberry paper with wrinkles already on it. I added a festive tag plus 2 black brackets and here you have it.