Thursday, 20 September 2018

Scrap our stash

At Scrap our stash September challenges, here is the blend a sketch

I'm recently returned from a holiday in Eastern Canada and New York so I decided to make a start on some photos. We visited an area known as Graffiti Alley.

I decided to use bright papers on this as my photos are just that.
I started with the left hand sketch but added the central vertical strip and title placement from the right.
There are 2 flairs on this, one says Dream big and the other says amazing.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Christmas cards

The merry Christmas challenge has anything goes for Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday has all about occasions (Christmas)
I made a card using green liquid pearls as an accent plus the sentiment is my main focus

ABC Christmas challenge has snow and teal
I've used liquid pearls to add snow on this sleigh card.

Try it on Tuesday says splash it on.
I used mist and flicked it over the card adding to the berries found in the top left hand corner. The card looks Christmassy without any pictures etc to specify it.

Lastly this card has bling around the wreath in red rhinestones. The washi tape across the bottom is also sparkly.
Li'l red wagon asks us to bling it on.

4 cards from one sheet of scrapbooking paper,that's economy!

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The scrap room jump start challenge.

I'm joining in the fun at the scrap room jump start challenge.
Because my layout is about Niagara falls I tried to add a softness to my layout. The doiley added a romantic feel as does the satin ribbon. The colours I chose are muted and I added lots of splashes of mist to resemble the water.

I went there recently and it fulfilled a lifelong dream to see it, hence my title.
The horn blower cruise was great fun and yes you get wet but it is part of the thrill.

This sketch works well, I might use it again.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 Use red,gold and purple on a layout.

Well, I'm back from my recent trip to Canada and decided to make a start on my photos.
One of the places we visited in Ottowa was the Canadian war museum.
Here is a picture of the inside
AS you can see it is ultra modern.
This corridor is designed to make you feel like you are in the trenches.
It certainly was cramped.

In the foyer was a 3D wall featuring a circle.(See photo on my layout top right.)
On closer examination you discover that the whole thing is made of nails. They are sculptural and you can feel the texture.

I've used all 4 photos on the layout.
The background paper is pale yellow with purple swirls. I used red background mats and gold washi tape strips.
Because of the 4 photos, I kept it simple with black alphas.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

September mini kit.

This is the kit from


Several months ago I started a smash book for USA.
It was used for my trip to Phoenix, Monument Valley and Las Vegas. As there are several pages left, I have decided to prepare the remaining for my current trip to Eastern Canada and New York.
(As you read this I will be away travelling.)

I have chosen some elements ideas from the kit to make my mini kit.
There are orange and yellow papers, leaves, pumpkins, butterflies.

Close ups :The border strip features Autumn leaves.The circles are wood grain.

The Flourish with a bling fences will add a cute page detail.

Now here's what I have made using these elements.
The journaling and photos will come later but I have left spaces for them.
You will need to use your imagination somewhat.

Left journalling, right photo

Left photo, right journaling plus small photo
                                              Left hand page is on brown background. Both pages photos.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Whimsical Musings #299

I used this sketch from Paper Issues to construct a layout for Whimsical musings #299 which is be inspired by passports.
I had a tale to tell, as 2 years ago I lost my passport just before travelling.

I used a Bella cardstock featuring tickets as my background then a co-ordinating (to the photo) paper from last month's Counterfeit kit.
Instead of arrows I used planes and kept to the aqua tones for the rest.

Jingle Belles & Merry Christmas challenge

At Jingle Belles there is a sketch

I used red check background then 2 polkadot papers on my card.
There is a strip of reindeers galloping across the bottom too.

I'm also entering this on the Merry Christmas challenge