Wednesday, 1 December 2021

CKC December daily.


Hi it's Rudolph here from Christmas Kick start challenge helping Julene collect things over the month of December.


Day One it has been suggested we choose a box to separate out our stash each day.

I'm using a suitcase I bought for scrapping items several years ago.There's lots of room inside for papers plus embellishments.


With that in place now is time to start the collecting.
 I'm probably going to be making cards since Christmas is a small affair in the Matthews family.
Here's some Christmas card sites I visit regularly.

Of course there are plenty of other general ones that can be adapted.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Tic tac toe challenge


The Tic tac toe challenge is based around this grid. I've chosen the left hand vertical column.

Finding the plaid was the tricky part but I finally located some plaid or gingham ribbon.

There are 6 layers counting the ribbons and die cuts are the 2 tiny trees.

It's a busy card but some people like that. I'm sure it will sell.

Monday, 22 November 2021

Cardz for Guyz and festive Friday

 I've made a tongue-in-cheek Christmas card for Cards for Guys. 

It has a gingham background, says BA HUMBUG and has 2 humbug sweets on it as well.

There's lots of men out there who think Christmas is no fun!


At Festive Friday we need to choose 3

I've gone with cookie,brown and ivory.

Just skating in with this card,there's only an hour left to enter!

Lasting Memories stash bash-Enamel dots,brads or stamps.

 This is my 3rd layout for Lasting memories this month. I like the stash busting idea.

On this layout I have used several enamel dots, plus a frame that has been in my stash for a few years.

I grouped the dots on the frame plus near my cluster at bottom right. The 2 cameras are actually brads.

On a recent holiday I had to wait a few hours for my plane . I sat in the hotel foyer,in a quiet corner and read my book. Nearby was this lovely big vase of flowers.It gave me time for contemplation. I do cherish quieter times, having been a teacher for 30 years.

Mystical scrapbooking November challenge.

 The challenge at Mystical is to scraplift and add stitching.

I chose this layout by Wendy Smith to scraplift.

As mine is a school centenary photo,I chose more vintage colours as well as blue(the school colour).

I no longer have a border punch. They both fell apart. So I tore the bottom of the white paper but used similar doodling around the border so it appears the same. I used washi tape like Wendy and fussy cut out my 2 journal tags.I sewed on antique lace to hark back to old times plus used the doiley for similar reason.

My sewing is the word "SCHOOL".

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Mystical cyber crop bling challenge.

 Another school reunion layout, this time it is for Mystical Scrapbooking where we are asked to scraplift AND use bling.

I chose this layout to Scraplift

As you see it is by Jess Mutty and is for Fancy Pants Flutter collection.

My photo is of stairs I climbed several times a day over 3 years at the start of my teaching career. I would contemplate the day first thing in the morning, then later I used to line the children up before going inside.When I looked at them at the reunion, the memories came flooding back.

I used lots of paper off-cuts on this as well as tiny red rhinestones.I even used some gold dots off a set of alphas. My title was also an off-cut,  but it described my thoughts about the stairs. Teaching is a journey.

Friday, 19 November 2021

Lasting Memories buttons.

 Lasting Memories has another stash busting challenge which asks us to use wood veneers, flairs or buttons.

I've chosen buttons on this as it is a male layout. 

I recently went to a school reunion where I met up with former teachers that I worked with. One of those was Tony,who is a brilliant pianist.He played for assembly each week including the school song, (words in the photo). I've dedicated this page to him.

I had some offcuts from my kit, plus a large tag which I layered to use them up mainly. I fussy cut around that pennant to fit in the photo mat. The background "cork" paper is a Kaisercraft one named Class Act,

I used 4 buttons on here to add texture as well as the piano keys strip and a chevron offcut to echo the slats on back of his piano.