Tuesday 27 June 2017

Use your stuff

Tina's challenge at Use your stuff is a road trip.
I have several layouts around that topic but decided to make a card for friends who've just bought a caravan.
I didn't have any cars ,but there is a caravan on there!

Saturday 24 June 2017

Li'l red wagon & Cardz4guyz

The theme at Li'l red wagon this week is outer space.
After searching I didn't have any space-type papers, but I managed to find a paper that looked like the surface of the moon. I put it in the corner of my card.
 Next I fussy cut out an owl on a branch and placed it looking up at the moon.
Sometimes I think I'm psychic.
I had also found some star papers so made this card
I trawled through a few sites and found Cardz4guyz wants stars. My card is non gender specific but could be used for a male.

Sunday 18 June 2017

Li'l red wagon.

http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com.au/ has a cats or dogs challenge.
This card has a dog which I fussy cut from a scrapbooking kit packaging.
The word is made from left over alphas.
Overall a very economical Father's day card from a slightly sad looking dog.

CSI case #232

It has been a while since I've done a CSI challenge but I still enjoy them.
We recently went to Canberra Zoo and as I expected mainly smaller animals, it was a surprise to find giraffes.
This is the male named Hummer.

COLOURS: Used all
EVIDENCE: wood background, wood accents, animals, trees/foliage, stitching, buckles, enamel dots (sparkly).
TESTIMONY: Put your journaling in a pocket.

CKC challenge #1 and Stuck sketches

This is for Stuck sketches first sketch for June which looks like this
and also for the Tic tac toe challenge at CKC.
I've gone along the bottom row horizontally.

Friday 16 June 2017

Give a crafter a cookie

At give a crafter a cookie there is a summer beach theme.
Cute cookies eh?
summer beach cookies:

I've started with paper from Fancy pants featuring board shorts ,t-shirts and thongs.
Next, I found a journaling card saying "Surf's up"
Across the top I added a black and white pennant then matted my sentiment on black card to match.
After adding some enamel dots, my card is done.
Living close to the beach, I'm sure someone will buy this.

Thursday 15 June 2017

Scrapping Outback

http://scrapping-outback.blogspot.com.au/ has this challenge.
Use white, orange ,gold and kraft and at least one piece of chipboard.

I've lately been trying to use ALL of my chipboard up. Looking in the drawer I found a Greek flag plus 2 swords from a pirate pack. All were from Memory Maze when I was on their Design Team.

It had to be a layout about Greece....I've been there 3 times (lucky me!) as I have a friend in Rhodes.

The photo of the old windmills in Mandraki harbour in Rhodes had some kraft and orange tones.
I had a gold doiley and used inca gold on the chipboard plus the corrugated card.

Luckily I found some Kraft Collections ornamental labels & the orange embroidery floss!
On the bigger label I intend to write more personal journaling.

Here's the finished layout. The photo is at an angle, the paperwork is straight.

Tuesday taggers

I've just made a 8x8 canvas for https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/.
It was tempting to spray it all brown but I wanted it to match my d├ęcor, hence the turquoise background.

I treated the chipboard cogs with rusting powder which involves modge podge then the rusting powder. Next you mist it with brown vinegar and bleach, allow it to dry then scrub the surface with an old toothbrush. This reveals the rust.
The gesso, inking stamps and gluing the key made the whole thing a rather messy business, but fun!

Tuesday 13 June 2017

3 challenges.

I'm combining challenges.

Sketches in Thyme has this sketch. I turned it sideways.

Use your stuff wants warm colours and Challenge Yourself is based on this

The 2 photos are of Wagga Wagga cathedral and I was there by myself. I've cheated and collage-style added myself to the picture.
The small houses are cut from a strip of paper I was given.
I've used clusters of houses where the daisies are on the sketch.
I used enamel dots to highlight the strips.

It just occurred to me that it looks like the fires from hell burning the church! LOL

Cute card Thursday & Crazy4challenges

Sometimes the ideas just come together...
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/ has a boys/men card challenge.

I had the diagonal striped paper from Basic Grey and the red embossed piece.
Hanging around on my desk for ages has been the sticker from October Afternoon featuring the boy with the pennant.
 I wasn't able to use it on a layout & have tried it on several cards but it didn't suit.
Finally, it was perfect on this card!
My sentiments are Bella Boulevarde "Little bits".
I can imagine a grandparent giving this to a little boy.
Next is my card for Crazy4challenges.
The theme is roses, so I fussy cut roses from October Afternoon paper.
With the green backing and enamel dots it looks  fresh.

Sunday 11 June 2017

The card concept and Crafting by design.

The picture is our motivation at The card concept
Using ALL scraps I've managed to make this horizontally wide card.
I was inspired by the black & white lounge and the pink roses.

While I have the black & white out I also made this card for https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/
They wanted black, white & one other colour. With Father's day coming up, I made a man's card.

Last Mojo Monday ever!

One of the best card challenges on the planet has been Mojo Monday.
I for one, will be sorry to see it go & wish Julie and her team all the very best.

I've made a get well card. My picture is from scraps of a Sassafrass Lass paper. Cute hedgehog eh?

Saturday 10 June 2017

White with one

I was looking for a challenge with 3 photos. White with one has this sketch

White..with 1

plus the gorgeous teal colour............perfect!

I started with Sea Breeze paint from Kaisercaft. Choosing a circle dot mask I painted approximately to match the sketch.
Next I found an 8x8 paper in the exact colour to mat my 2 photos.
The feature photo I chose not to mat.
I used a wood veneer painted in the same teal to represent/allude to water splashing.
My alphas are big, so journaling is minimal.

Friday 9 June 2017

The scraproom blog

I discovered this sketch on The scraproom blog.

I'm not a scrap room subscriber however decided to join in anyway. Most of my papers are from Echo Park. Different ranges, but they all co-ordinated to make the "surf and sun" feel on this page.
I'm using it as a title page for my Cairns album.
I chose not to crowd it with bits and pieces. 3 buttons with a nautical theme are stitched on.

Thursday 8 June 2017

Shopping our stash

A friend's son has just joined the navy.
I made this card to wish him well.
It is for Shopping our stash where they want a male card.

Tuesday 6 June 2017

June Mini kit

The kit we have chosen this month is Felicity Jane Willow kit which can be seen here.

It features soft apricots ,blues, greys and a touch of yellow.

I've decided to base my mini kit around these 3 papers
Dreamstreet papers Simply Stated Floral phrases

and these 2 unbranded neutral greys.
I found these journaling cards/PL cards to put on my cards.
Then I added these embellishments.
A mixture of rhinestones. flairs, enamel droplets and small paper items.

Cards will be my focus, in particular, Get Well cards.

Here are my 6 cards


The challenge at Unstampabelles is to make a male card and use an animal.
I've chosen a penguin which is wood veneer. (Only one more to go)

I used to be on Unstampabelles DT so like to support them when I can.

Monday 5 June 2017

Scrap our stash

At Scrap our stash here's the grid to choose from.
I went down the left hand side-Red, Camera and wood.

My photos are from our trip to Cairns, taken outside the casino. There is a rooftop zoo where we spent a few hours plus a lovely restaurant.
Most of the papers I used are unidentifiable as they are offcuts. The airport lettering is Shimelle and the enamel dots & wooden camera & key are Studio Calico.
The camera is under a paint chip I altered to say "Fabulous". Cute light globe eh?


Cute card Thursday

Cute card Thursday want bugs and butterflies.
I've made a subdued coloured card in greys and blues featuring rhinestone butterflies. They are actually prettier in real life.
Not everybody likes pretty colours, so this caters for the more restrained tastes.

Sunday 4 June 2017

Cardz4galz plus Scrapping4fun

http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com.au/ wants a card inspired by a song.
I chose pearly shells.
Scrapping4fun wants soft colours. I think this qualifies.

In the pink

I'm  using up pink scraps this month on my cards wherever I can.
Here's this weeks entry for In the pink.
They want embossing so I put the pale pink embossing through my cuttlebug.
There is some brown on this card but the majority is pink.

Saturday 3 June 2017

Cardz4guyz & several others!

One of my favourite card challenges is Cardz4guyz.
This time, they want your favourite colour combo.
I went for Red white and blue/silver.
What looks black is actually silver.
My sentiment says "My love, Mr handsome."
Hope you like it!
The next card is for the following challenges 
 Gem of a Challenge #195--For Boys and Men
      Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Anything   Goes
       The Male Room Challenge--Die Cuts
     Watercooler Wednesday--Anything Goes
     Die Cuttin' Divas--Anything Goes
I had a die cut of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie that came with a birthday card.
(It was the pop out bit that jumps forward when you open the card)
It is too precious to throw out so I re-used it on this card for a 4th birthday card.
I've bucked a trend and left the background completely plain.

Let's get sketchy

http://letsgetsketchy.blogspot.com.au/ has this wonderful sketch this week.

I decided to go "Pink" on this layout, scrapping these beautiful tropical orchids.
The background spotted paper is dancing girl by Fancy Pants and the lettering I used for Title and Journaling is AC Shimelle Go Now go.
Otherwise everything else is scraps I had.
I had a triangular button which balanced the tab on the paperclip.

Friday 2 June 2017

4 crafty chicks

At 4 crafty chicks they want birthday cards.
Here's one for a 6th birthday. This little girl likes purples.