Wednesday 31 October 2018

Christmas cards all year around

Christmas cards all your around wants santa, elf or fairy.

I've already entered once with some female elves but now here's one with Santa.

And that's the end of the background patterned paper.
My next card will feature a different tone.

Whimsical Musings #309

We are given this colour swatch and asked to create a layout using these colours.

Not being a pink girl I had to search but came up with an old paper I had featuring a brown brick wall with pink dribbles down it.
I found another piece of patterned paper that contained the oranges and yellow.
By combining the two I had all the colours.
I also used some pink heart doileys because I loved this town.
My journaling card and the one behind it have been in my stash for ages as has the dog paper clip.

City Crafter challenge and Allsorts blog

At City crafter challenge blog they want zigzags.

I've just finished making a Christmas card where the background tree is a zig zag. The detail on this was putting the tiny rhinestones on the edges.
Cute eh?
I've also made a second card using a pennant edging that is also zigzag in nature so you can take your pick.

My next card is for Allsorts challenge blog.

They want pearls or gems.

I chose this blue and maroon paper and matching blue pearls to make 3 similar cards.

I'm also entering this at The holly and the Ivy

All will be sold to raise money for the local hospital

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Double trouble paper craft and Case this sketch

Double trouble papercraft asked us to use a number on our project.

I've chosen some papers from Kaisercraft Peachy Keen collection and added a co-ordinating border strip.
The number I used is 8 which happens to be my lucky number.
Hope you like it!

Makes a nice change from Christmas cards which I've been mass producing lately.
I've used the other half of the card to create one for Case this sketch. Somehow it ended up as a Christmas card.

I thought from a guilty cookie eater perhaps :)

Sunday 28 October 2018

Li'l red wagon

At Li'l red wagon they want distressed.

I've done lots of tearing on this one, using up scraps, plus an image from a Christmas card I received.
The sentiment says Reason for the season, so it had to be religious themed.

I hope you like it.

Cardz 4 guyz

I'm currently suffering from pneumonia and pleurisy and not performing at my best. However I'm managing to create Christmas cards which will be sold for Medical research.

Next is a card for Cardz 4 guyz where they want a forest themed card.
Where you see black it is silver.
I've added rhinestones here and there.
It is a futuristic Christmas tree but I think it qualifies.

Saturday 27 October 2018

Jingle Belles & others

I'm making this first card for Jingle Belles where they want a critter.
The sticker I've used features a mouse in bed.
The background paper appears grey on the scanner but is actually a soft silver as is the washi tape I used in the background.
The star in the bottom right hand corner was on the paper and is bright silver.

My next is for Colour my heart Dare where they want monochrome.
I've used green for a Christmas Card.
The washi tape on the right is straight, I chopped it off in the scanner LOL
The diamentes are clear.

And another similar card for ABC Christmas where they want U for upon or V for very quick.

I glued the rhinestones upon the background.

Thursday 25 October 2018

White with One.

White with one has a combined challenge with Stick it down.
The colour is Elephant grey and here's the sketch.

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I started by mixing grey paint and using a Tim Holtz mask featuring travel words I prepared my background.
Those regular followers know that I mainly scrap my travel photos.
My photo is of a sculpture we saw in Montreal. It is by British artist Sophie Rider.
If you google her you will see she sculpts many rabbits.
Next I used silver washi tape as my cross behind the photo.(I didn't have grey)
My title is part of the grey paint words...wander. We spent that day looking around Montreal on our own and discovered these sculptures.
The smaller square gives a space for the date.

Sunday 21 October 2018

Winter wonderland card challenge blog

At Winter Wonderland they want arctic or Antarctic animals on a Christmas card.

I've chosen a cute penguin.
The card has been totally made from scratch. I made the tag recently by putting a strip of washi tape vertically on it.
I also added rhinestones to add a bit of bling.

Saturday 20 October 2018

Scrap with Stacey and CSI

Scrap with Stacey challenge features the words to the song 

You're going to miss this by Tracy Adkins.

CSI has this challenge


  • Distressed solid background (e.g., old Basic Grey solids) Mine has been misted with white, then inked with silver grey and black to make the words visible. (Explore see travel life adventure), done through a Tim Holtz mask
  • Plaid, check, or grid pattern
  • Book pages or text print Book pages
  • Metal staples and brads
  • Book plates
  • Dog (or other animal) deers
  • Fabric or felt
  • Buttons
  • Jar or food elements
  • Puffy stickers
  • Light bulb
  • Distressing torn papers,corrugated card
  • Ink the edges yes
  • A container of some sort—envelope, pocket, or something you think up
  • Lots of layers yes


  • Topic: Document something about books or reading
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a prompt from here.
  • Presentation: Hidden journaling on card held by paper clip near the top
  • Writing Format: Write your journaling as a confession.
  •  Inspiration Words: hide, secret, intriguing

 I'm combining the two as I have already done the Rochelle Spears challenge.
I'm using the words "staring out the window" as these photos are from Parc Omega (where I saw the Moose!)
These are 3 photos of bambis or young deers.

and here's a close up of the blue heart pin.

Friday 19 October 2018

Let's scrap double layout

I found this sketch on Let's scrap so used it for more of my Toronto photos.

The left hand side features the bus and courier and the right hand side is 3 items we saw.

Here they are individually.


and the RHS

Thursday 18 October 2018

Heritage layout using a frame.

When we were in Prince Edward Island we visited an old historic home.
It inspired me to use a frame I've had for ages which I inked.

I tore a scrap of brown paper and added some vintage lace that I had. 
I fussy cut around the pocket watch and  mounted it. I also added a maple leaf and fleur de lis.

Sunday 14 October 2018

Paper Issues Take 5 challenge.

Pick 5 of the following items and create a paper project! Feel free to add anything else you need.
rhinestones, the word "boo", washi, a pumpkin, large title, border, stars, yellow, ampersand, stitching, tag, doily

As I'm in Australia, and Halloween is a non event, I'm carefully working around that.
I've used a doiley ,yellow and star brads, an ampersand and a tag.
The background paper was extremely busy so I kept my additions as simple as possible.

Saturday 13 October 2018

4 crafty chicks

4 crafty chicks  is having a pink challenge for Breast Cancer awareness.

I've made a pink (and yellow) with silver washi tape Thank You card.
(That's the end of the plaid paper!)

Sketches in thyme

Sketches in Thyme has this sketch which I have turned 90 degrees.

I've used my forged paper from Counterfeit kit as one of my background papers.
The other is the offcut from the previous plaid challenge.

With the grey background, I think it works .
I also added a coaster that the Fairmont hotels had in our rooms as I wanted something circular for the bottom corner. 
Luckily among my Canada stickers there was a 3D biosphere on the Montreal sheet. There is also a FWAB vine because I wanted to add a plant element.
Here's a close up of that corner.

Had fun doing this one and everything was from my kit.

Friday 12 October 2018

Challenge #1 What is your superpower?

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We are asked what is our scrapbooking superpower?

Thinking about it, I actually have 2.

Apart from being a fast scrapbooker, I also can layer well and recycle quite a deal of items.

For this layout, I started with a paper from my kit with cassettes on it. (wanted something with red)
The grey and white card is a recycled ticket folder. It is also flipped to become the silver mats for 2 of the photos
Next I added a small scrap of pastel card from packaging of my ephemera.

I punched a couple of border strips in the same red card as I used on the left.
The arrows were added to emphasise the height of the tower and the sticker of the tower was added on that.
My final 3 embellishments are the red cloth maple leaf, the camera, and "fun".
My title is SMILE.
In total, 5 layers in some parts.

Challenge YOUrself and More than words challenges. wants us to create our own background

AND More than words challenge wants splats and Leisure.

With that all introduced, I began.

Of course it is another of my photos from my trip.
This moose was outside a shop in Mt Tremblant which is a ski town near Quebec.

I started by splattering the background, there are 4 different colours. The fourth one is white and in reality it shows up on the cream bazzil. One large blob appeared but I left it as it gives it interest.
My photo is mounted on navy then a scrap of vellum. The word leisure appears in my long title.

The flair is a little joke "born to be wild". The toy moose wasn't very wild but I did have to wrangle with it to get a decent photo.

Rochelle Spears challenge.

Here's the sketch at Rochelle Spears October challenge and the other requirement is to use plaid paper.

All of the items on the following layout are  from my Counterfeit kit.
The pink plaid paper and matching tags form part of it.
The cathedral embellishment is from a pack of Montreal stickers that I bought in Canada.
I will put my journaling on the top tag later.

Our room at the Queen Elizabeth Fairmont hotel in Montreal overlooks the cathedral roof. It was interesting looking at all the copper domes glisten in the sunlight.

Here's my layout.

Male card at Moving along with the times.

A new blog for me has been found for card challenges.
It is named Moving along with the times.
Their current challenge is for a male card.
I'm also entering it at Not just card challenge where anything goes

In my counterfeit kit stickers were some fishing ones. I cannot use them on layouts as I didn't go fishing, however they work well on a card.
Here it is!

Thursday 11 October 2018

This day was pure magic.

Here's another layout I've done featuring the deer paper from my kit.
I've also used some diecut label tags as a banner across the top and a sign from my Canada sticker pack. The background matting is 5 strips of offcuts inked with pinecone ink.I've also used triangular shaped enamel dots.
These 2 photos were taken while feeding deer out the bus window.

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches

I'm using some of the smaller embellishments from my kit on this card at Tuesday morning sketches

Here is the original sketch

and here's a second one I made just for fun.

Stripes for Paper Issues.

On our way to Quebec we stopped at a little town named Saint Anne de la Perade.
We were given a talk at the tourism centre then viewed a unique cabin from which they fish for salmon.

The cut a hole in the ice and sit inside the cabin with fishing lines dropped down through the hole.
There is a bed, a sink/kitchen area and even a heater. You would need this mid winter in Canada.

I've used 2 different sized photos plus cut the third to form my title.
I used co-ordinating tags, pictures,ticket and border strip. I also did lots of hand journaling.

Monday 8 October 2018

Let's get sketchy...with a moose!

One of my top 3 things I wanted to see in Canada was a moose. 
We went to Parc Omega and my wish came true!

The keeper told us to stay very still and stare into the birch trees.
We might be lucky to see him.
Suddenly, out of the trees came the enormous bull moose (with his friend the goat.)
I was very excited and took lots of photos.
 The first one was with a zoom lens so not as clear.
The second photo was the pen near the bus, where the keeper fed him a carrot so we would have time to take photos.

I've used a background paper I bought in Canada, spattered blue mist on it then used washi tape on the top and bottom. The second triangle is just visible as my photos were big.

The scraproom freaky fast formula

Here's the Freaky fast formula for this month.

I've used one paper from my Counterfeit kit but the remainders are from my scrap bags.
I've tried to keep to the aqua /red palette.
My embellishments are the Canadian maple leaf, ricrac and 2 brown labels. The writing has blurred in the scanner.(I will fix that)
It was NOT the big apple as in New York but a coffee stop outside Niagara.

Saturday 6 October 2018

ABC Christmas challenge

ABC Christmas challenge has a new challenge U is for UPON and V is for Very quick.

For this card I took the easy option...V is for very quick.
I adhered stickers to red card then placed it over a beige and red(faded) background.
My sentiment is recycled from another Christmas card.

I'm also entering this at The merry Christmas challenge

Feeling sketchy

At Feeling sketchy here's the sketch

I've made another Christmas card and again used reindeers.

Use your stuff and Christmas cards.

At Use your stuff they are asking for Forest Frolic.

I had a Christmas paper featuring a foiled reindeer next to a tree, so I have made a simple Christmas card.

On the subject of deer, here are 2 that I saw at Parc Omega in Canada.
They are gentle animals and we were able to feed them carrots from the bus window.

At Christmas cards all your around they asked for elves, santa or a fairy.

I'm using 3 girl elves on my card.

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Paper Issues sketch challenge

I started by making a library pocket from grey striped paper. It will hold my ticket from the Basilica of Notre Dame in Montreal.

Next I put the faux stitching around the edges. AS my photos are landscape there isn't the same neatness and strong lines, but it did get me scrapping!

I used a Montreal #D sticker from a pack I bought in Canada. The rest is kit items.