Thursday, 17 October 2019

Alphabet challenge blog.

The alphabet challenge blog has O for one word.

I've gone quite modern and random with this one.
I used a hashtag and I'm using up left over alphas so didn't have a gold "O". Instead I used brackets then found a tiny black O, so made a feature of it. Note also the circles on the paper behind hint at the O as well.

Freshly Made sketches and li'l red wagon

Here is the latest sketch at Freshly made sketches.

I'm using some more modern Christmas paper featuring dogs (yes, dogs).
I adhered some stars I had in my stash around the sentiment.

At Li'l red wagon they want us to use a bear on our card.
I searched high and low and finally found a teddy bear in a Christmas stocking that I could fussy cut and re-use. I kept my background and sentiment simple.

Monday, 14 October 2019

Lasting Memories "CRISP"

The next challenge at Lasting Memories is to use the letters of the word CRISP to create a layout.

I've used the following

C=curves, corner brad,
R=ribbon, recycled cardboard (on pink tag)
I= ink (walnut for dipping and black ink for bird stamps.
S=Sassafrass Lass border sticker, string (twine)
P=polka dots, parrots, pink, purple brads

With close ups of the tags
(walnut ink and stamped ink birds)

(Recycled strips and flutterby designs cardboard recycled)

Merry Little Christmas and The scrap room.

I'm combining a couple of challenges with this card.
Merry Little Christmas challenge wants anything goes.
Winter Wonderland wants bright

I used a paper from my Counterfeit kit which is green and orange. To that I used some alphas I had left from a set I used last month.
I added gold ribbon to make it Christmassy plus 3 more Peanuts stickers of snoopy and Woodstock preparing for Christmas. Kids will like this one .


Yesterday I made this layout for another challenge on The scrap room.

I went bright with this one and managed to use 3 orange papers from my kit, plus some green and scraps of purple.
The dinosaur was in Canberra.

If you look hard you can see the same green paper that I used in the card above.
This was a fun layout to do and I'm pleased to also use the bookplate and some purple washi.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Jingle Belles & ABC Christmas challenges

I'm combining 2 challenges here.
Jingle Belles has a pink Christmas theme

I used pink Christmas themed paper, pink washi tape and some cute "Peanuts" themed stickers.
My sentiment is a modern one.

ABC Christmas challenges  has V for velocity.
Two of the stickers feature ice skating and skiing. This should qualify for that.

Christmas crafts all year around / Daring Cardmakers

Themes at Christmas Crafts all year around include Christmas Angel, Winter angel or nativity.

I've chosen Nativity.
I fussy cut around a scene from an old Christmas card then added my sentiment and some washi tape.

Meanwhile Daring Cardmakers has a Use your scraps challenge.
I've accumulated quite a few smaller pieces of paper while making cards plus various embellishments. I combined some of them on this Christmas card and managed to find a heart die cut to match the quote on the sentiment.

Friday, 11 October 2019

Li'l red wagon.

The challenge at Li'l red wagon is to cut it out. We can either fussy cut or use diecuts.
My arthritic hands are aching today, so I used 3 die cuts on this Christmas card.
They are all from the same Kaisercraft range.

Along the bottom I used gold washi tape which looks black and white on here.

Christmas card throwdown and Case this sketch.

I'm back to the Christmas cards. This is the sketch at Christmas Card Throwdown.

I recycled a wreath from an old Christmas card as part of my circle.
I've also used ribbon, enamel dots and my sentiment is from a Kaisercraft collections set.
The background paper is Basic Grey.

My next card is for Case this sketch

I'm hoping my card is CAS enough.
Using the same background paper I used 5 cake toppers in the shape of Christmas trees as my strips across the middle.  The colours matched.
I've then strung a banner saying XMAS under the cake toppers.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

The scraproom Freaky Fast formula

I'm using some of the yellow papers from my Counterfeit Kit for this.
My banner is the 2" x 12" piece as it measures approximately that.
I kept it simple as my alphas are enormous, so just used enamel dots,2 small circle tags plus some twine across the top area.

Lasting Memories Paper Tearing

The latest challenge at Lasting Memories is paper tearing.
I've had this photo of an art nouveau doorway for a while and this month's Counterfeit Kit suited the colours.
The torn papers at the left hand side are mainly scraps of 6x6 papers,(hence the flowers to hide the joins) plus the pink strip far left is the reverse side of an orange paper I've been using on other layouts.
The flowers(I don't have many) just matched perfectly.

Again, I used a Z turned sideways for my title.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

ABC Christmas challenge

The challenge at ABC Christmas challenge is U for upcycle or V for velocity.

As I make Christmas cards for Charity, I upcycle whenever I can.

On this card I have used the sentiment from a former Christmas card, a tag I received on a gift last year and some silver mesh ribbon that was an offcut in my stash.

Friday, 4 October 2019

CSI #297. and Artastic

Here's the latest challenge at CSI

I used striped paper.
There is a fox or maybe wolf on the bottom right.
There are also fox heads on the washi tape under the photo.(Woodland animals)
The children are sitting on the steps (Architectural element)
There is a banner across the top.
The bottom paper has flowers and twigs.

The tag I used for journaling is circular edged.

The colours are all there.

I'm also entering this at Artastic where the criteria is frames. I used 3 Kaisercraft frames with the centres still intact as a feature on my layout. One behind the photo and two in the bottom right corner.

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Rochelle Spears plus Challenge YOUrself

Here's the October sketch at Rochelle Spears

There is also this image at Scrap with Stacey

Also at Challenge YOU rself they have Sunrise sunset
As it is not Autumn here and we don't celebrate Halloween and there are no squirrels in Australia I'm not confident about the mood board. However I did use oranges and yellows.

With all this in mind, I chose 2 orange MME papers from my kit that had dirty marks on them.
I cut a larger orange circle from a orange paper and used orange caravan tag plus alphas.
Please note the washi tape bottom left has leaves on it. It was autumn when we were there.

The 2 photos were taken early one morning at Niagara on the lake.
We were dropped off there to find a quick breakfast before heading to Niagara Falls.
Close enough to sunrise!

The chocolate marshmallow stick thing I'm holding was eaten later that day. :)

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Lasting Memories challenge #466

The beginning of a new kit and at Lasting Memories, here is the challenge:

LM #466 - Pick 3 - You will be given a list of items and you need to pick 3 items from the list to use on your layout. You can use more than 3 items and you can use things that are not on the list. Just let us know what 3 items you used.

Here is the list:


3 photos

polka dots

List style journaling



stickers - puffy, chipboard, cardstock, etc.

washi tape 


I started with 2 photos and a blue and gold background featuring hearts.

The top photo is over a DOILY.
There are HEARTS on the sticker under the bottom photo.
There are 3 mustard coloured BUTTONS sewn next to the top photo.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

October kit

Presenting this month's Counterfeit kit.

Above is the Summer of 69 kit from Studio Calico.
The second picture is the B side of the papers

We were also given these if we needed. The October 6 string kit.(Add on)

There's plenty of scope there! I love all the soft peach and blush colours and the general 1960s feel of the kit.

Presenting my kit:
                                           "WOODSTOCK 1969"

whole kit with embellishments.
My alphas are hot pink, orange chipboard and gold. (Not red)

I've added arrows, a Sassafrass lass border sticker sheet which matches the mood.
Some doileys, embroidery cotton, washi tapes, tags in Kraft plus others, buttons in mustard colour plus pinks.
I will also add ribbon whenever I can.

The only flairs I have are tropical summer ones so can't see me using those on here.

Papers only

Most of the papers are not branded, however there are 2 MME "Indie" (with dirty marks on them (?))
plus a Kaisercraft "Empire" and a Bella Kraft and black spotted paper.

 NB:I decided those dirty papers can be used somehow, I bought them cheaply already damaged.

There is also an add on kit made from other papers I collected while searching.
This one included some of the other smaller elements from the add on kits like book papers.
There's a Teresa Collins paper in this plus a Bella Kraft cut-up piece.

After having September off with just a mini kit, I'm looking forward to using this kit.

Here's the order of the blog hop.
Welcome to Ayaan, our guest designer for this month.
Guest Designer, Ayaan -







Hope you enjoy creating with this wonderful kit in October

Crafty Cardmakers.

An animal is required at Crafty Cardmakers.

I've had an old picture of a deer in my Christmas stash for ages and can finally use it on this card.

I used trees in the background so he can be in the forest. (LOL)


My next card is for Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge

I've used blue and silver on this Christmas card.

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Case this sketch and Cardz4 guyz has this sketch

and at Cardz4guyz they want trees or leaves.

I've made a Christmas card for a male.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Crazy 4 challenges

Here's the sketch at Crazy 4 challenges.
I'm making Christmas cards so recycled an old Christmas card that had tiny trees.
I cut the 4 squares ensuring there are whole trees on each square.


I've found a new Christmas challenge site.
Scraps of Life-Rudolph Days challenge where the September challenge is anything goes.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Male Room and Cute card Thursday.

Here's old Santa with his toys and pipe.
I've used washi tape across the middle plus 2 gold stars, a brad and a loop for a tag. (totalling 5 embellishments!)
This is for The Male Room challenge


At cute card Thursday they have asked for die cuts and punches.
I'm still on Christmas Cards. This time I used 3 die cuts from Kaisercraft's Frosted range.
I couldn't resist putting gold stars on those trees!
I also used a border punch on the blue strip across the top.

Monday, 23 September 2019

Li'l red wagon.

I started with Kraft coloured card. I misted it using sugar maple then I printed on it with yellow paint and a lid to make the circles.
I trimmed it with washi tape and some gold braid. I then scattered the punched apples across the top and tied it with a gold organza bow.

I'm entering this at Li'l red wagon where the theme is fruit.

I have no idea why the text is highlighted in white. This is freshly typed.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Crafty calendar and Aud sentiments

Aud sentiments wants a sentiment. and Crafty Calendar challenge  wants lots of layers.

I've combined these two on this card.
The cat picture is paper tole. There are 5 layers including the washi tape. I'm including some packaging card that came with enamel dots.
The 2 buttons match the washi tape stars and the balls of wool.


At Use your stuff we are combining with doubletroublechallenge.

The criteria at Double trouble is plaid so I have made this bright and happy Santa card.
I used magic mount behind his pompon hat to make it 3D.
It is simple but I'm sure a child out there will love it.

Here's my layout for Use your stuff using frames and tags

We hope you will join in the fun.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Scrap room Freaky Fast Formula.

I chose older papers for this layout in brown tones. I then used cut off strips with colours from the photos to cross over the papers. I added a journaling box and tag and brad to complete the layout.