I've made a Christmas card in gold tones for More than words December mini challenge.
I misted the Scrapmatts sleigh in gold and the peace on earth chipboard in olive green.
The gold corrugated cardstock made a great background for my braid.
It slipped in the scanner but has been glued in place now.
It features our whole family at Mum and Dad's house in around 1982 I think.
I made the plaid and lace rosette and painted then sanded the alphas and frame.
The elf paper made a good border and the strips of green ribbon beside the photos add some order as well. It might not be noticeable but I also splashed walnut ink on my background to age the paper slightly.
I've had this beautiful Websters pages Christmas tree for quite a while.
It suited this layout.
Every year the big department store in Sydney decorates its windows.
It is a favourite with children and adults alike. I made the chipboard ladder match the one in the photo by misting it with a rust colour.
I decorated the branches on the tree with small ornaments to make my layout more festive.
At the scraproom group on Facebook they are having a stash challenge and you need to use the letters in Santa.
On my layout I have the following:
S= stripes,salmon pink
N= navy ribbon
T= tag title
A=animal washi tape.
Here's the layout featuring Erica and I having a pedicure on her birthday.
There is a colour palette at Whimsical Musings.
It is basically an autumn palette but can be interpreted any way we want.
My background paper is Paper Inklings and is brown with a slightly blue marble effect.
I used a large red doily, then yellow backing paper. I put 5 spots either side of the 3 photos using my dottariffic pen.I had white and brown floral bracket which I layered beside my title.
The title is made from a variety of alphas.I added 2 wood veneers and enamel dots as a final embellishment.
I've chosen a snowflake theme for my card. The sentiment and small snowflakes are from a Kaisercraft set of embellishments.
Also at Tuesday Throwdown they want punny sentiments.
I made a bon voyage card with the sentiment Travel notes. I used music paper as my background.
Thereby a pun on the word notes.
I added keys as the keys to your hotel room door.
At 613 Avenue there is an anything goes challenge with an option to scrap your stash.
I'm finishing off this month's kit so used a photo of us at Cirque Du Soleil. I started by layering all the strips of paper I had left ,tearing the edges.
Next I matted my photo then made a banner for top left from scraps.
I used the 2 remaining tags I had plus tickets, a button, a wood veneer star and fussy cut 2 cameras from another scrap of paper.
The 2 grey corner triangles added to the diagonal line.
All this left me with nothing in my kit. I have thoroughly scrapped my stash.
I've made a card using scraps from CKC papersI layered vellum over the spotted paper then the black, and 3 different pinks.6 layers in all. I also used a scrap matching the horizontal on the card and hand wrote my sentiment. The finishing touch was some faux stitching.
The challenge at White with One is black and white.
A few years ago when yarn bombing was all the go, I saw this caravan wearing a knitted cover in white wool. It was at the Easter show in the wool promotion area. I just had to take a photo.
I've used a wide stripe black and white background with white texture paste through a cog mask to create interest.
Adding washi tape to my horizontal and a handmade flower with white lace adds some texture.
I matted my photo on horizontal striped paper for contrast.
I started with a piece of Ruby Rock-it scalloped edge paper that I had used elsewhere.(This was an offcut).
I've used yellow papers otherwise. I chose 3 photos from our visit to Cirque Du Soleil "Kurios". We took several before it started. As well as the tabs on the side, I added buttons ,washi tape plus a brad ended title saying "Enjoy the ride".
Lasting Memories wants plaid this time.
On this layout I used a plaid paper from all my memories.
I whitewashed it with paint as well as the chicken wire chipboard.
I added other matching embellishments, plus washi tape.
The story behind this is a lady I know made this beautiful dress for a Barbie doll and entered it in the Royal Easter show. We went to see it.
At Fusion card challenge there is this
I thought I'd make a Christmas thank you card. I sell many cards to teachers so these will be well received.
The felt hats add a festive touch and I used Darkroom door alpha strips for my sentiment.
I'm still working with smaller size cards to fit the envelopes I have so here's another 9cm x 13cm card.
I layered 4 layers, including vellum then faux stitched around the blue layer.
All made from scraps, so very economical.
My second card this morning is for Watercooler Wednesday where they have all occasions.
Mine of course, is Christmas.
I used a tartan background and tied a big bow for the middle.
The snowflakes which are printed on the tartan are the same bottle green colour.
This morning I made this layout for the scraproom sketch.
It is based around a memory I have from early childhood. Long before people put up Christmas lights in their houses, a few factories would make a special effort for Christmas.
Dad used to take us to see the Christmas lights at the ETA factory near Marrickville.
To a 5 year old me, it was magical.
I'm pleased to have used the Kaisercraft Merry Christmas letters which have been in my stash for so long. I also added the Cherish card plus a few brads and enamel dots.The small gold Christmas card was cut from an old card. The washi tape and gold doiley is from my Counterfeit kit this month.
At Lasting Memories they ask for polkadots.
I had 2 dotted papers in my Counterfeit kit so used both on this layout.
It is an old photo that a friend found in her box of memories and features myself and ex husband when we first moved to the country town of Goulburn. They are a family of mainly women so using pink was appropriate.
I decided to cut curves and make a feature down one side ,then complimented that with doileys.
The buttons add some interest.
My title was ready made but also curvy so suited this layout.
At Unstampabelles they want a tropical theme "Paradise pretties" with a twist, into the wild.
I made this layout in blues and greens mainly
I've also used string, 2 x ricrac, a shiny clear chiffon ribbon plus buttons.
The two ivory(?) or bone rings are from an old button box.
My title and the flower on the right are from Crate Paper "Oasis" range. The flower on the right to me is pretty and the green leaf paper hints at wild.