Saturday 30 March 2019

Colour Dare challenge. #336

At colour dare this is their latest palette.
I started with a tiny floral with mainly new England ivy shades of green then followed with a dtrip of fern.
I punched and assembled tiny flowers in blues and greens.
My sentiment is neutral.

That means I have gone across the top row.

Friday 29 March 2019

Watercooler Wednesday/brown sugar

At Watercooler Wednesday they have a special occasions challenge.

I've created this card using washi tape in short strips with a camera picture over the top.
I've used this design before and it seems to work!
My sentiment could refer to birthday, wedding, anniversary etc.
At Brown sugar they want transportation. I had this strip of hot air balloons so created a card from it.
I added the strip down the left hand side to add more colour to the card.

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Scrap our stash challenge

We are asked to create a layout using either the left or the right side page of the sketch.
I've chosen the left.

My 2 portrait photos go side by side, I did not have another small one.
I used the black white and gold striped washi across the top plus a small piece of the green and white spotted tape.

From this month's kit leftovers I used the black lace, the cork strip, the scalloped blue strip, plus black and white paper strip and the button saying family top left.

I've used various shades of green as per the photos.

and here's a close up of the journaling.

Tuesday Morning sketches and Cardz4guyz

At Tuesday Morning sketches

This sketch inspired me to use more orange scraps, plus cut a circle from a rectangular tag I was sent.
The leaves and puffy hedgehog are from a set of puffy stickers I had.

Also at Cardz4guyz they are having a "Let's get messy" challenge.
I decided to use some inks and masks.
First I used cyan ink through a spot mask and created a polkadot background.
After that dried, I chose another star mask and used "black soot" distress ink with stars to add an extra layer.
Finally, I added the number 12 as my card is for a 12 year old boy.
The background colour is apricot, not pink as it appears.

Crafting by design

At crafting by design they want flowers.
This gave me an opportunity to use up some more little bits from my Counterfeit kit.
The sentiment, the brown and white border strips and the puffy stickers flowers are all from my Counterfeit kit.

This is quite a pretty card and I think I will put it in the Mothers Day cards for now.

Unstampabelles 2nd entry & Use your stuff.

I'm entering at Unstampabelles again this month and this time I have used a staple or 2 actually.

The current card bases I'm using are apricot in colour so I brought out my orange scrap bag.
The side papers on this card reminded me of a giraffe.
I had a light bulb moment recalling that I had a chipboard giraffe in my stash.
I've made a birthday card for a 5 year old, boy or girl.
The number 5 is stapled on top and bottom.

I inked the body with pinecone and used gold gel pen for the spots


At Use your stuff this week they ask for Black and white.
I've made a fathers day or male birthday card using strips of washi tape diagonally.

Crafty Sentiments and try it on Tuesday challenge

At Crafty sentiments it is anything goes.

I've made a birthday card, they always come in handy.
My sentiment was wet embossed with gold and I used a light tawny brown ink to colour the background.

My next is for Try it on Tuesday where the theme is flowers.
I had a piece of beautiful foiled flowers paper so used that on the left hand side along with another neutral (with a hint of orange) on the right hand side.
 My sentiment is for a retiring teacher.

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Scraproom spring challenge

At the Scraproom on Facebook, they have a spring challenge where we are asked to create a layout using items starting with the letters that spell SPRING.
Here is what I did.

S= Sassafrass lass border strip, stickers,
P=Primary colours,parrots
R=Red papers
I= inked wood veneer feathers
N= notes on sides of photo
G=glittered butterfly.

Mojo Monday

Here's the latest sketch for Mojo Monday.
I'm making a second lot of Easter cards since all my original ones sold last week at the local florist.
I have no rabbits so used some lambs from Jolee's Boutique.
All the ingredients for this card were on my desk ready to go.

I matted my lamb looking over a fence on green cardstock, then used a glitter frame from my counterfeit kit plus a tiny bird chipboard that I coloured with liquid pearl.
I chose 2 co-ordinating green papers as my background.
                                                 I added my sentiment and it was done.

Like many of Mojo Monday's sketches I can see me using this one again.

Sunday 24 March 2019

If you give a crafter a cookie & others.

At If you give a crafter a cookie, this is the picture.
I've paper pieced 2 ladybirds from purple spotted paper and drawn on feelers using liquid pearls.
Hopefully this qualifies.


My next card is for a few challenges.
I've used the same background.

I'm entering it at:
Cute card Thursday-Spring
Moving along with the times-bugs and butterflies.

Saturday 23 March 2019

Scrap room challenges (2)

Here's the Freaky Fast formula recipe for March.

Yesterday I bought a scrapbooking kit for $4. It had 6 papers plus alphas and chipboard.
I've used it for the above and below challenges.
For the FFF I used a small photo of a pheasant that we saw recently at a bird park.

The 12 inch and 10 inch strips go down the centre of the page and the 3 inch square is the brown one on the right, tucked under the photo mat.
I added a few smaller embellishments to complete the layout.

Next is the sketch
and my layout to go with that is this one.

Friday 22 March 2019

Lasting Memories

Lasting Memories has an Irish themed montage to inspire us.
We saw many of the items in the photo, but this particular ride came to mind straight away.

I've used a bella paper, inked the frame white and embossed the tree after inking it green. I've added colours to match the photos.
The tag on top left was Kraft that has been misted with red and the journalling strips are flocked.
A very tactile layout!

This was the year my daughter and I went to Europe.
We went on a ride on this jaunting cart through a forest in Killarney.
It was so much fun.

Thursday 21 March 2019

ABC Christmas challenge.

ABC Christmas challenge has an E F or G challenge and G was glitz.

I had a paper featuring a Christmas tree so added rhinestones to look like ornaments all over the tree.
My sentiment is small and neat so as not to overshadow the tree.
The photo looks like the rhinestones are blue but they're a jade green.

Colour Throwdown and others. has this colour palette.

I've made an Easter card using gingham washi tape and some cute puffy stickers that were in my Counterfeit Kit.
I matted my sentiment using matching gingham paper.


My next card is for Simon says stamp. The theme is "cute"

I had a mini envelope in my Counterfeit kit so I stamped Snugglepot and cuddlepie on the front and added a fabric butterfly. My sentiment is for a get well card.
My great niece recently had surgery on her ear, so I will send this to her.
I will tuck a tiny surprise in the envelope.

My next card is for Li'l red wagon where they want galaxy or space cards.
I paper cut a rocket from bright coloured paper featuring dots.I centred them to look like windows. I added a black enamel dot as the top one.
The fins of the rocket are washi tape.
As it is a card for a 4 year old, I kept the colours bright.

2 challenges in one

Paper crew has a sketch challenge PCC330

and Double D has a gingham challenge.

I'm combining the two with this card.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

shopping our stash

Shopping our stash is celebrating friendship.
I'm still using up items from my kit and on this one I used a 6x6 paper, a tag I made which features a spray of flowers and 2 tiny bird stickers.
There is also a watering can button plus my sentiment.
One of my friends has a wonderful garden, so she will receive it next month for her birthday.

My next card is for a new site Stamps &fun =creativity.

Their theme is butterflies. I stamped this with 2 different butterfly stamps and embossed the black one. My sentiment is to uplift someone who is down or unhappy.
We can always find something to be grateful for.

Try stamping on Tuesday

I'm using up scraps from my counterfeit kit now. The card below is for Try stamping on Tuesday.

I've used up 3 paper scraps from my kit and the background was another small piece. I've also used bright green washi tape to finish it off.
My stamp is a bakers stamp with a handle that I bought ages ago.

This of course is for Mother's Day.

Next is a brightly coloured paper that wasn't suitable for scrapbooking.
I saw this card design on Tuesday Morning sketches and decided it would work on that.

Here's my card.
I've also used some glitter stickers that were left in my kit.

Tuesday 19 March 2019

D-Lish scrap fabric challenge

This challenge appealed to me because of the photo I wanted to scrap.
It was taken at Patonga where Mum and Dad met and consequently used to go for weekends and holidays. 
I used hessian which actually comes from Dad plus a crochet trim from Mum's sewing stash.
There is also a vintage button from Mum.

The D-lish items are red and white spotted doileys, hessian flower and enamel dots.
The red and white chevron bag might be too. I've forgotten where that came from.

If you are wondering why I put thank you at the bottom of the page it is me saying thank you to my parents for keeping these photos and preserving the memories.

Odds and Evens

Image may contain: textAnother challenge for Paper Issues involving odds and evens as you can see.
Here's my layout.

I've used the second of these bordered journaling papers.

ODDS- 1photo,5 stickers,3 words in title (counting the ampersand as AND.

EVENS-6 papers,2 colours (mainly pink and blue),2 chipboard/wood veneers.
The only chipboard I have is a giraffe and it didn't go with this layout.

Sketchy boards plus Paper Issues this and that challenge


are the 2 challenges I'm combining.

In my counterfeit kit was a no-name piece of paper featuring flowers and leaves. I fussy cut all I could from that.

I chose a white background with a strip of green floral.
I misted,or rather dribbled, red on the background. (My mists have long since given up misting.)
I used a lime green ribbon across the bottom of the patterned paper.

I've used white,2 photos, title and subtitle, file tab, stickers(mushrooms and grass), the word spring, mist, ribbon, bicycle, the colour green.
I've also fussy cut, used tags and used flowers.
Thereby I have completed both challenges.

Saturday 16 March 2019

Rochelle Spears challenge.

Here's the sketch at Rochelle Spears challenge for March.

I've used all items from my counterfeit kit on this.
The background bird paper was perfect as was the floral strip (hard to see under all the other stuff). I used faux stitching to make it more visible.
Next I cut 3 doiley outers from red and white spotted doileys from D-lish scraps.
I added red and white mushrooms from FWAB.
I also used a large label for my journaling.
To mat the photo I'm using a 6x6 pad We R Memory keepers "Wildflower".

The other challenge we are asked to tie in with is Scrap with Stacey/Scrappy Fiends challenge.
There is a picture stimulus.
Current Scrappy Friends Challenge

I see berry colours and greens. My mats feature red, ombre deep pinks, raspberry and maroon colours. There are also small stripes of golds and greens. The colours in my photo match those in the picture well.

and some close ups.

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Challenge #1 Frames.

Lisa has asked us to create a layout using frames in a unique way.

In my kit I had a framed paper with journal lines in the middle.
I decided to use 5 frames with pictures of my trip to Arizona 12 months ago.(6 frames in all!)

I had  die cut blue frames which I left blue as it matched the paper.
I had 2 copies of many of the photos, so it was ok to select parts of photos.
The 3 Studio calico frames, I also left neutral.
After placing them on the page I used pink twine to link the photos and show a journey from one place to another. Sedona, Monument Valley and Las Vegas.
I also had in my kit, 2 doileys,a flair saying "this and that",tags which added extra embellishment and the title, plus a bright blue sequin flower that I put on the Las Vegas showgirl picture. I couldn't resist the racoon button on the desert photo.

Fusion Challenges and Cardz4guyz

Fusion Challenges has a mint green challenge.

I've cut circles from cardstock,which turned out bigger than I thought.
My sentiment strip is from a scrap but features scallops top and bottom from Kaisercraft.
I was inspired by the close up of the knitting.

Cardz4guyz has a die cut challenge

I have used 2 small die cuts that came in my Counterfeit Kit this month.
One is a phone and the other is a car.
I can imagine thanking a male in all sorts of situations: for fixing the car, for rescuing you when the car broke down, or as happened to me recently, I asked for a lift to the station.

Monday 11 March 2019

Challenge YOUrself.

I recently went to Canberra to see Pre-Raphelite masterpieces from the TATE.
It was an exhibition at the National Gallery.
One of the more spectacular and well known paintings was the Lady of Shallot.
Here's an extract from the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

A longdrawn carol, mournful, holy,
She chanted loudly, chanted lowly,
Till her eyes were darken'd wholly,
And her smooth face sharpen'd slowly,
       Turn'd to tower'd Camelot:
For ere she reach'd upon the tide
The first house by the water-side,
Singing in her song she died,
       The Lady of Shalott.

Under tower and balcony,
By garden wall and gallery,
A pale, pale corpse she floated by,
Deadcold, between the houses high,
       Dead into tower'd Camelot.
Knight and burgher, lord and dame,
To the planked wharfage came:
Below the stern they read her name,
       The Lady of Shalott.

It harks back to Arthurian Legends and the Lancelot and Guinevere affair.
The painting is based on that. 

I'm entering this layout at scrap-challenge-yourself

 Here's my layout.
I've used a floral paper from my Counterfeit Kit and matched it with a large black doiley.
The title card and Documented card are from Kaisercraft "Wanderlust" collection.
The banding strips and key,brad and tiny words are also from my Counterfeit kit.