Thursday 17 December 2020

Paper Funday

 I've made a card for Paper funday where anything goes.

Same at Crafty Girls corner

Before putting away my Christmas items for cards and scrapping I've used up a few last embellishments that were on my desk. In this case it was the 2 lollies which match the berries on the background paper.

My sentiment is a metallic red foiled shape which looks black here.

Enjoy looking.

Monday 14 December 2020

Paper Issues wedges sketch and Lasting memories anything goes.

Paper Issues has this sketch for December.

Lasting memories has an Anything goes challenge this week

In my stash was a paper that was so bright and colourful I couldn't think how to use it, that box is now ticked.

I started by tracing a circle with a bread and butter plate then counted the wedges. There were 10. So i cut the circle into 10. I then adhered each wedge as per the picture and trimmed it off on the right hand side.

I found a photo of a champagne glass (similar shape to wedges) so matted it then placed it over the centre.

I added a few "high tea" embellishments and title and there it is.

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Challenge YOUrself plus Lasting Memories

 I'm combining 2 challenges today. At Challenge Yourself it is anything goes and at Lasting memories you have to use the letters of the word LIGHT on your layout as items.

I have done this:




Happy, hexagons

Tearing, Three people (I'm in the middle)

Stripes, sewing

These are my 2 best friends and we all celebrate our birthdays around the same time. We met up in September for that reason.

Monday 7 December 2020

Through the purple haze


I've made a blue toned Christmas card for a local little boy. It is for Through the purple haze challenge

First I added a layer of plain vellum, them my embossed background. I followed this with 3 strips of blue ribbon and my sentiment, then 2 cute Christmas pictures and a tiny tartan bow.

Saturday 5 December 2020

The male room.

 I'm still making Christmas cards despite not selling many this year.(I'll be well stocked next Christmas)

At the male room The Male Room ( they want plaids and checks.

I've constructed a card using 2 different plaid papers plus plain black. I added a gingerbread man as a final touch. Any male,any age would like this one I think.

Lasting Memories

 LM #526 - Pick 3 - Pick 3 items from the list below and add them to your layout. You can use more than 3 items and you can use items that are not on the list, but you must you at least 3 items from the list:

The color gold
The color green
Washi Tape

Here's my layout.
This is my daughter at a party. I've chosen doiley,tag and green.
There's also chipboard and flower(stamped)
The tag has been stamped with a Victorian lady and I carried that idea on with the chipboard dress form. The patterned paper was one of my favourites.

I highlighted and copied the criteria and it has turned this whole post white.
Bring back the old blogger,it made more sense!

Scrapping 4 fun challenges

 I've used an old Kaisercraft range on this layout named "Twig and Berry" plus some crisp white lace.There's also some rhinestones which are hard to see.

The 3 ladies were staff at Mum's nursing home who got up to dance at the Christmas party. They cheer up the residents with their antics. It cheered me up to see Mum watching them and enjoying herself too.

I had to photograph this with my phone as my scanner was being unco-operative.The strips of journalling are straight.

I'm entering it on Scrapping4fun challenges, where years ago I was on their design team.

Friday 4 December 2020

Paper Issues seafoam challenge

 Paper Issues has a Seafoam challenge.

These are my colours!!

I used a 6x6 pad from Kaisercraft Chapter one plus the background paper which actually had pink flowers along the base.

I managed to cover those using the tags.The large polaroid camera tag was perfect plus the ricrac and the ticket I found. I used 8 tags on this.

The black brads were a last minute inspiration but balance with the photo I think.

Thursday 26 November 2020

Lil Red wagon

 I've made a door hanger for Christmas using a Kaisercraft wooden shape.

After adhering paper to wooden shape, I sanded the edges to make it smoother.

I added a small doiley and word

The santa frame was mounted with foam tape to make it 3D. I added ribbon to complete the job.

This is for Li'l red wagon where they're preparing for Christmas.

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Lasting Memories


This is the latest palette at Lasting Memories.

I'm doing a covid album, so the photos don't relate (hope I'm forgiven).

The papers do however.They feature plants and flowers.

I've modified this sketch I found on Pinterest and have used the split idea with the ric-rac braid.

Here's my layout

Friday 20 November 2020

Cardz 4 Gals

 At Cards 4 Galz  they want cute Christmas cards.

I have a 6x6 pad of papers from Heidi Swapp. So I used the reverse of each other to make these 2 cute reindeer cards.

Hope you like them, I think they're cute.

Thursday 19 November 2020

Lasting Memories week 3


The colour palette is the latest challenge at Lasting Memories.

I had a brown patterned paper which I used as my background. It was as close as I can get to the maroonish brown 2nd from left.

Next I matted my 2 photos on red and black cardstock. I added a strip of yellow vertically, then some black and white spotted ribbon. There's fine orange in the pattern on the background paper.

I added the clock and title =time for two wallaby.

As kangaroos generally eat leaves I can justify this link.

Saturday 14 November 2020

Jingle Belles Rock and colour my heart dare.

 At Jingle Belles Rock they want something you can see through.

I used green vellum in a brown frame that was in my Counterfeit Kit. I then hung a Christmas decoration in the "window". My sentiment is matching the vellum.

At Colour my heart dare they have

I finished off my orange striped paper as background then used another orange paper as my centre. On there I used a Fox sticker, also from my kit.

2 card challenges.

 I'm finishing off the last of my Counterfeit kit by making cards.

My first is for Through the purple haze where they have this tic tac toe

I've decided to go down the centre column. I used wood veneer leaves, plus 2 circle die cut tags and 2 yellow buttons. My daughter turns 34 on Wednesday so this is for her as a birthday card.

My next is a Christmas card for Krafty Chicks in non-traditional Christmas colours.

Friday 13 November 2020

Paper Issues sketch


I have one full piece of scrapbooking paper (7 gypsies) which has flowers in a lattice, plus a few scraps and my Counterfeit Kit is finished!

. I thought it suited the roses photos I took in Gloucester.

After layering my papers and adding my photos and title, I made a Kraft tag adding embroidery thread.

I managed to find C'est La Vie metal embellishments featuring roses in my stash plus some chipboard flowers that also resemble roses. A final touch was bone letters to say Rose as a ghost reflection of the title.

Thursday 12 November 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches

 Here is the current card at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I've made a thank you card in bright sunshine yellows. It will cheer someone I'm sure.
I fussy cut around a picture of nastursiums cut from an old picture dictionary.
I added some yellow rhinestones to the flowers.
My sentiment is a sticker I had.

Li'l red wagon wants Christmas cards in non Christmas colours.
This motivated me to use up the argyle paper on there 2 cards.

                                                               and this one for a man maybe

Troublesome paper.

 What to do with this old paper from my stash by Rusty Pickle named cupid's socks.

I searched pinterest for argyle patterned layouts and found this one from

It got me started at least!

First I found a co-ordinating paper in my stash and matted in white then attached it.

Next, I used a contrast strip across the middle. As my photos are about the sea I chose blue.

I added my journal card and title plus some smaller embellishments. Here's the final layout.

I hope this helps someone, it is just an idea.

Lasting Memories 2nd challenge.


The next challenge at Lasting Memories is to be inspired by this palette and or picture. Mine is more the picture!

Many years ago (2009) My daughter and I went to Greece to visit a friend I met at Teachers College. While we were there we saw this peacock.

I had 7 gypsies bird paper in my stash, so decided to use that.It has the blues,green and the brown tones from the photo (no purple)

. I hope it is close enough to the palette for the LM team.

I dribbled mist on the bird paper to link in the blues.

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Scrap the Boys and Freaky fast Friday

 I'm combining these 2 challenges.

I started by cutting the pieces of paper for the second challenge then arranged them as near as I could to the sketch.
I chose photos of the Tour de France winners wearing face masks as I have a covid album of unusual occurences this year. 
Again I used my Counterfeit Kit.
First I flipped the camping paper and used the plain orange on the other side. The smaller strips were arranged as I said to resemble the sketch.
Instead of tags, I cut the circle in half and made 2 semi circle tags.
I added some "bling" I had on my scrap desk as a final touch but it is subtle.

Scrap our stash and Sketches in Thyme.

 My next challenge is at Scrap our stash

I'm combining it with a sketch from Sketches in Thyme.

Here's my layout

Again, I've used items from my Counterfeit Kit here,the papers,the alphas and the die cut stickers.

I was going to put this in the holiday album but I think it will go in my COVID 19 album as it was well needed.

Challenge YOUrself.

 My 3rd layout this morning is one for Challenge YOUrself

The theme is Home for the Holidays.

When Warren and I were first married we drove for 2 hours to visit both sets of parents on Christmas Day.In this photo we are with his mother and aunt. It was the first year we were married so very keen to "do the right thing".

I painted the edges of the paper to look like snow.I also used old music paper as Warren is quite musical and it was a tradition there to sing carols. The ribbon roses came pre-made and the chipboard scraoll was inked in gold. The 2 reindeers were painted red. I added sequins as well.

Shopping our stash

 At Shopping our stash they have a tic tac toe.

I've chosen to go across the bottom row.

Using one of the neutral papers from my kit I made a background for my 2 die cut tags.

They are attached with gold heart brads and I then chose 2 words as inspiration Faith and Hope.

This could be a get well or cheer up card or even for Christmas.

This or That at Paper Issues.

 In my kit was this pink paislee scalloped edge paper named fetching

When I'm not sure of design I often go to Pinterest, where I found thr same paper in this layout from Luzma on

I'm doing this for a This or that challenge at Paper Issues.

I've chosen apple (a strip from Shimelle Now go), orange, thicker title, leaves, real stitching, 3D bow and dots. (I used my thick dotariffic pen for those.)

The diamente on the bow made me think of the dog tags.notice I used the paw print paper again,it seemed apt. I added 3 words to describe Buster and Benji who are brothers and best mates.


I've also done a 2nd layout about the dogs.

Buster is a food scrounge. He begs for food, even if he has just eaten. In this particular case my friend has some marshmallow slice. He came under the table begging for food.Making all the appropriate faces and whimpers until he got some. He developed a taste for marshmallow while we were there.

I used an EK success paper and kept it simple otherwise with gold arrow,heart and plus signs.