Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1

 Here's the challenge I created for CKC members:

Scrapbook an OLD recipe. Perhaps you have one handed down from mother or grandmother or further back than that. Use those cookery items you added to your kit to scrap it. You could tell a little about the original person on your layout or perhaps even add a small photo of them.

I started with 2 papers in my kit. One was a Jenny Bowlin shaped die cut from the Front Porch Range.

I overlayed a spotted patty pan and red doiley in top left-hand corner. I had a small die cut that said secret recipe so used that as my title. The smaller words are Darkroom Door. I had a long journal block which suited this perfectly. I wrote out Mum's Scone recipe,it might be my grandmother's I'm not sure.

Finally, I used the shaped brads I bought of a mixmaster, measuring jug,teapot, cup and a canister.

My photos were taken on my recent trip to South Australia where we visited a lavender farm and ate fresh made scones with lavender jam and cream.



Monday, 10 May 2021

Lasting Memories colour challenge

 



This is the colour palette at Lasting memories. I've scrapped an old photo of myself taken just before my wedding. One of my bridesmaids described me as "Twitterpated". 

I used the teal blue, plus 2 shades of pink. There's a tiny bit of green in the old Basic Grey rub on alphas that I recently uncovered at the bottom of a box. I forgot I had them. I'm also wearing a grey and pink dress.

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Friday, 7 May 2021

Freaky Fast Friday and Try it on Tuesday.

 My next layout is using 4 strips of paper from a challenge at The Scrap Room.

I also added ribbon plus 2 titles and a journal sticker.



Here's the story of Canada Bay if you're interested.

The French Canadian Exiles of 1840 – City of Canada Bay Heritage Society


Also today I made this card for Try it on Tuesday while I was in a yellow mood.


They wanted a card based on a song. "Mine is Fly me to the moon" and let me swing upon the stars.


Thursday, 6 May 2021

Studio challenges and The Scrap Room SCRAP challenge.

 Hello all, I've had a busy morning. 

As well as creating the last layout I've also worked on this one for The Studio challenges. ( I followed Clair there.)

We have to use the letters of the word SCRAP.

Mine are

 S=stripe,stars (they're asterixs but we will call them stars)

C= core'dinations yellow stripe cardstock

R= ribbon, ricrac   

A= apples paper , ampersand 

P=point journalling

I'm using this sketch at Paper Issues as well.



The photos are from Canberra National Library during the Enlighten festival. Enlighten Festival (enlightencanberra.com) where they light up all the public buildings.



Unstampabelles challenges

 My next page is for Unstampabelles where they want us to scrap an adventure and use 3 of something.

I used MME Lime twist paper with another striped lime paper to co-ordinate.

I used 3 bingo cards cut from a Teresa Collins Summer Stories sheet. and a title made from one word "adventure." It became Time for adventure after I added the bingo card. Also on here are some ric rac and a red heart for a pop of colour.

When I was in South Australia I visited 3 wineries in one day, in the Barossa Valley. The 3rd one was Seppeltsfield at Tanunda. It was built in Victorian times and is approached through an avenue of palm trees. Instead of doing the wine tasting, I walked around the grounds ,exploring the old buildings. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them and getting some fresh air. For me that was an adventure.





Tuesday, 4 May 2021

May FOTF (Forgeries on the fourth)

 


Over at Counterfeit Kit challenges we are forging items for our kit.

I had a set of papers with roses, but not many on each page. Some papers were incomplete.


I fussy cut all the roses and made one sheet with beautiful roses all over.


Secret: I haven't glued the centre ones down yet so I can overlap them around the photo.

Here is the finished layout: 




Monday, 3 May 2021

ISD-Use what's on your desk.

 We were given a sketch, plus told to use what's on our desk. 

I didn't cheat and was able to add strips of paper, plus punched flowers, ink and ribbon from my kit. I even used packaging for my photo mat!


So here's my finished layout which will become the title page for my South Australia album.





Sunday, 2 May 2021

ISD- Grid challenge

 Lisa set a grid challenge on CKC for International Scrapbooking Day.

I had 4 photos of bushfire damaged land on Kangaroo Island that I wanted scrapped. I divided the page into 4 using embroidery cotton (from my kit) then added my 4 photos and jounaling. I ticked a scalloped edge scrap under the left hand side and found a campfire picture which I added on the righ hand side.The silver alphas resemble ash after a fire to me.


The background paper is Pink Paislee Captivating.


Paper Issues- Rose's big adventure.

 Accompany Rose on a cruise around the world and create a project using travel photos, maps, memorabilia, or tickets.

I'm starting with a map of South Australia where I spent my recent holiday.

I chose 2 photos of sights we saw on Kangaroo Island and used embroidery thread to connect them to the map.

I had 2 tickets that I used plus some cut outs from a 6x6 travel papers pad. The tabs were good for labelling the places.



Saturday, 1 May 2021

May counterfeit kit

 It's my turn this month to choose the kit so I have picked this

Eat Play Love Scrapbooking Workshop Kit (G1227) | Close To My Heart

Eat Play Love Picture My Life™ Cards (X7267D) | Close To My Heart

Eat Play Love Cardmaking Workshop Kit (G1228) | Close To My Heart


It's bright and colourful with a food /cooking theme and a hint of the 1950s.
Something about it reminds me of October Afternoon papers.

The 3 main colours are turquoise,red and yellow so I started there.

Making a list of items I see
cherries
pies
big red roses
hearts
mixmaster
wooden spoon
rolling pin
teapot
toaster
mason jars
mixing bowls
green plaid
Love
sweet
together
memories




Presenting my kit ,"Home made apple pie"

The papers


I've used a few brand names this month.

My Mind's eye Lime twist shaped paper
My Mind's eye Lime twist  Happy go lucky 
Jenny Bowlin Front Porch Die cut
Teresa collins Summer stories Bingo
Pink Paislee Captivating
Core'dinations yellow stripe
American crafts foil dots.
As well there are several no name papers.

Now on to the Embellishments


with close ups







I bought cherry wood veneers plus canister ,mixmaster and teapot brads.


There will also be Forgery on the Fourth items as well.

So my whole kit looks like this


Welcome to Kyla our guest designer for this month.


Now onto the blog hop

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com

Guest Designer: Kyla Skidmore Schrake- https://fwast.blogspot.com/

Tracey - https://3obsessions.blogspot.com/

Cindy - http://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com/

Julene - http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com/

 Leslie - http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/

Tara - https://kryptonite72-rambles.blogspot.com

Tina - http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com/

Laura - https://www.instagram.com/mrsp_scrapsandtea/

Thanks for looking!  Please leave a comment

                                             

                                                                 Julene

International Scrapbooking Day CKC challenge

 At CKC we have a challenge for ISD. (International Scrapbooking Day)


Here's the colour mood board.
I searched through my scrap bags and found lots of offcuts.
My initial thought is to make cards but we will see how we go.
The cardstock is the soft peach colour so it will be my background to whatever I do.


My first project is a card using punches, inspired by Tina on CKC.
I used the only punch I own plus some rhinestone centres.



My next is for Cut it up challenge where they want a masculine card with at least one die cut.
Mine has 2 die cut balloons. I'm currently making Father's Day cards so this one will go into that box.



Here's 3 more I have made for no challenge, just cause I can...........







Friday, 30 April 2021

Use Your stuff- Inspired by a book.

I'm scrapping 2 photos from Anne of Green Gables house on Prince Edward Island,Canada. 

As a long time fan of the books I just had to go there! Visiting Anne's house was a bucket list item.

I chose an old paper with green flowers,now partly covered up. I used other strips of green, a clock face, old fashioned wagon and lace doiley. The grass strips are from a now defunct shop, "Flourish with a bling".

Lastly I added a maple leaf and tiny flowers.

 



Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Cardz4guyz and The male room.

 At Cardz4guyz they want wheels.

I've had this picture cut from an old encyclopedia that I was throwing out for years. I knew I would use it eventually.

I'm now making Father's Day cards and this one is for a grandpa. I kept it simple but couldn't resist adding the 3 pearls at the bottom.


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Meanwhile at the Male room they want wood.

I searched through all my papers and even my scraps, but didn't have any wood textures. I thought about trees and found a photo of trees from Darkroom Door. I used that as a Thank You card for a man.



Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Lasting memories-black and white

 At Lasting memories this week they want a black and white layout with a small pop of colour.

I'll swear I'm psychic at times. I have just returned from getting my 13  Panda photos developed.

 We saw them at Adelaide Zoo and as I arrived there just after 9am, saw them at their best. Wang wang the boy panda, was busy exploring his enclosure and very active. This meant great shots of him "doing his thing".

I used 2 Bella papers on this ,plus a 6x6 paper featuring plants. My pop of colour is green in the tree on the left and tab on the right. There's many words on this from a collection of DArkroom door strips that a friend gave me. Hope you enjoy looking!


I'm honoured that I've been chosen as Guest designer next month at Lasting Memories and looking forward to it.

Also I was top 3 at Li'l red wagon this time.



Atlantic hearts challenge

 I appear to have been doing some mind reading.

Atlantic hearts challenge has this sketch.


Early this morning, before I looked through card challenges, I made this card. I was using up chipboard shapes.It is close enough, so I'm entering it.

The little envelope opens up so a secret message can be written inside.



Monday, 26 April 2021

Sketch Saturday and others

 


I'm using up the very end of my kit by making cards. On this one there are 2 small squares from Simple stories , a 3D blue butterfly, a strip of gold lace and a black strip of paper. I added a sentiment.


My next card is for Inkspirational challenges where they have this picture as inspiration.


I just happened to have a yellow taxi in a set of words I used for the kit.

I used a grey strip across which has been embossed with swiss dots. (It wouldn't be a road if it didn't have potholes, LOL). 

I've kept the card very CAS with just that picture plus my sentiment.



Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Scrap our Stash 2nd challenge and Scrapchallenge YOUrself.

 


Here's the 2nd sketch for the month and we need to use arrow embellishments.

I'm combining it with Scrapchallenge yourself Alphabet soup.

We need to feature items of the same letter on our layout

The photo I used on this is similar to last month's challenge yourself, in fact it is the one I rejected. I'm squinting.

I'm using S as my letter so you have sea-lion, sewing (buttons), summer, sub titles, stones,sloped arrows,subtle colours, square brad. I think that is enough!!

I have used the sketch challenge so there's another S.

Hope you like it, I even managed some Hessian on this one.