Saturday 30 January 2021

February "What's in the Bickie tin?"

 At What's in the bickie tin  for February we are asked to use a stencil, hearts and either pink or red.

(Valentines theme if wanted).

I used a stencil and red paint to create my hearts. They're rather chubby hearts as the pain was runny.
There's also tiny hearts on the yellow strip across the lower secton.I used red as my colour

You can join in the challenge here

Tuesday 26 January 2021

Scrap our stash sketch


I had one photo left from the birthday snaps of Erica. This one featured her hairdo.
She always does something a bit different to match her outfit.

Again I used the Maggie Holmes Elizabeth Kate papers from Crate Paper on here.
I started with white background and splashed red mists on it.
Cutting my strip then backing it on pink softened the layout. I used a journal card instead of a second photo. It says exactly what I wanted. My title is actually cut from the flair packet.
I used one flair bottom right saying "snap shots".
I used faux stitching on my circles then added some pearl embellishments.

Lasting memories-Events

 We are asked to scrapbook an Event for this challenge.

Erica turned 34 in November and now we are 2 mature ladies we went to the Hyatt hotel for a high tea.

It was very special and food was scrumptious.

I chose grey and pink for this layout and kept it simple as I needed to fit 3 photos plus the large card on it, containing the title.

I used a strip of the black and white diagonal paper to tie it in with the other layouts I've already done about this. 

Tuesday 19 January 2021

Lasting Memories- Best sellers

 The next challenge at Lasting memories is best sellers.

AS a librarian, I'm always reading and I had to do this challenge didn't I?

Many years ago I read a Town like Alice and I've also seen the movie a few times. Then 5 years ago I visited Alice Springs. The photo is the Red Dog Cafe where I bought a coffee.

I used colours that blended with the photo and added another photo of the book's cover. I also added a large flower, small amount of washi tape, butterfly and some enamel dots. I hope you like it!

Monday 18 January 2021

Challenge #2 Let's begin.

Challenge #2 is Let's begin

Record the start of something new - or a fresh start or a restart - on your pages. Or maybe you could start a new technique for the first time on your page. Or try a new design. Or a new-to-you colour combination. 

I had a good think and came up with  a peephole technique using tearing and an extra sheet adhered to the back which needs to be double sided.

Using 2 of my woodgrain papers, I wanted the flaps that peeled back to also be woodgrain.

I tore rather than cut because I was going for a rustic look. 

Sunday 17 January 2021

Mystical cyber crop sketch challenges.

 At Mystical Scrapbooking there is a cyber crop featuring sketches.

This is Donna's sketch.
I decided to use some papers I bought from Mystical which were Maggie Holmes Elizabeth Kate.
My theme here is Erica's last birthday at the Hyatt hotel in Canberra.
I chose 3 photos from our High tea and arranged them similar to the sketch. 
I also used a "family" word from a thickers set I have plus smaller alphas for my subtitle. I made the tag from the verso side of one of the papers and used red ribbon.
The flair saying Our stories is cocoa vanilla.

Here's a close up

and the actual layout

The next challenge was using this sketch

I decided to use the same range of papers plus add pink and another striped SEI paper. Glitzmas

It wasn't planned that way but I can see her gazing into the distance,her spirit showing through.
This gave me my title vision,spirit and heart.
The drink cup bottom left says "You've got this!"
I decided to flip the sketch to suit the photos.

Friday 15 January 2021

Lasting Memories travel layout.

 In 2019 we were lucky enough to travel to Christchurch in New Zealand for a week's holiday.

In the botanical gardens they have a Peace Bell from Japan I think, that you can "ding".

I used a Bella paper from their New York range plus some smaller offcuts that co-ordinated.
The 2 tickets added to the theme and my cork alphas added texture.

The Male Room and Shopping your stash.

 At the Male Room they have asked for an animal.

I've had a couple of transparencies featuring Alice in Wonderland here for a while so I used this one containing the MARCH HARE as well as Alice and the Ma Hatter.

I'm sure a 6 year old boy will enjoy looking at it.

I've also made a simple baby boy card because I thought the border pattern was too cute to waste!

This one is for Shopping your stash where we're asked to use something new. In this case it is the cute baby paper I bought recently.

Thursday 14 January 2021

Mystical challenge

 I'm now actually finished my Counterfeit kit. I used the offcuts from my mini album on this layout. The background paper was not in the kit but so close in colour I knew it would work.The photo was a double up from those in the mini album. 

We were provided with this sketch.

Here's my layout.

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Moving along with the times -Baby cards.

 At Moving along with the times, the theme is NEW.

I've chosen New Baby Boy.

I actually made 2 cards so you can take your pick.

and this one which used up a scrap from my kit papers,

Both will go into the card sales box. I sell quite a few baby cards normally.

Tuesday Morning Sketches and Atlantic Hearts

 I'm up early this morning as breakfast had to be over before 7. (Fasting for 2 hours before having a CAT scan done)

I'm making cards,using small pieces left over from my Counterfeit kit.

The first card is for Tuesday morning sketches.

I used a strip of vellum under blue and white spotted paper on this card. The sentiment is cut from an old card (recycled) over a sticker. It's bright and cheery.

My second card is for Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge

I went with Christmas with this card and used up some green scraps. I had felt Santa pieces so used those as my picture.

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Rainforest Gully Mini Book.

 I had quite a few papers left and a set of 12 photos on the one theme I wanted to scrap.

I decided to make a mini book. 

First I covered some strawboard for my cover.

Next I measured up the inner pages,ensuring they were all the same size. (26cm x 12). I adhered them in pairs, back to back. 

I decided where my ribbon would thread through and with a sharp darning needle pierced all pages on the middle spine. I threaded the ribbon through and tied it. (NB : This might need to be adjusted after you've finished crafting.

Starting with my front cover I began decorating and adhering the photos.

I used paper strips, ribbons,  ,Darkroom Door words, stickers, wood veneer logs sliced, 2 blackboard labels and white pen, green painted wood veneer fern, a paper frame and thickers words "adventure" and "smile".

Here's the finished product.

This used all my remaing paper from the kit including 3 x12x12 sheets of vellum. 

I'm please with how it turned out.

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Freaky fast formula and Paper Issues Surgical challenge.

 My next layout is a simple one for The scrap room.

I used all green tones on this layout including some vellum and a doiley as my 5.5" circle.

I also used a small and large brad plus words and as a special feature I sewed the 3 wood veneer pennant pieces at the top left hand corner. The title black 'beaitiful" has tiny beads on it.

Scrap our stash.

 At Scrap our stash there is a remix challenge

Lori's lovely layout is to be scraplifted.

I started with a wooden look background.My circle is pale green spots. The strip down the right hand side is red and white, so there is a touch of Christmas. My washi tape top and bottom features tiny gold Christmas trees.

I added a new Cocoa Vanilla flair that says "Love this". 

I wanted to use 3 photos of the food so trimmed them as much as I could.It left an uneven top to the photos, but it doesn't worry me. My journalling explains what was going on. The hostess that day offered one of each. I managed the pudding and the pavlova but not the cheesecake. It was too much.

My alphas are a mix of stickers, yes,no,maybe was cut from a journal card; the black title is kaisercraft.

My photos are on a slight lean. Sorry!

Monday 4 January 2021

Paper Issues -Cards against Humanity

 Another challenge at Paper Issues this month is to use some 4x3 cards from our stash.

I started with an AMM Herbanella paper I had in my kit.It was muted colours and up until now I've been uninspired to use it. These 2 photos from Boxing Day at a friend's house suited it well.

As they are religious we said Grace befpre the meal and the journal card featuring the prayer went perfectly with the word "grace".

I matted the photos on olive green to keep the subtle tones. Teo of those cards I actually made using scraps from a previous kit years ago. The white one was handy to journal on and the spotted one has a centre from another paper. My only other embellishment is the large wood veneer mandala/doiley shape.I lightly inked it with sage to mute it as well.

Sunday 3 January 2021

Paper Issues Jenga!

 I'm using the 2 blue papers from my kit to scrap-document a phenomenon in the sky recently. 

Jupiter and Saturn aligned on 20th December 2020 for the first time since the 1600s. First noticed in 1226.They are calling it "the Christmas star" as to an ancient eye it would appear bright in the sky.

Jupiter and Saturn will come within 0.1 degrees of each other, forming the first visible "double planet" in 800 years - CBS News

I was able to copy this photo at the time, it is not one of mine.

There is a purplish touch to this photo so I used mist on my background paper.Next, I layered the torn spotted paper with black lace. I found a couple of purple scraps, plus silver so used those as layers under my photo.

I did some hand stitching in navy thread and added blue brads at one end.I had a couple of darkroom door words that suited this and a wood veneer mountain to allude to the mountain in the photo.On that I used blue liquid pearls to add a night time shadow on the mountain.I also used a star stamp and black ink to stamp some stars.

Saturday 2 January 2021

White with One (Garnet)

 The colour for December and January is garnet (red). There is also a sketch which I tried to follow despite the fact that my photos are 3 different sizes.

I used a striped paper from my kit, mounted on white card.

I placed the photos on vellum then positioned this to the left and a journal card to the right.I layered a red doiley under the right hand side. After writing my journalling, I added my title then added 3 cream bow wood veneers as my embellishments.

Friday 1 January 2021

January Counterfeit kit

 The new year begins and lets hope it is better for everyone. I certainly don't want to repeat 2020!

The new kit is the Flurries Deluxe kit at Not just for boys kit club.

(1) Not Just for Boys Scrapbooking Kit Club – {Not} Just for Boys Kit Club

I'm starting by saying it is mid-summer here in Oz and thoughts of snow and ice are far removed.
However, I decided to go with the colours and "feel" of the kit where I could.


The first one I picked was that reindeer paper ,then the woodgrains and so on.
Most of my papers aren't branded.
Some of my papers are from Kaisercraft's "Wandering Ivy" collection.(the 2 bottom right)
The woodgrain top left is also Kaisercraft.

I added some vellum,doileys, and 6x6 papers.
One has silver foiled pattern. Kind of "frosty"

They are are a mixed bag ,but trying to reflect the colours/themes.
I had wood veneers in shape of mountains and slices of logs, plus pennants. 
The washi features pine trees.My enamel brads are blues and greens (Kaisecraft again).
So is my paint.

I have black alphas plus some words in black also.

Not a plaid or snowflake in sight ,but hopefully somehow resembling the original.

A big welcome to Tamara our Guest Designer this month.

Here's the order of the blog hop.

Thanks for visiting and Happy New Year!!!!