Tuesday 30 March 2021

The library craft challenge

 Waaaaay back in 1959 we went to a Fancy Dress Ball. Mum of course made our outfits.

My sister went as the queen of hearts from Alice in Wonderland.

I've made a layout featuring the original photo, plus a playing card and a picture of Alice. There's also some mushrooms and a clock. These are all items that appear in the Alice in Wonderland story.

I'm entering this at The library craft challenge where the theme is

Monday 29 March 2021

The scraproom sketch

 This is for the the sketch for Kickstart at the scraproom

It is a fairly pain layout, but I'm happy with it.
I'll let the photos do the talking on this.
This finishes my Counterfeit kit for March, so I will pack up my leftovers and prepare for next month.

Sunday 28 March 2021

Lasting Memories 4 photos sketch


Here's the 4 photo sketch at Lasting memories.

I'm using up the last full sheet of cardstock from my kit plus a large journal block and some other bits and pieces. I even managed to use a cake patty pan and a March circular calendar item.

I followed the sketch pretty much as it is but added the arrow to show that the balloons were ascending.
Riding in a hot air balloon is on my bucket list but I'm not sure if I will ever do it.

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Lasting Memories 6 photos.


Here's the double layout sketch.

Once again I used my counterfeit kit for these 2 layouts.

I managed to cut some of the Bo Bunny arrow paper from behind the 2 photos on the first layout and use it for tabs on the second. The 2 pleated flowers helped to tie the 2 together as well.

Here's the double layout

I used For The Record stickers on these as well.

Adding to this I have also made this layout using "for the record" stickers.
I saw a similar idea on Pinterest.

as well as that today, I covered a Dusty Attic notebook using 2 more papers from my Counterfeit Kit, plus some of the embellishments.

Freaky fast formula

 At The Scraproom group the freaky fast formula is this

I've used all papers and items from my counterfeit kit. Scraps come in handy for this particular challenge.

My 2 photos are of an extremely long jetty near Concord in Sydney. We went to see it after I bought a painting of it. I used the 2 wider strips going horizontally across the middle, then one of the shorter 2x7 pieces across the middle. My 2 12x3/4 strips are vertical on the left hand side then the remaining strip on the right.

I also added some embellishments such as the 2 tabs plus journal tag ,a yellow strip and a star.

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Paper Issues sketch

 The most recent sketch at Paper Issues is this one

I'm also guest designer this month at Blossom Tree creations. 
So I decided to combine the 2 and come up with this layout.

I've used Blossom Tree creations red toned flowers.

Also on there is white embroidery thread, some chipboard stationery items from Simple Stories Life in colour and the gold border strips are DCMV. 
The black and white paper is American Crafts The colour of memories.

Hope you like it! I used my sense of humour on this one.

Saturday 13 March 2021

Use your stuff and Double trouble

 At Use Your stuff this time we are featuring plaid.

This is my daughter's partner. The plaid background suited the photo and if you look closely you will see plaid on the "hello my name is" tag and the apple at the top.

I'm also entering this on double trouble where they require green and twisted sister focus is plaid.

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Lasting Memories


This month at Lasting Memories , there's a sketch challenge.

I decided to use 2 of my blue papers, including the one that looks like crushed tissue paper. AS we were by the lake that plus the vellum gives a misty watery feel and even the middle paper resembles waves. (There aren't waves on Lake Burley Griffin but we can imagine them.

I used as my embellishments some chipboard items from Simple Stories Life in colour.
Also I'm pleased to use my dymo label maker.

Thursday 4 March 2021

FOTF for Counterfeit kit.

 Our forgeries this month are many and varied but I decided to make flowers.

I started by punching flowers

Then you fold each flower into quarters. You need 4 from the same patterned paper plus another as your base. Adhere the 4 folded pieces.

The finished flowers are at the top of this picture.
The fan folded ones are made in one piece then the ends adhered together.
I glued a button on mine but you could ise a cardboard circle.

Layout inspired by a painting

 I have a painting here of a jetty and surrounds done by a friend. Curiosity got the better of me so I decided to go and see it in real life. It is at Hen and Chicken bay near Concord.

I made my layout about the boat ramp/jetty.

My inspiration for the layout was Calvinball layout I found on You Tube.

Layout #1 | Starry Night | CalvinBall 2021 Scrapbook Challenge | Scrapbook Process Video - YouTube

Hers featured dogs and stars, mine features the wharf and punched flowers.

I used my Counterfeit kit including a computer number paper plus a lined stationery paper from Crate Paper named Maggie Holmes Lovely. The red paper is the Christmas paper I put in my kit and the blue was a scrap.

Following the You tube video I constructed my layout as close as I could. The tearing under the photo is hidden by the title and flower, but it's there. The obvious place for the journalling is on the lined paper.

Tuesday 2 March 2021

Case #350 at CSI

 At CSI this is the case 350

Product Clues

I started with 2 older papers,one almost plain white, the other an argyle pattern.I matted using scraps of number triangles and checkered papers. I also used a chevron strip across the bottom.

Next I used 2 washi tapes that had mathematical formulars and measuring tape designs.

There are 3 canvas shapes on here that I misted with red. Some absorbed more colour than others.The largest circle is more samon pink. This adds flowers and old circular elements to the layout.

Design Clues

Used 2 patterned papers in the background with a strip across centre.

Monday 1 March 2021

March Counterfeit kit

 Our March Counterfeit kit looks like this

The papers

The embellishments

Keeping with the stationery/office theme, I made up this kit.

Private Secretary

I still have to add the handmade flowers.

My papers are as close as I could get
The red paper 4th from left is Christmas paper. The turquoise paper right isn't crinkled, it is printed like that!

I added a couple of extras from Bo bunny Little wonders and cardstock in primary colours

My embellishments are these.

The tupperware container is full of coloured paperclips and I added the deckle scissors to get some use from them.
I chose silver thickers and the simple stories chipboard "Life in Colour"

I also made some flowers. See FOTF post.

Literally last minute additions. 
My dymo label maker and red and white spotted cake patty pans which might become a flower or two.

Here's the blog hop. Welcome Julie our Guest designer this month.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com
Guest Designer: Julie Kirk - https://www.instagram.com/withjuliekirk/

That's all for this month. I'm off for a week's holiday in the middle of the month so kept it reasonably small. Enjoy your scrapping, JULENE


 At Unstampabelles they ask us to scrap lockdown.

One thing I missed most was buying a proper coffee at the stores. I had to be content with making it at home. 

To go with my coffee I usually buy a cake, muffin or something to eat, so I came up with the idea of  cooking muffins!

My muffin recipe is versatile and I can add various fillings ,depending on what I have here. I made quite a few batches over the time and shared them with neighbours and friends.

After the worst of lockdown I saw the sign at Muffin break and formulated this layout. My embellishments are from a set of covid papers I bought early on in the pandemic.

I hope you like it. Luckily here in Australia, the worst seems to be over. (whispering in case it hears me!)