Tuesday 31 August 2021

Atlantic Hearts challenge.

 I've made a card for Atlantic Hearts challenge

I used a woodgrain paper as my background and a tilted picture from Darkroom Door. The sentiment is also Darkroom Door. I glued 2 wood veneer flowers and used tiny dots as my highlighters.

Monday 30 August 2021

Lasting Memories Polkadots

 On this layout for Lasting Memories, I used as many polkadots as I could find.

I misted the background white cardstock first with green.

The main paper on here has polkadots, the 3 punched flowers have polkadots,the brads in the centre of the flowers have polkadots,I added dots around the edges of the scalloped trim at the bottom and my title is matted on polkadots too. When I look closely, even the trees in the photo have polkadots.

Maybe I've gone dotty!

This was in London and I asked my daughter to do a "hug a tree" photo.

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Atlantic Hearts challenge and shopping our stash

 I've used this sketch on Atlantic Hearts challenge

and the requirement is wood grain on Shopping out stash. 

The card is for my oldest Great Nephew who turns 21 in September. He loves red so my sentiment is in red mini letters but I also had the key background paper that I wanted to use.

Monday 23 August 2021

Let's capture our memories-Sequence

Because I copied and pasted the required options, the whole post is highlighted in white! No idea why, sorry. 

August 22nd - LM #562 - Team B - Sequence - This week I am giving you 3 options for your challenge:

Option #1 - Create a layout with a grid background - 

Option #2 - Line up your photos in a row across your layout - this can be vertically, horizontally, or on the diagonal.

Option #3 - Show us a sequence of events in your photos - or now and then photos, or before and after photos. 

I've chosen to do a sequence vertically featuring my love of washing up.

People think I'm nuts but I enjoy washing up and the warm water soothes my hands.

I've used a red doiley and blue mesh background plus a red and white patterned paper background. These were chosed because of the colour of the tongs and tupperware bowl.

The title is actually cut from the pack of "For the Record" papers I had in my stash.

Sunday 22 August 2021

CSI #365



To start with I followed clue 1 and found a dark green,a peach and a baby pink coloured papers.(All older)

I looked through embellishments and found a suitcase,a frame that says "collect Beautiful things,",3 pink tabs and a heart.I found 6 green buttons plus 2 reflective gems.

I found a green and white chevron bag.


I laced embroidery thread around the buttons.

I stacked 4 layers behind my photo.

Friday 13 August 2021

Scrap room throwback sketch.

 On our recent trip to Kangaroo Island we went and did the Raptor Show and it was amazing. The hosts were very accommodating and the guides very informative. People of all ages were able to get up close and personal with raptors of all shapes and sizes from owls to Wedge Tail Eagles, if you are here it is a must do. We would do this again.

I've scrapped a page about that based on this sketch

Here's my layout.

Thursday 12 August 2021

CKC Challenge #1 Diagonals.

 Our challenge is based on a design principle.To use the diagonal on your page!

I looked back for examples of how I used diagonals previously.

By far the one that stands out is "So What", but I'm fresh out of giant birds on Kraft background. 
 I decided to use the design of IN BLOOM with the two big triangles of patterned paper.
I used more of the Heritage papers from my kit. 

Please note the clusters featuring Autumn Lane flowers. 
The vintage buttons are over 100 years old. My great grandparents were tailors.
You can see my diagonal clearly doesn't go corner to corner, I didn't have enough of that paper.However it still fulfills the design idea.
Close ups here.


Sunday 8 August 2021

Challenge YOUrself.

 At Scrap YOUrself there is a new challenge.

This to me doesn't mean fitness or diet, it is about mental health and keeping happy. It is so easy to let life get you down and you need to take time out to just enjoy things or simply laugh.

I chose this photo of me being silly because it makes me smile. 

I was on a holiday at Broken Hill in NSW and we were "acting the goat"(as mum used to say), just doing silly things. I was doing an Irish Jig in front of an old pub. Laughing, while I was doing it! 

On my layout I have chosen to use crackle medium with yellow paint.Hence my title "cracked".

I chose yellow and purple as they are complimentary colours on the colour wheel. There's also black and white. The purple matches my dress.

Friday 6 August 2021

Shopping our stash and Tuesday morning sketches

 I've made a card for Shopping our stash.

It is for a grandfather and I've found Poppy is a well used derivative for that. I used gold and yellows mainly on my card with a tiny frame in green. I also inked my 2 inch square with pinecone ink to age it.

Into the father's day box it goes.

Next card is for a sketch at Tuesday Morning sketches

I used the same background paper on this one plus a butterfly and some kisses.

Thursday 5 August 2021

Sketches in Thyme.

 My next layout uses a forged paper I made for a previous kit but it ended up back in my stash.

It is for the sketch at Sketches in Thyme

I've tilted mine 90 degrees so it looks like this

The background paper is one I forged for a previous counterfeit kit.
I used die cut slide mount and curved tags on which to mount my 3 photos.
I splattered purple mist across my page before adding my 3 photos which I matted on pale lemon.I used twine curved around the title for some extra interest and texture.

Wednesday 4 August 2021

August CKC Forgery on the Fourth.


After looking at the kit, I realised that those photo corners would be easy enough to forge.

In fact I had 2 plaid corners I could use. So I simply traced around the originals and cut them out.

There is also a large flower in the kit and I happen to have a large stamp of a crysanthemum. I stamped a couple of those to add to my kit.

Both are simple ideas but add something to the look of a page.

Another Heritage layout.


On this layout I used all Kaisercraft Heritage papers once again. 

Also from my kit was the olive green ribbon, the twine,and the 2 wood veneer leaves which I inked in pinecone.

This was a bird I saw standing on a wall near the bay at Concord. The lines of the bush in the photo add to the angles of the layout.

Use your stuff challenge.

 At Use Your Stuff this time they want us to be inspired by real life.

For my design team work there I used this layout featuring my husband and his boss working on our house.
We had a builder but much of the inside stuff was done by them

I kept it in manly colours and added a shaker box made with hardware pieces.

Why not join in over at Use Your stuff.

Tuesday 3 August 2021

Kaisercraft layout

 If you want to learn more about Kaisercraft's Heritage collection here is a You tube I found.

Kaisercraft- Heirloom collection - YouTube

My first layout this month is featuring this collection.

I tore across top and bottom then inked with pinecone ink to age it.I adhered this to backing paper also Heritage collection.

Using a kaisercraft mask of a clock,I painted 2 clocks. I also stamped some smaller clocks using a rubber stamp I have from my teaching days.

Next I used layers of paper to mat my 2 photos. There was a plain olive in my kit plus another 2 heritage papers. I cut a postcard top from one and used it as a separate layer.

I used an olive chiffon ribbon along the bottom of my page.

My embellishments feature twine curled into a circle,wood veneer frames, cut our circles also from heritage collection, asterisks from alphas ,a small wood veneer word,

Sunday 1 August 2021

August Counterfeit kit

 The kit this month is from Maikit 2021 (danipeuss.de)

Starting with a list I wrote
dull blue
pink and aqua
large flower
photo corners
leaves and branches
black and white alphas.

Next I looked through my papers.
These were the only 4 that even slightly resembled the originals.
2 of them are from the Kaisercraft Heirloom range , so I decided to follow that lead 

I've gone slightly rogue and included the whole range of Kaisercraft Heirloom, plus other muted/tawny coloured papers.
 So here's my papers

Next, came my embellishments.

As we are in total lockdown here in Sydney, I've used what I have here that match the papers.
The chipboard alphas can be painted to suit the layout,there are dark brown, plus I have gold alphas as well to use.
The offcuts of paper on the right will appear in FOTF.

Welcome to our guest designer, Sara Rice