Friday 29 October 2021

Krafty Chicks

 At Krafty Chicks there is an "All occasions" challenge.

I'm in full swing making Christmas cards here so wish to enter the first one on that page.

This enabled me to use up some X's from a set of alphas plus stickers.

I've also made this card.

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Li'l red wagon and Christmas cards all year around

 At Li'l red wagon they asked for butterflies.

I've made a card featuring a butterfly which is all in black and white. The butterfly is chipboard. The jigsaw piece was sent to me in a swap and until now I couldn't think of how to use it but it works on here.

Next I made a Christmas card for Christmas cards all year round where they want something with S or T.

My card features stockings and also "Seasons Greetings". There's also stripes.

Saturday 23 October 2021

Lasting Memories Shimelle challenge

 At Lasting Memories we are asked to do a layout in Shimelle's style.

I've chosen to scraplift this one. It has lots of layering.

I started with an old paper featuring tiny ducks because it is colourful. That is one of Shimelle's main features. (I did some perusing on Pinterest.)
My photo is an old one from a trip to Hawaii in 1980.

I used vellum, a tape measure and a random playing card,just like Shimelle.
 Instead of a butterfly I used a large rose die cut I had here. 
My photo is landscape, not portrait so the layering on the right hand side is slightly different,but still the "essence" of Shimelle is there.


Also I created this layout for The scraproom group CANDY challenge.
I used C=coral, circles A=alphas,acorn,arrows N=numbers D= door Y=yellow.

This is one of those papers you have in your stash for years,I'm pleased to use it.

Friday 22 October 2021

As you like it challenge

 I had some scraps from October afternoon papers, plus a sticker of a puppy.

I put them all together to make a card for As you like it challenge. We are asked to use an animal and explain why. I've always liked dogs,especially smaller ones, this puppy looks so cute I just had to use him.

Friday 15 October 2021

Map layout plus 2 others.

 Here's another layout I've completed using my kit. I put the map paper in because it was left over from my USA holiday photos. I wanted to use it. I chose 2 photos from Monument Valley in Utah.

Behind and around the photos is a kind of collage effect which enabled me to use some washi tape,tickets,small words,3 flowers and enamel dots. The title completes another set of alphas. I also used scraps as my tabs.

I also finished off my kit today with these 2 layouts

Thursday 14 October 2021

Sketch 'n'scrap layout and sketch.


Here's another sketch for a layout at Sketch 'n' scrap. I've used one of my kit papers, this one is from Fiskars.

The stickers are from Pink Paislee. I kept the layout simple as the paper was busy.

Also there is another card sketch.

I've made another Christmas card, using the colours red and blue.

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Sketch'n'scrap card sketch.

 Another day, another Christmas card.

This one is for Sketch'n'scrap. 

This is the sketch we are given and below is my card.

I used a pre- made tag I had done already plus ric rac and a sticker that says "fun".

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Christmas card throwdown.

 At Christmas card throwdown  the challenge is to use red and brown.

I have just made these 2 reindeer cards on Kraft cardstock using reindeer paper. I recycled the sentiments from last years Christmas cards. The left hand one has a felt reindeer. This is my entry for the challenge. 

Everything is straight (I measured it). The card is on an angle so looks crooked.

I sell my cards for charity, so these 2 will go into the box for that.

challenge YOUrself

 At Challenge YOUrself they want black and white with one other colour. I chose Kraft.

The background is a Bella patterned cardstock that I've had for ages,and somehow ,never seemed to use. It suits this male layout. I had lots of tags with neutral colour and some wood veneers that I could use.

My title is perfect as I taught these 2 boys when they were 9,back in 1976. They're now 45! 

Billy, the top one had/has a beautiful smile! John, the other one, went on to be a teacher,which pleases me.

Jingle Belles and Sketch 'n'scrap.

 Next I'm making a couple of cards.

At Jingle Belles  they are having a pink Christmas theme to raise money for Breast Cancer.

I used this sketch from Sketch'n'scrap.

I used 3 washi tapes from my Counterfeit kit, plus pink paper and sentiment.
I'll be giving this card to a friend who knits for charity.That is why I added the ball of wool and needles.

Sunday 10 October 2021

Maggie Holmes for Lasting memories

 Lasting Memories wants us to create a layout based on Maggie Holmes design.

I had this Maggie Holmes paper so used the yellow side.

Here's an example of her work.

In both cases she's used a sewing machine. Mine is broken so I can't do that. (Still in lockdown here)

She uses a mixture of shapes on her banners.I can do that! Her photos are matted widely, but I decided to use layers of coloured tags and shapes.

I made a banner like on her top layout. I also did hand written journalling on black lines like her.

Thursday 7 October 2021

Inkspirational challenge and Freaky fast formula.

 At Inkspirational there is a challenge using this picture.

I had one small fox, so added it to the corner of a cut-apart from my kit,which is orange and black.

I also added a gold scalloped border from a set of stickers I put in the Counterfeit kit.

So fox,gold,orange,branches all tie in with the picture above....

The freaky fast formula at scraproom is this

I used some more orange stripes plus the coloured vine paper on this layout.

The striped colours, plus hearts strip is from Simple stories strips, also in my counterfeit kit.

Wednesday 6 October 2021

2 challenges in one.

 Here's 2 challenges in one.

Paper Issues wanted us to use pink (fine, I had some in my kit)

The Scraproom group had a jumpstart sketch 

Here's my interpretation. Everything on here is from my Counterfeit kit.

Tuesday 5 October 2021

Scraproom Throwback sketch.

 My next layout today is for The Scraproom Throwback sketch

I can't copy it on here as Facebook is having problems this morning.

I've used papers from my kit plus a few offcut strips along the top and bottom. The red hearts and word stickers were also in my kit.

Recently I visited the local nation park where waratahs were in full bloom everywhere. 

They were a sight to see. 

This one was right next to the road, so I didn't have to climb into the bush to see it. With us still being in lockdown the good times are few and far between, but I really enjoyed that day.


 The challenge at Unstampabelles this month is to use a book page.

I'm making an album for my daughter, so this layout features her new car.

I used a Ruby-rock-it shaped paper in blue and white. It reminds me of a Delft plate. Across the bottom I sewed lace and matted my photo on a book page saying "Chapter two" which is suitable as this is her second car.

I also added a doily that I misted blue, plus around the top of the background paper, I did the same. I also added a few smaller embellishments.

I hope you like it! I enjoyed making this one.

Monday 4 October 2021

Mystical Torn paper challenge and sketch 'n'scrap card

 Over at Mystical scrapbooking there is a challenge to use torn papers.

I had 3 photos from one of the wineries we visited back in March. I tore 2 papers from my kit and used those as matting for the photos. I also tore a smaller strip and placed it across bottom right. 

My embellishments are simple; wood veneer hearts, green brads and yellow stickers.

I also started making Christmas cards today.

Here's the card sketch at Sketch 'n'scrap

I've used Christmas papers from a Trimcraft pack named "The night before Christmas"

Saturday 2 October 2021

Double lion layout.

I've taken a recipe for a double layout I saw on The scraproom and adapted it as my own.

Layout Recipe Cards at The ScrapRoom -

My subjects are 2 lions I saw at Hunter Valley Zoo. The male performed the whole dominant male routine while we were watching. He ended with a roar that could be heard for miles.

I used a neutral paper I have several sheets of, then I cut a rectangle of green check from my kit. I used a gold lacy border strip across both then stitched a circle using bottle green embroidery cotton.

Luckily my embellishment page had a yellow frame, which I put over picture 1 also a few smaller words.

I numbered the photos in order so you can see the behaviour.

I stitched the 2 together using my photo editing program.

Although not a scrapbooking site, I'm entering it at Show us your pussies where Furrything goes. It can be any type of cat.

1st layout with October kit.

 When I moved here 7 years ago, I started a scrapbook album to show changes I'm making to the house.

I've put on a pergola, changed the garden,removed a tree,put in air conditioning and now have solar power. This layout is about the solar power being installed.

Using the blues in my kit I added a few layers, plus patterned paper tabs, then vellum to mat my photos.

I had a graphic 45 circle saying "We can do it" which went well,then I added a sewn chipboard button.

I also had clouds and an arrow.

Friday 1 October 2021

October Counterfeit kit


The October Counterfeit kit is based on The Hip kit club MAY

Here are the papers
Presenting my kit "Lockdown lurking"

 my kit papers  

The  hip kit embellishments.
 My embellishments

Last minute add-ons. (washi and wood veneers)

and some new enamel dots that arrived yesterday.

My full kit looks like this

Welcome to our guest designer this month, Machelle Willing
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