Friday 31 December 2021

January Counterfeit kit Reveal.


Cindy has chosen a digital kit from Traci Reed Designs called On the Go and Going Slow. 

Here's the unboxing video.

After some thought I named my kit "Bright and shiny".

I started with papers as usual.

I tried to match the originals,  but found myself adding more black than the original kit. The patterns matched fairly closely. There's also a forgery in here, can you spot it?

While shopping in Canberra over the Christmas break I bought these 2 Bazzil transparencies. I will cut them or use them whole as needed, but I put them in this kit to make a start.

My embellishments are a mixture of what I have. 

Last year I made a real effort to use my stash and not buy too much. 
I hope to continue that idea in 2022.
I have managed to go through quite a lot of stuff last year and can see a difference.

First my alphas are a mixture and you might see mixed fonts on my layouts as the need arises.

I'm using a set of butterfly stamps this month, plus a very old bee stamp.

and I found quite a random mix of other items.
The stamps are there again in this picture , but also die cuts, stickers, tags and labels, embroidery cottons and some tickets. I might also add ribbons and buttons, wood veneers as needed and paint,inks etc.

Well that's it for this month. 
Here's the blog hop in case you get lost along the way................

 Happy new year everyone.


Last layout for 2021.

 I'm finishing up my Christmas kit today by making this layout, which had semi prepared earlier. 

My daughter ha home made Christmas gingerbread this year which was so tasty. It reminds me of our Christmas days together.

I just noticed the S has fallen off. It is around here somewhere and will be added back on when I find it.

My December daily kit has been packed away now ready for next Christmas.

Thursday 30 December 2021

CKC December daily cards

 I've made 2 final cards with my December daily kit.

My first is for sketch 'n'scrap.

I've used red vellum for my framing and a small santa sticker I got in my Christmas bon bon.

The next one is using the original pink tree paper.

There's washi tape on here plus a gold border strip.

Both will go into the box to be sold for next year.

Friday 24 December 2021

CKC December Daily Days #22 and 23

Yesterday's prompt was Christmas chipboard. I didn't have any.

Today's prompt is alphas. 

I added a black set and a very dark pink set. Not sure yet what I will use.  also popped in some mini alphas that are really old.

Tomorrow's prompt is add anything you haven't already added. I couldn't think of anything extra. So that makes this the final page for my December Daily.

For those who have been looking, thank you and Merry Christmas.

Jumpstart sketch

 I took a break from Christmas activities yesterday and did a NORMAL layout for The Scraproom Jumpstart Sketch.

My daughter recently took a holiday on the south coast and visited Mogo Zoo.

Here's the sketch.

I chose colours that matched my 3 photos. I enjoyed doing this one and was able to use the giraffe picture plus a couple of animal buttons I've had for ages.

Another bonus use was the orange and white ribbon behind the title.

Wednesday 22 December 2021

CKC December Daily Day #21


Today's prompt is a stamp set.

This I can do, I have a couple of Christmas stamp sets from Kaisercraft.

These have been used for several Christmases but will be used again.

Also I have made a card for Winter wonderland  where anything goes.

I've used 4 layers on a card plus a tab an the last of the black sentiments. 

Tuesday 21 December 2021

CKC December daily Day #20


Day #20 the prompt is Project life/ journalling cards.

After searching through my stash I didn't find many but I did find a couple of reindeer.

I will try to incorporate these on cards somehow.

Here's my first one, a card for Cardz4galz
I used the reindeer with the green gingham on this card.
 Also there is some Christmas washi plus a sentiment from this kit.

Monday 20 December 2021

Colour throwdown

Colour throwdown  has a pink red and mint green colour combo this time.

Digging into the kit I'm making for December, I found the original pink tree paper, so used that as my background.

I had 2 die cuts a tab in red and white stripes and a scalloped edge in green spots. I used a black sentiment and added a wood veneer star.

CKC December daily Day #19


Today's prompt is bling.

I'm not a bling person but have chosen a few bits that might be used. They are all pearls rather than rhinestones.

I've managed to make another card. This one is for Sketch and Scrap on Facebook

It is all using bits from my December daily kit.

Sunday 19 December 2021

Challenge Yourself plus Kraft Plus

 I'm entering this layout in 2 challenges. Challenge Yourself  and Kraft plus.

The scrap challenge yourself is anything goes and I'm in the photo on the left hand side wearing a red feathered collar. (I felt like a chook!!)

At Kraft plus the challenge is rainbow colours. I chose the patterned Kraft paper featuring clouds. It's a Bella paper named Cloudy Days. As my mat I used another Bella paper featuring rainbow stripes.

I misted with purple through a circle stencil then overlapped my photo and mat. I added a bow of string (twine) with yellow tipped ends. On the opposite corner there's a purple flower plus a painted wood veneer branch. Going through a checklist of the rainbow colours, they're all there. I didn't want to add too much colour and detract from the photo of Robyn and I dressed up at a Librarian's conference, about 20 years ago.

CKC December daily Day #18


Today's prompt is a sticker sheet.

I do use stickers on cards but not often. 

I gathered 3 lots of partially used stickers in this case. One is a border strip one is candy canes and the other is plain cork shapes that I can incorporate.

Saturday 18 December 2021

CKC December Daily Day #17


I'm back again!

Today's prompt is sentiments.

I cut sentiments from old Christmas cards so have a bag of those I often use on cards.

Friday 17 December 2021

ABC Christmas challenge

 I used the peppermint sticker that I added to my kit (Day #8), plus some Christmas paper and a recycled sentiment on this card.

It is for ABC Christmas Challenge where it is Y for Yummy. These peppermints look good enough to eat!

CKC December daily Day #16.


Day #16 prompt is die cuts/fussy cuts/cut file.

This is a selection of both die cuts and 2 items I fussy cut from Christmas cards (Dove and red star).

Thursday 16 December 2021

CDC December Daily Day #15 and Li'l red wagon


Day #15 is Buttons or flair. 

I don't have any Flair so I guess it looks like buttons.

I don't have many green buttons so added pinks.


I've made another card, this time for Li'l Red wagon.

They want anything Christmas. I started with the pink reindeer paper then added a strip of gold lace border down the right hand side. My sentiment was a small cut apart card from a Kaisercraft set. I double mounted it on red then green striped festive paper and also added 2 words from a Jillybean soup sticker sheet.

Wednesday 15 December 2021

CDC December Daily Day #14


Day #14 is ribbon,twine or trim.

I've added gold ribbon,plain twine and a gold cord.

Tuesday 14 December 2021

3 cards.

 I've taken time out from making a kit to actually making some cards.

I used my kit papers and embellishments.

The left hand one has a border strip plus washi tape in silver. The black sentiment made a good contrast.

I'm entering this at AAA Cards

The middle card is using lots of washi tape. I made a tag using 3 washi tapes on the diagonal. I also added 3 strips of washi across the bottom.

The right hand card uses a tab saying hello plus a strip of ribbon and a wood veneer crown.

All are a modern twist on Christmas cards.

Monday 13 December 2021

CKC December daily #13


Today's prompt is wood veneers. I didn't have many to fit in with Christmas theme however I found 2 birds and some crowns so added those. I also added some gingerbread men just because I can 

CKC December daily Day #12


Today's prompt is Washi tape.

To do this I matched them back to the original chip it.
I put the silver in because of the greyish blues.

Sunday 12 December 2021

CKC December daily day #11


Day #11's prompt is metallic. I've bought some gold doilies to add to the kit.

Saturday 11 December 2021

CKC December daily Day #10


Day #10 wants Cardstock paper.

As most of this kit will become cards, I added 2 shades of green cardstock and several sheets of each.

This will form my basis for the cards.