Thursday 31 March 2022

Li'l red wagon

 At Li'l red wagon they want washi tape.

I've used 2 strips of blue washi n this card.

I splashed the background with blue mist. Then added the ship picture plus 2 strips of washi tape.
Finally, I added my number.

Monday 28 March 2022

Double Trouble challenges and Simon Says

 At Double Trouble challenges they want white with one colour. 

I've chosen "opera pink" as my one colour and used a versatile flower stamp I have owned for years.

My cardstock is shiny so it takes longer for the ink to dry,but I like the effect.

I also used up some alphas in a matching colour, for my sentiment.

The dirty marks are on my scanner ,not the card.

Next I have made a card for Simon says stamp where the emphasis is on recycling.

I started with 2 lots of packaging, one was from a Fancy Pants mini book and the other was Kaisercraft flowers.

Next I used a cream paper from the centre of a scrapbook album plastic sleeve.I stamped it with "memories" stamp then coloured over it with "Old Paper" distress ink.

I used a ticket shape again cut from packaging,(Maggie Holmes) and used a chipboard oval shape. The tiny sheep was cut from an old Easter card. The other 2 items are from Cosmo Cricket. The black tassel came from a bra I bought,it was on the packaging tag.

I haven't put a sentiment on it yet as I'm not sure how I will use it.

Thursday 24 March 2022

Lasting Memories Finishing touches


Here's my cousin Pat with 2 of her grandchildren. I've used a variety of embellishments and my final touch is sequins top right and bottom left.

I really like the way this came together and might scraplift myself at some stage.

Lasting Memories says 

LM #591 - Finishing Touches - Enamel dots/shapes, brads, sequins, bling, Nuvo drops - pull out those supplies we love to use for finishing touches and add them to your layout.

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Sketch 'n' scrap card sketch.


Here's the sketch for a card at Sketch 'n'scrap.

I've chosen a tropical theme involving mainly pinks. There's no sentiment as I want to use it for a note card.

Monday 21 March 2022

613 Avenue creates and Path of Positivity.


I've made this card for 613 Avenue Creates.

They gave us this colour palette and we are asked to use succulents.

The closest I could find was this yukka. So I put that on my card.


At Path of Positivity we are asked to celebrate something special about our childhood.

One of the biggest memories for me is my parents fostering a love of books and stimulating my imagination. I poured over my childhood books and when it came time to get rid of them, I kept some of those memories. 

I've had in my stash a picture of a gypsy caravan with fairies and pixies driving. Around it are several animals. I also had this stamp so cut out the 2 frogs or toads and made this card using the pictures.

At least these 2 pictures can go on to make someone else happy! 

Sunday 20 March 2022

Sketch Saturday and The Male Room

 I found this sketch on Sketch Saturday so made a card.

Mine is a taller slimline card to fit the envelopes I currently have. 
My sentiment just says "today". Could be for a birthday or whatever occasion is needed.
The flower bottom right is a Kaisercraft Curios (like a bubble of resin). 

At the Male Room they want animals.
I had some fox tags, so cut this one off the tag part and made it a picture to hold my 21.
 (The numbers are clearer in real life)

Saturday 19 March 2022

Sketch 'n' scrap sketch and double trouble.

 I've used another sketch at Sketch 'n 'scrap to finish off my kit. All the whole sheets of paper are used now. This is the sketch

 I had a white lacy background paper which works well. I've used redas my immediate mat for the photos then a pale blue snowflake paper as my other mat. The long strips are both off cuts from my kit.

I adhered a red flower in the bottom corner,keeping the Christmas idea going,and used red alphas. dribbles of red mist complete my layout.


I've also just made a card for Double trouble challenges.

Requirement one was to use plaid. Second requirement was green. I've done both on here.

I'm also entering it on heart 2 heart challenges.
Also on Cardz4guyz where they want slimline cards.

Also on Seize the Birthday where they want green ans white.

Thursday 17 March 2022

Lasting Memories -Punches,dies and ephemera.

 Here's another layout for Lasting Memories.

This time they want punches,dies and or ephemera.

On this layout I have used 7 corner tabs punched. The original machine cuts one side longer than the other so I trimmed them to make them even. 4 are around the photos and 3 are down the side. I chose Christmas colours for those. The 3 small pictures top left are cut from a Darkroom Door filmstrip.Also on here is my title (ephemera ) I cut from an old Christmas card.

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Sketch and scrap


The above is a sketch we are asked to copy for Sketch and Scrap. This layout was done by Lori.

Mine only has one photo so is slightly different, but I used the same combination of papers and sizes.

I used 2 main papers from my kit which suited the little girl theme. The other strips I found in my scrap bags. The happy and buttons,enamel dots, collectables and labels were all in my counterfeit kit.

Saturday 12 March 2022

CKC challenge #1

 Our challenge this month is to embrace the mess, life unfiltered. Show your life as it really is behind the scenes. Find the beauty behind the mess.

I don't know about the last part but this layout shows typical me.

3 books on the go,often reading more than one at once, (hence 2 bookmarks) ,my glasses and also a puzzle magazine. I like word puzzles mainly. You could say I'm a typical librarian! The only thing missing is a cup of tea and a cat. LOL.

I used Prima paper "Bloom ......?" I've forgotten the range and can't find it online. plus the yellow floral is Kaisercraft Paisley Days collection.

I've used offcuts of a book paper and an old K & Co. paper, plus the 2 bingo cards and some stickers. My alphas are Jillybean soup  Grandmas Lima bean soup. I tore the papers and curled top and bottom then inked using "old paper" distress ink.

Hope you like it! 

Friday 11 March 2022

2 card challenges

 I'm not very well today so I'm making a few cards to help pass the time.

The first is for Crafty Gals corner where they want us to add a flower.

I recently bought some big flowers in a sale ,so used a bright green one on this get well card.

My sentiment can apply to a variety of illnesses.

Next is Freshly made sketches

I've made a smaller size card somewhere between a gift card and normal size.

My sentiment means it covers a variety of uses.

My scanner won't work so had to photograph these. Here's a group of 3.

Thursday 10 March 2022

Mystical Scrapbooking and Lasting Memories


This is the mood board at Mystical scrapbooking which ties in nicely with 2 papers in my kit.
One is the teal colour and the other is stripes with pink, teal and green.

Lasting Memories asks us to use trims-ribbon,twine,washi tape or paper strips.

I had a wide pale blue embossed ribbon in my kit that I wanted to use, so pulled it out plus a pink grossgrain ribbon as well.

I've also used 2 x 2 strips of washi behind my photo instead of matting it.The embellishments are from Kaisercraft and were in my kit. 

My alphas are brighter and I used the date instead of words.

And here's the other half of the story! I did this layout 10 years ago. Totally different style.

Wednesday 9 March 2022

Lets get sketchy and Kraft Plus.

 I'm combining a sketch challenge and a theme challenge here.

Firstly at Let's get sketchy there is this.

They have started up again and in fact used a sketch I've done previously on their site.

I basically followed this as close as I could.

Kraft plus want us to use frames.

I found some vellum frames someone sent me so have decided to use those.
There are 3 of those on here plus one cardstock frame. I layered up other papers and shaped items from my kit including a cloud,a large bracket, 3 sticker tags and a chipboard strip. Also 2 enamel dots.
I finished off 3 packets of stuff on here so I AM using my scraps! LOL
I've also splashed around some purple mist drops. 

Monday 7 March 2022

Li'l red wagon and TSOT

 At Li'l red wagon they have a B challenge.

I've used another scrap offcut from my Counterfeit Kit on this card.

I then added a sentiment from Kaisercrat plus a butterfly which was cut from an old picture dictionary I owned as a child.

Next is a card for Try stamping on Tuesday

I went tropical with this one since the boy it is for loves surfing and goes to Bali often for holidays. A friend wants it for her son.

I've tried to use shades of green but there's other colours there too.

Scraplift of a layout.

 I've decided to scraplift Karen Pietruszkiewicz,  who put this layout on Counterfeit Kit Community.

I'm using the 2 vine papers that I put in the Counterfeit kit this month. 

The photo is of my daughter's garden. As she lives in a townhouse, this is the best she can do.

I've used 3 papers from my kit on here plus a scrap from a 4th. I searched high and low for the embellishments eventually finding some in a bag marked "tropical."

It needed a flamingo and I knew I had bright pink flamingo paper about 10 years ago. So into the pink scrap bag I went .Out came a tiny piece I had kept with 2 flamingos intact. I fussy cut one for this layout.

Darn blogger! I copied Karen's name and it has highlighted all the text. (sorry). 

Sunday 6 March 2022

2 yellow cards

 I've made 2 cards using yellow.

Both feature the same Kaiser craft paper Paisley Days collection.

The first features 3 sun wood veneers which are painted gold and the word smile which is glued on top of the central sun. I also used yellow and orange ribbon on this. Very sunny and bright!

On the second I used some yellow cardstock and alphas ,plus 3 sheep jumping over fences. I've put the word hello as my sentiment.

This is my entry for Alphabet challenge blog.  It will be an Easter card for my nephews.

Freaky Fast formula

 My next layout is for Freaky Fast Formula at The scrap room.

I recently met a friend at the local antique centre for coffee plus a look around. While I was there I took a few photos.

This layout shows those items, 

I had fun on this one with the stamps I included in my kit. There were a few that were useful,especially the arrows! All kit items on here.

Saturday 5 March 2022

2 cards using same paper.

 I've made 2 cards using smaller papers in my kit.

The first is for My time to craft and features an embossed strip.

I will use it for a thank you card and inside outline my thanks and why.

The other card is just for fun , using the same papers and features an offcut of a doiley as well as a mask picture. This will work for a male birthday so will put it in that box.

Challenge YOUrself and Lasting Memories.


Today I've made a layout using Counterfeit kit papers for Challenge YOUrself.

These 3 photos were taken at a family get-together There's my Mum ,an Aunt, my cousin and myself.
I've used 3 papers plus several stickers from Ruby Rock-it Arcadia set. 
There's also enamel dots,mists splattered around and a journal card tucked under the photos and a banner.
All the colours are there. I'm on the left hand photo.
These pictures were taken by my cousin's partner, so aren't as clear as I would like but as Mum and my aunt have since died, they are the only ones I have.

I'm also adding this at Lasting Memories where they want us to use lots of stickers.

Friday 4 March 2022

Cardz 4 Galz

 Cardz4galz has a things with wings challenge.

Last months Counterfeit kit had some large butterflies ,which I made tags with. I've used one of them on this card. I left the gold toned background blank because that way the tag stands out.

Thursday 3 March 2022

2 layouts for my daughter.

 I've made 2 more layouts both for my daughter's album. The first is for The Scraproom group on facebook where they want us to use the letters in CHARM.

I've used C= car, corners H=hearts A= adore R= ribbon M= mat (under the photo.)

Because of the car's colour, I used red spotted paper and doiley. However everything else on here is from my March counterfeit kit.

Next, I made this layout using ALL kit items. The 2 photos are of my daughter's god-daughter. 
Helen started school in January ,so it has been a big year for her.

On both pages I have used Pebbles cut aparts which make good sub headings.

Wednesday 2 March 2022

More than words-poem plus tag.

 The challenge at More than words this month is 

Our family have a little poem that we say to count the kisses someone puts on a greeting card. I researched it and found it can also be used to count magpies (in Ireland). 

Hence my layout's name, Magpie Kisses.

Instead of pretty papers I used corrugated cardboard.I traced around a shaped paper and cut the scalloped edges. Next I inked book page and used it as part of my matting.I also cut out a bird shape from the book paper.

My fence was hand drawn on plain brown scrapbook paper and put under the photo. My alphas suited the rustic feel as well. The poem is on the left and the tag on the right explains the poem.

Tuesday 1 March 2022

March Counterfeit Kit.


Here's their whole kit

and their close ups.

Here's their papers

Presenting my kit , INKY PINKY PONKY

And here's my papers

I added extra paper and cut aparts as well

For my embellishments I gathered everything I could find to match.

With some close ups

And a last minute paper garland from American crafts (because it is pink!) .
It's another one of things that I've had for years but never seem to use.

I will also use inks,mists,paints and any other wet mediums that take my fancy.


A big welcome to our Guest designer this month, Anna Veach.

Now on to the blog hop!

·         Counterfeit Kit Challenge -

·         Guest Designer – Anna

·         Cindy -

·         Juliet -

·         Leslie -

·         Lisa -

·         Tara - 

·         Tina -

·         Tracey -

·         Kate -

·         Julene - (You have made it here!!) 

  Have a great month scrapping everyone and now you can start choosing your kits.