Thursday 24 November 2022

Cards 4 guyz

 At Cards 4 Guyz they want a male Thank you card.

After selecting a suitable background paper, I used paint to create water for my fish picture and a matching Thank You sentiment.

Friday 18 November 2022

Li'l red wagon

 At Li'l red wagon they want flowers.

I was in the middle of making a tag featuring a pink flower, so I used it on this card and added a black tassel to match the grossgrain ribbon.

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Cupcake challenge and Atlantic Hearts.

 At Cupcake challenge they want owls.

I made this card using Kaisercraft Secret Admirer collection. I added a pair of homemade flowers to make it more spring like. There is an owl peeping out of the cluster on the right.


At Atlantic Hearts challenge this is their sketch

I've put a male spin on it as I need a card for a male friend who mows my lawns.

There's a flower on here but it is quite masculine looking.

Monday 14 November 2022

Paper Issues Scraplift Sunday (2)


Here's the layout we are asked to scraplift.

I had lots of Halloween pictures left so chose this one of cupcakes we saw at a market.

The purple mist has made another appearance. I was pleased to use more black striped acetate plus the black notebook paper that I saved. My tag is made from a tissue box and the tassels came from 2 bras I bought. The offcuts of the other papers are from my scrapbags.

Had fun with this one :)

Fusion card challenge


At Fusion card challenges they want gingerbread.

I've made a card using 2 felt gingerbread men. It features a doily, and the sentiment says Eat drink and be merry.

Sunday 13 November 2022

Sketches in Thyme

 My next layout is for Sketches in Thyme

I need to turn mine 90 degrees since my photos are landscape.  This is one done by a design team member.

Here it is!

As my 4 photos were quite busy, I kept the papers simple.

From my kit (other than the papers), I used the big brad, a black coaster and alphas plus packaging to make the 2 smaller circles. I dug out my blue dottariffic pen to do the arrows.

Fishing at Farmquest

 Over at the Farmquest blog they want something to do with fishing.

I've used some October afternoon stickers on this male card. The red made a good background colour.

Saturday 12 November 2022

CKC Challenge #1 Right now, Kraft + and Challenge YOUrself.

 We are asked to record something of our life right now.

This had me thinking and I've used a photo of me taking a selfie in a mirror at an art exhibition. 

I like visiting art galleries and museums because you're never too old to learn.

I'm enjoying life right now!

Kraft + also has a song lyric challenge, so I decided to combine the two.

I've chosen the Carpenters' song I'm on top of the world" and my Kraft cardstock has a map of the North pole on it, how appropriate! 

I've used 5 of the large tickets, also on Kraft, behind my photo at the top. They have dots behind them to make them stick up. The blue Ruby-rock-it ribbon at the top helped to make the tickets more obvious.

I matted my photo on atlas paper as well. My journalling went around the edge as I want some of the map to remain visible. My alphas didn't stand out enough, so I traced around them in black pen. I added the chiffon bow and enamel dots to finish off the layout.

Challenge YOUrself has this challenge

My own handwriting is around the edge of the layout. It has been cut off at the bottom. It says:

I am at a good place in my life right now. My debts are paid and I'm FREE to enjoy life. I smile when I think about what was achieved and have a loving family as well. Life is GREAT!!.

Friday 11 November 2022


 At ABC Christmas challenge they want W for white or X for Xtra special

I've gone with W for White. I started off with shimmer card then then stamped a Christmas tree in the oval shape. I also stamped the sentiment.

Lasting Memories sketch (2)


This is the new sketch at Lasting Memories

I'm using more of my Counterfeit kit here. The American crafts moon background paper made a good dark background for the pretty tags from Maggie Holmes. I've used a neutral layer then a clear and black acetate striped piece.

We visited "PULP" restaurant in Canberra which has the theme of books. I've mounted my 2 photos on book paper mats. You might notice my bookworm on one of the tags as well. 

I used the 3rd photo as my title. It says all stories are love stories.

Now that I look at the finished layout, I think it is too busy, but I wanted to use the moon paper and we had to have stripes.

I've altered this by taking out the acetate meaning there are no stripes, but I like it much better 

Thursday 10 November 2022

Scraplift Sunday on Paper Issues


Both of these were done by Kisha Rose James for Paper Issues.

We are asked to scraplift ,so I have chosen the second one as I have 2 photos.

I started with the top layering in tones of cream and green. In my kit I put some ATC featuring cooking themes, so I added one of those plus a pie graph journal circle.

Next, I used a mask and green paint to add some colour to my background. 

To mat my photos, I've done some major recycling.

I had a box from Crabtree and Evelyn soaps with the inside being lime green. That did one photo mat plus I cut out the lemon picture. Also, I had a plastic notebook cover with holes cut out which I used for the second mat. I had a small piece left to trace around for the lemon slices on my layout.

I added my title and a few other embellishments including brads 

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Shopping our stash


The theme at Shopping our stash is buttons and bows.

I'm using up scrabble alphas on here plus I added a row of buttons and a tiny silver bow.

Sketches in Thyme


Here's the first sketch for November at Sketches in Thyme. on Facebook.

I had a landscape photo to use so turned the photo mat sideways. I used clock faces to represent time that I spent sleeping and the moon paper for night. The atlas paper was used again as I was travelling.

Monday 7 November 2022

Halloween layouts.

 My daughter is BIG on Halloween celebrations. I took these photos while visiting her last weekend.

It resulted in 3 layouts, all using CKC kit papers etc.

She even dressed herself up both days I was there. Both her skirts she made herself.

Sunday 6 November 2022

Mystical mood board and Freaky Fast formula.


This is the mood board at Mystical Scrapbooking. While I was driving around the country towns of NSW, I encountered a very wet rainy day in Cowra. My photo of that day was gloomy. In fact, I ended up inside most of the day despite wanting to explore the area.

I've used more of the snowflake paper on here (which I'm trying to hide on my layouts). It has a similar cobalt colour.I used other blues from my kit on here as well.

For construction of this layout, I used the Freaky fast formula at The Scrap room. My 2x11 piece is the filmstrip from Darkroom Door.


Friday 4 November 2022

Scrapbook Group HAM and jumpstart.

 The Scraproom Group had a HAM challenge. We had to use things that started with those 3 letters.

Here's my layout.

I used H=Heart A= atlas paper and M= making miniatures.

The black and white house photo was cut from the Maggie Holmes sheet and the heart was cut from the Autumn sheet by Simple Stories. Everything on here is from my kit.

Next there was a Jumpstart sketch

I've used more counterfeit kit items on here to document proteas.

I used washi tape along the bottom plus a strip of American crafts paper across the top. There is also red ricrac braid ,2 sticker labels plus the title block is from an old birthday card. My flowers don't match in style but colour is ideal. Finally, I cut up Darkroom Door word strip to get the words on the 2 stickers.

Wednesday 2 November 2022

Lasting Memories


Lasting memories in November is all about sketches. That suits me fine! 

This one being a double, has 6 photos plus lots of strips, which I have plenty of, so can use up.

There's strips of orange, lime and blue tones, plus a piece of atlas paper I had at school. I added a strip of chipboard I painted lime green, and a pennant made of triangles in green and cream. My embellishments are punched flowers from more orange scraps. There's also an orange camera and a word strip fun times girls love. These photos are from the 1970s, so I wanted it to have a vintage appearance.

And the double layout looks like this

Tuesday 1 November 2022

November Counterfeit kit

 Our Inspiration kit for November is 

Scrapbook Werkstatt - Oktoberkit 2022 - Herbstzauber, 38,90 € (

It features an unusual blend of papers

The embellishments are better

I decided to look at the themes rather than patterns
Here's my lists.

I didn't have much, but added what I could to make up a worthwhile kit. 
There's a definite hint of red which has crept into my kit.
(My papers are getting depleted, and I'm determined not to buy more, so my kits are getting weirder!) 

So, here's my kit:  Winter has gone.


The cut-aparts bottom left are Autumn themed, but I chose them for the coffee cup 

Note the Kraft map paper here which is in the centre above, and next to it is tickets on Kraft.

I've also added this paper later because I can cut it up and use the tickets and tags etc.


I've featured a few things I had on my lists:

a stack of books

I featured the kitchen theme here with ATC and brads. (All left from a previous kit)


I've chosen red and turquoise

Welcome to Machelle Willing as our guest designer for November. She's been scrapping with us for a while.

Now here's the blog hop

Have a fabulous month everyone!