Friday 30 June 2023

Li'l red wagon and Paper craft crew.


I've made a beachy/seaside card but using a sun die cut for this week's challenge at Li'l red wagon
Their theme this week is sunshine and I think the yellow background plus the sun has it covered. 

Also, at Paper craft crew they want fruit as the main theme. I've made a scrapbook layout.

I bought the Gin and Tonic marmalade on a holiday somewhere so decided to feature it on a page. The lemon tree was in the yard of the place Ibought it. 
I made the lemon slice by drawing the circle and segments then using full stops from a set of alphas as the pips. The vine is from flourish with a bling. I used a stamp saying "love it" on my background too. 

Wednesday 28 June 2023

Creative Sketchy girls


Here's the card sketch for Creative Sketchy girls.

I'm making Christmas cards with scraps of paper, so managed to create this card.

It's bright and cheerful, so I know it will sell.

Farmquest challenge

 At Farmquest they want country kitchen ideas

I've made a card using chipboard kitchen implements.

 This has also reminded me I have some ATC to use that have a kitchen theme.

I will add them to my next Counterfeit kit to hopefully make some cards or put on layouts.

Scrap the boys

 At scrap the boys this month they want baby boys.

My friend's grandson was having a swimming lesson, so I took his photo, serious and smiling.

I used a background paper that says "oh boy" as it suited the theme. The middle paper is actually embossed, so I inked it to make the embossing more obvious.

I also used some torn vellum plus my mat. There are 2 strips of washi tape and a cluster bottom right. The flair is from Bramble Fox. The title is October afternoon and I'm so pleased to use it. I also glued wooden heart veneers and enamel dots. 

Here's a close up of my cluster

Thursday 22 June 2023

Sketches in Thyme plus soul scrappers colour challenge.


This was the sketch at Sketches in Thyme. I based my layout on that and also kept in mind this colour challenge from Soul scrappers.

We also had to use a punch for this challenge.

Here's my layout.

Tuesday 20 June 2023

Crafty Animals and the library challenge.

 I stopped making layouts to use up some scraps. 

My first card is for a Dad and features a hammerhead shark. It was cut from an old picture dictionary .

The two papers on the background are offcuts from my Counterfeit Kit. I thought the chevron one reminded me of shark's teeth. I used a black rectangular sticker behind the shark to make it stand out more. 

I'm entering this at Crafty Animals 

At The library challenge they are doing "The girl in the polkadot dress."

I've chosen to do a layout featuring lots of circles plus a photo of my daughter wearing a polkadot dress! 

I stuck to red and white and cross stitched the cherries as well as around the edge of the cardstock.

The dots around the circles are from a set of glittery alphas.

Mystical 5 word challenge


I've made a 5 word layout for another Mystical challenge. We had to also use 2 different sized letters. 

On here I also used the last 2 flairs from my kit plus the acetate and a tab I had left. That styriped paper has been in my stash for ages but I managed to find flowers that matched it. The background green is named Peppermint frost and had tiny spots with a glittery sheen. 

There are more leftover alphas used up here. 

Monday 19 June 2023

Mystical using left over alphas


At Mystical scrapbooking they have a challenge to use a set of left over alphas.

I found a black set with most of the main letters missing.

I made an F into the t, H into the u, 6 into the E, j into the i and d into the a.

While having coffee, a bush turkey hopped up on table and smashed the glass on the ground. It was interesting to see how clever it was with it's beak and the waitress said it does it nearly every day.

I used a lolly bag behind the left hand photos. and the glitter frame from my kit. There is one random Autumn lane flower plus some yellow shapes I cut from an American Crafts sheet I had in my kit.

I'm pleased I could use the 3 wood veneer feathers and the yellow person came in my Christmas bon-bon as a tiny note pad. 

Sunday 18 June 2023

2 layouts.

 I've done 2 more layouts today using my Counterfeit kit items.

The first was for mystical where we could only use black and white alphas.

I fitted 3 photos plus a tag, a wood veneer mountain and the mix of left over alphas.

Next one was Choose 3 items for Soul Scrappers.

I chose purple, doiley and numbers.

I used purple glimmer paint from L'il Davis on the background then added the doiley plus 2 photoss to make a panorama. The 2 strips of washi tape finished off those rolls. The coaster top left was one from the hotel in Brisbane. 

Friday 16 June 2023

Sketch 'n' scrap

 I'm working through my Counterfeit kit now and here's another layout I did today for sketch n scrap. 

And here's my interpretation using 2 photos I overlaid to make one scene.

I used 3 Autumn lane flowers from my stash on here plus wood veneer binoculars. The 2 arrows were from a free magazine insert many years ago.  

Thursday 15 June 2023

Hearts quest challenge blog.

 I've made this layout for Hearts Quest challenge blog. They want travel, but with a heart.

In this layout I was in Austria and everywhere were pictures of Mozart. There was even Mozart chocolate.

The cardboard picture next to me was advertising the Mozart chocolate and provided a good photo opportunity. I used strips of paper that co-ordinated with the colours in the photo. 

I added 3 small gold hearts on the right-hand side plus some gold thread.

Soul scrappers sketch plus Challenge Yourself.


Here is the June sketch at Soul Scrappers ,which I'm using to also do a challenge at Challenge yourself.

Everything on here is from my Counterfeit kit.

I used cheap alphas which unfortunately can't come off and be repositioned. Hence my title is crooked.

Otherwise, I'm happy with this layout and have used the orange chevron paper which is glittery. "Ruby Rock-it - Dancette"

Wednesday 14 June 2023

Jumpstart sketch


Again at the scraproom here is the Jumpstart sketch. 

I decided to use the orange papers in my kit. I added yellow and black as my other colours which makes this autumn tones. I've also used 2 of my counterfeit kit forgery papers here. 

Monday 12 June 2023

Challenge #1 CKC

 Our challenge is to use 5 layers of something on your layout.

I used a throwback sketch at The scraproom group.

Using my counterfeit kit, I came up with this.

As well as the white photo mat on the bottom two photos, there are 5 layers. 

Coronation Album 8x8

 I've used some of the papers from my kit to start scrapbooking the Coronation of Charles 3.

Today I made 2 more.

I used a sweets bag on this one above,so can add a tag with more details if wanted.

A tassel on this one.

                                               An olde-worlde travel idea on here.

Sunday 11 June 2023

Farmquest challenge


In 2014 we went to Canada for a trip. We stayed at a farm out of Jasper where the wildlife wandered around free. On our walk to the dining room for dinner we spotted this doe. 

I scrapped it using a tawny brown coloured paper with strips across a yellow circle. After adding a flower and my journal tag it is complete. 

I'm entering this at Farmquest challenge.

Thursday 1 June 2023

June Counterfeit kit

 The kit Tara has chosen this month is

The pictures are here 

Their papers:

My papers:                                                                                                                                          


You will notice there's a few missing from the kit and I also had 4 forgeries. Can you spot them?

For the embellishments there are several pages, so I wrote a list..........

I included arrows and chevron washi tape, all the flairs I own, and will add flowers as necessary.

There are frames in various sizes plus chipboard buttons. I added some black stickers and will add words with white pen if I can.

I lso have chevron lolly bags in green and red. There're 4 colourful coasters from the hotel I stayed in at Brisbane. 

Ribbons and laces might be added if required. 

My daughter gave me an 8x8 album recently so I will be using that this month to scrap photos of the Coronation.


Welcome to our guest designer this month, Stacy.

My Name is Stacy James - I am the mother of two adult daughters, 29/30 Brittany and Caitlyn and two grandchildren Harper 3 and Tommy who will be 2 in July! My husband Dan and I live in Saint Paris , Ohio and have two crazy pets Max who I call my baby dinosaur because he’s an English Mastiff and grows more everyday, and Jack a Persian who looks like Wilford Brimley! I’m a full time adjudicator for the state of Ohio - but I am also a full time memory keeper ❤️ I’ve been scrapbooking since the late 80’s and have taught at stores (when they were everywhere) and now and proud to be on a couple amazing design teams - Traci Reed and Syncopation . You can more often than not find me on my Instagram daily and weekly on my YouTube since Anna has taught me how to utilize it ❤️! As for my style - it’s whimsical,colorful and wordy … I am a huge fan of the story . I truly believe that though we all love the ephemera and the pretty- without the story - the who, the what,and the why, we loose the grit! Because I’m 25+ years when someone grabs the album if they don’t know who is in the photo, where it was why it was taken what will they see? Pretty flowers and strangers. So my style in a nutshell is making sure my stories don’t leave strangers on pretty pages ! I can’t wait to play this month with all of you ❤️❤️❤️

  Here's the order of the blog hop.

·         Counterfeit Kit Challenge -  

·         Guest Designer Stacy -

·         Anna -

·         Cindy -

·         Julene - (YOU ARE HERE)

·         Leslie - (Go here next)

·         Tara -

·         Christine -

·         Tina -

·         Misty -

Enjoy your month scrapping.