Thursday 28 December 2023

Double trouble

 At Double trouble they want a die cut plus ribbon.

I've used a bird die cut that came from Kaisercraft plus tartan ribbon and washi tape. 

I'm also uploading to Use your stuff which qualifies me for all the double trouble criteria. 

Sunday 24 December 2023

As you like it Challenge and cardz4guyz

 I've made a card for As you like it challenge.

It is anything goes so I made a summer card for a friend whose birthday is in January.

I used 2 strips of washi tape down the left hand side then vellum and a lovely seashell picture in the centre. I added 3 orange enamel dots as a final embellishment. 

At Cardz4Guys  they want gnomes or elves. I added 2 elves on this card.

The background was done by painting white through a doiley and the Christmas gifts are felt. 

Saturday 23 December 2023

Daring Cardmakers

 This morning I've been playing around with leftover bits and made this tag for Daring cardmakers.

The base was an offcut of another card. The flower was one made recently. The silver baubles were punched from small pieces of silver card I had. The black ribbon came off a previously received Christmas card. The bling is getting old and losing it's stick so decided to use it all up.

Unfortunately, the bauble on the right creased when I was adhering it to the tag. 
At least I'm joining in the fun!

Wednesday 20 December 2023

Sketches in Thyme

 I've made a second page for my previous giraffe layout."Big Love."

The second one used a sketch at Sketches in Thyme.

I used the same paper and washi tape (finished that roll now-hooray!). I had 2 photos one portrait one landscape, but I think it works. One of my bucket list items was to feed a giraffe which I finally did recently at Mogo Zoo. 

For my title I smoothed red mist with a roller over the stencil which says "Turn your dream into a reality".I used all warm colours on this. For embellishments I used brads and enamel dots plus a toothpick star. 

Here's the 2 combined together

Sunday 17 December 2023

Stick it down card sketch.


I found this sketch at Stick it down.

Using some colourful papers I had, plus some gold bling pearls I made this card. I have used gold cardstock, so it is extra special. 

Friday 15 December 2023

Lasting memories

My 3rd guest designer layout for Lasting Memories  has to use layers, brads, buttons and bling.

I've already used this for another challenge but here it is.

 I layered the ribbon and washi tape over the 2 papers. Then I put my title over the top. (4 layers). On the circles I used flowers and brads then wood veneer birds. The bling is down the left-hand side of the photo. 2 blue buttons sewn on the right.

Wednesday 13 December 2023

Challenge YOUrself


At Challenge YOUrself I found it is anything goes this time.

I decided to scrap a photo from 1997.

My sister was presented with an award for minding children with Family Day Care for 25 years (Service to the community). She was nervous, so Mum and I went along as her cheer squad. 

I used lace and string (twine) plus a paper doiley and 2 brads. I found this design on Pinterest. 

White with One


At White with One we have a choice of colours to include on our layout. I chose gold.

I started with a torn neutral paper with gold pattern on it. Next I mounted my photo and journal card on gold cardboard. I added another gold strip cut from a Christmas card (recycled). 

I then added some gold pearls and a Kaisercraft curio. Because it is more 3D than the rest it was hard to photograph. My title is part of a quote. 

Monday 11 December 2023

Soul scrappers plus Mystical challenges.


I've done this layout this morning for 2 different challenges.

The first is a colour challenge at Soul Scrappers.

and also for a bling challenge at Mystical scrapbooking.

Friday 8 December 2023

Male Room and Frosty challenge

 The challenge at The Male room is Christmas.

I've made a general-purpose green card with holly branches. It could work for a man or a woman.

Hope you like it!

At the scrap room group I used 4 photos from my Mogo Zoo visit on this layout.

F=four photos R= ribbon O=orange washi S=staples,scallops T=tall,ticket,tab Y=yellow

Lasting Memories CAMPERS

 At Lasting Memories, where I'm guest designer this month the next challenge is to use the letters in Campers to construct a layout. 

Here's my layout

C= Canada, chipboard

A= arrows, alphas

M= map paper, monument valley

P=panoramic view

E= enamel dots, enjoy

R= red tickets

S= small words. 

It took some thinking, but I got there. Hopefully you can join in the fun. 

Thursday 7 December 2023

Sketch 'n' scrap card sketch.

 Sketch ~N~ Scrap ( has a card challenge.

I've made a tall thin card.

Soul scrappers Tic tac toe and FFF


Here's the grid for Soul Scrappers tic tac toe.

I've gone across the top line. The Christmas words are on the journal tag.

Also the Freaky Fast formula at The Scraproom group is this

I've combined the two

Wednesday 6 December 2023

December sketch #3


Here is the sketch I've chosen for today's card.

It was designed by Susan Stringfellow exclusively for Basic Grey and can be found on 

I found it on Pinterest.

I made a tall card using 2 different pattern papers.

Monday 4 December 2023

Daring Cardmakers

At Daring Cardmakers there is a stimulus picture. We are asked to use at least 3 items.

I started with navy blue paper then used 2 TLC star stickers. The gold braid bow matches the ribbon wound around the Christmas tree and the sentiment matches that on the shelf saying Merry Christmas. That's 4 items.

Lasting memories Guest Designer

 I'm the Guest Designer at Lasting memories this month.

The first challenge there is "A walk in the park". It must include outdoor photos.

I used some photos from a park I visited in Queanbeyan.

There were big green concrete frogs climbing on bars. I called my page "Hop on". 

We hope you will join in the fun there this month! 

Sunday 3 December 2023

Moving along with the times and Festive Friday.

 My internet has been down most of today after last night's storm. So, I've been making cards.

This first one is for Moving along with the times

I used a Forever friends teddy bear wearing a scarf.

My second card used the actual cover for a pack of 12 x 12 papers cut into stripes. It will be for Festive Friday where we are asked to choose 3.

I've used stripes, texture (wood veneer) and supportive sentiment.