Saturday 27 January 2024

Lasting Memories-sketch plus tags


This sketch is at Lasting Memories and the extra requirement is tags.

I only had 2 photos of my daughter when she was "best person" for a male friend at his wedding.

Instead of the 3rd photo I used a lage protea as it matched her bouquet. My title wouldn't fit on the tag so it went underneath. 

Thursday 25 January 2024


 At Cardz4guyz  they want a sport without balls.

I've chosen sailing. It's popular here in Sydney harbour.
The actual boat was fussy cut from an old picture dictionary. I shaped and inked the pink tag and the wavy paper was ideal to give the thought of ocean. 

Tuesday 23 January 2024

Die cut Divas

 A male birthday card is always handy and with many of my friends turning 70 this year I thought this was appropriate.

This is for Die cut Divas.  They want us to use something never used before. In my case it is the wood veneer 70 numbers. 

I have also included the gold sparkly die cut heart.

Saturday 20 January 2024

Inkspirational Challenge.

 This card is for inkspirational challenge where we are asked to make our own background.

I started with a stencil and misted through it. I didn't notice at first it was dribbling down the side of the bottle, hence the blobs. I decided I liked the blobs as it gives a more "arty" look.

I used 3 small Monet stickers from Paper House. This gives it a definite arty feel. I used a small sentiment that says "Good friends are hard to find". 

It will work for either male or female. 

Tuesday 16 January 2024

Cupcake Inspirations


I've made this card for Cupcake Inspiration. The bunny is from Sweet Stamps and I recently won it on another card challenge.

I added the plain grey strip to a houndstooth background and added some large yellow chipboard brackets.

This is my first Easter card for this year. 

Monday 15 January 2024

Sketches in Thyme

 I made another layout today for Sketches in Thyme.

The corner paper was blue and pink but his jumper was orange so I chose shades of pink and apricot for my punched flowers. There are a couple of vellum flowers also.

This was when I gave my old car to my great nephew, who greatly appreciates it. 

Saturday 13 January 2024

Cut it up

 Today I'm making cards from left over papers and other bits in my kit.

My first is a card for Cut it up.

 We must use a die cut so I have put a slice of watermelon on my card. The sentiment is from the same pack. 

I also used a flair button which was in a new set from Bramble Fox. It says long hot summer which is exactly what we are having here in Australia.

My ice cream background paper goes well with it don't you think?

Friday 12 January 2024

Challenge yourself

 At Challenge YOUrself they want 

My word for the year is moment. I need to enjoy the special moments as they occur instead of racing off to see the next thing or planning what comes next.

With that in mind, I scrapped the remaining 3 photos of the tamarins at Mogo Zoo.

I put them in a sequence and if you look at the one on the left you will see he comes and grabs the container, then puts his hand in to get the fruit then is eating the fruit. 3 photos taken seconds apart.

I used a paper from my kit with teapots all over it but, ultimately, they are hidden. I used vellum as my matting and put a strip of ribbon vertically on the vellum.

To add interest on the right -hand side I sloped my 2 journal cards plus the title. I used a doiley sticker then added wood veneer birds and a cage. Enamel dots finish this layout off.


Yesterday I had some green paint left over so I made this layout.

I finished a packet of alphas ,used up the paint and used 4 branches from a pack I recently bought.

Thursday 11 January 2024

The Male Room.

 Today I made a funny card for The Male Room

I drew a frame around it to make the middle section stand out. As I was using up letters, I noticed I didn't have an H but used a different alpha and made it work.
Hope you like it!

Wednesday 10 January 2024

Paper Issues and Mystical

 I've used this sketch from Paper Issues today (8/1) to create a layout for Mystical Scrapbooking January challenge.

The colour criteria at Mystical had me thinking at first because it required a stencil plus ribbon.

I used paint in the teal colour through a spotted stencil to start off. Then I found pink grossgrain ribbon.

After searching my embellishments, I found a few chipboard tags and watermelon and a mole. I added these forming my main cluster. My title is on the left with 2 photo corners highlighting it.

Sunday 7 January 2024

3 layouts today!

 I've made another 3 layout today. The first one is for soul scrappers.

I used offcuts and strips on here which helped clear up smaller papers. The band across is washi tape and title plus "fun" card are journal cut aparts. The red hearts added some zing!

Next is for Freaky Fast formula at the scraproom. 

Again, I used smaller offcuts. (efficient and cheap scrapbooking).

This third layout is just for fun.

I used the other half of the blue paper on the rhino layout. More of the vellum which I tore to look like waves. The fish are chipboard that I covered using Liquid pearls. I used washi tape as a border on 3 sides then a strip I cut off some Kaisercraft paper at the top. 

Saturday 6 January 2024

January Counterfeit Mini kit


The papers above feature a predominance of blues and pinks with a smattering of yellow.

Presenting my mini kit: Summer fun.

I've started with my papers.
Instead of snowflakes, I'm going mid-summer, so chose ice blocks and cups in my patterns, plus cut aparts that mention summer holidays.
I have plain vellum which I want to use up. 
Here's my papers

My embellishments (I might not use all these)

Next is my alphas

I've added inks, paints and purple mist.

With this kit I made the following

Both layouts feature photos from a recent trip to the NSW south coast. 

Friday 5 January 2024

My next layout is for Paper Issues sketch on 1/1


I chose another sheet of star paper to match yesterday's "tamarin and me".layout.

These photos are close ups of the animals and the keeper managed to get a tongue out photo.

I had 3 blue frames so cut one in half. The gum leaves hide that fact. I hand drew the wavy lines.


Thursday 4 January 2024

Sketches in Thyme and The Scraproom Combo.


I'm combining the above 2 challenges on this layout.
To start with I chose a paper with Stars on it.
I had 3 photos not 4 but that's ok. 
I used twine around one of the photos and vellum as one of my mats. There is a journal tag behind the bottom photo. 
I've used 2 toothpicks with black stars around my photos. There's a sticker saying always laughing under the top 2 photos. These tamarins were so amusing.

T=tamarin, toothpicks, twine
O=orange foxes on washi tape
A= ampersand
S=stars, staples
T=tag (with blue star)

Monday 1 January 2024

Recycled card for Allsorts


This box came as a Christmas gift containing L'Occitane products. I cut along the seam and flattened it out. Each panel was then backed with matching cardstock. 

Allsorts challenge has a winter theme which I can't relate to because it is mid-summer here in Australia. The option is anything goes so I'm doing that.