Tuesday 26 March 2024

Challenge yourself

 There is a colour challenge at Challenge yourself.

I copied this description from Facebook so it might come out in white.

The background cardstock has foiled spots in turquoise. Everything else is from my counterfeit kit. I misted the grey flowers in purple to add some colour. Quote says "Discovery consists not in picking new lands but in seeing with new eyes."

Monday 25 March 2024

Crafting Happiness challenge and Cupcake inspiration.

 I'm still making cards.

This one is for Crafting Happiness challenge where they want coffee themed cards.

I made several ASTs from playing cards. This one featured a jar of coffee, so I thought I'd put it on here. It will be going into the Mother's Day box to sell. 

Also I made this card for cupcake inspiration where they want tropical.

I recycled the toucan from another card by cutting it out. I used pink paper and ribbon as the background plus words from a Darkroom Door wordstrip describing a beach holiday. A friend is leaving on a tropical cruise soon so this will be perfect. 

Friday 22 March 2024

More cards


I've made this spring themed get well card for a friend. I'm entering it at Daring Cardmakers where the theme's Spring. 

My next card is for Mother's Day (Probably a Nanna or Grandmother) and says "I love you". 

I'm entering it at Crafty Gals corner where Anything goes. 


My next card features 2 parrots which were cut from an old picture dictionary from my childhood.

I've kept them aside for the next "bird challenge" and here it is! I added some enamel dots and "Thank you very much". These cards are always handy.

Time out challenges   and Just for Girls challenge

Thursday 21 March 2024

Sketches in Thyme.

 This morning I made this layout for sketches in Thyme (6) Sketches in Thyme | Facebook

This was the sketch

Using my Counterfeit kit items I came up with this.

My photos were dark, so it needed pale papers. I had no enamel dots left and used my dottarific pen instead. That black tassel gave it a different feel.  

Craft Rocket and Farmquest

 I'm making another card, this time using red, and will submit it for Craft Rocket.

I used another of the cooking AST's that I made plus another tag behind it and red and white spotted paper to match the apron in the picture. That curly braid gives this a 3D look.

I'm also submitting it at Farmquest where they want Farmhouse kitchen.

I think this has a farmouse vibe. 

This will go into my Mother's Day box and I'm sure it will sell. 

L'il red wagon and The Male Room and others

 I've made a floral card for Li'l red wagon

I used a bright floral paper from Cocoa Vanilla "happy Days" collection.

It is a general Hello card so can work for a variety of occasions.

I've also now used all the pink ribbon from my counterfeit kit.


At The Male Room they want food and drink.

A few years ago, I made some AST's using food/kitchen themes.

I've used one of those on this card plus a larger square tag that looks like hessian. The accompanying paper is plaid and reminds me of a tablecloth. 


My next card using another one of the AST's is a MUM card. It is for AAA Birthdays.

It is nearly all green so I'm also entering it at Colourful Options where they want green.

Wednesday 13 March 2024

Kookaburra double

 Today I made a double layout for a couple of different challenges.

First at Mystical they want handwritten journalling plus nuovo drops. (First layout below)

At Soul scrappers they wanted a double layout using at least 2 patterned papers plus numbers.

I had 7 photos of local kookaburras, so used those.

and a close up of the title

Tuesday 12 March 2024

CKC Challenge #1

 A few years ago I made this layout.

Our first challenge this month at Counterfeit kit is using flowers and buttons. I based it on this, but of course different photo and colour scheme.

I found a green cardstock worked well and I used pink thread for the stitching. My buttons have been around for years, so I'm pleased to use those. The flowers are combining greens and greys with a couple of smaller handmade flowers from Autumn Lane.I adhered buttons as centres top the flowers.

The butterfly again I have had for years so added that into the mix. It matches the flowers in the photo.

Mystical hidden journalling and Freaky fast formula.

 This layout is for Mystical scrapbooking and features a tag containing hidden journalling.

The other criteria is to use nuovo drops which I don't have, but I used liquid pearls on the stars.

Everything on here is from my Counterfeit kit this month. 

I also used the recipe from Freaky fast formula on the scraproom group. 

Sunday 10 March 2024

Soul Scrappers 3 banners.

 At Soul scrappers there is a use at least 3 banners challenge.

I decided to scrap this photo of the Uffizi gallery in Florence.

I matted on 2 different green papers and used a Kaisercraft paper from my kit as the background.

Under the photo mat I made a banner using scraps then glued a row of buttons along the row.

At the top of the page I placed a brad in the middle then tied 2 strings to the edges. I made more banners using scraps of paper. I added a couple more buttons there to balance my layout. 

I added a sticker saying "forever" plus 3 words and a quote. 

Thursday 7 March 2024

Sketch 'n' scrap layout.


I've made this layout for Sketch 'n' scrap 

I used Jillybean soup chit chat chowder paper with pineapples on plus an American Crafts cut apart tag saying "Hello There"

I've also used an olive-green paper that had ink marks on it. (Amazing what you can hide with scrapbooking!).

My flowers and leaves are a mixture,but I think they work on here.

The yellow frame is even all the way around, the scanner cut off the bottom as usual.

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Crafty Animals and Sketch 'n' scrap

 I'm making cards today and using smaller elements from my counterfeit kit. At Crafty Animals it is anything goes with an animal.

I've used a sticker from Basic Grey of a bird on a branch.

My next card is for the Sketch 'n' scrap  challenge

Here's my interpretation using more kit items.

Monday 4 March 2024

Sketches in Thyme


I've made this layout for Sketches in Thyme.

Here's the original sketch which used lots of layering.

I found the wood veneer leaves in my stash and the flowers, cord, library sticker and Darkroom Door film strip are all in my kit.

Sunday 3 March 2024

Soul scrappers blast off and Lasting Memories

 I've made this layout based on a recipe for Soul Scrappers Blast off challenge.

The 5 large punched circles are across the top
There are 4 patterned papers
The mats on the photos have stars and the left-hand photo mat definitely has at least 3 stars.
There are 2 portrait photos
There is a large metal brad holding the chipboard tag.

I'm also using this for Lasting Memories where they want 4 different circles plus buttons or brads. I added the large brad top right. 

Friday 1 March 2024

March Counterfeit kit.

 It is my turn to choose the March Counterfeit Kit.

I chose PARASOL 12 x 12 Kit – Citrus Twist Kits

It features soft florals in my favourite colours of green and yellows, along with some pretty pinks.

The extra pieces are also "delicious". Starting with the papers:

Presenting my kit "Pastel promise"

Here's my papers

They are similar without so much emphasis on florals. I added some smaller pieces at the front including butterflies, hearts, stripes and flowers. 

My extras

There's a sticker sheet middle bottom which matches two of my papers. I'll use them together. 

The rest of the citrus kit looks like this: There's plenty of scope.

Here's my embellishments. I'll add other items as needed.

Here's my alphas

Now on to the blog hop.

WE hope you have fun this month.