Monday 29 April 2024

Farmquest challenge

 Farmquest has a challenge blog where they ask for various country themes. This time it is laundry, washing line, etc. 

I've made a layout about my cousin who moved to the country and lived in an ols shack until they built a proper house. I called it Home sweet home and added a clothesline as a feature. 

Wednesday 24 April 2024

Try a sketch on Tuesday.

 I'm finishing off my kit with a card for Try a sketch on Tuesday

I've used a floral paper that came free in a magazine. It is double sided so I cut the circle from the opposite side. 

I used a general sentiment "HI" and a button bow I had in my stash. 

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Lasting Memories sketch


Here's the next sketch at Lasting Memories  for a single photo layout.

Using a border punch I decorated edges top and bottom. I used strips of blu plis scraps of cream behind the photo. There were 2 branches in my kit that looked a bit like the bubble seaweed so I used those plus the pink bracket and title. I did hand journalling. 

Saturday 20 April 2024


 The new challenge at Farmquest is baby animals.

I have been replenishing my Easter cards as I sold a few just before Easter.

On this card I used a Jolee boutique baby lamb in a sparkly frame that was in my Counterfeit kit. I then added a tiny chipboard baby bird, which I coloured with liquid pearls. 

Just because layouts.

 Yesterday I made 2 more layouts.

Both are "just because" layouts and not for any challenges. I'm ploughing through my Counterfeit Kit.

In both cases I used lots of scraps. After all isn't that what scrapbooking is about? 

Saturday 13 April 2024

My time to craft and Shopping our stash.

 In my Counterfeit kit I put a sheet of vellum featuring baby boy words such as adorable, bundle of joy, little miracle etc.

Today I made 3 long cards using that vellum. I also had some tiny butterflies so used them as embellishments.

I'm entering them at My time to craft. The challenge is butterflies or dragonflies.


I had a small piece of vellum left so used it on this card for a bridal shower. The sentiment on the vellum says MIRACLE. I also added a blue bow button plus a tag I made.

I'm entering it at Shopping our stash. Obviously, this card would be for a boy baby. 

Friday 12 April 2024

Challenge #1 Finding bliss

 Our first challenge this month is to find BLISS in an ordinary moment.

I looked through my recent photos and found a photo of a garden nearby to my home. I visited it with a friend where we had lunch then sat and enjoyed the solitude. It is a beautiful spot.

and some close ups

The flower on here was cut from a birthday card. 

I used a border punch on my strip and added a Graphic 45 fairy.

I managed to use a domed flair that said wild and free.

Nature provides bliss in stressful situations also. I often go for walks near water or pretty gardens to relax. 

While we are on gardens and nature, I made this second layout.

When I was on holiday in Forster we saw this beautiful frangipani tree with pink and yellow flowers.

It was ideal for using up a few scraps plus the packet of leaves I had left.

 I layered the leaves on the 2 corners until I was happy with how they look. In another packet of diecuts I found a pink and yellow flower. The little B You tiful tag made a good title. The cream strip plus the pink with leaves made for the perfect trim across the bottom.

Challenge Yourself

 At Challenge YOUrself they want an animal photo with ourselves in it.

I've always loved cats and,in this case, lions. They are majestic creatures and have a no nonsense approach to life. We were visiting Canberra Zoo and came across these 2 lions sleeping on a table like platform. We took a photo and just afterwards the male woke up and stood. (Always the way if you're taking photographs of animals!). 

I've scrapped the photos anyway to remember our visit. I put my title in a circle with scalloped edges.

I added some flowers and a doiley to soften the layout and match the opposite circle. There's also a giant tortoise on there that I got to stand beside. Of course I didn't do that with the lions!! 

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Lasting Memories 3 photos

 My next layout is for Lasting Memories again and this time there are 3 photos.

The photos I chose are of 3 friends having a champagne breakfast at sunrise on the the rain.

It was a funny morning!

I've used 3 papers from my kit, the top one is a Prima paper, which I gave a light sprinkle of purple mist.

I've also used a Prima tag which says 

There are 2 toothpick flags on here, plus a tag I made with a shell on it.I used a border punch for the side strips. 

Tuesday 9 April 2024

Soul Scrappers sketch.

 My next layout is for Soul scrappers again and is the last one for this month. It is a sketch.

My photo is of a friend giving his grandson a ride in the golf buggy. They had so much fun going around in circles.

I used all kit items on here except the khaki ricrac which I added later. This was a good sketch for using smaller scraps.

Monday 8 April 2024

Lasting Memories

 My next layout is for Lasting Memories

I cut strips of coloured pattern paper to match those in the photos. All these papers are from my kit. I used another strip behind my title as it couldn't be seen properly if it was on the background papers. 

I added 3 tiny butterflies top left plus a tag with a bird bottom left. 

Saturday 6 April 2024

The scrap room 2 layouts


Here's the Freaky fast formula at The Scraproom group.

I used some random items from my kit including a cut off strip or two across the bottom. Also cardstock plus patterned paper as my background. I managed to get the 3 photos of a brand-new library on this layout which pleased me.

My second layout is for the flower challenge

I have used F=flowers L=leaves O=Oval W=water (in photo) E= enamel dots R= reflection

Thursday 4 April 2024

Soul Scrappers Blast off challenge plus colour challenge


Here's the criteria for the blast off challenge.

I used 4 P/L cards as my mat and the 5th as my title. I had a set of flowers in my Counterfeit kit as well as a pack of butterflies, so used these as my embellishments. I also added a #D flair that says "Be kind" which finished off that pack of flairs. 

The scan created a shadow near the flair. 

Next was this colour challenge

We also had to use stencilling on our background.

The circles inspired me so I cut one in half and used the semi circles as part of my design. I added the compass as another circle, 
 I inked using pinecone ink through a spotty stencil. I've used 2 journal tags on here plus some darkroom door words. 

Monday 1 April 2024

April Counterfeit kit

 Felicity really is a downright HAPPY collection! With a color palette of emerald green, mint, navy, and blush with touches of kraft here and there, Felicity is perfect for March and spring.

Here's the kit

Presenting my kit:  "Cooler days"

I chose ranges of papers in the given colours as I had some that all matched. I put plain cardstock in the kit as I had those colours.  There are tartans and stripes plus some figured papers and a few neutrals.

For my embellishments I have washi tapes, bling, thread, journal cards and a couple of flairs.
There are also die cut flowers and leaves. 
I will add anything else as needed. 

A big welcome to our Guest Designer, Nikki Ihus

Here's the blog hop.

1st April - Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Hop

·         Counterfeit Kit Challenge -  

·         Guest Designer   Nikki Ihus

·         Ryann - 

·         Christine -

·         Laurie - Instagram: 

·         Tara - 

·         Julene - (You are here)

·         Tina - (Go here next)

·         JoJo -

·         Jody - 

·         Misty -

·         Cindy -

That's all from me. Enjoy your month.