Thursday, 26 January 2023

Creative Inspirations and Li'l red wagon.

 Today I have used some really old scrapbooking paper and new ribbon.

 I made 2 of these cards exactly the same, to enter at Creative Inspirations  and Li'l red wagon

They are bright and colourful and I'm sure will be well received.

This is now also entered at Seize the birthday . "Anything goes" 

Monday, 23 January 2023

Mystical cyber crop 3rd layout.

 The criteria for this one was doodling around the edge ;3 bows and 2 stamps.

I only had patterned paper with watermelons and ice creams, so I added some formal looking paper white with silver. The big pink flowers were stamped then fussy cut. I did a simple loopy doodling around the edge. The big pink bow came off an Easter egg, I think. 

My memory of that day in 1966 are dim. Us kids ran around the back yard where the wedding was held then scoffed down watermelon because it was such a hot day. My cousin Jann, the bride, sailed away to USA by ship. It was the first cruise I had ever heard of, so I remember that fact. 

Friday, 20 January 2023

Li'l red wagon.

 I'm entering this card at L'il red wagon where the theme is sea related.

I used the sketch from Sketch 'n' scrap on Facebook.

All papers on here are from my January Counterfeit kit.  Many of my friends go on cruises so this will be given to one of them.


Thursday, 19 January 2023

Lasting Memories

 At Lasting memories, they want us to create a title page for an album. 

Years ago, I went to Europe which ended up being 7 weeks and nearly 1100 photos. I still haven't scrapbooked them all, and probably never will. I left doing the title page until last because I wasn't sure what I wanted.

I found the filmstrip and used smaller photos in it with highlights of the places we visited. Otherwise, there's washi tapes, a slide mount, ribbon, a list, plus my title which I think sums it up. 

Sketches in Thyme.


This sketch is the first one for January at Sketches in Thyme on Facebook.

I wanted to use the paper with thongs (flip flops) on it, so I found a suitable backing paper  and also used 2 6x6 papers as my mats. The kraft card behind the title is cut from packaging and the title plus journaling are 2 journal cards. All this is from my kit. 

I couldn't resist the blue ric rac and the sunglasses sticker, they added that beachy feel.

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Rochelle Speares and Scrap with Stacey plus Challenge #2


Rochelle Speares has this sketch. Then you can combine it with Scrap with Stacey's tic tac toe.

I have 3 photos of a summer get together with my 2 best friends and Constance the cat.
I used an American Crafts paper featuring ice creams since it was a summer get together. My banner is chocolate in colour and reminds me of chocolate coated ice creams. 

For Stacey's challenge, I have gone across the top row. My circle is made up of two semi-circle transparencies (watermelons). The banner is there, and the paint is a pale green finishing touch.

For Counterkit Challenge #2 we have been asked to use an old technique.
 I always forget about paint, but it does add a nice finishing touch and a plain background for small embellishments.

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Mystical cyber crop.

 Here's another layout for the Mystical cyber crop. We had to use and inked backgroun, 2 torn papers and 3 circles.

Using white background I inked through an old doiley with pinecone ink.

My torn papers down the left-hand side are both from my kit. The 2 hibiscus flowers were cut from a used birthday card. I'm pleased to have used the summer escape card, the beach bum card and the aloha word. My other 2 circles are vintage buttons.