08 May 2017

Black and white

A few blog challenges are seeking black and white layouts this month, so that's what I scrapped today.

This one is my entry for the May colour challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Becky Higgins Project Life - Clementine patterned paper
Delish Designs patterned paper
Kaisercraft Pickled Pear - Chartreuse patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Kaisercraft White acrylic paint

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This one is my entry for the May challenge at White... with 1:



Materials
Delish Designs patterned paper
Amy Tangerine Plus One - Combo patterned paper
Black mesh fruit bag
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Glitz Designs Icing pearls
Memory Box Alphabet Soup cutting dies

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07 May 2017

A tag...

I'm joining in with Sketch #69 at challenge at Sketches in Thyme PL Style:


I made a journalling tag:

Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Printed satin ribbon (unknown brand - OLD stash!)
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls

I used the tag on THIS LAYOUT.

I'm also submitting my tag at Simon Says Work it Wednesday for the MAY FLOWERS theme.

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06 May 2017

National Scrapbooking Day

Today was National Scrapbooking Day... but I actually spent most of the day outdoors, making memories and taking photographs!  This evening I did manage to complete a few of the NSD challenges at Anna's Craft Cupboard.

A birthday card:


Materials
K & Co Blue Awning patterned paper
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Layered Brown organza flower
Mont Marte Scrap Booker paper flowers
Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Melody cutting die

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Tic Tac Toe ~ washi + cardstock + wood veneers:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Die Cuts with a View Green cardstock
Striped washi tape
Doodlebug Shindig - Lily White alphabet stickers
K&Co Blue Awning patterned paper
Creative Embellishments Fall Leaves wood veneers

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A scraplift (lifting this LO by Lisa Amiet):


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
K & Co Jubilee - Teal Florals & Butterfly patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Dear Lizzy Watercolour Words title
Mont Marte Silver Series - Metallic Yellow acrylic paint

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05 May 2017

Wildhorse Mountain

This is my take on the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Shop and Crop this month:


Materials
Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe - Fabrics patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Li'l Davis Crillon - Motif Pearl patterned paper
Fancy Pants Be Loved decorative bag
Prima Welcome to Paris textured canvas alphabets
Paper clips

I used the combo:  PAPER BAG + PATTERNED PAPER + CARDSTOCK

This was a fun layout to put together.

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04 May 2017

More layers and scraps

Continuing with my desktop stash busting... much more expedient to put it on a layout than to pack it away!


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - High Flyer patterned paper
Webster's Pages Hello World - Being Silly patterned paper
K & Co Blue Awning patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Grid patterned paper
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch
Wooden heart buttons
Prima Zephyr textured canvas alphabets

My layout design was inspired by these fabulous Aussie challenges:

* Archi-Scraps ~ Pleating

How awesome is this inspiration pic?


I added some homemade concertina flowers:



* UnstampaBelles ~ Layers.  TWIST: border punch

My layers were created with a mix of patterned papers, and I used a border punch to ground the paper cluster.

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03 May 2017

Grand Pacific Drive

I've been scrapping some more photographs from our Grand Pacific Drive break last year:

This double page layout is based on the Double Delight challenge at Soul Scrappers.  I really love the multiple pennants in the design and it's one of my favourite techniques to use up my scraps. Clickety-click to enlarge:


Materials
K & Co Blue Awning patterned papers
K & Co (unknown collection) patterned papers
K & Co Jubilee - Bright Florals patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Watercolour Words title
Mont Marte Silver Series - Metallic Yellow acrylic paint
Prima Got Flowers mini flowers
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High wood veneer clouds

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02 May 2017

Clearing my desk

I really do take SCRAPbooking literally, and I rarely begin any layout with a full sheet of paper. This page was put together with a bunch of leftover bits and pieces that were piling up on my desk:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - High Flyer patterned paper
Webster's Pages Hello World - Being Silly patterned paper
Fancy Pants BeLoved decorative bag
Fancy Pants product packaging
Crate Paper Toybox - Explore patterned paper
Simple Stories Sn@p! Color Fusion flair
Simple Stories Sn@p! Everyday title card
Baker's twine

My page was inspired by the April sketch challenge at My Creative Sketches, and the May LAYERS challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks.

16/05/2017 Edit to add:  I was thrilled to have my layout featured at My Creative Sketches!


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01 May 2017

Vintage / shabby chic


Isn't this picture just gorgeous? It's the inspiration for the May challenge at Pixels and Paper, with the criteria of vintage/shabby chic.

Shabby chic is a style that I feel I never get quite 'right' so I really procrastinated with this challenge! I made a Mother's Day card for my Mum, with muted colours, distressed edges, doily, stitching and velvet trim:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
K & Co Blue Awning patterned paper
Paper doily
Maya Road Crushed Velvet - Cream ric rac
Poppy Stamps Darling Viola cutting die

I'm sharing my card at Simon Says Stamp for the Anything Goes theme.

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29 April 2017

Famous figures

This is my take on the One Word 'FABULOUS' challenge at Soul Scrappers.  The whole experience of the underground opal mine at Lightning Ridge and the intriguing sculptures in the walls, really was fabulous, and we even saw the FAB FOUR:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Orange striped washi tape
Kraft cardstock
Small paper scraps
Alphabet cutting die (unknown brand)

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27 April 2017

Lions Road

I've been scrapping lots of pictures of our Lions Road / Border Ranges day trip, and loving the progress on this album.


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page inserts
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Wondrous solid paper
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Unforgettable decorative tape
Yellow chevron washi tape
Turquoise stripe washi tape
Filigree metal butterfly
Portacraft Mega Pack - Yellow rhinestones
Yellow paper clip
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies
Baker's twine

I'm sharing this layout at:
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Simple Stories Daily Grind - 3x4 Elements journal card
Jillibean Soup Blue Happy - Wise Words sticker
Kaisercraft Poppy paper flowers
Wooden flower button
Ribbon offcut

I'm sharing this page at the Song Lyrics challenge at Soul Scrappers, inspired by the lyrics of Nice to Be Here by Moody Blues.  I used 'nice' one one panel, and 'to be here' on the title card.

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25 April 2017

Adventure Awaits

What a pretty colour at White.. with 1 this month:


I did my best using the blues that remain in my stash, and I used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:


Materials
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day ~ Superb patterned paper
Websters Pages Hello World - Silly patterned paper
Kaisercraft Offshore - Breaker patterned paper (fussy cutting)
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Atlantic cardstock
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White paper flowers
Buttons
Blue scallop trim
Art Wrap Mini Badge flair button

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24 April 2017

Top of the world

Two more layouts for the Tin Can Bay weekend album:

This one is based on Rochelle's Scrappy Friends Rewind Sketch challenge and uses a colour palette inspired by the Sea Glass mood board challenge at Scrap the Girls.


Materials
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Wood patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Grid patterned paper
Kaisercraft Jade's Garden - Jay patterned paper
Pink Paislee Expressions - Whimsies - Chocolate alphabet stickers
Satin ribbon
Painted wooden butterfly buttons

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I'm sharing this one at Soul Scrappers for the Random Word challenge, featuring letter of the month G, and the word GIRLS:


Materials
Fancy Pants Hopscotch - Classic patterned paper
Kaisercraft Jade's Garden - Jay patterned paper
Mont Marte Scrap Booker paper flowers
Best Creations Craft n Craftin' - Flower chipboard flourish
Pink Paislee Expressions - Whimsies - Chocolate alphabet stickers
Satin ribbon

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21 April 2017

Climb the mountains

I'm slowly making progress on my Girraween album, one double page at a time...


Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
Green paper clip

I'm sharing this one at Soul Scrappers for the Escape to Nature challenge, where the theme is MOUNTAINS.

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17 April 2017

Lots of stitching

This layout was inspired by sketch challenge #SC111 at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine - Ava patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Charm patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Rapture patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Magic patterned paper
Kaisercraft Li'l Primrose - Fancy Dress patterned paper
Kaisercraft Elegance - Catherine patterned paper
Prima Zephyr wooden ticket
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White paper flowers
Wooden heart buttons

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Materials
Kaisercraft Esperance - Ocean Tide patterned paper
Kaisercraft Lush - Magpie patterned paper
Kaisercraft Pickled Pear - Thyme patterned paper
Kraft cardstock
Echo Park Kate - Lowercase alphabet die

I'm joining in two challenges with this layout:

* Colorful Creations ~ Hello, my name is... Karen
Use only items that start with my first initial... K!  I had to ponder quite hard to make this one work (which makes for a true challenge, n'est-ce pas?)   My items are Kaisercraft patterned papers, Kraft letters and Kate font.  No embellishments, because I couldn't come up with any that started with 'K'!! and the busy papers are enough, I think.

* Archi-Scraps ~ Sewing


This is the inspiration image, which I believe is actually a clever photo manipulation (image watermarked with Worth1000) but wouldn't it be cool if it was a real building!  I used lots of machine stitching on this layout, one of my favourite techniques.



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16 April 2017

The Pinnacle, continued

This layout was inspired by the sketch challenge at the Scrap Suite April cybercrop:


Materials
K & Co Blue Awning patterned papers
K & Co (unknown collection) patterned paper
Fancy Pants Hopscotch - Classic patterned paper
Tim Holtz Idea-ology journalling tickets
Queen & Co Felt Fusion - Fall - Brown felt border
Baker's twine
Cre8tiv Embellishments sticker
Dear Lizzy Watercolour Words title
Crafty Fox Mini Flowers - White paper flowers

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15 April 2017

Frames

Two different challenges this month have the theme of FRAMES so I rifled through my stash to find some wood veneer frames to use on these layouts.

This one is for The Scrap Suite cyber crop:


Materials
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Swingin' patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Grid/Teal Wood patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing - Kraft Unique patterned paper
Craft Stall plywood craft frame


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This double pocket page is for the Mystical Scrapbooks April challenge. Click to enlarge:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Craft Stall plywood craft frame
Alphabet cutting dies
Crafty Fox Mini Flowers - White paper flowers
Simple Stories Daily Grind - 3x4 Elements journal card
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Daffodil paper flower
Memory Box Reed Bird cutting die
Baker's twine

I'm also sharing it at UnstampaBelles for the April To Die For theme. I used an alphabet die to make my title, and the little birdie is a Memory Box die.  (I die-cut the letters and bird from a Twinings tea box, because it was the perfect shade of not-quite-red.)

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12 April 2017

The Pinnacle

This layout was inspired by the double page sketch challenge #DD1 at Soul Scrappers.  Click to enlarge:


Materials
K & Co Blue Awning patterned papers
K & Co (unknown collection) patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Candy Stripe patterned paper (reverse)
Fancy Pants Hopscotch - Classic patterned paper
Kaisercraft Pickled Pear - Thyme patterned paper
Technique Tuesday Hometown - Lowercase alphabet dies
Funky Flair Studio Just Green windmill embellishments
Tim Holtz Idea-ology journalling tickets

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Materials
Kaisercraft Sakura Park - Kanzan patterned paper
Fancy Pants Oh Deer - Red corrugated paper
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Stencil Girl Square Dancing stencil
Imagine Crafts Creative Medium - Metallic Silver texture paste
Buzz & Bloom Botanica - Flowers chipboard shapes
Kaisercraft Poppy paper flowers
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - Elements journalling card
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Shine roller stamp
Ink it Up! Cranberry pigment ink
Printed grosgrain ribbon
Merci foil photo corners

This layout was inspired by the April challenge at Scrap Boutique ~ Black, white, red

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11 April 2017

Playing with pink

I'm playing along with Scrapping Outback again this month, inspired by this White with a Twist colour challenge:

WHITE with hot pink, light pink  
and a touch of green

This is what I created:



Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Candy Stripe patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Flutter patterned paper
Hot pink tissue paper
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White paper flowers
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Pink paper flower
Best Creations Craft n Craftin' chipboard flowers & flourish
Art Wrap Mini Badge flair button
O'Scrap I've Got Wheels buttons



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10 April 2017

Border Ranges

Scrapping my way through some more Border Ranges photographs, from our Lions Road day trip.  I've printed up some photo montages, which I find speeds up the scrapping process a bit.

This one was inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Soul Scrappers, with the criteria of layering, butterflies and wood veneer:


Materials
Kaisercraft Esperance - Ocean Tide patterned paper
Creative Imaginations Mistletoe - Mistletoe Song patterned paper
Baker's twine
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice wood veneers
Manilla tag
Ranger Tim Holtz - Bundled Sage distress ink
Vintage book pages

I'm not entirely sure which way the butterflies should go.  I tried both ways and neither looked quite right, so in the end I just stuck them down!

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Materials
Black cardstock (upcycled from a document cover)
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Dilly Dally - Best Vines patterned paper
Creative Imaginations Mistletoe - Mistletoe Song patterned paper
Crafty Fox Mini Flowers - White paper flowers
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White paper flowers
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Pale Green paper flowers
Green Tara 2.5cm Petals - Green paper flower
Baker's twine x2
D-lish Scraps wood veneer owl
MFT Die-namics - Letter Letters alphabet dies (negative)

I'm entering this one at:

Mystical Scrapbooks ~ 1-2-4-5 challenge
    1 cardstock
    2 string/ribbons
    4 patterned papers
    5 flowers

.* UnstampaBelles ~ To Die For ~ (Twist: add a bird)
I have a die cut title (I used the negative) and a wood veneer owl:



* Stamplorations ~ Things with Wings


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09 April 2017

Wings & things

Another page about our spring vacation to Lightning Ridge:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Simple Stories Homespun - Insta-squares filler cards
Red chevron washi tape
D-lish Scraps resin bird
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Scalloped Circle Small cutting die
Red paper clip
Upcycled kraft/gold shopping bag
Upcycled Twinings tea packaging
Alphabet cutting die (unknown brand)

I'm sharing my page at:

* Stamplorations ~ Things with Wings


* UnstampaBelles ~ To Die For (Twist: add a bird)
I made my title with alphabet cutting dies, and added a resin bird.

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