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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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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06 April 2017

Girraween, continued

Some more pages for our Girraween mini album:


Materials
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms - Wheelbarrow patterned paper
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
My Mind's Eye Boy Crazy - Seeing Stars patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
October Afternoon Mini Market - Gray & Cream alphabet stickers
Yellow paperclip

I'm sharing this spread at:

* Crafting When We Can ~ Animals
I never tire of seeing our Australian animals in their native environment.

* Clique Kits ~ Anything Goes

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Materials
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Turquoise Mist cardstock
Washi tape
Kaisercraft Cream paper flower
Kaisercraft Olive paper flower
Green paperclip

I'm sharing this one at Soul Scrappers for the Song Lyrics challenge, featuring lyrics from Savage Garden's Truly, Madly, Deeply (one of my favourite songs!)

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05 April 2017

Snapshots @ Carlo


Materials
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Swingin' patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - High Flyer patterned paper
Webster's Pages Hello World - Silly patterned paper
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge punch
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Daffodil paper flowers
Wooden heart buttons
Yellow paper clip

This layout was inspired by two challenges:

Stuck?! Sketches ~ 1st April sketch
I simplified the sketch a little to suit my scrapping style, but the main elements are retained.

* Scrap Our Stash ~ Tic Tac Toe
BORDER PUNCH: I used a Martha Stewart deep edge punch
STITCHING: Machine stitched large background circle and border
YELLOW: Flowers, buttons and paperclip

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This layout was inspired by the April scraplift challenge at A2Z Scraplets:


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - High Flyer patterned paper
Cre8tiv Designer Paper - Eco patterned paper
Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine - Ava patterned paper
Kaisercraft Loire Valley - Japonica patterned paper
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Daffodil paper flowers
A2Z Scraplets Flourish 10 chipboard
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces die cuts
Twine

This layout by Louise Turner was the inspiration for my page:


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04 April 2017

Rockhampton album, still in progress

I added two more pages to my Rockhampton mini album.

I love photographing birds, so of course I tried to catch a few shots during my walk on the headland at Rosslyn Bay:


Materials
Want2Scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
Basic Grey Knee Highs - Hopscotch patterned paper
Memento Spring Collection - Tulip patterned paper
Cre8tiv Designer Paper - Eco patterned paper (fussy cut leaves)
Value Craft plastic flower beads
Feather cutting die

I'm joining in these challenges:

* UnstampaBelles ~ To Die For (Twist: add a bird)
I used a feather cutting die, and my bird is in the photograph.

* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes 

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I also love homewares stores!


Materials
Want2Scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
My Mind's Eye Dreamy - Daydream - Funky Flowers patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl - Inspiration patterned paper
Vintage book paper
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
Baker's twine

This page was inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at the Scrap Suite March cybercrop. I chose the row:
BLING, JOURNALLING, BUNTING, TWINE

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03 April 2017

Guesting at Scrap Boutique

I'm thrilled to host a challenge for Scrap Boutique this month.  Scrap Boutique Fitting Room is a public group on Facebook, and everyone is welcome to join in.

This is my layout, featuring TEXT or SCRIPT:


Materials
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Wood patterned paper
Fancy Pants Hopscotch - Classic patterned paper
K & Co Jubilee - Bright Flowers patterned paper
Vintage book paper
Leaf cutting dies
Stencil Girl Rembrandt's Words stencil
Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart wood veneers

I'm sharing my layout at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

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02 April 2017

Life is Beautiful

Sharing some more pages from my Girraween mini album...  These ones are scenery shots from the summit climb:


Materials
My Mind's Eye Our Boy - Family Green patterned paper
Simple Stories Life Documented - Bits & Pieces die cut title
Glitter washi tape

I'm sharing this page at the One Word challenge at Soul Scrappers, inspired by the word BEAUTY.

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Materials
My Mind's Eye Our Boy - Family Green patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
Twinings foil packaging

I'm sharing this page at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge for April.

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01 April 2017

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter!  This is our cute inspiration photograph at Pixels and Paper for April.

I went on a photography expedition for this assignment.  I visited some local shops and took photographs of the Easter goodies which have started to spring up everywhere!


Materials
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Charm patterned paper
Li'l Davis Crillon - Motif Pearl patterned paper
Corrugated cardboard
Basic Grey Serenade - Bowler Hat patterned paper
Memory Box Adelaide Stem cutting die
K&Co product packaging (kraft motifs)

I'm sharing my layout at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

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25 March 2017

Natural beauty

I scrapped some more photographs from our Lions Road day trip, more serious stash-busting!


Materials
Kaisercraft Esperance - Ocean Tide patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Charm patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Magic patterned paper
Kasiercraft Pickled Pear - Thyme patterned paper
Green paper clips
Wooden butterfly button
Ribbon scraps
Portacraft Metallic Gold alphabet stickers
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Latte letter stickers

My layout was inspired by the Random Word challenge at Soul Scrappers this month, with the letter B and the word BEAUTY.

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24 March 2017

Scrap Suite cyber crop

These are some of the layouts I created for the Scrap Suite cybercrop:

Complementary colours:


Materials
Websters Pages Hello World - Silly patterned paper
Kaisercraft Offshore - Breaker patterned paper (journal cards + fussy cutting)
Ribbon offcuts
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Carrot Cake cardstock
MFT Dienamics - Little Letters alphabet dies

BIG title + small photo:


Materials
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Wood patterned paper
Basic Grey Serenade - Peacock patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Rapture patterned paper
Kaisercraft Li'l Primrose - Fancy Dress patterned paper
Wooden craft peg
Junkitz Alphabet Stickerz - Teal letters
MFT Dienamics - Little Letters alphabet dies

Make a list:


Materials
Websters Pages Hello World - Silly patterned paper
Bo Bunny Sweet Life - Noteworthy journal page
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Daffodil paper flower
FWAB Elise - Cream satin flower
Cream satin daisy
Button
Satin ribbon

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23 March 2017

Carlo Sandblow


Materials
Kaisercraft Jade's Garden - Jay patterned paper
Kaisercraft Elegance - Catherine patterned paper
Kaisercraft Offshore - Breaker journal spots
Kaisercraft 5cm Cream paper flowers
Beads
Funky Flair Camera Captions 1 flair button

My layout was inspired by:

* Kaisercraft ~ March sketch challenge
Everything on the page is from Kaisercraft except for the flair button and some beads.  I enjoyed mixing and matching papers from three different older collections.

* Scrap the Girls ~ #Selfie

A little detail shot of fussy cutting and beads and stitching and distressing...



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22 March 2017

Bald Hill

Another for our Sydney trip album, and this one is monochromatic:


Materials
K & Co Jubilee - Bright Flowers patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Sea Foam spray
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Time Travel Teal spray
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Remarkable decorative tape
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Teal satin flower
Prima Epiphany paper flower
Poppy Stamps Fransesca Heart cutting die
Prairie Bird Boutique Wrinkled Ribbon seam binding

I'm sharing my layout at these challenge blogs:

* Colorful Creations ~ Monochromatic

* The Ribbon Girl ~ Use an image
I've used two photographs, and some wrinkled ribbon.

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21 March 2017

Mother Nature

This layout was created primarily from scraps on my desk:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Cre8tiv Designer Paper - Eco patterned papers
Pink Paislee C'est La Vie - Paper #10 patterned paper
Studio Calico Carolina Moon patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Life Stories - Journaling Sheet kraft cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Perfect Posies patterned paper
Authentique Radiant - Smiling patterned paper
Dandelion cutting dies
Green paper clips
Technique Tuesday Hometown - Lowercase alphabet dies

I took inspiration from the Escape to Nature challenge at Soul Scrappers, and the latest theme, PATHWAYS.

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20 March 2017

Girls Just Wanna...

Lots of pink!! I'm joining in at Scrap the Girls ~ But first, let me take a #SELFIE ~ with this layout featuring a selfie taken at my work Christmas party last year:


Materials
Paper napkin
Mod Podge
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Flutter patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice journal card
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice stickers
Flamingo embroidered patch

I used the Mod Podge napkin technique to create my background, and I based my layout on a sketch from the Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop.

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19 March 2017

Sanctuary Cove


Materials
Fancy Pants Hopscotch - Classic patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Wood patterned paper
Authentique Radiant - Beaming patterned paper
Twinings packaging
Butterfly cutting dies
Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz - Measured layered stencil
Imagine Craft Creative Medium - Gold Metallic texture paste
Buttons
Grosgrain ribbon (unknown brand)

I'm entering my layout in these challenges:

Anna's Craft Cupboard ~ March colour challenge


* Mixed Media Monthly ~ Buttons
Digging into my button stash!


* Stamplorations ~ Stencil Sunday 
I used a Tim Holtz stencil, with metallic gold creative medium.



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18 March 2017

Weekend scrapping

I'm grabbing the chance to scrap this weekend.  I've got a bunch of projects stacked up on the table and I hope to work my way through them and clear up the space. This is what I've done so far:

I started this morning playing with some mixed media:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss - Deep Blue cardstock
Watercolour paper
ColorBox Art Screens - Mesmerised stencil
13Arts Ayeeda - Navy Blue Pearl mist
Bo Bunny Sweet Life - Noteworthy die cut
Baker's twine

I'm joining in these challenges:

* Stamplorations ~ Stencil Sunday 
I used a ColorBox stencil, with Ayeeda mist.


* Mystical Scrapbooks - Monochrome Plus Cyber Crop ~ Blue + mixed media

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Next, I created this one for the Random Letter challenge at Soul Scrappers, featuring the letter A and the word ANNIVERSARY:


Materials
Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe - Fabrics patterned paper
Bo Bunny Sweet Life - Noteworthy die cuts
American Crafts Remarks - Chloe Mulberry alphabet stickers
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White paper flower
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Daffodil paper flower
Green Tara 2cm Petals - White paper flower
Buttons

I'm pretty happy with this one ~ very simple and using up some scraps and older stash.

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My third layout for today is based on the 1st March sketch at Stuck?! Sketches:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
Cre8tiv Designer Paper - Eco patterned papers
Best Creations Craft n Craftin' - Flower chipboard shapes
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large Classic Inverted Scallop Circles cutting die
Feather cutting die (unknown brand)
Vintage book paper
White paper clips
Gold polka dot washi tape
Kaisercraft Snow pearls
Pink Paislee Expressions - Whimsies - Chocolate alphabet stickers

I'm also joining in at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks - Monochrome Plus Cyber Crop ~ Your choice + chipboard. I chose a kraft/brown palette to go with my coastal photographs.

* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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17 March 2017

Scrapping GREEN

One more page for my Rockhampton album... this one is based on the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Soul Scrappers, using the criteria TRIANGLES + GREEN + JOURNALLING STRIPS:

Materials
Want2Scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
My Memories patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Jazz patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Bitty Blossoms - Apple Green flower
Kaisercraft 2cm Sky Blue paper flower
Kaisercraft Snow pearls
Carl Mini Daisy punch

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And another double page for the Girraween mini-album:


Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
Dandelion cutting dies (unknown brand)

Sharing this one at:
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Bit o' Green. I used green patterned paper.
* The Paper Girls ~ Luck o' the Irish.  My mind immediately goes to green when I think of St Patrick's Day.  I have been working my way through my stash of old Project Life papers and this one is just the perfect shade of green!

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16 March 2017

It's the climb

Two more facing pages for the Girraween mini album...


Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
My Mind's Eye Boy Crazy - Seeing Stars patterned paper

I'm sharing at:
CASology ~ Foliage.  I'm really enjoying the CAS approach for this album - only one image per page, uncluttered, limited layers and embellishments, easy to reproduce.
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Bit o' Green.  I used green patterned paper.
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes.

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15 March 2017

Stanthorpe, revisited

Two more pages for the Stanthorpe album...

The explosion of pink on this layout was prompted by the inspiration board at D-lish Scraps:



Materials
ColorBox Art Screens - Bloom stencil
Kaisercolour Candy acrylic paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Salt Water Taffy mist
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Flutter patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla product packaging
D-lish Scraps Just Add Paper - Festive Wishes twine and small flowers
D-lish Scraps Woodgrain Hashtags flair
Pink satin flowers (unknown brand)
Polka dot buttons

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From an explosion of pink, to an explosion of orange!  This one was inspired by the March challenge at White... with 1:



Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz - Rays stencil
White molding paste
Fancy Pants Fancy Free - Truly Madly Deeply rub ons
Rub on alphabets (unknown brand)
Vintage book paper
LuminArte Twinkling H2O's - Rusted Bloom watercolour paint
LuminArte Twinkling H2O's - Egyptian Gold watercolour paint
Kaisercraft Bark inkpad
Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals stamps

As part of my stash-busting drive, I dug out some of my old rub-ons, and despite my trepidation the images/letters transferred beautifully.  Does anyone recognise the letters/font?  I don't have the original packaging any more.

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