22 April 2018

The Esplanade, Cairns

More pages for my Cairns travel album...


Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
American Crafts Geyser cardstock
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Moroccan Screen embossing folder
Collections Elements - Small Scroll chipboard (negative)
Kaisercolour Coastal Blue acrylic paint
Lily Bee Picket Fence alphabet stickers
Buttons

I'm sharing this one at A2Z Scraplets for the April challenge.  I took the background wallpaper in the inspiration image as my main element and used an embossing folder to mimic the pattern.

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Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Gold sequins
Wood veneer feathers

This one was inspired by a challenge at D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite April cybercrop: Use a photograph that is long and skinny.

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21 April 2018

Kraft + Lemur = ?

Just for a bit of fun... Adding LEMURS to the current Kraft Plus challenge:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Vibrant Blue cardstock
Martha Stewart Floral Lace decorative edge punch
Striped ribbon

My recipe choices:
* Something old - Edge punch
* Something new - Katie Howard's mini-challenge
* Something borrowed - Image by Ellen26, sourced from pixabay.com
* Something blue - Blue striped ribbon

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15 April 2018

Lincraft girls

I've been swiping J-girl's Facebook photos again... the only way I can get recent photographs of her to scrap!


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire - Enlightened patterned paper
Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire - Awakening patterned paper
We R Memory Keepers Heart Attack - Darling patterned paper
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Pony Express patterned paper
Echo Park Victoria Garden - Garden Trellis patterned paper (punched flowers)
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Kaisercraft Black rhinestones
Technique Tuesday Hometown - Lower Case alphabet dies
White paper flowers - RAK prize pack

My layout uses lots of scraps from my desk, and was inspired by these challenges:

Stick it Down  ~ single page sketch
* Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas ~ Challenge #381
* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ April

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12 April 2018

Bananas...

Two more pages for my Cairns trip album...

This page was inspired by the April Pick 3 challenge at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Basic Grey Green at Heart - Emerald patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Boy Crazy - Seeing Stars patterned paper
Kaisercraft Wish Upon - Star Bright patterned paper
D-lish Scraps Peach Passion Mini-Kit vellum butterfly
Yellow chevron washi tape
Yellow paper clip
White paper flower (RAK)
Kaisercraft Silver rhinestones

My three picks:
 ~ floral patterned paper
 ~ flowers
 ~ bling/gems

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Materials
Basic Grey Green at Heart - Emerald patterned paper
Kaisercraft Wish Upon - Star Bright patterned paper
D-lish Scraps Peach Passion Mini-Kit vellum butterflies & journal card
White paper flowers (RAK)
Kaisercraft Silver rhinestones
Green paper clip

This page was inspired by the D-lish Scraps Peach Twist inspiration board:


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11 April 2018

Cairns, again

Two more layouts for my Cairns album, making some good progress on it this month!


Materials
Basic Grey Eerie - Tombstone patterned paper
Kaisercraft Offshore - Breaker patterned paper
Elle's Studio Serendipity - Chevron patterned paper
Paper clip
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Kaisercraft Silver rhinestones
Unbranded alphabet dies

My design was inspired by the April Tic Tac Toe challenge at Soul Scrappers; I followed a vertical column with journal strips, polka dot paper and stars.

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Materials
Basic Grey Sublime - Raspberry patterned paper
Kaisercraft Flutterby - Long Wing patterned paper
Kaisercraft Flutterby - Painted Lady patterned paper
Kaisercraft Sweets - Sugar Cookie patterned paper
Kasiercraft Enchanted Garden - Magic paper strip
Simple Stories Sn@p! Snappy Sayings journal card
Pink paper clips
Unbranded alphabet dies


I'm submitting this one at:
* Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Sketch
* Die Cut Divas ~ Anything Goes  [I die-cut my title letters from paper scraps - I use my trusty old Cuttlebug, still going strong!]

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10 April 2018

The Boulders

One more layout for my Cairns trip album:


Materials
Kaisercraft Prairie Lane - Woodshire patterned paper
Kaisercraft Elegance - Elizabeth patterned paper
Kaisercraft Botanica - Collectables die cut
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Latte stickers
Paper clip
Kaisercraft Silver rhinestone strip

My layout was inspired by these challenges:

More Than Words


I love exploring our national parks (in all weather) and am constantly in awe of the beauty of nature.  And of course, I can't help myself - I always take photographs of the birds and animals I see on my explorations.

& & & & & & & & & & 

Kaisercraft


I am very partial to this neutral palette, and I pulled out some older Kaisercraft papers to create my layout.

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09 April 2018

Cairns trip, continued


Materials
Daiso Designer Kraft embossed paper
Kaisercraft Prairie Lane - Woodshire patterned paper
Kaisercraft Pickled Pear - Thyme patterned paper
October Afternoon Mini Market - Gray & Cream alphabet stickers
Green Tara 10cm Petals - Daffodil Yellow flower
Gold foil paper strip
Paper clip

Entering these challenges:
* Sketches in Thyme ~ Sketch #319
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ April challenge

& & & & & & & & 

This layout was inspired by a challenge at the D-lish Scraps / Scrap Suite cybercrop ~ Use hearts and stars:


Materials
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day ~ Superb patterned paper
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day ~ Swell patterned paper
Websters Pages Recorded - Picturesque patterned paper
D-lish Scraps Coffee flair
Green Tara 2cm Petals - White flowers
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers

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08 April 2018

What makes me happy?

A spot of scrapping today...


Materials
Fancy Pants Be You - Marbles patterned paper
Elle's Studio Serendipity - Chevron patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Togetherness - Elements journal card (fussy cut)
Unbranded alphabet dies
Green Tara 10cm Petals - Daffodil Yellow flower
White paper flower (RAK prize pack)
Kaisercraft Silver rhinestones
Font: ITC Bradley Hand

I'm submitting my layout at:
Scrap the Girls ~ Who Are You?
[I typed and printed out my journalling - haven't done that for a long time!]
* Die Cut Divas ~ Anything Goes
[I die cut the alphas in my title, using upcycled cardboard]



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07 April 2018

That's My Boy

What a fun challenge at Scrap the Boys this month ~ "Let's Go Geo".  I went with a linear design, featuring circles:


Materials
Fancy Pants Be You - Marbles patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Boarding Pass patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Journal Cards patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High accessory sticker
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch

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06 April 2018

Birthday Wishes

Time for another purging of scraps on my desk... and another birthday card:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Monochromatic - Pomegranate cardstock
Green Tara 7cm Petals - Fire Engine Red flower
Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire - Enlightened patterned paper
Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire - Awakening patterned paper
Button & DMC embroidery floss
Font: ITC Bradley Hand

The card design was inspired by Sketch #379 at My Favorite Things.  **My lovely MFT alphabet dies were unfortunately the wrong size for this card but MFT kindly allows challenge entries without their product.**

I'm sharing my card at
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Happy Birthday
* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ April challenge

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05 April 2018

Koala love

 Scrapping some koala photos...


Materials
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Vibrant Blue cardstock
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Fig Swirl cardstock
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Grenadine cardstock
Fancy Pants Oh! Deer - Festive patterned paper
Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire - Enlightened patterned paper
October Afternoon Mini Market - Gray & Cream alphabet stickers
Paper clips

My layout was inspired by these challenges:

More Than Words


Living in the bush means I am surrounded by nature every day... I love it!  In our natural environment we frequently encounter native Australian animals ~ most commonly we are visited by kangaroos and wallabies and birds, but occasionally we catch sight of our resident koala too.

CSI ~ Case File #251:


Colour ~ blue & white
Stories ~ I have journalled directly onto the layout and included a memory about animals
Inspiration ~ No llamas here, but I featured an adorable animal, decorative scallop edge inspired by the llama's blanket, solid colours in the background, and some zig zag stitching.

Simon Says Monday ~ Trio of Something ~ I've used a series of three photographs.

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04 April 2018

C'est La Vie

A beautiful inspiration piece at ARTastic this month:


Here is my take on the challenge, with the theme of black and white with one other colour:


Materials
We R Memory Keepers Heart Attack - Darling patterned paper
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Red flowers
May Arts Stitched Centre - Solid Black 1/8" ribbon
Creative Embellishments Curly Hearts chipboard
Derivan Black acrylic paint
Micador Collected & Co - Text Type Black alphabet stickers
Unbranded dies

I chose RED for the poppies, and also because it's one of my favourite colours to scrap with.

It's also the predominant colour in this month's inspiration picture at Creative Embellishments:


The other elements I drew from this challenge were the title, the harlequin pattern, and of course, using CE chipboard embellishments:



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03 April 2018

Scenery shots

Scrapping a few landscape photos today - I always take so many!  Constantly in awe at what a beautiful world we live in...

This layout (photo taken at Mount Mitchell) is based on the April sketch challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard:


Materials
Authentique Journey - Stroll cardstock
Vintage book page
Watercolour paper
Product packaging (grey/white)
Webster's Pages Hello World - Being Silly patterned paper
Washi tape
Dusty Attic Grass Clusters #1 chipboard shapes
Words or Whatever Fun Multi Word chipboard shapes

& & & & & & & 

This layout (photo taken in Cairns) is my take on the Soul Scrappers Random Word challenge.  This month the word is PHOTO and my phrase is 'What a view':


Materials
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful World - Remarkable solid paper
Kaisercraft Duchess - Royalty patterned paper
Washi tape
Prima Wild & Free flowers
Font:  Phosphorus Hydride

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02 April 2018

Cadet Games - Up

Another page for J-girl's Cadet Games album:

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Crate Paper The Pier - Poolside patterned paper
Pink Paislee Indigo - Burlap patterned paper
7 Gypsies Gypsy Market - Herne patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Baker's twine - yellow
Bella! chipboard alphabets
Kaisercolour Yellow acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint

I'm submitting my layout at:
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
* Scrap Our Stash ~ Golden Globe stash challenge
[Inspired by the title UP; include clouds.]  I made my own clouds with some paper offcuts.  The pattern was made by stamping with paint on corrugated cardboard.

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01 April 2018

Sweet Summer Days

Thank you KRAFT PLUS CHALLENGE for inviting me to be a guest designer this month!  It's one of my favourite challenge blogs, with talented and inspiring creative team, and always-thought-provoking challenge prompts.

Here's the April challenge:


... and hoping that I've risen to the challenge, here's my take:


Materials
Corrugated cardboard
White gesso
Denim fabric
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Summer Hits journal card
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Hip Hooray patterned paper
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Collections Elements chipboard flowers
Prima Esprit - Blue satin flowers
Kaisercraft Silver rhinestones
Kraft spotted paper tape
Paper clip

My recipe choices:
* Something old - I used corrugated cardboard from a packing box as my base, with old flowers and chippies from my stash.
* Something new - I cracked open a new jar of gesso for this layout, and a new pack of rhinestones to add a touch of bling.
* Something borrowed - I "borrowed" some denim offcuts from my habby stash.
* Something blue - Lots of blue! It's one of my favourite colours.



So thrilled to be involved in showcasing this fun recipe challenge... thank you Kraft Plus!

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31 March 2018

Good stuff

I love the Escape to Nature challenges at Soul Scrappers, and the theme this month is so fun... MUD!
I did a pocket page:


I don't have a materials list for this page ~ I just used a bunch of scraps and offcuts from my "brown scraps" ziplock bag, and a little wood veneer that I received as a RAK.

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30 March 2018

Butterflies and jungle bugs

I completed some more pages for my Cairns travel album.  This one was just perfect for the Butterflies challenge at D-lish Scraps/ The Scrap Suite March cyber crop:


Materials
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Terrific solid paper
Kaisercraft Elegance - Catherine patterned paper
Kaisercraft Pickled Pear - Chartreuse patterned paper strip
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Cream letters stickers
Unbranded butterfly cutting dies
Buttons
DMC embroidery thread

& & & & & & & & &

This one is a double,  based on the Double Delight sketch challenge at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage - Front Porch patterned paper
Watercolour paper
Kaisercraft Lil Primrose - Fancy Dress patterned paper
Kaisercraft Pickled Pear - Thyme patterned paper strip
Kaisercraft Lime 5cm paper flowers
Buttons
DMC embroidery thread
October Afternoon Mini Market - Green & Cream alphabet stickers

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29 March 2018

Mount Mitchell

When I saw the 1st March sketch at Stuck?! Sketches I immediately knew which photo I wanted to scrap.  We don't have many photos with all three of us, and I liked the idea of the circular frame:


Materials
Authentique Journey - Stroll patterned cardstock
Webster's Pages Hello World - Being Silly patterned paper
A2Z Scraplets chipboard frame
Mont Marte Silver Series - Metallic Yellow acrylic paint
October Afternoon Mini Market - Gray & Cream alphabet stickers

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

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21 March 2018

A card

I broke out my too-long-neglected Spellbinders for this card, inspired by Shazza's card challenge at Soul Scrappers (Add a diecut).


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Candy Stripes patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Flutter patterned paper
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Sixteen dies
Button
DMC embroidery thread
Argyle grosgrain ribbon

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20 March 2018

Pandas

I created a super-simple layout today:


Materials
Kaisercraft Sakura Park - Kanzan patterned paper
Crayola Red watercolour pencil
Red paper clip
Kaisercraft Silver rhinestones

I was inspired by the March challenge at ARTastic, and this gorgeous artwork:


The challenge theme is ANIMALS, in any way you like.  My eye was immediately drawn to the panda peeking out from the middle of the animal pack.  I love the whimsical style of the painting, and I tried to create a layout where the pandas were the clear focus.

I'm also sharing my layout at Simon Says Wednesday for the Easter Inspired theme.  Panda Easter baskets - the cutest!!

My choice of patterned paper took me down the fussy-cutting route ~ a technique I find very relaxing ~ so I'm also submitting my layout at In the Scrap this month for the fussy-cutting theme.  Here's a detailed shot:



27/03/18 Edit to add: My layout was featured in the March highlights at ARTastic.

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