31 July 2016

Bald Rock - Adventure

I'm joining in the monthly sketch at Bo Bunny this month, with this layout:



I switched out one of the smaller photos in the sketch with some fussy cut 'monsters':



Our family always jokes about about the possibility of spotting a bunyip on one of our long walks, and I thought the monster motifs were just the perfect addition to add a touch of fun to what would otherwise be just a sign and a parks ticket.  Another page done for our Bald Rock holiday album!

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

Materials
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Flower Box patterned paper
Bo Bunny Country Garden - Charm patterned paper
Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi 2 - Oh Snap patterned paper
Bo Bunny Our Lil Monster - Our Lil Monster patterned paper
Bo Bunny Misc Me - Our Little Monster journal card (fussy cut title)
Tim Holtz Grunge Board - Swirls arrows

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28 July 2016

Denham Reserve... again

I scrapped some more photographs for our January day trip album... inspired by two different sketches.

This one is based on the sketch at Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop:



I went with a clean and simple style, with minimal embellishment.  I have a lovely collection of painted wooden butterfly buttons, and decided to use some on this layout.  So... I'm also sharing at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge for the Butterflies theme.

Materials
CTMH Silhouette patterned paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass - Alice patterned paper
Crayola Red watercolour pencil
Wooden butterfly buttons
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha - Mint Grunge letter stickers

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This one is based on Sketch #210 at Sketches in Thyme:



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

Materials
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl - Measuring Up patterned paper
Echo Park Victoria Garden - Garden Pond patterned paper
Wooden butterfly buttons
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers
My Memories butterfly punch
Metal label holder - lime green (RAK gift)

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27 July 2016

Chambers of the Black Hand

This month I treated myself to a D-lish Scraps Just Add Paper kit:



I used some of the kit items to make a pocket page, another for our Lightning Ridge holiday album:



I'm submitting my pocket page to the Rustic Charm inspiration board challenge at D-lish Scraps.

Other materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Upcycled kraft/gold gift bag
Value Craft Metallic Gold alphabet stickers

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26 July 2016

a FUN tag

I made a cute tag with some of the leftovers on my desk today:



Inspired by:
* More Than Words ~ Mini Challenge... FUN.
* Simon Says Monday ~ Add some texture.  I mixed up the texture with glitter elements (grainy), laser vinyl (smooth) and pom pom trim (soft).

Materials
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl - Measuring Up patterned paper
Bakers twine
Rose Moka Appel de la Nature - Pink alphabet stickers
K & Co Wild Raspberry - Floral Accents glitter flowers
Baby pom pom trim - apple green
Flourish with a Bling Jack Vine laser cut vinyl

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I used my tag on this layout:



The layout was inspired by Sketches in Thyme ~ Sketch #208

Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Bo Bunny Our Lil Monster - Wonder patterned paper
Bo Bunny Our Lil Monster - Misc Me journal card
Vintage book page
Bakers twine

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25 July 2016

Relax

Lots of Kaisercraft goodness on this layout, inspired by the July sketch on the Kaisercraft blog:



My title tag was inspired by the Scrabble theme at Lasting Memories:


The letter squares are placed inside the background gridlines on the tag (and I used the high-value letter X too!)

Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Kaisercraft Loire Valley - Japonica patterned paper
Kaisercraft Loire Valley - Osmunda patterned paper
Kaisercraft White paper flowers
Kaisercraft Bliss pearls 
Kaisercraft 2cm Sky Blue paper flowers
Kaisercraft Red paper flowers
Bakers twine
Carolee's Creations Adorn It - Tiny Whoopsy Red alphabet stickers

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24 July 2016

Christmas in July

Mystical Scrapbooks is hosting a Christmas in July cybercrop... great incentive to scrap some of my leftover Christmas photographs!

This one was for the Ribbons challenge:



Materials
Rose Moka Appel de la Nature - Jardin Fleuri patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Grenadine cardstock
Value Craft metallic gold ribbon
Joy & Jolly Ornaments felt embellishments

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This one is for the Christmas Deliciousness theme.  I used the July sketch from Scrap Africa as my design base:



It didn't show up well in the main photo, but the title is actually gold:



Once again, not a lot of product, just a few scraps and leftover bits from my scrap desk.

Materials
Bella! Happy Holidays patterned paper
Bella! Happy Holidays die cuts
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Resin flowers
Paper clip
Portacraft Metallics - Gold alphabet stickers

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23 July 2016

Mug Shot

Just a spot of scrapping today, between morning garden chores and a late afternoon outing:

This layout was inspired by the July LESSology challenge, Mug Shot:



What I did:  I saved the waxed paper cup from my Starbucks coffee, and (after washing and drying carefully) I punched a circle from it, right over the logo... forming the little embellishment.

Also joining in at:

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style ~ Sketch #36.  


* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ With Heart.  Lots of little punched hearts, sprinkled down the page...

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22 July 2016

Priceless



This layout was inspired by the July criteria at 1-2-3 Challenge:
* I usually prefer brights, but I used a soft PASTEL pink as my background.
* I featured the word PRICELESS in my title.
* I used some layered GLITTER flowers.



Materials
LuminArte Twinkling H2O's - Grapefruit Pink watercolour paint
The Crafters Workshop Balzer Designs - Mini Leaf Frame stencil
K&Co Wild Raspberry - Floral Accents glitter flowers
Basic Grey Micro Monogram - Pink alphabet stickers

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21 July 2016

Things with wings

Another double for the J-girl's skydive album... only one page to go now!  This has taken me w-a-y too long to finish because I keep getting distracted by other projects.  Click to enlarge:


Photo credit: Peter Brierley (GoPro 3, stillframe from video)

I'm sharing at:
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Things with Wings

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Journal Cards patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Little Man patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High wood veneer stars
Gold sequin stars
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Latte letter stickers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Journal Ticket tag

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20 July 2016

More pocket scrapping

Another for the Christmas 2015 album:



I added some bling to the top photo panel, using Sketch #33 from Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style as my inspiration:




And while I was rummaging through my bling stash, I came across the little flower.  It occurred to me that I could use it 'as is' on its transparent backing sheet, and it fit the pocket perfectly:



Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Prima Say it in Crystals - Circles - Iridescent gems
Kaisercraft Petals - Silver rhinestone flower
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Little Star patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Flight Path patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Bording Pass patterned paper
Simple Stories Sn@p! Studio - Everyday filler card

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Another page for our 2015 outback holiday album:



The lower panel was inspired by Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style Sketch #35:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Boarding Pass patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla promotional flair 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Diamond Satin - Poppy Red ribbon

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19 July 2016

Nessun Dorma

"None shall sleep"... what a great slogan for a coffee outlet.  Probably not what Puccini had in mind, but I do love it!



This layout was inspired by:
* LESSology ~ Mug Shot.  I used the corrugated coffee mug wrapper as my title card (you can see the cup in the photo).
* Scrap Africa ~ Sketch #76.  I followed the basic sketch fairly closely, with two portrait format photos, grounded by strips of paper and trim.
* Off the Rails Scrapbooking ~ July mood board.  I chose the pastels.
* Creative Artiste ~ Anything Goes.  I enjoyed playing around with a mixed media background for this one, a bit of gesso, a bit of texture paste and my trusty piece of pizza mesh, which I use as a stamp and as a stencil.

Materials
Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Dusty Pink acrylic paint
American Crafts/Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party - Grand Garland patterned paper
Pink looped trim
Crocheted motif
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces die cut

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18 July 2016

Some sketch layouts

This layout is based on Sketch #209 at Sketches in Thyme:



* The July moodboard challenge at Scrapbook Boutique inspired my title choice, and use of sequins as a nod to the bokeh images.
* The July challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge inspired me to feature butterflies on the layout.

Materials
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - Garbo patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Remarkable - Day - Dates patterned paper
Metal filigree butterfly
Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint
American Crafts Thickers - Rainboots vinyl alphabets
Sequins
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Latte letter stickers

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This layout for my October 2015 album is based on the July sketch at My Creative Sketches:



The Candy Land challenge at Lasting Memories inspired my colour choice - lots of brights, especially green.  (Although I must admit, I've never seen or played the Candy Land game.)

Materials
Bo Bunny Our Lil Monster - Tough Guy patterned paper 
Bo Bunny Our Lil Monster - Wonder patterned paper
Imaginisce Bazzill - Itty Bitty Blossoms green flowers
Various paper flowers
Cre8tiv pearl brads
Sequins
October Afternoon Mini Market - Grey & Cream alphabet stickers

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17 July 2016

Little red cookies... YUM

Trying my hand at another Stuck?! sketch layout, but putting my own spin on it, of course:



I also took inspiration from the colours of the July mood board at Creative Embellishments, used featured some stars, and I used a CE flair too:



Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Little Star patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Flight Path patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Journal Cards patterned paper
Creative Embellishments Nautical Set 2 flair
Bo Bunny Our Lil Monster - Mischief patterned paper
Bo Bunny Our Lil Monster - Misc Me! journal card
American Crafts Thickers - Jewelry Box alphabets

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16 July 2016

Pocket scrapping

I've been doing a spot of pocket scrapping to fill the gaps in some of my older albums.

This one is for our Lightning Ridge holiday album, and I based it on Sketch #34 at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style.  Super simple, with the title card placed in the top left:



I used some odds and ends from a RAK I received to make a journalling card:



Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Simple Stories Sn@p! Studio - Snappy Sayings filler card
Corrugated card

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15 July 2016

Great day

This is a layout for our Ekka 2015 album:



I used the July colour palette from Funky Flair Studio - picking up on the raspberry, custard and ivory tones.  A little detail shot showing the Funky Flair, and the stencilled texture paste stars:



Also sharing at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for the Reach for the Stars theme:



Materials
LuminArte Twinkling H2O's - Apple Blossom watercolour paint
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Stars template
Simple Stories Sn@p Studio - Everyday title card
Funky Flair Girl Map Markers flair
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl - Measuring Up patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - Gable patterned paper
Pom pom trim
Vintage sheet music
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch

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14 July 2016

Sunshine Coast

I'm loving yellow... and I created another layout for our January day tripping album:



Inspired by...

Scrapki Wyzwaniowo ~ Sunlight.  I followed the theme through to the Sunshine Coast, where my photograph was taken... summer, and a beautiful sunny day.


* Jot Magazine ~ July moodboard.  Lots of happy yellow, and a pineapple!

Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Dot to Dot patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned papers
Crate Paper Toy Box - Explore patterned paper
WRMK White Out - Promenade - Imagine patterned paper
Memory Maze Wordsheet - Sunshine chipboard title
Derivan Flesh Base acrylic paint
Pineapple paper clip

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13 July 2016

Remember this day



My layout was inspired by two challenges:

* More Than Words - SMILE + SKETCH:

This photo makes me smile because it brings back memories of a fun, relaxing day out on the north coast.


* JOT Magazine - Mood board



I 'm really happy with how this layout turned out.  I started with the paint and a piece of pizza mesh - and did a combination of stamping and masking.  I used up some paper offcuts and some miscellaneous embellishments and punches that came in a recent prize pack, and then I chose my title.   Last, the stitching.  My layouts have to have stitching!

Materials
Kaisercolour Yellow acrylic paint
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl - Calico patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Dusty Attic Mini Captions 2 chipboard title
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White paper flower
Green Tara 1.75cm Petals - Beige paper flower
Resin flowers

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12 July 2016

Something a bit different...



My layout theme was inspired by:
* Lasting Memories ~ Snakes and Ladders 
* Simon Says Monday ~ Flora/Fauna

The photograph was taken on my front patio - a surprise visitor one evening.  My initial fear was that this snake was an Eastern Brown (highly venomous) but further research revealed it was just a tree snake... one of the many species of wildlife we experience when living in this part of the world!

Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl - Calico patterned paper
Hambly Screen Prints - Mod Circles transparency
Simple Stories Sn@p! Studio - Snappy Sayings filler cards
Yellow baker's twine
Prima Epiphany yellow flower
Green Tara 7cm Petals - White paper flower

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11 July 2016

Hello, Tenterfield

This layout was inspired by the July challenge at Show Us Your Stuff, and is another for our winter 2014 vacation album:



I used shades of blue, with white and grey, with a handmade embellishment from Charms Creations:



Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Little Man patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Journal Cards patterned paper
Charms Creations Chevron - Blue felt embellishment
Corbett Creations Word - Hello wood veneer

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10 July 2016

Markets on the mountain

This one is for the July Mixed Media Monthly challenge Reach for the Stars theme:


No paint or 'messy stuff' on this layout, but I drew my own doodled border with PITT artist pen and watercolour pencil, and used a mix of acrylic transparency, paper and textiles on my layout:



I'm also submitting this layout at Creative Artiste for the July Anything Goes theme.

Materials 
Hambly Screen Prints - Mod Circles transparency 
Kraft mini envelope 
Charms Creations Super Stars layered star
Crayola Sky Blue watercolour pencil

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