28 May 2016

A sketch layout

Sharing a layout I made, based on a sketch at Mystical Scrapbooks cyber crop:



Also joining in at Simon Says Wednesday, for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials
My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste - Adorbs - Hello - Greet patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Jubilee - Mint Julep - Journey journal cards
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
KI Memories Pop Culture - Flower Child - Socialite lace cardstock
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Turquoise Mist cardstock
Wooden heart button
Resin rose
Paper daisies
Paper clips

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27 May 2016

Happy mail

Happy mail today... from Charms Creations:



Yay!

20 May 2016

Lip Falls... again

Chipping away at our photographs from Denham Reserve... this is another taken at the bottom of the gorge:



I used sketch #1 from the Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop, and used up some of the scraps on my desk.  I added some texture paste for some subtle dimension, and a gorgeous lace flower motif:



I'm joining in at Mixed Media Monthly for the May Butterflies and Blooms challenge:


... and it's also my third submission to the Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday FLOWERS theme.

Materials
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - Garbo patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste - Adorbs - Hello - Greet patterned paper
Wooden butterfly buttons
Stamper' Anonymous Tim Holtz - Woodgrain layered stencil
Texture paste
Prima ATC card
Lace floral motif

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19 May 2016

Kraft + chaos

I don't mind admitting that I found the Kraft Plus challenge a really tough one this month!


I had an idea what I wanted my layout to look like, and of course it turned out quite different!  This is the beginning of my background, hanging on the clothesline to dry...



This is the final layout:



I took inspiration from the 'chaotic' style of the layout and the celebratory feel.  I used a painted background (with gesso, acrylics and a credit card), random themed words in a starburst pattern, and also included a car.

A long way from my usual kind of page, and a definite challenge for me.

Materials
Kraft cardstock
Kaisercolour Mango acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Navy Blue acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Candy acrylic paint

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17 May 2016

Circles

This layout is based on the new sketch at Creative Scrappers:



I'm sharing my layout at:

* Clique KitsAnything Goes
* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Circles

Materials
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - Garbo patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Walnut Cream cardstock
American Crafts Thickers - Subway foam alphabets
Buttons

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14 May 2016

Play Hard

This layout was inspired by the May sketch at Scrap the Girls:



Not a 'girly' layout, but I think it captures the occasion very well. I added some texture with the fabric strip (navy blue spots) and popped up the stars with foam tape for dimension.



Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned papers
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces diecut title
Paper clips
Fabric
Sam & Lucy Star punch

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13 May 2016

White with Tangerine

It's getting harder to get photographs of the teen J-girl these days, so I've taken to swiping pictures from her Facebook profile!



The colours in this layout were inspired by the May challenge at White... with 1:


The design was based on the sketch at Blue Fern Studios.  I used some chipboard pieces from BFS Turkish Bits which I doctored up with white texture paste:



Other materials
Ranger Dylusions - Squeezed Orange ink spray
Vintage book page (overspray page salvaged from a previous project)
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Blooming Blossoms patterned paper
Flourish with a Bling Elise - Orange flowers
Buttons

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12 May 2016

Seriously?

What a great inspiration picture at Creative Embellishments!


This is what I created:



I chose patterned paper with a peacock feather motif, and also a bird-themed photograph.  I used real feathers from our wyandotte chickens (not the one in the photograph) and a CE chipboard for my title:



** I'm sharing at scrapbook.com for the NSD Pet-Themed challenge.  More chickens!
** I'm also sharing at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Blue Eyes patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club stickers
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Walnut Cream cardstock
Creative Embellishments Celebrate Word Set chipboard
Kaisercolour Mango acrylic paint
Imagine Crafts CM Metallic Gold texture paste

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11 May 2016

Cybercropping at the Scrap Suite

I completed this layout for April cyber crop challenges at The Scrap Suite:



Materials
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Rose patterned paper
American Crafts Dear Lizzy - Watercolour Words die cut title
FWAB Maddison Small - Pink flowers
Portacraft paper flowers
Delish Scraps Pearl Cabochons hearts

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10 May 2016

This is the life

Another layout about our beloved Jess:



This one was inspired by the May challenge at My Mind's Eye.  I used PAINT and lots of MME product.

I'm also joining in at some of the NSD challenges:
* Scrapbook.com ~ Pet Theme
* Studio Calico ~ Furry Friends

Materials
My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste - Adorbs - Hello - Greet patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Jubilee - Mint Julep - Journey journal cards
My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing buttons
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint

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09 May 2016

Clique Kits NSD challenges

These are some of the pages I completed for the Clique Kits Scrap Your Heart Out NSD cybercrop.

Mixed media challenge ~  I used some "mop up" papers from a previous project, and stencilling with texture paste.



Also sharing this layout at:
* Creative ArtisteAnything Goes
Scrapbook.com ~ NSD Life in Full Colour
* Studio Calico ~ Creating layers

Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Collage Press Margot - Cherry Blossoms patterned paper
The Crafter's Workshop Flourishes Dots Circles - Strawberry Lace patterned paper
Prima Royal Menagerie - Decor 1 6x6 stencil
Mesh fruit bag
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day flair button
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces title card
Paint pens

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Recipe challenge ~ sparkle, shine, flowers:  I made a pocket scrapbook page.  It's a companion page to this one.





Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-pocket page
MME Breaking Free - Best Buds - Nothing But Dots scalloped patterned paper
MME Boy Crazy - Seeing Stars patterned paper
MME Collectable - Unforgettable decorative tape
Gold sequins and stars
Clique Kits Holiday Printables digital image
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch 
Kaisercraft 3.5cm Cream paper flower 
Kaisercraft Red paper flower

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Double page layout (click to enlarge) ~





Also sharing this one at Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday - FLOWERS.  Those layered flowers have been in my stash for years and somehow have only just surfaced again!

Materials
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms - Wheelbarrow patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Flourish with a Bling Lee's Trees laser cuts
K&Company Wild Raspberry - Floral Accents glitter flowers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Silver gems
Wooden butterfly buttons
My Memories butterfly punch

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08 May 2016

NSD Scrapping (2)

Messing around with mixed media:



I had a play with my background, with lots of layers and some texture paste for the stars, and royal blue stitching:



Joining in with challenges at:

* Creative Artiste ~ Anything Goes
* Clique Kits ~ Scrap Your Heart Out mixed media theme

Materials:
Ranger Dylusions - Squeezed Orange spray ink
Ranger Dylusions - Lemon Zest spray ink
Tim Holtz Stars layering stencil
Making Memories Shimmer Alpha - Silver letter stickers
Autumn Leaves French Twist - Petite Hibou patterned paper
KI Memories Pop Culture - Hopscotch Red lace cardstock

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Playing around with colour:



* Studio Calico ~ Colour Challenge
* Scrapbook & Cards Today ~ Masculine 

Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Mango cardstock
Wooden bird button
Buttons from my habby stash
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters die cut alphabets

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07 May 2016

NSD scrapping (1)

I indulged just a little this weekend for National Scrapbooking Day... so many amazing challenges and so little time!



This one was submitted to:
Studio Calico ~ Furry Friends (well, actually, he's a feathered friend...)  #SCNSD16
Scrapbook.com ~ NSD Pet Themed (featuring one of our cheeky roosters)
* Pink Paislee ~ Raquel's Get Stitchy (featuring Pink Paislee papers and stitching) #ppNSD2016



Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock 
Pink Paislee Vintage Moon - Harvest Moon patterned paper
Pink Paislee Spring Fling - Flower Beds patterned paper
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge punch
Bazzill Basic Smoothies - Walnut Cream cardstock
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Tiny Worn Navy alphabet stickers
Bazzill Basics Bitty Blossoms - Arroyo flowers
Kaisercraft 3.5cm Cream paper flower
Kaisercraft 2cm Cream paper flower
Heidi Swapp Cinnamon Red 1/8" ribbon
Buttons from my habby stash

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This one was inspired by:
* Scrap Challenge YOUrself ~ Mood board.  I used tones of green and blue, and included a little bird and daisies to tie in with the spring theme.
* Scrap it with a Song ~ Best Day of My Life. In my journalling I write that we had the best time ever at the Wheel of Brisbane.  The lyrics of the song, I stretched my hands out to the sky also fit with the atmosphere of the photo with its beautiful views.

And also submitted to:
* Studio Calico ~ Creating Layers (Layers of circles for my embellishments, layered title) #SCNSD16

Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Basic Grey Serenade - Bustle patterned paper
Pink Paislee Spring Fling - Rain Showers patterned paper
Bo Bunny Vicki B - Loverly patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Starmist cardstock
Carl Daisy - Small punch
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Aqua gems
Autumn Leaves Katie Pertiet - For the Record journalling stamp
Tsukineko Stazon - Timber Brown ink
Dear Lizzy Watercolor Words diecut title

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06 May 2016

A card, and it's pink...

I've had occasion to send a few cards in the past few months ~ for birthdays, thank you's and farewell gifts.  So it's time to make a few more to have on hand "just in case".

There's a card challenge at Kaisercraft this month... the perfect incentive!  I took inspiration from the mood board and made a feminine card with soft pinks and creams, lace and pearls:



I omitted a sentiment so I can use the card for whatever occasion arises.

I'm also sharing my card at Frilly and Funkie for the Opposites Attract challenge.  Card making is always a departure from my comfort zone; my ratio of scrapbook layouts to cards is something in the order of 98:2 (last year I made 300+ layouts and only 6 cards).  Shabby chic is a style that I attempt only occasionally.

Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday has a FLOWERS theme this month too, so my little card is getting shared around a bit!

Materials
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Magic patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Rapture patterned paper
Kaisercraft Vanilla Weave cardstock
Kaisercraft Brown ink
Kaisercraft 3.5cm Cream paper flowers
Kaisercraft Pink flowers (from mixed pack)
Kaisercraft Basics pearls
Prairie Bird Boutique Shabby Wrinkled Ribbon seam binding
Lace from my habby stash

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05 May 2016

Skywalk

I had FUN making this layout... it brought back some happy memories of our 2014 Sydney holiday and the Skywalk adventure at Sydney Tower:



I'm submitting my layout to Charms Creations Emoji challenge - the gorgeous embellishment shines and (with the journalling) expresses so well the silliness of this photo!

I'm joining in at Scrappy Friends for Rochelle's This or That challenge.  I chose BUTTONS.

I'm also sharing at Scrapbook.com for two of the National Scrapbooking Day challenges:
* Selfie Challenge - A silly selfie
* For the Love of Crafting - Showcase your personal crafting style.  I love to mix and match colours and collections, using strong colour combinations and simple design, with the photo taking centre stage.

Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Walnut Cream cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Cocktail patterned paper
Becky Higgin Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Green Tara 7cm Petals - Liquid flower
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Liquid flowers
Prima E-line - Aqua flowers
Kaisercraft 5cm Cream paper flowers
Buttons from my habby stash
Charms Creations Emoji - Crazy felt embellishment
Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks - Yellow baker's twine

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04 May 2016

Jetty

Another beach layout... I can't get enough of them!



The colour scheme was inspired by the May challenge at Funky Flair Studios:


I added a Funky Flair button:



Over at Archi-scraps the May challenge requirements are layering and something reflective.  I have used lots of subtle layers with the papers, flowers, and journalling strips. I added some dew drops and metallic title for the reflective elements:



I'm also sharing over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge for the favourite places theme.  If I can be a bit generic - I love being anywhere by the sea, particularly if there's a beach to walk on.


Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned papers
Bella! Flowerz blue satin flowers
Funky Flair Studios Summer Holiday flair
Prima Esprit - Blue flowers
Green Tara Mini Tassel ribbon
Buttons from my habby stash
Value Crafts metallic gold alphabet stickers
Robin's Nest Dew Drops - Foil Foliage teardrop gems

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03 May 2016

Shades of grey

I'm joining in at 1-2-3 Challenge again this month, and this is the layout I created:



The criteria is a fun combination:
* Colour: GREY (grey patterned paper, grey flowers and buttons)
* Word: GREAT (included in my journalling)
* Technique: GRUNGE (torn cardboard and photograph, distressed and inked edges and title)





Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Fascinate patterned paper
Petaloo Wild Daisy - Green peel'n'stick flowers
Prima Essentials - Almanac grey flowers
Kaisercraft 5cm Lime paper flowers
Kaisercraft Olive paper flower
May Arts Plaid Ruffle - Green ribbon
Buttons from my habby stash
Ranger Tim Holtz - Bundled Sage distress ink
Journalling card (RAK gift)
American Craft Thickers - Smoothie foam alphabets
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers

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Mystical Scrapbooks also has a GREY theme, and this is my layout, which I am also submitting at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme:



Nice and simple.. but I like it :)

Materials
Echo Park Birthday Wishes - Birthday Floral patterned paper
Prima Essentials - Almanac grey flowers
Watercolour paper
Vintage book page
Buttons from my habby stash

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02 May 2016

Foo?

When we were kids, we used to doodle "Foo" in our school exercise books.  My husband (who has never really grown up) likes to play "Foo" when we take photographs on our day trips.

I had some fun with this layout, based on the sketch at Scrap the Boys this month:



Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned papers
Echo Park For the Record - Borders patterned paper
American Craft Thickers - Sprinkles vinyl alphabets
Charms Creations Arrow embellishment
Green Tara Lime Green mesh ribbon
Metallic craft thread

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01 May 2016

Flowers that bloom at midnight



When I saw the Pixels and Paper inspiration photo for this month, I couldn't resist a fun and funky take on the FLOWERS theme. I took my daughter to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art a few years ago, and we loved the Flowers that Bloom at Midnight sculpture installation.  I mixed up the patterns a bit, and used a striped base like the cake in the inspiration photo:


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

Materials
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Rustler patterned paper
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Astounding patterned paper
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces title die cut
MME/Breaking Free Best Buds - Nothing But Dots scalloped patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Grenadine cardstock
Journalling card

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30 April 2016

Saturday scrapping

My recent order from Charms Creations arrived yesterday, so I put together another layout for the Charms Creations April scraplift challenge.  This is the layout by Sandra Brimelow that I liflted:


And this is what I came up with:



Not quite the monochromatic look of the original, but I was able to work with the scraps on my desk and I'm pretty happy that.

Materials
Charms Creations Mixed Set - Set K Heavenly Heart, wood veneer, twine, paper clip
Prima Free Spirit - Perceptions patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Starmist cardstock
White washi paper
Autumn Leaves Scribbles - Graffiti ribbon
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Sky Blue flower
American Craft Thickers - Sprinkles vinyl alphabets
Buttons from my habby stash
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Unforgettable decorative tape
Rose Moka Equinoxe - Blue alphabet letters

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