06 October 2018

Night Out

This is my take on the October challenge at White... with 1.  The colour this month is ELEPHANT GREY:


Materials
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge punch
Prima Nieve - White layered flowers
Unbranded white flowers
Portacraft EVA foam - Glitter alphabet stickers
Sam & Lucy Weave Extras - Clear Bling gems
Buttons
Metallic string
D-lish Scraps Just Add Paper - Rustic Charm kit items - resin flowers, suede tassel

This challenge made me think outside the box a bit, because I don't have much grey paper in my stash. I decided to use some cardboard packaging (a cereal box) for the main grey element in my layout, and dress it up with an edge punch. I also pulled apart some scrapbook packaging (from a pack of Bella! Bling) in lieu of patterned paper.  After that, the other small embellishments didn't look so lonely!

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03 October 2018

Highfields

Another Highfields layout:


Materials
Prima Love Clippings - Little Love Clippings patterned paper
Corrugated cardboard
Collections Elements - Petite Flowers chipboard
Flourish with a Bling Antique Brown rhinestones
Bella! Chipz chipboard flower
Portacraft EVA foam - Glitter alphabet stickers
Twine
Staples

This layout was inspired by:

Off the Rails Scrapbooking ~ Recycle.  My recycled element is the corrugated cardboard.  I used the muted colours and woodgrain in the top right picture of the mood board, grey/brown tones and a rustic theme.


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CSI Challenge ~ Casefile #263.   I used the EVIDENCE prompts: flowers, twine and texture, as well as brown tones from the SCHEME.


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I'm also sharing my layout at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper for the October Anything Goes theme.

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02 October 2018

Some double layouts

Scrapping some photographs from Easter 2016, at Highfields Pioneer Village...

This one was inspired by the September Random Word challenge at Soul Scrappers, using the words Remember When:


Materials
Prima Love Clippings - Little Love Clippings patterned paper
Pink Paislee C'est La Vie - Paper 05 patterned paper
Kaisercraft Marigold - Straw patterned paper
Petaloo Colour Me Crazy - Mantis Green paper flowers
Dusty Attic Vintage Clock #2 chipboard
Flourish with a Bling Antique Brown rhinestones
White photo corners
Unbranded brown satin flower

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This one is for the Soul Scrappers Escape to Nature challenge, with the theme of AUTUMN.


Materials
Prima Love Clippings - Little Love Clippings patterned paper
Friday 13th Sweet & Sour - Banana Cocktail patterned paper
Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest buttons
DMC embroidery thread
Cream satin ribbon

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01 October 2018

ARTastic in October

What a wonderful inspiration piece at ARTastic Challenge this month:


As always, the challenge is to create a project inspired by the artwork.  The October requirement is MONOCHROMATIC.

After wavering between green and brown for this layout, I finally settled on monochromatic brown tones.


Materials
Studio Calico Classic Calico 3 - Dotted patterned paper
Cre8tiv Designer Paper - Eco patterned paper
Technique Tuesday Hometown - Lowercase alphabet dies
Prima E-Line - Brown flowers
Prima Wild & Free flowers
Brown/cream gingham ribbon
Buttons from my habby stash
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice decorative edge punch
Marianne Designs Creatables - Bird on Branch cutting die

The peacock in the inspiration piece prompted me to add a bird to the design:



I'm sharing my layout at Simon Says Monday for the Monochrome theme.

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27 September 2018

North Queensland, continued

I'm still working on my Cairns travel album... a few pages at a time.

This double page layout was inspired by the September Community Mini Challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard. The requirement is BUTTERFLIES - I used 3 wooden butterfly buttons:


Other materials
Core'dinations Core Couture - Apple Martini cardstock
Bo Bunny Country Garden - Charm patterned paper
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Lime Green Daisy flowers
DMC embroidery thread

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And another:


Materials
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine - Damask patterned paper
Bo Bunny Country Garden - Charm patterned paper
Lily Bee Picket Fence - Cottage Garden patterned paper
Collections Elements - Large Flower chipboard
Petaloo Colour Me Crazy - Mantis Green paper flowers
Buttons
From a Mother's Art Die Cut Butterflies stickers
Photo corner

I'm sharing this one at:
* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ September challenge ~ Use journalling strips
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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17 September 2018

Cyber cropping at D-lish Scraps

I love D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite cyber crops - always a good mix of challenges to choose from and to push me along on my "I-really-must-get around-to-scrapping-those-photos" quest.  So far I've done two of the September challenges.

First, another page for my Cairns travel album, for the Blue & Green challenge:


Materials
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine - Damask patterned paper
Bo Bunny Country Garden - Charm patterned paper
Collections Elements - Large Flower chipboards
Unbranded satin flowers
Buttons
From a Mother's Art Die Cut Butterflies stickers

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Next, a double page layout about Jess-dog, for the Pet-itude challenge {click to enlarge}:


Materials
Studio Calico Heyday - Tangerines patterned paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass - White Rabbit patterned paper
My Mind's Eye My Girl - Fancy Free patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock! wood veneer stars
Cocoa Vanilla Fancy Free woodies
Corrugated cardboard
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint

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Next, for the No White Backgrounds challenge, I created a layout with kraft background for J-girl's Cadet Games album:

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Echo Park For the Record 2 - Doily patterned paper
Crate Paper The Pier - Poolside patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Buzz & Bloom Pointers - Wiggly Worms chipboard
Lindy's Stamp Gang Angel Wings Peacock embossing powder
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Cream letter stickers

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11 September 2018

Cadet Games - Rake Hoe

This is my take on the Soul Scrappers September Tic Tac Toe challenge:

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Basic Grey Lily Kate - Chocolate patterned paper
Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe - Fabric patterned paper
Scrap FX Steampunk Corner B - Clock Hands chipboard
Lindy's Stamp Gang Angel Wings Peacock embossing powder
Bella! chipboard alphabets
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Cream letter stickers
Orange chevron washi tape
Baker's twine - yellow

I used the criteria: DOODLING, STICKERS, NEUTRAL COLOURS.

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06 September 2018

Moorland Cottage

This layout was inspired by the September challenge at Off the Rails Scrapbooking - with the theme of FOOD:


Materials
K&Company Classic K - McKenna - Pink Swirl patterned paper
RW Laser Cuts product packaging
Bazzill Basics Bitty Blossoms - Arroyo flowers
Kaisercraft Poppy paper flowers
Buttons
DMC embroidery thread
Heart punch
PortaCraft Eva foam glitter alphabet stickers

I take lots of food/drink photographs on our holidays and day trips; cafe stops are one of our little indulgences!

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05 September 2018

Ex-TC Debbie

A layout inspired by the Escape to Nature challenge at Soul Scrappers - with the theme of SUMMER STORMS:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Webster's Pages For the Record - Today patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock! wood veneers
Washi tape
PortaCraft Eva foam glitter alphabet stickers

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04 September 2018

Mt Cordeaux, again

Another Mt Cordeaux layout... this one inspired by the Mystery Bag challenge at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Fancy Pants Oh! Deer - Festive patterned paper
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned paper
Unbranded satin flowers
Buttons

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03 September 2018

Mt Cordeaux

I scrapped some photographs of our recent hike up Mt Cordeaux. First, a super simple design, inspired by this month's colour at White... with 1:


Materials
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned paper
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces die cut title
Unbranded satin flower

27/09/2018 Edit to add: My layout was featured in the September highlights at White...with 1.

15/10/2018 Edit again:  My layout was selected as a winner at White... with 1.

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Next, a layout inspired by the September sketch challenge at Scrap the Girls:



Materials
Fancy Pants Oh! Deer - Festive patterned paper
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned paper
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces die cut title
Simple Stories Sn@p! Studio paper scraps
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
Printed tag (RAK gift)
Paper clip
Jute twine

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01 September 2018

ARTastic - September

September already, and with Father's Day just around the corner in Australia, this is the ARTastic Challenge artwork prompt:


The theme is Manly Things.

I took my inspiration from the beach scene, and I chose a photograph featuring the man in our family:


Materials
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Dash Dalton patterned paper
Printed fabric
Buttons
Flourish with a Bling Chloe - Antique Gold pearl flourish
Words or Whatever Today Circle wood veneer
White photo corners

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

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25 August 2018

Travel journal pages

I scrapped some new pages for my travel journal:

I'm sharing this one at Soul Scrappers for the Random Word challenge, featuring the word WANDER:

Materials
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned paper
Prima Floral Embellishments leaves
Bella! Chipz chipboard arrow
Washi tape

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The design of the next one was inspired by this sketch at D-lish Scraps cyber crop:


Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned paper
Simple Stories Sn@p! Studio - Snappy Days journal cards
Cherry Arte Floral chipboard negatives
Unbranded paper flowers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Yellow Deep gems
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces die cut flower
Photo corners
Buttons
Washi tape

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08 August 2018

Special Memories

This layout design was inspired by the August mood board at Scrap the Girls:



Materials
Upcycled cardboard packaging
Friday 13th Sweet & Sour - Grapefruit Jelly patterned paper
Little Yellow Bicycle Zinnia - Little Garden Stripe patterned paper
Lilybee Design Picket Fence - Seize the Day patterned paper
Lilybee Design Picket Fence stickers
Layered paper flowers (RAK gift)
Prima Essentials flowers
Ruby Rock-it Le Jardin - Chip Titles die cut chipboard
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Silver gems
Die cut dragonfly and butterfly punches (RAK gift)

I used the colour combination (as close as I could get with my supplies) and included some stripes (zebra).

I'm also joining in at Scrap Challenge Yourself for the Mother & Daughter theme.  The photographs of me and my daughter were taken by my husband, on a family outing a few years ago.

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04 August 2018

Wild

Scrap the Boys has a fun STAY WILD theme this month...

I used WILD in my title, and scrapped a double page for my travel journal, featuring traditional warrior dancing from Vanuatu:


Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned paper
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces journal card & feather
Unbranded alphabet dies
Unbranded paper flowers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Yellow Deep gems
Washi tape

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03 August 2018

Time out

This is my take on the gorgeous SUNNY YELLOW challenge at White... with 1:


Materials
Echo Park For the Record - Apron Strings patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - Gable patterned paper
Deluxe Designs Plain Janes - Bookplates chipboard
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
Yellow satin ribbon
Unbranded satin flowers - yellow
Jenni-Anne's Jewels handmade flower
Funky Flair Tick Tock flair button
Washi tape - yellow chevron
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Yellow Deep gems
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Silver gems

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02 August 2018

Aloomba Lavender Farm

I scrapped some more layouts for my 2013 Stanthorpe trip album...


Materials
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Breeze glitter patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Botanical glitter patterned paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Bo Bunny medium doiley
Fiskars 2" Circle punch
Layered flowers (RAK gift)
Kaisercraft Petal - Lilac rhinestones

This one was inspired by:
Stick it Down ~ August double page sketch
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes

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And this one:


Materials
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Botanical glitter patterned paper
Bo Bunny medium doiley
Unbranded white satin flowers
Spotted grosgrain ribbon

I'm sharing this one at Soul Scrappers for the Escape to Nature FLOWER GARDENS theme.

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01 August 2018

Destination > Cairns

Sharing some August inspiration ~ the latest challenge at ARTastic:


The criteria is 'something that flies' - either in the photograph or embellishments.

I focussed on the vibrant colour and a mode of flying transport - and this prompted me to create a page for my 2017 travel journal.  Layouts don't need to be complicated to be meaningful!



Materials
Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls - Rec Room solid paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High wood veneer
Paper clips

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

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27 July 2018

Christmas scrapping

I like using pocket pages to fill the gaps in my photo albums, and as a 'get-it-done' way of moving on with a sequence of photos.  These ones finish off the last of my Christmas 2016 pictures:

Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
FWAB Kate Corner rhinestone corner
Prima Floral Embellishments - Purple Poinsettia flowers

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the Mystery Bag Challenge.  It's a Christmas in July theme, and the twist is to use poinsettia.

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Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Prima Floral Embellishments - Purple Poinsettia flowers
Star washers (from hardware store)

I'm sharing this one at D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite for the Christmas in July cyber crop challenge. The twist is to use a non-traditional embellishment {I used some star washers, to fit the theme of Christmas at the fire shed.}

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25 July 2018

Rainbow Beach... again

A quick and simple layout to add to our Tin Can Bay / Rainbow Beach holiday album:


Materials
K&Co Classic K - McKenna - Pink Swirls patterned paper
Gold sequins
Jennifer Hignite Project Life journal card digital freebie

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the Random Word challenge... BEACH.

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