12 July 2018

Beacon Hill

Another page for my 2017 Coffs Harbour 2017:


Materials
Elle's Studio Serendipity - Chevron patterned paper
My Mind's Eye My Girl - Fancy Free patterned paper
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge punch
White photo corners
Buttons

I'm joining in these challenges:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ July sketch.  I loved the 3-photo design - very versatile and easy to work with.

* In the Scrap ~ Punches.  I used a border punch, one of my favourites.

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Fun in the Sun.  One of the nicest ways to enjoy the sunshine - on a hilltop with a great view!

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10 July 2018

No comparison

A fun, simple layout to scrap another of J-girl's cadet photos:


Materials
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Astronomy patterned paper (quote)
Kaisercraft Stargazer (paper pad design) patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Hip Hip Hooray patterned paper
Michael Miller fabric paper
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Superb patterned paper
Resin flowers

My layout design was inspired by:
* Sketches in ThymeSketch #332
* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Colour challenge

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09 July 2018

Collect Beautiful Moments

It's been quite a while since I joined any challenges at Off the Rails but I really loved the July mood board and couldn't resist playing along:



Materials
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Astronomy patterned paper (title)
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Moonlight patterned paper
Cre8tiv Stone & Wood patterned paper
Words or Whatever Owl chipboard
Sharpie White paint pen
Resin flowers
Green Tara Mini Flowers - White

How I was inspired:  First, I was drawn to the colour palette, and then the winter theme. I created a layout for my 2014 winter vacation album.  I also included a little chipboard owl, which I touched up with white paint pen:


I'm also joining in at:

* Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Take me to the Ocean
That's me in the pic, taking photographs across Trial Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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08 July 2018

Little Bay

I love the ocean, and I am always drawn to small, secluded beaches when I travel.  As a result, I have hundreds of beach photographs in my collection, and quite a few bags of shells, sea glass and tiny pieces of driftwood.  These kind of little keepsakes are more meaningful to me than fancy store-bought souvenirs.

I really enjoyed putting this layout together and it brought back memories of a very special winter holiday break in 2014:


Materials
Cre8tiv Stone & Wood patterned papers
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Astronomy patterned paper (quote)
Words or Whatever Messy Mini Rectangle chipboard frame
Gold sequins
White cotton thread

My layout was inspired by:

More Than Words ~ Beach and Seashells

I used some real shells (that I collected myself) on the layout:


Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Take me to the Ocean
Usually I'm the one taking all the photographs, but this time - there I am in the photos!


* Unstampabelles ~ Fancy frame or border
I chose a fun 'scribble' style chipboard frame for my coloured photograph, and I added a stitched border around the outside of my layout.

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02 July 2018

See the horizon


Materials
Corrugated cardboard
CTMH Silhouette Stripe patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record - Newsprint patterned paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Prima Zephyr - Wood Clock embellishment
Yellow paper doily (RAK gift)
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
My Favorite Things Die-Namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies

This layout was inspired by:
* Rochelle's Paper/Sketch ~ Striped paper
I was chuffed to do a bit of stash busting here - the very last of an old CTMH stripy paper.
* Scrap with Stacy ~ Song Inspiration
My title is borrowed/modified from a line in Ed Sheeran's "All of the Stars" lyrics.

I'm also playing along at:
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
* Die Cut Divas ~ Anything but a Card 
My layout title was die cut using metal dies and my Cuttlebug.  

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01 July 2018

ARTastic - pen work

I am totally in love with the Untitled Roger Kemp artwork showcased at ARTastic Challenge this month:


Our July challenge is to be inspired by this piece, and also to USE PEN.

I used a stencil and art pen to create my background, then I used pink and peach sprays to create a similar colour scheme as the inspiration piece.  Here's a progress shot while it was still wet and curled up:



The spray dried much lighter than I expected, but it's still got a very nice, subtle sheen.  Here's my finished layout:


Materials
Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz - Measured layering stencil
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Cape Cod Coral paint spray
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Salt Water Taffy paint spray
Basic Grey Micro Monogram - Pink alphabet stickers
Becky Higgins Project Life - Clementine patterned paper
Elle's Studio You & Me - Mixed Dots patterned paper strip
Die cut camera (RAK prize pack)
Rafaello chocolate wrappers

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

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26 June 2018

Starlight's Lookout, continued


Materials
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Pony Express patterned paper
Queen & Co Felt Fusion - Brown ribbon
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
Brown unbranded flower
American Crafts Thickers - Jewelry Box alphabets

I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the latest Mystery Bag challenge, where the mystery item is corrugated cardboard.  One of my favourite techniques, so much fun to work with, and so perfect for rustic themes.

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23 June 2018

Starlight's Lookout

Three more layouts completed for our Queensland Outback holiday album. Today I worked with some sketches to move things along!

This one is based on the June sketch at My Creative Scrapbook:


Materials
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me - Cosmopolitan patterned paper
Three Bugs in a Rug Groovy - Far Out patterned paper (fussy cut flower)
Flourish with a Bling Elise - Antique Brown rhinestone flourish & flower set
Prima Penelope paper flowers
Brown unbranded flower
Studio Calico Wanderlust wood veneer frame

I'm also submitting my layout at:
* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Flowerful cybercrop ~ Flowers, frames and flourishes
* Unstampabelles ~ Flowers + bling

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This one was based on the sketch at the Mystical Scrapbooks Flowerful cybercrop.  I went lighter on the flowers, but the basic structure of the sketch is still the same:


Materials
Corrugated cardboard
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me - Cosmopolitan patterned paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass patterned paper
Unbranded flowers
1/4" olive checkered ribbon

I'm also submitting this layout at:

* Mixed Media Monthly Challenge ~ Wrap it Up
I upcycled some corrugated cardboard packaging for my base, and I added a ribbon to 'wrap' the layout.


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And... this one was inspired by the June sketch challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard:


Materials
Corrugated cardboard
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me - Cosmopolitan patterned paper
Prima Penelope paper flowers
Orange unbranded flower
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock wood veneer ticket

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20 June 2018

Revisiting Longreach

My 2015 Outback Queensland holiday album is still a work in progress - it's actually closer now to three albums and still growing!  The Escape to Nature challenge at Soul Scrappers prompted me to scrap some more photographs, with an Outdoor Music theme:


Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Li'l Davis Crillon Motif Pearl solid coloured paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Superb patterned paper
Prima Free Spirit - Perceptions patterned paper
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
Denim fabric

HERE is a small taste of the Outback Stockman Show.

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I'm sharing this one at D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite cyber crop.  The theme is You're the Star ~ Scrap a layout where you feature in the photograph:


Materials
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer - Scribbles ribbon
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock wood veneers

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19 June 2018

Cadet Games - Bus

Another layout for the Australian Fire Cadet Championships album:

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Happy Day patterned paper
Bo Bunny Futbol - Team patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record 2 - Doily patterned paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass - Alice patterned paper
7 Gypsies Gypsy Market - Herne patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Charms Creations Super Star - Yellow felt embellishment
Bella! chipboard alphabet
Kaisercolour Yellow acrylic paint
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Cream letter stickers

I've left ample space for J-girl to add her own journalling.  I suspect it will focus not so much on the bus ride itself, but on the early (4am) departure time to get to the airport!

I'm sharing this one at:
* Simon Says Monday ~ Transport It
* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes

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16 June 2018

Runners

Staying close to home with this layout; some of our beloved ducks!


Materials
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record - Newsprint patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record - Noteworthy patterned paper
Echo Park Life is Good - Floral Dress patterned paper
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me - Cosmopolitan patterned paper
Martha Stewart Floral Lace decorative edge punch
Portacraft White photo corners
Coloured doily (RAK gift)
American Crafts Thickers - Rootbeer Float - Brown foam alphabets
(unknown brand) Duck cutting die
Paper roses
FWAB Antique Gold pearls

I'm joining in these challenges:

* Sketches in Thyme ~ Sketch #329
I changed the position of the banners to make room for the large title.

* Die Cut Divas ~ Animals/Pets
The little cutting die came in a promotional pack (I think) with a craft magazine bundle. This is the first time I've used it.  I cut two ducks from paper offcuts, and flipped one:


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12 June 2018

In Stitches

Another page for the boy...  this one was inspired by the In Stitches challenge at Scrap the Boys:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Close to My Heart Silhouette patterned paper
Fabric (retired RFB overalls)
Charms Creations Super Star embellishment
Creative Embellishments Nautical Star wood veneer
American Crafts Thickers - Subway foam alphabets

Lots of machine stitching on this one, and one of Charm's lovely stitched embellishments too.

ccwrfb = Cedar Creek Wolffdene Rural Fire Brigade

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11 June 2018

Happy mail!

This week I received two fun packages in the mail:

This one was a prize pack from D-lish Scraps, which I won for my entry in the March challenge at Scrap the Girls:


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This one was a RAK from Katie Howard, for joining her fun LEMUR challenge at Kraft Plus:



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10 June 2018

And again...

Still adding to my Cairns travel album, a few pages at a time...

This page was inspired by the June Tic Tac Toe challenge at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Basic Grey Sublime - Pistachio patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Martini patterned paper
Black loop washi tape
Rhonna Farrer Scribbles ribbon
Value Craft Metallic Gold letter stickers

I used: washi tape + three patterned papers + distressed edges

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And another:


Materials
Webster's Pages Recorded - Out and About patterned paper
(unknown brand) blue/white stripe patterned paper
Washi tape
Merci Silver foil photo corners
Fancy Pants Attwell flair button
Pretty Little Studio Beautiful Day - Happy Tickets diecut tags
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Liquid paper flower
Unbranded blue satin flowers
Kaisercraft Jewels - Miss Nelly rhinestones
Lilybee Designs Picket Fence alphabet stickers

I'm sharing this one at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Use one or more gatherings of flowers
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
* Unstampabelles ~ Flowers + bling   
{I used rhinestones for the flower centres, and silver photo corners}

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09 June 2018

Birthday layouts

Last month I printed out a bunch of photographs from J-girl's 14th birthday, and today I took inspiration from some online challenges to scrap some more of them.


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Sweet Floral patterned paper
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Garden Trellis patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Party Mix journal cards
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice accessory stickers
Making Memories Blossoms - Hydrangea flowers
Unbranded satin flowers
Resin flowers

Inspired by:

* Scrap the Girls ~ Best Friends
My best friend isn't a girl, so I scrapped a layout of my daughter and her two best friends.

* Sketches in Thyme ~ Sketch #328
I really liked how this sketch leaned towards using a mix of patterned papers.  I love mixing paper collections!

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Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Printed chipboard negative
Unbranded spotted satin flowers
Gold sequins
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish accessory stickers
FWAB Antique Gold pearls

I'm sharing this one at A2Z Scraplets for the Celebration theme.  I chose a black background to make the bright pink and gold highlights pop.

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07 June 2018

Double x2

I love double layouts! This one was inspired by the Double Delight sketch at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Basic Grey Blush - Girlfriend patterned paper
Three Bugs in Rug Groovy - Far Out patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Wellspring patterned paper
Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue - Wisteria patterned paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass patterned paper
Fiskars 2" Circle punch
American Crafts Sage textured cardstock
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches - Faux Quilled Flowers dies
Buttons

I changed up the sketch a bit to suit my photographs but the basic structure is still there, including the circle elements.

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This one was inspired by the June double page sketch challenge at Stick it Down:



Materials
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Martini patterned paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
SEI Aunt Gerti's Garden - Green Thumb solid coloured paper
Glitter washi tape
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches - Faux Quilled Flowers dies
Buttons

Once again I changed the sketch a bit to suit my photographs, but the main elements are there.  I'm sharing my layout at:

* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
* Unstampabelles ~ Flowers + bling {glitter washi tape}

09/07/2018 edit to add:  This layout was featured as a design team favourite at Unstampabelles.

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04 June 2018

A tribute to Debi Clark

This layout was inspired by the Debi Clark tribute challenge at Soul Scrappers.  June is Debi's birthday month; over a year since her passing she continues to inspire so many scrapping friends, and is missed very much.


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Sweet Floral patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Pretty Plaid patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Flutter patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Party Mix journal card
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Party Mix accessory sticker
Making Memories Blossoms - Hydrangea flowers
Unbranded paper roses
Gold sequins
Kaisercraft Pink Damask printed tape
Upcycled jewellery (broken earring)

This is how I met the challenge criteria:

Flowers - floral paper and paper roses
Torn paper edges - bottom right paper
Jewellery - a broken earring
The word LOVE - on the sticker tab
Washi tape - pink damask to match the paper
Bright and cheerful (use colour) - bright pink
Bling - scattered sequins

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03 June 2018

Cairns again

More pages for the trip album:


Materials
GCD Studios Paris Nights - Notre Dame die cut paper strip
GCD Studios Paris Nights flocked patterned paper
Green Tara Apple Blossom - Black paper flower
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary die cut ephemera
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Embossed Daisy paper flower

This one was inspired by the June colour challenge at White... with 1


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Materials
(Unknown brand) spotted patterned paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Yellow Wood patterned paper
October Afternoon Mini Market - Green & Cream alphabet stickers
Resin flowers

This one was inspired by:
Sketches in Thyme ~ Sketch 397

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02 June 2018

Going Up?

Adding a double-pager to my Girraween day trip mini-album:


Materials
My Mind's Eye Our Boy - Paisley Tie patterned paper
Simple Stories Life Documented - Bits & Pieces die cut camera
Bakers twine
Glitter washi tape
October Afternoon Mini Market - Gray & Cream alphabet stickers

I'm sharing my pages at:
* Simon Says Monday ~ Masculine

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01 June 2018

ARTastic - In the Country

Here is the lovely artwork prompt for the June challenge at ARTastic:


The theme ~ IN THE COUNTRY ~ is one of my favourite scrapping subjects. I spend a lot of time on country drives and I always take too many copious photographs.  My challenge was making a choice! I took my inspiration from the country scene and the livestock.


Materials
October Afternoon Sasparilla - High Noon patterned paper
Making Memories 5th Avenue spiral journal page
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Crinkled Rose Layers - Cream flower
Flourish with a Bling Elise - Cream flower
Upcycled cardboard packaging
Unbranded alphabet dies

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

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