08 July 2021

Picnic

A layout for the J-girl ~ scrapping a FB pic:


Materials
Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Garden Party - Blossom in Blue patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Make Pretty Stuff paper pad
Sassafras Lass Life at the Pole - Mulberry Spice patterned paper
Prima Zephyr - Wood Clocks & Tickets wood veneer
Unbranded satin flowers - teal
Bazzill Basics Bitty Blossoms - Arroyo flowers
Button from my habby stash
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Blue Grey gems

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Double D Challenge ~ Summer Gingham
Summer picnic theme, with gingham patterned paper.

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ July 1,2,3 challenge


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06 July 2021

Black and white

Another page for my Mum's memory album.  She told me about how most residents in her neighbourhood (and likely all over Brisbane) built air raid shelters in their backyards during WW2.  We've found a few different photos in Grandma's box of photos, which I will be scrapping and journalling about further in due course.


Materials
DCWV Bella Armoire patterned papers
DCWV Bella Armoire journalling cards
Vintage book page
PortaCraft Powder Blue paper flowers
Buttons from my habby stash
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Blue Grey gems
Twine

I also found an news story online HERE about some concrete shelters discovered in Brisbane in the past few years - with some interesting historical context as part of the back story.

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Off the Rails ~ Black and white
* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything goes

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05 July 2021

Destination

Another page for my Maré Island travel journal...

Materials
DCWV Watercolor patterned paper
Pink Paislee Pop Fashion patterned paper
Creative Embellishments Travel Word Set 1 chipboard title
Kaisercolour Candy acrylic paint
Unbranded paper flowers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Yellow Deep gems
My Memories Butterfly punch
Kaisercraft Flutterby - Longwing patterned paper
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Butterflies 2 cutting die

I'm sharing my page at Soul Scrappers for the June Pick 3 challenge. My 'three' are flowers, distressed edges, and one word title.  I made a colour copy of my passport page to include in the journal.

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04 July 2021

Soul Scrappers Quest

I'm joining in at Soul Scrappers Quest again - a fun challenge where we are sent a bunch of mystery items to use. The theme this time around is Favourite Food, and it was a requirement to use and decorate the provided recipe card. I created a fold-out page for my road trip journal:


Materials
Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Turn the Page - Paper 08 patterned paper
Kaisercolour Candy acrylic paint
Washi tape - black chevron

All other items were in the packet of goodies that I was sent. I did a lot of fussy cutting (stamped image, patterned paper) and painting (die cuts) to alter some of the items - I used everything except for one sticker and one die cut.

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03 July 2021

Do Not Disturb...

Some pages for my road trip journal:



I'm sharing  at:

* Scrap Challenge YOUrself ~ Create a layout using washi tape
I used three different washi tapes on these pages.

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

* Double D Challenge ~ Signs of Summer
Road trips and camping... my idea of a perfect summer :)

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This one was inspired by the One Word Title challenge at Soul Scrappers ~ Have one or more of your alphas reflecting something to do with your title or with your photos.  I was stuck at first, but after a bit of thinking and sketching I came up with the idea of using the 'A' as part of a tent.



The origami instructions are from Super Simple Origami.

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02 July 2021

Destination: Lowood

This month I'm determined not to print out any new photographs until I've made a serious effort to scrap the ones that have been sitting in envelopes for years! Let's see how I go.



I'm sharing this layout at:

* Archi-Scraps ~ Multiple patterned papers
I always love a good stash-busting session!

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Papers ~ Anything goes

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01 July 2021

Midnight

At White With 1 this month the colour focus is MIDNIGHT with this fabulous moodboard:


I used STARS and INK from the moodboard and created this layout:


Materials
Upcycled packaging
American Crafts Jewelery Box chipboard alphabets
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner - Black journalling pen

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

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ARTastic in July

ARTastic Challenge has another fantastic challenge this month.  This is the wonderful inspiration piece by Elioth Grunner:


The challenge criteria this month is RURAL/GARDEN SCENE, with FEATHERS.

We keep chickens at home, so I have an endless supply of poultry photographs!  This is 'Twitter' - the first rooster we raised from our own hatchlings.  


Materials
P13 Papers Magic Moments - Wedding in Las Vegas patterned paper
Unbranded Feather cutting die
Passtime Crafts Foiled Kraft cardstock
Vintage book paper
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology - Postale collage paper
Chicken wire
Found feathers
Upcycled packaging paper
Unbranded buttercup flowers

I'm sharing my page at Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper for the Anything Goes theme.

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30 June 2021

Super Sweet

Back to SW Rocks and Trial Bay, 2014:


Materials
Bo Bunny Sweetie Pie - Sigh patterned paper
Elle's Studio You & Me - All My Heart patterned paper
Washi tape x2
Basic Grey Lucille chipboard shape
Crocheted lace trim
Kaisercraft Red Mix paper flowers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Blue/Grey gems

I'm sharing my page at:

* Scrap Challenge YOUrself ~ Create a layout using washi tape
I used two different red & white washi tapes on this page.

* Simon Says Monday ~ Red, White and/or Blue

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29 June 2021

Mum's memory album

Some more pages for Mum's memory album - these ones feature my maternal grandmother, Mavis:


Materials
Piatek Trzynastego Sweet & Sour - Grapefruit Jelly patterned papers
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass - Cheshire Cat patterned paper
Basic Grey Lucille chipboard shapes
Buttons from my habby stash
DMC embroidery thread
Vintage dressmaking pattern
Authentique Classique - Elegant - Diction word stickers

I'm sharing this page at:

* Lasting Memories ~ LM#554 Throwback photo
Use a photograph more than 10 years old.

* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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And another:


Materials
Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Gather - Thankful Heart patterned paper
Basic Grey Lucille chipboard shapes
Twine
Vintage dressmaking pattern
Delish High Tea journalling card

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the Scrap That Poem challenge.  I was inspired by the words, a slender woman, taken from this month's featured poem:

Beginning by JAMES WRIGHT

The moon drops one or two feathers into the field.
The dark wheat listens.
Now.
There they are, the moon's young, trying
Their wings.
Between trees, a slender woman lifts up the lovely shadow
Of her face, and now she steps into the air, now she is gone
Wholly, into the air.
I stand alone by an elder tree, I do not dare breathe
Or move.
I listen.
The wheat leans back toward its own darkness,
And I lean toward mine.

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28 June 2021

Car Wash

I made this layout for the Lights Camera Action challenge at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Lots of patterned paper scraps!
Heidi Swapp Lemonade Stand - Ocean Blue chipboard alphabet
Vintage book page
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock

I included these criteria:
  • Use block style - stash busting some scraps
  • Blue title - pale blue, but still blue
  • Add sunglasses - cut from some patterned paper
  • Add green - I tried, but couldn't get it to work on this page
  • Add black - cardstock
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27 June 2021

Card for Maxine

I made this card for a friend's 60th birthday:


Materials
Basic Grey Stella Ruby - Lady Kate's Roses patterned paper
Graphic45 Couture - Tags & Pockets quote card
Red satin ribbon
Vintage dressmaking pattern
Cocoa Vanilla Tis the Season sequins
Wild Orchid Cottage Roses - Mixed Red paper rose
Green Tara Mini Rosebuds - Red flowers

I'm sharing this card at Soul Scrappers for the Be Inspired By... challenge, this month featuring a BOW.

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24 June 2021

Year 9 dinner

I made two more layouts for my daughter's high school album, only a few years after she's already graduated...


Materials
Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Turn the Page - Paper 01 quote card
Bella Blvd Sunny Happy Skies - Magic in the Sky patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Grid patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Sky High patterned paper
Chatterbox (old!!) paper
Gold sequins

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Mystical ScrapbooksJune cyber crop ~ Use triangles
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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Materials
Bella Blvd Sunny Happy Skies - Magic in the Sky patterned paper
Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Turn the Page - Paper 13 patterned paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Favorite Things - Seeing Stripes patterned paper
Gold sequins

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Mystical ScrapbooksJune cyber crop ~ Sketch challenge
* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes

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22 June 2021

Around the World - Week 8

Mystical Scrapbooks has been running an 8-week AROUND THE WORLD competition for Australian crafters, and this is the final week.


This is my entry for Week 8 ~ Australia


Materials
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - All the Colors patterned paper
Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Turn the Page - Paper 01 patterned paper
Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Turn the Page - Paper 15 patterned paper
Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Turn the Page - Paper 08 patterned paper
Baker's twine
Prima Luna flowers
Words or Whatever You Amaze Me set chipboard title
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Tarnished Brass ink spray
  • Negative space - I chose a spotted paper.
  • Spattering - I used distress ink spray.
  • Chipboard - I coloured my chipboard title with the same distress ink.
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21 June 2021

Some more vintage

I scrapped a few more vintage-style layouts for Mum's memory album - not my go-to style but it's been fun doing something different.


Materials
Anko Timeless patterned paper
Delish High Tea paper stack
Delish High Tea die cut
Crate Paper Farmhouse - Alpha Labels letter stickers
Words or Whatever You Amaze Me set chipboard

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the June Tic Tac Toe challenge:


I chose the middle column - 3 word title, black and white photos, date of the photo.

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Materials
Piatek Trzynastego Sweet & Sour - Banana Cocktail patterned paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Basic Grey Lucille chipboard shapes
Paper doiley
Vintage dressmaking pattern
Seam binding

I'm sharing this page at:

* Off the Rails Scrapbooking ~ Vintage
* Lasting Memories ~ LM#553 Black & white photograph

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15 June 2021

Just Beachy

Maré Island continued...

Materials
DCWV Watercolor patterned paper
Simple Stories Simple Vintage Coastal diecuts
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Cocoa Vanilla Tis the Season sequins
Yu Xian Green Set washi tape
The Craft Stall Pearls & Stone white pearls

I'm sharing my page at:

* Unstampabelles ~ Seasons and Seasonal
I chose SUMMER and used some wonderful beachy colours. For the TWIST I made some handmade flowers - a mix of hand-drawn and fussy-cut, punched, and rolled.

* Simon Says Monday ~ Beautiful Blooms
Here's a close-up of my handmade flowers:


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12 June 2021

Around the World - Week 7

Mystical Scrapbooks is running an 8-week AROUND THE WORLD competition for Australian crafters, and nearing the end now.


This is my entry for Week 7 ~ China


Materials
DCWV Bella Armoir embossed patterned papers
Bo Bunny Love Shack - Party patterned paper
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice decorative edge punch
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Deep Yellow gems
Creative Embellishments Social Hash Tags chipboard title
Unbranded wood veneer flowers
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Eat Your Carrots acrylic paint
Colour Blast Sunflower shimmer powder
Moon Glow King Midas Gold embossing powder
Craft Ribbons Bling - Old Gold velvet ribbon
  • Requirement - Food feature.  Chocolate fondue & churros at my daughter's 14th birthday.
  • Technique - Embossing.  I used dry embossing on the tag and embossing powders on the title and flowers.
  • Product - Bling.  Glitter velvet ribbon and scattered rhinestones.


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10 June 2021

Around the World - Week 6

Mystical Scrapbooks is running an 8-week AROUND THE WORLD competition for Australian crafters, and I'm still on track.


This is my entry for Week 6 ~ India


Materials
Doodlebug Bubblegum cardstock
DCWV Watercolor foiled patterned paper
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
Prima Dude patterned paper
Rose Moka Pique-Nique - Bouquet de fleurs patterned paper
Gold star sequins
Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable accessory stickers
Gingham ribbon
  • Use bright colours - bubblegum pink, lime green, orange
  • Technique - Foil.  I use a patterned paper with foiled text and accents
  • Product - Ribbon. I used gingham ribbon as an accent
The foil is difficult to photograph - here's a close-up:


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05 June 2021

Sun lounges

Another page for my cruise travel journal:

Materials
Giltz Design Dance in Sunshine - Stripe patterned paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Kaisercraft Paradise Found - Collectables die cuts
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches - Faux Quilled Blooms cutting dies
Hot pink flower brad

I'm sharing my page at Soul Scrappers for the June moodboard challenge. I love the summer theme and took my inspiration from the image of the sun lounges.

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04 June 2021

Rainbow Beach

Revisiting a summer getaway from a few years ago... I still have quite a few of these photographs that I haven't scrapped yet!


Materials
Dear Lizzy Happy Place - Palm Beach patterned paper
Passtime Crafts Floral Greenery patterned paper
Making Memories Noteworthy - Delaney die cut patterned paper
Rosie's Studio Vacay - Diecut Shapes title
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Unforgettable washi tape
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Blue Grey gems

I'm sharing my page at:

* Scrap it with Attitude ~ June challenge
I used the provided sketch, but I stretched it into a double page. I included the mandatory elements of journalling and a tag.


* Lasting Memories ~ #LM550 Multi-photo layout
I used three photographs on this layout.

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