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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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:



Thank you!!

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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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}

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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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31 May 2018

A pocket page

I've jumped back to pocket scrapping for a while, to fill the gaps in some of my older albums.

First, a simple one (only 2 photographs) -


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Simple Stories Homespun Insta-squares card (used for diecut title)
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Remarkable decorative tape
Technique Tuesday Hometown - Lowercase alphabet dies
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Tiny Stars wood veneers

I am entering these challenges:

Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Challenge #53
I am always drawn to beautiful outdoors scenery.  I take lots of scenery shots on my weekend driving excursions, but rarely include myself. The challenge prompted me to seek out and scrap one of those elusive photographs!


Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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30 May 2018

Opal Resort, Coffs Harbour

Soul Scrappers is hosting a fun Mystery Bag challenge this month - inspired by Jane Davenport's Mer May art prompts.

This is what I created:



* I hand-drew my title, Make a Splash
* I used a mermaid embellishment - which I made from a digital image by Miss Kate Cuttables.  {I got this one as a "freebie of the day" promotion but even at full price you can download the image for 50c}

Other materials
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Martini patterned paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Flourish with a Bling Chloe - Antique Gold pearl flourish
Uniball Signo - Gold gel pen

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This one was inspired by the Slice of Citrus challenge at D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite cyber crop:


Materials
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Martini patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Boy Crazy - Seeing Stars patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Yellow Wood patterned paper
Simple Stories Homespun - Insta-Squares journal card
American Crafts Carrot textured cardstock
Fruit bag netting
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine flair button
Unbranded flower
Washi tape x2

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29 May 2018

Explore

I finished another page for my Woodford day trip mini-album, and I'm sharing this one at Soul Scrappers for the Random Word challenge. The theme is OUTDOORS, and I used the word WILD in my journalling:

Materials
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Dolled Up - Princess Lace patterned paper
Collage Press Grayson Hall - Postmark patterned paper
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Leaves cutting dies
Vintage book paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass - Queen of Hearts journal card

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28 May 2018

North Queensland, continued

Another layout for my Cairns trip album:


Materials
Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage - Front Porch patterned paper
(unknown brand) green spotted patterned paper
Fancy Pants Childish Things - Playtime patterned paper
Kaisercraft 5cm Lime paper flower
Kaisercraft Vines cutting dies
Twinings foil packaging
American Crafts Shimelle - Starshine flair button
Washi tape
Rose Moka Equinoxe - Red alphabet stickers

I'm sharing this one at Soul Scrappers for the Random Word challenge, with an OUTDOORS theme, and using the word VIEW.

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24 May 2018

I love North Queensland

Another double page layout for my trip album:


Materials
Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage - Front Porch patterned paper
(unknown brand) green spotted patterned paper
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Mini Delphinium paper flowers
Kaisercraft 5cm Lime paper flowers
Scrapworks Magpie Collection chipboard title
Buttons

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

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19 May 2018

Rainbow

Another D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite cyber crop challenge:


My layout:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blue Note cardstock
Fancy Pants Delight notebook journal page
Clear photo corners
Creative Embellishments Butterfly flair
Unbranded alphabet dies
Paper scraps

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18 May 2018

Cruising

I'm joining in another challenge at D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite cyber crop ~ this one is called Itty Bitty and the requirement is to use photographs no larger than 2x2 inches. I added another page to my cruise travel journal:

Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy - Stripey Straws patterned paper
(unknown brand) polka dot patterned paper
Paper clips

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17 May 2018

Chickens

It's been a while since I scrapped our chickens and ducks, so I printed out some pics this week to play around with.

The design of this one was inspired by the Tickets & Tags challenge at The Scrap Suite cyber crop:


Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Clementine patterned paper
My Mind's Eye My Girl - Bouquet patterned paper
Prima Wild & Free flowers
Value Craft Soft Pink Spotted satin flowers
Pretty Little Studio Beautiful Day - Happy Tickets die cut tags
Buttons

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And another.  I've been wanting to scrap this photo for a while, because Goldie was one of our favourite girls.  She was very pretty and friendly (and sadly, no longer with us).


Materials
Basic Grey Blush - Milk Chocolate patterned paper
(unknown brand) floral patterned paper
Unbranded flowers
Chic Tags Autumn Days - Tabbed ATC journal tags
Cheery Lynn Chicks cutting dies

I'm sharing this one at:
* Scrap Our Stash ~ Golden Globe challenge
Create a layout about your pet or any other animal... AND include an animal embellishment.
* Dies R Us ~ Birds
* Unstampabelles ~ 1 2 3 challenge
There are no stamps.  I used: 1 photograph, 2 flowers, 3 chicks along the base of the photograph... AND share the journey while making your creation.
I built my layout from the bottom up. I started with the background colour - I knew I wanted a dark brown and the Basic Grey was my first choice.  Stash-busting old papers is always a bonus! I was leaning towards monochromatic, but I had the floral strip leftover from another project and it seemed to work, so I used it.  This is the first time I've used the chicken dies - they were a prize from Unstampabelles. I finished off my layout with a doodled border - I do that a lot on my layouts.

I didn't have any cream cardstock, so I cut the chick embellishments from upcycled cardboard packaging:



11/06/2018 Edit to add:  This layout was chosen as DT favourite at Unstampabelles!

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16 May 2018

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I had a lot of fun with this layout, grabbing some bits and pieces from my old stash of this and that:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Fancy Pants Childish Things - Playtime patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy - Stripey Straws patterned paper
Crate Paper Brook - Float patterned paper
Prima Free Spirit - Perceptions patterned paper
Fancy Pants Be Loved decorative bag
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
Twinings foil teabag wrapper
Yellow paperclip
Sandy Lion Essentials - Tweet Tweet stickers
Uniball Signo - Angelic White gel pen

I was inspired by these challenges:

Stick it Down ~ Single page sketch


* Dies R Us ~ Birds
I added a cute bird sticker embellishment, and I used Kaisercraft 'Vines' cutting die to make the leaves.


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13 May 2018

Cairns... continued

This is my take on the D-lish Scraps Flights of Fancy inspiration board:



Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Green Tara Apple Blossoms - Pale Pink flower
Prima Essentials - Flights of Fancy flowers
Cocoa Vanilla Love Always flair
Buttons
Basic Grey Mini Monogram - Pink alphabet stickers
My Memories Butterfly punch

13/06/2018 EDIT TO ADD: My layout was selected as a winner at D-lish Scraps!

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I'm sharing this one at Soul Scrappers for the Pick 3 challenge:


Materials
Basic Grey Motifica - Ochre patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Clementine patterned paper
American Crafts Leaf textured cardstock
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Ivory flowers
Buttons
Kaisercraft Miss Nelly - Jewels pearls
My Memories Butterfly punch
Yellow chevron washi tape
Velvet ric rac

My three pics are: BUTTERFLIES, WASHI TAPE, JOURNAL TAG.

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12 May 2018

Cruising...

For years, I've been saving up to take my Mum on a special holiday to thank her for all the amazing things she has done for me.  In January, it finally came together, and we set off on our first ever cruise trip!  Now I've started to put together an album to capture those memories.  I imagine it will take me a long time to finish, but that's part of the fun too.


Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned paper
Washi tape
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me - Vintage Voyage patterned paper
Creative Embellishments Out of this World chipboard frame
Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint
White photo corners

The design of my page was inspired by:

More Than Words ~ The MEMORIES theme is a wonderful one, and this layout certainly brings back memories of our departure day.


Creative Embellishments ~ I used a circular CE frame, muted colours, and this will become a Ladies Home Holiday Journal!  I included a vintage image as my journalling card.


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11 May 2018

Cairns trip album

Continuing (relentlessly) to add pages to my Cairns trip album...

This one is my take on the Soul Scrappers Random Word challenge - with the word BEAUTIFUL:


Materials
Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage - Front Porch patterned paper
Fancy Pants Childish Things - Playtime patterned paper
Kaisercraft Botanica - Collectables diecuts
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Ivory flowers
Button

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This one is for the Soul Scrappers Tic Tac Toe challenge:


Materials
Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue - Snap Dragon patterned paper
Kaisercraft Lush - Bonzai patterned paper
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Mini Delphinium paper flowers
Buttons
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary die cut emphemera
Kaisercraft Botanica - Collectables journal card

My Tic Tac Toe selections are: JOURNALLING TAG, ARROW, BLACK BUTTONS

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10 May 2018

Aratula

A quick and simple layout about one of my favourite roadside stops:


Materials
Prima Free Spirit - Perceptions patterned paper
Prima Free Spirit ATC card
Green Tara 10cm Petals - Cream flower
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Ivory flowers
Buttons
Paper clips

My layout was inspired by the Soul Scrappers Escape to Nature challenge ~ FARMERS MARKET theme.

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