19 January 2020

Wild & Free

A stash-bust layout:


Materials
Lots of scraps - cardstock and patterned paper
Stampology Autumn Leaves - For the Record stamp set
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary ephemera title
Junkitz Swatchz - Home fabric
Riley Blake mini pom pom trim
Carl Corner Rounder punch
Buttons from my habby stash
Mini brads

I'm sharing this layout at

Mystical Scrapbooks ~ January cyber crop ingredients challenge

1 x Piece of Lace - I used mini pom pom trim
2 x Shapes - rectangles and circles
3 x Flowers - stamped flowers, more than 3
4 x Patterned Papers - I think I used 7
5 x Buttons or Dots - 3 buttons + 2 brads

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18 January 2020

Noumea

Making some more progress on my cruise trip travel journal today...

Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned papers
Unbranded Flamingo paper clip
Washi tape
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine die cut ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish accessory stickers

My page design was inspired by:

* Off the Rails Scrapbooking ~ January mood board


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This page was based on the sketch challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks January cyber crop:

Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned papers
October Afternoon Mini Market - Green & Cream alphabet stickers
Washi tape
My Memories Butterfly punch
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish accessory sticker

I'm also sharing this page at:

* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything goes

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17 January 2020

South Stradbroke Island

I enjoy using pocket pages to complement my full page layouts - a way to fill the gaps in my albums, and showcase the not-so-shiny photographs which still form part of the whole story.

This one is a two-pager; click to enlarge:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Summer Hits journal card
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Flight Path patterned paper
Unbranded layered flower cutting dies
Kaisercraft Rhinestone Strips - Silver gems
Remembrance Day centennial memorial pin

The inspiration for this double page spread came from this mood board at Mystical Scrapbooks January cyber crop.


I included a few of the mood board images - ocean, marsupial, Australian flag.

Some of the details:







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12 January 2020

Make a Wish

Another layout for Jean's 90th birthday:


Materials
Core'dinations Black Tie Affair cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Party Mix patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Party Dots patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice stickers
Martha Stewart Floral Lace decorative edge punch
Ribbon

This one was inspired by Soul Scrappers ~ Pick 3 birthday challenge.  
I chose: CAKE, CANDLES, RIBBON and included all on a single tag.

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11 January 2020

The D'Ag Pub


Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Cherry Arte East of India - Paisley Rouge patterned paper
Glitz Design Gigi - Stripe patterned paper
Upcycled coaster
Sam & Lucy Medium Star punch
Glitter foam star

This layout was inspired by:

* Scrappy Friends ~ Rochelle Spears' sketch

* Scrappy Friends ~ Scrap with Stacy's Tic Tac Toe
I used: cardstock + circle + punch


I'm also sharing at:

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
I love using up my older papers, and mixing collections.

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10 January 2020

Misty Mountains

I love scrapping monochromatic... and that's one of the reasons I always look forward to seeing what's new at White...with 1.

The January colour is MISTY MOUNTAINS and there's a fabulous mood board too:


I took my inspiration from the woodgrain pattern:


Materials
Cre8tiv Stone &Wood patterned paper
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice decorative edge punch
Unbranded cutting dies

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09 January 2020

Summer memories

Some bright colours for a summer layout:

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm - Float Away patterned paper
Elle's Studio Serendipity - Cherish patterned paper
Kaisercraft Vines cutting dies
Twinings product packaging
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice decorative edge punch
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine accessory stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Summer Hits patterned paper title
Unbranded satin flower
Cotton sewing thread

I'm joining these challenges:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Summer Multiples
I chose a summer title, and two photographs.

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Fun with Florals
Small amounts of florals can still have a big impact... I left the edge of the patterned paper untrimmed to display the floral pattern on the product info strip.  I used a large layered flower as my focus embellishment, and added a floral journalling sticker.

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08 January 2020

A pink and girly birthday

December was all about Christmas layouts, and it feels like January is all about birthday layouts. This one is all pink and girly:


Materials
Kaisercraft Sparkle - Radiance patterned paper
Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine - Ava patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Candy Stripes patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Flutter patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice stickers
Buttons from my habby stash
Unbranded Happy Birthday cutting die
Fiskars Threading Water edge punch

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


I used the right column:
BIRTHDAY CAKE + BIRTHDAY CUTTING DIES + ADULT BIRTHDAY

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07 January 2020

Touchy Feely

I scrapped a photograph of my mother-in-law's 90th birthday HERE and while I had the photos out, I scrapped another birthday which we celebrated the same day - my husband's aunt's 95th. Both have August birthdays a week apart, and have lived amazing, colourful lives


Materials
American Crafts Thickers - Hatbox numbers
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Uniball Signo - Metallic Gold gel pen
EK Success Jolee's Boutique pearls
Cre8tiv pearl brads
Fruit bag netting
Lots and lots of OLD stash scraps!!

Inspired by, and sharing at:

* Scrap the Girls ~ Touchy Feely mood board
I made my own layered lollipop flowers to add colourful textured circles.




CSI Challenge ~ Case File #308 (Cold Case)
I used these clues: Circles,  bright colours (heavy on pink).


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06 January 2020

Sketch Challenge

Another birthday layout:


Materials
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist - Gossamer Gold ink spray
The Crafter's Workshop Doodle Flower stencil
Craft 'n' Craftin' Chipboard Style flowers
Delish Scraps Hydrangea Petals flower
Button from my habby stash
American Crafts Thickers - Giggles foam asterisks
Unbranded Happy Birthday cutting die
The Craft Stall Plywood Craft wood veneer frame

I'm sharing my layout at Soul Scrappers for the Birthday Bash Sketch challenge, using this quick page by the late Kim Lichtfuss of Kimeric Kreations / Digichick for inspiration:


Additional criteria:  Birthday theme AND use balloons and background misting.  The background misting was fun.  I made my own balloons from patterned paper scraps and cotton thread:



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05 January 2020

Happy 90th Birthday

I don't use much purple (not my favourite colour to scrap with) but it felt like the right colour for this photograph.  And... I just love stash-busting!  I grabbed a bag of PURPLE scraps and fiddled around to come up with this layout to document a special birthday:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Carl Mini Daisy punch
American Crafts Thickers - Hatbox numbers
Unbranded Happy Birthday cutting die
Lots and lots of scraps from my stash!

I'm entering these challenges:

CSI Challenge ~ Case File #306
I used these clues:  Birthday theme, flowers


* Scrap the Girls ~ Touchy Feely
I combined a lot of different florals and textures, and included textiles with the lace and felt pieces.


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04 January 2020

Enjoy Today

Last summer I watched JUMANJI at the cinema and loved it, so I couldn't resist going to see the sequel when it was released here in December.  A great way to escape the summer heat for a little while!


Materials
DCWV Palms and Ferns patterned papers
DCWV Palms and Ferns journal card
Baking paper
Product packaging - Lindt Chocolate gold acetate
Typo Heart Pins - Pastel pin
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist - Gossamer Gold ink spray

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Use non-traditional summer colours to scrap a summer story
Black, green and gold - not a typical summer palette.

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Something New
I tried something new by making my own monstera leaf embellishment (inspired by the Jumanji jungle theme) AND I used a new bottle of mist which I received as a Christmas gift:



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03 January 2020

Another card

Another card today, while I have the Cuttlebug on the table!

This is my card - no sentiment, so I can use it for any occasion:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Unbranded cutting die (I think this was a freebie with a magazine?)
Grosgrain ribbon

I'm joining in at CASology ~ Week 358 ~ Branch

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A card, a branch, a sketch

Card making has always lived just on the outskirts of my comfort zone, but I was in the mood for making some cards today.  It might have had something to do with my recent tidy-up and the resulting pile of card stock offcuts...

This is my card:


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Party Dots patterned paper
Prairie Bird Boutique Tranquil Sea wrinkled ribbon
Unknown cutting dies

I'm joining in these challenges:

* CASology ~ Week 358


* My Favorite Things ~ Wednesday Sketch #470
 I used the rectangles as placement guides rather than actual shapes on my card. I don't have any MFT products on this card.


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02 January 2020

Just Chillin'

Today I scrapped another page for my 2018 travel journal:

Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned paper
Cocoa Daisy Planner Page - May 2017 printable
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine die cut ephemera
My Mind's Eye Remarkable decorative tape
Crochet cotton
Sewing machine thread

My layout was inspired by the January mood board challenge at Scrap the Boys.  I used this as a basic sketch, and used the colours.



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01 January 2020

Cruising vacation

Happy New Year, 2020!

I've joined the creative team at ARTastic Challenge blog for another year.

This is the inspiration picture for January, a stunning piece by Donald James Waters called "Day Trippers".  I've been a fan of DJ's work for many years, and he's from my local area!


I was immediately drawn to the bright colours and clean lines, and of course, the VACATION or TRAVEL theme always inspires me to get scrapping!

It's been 2 years since I took my Mum on our first cruise, and I'm still chipping away at my travel journal.   I created a simple and colourful pocket page to keep my boarding pass:

Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned papers
DCWV Watercolour journal card
Unbranded Flamingo paper clip
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White flower
D-lish Scraps Hydrangea Petals paper flowers
American Crafts Travel flair button
Wooden Painted Daisy buttons
Button from my habby stash

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31 December 2019

SURVIVOR - January entry

Soul Scrappers is celebrating the site's 10th anniversary in 2020, with a SURVIVOR-themed year long challenge.  It's modelled on the reality tv show, except there will be no eliminations.  I've signed up and I will be sharing my creations on my blog.

** Participants can sign up all year - and there's also a random element so everyone has a chance to earn points and win some scrappy prizes **

The January challenge has been posted already - and this is what I created for the 'SHELTER' theme:

Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned papers
Fabric scraps
Unbranded wood veneer feathers

Here's a close up of the stitching and part of the journalling. I'm really pleased that the mix of patterned papers and fabric didn't clash too much (just the right amount of 'rustic').



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30 December 2019

'Tis the Season

Just when I think I can't possibly do another Christmas layout, here's another:

Materials
Kaisercraft Sparkle - Illuminate patterned paper
Kaisercraft Sparkle - Radiance patterned paper
Kaisercraft Sparkle - Luster patterned paper
October Afternoon Mini Market - Gray & Cream alphabet stickers
Satin ribbon

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the final Mystery Bag challenge, which has the theme ANYTHING CHRISTMAS.


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28 December 2019

Hello

My scrap paper stash-busting continues, and I've raided my GREEN box for this one.  My layout was inspired by the Soul Scrappers Lift challenge for December.  I didn't do an exact lift; mostly I took the look and feel of the layout with two photographs, mixed paper strips and other scattered embellishments.

Materials
EK Success Cutter Bee - Flowers cutting dies
3 Bugs in a Rug Tickled Pink patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Martini patterned paper
Other paper scraps - various brands

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26 December 2019

Cruising, Day 1

I've pulled out my project box of cruising photographs to create some more pages for my travel journal.  I've been making very slow progress, and jumping around out of sequence, so sadly I still have a handful of Day 1 photographs yet to be scrapped.  I need to be more disciplined, I think.

I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the December Pick 3 challenge.  I used: 3 patterned papers + decorated tag + journalling.

Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned papers
Unbranded white flowers
EK Success Jolee's Boutique pearls
My Mind's Eye Remarkable decorative tape
Satin ribbon

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