01 October 2022

White... with GREEN

White with 1 October challenge is all about this spectacular mood board.


Any variation of green you want to use - you can range this from lime to forest or anything in between or you can mix it all up and use multiple variations of green just so long as it is green toned and nothing else. You can use black, dark brown, grey or navy as your accent colour for journaling, titles etc.

Inspired by the green foliage ~


Materials
Kaisercraft Holly Bright - Berries patterned paper
Kaisercraft Sunkissed - Collectables die cuts
Kaisercraft Lush - Japonica patterned paper
DCWV Fairytale Florals patterned paper
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Blue Grey gems

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

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ARTastic in October

This month at ARTastic Challenge we have a fun prompt with so many possibilities!


Create an artwork inspired by the featured ART ROOM and tell us how you were inspired.

I took my inspiration from the navy/white background, frames, and orange elements.


Materials
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Orbit patterned paper
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Product packaging - T2 tea
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Cheerful alphabet stickers
American Crafts Thickers - Subway foam alphabets/numbers


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

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28 September 2022

Road trip!

Adding a few more pages to the 3Girls road trip album!


Materials
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Pretty Peace patterned paper
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Life's a Picnic patterned paper
Kaisercraft Loire Valley large brad
Ephemera ticket
Heidi Swapp Ledger2 - Pink journal spot
Sewing machine thread

Inspired by, and sharing at -

* UTIOSA Back to School cyber crop - Challenge 2 ~ English
Three word title cut from journal card.

* Dotty about Flair - Best of Summer
I scraplifted a page by Suzanne
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Materials
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - One in a Melon patterned paper
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Life's a Picnic patterned paper (fussy cut rainbow)
Vintage book page
Unbranded satin flowers - metallic copper
Painted wooden flower buttons
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Washi tape - gold/white spots
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Yellow Deep gems
Butterfly bead

Inspired by, and sharing at -

* UTIOSA Back to School cyber crop - Challenge 3 ~ Science
Mixed media ~ I used one of my vintage book page 'mop up' pieces from an earlier painting project. I don't recall which orange ink spray it is. The paint is a terracotta chalk paint that I stamped using bubble wrap.

* Country View Challenges - Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness
Lots of warm autumn colours, and a touch of gold washi tape.

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And one more ~


Materials
Bazzill Basics Admiral cardstock Prima Dude Collection patterned paper
Kaisercraft Rewind brads
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers
Micador Collected & Co - Black Type alphabet stickers

Inspired by, and sharing at -

* UTIOSA Back to School cyber crop - Challenge 4 ~ History
Use stash older than 6 months old. Paper is from Prima Dude collection (2008) and all other stash is also years old.

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25 September 2022

Back to school

Joining in at the Back to School cyber crop at Under the Influence of Scrappy Adam.

This double was inspired by Challenge 1 - Maths


Materials
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Glitter patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Verdant patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Combo Stickers border pieces
Bo Bunny Alissa patterned paper
Kaisercraft Off the Wall die cut shapes
Kaisercraft Rhinestones Pictures - Stars gems
PortaCraft Mini rhinestone - Stars gems
Baker's twine
Kaisercraft packaging
Washi tape - gold/white spots

The 'maths' is in the numbers -
1 tag (made from upcycled product packaging)
2 photos
3 pp - Bo Bunny x2, DCWV x1
4 large embellishments - 2x rhinestone stars, 2x diecut shapes
5+ small embellishments - tiny stars

I'm also sharing this layout at -

* Colorful Options ~ Beautiful Brown
I'm totally in love with the way that chocolate brown can ground almost any other colour.

* Paper Craft Secrets ~ Odd colour
More of that purple!

#scrapbackwards
Used up the last of the border stickers, and the larger Bo Bunny paper scraps.

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This one is another for my Vanuatu album, inspired by Challenge 5 - Geography


Materials
Heidi Swapp Make Pretty Stuff patterned paper
Passtime Crafts Floral Greenery patterned paper
Panalisa Flower Collection patterned paper
Kaisercraft Paradise Found - Collectables die cuts
Glitter enamel dots
Flamingo paper clip

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19 September 2022

Cyber cropping

I was away on the cybercrop weekend but I've completed some of the challenges this week.


Materials
Basic Grey Urban Couture - Pashmina patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Flower Box patterned paper
Unbranded wood veneer flowers
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Chocolate acrylic paint
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
Kaisercraft Pack Your Bags die cut ticket
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Bronze gems
Twine
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher staples

Inspired by, and sharing at -

* Colorful Options ~ Beautiful Brown

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Animal layouts + use paint
Our dog loves to come camping with us! I painted the wood veneers.


#scrapbackwards
I started with the brown woodgrain paper, and built the rest of my layout around it.

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Sharing at Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Book inspiration + use paint
I'm making an album from a Little Golden Book. This double page is my intro. I've painted the pages with gesso primer, and added stencilling detail with texture paste and acrylic paint.

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18 September 2022

More sketch layouts

An afternoon at the movies...


Materials
My Mind's Eye Magnolia - Starburst - Little Blossom - Dots/Brown patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Flower Box patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Combo Stickers flourishes
Film strip tranparency - white
Mini heart paper clips

Inspired by, and sharing at -

* Scrap a Sketch - Happy birthday challenge
Revisiting Scrap a Sketch #1

#scrapbackwards
Brown pp and small flourish stickers from my September Bo Bunny stash-bust kit

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Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Bo Bunny Alissa - Kissable patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Combo stickers
Heidi Swapp Ledger2 - Pink journal spot
Buttons from my habby stash
Green Tara 6cm Petals - Pink flowers

Sharing at:

* Scrap a Sketch ~ Rainbow of Sketches #1 ~ Pink

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Little Critters

#scrapbackwards
Bo Bunny stickers and 'Alissa' pp from my September kit.

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11 September 2022

White with 1 - AIR theme

We're cyber-cropping at White With 1 this month, with AIR themed challenges.


Challenge 1 ~ Victoria's Tic Tac Toe


Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Twin Seven Pink Floral decorative tape
Forever in Time Flocked Chipboard Fonts alphabets

The quote is from author Vera Nazarian.

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Challenge 2 - Sketch with BUBBLES



Materials
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Astronomy patterned paper
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Milky Way patterned paper
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Galaxy patterned paper
PortaCraft Mini Rhinestone stars
Crocheted lace
Daiso Small Star punch

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Challenge 3 - Clouds


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Sky High patterned paper
PortaCraft Mini Rhinestone stars


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09 September 2022

Vanuatu


Materials
Panalisa Flower Collection patterned paper
Baker's twine
Green Tara Satin Leaf - Green trim

I'm sharing my layout at Soul Scrappers for the September Tic Tac Toe challenge - using vertical line LEAVES, THREAD, POLKA DOTS

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08 September 2022

Hello

Going through some old photos and I couldn't resist scrapping this one...


Materials
Kaisercraft Captured Moments - Let it Shine journal cards
Sunlit Anywhere - 2" Circle punch
WeRMK 3 way corner punch
Creative Expressions Faux Quilled Blooms cutting dies
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Champagne gems

Inspired by, and sharing at -

* Double D Challenge ~ baa-cluck-moo-neigh-oink-quack-challenge
I've gone with 'quack' :)

* 2 Bluebirds ~ September sketch

* My Little Scrapbook Store ~ I love animals

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07 September 2022

Coffs Harbour


Materials
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Pretty Peace patterned papr
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Flower Box patterned paper
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned paper
Cut2You Eat Sleep Craft Repeat cut file
American Crafts White cardstock
Kaisercraft Kraft cardstock
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Bronze gems
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Blue Grey gems

I'm sharing my layout at Soul Scrappers for the September Mystery Bag challenge, with a SCRAPBOOKING theme.

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Materials
October Afternoon Hometown - County Library patterned paper
Bo Bunny Alissa - Cut Outs journalling panel
13 Arts Unforgettable - Poppy Fields patterned paper
American Crafts Thickers - Rainboots glitter foam alphabets
Kaisercraft Loire Valley brads
Prima E-line - Green flowers
Unbranded satin flower - pale blue

I'm sharing this page at:

* CSI Challenge ~ Case File #394



How I solved the case: Woodgrain paper, reading theme, colour scheme.

* Soul Scrappers ~ Facebook 1st birthday/CSI team-up

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06 September 2022

Scrapping backwards

I'm playing along at Scrap Backwards again this month, and I've decided to build my September kit from an old Bo Bunny sticker sheet:




Materials
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Glitter patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Verdant patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Combo sticker sheet
D-lish Scraps Coffee flair button
Black glossy cardstock (upcycled packaging)
My Memories Medium Heart punch
My Memories Small Heart punch
From a Mother's Art butterfly stickers

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Scrap a Sketch ~ Rainbow of Sketches #6 - Purple

* Paper Craft Secrets ~ Odd colour
My hard-to-scrap colour is purple, always a challenge for me.

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Longreach 2015 ~


Materials
Kaisercraft Kraft cardstock
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned papers
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Combo Stickers bracket
Creative Embellishments Flourish Corner 4 chipboard chipboard
Green Tara 6cm Petals - Dark Brown flower
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Light Brown flower
Green Tara 2.5cm Petals - Green flower
Jewelled brad
Pink Paislee Nantucket ribbon trim

Inspired by, and sharing at -

* Colorful Options ~ Beautiful Brown

The large brown bracket sticker is from my #scrapbackwards September sticker sheet.  I remember when almost every paper collection had some kind of brackets.  I was obsessed!  I pulled in some scraps from my oddments bucket to add the tags.

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05 September 2022

Sketch layouts


Materials
DCWV Palms & Ferns patterned papers
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned paper
Fiskers 1½" Circle punch
Dotty About Flair Bark! flair button
Kaisercraft Green pearls

I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the September sketch challenge. Additional criteria: "Add a SELFIE photo to your layout and add an animal in place of the squirrel".


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Materials
Core'dinations Orange cardstock
Lady Pattern Paper Sister Tribe - Mosaic patterned paper
Studio Calico Hey Day - Tangerines patterned paper
Heidi Swapp word phrase stickers
Washi tape - gold/white spots

My page design was inspired by:

* Scrap a Sketch ~ Rainbow of Sketches #2 ~ Orange

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04 September 2022

You are special


Materials
Cut2You You Are Special cut file
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade dye ink
Dotty About Flair flair button
EK Success Paper Shapers - Medium Double Circle punch
Fiskars 1½" Circle punch
Creative Path Loving Season enamel dots
Creative Path (unknown collection) enamel dots
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Unforgettable washi tape

Inspired by, and sharing at -

Country View Crafts ~ Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness
From Keats - To Autumn.   When I think of autumn, I immediately think ORANGE, so my whole colour palette was built up from the Spiced Marmalade distress ink background.

* Dotty about Flair ~ Recipe Challenge
Cut file title + enamel dots + washi tape + pie chart + DAF flair

Cut file title is a freebie from Cut2You ~



Handmade pie chart using paper scraps and a circle punch, with DAF flair from a prize pack. Thank you Jackie Giering ~



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03 September 2022

Trial Bay

Flash back to a past road trip... South West Rocks and Trial Bay Gaol.


Materials
Kaisercraft Kraft cardstock
Tim Holtz Bricked stencil
Little Birdie White texture paste
Bazzill Basics Stonewash cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Borders patterned paper
Scrapbook Fantasies Colour Cuts - Rainbow Rainbows die cut
Charms Creations Big Love - Light Denim circle
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Ice Blue gems
Kaisercraft Pearls - Chino gems
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology - Small Talk stickers
Upcycled alphabet letters from pencil case insert
Unbranded leaf sprig cutting dies

Inspired by, and sharing at -

* Charms Creations ~ Recipe challenge


* Paper Craft Secrets ~ Stencil background

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Materials
Kaisercraft Kraft cardstock
Authentique Journey - Stroll patterned paper
49 & Market Vintage Artistry - Anywhere diecut peices
Enamel dots
Bakers twine
Kaisercolour Coastal Blue acrylic paint

Inspired by, and sharing at -

* Scrap a Sketch ~ Rainbow of sketches #5 - Blue
I created the background by stamping with bubble wrap and acrylic paint.

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02 September 2022

Winton, revisited

Winton is one of my favourite outback towns, so it was definitely worth another visit on our 2021 road trip.



I had to remove the fabric piece from my fly-net so it would fit over the crown of my Akubra. As I was cutting it off I knew I would be saving it for an outback layout. My title is cut from a sheet of alphabet inserts that came with a zippered pencil case. A bit of stitching and a scrap of washi tape... not much else going on with this page!

Sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the September One Word challenge - my letter is I for IRRITATING!

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01 September 2022

White with PURPLE

White with 1 September challenge is all about this purple mood board.


Any variation of purple you want to use - you can range this from mauve to lavender to a deep purple or anything in between or you can mix it all up and use multiple variations of purple just so long as it is purple toned and nothing else. You can use black, dark brown, grey or navy as your accent colour for journaling, titles etc.

Inspired by the dragonfly, and the swirly doodles were inspired by the seashells.


Materials
Stampin' Up Dandy Garden patterned papers
Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Garden Party - Garden Stroll cut-aparts
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Tiny Black alphabet stickers
PortaCraft purple gems

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

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ARTastic in September

The September ARTastic Challenge features this fashion-focussed storefront ~


Create an artwork inspired by the featured ART ROOM and tell us how you were inspired.

I took my inspiration from the fashion theme and the pink pleated curtain. I made my own soft-pleated background with a paper napkin.


Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Paper napkin
Heidi Swapp Ledger 2 - Pink journallng spot



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

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23 August 2022

Craft on the Run - cyber crop challenges, continued

Some more layouts that I created for the Craft on the Run cybercrop this week ~

Challenge 3 ~ Ingredients


Materials
American Crafts/Dear Lizzy Happy Place - Be Free patterned paper
American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Feel the Love patterned paper
American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Flower Field patterned paper
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary - Ephemera die cut title
Kaisercraft Loire Valley brad
Cocoa Daisy October 2017 Planner - Printables fussy cut leaves
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Unforgettable washi tape

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Challenge 5 ~ Blind Crop


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry cardstock
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Orbit patterned paper
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned papers
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Borders patterned paper
Frankie magazine - freebie patterned paper
Creative Embellishmentes Flourish Corner 4 chipboard
Couture Creations Go Press & Foil - Gold (Pale Mirror) foil
Creative Embellishments Discover Nautical flair button
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary - Ephemera diecuts
Heidi Swapp September Skies - Mountain Trail patterned paper
Kaisercraft Pack Your Bags ephemera tickets
Paper clip
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Seafoam mist
Kaisercolour Gold acrylic paint

Hmmm... not really loving this one. I used the supplies I had gathered and did my best to follow the steps in real time. I like the overall design (and the instructions were wonderful) but if I wasn't scrapping "blind" I would have selected a different paper for fussy cutting, and I'd probably use a different patterned paper combo.   I could have re-done this before posting, but that's not in the spirit of the challenge. It was a fun challenge, but I may pull it apart and re-scrap it some time.

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Challenge 6 ~ Die cuts
All of my die cut ephemera pieces are from the same collection and, apart from the patterned paper base, I've used no other products.


Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Rosie's Studio Vacay die cut ephemera

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Challenge 7 ~ Mood Board
I focussed on the green & aubergine colour palette, and the dark woodgrain.


Materials
Simple Stories Simple Vintage - Weathered Garden patterned papers
Simple Stories Color Vibe - Woods patterned paper
Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue - Stardom patterned paper
From a Mother's Art Butterflies - Purple stickers
Unbranded flowers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Blue Grey gems

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22 August 2022

Shine

I really enjoyed putting together this really colourful layout!


Materials
Bo Bunny Alora - Leaves patterned paper
American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Feel the Love patterned paper
American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Flower Field patterned paper
American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - One in a Melon patterned paper
Passtime Crafts Floral Greenery patterned papers
Cocoa Vanilla Midnight die cut title
Scrapbook Fantasies Colour Cuts - Rainbow Rainbows die cuts
Cocoa Daisy October 2017 Planner - Printables fussy cut leaves
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Unforgettable washi tape
Creative Path Loving Season enamel dots

My page was inspired by:

* The Flair Hut ~ Surprise Challenge



* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Christmas
Can you see the Christmas Grinch on Santa's sleigh?

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21 August 2022

ARTastic cybercrop - RST

We're cyber-cropping at ARTastic this month, with some fun challenges suitable for all styles of scrapping.

Challenge 1 ~ RECIPE

1x photo
2x buttons
3+ patterned papers
Arrows
Enamel dots

I used the recipe to create a vintage page for my Mum's memory album:

Materials
Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane - Semi Sweet patterned paper
Panalisa Craft Wooden Texture patterned paper
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Care Free tag & sticker
WeRMK Sew Easy Fancy Floss Variegated Neutrals twine
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher staples
D-lish Scraps enamel dots
Beutron buttons
Wood veneer arrows

I'm sharing this page at:

* Paper Craft Secrets ~ Masculine

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Challenge 2 ~ Sketch 



Materials
Simple Stories Hello Baby - Blue Wood patterned paper
Studio Calico Hey Day - Breezy patterned paper
Baker's twine
Mulberry flowers
Buttons from my habby stash
Pom pom trim - white
Kaisercraft Pack Your Bags - Ephemera ticket

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Colorful Options ~ Tranquil Turquoise

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Challenge 3 ~ This or That


Materials
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Orbit patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Vibrant Blue cardstock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology journal ticket
Kaisercraft Loire Valley brads
Dusty Attic WordPl@y #3 - Black chipboard title
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Remarkable washi tape

BOY or GIRL 
BLUE tones or PINK tones
BLING or BRADS
FLOWERS or CHIPBOARD
TWINE or WASHI
PAINT or INK

This page was created using cardstock and paper from my August #ScrapBackwards kit.

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