05 January 2018

Cairns catch-up

Hot, hot, hot outside, so I'm doing a spot of scrapping, indoors, in the air-con. Today I'm using some online challenge inspiration to add a few more double pages to my Cairns travel album.


How awesome is the Kraft Plus prompt this month??  I love kraft and I love all things coffee... so I had to join in!

This is my layout {click to enlarge}:


Materials
Basic Grey Serenade - Riding Habit patterned paper
Cruze Cafe cup wrapper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers

I took the inspiration very literally, with a coffee-themed page. I cut up a coffee cup wrapper, and kept the whole thing super simple to let the patterned kraft shine.

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Lots of layers for this one, inspired by the patterned paper challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks:


Materials
Pink Paislee Queen Bee - Honey Bee patterned paper
Kaisercraft Jade's Garden - Jasmyn patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Sunkissed patterned paper
Washi tape
Maya Road chipboard flowers
Crafty Fox Mini Flowers - White flower
DMC embroidery thread

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04 January 2018

Here comes trouble!

I'm joining in over at A2Z Scraplets for the summer-themed January challenge.  This is my layout - featuring a fun poolside action shot, and an A2Z Scraplets title:

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Bo Bunny Futbol - Team patterned paper
Bo Bunny Futbol - Cutoutpatterned paper
Crate Paper The Pier - Poolside patterned paper
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Happy Day patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record 2 - Doily patterned paper
Fancy Pants Be Loved decorative bag
Baker's twine - yellow
A2Z Scraplets Here Comes Trouble chipboard title
Scrap FX Arrows - Broken Circle chipboard
Kaisercolour Yellow acrylic paint

** Another layout for J-girl's Cadet Games album - so she will add the journalling herself **

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03 January 2018

Kayak


Materials
Crate Paper The Pier - Poolside patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record 2 - Doily patterned paper
Pink Paislee Indigo - Burlap patterned paper
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Happy Day patterned paper
Bo Bunny Futbol - Cutout patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Bella! chipboard alphabets
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Ocean Blue acrylic paint

I'm sharing this layout at Mystical Scrapbooks for the January challenge ~ where the criteria is to use five elements/techniques:
* Patterned paper * Fussy cutting * Paint * Chipboard letters * Wood veneers

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06 December 2017

Alan Wilke Bridge


Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Ranger Dylusions - Ground Coffee ink spray
Vintage book page
A2Z Scraplets Cog Set 3 chipboard negative
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Charm patterned paper
Kaisercraft Esperance - Ocean Tide patterned paper
Cre8tiv Emerald Green foil paper

This is my take on the challenge at A2Z Scraplets this month. The theme is 'Reuse/ Repurpose/ Recycle'. I used a vintage book page, paper scraps from other projects, and a local council notification card that came in the mail. I also used the negative from A2Z Scraplets Cog Set 3 as part of the background.

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04 December 2017

Back to scrapping...

I had the BEST time at the Scrap Boutique retreat in Coffs Harbour, and I kicked my scrapping back into gear in the company of a bunch of fun, fabulous ladies :)  It's been a few months since I did any serious scrapping... and it was just what I needed to find my groove again.

I knew I wanted to use lots of kraft for the J-girl's fire cadet event photographs, so I turned to Kraft Plus for some inspiration:


My first impressions were the woodgrain, and the minimalist feel of the room.  Next I noticed the plates in the background..

This is what I created:

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Crate Paper The Pier - Poolside patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record 2 - Doily patterned paper
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Cream letter stickers
Creative Embellishments Celebrate Word Set - Together chipboard title

NB: No journalling on this layout - I have left space for J-girl to tell her own story.

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24 August 2017

One grand adventure

Another page for my Rockhampton mini album:

Materials
Want2scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Jazz patterned paper
Green Tara 5cm Petals - Wedgewood Blue flowers
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
Watercolour notepad
Ribbon

This page was inspired by the Escape 2 Nature challenge at Soul Scrappers, with the theme of National State Parks. The photograph was taken at Keppel Bay Islands National Park in Queensland... beautiful!

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23 August 2017

A little more scrapping

Lately the only way I get any scrapping done, is little by little, keeping it super simple.  This layout uses up some bits and pieces from my scrap table, and fills one of the blank spaces in my August 2015 album:


Materials
Vintage book page from May Gibbs Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
Vintage book page (with LuminArte Twinkling H2O watercolour mop-up)
Basic Grey Serenade - Bowler Hat patterned paper
Washi tape
Buzz & Bloom Rustic Alphabet - Teensy chipboard letters

I'm sharing my layout at:
Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Book-tastic cybercrop ~ Use a book page
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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22 August 2017

A little scrapping

It's been one of those months - lots going on at home and work, with an 'unhealthy' dose of winter illness thrown into the mix. Not a lot of time for crafting, unfortunately. This week I scrapped a (simple) layout for my Cairns trip album, inspired by a challenge from the Mystical Scrapbooks Book-tastic cybercrop:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
DCWV Peach & Peri patterned paper
Gold sequins
American Crafts Elements grosgrain ribbon

I used PhotoShop Elements to add a quote from John Steinbeck to my photograph.

I'm sharing my layout at Word Art Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

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21 August 2017

Woodford revisited

Making a little more progress on my Woodford album:

Materials
Kraft cardstock
Collage Press Grayson Hall - Postmark cardstock
Collage Press Scrooge & Marley - December 24th patterned paper
Celebrations red grosgrain ribbon

This page was inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Soul Scrappers, with the elements:
TAGS + CRUMB CARDSTOCK + 2 PATTERNED PAPERS

I made the tags from matching patterned paper offcuts, and added a touch of ribbon.

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31 July 2017

One more page...

... for the Scrap Boutique 10th birthday cyber crop:


Materials
Basic Grey Serenade - Peacock patterned paper
Kaisercraft Marigold - Straw patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Charm patterned paper
American Crafts Thickers - Gift Box chipboard numbers

Inspired by the 10 things I ~ challenge (I always find those kind of challenges tricky).

Also sharing at:

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Challenge #292- #293

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30 July 2017

Birthday card

A birthday card for a friend:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice edge punch
Alphabet dies (unbranded)
Fancy Pants product packaging
Fabric patch

There's a bit of a story to this one... it's a 70th birthday card for a fellow member of my rural fire brigade.  The photo is a 1947 Dodge (friend born in 1947 and loves trucks) and the backing fabric is from an old pair of fire fighting overalls.

I also made a matching envelope:


Materials
7Gypsies Gypsy Market - Herne patterned paper

I'm sharing my card at:
* Scrap Boutique ~ 10th birthday cyber crop ~ Make a birthday card
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Challenge #929 - #293

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29 July 2017

Cyber cropping at the Scrap Boutique

It's cyber crop weekend, celebrating the 10th birthday of the Scrap Boutique.  This is my take on the first challenge, using the colours of the Boutique:



Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned papers & journal card
Prima Lola flowers
Prima Penelope flowers
Merci flair button

The beautiful rose gold is tricky to photograph, but when it catches the light it's SO pretty!



I'm sharing my layout at:
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Challenge #292- #293

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27 July 2017

Exploring back roads

This is another layout for my Cairns travel album:


Materials
Basic Grey Serenade - Peacock patterned paper
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Fancy Pants Attwell flair
Sunshine in my Soul font by Kimberly Geswein

I'm sharing my page at:
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday ~ Challenge #292 - #293
* More Than Words ~ Explore/Arrows


I like to explore back roads on my travels.  I only used one arrow, but it's the only embellishment on the page and I think it stands out as a feature.

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25 July 2017

Cairns, continued

Another double page for my Cairns 2017 album:


Materials
Basic Grey Infused - Suffuse patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Magic patterned paper
Printed satin ribbon
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Doodlebug Mini Jewels - Bubblegum rhinestones
Basic Grey Micro Monograms - Pink alphabet stickers
Pink paper clip

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks - Christmas in July - Use ribbon
I used some old ribbon from my stash (not sure what brand, but I'm thinking maybe Maya Road?)

* Simon Says Monday - You've Got the Edge
I used torn edges for the patterned paper, and doodling along top and bottom edges of the page.

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22 July 2017

Awesome

Another layout for the April album:


Materials
Mont Marte Silver Series - Metallic Yellow acrylic paint
Stencil Girl Rembrandt's Words stencil
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock wood veneer title
Therm-o-Web Deco Foil - Gold transfer sheet

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Christmas in July cyber crop ~ All that glitters
I used gold acrylic paint for my background, and a gold-foiled embellishment for my title.

Mixed Media Monthly ~ Altered Embellishments


I altered the wood veneer word by adding gold foil:



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03 July 2017

Back to nature

I love the mood board at Show Us Your Stuff this month!


Any excuse to scrap some more nature photos... I have so many!

This is my creation, another page for my Cairns trip album:


Materials
Basic Grey Serenade - Peacock patterned paper
Kaisercraft Prairie Lane - Woodshire patterned paper
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White flower
Funky Flair Studio Just Green flair button
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers

The handmade item is a flair button from Funky Flair Studio.

20/08/2017 Edit to add:  Excited to be chosen as a winner at Show Us Your Stuff!

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This page was inspired by the July challenge at A2Z Scraplets:

Materials
Want2scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Jazz patterned paper
Kaisercraft Esperance - Ocean Tide patterned paper
Green Tara 5cm Petals - Wedgewood Blue flowers
Basic Grey Lime Rickey - Howdy Doody (fussy cut bird)
Echo Park Kate - Lower Case alphabet dies
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Kaisercraft Miss Nelly pearls

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01 July 2017

Rusty's Market

This layout is based on the sketch and colour challenge at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Basic Grey Infused - Suffuse patterned paper
Kaisercraft Lush - Maple patterned paper
Otto washi tape
Sandy Lion Essentials - Tweet Tweet stickers
Micador Collected & Co - Text Type Black alphabet stickers

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30 June 2017

Feels like winter

I've ALMOST finished my day tripping pages for April 2012.  Another 2-3 more and I'll be done. Another simple pocket page to push it along a bit:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
October Afternoon Mini Market - Grey & Cream alphabet stickers
Baker's twine
Green Tara Herringbone - Red ribbon
Crafty Ribbons Polka Dot - Red 15mm satin ribbon

I'm sharing this page at:
* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Winter Cybercrop
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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29 June 2017

More Girraween wildlife

I love photographing Australian wildlife, and our Girraween day trip provided lots of subjects!


Materials
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms - Wheelbarrow patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
October Afternoon Mini Market - Gray & Cream alphabet stickers
Simple Stories Life Documented - Bits & Pieces tag
Bakers twine

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the One Word challenge, with the theme of ADORABLE.

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Materials
Basic Grey Marrakech - Blue Nights patterned paper
Red chevron washi tape
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
Twinings product packaging
Red paper clip

I'm sharing this page at:

* CASology ~ Fly

I followed the CAS guidelines:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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25 June 2017

Winter in Cairns...

A few more layouts for my Cairns trip album...


Materials
Kaisercraft Prairie Lane - Woodshire patterned paper
Kaisercraft Elegance - Catherine patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Find Your Wings & Fly - Sky's the Limit - Pick a Card patterned paper
Otto washi tape
FWAB Antique Gold pearls
Simple Stories Life Documented - Bits & Pieces die cuts

I'm sharing this one at:
Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Winter Cybercrop ~ mood board
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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The title for this layout was inspired by the June cybercrop challenge at The Scrap Suite:


Materials
Basic Grey Serenade - Shillings patterned paper
Vintage book paper
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Egyptian Gold watercolour paint
Micador Collected & Co - Typed Text Black alphabet stickers
Portacraft Metallic Gold alphabet stickers
FWAB Elise - Antique Brown rhinestone flourish & flower

I used words from the lyrics of John Lennon's Imagine: "Above us, only sky".

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This layout features one of my favourite photographs from the Daintree:


Materials
Kaisercraft Esperance - Ocean Tide patterned paper
Basic Grey Serenade - York patterned paper
Basic Grey Lime Rickey - Howdy Doody patterned paper (fussy cut)
October Afternoon Mini Market - Green & Cream alphabet stickers

I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the Escape to Nature challenge, featuring ANIMALS.

I chose my own quote for this page: "Never smile at a crocodile" (Lyrics from Disney's animated Peter Pan movie).

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