01 July 2020

ARTastic in July

ARTastic Challenge has a fantastic inspiration piece this month, a woodblock print by Australian artist Thea Proctor:


The challenge is to be inspired by the artwork, and include the monthly criteria; for July - use PEN.  This is my layout:


Materials
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner 0.4mm - Dark Brown journalling pen
Unbranded alphabet stencil
Printed tissue paper
Stampology Tim Holtz - Tiles layering stencil

I took my inspiration from the heritage fashions in the photograph, and scrapped some photographs of a heritage-listed building. Lots of penwork on this layout - stencils, handwritten journalling, and the doodling was just for fun :)  I used a dark brown 0.44mm Staedtler fineliner - beautiful to write and draw with, smooth and blot-free, and dries immediately with no smudges.  Tip: A children's lettering stencil is a cheap and easy way to make a title :)

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

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26 June 2020

Olim Periculum Nunc Salus

Olim Periculum Nunc Salus - this Latin inscription can be found on many of the lighthouses along the Australian coastline (and, I'm guessing, in other parts of the world too?) The translation: Once perilous, now safe.


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Sky High patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High elements stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome alphabet stickers
Charms Creations Super Star felt embellishment

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Charms Creations ~ June Challenge "Every cloud has a silver lining"
Inspired by the clouds, and I featured a Charms 'Super Star'.

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
Only one paper required to create a quick, easy background.  And happy to be stash-busting too - this is from the very first Cocoa Vanilla collection.

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25 June 2020

Charters Towers

This week I created some more layouts for my regional Queensland trip album.


Materials
Paper Trunk Batik - Exquisite cardstock
Pink Paislee C'est la Vie patterned paper
Words or Whatever Fun Multi Word pack chipboard
Jo Sonya's Unbleached Titanium acrylic paint
Queen & Co Felt Fusion - Fall Chocolate leaves
7 Gypsies 97% Complete - Real Tags luggage tag
Vellum journal card
Flower sequins

This page was created with items gathered during a treasure hunt game at White... with 1 cybercrop:


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Materials
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine - Rain patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Butter Cream cardstock
Bazzill Basics Classic Yellow cardstock
Paper doiley
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches - Faux Quilled Blooms cutting dies
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Silver gems

This layout design was inspired by the Soul Scrappers sketch challenge, and includes the additional criteria - doiley and flowers.

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Materials
Prima Love Clippings - All of Me Loves All of You patterned paper
Cardboard packaging
Creative embellishments Fall Leaves wood veneers

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Cybercrop mood board 
I used the colour palette, and the clock theme.

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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21 June 2020

Scrapbook Gourmet - Weeks 7 and 8

Mystical Scrapbooks is running an 8-week SCRAPBOOK GOURMET competition for Australian crafters, and I'm playing along.


Here's my submission for Week 7 - Dessert:


Materials
Paper Trunk Batik - Devine cardstock
DCWV Watercolor Garden patterned papers
Prima Say it in Pearls - Mixed Crystals Red & Black flourish
My Memories Butterfly punch
Printed kraft tissue paper
Creative Embellishments Discover Nautical flair 

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Here's my entry for Week 8 - Cheese Platter


Materials
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine - Rain patterned paper
Crafter's Choice Rustic Christmas patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Yellow Grid/Wood patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Butter Cream cardstock
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary ephemera title
White gauze
Unbranded gold satin flowers
Unbranded Layered daisy cutting dies
Buttons from my habby stash
Making Memories Mini Flower - Pastel brads

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19 June 2020

Double delight

A double page layout today, inspired by the Guest Designer 'Double Delight' challenge at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Prima Love Clippings - Always & Forever patterned paper
Graphic 45 Come Away with Me - Wanderlust patterned paper
Graphic 45 Come Away with Me - Globetrotter patterned paper
Basic Grey Sugared - Beauty patterned paper (fussy cutting)
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Silver gems
Crate Paper Toybox - Alpha Labels letter stickers

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18 June 2020

Happy mail

This arrived on Monday from Corbetts Creations ~  it was a prize pack for Scrap the Girls, posted months ago so I don't know where it's been hiding!  But miraculously appeared in my mailbox...


And this one arrived today ~ a prize pack from Craft Queen, who sponsored Archi-Scraps last month:



THANK YOU so much for my new goodies.

15 June 2020

Funny Face

Today is the mid-month reveal for CSI Challenge, where I am guest designing as a Special Investigator in June:



Materials
DCWV Watercolor patterned papers
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Happy Days patterned paper (words)
Washi tape - pink pineapples
Washi tape - orange chevrons
Alexis Design Studio ~ Camera (Digi Chick I Love Scrapbooking collab kit)
Unbranded mulberry flowers - hot pink, white
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Light Green gems
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Champagne gems

I solved the case using the traditional clues:
* Scene - I was immediately drawn to the orange/white/hot pink colours, and the image of the fruit.
* Evidence - I chose a fruit theme for my papers - I love pineapples!  I fussy cut the digital image of a camera, and I used washi tape.
* Testimony - I documented a summer memory, and I cut out some label-style words for my title. My inspiration word was 'day' - as in, Best day ever.

I'm also sharing this layout at -

* Scrap Challenge YOUrself ~ Summer Dreams
Summer for me is all about enjoying the sunshine, and cooling down when it gets too hot.  This page is for my vacation travel journal, a special summer vacation in New Caledonia.

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes

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09 June 2020

Lots of green!


Materials
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned papers
Lots of little green scraps!!
Poppies & Paperie Paper Daisies - Green flowers
My Memories Butterfly punch

This page was inspired by:

* Scrapping Clearly ~ June Inspiration board


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08 June 2020

SOUL Survivor - JUNE

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 June challenge theme is CLOTHESLINE. I honestly think this the first time I have ever seen a clothesline-themed challenge, and it was a lot of fun to plan the layout and put it together.


Materials
Cre8tiv Stone & Wood patterned paper
Basic Grey Two Scoops - Spumoni patterned paper
Basic Grey Black Tie patterned paper
Basic Grey Aged & Confused - Sublime patterned paper
Basic Grey Sugared - Darling patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Great Lakes cardstock
Tim Holtz product packaging (boots)
DMC embroidery thread
Unbranded Flowers cutting dies
Sam & Lucy Weave Extras adhesive bling
Felt scraps
Habby trim scraps
Wooden craft pegs

I made my clotheslines with straight machine stitching, and secured the clothing items with wooden pegs.  Each of the "clothing items" was handmade by me.







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07 June 2020

Scrapbook Gourmet - Weeks 5 and 6

Mystical Scrapbooks is running an 8-week SCRAPBOOK GOURMET competition for Australian crafters, and I'm playing along.


Here's my effort for Week 5 ~ Fish


Materials
We R Memory Keepers Fiesta patterned paper
We R Memory Keepers Heart Attack - Darling patterned paper
Kaisercraft Poppy mixed paper flowers
Painted buttons
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches - Faux Quilled Blooms cutting dies
Unbranded flower cutting dies
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Light Green gems
Ranger Dylusions - Fresh Lime ink spray
Cotton thread
Digital credit:  Camera by RebeccaBDesigns

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Here's my effort for Week 6 ~ Main Course


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Sunny Spot patterned paper
Crafter's Choice Rustic Christmas patterned paper
Fancy Pants Black corrugated cardstock
Dusty Attic Criss Cross stencil
Little Birdie Mixed Media - White modelling paste
Heidi Swapp Daiquiri Ice Dot ribbon
We R Memory Keepers Comstock - Fairy Tales chipboard alphabets
Crate Paper Toybox - Alpha Labels stickers

Just a little details shot of the stencilling, a bit hard to see in the main photo:



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04 June 2020

Special Investigator

I was excited to be selected as a Special Investigator at CSI Challenge this month.

This is the first case file that I solved:




Materials
Prima Sun Kiss - Lemon Ginger patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Sunny Spot patterned paper
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned paper
Green Tara Burlap Ribbon - Ivory trim
Shaped paper clip
Unbranded satin flower - orange
Prima lilium flower
Resin flowers

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03 June 2020

Tenterfield trip, 2014

I found a folder of photos from our family weekend trip to Tenterfield in winter 2014, that I printed out and never got around to scrapping.  So...

This one was inspired by the June challenge at Scrap the Boys:


I immediately knew which papers I wanted to use.  I scrapped this super simple layout, which is all about the photo and the sentiment:


Materials
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Constellation patterned paper
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Astronomy patterned paper
Unbranded wood veneer stars

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This one was inspired by the sketch challenge at Scrap the Girls:


Materials
Carta Bella Natural White felt cardstock
Basic Grey Blush - Angelic patterned paper
Spotted file folder (RAK gift)
Bo Bunny Mama-razzi 2 - Oh Snap patterned paper
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches - Faux Quilled Blooms dies
Unbranded layered flower cutting dies
Mini brads
Prima Say it in Pearls - Butterfly Pearls - Brown flourish

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And the third layout for today was inspired by the Random Word challenge at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Cre8tiv Stone & Wood patterned paper
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Milky Way patterned paper
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Orbit patterned paper
Unbranded satin flowers - silver
Button from my habby stash
Crate Paper Toybox - Alpha Labels alphabet stickers

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02 June 2020

4WD fun page

I'm really like this fun journal size for my 4WD event photos! This page was inspired by the Mystery Bag challenge at Soul Scrappers:


The theme is black and white and one other colour. I had some fun with mixed media, using a napkin for the base and a bunch of little bits and pieces to embellish.

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01 June 2020

ARTastic in June

This month at ARTastic Challenge we're asking you to FOCUS ON THE WORDS, inspired by this paper art piece by Renee Farrant:


I chose a bright, colourful, word-themed patterned paper to work with.  I cut some of the words to use in my title, and then highlighted some of the most appropriate phrases with a journalling pen.

Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine- Happy Days patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine accessory stickers
Painted wood veneer shapes
Baker's twine

I'm sharing my page at:

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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30 May 2020

Girls having fun :)

A layout for my daughter's album... with photograph swiped from her Insta account...
This one was inspired by the May inspiration board at Anna's Craft Cupboard:


Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned papers
Prima Sun Kiss - Lemon Ginger patterned paper
Kaisercraft Vines cutting dies
Unbranded layered flower cutting dies
Mini brads - silver
Unbranded silk flowers - white
Button from my habby stash
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Party Mix patterned paper
Craft n Craftin' Chipboard Style flower

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And a page for my 4WD'ing journal - inspired by the Pink, White & Black challenge at Scrapping Clearly:

Materials
Journal notebook paper
Derivan Black acrylic paint
DCWV Watercolour patterned paper
My Mind's Eye My Girl - Bouquet patterned paper
Cardboard letters (from pencil case!)
Ranger Dylusions - Bubblegum Pink ink spray

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29 May 2020

Mare - Drive Time


Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned papers
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Sweet Floral patterned paper (fussy cut flowers)
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine accessory sticker
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice edge punch
My Memories Butterfly punch
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches - Faux Quilled Blooms dies
Prima Sun Kiss - Lemon Ginger patterned paper
Unbranded paper flowers - hot pink

I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the Lift challenge ~ I used the basic page structure, paper strips, flowers, diecuts, and butterflies.

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26 May 2020

Scrapbook Gourmet - Weeks 3 & 4

Mystical Scrapbooks is running an 8-week SCRAPBOOK GOURMET competition for Australian crafters, and I'm playing along.


Here's my effort for Week 3 ~ Appetiser


Materials
Pink Paislee Turn the Page patterned paper strip
Unbranded gold flower
Button from my habby stash
Green Tara 2.5cm Petals - White flower
Cre8tiv pearl brad
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Remarkable washi tape
Twin Seven Dotted masking tape
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Cornflower acrylic paint
Words or Whatever Life Elements chipboard title
Mont Marte Metallic Yellow acrylic paint
Derivan Kindy Glitz - Crystalina glitter glue

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Here's my effort for Week 4 ~ Salad


Materials
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned papers
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Sweet Heart patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Great Lakes cardstock
Unbranded gold flower
Buttons from my habby stash
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White flower
Pink Paislee 365 Degrees - Flip Notes journalling page
My Memories Butterfly punch
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Eat Your Carrots acrylic paint
Mont Marte Metallic Yellow acrylic paint
Bella! Chipz - White alphabets

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25 May 2020

Travel journal pages

Some more pages for my travel journal; these ones aboard the ship:

Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned paper
Washi tape - orange stripe
Twin Seven Pretty Polka Dots masking tape
Unbranded orange satin flower
Green Tara 2.5cm Petals - White flower
Prima E.line - Green flower
Buttons from my habby stash
Heidi Swapp Daiquiri Ice Dot ribbon

I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the May Pick 3 challenge, using ORANGE/YELLOW, BUTTONS and RIBBON.

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Materials
Memento Tulip patterned paper
Recycled music score book cover and page
LuminArte Twinkling H2O - Majestic Blue mica watercolour paint
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Remarkable washi tape
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Dark Blue gems
My Memories Butterfly punch
Authentique Elegant - Diction word stickers

I'm sharing this layout at Scrapping Clearly for the weekly challenge:


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24 May 2020

Lasting Memories - Week 4

Today I'm sharing my third project as guest designer at Lasting Memories.  The theme for May is THREE THINGS; each week there will be a different 'three things' to create with.  You can join in at any time, and submit one entry per challenge throughout the month.

This is my page for Challenge #LM499 ~ GEOMETRIC OR ICON PATTERNED PAPER + CIRCLES + 3 OR MORE PHOTOS


Materials
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Great Lakes cardstock
Studio Calico Yearbook - Hall Pass patterned paper
Basic Grey Origins ribbon
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Happy Days patterned paper (fussy cut word)

I'm also sharing my layout at:

* Let's Craft & Create ~ Anything Goes + ribbon
Back when I started scrapbooking, ribbon was very popular and I used it on almost every layout.  This year I'm on a renewed drive to use my stash, so I've revisited my ribbon collection.

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
I love papers that are fun to fussy-cut :)

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23 May 2020

En route

Another page for the day trip album:


Materials
DCWV Palms & Ferns patterned papers
Creative Embellishments Travel Words Set 2 chipboard title
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
Tsukineko VersaMark watermark ink
WOW! Under the Sea glitter embossing powder
Prima E.line - Green paper flowers
Cre8tiv pearl brads
Stampology Tim Holtz - Measured layering stencil
Little Birdie Mixed Media - White modelling paste

I'm sharing my page at:

* Creative Embellishments ~ May moodboard + Use numbers


I took inspiration from the waterfall.  I included numbers {in the stencil, and the date}.  I used CE chipboard from the Travel Word Set 2.


* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Tic Tac Toe
I used the centre column: PATTERNED PAPERS + CHIPBOARD + WASHI TAPE

* STAMPlorations ~ May stencil challenge


I used a Tim Holtz stencil with modelling paste.

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