15 July 2018

Hat Head, again

Another Hat Head page:


Materials
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Peacock solid coloured paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Blue Eyes patterned paper
Bo Bunny Alora - Stripe patterned paper
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Astronomy patterned paper
Doily cutting die
Snowflake punch
Pre-made butterfly

My layout design was inspired by elements from the Soul Scrappers Tic Tac Toe challenge.  I used:
BEACH THEME + BUTTERFLY + JOURNALLING STRIPS.

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14 July 2018

2017 Graduation

I scrapped a graduation layout for framing in a shadow box:


Materials
Kaisercraft Marigold - Straw patterned paper
Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue - Wisteria patterned paper
Green foil paper
Crafty Fox Mini Flowers - White paper flowers
Rolled flower cutting dies
Leaf cutting dies
Buttons
PortaCraft Metallic Gold alphabet numbers
Vintage book page
Striped grograin ribbon

Here's the 3D detail of my handmade flowers:



I'm submitting this project at D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite cybercrop for the Someone Special theme.

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13 July 2018

Hat Head

I love challenges that motivate me to think creatively.  This layout was inspired by the July Pick 3 challenge at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Blue Eyes patterned paper
Bo Bunny Country Garden - Charm patterned paper
Petaloo Wild Daisy - Green flower
Unbranded blue satin flowers
D-lish Scraps Woodgrain Hashtags flair button

My 'three picks' are: 3 photographs + 2 patterned papers + the colour blue.

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12 July 2018

Beacon Hill

Another page for my 2017 Coffs Harbour 2017:


Materials
Elle's Studio Serendipity - Chevron patterned paper
My Mind's Eye My Girl - Fancy Free patterned paper
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge punch
White photo corners
Buttons

I'm joining in these challenges:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ July sketch.  I loved the 3-photo design - very versatile and easy to work with.

* In the Scrap ~ Punches.  I used a border punch, one of my favourites.

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Fun in the Sun.  One of the nicest ways to enjoy the sunshine - on a hilltop with a great view!

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11 July 2018

A Perfect Day

This must be the month for scrapping beach layouts... I've got a bunch of them underway to fill the gaps in a few different holiday albums.  This one is for our Tin Can Bay / Rainbow Beach album:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Martini patterned paper
My Mind's Eye My Girl - Fancy Free patterned paper
Words or Whatever A Perfect Day chipboard title
Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint
Funky Flair Sunny Days flair button

My page was inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Soul Scrappers.  I chose the combination of SUN + BEACH THEME + CHIPBOARD.

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10 July 2018

No comparison

A fun, simple layout to scrap another of J-girl's cadet photos:


Materials
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Astronomy patterned paper (quote)
Kaisercraft Stargazer (paper pad design) patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Hip Hip Hooray patterned paper
Michael Miller fabric paper
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Superb patterned paper
Resin flowers

My layout design was inspired by:
* Sketches in ThymeSketch #332
* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Colour challenge

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09 July 2018

Collect Beautiful Moments

It's been quite a while since I joined any challenges at Off the Rails but I really loved the July mood board and couldn't resist playing along:



Materials
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Astronomy patterned paper (title)
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Moonlight patterned paper
Cre8tiv Stone & Wood patterned paper
Words or Whatever Owl chipboard
Sharpie White paint pen
Resin flowers
Green Tara Mini Flowers - White

How I was inspired:  First, I was drawn to the colour palette, and then the winter theme. I created a layout for my 2014 winter vacation album.  I also included a little chipboard owl, which I touched up with white paint pen:


I'm also joining in at:

* Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Take me to the Ocean
That's me in the pic, taking photographs across Trial Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

22/07/2018 Edit to add:  My layout was featured at Scrap Challenge Yourself!


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08 July 2018

Little Bay

I love the ocean, and I am always drawn to small, secluded beaches when I travel.  As a result, I have hundreds of beach photographs in my collection, and quite a few bags of shells, sea glass and tiny pieces of driftwood.  These kind of little keepsakes are more meaningful to me than fancy store-bought souvenirs.

I really enjoyed putting this layout together and it brought back memories of a very special winter holiday break in 2014:


Materials
Cre8tiv Stone & Wood patterned papers
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Astronomy patterned paper (quote)
Words or Whatever Messy Mini Rectangle chipboard frame
Gold sequins
White cotton thread

My layout was inspired by:

More Than Words ~ Beach and Seashells

I used some real shells (that I collected myself) on the layout:


Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Take me to the Ocean
Usually I'm the one taking all the photographs, but this time - there I am in the photos!


* Unstampabelles ~ Fancy frame or border
I chose a fun 'scribble' style chipboard frame for my coloured photograph, and I added a stitched border around the outside of my layout.

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05 July 2018

Waltzing Matilda Centre

Another page for our Queensland Outback vacation album:


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Fight Path patterned paper
Bo Bunny Alora - Leaves patterned paper
Creative Embellishments Photo or Page Corners - Set 2 chipboards

My layout was inspired by these challenges:

Creative Embellishments ~ Inspiration picture + colour blocking
I had to research the term 'colour blocking' to make sure I was on the right track.  I really like how this turned out; for this simple design technique I needed to add very little to the page to make it complete.
* Unstampabelles ~ Fancy frame or border
I chose some scrolled chipboard corners to frame the colour block, and hand-written border journalling (lyrics).

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04 July 2018

You are a star

It's been SO cold here... perfect weather for hiding indoors! I'm in a winter kind of mood, so I printed out another set of photographs from our South West Rocks winter vacation a few years ago, and started putting some pages together. This one was inspired by the YOU ARE A STAR theme at Scrap the Boys:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Stars template
Colour Blast Colour Paste - Deep Water texture paste
Uniball Signo - White gel pen
Creative Embellishments Nautical Star wood veneer
Creative Embellishments Stars wood veneers

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03 July 2018

Together in SW Rocks

I love the monochromatic colour challenges at White...with 1, and this month it is a gorgeous blue:


This is my take on it:


Materials
Authentique Journey - Stroll patterned paper
Authentique Favourite - Components die cut sentiment
Unbranded fabric flowers
Buttons
Snowflake punch

This colour was just right for the outdoor, coastal theme, and I've allowed the photographs to take centre stage.  For the mood board element, I added some flowers.  Keep the design simple, and it all just falls in place!

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02 July 2018

See the horizon


Materials
Corrugated cardboard
CTMH Silhouette Stripe patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record - Newsprint patterned paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Prima Zephyr - Wood Clock embellishment
Yellow paper doily (RAK gift)
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
My Favorite Things Die-Namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies

This layout was inspired by:
* Rochelle's Paper/Sketch ~ Striped paper
I was chuffed to do a bit of stash busting here - the very last of an old CTMH stripy paper.
* Scrap with Stacy ~ Song Inspiration
My title is borrowed/modified from a line in Ed Sheeran's "All of the Stars" lyrics.

I'm also playing along at:
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
* Die Cut Divas ~ Anything but a Card 
My layout title was die cut using metal dies and my Cuttlebug.  

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01 July 2018

ARTastic - pen work

I am totally in love with the Untitled Roger Kemp artwork showcased at ARTastic Challenge this month:


Our July challenge is to be inspired by this piece, and also to USE PEN.

I used a stencil and art pen to create my background, then I used pink and peach sprays to create a similar colour scheme as the inspiration piece.  Here's a progress shot while it was still wet and curled up:



The spray dried much lighter than I expected, but it's still got a very nice, subtle sheen.  Here's my finished layout:


Materials
Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz - Measured layering stencil
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Cape Cod Coral paint spray
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Salt Water Taffy paint spray
Basic Grey Micro Monogram - Pink alphabet stickers
Becky Higgins Project Life - Clementine patterned paper
Elle's Studio You & Me - Mixed Dots patterned paper strip
Die cut camera (RAK prize pack)
Rafaello chocolate wrappers

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

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26 June 2018

Starlight's Lookout, continued


Materials
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Pony Express patterned paper
Queen & Co Felt Fusion - Brown ribbon
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
Brown unbranded flower
American Crafts Thickers - Jewelry Box alphabets

I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the latest Mystery Bag challenge, where the mystery item is corrugated cardboard.  One of my favourite techniques, so much fun to work with, and so perfect for rustic themes.

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23 June 2018

Starlight's Lookout

Three more layouts completed for our Queensland Outback holiday album. Today I worked with some sketches to move things along!

This one is based on the June sketch at My Creative Scrapbook:


Materials
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me - Cosmopolitan patterned paper
Three Bugs in a Rug Groovy - Far Out patterned paper (fussy cut flower)
Flourish with a Bling Elise - Antique Brown rhinestone flourish & flower set
Prima Penelope paper flowers
Brown unbranded flower
Studio Calico Wanderlust wood veneer frame

I'm also submitting my layout at:
* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Flowerful cybercrop ~ Flowers, frames and flourishes
* Unstampabelles ~ Flowers + bling

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This one was based on the sketch at the Mystical Scrapbooks Flowerful cybercrop.  I went lighter on the flowers, but the basic structure of the sketch is still the same:


Materials
Corrugated cardboard
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me - Cosmopolitan patterned paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass patterned paper
Unbranded flowers
1/4" olive checkered ribbon

I'm also submitting this layout at:

* Mixed Media Monthly Challenge ~ Wrap it Up
I upcycled some corrugated cardboard packaging for my base, and I added a ribbon to 'wrap' the layout.


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And... this one was inspired by the June sketch challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard:


Materials
Corrugated cardboard
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me - Cosmopolitan patterned paper
Prima Penelope paper flowers
Orange unbranded flower
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock wood veneer ticket

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20 June 2018

Revisiting Longreach

My 2015 Outback Queensland holiday album is still a work in progress - it's actually closer now to three albums and still growing!  The Escape to Nature challenge at Soul Scrappers prompted me to scrap some more photographs, with an Outdoor Music theme:


Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Li'l Davis Crillon Motif Pearl solid coloured paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Superb patterned paper
Prima Free Spirit - Perceptions patterned paper
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
Denim fabric

HERE is a small taste of the Outback Stockman Show.

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I'm sharing this one at D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite cyber crop.  The theme is You're the Star ~ Scrap a layout where you feature in the photograph:


Materials
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer - Scribbles ribbon
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock wood veneers

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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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16 June 2018

Runners

Staying close to home with this layout; some of our beloved ducks!


Materials
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record - Newsprint patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record - Noteworthy patterned paper
Echo Park Life is Good - Floral Dress patterned paper
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me - Cosmopolitan patterned paper
Martha Stewart Floral Lace decorative edge punch
Portacraft White photo corners
Coloured doily (RAK gift)
American Crafts Thickers - Rootbeer Float - Brown foam alphabets
(unknown brand) Duck cutting die
Paper roses
FWAB Antique Gold pearls

I'm joining in these challenges:

* Sketches in Thyme ~ Sketch #329
I changed the position of the banners to make room for the large title.

* Die Cut Divas ~ Animals/Pets
The little cutting die came in a promotional pack (I think) with a craft magazine bundle. This is the first time I've used it.  I cut two ducks from paper offcuts, and flipped one:


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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!!