08 November 2019

So Much Fun

I made a double layout today, with lots of sparkle! I don't use embossed or metallic papers much, but these were just the right ones to add interest to an otherwise super-simple page.


Materials
DCWV Palms and Ferns paper stack
DCWV Fairytale Floral paper stack
EK Success Cutter Bee - Flowers cutting dies
The Craft Stall Plywood Craft wood veneer frame

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ All About Friends
Some of my work colleagues, who have become great friends!

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Journalling
Using the prompts - handwritten journalling, and ruled lines (my lines are hand-drawn)



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05 November 2019

I spy...

Today I scrapped a photograph of a gorgeous eastern yellow robin, taken a few years ago during one of our national park outings:


Materials
DCWV Palms and Ferns paper stack
Making Memories Paperie - Poolside journalling pages
Wood veneer frame
Mont Marte Metallics - Yellow acrylic paint
American Crafts Thickers - Jewelry Box alphabets

This layout was inspired by:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ November monthly challenge ~ Journalling
Find a quote, a phrase from a song or some other special saying to start off your scrapbook journalling.

* Lasting Memories ~ Polka dots
{Hello to the lovely LM ladies!  It's been a while since I joined in a challenge here.} The beautiful piece of textured polka dot cardstock was in my "blue folder" of hoarded paper scraps, and I don't recall what brand it is.  Thanks for the nudge to use up some more of my old patterned paper stash.

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03 November 2019

This Hero

Check out this 'super' Scrap the Boys challenge prompt:


I took my inspiration from the 'super hero' theme and the bold primary colours.  This is my layout:


Materials
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm - Float Away patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Super Star patterned paper
Bella! Chipz chipboard alphabets

Not much product going on... I allowed the photo take centre stage and let the colours and title do all the heavy lifting! Quick to put together, with some quick and easy fussy-cutting and doodling for fun :)

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01 November 2019

Black & white

At ARTastic Challenge this month, we feature a stunning inspiration piece by Australian artist Kristin Hardiman:


To join the challenge, create a project inspired by the artwork {share the story of how you were inspired} and follow the criteria.  This month:  BLACK & WHITE.

I took my inspiration from the horse theme.  I printed my photograph in b/w, and used all black & white papers and embellishments.  Tip: Check out the 'B' side of double-sided papers.  Many patterned paper collections or paper pads include at least one black & white design.


Materials
DCWV Palms and Ferns patterned paper
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch
Sunlit Anywhere - 2" circle punch
Scenic Route Plain - Arrows chipboard
Up-cycled mesh fruit bag
Up-cycled letters {from pencil case}
Ribbon scraps
Tag (RAK gift)

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

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25 October 2019

White Mountains NP

This layout was inspired by the RANDOM WORDS challenge at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Prima Love Clippings - Little Love Notes patterned paper
Flourish with a Bling Luke - Gold flourish
Digital font:  Spicy Rice

I used the challenge words:  GO WHERE YOU FEEL MOST ALIVE.  I love visiting and exploring Australia's national parks.  There's nothing like experiencing the wide, open spaces and panoramic views of some of these magical places. And, although photographs never quite capture that feeling, they do evoke memories and transport me back there :)

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19 October 2019

Helbig's Hellions

A layout for J-girl's high school album:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Bazzill Basics cardstock scraps
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
Simple Stories Sn@p! Snappy Days journal card
Satin ribbon
Glitter foam stars
Memory Maze Sunshine Word Sheet chipboard arrow

This one was inspired by Mystical Scrapbooks cyber crop Requirement challenge - 
Journalling, banner, tag, chipboard, bling

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10 October 2019

Towers Hill Lookout

This layout was inspired by the October challenge at Scrap Challenge Yourself:



Materials
3 Bugs in a Rug Coco - Polka Dot patterned paper
Other paper scraps (could be WRMK or 3Bugs??)
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Verdant glitter embossed paper
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary die cut ephemera

I'm also sharing my layout at:
* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ October challenge

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09 October 2019

Hughenden 4821

This layout was inspired by the October TIC TAC TOE challenge at Soul Scrappers.


Materials
My Mind's Eye Market Street - Ashbury Heights - Shimmer patterned paper
Crafters' Choice Rustic Christmas patterned paper
MultiCraft Imports Forever in Time - Chipboard Fonts flocked alphabets
Bella! Chipz - Chip28 chipboard arrow
Scrapworks Magpie Collection chipboard arrows
Pink paper clips
Simple Stories Sn@p! Everyday journal card

I used: 4 PHOTOS + CHIPBOARD + STRIPED PAPER

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05 October 2019

Ghost Tour

Scrap the Girls is promoting Breast Cancer awareness this month; the challenge is ALL IN THE BRA, as represented in this fun image:


So... my star sign is LIBRA... and this is my layout, featuring the hostess of the Charters Towers Ghost Tour:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Pink Paislee Pop Fashion - Pedal Pushers patterned paper
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
Unbranded satin flowers
Satin ribbon

The BRA from the inspiration picture inspired the lacing detail.

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03 October 2019

Charters Towers

Hitting some October challenges early...


Materials
Prima Love Clippings - Always & Forever patterned paper
Basic Grey Blush - Angelic patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Creative Embellishments Fancy Oval chipboard frame
Nylon lace from my habby stash
Unbranded satin flowers
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Kaisercraft Bronze rhinestone

My layout design was inspired by these challenges:

Archi-Scraps Distressing.  I love my paper distresser tool!

Creative Embellishments ~ October mood board 
I used autumn tones, CE chipboard frame, and the challenge twist: LACE.


Sketches in Thyme ~ Sketch #391:


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02 October 2019

Citrus Combo

This is my take on the October White...with 1 challenge, featuring CITRUS COMBO:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! - Everyday journal card
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Delightful Doilies patterned paper
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary die cut ephemera
D'lish Scraps Hydrangea Petals - Citrus flowers
Painted wooden buttons
DMC embroidery thread
Cr8tiv pearl brads

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01 October 2019

ARTastic in October

At ARTastic Challenge this month, it's all about FRAMES, inspired by this lovely artwork:


I used a cardstock frame to add some drama to a landscape photograph:


Materials
Recycled package - corrugated cardboard
EK Success Sticko - Motter Medium gold foil alphabet stickers
Making Memories Noteworthy - Delaney journalling paper
Unbranded satin flowers
Mont Marte Metallic - Yellow acrylic paint
Craft Smith cardstock frame

I'm sharing my layout at:
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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28 September 2019

Hit the Road

This is my take on the RANDOM WORD challenge at Soul Scrappers.  The theme is TRAVEL, and I chose the title, HIT THE ROAD. I created a pocket page to scrap some older photographs from a school camp my daughter attended.

Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
Scenic Route Plain Arrows chipboard
Scenic Route Summer Vacation chipboard frame
October Afternoon Mini Market - Gray & Cream alphabet stickers
Simple Stories Sn@p! Snappy Days journal card

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27 September 2019

LIFT challenge

I'm joining in at the LIFT challenge at Soul Scrappers.

I took my inspiration from the large banner in the centre of the page, which I used as the feature element and the base for my journalling. I also used some tucked tags in the design.


Materials
DCWV Palms and Ferns patterned paper
Scenic Route Plain - Arrows chipboard
Kaisercolour Black acrylic paint
Ribbon scraps
Large journal card (RAK gift)
Tags (RAK gift)

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26 September 2019

Back to scrapping

Life has diverted me from my creative time over the past few months, with an extended holiday in July/August, followed by an early start to the bushfire season in September. Not a lot of "me time" at home! But I'm taking time this weekend to do some scrapping...

These ones were inspired by the Technique Talk cyber crop at Mystical Scrapbooks:

I started with the sketch to get started, and added my favourite technique - machine stitching.



Materials
DCWV Palms and Ferns paper stack
Kaisercraft Botanica diecut tag
Baker's twine
American Crafts Downtown - Green grosgrain ribbon

I'm sharing this layout at:
* Simon Says Monday ~ Stitch It

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Next, a layout using PAPER WEAVING... not a new technique, but one I can't remember trying on a layout before.  Kind of fun, and I love the texture and dimension that it adds:


Materials
DCWV Palms and Ferns paper stack
Kaisercraft Botanica - Air patterned paper
Kaisercraft Botanica diecut tags
Baker's twine

I'm sharing this layout at:
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper~ September Challenge

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24 September 2019

Horses

... is the theme at Archi-scraps Challenge this month.

This is my layout, featuring a jousting tournament at Abbey Medieval Festival:


Materials
DCWV Palms and Ferns foiled patterned papers
Kaisercraft Botanica - Stem patterned paper
Kaisercraft Botanica die cut scalloped edge
Craft Smith Cardstock Shapes - Gold arrows

I'm sharing my layout at:
* Simon Says Monday ~ Stitch It
* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ September Challenge

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01 September 2019

Hey, funny face...

Over at ARTastic Challenge this month, we are showcasing a fun inspiration piece by Australian artist John Murray:


To join the challenge, create a project inspired by the artwork {share the story of how you were inspired} and follow the criteria.  This month, USE HUMOUR IN SOME WAY.

ARTastic welcomes digital creations, so this month I created a digi layout.  Inspired by the funny faces in the artwork, I featured a photograph of my husband pulling funny faces:


Digital credits
Two Tiny Turtles Let the Sun Shine template
Zoe Pearn So Sweet mini kit - alphabet letters
Amber Shaw Garden Party, Inner Beauty, Confetti & Happy Day kits - papers
Kitty Designs Magical Moments collaboration kit - papers

Because I'm only a "dabbler" in digital scrapping, I mostly use freebie and sampler products. I've had all of these for years, so they might not be available any longer, but I still think it's important to credit the designers.

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31 August 2019

Emus on the Plane

This layout was created for the Soul Scrappers Quest challenge, with the theme of Flying High. Participants signed up to receive a 'mystery envelope' and committed to using all or most of the items to create the challenge entry.

I used all of the supplied items {including a tag, buttons, bling, die cuts, stickers, twine, ribbon, and a selection of paper pieces}. From my own stash I only added the background paper and some alphabets for the title.


Materials
Graphic 45 Come Away with Me - Pleasure Trip patterned paper
Basic Grey Beckham - White Chocolate chipboard alphabets

The flying camper van in the photograph was created by Australian outback artist John Murray.

17/09/2019 Edit to add: Thrilled to be selected as the winning entry at Soul Scrappers!

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01 August 2019

Clarrie Hall Dam

It's a fun inspiration piece over at ARTastic Challenge this month, Abstract by Grace Crowley:


To join the challenge, create a project inspired by the artwork {share the story of how you were inspired} and include the criteria.  This month the criteria is USE SHAPES.

I used geometric shapes, fussy-cut from the background patterned paper.


Materials
Pink Paislee Turn the Page - Paper 20 patterned paper
Bazzill Basics cardstock scraps
Buttons
Bakers twine

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01 July 2019

Local colour

Time for the July ARTastic Challenge reveal:


To join the challenge, create a project inspired by the artwork {share the story of how you were inspired} and include the criteria.  This month the criteria is PAINT.

I chose a photo with an orange focal point like the painting, and I created my own background using acrylic paint. Super simple dry-brush technique for me, and I was pleased with the result!


Materials
Kaisercraft acrylic paints - Yellow, Lime, Candy
PortaCraft alphabet stickers
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers

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

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