16 May 2018

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I had a lot of fun with this layout, grabbing some bits and pieces from my old stash of this and that:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Fancy Pants Childish Things - Playtime patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy - Stripey Straws patterned paper
Crate Paper Brook - Float patterned paper
Prima Free Spirit - Perceptions patterned paper
Fancy Pants Be Loved decorative bag
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
Twinings foil teabag wrapper
Yellow paperclip
Sandy Lion Essentials - Tweet Tweet stickers
Uniball Signo - Angelic White gel pen

I was inspired by these challenges:

Stick it Down ~ Single page sketch


* Dies R Us ~ Birds
I added a cute bird sticker embellishment, and I used Kaisercraft 'Vines' cutting die to make the leaves.


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13 May 2018

Cairns... continued

This is my take on the D-lish Scraps Flights of Fancy inspiration board:



Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Prima Essentials 10 - Fairy flowers
Green Tara Apple Blossom - Light Pink flower
Buttons
Cocoa Vanilla Love Always flair button
Basic Grey Micro Monogram - Pink alphabet stickers
My Memories Butterfly punch

& & & & & & & & & & &

This one is my take on the Soul Scrappers Pick 3 challenge:


Materials
Basic Grey Motifica - Ochre patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Clementine patterned paper
American Crafts Leaf textured cardstock
Yellow chevron washi tape
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Ivory flowers
Buttons
My Memories Butterfly punch
Kaisercraft Miss Nelly - Jewels pearls
Velvet ric rac

My three picks are: BUTTERFLIES, WASHI TAPE, JOURNALLING TAG

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11 May 2018

Cairns trip album

Continuing (relentlessly) to add pages to my Cairns trip album...

This one is my take on the Soul Scrappers Random Word challenge - with the word BEAUTIFUL:


Materials
Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage - Front Porch patterned paper
Fancy Pants Childish Things - Playtime patterned paper
Kaisercraft Botanica - Collectables diecuts
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Ivory flowers
Button

& & & & & & & & & & &

This one is for the Soul Scrappers Tic Tac Toe challenge:


Materials
Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue - Snap Dragon patterned paper
Kaisercraft Lush - Bonzai patterned paper
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Mini Delphinium paper flowers
Buttons
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary die cut emphemera
Kaisercraft Botanica - Collectables journal card

My Tic Tac Toe selections are: JOURNALLING TAG, ARROW, BLACK BUTTONS

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10 May 2018

Aratula

A quick and simple layout about one of my favourite roadside stops:


Materials
Prima Free Spirit - Perceptions patterned paper
Prima Free Spirit ATC card
Green Tara 10cm Petals - Cream flower
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Ivory flowers
Buttons
Paper clips

My layout was inspired by the Soul Scrappers Escape to Nature challenge ~ FARMERS MARKET theme.

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09 May 2018

Boy oh Boy

This is my take on the May mood board challenge for Scrap the Boys:


Materials
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Paper Salon All Stitched Up - Stitched Buttons patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Monochromatic - Parakeet cardstock
Bo Bunny Misc Me - Our Lil Monster journal card
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock wood veneer

I had to dig deep into my paper stash to find the right colours, but in the end I was pleased to achieve a bit of stash-busting!

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07 May 2018

Chook house... a double

I really like the May Soul Scrappers Double Delight sketch challenge:



I changed it up just a bit, and this is my take:


Materials
October Afternoon Farm Fresh - Farmyard patterned paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Velvet ric rac - olive green
Green Tara 7cm Petals - Sky Blue flowers
Buttons
Flourish with a Bling Elise - Cream flowers
Simple Stories Daily Grind - Journalling Card Elements title
Bakers' twine

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06 May 2018

Home Sweet Home

This is my take on the May Soul Scrappers Mystery Bag challenge:


Materials
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Flourish with a Bling Elise - Cream flower
Green Tara 7cm Petals - Baby Blue flower
Flair button
Simple Stories Homespun - InstaSquares cards (fussy cut)
Bakers' twine

I took my inspiration from the poem extract: Home Sweet Home

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05 May 2018

Hello

Joining in at Anna's Craft Cupboard Candy Land cyber crop, with a page inspired by this challenge:



Materials
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Swell patterned paper
Basic Grey Infuse - Inspire patterned paper
Cloud 9 Chocolate Chalet - Razzberry Parfait patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party - Garland patterned paper
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Pony Express patterned paper
Pink Paislee C'est la Vie patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Perfect Posies patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice accessory stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish element sticker
Buttons

I made some lollipop flowers from paper scraps, which I thought were perfect for the silly Snapchat pic!

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04 May 2018

Birthday Girl... two more layouts

Scrapping another layout for the May Birthday Girl theme at Scrap the Girls:


Materials
My Mind's Eye My Girl - Bouquet patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Sunny Spot patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Party Mix journal card
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish  accessory sticker
Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party - Garland patterned paper
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Cloud 9 Chocolate Chalet - Razzberry Parfait patterned paper
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Pink paper flowers
Green Tara 2cm Gerbera Petals - Ivory flowers
Kaisercraft Rose pearls
May Arts Woven Check - Yellow/Orange satin ribbon

I'm using a sketch from Rochelle's Paper/Sketch May challenge (and the twist ~ floral patterned paper):


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The design for this one was inspired by an April cyber crop challenge at D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite:



Materials
My Mind's Eye My Girl - Bouquet patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Sunny Spot patterned paper
3 Bugs in a Rug Groovy - Dynamite patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Party Mix journal card
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish accessory stickers
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Pink paper flower
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Ivory paper flower
Green Tara 2cm Gerbera Petals - Ivory flowers
Green Tara 2cm Gerbera Petals - Pink flower
Heidi Swapp Ghost Shapes - Pink acetate flowers
Kaisercraft Rose pearls
Butterfly punch

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03 May 2018

Birthday Girl... a double layout

The May Birthday Girl theme at Scrap the Girls inspired me to jump back in time and scrap some photographs from J-girl's 14th birthday.  I made a bunch of lollipop flowers from my bag of paper scraps, and teamed them up with some pre-made flowers and bright girly papers.  Click to enlarge:


Materials
My Mind's Eye My Girl - Bouquet patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Sunny Spot patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Flutter patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Perfect Posies patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Loot Bag title
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Yellow Grid patterned paper
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Happy Day patterned paper
We R Memory Keepers Heart Attack - Darling patterned paper
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Pony Express patterned paper
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Pink paper flowers
Heidi Swapp Florals - Small Pink satin flower
Unbranded large hot pink satin flowers
Buttons
DMC embroidery thread
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish - Party Mix journal card
Riley Blake Baby Pink mini ric rac

I started out with this double page sketch from Stick it Down but changed it up a bit to fit my photographs:



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02 May 2018

Babinda Boulders

Joining in at Anna's Craft Cupboard Candy Land cyber crop, with some more pages for my Cairns travel album...

This one is based on a sketch:



Materials
Kaisercraft Prairie Lane - Woodshire patterned paper
Websters Pages Recorded - Remember When patterned paper
Websters Pages Recorded - This & That journal card
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Green paper clip
Collections Elements - Small Scroll chipboard

X x X x X x X x X x X

This one is for a scraplift challenge (I borrowed the stitched paper panels technique from this layout by Leanne Best):



Materials
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Reminder patterned paper
Kaisercraft Marigold - Straw patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy - Stripey Straws patterned paper
Websters Pages Recorded - Remember When journal card
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Lily Bee Designs Picket Fence alphabet stickers
Wood veneer shapes (RAK from a friend)

Leanne's original layout is much more detailed and loaded with gorgeous embellishments; mine is very basic with a "pinboard" feel - just the salient points.

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01 May 2018

ARTastic DT reveal - May

I have enjoyed participating in the challenges at ARTastic Challenge for many years, and I am thrilled to join the creative team.

My first project is for the May challenge.  This is the beautiful artwork prompt:


The required element is FLOWERS.  Here is my take:


Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Elle's Studio Serendipity - Chevron patterned paper
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches - Faux Quilled Flowers dies
Kaisercraft Silver rhinestones
Basic Grey Micro Monograms - Pink alphabet stickers

I took my inspiration from the bird and its pink sky background.  I made my own flowers using cutting dies.

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

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30 April 2018

SSQ Vintage Vibe

Soul Scrap Quest is a fun, special opt-in challenge that happens a few times each year... and it's time again!  The current theme is VINTAGE.

First, the mandatory criteria:
* Use a SEPIA or BLACK & WHITE photograph.  I chose some travel photographs of a heritage listed building, which I took in Port Douglas last year.
Decorate the TAG.  I used the tag in a very traditional way - to add some journalling/basic info about the photographs. I trimmed it down in length and used the off-cut piece to make my diecut title.

I used everything supplied in the package of surprise contents:

* Paper doll caused me initial panic... What do I do with this?? This item determined my photograph selection. Mounted with foam to give dimension, and positioned in front of the photograph. (I originally intended to add them to the tag, but having the figures in the foreground worked better for me.)
* Mini flag used as date marker, tucked behind second photograph
* Banner cut in half, positioned at end of ribbon
* Gold doily folded to make a corner pocket for my tag
* Black oval frame painted gold to match the doily
* Wooden camera used unadorned, positioned over on the right
* Wooden flourish used unadorned, positioned on tag
* Pocket card cut up; main piece used as photo mat and subtitle, remainder used on the tag
* Gold sequins randomly scattered artfully placed!

I always find it a challenge to 'load up' my pages so I made a double layout to accommodate all the bits and bobs. {Click to enlarge}


Additional materials
Pink Paislee Vintage Moon - Harvest Moon patterned paper
Pink Paislee Spring Fling - Flower Beds patterned paper
Mont Marte Silver Series - Metallic Yellow acrylic paint
Black satin ribbon
Alphabet dies

A few detail shots:




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29 April 2018

Flower Power

Can't get enough of these landscape photographs!


Materials
Kaisercraft Kraft cardstock
Kaisercraft Botanica - Leaf patterned paper
Basic Grey Motifica - Jade Pattern patterned paper
Kaisercraft Botanica - Collectables die cuts
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Cream letter stickers
Kaisercraft Rose pearls

I'm sharing this layout at:
* In the Scrap ~ Flowers
* Simon Says Monday ~ Flower Power



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28 April 2018

Sweet

Joining in at Anna's Craft Cupboard Candy Land cyber crop, with a simple page inspired by this challenge:



Materials
Delish Designs High Tea die cut pieces
Portacraft paper flowers
Pink paper clip
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish element sticker

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22 April 2018

The Esplanade, Cairns

More pages for my Cairns travel album...


Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
American Crafts Geyser cardstock
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Moroccan Screen embossing folder
Collections Elements - Small Scroll chipboard (negative)
Kaisercolour Coastal Blue acrylic paint
Lily Bee Picket Fence alphabet stickers
Buttons

I'm sharing this one at A2Z Scraplets for the April challenge.  I took the background wallpaper in the inspiration image as my main element and used an embossing folder to mimic the pattern.

X x X x X x X x X x X


Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Gold sequins
Wood veneer feathers

This one was inspired by a challenge at D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite April cybercrop: Use a photograph that is long and skinny.

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21 April 2018

Kraft + Lemur = ?

Just for a bit of fun... Adding LEMURS to the current Kraft Plus challenge:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Vibrant Blue cardstock
Martha Stewart Floral Lace decorative edge punch
Striped ribbon

My recipe choices:
* Something old - Edge punch
* Something new - Katie Howard's mini-challenge
* Something borrowed - Image by Ellen26, sourced from pixabay.com
* Something blue - Blue striped ribbon

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18 April 2018

Cairns, again

Another one for my Cairns album:


Materials
Websters Pages Recorded - Picturesque patterned paper
Yellow paper clip
Yellow chevron washi tape
Kraft cardstock
Sizzix Tim Holtz - Vacation Script cutting dies
Buttons

I'm sharing my layout at D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite for the April cybercrop - Monochromatic challenge.

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15 April 2018

Lincraft girls

I've been swiping J-girl's Facebook photos again... the only way I can get recent photographs of her to scrap!


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire - Enlightened patterned paper
Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire - Awakening patterned paper
We R Memory Keepers Heart Attack - Darling patterned paper
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Pony Express patterned paper
Echo Park Victoria Garden - Garden Trellis patterned paper (punched flowers)
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Kaisercraft Black rhinestones
Technique Tuesday Hometown - Lower Case alphabet dies
White paper flowers - RAK prize pack

My layout uses lots of scraps from my desk, and was inspired by these challenges:

Stick it Down  ~ single page sketch
* Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas ~ Challenge #381
* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ April

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14 April 2018

Toffee Crunch

White...with 1 have another beautiful colour choice this month:


Here is my take:


Materials
Studio Calico Classic Calico 3 - Dotted patterned paper
MAMBI Mixed Media patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock wood veneer
Black Market Paper Society Lucky 'n Love - Sweet Thing patterned paper
Corrugated cardboard
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
Various paper scraps to make flower

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