20 April 2014

You know you're a scrap addict...

... when you buy a product just so you can cut up the packaging!

The April mood board at Inkido is based on the theme "Our Roots" and they are encouraging participants to scrap about something in their own country, and then blog about it.

I was pleased to see an Australian image in the corner there!  This is the layout I created:

Australia Day means different things to different people, but for me it is a day to celebrate our unique, relaxed lifestyle, and to be grateful for the freedoms that we enjoy in this country. 

I took these photographs on Australia Day this year.  Although Australia is a very young country, we still have some identifiable traditions; enjoying billy tea and damper cooked on an open fire is one of my favourites!

My layout is based on the April sketch at Purple Pumpkin:

I fell in love with the triangle elements, but when it came to putting my layout together, I really struggled with them.  So I changed them all to one orientation and got it working for me.


Craft Hoarders Anonymous is asking us to "Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp" this week.  My stamp stash is totally disproportionate to the amount of stamping seen on my layouts!  I have a LOT of journalling stamps and an assortment of flowers, birds and swirls.  At the time I had to have them but in reality, I rarely use them (blushes).  The journalling spot I used on this layout is from a Lil Davis stamp set I've had in my stash forever; I think it may have been the first stamp set I ever bought.  I'm guessing circa 2007?

Bazzill Basics - Raven cardstock
Crate Paper Pink Plum - Tangerine patterned paper
Basic Grey Sublime - Confused patterned paper
Basic Grey Romani - Amber patterned paper
WRMK White Out - Promenade patterned paper
Kaisercraft 2cm Taupe paper flowers
Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms - Honey
Green Tara 1cm roses - orange
American Crafts Thickers - Sprinkles vinyl alphabets 
Lil Davis Journaling1 stamp
Dew Drop Brilliance - Pearlescent Poppy pigment ink
Twinings product packaging


  1. Lovely layout and I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  2. I'm a tea lover...so you had me hooked right off the bat! Such a great layout and a really fun topic. Thanks for sharing your stamping hoard with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #5!

  3. Or when you BUY something JUST for the package. . .Lovely use of the packaging! Great page!
    Thanks for sharing your style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. The fact that you bought the package to use for your project makes you my sister in hoardedness! Then the fact that you have loads of stamps but never stamp means we are twins. giggle. Great layout and it was fun to read your take on Aussie Day! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  5. Great layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. great layout!! Funny that you bought that just for this page in mind!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!!

  7. Amazing work! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. Thanks for sharing your beautiful page with us at Inkido! I am like you, too, in that I own a lot of lovely stamps, but rarely use any of them! :-)

  9. FABULOUS 'take' on our sketch & I really like the creativity in your page...LOVELY rich colouring too....glad you got those triangles under control, LOL:):) Thanks so much for joining us at PP this month:):)

  10. Your lifestyle sounds perfect to me and your LO really showcases it well.

  11. Thanks so much for joining us at Inkido! Your page is stunning! Congratulations, dear!!!

  12. I enjoy reading your post about your country. The layout is gorgeous. Thank you for playing with us at Inkido!

  13. Hi! What a great idea ! Thank you so much for joining INKIDO CHALLENGE!

  14. Thank you so much for sharing your page! How creative you are! Love the stitching! Thank you for joining us at Purple Pumpkin!

  15. This looks awesome! Love a good cup of tea and Australia! :)

    Thanks for playing along with us at Purple Pumpkin!


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