04 July 2014

Swirlydoos and shopping my stash

I created this layout using the June sketch from Swirlydoos:

I used some new photos and old papers, and I also 'shopped my stash' to join in the challenge from Scrap Our Stash:

Scrap Our Stash criteria:
* punches (3 types - heart, butterflies, daisies)
* diecut (Spellbinders - Nestabilities Beaded Oval)
* flowers (3)
* tags (2)
* buttons (3)

The challenge at A2Z Scraplets this month is a fun one too - it's a puzzle challenge, to include each of these shapes:
A2Z Scraplets challenge criteria:
Scraplet ~ title, inked in black
Arrow ~ handcut from patterned paper and layered onto my tags.
Heart ~ punched from patterned paper, outlined with fine marker, and positioned behind the title.
Zigzag ~ machine stitching in black thread
Clock ~ layered with paper flower on righthand side of layout

Other challenges:
Crafty Ribbon - Anything Goes - I used gingham ribbon and plain satin ribbon

Kaisercraft Sublime - Vogue patterned paper
Kaisercraft 5cm Lime paper flowers
Prima Brights Mix paper flower
Heidi Swapp Ghost Shapes - Clock
A2Z Scraplets PL Word - Love this Life chipboard title
ColorBox Catseye - Black pigment ink
May Arts gingham ribbon
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - black


  1. Great page and wonderful job incorporating your choice of items from the "Shopping List" Thank you for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!


  2. Such a beautiful creation and fab layout - Thank you for sharing over at Crafty Ribbons this week and hope to see you in future challenges

    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    DT Crafty Ribbons
    Owner of Altered Eclectics
    Owner at Eclectic Ellapu

  3. I love your layout - always dig the monochromatic look! Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

  4. awesome page!! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!!

  5. AWESOME layout Karen! Love your shopping list, such a great variety. The challenge at A2Z Scraplets seems like a fun twist on a challenge, and you such a great job with it. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash.

  6. can i just say what a great page. you have managed to not only complete the puzzle challenge (which i actually think was pretty hard) you managed to add in a couple of extras there too. and i really appreciate you putting all the puzzle pieces together for us to see them.
    love the monochromatic look and the stitching (im a sucker for it)
    thanks so much for joining in at a2z scraplets again.

  7. A lovely layout...
    Well done & good luck in the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    Marg, DT member for http://craftyribbons.blogspot.co.uk

  8. Love the sepia-toned photos and nice job with the shopping challenge! Thanks for playing along at SOS!!

  9. This is a great layout! Another lovely memory captured! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  10. Beautiful layout and nice job on the shopping challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  11. This is gorgeous! I love the attention to details! Thanks for playing with SOS!

  12. what an awesome page...love the machine stitch..thanks for playing along this month at A2Z

  13. loving the black/white pics with the soft yellow! great punch work! kate (SOS)

  14. Awesome monochromatic layout. well done with the challenges. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.


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