30 October 2015


This is another layout inspired by a Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop challenge:

* Use bright primary colours
* Include fabric
* Add a clock face

I'm also joining in at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

Bazzill Basics cardstock
Vintage embroidered cheesecloth
Luxe Designs Simply Luxe - Simple Labels Red journalling stickers
Micador Collected & Co - Typed Text Black alphabet stickers
Funky Flair Studio Tick Tock flair 

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29 October 2015

Our Christmas

I don't have a lot of Christmas photographs which remain unscrapped, but I really wanted to join in the WOW Triple Treat Challenge!  So... it's not the best photograph, but it is a fun memory from Christmas 2014:

I used two of the chipboard pieces that WOW sent me.  I inked, then heat embossed to add some shine and texture:

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28 October 2015


This layout was inspired by a cybercrop challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks:

The criteria are:
* black/white layout
* one other colour
* winged creature

The full quote from Sir David Attenborough reads as follows:
"Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?"

I'm also submitting this layout at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

Creative Imaginations Narratives - Blue Bell Noir patterned paper
GCD Studios Paris Nights - Notre Dame die cut strip
My Memories butterfly punch
Bella! Bling - Teal gems

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27 October 2015

Hello Today

Over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge the October challenge is to complete a layout in under one hour.  I am a s-l-o-w scrapper so this really was a challenge for me.

This is what I created in around 45 minutes:

I'm submitting at Simon Says Monday for the Throwback theme.  My 'throwback' is to the August Ticket, Please challenge.

I'm also joining in at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes theme.

Authentique Radiant - Beaming patterned paper
Authentique Radiant - Playful patterned paper
Dusty Attic Mini Captions #2 chipboard title
CTMH Exclusive Inks - Black pigment ink

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25 October 2015

Brisbane Ekka

Another layout from our day out at the Ekka this year:

I was prompted by a challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop to create a layout that features a city, and include the city name in the title.

I used the October sketch at My Creative Sketches, and the colours were inspired by the bright, fun colour palette of the October moodboard at Clique Kits.

Authentique Radiant - Smiling patterned paper
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Superb patterned paper
Merci flair button
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers

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17 October 2015


This layout was inspired by a challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks - create a romantic page.  I used the October sketch from Blue Fern Studios to build my page, and patterned paper from the first BFS collection:

I'm also sharing at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes theme.

Blue Fern Studios Blue Fern Garden - Picnic patterned paper
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Tiny Worn Navy alphabet stickers
Lace flower motif

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08 October 2015

Inspired by nature...

This is the fun challenge criteria at Kraft Plus for October:

This is the layout I created:

Here is a close up of the criteria:

- Kraft background (stencilled with texture paste)
- Feathers (from our own chooks)
- Something from nature (pebbles)

Kraft cardstock
Teresa Collins Basically Essential chevron stencil
Basic Grey LilyKate - Chocolate patterned paper
Basic Grey Vagabond - Scuff patterned paper
Journalling stamp (borrowed - unknown brand)
Manor House Wood Elements - Going Places wood veneer
Micador Collected & Co - Black Type alphabet stickers
Bella Bling - Teal gems

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07 October 2015

Tree of Knowledge

This is another layout from our outback holiday in April this year:

I was inspired by the October challenge at Berry 71 Bleu: Use the colors orange, brown and gold. Incorporate layers of leaves in your project.

Queen & Co Felt Fusion - Fall - Brown felt trim
Gossamer Blue Gramercy Road diecut leaves
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Buckaroo alphabet letters
TCW Balzer Designs - Mini Leaf Frame stencil
Ranger Dylusions - Squeezed Orange ink spray
Ranger Dylusions - Lemon Zest ink spray
Tattered Angels GlimmerMist - Terracotta Gold mist

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06 October 2015

Make today so awesome...

Inspired by the October challenge at Scrap the Girls:

... to create this layout:

I took inspiration from the pink and mint green combo (my colours are a bit brighter), the butterflies and the 'awesome' theme of the quote. My title is hand drawn and hand-cut.

Authentique Radiant - Smiling patterned paper
Crayola Pink and Peach watercolour pencils

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05 October 2015

Walk beside me

This challenge at Off the Rails:

 ... inspired me to create this layout:

It turned out a lot plainer than I expected, considering the time that went into the background work, but the creative process was very relaxing.

I had decided it was time again to purge my smaller scraps, starting with these ones:

Then I got happy with gesso:

After that I inked one page with lots of fluid chalk ink.  {The other page is a for a future project.}  I doodled around the edges, and layered up some more scraps and photographs.

Autumn Leaves For the Record journalling stamp
ColorBox Catseye Queue - Creamy Brown fluid chalk ink
ColorBox Catseye Queue - Chocolate Roan fluid chalk ink
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Buckaroo alphabet stickers
Gold stars

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04 October 2015

No people

I love the monthly challenges at Show Us Your Stuff... and the October challenge is another good one: No People Allowed.   This is my layout:

The handmade embellishment is one of Charm's Creations, from a mixed teal set that I bought recently.

Other materials:
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned paper
Scenic Route Grafton - Chapman Street patterned paper
Bella! Bling turquoise gems
Carl Mini Daisy punch
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies
Vintage book dust jacket
Kaisercraft Doodled Frames journalling stamp
Ranger Tim Holtz - Tumbled Glass distress ink

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03 October 2015

Dem bones...

I'm getting braver with mixed media, and making an effort to be a bit more adventurous each month, even if it's just for one or two layouts.

Over at Mixed Media Monthly, the October challenge is really fun!


I have chosen BONES, ORANGE and BLACK to incorporate into my layout.

I'm also playing along at Creative Embellishments with the Halloween themed picture and the addition of something metal.

So... this is what I did ~

1>  I stencilled all over the patterned paper with texture paste:

2> When it was dry, I brushed on some bright orange acrylic paint:

3>  I assembled my layout,  then inked up a CE chipboard shape and added some metal keys:

And this is my finished layout:

Mystical Scrapbooks is hosting a Tic Tac Toe challenge this month, and I'm joining in with the criteria of STENCIL + PAINT + CHIPBOARD.

October Afternoon Sasparilla - Dash Dalton patterned paper
Teresa Collins Basic Essential stencil
Making Memories Scrapbook Color - Eat Your Carrots acrylic paint
Creative Embelllishments Branches chipboard
CTMH Exclusive Inks - Black pigment ink
Sassafras Lass Serendipity - Woodland Whimsy - Rose Thicket patterned paper
Bella! Journalling Tagz - Black & White journal spot
Micador Collected & Co - Black Text alphabet stickers
Paper doily
Key charms

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02 October 2015

Good times

I've been using a few flairs lately ~ who knew they could become an addiction?? 

This layout is for the October challenge at Funky Flair Studio ~ using GREY + LACE + any FUNKY FLAIR.  I used a flair from the Creative Splats collection.

A touch of mixed media in this layout, for the Anything Goes challenge at That Craft Place.  I created the grey background by applying a light layer of gesso over some older patterned papers. I really like the muted effect and the light grainy texture that gesso gives too.

The addition of a vintage book page was inspired by the challenge at  LESSology.  The theme is It's Reading Time.  I love using book pages on my layouts - sometimes the little bit of text, or the aged paper appearance, is just what I'm looking for.  I source my old books from op-shops or the Lifeline Bookfest ~ a wonderful way to upcycle!

23/10/2015 EDIT TO ADD:  Happy to be in the Top 3 at LESSology!

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01 October 2015

Pixels and Paper - October DT Reveal

It's a very striking inspiration picture at Pixels and Paper this month:

Sadly, I've never been to London... so I thought I would scrap a photograph of Brisbane City Hall and its beautiful clock tower.  I also included some gold tones which I can see in Big Ben, and a clock embellishment, of course!

{I never seem to get metallic alphabets to show when photographing flat layouts... this is the true colour of the gold embellishments:}

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

Cosmo Cricket Circa 934 - Ginger patterned paper
Websters Pages Allison Kreft - Recorded - To the Point patterned paper
7Gypsies 97% Complete tag
My Memories glitter cardstock
Funky Flairs Studio Tick Tock flair
Craft Ribbons Bling Velvet - Dijon ribbon
Portacraft metallic alphabet stickers
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch
Sam & Lucy Medium Star punch

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