08 May 2017

Black and white

A few blog challenges are seeking black and white layouts this month, so that's what I scrapped today.

This one is my entry for the May colour challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Becky Higgins Project Life - Clementine patterned paper
Delish Designs patterned paper
Kaisercraft Pickled Pear - Chartreuse patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Kaisercraft White acrylic paint

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This one is my entry for the May challenge at White... with 1:



Materials
Delish Designs patterned paper
Amy Tangerine Plus One - Combo patterned paper
Black mesh fruit bag
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Glitz Designs Icing pearls
Memory Box Alphabet Soup cutting dies

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07 May 2017

A tag...

I'm joining in with Sketch #69 at challenge at Sketches in Thyme PL Style:


I made a journalling tag:

Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Printed satin ribbon (unknown brand - OLD stash!)
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls

I used the tag on THIS LAYOUT.

I'm also submitting my tag at Simon Says Work it Wednesday for the MAY FLOWERS theme.

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06 May 2017

National Scrapbooking Day

Today was National Scrapbooking Day... but I actually spent most of the day outdoors, making memories and taking photographs!  This evening I did manage to complete a few of the NSD challenges at Anna's Craft Cupboard.

A birthday card:


Materials
K & Co Blue Awning patterned paper
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Layered Brown organza flower
Mont Marte Scrap Booker paper flowers
Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Melody cutting die

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Tic Tac Toe ~ washi + cardstock + wood veneers:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Die Cuts with a View Green cardstock
Striped washi tape
Doodlebug Shindig - Lily White alphabet stickers
K&Co Blue Awning patterned paper
Creative Embellishments Fall Leaves wood veneers

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A scraplift (lifting this LO by Lisa Amiet):


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
K & Co Jubilee - Teal Florals & Butterfly patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Dear Lizzy Watercolour Words title
Mont Marte Silver Series - Metallic Yellow acrylic paint

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05 May 2017

Wildhorse Mountain

This is my take on the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Shop and Crop this month:


Materials
Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe - Fabrics patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Li'l Davis Crillon - Motif Pearl patterned paper
Fancy Pants Be Loved decorative bag
Prima Welcome to Paris textured canvas alphabets
Paper clips

I used the combo:  PAPER BAG + PATTERNED PAPER + CARDSTOCK

This was a fun layout to put together.

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04 May 2017

More layers and scraps

Continuing with my desktop stash busting... much more expedient to put it on a layout than to pack it away!


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - High Flyer patterned paper
Webster's Pages Hello World - Being Silly patterned paper
K & Co Blue Awning patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Grid patterned paper
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch
Wooden heart buttons
Prima Zephyr textured canvas alphabets

My layout design was inspired by these fabulous Aussie challenges:

* Archi-Scraps ~ Pleating

How awesome is this inspiration pic?


I added some homemade concertina flowers:



* UnstampaBelles ~ Layers.  TWIST: border punch

My layers were created with a mix of patterned papers, and I used a border punch to ground the paper cluster.

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03 May 2017

Grand Pacific Drive

I've been scrapping some more photographs from our Grand Pacific Drive break last year:

This double page layout is based on the Double Delight challenge at Soul Scrappers.  I really love the multiple pennants in the design and it's one of my favourite techniques to use up my scraps. Clickety-click to enlarge:


Materials
K & Co Blue Awning patterned papers
K & Co (unknown collection) patterned papers
K & Co Jubilee - Bright Florals patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Watercolour Words title
Mont Marte Silver Series - Metallic Yellow acrylic paint
Prima Got Flowers mini flowers
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High wood veneer clouds

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02 May 2017

Clearing my desk

I really do take SCRAPbooking literally, and I rarely begin any layout with a full sheet of paper. This page was put together with a bunch of leftover bits and pieces that were piling up on my desk:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - High Flyer patterned paper
Webster's Pages Hello World - Being Silly patterned paper
Fancy Pants BeLoved decorative bag
Fancy Pants product packaging
Crate Paper Toybox - Explore patterned paper
Simple Stories Sn@p! Color Fusion flair
Simple Stories Sn@p! Everyday title card
Baker's twine

My page was inspired by the April sketch challenge at My Creative Sketches, and the May LAYERS challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks.

16/05/2017 Edit to add:  I was thrilled to have my layout featured at My Creative Sketches!


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01 May 2017

Vintage / shabby chic


Isn't this picture just gorgeous? It's the inspiration for the May challenge at Pixels and Paper, with the criteria of vintage/shabby chic.

Shabby chic is a style that I feel I never get quite 'right' so I really procrastinated with this challenge! I made a Mother's Day card for my Mum, with muted colours, distressed edges, doily, stitching and velvet trim:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
K & Co Blue Awning patterned paper
Paper doily
Maya Road Crushed Velvet - Cream ric rac
Poppy Stamps Darling Viola cutting die

I'm sharing my card at Simon Says Stamp for the Anything Goes theme.

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