26 December 2018

Kris Kringle

A little post-Christmas scrapping, inspired by the IT'S A WRAP challenge at Made to Scrap (the Aussie way):


Materials
Kaisercraft Smooth - White cardstock
Collections Elements - Large Flower chipboard
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
O'Scraps I've Got Wheels buttons
Wrapping paper, tag & twine (upcycled)

I used the wrapping paper and twine from my Kris Kringle gift. I used products from Australian manufacturers Kaisercraft and Collections (now discontinued).

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19 December 2018

Broms

This is another layout for the D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite December cyber crop.  The challenge was a 'Birthday Bingo' criteria:




Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Sweet Heart patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Dot to Dot patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record - Apron Strings patterned paper
Bo Bunny So Sweet - Noteworthy die cut ephemera
American Crafts Thickers - Daiquiri foam alphabets
Satin ribbon
Kaisercraft Yellow Deep rhinestones

I used: STITCHING, A SPLASH OF GREEN, and a BOW, and I scrapped my layout on the back of this one.

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18 December 2018

Cairns trip

I scrapped some more pages for my 2017 Cairns trip album.

This one was inspired by the D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite December cyber crop sketch challenge:


Materials
Creative Imaginations Narratives - Sweet Pea - Noir patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Blush Collection patterned paper
Bo Bunny Sweet Life - Noteworthy die cut ephemera
PortaCraft Fun alphabet stickers
Kaisercraft Rose pearls
My Memories Butterfly punch
Carl Mini Daisy punch

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This one was prompted by the Soul Scrappers Tic Tac Toe challenge:


I used ~ DESIGNER PAPER, LAYERING, RIBBON.


Materials
Websters Pages Recorded - Picturesque patterned paper
Websters Pages Recorded - Remember When patterned paper
Fancy Pants It's a Wonderful Day - Strips patterned paper
Yellow paper clip
Yellow chevron washi tape
Satin ribbon

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17 December 2018

Unforgettable memories

Just a little catch-up scrapping today - filling a few more gaps in our outback holiday album:


Materials
Cre8tiv Stone &Wood patterned paper
Art C Beach - Collage Kit patterned paper
Art C Beach - Collage Kit die cut words
Collections Elements - Large Flower chipboard shapes
Cocoa Vanilla promotional wood veneer
Buttons from my habby stash
DMC embroidery thread

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Anything Goes
* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ December challenge

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I'm sharing this one at the D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite December cyber crop Travel Bug challenge:


Materials
Art C Beach - Collage Kit patterned papers
Art C Beach - Collage Kit wood veneer anchor & twine
Art C Beach - Collage Kit die cut words
Buttons from my habby stash
DMC embroidery thread

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16 December 2018

Yum!

I can't remember a month when I've scrapped so many Christmas layouts; must be a sign that I'm so-o-o-o far behind! I scrapped another page for my Dec 2016 album; this one was inspired by the D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite December cyber crop 'Tis the Season challenge ~ Scrap a Christmas themed layout that has multiple photographs:

Materials
Alison Ellis Designs Very Merry - Blue Angel patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 3 - Chain patterned paper
Scenic Route Salem - Boardman Street patterned paper
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Green Foam alphabets
Basic Grey Nook & Pantry - Element Stickers decorative strip
Rose gold paperclip
Jesse James Beads Dress it Up - Christmas Eve buttons

I scrapped some of my 'not so good' Christmas brunch pics, and used up some more of my older stash bits and pieces.

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15 December 2018

Day tripping

Yet another day trip layout...


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
MAMBI Mixed Media patterned paper
Crafty Koala Rusty Coro patterned paper
Baker's twine
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice decorative edge punch
Washi tape
Metal embellishments
Button
Kaisercolour Lime acrylic paint
Crate Paper Toy Box - Alpha Labels stickers
Nespresso product packaging {fussy cut flower}

My layout was inspired by the Pick 3 challenge at Soul Scrappers.  I used: washi tape, punched edge, the colour green.

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13 December 2018

Christmas Joy

What a surprise... another Christmas layout!!


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Alison Ellis Designs Very Merry - Blue Angel patterned paper
Bella! Happy Holidays patterned papers
Bella! Happy Holidays die cut tags
White satin ribbon
May Arts Light Green 3/16" checkered ribbon
Rose gold paperclip

I'm submitting my layout in the following challenges:

* Scrapki Wyzwaniowo ~ Joy


Two things that bring joy to my family ~ Christmas celebrations, and our lovely dog, Jess. When I saw the inspiration picture this month, I knew I wanted to scrap this picture. It's not a great picture, but it's a very special memory.

* CSI ~ Case File #267


How I solved the case: 
Evidence:  Christmas elements, grid pattern, tags, and featuring an animal (our dog, Jess).
Testimony:  I used the word 'Joy' for the title, and recorded the salient points on little tags.
Scheme: I used the colours white, crimson and olive green + I chose a brighter patterned paper to add pops of contrast.  {I just couldn't get turquoise or pink to work with this photo.}

* Unstampabelles ~ Christmas theme from your country
I think most families in Australia who celebrate Christmas, will decorate a tree of some description!

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Christmas

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12 December 2018

Slice of Summer

D-lish Scraps has a lovely inspiration board challenge this month:


This is my layout, using some items from the lovely Slice of Summer 'Just Add Paper' kit:


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Solar Flare patterned paper
D-lish Scraps Just Add Paper - Slice of Summer kit items

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11 December 2018

Fun

Revisiting Christmas 2015, inspired by the December mood board at Scrapping Clearly:


I used the Christmas theme, and incorporated some gold accents and circles:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Becky Higgins Project Life - Blush patterned paper
Pink Paislee Atlas - Postcard patterned paper
Bo Bunny Sweet Life - Noteworthy die cut circle
Freckled Fawn Wood Word Chips title
Cre8tiv Glitter Icon - Gold stickers
Uniball Signo - Gold gel pen

It's so difficult to get the gold to show up in a straight-on photograph of the layout! Here's a detailed side-on shot to try to capture the sparkle:


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10 December 2018

Beautiful broms

Anna's Craft Cupboard has a lovely multi-photo sketch this month:


This is my layout:


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Sweet Heart patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Love Always - Bouquet patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Tutu Pink cardstock
Art Wrap Lace Tape - White adhesive trim
Basic Grey Beckham - White Chocolate Chip alphabets
Kaisercraft Rose pearls

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09 December 2018

Christmas Lights

Another Christmas layout...


Materials
Fancy Pants Oh, Deer! - Lights patterned paper
Authentique Frosty Winter - Six patterned paper
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned paper
White satin ribbon
White photo corners
Snowflake punch
Creative Embellishments Stars wood veneers
Sam & Lucy Weave Extras - Bling rhinestones

I'm submitting this one at:

* Choux Choux ~ Visions of Sugarplums.  Visiting Christmas lights displays is a holiday tradition for my family.

* Simon Says Stamp ~ Work it Wednesday ~ Ho, ho, holiday!

* Scrap Our Stash ~ Create a winter layout.  I used a punch to make some snowflakes.

* Creative Embellishments ~ Picture inspiration + include an animal


I took my inspiration from the Christmas theme, and I scrapped a photograph of a gorgeous lit-up reindeer from a Christmas lights display.

Here's a detail shot of the CE wood veneer stars, and the punched snowflakes:


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08 December 2018

Picnic

Doing some scrapping today that's NOT about Christmas!


Materials
MAMBI Mixed Media patterned paper
Crafty Koala Rusty Coro patterned paper
Kaisercraft Botanica - Collectibles die cut title & leaves
Unbranded satin flowers
D-lish Scraps Rustic Charm - JAP kit flair button

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Anything Goes
* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ December challenge

18/12/2018 Edit to add: My layout was featured!

 

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07 December 2018

All that glitters

This is my take on the December White...with 1 challenge, featuring VIVID GOLD:


Materials
Green Tara 5cm Petals - White paper flowers
Green Tara 7cm Petals - White paper flower
Cre8tiv Glitter Icon - Gold stickers
Buttons
DMC embroidery thread
Leather tag {upcycled from a pair of sandals}
White satin ribbon



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06 December 2018

We wish you a merry Christmas...

Another Christmas layout...


Materials
Bella! Happy Holidays patterned paper
SEI Aunt Gerti's Garden - Green Thumb solid colour paper
Cocoa Vanilla 'Tis the Season sequins
Scalloped trim
Jolly & Joy Baubles felt embellishments
Creative Embellishments Stars wood veneers
October Afternoon Mini Market - Green & Cream alphabet stickers 

I'm submitting this one at:

* Scrapbookit ~ Create a Christmas layout.  I've included all of the additional criteria:
  * Use the name of a Christmas carol somewhere on the page
  * Use some fabric OR tissue paper on the page
  * Use white cardstock as the background
  * Include a star, Christmas tree and a bauble on the page

* The Sketchy Challenges ~ Christmas

* Simon Says ~ Work it Wednesday... Ho, ho, holiday

A close-up of the Christmas tree ~ a simple little handmade embellishment with coloured paper and some sequins:



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05 December 2018

Cupcake Day

More stash-busting today... using more of my beloved collection of Basic Grey goodies. {Click to enlarge.}


Materials
Basic Grey Blush - Angelic patterned paper
Basic Grey Infuse - Suffuse patterned paper
Basic Grey Nook & Pantry element stickers
American Crafts Thickers - Giggles foam alphabets
Green Tara 6cm Petals - White flower
Green Tara 7cm Petals - White flower
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White flower
D-lish Scraps Hydrangea Petals - Pink & White flowers
Cre8tiv pearl brads
Sullivans Regal Trim - white & silver
American Crafts Elements - Pink Essentials ribbon
Buttons from my habby stash
DMC embroidery thread

I'm joining these challenges:

* Off the Rails Scrapbooking ~ Anything Goes

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Big or Small Photo 
I used a series of ten small photographs to 'show' my story.

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Use patterned paper

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04 December 2018

Nimbin

Lots of colour in this one!


Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned papers
American Crafts Thickers - Lullaby foam alphabets
Green Tara 10cm Petals - White flower
Green Tara 7cm Petals - White flower
Punched flowers & leaves {RAK gift}
Kaisercraft Rose pearls

I'm joining these challenges:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Colour Swatch



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03 December 2018

Dressing for Christmas

Over at Scrap the Girls, It's All In the Dress for Christmas, with this fun inspiration board:


I was drawn to the dark green dress with the Santa motifs, because of the strong colour scheme. I used a traditional Christmas red/green colour theme for my layout, going heavier on the green:


Materials
Scenic Route Salem - Boardman Street patterned paper
Bella! Happy Holidays patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Transfer Titles 2 - Christmas rub-on
Cocoa Vanilla 'Tis the Season sequins
Uniball Signo - Gold gel pen
Felt embellishment {recycled from a Christmas card} 

I don't have much in the way of Christmas scrapbooking products, so I raided my old stash again for this layout.  I added sequins for sparkle - difficult to photograph, but very pretty in real life:


I'm also sharing my layout at The Sketchy Challenges this month for the Christmas theme.

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02 December 2018

Define "naughty"

I suppose it's inevitable that December scrap challenges will be all about Christmas... so I've printed out a few Christmas photographs to scrap.  Over at Scrap the Boys, the theme is Naughty or Nice? ~ what a fun take on Christmas!


Materials
Scenic Route Salem - Boardman Street patterned paper
Pink Paislee Office Lingo - Outside the Box patterned paper
Printed tissue paper
Ranger Dylusions - Fresh Lime ink spray
Cocoa Vanilla 'Tis the Season sequins
Journal stamp {borrowed at a crop}
Shaped paper clips

I used a bunch of 'old stuff' from my stash for this one, and I'm thrilled with how it came together.

EDIT TO ADD:  My layout received an 'honourable mention' at Scrap the Boys.

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01 December 2018

Xmas 2016

This is the prompt for the December ARTastic Challenge


The challenge is to create a project inspired by the artwork, and this month's requirement is a Christmas theme.

I created a double page layout, using some homemade Christmas tree embellishments:


Materials
Studio Calico Classic Calico 3 - Chain patterned paper
Authentique Retro Christmas - Two patterned paper
Bo Bunny Country Garden - Charm patterned paper
American Crafts Thickers - Rootbeer Float foam alphabets

As the inspiration picture featured an owl, I added a little bird to my layout (cut from a teabag wrapper):

 

I also used an old Christmas card, and made my own Christmas tree embellishments from corrugated card, sequins and trim:


I'm sharing my layout at Simon Says Wednesday for the ANYTHING GOES theme.

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29 November 2018

So, this happened...

I loved playing around with some bright colours with this layout:


Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned paper
American Crafts Plus One - Combo journal card
Sam & Lucy Weave Extras - Bling rhinestone strip
Green Tara 10cm Petals - White paper flower
Funky Flair Just Green flair button
D-lish Scraps Hydrangea Petals paper flowers
Unbranded satin flowers
Buttons
Punched leaves

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Scrapbook It ~ November challenge
The criteria is FUN {a fun photo} + FLOWERS {patterned paper and a few different flower varieties} + FIVE EMBELLISHMENTS { journal card, bling, buttons, flair, punched leaves}.

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

03/12/2018 Edit to add:  Thrilled to be selected as the November winner at Scrapbookit!

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28 November 2018

Let's go outside

I scrapped another page for my Dec 2017 album; this one was inspired by the D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite November cyber crop Shine On challenge:

Materials
Cre8tiv Stone & Wood patterned paper
Fancy Pants Oh! Deer - Festive patterned paper
DCWV Watercolour Garden patterned paper
Buttons
DMC embroidery thread
Lasting Impressions Sunshine PL card
Fiskars 2" circle punch
Unbranded butterfly cutting dies
Twinings foil packet

I die-cut the butterflies from a foil Twinings packet:


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27 November 2018

Dream

I scrapped a new page for my cruise travel journal, inspired by the D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite November cyber crop Dream challenge:

Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned paper
Red chevron washi tape
American Crafts Dear Lizzy - Watercolour Words diecut title
D-lish Scraps Hydrangea Petals paper flowers
Sam & Lucy Weave Extras - Bling rhinestones
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White paper flower
Green Tara 2cm Petals - White paper flower
Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish flair button
Rose gold paper clip

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26 November 2018

Christmas card

I received a card kit in a RAK prize pack last year, and I've finally come around to putting it together. This is what I created:

Materials
Stampin' Up Thinlits - Santa's Sleigh dies
Stampin' Up Garden Green cardstock
Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi cardstock
Stampin' Up Very Vanilla cardstock
Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Stampin' Up Gold Foil paper
Stampin' Up Crumb Cake note card
Stampin' Up Softly Falling embossing folder

I'm sharing my card at Soul Scrappers for the Cards of Christmas challenge, with a SNOW theme.

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23 November 2018

Friday night scrapping

I scrapped two layouts today for the D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite November cyber crop.

This one is for the Circle It theme:


Materials
Crafty Koala Rusty Coro patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Dot to Dot patterned paper
Kaisercraft Botanica - Collectibles die cuts
D-lish Scraps Hydrangea Petals paper flowers
Sam & Lucy Weave Extras - Bling rhinestones
Cre8tive pearl brads
Satin ribbon flower {RAK gift}
Yellow lace trim from my habby stash

My circle elements are: machine-stitched main focal-point, patterned paper with large polka dots, and circular brads for the flower centres.

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This one is for the Great Outdoors theme:


Materials
MAMBI Mixed Media patterned paper
Kaisercraft Botanica - Pollen patterned paper
Kaisercraft Botanica - Collectibles die cut leaf and tag
Vintage book paper
Ranger Dylusions - Fresh Lime ink spray
Baker's twine

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07 November 2018

Lunch Date

This layout was inspired by the November Colour Challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard.


I struggled with the colours a little {I usually stick to 1 or 2 main colours in a layout} but after digging around in my stash and shuffling bits & pieces, this is what I came up with:


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Love Always - Bouquet patterned paper
Sam & Lucy Weave Extras - Bling rhinestones & rhinestone strips
Unbranded paper flowers
Product packaging
Making Memories Noteworthy die cut journal spot
Coloured doily
Lily Bee Designs Picket Fence alphabet stickers

Hmmm... looks very pink on the screen, but in real life it is mostly peach!

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06 November 2018

Hippeastrum

Gather up a bunch of scraps in the same colour group. Mix - match - shuffle - stick - stitch:


Materials
Patterned paper scraps - Studio Calico, Collage Press, K&Co (?)
Paper clips
Die cut frame {RAK gift}
Kaisercraft Miss Nelly pearls and rhinestones

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Scrapping Clearly ~ November mood board


* Just Keep on Creating ~ Anything Goes
* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ November challenge

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