21 April 2019

Boy Stuff

Filling in a few more gaps in my day tripping travel journal today...

This one was inspired by the Boy Stuff challenge at Off the Rails:

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Sunday Morning

I really loved creating this layout!

MAMBI Mixed Media patterned paper
Crafty Koala Rusty Coro patterned paper
Lilybee Designs Picket Fence - Seize the Day patterned paper
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Honeysuckle patterned paper
Unbranded alphabet dies
Wooden flower buttons
DMC embroidery thread
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die

I'm sharing my layout at the Scrapping Clearly Easter cybercrop for the Autumn Colours challenge.

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08 April 2019

Christmas in April

There's a fun challenge at Scrap Challenge Yourself this month:


After looking at the gorgeous DT layouts, I assume that is the American meaning of 'holiday' i.e. 'annual celebration/observation' such as Easter/Christmas/Halloween etc {and not the English meaning of 'holiday' i.e. vacation/time off}.

For me... it's definitely Christmas, and it's always a very low-key and casual affair.  Last year I made a special effort to get myself in a photograph (!)

Bazzill Basics Classics - Crimson cardstock
Basic Grey Infuse - Inspire patterned paper
My Mind's Eye My Girl - Bouquet patterned paper
Fancy Pants spiral journal page
Prima Raffia - Calatheas flower
American Crafts Thickers - Daiquiri foam alphabets
Ribbon scraps
Mini ric rac
Floral trim

I'm also joining in at:

* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
As always, I love delving into my stash of patterned paper.

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04 April 2019


An interesting challenge at Scrap the Girls this month:


This one had me stumped for a while!  I decided to start with the design elements as my inspiration - bold text, no frills or flounces, a straight-to-the-point message. Then the theme - dressing the part, and facing a challenge head-on.

So... all of this rolled into another page for J-girl's Cadet Games album (lots of space for her to add her own journalling):

Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Pink Paislee Indigo - Burlap patterned paper
Buzz & Bloom Pointers - Spikey Spiders chipboard
Kaisercolour Yellow acrylic paint
Bella! chipboard alphabets
Orange chevron washi tape

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01 April 2019

The Explorer

This month at ARTastic Challenge, the criteria is PETS - inspired by this fun piece by Lisa Frances Judd:

 I took inspiration from the mix of colours (I even included a splash of purple!) and the black outlines.

K & Company Jubilee - Bright Flowers patterned paper
Crate Paper Shine - Devine patterned paper
Prima Free Spirit ATC card
Authentique Radiant - Playful patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Dilly Dally - Best Vines patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice cork hearts
Green Tara 2cm Petals - White flowers
Unbranded layered flowers cutting dies
Kaisercraft brads
Mini square brads
Sizzix Thinlets Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Lower cutting dies

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