31 August 2020

Mossman Gorge

I'm finding a bit of a momentum with double page layouts lately. This is another for my Cairns travel album.

Basic Grey Eerie - Creepy patterned paper
Core'dinations Kiwi cardstock
Webster's Pages Recorded - Remember When patterned paper
Lots of green paper scraps
From a Mother's Art Butterfly Die Cuts stickers
My Memories Butterfly punch
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Blue gems

This layout was inspired by Dale's Guest Designer challenge at Soul Scrappers.   The criteria were: 

1. It should be nature based.

2. Please use a punch

3. Add a bee or a butterfly

4. Use more than one photo

5. Add dimension

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28 August 2020

QANTAS Founders Museum

I finished a couple of double page layouts this weekend:

DCWV Bella Armoire patterned papers
Chatterbox (old!!) papers
American Crafts Thickers - Niki Riki glitter alphabets
Creative Embellishments Nautical Star wood veneers
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers
Otto shaped paper clip

I'm sharing this one at:

* Scrap Challenge Yourself - I'm on vacation
This was our first family vacation to the Queensland outback - the one that really started my outback obsession, I think!  Visiting the birthplace of QANTAS was definitely one of the highlights of that vacation...

* Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

31/08/2020 Edit to add:  My layout was featured at Scrap Challenge YOUrself!

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DCWV Bella Armoire patterned papers
Chatterbox (old!!) solid paper
Black and white paper scraps - Luxe Designs, Basic Grey
Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome alphabet stickers
Gingham bias binding from my habby stash
Embroidery patch
White place card

I'm sharing this one at:

Mystical Scrapbooks - Textiles + two colours
I used bias binding and a souvenir embroidery patch

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
Lovely embossed paper for the background, with lots of little scraps, including Chatterbox, Luxe Designs and Basic Grey.

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25 August 2020

Still cruising

Adding some more pages to the travel journal...

DCWV Watercolour patterned paper
American Crafts White cardstock
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis decorative edge punch
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Sunny Spots patterned paper
Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine die cut ephemera
Robin's Nest Dew Drops - Fresh Mowed Grass glass beads

This one was inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Soul Scrappers.  I used the right column:  BORDER PUNCH, 2 WORD TITLE, DIE CUTS

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Cherry Arte East of India - Sari Dreams patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Sweet Hearts patterned paper
Rosie's Studio Carpe Diem glitter diecut leaves
Basic Grey Wholy Cow - White Lace Border rub ons

This one was inspired by the RANDOM WORD challenge at Soul Scrappers, using the word WILD in my title.

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23 August 2020

Year 12 graduation

Today I finished two layouts for J-girl's high school album:

Kaisercraft Stargazer - Constellation patterned paper
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Astronomy patterned paper Corrugated coffee cup
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Yellow Deep gems
Vintage trim
D-Lish Scraps Woodgrain Hashtags - Shine flair
Fiskars 2" circle punch
EK Success Paper Shapers - Double Circle punch

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Unstampabelles ~ Good News
High school graduation - a hard-earned achievement!

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Textiles cybercrop ~ Create a project that has at least 6 items of the same shape + include textiles.
I used circles - some freehand cutting, some punched, and the flair button.  The textile elements are the vintage trim and the stitching.

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The next one will be a companion page for the first layout, so it's not as elaborate. Along with the quote cards, I've enclosed hidden journalling in the envelope.

Kaisercraft Stargazer - Milky Way patterned paper
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Orbit patterned paper
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Moonlight patterned paper
Kaisecraft Stargazer - (unknown) patterned paper
Embroidery patch
Recycled envelope

I'm sharing this layout at:

Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Textiles cybercrop Use the provided sketch and include textiles.

* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes

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14 August 2020

Outback travels

Longreach ~ 2015

Cherry Arte Party Days - Party Burst patterned paper
Sam & Lucy Medium Star punch 
Paper and cardstock scraps
Fabric scraps

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Use a handmade textile embellishment I made my layered stars using denim, poplin and cardstock.

* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
Does anyone remember Cherry Arte papers?  I still have quite a few offcuts in my old stash.

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Lightning Ridge 2013 -  

My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine - Wonderful Dandy patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Unforgettable - Firsts - New patterned paper
Upcycled corrugated coffee cup
Crate Paper Toy Box - Alpha Labels letter stickers
Cotton sewing thread
Creative Embellishments Gear Set 2 - Large chipboard cogs
Creative Embellishments Mini Gears 3/4" chipboard cogs
WeRMK Precious Metal - Coppered Out Swirls rub-ons
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Platinum dimensional paint

This page was inspired by:

* Scrapping Clearly ~ August Inspiration board
I love those colours!

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Lightning Ridge 2013 - 

My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine - Wonderful Dandy patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Unforgettable - Firsts - New patterned paper
Studio Calico Heyday - Ethereal patterned paper
Corrugated cardboard
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Cornflower acrylic paint
White gesso
Crate Paper Toy Box - Alpha Labels letter stickers

This page was inspired by the Pick 3 challenge at Soul Scrappers.  I chose:  
  • architectural theme 
  • 2 or more patterned papers 
  • 2 or more pictures 
  • corrugated card 
  • title 
  • journalling

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06 August 2020

Put a flower on it...

We love our chickens; they're part of the family!

Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine - Floral patterned paper
Pink Paislee 365 Degrees - Flip Notes journalling page
Random unbranded flowers from my stash
Painted wooden buttons

This layout was inspired by:

* Scrap the Boys ~ Put a flower on it!
Lots of flowers in the background patterned paper, some satin flowers, buttercups, and a few wooden flower buttons too :) 

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05 August 2020

String ensemble

Flashback to 2012, when J-girl was still in primary school...

Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss - Night Water cardstock
Vintage music score paper
EK Success Retro Flower - Medium punch
EK Success Retro Flower - Mini punch
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Black gems
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Silver gems
Flower sequins

This layout was inspired by the sketch challenge at Soul Scrappers, featuring a sketch from Trixie Scraps.

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04 August 2020

Lemon Bliss

I'm joining in the colour challenge at White... with 1 this month, using LEMON BLISS:

My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine - Wonderful Dandy patterned paper
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Yellow Deep gems
Prima layered mulberry flower
Unbranded buttercup flowers

15/09/2020 Edit to add:  Thrilled to be amongst the August winners at White... with 1.

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03 August 2020


Soul Scrappers is celebrating the site's 10th anniversary in 2020, with a SURVIVOR-themed year long challenge.  It's modelled on the reality tv show, except there will be no eliminations.  I've signed up and I will be sharing my creations on my blog.

** Participants can sign up all year - and there's also a random element so everyone has a chance to earn points and win some scrappy prizes **

The August challenge theme is BEACH.  I have so many beach photos to choose from, but I decided on these ones to put a different spin on the theme.  And a double to include more than one photo...

Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer - Coastal Chill patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer - Aloha Sunshine patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer - Sun Bleached patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer alphabet stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer accessory stickers
American Craft Thickers - Hatbox chipboard alphabets
Bubble wrap
Unbranded white satin flower
Unbranded white mulberry flowers
Prima Heaven Sent - Penelope flowers
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Platinum 
Sea shells

The challenge called for 'beach' in the title - here's a detail shot of my layered letters:

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02 August 2020

More travel journal pages

I'm joining in at the Scrap Lift challenge at Soul Scrappers with this page:

DCWV Watercolour patterned papers
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned papers
Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine die cut ephemera
Painted wooden button flowers

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01 August 2020

Flutterbies and fairies

This month at ARTastic Challenge we're asking you to take inspiration from this artwork by Adrian Feint.  I totally love how the green hen is running from the rooster - our chickens at home do the same thing when the rooster is feeling randy!!

The challenge criteria this month is to feature things that fly in some way.  I could have gone down the 'chicken' path (I have LOTS of chicken photographs!) but some Flutterbies photographs caught my attention instead.  I've featured fairies and 'flutterbies', and dressed them up with lots of pink paint and glitter!

Simple Stories Sn@p! Studio - Insta Pocket page
Dusty Attic Fluttterbies #1 chipboard
Words or Whatever You Amaze Me chipboard butterfly
LuminArte Twinkling H2O - Apple Blossom mica waterpaint
Derivan Kindy Glitz - Pink glitter glue
My Memories Butterfly punch
Darice Bling on a Roll - Silver gems

I even glittered up my punched butterflies:

I'm sharing my page at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

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