20 September 2021

Round up the usual suspects


Materials
Kaisercraft Stargazer patterned papers
Li'l Davis Away We Go journalling sticker
Unbranded mulberry paper flowers
Flourish with a Bling Adhesive Pearls - Blue
Cutting die - Smile (borrowed this at a retreat - unknown maker)

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ September cyber crop ~ Use a quote from a movie
"Round up the usual suspects" - Casablanca (1942)

* Simon Says WednesdayLayers
I used two layers of paper, photo, journal sticker, cutting die, with stitching for added texture.

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19 September 2021

Lasting Memories - Stripes

I'm guest designing at Lasting Memories in September, where's there's a focus on PATTERNED PAPER this month. This is my layout for LM #566 - Stripes

Materials
DCWV Watercolour foil patterned paper
Scrap FX Tropical Frame chipboard
Kaisercolour Gold acrylic paint
Simple Stories Vintage Coastal - Bits & Pieces die cuts
Kaisercraft Paradise Found - Collectables die cut title
The Craft Stall Pearls & Stone acrylic pearls

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes

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18 September 2021

This Rocks!


Materials
Authentique Journey - Scroll patterned paper
Authentique Classique - Elegant One patterned paper
Recollections Collage Art chipboard sticker
Upcycled packaging - acrylic transparency
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice decorative edge punch
The Craft Stall Pearls & Stone acrylic pearls

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ September cyber crop ~ Use colours from movie poster (Frozen)
I featured the pale blue and white, with touch of silver.

* Simon Says WednesdayLayers
I used two layers of paper, transparency and stitching, with embellishments layered on top.

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12 September 2021

Lasting Memories - Florals

I'm guest designing at Lasting Memories in September, where's there's a focus on PATTERNED PAPER this month. This is my layout for LM#565 Florals ~


Materials
Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Gather - Favourite patterned paper
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Pink Paislee Pop Fashion patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Dreamy - Ticket to Ride patterned paper
Prima Luna mulberry flowers
Unbranded satin flowers
Unbranded buttercup flower - pink
Unbranded paper flower - white
Paper doiley
Metallic sewing machine thread - silver
Prima Luna mulberry flowers
Pink velvet ribbon
Carolee's Creations Adorn-It - Timeless sticker
Unbranded Leaf Sprig cutting dies

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
* Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes #507-508

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06 September 2021

Movies


Materials
Basic Grey Scarlet's Letter - Recognition patterned paper
Glitz Design Happy Travels - Polka patterned paper
American Crafts/Shimelle Starshine - Pathfinder patterned paper
Kaisercraft Kraft cardstock
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Champagne Pink gems
Passtime Crafts Jewel Vine Borders gems
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Unbranded paper flowers

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Favourite Movie
I love the old movie-musicals from the 1930s. This is one of my favourite Shirley Temple dance numbers ~ Magic Wooden Shoes.  I also included film strip patterned paper as a nod to the movie reference.

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned PaperAnything Goes

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Another one for my Mum's memory album ~


Materials
Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Gather - Details patterned paper
Basic Grey Lucille chipboard tag
EK Success Jolee's Boutique - Vanilla Flowers dimensional stickers
Webster's Pages Make a Wish alphabet stickers
Vintage dressmaking pattern
Crocheted lace
Seam binding

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Favourite Movie
One of my favourite movies of the 1990's was PRETTY WOMAN... I swiped the title :)

* Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes #507-508

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05 September 2021

Lasting Memories - Plaid/Gingham/Checks

I'm guest designing at Lasting Memories in September, where's there's a focus on PATTERNED PAPER this month. This is my layout for LM#564 - Plaid/Gingham/Checks

I'm not such a big fan of plaid - so I challenged myself to use some plaid paper which snuck its way into my stash. Perfect for a vintage page!


Materials
Piatek Trzynastego Sweet & Sour - Banana Cocktail patterned paper
Delish High Tea paper stack
Frankie magazine - designer patterned paper
Making Memories Noteworthy - Spiral Journal journalling page
Memory Maze Corner Flourish chipboard
Therm-o-web iCraft Decofoil - Gold transfer paper

I'm sharing my layout at Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper for the Anything Goes theme.

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03 September 2021

Three generations

Another page for Mum's memory album:


Materials
Dress My Craft Dream Door patterned paper
Crocheted lace
Vintage dressmaking paper
Tissue paper
WRMK Sew Easy - Coral Reef baker's twine
Prima Luna mulberry flowers
Kraft tag {RAK gift}
Webster's Pages Make a Wish alphabet stickers

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Scrap it with Attitude~ September challenge
I used the sketch and the colour pallette, with some lace, and some hand journalling (strips, and also directly onto the page.

* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper~ Anything Goes 
This is the first time I've used Dress My Craft papers, and I must say I am very impressed with the quality. So beautiful to work with.

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02 September 2021

Lost in Translation

The never-ending travel journal has another new page! Slowly getting around to filling some of the gaps...

Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned paper
DCWV Palms & Ferns patterned paper
Core'dinations Bermuda cardstock
Glitz Design Happy Travels - Polka patterned paper
Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Turn the Page - Paper 13 patterned paper
Washi tape - pink pineapples
Vicki Boutin Let's Wander die cut ephemera
PortaCraft Metallic Gold alphabet stickers

This page was inspired by the September sketch challenge at Soul Scrappers.

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01 September 2021

ARTastic in September

ARTastic Challenge has another fantastic challenge this month.  This is the inspiration painting by Australian artist Robert Hagan.


The challenge criteria this month is BOYS ONLY and this PAGEMAPS SKETCH:



I noticed a dog in the foreground of the painting, so my layout features both the man (and dog) in my life:


Materials
Dream Street Romantique - Simplicity patterned paper
Basic Grey Infuse - Instill patterned paper
Basic Grey Blush - Girlfriend patterned paper
Basic Grey Blush - Milk Chocolate patterned paper
Prima Fairy Flora journalling note card
Crate Paper Farmhouse - Alpha Labels sticker

I'm sharing my page at: 

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ September challenge
I dug into my large stash of Basic Grey papers for this layout.

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Lilac Lullabye

At White With 1 this month the colour focus is LILAC LULLABYE with this fabulous moodboard:


I used FLOWERS from the moodboard and created this layout:


Materials
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned papers
DCWV Peri & Peach journal card
Silver brads
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Little Letters cutting dies
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Little Letters Lower case cutting dies
Unbranded cutting dies - flowers
Unbranded cutting dies - sprigs

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

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30 August 2021

Lasting Memories - Polka Dots

I'm guest designing at Lasting Memories where's there's a focus on PATTERNED PAPER for all of the September challenges.

This is my layout for LM#563 Polka Dots ~


Materials
Anko Timeless patterned papers
Heidi Swapp Dreamy - Ticket to Ride patterned paper
Paper doiley
Gosgrain ribbon - pink/white polka dot
Dusty Attic Wordpl@y #3 - Black chipboard words

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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22 August 2021

White with 1 - WINTER cyber crop

White with 1 is having our WINTER CYBERCROP this weekend.  The team has come up with some amazing challenges, and this is what I've created ~

Challenge 1 by Tracey Beer
"All rugged up" theme + smokey blue/grey + use fabric



I'm sharing my layout at Unstampabelles for the All About Me challenge - celebrating my wedding anniversary.

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Challenge 2 by Amanda Moran
Winter theme + claret red + bingo board


Materials
Bo Bunny Sweetie Pie - Sigh patterned paper
Paper doiley
Kaisercraft Mini Alphas - Cherry Red letter stickers
PortaCraft Alpha Glitter foam stickers
Fancy Pants Clear Cuts - Bracket Book Set acrylic frame
My Memories Butterfly punch
Gingham ribbon

I chose the middle row: SELFIE PHOTO (2014), BUTTERFLY (punches), TRIANGLE (banners) and THREAD (stitching).

I'm sharing this layout at Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper for the August challenge.

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Challenge 3 by me!!
Be inspired by this quilt and include stitching on your layout

Image credit: craftsy.com



I'm sharing this layout at:

* Time Out Challenges ~ #194 Running Stitch Design


I used fabric and lots of stitching.

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15 August 2021

Big boat, little boat

Another layout for my cruise travel journal ~ 

Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Sky High patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Make Pretty Stuff patterned paper
Kaisercraft Esperance patterned paper
Daisy Bucket All Wound Up patterned paper
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Ice flourish

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ August cyber crop sketch challenge



* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything goes

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14 August 2021

More travel journal pages

A few more layouts for my cruise travel journal ~ 

Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Make Pretty Stuff patterned papers
Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer - This & That patterned paper
Vicki Boutin Let's Wander - Ephemera die cut
Baker's twine
Painted wood veneers

I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ August cyber crop sketch challenge



* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything goes

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Materials
Prima Love Clippings - Mini Love Notes patterned paper
Black Market Paper Society Vintage Romance - Appledore patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Bazzill Basics Classic Dark Kraft cardstock
Tsukineko Stazon - Timber Brown archival ink
Hunter Leisure rubber alphabet stamps
Washi tape
Creative Embellishments Fall Leaves wood veneers

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the July Pick 3 challenge.  I picked ~ one photo, stamped letters for title,  mat around stamped letters.  I used an old set of cheap rubber alphabet stamps for the title - can't say I remember when I last used these!!

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09 August 2021

Back to school

Making some good progress with my packet of 2014 photos!


Materials
Cherry Arte Chipboard Alpha 1 - White negative sheet
Core'dinations Bermuda cardstock
Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Turn the Page - Paper 13 patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Grid patterned paper
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Embossed Velvet flower
Unbranded satin flowers - white
Sassafras Lass Life at the Pole - Mulberry Spice patterned paper​ (fussy cut flowers)
Mini paper clips

This layout was inspired by the August Tic Tac Toe challenge at Soul Scrappers. I used:
  • Child's school photo (Yr 9 presentation dinner)
  • School supply item (paper clip)
  • ABC paper - I used a negative sheet as my background paper

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08 August 2021

Chill out

Another stash-busting session, working my way through a packet of 2014 photos.  Everything I used on this layout is left over from projects over the past month or so, just waiting for me to clear up!



I'm submitting my page at these challenges:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ August sketch challenge
A basic grid style sketch with so much scope for the imagination!

* Scrap Challenge YOUrself ~ Self care
At the time these photos were taken, I was a rotational shift-worker and I didn't get many weekends off work. So my favourite way to relax and recharge was (and still is) to get outdoors, and spend time with my special people.

* Unstampabelles ~ All about me
Lots of bits and pieces on this layout, but NO stamps.  What makes me happy... and a photo of me included in the layout.

13/09/2021 Edit to add ~ I was featured as a DT favourite at Unstampabelles.

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07 August 2021

Hey Hey Sunshine

Mare Island, New Caledonia... so beautiful!

Materials
DCWV Palms & Ferns patterned paper
Carolee's Creations Soccer - Grass Stains patterned paper
Kaisercraft Lime cardstock
Simple Stories Vintage Coastal - Bits & Pieces die cuts
Gold star sequins

I'm sharing my layout at:

* CSI Challenge ~ Case File #364


Scene ~ Inspired by the ocean.  Green tones with a splash of pink sand.
Evidence ~ Beach themed elements
Testimony ~ A tropical island vacation

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes

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06 August 2021

Road trip

Another double page for our 2020 road trip journal. I think this is my favourite scenery shot from that trip...



I'm sharing this page at:

* CSI Challenge ~ #Case file #365

I used these clues:
Scene - I featured a photograph taken through the front windscreen of the car, and a road trip theme.
Product - I used an old pale green patterned paper from my stash to match the image colour.
Design - "Stacking" ~ paper layers and a layered title embellishment.

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything goes

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05 August 2021

Tiny Teddies

A double page for our 2020 road trip journal. I cut up the Tiny Teddy packets and added them to the page.


I'm sharing this page at:

* CSI Challenge ~ #Case file #363
I took inspiration from the 'summer favourites' theme and I documented about our favourite summer camp snacks.


* Scrap it with Attitude ~ Multiple photos.
I also used colours from the optional mood board, and journalling is handwritten directly onto the page.

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04 August 2021

Live in the Sunshine

A few more layouts for my cruise travel journal ~ 

Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned papers
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer accessory sticker

I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ August sketch challenge


* Off the Rails Scrapbooking ~ Beach, Sea, Ocean

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Materials
Heidi Swapp Make Pretty Stuff paper pad
Core'dinations Bermuda cardstock
Making Memories Noteworthy - Spiral Journal journal paper
My Memories Butterfly punch
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Yellow Deep gems

I'm sharing this page at:

* Archi-Scraps ~ Concentric archways
This challenge was just the push I needed to scrap the last of the 'stained glass window' photos from this set (but it's still not the last of my photographs from the cathedral!)

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything goes

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03 August 2021

Dusty Attic

At Dusty Attic this month there's a beautiful mood board challenge that I couldn't resist trying:


This is my layout:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Frankie magazine freebie patterned paper
Stampin' Up Dandy Garden patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Color Picks - Peacock paper
Martha Stewart Floral Lace decorative edge punch
Dusty Attic Beautiful Moment chipboard title
Tsukineko Versamark watermark ink
Gel-a-tins Gelly Powder - Northern Lights Blue Glitter embossing powder
My Mind's Eye Bohemia - Bliss crocheted flowers
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Midnight Blue paper flower
Green Tara 6cm Petals - Midnight Blue paper flower
Unbranded paper flowers
Buttons from my habby stash
DMC embroidery floss

I used Dusty Attic chipboard for my title, and heat-embossed to add colour and shine.

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02 August 2021

Trails

Another page for our girl's road trip journal, a simple stash-buster with lots of scraps:


I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the One Word Title challenge.  This month the criteria is upper case letters.  I chose some letter stickers from my old Crate Paper stash.

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01 August 2021

Sunny Yellow

At White With 1 this month the colour focus is SUNNY YELLOW combined with this Page Maps sketch:


This is my layout:


Materials
Passtime Crafts Floral Greenery patterned paper
Creative Embellishments Gear Set 2 - Large chipboards
Mont Marte Metallic Yellow acrylic paint
Creative Place Artist Collection - Cadmium Yellow acrylic paint
Basic Grey Beckham - White Chocolate Chip alphabets
Washi tape - black chevron

I'm sharing my layout at Simon Says Monday for the Wild with Washi theme.

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ARTastic in August

This month at ARTastic Challenge we're taking inspiration from this piece by Australian printmaker, Barbara Hanrahan:


The challenge criteria is BLACK AND WHITE, plus INSECTS.

I made a fold-out page for my road trip journal, and used a large butterfly.


Materials
DCWV Bella Armoire patterned paper
DCWV Bella Armoire journal cards
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary die cut ephemera
Prima Luna flowers

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

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27 July 2021

Winter Fun


Materials
Bo Bunny Alissa - Kissable patterned paper
Bo Bunny Alissa - Cutouts patterned paper
American Crafts Thickers - Jewelry Box chipboard alphabets
Crocheted lace
My Memories Butterfly punch
Felt and fabric scraps
Buttons from my habby stash

I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the Inspired by Winter Warmers challenge.

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Materials
Bo Bunny Alissa - Kissable patterned paper
Bo Bunny Alissa - Cutouts patterned paper
Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer - Floral patterned paper
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Lowercase White foam alphabets
Making Memories Noteworthy spiral notebook paper
Crocheted lace
My Memories Butterfly punch
Felt and fabric scraps
Buttons from my habby stash

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Scrap Challenge YOUrself ~ Use shapes
Lots of circles :)

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Out with the old, in with the new
Old - BoBunny and Glitz papers (circa 2009)
New - Lollipop flowers, made by me

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26 July 2021

Maré Island

Another page for my Maré Island travel journal:

Materials
Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Turn the Page - Paper 13 patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Make Pretty Stuff patterned paper
Unbranded cutting dies - layered flowers
Gold mini brad
Turquoise brad
Die cut ephemera (RAK - Mary Steinmetz)

My page was inspired by the Soul Scrappers July Tic Tac Toe challenge:


I used the first column: colour teal, flowers, torn paper

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And another...

Materials
Heidi Swapp Make Pretty Stuff patterned papers
Simple Stories Vintage Coastal - Bits & Pieces diecuts

My page was inspired by the Soul Scrappers July Lift challenge. I like using photo montages on my pages, and I really liked the photo placement in the original layout.

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25 July 2021

Christmas in July

Some pages I created for the Christmas in July cyber crop at Scrapping Clearly. No time this week to go out and get photos printed, so I only had a limited selection to hand.  


Materials
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Yellow Wood patterned paper
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine patterned paper
Unbranded paper flowers
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Deep Yellow gems

Not really happy with this but I was trying to get this old photo scrapped, and I was just messing around with some old stash and a bunch of scraps.  In hindsight I would reprint in black and white and do it very differently!   I used a cut-file (August 2018) from Scrapbook & Cards Today.

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For this one, I created my background with lots of pink and white scraps and book papers, and a healthy amount of gesso:


Materials
D-Lish Scraps Festive Wishes Kit flair button
Cut2You Leaf Sprig cut file
Cocoa Vanilla Tis the Season sequins

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For this one I scrapped a Christmas photo of my gorgeous sister in law.  Inspired by the provided inspiration pic (baubles) and traditional Christmas colours of red and green:


Materials
Upcycled mesh fruit bag
Jolly & Joy Christmas Baubles adhesive felt embellishments
Nylon ribbon


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