01 December 2022

White with GOLD

White with 1 December/January challenge is all about this spectacular mood board.


Any variation of GOLD you want to use - you can range this from light to dark , mix it up but it needs to be gold toned and nothing else. You can use black, dark brown, grey or navy as your accent colour for journaling, titles etc.

Inspired by the glam images of nails, shoes and eye make-up, I used a photograph from a photo shoot of my daughter a few years back.


Materials
White gloss cardstock (upcycled packaging)
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock! wood veneers
iCraft Deco Foil - Gold transfer sheet
May Arts Metallic Velvet - Gold glitter ribbon

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

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24 November 2022

Pocket pages

Tabulam, a double page ~


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! pocket pages
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane - Vintage Market patterned paper
Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Elements stickers
Kaisercraft 75 Cents - Farthing patterned paper
Kaisercraft 75 Cents patterned paper scraps
DCWV Bella Armoire journalling card
EK Success Sticko - Gold Foil Motter Medium alphabet stickers
Unbranded wood veneer cogs
Kaisercraft Pewter pearls

My journalling came from information about the bridge that I found in this ABC news article. I'm sharing this layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Donna's moodboard challenge
I took inspiration from the distressed wood, cogs and flowers

* Simon Says Monday ~ Fun with Foil
So thrilled that I'm still able to build full titles from this very old pack of foil alphabet stickers!

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23 November 2022

Loving outdoor life

Mossman Gorge ~


Materials
DCWV Palms & Ferns patterned paper
Prima product packaging
Wood veneer leaves
Tsukineko Versa Color - Lime ink pad
Sugarloaf Whispers - Evergreen embossing powder
Tailored Foil Alphabet stickers

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Louise's mood board ~ Leaves
I inked and heat-embossed the wood veneer leaves.



* Simon Says Monday ~ Fun with Foil
Gold foil sticker title

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Mount Lindesay Road ~


Materials
DCWV Bella Armoire patterned paper
Scenic Route Sonoma - Olive Ave patterned paper
Vintage book page
Heidi Swapp Carefree - Project Pad journalling card
Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Elements stickers
Kaisercraft 75 Cents - Dollar specialty paper (fussy cut butterfly)
Kaisercraft 75 Cents - Collectables die cut
Green Tara Cobweb - White lace ribbon
Unbranded mixed bling

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Paper Craft Secrets ~ Tic Tac Toe
Diagonal - butterflies + bling + lace

* Scrap Backwards
Used up some more of the sticker sheet, and DCWV paper pad. I'm very happy with the 'scrappiness' of this one.

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22 November 2022

Cheers


Materials
Vicki Boutin Storyteller - Daisies patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Carefree - Sandstone patterned paper
My Memories Butterfly punch
Craftworks Bronze glass seed beads
EK Success Sticko - Gold Foil Motter Medium alphabet stickers

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Scrap Challenge YOUrself ~ Use your own handwriting
I've included handwritten journalling.

* Simon Says Monday ~ Fun with Foil
Foil stickers for my title ~



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21 November 2022

More of Vanuatu


Materials
Vicki Boutin Sweet Rush - Sugarcoated patterned paper
Vicki Boutin Let's Wander - Ephemera die cuts
Krafter's Korner Art Deco stencil
Colour Blast Blush colour paste
Cocoa Vanilla 'Tis the Season sequins
Unbranded mixed bling

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Julie's mood board + stencil
The bright colour palette prompted me to scrap a tropical-themed photo, then I rummaged through my stash to find papers with the mood board colours. I landed on one of my newer Vicki Boutin papers.

* Stencil Fun ~ November
I stencilled top and bottom of the page. I love the iridescent sheen of the Colour Blast paste:



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Materials
Basic Grey Blush - Angelic patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane - Vintage Market patterned paper
Kaisercraft 75 Cent - Sticker Sheet butterflies
Kaisercraft 75 Cent - Collectables butterfly
Kaisercraft 75 Cent - Tuppence patterned paper
Studio Calico Woodgrain Essentials sequins
Crocheted lace trim
Echo Park For the Record - Elements Stickers journal spot
Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Elements sticker
Latte cup rose gold paper clip

I bought some really cute paper clips online a while ago and I was excited to use one!



I'm sharing this layout at:

* Double D Challenge ~ Hot Beverages

* Paper Craft Secrets ~ Tic Tac Toe
Diagonal - butterflies + bling + lace



* Scrap Backwards
Used up one more sticker from this month's sheet (the journalling spot), and another sticker from last month's sheet (loopy detail) ...yay!

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14 November 2022

Into the Wild - part 3

These are the last of the layouts I created for the cyber crop challenges at Craft on the Run this month...

Challenge 8 - Quote  "Go where you feel the most alive."
For me, that's anywhere outdoors - beach, rainforest or outback - away from the noise of people.


Materials
Upcycled coffee sleeve
Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule - Expressionist patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Happiness - Bright & Beautiful patterned paper (fussy cut butterflies)
Anko Paper Leaves die cut
American Crafts Thickers - Rainboots glitter foam alphabets

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Challenge 7 - Mood board


Materials
Heidi Swapp Carefree - Trail Guide patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Carefree - Project Pad solid colour paper
Heidi Swapp Carefree - Project Pad cut-apart
Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule - Boy Stuff cut-apart
Unbranded wood veneer leaves

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13 November 2022

Into the Wild - part 2

Joining in some more of cyber crop challenges at Craft on the Run...

Challenge 4 - Big Font
I made another page for my road trip journal for this challenge ~  "Create using a big font - it must take up at least half the page."


Materials
Kaisercraft Journey - Vagabond patterned paper
Kaisercraft Kraft cardstock
Bazzill Basics Vibrant Blue cardstock
Heidi Swapp She - White chipboard alphabets
Kaisercraft Lucky Dip - Sea Life wood veneers

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Challenge 5 - Sketch


Materials
Vicki Boutin Sweet Rush - Love This patterned paper
Prima Pretty Pale - Recounting the Days patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Rapture patterned paper
Twinings product packaging
Bazzill Basics Aqua cardstock
Gold sequins
Unbranded satin flower
Button from my habby stash
EK Success Rock Fern punch
Rosie's Studio Vacay - Die cuts budgie

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Challenge 6 - Glamping
This was fun ~ pick an image, and follow the assigned criteria!


Materials
Vicki Boutin Storyteller - Fresh Cut patterned paper
Vicki Boutin Storyteller - Songbird patterned paper
Kaisercraft Journey paper pad
Gold sequins
Date stamp
Tsukineko VersaColor - Mountain Lake ink pad

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12 November 2022

Wyandra

Some more pages for my 2021 outback Queensland road trip album ~


Materials
Heidi Swapp Carefree - Mirage patterned paper
Creative Embellishments Diamond Panel chipboard
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - Speckled Egg ink
Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome alphabet stickers
Twinings product packaging
Nespresso product packaging
Bazzill Basics Aqua cardstock

I'm sharing this one at Craft on the Run cyber crop - Challenge 3 - Geometric. I used diamonds!

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Materials
DCWV Fairytale Floral patterned paper
Passtime Crafts Floral Greenery patterned paper
Mont Marte Scrapbooker mulberry flowers
Prima Say it in Crystals - Flower Centres gems
Vicki Boutin Let's Wander - Ephemera Diecuts butterflies
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Ice Blue gems

I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the November Tic Tac Toe challenge, using BUTTERFLIES + RHINESTONES + FLOWERS.

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Into the Wild - part 1

Joining in some cyber crop challenges at Craft on the Run this month...

Challenge 1 - Flowers
I used a repeating floral motif for my background. This was a good push for me to use up some of my older stash of large flowers that aren't so trendy any more!


Materials
Scenic Route Sonoma - Olive Ave patterned paper
Prima Pretty Pale - Colorless patterned paper
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Large Daisy Box Blend - Green/Brown flowers
Kaisercraft Mint 5cm flowers
Unbranded satin flowers
Fancy Pants Attwell flair button
Buzz & Bloom Wiggly Worms arrow pointer
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Crushed Olive ink

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Challenge 2 - Blind Crop


Materials
DCWV Bella Armoir patterned papers
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park patterned papers
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary die cuts
Uniquely Creative Vintage Album - Cut-a-parts stars
Kaisercraft Off the Wall - Collectables die cuts
Rosie's Studio Stillwater die cut ticket
Shaped paper clips - stars
Gold star sequins

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11 November 2022

Stay Curious


Materials
Piatek Tzynastego Sweet & Sour - Banana Cocktail patterned paper
Basic Grey Phresh & Phunky patterned paper
Basic Grey Phresh & Phunky tag
Button from my habby stash
Jute twine
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Small Talk phrase stickers
Muslin gauze
Delish Bistro - Snack Pack rub ons
Kaisercraft pearls

Inspired by, and sharing at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ November mood board
Julies's challenge: "A very vintage moodboard this time"

* Scrap Backwards ~ November kit
None of the stickers made it onto this page, but I used up most of the rub-ons and very old Basic Grey stash.

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10 November 2022

Sketchy fun


Materials
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Petaluma Petunia patterned paper
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Flower Field product strips
Cocoa Vanilla Happiness - Bright & Beautiful patterned paper (fussy cut butterflies)

This layout was inspired by Soul Scrappers ~ November sketch challenge:


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09 November 2022

Little Bay

Another page for my 2014 winter vacation album ~


Materials
Krafter's Korner stencil
Tsukineko Versa Color - Topaz ink pad
Simple Stories Simple Vintage Coastal - Bits & Pieces die cuts
Echo Park For the Record - Elements stickers

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Off the Rails ~ "Bring on the sea, sand and beach themes"

* Stencil Fun ~ November
"Anything Goes" - I used a spotty stencil for my background.

* Scrap Backwards ~ November kit

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08 November 2022

One Beautiful Day

I'm a bit late putting my November Scrap Backwards kit together. This month I started with the remnants of an Echo Park sticker sheet, and added a handful of patterned papers to it. I've also added a paper pad that is all-but-gutted, and I'll bring in other embellishments as I go along.



This is my first layout using the kit ~


Materials
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane - Vintage Market patterned paper
DCWV Bella Armoire patterned papers
Echo Park For the Record - Elements stickers
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Flower Field patterned paper
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Petaluma Petunia patterned paper

This layout was inspired by:

* Shelley's Land ~ November challenge


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07 November 2022

Sugarloaf Point, again


Materials
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - All the Way Up patterned paper
Kaisercraft Journey - Vagabond patterned paper
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Paper pad patterned papers
Creative Embellishments Lighthouse Set of 4 chipboard
Kaisercraft Quarters stencil
Little Birdie White texture paste
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - Speckled Egg ink
Washi tape - blue chevrons
Micador Glost - At Sea dolphin clip

Inspired by, and sharing at:

* Scrappy Friends ~ Rochelle's sketch


* Scrappy Friends ~ Stacy's Tic Tac Toe
STITCHING + METAL (paper clip) + WASHI TAPE (chevrons)


* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ November mood board
Louise's challenge: "Shades of blue with a water reference"

* Stencil Fun ~ November
I went down the 'Anything Goes' path, and I stencilled the chipboard with texture paste.

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06 November 2022

Goomburra National Park


Materials
Vicki Boutin Sweet Rush - Soar patterned paper
Vicki Boutin Sweet Rush - Love This patterned paper
American Crafts/Shimelle Starshine - Pathfinder patterned paper (fussy cut camera)
Vintage book page
Dusty Attic Word Pl@ay #11 - Black chipboard
Dusty Attic Word Word Arrows #2 chipboard
Couture Creations GoPress Hotfoil - Pink (Iridescent Flakes) transfer sheet
Creative Path Nature Sense puffy stickers

Inspired by, and sharing at:

* Dusty Attic ~ November mood board
I love the bright colours!


I foiled the arrow word, and I love how it turned out.


* Scrap Backwards ~ Guest designer scraplift
I lifted this LO by Heather Buchieri:


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Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Daydream - Sun Shower patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Daydream - Happy Place cut-aparts
Cocoa Vanilla Daydream - Up in the Clouds patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Daydream - All Aflutter patterned paper (fussy-cut butterflies)
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Ice Blue gems

I'm sharing this layout at Cocoa Vanilla for the November mood board challenge:



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05 November 2022

Sugarloaf Point

Scrapping some more photos from our 2014 winter holiday ~


Materials
Vicki Boutin Fernwood Collection - Fernwood patterned paper
Royal blue gloss cardstock (upcycled booklet)
Black tissue paper
Colour Blast Singin' the Blues colour paste
Krafter's Korner stencil
Creative Embellishments Nautical Set 2 flair
Flourish with a Bling Nicky's Beach Huts puffy sticker
Kaisercraft Off the Wall - Collectables tag
Baker's twine

This layout was inspired by the Blue Beauty Moodsketch challenge at Scrapping Clearly.


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04 November 2022

Halloween 2022

We don't celebrate Halloween at my place. I've got nothing against it, but I have no personal connection with the traditions. It's only been the last few years that retailers have begun heavily promoting Halloween merchandise in Australia. I find the power of marketing and social media truly fascinating! I am intrigued by the vast array of seasonal decorations, costumes and food that has started to pop up in mainstream stores, so I thought it would be fun to document these in a few scrapbook pages.


Materials
Mont Marte Signature - Black Paper sketch pad
Basic Grey Eerie - Bats patterned paper
Vintage book page
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Thinlets - Leaf Fragments cutting dies
Kraft cardstock
Gold sequins
Buttons from my habby stash
Painted wooden buttons
Layered flower cutting dies
Silver brad

Inspired by, and sharing at:

* CSI Challenge ~ Case File #399
Inspired by the Halloween home decor.



* The Flair Hut ~ Cozy Autumn Days


Autumnal theme Halloween
Leaves Handmade with painted book page and Tim Holtz cutting dies
Houses Paper pieced from scraps
Pumpkin/orange I used the colour orange
Stitching Machine stitching - one of my favourite techniques!

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And another ~


Materials
DCWV Bella Armoir patterned papers
Upcycled stationery folder
Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule - Boy Stuff cut-apart
Upcycled mesh fruit bag

I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the November Mystery Bag challenge ~ Anything Halloween.

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03 November 2022

Opalton

I'm working through some more photos from our 2015 outback trip. I loaded this one up with photos, not much embellishment required!


Materials
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Pretty Patches patterned paper
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Berry Sweet patterned paper
Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful - Coral corrugated paper
Unbranded paper flowers
Buttons from my habby stash
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Bronze gems
Painted wooden buttons
Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Alpha Stickers banners
Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome alphabet stickers

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the November One Word challenge, featuring the letter P for PICNIC.

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02 November 2022

Cruising layouts

Vanuatu -


Materials
DCWV Watercolour patterned papers
Vicky Boutin Let's Wander die cut ephemera
Jenny B Tropical Fruit die cut shape
Creative Path Nature Sense puffy stickers

This layout was inspired by the November mood board at Soul Scrappers.


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On board -


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Happy Days patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer - Sweet Treats patterned paper
Vicky Boutin Let's Wander die cut ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine alphabet stickers
Baker's twine
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher staples
Blue sequins

I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the November Pick 3 challenge.
Photos - 2
Colour - blue
Title - all capitals

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01 November 2022

ARTastic in November

This month at ARTastic Challenge we have a fun prompt with so many possibilities!


Create an artwork inspired by the featured ART ROOM and tell us how you were inspired.

I took my inspiration from the jungle vibe, and I made a double-page, rainforest-themed layout:


Materials
DCWV Watercolor Garden patterned paper
DCWV Palms & Ferns patterned papers
Basic Grey Procelain - Dresden patterned paper
Washi tape - black hexagon
Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha - Mint Grunge letter stickers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Blue Grey gems

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

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