22 October 2022

Outback 2015

I still have a bunch of un-scrapped photos from our outback trip in 2015. These ones are from our first visit to Age of Dinosaurs. The photos were backlit and a bit dark, and this was the best I could do with a bit of photo editing to lighten the shadows:


Materials
Mont Marte Signature - Black Paper sketch pad
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Howdy Doody - Baby - Lacey patterned paper
Prima Fairy Flora Collection - Fairy Flora patterned paper
Crochet lace trim
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass paper pad 
Unbranded paper flowers
Gold sequins
Buttons from my habby stash
Cocoa Vanilla Free Spirit - Woodies button
Creative Embellishments Coffee flair button
Pink Paislee Heidi Swapp word phrase stickers

Inspired by, and sharing at:

Scrap Challenge YOUrself ~ PageMaps Sketch 
This is the second time I've tried this sketch; this time I used two photographs.



* CSI Challenge ~ Case File #396
I used the image prompt very literally, and I scrapped a food-themed photograph.



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Another cafe, this time in Longreach -


Materials
Red gloss cardstock (upcycled packaging)
Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful - Coral corrugated paper
White/black dots (upcycled packaging)
Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Garden Party - Honey Bees patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla product packaging
Cocoa Vanilla Free Spirit - Woodies buttons
Close To My Heart Cranberry - Fundamental Assortment wood veneer arrow
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Cheerful alphabet stickers

Inspired by, and sharing at:

* CSI Challenge ~ Case File #397
Evidence: Dots, mugs, food, stitching and buttons



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16 October 2022

Scrapping me

Always a challenge to scrap photos of myself... but I've been pushing myself to do it more.

This one is a double page spread for an album I'm making using pages of a Little Golden Book:



Sharing at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks - Scrap Yourself cyber crop
Challenge #3 ~ Scrap a photograph of yourself (no other criteria)

* Stencil Fun ~ October
This is a brand new challenge blog focussed on stencilling - a fantastic motivator to get me using my poor, neglected stencil collection! I've used Dusty Attic Criss Cross stencil with texture paste:


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The next two are from Anzac Day weekend last year ~


Materials
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Howdy Doody - Baby Lacey patterned papr
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass - Tweedle Dum patterned paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass - March Hare patterned paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass scraps and die cuts
Creative Embellishments Berry Branches chipboard
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - Speckled Egg ink
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Island Lagoon gems

Inspired by, and sharing at:

* Simon Says Monday ~ Fabulous fall moodboard
Autumn in Australia (April)


* Mystical Scrapbooks - Scrap Yourself cyber crop
Challenge #2 ~ "Create a layout about your favourite thing to do. It must include a photo of you and chipboard."  So many favourite things to do... but high on that list is camping and exploring the outdoors.

#scrapbackwards
Smashing the paper pad - and even using up the scraps as I go along.

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Materials
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Howdy Doody - Baby Lacey patterned papr
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass - Tweedle Dum patterned paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass scraps and die cuts
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Island Lagoon gems
Fancy Pants Creative Cards - Remember artisan trading card
Dusty Attic Word Pl@y #3 - Black chipboard title
Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Alpha Stickers banners

Inspired by, and sharing at:

* Dotty About Flair ~ Surprise challenge
I used Karen's fabulous sketch featured at #30dscbl10 and I honed in on just the left side to fit my page format.

* Mystical Scrapbooks - Scrap Yourself cyber crop
Challenge #1 ~ "Include journalling, not just a line or two + chipboard"

#scrapbackwards
Finished off a sheet of die cuts (!!) and used up a few more stickers.

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11 October 2022

Cruising


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Daydream - Over the Rainbow patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable - Natural Beauty patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Daydream - Happy Place patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Daydream - Garden Variety patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer flair button
Vintage dressmaking pattern paper

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



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10 October 2022

Cane Festival


Materials
Upcycled wrapping paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass paper pad
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - One in a Melon patterned paper
Muslin gauze
Kaisercraft Rewind large brad
Dusty Attic Mini Captions #1 chipboard negative
Tsukineko Stazon - Jet Black solvent ink pad
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Yellow Deep gems

Inspired by, and sharing at:

* Dotty About Flair ~ October sketch

* Mystical Scrapbooks - Scrap Yourself
"Create a layout using a recent photo with only you in it" + use chipboard

#scrapbackwards

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Materials
Heidi Swapp Hello Today paper pad
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass - Tweedle Dum patterned paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass - March Hare patterned paper
Kaisercraft The Looking Glass die cuts
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Yellow Deep gems
Chipboard cogs
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Inspired by, and sharing at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks - Scrap Yourself
Selfie + chipboard - I used chipboard cogs.

Scrap Challenge YOUrself ~ PageMaps Sketch 
I used a single photo instead of three smaller ones.


#scrapbackwards
Hitting the paper pad again, focussing on getting the colours to work for me. This one was quite interesting to put together because I did all the paper clustering first, and chose the background paper last.

* Double D Challenge ~ Octoberfest
Layout featuring our local Cane Festival parade, held in October.

17/10/2022 Edit to add: My layout was featured at Scrap Challenge YOUrself!


06/11/2022 Edit to add: AND... my layout was in the Top 3!!


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09 October 2022

Outback Queensland layouts

Windorah -


Materials
Core'dinations Orange cardstock
Studio Calico Hey Day - Tangerines patterned paper
Prima Dude - Wicked Fun patterned paper
Fiskars 1.5" Circle punch
Kaisercraft Rewind brad
Heidi Swapp word phrase sticker
Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Elements stickers
Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Alpha stickers

I'm sharing this page at:

* Colorful Options ~ Outrageous Orange

#scrapbackwards

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Windorah -


Materials
Background patterned paper (unknown)
Studio Calico Hey Day - Tangerines patterned paper
Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Garden Party - Honey Bees patterned paper
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine - Floral patterned paper
Vintage book page
Kaisercraft Blossoms - Dahlia resin flowers
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Thinlets - Leaf Fragments cutting dies
Kraft cardstock
Kaisercraft 3.5cm Sepia flowers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Bronze gems
Buttons from my habby stash
Prima Got Flowers - Brown mini flowers

Inspired by, and sharing at Scrapping Clearly for the October challenge:


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08 October 2022

#Rural


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p Studio pocket page
Basic Grey Porcelain - Dresden patterned papers
Green Tara 6cm Petals - Midnight Blue flower
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Midnight Blue flowers
Kaisercraft Sepia 3.5cm flowers
Paper Studio Poppies & Paperie - Green Paper Daisies flowers
Buttons from my habby stash
Micador Collected & Co - Text Type Black alphabet stickers
My Memories Butterfly punch

I'm sharing this PL spread at Soul Scrappers for the October Tic Tac Toe challenge using: HEARTS, REALLY OLD STASH, BUTTERFLIES

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07 October 2022

SW Rocks


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry cardstock
Passtime Crafts Floral Greenery patterned paper
Charms Creations Big Love - Yellow felt heart
Prima Say it in Crystals product packaging
Kaisercraft Rewind large brad
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology - Small Talk word stickers
Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Elements sticker
Date stamp

I'm sharing this page at:

* Charms Creations ~ October Tic Tac Toe
I used: BLACK, YELLOW, CHARMS (Big Love heart)

#scrapbackwards
Another sticker from the Echo Park sheet, Prima product packaging, and another large brad.

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Materials
DCWV Bella Armoir patterned papers
DCWV Bella Armoir journal cards
EK Success Sticko - Motter Medium Gold Foil alphabets
Scissor Sisters Sweet Bella Blooms - Black Daisy flowers
Buttons from my habby stash
Bakers twine
Gossamer Blue Gramercy Road die cut leaves
Delish Designs Bistro rub-ons

Sharing my page at:

* Off the Rails ~ "Anything that is ghostly, frightening, scary, terrifying"
Sometimes there is nothing more terrifying than historical truth - particularly the numerous ways humanity is lost in a wartime climate of paranoia and suspicion. I found the story of the German Monument at South West Rocks fascinating, and it revealed to me a piece of Australian history I hadn't previously known.

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06 October 2022

Sketch layouts

Playing around with some sketches today...


Materials
Prima Dude patterned paper
Prima Fairy Flora journalling notecard
Heidi Swapp Make Pretty Stuff patterned paper
Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Elements stickers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Champagne gems
Daiso Small Star punch
EK Success Rock Fern punch

I'm sharing this page at:

* Dotty About Flair ~ Surprise challenge
I used Lisa's amazing sketch featured at #30dscbl10 + 3-2-1 recipe:
3x frames
2x stars
1x photo

* Simon Says Monday ~ Stitch it
I used both zigzag and straight machine stitching on the frames.

#scrapbackwards
More old Prima papers, and a couple of elements stickers.

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Materials
Simple Stories Simple Vintage Weathered Garden - Hello Lovely patterned paper
Basic Grey Blush - Girlfriend patterned paper
Basic Grey Blush - Milk Chocolate patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Magnolia - Starburst - Little Blossom - Dots/Brown patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Ledger2 - Pink journalling spot
Creative Expressions Faux Quilled Blooms cutting dies
Unbranded satin flower
Buttons from my habby stash
Wood veneer Today title

Inspired by the October sketch challenge at Soul Scrappers:


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05 October 2022

Always Find Time


Materials
Simple Stories Simple Vintage Weathered Garden - Hello Lovely patterned paper
Kaisercraft 75 Cents - Dime patterned paper
Kaisercraft 75 Cents - Shilling patterned paper
Kaisercraft 75 Cents stickers
Upcycled coffee cup
Fiskars 1.5" Circle punch
Dusty Attic Always Find Time chipboard
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Wild Honey ink pad
Derivan Flesh Base acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Clear acrylic sealant

Inspired by, and sharing at:

* Dusty Attic ~ October mood board


I coloured the Dusty Attic chipboard with acrylic paint, distress ink (Wild Honey) and a clear sealant to add shine:


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04 October 2022

Scrapping backwards - October

I'm playing along at Scrap Backwards again this month, and I've built my October kit from some Echo Park sticker sheets and old Prima collection offcuts. I've also thrown in a card of Kaisercraft brads and a Kaisercraft paper pad. I'll need to pull in some extra bits as I go along.


This is my first page using the kit - another for the 3 Girls road trip journal ~


Materials
Core'dinations Bermuda cardstock
Prima Dude - My Boy patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Happy Days cut-apart words
Washi tape - blue chevron

Some VERY old stash on this LO, mostly fussy-cut pieces from the Prima Dude collection.

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03 October 2022

3 Girls road trip, continued

More pages for the Capricorn Caves road trip album...



I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the October Mystery Bag challenge ~ featuring the word ADVENTURE in the title. I used cut-apart words from an old Cocoa Vanilla patterned paper:


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Materials
My Mind's Eye (unk collection) patterned paper
Anko Mini Paper Bunting
Nautical button from Etsy
Recollections Themed chipboard sticker

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the October Mood Board challenge. I used the colours and the nautical theme.

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02 October 2022

Bundaberg road trip

Adding more pages to the Bundaberg road trip album!


Materials
P13 Sweet & Sour - Lemonade patterned paper
Kaisercraft Base Coat tab sticker
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Cream letter stickers
Butterfly bead

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the October One Word challenge ~ featuring the letter D for Daybreak.

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01 October 2022

White... with GREEN

White with 1 October challenge is all about this spectacular mood board.


Any variation of green you want to use - you can range this from lime to forest or anything in between or you can mix it all up and use multiple variations of green just so long as it is green toned and nothing else. You can use black, dark brown, grey or navy as your accent colour for journaling, titles etc.

Inspired by the green foliage ~


Materials
Kaisercraft Holly Bright - Berries patterned paper
Kaisercraft Sunkissed - Collectables die cuts
Kaisercraft Lush - Japonica patterned paper
DCWV Fairytale Florals patterned paper
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Blue Grey gems

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

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ARTastic in October

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 navy/white background, frames, and orange elements.


Materials
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Orbit patterned paper
DCWV Peri & Peach patterned paper
Product packaging - T2 tea
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Cheerful alphabet stickers
American Crafts Thickers - Subway foam alphabets/numbers


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

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