06 May 2024

Minnie Water



Materials
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Milky Way patterned paper
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Starry Night patterned paper
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Moonlight patterned paper
Fancy Pants Memories Captured flair button
Scrapbook Fantasies Super Funtimes - Colour Cuts - Flowers #6 die cut flowers
Paper Trunk Jots - Black journalling coaster
Unbranded cutting dies

I'm sharing at Soul Scrappers for the May sketch challenge.  

Image source: Page Maps April 2024

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I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers Screen 2 Scrap challenge, this month inspired by one of the most memorable movie posters, ever.  The artist was Roger Kastel.

Image source: Golden Globes

I included all criteria -
* Blue/white/grey {Kaisercraft Stargazer ~ Milky Way patterned paper}
* Water theme {Minnie Water ~ ocean scenery}
* Red title {Sizzix/Tim Holtz  Alterations ~ Adventure Words Script cutting dies}

I also used a large arrow-shaped journalling card (reminiscent of the shark nose).  I got this in a group swap well over a decade ago, and I have no idea who made it... but I am so thrilled to finally use it on a page! 

I was also inspired to do a bit of research about the poster and artist, and I came across an interesting analysis of the poster.  

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03 May 2024

Oaky Creek



I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the May Blast Off challenge, with these criteria:

5 - Sequins {+ some extras}
4 - Word title {Farm Cafe at Oaky Creek}
3 - Buttons
2 - Photos
1 - Background patterned paper {Simple Stories}

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02 May 2024

Eagles

A double page for my Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail album ~


Materials
Simple Stories Let's Go ~ 6x8 paper pad patterned papers
Sizzix / Tim Holtz Thinlets ~ Alpha Numberic Stretched cutting dies
Close to My Heart My Crush ~ Wildwood Assortment journalling card
WeRMK Sew Easy Fancy Floss ~ Coral Reef baker's twine

I'm sharing this layout at Soul Scrappers for the May One Word challenge, featuring E for Eagles.

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01 May 2024

White with RED

This is my design team project for the May White with 1 challenge.


* Colour ~
Use RED on a WHITE cardstock background to create your layout.
* Mood board ~
Share which element/s inspired you {flowers, white space}
* Must include ~
Lots of flowers {handmade with cutting dies}



I used patterned paper from Basic Grey {Scarlet's letter ~ Recognition}, and upcycled tissue wrap and corrugated coffee sleeve.  Lots of little red scraps used to make the flowers.


I'm sharing my layout at Simon Says Monday for the Feminine theme.

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25 April 2024

Meandarra ANZAC Museum



I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ April Cyber Crop - Colour challenge
I love the orange & grey combo. Perfect timing too - I only recently used the other half of the grey patterned paper on this layout.

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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21 April 2024

Never Never Creek, again



I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ April Cyber Crop - Colour challenge
I used patterned papers from Prima Love Clippings collection. The chipboard embellishment is from A-Z Scraplets {my stash of which is still embarrassingly substantial}.

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Stencil It
I used one of my go-to stencils with tiny diamonds, and Kaisercraft brown ink.

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20 April 2024

Ernest Junction, again



I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ April Cyber Crop
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Stencil It

I used a polka dot stencil, with Kaisercraft brown ink.

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19 April 2024

Hello



A little back story for this layout ~ the photo is from my husband's high school reunion. It was originally scheduled as a 40 year reunion, but was postponed numerous times due to pandemic travel restrictions. So, it became a 43 year reunion. I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ April Colour challenge
Aqua + silver - I love this colour combo!

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Stencil It

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18 April 2024

Never Never Creek



I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ April Colour challenge #1
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Stencil It

I used Dusty Attic Leaves #3 stencil with white acrylic paint.

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09 April 2024

Chasing Rainbows


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Daydream - A5 stack patterned papers
Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer - Sunbleached patterned paper
Scrapbook Fantasies Out & About - Camping chipboard
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops - Soft Mint (metallic) dimensional paint

I'm sharing this page at Cocoa Vanilla for the April Chasing Rainbows challenge, featuring a big rainbow.



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08 April 2024

Elsie

I scrapped another page for my 1990's retro album. I've only got one picture of this gorgeous Golden Retriever "Elsie" who belonged to my future sister-in-law. Back in the 90's I lived on an island in the Whitsundays and there were no pets permitted, so I would get a 'dog fix' every time we visited friends or family on the mainland!



I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ April Colour challenge + use stencils


Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Favourite animal


I couldn't resist adding these little puffy sticker embellishments that have been in my stash forever:


15/05/2024 ~ EDIT TO ADD:  Thrilled to be featured in the Top 3 at Scrap Challenge YOUrself.


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06 April 2024

Sweet 16

Playing with Kaisercraft Stargazer collection - one of my favourites!



I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers Pick 3 April challenge, using these criteria:
* GIFTING ~ For a birthday {J-girl's 16th birthday}
* DETAILS ~ Add the date + silver twine
* WORDS ~ Title 4 or more words + 2 or more fonts on the page + journalling

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05 April 2024

Believe in yourself



I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers Screen 2 Scrap challenge, this month inspired by this movie poster from Silence of the Lambs:

Image source: Wikipedia

I included all criteria -
* Head shot {my daughter, photo stolen from her social media}
* Butterfly {Vicki Boutin Storyteller collection}
* Skulls {Basic Grey Eerie - Beware patterned paper}

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04 April 2024

Sketch layouts




This is another page for my 3 Girls travel journal.  The base page is from Teresa Collins circa 2007, the wood veneers are Cocoa Vanilla Free Spirit, and the rest is from my 'clear the desk' bowl of bits and pieces.  I'm sharing at Soul Scrappers for the April sketch challenge.  

Image source: Page Maps August 2022

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I'm sharing this page at Shelley's Land for the April sketch challenge.  More paper scraps from my offcuts.

Image source: Page Maps August 2014

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03 April 2024

Hit the open road



This page was created for Scrapping Clearly ~ Palette Play: Vintage Charm


I was happy to use some silver/grey background paper that has been in my stash forever, which I think worked quite well for a road trip theme. I have a LOT of road trip scenery photos and it's fun to try different colour combos to add interest to my pages. For my title I used a pre-made cutfile from Scrapbook Fantasies, and backed it with paper scraps that matched the colour swatch.

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02 April 2024

Serendipity

A page for my NQ travel album ~



I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the April One Word challenge, featuring the letter S for SERENDIPITY {Websters Pages Make a Wish alphabet stickers}.  I've included the additional criteria of paper strips from an assortment of scrap papers.

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01 April 2024

White with... BLACK

Here's my design team project for the April White with 1 challenge. I do love a bit of black and white...


* Colour ~
Use BLACK on a WHITE cardstock background to create your layout.
* Mood board ~
Share which element/s inspired you {sea theme, netting}
* Must include ~
Vintage black & white photo {c1946-1948, from my Mum's collection}



I used patterned paper from Basic Grey {Black Tie ~ Saville}, and upcycled netting from a fruit bag. 

Also sharing my page at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

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29 March 2024

Autism Month

Scrapping some photos from last year's Autism Month light-up in Brisbane ~



I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ March monthly challenge.
Journalling + Nuvo Drops. I used Apple Green (gloss) and Soft Mint (metallic).

* Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Colour Palette


* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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I had a hard time photographing this layout - lots of throwback light from the holographic colours! I'm sharing this page at:

* Scrapping Clearly for the Easter Cyber Crop
Challenge #2 ~ Choose a colour palette that reflects the spirit of Easter. I went with the vibrant option with a Cadbury-inspired foiled purple, rainbows and gold.

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17 March 2024

Monty's



I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ March cyber crop
Journalling on circles + Nuvo Drops
~ Nuvo Crystal Drops: Duck Egg Blue
~ Circles: I used Sunlit Anywhere Punch and EK Success circle punch

This layout is a companion page for THIS ONE.

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16 March 2024

Urunga boardwalk, again



I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ March cyber crop
Use sentiment strips with quotes/sayings + Nuvo Drops
~ Nuvo Crystal Drops (metallic) Soft Mint and Shimmering Rose
~ Sentiment strips: Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park - Bright Lines patterned paper

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11 March 2024

Ernest Junction

Local weekend exploring...



Page design inspired by the Soul Scrappers March Blast Off challenge:
5 punched circles {2 large, 3 small}
4 patterned papers {2 each from DCWV Bella Armoire and Scenic Route Cape Town}
3 stars {sequin stars - more than 3}
2 portrait photos {selfie fails!!}
1 metal embellishment {doggie paper clip}

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This layout is based on the Soul Scrappers March Sketch challenge:


Image source: Page Maps April 2021

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10 March 2024

Smile & say cheese

A flashback to 2014



Inspired by, and sharing at:

* Scrappy Friends ~ Rochelle's sketch
I rotated the sketch 90ยบ


* Scrappy Friends ~ Stacy's Tic Tac Toe
I used the left column: STICKERS, DOODLING, GEMS


* Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Colour Palette


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WHITE WITH 1 - Shape it Up!

We're cyber-cropping at White with 1 this weekend, with a fun SHAPE IT UP theme.



I've created a sample layout for two of the challenges ~

#2 ~ Jane's challenge Select your colour of choice and use WHITE cardstock as your base. Select TWO shapes of your choice and use them for your page so they are the main elements on your page.



White with blue - RECTANGLES + STARS
This is a page for my 2021 Outback Queensland travel album, using up scraps of Kaisercraft and Vicki Boutin papers from my BLUE assortment of offcuts. The stars are coloured with Polar Blue VersaColor ink.

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#3 ~ My challenge Select your colour of choice and use WHITE cardstock as your base. Select THREE shapes of your choice and use them for your page so they are the main elements on your page.



White with fuchsia - RECTANGLES - TRIANGLES - CIRCLES

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09 March 2024

Windorah



I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ March monthly challenge. Journalling + Nuvo Drops.
I used Sugared Almond and Duck Egg Blue. The first layer (Sugared Almond) lost dimension - I don't know why, but I'm wondering if it was because of the high humidity we've been experiencing here? The second layer held up a bit better, but I added those dots late at night, when it was cooler.

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08 March 2024

Outpost



I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers March Mystery challenge featuring BANNERS.

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07 March 2024

LDST, continued

A few more pages for my Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail album. I have so many photos still remaining to scrap from this amazing experience.


Materials
Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park patterned papers
Scrapbook Fantasies Super Funtimes - Colour Cuts die cuts flower
Buttons from my habby stash

This page was inspired by the Soul Scrappers March Moodboard, and adding FLOWERS.


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This double layout was inspired by the Soul Scrappers March Pick 3 challenge. I chose:
* LAYOUT - Double (own choice)
* TITLE - Include numbers {Thickers - Roller Rink glitter chipboard}
* MISC - Two or more patterned papers {Kaisercraft Sparkle collection}

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