25 April 2017

Adventure Awaits

What a pretty colour at White.. with 1 this month:


I did my best using the blues that remain in my stash, and I used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:


Materials
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day ~ Superb patterned paper
Websters Pages Hello World - Silly patterned paper
Kaisercraft Offshore - Breaker patterned paper (fussy cutting)
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Atlantic cardstock
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White paper flowers
Buttons
Blue scallop trim
Art Wrap Mini Badge flair button

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21 April 2017

Climb the mountains

I'm slowly making progress on my Girraween album, one double page at a time...


Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
Green paper clip

I'm sharing this one at Soul Scrappers for the Escape to Nature challenge, where the theme is MOUNTAINS.

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17 April 2017

Lots of stitching

This layout was inspired by sketch challenge #SC111 at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine - Ava patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Charm patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Rapture patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Magic patterned paper
Kaisercraft Li'l Primrose - Fancy Dress patterned paper
Kaisercraft Elegance - Catherine patterned paper
Prima Zephyr wooden ticket
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White paper flowers
Wooden heart buttons

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Materials
Kaisercraft Esperance - Ocean Tide patterned paper
Kaisercraft Lush - Magpie patterned paper
Kaisercraft Pickled Pear - Thyme patterned paper
Kraft cardstock
Echo Park Kate - Lowercase alphabet die

I'm joining in two challenges with this layout:

* Colorful Creations ~ Hello, my name is... Karen
Use only items that start with my first initial... K!  I had to ponder quite hard to make this one work (which makes for a true challenge, n'est-ce pas?)   My items are Kaisercraft patterned papers, Kraft letters and Kate font.  No embellishments, because I couldn't come up with any that started with 'K'!! and the busy papers are enough, I think.

* Archi-Scraps ~ Sewing


This is the inspiration image, which I believe is actually a clever photo manipulation (image watermarked with Worth1000) but wouldn't it be cool if it was a real building!  I used lots of machine stitching on this layout, one of my favourite techniques.



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15 April 2017

Frames

Two different challenges this month have the theme of FRAMES so I rifled through my stash to find some wood veneer frames to use on these layouts.

This one is for The Scrap Suite cyber crop:


Materials
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Swingin' patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Grid/Teal Wood patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing - Kraft Unique patterned paper
Craft Stall plywood craft frame


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This double pocket page is for the Mystical Scrapbooks April challenge. Click to enlarge:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Craft Stall plywood craft frame
Alphabet cutting dies
Crafty Fox Mini Flowers - White paper flowers
Simple Stories Daily Grind - 3x4 Elements journal card
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Daffodil paper flower
Memory Box Reed Bird cutting die
Baker's twine

I'm also sharing it at UnstampaBelles for the April To Die For theme. I used an alphabet die to make my title, and the little birdie is a Memory Box die.  (I die-cut the letters and bird from a Twinings tea box, because it was the perfect shade of not-quite-red.)

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10 April 2017

Border Ranges

Scrapping my way through some more Border Ranges photographs, from our Lions Road day trip.  I've printed up some photo montages, which I find speeds up the scrapping process a bit.

This one was inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Soul Scrappers, with the criteria of layering, butterflies and wood veneer:


Materials
Kaisercraft Esperance - Ocean Tide patterned paper
Creative Imaginations Mistletoe - Mistletoe Song patterned paper
Baker's twine
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice wood veneers
Manilla tag
Ranger Tim Holtz - Bundled Sage distress ink
Vintage book pages

I'm not entirely sure which way the butterflies should go.  I tried both ways and neither looked quite right, so in the end I just stuck them down!

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Materials
Black cardstock (upcycled from a document cover)
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Dilly Dally - Best Vines patterned paper
Creative Imaginations Mistletoe - Mistletoe Song patterned paper
Crafty Fox Mini Flowers - White paper flowers
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White paper flowers
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Pale Green paper flowers
Green Tara 2.5cm Petals - Green paper flower
Baker's twine x2
D-lish Scraps wood veneer owl
MFT Die-namics - Letter Letters alphabet dies (negative)

I'm entering this one at:

Mystical Scrapbooks ~ 1-2-4-5 challenge
    1 cardstock
    2 string/ribbons
    4 patterned papers
    5 flowers

.* UnstampaBelles ~ To Die For ~ (Twist: add a bird)
I have a die cut title (I used the negative) and a wood veneer owl:



* Stamplorations ~ Things with Wings


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09 April 2017

Wings & things

Another page about our spring vacation to Lightning Ridge:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Simple Stories Homespun - Insta-squares filler cards
Red chevron washi tape
D-lish Scraps resin bird
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Scalloped Circle Small cutting die
Red paper clip
Upcycled kraft/gold shopping bag
Upcycled Twinings tea packaging
Alphabet cutting die (unknown brand)

I'm sharing my page at:

* Stamplorations ~ Things with Wings


* UnstampaBelles ~ To Die For (Twist: add a bird)
I made my title with alphabet cutting dies, and added a resin bird.

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06 April 2017

Girraween, continued

Some more pages for our Girraween mini album:


Materials
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms - Wheelbarrow patterned paper
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
My Mind's Eye Boy Crazy - Seeing Stars patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
October Afternoon Mini Market - Gray & Cream alphabet stickers
Yellow paperclip

I'm sharing this spread at:

* Crafting When We Can ~ Animals
I never tire of seeing our Australian animals in their native environment.

* Clique Kits ~ Anything Goes

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Materials
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Turquoise Mist cardstock
Washi tape
Kaisercraft Cream paper flower
Kaisercraft Olive paper flower
Green paperclip

I'm sharing this one at Soul Scrappers for the Song Lyrics challenge, featuring lyrics from Savage Garden's Truly, Madly, Deeply (one of my favourite songs!)

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05 April 2017

Snapshots @ Carlo


Materials
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Swingin' patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - High Flyer patterned paper
Webster's Pages Hello World - Silly patterned paper
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge punch
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Daffodil paper flowers
Wooden heart buttons
Yellow paper clip

This layout was inspired by two challenges:

Stuck?! Sketches ~ 1st April sketch
I simplified the sketch a little to suit my scrapping style, but the main elements are retained.

* Scrap Our Stash ~ Tic Tac Toe
BORDER PUNCH: I used a Martha Stewart deep edge punch
STITCHING: Machine stitched large background circle and border
YELLOW: Flowers, buttons and paperclip

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This layout was inspired by the April scraplift challenge at A2Z Scraplets:


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - High Flyer patterned paper
Cre8tiv Designer Paper - Eco patterned paper
Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine - Ava patterned paper
Kaisercraft Loire Valley - Japonica patterned paper
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Daffodil paper flowers
A2Z Scraplets Flourish 10 chipboard
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces die cuts
Twine

This layout by Louise Turner was the inspiration for my page:


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04 April 2017

Rockhampton album, still in progress

I added two more pages to my Rockhampton mini album.

I love photographing birds, so of course I tried to catch a few shots during my walk on the headland at Rosslyn Bay:


Materials
Want2Scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
Basic Grey Knee Highs - Hopscotch patterned paper
Memento Spring Collection - Tulip patterned paper
Cre8tiv Designer Paper - Eco patterned paper (fussy cut leaves)
Value Craft plastic flower beads
Feather cutting die

I'm joining in these challenges:

* UnstampaBelles ~ To Die For (Twist: add a bird)
I used a feather cutting die, and my bird is in the photograph.

* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes 

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I also love homewares stores!


Materials
Want2Scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
My Mind's Eye Dreamy - Daydream - Funky Flowers patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl - Inspiration patterned paper
Vintage book paper
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
Baker's twine

This page was inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at the Scrap Suite March cybercrop. I chose the row:
BLING, JOURNALLING, BUNTING, TWINE

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03 April 2017

Guesting at Scrap Boutique

I'm thrilled to host a challenge for Scrap Boutique this month.  Scrap Boutique Fitting Room is a public group on Facebook, and everyone is welcome to join in.

This is my layout, featuring TEXT or SCRIPT:


Materials
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Wood patterned paper
Fancy Pants Hopscotch - Classic patterned paper
K & Co Jubilee - Bright Flowers patterned paper
Vintage book paper
Leaf cutting dies
Stencil Girl Rembrandt's Words stencil
Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart wood veneers

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

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02 April 2017

Life is Beautiful

Sharing some more pages from my Girraween mini album...  These ones are scenery shots from the summit climb:


Materials
My Mind's Eye Our Boy - Family Green patterned paper
Simple Stories Life Documented - Bits & Pieces die cut title
Glitter washi tape

I'm sharing this page at the One Word challenge at Soul Scrappers, inspired by the word BEAUTY.

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Materials
My Mind's Eye Our Boy - Family Green patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
Twinings foil packaging

I'm sharing this page at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge for April.

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01 April 2017

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter!  This is our cute inspiration photograph at Pixels and Paper for April.

I went on a photography expedition for this assignment.  I visited some local shops and took photographs of the Easter goodies which have started to spring up everywhere!


Materials
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Charm patterned paper
Li'l Davis Crillon - Motif Pearl patterned paper
Corrugated cardboard
Basic Grey Serenade - Bowler Hat patterned paper
Memory Box Adelaide Stem cutting die
K&Co product packaging (kraft motifs)

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

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