Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Show Us Your Stuff June Challenge

This month at Show Us Your Stuff, the challenge is a lot different to anything we have had for a long time. This month we need to dig into our old stuff, and create something. Here is the challenge:
So combined with a sketch, this one is pretty interesting. 
For my layout, the abandoned items I used are coloured card stock, felt die cuts, an acrylic frame, metal charms, printed transparency, stickers and a brad. The patterned paper is pretty old too, lol. Despite the challenge of trying to get these items to work together, it was a great challenge for really getting creative, which I hope I have. 
My hand made items include Charms Creations emoji, and a Charms Creations heavenly heart. I also have a Birdie's embellies emoji button, made by our own Vicki Burden. 
I hope you have a go at this challenge, don't be afraid of the old stuff, use it and get creative and have some fun. 
 Baby love

D-lish Scraps June share - Enjoy the little things

This is my final share for June at D-lish Scraps.
This layout is my interpretation of a challenge set by Michelle Stokes, for the May cybercrop at the Scrap Suite.
Now I don't have a Cameo Silhouette sadly, I would love one though. So I have had to rely on by Big Shot to do my die cutting. 
I was lucky enough to win some gorgeous dies from Couture Creations recently, this is the first time I have used them - the title and the leaf die at the right of my photo. I have otherwise used a Sizzix die to cut the leaf shapes. 
Here are some close ups of my layout:

The products I have used from D-lish Scraps are:

Enjoy the little things

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

D-lish Scraps June Share - Happy 50 Something

Back for my second share for D-lish Scraps for June.
For this layout, I used one of the challenges from the May cybercrop in the Scrap Suite. This is a challenge that was set by Sonia Cotugno.
This was a fun challenge, a great chance to show off numbers. 
This photo is from my most recent birthday, not divulging my age, lol. I used a really cool Dylusions stencil and Bo Bunny glitter paste to create the numbers on the background paper. 
Here are some close ups from my layout:

The products I have used from D-lish Scraps are:
 Happy 50 Something

Monday, June 13, 2016

Dlish Scraps June share - Sweet

This is the first of my D-lish Scraps shares for June, and it is featuring this months inspiration board:
For my layout, I used the sketch as a guide, and loved the butterflies as well. 
I had this very cute photo of my friends grand-daughter, the colours were perfect to match her cardigan. 
On my layout, I used a gold foil doily behind my photo. I added a felt polka dot bow and a wood veneer heart
I twirled some coloured wire, which I tucked under the star flower

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Challenge for Deer and Fawn Designs

This is the Queens birthday long weekend, and it has been cold and rainy here. I was up for scrapping this weekend, and even though I haven't done as much as I would have liked, I have done some. I stumbled upon a challenge on facebook, set by Connie Hatch for Deer and Fawn Designs. The challenge was to use up 5 different patterned papers from your scrap stash, and a doily.
I liked the sound of this challenge, I am really trying to use up old stuff of late, trying to give it a modern take.
So for this challenge, I chose a photo, taken at Walhalla, on a recent weekend getaway with my husband. This historic village is awesome, and we walked and walked all weekend, just exploring on foot, this amazing place.
I certainly had no problems finding patterned papers in my stash that was scrap, I don't throw much out, it will come in handy sometime.
I used a piece of cardstock that I had prepared earlier that was a "negative" of  a stencil I had used on another piece of paper with Ken Oliver colour bursts (my fave product at the moment). I stamped around the edge of this as well.
I embellished simply with a Charms Creations lollipop, flowers and a handmade paper clip (made by me).
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.
 Historic Walhalla

Kraft plus June challenge

This month at Kraft plus, the challenge is to use puzzles.
I had every intention of finding an old puzzle at an op shop, but time has been against me lately, and I am not finding time to do things like that. So I have used a Sizzix die that cuts out puzzle pieces. 
I scrapped this photo of my Dad, who loves a puzzle. He has a stash of old puzzles from his childhood, and I don't know a puzzle yet that he hasn't figured out - good for the old brain - lol. We are on the hunt for a puzzle that will trip him up. 
For my layout, I traced around some puzzle pieces with a pen directly onto the Kraft cardstock. I then layered puzzle pieces cut with the die around the layout. I included a couple of question marks as a bit of extra interest. 
In my embellishing, I have created 2 clusters, using paper wire, which I have made a small tangle with. The cogs from Birdie's embellies represent the mind ticking over. I have some flairs from Funky Flairs Studio, and an arrow from Charms Creations
This was actually quite a tricky layout to complete, but I think it looks ok, and I think my Dad will like it. 
Thanks for looking at my layout and for any comments you may leave. 
 Puzzled Much? 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Scrap the Girls June Challenge

This month at Scrap the Girls, there is this awesome moodboard for inspiration:

Now this is so awesome, I had trouble with it. I had so many ideas going through my head, and then when I was trying to put it all onto paper, it was just looking terrible. I loved the "baroque" image in the moodboard, and wanted to be inspired by this, but it wasn't working for me. I really wanted to scrap this photo of my mum, so I had to rethink how I was going to approach it, and I eventually decided I was going to go shabby chic with it. Once I changed tack, it all came together.
I used one of the new Charms Creations hessian heavenly hearts on my layout, and then set the rest of the embellishment around this. I also included a cute flair from Studio 1440.
I love this layout, and I think my mum will too.
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.

Scrap the Boys June challenge

So it's winter, already!. It is wet and drizzly here in Melbourne this weekend, perfect weekend for scrapping. So I have managed to get this challenge done for Scrap the Boys.
So for this challenge, I was basically inspired by the colours, even though I struggle to scrap with such restrictive tones of black and white. However, for this challenge, I chose to get grungy, and I had fun with it. 
My husband, for as long as I have known him (30 years) has always wanted a Ford Mustang. Every time he sees one, he is literally drooling, lol. One day, he might just get one - maybe it will be our retirement car - hahaha. So this photo is of him admiring a Mustang, at a display of vintage cars in Melbourne on Australia Day. 
I stamped the background with a variety of stamps, then used the patterned papers, corrugated cardboard and washi tape to create the rest of the background. I used Charms creations chevrons and a tab to embellish with. I am really pleased with this layout, despite my hesitations with black and white. My husband even really loved this layout, lol. 
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave. 

 Mustang Dreaming