Tuesday, 6 March 2018

March Mini Kit

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I have based my  mini kit on the papers from the March kit.

Here's my line up. There is not a whole 12x12 paper among it, only smaller pieces.
I added some embellishments to the mix
 With this group I have made...........
Some pages for a mini travel journal

Saturday, 3 March 2018

4 crafty chicks

4 crafty chicks has a sentiment challenge.

I often make inspirational "happy cards". This is one of those.
My sentiment says Today it's a beautiful day
I made it sunshine yellow with some gold flowers.

Lets get sketchy and Case this sketch

Let's get sketchy has this mood board.
As soon as I saw it I thought about flamingo paper that I have been hoarding.
It matches the bright pink and the flip side is all of those colours featured.

I found 2 photos from a trip we went on through a fern laden forest.I had the road view plus a close up.
They were matted on Jade green spotted paper. I double matted the bright pink flamingo paper on a pale pink then olive green.With 2 busy papers, I needed to delineate the border.
My journaling card says happiness(also my title.)
On it I have placed a small FWAB Jack vine.
I've finished my layout with a round pink brad.
I haven't used flowers as I feel the layout is busy enough. Sometimes "Less is best".

Then using the leftover papers I went to Case this sketch

I used the pink flamingo paper as my background.
The strip is from the reverse side.
I decided the black rosette went well with it, so I've opted for bright pink/black &white theme.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Stuck?! sketch February 15th

I have a photo of my daughter's paintball team to scrap. This sketch  suited what I wanted to achieve.
I started by double stitching the 2 circles in the background. The purple card with the splats is actually a Christmas card recycled.
The other embellishments are all from my Counterfeit kit, excepting the purple ribbon at the top.
I chose the orange circle awards to contrast to the duller colours.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Try it on Tuesday

Try it on Tuesday has a vintage challenge.
I'm finishing up my Counterfeit kit for this month and found I still had the vintage lace to use.

I've chosen 2 aqua papers but made them more vintage by using pinecone ink and a punched border on the spotted one.
I added the vintage lace (from my grandmother) along the right hand edge.
My tag in the centre features a fussy cut picture of a compote of fruit 
with some neutral grey and white papers. I added some enamel dots to finish it off.
Hope you like it!

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

CSI challenge.

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It has been a while since I did a CSI challenge. The bear picture and the colour scheme goes with my Counterfeit Kit.
Here are the criteria.

  • Solid white background
  • Floral pattern
  • Hearts
  • Balloons
  • Birds
  • Butterflies
  • Clouds
  • Leaves, flowers
  • Strawberry or other fruit
  • Birds, rabbits, or other animals
  • String
  • Colored pencils
  • Draw something or use elements that have a hand-drawn look
  • Something fuzzy (e.g., felt)
TESTIMONY (Journaling ideas)

  • Topic: Document something special about the one you love.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a February prompt.
  • Presentation: hand write your journaling with a colored pencil.
  • Writing Format: Write a love letter.
  • Inspiration Words: love, flourish, wild

I started with a Kaiser paper, mainly white, but with touches of green and writing on it.
I also had in my kit a half of a shaped Kaiser paper featuring roses in pinks and greens.
After cobbling those together, I matted my photo in brown, then on a scrap of pink .
I popped a doiley under the mat to add depth. 
Next I added some butterfly stickers from Sassafrass Lass and some wood veneer leaves.

Checking the colours they're all there.
Evidence is floral pattern, butterflies, leaves, animals, drawn element.
Testimony I used 2 of the 3 inspirational words.

This is one of two rescue grizzly bears on Grouse Mountain in Vancouver
Their names are Grinder and Coola. I'm not sure which one this is but it came right over to us.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Use your stuff

At Use your stuff they want sparkly.

I had a pretty box from something I received at Christmas.
It had a window on the front and I thought I could use it on this card.
The picture of the girl is from a scrap of patterned paper.
My sentiment goes well across the fold in the box and I used stickers from MME across the bottom of the card.

Meanwhile at Mod Squad challenges the theme is winter.
I've made a card that says Warm thoughts and features a watercolour background in blues and purples. My tag has snowflakes on it.