LJ Scraps: 2017        

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Uniquely Creative Nov Kit 2017 .....Part 3

Hi there scrappy peeps,

I am continuing on with my share of my Uniquely Creative November kit layouts today. 

This layout (no. 7)was based on Kasia's awesome Beach Babe layout from the Magazine. I loved the scribbly circle die that was one of the add ons this month. I can see this one being used a lot in my layouts.

Layout number 8 was a challenge I set myself to use all the cute little barcode strips off of the Kaisercraft patterned papers.

I was pleased with how this turned out so it might be a go to layout when I get a stack of strips next to the trimmer.

I also made a pocket page to include the rest of the photos from our Shore Excursion at Tangalooma.

If you are counting along that is layout number 9 and I have more to share tomorrow ...

Happy scrapping

Lisa J

Friday, 8 December 2017

Uniquely Creative Nov 2017 Kit....Part 2

Hi there,

Continuing on with my share of the projects I have created from November's gorgeous summer themed kit from Uniquely Creative.

Layout 4 "Pacific Jewel" was a based on Maria Aloisi's inspirational layout from page 17 of the magazine. I loved her banner idea and adapted it a little to suit my giant photo from our boarding photo for our family cruise.

And yes we did do matching shirts - they were pretty cute.

Layout 5 is based on another of Maria's gorgeous examples; another layout for my cruise album.

Layout 6 is a mix of a layout by Alicia McNamara in the Kaisercraft magazine and a layout by Kasia Leach from the Uniquely Creative Idea magazine.

This is a pic of my gorgeous baby sister at Laurieton.  We love summer holidays camping by the beach.

I'll share the rest of my projects tomorrow,

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Scrapping

Lisa J

Uniquely Creative November 2017 Kit...Part 1

Hi there,

If you have ever looked at Uniquely Creative's kits and considered getting them....just do it.
They are absolutely brilliant value and the projects are awesome.

I spent last weekend playing with November's kit.

I think I am up to my 10th layout from this kit but I am now down to a few scraps of paper...maybe I can squeeze out one more.

My first layout from the kit is "Sunshine" based on Tracey Schulz's awesome cover layout this month. The beach ball diecut was a fun addition to our kit this month. The Sunshine title was a die that was included - how awesome is that.

Layout No. 2 

Layouts 2 and 3 were based on Sue Plumb's amazing layouts this month.

"Soak up the Sunshine" started with a background I had messed up and absolutely hated....but it had the right colour. I was experimenting with Colour Blast Shimmer powders and it didn't quite turn out as planned.

So my horrible mess ended up pretty cute when based on Sue's gorgeous layout.

Layout 3

I will continue on with my layouts from the Nov Kit tomorrow...but as I said I would highly recommend them.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Scrapping

Lisa J

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Scrap the Boys November

Hi there scrappy peeps,

This month's challenge at Scrap the Boys is a moodboard

And here is my effort, starting with a Kraft background and Dylusions paint in Cut Grass.

And a bit of a closer look.

This was a lot of fun to make and I always love it when I get some old stash used (like the 7 Gypsies Black Photo turns used here).

Happy Scrapping


Monday, 20 November 2017

White With 1 November

Hi there,
It has been a while between challenges for me but I was determined to give this month's White with 1 challenge a go.

How bright and cheery is this colour - it just makes me happy.

Here is my layout:

I started with Dylusions Paint in Pure Sunshine spread with a credit card on my background and layered a Tim Holtz stencil with some texture paste and stamps from Kaisercraft. I loved the contrast of the blue in my photo with the background.

I built up some layers of patterned papers from my scrap basket (there is even some Sassafrass Lass in the mix).  I have used some of my Flutterby embellishments and some bits and pieces of wood veneer to finish off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy scrapping


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Funky Flair Studio July Challenge

Funky Flair Studio have a cool graphic moodboard for their challenge this month

And here is my entry

The Wild flair badge is from Funky Flair Studios.

This layout was one I struggled with... it never quite went how I was picturing it. Can't love them all I suppose.

Are you playing along this month?

Happy Scrapping


Show us Your Stuff July Challenge

The July challenge at Show us Your Stuff is a gorgeous nature inspired moodboard.

and here is my layout:

I captured a selfie with a very inquisitive camel at the Hunter Valley Zoo in June.

My background is a brick stencil and Colourblast paste in leather and some Tattered Angels Spray in Riptide. Handmade items are a chevron from Charms Creations and Flair badge from Cut and Paste. I have added some tags from 7 Dots Studio and wood veneer from Kaisercraft and Flutterby Designs.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Scrapping


Thursday, 20 July 2017

White With 1 July - Lavender Lane

July at White with 1 the challenge is to use Lavender Lane and for extra inspiration a very pretty moodboard.

Once again, this month I found myself struggling to find supplies in a suitable shade to match the challenge. I have improvised as best as I could with what I had - after all it is meant to be a challenge :)

I started my layout with a Heidi Swapp stencil and some impasto medium, followed by some Tatttered Angels purple mist applied with the packaging technique. It was a bit to purple so then I sponged over some Heliotrope Versacube ink to try and soften the colour a little.

I added some stamping both in Heliotrope and black archival ink. The floral stamp set I have used is from the July Uniquely Creative Kit.

I then layered some vellum and ancient paper from Stampin' Up! behind the photo.

I have used flowers, wood veneer from Kaisercraft, a Lil Davis clay phrase as my title, cut apart phrases from Flutterby Designs and two flair badges from Funky Flair Studio to embellish and finish off my layout.

Are you playing along this month at White with 1? Here is a look at the prize I won last month from the random draw thanks to the Scrappers Garden.

You have to be in it to win it.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy scrapping


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Kraft + July Challenge

Kraft + has an interesting challenge this month: Roses three ways

When I saw the challenge I immediately thought of my most recent tattoo by the talented Eddy-Lou at FLT Tattoo Studio in Newcastle. I had Eddy-Lou design a custom Alice in Wonderland inspired piece for my thigh which of course had to include roses. I couldn't be happier with the end result - there is even a little number 4 playing card tucked into the Mad Hatter's hat to represent my four boys.

For the three ways challenge I have used in the background a Kaisercraft Rose Stencil with Colourblast paste, fussy cut rose paper from Aldi, Wood veneer roses from Cocoa Vanilla Studios and as a bonus my rose tattoo in the photos.

I have also used some super cute Alice flair badges from Funky Flair Studio.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy scrapping


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

July Scrap the Boys

July at Scrap the Boys the challenge is a great sketch by Laura Whitaker.

I stuck pretty closely to the sketch with my interpretation using three photos and the large banner element in the background.

The photos were taken in the car with the sun streaming through the windows so not the best quality but I really wanted to document this stage in my little guys world.

I have used lots of papers and goodies from Cocoa Vanilla Studios You Rock collection to complete my layout about my little guy and his plushie obsession.

I have also added in a little cut apart phrase from Flutterby Designs and some of their wood veneer stars. The little cork arrow was from American Crafts.
Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Scrapping

Friday, 30 June 2017

Show Us Your Stuff June Challenge

I am trying out the Show us Your Stuff Challenge for June this month at the last minute.

I chose yellow and orange for my colours. They are just so bright and fun. Happy colours.

The handmade items included on my layout are two flair buttons from Funky Flair Studio and a sweet orange heart from Charms Creations.  I also included some hand dyed crochet doilies.

I love colour challenges like this for stash busting my ever growing scrap container. The papers I have used include Sassafrass, Amy Tangerine, 7 Gypsies, Shimelle and Simple Stories. I added some interest to the background with Studio Calico spray in orange and Dylusions Spray in yellow together with some random stamping with black archival ink.

Happy Scrapping


Thursday, 29 June 2017

June Kraft Plus Challenge

The month of June features a pretty cool challenge at Kraft Plus challenges: Kraft plus one other colour of your choice.

Being a Mumma of four boys the obvious choice for me was blue.

I used the gorgeous You Rock collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studios (part of my amazingly generous prize from Scrapbooking Delights last month).

Love these pics of my little guy in his big brother's hat. He thought he was very cool.

The kraft patterned paper I have used was from the Basic Gray Basics collection back in 2009 (eek).

Have you entered the challenge this month?

Thanks for stopping by

Happy scrapping


June White with One Challenge

Hi guys,

This month at White with 1 the colour of choice is Teal Sequins. So pretty...but surprisingly hard to find in my stash. I may have to remedy that serious deficiency.

This month we also have sketch to get us started:

Here is my page:

I have used Teal paint from Dylusions through a chevron stencil for my background and then added some bits and pieces from Flutterby Designs.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Scrapping


Sunday, 18 June 2017

June Scrap the Boys Challenge

Hi Scrappers,

Over at the Scrap the Boys Blog this month they have a great colour challenge

I loved this colour combo. It is just so bright, fresh and fun.

Here is my take on the challenge

Love this photo of my boys with me back in 2013. Wow time really does fly. Must be time for another New Zealand adventure.

I have used the You Rock collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studios. The colours were just perfect for this challenge. The only other extras were a black and white text tag from American Crafts and a small cork heart.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy scrapping

Lisa xx

Boys will be Boys

Hi scrapbookers,

The Facebook event Rediscover your Stash 40 days of no spending hosted by Sara Scraps and Khristina Sorge has had some amazing challenges over the last month. One was this great sketch from Page Maps.

And here is my version of the sketch.

I still have to add my journaling on the notebook paper when I find my notes. I obviously put them somewhere very special.
The layout features the You Rock collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
Cocoa Vanilla's You Rock collection has to be one of my all time favourite collections. It is just so versatile.
The only items not from Cocoa Vanilla were the wood veneer stars from Flutterby Designs and the chipboard play sticker from Me and My Big ideas.

I wouldn't normally scrap on the diagonal like this but I am really happy with how the layout turned out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Scrapping


Miss Rosy - June Kaisercraft Blog Challenge

Hello everyone,

This months challenge at the Kaisercraft Blog is to use circles (and 80% Kaisercraft product) so since I love circular designs and I had some new Kaisercraft goodies with their cute pet line Pawsome I decided to join in the fun.

I created a circle shape with splashes of white mist to start and then layered punched circles, hearts and diecut pieces from the Collectibles. I layered my photo mat on a kraft tag and added some pops of pink from the Kaisercraft Happy Snaps line. Since I have four boys, when I get a chance to scrap two of my girl dogs I like to make it a little girly. The final touches were some enamel dots and a supercute bone shaped paperclip that has been in my stash forever.

Here is a closer look at some of the cute diecuts

That little pup just reminded me of Miss Rosy so much it was the start of the whole page.

And how gorgeous is that woodgrain background paper. I think I will need extras of that sheet.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping.