01 August 2020

August What's in the bickie tin? ...

Welcome to our August Challenge for What's in the bickie tin?

This month's requirements are:

Colours: Grey & Yellow
Distressing
Add a heart

A simple page this month again using up some older pieces from my stash where I happened upon a grey and yellow heart patterned paper (yay bonus!) I used along with a couple of "yet to scrap" photos from my files.


I distressed the edges of the kraft cardstock and yellow paper and lightly inked them as well then added in some enamel dots and two tiny heart stickers.

Hope to see all your layouts in our gallery.  

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

24 July 2020

Archi-scraps for July ...

Archi-scraps has a ART DECO theme as it's challenge this month.

The Art Deco period heavily featured black and gold and strong geometrical prints.  I have used a strip of transparency behind my photo and stamped onto my background paper to enhance the gold. A few strategically placed gold brads help to lift the page.  I inked my chipboard title in black.

I have also used a time period appropriate photo of my father and his sister on the family farm in the mid 1930's when children.


thanks for looking,
Jane xx


01 July 2020

July What's in the bickie tin ...

Welcome to our July Challenge for What's in the bickie tin?

This month's requirements are:

Colours: Black & Blue
Add a string
Add a tag
    This month I pulled out my 6x6 paper pads and selected papers from amongst these. I created my tags myself from smaller pieces and used back cardstock as my base.  

TIP
If you want your paper longer and you know some of it will be covered completely by photos or other patterned paper anyway, just cut it in half and move it down like I have done with my backing paper - it is 6x6 but cut and moved it creates the illusion it is a much larger piece.

Hope to see all your layouts in our gallery.  

Happy scrapping,
Jane

25 June 2020

Sleeping Beauty ...

Playing along with Unstampabelle's this month with their Magic theme tied to a Disney film.

Blog

I've selected Sleeping Beauty ...


thanks for looking,
Jane xx

QVB ...

Playing along with Archi-scraps this month using this photos as inspiration and the criteria of "domes".


Hmmm, domes I thought.  I've done all my vacations which featured domes and then I suddenly remembered I had some great snaps of the Queen Victoria Building (affectionately known as the QVB) in downtown Sydney.  This building is stunning both inside and out and is heritage listed.  Designed by the architect George McRae it was completed in 1898 and has undergone massive renovation in recent years to become the masterpiece it is today.


It is a beautiful building filled with amazing stained glass windows, decorative tiling, wrought iron balustrades and some outstanding architectural features.


Thanks for looking,
Jane xx

05 June 2020

Soul Scrappers in June ...

Playing along with a number of Soul Scrappers challenges this month.

PICK 3

Using yellow, buttons and stickers


TTT59

5 word title, floral patterned paper and enamel dots



thanks for looking,
Jane xx


01 June 2020

What's in the Bickie tin? for June ...

Welcome to our June challenge for What's in the bickie tin?

This month's requirements are:

Colours: Black & White
Add a banner
Doodle

This month I decided to delve into my stash of project life cards along with the off cuts of patterned paper I keep in a A4 plastic page protector to source some black and white for my page.


I've used an older vintage black and white photo and have run vertical lines alongside the edges of the cards in black pen to frame the space of the blocks.  I have created a little banner on my title card.  Black rhinestones and white enamels dots finish it  all off.

Hope to see all your layouts in our gallery.  

Happy scrapping,
Jane

17 May 2020

A little blue card ...

It has been a while since I played along with a challenge with UnstampaBelles so there is no time like the present!

This month it is all about Wind and/or Wings and Blue and White.

Apparently you can't use the same link twice so I need to have the card as a separate blog post.

So Card Part 2

I then used what I had left over from my layout to create a little card with appropriate blue ladybirds for the "wings".

thanks for looking,
Jane xx



A little blue layout ...

It has been a while since I played along with a challenge with UnstampaBelles so there is no time like the present!

This month it is all about Wind and/or Wings and Blue and White.


I decided to do it all and have used whatever blue patterned paper I had in my off cuts basket to put this page together also using a butterfly cutoff strip to add in some physical "wings".  The photo is a lovely scene of clouds and mist rising among the mountains (Blue Mountains west of Sydney) in the early morning. 

I then created a little card which I will put into another post.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx




15 May 2020

Soul Scrappers for May ...

Playing along with a number of Soul Scrappers challenges this month ... very happy to be scrapping again!

MBC#26 - Mystery Bag this month is anything Easter.
Always fun to document the consumption of chocolate!

RW42 - Random Word

I selected STYLISH from the list.
Always loved my daughter in this coat ...

International Scrapbooking Day Challenges


Use words, title or phrase from supplied poem.
 I used  ... Just as cool as you please ...
I use this technique a lot when I have more photos to add to a page but don't want to do a double layout.  I add 2 or 3 more to a 6x12 pocket page protector.


Photos on your layout must be a circle shape.
I have had this paper in my stash forever - time to use it up!

Feature a tag you have created.
Ahh the end of school when one door closes and the world awaits ...

Taking inspiration from this moodboard ...

I was inspired by the butterflies and the striking blue of the cushions to finally use this lovely photo of my MIL.

Thanks for looking,
Jane xx




                                         



01 May 2020

What's in the bickie tin? for May ...

Welcome to our May Challenge for What's in the bickie tin?

This month's requirements are;

The colour GREEN (as little or as much as you like)
Add some STRING
Use A STENCIL/MASK 

This month I have gone with a very retro feel to showcase a (dare I say it) retro photo. 



TIP
This green background paper has been in my stash for a very long time and is the thin paper variety - a clear indication of its age.  To give the paper more stability I adhered it to a piece of card stock from my stash in a ghastly colour I knew I would never use.

Hope to see all your layouts in our gallery.  

Happy scrapping,
Jane

27 April 2020

Soul Scrappers ...

I am playing along with a few different challenges at Soul Scrappers at the moment ...

First challenge completed is for Survivor for April where we are asked to create a layout with stars, lots of stars!

I used ink pads to blend onto several pieces of white cardstock in a colour-way to work in with the star patterned paper I had chosen for my page.



I then punched out a lot of stars!  These were added onto the patterned paper to cover the existing stars with glue dots to raise them slightly above the paper - hard to see in the photo but the effect is quite dimensional.



thanks for looking,

Jane xx