Monday, November 1, 2021

November Archiscraps' scrapbook challenge

Well, I know everyone would like to visit this cathedral. I have, a long time ago. Can you pick where it is?  It is a great view of the inside of Notre Dame in Paris. Gorgeous, right?


It is the inspiration photo at Archi-scraps this month, plus you need to use gingham. I really do not care for gingham myself but have used it a fair bit when I first started scrapping due to it being part of the Creative Memories range of papers in various colours. Of course, I still have some of that in my stash.

Here is my layout.


I've used some as a strip on the left of centre. Plus, I've used some washi in three places. I've picked up the colours that my family are wearing in the pics. Nice and subtle.

Check out what the other DT have done and off you go and make something. Join in the FB page here.


November challenge at ARTastic

When I saw this month's inspiration painting it reminded me of a canvas I had begun at a workshop on 12/8/18. There was not enough time to complete it at the workshop so I brought it home and there it sat.

I was inspired to complete it as I think it very nicely relates to the painting below.



Emma Uber with "Beauty will save the world"

I had drawn the design in pencil and painted some of the flowers and that was all.  I decided to use black around the edges for a more striking look.

Here is a pic of it part way completed. 


Here a couple of what I consider to be done. I'm no artist so I really was a bit scared of stuffing it up.  It could be way better but it looks alright and I had fun doing it. Mainly, I am glad I finally completed it. So, thanks Jane.



Thanks for looking.

Dale x

November Unstampabelles' challenge - Make it colourful - 2 cards

Hi there,

Racing through the year now.

Time to see what I did for the November Unstampabelles' challenge. Here is the criteria.


 #117: Colour my World TWIST: make it colourful   

An open theme 


I chose to make two cards.  I really loved the pattern on a tissue box I had and decided to cut off the ends and make two cards from them. They had a lovely Australian botanical pattern.

Here is the box.


Here are my two cards.


I added patterned paper, ribbon, die-cuts and sticker sentiments. Couldn't resist some sequins to finish off.

Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Monday, October 4, 2021

October challenge - Unstampabelles - Story Time

I love October. My birthday month.

I love reading, particularly a good story. I love writing on my scrapbook pages and recording the story too.

This challenge is a wonderful one in my opinion.

Check out Unstampabelles #116: October

 Everyone has a Story                            TWIST: use a page from a book somewhere in                                                                                                                      your piece

I'm looking forward to seeing the entries. Here is mine to inspire you.


and each page, a little closer




The book page is an archival safe one from October Afternoon.

I do love to include memorabilia in my travel albums. Do you?

Hope you can join us. Check out what the other Designers did.

Dale x

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Friend card

Hi there.

I've created a card for the Stick It Down challenge.  Here is the sketch.




Here is my card.



I decided to go very girly and use purple and pink.

I created that fabric flower in the middle and have been waiting on a project to use it for.

I think the frame works very well.

Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Friday, October 1, 2021

October ARTastic mixed media challenge

Here is a fun challenge.

May be art
Lyn Butchart with Aquatic Art

Don't you love the colours! The extra criteria is mixed media with ink. Yay.

I made a card.

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This is a rather large card. I love the stencil I used. I added some soft lilac to white gesso. I've also stamped the green corner leaves and the sentiment. I've added a handmade lace and fabric flower that I made too.

You don't have to go the aquatic route, as I have shown, but of course you are welcome to.

Dale x

October Archi-scraps scrapbook challenge - a sketch

 This month's challenge at Archi-scraps is a sketch.

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The sketch is from "Stick it down." 2014 

I regularly participate in their card challenge. I even won it once and got to be a Guest Designer.

Here is my layout.

May be an image of cat

My cat was having marvellous fun playing with the banner from my husband's birthday party that we had left in the lobby the night before. 

I used a white background so that all the colour would be focused around the photo and I've used a few of the colours from the banner and added a banner too.  Pretty pleased with the end result.

Join us. Sketches are easy and this one is a bit different.

Dale x