Friday, December 1, 2023

Outdoor Christmas layout

Hello there.

I've created an outdoor Christmas layout for my Design Team example at Archiscraps.

This is the inspiration photo.  Your entry must include a building OUTSIDE.

I've picked up the red and the lights to feature in my layout. Here is it.

I chose to make a little tree to add. I have painted and inked some white paper with red. Then I freehand cut it out. I also cut out a little basket for the tree and added basket weave with pen. I added a little glass star and some Christmas baubles.

Head over to facebook to check out this month's challenge. go here

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Embossed butterfly birthday card


At Archi-scraps this month the challenge is to use wet or dry embossing and the image below.

I chose to make a card.

I chose a similar colour scheme and used a butterfly embossing folder. So still something that flies that starts with "b" and lots of them.

Here is the inside.

Head to facebook to upload your entry.

Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Baby girl card

I love October. It's my birthday month. Yay for birthdays.

Here is my post featuring my Design Team offering for Archi-scraps.

Look at this fancy building. Can you guess what you have to feature? I bet you guessed doilies. You are right!

I made a little baby girl card.

Pretty cute, huh.

Get creating. Enter on facebook.

Dale x

Friday, September 1, 2023

All That Glitters - a scrapbook layout with gold accents.

Hello there.

I'm a fan of gold, especially gold jewellery.

This month's Archi-scraps inspiration building is below, plus you must feature gold accents on your project.

Here is my layout. It has a black background and a lot of gold in the photos and as accents.

What will you come up with? Enter on facebook.

Take care.

Dale x

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Archi-Scraps August challenge

Happy birthday to all the horses.

This month at Archi-scraps your creativity will be challenged.

Here is the inspiration picture to work with. Fancy living in this home!

AUGUST- Use curves, no straight lines (except the edges). Added extra is ribbon.

I have done a wedding page. Cut the cake.

My nephew got married in Donnybrook, WA earlier this year.

There are curves and circles everywhere here.

The background paper has circles all over it.

The cake is circular and sits upon a round table.

There are scalloped edges and curved edges on my patterned paper and stickers, plus I fussy cut that cloud.

I've made 3 felt flowers.

I added a sweet ribbon and tied it in a bow, to represent tying the knot.

What will you do?

Head to facebook to enter.

Dale x

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Guest Designing for Stick It Down

Happy news. I was chosen to be a Guest Designer this month for Stick It Down challenge blog. 

They do sketches each month, a double page, single page and a card. I typically always do the card challenge and that was how I got offered to be a Guest Designer for July 2023.

I chose to design a page for the single layout sketch. Here is what I had to work with:

I looked at that little rainbow and immediately chose to do a page of my nephew's wedding. They had a rainbow theme. Everyone had to dress colourfully.

Here is my page.

You see the lovely arch with the rainbow colours that they got married beneath. I thought that I would make some rainbow type arches in two corners as a feature. I used various coloured papers and cut them out using Creative Memories oval shapes. I inked each one and added some co-ordinating coloured beads for texture.

I've made sure to all the colours of the rainbow throughout my page. I've chosen to add my handwritten journaling underneath each photograph rather than in a block.

Thanks for having me at Stick It Down.

You can click on the link in the first line of my post to see all the details.

Dale x

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Thank you card in purple

I like this month's card sketch at Stick It Down.

Here is what I made.

I've been into purple just lately. Did you know that a person who loves the colour purple is called a Porphyrophile?

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Scrapbooking challenge, use distress techniques

Welcome to July. One of Australia's winter months.  The photos in my scrapbook layout were taken in July 2019. I was in Borneo, where it was warm and humid.

This layout is created for the July challenge at Archi-scraps.

This is the inspo pic:"

The challenge is : JULY- Distressed

Use lots of inks to dirty it up, tearing edges etc. Make it look as wrecked as this house!

I took inspiration from the wood at the front of the house. I've used distress ink in forest oak and aged mahogany and done two types of tearing of paper. I've added in some wonderful leaf stickers as well. There are some trees in the inspo pic.

You can see that I'm upon a wooden deck, to lift us up a little bit from the Jungle floor. There are lot of mosquitos down there, amongst other things. Also, it protects the environment by keeping visitors on the path.

Come and join us, there's a prize to be won!

Dale x

Friday, June 9, 2023

A soft pastel coloured card

Here is a soft, mint and yellow coloured card. It features a frame, with a popped up framed sentiment.

This is for June's card sketch at Stick It Down.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Shoes on a page


A fun challenge for you at Archi-scraps for June.

It's to include shoes on your card or layout. Now, I love shoes. I have LOTS of them.

I chose to use cowboy boots for my project.

I took a fun pic of a couple of my friends' boots at an event that we were at. I wanted that pic to be the focus.

What will you do? 

Enter at the facebook page.

Catch y'all.


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

W is for Wedding card

Here is my card for May 2023's Stick it Down card sketch challenge.

This is the inside. Just a little something to add interest.

I'm attending my cousin's wedding next weekend and needed to make her a card.

Here's the sketch.

I've made my card square. I've matted some patterned paper, added some ribbon. I've used one big letter and added one small flower. All the main elements of the sketch are there.

Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Monday, May 1, 2023


Check out this fun pic to be inspired by for the May 2023 Archi-scraps challenge.

I know Lego is so popular. A store just opened to a big fanfare at my local shopping mall.

Here is the page:

When my kids were tiny I took them to an interactive exhibit of Lego in Myer in Perth City. They got to play at tables with tubs in the middle and they had a lot of fun.

I've hand cut some letters and hand sewn some beads on to them, put them on different coloured card and hand "faux" stitched around each one.

Enter your page at the facebook group page.

Dale x

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Blue and red card

 Here is a little card that I made today.

I'm submitting it to the Stick It down card challenge for April 2023.

Here is their sketch.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Beautiful ceilings are my jam

I j'adore an ornate ceiling. The World is full of them. I can't wait to visit and see more of them.

In the meantime, we can dream of being there by being inspired by Archi-scraps' latest challenge. Look at this magnificent architecture.

This is the Gothic Conservatory in Mexico. Such pretty colours and designs.

I chose to make a card. You need to include 5 florals and at least 5 circles.

I made a tall card to represent the columns and I added 1 strip of patterned paper and 2 strips of washi.

I then used circle cutters with some patterned papers that I felt matched the pic above. I also chose one large circle in the dark blue.

What do you think?

Hope you join in.

Dale x

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Pink Happy Birthday card


I have a sweet, simple card to enter into March 2023's Stick it Down challenge.

Above is the sketch to work with.

Here is my design.

I have also used the patterned paper from the front on the inside.

Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Sea theme at Archi-scraps

Archi-scraps' March theme is use a whale or sea theme and be inspired by this photo.

Here is my DT submission.

The beach subsets at Cable Beach in Broome are legendary.  The "money shots" are the ones with the yacht and a bird in them. The yacht is a hired one that takes people out to get the full sunset experience.

My journalling is all about the bird and there's a bird sticker too. Definitely nailed the sea theme. 

Take a look at the facebook page to see the other DT's submissions and then let's see what you will do.

Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Wedding card


My nephew is getting married shortly. I've made him a simple card for the big day.

The design is taken from a sketch at Stick it down.

Perfect for a wedding card.

Here is what I made.

I've also added a little something to the inside to hold cash.

I'm giving him a gift also but they wanted some cash for the honeymoon. Understandable.

I'm really looking forward to the wedding.


Dale x

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

February is the month of love

PINK. In capitals because:

What else is there to say? This is the challenge pic at Archi-scraps this month. The house looks like southern USA to me.  Just charming.

What inspires you? I'm not much of a pink lover myself. I have to wear it regularly though. I'm volunteering at the Fringe World Festival this year and this is the colour t-shirt they gave me.

I decided to make a card for my hubby for Valentine's Day. Here's the card:

You have to include a heart as the extra criteria.  Do you see mine?

What will you make? Add your entry on the facebook group page.

Happy Valentine's.


Dale x

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Cupcake birthday card

Here's a really simple card that I have made for the January 2023 Stick It Down card sketch challenge.

I decided to use a cupcake theme.

Here's the sketch I had to use.

Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Monday, January 2, 2023

It's 2023. Who's up for a challenge?

2023 is going to be a good year. Happy new year to my readers.

Here is my first scrapbook page of the year.

It is for a challenge at Archi-scraps, another year as one of their Designers.

The challenge is two fold. You must use the sketch provided and include a building.

Here's the sketch.

I've used just the one photo. You can flip the sketch too if you'd like to. Some of the other Designers did with their page.

I picked up the colours and the foilage from the photo to inspire my choices.

Hope you can join in. There is a prize to be won. Head to facebook to enter.