Monday, July 1, 2024

Book Nook


Oh my goodness. I love this so much. I want one.

I love to read. We have lots of books. We're renovating our laundry this month. It's a huge space, so we are dividing part of it off and making it into a library. It won't be so magical as this though.

This is Archiscraps' July challenge.The extra criteria is:

Put a large hole in your page with a layer underneath it.

You must do that to qualify to win the prize.

Here is my layout. I wish it was a book one, but oh well.

I cut out a shape on my cardstock that reflected the shape of the roses in the flowers in the bouquet. It also highlights the top photo.

Maybe you can do better, come up with something more exciting. Give it a go hey.

Enter on the FB page.

Dale x

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

A Christmas scrapbook page

May is going to be a fabulous month with lots of fun stuff happening.

Do you like this classy image?

If it inspires you, let me tell you how you can get creative with it.

I've been on a Design Team for a scrapbooking challenge blog for month years now. It is called Archiscraps. You are given an image and a criteria to include and you need to make a layout inspired by it.

There are several designers who give examples of each month's image. You can view their work, and mine, here.

Then, once you have created your page, go and upload it to the facebook page album here.

I saw this image and thought of Christmas. I loved the gold accents too.

The criteria to follow is: Black/ white/ red /gold and something hanging. (Like a charm or bead etc)

Here is my page. I definitely needed to add some black and I had this great sparkly red cardstock.

I saw the hanging wreath but didn't want to add a wreath so I added a chipboard circle as my title.

I have a few gold accents throughout. I think that the gold banner really pops.

I had a fun tassel which I added using a gold brad.

I've definitely met all of the criteria. Make sure you do. The DT vote on each month's entries and we do make sure that the winner has met it.

Best of luck. We'd love to see your entry.

Dale x

Monday, April 1, 2024

Double scrapbook page layout

This picture is your inspiration for April 2024's Archiscraps' challenge. Isn't it grand?

You must use brick texture on your layout.

I have a small Prima brick wall stamp. I've used two ink colours on it and stamped it in four places on my double page layout.

Pop over to the blog to see the inspiration from the other Design Team members. Make up your own layout and enter it on the facebook community page. Easy.

Dale x

Friday, March 1, 2024

Cat scrapbooking layout

Hello all. 

Hard to believe it is March.

Look at this really super fun image we have to inspire us this month at Archiscraps.

Criteria is to include a cat (of any kind).

I own a cat so this was an easy one for me.

I've used brown and a bit of criss crossing of papers.  Also added in some foilage. There  is one cat, in amongst the trees. My Georgia. She likes to go for walkies on her harness in my garden.

Get to it. I know I'll love all the layouts this month (or cards).

Head to facebook to enter.

Dale x

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Christmas double page scrapbook layout

Happy 2024. Hope it is, for all of us.

Check out this quirky inspo pic that Archiscraps has for you this month.  Cute, right!

Criteria below.

Use toothpicks on your layout or card.

Some of the other DT members have been super creative.  For me, it was a chance to use some toothpick flags that I had created a few years back. Christmas inspired. I'm still a bit in Christmas mode to be honest. 

Here is my double layout.

I am woefully behind on my Christmas album. Oh, well. haha 

Hope you can join in. Head to the fb page to add your entry.

Dale x