Monday, August 14, 2017

Flamingo Love

Hello everyone

Just popping in to share my previous weeks layout for All About Scrapbooks.

Flamingoes


How nice and tropical is this paper from MME? It's called Palm Beach and was perfect for these photos of the Flamingoes we saw in Seaworld on our recent holiday. They are my sons favourite!

You can check out some close ups of this layout over at the All About Scrapbooks blog.

Thanks
Fiona
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Enjoy Today - another Carsland Layout

Hi all

Another Carsland layout to share today, created for All About Scrapbooks.



 I LOVE this road paper from Fancy Pants' Dream Big collection - isn't it awesome? I've used the same collections papers for this page, the reds and yellows going so well with the Cars Land sign behind us in the photo. 

Embellishments I've turned again to the Cartopia range by Carta Bella, before finishing off with a little stamping and a 2Crafty chipboard title. 

You can check out the close-ups here.
 

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Cars Land with Cartopia

Hello all

My first share using Carta Bella's Cartopia collection for All About Scrapbooks this month. 



Love how the paper works so well with the background in my photo - part of the Cars ride at California Adventure Park. I used lots of the matching Cartopia embellishments along with a few pieces from my stash that worked in well - especially the Crate Paper Oasis Cactus. 

You can check out more details and product list here

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Scrap the Boys August Challenge

Hello everyone

Today I am sharing my DT layout created for this months Scrap the Boys challenge. The challenge this month is to scrap a 5x7 or larger photo. 

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory High Tea


I've used a 6x12 photo that has been fitted to an A4 size paper for my take on this and then added the smaller passport sized photos to tell the rest of the story of our High Tea we had that was Charlie & the Chocolate Factory themed - it was amazing as you can probably tell from Zane's face!

Join in with this challenge here: Scrap the Boys August

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Shimelle Little One

Hello everyone

A quick catch up of some layouts sitting in my drafts folder!! These layouts are all created with Shimelle Little One collection. A layout for my DT commitments at All About Scrapbooks and the next two are class pages I taught at our local crop day!

Happy Life - Alice in Wonderland


Baby Face

Adventure

Thanks for looking
Fiona
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hello Goofy!

Hi everyone

More Disney today, this time greeting Goofy in Toontown. I've used a combination of Doodlebug papers to create this layout - At the Zoo, Dragon Tails and Puppy Love and some Dylusions Paint. 

Hello Goofy!



Check out some close ups here

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona Johnstone

Friday, July 28, 2017

Timeless Beauty for Kraft Plus

Hello all

It's been a while since I have joined in with any challenges but a weekend retreat was the perfect opportunity to get lots of scrapping done. 

The challenge over at Kraft Plus this month is to use roses three ways - just perfect for this photo of my daughter dressed as Belle. 



I wanted to keep it simple so the focus was on the photo. I have used a Kaisercraft roses stencil, 2Crafty chipboard roses, rose patterned paper and a single red rose flower. I also doodled some roses on my border, so that's five not three!



Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Panda Love with Pandas and Popsicles

Hello

My daughter is totally in love with Pandas, so when Bella Blvd released this collection I knew I would have to have it!

A couple of layouts created with Bella Blvds Pandas and Popsicles for All About Scrapbooks.

Panda Love


This is where Lily fell in love with Pandas. It is Ocean Park in Hong Kong. Lots of Pandas to see here. This panda statue was outside one of the pavillions where some of the giant pandas were. 

Love the paper with all the little pandas on it, so cute!

Happy Days


Another holiday and a Panda sculpture in Singapore was a photo op! Love these bright colours popping again the black cardstock. 


Happy Memories



And to show the paper is not just for Pandas, I've used some of the plainer sides to create this layout of my son! 

Thanks for stopping by, click the titles to see more of these layouts over at the All About Scrapbooks blog. 

Fiona
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Happy Days

Hey there

Oh I just love the colours in this collection - Photoplays Rhapsody collection. The photo in this layout is a selfie of my sister and I up on the Gold Coast at MovieWorld earlier this year. 

Happy Days

Love the colours in this collection, stunning blues and oranges, softened with some lacy doilies and woodgrain background and embellishments. So fun.

Thanks for visiting!
Fiona
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Disney layouts

Hello everyone

Back at the end of April, I surprised the kids with a trip to the USA, particularly Disneyland in Anaheim! It was fantastic, we had the best time and naturally I have lots and lots of photos to scrap. So here are the ones I have shared so far over at All About Scrapbooks!


California Adventure 





Magical Memories 


 Meeting Pluto



For these top 3 layouts I have used the latest Simple Stories Say Cheese III and Echo Parks Magic and Wonder collections. I've also added some older Simple Stories Say Cheese collection embellishments. 

Close ups of the layouts can be found by following the links in the title :)


This last page was created with CVS You Rock paper, a piece of Simple Stories Say Cheese III paper and embellishments. You can see this layout here

Thanks for visiting
Fiona

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Stuck Sketch July

Hey there

Loved the first monthly sketch over at Stuck Sketches this month and created this layout of my daughter dancing with her favourite princess at Disneyland earlier this year. She was so excited and really was living the dream:




I've used a mix of Simple Stories Enchanted and Echo Park Perfect Princess papers and embellishments with some 2Crafty chipboard roses and title. 

My layout is based upon this sketch:



Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

You Rock

Hi everyone

To start my massive catch up post, I'm going to share some layouts I have created using Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock collection. I've used this for both Scrap the Boys and All About Scrapbooks:

First up, this months (July) challenge over at Scrap the Boys is a sketch challenge. You can find the sketch here and this is my take on it:

Seriously 

Last months Scrap the Boys challenge for June using Red, Yellow, Blue and White:

Awesome

and this one for All About Scrapbooks

Boy oh Boy


Isn't this the best collection? Find it here.

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

April Scrap the Boys Challenge

Hello everyone

Another one I thought I had scheduled while away!

Very late sharing this one, April's STB challenge is to scrap a photo of your boy helping out. Here is my take on the challenge:

Life


I've used Simple Stories Domestic Bliss collection on this layout. He needs a lot of practice still!!

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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PP Oh My Heart!

Hello


Catching up on a few posts I had only saved as drafts before I went away end of April!! These were both for 2Crafty using  Pink Paislee Oh My Heart collection. 

Going to keep it short and sweet as I have a few to catch up on!! 

Selfie

and To Read Pile


Thanks for stopping by, you can still pick up this stunning collection here

Fiona
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

More March Layouts

Hello

Back again and sharing some more All About Scrapbooks DT layouts:

This is Me



and My Super Hero


Love this page. I found a superman logo and cut it on my silhouette machine. Even dug deep into the stash and found these very old October Afternoon rubber charms!

Thanks for visiting
Fiona
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Crate Paper Oasis

Hello everyone

Catching up on my March DT Layouts for All About Scrapbooks. This month I had Crate Paper Oasis to play with and created these two layouts:


Today & Everyday



And my second layout; Vacation Time



Don't you love our new footers? Be sure to head on over to All About Scrapbooks and check out our new Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Scrap the Boys Reveal - Explore

Hi Everyone

A new month and a new challenge over at the Scrap the Boys challenge blog. This month it is all about DIRT!

Here is my take on the challenge:

Explore


I've used graphite texture paste over my background to create a "dirt" texture.  I have added a little colour with some patterned paper. Next I have continued the outdoors theme with some fussy cut some leaves from Echo Parks Jungle Safari range and added some gorgeous 2Crafty chipboard leaves. 

I've grunged up a raw 2Crafty chipboard frame with some random inking to frame my photo - a close up of my nephews dirt covered foot. 



Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Teams creations and join in on this months challenge here

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Posh Layouts

Hello everyone

Today I am sharing my layouts for All About Scrapbooks I have created this month using Simple Stories Posh collection.

This weeks layout:

Love





And this one from a fortnight ago:

Happy





Close-ups and details can be seen over at the All About Scrapbooks blog. Be sure to pop over and have a look!

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Antique Carousel - Guest Design Team over at ARTastic Challenge Blog

Hello everyone

I was very please to be asked to be a Guest Designer over at ARTastic Challenge Blog this month. Such a clever idea for a scrapping challenge - taking inspiration from Art.

This months inspirational art piece is Carousel Delight by Karen Pierce:



OOh I love carousels so I was so excited about this! The criteria is also to use butterflies on the layout. 

Here is my interpretation: Antique Carousel



This is the Antique Carousel in Florence Italy - we had a few rides on it over the course of our too short a visit to one of my most favourite cities! It is such a beautiful carousel. 

This challenge also gave me the opportunity to use this goreous Crate Paper Carousel horse that I had been hoarding for so long, as I just love it!  I have finished off the layout with some beautiful butterfly stickers which I have given some dimension with mounting tape to create an inflight motion to the page. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Love you to the Moon & Back for Scrapbooking Top 50

Hi Everyone

Lots of cool sketches around this month and I loved this sketch over at Scrapbooking Top 50  Australia this month. I have created this layout using a photo and papers that I have had in my stash for a while - obviously just waiting on the perfect sketch for inspiration!

Love you to the Moon and Back



Adore this photo of my two, taken 9 years ago - where did that time go? The gorgeous moon and the title are both 2Crafty Chipboard, part of the Love you to the Moon set.

My background is gelatos used as a watercolour and some subtle stars done with texture paste. The moon has been painted white then edged in the blue gelato. 



I've finished off with some gorgeous embellishments - some Cocoa Vanilla Studio and 2Crafty and these beautiful blue felt flowers that I have probably had in my stash for as long as the photo, I can't remember where I got them!


The layout is based on this sketch:



Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Love this!

Hello everyone

My latest page over at All About Scrapbooks last week, created using Crate Paper Heart Days, 100% inspired by the Cactus Paper - totally LOVE it!! 

Love This


You can check out some close-ups and get this cool paper here!

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Magic & Life is Always Better

Hello everyone

I had a couple of weeks off mid January so am just catching up on my two most recent layouts for All About Scrapbooks this month. 

My first layout Magic




and my class page for Crop Day - Life is Always Better



You can see details and close ups over on the blog - here & here!

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Scrap the Boys - February Reveal

Hi everyone

Very excited to be on the Scrap the Boys Design Team for this year alongside some very talented scrappers. New challenges are announced each month and this months theme is, Something New

Here is my layout - Rancor


This was one of Zane's favourite Christmas presents last year. It's from Star Wars, for those like me who have never watched it!

Head on over to the Scrap the Boys blog to check out the other entries and play along. 

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Kraft Plus - On your Bike

Hi everyone

Planning to be a bit more regular with the challenge entries this year. January almost got away from me, but have squeezed in the Kraft Plus challenge - On your Bike. The criteria is to use a bike on your layout:

Here we Go



Got out the Dylusions paints to have a play with the background, co-ordinating with the colours in my photo - it helps they go so nice together. Then I had a dig around in my scraps draw to find some papers to co-ordinate - some old Basic Grey B Side. 

A couple of close ups of my embellishment clusters. First up, a Charms Creations Hessian Heart, some Cocoa Vanilla wood veneer cogs, a prima flower and a cute bike flair that I have had for so long I can't remember who's it is!


and some Cocoa Vanilla goodies all together - flower, cog and limited edition flair!



Thanks for stopping by!
Fiona
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Don't let anyone ever Dull your Sparkle

Hello everyone

This week for All About Scrapbooks I have created a page using Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Make a Wish collection and some fab 2Crafty Chipboard pieces.

Don't let anyone ever Dull your Sparkle


I adore this paper collection with it's blues and pinks that work so fabulously together.

 I have started this page off with a watercoloured background using some Dylusion Ink Spray and water. Love that it gives just the right amount of colour and you can control how light or dark it is. 

The 2Crafty chipboard seahorse is my favourite thing on this layout - it perfectly co-ordinates with Lily's top and I have simply inked a few different colours - pink, blue, green onto it before adding some stickles. 

To see some close-ups of my layout, head on over to All About Scrapbooks blog

Thanks for visiting
Fiona
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Ready, Set, Go!

Hello everyone

Just popping in to share this fun layout created with Bella Blvd's Alex Collection and Dylusions Paints for my DT work with All About Scrapbooks:

Ready, Set, Go!


I had some fun playing with some paint layers before adding a little stamping and then some layers of patterned paper from the Alex collection. 

You can see some close up and detail over on this post at All About Scrapbooks.

Thanks for your visit
Fiona
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hello Sweet Heart

Hello everyone

My last December layout for All About Scrapbooks, Hello Sweet Heart using Crate Paper Cute Girl. 



I've swiped some Dylusions paint across the background and then used a credit card dipped into white Dylusions paint,  to make the criss cross pattern. 

Adore this pretty collection especially the pink and turquoise colour combination. 

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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