Create Your Own Sunshine #187

This is my Design Team Project for Scrapping4fun Challenges #187.

Our lovely sponsor for Challenge 187, OddBallArt‘s image comes with both a happy face and a sad face.

I wanted to create a project where I could use both images.

I colored both images with my Derwent Inktense pencils and water. My images are 8,5cm x 14,5cm each. This project was originally designed for 10cm x 10cm photographs.

I started by cutting 4 pieces of cardstock at 11cm x 15cm.

Then marked 5,5cm on the 11cm side of the first two blocks.

Then I connected the marks to draw a pencil line down the center of the two blocks.

Along these lines, I marked 5,5cm again.

On one block, I cut a long slit up to the 5,5cm mark and on the other block a short slit up to the mark.

I then repeated the process on the remaining two blocks, but I marked 5,5cm on the 15cm side of the block, connected the marks, drew a line, marked 5,5cm in and cut both up to the 5,5cm point.

I cut my two dolls at 7cm from the top. And stuck the happy top to the first block. My image is 8,5cm wide, so the 4,25 point aligns with the 5,5cm marking on the cardstock. If you use a 10cm x 10cm photo – it will be a lot easier to align the center of the photograph with the mark. All the word sentiments I used also makes it more difficult for the card to turn, so I would advise you to only use the photographs.

I then stuck the happy bottom to the second block. My image is 8,5cm wide, so again the 4,25 point aligns with the 5,5cm marking on the cardstock.

I then repeated the same process with the pieces of the sad doll.

I slided the happy face and bottom pieces into each other.

Then I slided the sad face piece in with the sad face over the happy face, but the bottom part of the same piece between the happy face and the happy bottom pieces.

Lastly, I slided the sad bottom piece in with the picture in front at the bottom part, but at the top part, I slided the card behind both the sad and happy faces.

The happy pieces was landscape at this point and the sad pieces portrait.

The theme for this challenge was stitching. I stitched the landscape pieces together and the portrait pieces together. This did not work as perfectly as I had anticipated. I would rather recommend sticking it together with washi tape or stitching on a separate piece of paper and then using that paper as washi tape.

What I really love about this project is the fact that I could incorporate both the sad and the happy dolls. This card would be perfect for somebody that is feeling a bit down – to turn that frown upside down!

Scatter Sunshine Along the Way #186

This is my Design Team Project for Scrapping4fun Challenge #186

I used the digital image, ‘Follow your dream’ from:

We would like to thank our wonderful Sponsors
Our Sponsor for Challenge 186 isAllDressedUp stamps

I roughly added bright colors to this beautiful image with Staedtler Triplus Fineliners, to give it kind of an arty feeling.

The word sentiment is from Penelope Dee Alyssia Paper – Cheerful: “Scatter sunshine along the way”. I can only imagine scattering rays of sunshine while floating in a hot air balloon…

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Blessed Beyond Measure #185

The theme for Challenge #185 on Scrapping4fun is “Friendship / Wedding / Valentine”.

I combined Friendship and Wedding with this layout of my make up artist friend, Vicky and I working behind the scenes on a wedding styled shoot and a video celebrating my 10 years as a photographer (video at the end of this post). The layout celebrates our special kind of friendship and captures how blessed I am to have her and talents in my life.

I used paper from Mintay’s “Lady” collection and the digi image – Make it Snappy – Friend Garden by our wonderful sponsor for Challenge 185, Bugaboo Stamps

I really enjoyed this Design Team Project for Scrapping4fun Challenges and I love how it looks in the end.

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Challenge 185 – Wedding / Valentine / Friendship

  1. You can create a – Layout, Card, Canvas, Mini Album, Mixed Media, “Off the Page” Creations
  2. Only new creations from the 5th of February 2021 onwards
  3. Enter a direct link to your creations into the link tool, not only to the main page of your blog. This makes it easy for the Design Team to find your creations to leave comments.
  4. Add a link back to our Challenge blog in your post.
  5. You may enter a maximum of 3 cards and on the 4th entry, you are free to select anything but a card!
  6. Only entries from Blogger and WordPress!!!!(to enter Challenges)
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  8. If your Challenge entries do not meet the above requirements your entry will be disqualified!

This Challenge ends on Thursday, the 18th February 2021, at 23:59 PM European Time.

The winner will be chosen by Random Org

I just have to share the video. How awesome is this?!

Until next time…

“Make Today Matter” #183

What an honor to join Scrapping4funChallenges as a Design Team member! This is my first project on the team:

I used a printable image called “Holly Painted Love” from our lovely Sponsor, Polka Doodles. Please visit their website:

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This is such a beautiful image. I really love it. I colored the image digitally using Adobe Photoshop. I then printed the picture on photo paper and inked the edges with distress ink, before sticking it to a white card with double sided tape. I added red glitter glue to most of the red parts. Finally I added the title: “Make Today Matter” from a title page by Penelope Dee. I enjoyed making this card for Scrapping4funChallenges.

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