Let’s go be Adventurers

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I love the fact that there are so many possibilities, so many different design possibilities within the scrapbooking world. No matter which basic layout you choose – creating a visual square or triangle, a single focal point or a grid with elements aligned – most of the time it works. This time I’m not quite satisfied with the layout but it is how it is and I won’t change it. What is she talking about you might think – well: I’m OK with the rectangle as it is, but then I sort of messed it up with the visual triangle (the three embellishments clusters).

But it is as it is now and I won’t change it!

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The photo is from Katja’s and Joerg’s visit last May. Although Katja is not totally in focus, I love the shot because it shows the movement very nicely. We were on our way around the Isle of Portland. They are both still smiling as we are at the beginning of our walk – soon I will scrap the photos when we arrived back at the car hours later.
Adventurers - dapfniedesign - close up 2 Adventurers - dapfniedesign - close up 1For this layout I used the the Dear Lizzy collection “Lucky Charm” by American Crafts. It got really nice colours and bold patterns which I like tu use at them moment. I also found more of 5th & Frolic and Neapolitan – very nice papers and maybe soon on this blog!

Have a good week my crafty friends! x

Together for a Laugh

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Happy Bank Holiday Weekend! How has it been so far for you? I am lucky and I have a few days off in a row which helped me already to sort our my photos, sitting down for some coursework and even scrapping another layout.

This time I used a sketch from the British magazine Scrap365, which now will be featured in CraftStamper magazine. But their blog is busting with great ideas from their talented design team. The latest sketch challenge can be found HERE and it is another one with circles (HappyScrappyFriends had a mood board with circles a couple of weeks ago).

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I started off my layout with the circles on both sides and as I didn’t have my sewing machine with me due to lack of space I used some baker’s twine and water colours to define the circles. I picked the collection “Woodland Park” by October Afternoon with those great colours matching the photo of Katja and me while we visited Kingston Lacy in May 2014.

To finish off the page I added some sprinkles of colour mists and some enamel dots and rhinestones.
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Capture It!

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Happy Wednesday! It is the middle of the week in the middle of August – how have your summer holidays been so far?! I have been working at our local holiday club and we have been pretty busy! Now I have a few days of which I’m looking forward to.

To keep myself (and you) in holiday/summer mode I scrapped a layout with my friend Katja in it when she and her husband Joerg were here in May. We hiked around the Isle of Portland and stopped at Church Ope Cove for a quick rest and to shoot some pics. I caught her checking the pics she took on her phone. Oh how we love our gadgets!
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For this layout I used papers, stickers and embellishments from the American Crafts collection “Shoreline”. The sketch was provided by Monika, a member of Scrapbook Werkstatt’s Design Team, for August’s Sketch. I really like Monika’s use of the colours – it is quite bright and catching with the yellow sun beams in the middle. So I incorporated some punched suns on my layout as well!Capture It! - dapfnie.design - SBW Monatsstarter August 2014 - close up 2 Capture It! - dapfnie.design - SBW Monatsstarter August 2014 - close up 1To finish off the page I used some golden and yellow colour mists, yellow glitter glue and some enamel dots/rhinestones. The border around the pages is painted with watercolours, really like using them at the moment!

Have a great couple of days until the weekend! Any plans yet?! Would love to hear from you!

Church Ope Cove

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A huge thank you goes out to my readers, especially all those scrappers, who missed me dearly and sent me encouraging comments on my layout “Beach Favourites”! Wow! You are amazing! I missed you too!

Tracing back my steps a few months, I was a member of The Studio Challenges. Every fortnight those talented ladies inspire the scrapping world with their designs. So today my layout is inspired by their latest challenge – a mood board! Thanks ladies for your inspiration, you as always did a great job!
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I decided to go for the overall theme – I chose a picture of the coastline on the Isle of Portland: Church Ope Cove. On the photo you can see me and my friend Katja from Germany, who visited in May with her husband Joerg (who took the panorama shot and therefore cannot be seen!).
I have been on Portland several times and still love hiking around the island. It is a great place to spend a day outdoors. I am so lucky to live near the coast!Church Ope Cove - dapfniedesign - close up 1

I started my layout with placing the photo first – and somehow I ended up with a lot of strips of paper, but still I got the embellishments all over the place!

(Supplies: October Afternoon – Woodland Park)

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And what’s in store next time?! I haven’t got a clue yet! Any suggestions are appreciated!
Thanks for stopping by again – have a great week!


Beach Favourites

Sometimes life takes an unexpected twist and you are forced to abandon things you have loved and grown into. So now, as it has calmed down and decisions for the future have been made, I’m slowly returning to my crafty side. I cannot promise you the same amount of blog posts I have done a while ago; but let me say this: I am back on track!

And I’m saying a happy hello to all those fellow Scrappers out there! Yes, it definitely HAS been a while for me that I had some paper and scissors in my hands and cut into some of those piles of nice papers I’m calling my very own.

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So for my first layout in AGES I decided to go an easy way and choose a challenge by Happy Scrappy Friends. Their challenge in August is simply “Circles”. I can do that, I thought. Isn’t this a good way to get back your creative juices flowing?!

And here it is my finished layout, featuring two of my favourite coastal spots in the Purbecks:

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For my design I chose some of the features the girls from Happy Scrappy Friends used:
round embellishments (Cathleen), different sizes of circles (Dana), still very much loved enamel dots (Elvan), watercolours (Jana), a grid design and the stars (Marjan), polka dot paper (Nina), the straight lines and the date stamp (Stephanie), coloured in circles and buttons (Alexandra) and the splatters as a finishing touch (Bernadette). Beach Favourites closeup 2 - dapfniedesign

I also found some ribbon bows in my stash – they had the perfect colour which fit to paper and photos! Lucky me, right?Beach Favourites closeup 1 - dapfniedesignSo that is it; hope you like my interpretation of the circles.
My next layout is not planned yet, but I will have a good look around all those blogs I have neglected for a very long time – partly because I haven’t had time and because I just wasn’t in the mood to see so much happiness; I really hope no one is  holding a grudge at me! All I need is a little bit of time and maybe a bit of encouragement from you ;)

Happy scrappy weekend!