Happy Scrappy Friends – August 2016 – Play me a Song


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Happy August everybody! The Summer holidays are in full swing and I am enjoying some weeks off! But I haven’t forgotten the Happy Scrappy Friends. This month it is a colour challenge with a very unusual colour combination: Purple, Green and Blue.

As I normally don’t have anything purple in my photos, I chose one with the two other colours and added purple to the layout.

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The title is partly hand painted and alpha stickers – again with some purple watercolours (and some green). I also found some purple chipboard, enamel dots and twine – never used it before! Sort of glad I kept it in my stash for so long!

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The pieces of ribbon are tucked underneath the layers and I also used a flame to stop them from coming apart at the ends. After I wrote down my journaling, I used the usual ink splatters to finish it off.

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Do you also need to overcome your fear of purple? Then try our challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by! You should have come from Cathleen, otherwise you can start here. If you would like to take part and share your creation, please post a comment at Happy Scrappy Friends with a link to your project. Your next stop is with Jana.
And just in case you got a bit lost, here is the whole list of this month’s blog hop:

Alexandra
Cathleen
Daphne (<— You are here!)
Jana
Marjan
HSF Blog

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Happy Scrappy Friends – July 2016 – Beach under Construction


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Happy July everybody! It is time for another Happy Scrappy Friends challenge. It is relatively easy this month – we challenge you to use your Washi tape, wood veneer and stamps. Ready, set, GO!
I used two of the photos I took back in March when the beach in Bournemouth turned more into a construction site than a normal beach. But as they were re-sanding the beach, it was totally OK of course!

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I didn’t get over the top with my supplies, but I used all of the above: The Washi tape as a border (don’t you just love the Chevron style tape?) and two (because I couldn’t find a third one) wooden anchors to compliment the stamped anchors. I must say, I used a rather old stamp set by October Afternoon from their collection Seaside – it really needed to be used!Beach under Construction - dapfniedesign - Happy Scrappy Friends - July 2016 - close up

For the three focal points I stamped the anchor on a light blue, punched it out and glued it on a dark blue pinking circle. And as always, to finish it off, some sprinkles of dark blue and turquoise.

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Does this month’s challenge sound like a good idea to you? Give it a go then!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Your next stop is with Elly. And just in case you got a bit lost, here is the whole list of this month’s blog hop:

Alexandra
Cathleen
Dana
Daphne (<— You are here!)
Elly
Jana
Marjan
HSF Blog

Happy Scrappy Friends – June 2016 – 3 Ladies & a Bunch of Numbers and Flowers


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Is it June already? Last month I was too busy to join in with the lovely Ladies from Happy Scrappy Friends team, but this month I am back on track for a new challenge! Today we would like you to use your die-cuts on your project. Let’s be honest here, everyone (well, every crafter/scrapbooker) has TONS of them! Now, bring them on!

You should have come from Dana, otherwise you can start here. Your next stop is with Dori. If you would like to take part and share your creation, please post a comment at Happy Scrappy Friends with a link to your project.

My layout tells the story about three Ladies – Lorraine, Cathy and I. We wrote our Maths GCSE together and met up to do some revision beforehand. I certainly had a lot of fun teaching again – I missed it since I last did it in Germany six years ago! Lorraine and Cathy gave me a bunch of roses and a gift card for NEXT to say thank you. They are so sweet!

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In my layout I’ve gone wild with the numbers theme and a good variety of die-cuts: There is a chipboard frame and some chipboard letters, some acrylic numbers, number stickers and punched and die-cut circles and hearts. The three bigger hearts are a find from IKEA and their paper section 🙂

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There are also the smaller die-cut numbers in soft pink and teal blue – I used some of my metal die-cut alphabets (by Quickutz, then Lifestyle Crafts – and then gone?) I nearly forgot I had lurking underneath my BigShot.

I also added some small, red numbers and added the date with this alphabet too. Some wood veneer found their way on there as well. As most of the time I finished it off with some sprinkles and small epoxy hearts.

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I hope you like what you see and I gave you some inspiration to use a lot of die-cuts in your project. Thank you so much for stopping by! Your next stop is with Dori. And just in case you got a bit lost, here is the whole list of this month’s blog hop:

Alexandra
Cathleen
Dana
Daphne (<— You are here!)
Dori
Elvan
Jana
Marjan
Sandra
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Happy Scrappy Friends – April 2016 – Layers of Light


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Welcome to another challenge set by the Happy Scrappy Friends! Today we would like to see some fabric in your project and for me – being a papercrafter – this task actually had its challenges!

You should have come from Dana, otherwise you can start here. Your next stop is with Dori. If you would like to take part and share your creation, please post a comment at Happy Scrappy Friends with a link to your project.

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In my fabric stash I found some strips I had left over from a quilt I once started (not finished yet, I know!). I stitched it together diagonally, cut it apart and layered it together again so it appears as a wonky strip. I sewed it behind a piece of cardstock and then developed the rest of the layout around it. It wasn’t easy to start with, having all those different patterned fabrics on one side! Then I was looking into my scrap basket to find some papers with softer patterns so the busy fabric strip would still stand out on this layout.Layers of Light - dapfniedesign - Happy Scrappy Friends April 2016 - close up 3

Where fabric is, there should be buttons as well, right? So don’t forget these on your project!Layers of Light - dapfniedesign - Happy Scrappy Friends April 2016 - close up 1

I really like my star border as well – it brings some of the blues from the photo on the layout (together with another piece of fabric I used as a layer like I would normally use paper!).

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And just in case you got a bit lost, here is the whole list of this month’s blog hop:

Alexandra
Cathleen
Dana
Daphne (You are HERE!)
Dori
Elly
Elvan
Jana
Nina
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Beach Perfect – Shimelle’s Weekly Challenge #6: Three Photos on Scrapbooking Layouts


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As I am still waiting for my stamps from PAPIERPROJEKT to arrive, I thought I might just start with Shimelle‘s next Monday Challenge and using the Like For Ever Kit from March!

Shimelle challenged us to dive into our stack of photos and use three of them on a scrapbooking layout. Easy, really! I love to use either three in a row or stacked like in this layout and then embellish around it. I’ve done it many times before and often use it as a go-to inspiration when I haven’t been creating for a while, because it always works!

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Shimelle set a link to an older post of her own in the series “Sketch to Scrapbook Page” where she used three photos and embellished them with envelopes where I have my flags. I decided to go with the sketch! I even wasn’t aware of me using it back in 2013 already (“Windy Tyneham Cap”) with tags. But this time, instead of the tags, I made some flags from scraps from the March Kit.
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I used some arrow stickers and die cuts to embellish, and these three cute words, which come from Shimelle’s Starshine Clear Stamps (yes, I finally got hold of them, but the set is rarely in stock!). They fit so nicely in there!

Also, I used some phrases, stickers, puffy stickers and stamped hearts to embellish the flags with their main little 4×4 card. I even found a fitting wood veneer flag to add!Beach Perfect - dapfniedesign -Scrapbook with three photos - Shimelle's Weekly Challenge #6 - close up 2

These challenges are always fun to do and I am looking forward to the next one! If I’m keeping with them, I will scrap at least one layout a week which is quite a good pace for me at the moment!

Thank you so much for stopping by! See you soon!