Happy Scrappy Friends – February 2016 – Hurst Point Lighthouse


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Happy February and welcome to another Happy Scrappy Friends round! Time really flies by quickly when you are busy.

On your way you should have come from Dana, otherwise you can start here. Your next stop is with Elly. If you want to take part and share your project, please post a comment at Happy Scrappy Friends.

This month’s challenge is a colourful one (I love colour challenges!): Green, Blue and Yellow

These colours reminded me of spring, sunny skies and happiness. Combined in a layout, I came up with some lighthouse pictures, bright colours and quick decisions!

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The papers are all from one collection I am still having bits and pieces of: Paradise Beach by Echo Park Papers. Such vibrant colours and great patterns. I added some stamped elements (anchors, arrows, words), buttons, chipboards and wood veneers to it, and some washi tape. This layout in bright colours really makes me happy – I hope you are inspired by our colour choices for this month and are going join in!

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And now it is time for you to get these colours out onto your desk! We are looking forward to your ideas! Please link them up in the February Challenge blog post on Happy Scrappy Friends.

Just in case you got lost, here is the whole list of this month’s blog hop:

Alexandra
Cathleen
Dana
Daphne (<— you are here!)
Elly
Elvan
Jana
Marjan
Nina
Sandra
Blog

Hello 2016 – Shimelle’s Weekly Challenge #1: Scrapbook a Selfie


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Hello my fellow scrapbookers and crafters! Thank you for stopping by!
I am back to the “normal” size of 12×12 layouts and really loving it! It took me a while going back to crafting though. But last week, Shimelle posted a challenge on her blog to scrapbook a selfie. What a great “excuse” to sit down and actually cut into paper again. I even used her latest paper collection “Starshine” by American Crafts (after having it at home for the last two weeks without using it).

I really like the bold colours you get with the new papers. I love the dark blue, the pinkish red and the springlike green – and all theses mixed with some turquoise, yellow and orange.

My selfie photo itself is not really colourful; I took it on Boscombe Pier while on an early morning walk on New Year’s Day. The weather was bleak and not particularly welcoming for a new year. At least my bobble hat showed some colour – a perfect match for the colour in Shimelle’s collection.Hello 2016 - dapfniedesign - Scrapbook a Selfie - Shimelle's Weekly Challenge #1 - close up 1

Instead of creating an obvious visual triangle, I decided to go with a main diagonal flow. It contains not only stickers from the collection, but also some paper strips, a chipboard frame and three little cameras from the sheet “Pathfinder”. As I did not buy the stamp set (I wish I had now!), I chose a small camera I found in my stamp stash (by Studio Calico) and stamped it in a matching turquoise along the diagonal line. I also found some star stamps and embellishments to complete the layout. And as I was adding the stamped stars, I ended up adding even more stars from wood veneer, enamel dots and chipboard.Hello 2016 - dapfniedesign - Scrapbook a Selfie - Shimelle's Weekly Challenge #1 - close up 3

I finished this layout last night, just in time! As it is Monday today, there is a new challenge up on Shimelle’s blog and this time she asks us to add some hearts on a layout. I’m definitely up for this challenge – are you?!

 

Happy Scrappy Friends – December 2015 – Year of Change


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Happy December my fellow scrappers! This is the last challenge for 2015 from us, the Happy Scrappy Friends. December is in full swing and we are reviewing our year 2015.

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

Happy December meine lieben Scrapbook Freunde! Es ist der letzte Monat im Jahr und somit die letzte Challenge fuer 2015. Dieses Mal ist das Thema “Mein Jahr 2015”, sozusagen ein Jahresrueckblick.

Du solltest deinen Weg von Dana hier her gefunden haben, ansonsten starte am besten von hier. Dein naechster Stopp ist bei Dori. Wir freuen uns auf deine Umsetzung, bitte verlinke dein Projekt in einem Kommentar auf dem Happy Scrappy Friends Blog.

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As it is December, my December Journal is in full swing and, as I mentioned in an earlier blog post, scrapping in a smaller format takes me some time to adjust and vice versa! But luckily my albums don’t contain just the big format and as I found it really tricky to scrap a “normal” 12×12″ page, I picked a divided page protector this time!

Mein December Journal ist im Decemember immer in vollem Gange und ich finde es manchesmal recht schwierig, das Format zu wechseln. Das Journal besteht hauptsaechlich aus 4×6 und 6×8 cards. Mal so schnell zu 12×12 wechseln konnte ich nicht, also bin ich bei einem divided page protector haengen geblieben (welche ich von Zeit zu Zeit immer mal in meinem Album habe).

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The collection “I Am” by Simple Stories was waiting in my box for a while already, and for this topic it seemed perfect. I used mainly the darker journaling cards to stick on the full polka dot background, which helps to bring everything together as a whole page.

Die Papier Collection “I Am” von Simple Stories habe ich schon laenger in meiner Box, aber noch nicht so oft verwendet. Die Woerter und Phrasen schienen mir perfect fuer dieses Thema, also habe ich es ausgekramt. Fuer den Hintergrund habe ich ein 12×12 zerschnitten und hauptsaechlich die dunklen Muster und Journaling Cards verwendet um einen guten Kontrast zu erzeugen.

Each card has embellishment added. I used Glossy Accents, Wood Veneer, various stickers from the collection and different alphas and some thickers. The layout follows much more a geometrical pattern with clear lines and sections as usual, which I really like for a change. The “big” layouts on a whole sheet will be back in January.

Jede einzelne Karte ist von veraendert worden, ich habe benutzt: Glossy Accents, Wood Veneer, Sticker von der Collection und verschiedene Alphas und sogar Thickers. Das gesamte Layout ist recht geometrisch mit klaren Linien. Ich mag es sehr und es spiegelt mein aktuelles Leben mit all seinen Facetten wieder.
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The bullet journaling seemed appropriate as I used some strips to journal on (I haven’t done this in a while and it was long overdue!).

Das Journaling wollte ich nicht auf dem pink farbenen Papier verschwinden lassen, also habe ich es auf Papierstreifen geschrieben und dann aufgeklebt (ich habe das schon laenger nicht mehr gemacht, es war also laengst faellig!).

Nun seid ihr an der Reihe. Wie war euer Jahr 2015?!
Ran ans Papier – auch in diesem Monat gibt es wieder etwas zu gewinnen: Dori sponsort ein Project Life Set von Stampin Up. (Details auf dem Happy Scrappy Friends Blog)!

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

Alexandra
Cathleen
Dana
Daphne (You are HERE!)
Dori
Elly
Elvan
Jana
Marjan
Blog

Wishing you a joyful December and Merry Christmas!

Shopping Paradise – Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Hop


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A very warm welcome to my lovely crafty friends! It is mid of November 2015 and I haven’t been around regularly; but there are certain important dates in the year to take part in – and Jennifer Grace’s annual Frosty Festivities Blog Hop is an important part in the run up to Christmas. This year she spread out her crafty ideas over the whole of November. So make sure you visit her blog HERE to look back on her posts she has done so far (and the ones to come!).

You should have come from Clare B to Scrapbooking Insanity, where I blog my scrapbooking layouts (mostly) and my Christmas Journal during December and January.

Today my layout is a real piece of scrapped paper! Through the years I have gathered a lot of paper scraps from different companies. My Christmas collections are all kept separately. So when I went through them to find some coordinating colours which would go with my instagram photo, I experienced some flashbacks of times when I used these specific patterned papers.

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The papers and embellishments are two to four years old, but still absolutely lovely! I added some old an (very) new Washi-Tapes, golden, wooden and red stars and of course the ultimate golden sprinkles.

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As for the title, I had to be creative. These formerly white enamel alpha letters wouldn’t be visible on the layout (actually a good idea, might have to try it next time and keep the layout really light in colour!), so I used my Copics to add the red colour. Still, there wasn’t an “S” left. My options were these: either find a similar letter from a different alpha set, or use a letter which stands out from all the others. As I couldn’t find anything similar, it had to be something special. I was lucky and found the letter S within October Afternoons Christmas paper collection from two or three years ago. So I cut it out, mounted it on some foam pads and used golden Stickles  to outline it. What an eye catcher, right?

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Try it yourself – make a real eye catcher as part of your title – it doesn’t have to be complicated!

Your next stop in the blog hop is with Furrypig (aka Ruth).

Here is the complete list, just in case you got a bit lost:

Jennifer – http://jennifergracecreates.com/
Claire N – http://www.creativemakings.co.uk/
Clare B – http://clarebrowndesign.com/
Daphne – YOU ARE HERE
Furrypig – http://chattycraftyartypig.blogspot.co.uk/
Jacky – http://scrappyjackylive.blogspot.co.uk/
Julia – http://juliaheald.blogspot.co.uk/
Katherine – http://fruitofmyscraps.blogspot.co.uk/
Leslie – http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.co.uk/
Mandysea – http://teacupofscrapisms.blogspot.com.au/
Sheena – http://sheenasscrapsandscribbles.blogspot.co.uk/
Jennifer – http://jennifergracecreates.com/

Jennifer Grace is giving away a prize pack of a Lawn Fawn stamp set and more – enter to win by commenting on all the blogs in the Frosty Festivities 2015 hop! The giveaway closes on Sunday the 6th of December at 10pm GMT, and is open internationally. Who can resist these lovely goodies? Have a look:

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Thank you so much for stopping by. Good Luck and happy crafting!

Happy Scrappy Friends – November 2015 – 5 Star Beach


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Hello fellow scrappers! It is time for another challenge from the Happy Scrappy Friends. As we are approaching December (the most wonderful time of the year I think!) this month is all about the Stars and Bling.

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

Hello meine lieben Scrapbook Freunde! Es ist wieder soweit – der 12te im Monat ist den Happy Scrappy Friends gewidmet. Da es schon fast December ist, lautet unsere Challenge fuer euch Glitzer und Sternchen!

Du solltest deinen Weg von Cathleen hier her gefunden haben, ansonsten starte am besten von hier. Dein naechster Stopp ist bei Dori. Wir freuen uns auf deine Umsetzung, bitte verlinke dein Projekt in einem Kommentar auf dem Happy Scrappy Friends Blog.

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My layout shows a photo of Bournemouth Beach, taken on New Year’s Eve last year. It was a sunny and relatively mild day and Mr Evans and I enjoyed the warmth of the sun. We are so lucky to live in this spot of the UK.
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I tried to use as many star items and stash in my layout: patterned paper, washi tape, sequins, (metal) embellishments, chipboard, wood veneer and even rub-ons (which found their way into my hands by coincidence). The big sparkling star once was a Christmas tree decoration, now it found its way onto my layout. A few silver ink spots and the page was finished!5 Star Beach - dapfniedesign - close up 1

Mein Layout zeigt ein Photo vom Strand in Bournemouth, UK. Mr Evans und ich sind dort im letzten Jahr an Silvester spazieren gegangen. Das Wetter war spitzenmaessig – sonnig und mild mit kristallklarer Luft. Einfach herrlich.

Ich habe versucht, so viele Sternchen wie moeglich zu verwenden, um den Titel zu verstaerken: Paier, Washi Tape, Pailetten, Metal- und Holzsterne, Chipboard und Rub-ons (welche durch Zufall in meine Haende gefallen waren). Der grosse silberne Stern war in seinem frueherem Leben ein Anhaenger am Weihnachtsbaum – und nun ist er auf einem Layout verewigt. Zum Schluss habe ich noch einige silberne Farbspritzen verteilt – fertig!

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Nun seid ihr an der Reihe. Sternchen und Glitzer gibts bestimmt auch in deiner Schublade!
Ran ans Papier – auch in diesem Monat gibt es wieder etwas zu gewinnen (Details auf dem Happy Scrappy Friends Blog)!

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

Marjan
Nina
Sandra

Alexandra
Cathleen
Daphne (you are here!)
Dori
Elly
Elvan
Jana
Blog