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!

Shimelle’s Online Scrapbooking Weekend 2016


Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you had a good weekend so far. Last weekend was the big Online Scrapbooking Weekend over at Shimelle.com. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do all of her ten challenges, but I managed three of them at least! So here there are:


Challenge No 5: Use an oversized photo on your layout

I have a lot of panoramas still waiting to be scrapped, so this was the perfect opportunity to use one of it. I found an old paper by Sassafras with a sun on it, which I really liked but never was able to use it. For this layout I finally cut it up and put it down – hooray!

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Challenge No 7: Use circles on your scrapbooking layout

I used some paper from the Simple Stories “Homespun” collection and cut out a few doilies from one design. In addition to it I used some clear stamps from My Mind’s Eye which fit perfectly I thought! The little flowers were from another stamp set by My Mind’s Eye, all from Miss Caroline.

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Challenge No 8: Use a Colour Scheme on your layout: cream / red / light blue / blue / yellow

Yay, it is Mr Evans again! For this layout I used a lot of my scraps out of my basket – great way to use them up finally! These photos were from the same location like the oversized photo in challenge 5, Ramsdown Plantation just outside Bournemouth.

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And that’s it! Hope the rest of your Sunday is going to be fabulous! Hope to see you soon!

Happy Scrappy Friends – March 2016 – Final Road Trip


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It is the weekend – I hope you are celebrating it to the fullest! Today also is the 12th which means there is a new challenge up on the Happy Scrappy Friends blog. Today we are embracing Wood Veneer and Enamel Dots.

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 with a link to your project.

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Wood Veneer and Enamel Dots – both items can be found in my stash easily: Wood Veneer has been trendy for quite a while now. I used some feather shapes in this layout. My enamel dots are the perfect addition to this page as an embellishment. I also like to use them as bullet points for lists, which I did here as well.Final Road Trip - dapfniedesign - Happy Scrappy Friends March 2016

For my layout I used Marjan’s frequently used design – nine squares on a 12×12″ page. I needed something different to my normal “three photos in a row” design and with instagram sized photos you easily can do this design!Final Road Trip - dapfniedesign - Happy Scrappy Friends March 2016 - close up 1

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

Alexandra
Dana
Daphne (You are HERE!)
Dori
Elly
Elvan
Jana
Marjan
Nina
Sandra
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PAPIERPROJEKT Creative Team 2016


Happy Thursday my crafty friends! Today I am sharing some exciting news with you:
I joined the new PAPIERPROJEKT creative team!

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Soon I will be starting to use Felicitas’ marvellous clear stamps on my Scrapbooking layouts and other projects! Her Moment-Stempel offer a great variety for every kind of paper crafter: Scrapbooker, Project Lifer, planner coordinator, card creator, mini book designer and even for home decoration lover. Her designs are fun to use, very versatile and I even love the kraft envelope the stamps live in! But more from these stamps later when the new set has arrived; I have to be patient because mail from Germany to the UK can sometimes be really slow!

Meanwhile, why don’t you hop over to Felicitas’ PAPIERPROJEKT website and have a look? She has wonderful ideas to use her stamps on all kinds of different projects! You can also find her on Instagram HERE.
Felicitas’ writes in German, but there is always a set of great photos of her projects.

I literally cannot wait to get started with her clear stamps (hurry up Deutsche Post and Royal Mail)!
Thank you for stopping by today for my not-so-crafty post. Hope to see you again soon, then with some new projects!

Closer to Space – Shimelle’s Weekly Challenge #5: Maps and Globes on Scrapbooking Layouts


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Hello fellow scrappers! It is March already, but where I am it is still frosty and sometimes even too cold in my flat. I blame those single glazed windows of mine… bohoooo!

Last week I joined in again with Shimelle’s Challenge #5 – it was all about getting inspiration from Maps and Globes. I went through my stash and found enough paper and embellishments for more than one layout! Do I really wonder? No. I don’t. Anyway – I finally got to use my globes, maps stamps, maps papers and three of those above the clouds photos I always take when visiting my parents in Germany.

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On my striped paper I stamped three/five globes in a blue shade so it would fade into the background but still visible. I also used a small map stamp (Technique Tuesday) and made this the base for the embellishment spots. On top I layered more globes (stickers from Amy Tangerine’s Ready Set Go collection by American Crafts), some yellow washi tape strips (by mt masking tape – found at Waterstones!), arrows from a branding strip, some asterisks from the same letter stickers I made the title from and inspiring phrases which fit the theme of the page (by Tim Holtz).

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Last weekend it was the annual Online Scrapbooking Weekend over at Shimelle.com – I have managed one of the ten challenges she gave us, which I will be showing you soon! For the remaining nine, I will pick and choose some more this week to work on. Have a lovely (crafty) week ladies – watch this space!