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!

Surf’s Up! – Shimelle’s Weekly Challenge #4: Go Monochromatic on your Scrapbooking Page


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Happy Sunday! Hope you had a good week back to work/school (just depends, really!). I felt a bit rough this week and still try to fight off a cold. That’s one of the reasons why this layout here was just finished today!
This week Shimelle challenged us to go monochromatic and use just one colour on our layout. As my picture was colourful already, I thought I go with one of the colours which was actually not on there at all: turquoise-greenish-blueSurf's Up! - dapfniedesign - Go Monochromatic - Shimelle's Weekly Challenge #4

I kept repeating the lines in the photo with my paper strips, which I dug out of my scraps drawer. Also, my journaling repeats the diagonal lines. Can you spot the little cameras?! I found the paper which was originally by October Afternoon deep down in the green/blue section – it matches perfectly with my colours!Surf's Up! - dapfniedesign - Go Monochromatic - Shimelle's Weekly Challenge #4 - close up 3

As I wasn’t sure if I should put the camera border down, I asked the lovely ladies from Shimelle’s Scrapbook like a Superhero group on Facebook. Guess what ALL of them suggested! Well, yes. Sure. How can you resist cameras? I certainly cannot. Thank you for everyone who helped me out with this small dilemma!Surf's Up! - dapfniedesign - Go Monochromatic - Shimelle's Weekly Challenge #4 - close up 1

For the rest of the layout I just picked out a lot of my stash with the matching colours. I particularly like the little stars and the people shapes – really cute! I also try to use my stamps more often and this time I found a frame stamp really helpful (Amy Tangerine, AC) and the arrows in a line (Studio Calico). The big one “I love this” wasn’t used often enough and as it fit perfectly here, I just used it too!

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Yesterday my first Like For Ever kit (UK-based) arrived and I am excited to cut into it. After thinking about joining for a while already, I finally caved in last month. The March Kit is the lovely paper from Cocoa Vanilla “Free Spirit”. Lovely lightweight colours, great patterns and adorable embellishments. Really intrigued to start!

Thank you for stopping by on my blog. Have a lovely week and CU next Sunday!

Compton Acres – Shimelle’s Weekly Challenge #3: Mix old Scrapbooking Stash with new Favourites


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Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you all had a good week and some of you even were lucky enough to have some time off during half term? Well, yes, I had a few days and I really cannot believe it is time to get back to school tomorrow! I am glad though it is going to be a quick term and then it is the Easter Holidays! I also cannot wait for the weather to get better – at the moment it is just dull, chilly, but not too frosty. When I opened my window this morning it smelled of spring – roll on March, bring out all the rest of the flowers! Love to see all those colours again!

This might also be the reason I picked some photos from last April for my latest layout. They were from Mr Evans’ and my trip to Compton Acres in Poole when spring was full on! What a great day we had!

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As Shimelle’s challenge this week was to mix old scrapbooking stash with new favourites, I pulled out a set of My Mind’s Eye Jubilee Sherbet Collection (which actually is not new to the scrapbooking world, but for me as I bought it at TKMaxx just a couple of weeks ago) and mixed it up with some older Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two elements. I think it was a success!Compton Acres - dapfniedesign - Mix old Scrapbooking Stash with New Favourites - Shimelle's Weekly Challenge #3 - close up 2

I also used some stamps from a My Mind’s Eye stamp set, some Papertrey Ink frame stamps and the rub ons which came with the main paper collection. The layout is slightly influenced by Glitter Girl’s latest Adventure 129: Titles & Tribulations layout, which is all about how to choose the right title for your layout. As my page here is more like an opening page for the photos I took at Compton Acres, I just took the name of the garden as a title. Simplest. But after watching the video I had a few more ideas for the next pages and on how to choose the right title.Compton Acres - dapfniedesign - Mix old Scrapbooking Stash with New Favourites - Shimelle's Weekly Challenge #3 - close up 1

I am intrigued what Shimelle and Glitter Girl is coming up with next time, roll on Monday for the next challenge! Meanwhile, you can find me with some pretty paper at my desk! Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by!