Thursday, 30 August 2018

Mary Poppins DIY embellishments and layouts - Helmar Creative Team

Post number 2 about recording my memories of the 2018 Mary Poppins Festivel, to read post number 1 head here.

This post is about the pages I created with DIY embellishments I made using Helmar Glues.

Items used

Assorted free printables found online.
Paper doily and toothpick
Distress Inks Walnut Stain.

I started by making 2 paper doily parasols, I knew I wanted to use one of these with a particular photo I took on the day.
I folded a paper doily in half, and that half in half and so on until when folded out there was 16 segments.  I cut this in half, I folded the outer segments so they folded in. 
I grabbed a toothpick and used Helmar Quick Dry 450 glue to glue the toothpick to the inside of one side of the doily half.  I then added some Helmar Quick Dry 450 to the very edge of the back of this and glued the other side to this.  I ran a small amount of glue to the inside on the toothpick and glued the top section of the doily down onto the toothpick so it looks like a parasol.

I also cut out parts to make a paper kite to use when needed, and selected a twine to use when I adhere it down.  But more on that later.

Now that I had my parasols and pieces of a kite I started scrapping my memories.
As you will see in the videos I created many pages so I will just share a couple with you so the blog post isn't too long.

For the layout with the paper doily parasol I started by choosing a lovely vintage looking paper from a very old Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove.  I layered the backside of the left over piece behind the photo and added a section of vintage crocheted doily along the bottom.  I adhered the doily to the papers with Helmar Premium Craft Glue and adhered the papers together with Helmar Acid Free Glue.  I know my memories will last thanks to Helmar.

I aged my typed journaling with some Distress Ink in Walnut stain and adhered this to the crochet doily piece with Helmar Premium Craft Glue.
I then built a small cluster with the carpet bag charm from my Scrapping Fun Kits August 2018 Kit and a butterfly sticker from the Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove paper pack.  
Helmar Quick Dry 450 was the perfect glue for adhering the charm down to the paper.

I love how this page turned out.  The paper doily parasol was the perfect embellishment for it.

When adding the kite to the page I used Helmar Premium Craft Glue, I simply applied it directly to the page in a wave and added the twine to it, then I added 4 dots on the twine to adhere the bows to and some to the top of the twine and the page to adhere the kite shape to.

I matted my photo with a journaling card from a free printable I found online and my background paper is from Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove.

I have loved getting these memories recorded like this and using Helmar means they will last a lifetime.
I will have a flip through of the finished project up on my YouTube Channel shortly.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Mary Poppins Memories in a Pocket Page Notebook - Scrapping Fun Kits DT

Living in the town PL Travers was born in means I have a lot of Mary Poppins memories to document in addition to my memories of enjoying the movie as a child and again as a parent with my children.  I really wanted to do a mini album for all these memories but I couldn't decide on a size so I thought a Traveller's Notebook insert would be perfect for this project.  I love TN Scrapping it is a great way to get memories down quickly.

So Today's post is about documenting this year's Mary Poppins Festival, I left several pages in the front of my insert for documenting my childhood memories and taking my kids to the festival when they were younger to the Festival.

The boys weren't up to attending this year but my 20 year old was visitng so we went down together which was a lovely nostalgic time for us as she hasn't attended since she was in Primary School.  Despite her not wanting to have her photo taken she did post for a photo when buying a ice cream from the oldest operational Mr Whippy in Australia and a quick selfie with me when eating the ice cream.

There was so many wonderful costumes and so much going on, we could have taken hundreds of photos and not captured all the wonderful things.
So let's get started with some of the pages I created.  

I started with decorating the cover of my Pocket Page Notebook (the one I bought was a seconds and is great, just some crinkles in the pocket pages) from The Stamp Spot.   You may have seen this already if you follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

You can find the Process Video for this here.  (sorry  no voice over as I am still learning to use this new software)

I used Distress Inks to blend a sunset background.  My distress tool had gone missing so I just used a dry baby wipe and it worked really well for getting the ink down and blended.

I then glued the London Cityscape die cut from the Scrapping Fun Kits August 2018 kit along the bottom of my cover and a die cut of Mary Poppins to the front.

Perfect for all my Mary Poppins memories.

For this layout of my daughter buying a icecream I used the adorable kite paper along the top and added a scrap of paper from Kaisercraft Rose Avenue to the bottom.  To hid the join I used the lace from the August 2018 kit that I had left over from creating my White with 1 Challenge layout.   To finish hiding the join I created a cluster with stickers from Kaisercraft Romantique collecion and a die cut from Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy collectables.
I coloured my typed journaling with Distress Ink Walnut Stain using the same technique I used on my Butterbeer layout last month.

I love how this page turned out.  The kite paper coordinated so well with my scraps and the lace was just perfect for pulling it all together.

Some photos on layouts are covered due to my forgetting to ask permission to share them.

The kite and spoon from the cut apart combined with one of the cute wood veneer tea cups in the August 2018 Kit were the perfect little accent for this layout which is some photos of people costume.
I loved seeing people of all ages in costume, from young children and teens to adults of all ages including many elderly people.  It was fantastic to see everyone having so much fun so a large part of this project is photos of people in costume.

The Penny Farthing chipboard from Memorymaze that was in the August 2018 kit was perfect for documenting my search for the men who come with Penny Farthings each year.

I used the left over piece of kite paper for the background and added a Mary Poppins clip art I found online, a tag from the printable I made and some bits from Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy Collectables.

You can download the printable I made here.

I was getting towards the end of my supplies but the clock and carousel horse from the cut apart in the kit and one of the wood veneer tea cups were perfect for this layout of a pic of the Mary Anne (a old steam train that runs in Queens Park every Thursday, at Sunday in the Park and at the Mary Poppins Festival).
I also added a label from the printable I made myself and used some paper from Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy for the background.

So there are a few of the pages in my Mary Poppins Pocket Page Notebook.  I will share more pages in another post at 3pm up on my blog and the Helmar blog and I will have a flip through up on my Youtube channel shortly for you.
I hope it has inspired you to create.
If you would love one of these kits I have a couple left so head to the Subscription Tab and fill in the form, as it is the end of the month enter August into the promo code box so I know you want the August kit.

August Challenge List

I am so sorry, I started this post on August 1st and got called away from the computer, I thought I had hit publish but apparently I hadn't.  Again I apologise.

Welcome to the August Challenge List.

Due to positive feedback I will continue to split the list into Australian based challenges and International challenges, so make sure you scroll through and check out all the wonderful challenges as many allow entries from all over the world.
Please if I have put a challenge into the wrong catagory let me know, I worked hard to be correct but we can all make mistakes.

Please if there are any Challenges you are aware of that I have missed let me know.I am really loving participating in Challenges, it is getting me to craft more often, to do projects I may otherwise save to do later, and some there is the added challenge of completing them when I have limited supplies that meet the requirements but that just adds to the fun.
So now for the list, I will provide a link to each challenge that has a direct link for it and either their Facebook page, website, shop, whichever is appropriate so you have all the details you could possibly need.
Those that are in a Facebook Group I will link to the group, please contact admins of the group to let them know you are joining to participate in the challenges or look at the challenges as some admins have requested this due to the waiting list. 

White with 1 is a lovely shade of yellow this month and a sketch to help inspire you.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Scrapping Good Time - Scrapbooking Group Australia is a Closed Facebook Group that has multiple Scrapbooking Challenges and sometimes a Card Challenge each month.  This month they are having a special giveaway and to be in the draw you need to enter every one of their Challenges and participate in some other things throughout the month.

Scrap the Boys has a fun prompt this month. Here is a link to their Facebook Page.  Make sure you check their blog for the rules of their Challenges.

Scrap the Girls has a fun moodboard this month.

Aussie Scrappers Society is a closed Facebook group that has challenges.

Kraft+ Challenge has a fun prompt this month, make sure you head to their blog and read the requirements for this one. Here is the Facebook Group.

Aussie Crafters is a Closed Facebook Group that has a monthly challenge and swaps.  Please pm the group owner when you request to join. 

Archi-scraps has a interesting prompt this month.

Anna's Craft Cupboard has a lovely sketch challenge this month which you enter either via a Online Gallery or their Facebook Community.

Scrapping Clearly has a lovely moodboard this month.

Use Your Stuff is a great weekly challenge that is all about using the stuff you have.  

Mystical Scrapbooks has a fun sketch this month.

Sketchy Boards Challenge has a great Sketch and prompt this month and a fun prompt this month.  Follow the link for inspiration and rules.

Off the Rails Scrapbookinmoodboard this month.  Here is their Facebook Group.  Make sure you check their blog for the rules of their Challenges. 

SCRAPBOOKIT has a fun word prompt this month

ARTastic has a lovely artwork on a plate this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.

International Challenges

CSI Challenge - Color, Stories, Inspiration is a fun challenge formatted as a case file for you to do.  I look forward to giving this challenge a go. 

Crafty Creations Challenge is a bimonthly craft challenge.  Make sure you read their rules as entry closing dates are different to most challenges.

Pixel Scrapper is a Digital Scrapbooking community that has a monthly challenge.  I am so glad I found this wonderful community. 

More Than Words has a great prompt this month.  Here are the Rules for their Challenges. Here is their Facebook Page.

Lasting Memories Scrapbooking Challenges have multiple challenges each month to inspire you.

Creative Inspiration is a online forum/group that features multiple challenges throughout the month.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge is a great concept where you take inspiration from a new kit that is out and create a kit from your supplies using that inspiration and so create layouts with your own kit.  They do a blog hop with their team showing each person's kit and layouts.  Well worth checking it out.

Scrappy Land is a bimonthly challenge that is all about getting out those dies and using them.  Make sure you list  the brand of die you used and that it is one their store stocks.

Craft-Dee Bowz is a monthly challenge that involves using a bow.  Head to their blog for more details. 

Challenge YOUrself has a fun prompt this month. They also have a Facebook Page. 

Stick it Down has 3 Challenges a month, a card sketch, a single page sketch and a double page sketch.  Head to their blog for further details. 

The ScrapRoom is a bimonthly challenge starting with their Sketch Challenge this month.  Their Freak Fast Formula for July is also up.

Rochelle Spears has a new Scrappy Friends Challenge.   She also has a bonus challenge this month

Scrap Our Stash has a fun prompt this month.

Altenew has a inspiration challenge this month.  Head to their blog for rules and inspiration.

Do you love doing cards, ATC's, tags or postcards?  Then check out the More Than Words Mini Challenge.  It goes up on the 23rd of each month US time.

Project Life

Here is a list of Challenges that would suit creating Project Life layouts.  Note I do need to check the challenges that are new to the list and update this sublist.  I will update shortly.

Scrap the Boys have said they will accept PL layouts.
Scrap the Girls have said they will accept PL layouts.
Kraft+ Challenge accepts tradition layouts, art journalling, tags, etc so this challenge would suit PL I think.
ARTastic Challenge Blog accepts all forms of Scrapbooking as entries.

Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia accepts PL entries.
Show us your stuff accepts PL entries.
Scrapbook Boutique accepts scrapbooking, off the page, etc so I think it would suit PL.  The new challenge is posted on the 10th of each month.
Dusty Attic states in the August Moodboard Entry Rules (so assuming it is the same) that your project can be anything you desire including layouts, cards or off the page so it sounds like PL will be accepted.

Previous Lists

My scrappy friends who only scrap when at a crop, or who have stopped or reduced their time scrapping for any reason I think you will love some of these, have a look at each one.

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