Thursday, August 4, 2016

Happy 1st Birthday - Stuck Sketches August 1st challenge

Yesterday our new puppy turned one! She is the sweetest little dog and has brought so much love and fun into our family. She is officially Sophie's pup - a present for her 11th birthday and the two are inseparable when Sophie is not at school.  I took these cute photos yesterday and when I saw the sketch at 'Stuck Sketches' I just had to sit down and scrap!
I used up odds and ends from my stash to complete the page -  have honestly had the green flourishy journaling card in my box for years just waiting for that perfect layout to come along!!! Here are a few close ups of the page:

Have a great August where ever you are - can you believe that we are well into the second half of the year already! Time really and truly does fly by!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sophie's Cinderella - Stuck June challenge

I had a little spare time last week and had the urge to create a 12x12 page - most of my scrapping is pocket pages these days.  It is hard to go past Laura's sketches over at 'Stuck?' This one was no exception. Four photos on one page - whats not to love about that!
This year my ballet crazy daughter Sophie has been let loose in the competitive dance world. Her first demi-character dance choreographed by her big sister Natalie is 'Cinderella'. The girls have had a lot of fun working on it together and it has placed well in the comps that we have done to date. On this particular day she was thrilled to get second place.
I kept my page simple to keep the focus on the cute photos.  As they are printed small in size they would be likely to get lost in a cluttered page.

My papers and embellishments are a miscellaneous selection of left over bits and pieces, with some strips of washi tape thrown into the mix!
Head over to 'Stuck' and check out the sketches for this month - there is just time to have a go at them before the month ends!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

This was her Dream - Kraft + May Challenge

Have you checked out the Kraft + challenge this month. It is really fun! I just couldn't resist having a try at it before the month ends!
I loved the inspiration photo and based my page loosely on the layout of the elements set out there. I also liked the pencil line sunburst in the background and reproduced that on my page too.
The photos that I used were taken at a dance competition last weekend. My little daughter is ballet crazy and she won first place for her classical solo and a huge trophy or overall best performance age under 13. Her big sister had choreographed her solos and so it was a day to celebrate for both girls!.

  The papers that I used were from the Simple Stries 'Carpe Diem" collection which I love - it is so colourful and fun!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Family time - CSI 198 guest designer

Here is case 198 from CSI and my take on it as guest designer for April. I love to scrap with a large photo every now and then and I loved this photo of my 6 kids having a blast at at our local trampoline park 'Jump'.
From the evidence list I used string and 'something hanging' (the label on the string) I also had music paper in my BG but I covered it over with paint and ephemera lol! I journaled usig 'hide and seek' journaling to fulfil the testimony criteria

Do head over to the CSI blog and check out the reveal. Debbi has just done a DT call and next months reveal will be introducing all the new talent that she has got onboard!

Have a great weekend

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Amsterdam in the Springtime - Guest designing for CSI

 Here is my second page as April guest designer over at CSI. I love this colour scheme - so bright and fresh. The accompanying sketch was also a lot of fun to work with.
The colours reminded me of our spring trip to Amsterdam last year so I dug out these photos of my girls sitting by the 'Fault in our Stars' canal. The pinks and yellows are so reminiscent of the tulips in the markets along the waterfront.

From the evidence list I used paint, stripes and a bicycle. I journaled useing the inspiration word 'spring'.

I do hope that you have time to head over to the CSI blog and have a browse through the DT members layouts. There are some amazing pages to view!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

7th Birthday Party - 196 CSI

 This month I have been lucky enough to be a guest designer at CSI. Here is the first challenge and my take on it.
The photo was taken at my little boys 7th birthday party. He loves animals so we arranged a 'pet party'. The children got to handle, groom and learn about a wide variety of animals including this cute wee tortoise.  Benji and his best friend Ariana were fascinated by it.
From the evidence list I chose labels and circles and I journaled a funny story about the two friends on a tag tucked behind the photo (to spare them any embarrassment lol).

Do visit the CSI blog and check out their amazing DT pages. We would love to have you pay along with this months challenges if you have a little time to spare.
Have a great April!

Friday, February 19, 2016

On an adventure in the Sunshine - Stuck? Sketches Feb 15

Check out the mid-month reveal at Stuck? sketches It is a really cool sketch (as usual from Laura).  I couldn't resist playing along. Here is my take. I kept fairly close to the original design and showcased this single photo of my daughters and little son out for a bike ride on Benjis 7th birthday. It was such a special day because Benji got a new 2-wheel bike for his birthday and he absolutely fell in love with it. 

For my background I spray inked a piece of white cardstock then mounted a sheet of cloud patterned vellum (which I have had in my stash for ages) over the top. I inked, stamped and added a selection of PP strips and washi tape to form a base for my photo.

I used up a lot of odds and ends on this page and I really love how it turned out. Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

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