Friday, July 18, 2014

SOUS Sketch Reveal


It's Sketch Reveal Day
 over at
My interpretation...

The Sketch
 by our own

The lovely photo is my
 darling son and his
 lovely girlfriend.
 Such a happy couple!

And. Drumroll....
 I have finally used some
 My Mind's Eye
 "Lost & Found Two - Breeze"

I have had the whole collection of
 Lost & Found Two - yes all four sets,
 since they were released!
 I just couldn't cut them up.
They are such gorgeous papers.

So, I gave myself a kick in
 the butt and used them.
Why are we so protective of
 pieces of paper?

But I am so happy I did.
Loving the way this page turned out.
It frames the photograph perfectly!

The border and corner punches
 are from 
Martha Stewart
 "Vintage Doily".

The circular die is from
 "Dotty Lace Circle Doily",
 which I moved off centre from
 the sketch to house the
 oval hot air balloon element
 cut from the papers.

I replaced the hearts on the
 sketch with wee bunches
of red roses from my stash.
The brown fronds are a
Marianne Creatables Die
"Leaves Set".

Even son said it was OK.
Now that's a compliment from him!

Don't forget this month's prize
 over at SOUS for taking part
 in any of the challenges
during July.
Kindly donated by our own

Now, to head on over to the 
 and see what my fellow
 DT girls have done with
 the sketch.
Thanks for dropping in today.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Sketch Reveal at SOUS!

Welcome again Scrapping Friends!
I'm here today with the
 latest sketch
My, how time flies!
Here is my take on the
 sketch by our Leah...

Leah's Sketch.

I'm afraid this poor layout really
 has an identity crisis!

I'm loving all the elements,
and even had some
 fun with glitter.
But, I'm not quite sure which
 genre this would

The papers are from
 October Afternoon
"Ducks In A Row"

Collectables from the
"Enchanted Garden"

The beautiful floral sprays from
 Tattered Lace
 "Chamomile Spray".

Youngest Granddaughter,
 Emma, graduating from
 Nursery School.
Can't believe the baby of
the family is starting
 school in August!

The prize up for grabs,
 if you take part in any
 of the
SOUS Challenges for July,
 has been generously donated 
by our very own
 Helen Gullett
 - from the
Stuck On U Sketches 
Die Cut Team.

What a wonderful bunch
 of goodies.
So, head over to the
see what the rest of the
Design Team have done with
 the sketch, and then
join in the
challenge too.
Remember, we have three
 challenges running at any
one time - the Sketch, Die Cut
 and Project Life - something
 for everyone.
Hope to see you all join us soon.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Mood Board at Black With 2

Welcome again friends!
1st of the month means
Reveal Day
This month's Mood Board
Orange & Grey.
A gorgeous combination against black!

My interpretation of the
 Mood Board....

I think most of us used
 photo's of sunsets - such
 a perfect choice
 for these colours.
This was a photo I took
 back in 2003,
 when we lived in
 Perth, WA.

Using American Crafts
cardstock, and a wee bit of
 Kaiser patterned paper from
 the "Curiosity" collection.

The title alpha's are
Basic Grey.

A Prima stencil,
 gesso and a wee bit
orange paint.

All my elements are orange,
 but I did use a wee bit of grey
 - the Kaiser Sparklet in the centre
 of the Prima flower, which is
 from the
"Caribbean Monster Collection".

So, I finally tried my hand
 at stencil work.
 Will certainly have another go.
Maybe with a bit more on
 the page - baby

Now you must head on over to the
and see the stunning layouts
 from my fellow DT girls
 - they have some amazing
 mixed media interpretations.
Then, join us in the challenge.
 There are prizes to be had
 every month and also
 featured layouts which are
 displayed at the head of
 the BW2 Blog.
Just remember to start with
 a black background,
 use the word Tropicana in your journaling
and the two colours this month
 orange and grey.
 Follow the sketch and use
 the beautiful photo on the
 Mood Board for inspiration.
Most important rule of all -
Have Fun


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dusty Attic June Sketch

Today I thought I would have
 a go at a challenge.
Haven't done one for a while.
Found a gorgeous sketch
over at
 and decided to play along.

The Sketch.

I have used one of
DA's Vintage Frames
and a
DA Paris Post Mark

Close ups of the detail on the frame,
 achieved with
 Ranger Distress Crackle Paint
 "Picket Fence",
 Pinflair Buff-It
 "Antique Silver"
 "Antique Gold".

The papers, frame and Collectables
 are from the
 "Story Teller" Collection

The gorgeous large flower
 is from
and the little flowers are
The stunning lace is also from
 Tresors de Luxe,
 though sadly it is mostly covered up!

The wee foliage die is from
 Tattered Lace - a new favourite.
The black bling flourishes are from
 Zva Creative.

The photo is one of my favourite
 from our trip to Paris last year,
 and I am so happy with the layout.
And I got to use some
 DA chippies too!

Thanks for dropping in

Addit - I won June Layout of the Month at Dusty Attic with this layout. Well pleased xx

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sketch Reveal at SOUS

Welcome friends
to the new Sketch Reveal

The Sketch

Beautiful middle Granddaughter, Erin,
from Easter this year,
 with her new
 Easter Bunny!

Papers used are from the
 "Lake House" Collection
And the Collectables
from the same

The gorgeous pink pearl flourish
 is from
Zva Creative.

Green velvet ric rac
 from my stash.

Doily from stash which I have
 inked with Versa Color
 Green Tea ink
- very subtle.

Martha Stewart
 Punch Around the Page
 "Double Loops"
 for the background paper edge.

Remember to head on over to
 to see what my fellow
 DT girls have done
 with the sketch.
And also if you take
 part in any of the challenges
 this month you are in with
 a chance of winning
 any three sets from

So happy to have you visit my Blog.
Til next time