Friday, April 11, 2014

Sketch Reveal Day at SOUS!


Welcome friends.
 
Reveal Day
 for the latest sketch
 at
 
My interpretation of the sketch...
 
Middle Granddaughter,
 Erin's first day at school.
 


Nanne's Sketch.....

 
 
Papers are October Afternoon
 "Detours".
An old collection from 2008!!



The gorgeous punched borders
are from a new
 Tonic punch
 "Elegant Drape Border".



The leaves are a Punch Bunch punch,
 and the flowers have been
 in my stash forever!
 
With some little leaf fronds
from Tattered Lace
 "Foliage Leaves"
used with the title.




Another important day
 in the life of a little girl
 scrapped and in
 her album!



Now you need to head
on over to the
 and see the rest of the
 DTs layouts, all
 stunning pages.
 
Our sponsor this month is
 who are giving a $30.00 credit
to their store for one
very lucky winner from
 all the SOUS challenges -
 Sketches, Die-Cut and Project Life -
 during the month of April.



In other important news,
we are having our
 Design Team Call too!
 
There are places available
on all three teams
Layout Sketch Team
Die Cut Team
and
Project Life Team


We would love for you to apply
 for one of the spots and come
 join our happy,
 crazy bunch.
 
Head over to
 for all the details.
 
See you there.
 
Hugs


 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Mood Board Reveal at Black With 2!

 
Happy April Fool's Day
 everyone!
 
Reveal Day
 at
 
What a luscious Mood Board
 we have for you to play
 with this month.
 
 


A great sketch.
The word "inspiration"
The colours - Mulberry & Lime
All on a black background.
 
My interpretation.....



A stunning photo I took in
my front garden last
August.
 
A Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
 on a stunning
 Buddleia Bush
 - true inspiration for my layout!

 

I hand cut all the little flowers
 after stamping them with a
 Heartfelt Creations stamp
 "Posy Patch Flowers"
 
The butterfly and verse are
 from an
 Inque Boutique stamp set
 "Flutter By, Butterfly" - perfect!
 
The frame around the photo is from
Spellbinders
"Branching Out".



Their centres are
 KindyGlitz
"Crystalina".



The wide lime organza ribbon
 has been in my stash forever.
 
 Never thought I would actually
use it! But everything has
 its time - if you wait
 long enough!
 
A Kaiser Sparklet
 "Princess"
 to the centre of the bow.



The papers are from Fancy Pants "Crush" (2007)
and Daisy D's "Maybe Baby" ( 2008).
 
Everything has its time....lol!



Lace from stash.


Quite delighted with this layout.
 I usually only scrap family
 photo's. Everything just came
 together with this one.
 
Happy scrapper!
 
Now, head on over to the
 and see what my fellow DT
girls have done with
this stunning
Mood Board.
 
Remember, there are prizes
 every month for the winners
 of our monthly challenge.
 
See you over there.
 
Hugs

 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hello...
 
Welcome...
 
Sketch Reveal Day
 at
 
And a beautiful photo of
 my 33 year old
daughter.....
 
Seems like only yesterday!
 




The fabulous sketch
 from our
 Leah...
 



 
Papers are from
Kaiser
 "Bundle of Joy"




Loving how the bunting
 turned out - too cute!



The wee flourishes are
 from a
Tattered Lace die
 "Ornamental Rose"
which I cut apart.



Crochet doily, roses,
twine, and the wee heart trinket, 
on the tag, from my stash.




Another wee piece of the
Tattered Rose die cut on the tag,
along with the heart trinket.



I thought it was about time
 I did a layout of my daughter
 as a baby.
 
She is six weeks old here.
 
 Her Christening,
 on my first Mother's Day
 - treasured memory!



Remember, if you take
 part in any of our
 challenges over at
Stuck On U Sketches
 in March,
 you are in the running to win
 this month's prize from
Creative Embellishments.


So, head on over to
 SOUS, and join
 in the fun!
 
See you there....
 
Hugs

 

Friday, March 14, 2014

SOUS Sketch Reveal


Welcome!
 
Sketch Reveal Day
 over at
 
I have been so time poor
this month, but I won't
 bore you with all the details,
 just lucky I managed to
get this layout done
 in time.
So not like me.
 
Anyway,
 onto my interpretation
 of our own
 Leah's sketch
 
Summer Days...

 


 
Leah's Sketch...




I have used the
 Simple Stories
 '100 Days of Summer'
collection again, it is
 just so perfect for these
 lovely sunny photo's of
 Rebekah and Emma.




The flourish die is from
 Crafty Ann,
 here in the UK,
 called
  Flourish 3.




The flowers are
 Prima
 'Strawberry Kisses'.








Not too much fuss with this one.
 Happy!




Our sponsor for the
 month of March Challenges
over at
 is a family owned business
 called


 
It is owned by
our own sketch team sister
Nicolle Kramer
and her husband,
 Michael!
 
Check out their site,
and their
monthly challenges too!
 
Gotta be in it to win it.
 
Looking forward to seeing
 your interpretation of our
 sketch over at
 
See you there.
 
Hugs

 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Black With 2 March Mood Board Reveal


And so another month begins...
 
And we at
 have a new reveal for you....
 
The March Mood Board...


 
The zingy colours this month are
 Lemon & Thyme.
 
The Inspiration Word is
 "Sunshine".
 
There is a fabulous sketch to follow.
 
All on a Black Background.
 
 
Here is my interpretation...



I have rotated the sketch for
 a landscape photo.



My papers are from
 Glitz
"Hoopla"
 collection.



The title is mounted onto
Tim Holtz
 "Tattered Banners"
 using Basic Grey
 "Origins"
 micro mono alpha.



The chipboard circles and stars
are from
 Collections Elements.



The large black circle
 was cut using
Spellbinders
"Grand Decorative Circles One".



The hot air balloon stamp
 is from
Kaiser
 "Up, Up and Away".
 
The chipboard palm trees
 are from
 Buzz & Bloom
"Arboretum Palm Trees".



Happy with final layout,
 and so happy to finally get
 this photo of hubby
onto a page!
 
Photo was taken in 2002!
 
At King's Park, Perth, WA.
 
 
 
 
This month we have an extra incentive
for you to participate....
 
We have teamed up with the
 wonderful challenge site
 
Our March Challenge
 will subsequently run until
 15th April,
 that's an extra two weeks
 to participate - Happy Days!
 
The Scrapbooking Hut's
 Challenge
 begins on
 15th March
 and runs until
15th April.
 
 
But, the great twist is,
that it's the same challenge
 for both sites.
 
So, you only need to do
 1 layout
 to enter
 both challenges.
 
And, by entering at both sites,
 you double your chances
 of winning a prize - too easy!
 
For more details make sure
 and head on over to
 and enter these two challenges
with just 1 layout.
 
 
 
 
Now, to other news from
 Black With 2.
 
We are having a DT Call.



 
All the details are over at the Blog.
 
We would love to see you apply.
 
We are a great team here at BW2.
 
Hugs