Monday, September 1, 2014

BW2 September Mood Board


Totally gorgeous colour palette
 this month from
 
Certainly a Mood Board
 to go out with
 a bang on!
 
Yes, this is my last
 Design Team
 project for
BW2!









Eve is the wonderful owner/designer
 of Black With 2, and it
 has been a pleasure to design
 for her using the
Monthly Mood Boards,
 and certainly a challenge!
 
I can't believe that has
 been a year!
 
My first BW2 layout was
 in September 2013.
 
Time sure flies past.
 
So with that,
 here is my final layout
 for
 Black With 2.








Sadly, on translation to Blogger,
 the shocking pink I
 have used looks
 red!!








The background stencil is from
 Crafters Workshop
 "Mini Snakeskin".








Scraps of paper from
 Sassafrass Lass
 (really old!).








The Prima flowers were not
 quite the right colour,
so I painted them!
 Hee hee.
With bright pink
 acrylic paint.








Yellow leafy swirls cut from
 Heartfelt Creations
 "Belle Rose",
then run through
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
 "Herringbone".











Certainly one of the brightest
 layouts I've made!








So, it's goodbye to
 from me.
 
Have enjoyed the journey Eve.
 
Hugs




 

Friday, August 29, 2014

SOUS #141

 
Oh My Word Dear Friends!
 
I am posting this on my way
 out the door!
 
I have an early morning
 flight to New York.
 
NEW YORK!!!!!
 
Anyways.
 
Today is the release of the
 newest sketch from
 
A great sketch from
 our Nanne.
 
And a delightful photo of youngest
 Granddaughter, Emma, on her
 first birthday
 (she is 5 now!)
 



Nanne's Sketch.




 
...and I'll cry if I want to....

Title is a chippie from
R.W. Laser Cuts
which I have embossed with
 Zing Pink, Cotton Candy
and Blue!
 

Another old collection
of papers used
"Alissa"
collection from
 Bo Bunny



Lots of bling and sparkle!
 
Stunning bling flourish from
 Zva Creative.
 
Flowers from Floral Café.



Wee green fronds are
 Tattered Lace
 "Foliage Leaves"
 die.



The little lace doily is from
 Prima.
 




Martha Stewart PATP
 "Double Loops".
 
Bazzill cardstock
"Parakeet".



The wee roses and crochet doily
 from my stash.


Love it!
 

Remember,
for the month of August,
you are playing for the
 chance to win these
goodies from


So, head on over to the
and marvel at the beautiful work
of my fellow DT girls,
and have a go at this
 great sketch too.
 
And, now that you are all
 singing that song....
 
I'm off to the USA.
 
Bye


 

Friday, August 15, 2014

SOUS Sketch Reveal

 
It's that happy time again.
 
Reveal day at
 
A great sketch by our Nanne
 and a lovely photo of my
youngest Granddaughter
 to play with.
 



Nanne's Sketch.


 
Beautiful papers from
Authentique
 "Classique: Pretty"
 collection.



Swirly flourishes from a
Memory Box die
"Whimsical Flourish".





Pretty flowers from my stash.



Lots of layers and distressing.



Totally happy with the layout
and Emma loves it.



The prize up for grabs this month
 is from a company called
 
Seven sets of stamps and
 some great flairs.
$60 value - wow!


 
You need to head on over to the
 see what my fellow DT girls have
 done with the sketch, then
 have a go yourself.
 
We love to see everyone's
 different interpretation of the
 same sketch.
 
And, there's this great prize to aim for.
 
Gotta be in it to win it.
 
See you at SOUS!
 
Hugs for now


 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sketch Reveal at SOUS!

 
Welcome again.

My second post today!
 
It's another
Friday Sketch Reveal
 at
 
With a wonderful sketch from
 our Nanne to play with.
 



Nanne's Sketch...



It's all about the paper for
me this week.



Because, that's all I have used
 on this layout.



Paper!



The great collection from
 Teresa Collins
"World Traveller"



Photo's from our trip to
Paris last year.



Yep.
The Statue of Liberty
 in
Paris.



A much smaller version than the
 one in New York Harbour.
Made at the same time
 as the French gift to
 the USA.
 
And a point of interest, the two statues
face each other across
 the oceans!


Some really exciting news to tell.
 
I made this layout before
 hubby and I decided
 to
 
GO TO NEW YORK!!!!!!
 
My life time ambition is finally
 to come true!
 
So, at the end of August,
 we are off to
 New York,
Philadelphia
and
Washington DC.
 
I have had an unnatural fascination
 with the States since I
was 12 years old.
The result of a school project.
 We were each given a country
 to study, and I was given
 the USA!
 
I completed the school project
 at the time, but was hooked!
 
I have studied the Revolution
 and the Civil War extensively,
for no other reason than
 self knowledge.
 
I cannot wait to stand in front of
 Abraham Lincoln in DC,
 though sadly won't have
 time to visit Gettysburg.
 
Independence Hall
in Philadelphia.
 
Not to mention Liberty
and Ground Zero.
 
I even have ancestors
 that went through
Ellis Island.
 
All so exciting
 
Any of my American Blogging
friends in those vicinities,
would love to meet for coffee.
 
So, in 4 weeks we are off.
It's only taken 40 years!
 
Now, back to today....
 
Head on over to the
 and see what my fellow DT girls
 have done with the sketch.
 
Then join in the challenge.
 
Prizes to be won every month.
 
See you soon.
 
Hugs


 

August Mood Board Reveal at Black With 2


Welcome friends.
 
It's the 1st of the month.
 
That means a new
 Mood Board Reveal
 at
 
Such a stunning palette this month,
 and beautiful against the
 required black background.
 
Ice Blue & Grey.
 
The word prompt is
 now optional.
 
Here is this month's
Mood Board.
 
You just have to play along
with this one!



Here is my interpretation.




A too cute photo of me
when I was 2!
 
Flowers from Prima.
 
Grey sparklets from Kaiser.
 
Ribbon from stash.



I have tried some stencil work
 with this one. Totally
 out of my
 comfort zone!
 
The stencil is from a company
called Dutch Doobadoo
 "Burlap".
 
Some blue acrylic paint,
covered the whole stencil,
and voila!
 
I like it.



The frame around the photo
 is from Spellbinders
 "Mystical Embrace"
die cut from black
 American Crafts
 cardstock.



The grey trellis pieces are
 Heartfelt Creations
 "Ornamental Add On"
die.



A reasonable attempt at
mixed media....Lol!
 
Nah! Just not my style.
 
But, I do like it.
 
Now there's a contradiction.....
 
It will run its course this craze.
 Everything does!




OK. Now head on over to the
 and see what my fellow DT
 have done with this gorgeous
Mood Board.
 
Now, most of my team mates
 fully embrace this craze for
Mixed Media.
And, boy, do they rock
 the boat with it!
 
Well, half of the team anyway.
 
Eve has decided to post half
our layouts today and the
other half of the team
 will have their layouts
 posted on the
15th of the month.
 
So you will just have to wait
 for the full amazing reveal.
 
Remember we have fantastic
 sponsors every month.
This month we have three.
So lots of prizes up for grabs.
 You just have to take part.
Good luck!
 
See you soon.
 
Thanks for dropping in.
 
Hugs