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
 "Classique: Pretty"

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
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.


The great collection from
 Teresa Collins
"World Traveller"

Photo's from our trip to
Paris last year.

The Statue of Liberty

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
My life time ambition is finally
 to come true!
So, at the end of August,
 we are off to
 New York,
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.


August Mood Board Reveal at Black With 2

Welcome friends.
It's the 1st of the month.
That means a new
 Mood Board Reveal
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
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

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

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.


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.