Friday, February 27, 2009

Baby Erin

As mentioned in last post (when was that? LOL) here is a layout of DGD #2.

I have used Basic Grey's Bittersweet range, which I adore. The colours are just yummy, and one of my favourite ribbons, which is usually not appropriate for most layouts, but lends itself beautifully with these papers.

DGD #2 is now 5 months old. This photo was taken when I was home in Scotland back in October last year - I really miss not being able to give her huge Granny cuddles....

Thanks for dropping by
Jane xx

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

First Cake

Another layout using Pink Paislee papers, still got plenty left, I think I bought the whole collection, and then some!!!

This was DGD #1 First Birthday, back in 2007, and of course she had no idea what was going on.

Her second birthday was much better, I must do a layout of that photo. Soon!!

On the home front, our new house is nearly finished, cannot wait to be more organized!! Me, organized?
Beautiful layout of DGD #2 coming next entry.
Thanks for dropping in.
Jane xx

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Blind Challenge

This is a layout using gorgeous Pink Paislee papers, and hand doodleing (is that how you spell it - looks weird) around the edges!!

It was actually a challenge - as you've probably realised I don't do challenges. Not enough time to commit to them.

Scrapbook Creations N0 61 (Vol 7 No 10) had a Blind Scrapping Challenge. So I thought "why not". It would just be a one off.

You choose your own papers and embellishments and then follow the instructions, as in a regular project, however, the catch is, you don't get to see the finished project.

I was very strict and did not turn the page to sneak a look at the pages the design team had come up with by following the recipe. I just did as I was told - with a few moments of being unsure as to what to do.

Anyhow, I love how it turned out. Quite different to what I would have done - all those patterns so close with no break!!

And as for the hand doodling (that spelling also looks weird!), not knowing in what direction your layout is going (usually when doing your own project you have a vision in your head) working completely blind, metaphorically speaking, I wasn't sure what to do, so I just DID IT !! LOL

I'm actually quite pleased with the doodling, I do not have an artistic bone in my body, I can't draw a straight line, and I HATED art at school - so if I can do it, ANYBODY can.

Hopefully the magazine will do this as a regular feature - I may try it again.

Thanks for calling by TTFN

Jane xx