Friday, January 31, 2014

SOUS Sketch Reveal


Sweet Summertime.
Not too far away now.
Although we have had it pretty mild
 here in Scotland!
No snow this winter in my part
of the country.
So, still no snow photo's with my
 beautiful girls!
Here is my take on our
 new sketch
over at

The great sketch from our
own Leah...

The papers are from
Simple Stories
"100 Days of Summer"
 The laughter rub on is
 from Kaiser.

Lots of elements from
 the papers and
 die cut sheet....

Flowers by Prima
 "Perle Bebe Doodle-Deux"
 which I have dotted all
 over the

Flourishes are a
 Tattered Lace Die
 "Ornamental Rose"
which I cut apart to
 embellish the flowers.

Happy with this lovely
sunny page, and my
 two Granddaughters,
 Rebekah & Emma.

Remember, we still have
 this months prize up for
 grabs, for submitting an entry
 into any of our challenges
 through January,
Sketch, Die Cut or Project Life.
The prize is from
and totally fabbo it
 looks too!

So, head on over to
 and see what the rest of
 the DT girls have done
 with the sketch, and hopefully
 we'll all be coming to
 look at your take
on it too.
Until next time


Friday, January 24, 2014

50th Reverse Canvas Book Box!

Thought I would pop in today
 to show the card and gift I made
 for my cousin's
50th Birthday
The card and its box...

Made with
 "Grand Labels Four"

"Floral Ovals"

Webster's Trim

Skeleton Leaves
 flowers from my stash.

The beautiful bow - a triple loop, double bow.
Made with the Zutter "Bow-It-All"
I have had a few bow making tools
 over the years, but let me
 tell you girls - this is
I have always admired the stunning bows
that our card making sisters are
 producing and never thought I
 would be able to
 reproduce them!
Now I can, in just a few minutes!
This was only my second attempt
 (didn't pull centre tight enough at first go!).
I am sooooo delighted with
 this tool.
I'll showcase some other bows
I have made on
another post
 - so easy!

For the gift I made a
 Reverse Canvas Book Box
of Envelopes!
The canvas is 10 x 10 inches.

Pion Designs Paper
 "Studio of Memories"

Marianne Creatables
 "Anja's Vintage Frames"


The envelopes were all made
 using the
We R Memory Keepers
"Envelope Punch Board".
8 envelopes in total,
 in the recess of the canvas,
 tied with an organza ribbon.

Lace trims from stash.

The bow on the front of the box
 was again made using the

I hope you enjoyed seeing
my projects.
I loved making them,
 and my cousin was thrilled.
Happy Days.
See you again soon.


Friday, January 17, 2014

SOUS Sketch Reveal


Hi Everyone....
I'm here today with the latest
Sketch Reveal
This week's sketch is by our Leah,
and I have rotated it clockwise
 to suit these great photo's
of two of my Granddaughters
 "Gangnam Style"

Leah's Sketch - rotated.
The photo's were taken at
 Emma's 4th birthday
 party last year.

The Musical Notes chippie
 is by Dusty Attic,
which I have stippled with
 white acrylic paint.

The papers are from the great
 "Lyric" Collection
from Prima.

I have also 'attacked' the rest
 of the page
 (not very successfully, me thinks),
with the white paint,
 in an attempt to achieve
 the grungy effect,
which I'm not really a fan of, but.....

I am happy with the overall
 look of the page, and the girls love it.
What more could a
Granny ask

Now head on over to the
Blog at
to see what the rest of
 the team have done with
 the sketch, and then
 you must enter your layout,
using the sketch, 
to the challenge.
Remember, we now have
monthly sponsors.
This month's sponsor is
On offer to the January Winner,
which includes the Sketches,
 Die Cut and
Project Life Challenges,
are these great prizes.

Can't wait to see what you
come up with.
Looking forward to visiting
 you on your Blogs.
Until next time.


Friday, January 3, 2014

SOUS Sketch Reveal

Whoo Hoo
Here we go with our first
 Sketch Reveal of 2014
 over at
And, have we got some exciting
 news for this year!
First though,
 here is my take on
 Leah's great sketch...

Leah's Sketch.

The papers I have used are from the

White doilies,
 inked black - too easy!

Stamped images from

Flowers from Kaiser,
 layered and crinkled
 with a black
 Kaiser pearl
 in the centre.

Photo taken at the beautiful
 fountain in the Place de la Concorde
in Paris during
our trip last June.

Various images fussy cut
 from the papers, including
 the detailed piece
 around the photo.

Now, to our fabulous news.
We will be having some incredible
 sharing some delicious
 Blog Candy with you!
All you need to do is join
 ANY challenge during
 the month to have your
 name put in
 (Sketch, Die-Cut or Project Life)!
Easy, and gets some crafting done too!
Winners will be announced
 on the first
 Friday Challenge
of the following month!
Our first sponsor for 2014 is -

And they are offering up this
 fabulous prize for the
 January winner.
Two amazing Tim Holtz Stencils
 (a must have with current trends!)
Two super huge Project Life card sets
 (each containing 60 cards!)

So, you have to be in it to win it,
as they say.
Head on over to
see what my fellow DT girls
have done with the sketch,
 then have a go yourself,
to be in with a chance of winning
this wonderful prize from
You have until 16th January
 to upload your projects to the
SOUS Blog!
See you soon.