Monday, March 31, 2014

April Mood Board Reveal at Black With 2!

Happy April Fool's Day
Reveal Day
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
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
"Branching Out".

Their centres are

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
 to the centre of the bow.

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

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.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Sketch Reveal Day
And a beautiful photo of
 my 33 year old
Seems like only yesterday!

The fabulous sketch
 from our

Papers are from
 "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....


Friday, March 14, 2014

SOUS Sketch Reveal

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.
 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,
  Flourish 3.

The flowers are
 'Strawberry Kisses'.

Not too much fuss with this one.

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

It is owned by
our own sketch team sister
Nicolle Kramer
and her husband,
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.


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
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

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

The chipboard circles and stars
are from
 Collections Elements.

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

The hot air balloon stamp
 is from
 "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
 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.