Saturday, May 30, 2009

A giveaway!

As I'm reading the comments left on my layots in 52 sketches 52 weeks, one of the ladies in there has put a giveaway through her blog. Check it out here Avina's blog is just lovely and her baby is soooooo cute!! Thank you Avina for the chance of winning and to view your blog.

Friday, May 29, 2009

yesterday's layout

this layout #21 was a bit of challenge for me, as I really needed to measure!! Now measuring is not something I do! lol I'm a kinda 'by eye' kinda gal! But this time, out came the ruler and pencil. Worked much better too, made the 'stitching' lines much easier and straighter too. Funny that! I used Kindy Glitz for the 'stitching' Another great sketch to follow.

another sketch

this is sketch #10............. the many faces of my grand-daughter, how could I chose which photo to use! She loved Smokey, too much sometimes as all children do! This was a lovely easy sketch to follow.

back into it!

After putting my scrapbooking aside for awhile, I found this wonderful site with weekly sketches! It is brillant and has given me back the 'want' and 'need' to take time out from other stuff, to do layouts. 52sketches52weeks give it a try! I've tried loading on their blinky without success of course. This blogging bussiness is still new to me and a lot of my postings are trial and error. Here is my first take on sketch #11 While away visting mum, with my daughter and grand-daughter, a four generation page just had to be made!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

stamp and frills

mum has a huge range of stamps, so I'm busy fossicking amongst her stash! This one took my fancy, the shoe stamps! Just gorgeous.......... so with some lace I set about to make a frill! What a job that turned out to be, didn't want to get out the sewing machine (would of been a lot quicker) I did this by hand, with double-sided tape. Oh well, I got there in the end! :)

three day card crop

I had my daughter and grand-daughter to stay, so we went on down to see my mum. Five generations together was very special. Now mum is also into card making and my daughter has finally shown an interest. So needless to say the nights were spent 'creating' cards. It was fun to help my daughter out and for mum and I to try new ideas too. One product we both had a go with was, Flower Soft. What gorgeous stuff this is! Just some PVA glue and a sprinkle or two with the product. Lovely stuff it is.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

For my Brother

I set myself a challenge, of using a colour I hardly use. So GREY was the choice. My brother and his wife went to England last year for a holiday and sent over these shots. Trev, is the 'funny' of the family, always getting the last word in.............. now it's my turn to get him back. I laughed at some of these photos, they were him to a T!