Thursday, 16 November 2017

Stuck?! Sketches DT, 15th November 2017 - Live every moment.

Welome back to my blog today where I'm sharing a DT page for
Stuck?! Sketches!   
If you click on the link it will take you to the projects that the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you.  You have until the 29th November to enter and be eligible to win one of the lovely prizes listed below.
To celebrate my Grand daughter's love of purple,
I used a deep purple background and combined it some older Maja papers.

The border was created with a Martha Stewart punch, "Doily lace trim, deep edger".
The layered butterflies are from DIY invitations.  
The stencilling was created with Prima and Tim Holtz stencils.
The title is by Scrapmatts.  CB6113 Scrapwords 32
The text stickers are from Tim Holtz, "Small talk."
The large pink bloom is by Prima, the smaller white one is by Petaloo,
I added the pink centre with some glimmer mist and a small brush.
The butterfly flair is from Lemoncraft.

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
 One night, when preparing vegetables with your family for dinner, you said, "These veggies are all wavy along the edges."   When you were checked at the optometrist, you were diagnosed with quite marked visual problems.  After two weeks, when your glasses arrived, (Purple, of course), you happily put them on and now wear them all day.  Your reading has improved exponentially.   I'm so impressed with the way you've accepted the change in your life so graciously and that you wear you glasses with pride. 
Love Granny, 4th October 2017

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Scrapmatts DT November 2017 - Follow and a Christmas gift box

Hello and welcome back to Scrapmatts.
It's Helen with you today.

First I'm sharing a layout featuring a photo of one of my Grandsons 
who is now almost seven.  The years have flown by.
To begin, I used a Scrapmatts brick stencil on the back ground - ST9024 A5 
I've used a Crate Paper collection, "Cool kid" 
The chipboard circle was painted with Tim Holtz Ozide, "Fossilized amber"
CB5140 string circles 04
The title is from CB6113 Scrap Words 32
The Gears were already painted black, CB1072 
 I flipped this sketch; it's by Laura Whitaker - thank you Laura.
The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-

I love this photo of you taken on your first Birthday, you look quite a lot like your big brother and not at all like your twin.  Already you have a love of anything with wheels, big trucks, matchbox cars and anything else in between.  You enjoy lining them up, bonnet to bumper and creating long lines of them.  You love your tucker and sleep pretty well at night.  I wonder what the future holds for you little boy. Love Granny, Photo 26 Jan 2012 

Next up is a Christmas easel card with a drawer, which holds a few chocolates.
I think it would make a lovely Teacher's gift at the end of the year.
The chipboard garland was painted with Twinkling H2O's
CB5164 Holly 05
The chipboard pieces were embossed in gold, they are:-
CB6111 Assorted Words 27
CB6081 Christmas Stars 02
CB1229 Chains 02

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so appreciate you taking the time to do that.  Thank you.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Stuck?! Sketches! - November 1st 2017 - Enjoy

Welome back to my blog today where I'm sharing a DT page for
This is my third attempt at this sketch, having wrecked the first two by taking them one step too far.  My Mother would have said "Stop trying to gild the Lilly!"
The papers are all from Cocoa Vanilla, one of my favourite boy's ranges; 
it's called "You Rock".
The quote is by Kahil Gibran and it's on a card by Affirmations Publishing House. 
The flairs and other embellishments are from Cocoa Vanilla too.
The title is an older one by Heidi Swapp.

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
We enjoyed looking after you once a week when you were little tackers.  Here you are aged about three years, out in the garden, bare foot, as usual and happily 
watering in your tomato plants.  They grew beautifully and provided kilos of sweet cherry tomatoes.   The first thing you did, when you arrived, was to shuck off your shoes, pick up your watering cans, grab a bowl and gather up your produce to take home and share with your family.   I love seeing those bare toes connected to the good, rich earth.
Love Granny. 14th October 2014.

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They are donating $25.00 Gift Certificate.

and
They are also donating $25.00 Gift Certificate.

I hope you will feel inspired to join in and be eligible for one of the lovely prizes.

Thanks for calling in.   I love it when you leave a comment; I so enjoy reading them.

If this is your first visit to my blog - welcome, I hope you found something to inspire you.