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Wednesday 30 November 2016

First Smiles

Hi all,

There's still time to play along with the current Pinspirational Challenge. This is the photo we are taking our inspiration from this time:

A lovely winter scene, but I used it for a different kind of project:

I let myself be inspired by the colours and textures; using the blue from the cups, stars, wood from the background and branch-style stitching. Once I did that, I felt it was a little too much samey in colour (I love working with contrasts). I came across the awesome chipboard piece that fitted perfectly between the branches I had already stitched and it really went from there! This was our little girl in January, when she just started to smile. I can't believe she turned1 last week, what a milestone! Happy birthday, sweetheart :)

Hope you can join use this fortnight, our sponsors this time are A Random Fan and Sherri Baldy. In the meantime, I am off to the little wean's birthday party!

* CRAFT Challenge (Not a Card) 30/11
* Crafty Boots (Trees) 5/12
* Crafty Cardmakers (Anything but a Card) 12/12
* Glitter 'n Sparkle (Blue and White) 5/12
* Pile It On (Two Patterned Papers) 11/12


  1. Such a cute baby and this is a lovely layout. The paper you have chosen is a really pretty shade of blue. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. I think your layout is awesome, Ciska! Love the colours and the way you incorporated all the stars! Thank you for joining our „Anything But A Card“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,

  3. So fun -- perfect colors and layout - love it!! Thanks os much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  4. Lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!