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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Using Up My Flowers

Hello all,

What a lovely sunny day today in my part of the world! Still cold, mind.....Nothing like a nice summer project to get me going when it's cold outside, so when I saw the (P)inspirational photo this time:


I knew I wanted to scrap some summer photo's! And here she is, our little girl, having an alfresco dinner in the garden. Unbelievable that this was less than a year ago, this weekend she started walking in earnest, stumbling her way around the living room! All the cliche's are true, they do grow up so fast..... I love it and hate it at the same time.


I took several elements from the inspirational photo, including the frame, butterflies and the word TODAY. I couldn't find any leaves in my stash, but I do have an absolute mountain of paper flowers that I want to use up and never do. Same with chipboard and butterflies, they really stump me on layouts! So I just started sticking around a circle I cut with my circle cutter (another one of those must-have tools that I rarely reach for somehow), using up flowers, brads and other assorted pieces I had to hand. I am pretty happy with the result, I tend to use rectangles of paper most often, so when I do something different it all feels so brandnew! I always say I should do this type of design more often, but then I never do....I guess I know my comfort zone!

We have two sponsors this time for the (P)inspirational Challenge: Imagine That Digistamps & The Cutting Cafe. Check out these links to see what beautiful things they have on offer!

Challenges:

* Come and Get It (Circles) 28/4
* Creative Sketchy Girls (Flowers and/or Butterflies) 15/5
* My Time to Craft (Sequins and/or Buttons) I did both 4/5 
* Just Add Ink (Choose 2: Metallics, Balloons, Circles) I used Metallic letter stickers and created several circles on my LO 26/4
* Great Impressions (April Showers Bring May Flowers) I used a bunch of flowers on my LO and included the purple 1/5

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Birthday Boy

Hello everyone,

Another Graphic45 birthday card to share with you today, I love using up these paper pads for cardmaking! Love the quote and thought it very appropriate for a birthday ;)


Challenges:
* That's Crafty (Outnumbered) 27/4
* Try it on Tuesday (Add a Quote) 24/4
* Crafty Sentiments (Men/Boy
* Ooh La La (Birthday)
* The Paper Girls (Numbers) 29/4
* Dragonfly Journeys (Hip to be Square) 29/4
* Words 2 Craft By (Number Mouse) 3/5 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Wedding Calamity

Good morning all!

It's that time again, today is the start of a new (P)inspirational Challenge! 
We have this photo as our inspirational starting point:


Makes sense with Easter just around the corner, but my mind immediately went to this one piece of paper that I had in my stash with doily ovals. So I am sharing a wedding layout with you today, documenting my tendency for calamity, especially when something important is about to happen. So yes, I did manage to cut my fingers just before we got married and all eyes in the room would be on this hand......unbelievable how I managed it! Anyway, it's all good now, but it seemed a story worth recording to me, as accidents are such a big part of my personality LOL


What will you go for? Our sponsor this time is Sasayaki Glitter, so well worth entering the challenge!


Challenges

* Sweet Stampin' Challenge (Mellow Yellow) the lace border is created using a stamp 
* Create with Connie & Mary (Colour Combination) 30/4
* Scrap It With a Song (Somebody to Love) 30/4