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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!


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


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, Ciska! I love how you've surrounded the photo of your beautiful little girl with the circle of flowers and hearts. She looks so happy and relaxed and your layout is a wonderful way to highlight a special summer evening. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. Oh my adorable! I just love baby photos on projects! The flowers you used make it so perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Great Impressions and good luck! Hugs, Robin

  3. What a gorgeous picture Ciska and you created such a beautiful layout! I love that wonderful floral circle that leads you to and from the photo. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. What an adorable circle inspired layout! Precious! Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get It!
    Carolyn DT

  5. Very nice scrapbook layout. Well done. Thank you for joining us at Come and get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  6. Oh my goodness, cuteness overload! What a fabulous way to highlight a photo - beautiful, Ciska. Thank you for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

  7. That's such a great way to use up lots of elements, Ciska. They all work so well together & the overall layout is very sweet. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.
    Di :)

  8. This is a gorgeous layout, Ciska. LOVE all the flowers encircling the photo of your little beauty. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

  9. Beautiful layout! So adorable! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month. I hope you come back next month.
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  10. Love the layout!
    Great use of buttons too
    thanks for sharing at MTTC :)