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Fabscraps have launched two absolutely beautiful new ranges; with each range, they just exceed the beauty of the ones that came before.

They are also running a competition on their Facebook page – here. And I’d be VERY grateful if you could head on over and vote for me! Pretty please!?

For my entry, I used pieces from the incredibly beautiful Free Spirit Range – have a look at the range here.

Isn’t the paper and colour scheme just completely gorgeous!? Here are some close-ups:

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Family | The Studio DT

Hi guys!

Busy busy busy is what I have been! And busy busy busy is what I will stay for the next few weeks. I’m a little stressed out about it, but nothing some good old ‘head down’ won’t fix!

This weekend, our sketch challenge for April went live over at The Studio Challenges:

I liked working on this one – though the triangles threw me for a few minutes. Here’s what I created:

I layered like a madwoman, as usual, and I also used chippies from 2Crafty to add interest and the title of my piece. Here are some close ups:

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Captivating Beauty | Sketchy Boards DT

I am very pleased to announce that I am now a member of the amazingly talented Sketchy Boards team! I am really looking forward to working alongside such a lovely team.

Our challenge for April is:

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I flipped the sketch once, anti-clockwise. I added two butterflies and I popped my journaling along the bottom right of my layout. The chippies that I have used on this layout are all from 2Crafty

Seriously… my child simply CANNOT resist having her face painted! I love this natural photograph of her.

Who knew it was possible to be completely in love with a chippie… these gorgeous geometric arrows from 2Crafty really REALLY just do it for me!

I inked them with a coral and then added some clear embossing powder – I overheated them to give the emboss some texture and I love how it also darkened the chippie to a rust. My title chippies were treated with white and gold UTEE.


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Happy Moment | Let’s Get Sketchy DT

My next project is for Let’s Get Sketchy, featuring another fab sketch by Brenshevia.

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Here is what I did with this sketch this month:

I opted to create an inked background star shape instead of using paper – and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. I wanted to stick to colours that blend well with my photograph, so I stuck to ‘beach’ type colours. The gorgeous chippies that I have used on this layout are all from 2Crafty.

I stuck to the Star theme per the sketch and used this frame from 2Crafty and then I also added on a few star fish. My chippie has been sprayed with gold and then I added some Glossy Accents to just the stars. I misted my title with blue and added a coat of Glossy Accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Capture Memories | Mix It Up Challenge Blog

I loved working on this month’s challenge at Mix It Up – Anything Goes plus the option of using Black and White with one other colour.

It has to be said that yellow is not one of my favourite colours – especially when I am scrapbooking. But I REALLY loved this photograph of my daughter and I REALLY wanted to emphasise the yellow skirt that she is wearing…

I fussy cut a few black and white flowers and all those beautiful chippies on my layout are from 2Crafty. I am particularly enamoured with that Abstract Frame!

I used yellow embossing powder for my title chippies; and then for the fronts, I also used the same yellow embossing powder, but then I also sprinkled over a few pieces of black UTEE. For the frame, I coloured it in using a yellow fine tipped pen and a black Sharpie. Then I coated it with Glossy Accents.

Thanks for paying my blog a visit!

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Shine | CSI DT

Would you look at how divine Case File 279 is!!! I just loved working with this one!

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I worked with red, yellow, white, pink and charcoal. I was inspired by the dots and stripes, as well as the cursive font. I also loved the white space element of this image, so I decided to work along those lines too. The beautiful chippie pieces that I have used on my layout are all from 2Crafty.

I have started using some older pictures of my daughter because I have so many of them laying in a box! I love love LOVE how the ray of sunshine just caught her on her cheek in this photo… and I love love LOVE how she just LOOKS like a ray of sunshine!!

My chippie leaves have been treated with white UTEE. That delectable frame has been inked with a metallic charcoal and then given a coat of Glossy Accents and my title has been misted with bright yellow and also coated with Glossy Accents.

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Choose Happy | CSI DT

We have a rather delicious Cold Case file over at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration this month.

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From the moment I laid eyes on this beautiful image, I knew that I wanted to try my best to recreate it. I popped my photo in the centre and then I fussy cut a large selection of flowers from really old paper. All the chippies that I have used on this layout, is from 2Crafty.

I stuck to the colour scheme of the inspiration image as best I could. I inked the two vine chippies in teal to copy those in the inspiration image; and the instead of adding a bicycle, I cut one circular chippie in half and adhere them on either side of my photograph so that they sort of resembled the two wheels of a bicycle.

I misted my title with red and then lightly splattered on some gold mist before coating with Glossy Accents.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Journey | CSI DT

I just loved the colour scheme for case file 278 at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration. I must be honest that the image had me stumped – briefly!

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I have used plum-purple, deep teal-kingfisher, beige, black and white. I used map print paper amongst my layering and I added some triangles into the mix. All the chipboard on my layout is from 2Crafty.

I don’t often do a layout featuring just me, because I’m very self conscious… But when I searched on Google on the ‘random word generator’, the first word that came up was ‘retired’. Well… this did have me chuckling because I am – for all intents and purposes – a retiree! I retired from work at the (ripe old) age of 39! Although it was something I had looked forward to, the transition from working to slap-bang NOT working has been a journey – hence the title of this piece and the travel elements I have incorporated into my layering.

I inked my delicious, delicate little triangles from 2Crafty with a deep plum ink and I used white UTEE on my title.

Thanks for stopping by to take a closer look!