Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Hi scrappy friends, here is a layout I have done using a sketch from SKETCHABILITES No. 79 for my inspiration and pictures of our new puppy. Hope you like it.
For this one, as I have used three photos, I didnt use any patterned paper ,as I thought it might all be a bit busy.
I used four different colour cardstock, and kept it quite simple.
I matted my photos and adhered them onto the coral cardstock then double matted this and glued these onto my background card.
Then it was time to embellish. I cut out three arrows and matted them onto some brown card.
I die- cut three hearts and glued these down.
I started to add my flowers, leaves and branches.
I used some of my homemade paste and a honeycomb mask for the corner.
I then die cut the title - and there you have it. Why not give it a go.
Bazzill cardstock
Sizzix heart dies
Sizzix Branch die
Woodware medium branch die
Tim Holtz alpha die
Homemade modelling paste
Assorted flowers
Sticky back pearls
Scalloped scissors
Prima honeycomb mask


How to Photograph a New Puppy
1.      Remove film from box and load camera
2.      Remove film box from puppy's mouth and throw in trash
3.      Remove puppy from trash and brush coffee grounds from muzzle
4.      Choose a suitable background for photo
5.      Mount camera on tripod and focus
6.      Find puppy and take dirty sock from mouth
7.      Place puppy in pre-focused spot and return to camera
8.      Forget about spot and crawl after puppy on your knee's
9.      Focus with one hand and fend off puppy with the other hand
10.  Get tissue and clean nose print from lens
11.  Take flashcube from puppy's mouth and throw in trash
12.  Put cat outside and put peroxide on the scratch on puppy's nose
13.  Put magazines back on the coffee table
14.  Try to get puppy s attention by squeaking toy over your head
15.  Replace you glasses and check camera for damage
16.  Jump up in time to grab puppy by the scruff of the neck and say no, outside, no, outside
17.  Call spouse to clean up mess
18.  Fix a drink
19.  Sit back in a Lazyboy and resolve to teach puppy sit and stay the first thing in the morning

Monday, 26 November 2012


Morning lovely scrappers. Here is a layout I have just finished with photos of our baby puppy.
For my inspiration I used a sketch from Stuck On You Sketches.
For this one I chose the colours from the photos and just followed as per the sketch.
I matted my photos in tan cardstock, then I cut down 4 other layers and distressed the edges with a distressing tool.
I stuck all this down then made the side layers and distressed the edges of all three.
I used my squiggly scissors to cut out two circles and added these.
I die cut the title and date.
I added a butterfly and lots of flowers with pearl centres.
I then added a journalling block with my journalling. I hope you like it and give the sketch a go. BFN
See sketch below.

Bazzill cardstock
Fabscraps pretty paper - organic lace
Script paper
Journalling block
Prima butterfly
Mixed flowers
Sticky backed pearls
Handmade stick pin
Handmade dry air clay mini frame (Martha Stewart Kit)
Prima distressing tool
Tim Holtz alpha dies

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


Morning all - here is the new addition to the family. Here he is brand new with his eyes still closed!
I chose pink for his little pink nose and pale pink for his face. He is one day old. So new we do not have a name yet.
Anyway the background cardstock is taupe which sort of blended well with the pinks and his fur.
I used a sketch from Once Upon A sketch for my inspiration and just kept adding flowers really!
I matted the photo in pale pink and lay that on to dark pink cardstock, which I matted with some brown.
I used my honey comb mask and some home made paste for the white paint effect.
I cut out a pink clock face from a tim holtz die.
I used some Dusty Attic chipboard and added a few pearl.
I punched out some leaves and die cut some fronds and branches.
I used a Donna Salazar Spellbinders die set for the two hand made flowers.
I die cut a little bird.
I added lots of flowers and die cut the title.
Secret journaling card (behind clock face) reads    -     
 'We are so thankful to our vet who performed an emergency c section and saved both Mum and puppys' lives!'
 Hope you like it. See sketch below. BFN caroleanne.

Bazzill cardstock in 4 different colours
Home made texture paste
Dusty attic chipboard
Tim Holts alphabet die
Sizzix branch die
Woodware leaf die
Woodware frond die
Tim Holtz bird die
Tim Holtz clock die
Spellbinders - Donna Salazar design flower die set
Honey comb mask

Friday, 9 November 2012


Hey at last its Friday, hope its a good one.
My computor is still playing up so I havnt been able to post for a while but am back at last.
For this page I used a sketch from Stuck On You Sketches for my inspiration.
I chose the colours from the photo, and kept it all quite simple as I wanted to focus on the picture.
I matted my photo is black cardstock then used a cream and black scalloped paper from Jenni Bowlin.
I stuck this onto some beige cardstock then added the matted photo and a peice of dotty cardstock which I inked.
I then made the tags using some Prima freebies (you can find these on one of my posts).
I added these then used some of my dusty attic honeycomb chipboard for the corner.
I added blue and cream flowers and a few pearls and there you have it. Hope you like it.

Bazzill cardstock in black and beige
Scalloped cardstock - Jenni Bowlin
Prima freebies - tags
Black alpha stickers
Dusty attic chipboard - honeycomb
Blue and cream flowers
Sticky back pearls