Friday 26 March 2010

Easter Bunny

 I'm thrilled as my February Summary layout made to the Two Peas Newsletter!!!

This week's PaperPlay Challenge was to create something Easter themed.

Here's my take:

* Title: Penned Words::Dates by Shimelle Laine @Two Peas in  a Bucket
*Digital Paper: Springtime Basics by Shimelle Laine @ TwoPeas in a Bucket  (ledger paper and spotted paper)
* Postage stamp frames: Mailing Label Frames No. 4 by Paislee Press @ Oscraps
* Rabbit Shape: Easter Bunny by Mami Doodles
* Font: VT Remington

Tuesday 23 March 2010

Blog Hop!

Some us Baker Dozen girls are doing a blog hop and I couldn't resist  joining them. I am the last stop of the hop, now it is back to Shimelle's blog.

We're celebrating Shimelle newest kits:

My  February summary uses the Springtime Basics kit- it is the sort of papers I'd use over and over again, simple, gorgeous and super useful.

*Digital Paper: Springtime Basics by Shimelle Laine @ TwoPeas in a Bucket
*Word Art: Press Lines No. 7 - Laughter by Paislee Press @ Oscraps
*Scalloped strip: Full Cicle kit by Danielle Young @ Oscraps
*Strawberries: Kawaii Cute Fruit by Kitschy Digitals @ Two Peas in a Bucket
*Font: Rockwell Extra Bold and Times New Roman


Tuesday 16 March 2010

Topical quotes and a double page layout

My son: "St. Patrick got rid of the worms in Ireland."

My daughter (listening to the match on the radio): "When I get home, I am going to watch the match. I am getting into rugby. Or football, whatever this is."

This is my January summary layout. It was supposed to be a single page and I had a clear idea what it should look like. But when I got down to it, it looked like a mess, so I broke it into two pages. The circle in the middle of the snowflake is a bit silly but I needed a splash of red there to balance the two red spots in the photos.

Thursday 11 March 2010

PaperPlay day

This week I set the PaperPlay Challenge:

Seeing double!
"Repeat something in you card, like using the same image twice or the same word"
The challenge is kindly sponsored by by Stitchy Bear Stamps and she is giving our winner 4 images as the prize.

Silly me, I set the challenge without thinking how hard it was going to be or what I was going to make. In desperation, I doodled an image, scanned and then used digital papers and a bit of digital colouring to get this result:

*Digital Papers: A New Leaf by Paislee Press & Audacious Designs @ Oscraps (background paper); Autumn Apples Polka Dot Papers By Shimelle Laine @ TwoPeas (all others)
*Design: MamiDoodles (to be released).
*Font:Mary Jane Antique

Sunday 7 March 2010


I've been meaning to use make little flags in a layout for ages. Before the banner-crazy started to take over the scrapbooking world. Probably since my daughter's 7th birthday. I am not claiming I was ahead of the trend, it is more that we used to make these flags for the "Festas Juninas" in Brazil. Festas Juninas are held in June - hence the name - in honour of Saints John, Peter and Antony.


There was an Italian Brazilian painter, Alfredo Volpi, that specialized in painting them. He did paint other things, but stop any man or woman in the streets of Brazil and ask what Volpi painted and s/he'd say: "Bandeirinhas".

Here's my take, photo taken on my sweet girl's 8th birthday:
The orange in the background is waaay to bright but I can live with that, I am not going to redo it. :-)

Quick digital card

Shimelle Laine has a cute set of circles, ideal to add charm to a layout or  a card. I used it for a child's birthday card.

* Decorative Circles: Write It Down::Cute Circles by Shimelle Laine @ Two Peas in a Bucket
* Patterned Papers and images: Wynken, Blynken and Nod Kit by Kate Pertiet @ Designer Digitals
* Font: French Script MT

Wednesday 3 March 2010

I've been scraplifted!

This month each of the Studio Calico DT decided to scraplift a member and Jenn Olson choose a layout of mine. She's is super talented and of course her LO is milles better than mine!

Here's my LO:

I don't know how to display Jenn's but it is here. Click Jenn Olson and it is her first LO.