Monday, 26 January 2015

Adventure Layout

Good morning, folks, I have a 12" layout to show you today.  It's been a wee while since I've done this size of layout, but I decided that I had too many photos to include to make a smaller layout!

So, I started with a 12" piece of green card and gathered all of the green card and journalling bits from Sarah's A Few of My Favourite Things Kits.  (Outdoors and nature seemed to demand green backgrounds!!)  I loved the "Life is a Wonderful Adventure" card and wanted that to be my centre piece.  I cut out the ends of the banner with a craft knife so that I could layer my photos behind the banner, like so:

There is also a strip of the green leaf card and some of the Snip and Stick leaves added to my layout.   Also included in the kit was this fantastic checklist banner:

I decided to secure it with a couple of eyelets as I thought that it suited the theme.  But, if you decide to curl the banner to add dimension, like I did, its best to wait until your ink has actually dried, otherwise you leave smudges, doh!!!!!

I added a little journalling to complete the memories but refrained from adding any other items to my already rather busy page.

Have a lovely day, folks.

Susie x 

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Dream a Little Dream

I hope you are all well and haven't been blown away in this wild weather! Today, I decided that I fancied stamping one of the lovely Doodle Dolls from Sarah Hurley. This one is called Dream a Little Dream and is lovely and easy to colour. I stamped her onto Kraft card (aka the inside of my Christmas wrapping paper!) and coloured her with my Polychromo pencils. After shading and colouring her face, I stamped her beautiful big eyes and added a little more shading for her nose and her eyebrows. After that, I decided I would give her a little smile.....must have been feeling brave, huh?!

As is pretty normal for me, I kept the layout really simple to show off the gorgeous teal/turquoise paper and image. (Have I ever told you that my favourite colour is teal/turquoise?!!). The papers, heart and turquoise gems are from various A Few of My Favourite Things kits. I decided to add a little doodling and Stardust Stickles to finish off my card.

And here is a wee close up of Doodle Doll Dream a Little Dream Girl:

Take care, folks.

Susie x

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, folks! I hope you all had a brilliant night last night and have had a good start to 2015. We spent a fabulous night at Nethy Bridge: a torchlight procession, ceilidh with fantastic stovies, soup and mince pie, fireworks and lovely night with friends. Most definitely a brilliant goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015!

Whilst we've been in Aviemore, we've had loads of lovely family time, snow fun, eating and lazing about, so I've managed to read a book and do some colouring. I decided to colour up these Saturated Canary cuties first - Jules, Ava and Canary Love. I haven't coloured these in ages and had fun with some different colour combinations too. I've used my wonderful Polychromo pencils - fantastic to bring away with me as I can have all my colours in one box - I'd need about 6 boxes if I brought all my pro markers! Here are the individual close-ups:



Have a lovely day, whatever you're up to.

Susie x