Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Once Upon A Sketch!!!....December 1st

Yes its the first of December!
Yikes that's all I am going to say about it!

Journalling Criteria/theme: The thing I look most forward to in December.
Write at least 2 sentences on what you look forward to in the next month. December is a festive month so your journalling could be about the Christmas season, the holidays, the presents or if you do not celebrate Christmas what does December bring for you that you look most forward to? Note:You layout DOES NOT have to be about Christmas! It can be about anything December brings.
Other ideas for journalling: an annual holiday or celebration, a specific event such as putting up the Christmas tree or pre Christmas traditions you might have leading up to Christmas, family time, snow covered fields or warmer weather, time off work, school holidays, change of weather, new season fruit.

Here is my take on the challenge

the sketch was designed by Nadia Cannizzo

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Monday, 21 November 2011

Weekend Recap...........

Friday Evening:

Watched vintage James Bond with the boyz
 accompanied with popcorn and wine!!

Saturday: all day

Flower workshop at 

here is the end result

10 gorgeous handmade flowers!
Zeffy is wickedly talented
and I kept saying over and over again
what a fabulous lesson/workshop I took.
Flowers are not my go to embellishment for a layout
I enjoy the latest trend in scrapbooking with the flower laden
layouts and marvel at their beauty
Its just not my style...which is cool....
 but I wanted to learn how to make flowers
and jumped at the chance to learn
If you live in Athens contact Zeffy
she is one talented lady!!
Thank You Zeffy!!.....

So after the workshop
I stayed on a little longer and made a Christmas tag
and of course the beautiful Poinsetta i had just made took
the centre stage...
what do you think?
I love it...LOL

After I stamped my image and misted the background
I applied a layer of Gel medium 
and sprinkled this gorgoeus translucent glitter
It sort of shows up on the tag.....
then started layering and embellishing!


We surprised our little man with a trip to the 
War museum

I was blown away by this cannon....
look at the detailed engraving....
Somehow it seemed ironic something that could cause so much destruction
 could be so beautiful!!..

This part of the museum freaked me out
I cringed looking at these weapons

No comment

One very happy little man!!!!!


Friday, 18 November 2011

Once Upon A..Sketch....giveaway!!

Time for a giveaway over at Once Upon A..Sketch
because we are feeling a little generous 
and just to thank you for your support.. 

You have a chance to win this gorgeous album kit featuring Melissa Frances 5th Avenue collection...

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Envelopes and Tags Book
5th Avenue 6 X 6 Paper Pad
5th Avenue Sticker Book
5th Avenue Diecuts
2 Mini Envelopes and Tags
Trinkets & Baubles
Diamond Chandelier Drops
“Mom” Expressive Transfer
Vintage Architectural Molding Appliques
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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Get Creative....November 15th

2nd post for the day
I seem to be chasing my tail these days more chit chat
here is my layout for the November 15th sketch challenge over at 
my layout came out exactly as I was feeling that day
truth be told I actually love the end result
the photo is a little dark...
but the photo is one of my favourites.....

the layout is based on this sketch designed by 

for more inspiration and information about this months prizes
head on over to the blog

I will be entering this layout in the November challenge for

Kraft It Up
here are some close ups of the journalling

Once Upon A....Sketch

November 15th challenge has gone live
the sketch is gorgeous

 and the journalling criteria is inspiring

Journalling criteria: This time the journalling criteria focuses on YOU as a woman OR ANY female in your life. What is the best thing about being a woman? Motherhood? Shopping? Make Up? Girls nights? Gossip? Your journalling can be as long as you wish and in any language, but you must journal at least 2 sentences on the best part of being a woman.

lots of wonderful prizes 
go and read all about it

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Get Creative crop......

On Saturday 5th
 had a crop
we had a lot of fun
taught us to make 2 beautiful flowers 
and I tried and I say tried as I am no teacher!!!
to show the gals how to approach a sketch.
We used 
November 1st sketch

I showed them not to feel restricted when following a sketch
so here is one of the layouts
This is C3 in his Madi Gras outfit this year..too cute!!

I flipped the sketch on its side and moved the pic and embellies over to the right!


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Once Upon A .......Sketch November 1st challenge

It's November 1st and the first challenge is up for

Journalling Criteria for this challenge:
You need to journal at least 2 SENTENCES on WHEN you started scrapping and WHY?

here is my take

using this sketch!

Yes I flipped it on its side!!..LOL

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