Sunday, 21 February 2010

Together we will flourish

This week has been so cold and dreary, so I had to cheer myself up with some pretty colours on this layout of my English grandparents.

The background paper came free with a magazine and I made myself use it! I have a problem using pretty paper - because when its gone its gone. I am a bit of a hoarder. I screwed up the paper and distressed it with Ranger's old paper ink.
I stitched around the edge with my sewing machine and hand stitched the curly bits by the flower. The flower was cut out using a cuttlebug doodle die. The other dies are from nestabilities and the leaves under the flower are Marianne design dies (this range is beautiful and a good price too).
I am entering this layout into four challenges:

Cuttlebug challenges - Stitch it #71

Out of the hat - the criteria for this one butterfly, buttons & bows and 4 word title.

Delightful sketches - no 16

Crafty Creations challenges #55 stitching

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Saturday, 13 February 2010

This my entry for the current cuttlebug challenge - Fabric. I was delighted when I saw the current challenge. This is my new camera case, I thought the ones you can buy are so ugly so I made my own. The flowers are cut using the doodle flower dies and one from a cuttlekids alphabet.
This layout is of my Dutch great-grandparents, looking very happy. The photo is not too good because the printer ran out of ink! (disaster!! :( ) It's too cold and wet to go into town to buy some more, so I just used this one. I can always get the ink tomorrow - hopefully the sun will be shining.

Thanks for looking
jolanda x

Hi everyone,

This is a layout of my Dutch Grandmother dressed up for the snow - she doesn't look all that happy about it, though.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Wedding Day

This layout is of my Dutch grandparents on their wedding day. I have decided to enter this in 3 challenges.
The first one is for Shabbychicbutterflysandbows - their criteria for the challenge is white and gold, lots of bling and to use music paper or christmas poem. I used the music (tucked under the photo, because of my grandfather's great passion for music).
The second challenge is from Craftysketches - I used the sketch for this layout.

The third is for delightful sketches their topic is love, so I thought this layout is quite appropriate.
This latest layout is of my English Grandmother. She looks so happy and summery. At the moment it is so cold outside so a summery layout is just what I needed.