Will try again tomorrow when I have some new energy!
I have some good news that I will also post tomorrow, so I can get these last layouts out of the way.
I did actually post it and only then did I see that my link wasn't working so I would be interested to know if anyone who has me in their reader actually got that post, as I retrieved it & saved it to work on tomorrow again. Please let me know, because I never know how the readers/feeds work exactly - do they "pull" the post into the reader IMMEDIATELY it is published or only when you go into your reader. Know what I mean???
These layouts seem to be going on forever - even I'm sick of looking at them - so I'll be glad to see the back of them! I 'spose they're fresh to your eyes anyway...This was the last layout (of 13) that I did so it was a bit speedy. I love the 7 Gypsies background paper (from my March Cocoa Daisy kit) & I like the pink inking around the edge of the whole page. I think it pulls everything together. This was where I started my blogging life - in my daughters' bedroom - hence the pink lamp. I have since progressed to the end of the passage (!) as the poor girls couldn't take all my late night visits...
This fell under the "New Beginnings" category & both blue papers are offcuts from my March Cocoa Daisy kit. Title:- OUR PC Journalling:- This is where it all began - October 2008. I made friends with our pc at last!! We fell in love & soon after a blog was born ;-D I used some provo-craft printed masking tape, some L'il Davis printed ribbon & a Tres Jolie sticky strip, all with appropriate slogans on "Friends" - dramatic - radiant - clever - J'Adore (I adore you!) A tough of bling, some pleated ribbon & a cute little Chatterbox owl (to signify my late night visits!)
I distressed my mats & layered it all up in about half an hour. While it may not be breathtaking I love it because it is very meaningful to me.
This one fell under the "Make your own flowers" Category & I created the top flower out of skeleton leaves, available at local craft stores. The photo was gorgeous so I printed in 20 - 25cm & used a lovely double-sided Dream Street paper as my backing page. I called it "One December Day" because I am sick to death of all the standard titles, for example, Memories, Remember, etc, etc - you know the ones that come in pre-made chipboard form etc. I've nothing against them - I've used them all myself - several times each! But one can't go on...
Stickers are Basic Grey "Sultry". I like the overboard distressing on the matt (the same DS paper - reverse side - beautiful paper). I added the light lime bazzill to the right-hand-side to bring a bit of life "over there" to balance my flower cluster on the left. I also hand-cut some petals in the light lime bazzill and slipped them under the skeleton-leaves at the back, to give my flower a bit of a lift. I made the flower cluster out of KI Memories Lace Cardstock off-cuts, torn/inked "circles" 2 sizes of punched & inked flowers & some green plastic flowers (pretty gross which is why I've all but hidden them,lol!) 3 different brads - a glittery one, a bling one and a turquise one and some skeleton leaves underneath & that was my little bouquet done!
Hand-written journalling reads: "no particular reason, just two beautiful kids & one camera-happy mum!"