Sunday, 16 March 2014

Love to play/ SUYS March challenge

Have you seen the current monthly challenge over at Show us your stuff?
The challenge this month is to be inspired by our beautiful inspiration board. And as always to use handmade elements.

I was inspired by the colours, the stripes and the garden scene.
My layout is based on a workshop by Georgia Heald at Pop and Colours 2.

Products used:
Basic grey patterned paper and doily paper
Pink paisley mistable tags
Imaginesce patterned paper
Prima flower, chipboard, resin flower and packaging
Bo bunny butterflies
Tattered angels glimmer mists
Urban artist stencil
Freckled fawn wood chips
Kaiser patterned paper and stamp
Shimmerz shimmerings
Staz on ink
Motex tape writter
D-lish scraps mini flowers
A piece of cake designs mask
Burdy's handmade embellies; book print chipboard button and calico yo yo
Ah Scrap bottle cap
Resin mushrooms
Watercolour paints
Craft wire
Texture paste


Sarah xo

Thursday, 6 March 2014

20 kisses!!

Have you seen the current march sketch challenge over at SBT50?
Chloe designed this sketch based on on a layout Vicki did for a past cyber crop.

Here is the sketch:

Normally I scrap one photo layouts, occasionally a 2 photo layout.
So a 4 photo layout was a bit daunting for me.
I went with 4 photos and put a gap between by 3rd and 4th photos. As I like   asymmetry  on my layouts.

Products used:
American crafts card stock
Jillibean soup alphas
Typo Washi tape
My minds eye enamel dots
Urban artist template
Motex tape writer
Studio calico wood veneer stars and alphas
Freckled fawn wood chips
Dlish scraps Washi tape, arrow journal spot.
Scrapbooking from scratch Washi tape
A piece of cake designs sequins
Rhinestone strips
Mini wooden peg
Water colour paints
Texture paste

Sarah x

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Today is the day...

So my health retreat I mentioned in a past post came about from over working.
I burnt myself out. For the last year I have worked like a machine. Sometimes 14 days on 1 day off, some days 12 hours long. I stupidly thought I didn't have a breaking point but I did.
I'm feeling sooo much better after 2 weeks off work. And have a changed out look. I need to look out for ME. I'm no good to my family or my work if I'm stressed. So my suggestion to you all is don't forget to look out for YOU. I think that the modern woman has a lot on her plate. Be it motherhood, career, relationship or a combination of all. And amidst caring for everyone else and striving to do our best we often forget to look out for number 1.

Today is my birthday. I am 31 today. And this layout is dedicated to my new way of thinking. That I need to start to look out for me too.

The layout is for Chloe's CC puzzle Savvy challenge. Here is the criteria:

I started with water colour paints, gesso and washi and created a background I didn't like LOL.
So I cut out the bits I did like and stuck them on a new piece of white card stock.
I kept the embellies to a minimum and used a fair bit of white space as I wanted my photo and title and journalling to be the focus.

Products used:
American crafts card stock and patterned paper
Jillibean soup alphas
WOW chipboard
Studio calico wood veneer alphas and stars
D-lish scraps sequin bow and washi tapes
Scrapbooking from scratch washi tape
Prima Rhinestones
Strip rhinestones
Motex tape writer
Freckled fawn wood chips
Watercolour paints
Photo of me by Jenerations photography

Sarah x