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I started this layout at the weekend… then discovered the challenge that I was entering this for had a sketch that you had to follow so I had to start again lol… and set this aside.

I decided to finish it off tonight in the workshop, whilst I pondered over what else I’m going to do with the recipe swap cards 🙂

It’s a layout of my Daughter …. She’s a real hoot lol

I added a few Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts

Making Memories glittered chipboard letters

Hand Dyed Crinkle Seam binding to add a finishing touch to the end of the journalling spot

I stickled the branches with Vintage Photo Distress Stickles


Stylish Blogger Award

A Special thank you to Natasha (Youtube Enastasia)  of  Cleversoiree for sending me this lovely Stylish Blogger Award.   I’d love to share thing and pass it on to others I admire and appreciate.     Each new recipient should pass on the good wishes to their favorites along with answering 8 things about themselves in a blog post 😉

Here goes… 8 things you may or may not know about me .

  1. I LOVE the smell of coffee, but I don’t like the taste and will never drink it.
  2. When I was young I used to bring home all the injured birds, stray dogs, and cats, I used to drive my mum nuts
  3. I have always been addicted to arts and crafts, paper, pens, pencils, notepads, scraps, colouring books, erasers…
  4. Taking of Erasers, I used to collect novelty erasers and my favs were in the shape of Barbapapa’s (a kids tv show)
  5. I dont like Spiders
  6. I have a serious passion for all things equine… I absolutely adore horses… I even love the smell of them, and think that there is no better smell than wrapping your arms around a horses neck and taking a big deep sniff 🙂
  7. I like to do my bit and help out rescue animals, hence the 2 rescue bunnies, My old irish setter Naimh (RIP) and our Springer Girl Mitzi.
  8. Phew … last one…. my absolute dream? to be part of a design team (I can live in hope lol)

Here are the 8 Lovlies i’d like to pass this award on to in no particular order, I love each and every blog ……..

  1. Natasha http://cleversoiree.blogspot.com/
  2. Nancy http://thenickelnook.blogspot.com/
  3. Deb http://willnnabel.blogspot.com/
  4. Laura http://paper-dragonflies.blogspot.com/
  5. Maria http://lollyrot-scrapbooking.blogspot.com/
  6. Amy http://shootmovecreate.blogspot.com/
  7. Kelly http://kmassman-scrapbooks-cards.blogspot.com/
  8. Robyn http://kmassman-scrapbooks-cards.blogspot.com/
  9. Elizabeth http://silverscrappers.blogspot.com/
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Soups & Salads Recipe Card Swap .. (work in progress)

I’m taking part in the Soups & Salads Recipe Card Swap over at Your Paper Pantry, I have 12 identical recipe cards to make and this was my work in progress up in the workshop tonight…

Here’s what I did tonight, I had Ustream running in the background whilst I was working away… my friend Natasha popped in for a wee visit 🙂

  • Cut 12 x 4″ x 6″ pieces of chipboard
  • Painted both sides with Gesso
  • Cut 12 x 3.75″ x 5.75″ Patterned Paper
  • Painted on Green Acrylic Paint around the border of the first side

I’ll be spending tomorrow night working on them again.. they have to be shipped to the USA before 25.02.11