I had to send in 3 layouts and the one they chose to feature in the magazine is this one
It uses more of that fab Pink Paislee paper that you can ink. I also used Nestability and Tim Holtz dies; K and Co and basic Grey embellishments; Paperartsy stamps and lots and lots of Distress Ink. Thanks to Phil for taking the photos of the butterflies!
Would you like to see my prizes? This is most but not all of my haul
Ooodles of types of adhesive which probably only crafters would get excited about! Two 12x12 albums; brads; flowers; ribbons and also a magnifying glass on a stand which I am using for my cross stitch at the mo but may be donated to Auntie Jones who could then read her paper without holding a magnifyer as well.
I've also managed to make a whole two things this week
1: My Daring Card -
This week we had a No Calorie Recipe!
Here are the ingredients you must use on your card:
1 image (stamped, digital or other type)
2 pieces of ribbonand we were also sent some lovely digital freebies from Robyn's Fetish digital stamp store.
3 different papers
3 different papers
The green and orange papers are digital as well as the green/orange patterned one and the image is coloured with prismacolour pencils. One of the orange layers was embossed and there is a lot of foam paddage going on - it will have to be a hand delivered card. The stanp is a Paula Pascual one and the ribbons are Maya Road and part of my prize which arrived on the day I needed orange and green ribbon!
Finally I also made a layout this week
You can't see the title thanks to the dark morning but it says "Simples". well it is a layout about meerkats so what else would it say? The circle took ages because I made a mask and misted the rest of the paper and then decided to hand sew around it. Looks good though for the effort I think! The layout is based on a sketch from Get Picky which is a sketch blog all about using more than one photo. great idea! I used Cosmo Cricket papers; Bazzill black card stock; Sassafrass and Prima embellishments; Tim Holtz and Papertrey Ink dies and the same Martha Stewart border punch as above. Sigh. I haven't used it on a layout since but it looks like I use it all the time now. Mind you it is pretty cool...
Here is what the journalling says for those of you who would also like a magnifying glass (like my hubby whose life has been changed by one...)
back to balancing the needs of two different churches and one order of service - this week it is Induction of Elders at one church and Reception of a Member at the other. That means I must be careful not to talk too much!