Friday, January 14, 2011

Running up

I'm chuffed to bits to say that I am a runner up in the Scrapbook Magazine Scrapbooker of the Year competition.
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 ribbon
3 different papers
and we were also sent some lovely digital freebies from Robyn's Fetish digital stamp store.
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!


Lynda said...

Runner Up!!!!!! Well Done you!!!!! Your layout for the competition is fabulous and I'm soooo happy for you. I love your Daring card and the Meerkat layout is wonderful. I went to Tropical World near Leeds last year and they have Meerkats too - I was mesmerised with them and could have watched them play all day. They are just so cute.

Love Lynda xxx

SueH said...

Congratulations Lythan and very well deserved if you ask me. (Still think you should have won though, but then I’m biased)

The layout in the magazine is stunning but then again your layouts are always beautiful.
Phil did you proud with the photos too. I was having a snoop on his site the other day and he takes some fantastic pictures ….but don’t tell him I said so in case he gets a big head!

Enjoy you fifteen minutes of fame hun……..and the goodies that you’ve won!


PS. Forgot to mention the card and the new Layout……..beautiful as ever!

Sue said...

Just commented on FB this is great news and well deserved
Love the LO

Kath Stewart said...

huge congrats lythan on your runner up place...your layout is beautiful as are all your other creations...wishing you a very happy 2011...big hugs kath xxx

Lucy Mills said...

Ooh congrats! And well deserved. Your creations are stunning, as ever.

Kathy said...

LYTHAN! you kept that quiet, didn't you?! HUGE congratulations on your scrapbooking accoldae - so well deserved as your LOs are always inspiring - this one in particular is so beautiful. Love how you used the image for the Daring card, and the 2nd LO is stunning too

Laura said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Love your butterfly layout and your handwriting is so perfect! I love it! I often have hadnwriting envy and I defintely have it with yours!

Thank you so much for the comment on my blog... love the idea of getting my husband to include some thoughts for the wedding album. Will defo use that! Thank you x

Kim said...

Fabulous! I'm so excited for you Lythan - a HUGE congratulations!! XXOO

lisa said...

Well done Lythan. Very well deserved.
Thank you for your comment on my blog : )

artfulstampin said...

WOW WOW WOW, well done Lythan, stunning layout, and as you probably have guessed butterflies are my fave! Enjoy your prizes xxx

Carolyn said...

Sue told me about this - I just love the layout, love the photos, what a great team. I still remember when we first 'met' that you said you were like a fisherman and had all the tackle but never caught a fish....clearly this is not so - well done. :)