May 12, 2011

A little Happy goes a Long Way.....

Hello everyone, time to spread a little more goodness.  We have more layouts to share from the Monthly Pack and our April/May Sketch Challenge.  You still have time to get those layouts in for the Monthly Packs, but the Sketch Challenge is quickly approaching Pumpkin Time, so you best put a little skip in your step and get yours in!

Now, when I {used to} run a lot I would get a stitch.  It's possibly the only time you would see me and stitching in the same sentence! .... but Heather?  Heather would be doing a "running stitch" as she went along... (maybe a lot longer ago, but I'm not going to tell her that........).  It would be fair to say that rarely a layout goes by without a little love put into some stitching and the odd flower.  It is a trait she is best admired for, and we love what Heather can do on a layout.  This Happy little Pack from Pebbles has the most gorgeous colours to work with, and Heather has put together a beautiful layout featuring none other than Ange and her beautiful new babe "Noah".  Grandma is still wearing that proud "Granny Grin", and it is showing in her work!

So, without further ado here is Heather's latest little treasure to share with you all.
Mine by Heather Bensley (CT)
 A little stitching here, and a few flowers there....
 A nice touch to a distressed edging is a hidden lace border strip punched from the pretty papers.
Thanks for sharing Heather.
Meeting Dora by Sally Clark (CT)
 Making good use of the swirly embossing folders on the right, and the dots on the left.  The flowers look great fussy cut and layered too.
 Butterfly and embossing detail.
Hidden journaling tag behind the photo
Just Be by Sally Clark (CT)
Another avid stitcher, Sally has used offcuts of the patterned paper to stitch around, distressing the edges just a little.  The stitching around the border has used several different coloured threads to tie in with the papers, with several cross stitches to compliment the theme.  And Alex is Just Being Awesome..... trust me!
Off the Page Decorative Flower in Bottle by Sally Clark (CT)
Miss Sally has been a bit awesome herself, whipping up this beautiful flower with her Cricut Expression, some water and violent crumpling, layering each petal then stitching a button for the centre.  The band for the bottle and sticker tag are also from the Monthly Pack.  The thin strips of card stuffed into the bottle have been run through the crimper and folded a little so they would fit through the top.  Looks .............. awesome Sally, well done.
{M} card by Sally Clark (CT)
Also from the Monthly Pack utilizing the motif trim, buttons, AC Thickers and frame to embellish the front of the card.

Our next layout to share has been a conversion of sorts.  Roseanne has been one of Scrapville's frequent card makers, bringing in her lovely work to share.  Recently she has ventured into the scrapping area, along with daughter Sophie, and we are seeing lots more layouts coming through the door.  Well done Roseanne, and it's great to see you getting so much playtime out of your Cricut!
 Scrapville April/May Sketch Challenge
Birthday Girl by Roseanne Cook
Keep skipping girls, Pumpkin Time nears!


1 comment:

Sam said...

Love all the distressing and the grunge look on your layout Heather, it really changes the look of the papers, and Sal that flower is so cute and I love that you have managed to scrap a man's layout with those papers, it looks fantastic. Great take on the sketch Roseanne, I just love the hand stitching!