Monday, 7 February 2011

I Can Walk!

No, not me... well I can walk, but this is a layout about my granddaughter. Of course it's from a photograph thats well over a year old - but I'm always catching up!

I used two pages of dELiSH paper from the INdulge Series called La Fraise - Treats: one piece for the background and the other to make all the flowers.
The plain core'dinations cardstock I used for the framing was stitched and I used a border punch of little feet that I got for £1 in a craft sale (bargain!).

The little sneaker buttons I found online - aren't they the most adorable little buttons ever?!  I used a lot of crystal bling I had in a stash box, and brads I'd bought cheaply a long time ago.

This layout is a bit different from my usual style - the colour is quite bright, and it's almost plain for me. One little added extra though... all the little feet punched from the borders were used as a pattern around the cut-out photograph of my granddaughter first steps... as well as for the centres of all the flowers.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

First Layout For Alistair

I've been trying to find some papers that would fit in with the layout I had planned for Alistair... but in the end I mish-mashed together bits and pieces of papers I had ... but I'm not unhappy with the finished product. The framing was cut from MME paper, and the rest is Core'dinations and other plain cardstock I had (bought at Pickwells). The background paper (pale blue/grey) was stamped with pale grey swirls, and the photograph of my beautiful Grandson Alistair was cut into a heart shape, and then layered with two other coordinating colours of cardstock also cut into hearts.
On the hearts I added his bithdate (Tesco £3.99 clear alphabet and numbers stamps) and I used clock stamps to add his time of birth.
All the hearts were sewn around by hand - but no added stitched swirls this time... even with the flowers, I didn't want the finished layout to be too OTT.

The flowers and roses were almost all hand-made from spare cardstock by me. I managed to buy some VERY inexpensive brads from the local craft shop (PICKWELL FARM... amazing place) and added these to the centre of the flowers. Some of these brads were Laura Ashley (felt brads) and others from the V&A range. I used permanent ink to colour some plain white sticky pearls, and embellished a little more with these.
It took a few days to finish this layout because I've been looking after Alistair's big sister - my gorgeous Grand-daughter Lily - and she's worn me out!