Monday, March 28, 2011

my girls

this layout is my beautiful daughters and i.. Photo taken Mothers Day 2010.. i am truly blessed to have 3 daughters, each one unique and special and i love them so dearly it hurts at times.. thanks for visiting C o C!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

smiles, frowns and funny faces..

this last weekend was CC time at Scrap of Difference, a forum i have been a part of for a while now. the theme was smiles, frowns and funny faces... the sketch challenge was to be inspired by a layout from the gallery, and the technique challenge was to use misting/masking.. there was a color one, but not really sure i will have time to get one done.. but if i do i will post it later...
my layout of my very dear friend Marlene is the sketch challenge as well as  the first page in an album i am working on to celebrate her fiftieth birthday on the 27th march.. she is such a beautiful friend and a wonderful person. she loves roses so the album will be made using the glorious english rose papers from kaiser...

the technique challenge was to use misting and masking which is always fun.. i drew clouds on paper and cut them out and put them on the cardstock as well as a prima mask and then drew around the sign post to give some definition.. this fun photo is of my daughter nisha with my friend marlene's daughter ella.. our girls were so cute  when they were younger!! i love this photo of them together..
i even made the bird house!!
thanks for stoppin by.. hope you are having a great day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Flourish with a bling feb/mar sketch

i have joined in once again this month at FWAB sketch.. partly because Liz Weber did the sketch this month!! i rotated the sketch once anti-clockwise and i used the bella silver rhinestones on this layout of Nisha in a dress she got for her 10th birthday.. i also used a packet of 3-d stickers from a cheap shop and i am happy with how this turned out!!
and just a close up!!

thanks for visiting!! and as always.. your comments make me smile!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

the 2 divas

for Out of the Hat challenge this month
we had to create a layout using twine, a hand made journalling tag and use a number in the title..
so this is what i came up with.. i just had to use this photo of Nisha and her dear friend Ella when they had been dressing up..they really are little divas!!
Thanks for droppin by!!

Monday, March 07, 2011

Ride the Carousel..

ARTastic's march challenge was to take this painting...

and have bright colorful colors,
an animal somewhere,
at least 3 circles, and a bonus
for a horse on the layout.

 well the photo of Hannah on the carousel at Dreamworld seemed to grab my attention for this layout. The painting looked like there was a lot of activity, so my layout is busy too!! and i have all the criteria needed to fit the challenge.. my circles are in the banner, i have birds and butterflies, lots of color, and i have the carousel horse!!

i have also covered a Kaiser notebook to give to my MIL for her birthday.. so before i put it together i took a photo of the back and front covers..i don't do many OTP things so this was something different for me! i hope she likes it!!

thanks for poppin in!!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Jacaranda Joy

A challenge site i have been enjoying is Out of the Hat..the new challenge for march is just up..
but this is what i did for February.. the criteria to include in your layout was misting and masking, clouds, and a tree on the layout somewhere.. i couldn't go past using this photo of Nisha sitting in our jacaranda tree with the beautiful lavender blooms...
if you are looking for something to do, think about popping over to Out of the Hat.. (this is not a paid ad for them, but just sharing in case you would like to join in!!!)
Hope you are having a great day!