...the mouse will play! Gareth was out for drinks after work last night, giving me a whole evening of guilt-free scrapping.. and I managed to complete two layouts that I'm really happy with.
The first of these was in response to this month's challenge on the Fiskarettes blog. It's a sketch challenge, and the prize is a year's subscription to one of a whole range of craft magazines, including Craft Stamper, Scrapbook Trends, Simply Handmade and several others. Well worth a go - the closing date is Monday 12th April so get to it!
I've just checked the rules and you're allowed to post your entry to your own personal blog, so here it is:'He might look as if butter wouldn't melt in his mouth, but at 15 months old, Harry had an alarming habit of throwing his cutlery across the table... often closely followed by his plate. Thankfully he's grown out of this now (although he's still no angel!).
As you can see, Shimelle's lessons have really sunk in:scraps of cardstock - check!
assorted alpha stickers - check!
My second layout of the night was based on Shimelle's Friday prompt - using flowers - and her sketch. You know, I'm really loving sketches at the moment! Also, I think I'm beginning to embrace white space and let go of the urge to fill it with stuff. Perhaps the clean and simple style is not beyond me, after all!
Julie - if you're reading this - thank you for the purple hydrangeas!
The journaling reads:
'Harry! Don't step on the flowers!' I called in vain.
'I wouldn't!' he called back.
I don't know where he's got this phrase, 'I wouldn't!' - usually uttered whenever he is doing just what I have asked him not to do. Infuriating... but so cute at the same time!
Finally... Julie Kirk very kindly did a post on the Gauche Alchemy blog yesterday which mentioned my article in this month's Scrapbook Magazine. Two of the layouts I did for the article used lots of gorgeous sparkly bits from Gauche Alchemy's mixed media colour kits.. which, of course, I mentioned in the article! As a reward for getting their name in print, GA are going to send me a little goodie bag.. result!!
Have a happy weekend.. :o)