Off the Rails – August challenge

I love the dramatic effect that black can give a layout.I have had this photo printed for ages but could never find quite the right colour to go with it – black was the answer! And yes the water was really that colour.


Black and anything goes


Oops too late, the link has closed – never mind I will look forward to next months challenge


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LESSology #61 bag collector

What a great challenge over at LESSology


I love to wrap my gifts in up- cycled papers or gift bags so this challenge was for me. my base was a previously used brown paper carry bag and I decorated it with old book paper stamps, ink, brown paper and left over die cut leaves. I made the flowers from a scrap of brown paper and the bow was chocolate box packaging. I made a little gift tag to go with it.


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the background


the flowers


and the finished productDSC00093


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JOT August moodboard

What a stunning moodboard! I was immediately attracted to the singers red lips and decided to include a drawing that my granddaughter did when she was 5 … I came across the scrap of paper in a “tidy up” and just couldn’t throw it away. I included a photo of her taken just  a few days later. Thanks for the challenge.



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