Ahoy Me Hearties

Hello, I really had some fun with this layout which looks nothing like I imagined it would when I started!! I used the sketch from Sketches in Thyme to get me started and solved the CSI challenge case file  #259 as well as Golden Globe stash challenge from Scrap Our Stash. Thanks to the three blog sites for their fabulous inspiration and their design teams for sharing their fabulous projects.

Here is my layout – with a photo of my grandchildren playing “pirates” with the swing set converted to a pirate ship complete with rigging and a flag. You have to love their imagination!!  DSC04403I was inspired by the colours in the SOS moodboard  and have included the word friend in my journal tag.




I have solved the  CSI challenge by using the colour scheme from the scene, a map (treasure map under my journalling) a white background and stamping. The children were on school vacation when they came to play at our place.

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My layout was based around this great sketch from Sketches in Thyme.



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Creative Embellishments August Challenge

Hi, This month the challenge over at Creative Embellishments is to be inspired by at least one element in the moodboard and to also include something reflective.

The deep blue and gold colours in the moodboard and the reflections reminded me immediately of this photo taken in Myanmar – a photo of my reflection in a silver fence filial with the golden pagoda and deep blue sky in the background.  I have used reflective silver corrugated card in the photo mount and one of the tags is silver too. The Creative Embellishments silver “Shine” flair seemed perfect to finish off my layout.



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Archiscraps August Challenge

Ohh!! these are such lovely colours in this months moodboard over at Archi-scraps. Thanks Julene and the team for your great inspiration.

Here is my take. The ombre hand stitched heart and tassel reflect the 4 shades of green/turquoise/aqua that I have used in the layout.



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Sketches in Thyme #333

Thanks for another fabulous sketch this week. I have been trying to get a photo of my grandchildren pet for so long and finally I managed it !!  He is so hard to photograph as he is sooo black.

Thanks to the design team for your inspiration


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Sketches in Thyme #332

Lovely sketch for the challenge this week. Thanks to the design team for their inspiration.

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Sketches in Thyme #334

I don’t often use large photos so using a 5 x 7 was quite a challenge. I flipped the sketch on its side so I could use a portrait shot.

Thanks to the Sketches in Thyme design team for their inspiration


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Scrap the Girls July challenge

This month the mood board is a little dark inside and I must admit that I found it a real challenge until I found the quote “What if I fall? Oh but my darling what if you fly “. I  have used a photo of 2 of my beautiful, strong willed grand daughters , sitting up on a rock wall – I thought that suited the quote perfectly. I was inspired by the greys and reds and the diamond shapes in the mood board too.

Thanks to the design team for their inspiration


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