Sunday, July 31, 2011

Catch up time!

I haven't been on here for ages!! I've been so busy and it feels like I haven't really done much.  Not a great feeling, but I suppose that how it goes some times.  I do have some scrappy stuff to share though.  First is a card that I made with my left over papers from my DT kit at Handmade by Suzanne.  By the way, I LOVE these papers! :)
I've used Kaisercraft 'Velvet Ensemble' pattern papers, Kraft cardstock, Kaisercraft 'Moments' rubons and WRMK Sew Easy Stitch Piercer.   All products are available from 'Handmade by Suzanne'.
Next is a layout I've done for one of Scrapbooking Top 50's monthly challenges.  The pic is of my mum with my DS and DD taken in July 2007.  I've converted the photo to a pencil sketch and printed it on canvas. 
 I've used Cosmo Cricket 'Odds and Ends' for this.  This is such a beautiful range and all available here.
The following layout I finished about a week ago.  These little guys belong to a friend of mine and they are just the cutest.  I was so happy to get some photos from her to scrap as I love to scrap little ones sometimes and don't have many unscrapped pics of my kids when they were little left.  It was before the digital stage. :) 
I've used the Kaisercraft 'Party Animal' Collection. I bought two of the background papers and fussy cut the animal stack on the left to lift it with some double sided tape.  This way I could also add a banner to the one that was already printed on the paper.
 Love the little animals and they are so easy to fussy cut too.
I think I will stop here for today.  There is one more layout to share but I will keep that for another day. I'm hoping to get a bit more done during the next month, although we have something planned for all the weekends in August already. I'm sure it will be exhausting but a lot of fun. :)
Hope to catch up with all my favourite blogs soon.
Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
M xox

13 comments:

Jasmine S said...

Gorgeous work. I love the idea behind the pencil sketch look. My son and I were playing with this technique the other day but I would never have thought to use it. This looks fab.

Tracey said...

Fabulous layouts...love the pencil sketch one, what agreat idea...very pretty details too. You have reminded me that I have a sew easy too...love your card. Enjoy your week!

Julie said...

these all looks great thanks for popping by my blog.

Helen Tilbury said...

Life seems to be taking over all our time these days - must be something about July as we all seem to be so hectic right now & as you say, not really able to pinpoint exactly what but just a challenge to fight through the days :) You did a great job on your card & layouts here Marelize. That CC paper does look very pretty & I love how you fussy-cut the Kaiser one. It looks really cute!!

Angela said...

Fabulous work Marelize! I love how you've used the "odds & ends" papers... I love that range too! & the fussy cutting you've done on "Taste this!" looks fantastic!

Jennifer said...

Lovely LO's and card! I am loving the pencil sketch photo effect! Just got my hands on some of that CC line and can't wait to use it! I hear you on the sadness of having not many photos of our kids when they where little. Mine are all scrapped too. :( I scrap my friends little ones and nephew to get my fix. I may soon start scanning some old negatives and converting my kids photos to digital. I can re scrap some faves then! I too am hoping to get lots more scrapping done this month! Feels like I'm slacking and I am missing my scrappy time!

Kim said...

gosh these are just lovely Marelize, I adore that middle layout it feels so rich!

Cathy said...

Your LO and card are gorgeous Marelize.. love the altered photo and the embossed paper looks fabulous and how adorable is that Kaiser LO.. so cute!! Have a wonderful week :)))

Liz Weber said...

Hi Marelize, LOVE that card, so old fashioned and pretty. I always love your layouts, your style is so neat, clean, fresh and fun.. Hope you have a lovely week!

Lynette said...

Gorgeous layouts. I was a newbie when I scrapped my childrens layouts...and I still cringe when I look at them now;-)

BTW...I ordered some Kaiser rub-ons from Handmade by Suzanne and it took only a week to reach South Africa...I am so impressed.

Jeni O'Connor said...

Marelize thanks so much for all your kind words on my blog. I'm so pleased as it's given me a chance to see your gorgeous work. I just love that vintage card and beautiful work with your lo.
I always scrap old pics of my kids.
I think I just like to reminise. lol
take care,
Jeni

Paula said...

Gorgeous layouts Marelize! Love the idea of the pencil sketch. Your layouts have a lovely richness about them, especially the ones below.
Hope time slows down for you, just a bit ;)

Kerryn said...

LOVE how you converted that photo!!! Gorgeous work Marelize!!