I will admit that I have been away from here for far too long. Life got busy and my blog slipped. But I am back and vowing to post more regularly from now on.
A little update, I am no longer a CT member for One Little bird as she has sadly gone into retirement. But I am still on the team for Sabrina’s Creations and loving every minute of it.
I am also very fortunate to be guesting for Designed by Soco for two months. I really love her designs and enjoy using her templates very much.
This first layout is using Triangle Love no.7 Templates from Soco and the kit is Bloom, also from soco. Both in her store at O Scraps.
The photos were taken in my garden on a day where not much was happening! But I actually love how they turned out and I managed to capture a childhood memory too.
This next one is my husband Paul and the ever present, Poppy dog on the beach one warm summer evening. The kit is Captured For Life from Sabina’s Creations and the template is one that she made for a template challenge at The Lilypad. Kit is in her store now at The Lilypad.
Lastly, here’s one featuring one of my son Matt’s Australia photos. He has recently been there for 3 weeks and has had an amazing time meeting all sorts of creatures. As a wildlife photographer, he was in his element. Here I used Relax, a collab kit from Designed by Soco & Anita’s Designs. Available at O Scraps.
Thank you so much for reading. I will be back soon with some CT news, Australia stuff and a family engagement 🙂
I have nearly finished my first month as a guest pollywog at The Lily Pad. I won my slot by completing the Month Of Challenges in January this year. The Lily Pad is a website for digital scrap bookers to meet up, share their work and shop. It is such a friendly site and I have learnt so much since I joined in 2011. Pollywogs are kind of moderator type people that work behind the scenes and run challenges, chat in the forums and generally ensure the smooth running of the site. They also create layouts to show case the product available in the store. They have so many cool, talented designers there and I have LOVED working with their creations.
So here are a few pages I’ve made as a polly so far;
This is Hubby, Paul & Poppy dog on the beach during our recent heatwave. Using Big Hugs Template – Fiddle Dee Dee Designs and Sugar Sands Beach – Etc by Danyale.
This is a throwback photo to when I was 3 years old! Using Summer Picnic – Sabrinas Creations.
I took this photo the other day. Of course my request for a photo was not taken seriously! Using Frame Template Snaps Of You – Sabrinas Creations.
Poppy dog and her beach hair 🙂 I am very proud to say that I was awarded a Gallery Standout for this! Using Seaworthy – Just Jaimee.
Another using the Big Hugs Templates – Fiddle Dee Dee and Optimistic – Pink Reptile Designs. My nephews & niece having a bit of a giggle 🙂
Thank you so much for dropping in to have a look 🙂
Happy New Year Everyone!
I am very excited to be joining in with The Month Of Challenges at The Lillypad. Every day through January, a new challenge is set. This is my third year doing this and I can’t wait to see what I will learn this year. In the past two years I have been taken well out of my comfort zone and learned so many new digi-scrapping skills. It really is worth checking out and you are assured a very warm welcome at The Lily pad.
This is today’s page. The challenge is called ‘Brought To You By The Letter…’ As you can see, I went with ‘B’ and the story of Poppy Dog’s morphing name. Using Turning Leaves from One Little Bird and Take A Twirl Brushes from Lynne Grieveson Designs.
I’ve been on Lynne’s creative team for quite a while now and she continues to amaze and inspire me with her gorgeous designs. She is a digital scrapbook kit designer from New Zealand and her kits are available in her store at The Lily pad.
I use lots of different designers kits and they all mix well with Lynne’s products. Her brushes and transfers in particular compliment my clean & simple style perfectly – adding a softness that I adore.
Her most recent digital kit is called Light Me Home, and inspired me to scrapbook all about home. Those colours are scrumptious and perfect for Autumn 🙂
So this is my house…I don’t think I’ve ever scrapped it before. This layout also uses a kit called Gratitude from Pink Reptile Designs, also at The Lily pad.
This page is all about Poppy Dog and her favourite lap … Matt’s! Also using Gratitude as well as This Month Captured from Mommyish .
I love the Autumn kit ‘Turning Leaves’ from One Little Bird at The Lily pad. This is Poppy Dog messing about in the leaves in our back garden. I also really like that quote. I always try to look for the good and the beautiful. Sometimes I think we are inclined to dwell on the negative. So go out there and focus on the positive!
So we were out geocaching at Petersfield Lake in Hampshire, UK. We had lunch in a café called the Plump Duck! It really was a welcome haven on a very chilly day. The hot chocolate was so warming and the toasted sandwiches delicious 🙂
So I made a couple of pages. The first one is using ‘Table for Two’ from Sahin Designs and focuses on the hot chocolate lol.
The second uses ‘Cosy Day’ also from Sahin Designs and is all about the little rubber ducks the café used for food order numbers. So cute!
And this is Paul (hubby) looking for the cache in the beautiful woodland surrounding the lake.
This is the first picture I have ever taken of Poppy & Jester together. He is my mum’s dog and the ONLY dog that Poppy will tolerate any where near her. As a puppy, we made sure we introduced her to lots of dogs and people as we knew it was important to socialise her.
But her personality is just cautious and she was having none of it. It does mean that she’s a very easy dog to walk as she never runs off after other dogs – nor does she ever bother people. But I would love her to have more doggy friends. It seems she is missing out when I see the other dogs playing together in the park. Poppy refuses to even enter the park until it is dog free lol. Bless her and her ‘issues’
So I made the page above to celebrate the fact that she does have at least one canine friend! Kit is Table For Two from Sahin Designs.
The next issue is all my own! I think I may be addicted to Sahin Designs kits & templates. I love lots of designer’s products, but Sahin’s stuff is just so easy to use and beautifully put together. I like everything I have seen from her so far and even use her templates. Up until now, I hated using templates. But Sahin’s are so on my creative wavelength that I find it fairly straightforward. Anyway, addiction or not, I am loving every minute of it!
The above page features Poppy Dog in the garden helping with the big autumn clear up. Kit is Autumn Days from…wait for it…Sahin Designs 🙂