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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Using Up My Flowers

Hello all,

What a lovely sunny day today in my part of the world! Still cold, mind.....Nothing like a nice summer project to get me going when it's cold outside, so when I saw the (P)inspirational photo this time:


I knew I wanted to scrap some summer photo's! And here she is, our little girl, having an alfresco dinner in the garden. Unbelievable that this was less than a year ago, this weekend she started walking in earnest, stumbling her way around the living room! All the cliche's are true, they do grow up so fast..... I love it and hate it at the same time.


I took several elements from the inspirational photo, including the frame, butterflies and the word TODAY. I couldn't find any leaves in my stash, but I do have an absolute mountain of paper flowers that I want to use up and never do. Same with chipboard and butterflies, they really stump me on layouts! So I just started sticking around a circle I cut with my circle cutter (another one of those must-have tools that I rarely reach for somehow), using up flowers, brads and other assorted pieces I had to hand. I am pretty happy with the result, I tend to use rectangles of paper most often, so when I do something different it all feels so brandnew! I always say I should do this type of design more often, but then I never do....I guess I know my comfort zone!

We have two sponsors this time for the (P)inspirational Challenge: Imagine That Digistamps & The Cutting Cafe. Check out these links to see what beautiful things they have on offer!

Challenges:

* Come and Get It (Circles)
* Creative Sketchy Girls (Flowers and/or Butterflies)
* My Time to Craft (Sequins and/or Buttons) I did both
* Just Add Ink (Choose 2: Metallics, Balloons, Circles) I used Metallic letter stickers and created several circles on my LO
* Great Impressions (April Showers Bring May Flowers) I used a bunch of flowers on my LO and included the purple

11 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, Ciska! I love how you've surrounded the photo of your beautiful little girl with the circle of flowers and hearts. She looks so happy and relaxed and your layout is a wonderful way to highlight a special summer evening. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  2. Oh my goodness...so adorable! I just love baby photos on projects! The flowers you used make it so perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Great Impressions and good luck! Hugs, Robin

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  3. What a gorgeous picture Ciska and you created such a beautiful layout! I love that wonderful floral circle that leads you to and from the photo. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  4. What an adorable circle inspired layout! Precious! Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get It!
    Carolyn DT

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  5. Very nice scrapbook layout. Well done. Thank you for joining us at Come and get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  6. Oh my goodness, cuteness overload! What a fabulous way to highlight a photo - beautiful, Ciska. Thank you for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

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  7. That's such a great way to use up lots of elements, Ciska. They all work so well together & the overall layout is very sweet. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.
    Di :)

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  8. This is a gorgeous layout, Ciska. LOVE all the flowers encircling the photo of your little beauty. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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  9. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.

    Hugs
    Claudia

    DT Creative Sketchy Girls

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  10. Beautiful layout! So adorable! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month. I hope you come back next month.
    Ruza
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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  11. Love the layout!
    Great use of buttons too
    thanks for sharing at MTTC :)

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