Monday, October 29, 2012

"White With 1" October Challenge

Hi everyone - here is my take on the October Challenge over at

The challenge is:


I've been waiting for just the right opportunity to use these fabulous photos.
Don' t you just love the look on his face when he had to come back?

I added some stamping and paint splashes to my background
and used gesso and ink on the fence for the texture.

I had a lot of fun with the new hexagon chippies from 2 Crafty Chipboard.

Paper rosettes cut on my Cuttlebug and some great chippie stars
 perfectly finished off my layout .

Thanks for dropping by - I hope I have given you some ideas.

Luv, Jan xx 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Once Upon a Sketch" October Challenge
Remember the Good Times

 Hi everyone - this is my layout for the October Challenge over at

The challenge is:

We would like you to create a layout based on this quote. 
You can interpret it ANY way you like. 
There is no wrong or right way to interpret this quote
  but your layout must incorporate something from this quote
 AND the sketch below.


Christmas is my favourite time of the year and this quote
 inspired me to do the page.

I've tucked a copy of the quote and my journalling tag behind the photos
to add a bit more layering to my page.

I just had to use this cute 2 Crafty Santa.  I think he adds just
 the right amount of whimsy and fun associated with children
at Christmas.

Lots of lovely Green Tara flowers and some Christmas Tree garlands
upside down to make a banner.

Why not pop over to their Blog and Facebook page and check out their fabulous 
product range.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Luv, Jan xx

My Green Tara DT Post
"The Magic of You" & "Special"

"The Magic of You"

Hi everyone - this is my first page for the new Design Team
over at Green Tara. It is so great to be back for another term.

I love this beautiful polka dot organza ribbon
and the purple velvet rose so much
 I just had to create a page using them.


The ribbon is so easy to work with and makes great bows.
 I've also added some roses, rosebuds and a gardenia.
I think these velvet leaves finish off any cluster perfectly.
 I use them all the time.

The new rainforest butterflies are so delicate and pretty.
 I've also cut separate hearts from the silver diamonte trim.


These new trims are so pretty - they sparkle quite a lot
and add a bit of "bling" to your pages.

I've also used quite a bit of 2 Crafty chipboard on this page -
I also added some to the background.
I have also used some Green Tara lace which I've used in my
 flower cluster and  also tucked in around the edge of the page.


Once again the Green Tara polka dot organza ribbon inspired me -
 it comes in so many different colours and matches
all the Green Tara flowers.

One of my favourite trims is the lime green  Bud n Bow ribbon.
It is so soft and pretty.
 I've also used a little bit of Green Tara Lace for added interest.

Gardenias and roses look so good together.


Just look how beautifully the Green Tara
 ribbon and the flowers compliment each other.
I hope I've inspired you just a little bit.

Remember to visit Green Tara at either
their BLOG or on FACEBOOK.

Thanks for dropping by
Luv, Jan xx

Sunday, October 21, 2012

"Scrap the Girls" October Challenge

"A Special Girl"

This is my layout for this months challenge over at
"Scrap the Girl"

This months challenge was:
My flowers are, Green Tara petals, gardenias, roses and their
 beautiful velvet leaves.
  I also indulged my love of fussy cutting and made a feature of 
these lovely yellow roses and cute little birds.


A few layers, some edge distressing & a splash of ink.

More fussy cutting and some stamping.  
You can also see some of my staples.

I have used three different alphas here and given them a little treatment
 just for some extra texture on my page.

Thanks for dropping by.

Luv, Jan xx