Saturday, 3 November 2012

Scrapbook challenge at CCW

Hello again!
It's time for a new scrapbook challenge at Creative Craft World
and we have a lovely sketch from Sue.
This is my take on it using Cosmo Cricket 'Happy Trails' paper.
I layered it on brown Bazzill card and zig zag stitched around the edge of the green paper.
I also stitched the strips of paper at the top and bottom with messy straight stitched lines.
Regular readers of my blog will know that we got a new puppy in June just as the children were finishing school for the summer holidays.
So.... 6 months on, I thought it was about time I did a scrapbook page about him.
My friends were shocked that I agreed to the children having a dog
(I was definitely not a dog lover) but this wee rascal has stolen my heart :)
I must tell you the story about how he came to us.
I was looking on Gumtree for a small puppy and I came across an ad for a little Lhasa Apso/Yorkie pup who was ready to be homed.  I contacted the owner who had another buyer interested so we had to wait to see if he would be available to us or not.
After a couple of days we got a phone call to say the puppy was ours and she could bring him to us that evening.
  When she arrived, she brought in a little bundle of fur and we were smitten.
While we were talking I was convinced I had seen her somewhere before.
After going through different places we might have met, nothing rang a bell.
She showed us a picture of her wee son and I knew I had seen him somewhere before.
Somehow the conversation turned to crafting and she said, "my mum teaches craft classes"
She said her mum was Linda Walker, and then the penny dropped.
I am a follower of her mum's blog and her mum had posted wedding pictures and that's how I recognised her and her son!
It's a small world.....
To make the page I used the Silhouette Cameo
and here's a screen shot of how I did it. 
I like to crop my photos using the Studio software and arrange them on the page.
That way I know exactly what size they will be and then I can fiddle about with the arrangement.
Then I will just print them out and cut them with the guillotine if there are straight edges and other times I will cut them out with the Cameo.
 I used print and cut for the journaling printing it on matching patterned paper.
Then I inked the edges with 'Tea Dye' distress ink.
I love the little bone paper clip that I found in my stash - I knew I'd find a use for it one day!
 I cut the title from brown card and added a little paw print brad at the top of the photo.
Instead of tying thread through my buttons
I cut a sliver of paper, threaded it through and taped it at the back.
Quick and easy!!
We'd love to see what you do with the sketch so why not link up your scrapbook page HERE.
You'll find all the details of the challenge there too.
I'm afraid that was a long post today!
Thank you for visiting and if you come back tomorrow I will have the link
Sue's blog where she has made some reindeer noses for the Christmas countdown.
I'm off now to nurse my poor wee daughter Phoebe.
Yesterday morning she erupted in lots of spots - chickenpox!
Thanks goodness for Calamine cream Doublebase gel :)
Take care and have a lovely weekend.
Sarah xx

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Make it Monday ~ anything goes
Anything goes ~ anything goes
Raise the Bar ~ anything goes
Die Cuttin Diva's ~ anything goes
MAWTT ~ stitching
The Happy Scrappers ~ autumn


Caroline said...

Morning Sarah fabulous scrapbook page. Caroline xxx

Doreen said...

What a fabulous layout Sarah,love the photo's...sorry to hear about

Sue said...

Awwwwww this is wonderful Sarah. I love how you have put those photos together and such a lovely story too.
Oh dear poor Phoebe, still it is better to get it out of the way I suppose!!
Hugs Sue

Daffodil Cards said...

Sarah he is adorable and a wonderful page to show him off.

Sorry haven't been around, but lost many links, I am ashamed to say and have to have people contact me before I can comment, you have been very busy since my last visit and such WONDERFUL projects and cards. Hope to see you more now :)

Desire Fourie said...

Sarah this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

mixamatoasties said...

That is a fabulous layout Sarah, he is such a cutie pie. Love it. And I love your story too :)

Susan xx

MiniOwner said...

Awww Sarah how cute is that wee pup? A super page, too. You are truly a whizz with that machine. :o)
Sue x

Rene said...

Awww! So sweet! Thank you for joining us at MIM this week! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Good luck!
Rene :D

Anonymous said...

It is, indeed, a small world Sarah! I love stories like this.

Your little fur baby looks so adorable and I love your page! Gorgeous papers and colours and the stitching looks fab.

Hope Phoebe is better soon.

Unknown said...

Hi Sarah
Wee Mac is just to cute and what a fabulous page and pic's, wee have an 8yr old mini Schnauzer which wee love to bits they melt your hearts don't they...
and it is a small world indeed, enjoy the rest of your weekend...
Hugs Sarah x

MissyG said...

It is a small world - glad to see Max is still a wee rascal lol
- remember my daughter telling me about you rehoming her wee pup - I'll have to show her these pics
Linda xx

*Nora* said...

Hi Sarah! Finally got round to do some blog hopping! I love the your header! So whimsical! And I do so love your layout too! Makes me miss having furry little ones in the house!

Skye said...

A great page. I like your colour combinations and the photos of wee Mac, what a sweet heart. Thank you for your kind word on my blog

Aileen said...

Love your scrapbook page. Your puppy is adorable. x

Karen M said...

Your page is just gorgeous and I love your cute pup - she looks so sweet:) Hugs x x

Mara said...

I just love, love your pages.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww Wee Mac is absolutely adorable, what a lovely LO!
Hope your daughter feels better soon

shaz earl said...

Fabulous LO and such cute photo's thank you for sharing with us at The Happy Scrappers, hope you will join us again
Shaz x

Lesley said...

Beautiful LO and what a cute little chap! Thanks for taking part in The Happy Scrappers 'Autumn' challenge xx

Judith said...

Fab layout and cute pup! Thanks for playing at MAWTT this week x

DesignerDiva said...

What a fab layout Sarah and your little doggie is tooooooo cute!
Thanks for playing along with our 'stitch up' challenge this week at MAWTT and good luck
HUgs Laurie xx