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 :)
Thanks goodness for
Take care and have a lovely weekend.
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