Friday, 1 October 2010

A bit of a week

It's been a bit of a week for me this week, I haven't been feeling great as the cold I had 4 weeks ago come back, not so bad though luckily but it's still making me feel rough. I have had a busy week too, lots to get done. I have had to launch my new kit for my shop and get that sorted and make a layout with it.I have to do my challenge for Sunday for The Studio and I also forgot to do something else for The Studio so that is going to have to be today's project. I had to cancel some of the things I was meant to be doing as it was too much for me as this cold leaves me with less energy than usual and I need to rest.
On top of all this I have a busy weekend too as my sister and brother-in-law are coming to stay for the weekend. We are having our annual family picnic tomorrow, it's happening a bit later than usual so fingers crossed for the weather!! Than on Sunday we are having a family photo shoot, it was a present my brother give my mum for her 60th Birthday.

Anyway lets get on to the crafty things!
I made this layout from a sketch the lovely Reija made. I follow Reija blog as I love what she creates and she came out with a sketch the other day so I had to give it a go. Its great she made this sketch as it was very much her style so it pushed me to create a layout that I wouldn't normally create.

I used sequin waste to mist over to create the little circles, love this effect I will be doing it again!

I also hand stitched the 3 lines under the photo. I'm quite pleased with how this turned out as it different. I like experimenting with different styles!

Next up I launched a new kit for my shop today as it's the 1st October!
I'm quite pleased with this kit, it's called Golden Leaves and it full of earthy colours with a splash of gold, very autumnal! It was added to the shop this morning, here it is...

Hope you like it too!
This is a layout I made with the kit.
I loved using the crepe paper to make some texture, I also screwed up the leaves so they look old and crispy! It is difficult on these dull days to get good photos of layouts isn't it!!
The other thing I must show you was my challenge from Sunday for The Studio. The challenge was 'Fairy tale challenge! This week I challenge you to scrapbook a perfect day... that hasn't happened yet! If you could spend a day doing anything, what would it be?'

So if I could have a perfect day I would spend it with African Elephants. I have always loved them

 so to see them in the wild and maybe help out at a elephant orphanage would be a dream come true, I'll get there one day! Here's my layout.
Right I better go and get on with today's project and I've got to make some cupcakes for our family picnic and hopefully have a bit of a rest before my sister and Brother-in-law arrive this evening, wish me luck!!!
Have a great weekend whatever you doing.
Thanks for looking xx


  1. Dear Anna!

    I'm so happy you made the layout! I love it! It's actually quite exciting to see how sketches inspire people and as you say, it's great to try out different styles! Your layout is full of details and techniques! I love what you did with the sequin waste and mist, it makes the photo pop out perfectly! Oh I'm so happy to just look at your layout!
    I also hope you're feeling better! Almost all the people I know have been through the same flu. It comes and goes and comes back. Hopefully you'll get a lot of energy from meeting your family and having fun! I love the idea of an annual family picnic!
    Have a great weekend Anna! Hugs!

  2. HI anna! i love your take on the sketch ! love the misting and stiching! and i foind your take on this week challenge at the studio very creative! havea great day ! and i hope you feel better now!


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