Tuesday, 4 October 2011

explore

It's just past the first of the month of October, it's school holidays, time seems to be flying by more and more quickly - yes, life is busy but good.  I will have a few posts for you over the next few days with new challenges up for the month.  First up we have Stuck?! Sketches!!
I loved working with this first sketch for the month.  I've used a cute picture of my littlest man who just loves being outside and exploring.
Pattern papers are from October Afternoon and also some Hambly transparencies - have started using these alot lately.  I've also added in my usual amount of stamping, flowers, doilies and chipboard.  Here's some close-up:

 ... a little chipboard fence - have added ink and stamps ... Sassafrass green flower - these are so awesome ... rub-on title and computer journalling ...
 ... more stamping, some stitching and circle punch-out's ...
 ... Prima flowers, doily and button ...

And here is the fabulous sketch to work with - look at all those great circle elements.  You can find all the details at the Stuck Sketches blog!!  Hope you can play along!!

Blogger is not letting me comment on some of your blogs - grrrrr - if you have any tips, I would appreciate them.  Even though I'm already signed in, it still says I have to sign in - then will re-direct me to 'nothing'.  It's really frustrating.  The blogs that open up their comment section with a seperate window do allow me to comment - if that's any help!!  Thanks.

10 comments:

krissie said...

Beautiful layout!! I love it. You used alot of stamps aren't there?? I need to get better at using stamps, I am very good at collecting them though :) Love the woodgrain one, soo nice. xoxo

Cathy said...

Beautiful page Chantelle.. love the colours and how your design focuses on your gorgeous photo!! :))

Lisa Amiet said...

This is gorgeous Chantelle! Love the colours you have used. Have a great weeek xoxo

Rachael Funnell said...

Ahhhh WOWZERS Chantelle!!!
Total GORGEOUSNESS MY GIRL....
xx

Monica said...

This layout is smashing!! I love the little birdie and cloud and the embellie cluster is so right!!
xoxo

Sharon said...

Gorgeous layout Chantelle, the matting behind your photo looks amazing and just makes that cute little face jump out at you! Love it! Hope all is well with you? x

Jasmine S said...

Where do I start? This is fabulous. I just love all of the details, the stamping on the fence, the cloud, the cluster at the bottom, your journaling, the photo looking like DS is climbing on your fence, shall I go on? Love it.

Leeann Pearce said...

Hey.... ohhhh i likey how you are using the hambly ...and you will fall in love with it just like me..so totally cool those sassafras metal blooms...Love your take on the sketch and caden looks as cute as ever!...was at busso beach yesterday just wandering around as you do... lol

will catch you after the holidays as we are of on a wee break.

Suzanne McGregor said...

Love the idea of stamping on your chipboard - so clever and so effective!

Marcia Pringle said...

Oh I love this, your stamped tree trunk is such a cool touch! Gorgeous layout as usual with just the right amount of embellies!

The comment thing - yeah, I get it too, I've been finding it easier to find that persons email address and email them to let them know. I also find it is the blogs that use the free templates, like those from CBOTB and others. Don't know there is a work around. Have you cleared your cookies?