Wednesday, 30 May 2012

thankful for you

Hello to you all!!  After a fun filled time last weekend at the Handmade by Suzanne retreat and a few days to recover, I have a LO to share.  This one is for Once Upon a .... Sketch.  Nadia always provides wonderful sketches and themes to work with.  For May it was all about being a mum ☺
Here's what I've come up with:

 This photo is of me with my four boys, taken by my husband last year.  I think I have scrapped it before .... but I really love this one ♥
I've used papers from My Minds Eye and Bo Bunny.
Here are close-up's of the details:
 ... my journalling ... chipboard word and some little letters from Kaisercraft ...
 ... a cluster of blooms - Kaisercraft, Manorhouse creations, cabachons and one of my birdie buttons ...  have layered these flowers onto a Kaisercraft wooden flourish - this one being a doily pattern - I've given it a light coat of white paint...
 ... a bunting using MME chipboard elements along with a white tag...

and here is the fabulous sketch - pop over the the blog to see all the details - not long to go before this one ends ☺
Going back to the retreat - it was a fantastic time, even with the lack of sleep ☺  Suzanne had her whole shop set up so we could shop as we pleased.  I've come home with quite a few new goodies and papers which I'm finding a home for, in my craft room.  I got nearly nine LO's completed, so hopefully I can share a few more with you soon.  A few more days and we have a new month upon us already.  I'm looking forward to sharing some scrappy news with you all.  Til then, happy scrapping!!

5 comments:

sandi said...

Oh wow! Love what you've done with the sketch! This is fab and that pic is perfect!

Marelize said...

Such a gorgeous photo of you and your boys Chantelle. I love your journalling and a wonderful take on the sketch.
It was great catching up with you on the weekend. I hope you will join us again for the next retreat. I'm still a bit tired, but I had such a fun time.
Looking forward to see you other layouts. xx

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! I love your Layout... Such a BEAUTIFUL take on the Sketch!!
I Sooo have to get me 1 of those Kasiercraft - wooden doily!!
Glad to hear you had a Wonderful time @ the Retreat.... Will be sure to stop on by to hear of your Scrappy news & to check out more of your creations.....

Jasmine S said...

Gorgeous Chantelle. I love that photo (I might have to try something like that with the kids...if they co-operate). I love your journaling and the details are perfect.

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful page Chantelle.. love your journaling and what a gorgeous family photo!! :))