Friday, 15 April 2011

{Half a year}

Yet again I am amazed at the speed of time passing by. My little newborn baby boy isn't really a newborn anymore, he is a whole half a year old (can you have a whole half??!). The 6 month mark of course meant it was time for another photo shoot! Once again the prop spent more time in his mouth than where it was meant to be, but I got lots of pictures that I love. Here are a couple of my favourites.

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Friday, 8 April 2011

{A sketch challenge - Nom Nom}

It's that time again - the April sketch is up at Sarah's Cards for your chance to win a £10 e-voucher. All you have to do is hop on over to the blog to get details of the sketch and then post a link to your page in the comments by May 2nd. 

Here is my page - I wanted to  document the fact that Benjamin loves to put everything in his mouth - it's one part of the 'Benjamin test' - is it chewable? (along with is it bashable?). I like the coordinated feel that using papers from one range gives on my pages, but I also like to mix things up a bit now & then! This page is a middle ground, because I used three different ranges from the same manufacturer - Echo Park 'Springtime', 'Little Boy' & 'Playground' - so the styles are similar and perfect for mixing & matching.

Still managing to stamp on every layout right now - this time 'you make me happy' from an American Crafts stamp set. I also love misting at the moment - this time I created a mask by cutting out a big circle from cardstock & placing it in the middle of my page with repositionable herma so I could remove it again easily, but it didn't move whilst misting!

Monday, 4 April 2011


I saw this idea on the American Crafts blog a little while ago & thought it would be perfect little project for Benjamin's room. I decided to go for monotone in green to match his nursey, and I now have intentions of making loads of these - it was so simple & I just love the finished result hanging on his wall.

PS. This is also an amazing stash-buster, I am now almost out of green buttons and brads!