Monday, July 4, 2011

LOC Garden Window

The last few weeks I have been busy creating for a Layers of Color New Release - you can read more details below.  I have been chilling out by doing some layouts - something I seem to have neglected lately.

This photo is one of my favourites and I know my Mum has one similar.  It was taken 15 years ago my DS and I went home to New Zealand for s visit with family - how adorable are these cousins!!

I have added this adorable cat from the Layers of Color Dotted Delights art stamp set - Mum has a much loved cat who used to always be in the background, so this was perfect for this layout.

The butterfly is from the Butterfly Collector art stamp set - coloured with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen, with 3D Kindy Glitz added.  I have also used a Spellbinders Elegant Post designed by the amazingly talented Nina Brackett.  This has been cut using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur.

The sentiment is cut using a Sizzix Die, thanks to a friend!

I had to show you a close up of the gorgeous vintage lace - it is so fine and s detailed - I am saving it for layouts and projects that I will keep - can you blame me!?!?

I just had to show you a close of of this adorable photo - it was taken in Nana's conservatory - don't you  just love the innocence and unconditional love of children!!!  Personally I just love the lacy stocking on my nieces 'stocky' little legs and the back of my DS's head - he always had a little blonde tuft of hair that stuck up - way too cute and so many memories....sigh!  LOL!

This layout is for the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paint - Summer Vacation
Secret Crafter - Here Comes Summer
Card and Scrap - Use Punches/ Dies
Clearly Inspired - Punches/Cies or Cut Outs
Delicious Doodles - Flourishes and bling
Crafty Purple Frog - Swirls and Pearls
Digi Doodles Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Just for Fun - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Anything But a Card


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  1. Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  2. What a sweet photo scrapped absolutely perfectly!!

  3. lovely layout and adorable picture Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

  4. This is lovely! Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge’ at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges
    Debbie Dt x
    (Visit my blog, I have candy! http://ribbondreams.blogspot.com/)

  5. Awesome layout hun! Love those kiddies, so cute!
    Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
    Teri x

  6. Yes I would keep that vintage lace for special layouts! It is beautiful. This layout is beautiful. Thanks for playing at Clearly Inspired Challenge #31 at www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com
    Hope to see you again in our challenge that comes out on the 16th!

  7. This is so sweet! Perfect title and dp for the photo. Love the little kitty on the bench, too. Hey, I don't blame you for keeping that gorgeous lace to yourself, it's wonderful. Can't hardly wait to see the new LOC, you showcase it so well!!!

  8. wawww it is beautiful

    100000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring


  9. wow this is gorgeous linda, what agreat layout, it's beautiful made.
    lovely picture to.

    greetings karin

  10. Wow what a fabulous layout ! Ahh and the photo is so so cute. Love your butterfly and the little cat adorable.


  11. Hi Linda, Beautifully done through and through. Gotta love those images!

  12. Your layout is so beautiful! So many wonderful details! Love the photo; they are adorable. Thanks for joining us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

  13. Such a pretty layout for such an adorable picture. Thanks for joining us at DDSC

  14. This is lovely such a nice change to see a layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  15. wow beautiful...
    Thanks for joining in on the Delicious Doodles challenge good luck Hugz Anita..xx

  16. This is a fantastic layout, so many things to catch your eye here,thank you for joining us at DDSC this week
    Ruth x

  17. Really lovely, thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  18. This is so so beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us girls over at CPF Challenges, good luck hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

  19. What a beatyfull card... like the details

    Tak fordi du deltager i vores udfordring hos Card and Scrap

  20. Just stunning. Thanks for joining us this week over at Delicious Doodles. Good luck. Claire x

  21. Hi Linda,
    This is gorgeous. What a sweet photo. I love the lace & those papers too. Thanks for joining us again at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx


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