Thursday, November 3, 2011

Show Us Your Stuff- Nov 1st challenge

Hi, I've been busy packing today. I'm going on a retreat this weekend with a girlfriend.
I'm sure I've got loads more stuff than I'll need but I'd rather have too much than get there
and wish I had that particular paper or embellishment or stamp.
Lucky there's only two of us in the car!!!
I'm so looking forward to it, just need to print some more photo's tomorrow and
we're off!

Before I go though I'm sharing my layout for SUYS for the 1st of November.
This is the sketch by fellow design team member Sara Noendeng.

The Sponsor at SUYS this month is Scrapware.  
The Design team received a gorgeous package of scrapware chipboard from Angela Connolly, the owner of scrapware.

Here's my take on the Sketch.
I used crate papers 'Random' collection of patterned papers.
All the little butterflies are Scrapware and i've inked them in a variety of colours. Cute!
The leaves are stamped with rubber Dylusions stamps and I painted them in with 
Tim Holtz Distress Stains. 

Sometimes when the Bunny ears in photo's are driving you crazy,
well you may as well just join in and have some fun too.

the rules at SUYS are pretty simple-

"Each submission must include a handmade or hand dyed item made by either yourself or someone else. You may enter a layout, card or OTP as long as it fits the requirments for the challenge."

My handmade items are the Charms Creations lollipops and stamped clay buttons which I've coloured with ink.
You have the whole of november if you want to take part in this challenge so go check out the other samples and our fabulous Guest Designer here.
Cheers. :)


  1. Awesome page, love those stamped leaves and the inking! Fabulous :)

  2. Such a gorgeous happy layout Leonie! I love that Crate Paper collection and the stamped leaves look great!
    Enjoy the retreat! Lucky girl. :)

  3. Love it. Love the leaves, your mixed title, the pics and of course, your journaling. Have fun on the retreat. You lucky duck.

  4. I just LOVE the pictures and the story behind them!!! And the layout is super grate!!! Love the leaves and the way you painted them, the buttons and the butterflies!!! Hugs Helene

  5. Wow - what a stunning page!!! I love the tags hanging from the flower like that! So cool! Rockin' work! Have fun at the retreat - sounds like fun! :)

  6. Wow Leonie I absolutely LOVE this - white backgrounds are always my fave and I love the border you have around the photo - I'd love to know your trick of where to get that and how to insert/add it...Everything about this is lovely, from the awesome paper collection to your hand-painted leaves, embellishment clusters, funny photos and perfect title! Have fun this weekend - gosh I HATE packing up my scrap stuff - takes me absolutely forever to get it all back in place again...

  7. OOOHHH just adore your LO Leonie.. love your mix of pp's, yummy embellies and those stamped leaves look fantastic!! Haven't done a lot of blogging lately as I've been very busy, but I'm catching up.. I checked out quite a few of your previous posts and OMG you are churning out some awesome creations, your canvasses are divine.. gorgeous work all around!! Have fun at the retreat :))

  8. OMG this is simply stunning !!!!!! lots of beautiful negative space, and yet there is so many elements to look at ... super duper page .. hugz x

  9. WOW!!Loving your page Leonie. Hope you have a fantastic time at your retreat :)

  10. Wow this looks amazing Leonie....just love those stamped/painted leaves! Gorgeous work!