Friday, February 3, 2012

SUYS February Sketch, Photo-a-Day, School and a little SD card disaster...

Whoa I think that's the longest 
post title i've ever had!
I've got lots of things to share, bare with me though as I get through them.

 My take on the sketch at Show Us Your Stuff.
February's sketch is Sara Noendengs last as part of the DT at SUYS.
So I hope we get lots of entries to show her how much we have loved creating with her sketches.

I had loads of fun creating this background.
I started out with some pink paisley resist paper and added
distress inks and at first I didn't like it at all so I just kept adding mists and stamping and
then distress stains until eventually when the paper was very soggy indeed it- began to grow on me-
well actually I think it's one of my faves now!
This is the sketch 

My hand made items were some of Charms Creations lollipop's.

Do you like my messy tangle of twine, it sort of matched the messy background and the
the messy little darlings in the photo! ;)


Feb photo a day
OK next up- February photo a day, I decided to follow the prompts on this blog

Feb 1st prompt is 'your view today'.
This was my view for several hours on Wednesday as I was
re-staking and retying our tomato plants. And In the background little
Miss Maggie had a picnic with assorted dolls under her very PINK
beach umbrella. Not a bad way to spend a sunny afternoon!


Back to school

Well Februarys photo prompt was 'words' and being back to school day for my kids, 
reading, learning an' all that
I've used the traditional group pic of them because....alright I'll admit it I forgot about the word 
prompt til it was too late.
Great start i'm off to, day 2 and i've forgotten already!

                                                                  All Six of us posing

of course it usually degenerates into these sort of 
pictures fairly quickly

I love these sort just as much though. x

So if you've made it this far -my little disaster with the SD card.

After dropping the little darlings off at school I come home for coffee, in the peace and quiet 
and began to upload all the photo's i'd taken.
Take the Card from my camera to put into the 
computers card reader slot and accidentally insert it into
the CD Drive on the Computer instead.
My computer ate my SD Card!!!
five hours later,
two trips to the computer tech on the other side of town
to retrieve the card!!


OK that's it.
Thanks so much for reading all this, hope it was worth it!
Cheers, be back tomorrow.

With a much shorter post! :)


  1. gorgeous layout, Leonie. Love the back to school pics - especially the last 2! Glad you go the SD card sorted x

  2. Oh no re the card. So glad it worked out.
    Now you know how I say about our photos being the same? I will create a page at some stage of my kiddies yesterday and they are almost exactly like yours. I know I posted the nice one on my blog but the rest of them.....but like you say, love those ones too.
    NOW onto that page. That is the most awesomest background ever. I LOVE it. I will have to give it a go. Your misting and stamping techniques just get better and better.

  3. Such a cool page, the background is absolutely brilliant...I love it! The photos are fab too, I love the laughter...can't wait to see these scrapped ;) Arrrgh about the SD card, so glad you got it sorted!
    Thanks for you comment on my blog...hehe nice to know we all wonder the same thing at times ;) In answer to your question...the butterflies are embossed at the same time as cutting. It's Stampin'Up! Embosslits Beautiful Wings, I love punches out 5 embossed butterflies.

  4. That page is just amazing, what an awesome background, love, love, love it!! Great photo a day pics, I like the last one of the four of them, great natural shot. Glad you got the photos of your SD card too!

  5. WOW what an amazing background on your layout Leonie!! LOVE IT!! And wonderful photos of you and your family...such little treasures and oh no about the SD card!! So glad you managed to get the photos off it! :))xx

  6. Love your LO Leonie totally Amazing!! Gorgeous photos too :) Glad you got your SD card

  7. WOW!!! I just adore the background!!! It has got everything. I love the “mess”!!! Can’t stop looking at it!!! Hugs Helene

  8. Oh dear - I'm so sorry to read about your pc disaster! Surprised I haven't done the same thing myself - just the kind of thing that can happen!! Ooops!!! Love this grungy layout & think the twine is just perfect in this context!! Love the tomato plant photo too!