Wednesday, 4 July 2012

CKC 'Happy Day' and the end of a wonderful month!

Last one for this month......thank you for a wonderful time as the Guest Designer. I have had so much fun :0)

I thought having spent the month sharing the rainbow I would challenge myself to do a neutral layout.....I did try to keep it all neutral but had to dig out a blue mist in the end as it looked a little bit sad and gloomy!! Everything has been inspired by the Studio Calico kit I am still resisting the urge to buy!!!! I have to be strong as have been told that I have to have a dental implant at the princely sum of £2k...that is a lot of paper, LOL.

The photo is years old (I found it in a box at my Mum's) and is of my brothers and two of my cousins when we first got our lovely labrador Cassie circa 1983 :0)

Background paper is Basic Grey Basics, I cut a load of circles on the Silhouette but kept the blade depth quite shallow as I wanted some of the circles to stay attached. Mist is Cosmic Shimmer Chalk in Pastel Blue

Kraft card cut on the Sihouette. People are stamps that were cut out...can you tell the other one is a dog????

Birds and butterflies were cut on the Silhouette - I am using my Silhouette and Cricut so much more since finding CKC blog :0)

Teresa Collins journal stamp and more cutting on the Silhouette (camera)
I do really like this neutral palette but think it would work better with a 'modern' photo as this one is really dark....maybe next time I will scan and fiddle :0)

And so to the end of my June kit and the end of my time as a Guest Designer at CKC. It has been brilliant, I have had so much fun...and here is the evidence to prove it :0)

Thanks for popping in today,

Ali x 


  1. Beautiful layout today!! I love that you are getting som much more use from your tech toys!!! I still haven't invested in one yet, I still use my Revolution tool on occasion, wish I used it more though!

  2. Oh this is wonderful!!! And how cool is that collage of all your fab work like that? It looks great!!!

  3. Another gorgeous layout!! I really need to use my Silhouette and Cricut more, love what you did with them!

  4. Cute, cute, cute! I love the negative circle space. So fun!!!

  5. Wow, this is fabulous! The photo looks fine to me even though it's an older one. I have an old photo of my kids that I've never been able to figure out how to scrap - I think I'll try a page like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Love the blues and browns! The circle cut out behind the photo turned our great!!! I recently got a Silhouette and am anxious to give it a try! Love all the bits of layering! Wonderful layout Ali!


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