Friday, 16 November 2012

'Live in the Moment'

Feels like forever since I sat at my desk to type!!

Been super busy with life and other crafty projects, like Christmas things for DD#1's classroom, making cupcakes out of wall filling foam for my local drama group and of course fiddling about with paints and canvases......more of that to come at a later date :0)

My post today was inspired by Scraptastic Kit club's challenge and also Counterfeit Kit's challenge. Now I subscribe to the kits at Scraptastic and although I planned to play along and make a kit up this month for CKC I really haven't had the time. However, using the sentiment behind CKC, i.e. use your stash, I made the background using only my scraps!

I have been OTT OCD and sorted my scraps into colour folders and this meant that it was simple to find the right papers to make up my sunburst. I then picked out some of the elements of my new Scraptastic Kit 'When Skies Are Grey' which I just adore!!

Go to both websites for a tutorial and have a go, it's soooo therapeutic....even if a little fussy....I can't decide if I love it or loath it!!

Apologies for the rather horrid photos but it is so dark and foggy here, no bright white for me!

papers are October Afternoon, Glitz Design, Pink Paislee and My Minds Eye

Pink Paislee arrow and heart, Ali Edwards stamp and MME love stamp

more Pink Paislee and another Ali Edwards stamp, Pretty Little Studio diecut, TH butterfly and random old metal thing!!

not the most flattering of photos, granted, but I love that you can see the fun we have together!! We are spinning round on a bowl shaped roundabout thing at the park :0)
Thanks for popping in today,

Ali x 


  1. Such an amazing bg....sooo nice to see one with lotsa pp!!!!!! Fab idea sorting your scraps like day....ahhhhh!!!! Canvases....can't wait to see. What you've been creating:):):):)

  2. This is such a gorgeous layout, I love all the yellow. The stitching looks awesome, and I love the arrow pointing at the heart! x

  3. This is so out of the box for your style with the so little white space but truly a striking layout! Love the colors and stitching!!

  4. Love this giant sunburst - and all that stitching! Fabulous!

  5. This is AMAZING! Love the colors and the sweet, sweet photo!

  6. WOW!!! Amazing!! Fabulous!!!!!

  7. WOWZER Ali!! This certainly is everything and more than has been said already! LOVE the different papers, gorgeous work my dear!! Have a fabbo weekend! xoxo

  8. Very pretty, and such a great use of scraps!


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