Tuesday, 2 February 2016


Hello all and welcome to my blog and the second month of 2016. Yes January is over already and if you are like me you will be wondering where it has gone. I was in hope that this year would go a little slower but looks like those hopes have been dashed already. 

Today I would like to show you a layout I have created for the first challenge for February over it Let's Get Sketchy.  The new Design Team ladies along with us oldies have some great creations posted to go with the sketch and hopefully give you some inspiration. We get a chance to see your creations and just maybe you can win an awesome prize or you might even bee lucky to be one of Let's Get Sketchy Featured Artists. 

For now though the sketch followed by my take on it. 

Yes a photo of me this time and from some years ago. It was taken in my Grandpas garden. I just love this page as I was lucky enough to get the Ultimate Crafts - Magnolia Lane patterned papers by Sue Smyth. Sue has designed the most beautiful papers in colour and design. I'm a huge lover of fussy cutting as you would know and these gorgeous papers are perfect for that. They have my favorite things on them, flowers and butterflies. 

As you can see in this photo the flowers and butterflies have been fussy cut. I used a Kaisercraft clear stamp - Stains and the ink is Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs which is also what I inked the edges of the papers with. 

The spray I have used is Irresistible Texture Spray - Tuxedo Black and Wedding Dress.

The plywood title is by The Craft Stall and I coloured it with a pink Copic and then over that I used Viva Croco Cracking - White. The letter B was fussy cut from the patterned papers and I coloured the white sections with the pink Copic. 

I hope you have enjoyed my page with these beautiful Magnolia Lane papers and that I have inspired you enough to call over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and join in the fun.
Thank you for stopping by, happy crafting. 


  1. Hi Brenda! I love this layout, I can see the resemblance of your boys in your little face in this photo.. how sweet! just love the pink flowers and back ground rings.. beautiful layout.. I hope you are doing ok,, and thank you for coming by my blog too.. Have a great day!

  2. What an adorable photo and beautiful page!!

  3. Wow Brenda - this is amazing! I love your interpretation of the sketch and the photo is totally gorgeous! (Weren't you a little cutie!)