spoonful of sugar

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Sketches in Thymes and Creative Scrappers

Happy Easter everyone, if only a little late !!

I am back from Brittany where the children and I had a nice break. The bells, ( yes, in  France magic flying bells, and not a Bunny, bring chocolates to kind children) were very generous as usual and I have now started yet another diet !!

I have hundreds of great pictures to scrap now and so I have no excuse !

There is a Design Call over at Sketches in Thymes. If I am perfectly honest, I am not sure I am ready to be a designer ( but then again, why think about it when I haven't even been offered the job !!), but I like the sketch anyway, I often play on their challenge site and the designers are always very complimentary so I gave it a go. Here was the brief..

A Sketches in Thyme Design Team Call!!

I'm a Sketchy Maven at Sketches in Thyme!
Would you like to be a Sketchy Maven? The 6 month term for our talented Mavens is drawing to a close, and while some will be staying on, we are looking for new members to join our Sketches in Thyme design team! If you enjoy creating layouts from sketches, participating in blogs and motivating others to take part in challenges, this might be your chance to be a part of our Design Team! Your term would run May-October 2012, and you would be asked to complete 2 layouts per month. If you would like a chance to be considered, here's what you need to do:

1-Create a new layout based on our sketch below.
2-Post about our DT call on your blog, along with your take on our sketch.
3-Leave a comment here telling us that you would like to be considered for the DT, along with a link to your blog post. Be sure to include your email address so we can get in touch with you!!

And because I like joining a few challenge sites at the same time, I also took inspiration from the sketch over Creative Scrappers.

and here is my take...

I have been thinking about doing Appliques to my pages for a while and I was all ready with my ideas when I realised that in fact I will need to order a special foot for my machine, or may be wait for a generous soul to buy me one for my birthday !! ( that was a hint aimed at a few loved ones !! ). So anyway, I still wanted to add some stitching to my page and so I made an apple and some pretty leaves and stalks for my flowers. I had also kept a page from a Lady Bird book with the word Apple and a few badges which I knew would go well with my page. I don't often plan pages so far ahead but this idea came to me a long long time ago and every time I found something that would go with the title, I put it aside and all I had to do was to wait for was a nice picture of Amelie. I like the end result, busy but pretty and I hope you like it too.

Enjoy the rest of the holidays,


  1. I have that Sketches in thyme sketch printed and sitting on my desk in front of me. I'm curious - why do you need a new foot to do applique?

  2. Such a fun layout! Good luck with the call!

  3. This is such a beautiful layout, Anne! LOVE all the primary colors! And your layers... Swoon! Congratulations on your new gig ;)!