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..
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,