Monday, 23 April 2012

Blossom ... on the way to the PO - a Scrapbook Layout

Evening Everyone

Happy Monday to you all.

I've been playing hooky today as we drove over to visit my sister, Margaret, with a belated birthday present. Belated because the EM has had a nasty virus which prevented us from visiting any earlier. It was lovely to catch up with her. But more of that later, first here is my share for today.

This is my third DT make for the April 'Spring Fling' challenge over at Scrap Our Stash . When I first contemplated the theme absolutely nothing was suggesting itself but, once I got the little grey cells into gear, a couple of ideas surfaced and this layout is the final one.

On a walk to the nearby sub Post Office last spring I was knocked out by the blossom trees that lined the road and luckily I had my trusty camera on hand to record it. The red candles on the Chestnut were gorgeous and the pink cherry blossom very pretty, but it was the froth of white May blossom (the Hawthorn) that was particularly splendiferous! They were definitely have a 'Spring Fling' :)

The pattern paper I've used is from several sources, Fancy Pants (the base) DCWV (for journaling spot) and Ciao Bella (the photo mat and the fussy cut flower panel at the top). The alphas and all the other embellishments are from stash. Most of the Alphas I haven't altered at all but the P and O were of plain wood so I've embossed them with two coats of plain pink powder and one coat of WOW sparkly powder, Magenta Twinkle.

For anyone who'd like to have a go, there is still plenty of time to submit your take on this month's challenge. As I've discovered the possibilities are endless and anything goes! So think  'Spring Fling' and take the challenge. To participate in the April  'Spring Fling' Challenge it couldn't be easier - just email a picture of your project along with a description  All submissions will be posted to The Scrap Our Stash blog and on April 30th a winner will be chosen, and given the opportunity to be a Guest Design Team Member for the month of June. This challenge ends at midnight central time on April 30th.

Interestingly, the trees in Ayr this year seem to be even better. Coming home from a trip to the beach yesterday I couldn't help but notice that the cherry trees are just smothered in the most gorgeous blossom.

As I said at the outset, I've been to visit my lovely little sister today. Here's what has got to be my favourite photo of her taken just on Easter Sunday with her gorgeous granddaughter, Arihanna.

Margaret is enjoying every minute of being a grandmother and it's clear that Arihanna loves her gran too - you can see it in their expressions. However, she isn't so sure of her great-aunt:

I can only imagine what she was thinking to herself as I snapped this look :))

Right, I've a crochet blanket to get back to so I'll bid you all a good evening and hope you all have a good day tomorrow.

Happy Crafting,


  1. What a lovely LO and beautiful photographs. Isn't it wonderful to see all the greenery and blossoms now :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. What a super l/o Elizabeth, it evokes perfect Spring and Summer days....which I hope will return to the UK before too long.

    Your new niece have I got that right, is beautiful.

    B x

  3. Hi Elizabeth

    Sorry to read that the EM has been poorly .. . I hope that he is fully fit again now.

    Great layout. Love all your different elements and that gorgeous blossom across the top.

    Brilliant baby photograph. What a great look you have captured.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  4. A really gorgeous LO Elizabeth, I love all the different elements you have added to it and gorgeous photos of Arihanna, she is a real sweetie :)

    Hugs, Karen xx

  5. Super layout and those pics are fab, loving the Great aunt pose! Lol Zo xx

  6. i laughed out loud when i saw that photo. it says it all LOL. Glad you had a lovely time with them.


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