A Beautiful Princess to join the family

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and Another beautiful boy

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Another gorgeous grandson to love

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Another Beautiful Grandson to Love

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Lachlan James Hastings Hosking has arrived!

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

More Scrapbooking Challenges

I tackled a couple more Challenges at GDS today and here are the results.

Jun12 Collab Challenge "Mr Adventurous"


This challenge was to use the June 12 Collab kit in a layout. The kit was perfect for these photos of Lachlan playing in the leaves outside in his garden. I love the pic of him sleeping (pretending) against the tree!

Jun12 Lottery Challenge

This challenge came up with some numbers and we had to make a layout using these numbers of things. So I used 16 papers; 4 photos; 8 words; 1 ribbon, 3 felt flowers and 5 stars. This layout was also created using several different Collab kits from GDS.


Another layout using photos of Lachlan playing outside!

Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Scrapbook Challenges

I have spent the last few days head down on the computer playing with Photoshop and some digital scrapbook challenges. I haven't done this for ages and I have enjoyed it.

I am trying to do the "Scrappin' 7 Challenge" at Go Digital Scrapbooking and so far I have started the Progressive Challenge and completed three others.

Firstly, the "Less Is More Challenge" . A free mini is supplied for this challenge and my layout is of my two girlfriends and myself taken a few yrs ago. As the theme is BFFs, it seemed right!


The next Challenge was a Scraplift Challenge. I worked with some photos of my Mum and Dad's Wedding and used the GDS Nov11 Collab "As Time Goes By" . I was really pleased with the way this turned out.

original layout first, mine second.




The third challenge was a Shape Challenge, and guess what... the shape was Circles! I used my "Circle Template" and GDS Sep11 Collab "Peace At Last" . Isn't Lachlan so cute in this pic?.


The next Challenge I took part in was the Sketch Challenge at Visual Designs By Chris. This layout is also created as a  member of Chris's CT. Ileana has supplied cutter files and PSD files in two sizes for this challenge ..... for FREE! so head over there and grab your templates and personal cutter files and get creating. I have used CD00925-Corner Flourish; CD00698-May Flower; BK00428-Plant Grow Bloom; and Ileana's Sketch as provided. The digital kit is mine.


Thanks for looking,

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

New Card Template (cutter file) in time for Father's Day

This template is quite versatile I believe as it made a perfect Father's Day card for my Dad, but would be just as perfect for a gardening friend of mine. I did try to make a PSD file for this Template but it needs more work to smooth out the pixelation I seem to have got on it. If I get it sorted, I will post the download link for the PSD later on.


I have used DCWV cardstock, both glittered (spade and trowel) and textured for this card. My flower centres are brads but the cutter files are provided if you wish to use them instead. My door knob is a paper fastener and I have drawn stitching to create wood panels on the door. The grass in front of the flowers is fringed and I have curled over the edges once cut out to give some dimension. I have used CM letters on my tag, which is then attached with some string. The garden shed door is hinged and only fixed to the card via that hinge, this allows you to write a message to the recipient inside the door.

I hope you like this file, I would love to see your creations so please email me a pic (link on side of Blog).

Link to download cutter files HERE . File is provided in KNK, MTC, SVG and AI format. I have also provided a BMP (although this is only 72dpi) file of all the pieces separated for those of you who cut out by hand.

Please come back and leave a comment if you download, I appreciate them all and it does keep me encouraged to provide more freebies.

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!