Friday, 19 September 2014


Hello Everyone

It's Friday which means it's the WEEEEKEND BABY! :0 It also means that I have my little yummies today and they are getting so big and so much fun and I love my time with them we are building a very strong bond.

Seriously! How cute are they and I am NOT biased at ALL.... :D

Anyway I have a layout to share with you, for the first time in forever I have gotten to play along with Scrap Around the World I love their mood boards but I have to confess that I am a little intimidated by the talent there so I have been watching from the side lines. Now I have more time on my hands I am playing more and pushing myself and what fun I have been having.

This is their mood board for this month and it is hosted by Amy Voorthuis and you can see more of her work on her blog, she is seriously talented.

After the fiasco last week with my Sketchabilities layout missing the deadline I decided to just use their new sketch :D

I really love their sketches.

Here is my layout.

I took my inspiration from the Fairytale theme and I especially loved the colours of the first two images so I ran with those.

The quote on the front of the layouts says:
Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

My journalling on the back says:

I believe in fairy tales and I believe in happy endings. I am an optimist by nature and I believe that if you look for the good in things you will find them. I don't believe in living in the past or the future I believe in living right here and right now and not wasting one precious minute that I have on this earth. These are the moments that take my breath away and I will treasure them all the days of my life. This is my fairy tale come true and I thank God that I have been so blessed in this life. These two have changed my life in ways I could not ever have beginned to have imagine.

Here are some close ups.

I used watercolour paper and a beautiful dandelion stencil that I found. While the texture paste was still wet I added some white glitter. I love the ethereal feel it gives the layout.

I added my paper layers and photos then did some watercolour in the green and the blue, and or course some splats.

The quote was stamped and then I outlined some of the words.

Here you can see the stencil a bit better. Lastly I added the flowers, clocks and the title Believe.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a message. I really appreciate it.

Till next time have a great weekend



  1. Those babies just get cuter and cheekier I think! They are adorable! And your layout is really lovely, love the dreamy background and lots of layers, great use of the sketch too! Have a lovely weekend too!

  2. Never entered before? saved it all up for a STUNNER of a first time:) It's simply sensational....I'd give you a winners spot straight aways......the colours, the watercolor bg, the clusters.....YUM!! And so are your we were both slaving away with the Kids today, eh? Actually...I fell asleep after tea when Lucas had gone. And that's only with ONE kidlet!!!!

  3. Wow - this is a knockout Val. Soft, ethereal, new beginnings, the promise of personalities developing, sleeping safe knowing they are loved, mystical and utterly perfect. You rock girlfriend :D

  4. Gorgeous layout, Val, with adorable photos! your journaling is so true, and so is the quote. I'm so happy for you that your dream came true and that you have the ability to enjoy every little minute of it. Your grandkids are so blessed to have you as their granny :).
    Your page is so so beautiful. I love the background, the water color effect and all the embellies. beautiful palete.
    The sketch drew my attention too, and so did the moodboard... (wink wink).

  5. Absolutely gorgeous. Did you say you don't like getting your fingers dirty? I would never say that if I look at this stunning page. I want to play with that sketch tomorrow. Your little yummies are so cute xx

  6. This page of yours just oozes delight...Firstly those two puppets of yours and then all the artful elements you have added...Great paint work and gorgeous layering...An all time favourite of mine!!!

  7. This is really stunning!!!! You have done great work at your backround and I love this!!!!Thank you for playing with us at Sketchabilities and wish you good luck!

  8. Oh this takes my breath away! Just beautiful! Love the colors and the background. Really liked how you clustered your papers and elements close to your photos leaving room for that gorgeous white space. What an adorable pair! Twice blessed! All the best from SATW! :)

  9. Wow, this is just stunning, Val!! You really have to believe that! I am still a little bewildered that you don't seem to have any faith in your work & your talent....I keep telling you, YOU are an AMAZING scrapper...and definitely up there with the best of them!! I am fairly confident that you will get a win or a feature with this one....beautiful, beautiful work. Love it!

  10. Goodness me Val this is just beautiful - the colours, the dreamy watercolours, the shimmery dandelion, the perfect embellies and of course the very sweet pics - it's magical, I love it! :o)

  11. You have created such a beautiful background and gorgeous layout! Thanks for linking up with us at Sketchabilities!

  12. They are beautiful as is the layout!!!

  13. You are a star! This piece is phenomenal :)


  14. LOVE this!!!! Your watercolor work is exceptional...I love your interpretation of the mood board as well as the sketch...and those precious photos of those beautiful grandbabies!!!!!! My favorite detail is the velum tags...such a great touch! LOVE!!!!!!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous page!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World!

  16. What a truly stunning creation!! Thank you so much for playing along at SATW!! And gorgeous babies too - loving all the smiles these days!!

  17. this is soooooooo , hmmm can t thonk of the right word. Can just keep looking it for long. soo pretty.

  18. Absolutely stunning page!!!! Love it to bits....everything about it! Love the sentiment too....just fabulous! A definite favourite for me! xx

  19. So very exquisite Val, in every way a complete work of art!! A winner for sure!!

  20. This page is simply fabulous! I really love your project! Thanks so much for sharing with us at SATW and at SKETCHABILITIES!

  21. Aaaawwww! Thes babies are soooo cute! You must have so much fun with them!
    Your LO ist stunning as usual, so much details and great colouring!

  22. Absolutely Gorgeous layout Val....Love this! xx