Friday, April 29, 2011

Two layouts: one from Michelle and one from Ginny ...

Michelle from the Netherlands made this layout:

Ginny from the US made this layout, which is the left side of a double layout:

Thanks ladies!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A layout from Karen from Australia ...

Karen from Australia made this layout. Thanks Karen!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A layout from Sharon from South Africa ...

Sharon from South Africa made this gorgeous double layout about 'Birds Paradise'. Thanks for participating, Sharon!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A very personal layout from Wendy; love it!

Wendy from the Netherlands made this layout about herself; I love it!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sisters for life; a layout by Jolanda Oudshoorn

Jolanda Oudshoorn from the Netherlands made this gorgeous layout:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Two layouts today: one from France and one from South Africa!

Michelle from South Africa made this gorgeous layout:

Sylvie from France made this one:
Thanks ladies; I love all the pink and bright colours!

Friday, April 8, 2011

The fourth layout is from Samantha from Australia ...

Samantha from Australia made this layout:

Thanks Samantha!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The third layout is from Caroline from the US ...

Caroline Hackney from the US made this layout:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The second layout is from Monique ...

Monique from the Netherlands made this layout. Thanks, Monique!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The first layout has arrived !

Gwendolyn Pieters made this layout. She turned the sketch to suit her photos. Thanks, Gwen!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 2011 Sketch Competition

Create a layout based on my sketch below and email me a picture of your layout (if you want you can also include another picture or two with details of your layout) before midnight on the 30th of April 2011).

Here are some more 'rules' and details:
  • The winner will be announced in the first few days of May 2011.
  • The winner will be determined by the Random Number Generator.
  • Each layout will get a number, which can be seen on the April 2011 slide show on the right side of this blog.
  • Please understand that you can only send me one layout every month. I would like everyone who participates to have an equal chance!
  • Don't forget: please let me know your blog address (if you have one), so I can link the layout to you own blog! Please send the link to your blog every time you participate; I don't keep all the emails from previous months and it would take me way too much time to search for them all the time ... Sorry.

IMPORTANT: this competition is open to ANYONE, ANYWHERE in the world!!! It doesn't matter if you live in the US, Europe, Australia, Africa ... I will post the prize to you regardless where you live!

The winner will receive the prize pack pictured above, which has the following items:
  • Embellishment Book "Cats" (Déja Views)
  • Journaling Spots (Heidi Swapp)
  • Chipboard Embellishments (Buzz & Bloom)
  • Rubons (Delish Designs)
  • Mask (Heidi Swapp)
  • Rubons "Cats" (Déja Views)
  • Die Cuts Transparent Borders (Autumn Leaves)
  • Stickers 'Tabloid Girl"(Autumn Leaves)
I cannot wait to see all those gorgeous entries coming in again! Have fun! This is a layout I made a few months ago. I used it to create this month's sketch:

My good friend Nienke, whom I have known for more than 20 years, was celebrating 19 years of marriage at the time I made the layout. So ... I decided to grab the boxes of photos that I still have to scrap ... these are photos of the two of us taken on her wedding day in September 1991. I loved scrapping those photos, because we surely had fun that day!

I started with a sheet of white cardstock. I normally tend to put my picture(s) in the middle of my layout, but this time I wanted to do it differently and put them more to the sides of the paper. I also wanted to use a few pictures, since I tend to make a lot of layout with only one picture.

I started with two strips of patterned paper. I wanted to have a 'base' for the pictures I was going to use.

I added some ribbon and some paper ribbon next to the patterned paper.

I added my photos with little square foam dots, because I wanted to be able to add more embellishments under the photos. Therefore I only stuck them on lightly.

I went through my stash and looked for paper flowers, silk flowers, felt flowers, buttons, pearls, rhinestones and transparencies to use on the layout. I glued some of them on my layout.

I wanted more colour and added more embellishments:

And ... I wanted to use something 'unusual' ... so I went to my gift wrapping basket and got some curling ribbon and used that for a final touch:

The winner for March 2011 is ...

Ina Matthijs from Belgium! Her layout was the 12th layout that I received and therefore The Random Number Generator chose her to be the winner! Congratulations, Ina !

Just before midnight ... another layout ...

Just before midnight I received this layout from Lesley Barnes. It was already April 1 in Australia, but where I live it wasn't ;-). Thank you for participating too, Lesley!