Thursday, 9 July 2009

Creative Scrappers sketch/ Cuttlebug combo ....

After a swift run through to the shops this morning (told you i was running out of DST - well it happened!! eek!!) i have come to the conclusion on 3 things.............

1. when you have no money you see loads of things you would like
2. when you have your hands full with shopping the little ones legs give up and they need carrying
3. you will sound like foghorn as soon as the little one goes round a corner out of sight! **i swear my heart will never be in its normal place again, then this little angel face says Boo and you dont know whether to cuddle or cry** It wasnt even major, he hadnt wandered for miles he was literally ducked down at the bottom of the checkout just out of view but i swear he could have been abducted by little green men the way my heart sank!

When we got home i chilled and scrapped (suprise!) a sketch set by Creative Scrappers. I have so many windows open with challenge pages, sketches, tasks and designs that i will get caught up one of these days! I have combined this one with a challenge set at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog - go check it out, supercool prizes up for grabs! The tree is simply brown cardstock edged and inked, which is instead of the mini tutorial today i took a pic of how to create the fluted edge ( i know Jane asked for details the other day and the only way to explain was via pics.....)

Its so simple but will ruin your nails so be prepared! Stick the double sided tape a little bit away from the edges of your cardstock etc otherwise you wont be able to lift up the very edge. Run your fingernail underneath and flick it upwards now and again causing the little tears. You can do lots or just say touch it - both creating different effects :)


  1. OMG I luv luv how you duplicate the tree on the lo as an embellishment :)

  2. Debbie this is just so cool I love ever detail of it and that tree is awesome
    Thanks so much for playing with us this week at


  3. That layout is sooooooo cool, Debbie!! Thank you so much for playing along ♥

  4. Debbie your LO is `gorgeous` I sooo love how you used that tree!so creative
    Than ks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges

  5. Debbie, the photo is so sweet, and the matching tree in you page is too cute! thanks for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog...and I'm glad little green men didn't run off with your little guy! :)

  6. this is a lovely page... i love how the tree on the page mimics the tree in the picture.. this is super!
    Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!

  7. what a wonderful layout! love the tree and the little owl!
    thanks for playing at CBC!

  8. What a cool layout!!..the tree is awesome and of course the owl is perfect!!..Thank you for taking the challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge!

  9. Wow...what a gorgeous page, Debbie. Great take on this week's challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at CBC.

  10. Wow this is great thank's for sharing.

  11. Great technique Debbie. If you don't want to ruin your nails, I use the 7gypsies distress files set. The knife file works great run aloing the edge of cardstock xx

  12. Wow!! Beautiful LO!

    Thanks for playing along with us!

    Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

  13. love this, love your creativity, great tree

  14. WOW!!!
    What a beautiful layout you've created!! Love that tree!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttlebug Challenge!!

  15. Hi Debbie,
    What a lovely layout and thanks for showing how you rough up the edges - I've been wondering for a while - suddenly it makes perfect sense.
    And yes i agree with you - my heart skipped a beat in Tesco's not so long back as i turned around and my litle dude had DISAPPERED!! - I coulnt find him anywhere and I was close to crying when he popped his head out between some jumpers - he had been hiding in amongst the clothes and was very pround of himself because mummy couldnt find him. - LITTLE TOAD.
    Anyway have a great weekend.
    Take Care - Julie xx

  16. WOWza!!! You have certainly ROCKed this Cuttlebug challenge. How stunning and astoundingly inspiring! Thanks for sharing your super kewl tricks too! :o)
    P.S. I'm so glad that your little one didn't wander too far & I can totally relate with your list-especially the part about being broke, LOL. ;o)

  17. Wonderful and darling project! Good luck with the challenge :)

    June Houck
    Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog

  18. this is SO fun! Great job!

  19. OMG Debbie! I just adore this LO. It's like a story board - I must find a photo and do something similar - may I? Off to look at the challenge blog - now I don't know where to turn next - find a photo, sort through my stash to find all the necessary or visit the challenge blog - decisions, decisions lol. Boo xxx


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