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3 January 2010

It's about time!

Well, I've been thinking about it, so it's finally time to do it - start my blog that is! I'm forever entering scrapbooking competitions and mostly you need a blog to post your entries to. So finally now I have one. Of course in between competitions I hope to add some layouts that I've done - I guess we'll just see how that goes.

To start off, here's the entry I made for the end of year Benzilla sketch competition from the Page Maps blog.

Here's my take on the sketch:

I can't tell you what paper I used since it all came from my (rather old, and rather large) stash! The sketch suggested stitching and I was going to use my mini sewing machine, but I think the needle needs replacing as it wouldn't work properly. So, instead I meticulously pierced the paper using my paper piercing tool and my Stampiin' Up! mat pack. Then I used floss to handstitch the brown border. I also used the Windsong template from The Crafters Workshop to draw the embellishments to the right of the title. Then I pierced the paper and used orange floss to handstitch them. After, I added rhinestones from Kaisercraft for some bling.

I hope Becky (or her friend who judges this particular contest) likes my entry. Of course all the entries are great so it's a big ask to win one of these contests.

Besides scrapbooking I'm also a Kaleidoscope artist. That means that I take a wedge out of a photograph and turn it into a kaleidoscope artwork, like this.

I also make customised kaleidoscopes like this one of my gorgeous niece. You can see the original photograph that the kaleidoscope was made from too.

To see more of my work you can go to my website at

Till next time, happy days!


1 comment:

Teresa Zuehls said...

Wow,I love your scrapbooking style but I just checked out your Memories in Kaleidoscope website and am in awe. I really think florals are gorgeous in kaleidoscope. It is so awesome. I can just imagine how hard it was to do it by hand.