Friday, 26 June 2009

What A Surprise

I was sat here quietly reading through all your lovely blog posts tonight when to my surprise and delight I saw that I had made the Top 5 in the the Allsorts Challenge this week. It was my first attempt at entering so I cannot say how thrilled I am. What a lovely start to the weekend.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to wish Brenda well. She set the Wings challenge and has been very under the weather this week so Get Well Soon Brenda. I'm sending this photo of my favourite red lilies, which have just come into flower, to you.

Although it's been a lovely week and the garden has called and I have been sidetracked by the tennis, I have surprisingly managed to do quite a lot of crafting. There's been quite a lot of late nights involved!!!!

Anyway, I thought I'd show you the last layout I've just finished. During the May bank holiday weekend when the weather was so glorious, we had three days without a cloud in the sky and I sat in my favourite spot reading and looked at this beautiful rose against the bluest sky everyday. In the end I just had to get my camera and take a photo of it. It's a climbing rose called Handel and is very special because my Mum and Dad bought us it when we first moved into this house over 12 years ago now and it was one of the first things I put into the garden, which consisted of 6ft high grass and nothing else when we arrived.

I've kept the layout quite simple. It was done on the reverse of a double-sided paper which already had a layout on the other side and all the other papers came from my leftovers box, so I was very thrifty. The journalling tags were taken from a free digital kit from 2 peas in a bucket. I typed them using photoshop elements, resized, printed and cut them out and was quite pleased with how well they worked. A bit of Hybrid scrapping there!!

I inked up a strip of white Bazzill Just the Edge cardstock strips with blue whispers ink and set eylets in all the holes and added a few bits of ribbon and some gems to finish things off.

Thank you for looking and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

8 comments:

Debbie Dolphin said...

Congratulations lisa in being in the top 5 you must of been so chuffed. Ive lost it lately!!!!!!!!i think its all this lovely weather-i just dont like being stuck in.Anyhow,you have starburst stains so you must come to the stampman,so i bet i know you!!so you will have to make yourself known to me!!haha i dont think im thats scary
but what you have done is lovely
debbiexx

Sally H said...

What a lovely photo, layout and combination of colours. I love it! I need to gaze at that blue sky instead of my laptop at the moment!

Littlebear said...

Congratulations on the Allsorts Top 5 - you deserve it!
This layout is beautiful - the journalling tags are great and the rose is gorgeous.
Clare x

Jill said...

Well done on the Allsorts challenge. Really love taking photos of flowers as well and that rose is a beauty, really nice layout - haven't the roses been beautiful this year. Also love the red lily.

Lynne K said...

Congratulations, Lisa, on making the top 5! Well deserved. Beautiful LO too, so fresh and summery. PS. Thanks very much for your lovely comment, on the Elusive Images blog, about my new blog header. My prize stamps (the Damask Blocks) arrived this morning and they are SO gorgeous!xx

Kate T said...

fab layout the photo and of course the flower is gorgeous !

Kim Piggott said...

Congratulations Lisa on making the top five!!!
Oh I do so love your beautiful page!
That rose is just stunning and that blue sky perfect!
Love your story behind your rose and how lovely to have made a page for this for you to keep your treasured memory!
hugs
kim x

Anne said...

Congratulations!