Thursday, 26 May 2011

Photo Canvas

I have been looking to buy a photo canvas for so long, so after re-decorating my bedroom I thought I would treat myself.

After looking around I found a fantastic site called ‘Bags of Love’ they specialise in personalised gifts everything from personalised cards to photo canvas to floor cushions.

So I placed my order on a Friday night at 5pm and had my canvas in my hand by 8am Tuesday. I quickly ripped open the parcel and was over the moon with the canvas. It is so gorgeous, the colours are so bright and the image so clear. Here it is:-

It now has pride of place on my bedroom wall, so I would highly recommend ‘bags of love’ to everyone.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Our May Challenge....

This month we would like you to create a layout using this advert for inspiration:-

To play along please either leave us a link to your layout in the comments or e-mail a photo to by 14th June. We will then pick a favourite layout and that person will be asked to be our guest designer for July.

Here are the design teams examples for inspiration:-






Azura Alyssa

Our Guest Designer - Leonie

We look forward to seeing your creations......

Meet Our May Guest Designer Leonie....

Hi, i’m Leonie Neal-Dawson and I live in Geelong, Australia. Along with my Husband, Greg and our 4 children, Will (10), Andrew (8), Hamish (8), and Maggie (6).

Weekdays I’m a SAHM and weekends I work night shift at the local hospital.

I started Scrapbooking when I was pregnant with the twins in 2003 . And truly I love everything about this craft, preserving our family’s memories, the creative outlet for me, meeting fabulous like minded people and in the past year or so I’ve discovered the online world of scrapping , blog challenges, forums etc. I think just about every day will find me doing something scrap related, if it’s not actually scrapping then it’s being online, taking or editing photo’s or all of the above. J

I’m not sure that I have any particular style, I like to try different techniques and generally I like to use mist, paint and masks on my Layouts. Well at the moment anyway! I tend to often also add some doodling or inking/distressing to the edges of photo’s or paper on my layouts.

Anyway here is my sample using the gorgeous picture as inspiration. I was inspired by the pink, yellow and black in the picture and I also tried to mimick the shape of the girls head piece with the masked hearts. And the flowers I made using this online tutorial

Thanks for having me as guest Designer.

Here’s my blog address I love having visitors so feel free-

Leonie Neal-Dawson.

You can see Leonie's guest design layout later today......

Our April Winner....

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much to all the Ladies that took part this month, I put all the names into a hat and the winners is:-


Mia please e-mail me at so I can give you your guest designer assignment.

Thanks again and look out for our next challenge posted later today.....

Monday, 9 May 2011

April entries....

Here are our entries so far for April.....




Blossom Inch




Thank you so much Ladies, your layouts are gorgeous. If you want to enter you still have time, send your layouts to us by 14th May.....