Saturday, June 18, 2011


My GIVEAWAY is still open. Find all the details here.

And speaking of wonderful prizes, do you know the prize for the Handmade by Suzanne sketch challenge increased to $30 plus free postage a couple of months ago? That's one sweet deal if you're lucky (and it's by random choice so anyone can be the winner!)

This is the page I made for the challenge, it's based on this fabulous sketch by Michelle Fowler:

I love this sketch that challenges me to use three photos, a patterned background and bunting!! Of course all those elements are a guide only, you don't really have to include any of them, but I chose to stick reasonably closely to the sketch this month because it was just too fabulous not to :-)

However, one thing I always seem to struggle with in my layouts is the idea of circles. I can't really make them work for me. So in the end I misted and masked mine in rather than making a huge design feature of it. You can see how I used my Crafter's Workshop stencils for various techniques in this tutorial I shared on the HBS blog.

I've received lots of positive comments about this cute heart fence when I posted this layout in the gallery. And it's easy to see why hey? What a fabulous twist on the common picket fence! I could use about a million more of these Imaginarium Designs chipboard pieces :-)

As for the other supplies I've used on this page they are:
Papers: Jubilee collection by The Girl's Paperie
Banner: Paper Crush banner stickers by Sassafras
Flowers: Love Note, Celebrate by Prima
Journaling Labels: Vintage Date Squares by Shabby Chic Crafts
Brads: 8mm Pearl Brads by Handmade by Suzanne

I'm linking you up because Suzanne is still having a huge sale on pretty much everything including most of these products. With $5 flat rate postage on top of these ridiculous prices, this is one sale you don't want to miss out on.


  1. The colours in this are just perfect Natalie!

  2. Wow! This is awesome! Love the way you grouped the pics and the colors along with the mix you used is just fab! I really, really like this!!!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE the fence but the whole colour scheme and the design is simply wonderful. The photos are gorgeous...just LOVE it! Well done.

  4. YES! I did see your Layout over @ Handmade By Suzanne... Just Gorgeous Nat! But all your Creations are Gorgeous... Gorgeous Colors & pics.....

  5. this is beautiful!!! And I ADORE your stitched & misted circle- as much as the adorable fence!!!

  6. beautiful beautiful layout!!!!!
    love the colours!!!!!

  7. Natalie, this page is absolutely stunning :D i love the colors ans the "set" you created :D xoxo Felicitas

  8. Thanks for the tut Nat! now I have a few other tips on how to use my CW stencils yay! love love love the colours and amazing details of this page! Waiting for my first order of ID chippies to arrive from Australia, that fence is way too cute! xxx


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