The beginning of another month already! And I seem to have missed just about all the scrapbook sketch challenges at Let's Get Sketchy in April. Well at least I've got one done in time for their last one.
I needed to turn the sketch to suit the photo I wanted to use, but then stuck pretty true to the layout.
This is a photo of my mum I've always been really fond of and often talked about with those that can actually remember about it. She was always a bit of a lover of all things theatrical and loved to pose around on her uncle's boat. And she certainly has got this pose off to a tee, bit of a looker my mum!
And as always when I get the opportunity to scrap something feminine out come the flower dies and punches. I was also very brave and wrote my journalling in white straight onto the page.
Papers: Simple Stories, Say Cheese & Say Cheese II
Alphas: Lawn Fawn, Louie's ABC; Simple Stories, Say Cheese
Dies: Marainne, flowers & buttons; Spellbinders, cogs
Punch: Martha Stewart, daisy
Also today it's time to share my three things that made me smile through April. Of course there were many more, but these have stood out.
1. My pedometer steps. I was wondering if I would get anywhere near the required 10,000 per day, so I was delighted to discover that I actually do more. All that walking backwards and forwards to my Dad's obviously has health benefits for me too!
2. All the lovely sunny days and brilliant blue skies we've had recently certainly put a big smile on my face and has brought out the tree blossom beautifully. Still very chilly though, but a bit of bright sunshine never fails to lift the spirits.
3. A new crafty venture for me has been to join in with Pocket Letter Pen Pals. On the left of the photo are two wallets I've received and the one on the right is one all ready to be posted off to New Zealand. I love this idea of swapping worldwide, but I'm learning to be careful with the weight of my letters as the postage can be a killer. Here's a link to the website in case you want to find out more.
Well that's me wrapped up for today. Hope you've got lots of crafty plans for May and thanks so much for dropping by my blog.
And keep crafting!