Sunday, 26 April 2009

Project 52, week 17 and more

It's that time again for the weekly photo in my Project 52. We are enjoying lovely weather at the moment which makes for some good opportunities for photography.

I always say I love the seasons of this country but what I really love is spring and autumn. Summer is ok, but winter is just a long, dreary, grey, pain of a season. It's dark and boring and there are no possibilities for any fun photos like these.

#17, 2009

And then some other photos ...







Felicitas word art freebie

After I posted the happiness word art freebie the other day I got some requests to also offer it in Latin. And I am happy to oblige!

I made it in the same style as the first one which I hope y'all will like.

Click here to download! And you know the drill by now, read and follow the TOU, leave me some love when you download, and don't forget to link me up with your work. Thanks so much! Mwah!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Lilac Wedding invitation

I have been working on a wedding invitiation for a friend of a friend for a while and can finally post the finished product.

It's a two page folder with a belly band an extra insert in two beautiful lilac/purple shades. The bride and groom wanted a modern feel to the invitation but also wanted to incorporate some whimsical elements somehow.

I think the size works tremendously well with a modern look and I especially like that the text being on two pages lets the decorative flourish take center stage without making it look cluttered.

So next move is to start working on the ceremony programme as well as a small treat for the reception afterwards.






Sunday, 19 April 2009

Project 52, week 16

I have the good fortune of being married to the most awesome guy. He cooks stuff like this for me.

#16, 2009

Happiness freebie

There really hasn't been a lot of freebies around here lately, has there? Well, time to redeem myself here a little bit.

I was watching this programme on telly about fabulously designed houses in the UK and saw something really nice. On one of the living room windows of a particular house a saying was etched. It was in Latin but I really loved it and knew immediately that I had found the saying I have been looking for since the dawn of time, well not really but for a while at least, for the office.

It said happiness lives here.

Isn't it fabulous?

So I had to sit down and give it a try and see if I could find a design that would work. And I did. And then I decided to share it here as a word art freebie. So here it is.


You can click here to get to 4shared and download it if you like it.
The download includes both a png and an abr brush. Please do read and follow the TOU, give me a shout when you download, and I would love to see what you do with it too, so don't hesitate to link me up.

I, at least, am overly excited at the prospect of having it on my wall. There is the small detail of informing the husband of my plans, of course. But really, what choice does he have but to love it?
While I was at it I also created som other art for the office. I promise I will come back with pictures when I have them.

Now I'm off to see what photo I want to use for my Project 52 shot this week. Until later!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Project 52, week 15

OK, so I said I would be back with the week's photo for project 52 the other day but due to some family emergencies I have been unable to log on before now.

So, in short, here we go with the Easter edition of Project 52

#15, 2009

Saturday, 11 April 2009

A paper purse, and how to make it

We had a birthday party to go to this weekend and I needed something to hold the gift, a necklace and earrings, because the place where I got the stuff didn't provide a good container.

So being the paper geek I am I turned to my trusted stash and set to work. The finished product was a sassy little thing, a purple purse with brown and pink details. I also made a matching card to write a sentiment to the birthday girl.





Making a purse is really easy!

  • Use three pieces of paper, one that is the front, bottom, back and lid, and two that form the sides. The two sides must have the same width as the bottom and the same height as the front and back.
  • It's a great idea, I think, to use different papers for the sides.
  • Decide what dimensions are needed. I made my purse above wide but not too high for the jewlery to fit but still be easily accessible.
  • Remember to add a bit of extra paper on each side of the side pieces that can be folded in. This is where you put the double sided tape to put the pieces together.
  • Cut the three pieces to fit your desired size and use a bone folder to mark where to fold.
  • Make an upside down Y fold on the two sides, for the bag to close easier, before putting the whole thing together.
  • Make two holes in the top fold and tie a ribbon or string to make the handle.
  • Add details to make it pretty.
  • Fill with whatever and close with low tack double sided tape.
  • And that's it!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Project 52, week 14 and more

What a truly lovely weekend! The weather has been fantastic and we've had a wonderful time together all weekend. I took a bunch of photos yesterday while out and about. This week's shot for project 52 was taken yesterday.

#14, 2009
I've seen this sea of blue flowers all week on my way to work. Yesterday I made Johan go out of our way so that I could photograph it. I absolutely loooove spring!

Here are two other photos from yesterday that I really like, for obvious reasons.
My bebe

Chocolate and banana milkshake

The man also took a photo of me. It needed some editing; a crop and a PW action (Seventies) set at 50%. I don't hate it.

In other news I am waiting on the papers for that wedding invite I briefly mentioned a while back to arrive. I am itching to get started, it involves a lot of cutting and folding, so let's hope they get here soon. I will share once I have one finished.

Also, I have started working on the book for our Milan trip. Unfortunately I have run into writer's block the scrapper's edition and have only finished the cover and the very first spread. But I'll keep staring at the blank 24x12 page in PS and hope something pops up behind that scull bone of mine.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Spring is in the air!

And that, of course, calls for some spring-y scrappin'.

I made this layout with products from the fab kit "Sing for spring" by Liv Esteban at Jessica Sprague.
True signs of spring
(Credits: Sing for spring kit by Liv Esteban, Fonts are CK Ali's Writing and Century Gothic)


Today I have known my lovely husband for 13 years. He thinks that since we are married we don't need to make a big deal about other occasions. But being the romantic sap I am, I made him a small gift. I made this layout, printed and framed it and then gave it to him this morning. It was, thank god, appreciated.

13 at thirteen
In this layout I have listed 13 things I love about my darling.
(Credits: Paper from Sing for spring kit by Liv Esteban, heart tag by Lynn Grieveson, staples from I live for kit by Vinnie Pearce, frame by me. Fonts are Georgia, Satisfaction, Century Gothic, Charms BV, Filled Typekeys)