Monday, April 30, 2012

May 1st Sketch

Good morning!

It's been a bit chilly here lately, we can definitely tell that Winter is on it's way. I'm not sure about you, but I find I enjoy scrapping a little more in Winter when there is no sweaty hands etc to ruin my work.

Today we have a new Guest Designer joining us, the lovely Leanne Allinson.
Hi Everyone! My name is Leanne and apart from being a passionate scrapbooker, I am a busy stay at home mum to four children…. 1 daughter and 3 sons. These guys and my wonderful husband (who is thankfully very understanding of my need to create), are under constant attack from me aiming the camera at them!

We live in beautiful, sunny Queensland, just north of Brisbane, Australia and I guess it reflects in my style of scrap booking. I think it is best described as fresh and clean… but mostly honest. I have a strong urge to capture the stories behind the photos and pretty papers…and there are lots of pretty papers out there to play with!! So it depends on what message I am trying to get across. I am quite happy to create a layout that is “earthy” and I am totally smitten with white space.

In most of my layouts you will find several small photos that will take you on a journey. Capturing the images is part of my love of scrapping. Handwritten journaling telling “the story” is the other component I love but lately I have rediscovered the typewriter.

My style has been described as clean, simple, shabby chic and cluster conscious. I’m not sure how those pieces all fit together but my pages will have some stitching on there somewhere and the rule of thirds principle usually applies. I have also been converted to scrap 8.5in x 11in pages.

I really hope I can inspire you and others to scrap the “day to day” living aspect of their lives. To create something that you can look back on in the future and truly reflect on how things used to be. I am still relatively new to this hobby, having been scrapping since 2009, but I absolutely love the opportunities this craft has given me. Especially when I get to document my family‘s history.

You can find my blog here : Drop by for a visit any time. I’d love to see you there…x

And of course we have a new sketch to share as well.

The Sketch:
Our Guest DT, Leanne:
Sarah G:
Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Thursday 31st May 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.


  1. What a great sketch! Love the examples too! :)

  2. This sketch caught my eye immediately, love it, and your DT examples are stunning, as always! Thanks!!