Thursday, August 18, 2011

Krafting it UP...

This month over at Kraft it up we had this awesome sketch to use.
love this sketch - so much you could do with it and I had the perfect photos of the boys.
Here is my layout....
I love the beach during winter - I am soooo not a hot weather girl!! The ocean is angry and rough during winter and the beach is always alot quieter which I love too. We often go to Torquay for the day - and now that we have a family house a couple of blocks from the beach (yay), we can stay overnight and go for freezing cold adventures during the night too - the boys especially love it..
the best part is spending hours finding treasures the ocean has thrown from the waves to be admired on shore, and searching rock pools for little fish and crabs.
 But its funny - even though the boys are still young, they know not to take anything with them - not even the gorgeous coloured sea weeds we find - not even a cuttle fish or a cool round stone....

 above is a close up of my paint effect (mimicking the foam from the crashing waves...???) and my gorgeous little swallow... and an eyelet...how long has it been since you used an eyelet???
and another close up ... because I can...

Oh - and the dreaded "gastro" miraculously cleared up yesterday when the man smelt choc chip slice wafting from the oven... he asked if he could have a piece ... and I just said,  "well... no... I wouldn't because you have been sooo sick, we wouldn't want to upset you tummy again..."
 Oh I am never going to heaven!!!  Hee hee hee


  1. Hello birthday buddy! (Its almost that time again for us to get another year younger isn't it? LOL) Love the LO you have posted here, the mix of pps & embellies is FAB! Love that there is so much to look at!!! XXX PS - I have been soooo slack on blog hopping lately, so sorry!

  2. Looks great Mel. Love the mix of colors and pics and the paint in each corner looks great.
    Glad he is feeling better....

  3. FABBO!! your take on the KIU Sketch is Totally FABBO.......
    Yes! I think the Eyelets are making a come back!! LOL!
    I just Love stopping by here!!!
    I always seem to have chuckle & leave with a smile..... SO thanks MEL...& Thanks a Bunch for playing along @ KIU

    P.S Glad to here that hubby is on the mend....

  4. just popped in to stalk you! lol!
    Love your layout and that cake looks cool!
    Hope you have the best birthday today girly!
    Love and hugz
    your #1 stalker! xx

  5. Good morning birthday buddy! I hope you had a good one too - I was actually thinking of you last night when DP had a cocktail brought to the table for me and was wondering if you were having a Moscato or something more elaborate!!! ;-) Happy birthday gorgeous girl, may the year ahead be full of everything you wish for!!! Luv ya right back! XXX

  6. gosh I totally love that paint work you ahve got going on here!!!

  7. Hi Mel, I love to see your latest creations. This LO really takes me to the beach, and the white paint works great as foam! Thanks for playing along at KIU xox

  8. Gorgeous take on the sketch Mel.. love the feel of the ocean you have created with your painted background.. just beautiful!! Thanks for joining in at KIU :))