Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Guest Designing With
The Scrap of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance DT Girls
At Scrap Around the World
And the Berry71Bleu Challenge too

A Tribute to My Great Grandmother

Hello friends. Thanks for calling by.
Today some of the design team girls from both the
  are guest designers over at the Scrap Around the World blog.
How lucky am I, I am fortunate enough to be on both of these fabulous teams
so I get to play along twice this month with this amazing moodboard
which was created by Marilyn Rivera.

Scrap Around the World  August Moodboard

Now for my layout I have have gone with the whole sewing vibe
inspired by all those gorgeous little cotton reels in the top right picture.

 I have based my layout on the current sketch from
Berry71Bleu challenge blog.

Woo Hoo I just found out that this layout was'"FEATURED"
over at Berry 71 Bleu.

This photo is of an old "Singer" treadle sewing machine which is the exact
type that my dear old Great Grandmother taught me to sew on when I was just
 a small child of about 8 years old. I found this pic on the internet & I just had 
to use it. Definitely a trip down memory lane for me.
So I dedicate this layout to my sweet old Gran who taught me how to sew.

I have used various things from the Scraps of Darkness store, including the
 papers, flowers, rub ons & a metal kethole etc.

 I have incorporated this sweet tape measure ribbon which I have tied into a bow.
 A thimble from my own sewing kit that I actually cut in half & painted to match!!
As well as an old needle threader tucked in at the back of the flowers.

I have had these gorgeous little scissors that were given to me by a dear friend
& I have been waiting for just the perfect project to use them on. I figured this 
was definitely the right project. Some  little cotton reel labels & some sewing
along both the top & bottom of my layout in keeping with the whole sewing theme.

This fabulous chippie dressmakers manequin & mini word from my
favourite chipboard company, 2 Crafty Chipboard of course.
I do so looove that mannequin.

Another little tape measure that I stamped & cut out 
tucked in at the left of my photo.

Lots of little cottons & other sewing paraphernalia die cuts layered in here & there.

Along with lots of mixed media to create my background.
I hope I have inspired you in some small way to perhaps play along
with us this month too.
Until next time


  1. Di this is just beautiful I love everything about it :)

  2. Such a gorgeous page - beautiful tribute to your grandmother!

  3. Everything about this layout is just STUNNING.

  4. This is such a Beautiful layout all the sewing elements....and yes that chippie mannequin is gorgeous and just perfect. for your page. xx

  5. Di, this is so gorgeous, love all the sewing room details, and all your color work! Thanks so much for joining us at Berry71Bleu!!!

    1. Thanks for your lovely words Cathi. Cheers Di

  6. So many gorgeous details, Di! The colors are lovely! A wonderful take on the sketch! Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71bleu!

    1. Thanks Mandy, so glad you like my layout. Cheers Di

  7. Beautiful layout as always Di! So many trinkets & embellishments to admire...great take on the sketch & thanks for joining us at Berry71bleu!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Kay? Much appreciated. Cheers Di

  8. Another stunning page Di! I love the embellishments and the textured script. Thanks for joining the Berry71Bleu Challenge! :)

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words? Much appreciated. Cheers Di

  9. Wow, wow, do you create such divine pages!!!! There is not one that is not a keeper and a love in my book!!!!!! Your work is so fab Di! Beautiful is an understatement! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

  10. aaaaw thanks Denise, you are always so kind and generous in your praise. I do appreciate you taking the time to pop in and leave some love. Di xo