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Thursday, 2 June 2011

You 3 are 2 - Scrapology Blog Candy Hop

This is my DT layout made for this month's challenge over on Scrapology. The technique is machine stitching and we scraplifted Cindy Tobey's layout called 'Sweet'.

This is our sketch. 

The photos I scrapped are of our great nieces and nephew triplets, Hannah, Lucy and Oliver on their second birthday.

I used these papers from Cosmo Cricket's Pixie-licious collection, purchased from Paper Maze:

Brownie Bands

Fairy wings

Butterfly Kisses

and Blooming Babies

I cut and placed the background papers onto a sheet of plain 12x12" paper. Cutting the pieces as follows:
A purple dotty side of Butterfly Kisses 12x1" for the very top of the page.
Another purple dotty strip of Butterfly Kisses 12x3" for the very bottom of the page.
A piece of green flowery pattern from the Fairy wings paper 12x6.5"
and a band of the striped side of Brownie Bands (with stripes vertical) 12x3", then trimmed with a Martha Stewart border punch. This piece overlaps the bottom purple paper.
I added a 12x0.5" strip of purple Bazzill along the top of the brownie bands paper.

All the cut edges were inked with purple chalk ink.

The next step was to use the sewing machine and sew along the strips just inside where the joins are. I used cream sewing thread.

Then I cut a very large number '2' on the Cricut from the dotted green side of the Blooming Babies paper. This was mounted on a shadow of Cream Puff Bazzill. I stitched round the edge of the green number.

I mounted the 4x6" photo onto cream puff cardstock and added two lines of stitching along all four sides.

I cut a 4" scalloped circle using the 'Straight from the Nest' Cricut Cartridge and flower 4 and mounted a circular photo onto this, stitching round the edge of the photo.

I cut a 2.5" scalloped circle in purple cardstock, and mounted a small circular photo onto this.

Then I cut various size flourishes in cream and purple to arrange on the page as shown.

Once all this was stuck in place I added buttons and gems. Lettering was added with tin letter stickers from My Little Shoebox, these were left over from my May challenge page. 

Pop over to Scrapology to see the full details of the challenge and prize for this month and....

 ...new for June the Blog Candy Hop

You will have arrived here from the 'Start of Blog Candy Hop' post on the Scrapology blog, but if not pop back there to begin. If you did, leave a comment below, follow this blog (if you don't already) for easy reference. Then proceed to the lovely Linda's blog - Linda's Cards and Pages - and see her beautiful layout called 'When I was 4'.

Our thanks as always to Jill (Cardinal Colours) for providing our monthly scraplift prizes. Thanks to Vanessa from Paper Maze for the blog Candy for this month's blog hop.


  1. They are so sweet but must be hard work! Love the LO looking forward to having a go at this months challenge as I love to use my machine with my LO's

  2. Great Lo - love the large 2 and embellishments

  3. Great Layout, I love machine stitching on my creations

  4. Great Layout, lovely to see some machine stitching :)

  5. Great Layout lovely to see some machine stitching :)

  6. nice layout thanks for showing. love the bright colours

  7. On my first blog hop, here I go x

  8. On my first blog hop here I go x

  9. A lovely layout- and lovely to see triplets.

  10. Fab layout and those papers are really lovely.

    Karen x

    PS I hope hand stitching will be acceptable on this month's challenge as I don't have a sewing machine that I can use for my scrapbooking.

  11. What adorable children and beautiful papers what an all around wonderful page well done xxx

  12. A beautiful page - love the colours you have chosen

  13. love the colours of this page, makes me want to stitch but i never get there,


  15. Gorgeous LO, love the colours and the flourishes :) I've not been brave enough to do stitching on my LOs other than to do fake stitching using a pen lol but will have to try one day.

  16. Only me!! Blogger is finally working for me. Love the layout Lynn and the the title is brilliant! Where do you get the ideas? x

  17. Lovely colours and you gotta love family pages :)

  18. Gosh, triplets! I love your layout, the colours are lovely.

  19. Love the LO with those papers - I've got them and almost don't want to cut them!!!

  20. Fantastic colours, thanks for sharing, embellishments are super x

  21. Hi, Fantastic colours I love the embellishments x


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