1 Jun 2010

The fruit never falls far from the tree...

Soooo excited to see my first DT LO on this great blog. I started this blog just for fun at Christmas as my lil sis had one and you know what girls are like...always want what they don't have. I never thought I would get so involved with the online scrapping community. It's been great though and really inspiring. My competative side means that making a LO for a challenge is more fun than just because. So tbh this poem baffled me at first and I was struggling to see how I could create a LO from it, but then I realised the main message was about selfless love and you don't get more selfless than parents. I felt since the title of the poem was The Giving Tree I needed to include a tree (something I had been planning to do for a while!) The backing paper was daubed to create the apple-like polka-dots. The tree was made of corrugated card that was originally used to package up my lush new whittard plates. I painted it wth acrylic paint and then cut apples from a Saffrass page. I also embossed some apples from a stamp I got at a little postcard shop in Holland. The awesome gold leaf brads were a christmas pressie from my sister Gem.

The title was also made from card. I painted it green and then gave it a light misting.

The cute pic of mini-me was backed with my fav Martha Stewart border punch and then edges with a red stamp pad. I thought that the fact I was clutching my free Natwest piggy bank fitted in with the theme of the page. Isn't the crayon bottle top lush?? I got a pack of 6 for a bargaintastic 50p at the Great Northern Craft Show (or whatever it was called!)

I was really pleased with the homespun feel of this LO. I am glad that the poems have inspired me to scrap some of my older pics as they all need scrapping before I have bubbies of my own!

SO ladies go check it out - you have until the 13th June. The DT are REALLY generous with leaving love on your blogs - which always makes it more worth your while. Or am I the only one who LOVES blog love??!!


  1. Hiya Mel!
    Congrats on getting on the team! Thanks for your love on my blog! I LOVE your layout. I really like the homegrown feel to it, it fits the challenge so well. I really want one of those crayon botle tops...LOL.I used to have those money boxes too.
    Look slike you wouldn't be too far from me either. I'm in Liverpool.
    Kel x

  2. Awesome layout! You're nice and chatty just like me!!! I'm so excited to be on STP with you. And yes, that crayon bottle top is awesome. I want one!!! LOL.

  3. I love the cardboard and homemade embellishments!!! I think we all love blog love!!! Thanks for sharing some!

  4. Hey Mel,

    Congrats on your DT position on STP, your first submission is gorgeos!! the other DT girls are so nice and helpful...yell out if you need anything, you can contact me on shazzaalleyes@hotmail.com if need be.
    Looking forward to getting to know you :)



I appreciate all of the comments - they fuel my blog. Thanks for visiting!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...