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Friday, 2 March 2012

Crafty Ann's #60 Anything But a Card

It's time for another challenge at Crafty Ann's and the theme is "Anything but a Card".  I've choosen to do a couple of scrapbook pages of my daughter.



The first layout is of my daughter on her christening day, wearing the same dress I did! The shawl she is lying on was crocheted by me in my early twenties, long before I was married - it's a circular one in 3 ply wool. It took ages to do but was well worth the effort. The second layout is the only photo we have of Lora with my Dad as he died when she was four months old, it's not the best photo in the world but treasured none the less.

All the papers and elements (except the stitching) are from the new Pretty in Pink kit available from Crafty Ann's Digi Shop.  Just loving this kit. The layouts are done in My Memories Suite which is where I found the stitching. I used a scrapmat for the basic layouts which I found on the Bo Bunny Blog.

And here is the hybrid version of the first layout. I've mounted the layout onto white card,  silver mirri card then onto a white mat which has been punched with a lacy border from Martha Stewart. I've added some bows, pearls, gems and a swirl to finish.



Do pop over to the challenge blog to see Ann and the teams creations, you won't be disappointed.

Challenges entered:
Lasting Memories - celebration
Love to Create - add stitching
Ladybug Crafts Inc - pink and girly
My Time to Craft - circle circus
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - stitching
Use it Tuesday - all about baby
 (my hoarded stash being my photos which are nearly 14 years old!!)
Di's Digi Designs - lace and pearls
Catch the Bug - hearts, pearls and lace (2nd layout)
Sentimental Sundays - lace and pearls
Creatalicious Challenges - all about lace
Crafts and Me - pretty in lace
4 Crafty Chicks - anything but a card
Creative Mondays - anything goes #2
Carol x

PS Don't forget I have blog candy up for grabs!

44 comments:

  1. These pages are stunning Carol, and your hybrid version is a perfect example of how you can still use all your digi scrapbooking papers and elements on a physical 12 x 12 layout when you haven't got an A3 printer. That lacy punched edge is so pretty, and the bows finish it off beautifully.
    Ann x

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  2. How beautiful Carol. The colours are lovely and such a treasured piece. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. WOW Carol these are just stunning! I love how you have compiled your pages and all the added embellishments.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Lovely layouts! The details are perfect. So glad you joined us at Use It Tuesday!

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  5. Beautiful LO's and card Carol. Lovely kit you have used and the lacy border on the card is stunning. Lovely keepsakes. Carolxx

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  6. What lovely LOs....great photos and such special memories. Glad you joined us at UIT this week!!

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  7. So lovely thank you for sharing your memories Vee xx

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  8. Wow Carol, These scrapbook pages are stunning just love the background too:)

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  9. Fantastic !! Thanks for joining us this week at C4E.
    Liz

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  10. Gorgeous Layouts Carol,fab pics .The card is beautiful too.xxxxxx

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  11. Gorgeous page layouts Carol, just beautiful! Jo xxx

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  12. These are stunning Carol and a wonderful way to remember your dad. Chris xx

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  13. What great memories to preserve! Your layouts are so pretty
    Thanks for playing along with Lasting Memories
    Stacia - LMDT

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  14. So beautiful and love the vintage look. The punch around the page is perfect for such a sweet layout. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week.

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  15. Beautiful Layouts! Love the colors!! Thank you so much for sharing with us & playing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  16. Wow what a great card! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at CTB, I hope you will join us again very soon!

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  17. Such and awesomely sweet card creation! Thanks for joining us in this week's challenge and I hope to see you again.

    Stamping Hugs,
    Becky

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  18. Such and awesomely sweet card creation! Thanks for joining us in this week's challenge and I hope to see you again.

    Stamping Hugs,
    Becky

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  19. A Christening is such a special celebration! Your layouts are beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!! Hope to see you soon again!!
    Michele
    LMDT

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  20. You showcased your wonderful memories here! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

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  21. These pages are so precious! Thank you so much for sharing with us and playing along at LM!

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  22. Beautiful creations here. Thanks so much for joining us at Di's digi challenge. xx

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  23. Fabulous LOs carol :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  24. Very pretty scrapbook pages, Carol! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for our Anything But a Card challenge!!

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  25. Beautiful pages with beautiful memories. Michelle x

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  26. This is stunning!! Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining our "Celebrate" challenge at Lasting Memories!!

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  27. Just beautiful Carol! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.
    Pinky

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  28. Lovely layouts! The details are perfect. So glad you joined us at Lasting Memories

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  29. Wonderful card!! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
    Hugs, Bente

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  30. Wonderful card!! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
    Hugs, Bente

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  31. Beautiful layouts. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. I also have candy on my blog HERE.

    Hugs Tracy x

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  32. These are beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight...

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  33. Fab LO's. Love the sweet design and embellishments too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back next tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

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  34. Great layouts, love the stitching. Thanks for joining the Stitches Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

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  35. Love the pretty purple you've used -- Such beautiful layouts for such a wonderful celebration!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Lasting Memories!! :)

    Lasting Memories DTM,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  36. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

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  37. This is so beautiful and I love the colors and layout. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Love your inspiration.

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  38. Such sweet images, soft and pretty pages.

    thanks for joining us at the 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer.

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  39. Fabulous layouts! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

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  40. Gorgeous!! So very pretty indeed! Thank you for playing along with us for Di's Digi's challenge last week, we look forward to seeing your creations again!!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  41. Oh Carol what a beautiful page...especially the significance of the treasured photo of your dad and daughter. Thanks for joining our Pink & Girly challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

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  42. Beautiful! Thank you for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x