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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Page drafts sketch challenge 'One of a kind'

Good morning... welcome to another drizzly morning in my corner of Kent, UK! 

Today I am brining you a LO inspired by the Page Draft May Challenge.. 'One of a Kind'. This challenge inspired you to scrap about a special person, or a special event. 

Regular followers know that recently I have been scrapping wedding photos.. so this qualifies.. and pictures of my Mum.. who is also 'One of a Kind' .. but I feel I need a break from those two themes.. so I decided to scrap about my beloved husband! Altogether now... Awww! 

He is my rock! He is hard working, helpful, kind and considerate... and, I think, gorgeous and handsome too.. but then I am biased! lol. 

He helps me with everything around the house... washing, ironing, gardening.. you name it he does it. He really is a little star!
We've been married 34 years in June and I can honestly say I want to spend the next 34 years with him too... God willing! 

This LO is therefore about him.. My very own 'one of a kind'! 

I took this sketch here: 

and created the LO below. I used my CKCB kit 'May Madness' for the basics and added embellishments from my stash too. 

Often with sketches I rotate them to work for me.. but this one was just awesome the way it was and I couldn't wait to start on it. 

I started with finding the right papers to go with the card stock I had chosen to go with all the green in the photo, cut the banners and arranged them in a way I was happy with, top and bottom, then I inked all the edges and matted the photo on top. I then punched the bunting with  a Stampin' Up punch and added small hand cut cameras from a Bo Bunny sticker sheet and added some more stickers that read 'Snaphots Tell the story'. 

I used a ready made title that was just perfect for the challenge and added lots of embellishments from my kit and finished it off with journalling around the edge of the page. 

I am very pleased with the way this one turned out and I hope you like what you see.. I think it does justice to my lovely husband. What do you think?

Thanks for popping by.... come back soon! 



  1. Wow sensational page Elaine. Love the elongated photo and great choice of papers and mix of elements for a masculine page. Thank you for your entry I've poped your page in the entrants album on our facebook page :) Goodluck!

  2. I can tell how much you enjoyed crafting this! It's awesome :~D

  3. LOVELY! Love the neutral colors, your embellishments and the way you interpreted the sketch.

  4. Awwwww and it's such a nice layout too, love all the little details and textures you added to the layout :)

  5. Great sentiments, super layout, absolutely love your clusters,and all the little wooden embellies.
    karen x

  6. Gorgeous page - what a lovely way to celebrate a good man. Love journalling around the edge too - great fun.

  7. Gorgeous embellishing! You do some lovely pages! Thanks for popping by my blog xx

  8. Love the journalling around the edge!