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Stretch Your Sketch - May

This months stretch your sketch challenge over at two peas in a bucket has really challenged me. I'm not too fond of huge photos on a layout or photos that aren't straight. Actually I just like things to 'line up' but isn't that the idea of the sketch, its a starting point just there purely for inspiration. I knew I wanted to use some more of my Happy Together kit from Sarah's Cards, I love the colours, I also knew which photos I wanted to use. I spent a couple of hours creating the layout. My heart sank I hated it. Two days later i took it all to pieces and in 30 minutes came up with one I liked much better. It reminded me of something I once read when I was card making, the author of the article gave the readers permission to 'dislike some of their own work. Here is the 'challenging' sketch 
and here is the layout I like
I've completed a few pages this week so I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself. I also received this months Project of the month, Sweet Meadow, from Craftwork Cards. It is just gorgeous, only £15, I've no idea how they do it. I feel a day of playing is needed tomorrow.


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Over the last few years sources one of my favourite sources of inspiration and a 'go to' for getting your creativity going again has become Pinterest. I think I use it almost as much as google. I recently saw this layout and knew I wanted to lift it. Here is the result

I loved its simplicity and I was able to use a photo that is almost 30 years old. See those scrabble type tiles, Ive had them years and was happy I could use some on here.