Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pencillines continues

Hi there crafty friends :)

Firstly, I have the great pleasure in announcing a winner for the Zva Creative blog hop, chosen from my blog.....................  and the winner is.....................

From Karen Shady’s blog:
Jasmine S says:
Very pretty Karen and just love that photo of you. Great close up and great angle.

Jasmine, please email me here at karen_shady{at} and I will get you Zva prize out to you :) 

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Some of you may already know this, but for those of you who dont, and who love Pencillines, you will be happy to know that even though the Pencillines challenge blog has closed down, the sketches and wonderful designs continue. Anna Bowkis and the design team ( me included) have a regular spot in the brilliant UK owned magazine called 'Scrapbook magazine'. Each issue, theres a new sketch from Anna, and 6 examples of how the DT have interpereted that sketch.

Here's Annas gorgeous sketch

New sketch for TSBM issue 65, deadline TBC
I have Evgenia Petzer, Karen Shady and Solange Marques for this sketch, I need 3 more ladies from team A to contribute please x

It was my turn this month to play, so here is my layout, using some adorable photos of my 2 youngest people.

I have lots more to share in the next week, so please call in again soon. Thanks so much for visiting, and thanks for all the wonderful comments xx


  1. Hi, Karen! Well, I had no idea about the magazine! How wonderful! This is such an adorable boy page! Loving those pinwheels! Hope you are having a great week!

  2. Gorgeous Karen, love what you've done with the pinwheel, banner and the fence with the cowboy, love it.

  3. I love the timber paper look. What brand is it? Also love the little cowboy and those gorgeous photos of your boys. Just love the whole lo really!

  4. Hi Karen, I never thanked you for the kind message you left on my blog regarding my dog Missy. Thank you so much for your well wishes, they must have helped as she is almost 100%!!!! Woo hoo!! We just have to hope the cancerous cells that are remaining stay dormant. I absolutely adore this layout! Love those colours and the cute banners and the tags peaking out the top!!
    Your way too talented you know!!! Hugz xoxo

  5. Hi Karen, I didn't realize pencil lines was still going.. I used to pop on there a lot a long time ago!! I love their sketches... and your layout looks fabulous.. I love the hessian, and of course I still love banners and the pinwheels look fantastic!! great use of 4 photos too!!

  6. Hi Karen! Absolutely love your layout using the sketch! Those papers paired with the photos of your adorable boys is pure perfection! Love the cord on the little cowboy, super cute detail.

    Have a fabulous week, and thanks for the blog love, so honored to have you visit!

  7. Fabulous texture, and I adore the banners and tags! Awesome layout!

  8. Beautiful work!!! Love how you have the jagged edge around the photos and the fussy cut cowboy! SOO stinkin' adorable. Thanks for leaving me love on my blog! So appreciated that!

  9. hey Karen what gorgeous work ... love the colors, design and the texture ... super duper as always xoxo

  10. Yipeeee. Thanks so much Karen. Very exciting. I have just sent you and email too.
    Love this page. The little cowboy is just perfect on this page and the strips looks great going across the page under those super cute pics.

  11. Hi Karen, love your take on the sketch!! The string lasoo is perfect.

  12. What a sweet layout Karen - love the pinwheel & your boys are cute :)

  13. Am always impressed by scrappers that use multiple piccies without the page looking crowded. Yours looks absolutely fab! such a great boy page! love the pinwheel and the banner, love banners at the mo! I know, I'm kind of slow catching up on trends tee hee. xoxox