Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Dollies sketch for April

This is a fab sketch, love the two photo sketch.
Ok, so I was keen to use the latest Studio Calico kit that arrived, but I went against my judgement and used a grey background instead of white and I think the LO suffers for it. It would have felt fresher, more suitable for a three yo than the grey. sigh. Anyway it is done now, and it has been put away so I shan't think about it again. I also used a genuine cupcake wrapper - so cute with spots.

The other girls have done wonders with the sketch, go check it out and then have a go. It's all good fun and we will leave completely brilliant comments (I have discovered so many lovely people through the Dollies) and you get a chance to win some scrummy prizes!!

We had a really good weekend here, Geoff and I took Henry bike riding around the lake and past the wetlands - I love living in Canberra, this is all in the middle of town.

And a small confession here. This may shock some of you (yes Jo, probably you...) but I love watching a)AFL, b) road cycling and c) Formula 1. It comes from growing up with three brothers, you either develop an appreciation or you hate it. Loving it meant I could easily impress the boys when I hit uni (I'm sure Geoff was only interested because I vaguely knew what about the lbw rule..)

It has been a good week with my beloved afl team winning (the kids won't be in the same room as me as I shout at the tele alot..). Go hawks.

The Paris- Roubaix bike race was an absolute cracker with a humble domestic winning this year

And It was the best formula 1 race in years, with Mark Webber cutting through the field to come from 18th to third. And Sebastian Vettel didn't win, even better. Ok enough boring you now - although I realise everyone tuned out as soon as sport was mentioned.

Anyway I'll be back tomorrow with the latest challenge at Crafty Croppers. You can still enter for the previous April challenges, so much stuff goes on there, it is well worth checking out.

ok til then xx


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love the lo!! I am loving the gray background as it makes everything else pop! And loving that you used a cupcake liner! And great photos too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

TeenaBugg38 said...

Karen I happen to love this!!! I do see what you mean about white tho....I bought a package of white cardstock and now I can't stay out of it.....justa a phase I'm sure. But this works!! And I'm with Julie.....LOVEEEEEE the cupcake liner!! I seen a tut not long ago for making cupcake liner flowers for scrapping that was darling :) You rock every sketch you touch and this one is no different! I have loved every Dolklie challenge so far this month.....yall have given me a much deserved break from pink.....lol

Irini said...

Oh Karen I love what you did with the kit and the sketch!
I got my SC kit yesterday, have to find the energy to play though LOL
I miss the bike paths I grew up with in Sydney and now when my son and husband go bike riding out in the streets of Athens...I break out into a sweat till they return in one piece!!

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh I sooo love your page and how you worked that sketch!!! it's soo fun and adorable!! Way to go!!!

Kristie said...

Great take on the sketch! I love the papers and accents you used, the pics are too cute!

Alicia said...

This is Alicia's husband, and I think your sports commentary was awesome. Rock on unlikely crafty sports girl!