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Ooh it was quite exciting (in a lame kind of way) as my blog dashboard said "99 posts" and I click... + New Post. Da da dum!

OK as promised, I have a special blog giveaway this post, but first all the rambling and pictures I want to do :)

Two new layouts - one from Sunday for the Scrapbook Divas cybercrop - the prompt was 'heartfelt journaling' and I used a letter I wrote to my parents over 4 years ago. Love this photo of them too, I took that just last week when they were over. The page uses Basic Grey Pheobe range on Making Memories kraft paper. Also these cute E.K. Success word stickers. I could easily make them myself but who can be bothered? I love the randomness of the words they have and the fonts they come in.

This second layout I did yesterday afternoon, when I needed a break from editing wedding photos. They are going well, btw. While I'm editing is always one of the 'up' stages of my confidence (see earlier post for explanation LOL). OK back to the page - this is a scraplift of a Tia Bennett page, I decided to do this fortnight's challenge on the Aussie Dares blog How Dare You. Have wanted to scrap this page for awhile. Love the warm tones. Gorgeous Basic Grey Stella Ruby background paper, and I love the MME Bohemia Rubons. There are a few Rouge de Garance and Urban Lily rubons on there as well as some 7 Gypsies paper. Making Memories velvet alpha and Scenic Route Chipboard alpha make up the title. Hmm what else. Heidi Swapp journaling spots. Embroidery thread - I used one strand each of two colours to reflect the butterfly rubon that is on the left. Really happy with this page.

Oh I forgot I did the last layout for the 123 cybercrop on Saturday I think it must have been. This photo is of Sylvia and Jeff from when I was in Hamburg, Germany, a few days before their wedding. I always loved this shot - the slightly blurry warm lighting, train just coming in. I always thought it funny too, in a cute romantic way. The engaged couple kissing, the married-almost-a-year couple looking on, the married 7 years girl behind the camera on the other side of the world from her husband. That sounds terrible, we would have loved Ben and Sienna to come too, couldn't afford it. Still, the photo makes me smile. That is Ash's stroller Jeff is hanging on to btw. Not in love with this layout, I wanted plain black background actually but just didn't have any.


Last night I made this little canvas to be my blog giveaway. I wanted it something small, but arty. And regulars will know how I love dragonflies. So this little canvas is my giveaway, but if the winner prefers they can have a layout scrapped by me instead. I never really go for that sort of thing (because I scrap more for the process of creating than for having albums of pages), which is why I wanted an actual artwork to offer, but I am happy to scrap someone else's photos if they want me to. Man, too many explanations ;)

The canvas is 5 inches square, 1.5 inches deep and yes I will post it internationally! Next Monday morning I will print out all the comments from this post and do the random draw thing. If you like you can specify in your comment which you'd prefer - I might even do a draw for each option. Hmm depending ;) LOL. You can tell I've really thought this out. :) I'll think about it and clarify in the next few posts, how does that sound? LOL.


Anonymous said...

Wow! This canvas rocks Danielle. Love the letter to your parents LO too. You've been busy!

Cheers, Leanne

sylvia said...

Hey, it's me! Have your cello painting up on my wall already, and would love the canvas (if I'm lucky enough to be drawn ;-))
Gorgeous dragonfly...! And LO's!
Love, Sylvia

Mel Diener said...

Wow, your gorgeous work has blown me away once again. This canvas is fantastic, and would look gorgeous in my house hint hint lol.

Anonymous said...

Love your canvas! Sooooooooooo pretty - dragon flies rock. Have loved your work for a while now (through SAM) but it took me a while to find your blog!
Take care,
Lus x

Anonymous said...

hi danielle, very cool. you are just so talented and creative it's crazy! love the colours and textures on the canvas... hope i get it... fingers crossed!!!

Kelly said...

I so LOVE this canvas, Dan. Just gorgeous - and with your fave little icon..the dragonfly. Hmm, would look great somewhere in my house, I'm sure :-)
Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Hey Kell - you can't have it.... I want it!!! Wow Danielle - your art - scrapping, photography off the page - ALWAYS blows me away!!! Love your style and your creativeness!!! The canvas looks fantastic and would be definitely treasured here :) Love Charmane

saffiertje said...

Gorgeous dragonfly! It's so great this canvas! Love the colors you used. It makes me feel simple in my work. Don't dare a lot to use paint! But this one makes me wanna use paint and paper and....all kind of things on canvas! Yhanks for sharing!

Greetings from the Netherlands by Miranda

Anonymous said...

Oh Danielle am I too late. I NEED that canvas!! YUM!!

Unknown said...

Stuning canvas and your layouts are fantastic!!

jilly said...

OMG I absolutely positively NEEEEEEED this Danielle - its is breathtaking!

Anonymous said...

OOO OOOO AM I TOO LATE DAN???? That Painting is awesome, i love that colour blue and with the dragonfly just looks FAB.....Hmmmm i have so many empty walls :( haha just joking! would love it though...xx

leanne s said...

hi danielle, very cool. you are just so talented and creative it's crazy! love the colours and textures on the canvas... hope i get it... fingers crossed!!!