I do hope you are having a good week and you’re all busy buying lots of lovely goodies for mum for Mother’s Day this Sunday – you haven’t forgotten have you??

Dont stress if you have just give me a call to arrange a gift voucher and receive a bonus $5 on top of what you pay for mum! She’ll love you forever … and so will I!!

Now onto the Technique Challenge for the Soul Scrappers forum ….

I thought this week I’d look at frames – well not because I need to get my eyes checked but I have this really lovely stamp set called Frames with a Flourish and it gets so neglected. <awwww>  So I pulled it out this morning and thought well lets see what different ways we can use it. I am sure you have those ‘frame’ sets or dies in your stash that you just ‘had‘ to have yet rarely use.

So first off I thought that I could use that dotty fancy frame as a pattern on my background so came up with this ….

I’ve just used the stamp to create the pattern on the background Pretty in Pink piece and stamped in Regal Rose. It works quite well with the staggering of the images I think.

I then took the square floral frame from Frames with a flourish and stamped it in Regal Rose onto Whisper White. I think cut around the frame and then sliced it in half diagonally.

Then using the two corners I attached them to my photo and used them as photo corners.

I then layered the photo and the photo corners onto a Pink Pirouette mat so that you wouldnt loose the photo corners into the background.

I’ve then stamped the dotty frame onto Whisper White and created my page title with that piece and here is my finished layout …

Its a little cute dont you think?? so is that kid!

I even attempted a ‘boy’ layout ….

What do you think? does it pass??

I’ve used the circle frame from Frames with a flourish and the party hats come from Party Hearty stamp set.

Now stamps arent the only things we have frames in. There is also now our lovely Big Shot and all the awesome dies. Here is a layout I’ve created using the Top Note die …

I’ve used the die to create the Journalling box and also the photo descriptions and just switched the colours around on each of them.

Well I hope you’ve liked what I’ve done for the challenge and feel free to have a play yourself and either post your creation over on the Soul Scrappers Forum or comment on this post and insert a link to your blog post or online gallery. I do have a little surprise for the Challenge Winner soit could be worth your while to have a play and enter.


  1. Another great project Leonie. So sorry it has taken me a while to ‘respond’ to this post….but hectic has taken up residence here and will NOT leave!!! I love your layouts they work every time…at least the ones we see…hee hee hee. The boy one rocks!!! The wee tacker in the 1st layout has a smile that cld melt anyone…whata cutie!!! Have a great Mother’s day!! ooxx

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