Saturday, April 2, 2011

Back! With a Scrap Map Saturday!

I've definitely been neglecting this blog. My bad! It's not that I haven't been getting crafty, it's the fact that for the past month my teeth and gums have been having problems!

As a start, I've been deathly terrified of dentists (I'm not going to go into any more details LOL) but since the severe pain in my gums (feels like a bolt of electricity going round and round) I wouldn't care if the dentist pulled out several teeth!

Long story short, I've been seeing my oh so kind and oh so soft spoken dentist for about a month now and I'm getting better. Although the worst is yet to come (will be using anaesthetics) I'm feeling a bit better and cannot wait for the treatments to be over. Urgh!

*sigh* I digress, let's move on to less scary things.

Here's my first ever LO as a DT member for Creative Craft World. Hope you like it. The sketch was created by DT member Sarah and the theme is 'Boys will be boys'.

On this layout I whipped out most of my Tim Holtz stash ranging from stamps to idealogy to the patterned paper! The patterned paper itself was already grunged but I decided to stamp the border all around with one of his grunge set stamps with Black Soot distress ink. I also stamped the wings with embossing ink and embossed it with Zing! Copper embossing powder (one of my faves! Although saying that I hardly do embossing hehe)

I distressed the Thickers and the tissue tape with Walnut stain distress ink to make them blend more with the overall theme. I loved getting messy with distress inks! I don't go grungy all the time but for this theme, it's a go for me LOL. Pictures were from last year's surprise party for my husband. Just us and a few of our very close friends from home.

Do visit us and participate! Who knows you might win and even have the chance to become a guest designer!

Until next time, have a nice weekend! Spring is here yeay!


  1. A fantastic LO Nora.... I feel your pain with the dentist. I am exactly the same as you . Hope its all sorted for you soon
    Choccy xx

  2. Lovely LO - Love the AC Thickers :-) Sarah x x x

  3. Great LO Nora - I keep looking at the tissue tape but haven't given in and bought any yet!
    PS - I'm an area manager for about 15 dental practices, let me know if I can help!

  4. Hi everyone! Thanks so much for the sweet comments! Warms my heart reading them =)

  5. Gorgeous :) love the journalling tag - getting some of them :)