Life in the Slow Lane: THE FINAL TWO FOR SHIMELLE

Sunday 22 April 2012


I believe we have till tonight to get any layouts uploaded, for the Online Crop hosted by SHIMELLE last weekend.

I managed another two yesterday, but didn't get them photographed till this morning.


The challenge was to use one photo twice......I used this sketch from PAGE DRAFTS

and came up with this

This photograph of Stuart and DH is one I've been waiting to scrap for a while now, and I thought the repetitive picture idea would be ideal for it, as (as the journalling says) 'THE BIG PANCAKE' was read constantly for months! Stuart absolutely loved this story, and it was always the one he brought to us, and asked anyone who visited to read to him.


Something bold- use two pics on a bold background.

I used an old ice cream print from DCWV, which I've had for years ...I have to say I have used lots of older stash for these challenges, which I'm rather pleased about!

I used GLITTER GIRL'S layout for my inspiration for this one!

Although Kirsty looks as though she might be saying how delicious the ice-cream was, she was  actually telling me to stop taking photos of her with her mouth full! 

I reckon that's me completed as many challenges from the crop as I'm going to...time to tidy up a bit!

If you missed THIS POST, there's a bit of a giveaway at the end of have till tomorrow night to leave a comment  to be in the draw.

Thanks for dropping by!
take care of you
Alison xx


  1. 2 more great layouts,Alison....and you're always finding perfect sketches to use.

  2. I say, you've been quite productive. 2 pages, 2 photos each - well done. I need to get back and tackle a couple more of Shimelle's challenges too.

  3. You have been busy! I love challenges as I seem to get more done. Probably because I am more focused LOL
    Love the layouts. Isn't it great using up older stash!

  4. The layouts look great! I especially love how you used a color photograph and then a b&w of the same one for your first layout! And the colors in the second are definitely bright.... love them!

  5. I remember reading that book to my lot, lovely layouts Alison x

  6. That repeating photo idea is so impactful (is that a word?). It brings the subject of your page into such sharp focus. Love it.

  7. Love what you've done here! Both lo's are just sweet. My favorite is the first one...I like the use of the b&w and color pics...looks fab!

  8. Two more lovely layouts Alison, and your comment on my post is right about the lobelia growing all year round where you are - it must be lovely.Love to see a pic of it someday x

  9. Great LOs Alison! Love the ice cream paper:)

  10. Great takes on both those challenges - well done!

  11. I love the papers you chose for the Pancake page, they look fantastic!

  12. Love the bright colours of your ice cream page.

  13. You have been busy! Love the LO's and the way you've used the sketches :)

  14. Another 2 beautiful layouts and you're right, the two photos on the first one is perfect xx

  15. Great job on the challenges Alison. I really like the one with Stuart - that was a great photo to repeat to reinforce the theme & the tickets are great embellishments.


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