Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Back From Holiday and Clustering!

I am back from my holiday to South Africa to see my wonderful family!  It was a fantastic month but just waaaay to short.  You would think that a month would be a really long holiday but it is amazing just how fast that time goes especially when you are with lots of different family and trying to fit lots of things in.   We always have a list of things to do and never manage to do all of them!  But it is now back to the real world and back to finding out my poor little car had to be scrapped because once they removed all the outer damage they found the subframe was cracked :(  But at least the other guys insurance has accepted full liability so we don't have to be fighting all of that.

This layout was for an assignment for Bo Bunny that went up just before we left but I just didn't get time to put it up on my blog.  But it does give me a quick and easy blog post to put up while getting everything sorted now that we are back and while trying to get back into the swing of things!  I came back to the most awesome box of the new Bo Bunny ranges, they are all gorgeous and the new blossoms ranges are to die for, but I have not been able to get near any of it yet.  I can't wait! :) But I digress this assignment was about clustering and this was the layout I did....

My best tip for clustering would have to be to use foam tape on some of your items giving different heights which adds depth and then of course I think overlapping is always important!

I also included the measurements to cut out the sun rays and this will give you two sets :)

  Supplies used:
Patterned Paper : Hello Sunshine, Busy Bee, Stripe, Sweetness, Daydream, Cut Outs, Little Things, Sweet Pea/Hello Sunshine
6x6 Paper Pad: Hello Sunshine
Chipboard : Hello Sunshine 12x12 Chipboard
Stickers : Lazy Day Cardstock Sticker/Hello Sunshine
Jewels : Hello Sunshine
It was Kieran's 12th birthday yesterday!   I just can't believe how big he is getting!  He is almost as tall as me and although I am not really tall or anything I am in no way short, he is definitely taking after my side of the family!  Here he is on Sunday with his birthday cake when we had a little braai/barbeque with the family to celebrate.

 Happy Birthday sweet boy!


KraftyKaren said...

Such a lovely bright and cheery layout - love the clusters and the sun ray effect.

Karen x

Cindy Gay said...

Your sun rays are perfect as is your darling "son"!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry to hear about the car!!! But happy you had a great vacation!! I love love love love your lo!!!! LOVING those rays and loveeeeeeeee the cluster of goodies!!!! And happy birthday to your baby!!!!

Julia said...

Such a bright fun layout - love the sun rays :) Happy Birthday to Kieran too!

Louise said...

a super layout lovely bright papers!

Samantha Hauzer said...

What a handsome boy you have :) :) They grow up way too fast, don't they?
Love your layout, and will definitely be trying out those sun rays. I've always wanted to give that a go!

Helen Tilbury said...

Happy birthday Kieran! Glad you are back safe & sound Carin - sorry about your car though :( Love your clustered layout & your sun ray measurements - I must try that - I always say it - maybe now I actually will!

Angelfish said...

Oh I love the sunrays Carin :o) Happy belated birthday to your lovely boy.

Fiona x

Lisa said...

Great lo Carin and look at that gorgeous yummy cake too!!