Life As A Guest Polly!

I have nearly finished my first month as a guest pollywog at The Lily Pad. I won my slot by completing the Month Of Challenges in January this year. The Lily Pad is a website for digital scrap bookers to meet up, share their work and shop. It is such a friendly site and I have learnt so much since I joined in 2011. Pollywogs are kind of moderator type people that work behind the scenes and run challenges, chat in the forums and generally ensure the smooth running of the site. They also create layouts to show case the product available in the store. They have so many cool, talented designers there and I have LOVED working with their creations.

So here are a few pages I’ve made as a polly so far;

This is Hubby, Paul & Poppy dog on the beach during our recent heatwave. Using Big Hugs Template – Fiddle Dee Dee Designs and Sugar Sands Beach – Etc by Danyale.

Loyal

This is a throwback photo to when I was 3 years old! Using Summer Picnic – Sabrinas Creations.

Summer Picnic

I took this photo the other day. Of course my request for a photo was not taken seriously! Using Frame Template Snaps Of You – Sabrinas Creations.

My Two Favs

Poppy dog and her beach hair πŸ™‚ I am very proud to say that I was awarded a Gallery Standout for this! Using Seaworthy – Just Jaimee.

Beach Hair

Another using the Big Hugs Templates – Fiddle Dee Dee and Optimistic – Pink Reptile Designs. My nephews & niece having a bit of a giggle πŸ™‚

 

Silly Vibes

Thank you so much for dropping in to have a look πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

Tiny Wrens & Sketch Challenges

First up today is this page I put together using a photo Matt took of a wren (mattgouldphotography.com)

Using the beautiful kit, Iced from Lynne Grieveson Designs at The Lilly pad. The soft browns and creams are perfect for the photo. I think wrens must be one of my favourite British birds. They are so tiny and full of character. As I type, I can see one hopping about on the tree outside my window!

wren

This next layout features my son’s girlfriend who is going through a bit of a rough time at University. Her housemates are being unkind to her and even want her out of the house. All because she doesn’t want to go out and party all the timeΒ  she is ‘too quiet’! Can you believe that? Anyway, she is actually coping quite well and has the support of us all. So hopefully she will come through it all unscathed.

I’ve used a kit called Chestnut Lane from One Little Bird. It’s actually a Christmas themed kit, but just called out to me for this photo.

The layout is based on a sketch from Lets Get Sketchy. I discovered their site on Instagram. They provide a new sketch every Monday and I find I can usually adapt them to fit my style. The people on the site are mostly paper scrappers so it’s nice to add my digital take on it. Pop over and have a look if you fancy a go πŸ™‚

burgers

I received a Gallery Standout for this layout. Such an honour and so exciting. Thank you Jana πŸ™‚