This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Hello Friend - Once Upon a Sketch October Challenge

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a super Saturday, whatever you are doing!

We had the most amazing African thunderstorm last night, with lots of wind, lightning and thunder...but unfortunately, not very much rain.  The wind continued blowing this whole day and has just blown all the clouds away.  Some much needed rain, would have been really nice.

I finished my page for the OUAS October challenge. This was the challenge.

Journalling Theme: "The women/girls etc in our lives..." 

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

I turned the sketch on it's side.

So here's my take on it.

This page is about my sister Sharon.
This photo was taken on my engagement day in 2005. I was saying to my sister, just this morning, that we looked so young here. LOL

My journalling is under the photo and is the tag sticking out. It says this:

My sister is not just my sister, but also my best friend.  We virtually see or speak to each other every single day.  We chat, we confide and we support each other, in so many ways.
Sometimes, it is just to pop in and have that very needed cup of tea! ;-)
We don't always see eye to eye and sometimes a little space is needed..
But we always find our way back to sisterhood and friendship.
It is a relationship that I hold very dear and one I hope will carry us into the elderly years.

We often laugh and say that we had better tell the other one, when at 80, our memory is fading or we are doing daft things. I hope that is surely the case!!!

Here is a close-up of the two of us.

I used the really pretty Botanical Tea from Graphic 45, and it was so fitting, because we love our tea and so often share a cuppa together.

Here is a close-up of the stencilling and watercolouring, along with lots of fussy cut elements.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visit.

Be back soon!
Denise x


  1. I think this is perfection on a page. Just my humble opinion. Sooo fitting for our OUAS challenge - as always, looove coming on by to see what you've created! And I'm just a TAD jealous - not having a sister - I can only imagine the relationship you have. Sigh. Lucky you guys! Anyways, as usual, I digress! Don't forget to load this to FB for that extra chance at the prize over there.....I know you know the addy:) And I'm just scrolling back up to take another peek;)!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for joining in this month:):)

  2. Stunning page my dear
    you used so well this G45 papers, love it!

  3. What a perfect layout Denise. I like all the define details you added and the colors look great together! Thanks for joining us at OUAS again ! x

  4. Another stunning page from your magic fingers Denise. The photo is beautiful and the page is absolutely feminine and elegant. I love the fussy cut papers and the texture work, as well as the white space at the top. It's your warm words about friendship however, which are the icing on the top, bringing the page to life and celebrating your relationship with your precious Sister. Thanks for the inspiration :D

  5. Your layout is as pretty as can be, what a wonderful creation!!

  6. What a gorgeous layout!! Congrats on your feature and thanks for playing along with OUAS for our October challenge!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  7. A beautiful feminine page which has captured a very special memory. You are so blessed with such a gorgeous sister.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  8. Look at you all blonde and gorgeous. Lovely photo and another great memory. Love the layout and the background is beautiful. When I read you journalling I really wish I had a sister too :( there are just somethings that are so special and this is one of them. x

  9. What a lovely lovely picture of you both and you have scrapped it so beautifully.Love the way you have framed the picture and the flowers are beaut. Sisters are so special !

  10. Being all on my own also made me yearn foe a sister reading you journalling...Treasure her, for that is something special to have. Love your amazing details on this page...And thank you for once again joining us at OUAS!