Yeah I know, rid-on-culous blog title given yesterday was the first official day of summer here in Australia and to make it stick even less were lucky here in Queensland because its summer all year round!

...but I just couldn't resist playing in the third special C.S.I Casefile which is a collaboration with Scrap365 Magazine.  Its now live and runs for the whole of December which gives you plenty of time to channel the inner girlie girl or to explore the soft pastel inspired palette. 

I have never really played with a palette like this before so thought why not give it a go and when I started photographing my cutest little 1950's disney deer I had bought at my local op shop I knew I was up for the challenge and had the idea to do a snow laden page.

I dream of one day celebrating a white christmas and this page kinda made me want to wrap up in my winter woolies and well I also had a warm feeling hanging with the Scrap 365 girls again (my old DT stomping ground).

So here is my page...
 'Oh Deer'
Digital Credits:
By theThread by Valorie Wibbens
Bad Sewing Machine-Let It Snow by Traci Reed
Geometric Hints No.2 Brush & Stamp Set by Lynn Grieveson.
Everything else by me.

{Ribbons} in the banners & scattered {pearls}. 
I included a gold{feather} some {glitter} stars, a few little {birds}, 
some {needlework}{snowflakes} and finally {texture paste} and a{silver accented} frame.

I chose the topic {Winter} and journaled about the landscape 
including the key words {sparkle, soft & handmade}

'Its cold outside. Winter trees stand bare. Looks for coats to wear. Hovers together seeking
a refuge from the icy winters air. The snow it sparkles as it blankets the ground. Snowflake it
falls & kisses my cheek. So softly it falls at my feet, natures handmade glistening veil.'

To check out this awesome casefile click the image below.

I also wanted to share a couple of projects created for Sissy Sparrows.

You download the free elements shown above then follow the criteria below, 
lots of fun so come and play along!

Here is my take on this months TPN challenge :)
'I Think Not'
Digital Credits all by Sissy Sparrows
TPN #21 Freebie 
Acid Wash Newsletter Freebie

Here is a DT page I did using Sissy Sparrows current kit Table Manners. Gotta love a mixing bowl coated in choccie!
'Eat Cake'
Digital Credits:
Table Manners Mini Kit by Sissy Sparrows
Keeping it Real Workshop Free Template by Simply Tiffany Studios

Oh and lastly here is my take on Novembers Sketch Template Challenge over at Sahlin Studio.
'Totally Bonkers'
Digital Credits:
November Sketch Template by Sahlin Studio
Plastic Alpha by Sahlin Studio
Melon Sorbet Elements Pack by Sahlin Studio
Melon Sorbet Paper Pack by Sahlin Studio
Geo-licious Brush Set by Nifty Pixel

Okay thats it for now, thanks for stopping by have a fabbo week lovelies! 
Waving at you, Em xo


  1. Oh Em... these are beautiful layouts. There are VERY few digi layouts that I like because I think that you can see that they are not 'real' layouts. YOU are the MASTER of digi anything :)
    The CSI is just so soft and pretty and the background looks amazing. I love the Christmas one in NON-traditional Christmas colours. Tige is just too cute... Love me a chocolate mouth, and the last one is such fun. They look like they are having such fun. You are the Digi Queen :D xox

    1. Wow what a compliment Val, thank you so much sweetie and hey right back at cha I think youre pretty amazeball xox

  2. WOW these are amazing, am in awe of digital, soo realistic and so detailed too.. awesome creations!

    1. Thank you heaps and heaps Lizzy you're so sweet.

  3. FANTABULOUS post Em, I especially love the softness of the first. Might have to find me some spare time to join in . Cheers Di

    1. I hope you find some spare time Di, I'd love to see what you create for this case file, I'm sure it will be nothing short of amazing...go on squeeze a page in!

  4. You have been having fun, Em.....all so different but all soooo beautiful...I think the 'oh deer' one at the top is my fave....not being very good at 'white space', I simply ADORE it when it's done so, so beautifully:):):)


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