Friday, 8 October 2010

A Spooky Layout

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Hi everyone, hope you are all well. I don't like to moan but I have had a really horrible day and I hate to say it's because of my little Dragonlette - she will not sleep through and I NEED SOME SLEEP!!!! She was up on and off from 3.30am onwards and I just find it impossible to get back to sleep after being disturbed. I went through a rather wobbly period of saying I was leaving and going to give up blogging etc etc...... but I'm not as I feel a bit better tonight. So now I have got that off my chest on to my layout.
I find using Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 really relaxing and fun. So I decided to check out some of the layout sketches and picked this one from StuckOnUSketches........

..............which I thought was rather fun.
I chose some pictures I had taken last year of my first cake ................yes you read right............first cake.......mainly because if they are in the house they get eaten!!!!!! Anyway my eldest daughter wanted a Halloween party - ideal opportunity to make a cake and not eat it I thought!!!

So there are a couple of challenges I would like to enter with this layout......

Moving Along With The Times - Anything but a card,

Shirley 2 Girls - Scary plus the word Boo,

Meljens Design Challenge - Halloweeny,

Simon Says - Halloween,

The Crafty Pad, I Did It Creations, One Stitch At A time and Lexi's Creations - all have a Spooky theme.

Please let me know what you think and also if you have any tips for getting a 4 year old to sleep through that would be fantastic.

Hugs


28 comments:

melsanford said...

You have my sympathy! I've even managed to fall out with the neighbours cos my littl'un cried for nearly 2 hours last night :-( My crafting keeps me sane! Gorgeous layout and an amazing cake! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

craftykitten said...

Aww hun, I really feel for you - why haven't you emailed me??????? I wish I could help but am at a loss for what to suggest - have you tried lots of exercise about an hour before bedtime - not sure what sort though - something to wear her out!! I just don't know what else to suggest - I do hope you get it sorted - don't want you sleep walking around the NEC in November and no matter what else you do - you must never give up blogging!!!! I will not permit it - not after the grief you gave me!! LOL
Anyway, on to the layout - superb - so much detail - and great piccys - fabulous cake!!
Email if you need to talk or even to scream!!!!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Elaine said...

Sorry to hear you're going through a rough time. I am so miserable and grumpy if I don't get enough sleep! Hope that things improve for you soon and you can catch up on some sleep.

Beautiful layout and your cake looks spookily scrummy. Love all the little details.

Hope you have a better weekend and some sleep!
Take care
Love Elaine xx

Gemma said...

a lovely creation! Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)

Netty said...

Fabulous scrapbook page, I love your pumpkin cake.......
So suffering from lack of sleep, oh dear it comes with the job...lol ...I know its hard but it will get better and they will be grown up and left home before you know it. Have a great weekend, Annette x

uksharon said...

Fabulous - how was the cake!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

mforquer said...

Wow this is amazing!!! Love this layout - great colors and beautiful sketch to follow!! Thanks for playing at Meljen's this week!
Melissa

TinaB said...

Great creation! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad xx Hugs Tina (DT)

Teri said...

Oh hun. I know what that feels like. I gave up in the end and slept in my D's bed, just to keep her there and get some kip myself! I still have to stay with her until she goes to sleep nowadays, but she seems to stay there now until the morning. Took blooming months to get to this stage though.
Good luck with it hun.
Hugs,
Teri x

Debbie said...

Glad you have decided not to give up blogging - a good nights sleep sure does help. :)
Love your spooky layout - great take on the sketch and fits our challenge perfectly. :)
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)

Debbie

Jeanette said...

I hope you get a nap in. I'm familiar with those short nights. Love the purple and orange here. This LO is fabulous. We also have a Font challenge going on at Scrapping With I Did It Creations. Maybe you'll come join us there, too. Thanks for sharing this with I Did It Creations.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, So sorry to hear about the lack of sleep, know how you are feeling as I am there just now. Its horrible you just feel permanently dazed. Hope you get some soon, Love the LO that cake looks lovely, thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Fabulous page, great images, layout and colours. Love what you have done with my theme, thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Heidi xx

Fern said...

OMWord I love this!!! The colors are fabulous, and the circle of black cats, witches and bats is perfect!!! Cute/Yummy cake!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at StuckOnUSketches!! Hugs!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Fabulous projects! Thanks for playing with us at Stuck on U Sketches!

Nanne said...

Oh my!! that cake looks great and so does your take on this weeks sketch.. first time seeing the sketch used for digital scrapbooking, love it!!
thanks for joining us girls at SOUS this week..hope to see your work again soon..
hugs
Nanné

Ness said...

wow I just love your take on the sketch. ness xx

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Well my dear...I am NOT the one to talk to about getting children to sleep! My oldest (now 6) just started sleeping really regularly at age 4...however he got up before 5 am this morning and that was only a hour after I had to get up with my one year old (who doesn't sleep each night)! Boy do I understand the exhaustion of getting up almost every night (been doing it for about 6 years now!!!) So if you ever need to come cry about how tired you are...I will surely understand! =o)
(by the way I am part of the SOUS DT)
Okay so onto your wonderful page! Now I may be wrong on this but I think this may possibly be our first digital entry..either way its really fun and I love the splatter design border!!!!
Wonderful and thanks so so much for joining us!!!

Ann English said...

Ah, yes, I remember those sleepless days and nights---it will get better and then, adolescence...more sleepless nights for different reasons!

Lack of sleep clearly has not impacted your MOJO-awesome page!!! Love it!

Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls!

Padster said...

Fantastic layout and yummy looking cake - thanks for joining us a IDIC this week x

Melissa said...

WOW, wonderful layout!! Thanks for playing with us at S2G, please come back again

Georgia said...

Very cute! Thanks for playing S2G TT. Good luck!

annette said...

love your LO it is a great take on the sketch love x:)

Autumn said...

Awesome! Great job with the sketch! Sorry you are not sleeping well, I've got four and cannont imagine dealing with that. I had one that didn't want to go to bed and I can only suggest that you get her to understand that she needs to stay in her room. If she comes and gets you make sure shes not sick, doesn't need the potty and don't discuss anything else, just back to bed. The more conversation you have with her the more she will be encouraged to stay up as she has your undivided attention. If you know she doesn't need anything don't say anything just put her back to bed, it may take a while, but she should get better. hOpe you get it sorted out soon, my son sleeps wonderfully! Oh and thanks for joining us at Lexi's!
xxAutumn

kelli said...

oh I love that spooky cake! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

Laurel said...

Oh I love this layout! Thanks so much for playing at S2G!

Cat said...

What a fabulous LO! Thanks for joining us at S2G!

Trish Hughes said...

wonderful job, love it!!! thanks so much for playing along with IDIC.
Trish