Saturday, 11 December 2010

Twiddleybitz Blog Hop

Welcome to my post for the Twiddleybitz Blog Hop. If you haven't come here directly from Lisa's blog, then you might want to start at the very beginning to make sure you don't miss a thing. Click here to be transported to the Twiddleybitz Ning now.

To say I'm thrilled to be on the Twiddleybitz design team would be an understatement. Not only do we get to work with the best quality chippy in the world, but I also have the honour of being associated with some of the most talented people in the country. A special mention must go to Tiff Sawyer our DT coordinator, who despite having a very difficult year herself has still managed to make us feel loved and important. Nic and Andy, the brains and brawn behind the Twiddleybitz name are just wonderful people - nothing is ever too much trouble, and they have the best sense of humour to boot. My only regret is that we live on opposite sides of the country so I don't get to see them as often as I'd like. Love you guys!

Ok. Onto my project. It's a landscape A4 layout of my daughter on her first day back at school way back in February. Doesn't time fly?

I started with an A4 sheet of kraft cardstock, and stamped the calendar stamp from Darkroom Door (love those lines!).  Then I sprayed some big droplets of Walnut Colour spray to add some interest and contrast to the background.

I left all the chipboard raw, and it matches really well with the cardstock base.

I had a small collection of  Twiddley Alpha Square letters left over, and decided to use them all without worrying about forming a particular word. I placed them in random order down the left hand side of my page.  I also used School Dayz kids to join up the letters with the photo way over on the right hand side of the page.

To finish it all off (and to fill in a huge space at the centre top), I used one of the curly arrows from the Basic Arrows bag to join the title 'cloud' to the photo. Some lines of text cut from an October Afternoon sheet of patterned paper filled up the spaces on the right of the layout.  Here's a close up:

Thanks for stopping by.  Anyone leaving a comment here on my blog will be put into a draw for a little pack of Twiddleybitz chipboard.

Don't forget to pop into the Ning to see some inspirational work from the rest of the design team, and for more chances to win some cool chippy.



  1. How cute is this!!Love it and those l'il school dayz kids are gorgeous!

  2. What a great school page!
    I love how you used those extra alphas and the whole design is just brilliant!
    Always love your work

  3. Hi honey, can I just say what a gorgeous girl you have there, she is so like you although, you must hear that all the time? Hehe. I am so into anything that uses up left over alphas, because I must admit that I hate wasting anything, even if I have not paid for it. And the Twiddley children make me smile everytime I see them, they just brighten my day.

    Thankyou so much for you kindest words too Teresa, we hare so very fortunate to have you on our team too, wishing you a wonderful day, Tiff :):):)

  4. SUCH a cute LO! Love the idea of the random letters down the side :-) thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. Love the way you've used up those alphas - and the raw chipboard with the Kraft background is perfect! And how cute is your little Rachel! :)

    Hope you & your family have a wonderful Christmas. xx

  6. The chipboard looks terrific left raw it really suites the page,

  7. Awesome LO!!! Kraft suits school LO so perfectly especially when teamed up with TBZ!!!! :)

  8. Hi Teresa,
    a beautiful layout.
    Lovin all the twiddleybitz on here.
    love how you have connected it all,
    Love love raw chipboard too,( my favourite)
    love how you have used the leftover alphas, such a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.
    Merry Christmas xx

  9. I love how you left the bitz raw and your use of left over letters is great. I'll have to borrow that idea and just in time, my daughter got her school photos back on the last day of school. Thanks and Merru Christmas.

  10. terrific work...Love the random alphas on the side and those CUTE sillouette people...CUTE
    Just been checking out the rest of your blog..ROCKIN!

  11. Lovely layout Teresa,
    love the Twiddleys! I am pretty new to the forum, but loving it and learning heaps from all you talented ladies!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely work! x

  12. I really like that you left the chipboard raw!

  13. Loving the way you go naked girl!!
    Your layout was so cool and a great way to use those left over alpha's!
    thanks for being such a great Twiddler Teresa, you rock girl.
    Mr and Mrs Twiddleybitz

  14. gorgeous page, love how youve used the alphas, and love how youve used them raw.My fave way to use them too.

  15. Such a gorgeous LO cute are those twiddley people:)

  16. I love the school Dayz people and the kraft card works beautifully with the colour of the chipboard. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Love your layout Teresa :) I must try using TWBZ "naked'

    Merry Christmas to you and your family

    Tracy x

  18. Great LO! I just love all the details and colours! :-)

  19. Teresa - love it when you go naked!!! you're so good at it! LOL too cool for school - thanks very much for adding to my 'to do like Teresa' list!! ;-) Jen

  20. Very cool and edgy page - love the look you created.

  21. Beautiful inspirational creations!

  22. I REALLY REALLY LOVE this LO! The perfect design for that super cute photo... thanks for sharing!

  23. Sorry for the 'late love' Teresa... time certainly does fly & soooo crazy at this time of the year {insert googly eyes lol)
    You make things look sooo easy. Love the nude chippie on the kraft - perfect match!! :)

  24. That chip board looks great on your layout! I love your layout perfect for little boys! Thanks for sharing!

  25. cute! Perfect set for that page.

  26. I love this layout! The random letters and the raw chipboard work so well with the Kraft background!


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