Friday, December 23, 2016

Meme/Quote Challenge: Bas-Cat layout by Melinda

  1. 1.
    an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations.

I'll be honest, when we were first given this task I had absolutely no idea what a Meme was. So, I had to ask my teenager daughter who gave me the typical "Mum, seriously?".

Now, this was definitely not a challenge to be taken lightly, I literally spent way too much time browsing Pinterest for Meme's and believe me, my daughter was truly shaking her head by the end of my search because I kept showing her all the funny 'Memes' I stumbled across. This particular meme caught my eye as I suddenly realised I had a photo of our 'Mr Wilson' sitting in a basket... perfect!

Dumb idea #1... to think it would be fun to hand stitch the outline of a cat onto my layout background. I didn't give this enough thought as it took far more time than I'd anticipated. Question... why is gold so hard to photograph?

The perfect way to soften a page is to add vellum so I decided I'd punch some leaves to nestle behind the flowers using the swiss dots vellum. It definitely gave a more subtle look to the cluster of flowers.

Don't forget your journaling. I find this such an important part to a layout after I recently sat down and browsed through layouts from past years. The kids were asking me questions about the photos and I seriously couldn't answer half their questions because I'd concentrated more on the design of the page than the content. So, my New Years resolution is to journal the important stuff... I'm just getting in practice before January 1.

Can you believe their is only one more sleep until Santa is due to fly over our houses spreading Christmas cheer. My children have loved their chocolate advent calendars and have been counting and munching their way through each day. Tomorrow is the very last chocolate and then it is Christmas. So, Merry Christmas to everyone and please have a safe New Year - Melinda x


  1. I absolutely adore this!!! Your stitched kitty is FABULOUS!!

  2. I just love your style, Melinda! I'm always inspired with each and everything you do.

  3. Oh wow that is absolutely amazing! I just love it!

  4. Absolutely beautiful layout, my mr kush loves washing baskets too..xx

  5. This is wonderful! I had to ask my daughter what a meme was too (which I might add I mispronounced)--She can't stop making fun of me now. :)

  6. Love it as always Melinda! I'm such a fan!


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