Friday, 31 January 2014

Dora - 123 Challenge

Hello scrappers!!

Just popping in to share a layout that I created for the January challenge at 123 Challenge Blog. I was so thrilled to be chosen as one of the November winners, and I love the challenges on this blog so I have joined in again this month. 

This is the challenge for January...

I found this one a little "challenging" as I don't usually use a lot of orange or feathers on my layouts, but I gave it a go and I'm happy with the end result!

Here is the layout that I created...

And a few closeups...

I found this feather in my backyard a little while ago, and being the scrapper that I am, I of course put it aside to use on a future layout! So glad to have put it to good use!

I used the word 'live' in my journalling :-)

A closeup of the right hand side of my double layout.

And a closeup of the left hand side.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking a look at my layout! I'd love it if you leave me a comment too!!!

Monday, 6 January 2014

Cake and Gifts - L.P.S Colour Challenge

Hello and thanks for coming to visit my blog...

Today I am sharing a layout that I created for the December Colour Challenge at Life.Paper.Scrapbook.

These are the gorgeous colours for the challenge:

And here is my layout that I created using these colours...

The 'My Girl' collection from My Minds Eye was perfect for this challenge and they complemented these photos of my daughter on her 2nd Birthday so well. Abigail was the first grandchild and niece on both sides of our family, and so she has always been spoiled by her grandparents and aunties and uncles! On her 2nd Birthday, all of our extended family came over to celebrate with cake and gifts for Abi. And then a few days later we celebrated again with a 'Wiggles' party with family and friends. She is very blessed to have so many people around her who love her and who want to spoil her!!

Here are some closeups of my layout...

I used stickers from the 'My Girl' collection as well as MME Enamel Dots, MAMBI Chips, and WOW wood veneers to embellish my layout.

How cute is this gumball machine from the MME Sticker Sheet?!! I mounted it with some foam tape to give it dimension. I also included some Studio Calico Wood Veneer chevrons pointing towards the photos.

I left lots of space on the left hand side of my layout as I wanted to include a large title. I created this lettering using a Die-namics die and a QuicKutz die. The tricky bit was gluing all the letters down as I ran out of tape in my Xyron sticker maker!

A closeup of my embellishing on the left hand side of my layout... More stickers, chippies, wood veneers, and enamel dots :-)

I hope that you enjoyed taking a look at my layout! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and for any comments that you leave - I really love reading them!!