Saturday, 15 March 2014

Rusks - Scrap the Boys March Challenge

Hi there!

I hope that you are having a lovely weekend so far! I would like to share a layout with you today that I created for the March challenge at Scrap the Boys.

This is the challenge for this month...


I love this colour combination and I love what the design team at STB have come up with for this one!

Here is my take on the challenge...

I adore these photos of my son Isaac... He was about 6 months old and we had just started giving him rusks to chew on. He loved them - they would keep him occupied for ages as he munched on them. The funny thing was, I think most of it ended up on his face and clothes rather than in his mouth! 

I've been having lots of fun playing with my new Silhouette Cameo that I got a couple of weeks ago! I created this background with one of the cut files that were already included in the software. I really love the effect! I wanted the background to be the main feature of my layout so I kept my embellishing fairly minimal.

Here are some closeups...

I used a couple of items from a Heidi Swapp Ephemera pack as well as some Studio Calico wood veneer chevrons and a My Minds Eye sticker mounted with foam tape.

This vellum star was also from the HS Ephemera pack and I popped a MAMBI Chipboard sticker on top.

I also created the title for my layout using my Cameo. I used a font that I already had on my computer and then I mounted the letters up with some little foam dots to give them added dimension. And... some more Heidi Swapp goodness... the flags underneath my title!! (I really really love the Ephemera pack... I've been using bits & pieces from that pack on all my layouts lately, there's just so much in there!)

And here is a closeup of my journalling! This little journal tag was cut out of a sheet of Echo Park paper that I've had for awhile. The 'enjoy' sticker is Heidi Swapp and the wood veneer arrow is WOW.

I really had a lot of fun with this layout and I'm pleased with how it turned out!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and have a look at my layout! I'd love it if you leave me a comment - I love to read them!!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous page Mandy, love the background you have cut. Thanks for playing along with us at STB.

  2. Oh how cute! Love those photos those risks are good to gnaw on aren't they? Lovely colors together..

  3. Loveeeeeeeeeee this!!!! Cute cute cute photos and loveeeeeeeeee the colors and wood bits!!!!!

  4. Super cute! What a cool background! Love your work! Oh and congrats on your win - I think it was at SUYS? Awesome layout - well deserved win! :D

  5. Love all the Cameo pieces, beautiful work.

  6. Adorable pages, thanks for joining in at STB. :)

  7. Love this !!! you making me feel inspired to do a double layout.Thanks for playing along with STB's cant wait for you to join us for April

  8. oh how adorable!!! Thanks for playing along with STB's

  9. Such a cute page !! Thanks for joining in with STB's