Sunday, 24 August 2014

Love - 123 Challenge August

Hi scrappy people out there!!

Well, it's been quite awhile since my last blog post - 5 months!!! And it's been just as long since I've actually done any scrapping!! Sad I know, but it was for a good reason... Back in March we found out that we are expecting Baby no.3!! We are over the moon - it is an answer to lots of prayers! It has however meant that my scrapping has taken a bit of a back seat since then as I've been lacking the energy and motivation to do anything much at the end of the day. Plus most of my spare time is spent getting organised for the arrival of our baby in 11 weeks time.

However, this week I decided enough is enough, and I needed to get my scrappy mojo back! So I decided to jump online and see what online challenges could get my creative juices flowing again. This month's challenge at 123 Challenge Blog was perfect...


Colour: Baby Pink
Word: Love
Technique: Stripes

We found out at our 19 week ultrasound that we are expecting a precious baby girl, so this challenge was perfect for scrapping one of our ultrasound pictures. Here is the layout that I created...

Throughout the layout I used mostly pink with a few splashes of yellow and blue, keeping the colours soft and 'baby-like'. I used the Heidi Swapp word 'love' as the title for my layout.

And here are some closeups...

For this little cluster of embellishments I used some pretty Prima flowers, and chipboard stickers from Simple Stories (banners) and MME ('Perfection').

Here I used another Prima flower and a butterfly from a Heidi Swapp Ephemera pack. I've had that 'It's a Girl' canvas sticker in my stash for years... Glad to have finally put it to use :)

I cut this phrase out of a sheet of American Crafts paper. Originally it said 'Love with all your heart', but I added some little letter stickers to change the wording to 'Love u with all my heart', as I thought that was more appropriate to the layout.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my layout - thanks for visiting my blog! I had lots of fun playing along with this challenge and getting back into my scrapping again!


  1. Oh a bit congrats to you all! Wonderful news for you, I trust it all goes well! Your layout with that precious photo looks wonderful! Thanks so much for joining in at the 123 challenge blog this month!

  2. Beautiful layout with beautiful colors! Love it! And congratulation and wish you all the best for the new coming baby! Thanks for playing along at 123 Challenge Blog. Hugs, Merry

  3. HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!! I love love love love your lo!!! So beautiful!!!!!

  4. Such a gorgeous LO, love your design and a big Congrats to you all. Thanks for joining us at 123 Challenge Blog this month :)

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  6. Congratulations. Wow what a beautiful photo. Love the little flowers, so sweet. Thanks for joining in at 123 Challenge Blog

  7. Oh such a perfect subject for this challenge...congrats! So pleased you joined us this month over @ 123 Challenge Blog. Best wishes for your final weeks of pregnancy, hopefully you find the urge to scrap again soon.

  8. Congratulations.A lovely way to present your ultrasound photo.Thanks for joining us at 123 challenges