Friday, January 7, 2011


Better late than never... that's the December 123 Challenge.

It's been a long time coming. Here is the first proper blog update in a while. The Christmas Season was busier than I'd expected and time ran away from me a bit... ok. I also apologise for the last few days where I've uploaded one layout at a time for challenge blogs.

Alright, I can't believe I hadn't uploaded this one already. I completed this layout MONTHS ago and it has been on display in my scraproom ever since. It's Kat, Jess & I at Jason's 21st all the way back in September.

ANYway... the pic below is from my "She's got some little cousins" album which I did the cover for ohhh ABOUT A YEAR AGO and then never got around to filling in the pages so I've started doing up this album, finally, with pics of my baby cousins. I'm quite enjoying using the Echo Park papers. They're not my ususal scene but they're a lot of fun and very appropriate for the kids.
It's not finished yet... I've only done about 6 pages in it so far.
Ohhh and I've also given up on my broken old home computer and now only use my laptop... and Ben's PC if i need to print something. What does this mean for my scrapping? Well... it means that the old PC is no longer in my scraproom/study... so it's now a just plain CRAFT ROOM... booyeah.... inspiration central (and far too much pink, apparently!)
Here are some pics of my space...

123 Challenge: Beautiful/Purple/Punches

I'm on a major challenge roll... I did this one last night for this month's 123 challenge.

The criteria is:
Colour: PURPLE
Technique/Product: PUNCHES

Thursday, January 6, 2011

White With 1: Royal/Navy Blue

So... while on a challenge blog roll, I decided to do the White With 1 Challenge for the month. I discovered I do not have much royal/navy blue in my stash so I kinda just made do with what I could find.

Aussie Scrap Jacked

After hearing about it on Scrap Therapy, I decided to check out Aussie Scrap Jacked and was happy to see so many of my online mates from ST as DT members over there and then saw all the wonderful work they've created as inspiration for this month's challenge and I couldn't resist jumping on the bandwagon. This month, I chose to "lift" Mandy's layout. Now, Miss Mandy and I go way back... she is responsible for pushing me and encouraging me to try shabby chic (which is now my preferred style of scrapping) and also for giving us the idea to have Ben meet me halfway down the aisle at our wedding (thus solving the dilemma of not having anyone to walk me down). It is fitting, then, that the very first layout I have lifted from Scrap Jacked is that of Miss Mandy!

I was inspired by her use of red & green (two colours that i have trouble scrapping with... together and separately!) and shabby chic style. I also used several photos on my layout (which I usually avoid doing) just like she did. Here is Mandy's Layout and here is my lift...
I used Basic Grey & October Afternoon Papers, Prima journaling sticker & flowers. Cannot remember what brand the flower-lace is but I bought it from Scrap Therapy. I also used A.C thickers. This layout, of course, is of our darling puppy Cruiser and his total disgust at having to wear a Santa hat for photos of him celebrating his first Christmas.