Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Scrappy New Year....

Can you believe that we are more than half way through January already?!? Anddddd over the weekend I seen hotcross buns in Woollies! Not sure if there was easter eggs, but I'm sure they were probably there somewhere, & if not, they'll be on their way real soon! unbelievable - they seem to be in the shops earlier & earlier each year!


Just a quick post tonight with a few layouts to share.....

I have been participating in the Happy Scrappy New Year competition over at Red Earth Scrapping - there were 7 challenges run over 15 days....and it has been fun!

Challenge 1 was to scrap a christmas layout using a christmas photo, a die cut or shaped paper & journalling (more than just the basics) - I have already shared the layout I did for this challenge a few posts ago - but I will share again....




Challenge 2 was a recipe challenge & we had to gather the following ingredients -
* cardstock base (12x12 or 8.5x11)

* 3 x patterned paper circles - any size but plan this carefully ...
* 1 x patterned paper strip - max size 3x11
* ribbon/trim/lace etc - any type/quantity
* flowers - no more than 5 - any size/style
* alphas
* photo/s

Here are my ingredients....


Challenge 3 was to make 3 lollipop flowers & then put them aside for use later in the comp


Challenge 4 was to make a card.....using only scraps!


Challenge 5 was to create a layout using only the ingredients we had collected earlier....but we were also allowed to use 1 extra thing.....stickers



Challenge 6 was to create a layout or series of cards using our 3 previously made lollipops....




And challenge 7 was to create any papercrafting project inspired by the following quote
A new year is unfolding - like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.


I decided to do a mini album for photos that I take in 2011 - probably a favourite or 2 for each month as it is a 12 page mini.  I have had this Kaiser album & the Kaiser papers for YEARS, just sitting there.....so this challenge was the perfect chance to put it to good use....

The whole competition has been  great fun with lots of fantastic challenges.....well done Helen!

Thanks for dropping by & thanks again to everyone for all your lovely comments :)))
Cheers & happy scrapping!

7 comments:

Chantal said...

Wow - stunning work!!! Love your style! :D

Felicity said...

what a great way to start the year with all that scrapping :))) love each and every creation there.
Thanks for all your love on my blog too and concern with the floods. (will update this week with the damage we have)
Have a top week
x

Melinda said...

A M A Z I N G!!!!! Love all your stunning work, gorgeous colours, lollipop flowers and your 2011 album is such a fantastic idea!! Its so good to come here and find all the inspiration I need! xx

Nerrida said...

Well I saw your first LO and thought, wow, look at how she made it all blend so well, then I looked further and WOW, love that elephant LO even more and the one under that!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Hello Linda! Hope you are well. Nadia here just introducing myself and saying a quick hello. Love the look of your blog. And this post shows a beautiful album! I want to see more. Take care and look forward to working with you :o)

Tina said...

Fab layouts, I especially love the first one!

missusem said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) And I'm so looking forward to playing with you!! I love the Wonderful layout best of all.. it's is truly wonderful :)

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