Thursday, February 23, 2012

February Challenges

OMG! What an incredible month the Design Teams are having in February. Myself and fellow scrappers are really inspired by the creations that are popping up on all of the challenge sites, and the mojo is flowing!

White with 1 - white + lemon + 3 photos


This is definately one of my least fav layouts in a while, but its another moment scrapped and in the album.

The photos are of Savannah having a great time at Wet'n Wild on the Gold Coast, where we holidayed over Summer.

I have used Echo Park patterned paper (a popular pick from my stash lately), done some swirly embossing, added tuelle for texture and randomly stitched some sparkly crystal beads onto my layout.

The photography is poor but I promise to keep practising.


Scrap the girls - Love in the title, turquoise as the dominant colour and chipboard

Right now you love

Once I got my head around the very strict criteria for this month I loved, loved, loved what I ended up with.

 I found a beautiful Prima bloom in my stash that was just the right colour, had some chipboard flourishes (yuk, they must have come in a kit) and got to work with the vintage music paper. Since I can't read music I have absolutely no problem in ripping it up for a collage, and in case you don't see the theme developing, I LOVE glimmermist. I used it to paint the flourish and to spritz my background.

Just conincidentally I took these photos of my lovely when she asked me to listen to her sing. Yes, it was Katy Perry and then Lady Gaga.


Kraft it up - include Love and pink

Promise, Cherish, Forever

My hubby and I are fast coming up to our 13th wedding anniversary and it dawned on me that I have NEVER scrapped a wedding photo. So without further ado, here's my take on this months' challenge.

I am really enjoying using my We R Memory keepers divided page protectors at the moment, they are particularly great for using up scraps. I've included an old LYB transperancy (I think I've had them for 5 years or more), a cute doily my friend Di picked up at a garage sale and a bookplate I found when cleaning out the drawers. Told you I used lots of scraps!

I finished this layout on retreat with some like-minded lovely scrappers. Again, my photography is pretty dodgy, but its definately a much more pale pink cardstock than in the picture.


123 Challenge - use the word 'fresh' or 'free', the colour fuschia and fraying or frills

Farm Fresh

I love how this layout turned out. I have incorporated FRESH in my title, since life here in rural Gippsland really is farm fresh, the colour fuscia with my glimmermisting of cardstock, fabric and book pages and fraying and frills were created with my little ruffle.

These photos are of the little golden pumpkins we grew in our vegie patch last season and my goat Souva (Souvalaki by name only!) and her beautiful little billy kid born at the start of January. I will have to take some more pictures of this layout, they really don't do it justice.

My lollipop flower was admired by many on our recent retreat, what I didn't tell them was just how easy it was to make using an old dictionary, some felt and random glimmermist colors.

Another new technique I have been using lately is to take a journal block and stitch.

This one was from MAMBI and was cute to start with but now I think its even cuter! Again my Dymo labeller has come in handy for strip journalling (I'm sure I have used it more for scrapping than school labelling).


Scrapbook Savvy - sketch with a twist


At 8 years old I still have to push her on the swings, but you see the joy in their eyes when they feel like they are flying and its definatley worth it.

Another retreat layout!
This itty bitty 8" x 8" page size was ideal for the smaller photos in the sketch, and I find by mixing up page sizes in my albums I can utilize all the little bits and pieces I would otherwise throw away (....gasp I hear you say, but who really, honestly uses all that they put away for a rainy day?)

The Fancy Pants Lilac House line has been a good 'go-to' for my pretty little girl layouts and many vintage projects that I have worked on. And my cabbage rose? This is the last of a big batch of satin flowers I made up some time ago. Its good to know they have all found homes in and amongst my creations, but now I need to hop to it and make some more! Love, love, love all the Prima resin shapes, including this fancy corner sconce.


  1. Awesome work Felicity!! I just hope you have uploaded them all to the sites!!

  2. Love them all Felicity, especially the KIU one. Beautiful Wedding photos too. Thanks for playing along at KIU.
    Cheers Di xo

  3. I`m so happy you liked my idea about the challenge at STG!great take on the cjallenge, good luck!

  4. Wow, you've been busy...all brilliant layouts! Love that paper for the WW1 layout, with the addition of the ribbon. Also love what you've done for STG! :)

  5. Great collection of layouts, Thanks for playing along at STG. I like what you've done with the We r page protector!

  6. I like each and every card here, wonderful layouts, and details.

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Card Printing
    Scratch Cards


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