Thursday, April 22, 2010

Challenge Heaven - April

I haven't been very well lately, but still managed to get some scrapping done over the last 2 weeks.   After 2 doctor's visits and some tests I have just found out I have cold sores and it was a pretty bad attack.  I had them in my mouth and all of the roof of my mouth was covered.... absolutely excruciating.... couldn't eat for 4-5 days.   I suppose I should be thankful I didn't get any on my lips.  Apparently the first few attacks are the worst, so I hope I don't get another attack any time soon.

To try and take my mind off my things I finished some of the Challenge Heaven challenges for April.

Number Challenge

I had a lot of fun making this LO as I love using bright colours.  This page turned out all sunny and bright as this pic of Brittany makes me feel this way.  You had to use 3 pp's, 2 circles and 1 bracket.  I also used this layout for the Mad About Scrappin 2 of 4 April Challenges.  You had to use bright colours, 3 pp's, buttons, chipboard and journal tag.  I use Kaisercraft, Paper Loft and Bo Bunny pp's,  chip board heart, lace doily from chip chop shop, Martha Stewart daisy border & butterfly punches.  The flourishes were cut on my Cricut and the journal tag was handmade and glimmer misted. 

 Colour Challenge

In this challenge you had to use Autumn tones and rounded corners.  These pics were taken on hols at Christmas on my SIL's property near Forster.  Her horse Gemma is a real piggy.  We would feed her bread crusts every day and she couldn't get enough.  She would stick out her tongue to tell us "give me more".  Used Prima, Websters and Cosmo Cricket pp's and finished off with a bit of machine stitching.

Theme Challenge

The theme was learning and you had to add some hand cutting.  I had a big cleanout of the kids rooms and while doing this found a scrapbook of a year in review for Luke at Preschool.  I found this cute pic of Luke learning to write and it also had some samples of his handwriting, which was perfect for this challenge.  Used Bo Bunny, Daisy Bucket and K & Co pp's and hand cut the monster tag.  Finished off with a bit of doodling around the LO.

Inspired Blueprints - Sketch #46

This is my take on sketch #46 for Inspired Blueprints.  More holiday pics..... I took hundreds of photos.... Luke with SIL's dogs Ruby and Noushka having some time out.  Used Rose Moka, Bo Bunny & Prima pp's with K&Co chip circles, MM chip borders & Bella glitter alphas, Fiskars border punch and some machine stitching.

Scrap the Girls - April Challenge - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

For Scrap the Girls this month the challenge was to use 5 x buttons, 4 pp's, 3 flowers, 2 photos and 1 alpha.  Other products were allowed, but the numbers of the listed products were to remain the same.  Very rare to have pics of me.  I think DH had the camera.  These were taken on hols and Christmas. Used Bo Bunny and Shabby Green Door pp's.

That's it for now.  I'm off to have a go at a few more challenges.  TFL



1 comment:

  1. Boy!! you really have been busy must love challenges as much as I do (I just dont get as much time any more now that I run 2 challenge sites of my own :)

    I love the layout 'Lip smacking good' just love the pics of that horse!

    Hope your feeling much better and are able to eat again.

    You have a great blog, I love looking through your work, you must have lots of creative genes!! you've done some excellent layouts :)

    for now and take care