Sunday, 19 May 2013

CKCB Challenge #2 & a blog hop!

Challenge #2 over on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog this month is  "Children's Book Challenge".


Trying to incorporate as much of my May counterfeit kit as possible, I decided to scrap the first Famous Five book by Enid Blyton.
I discovered the Famous Five when I was about 8 or 9 years old and fell in love with them all, especially Timothy, George's dog.


Reading about their adventures took me a million miles away from "real" life and I was always happy to be on a treasure island; go off to camp; run away together; off in a caravan; fall into adventure; get into a fix; go to Billycock Hill or have a wonderful time with them.
Believe it or not all of the above titles are still on my bookshelf over 50 years later!


I had to go into to my stash for the red cardstock, Jenni Bowlin stars, tag and Bingo card.


The paper bag with black chevrons was part of my February kit which didn't get used that month.


I'm linking this post also to a blog hop organised by Suzy
 a member of my Scrap-A-Sketch group over on UKScrappers
as she reveals the makeover her blog
Sea Glass & Sand has recently had.
Click here to see the full list of those joining in the hop today,
there are prizes on offer along the way.
If you are already hopping you probably came over from 
Suzi's blog Sugar & Spice and have now reached the end of the hop.
Well done!

30 comments:

  1. Teriffic layout, love the red and love the way you layered everything. Hugs Frea

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  2. I love the black, red and white Maggie, it's very striking. I.loved the famous five too.

    Thank you so.much for joining in with my blog hop

    Suzy x

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  3. I love this - and I wanted to be in the Famous Five too!

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  4. Beautiful and what a treasure...I loved those books too :) (and get to relove them with my kids now!)

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  5. Fab... love anything with tags and chevrons

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  6. Such a lovely page, Maggie. The colours are perfect and I so loved Enid Blyton!
    Sue x

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  7. Love the colours - such a cheery page. I didn't ever own many Famous Five books - just borrowed them from the library in Boots!

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  8. Love the layout! I'm keeping a record of all the books I read this year with the intention that .. at some point ... I'll scrap them [probably in a mini-album]. Reading this though ... I think maybe I need to revisit some old books I have fond memories of too!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog this morning ... I'll make to drop by your home blog too.

    Julie :-)

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  9. Such happy memories rekindled I loved Enid Blyton books especially the famous five and fantastic that you still have them. What a lovely way to record the memories

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  10. Love your layout! You sure have included some awesome memory items in it, love the pocket with the names. and the lovely book. Great ideas here.
    Hugs Kelly

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  11. That is lush. Loads going on but yet feels very together.

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  12. Your page made me smile Maggie, I loved Enid Blyton books too and it's lovely to see a LO about them. The colours are just gorgeous and there is so much to see.

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  13. very nice work... that is another of 'my kinda layouts'! phew all done... thoroughly enjoyed... jenx

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  14. Fab page Maggie, a great memory to scrap.
    C xx

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  15. Fabulous!
    I loved the 'Famous Five' too - I wish I still had my original books!

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  16. Loved the famous five books too and getting lost in their world of wonderful adventures. A brilliant layout and brilliant idea for the paper bag.

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  17. Me too.... I'm doing an Enid Blyton book for my Flyers 2 CJ pages... I really love this LO..it's gone straight into my favourites!

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  18. Great series of books, great layout :)

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  19. What a lovely lo, and capturing the memories of a fav book too,

    Thanks for sharing

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  21. Sorry, made a muck up of that last comment!!
    What I meant to say was : Love the colours, red, black and white ... each very bold but they work so well together. Great LO.

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  22. OMG that took me back. I still have my books too but they are not quite as old as yours. A great page and I love the bike.

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  23. I was a huge Enid Blyton fan as a child but sadly had to let my book collection go :(.

    Love all the red on the layout - very bold and makes all the black and white embellishments really pop!!

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  24. Stunning page - love the chevrons.

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  25. Lovely page. Famous Five are my favourite got the whole set

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  26. I loved those books as a kid too, your layout is really striking and I like how you added the tag.

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  27. OOooooooo!!!! Love that chevron bag and how you used it on your page!

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  28. Gorgeous layout. All those bits and pieces look fantastic together!

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