Friday, 9 January 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - January 2015. Kit reveal - It's A Start!

Well, I have finally made it back into my sacred scrap room in the attic - after a couple of weeks of not scrapping I was feeling the need!

Where better to go for some New Year inspiration than the Counterfeit Challenge Kit blog I thought, so I headed over there this morning to check out the January 2015 kit and this is it.

The mix of colours and patterns really appealed to me so I began by looking through my patterned papers to find similar styles and designs then dug into my stash of embellies,
which I have to say is looking quite sparse. 

I feel it might be time to hit those internet scrapping stores for a bit of retail therapy, 
there are quite a few "soldes" (sales) going on at present 
and I might pick up some bargains to add to my kit as the month goes on.

This is the kit that I've assembled today and I'm calling it
  It's A Start!

I added some co-ordinating card stock to the mix and found, at the back of a drawer, a partly used Heidi Swapp writers block, I thought they might be a good fit when scrapping Challenge # 1 "Scrapping Lists".

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Scrap A Sketch Challenge - December 2014

In my last post I reviewed 11 of the LO's that I did last year for the Scrap A Sketch Challenge social group that I manage on the UK Scrappers website. 
The reveal of the year's final challenge had to wait until today, so drum roll please!!

A two page spread to see the year out in style!

Bonne année et bonne santé from Normandy ! 

A Year in Review- 2014. My Scrapbook of Monthly Challenges.

Omaha Beach, New Year's Day 2014
One man and his dog


Hilton Head, SC 2003 with the SP and his Mom


a regular sight on our local walk

Cocktails in Kos 2013

Button Cottage, Alstonefield 
our holiday home from home in Derbyshire, May 2014

some of my favourite things

Hilton Head, SC once again 
this time with Dad & Joyce, 1992

 a climbing Normandy rose

the SP in the pumpkin patch, 
Lebanon Plantation, Savannah GA 2010

sightseeing in Edinburgh, October 2014

enjoying some winter sun
Rixos resort, Sharm el Sheikh, November 2014

What a fabulous year it was!