Sunday, 6 June 2010

6th June Challenge Sunday

Hello :)
It's great to see so many of you have found us and are now following us. Don't forget to invite all your crafty friends to follow too, and also don't forget that we're now on Facebook so you have plenty of places to show us your designs and keep chatting despite the fact that we had to close the ning forum (boo hiss!).

I'm going to be taking over telling you about the wonderful Sunday challenges that Amanda has set for us for a little while, and it's my pleasure to start this off with this week's challenge.

Have you ever scrapped a page about someone you've never met? Now's your chance! It could be your idol, or just someone who has touched your life in some way, but you've never had the pleasure of meeting them.

Each month on the new look blog we'll be offering a prize to our followers. To be in the draw for this prize, all you need to do is use the 'Add my link' button at the bottom of this post to show us what you've created based on Amanda's challenges. This month is sponsored by our very own Tessa Buys who's offering a wonderful prize from her shop.

And here is what the design team came up with:


I don't really idolize anyone famous so this layout is about my great grandparents. I was never lucky enough to meet them they died many years before I was born but I always hear so many happy memories about them and their names are always mentioned.


This layout I've made as one of the 20 (yes 20!) for my mothers life album. It was part of her mother's day gift this year this May. (In Brazil Mother's Day is always 2nd Sunday of May). So here is my grandpa and I'd love to be able to meet him...he passed away when my mom was only 18 yo, so she was very touched by this layout. He worked at commercial navy and probably that's where my mom and all of us got the love for travelling. :) Here's some detail

This is why I like challenges. I've been wanting to scan and scrap these old photos for over a year now, but I've been so into scrapping my 'now' photos and just never had the urge to scrap these, until now. We moved to Germany when I was 13 and we were very close to my Great Grandma. I find it amazing seeing these photos of her parents along with my Great Grandfather's parents.


I can't imagine a world without books - ever since I could I've been an avid reader and when as a teen I discovered the works of Daphne Du Maurier I was instantly captivated. She became one of my favourite authors, her novels always managed to transport me into a magical, exciting, dramatic world. To this day one of my all time favourite books is one of hers - The House on the Strand. As an adult I read the Margaret Forster biography about Du Maurier and when this challenge was issued, this page kinda made itself!

Rebekah My inital thoughts were to scrap the author Richard Preston who I've never met, but who had a big affect on the direction that my life took. But then I decided to scrap the election. Here are two men who together are going to influence our lives for the next few years (probably). I was totally obsessed by the election this time aound. I enjoyed the politics, the debacle that is Sky News and the 'what's going to happen? nobody knows!' feel of it all. For the LO itself I printed out some photos of key moments and some embelishment images, made a paper rosette, used a felt tip pen to colour white lace because I didn't have time to go to the stash shop, used safmat to record the 'google' title from the day of the election and the coins falling to the bottom of the page and cut out empty alphas for the title. I also inked the edges with the ink pad face down on the paper and included some of the quotes I'll remember from the election.


When I was a senior in high school I bought a book called "Creative Lettering" by Becky Higgins. I fell in love with scrapbooking that very day. Becky has been a huge inspiration to me and was basically my teacher in the beginning. I continue to be inspired by her today. I always say, "When I grow up, I want to be Becky Higgins." I think if I were to ever meet her I would try to say thank you, but probably not be able to form a sentence. I would likely cry, too. Wow, I'd be a mess, but it would be a dream come true :).

Enjoy the challenge


  1. Woohoo! We're back! Fabulous stuff ladies :-) I *heart* my team xxx

  2. Wow, what an ingenious challenge to get the juices flowing... Thanks for the inspiration girls. Welcome back studio 101! Marie x

  3. Beautiful LOs!

    Rebekah -- what is safmat? Can you share how you find those 'old' images and what is available?

  4. I've already thought of several other layouts I could create for this challenge. Amanda, you are too clever! Amazing layouts, all, and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

  5. Great takes gave me the mojo to create other layouts too...its indeed a inspiring theme! Kisses (now from Bogotá/Colombia kkkk).

  6. looking forward to {hopefully} doing this challenge.


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