Sunday, 18 July 2010

18th July 2010: Sunday Challenge

Morning everyone. Have you all be deliberating hard over the beautiful LOs and cards from our would be design team? I know that I have. Great work ladies!

For today's challenge Amanda says: Scrap off the page: Make something other than a scrapbook page with your scrapping supplies. It can be anything you like, so use your imagination!
Here is what the design team did with the challenge


I made this little collage for a vintage frame I bought to sit alongside some other vintage bits in my living room. I used a Jenni Bowlin bingo card as the background and distressed it a bit to make it look more aged. I then added a few other vintagey finds to it, such as postage stamps and an old tea collectors card to complement it and add a bit of colour. I finished it off with a paper flower that I spritzed with some 'suede' Glimmer Mist, glued to the edge of the frame. Simple, but it matches my room nicely and I love being able to find a use outside of an album for at least some of the things I've collected!


I had some Sassafrass Lass Cherry Delicious papers and decided to create an address book. I have't had one for ages and I thought it would be a little easier to use then having to search through my computer to find any addresses that I might need! It was fun creating something for myself that I will actually use!!


I got this cheap little notebook in a local shop recently but it was a bit plain so I decided to jazz it up a bit! I'm going to use it for all my scrapping and crafty ideas as I'm fed up with having bits of paper around the place!


It's always great to be placed out of our confort zone, as with this challenge. Im so used to only do layouts that forgot how fun is to make a handmade gift. So this is a little notebook ive made for a friend this week. Ive used this cute bird stamp from martha Stewart, and to add a bit of glamour to it, ive used a pearl as eye. Hope you enjoy it ;) Kisses to you all.


Using My Little Shoebox papers to make this altered frame and to alter these empty pots.


I recently bought some shadow box frames from Ikea with the intention of altering them and then with perfect timing this challenge popped into my mailbox :-)

I wanted to make a picture frame incorporating a quote so used my scrapping supplies to do so. I used colours that complemented my chosen room decor - red, white and black. As the frame is quite deep I was able to add a lot of dimension and to incorporate overlays into my frame.


I love 'add your own photo' snowglobes and I came across these extra large bad boys (sorry- I work with teenagers!)on ebay. I used some left over bits of October Afternoon papers with a photo of Connor and I on one side and a photo of Bailey and Connor on the other. I added stickers and rub ons to the photo of Bailey and Connor and a felt heart, and I added rubs ons and flowers to the photo of Connor and I. There is foam in between the two photos so I added another scrap of photo to the outer edge to finish it all off and hide the foam.

I'm constantly losing paperwork. It comes through the door and then gets put in a carrier bag when I scoop up things to take upstairs at the end of the day, and then they stay there until I get around to sorting them out. It's resulted in missed deadlines recently though so I decided that I needed a better way of keeping my post safe. So I decorated this wooden magazine holder to match the colours of my lounge and it sits on the shelf nicely :)


I decided to try my hand at making a yarn wreath and to embellish it with the same kind of handmade things I like to add to my scrapbook layouts. I chose my favorite color palette and began wrapping. Two hours later, I was ready for fabric yo-yos, paper doilies, spiraled felt rosettes, chipboard hearts, and paper butterflies. I scrapped simple chipboard tags and hung them by gingham ribbon. This wreath will hang in my scrapbook room and is just the beginning of a new hobby, I think!
We hope that you enjoy playing along with this week's challenge. Don't forget to add your finished project to the sidebar links for a chance to win some fab Cosmo Cricket goodies x


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! AWESOME challenge!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee everyone's creations!!! WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. What a gorgeous collection of 'non-LO' things. I can see me pinching some of the ideas especially the shadow box and magazine rack and I love the idea of the ideas notebook. Thank you for the inspirations xx

  3. gorgeous projects! Have and idea for mine & need to get working on it :)

  4. eeek!! I forgot to link this one up. Only noticed it wasn't there when I added the July 25th challenge!!

    Great challenge, this is my kinda thing!! Wonderful DT samples.


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