Thursday, 29 December 2011

Bird Is The Word Wonder Challenge

Well I don't know about anyone else but I am sooo glad Christmas is over! It was fun but I am so tired, a little fatter and ready to start getting back into a routine! Part of that routine of course will include time to scrap again! In search of a non-xmas themed layout I am joining in at Bird Is The Word for their 'Wonder' challenge...

I hope everyone has had a fabulous Christmas and are all set to see the New Year out! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to. TFL xox

Sunday, 18 December 2011

ScrapFIT Workout #58

It has been ages since I've done a LO for ScrapFIT so thought it was about time I joined in again. This LO is for workout #58.

This will probably be my last post before xmas so I just want to wish everyone a VERY Merry Christmas and to say a big THANK YOU for all your support and encouragement throughout my scrapping journey this year. I appreciate everyone who takes the time leave a comment for me, it means SOOO much. I hope Santa brings everyone lots of goodies and everyone has a beautiful and safe holiday season with their families =) xox


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Once Upon A Sketch Dec 15th Challenge

Well not long now until Christmas and what better way to celebrate everyone's favorite holiday than with the current challenge at Once Upon A Sketch! This months challenge is to journal about how you spend your Christmas day as well as using one of Nadia's stunning sketches. And here is my DT sample.......

Isn't it funny how some photos you have a more emotional reaction to, than others. For me, this photo makes me feel so much. Apart from being very proud of my adorable little elf, every time I look at this photo I can almost feel him in my arms, his exact weight, how it felt to rub my lips along the top of his soft little head and breathe in his smell. I was 22 when I had Mitchell and at the time I thought I was very grown up but looking back I think I was really only discovering who I was. His first 12 months, I think I was on auto pilot. He was a demanding baby who would never sleep without being held and breastfeed up to 8 times a night until he was 8 months old when I started to ween him. I never really had a break as he would never have a bottle EVER! I was SOOOO tired, sometimes I'm not sure I appreciated those special moments as much as I do now.  I am sure it is the same for most first time mums. I wish I had had the opportunity to have more but am so thankful to have had him. He is and will always be the center of my universe which everything else revolves around!!

So anyway here are the prizes up for grabs. Head on over and check out all the amazing DT samples and I really look forward to seeing what you all create!
The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the Design Team will receive these 2 paper lines from Les Papiers De Pandore!




One more sponsor for our November 15th challenge is the amazing Australian chipboard company Imaginarium Designs . They have been so generous to sponsor us all year with their beautiful chipboard and you can purchase it through Seriously Scrpabooking. They are giving away this gorgeous chipboard collection to one randomly chosen winner. 


One lucky person, chosen randomly,  will receive this prize from Handmade By Suzanne!

Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder Set (Dot Matrix)

TFL xox

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Scrap Stuff & Me

I thought it might be fun every now and then when I do a post on my blog, not just to share scrapping stuff, but to tell you something about myself (when I have the time). Sometimes big stuff, sometimes just something random! So this weeks 
'About Me' is..
.Do you know that my name isn't actually Georgia? Well not legally anyway...My birth certificate will tell you I'm Georgina. The name Georgia came about when I first started working as a teen and I got one of those funky little name badges, well they missed the N and soon enough everyone started calling me Georgia. Apart from actually preferring it, there is one big thing I noticed that not adding a N in there does. Everyone just uses 'Georgia', not every variation known to man that comes about when you are a Georgina. 

I got called "George" which is fine if you are...

Or there is "Georgie", which is only cute if you are...

or my all time hated variation "Gina" which brings about images of....

So apart from a few old time rellies, no one ever calls me Georgina (or variations) anymore...thankgod!

Now onto the scrappy stuff lol. This is a layout I did for the December sketch challenge over at Handmade By Suzanne. I have used the new Echo Park Times & Seasons ( yes it's not Webster's Pages lol) along with a few hybrid elements. 

Well time for me to get my ironing board out, hope everyone is having a more exciting weekend than mine!!! TFL xox

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Challenge Me Happy December

Just a quick post. 
This is a layout I created for Challenge Me Happy, which this month is a color challenge.

 I have used Webster's Ladies & Gents collection which matched this palette perfectly.

I have used Imaginarium Designs chipboard letters. I painted with a few layers of Gesso, inked the edges, applied Spun Sugar Distressed Stickles and then covered in Glossy Accents

In case your wondering, the lattice was all hand cut 
( I'm hoping to get the feeling back in my fingers before xmas)

Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend xox

Friday, 2 December 2011

Bird Is The Word Adore Challenge

As always, playing along with the girls over at Bird Is The Word. This challenge is to use the word 'Adore' or variables somewhere on your layout. This is one of my favorite photos of my DS. I've used the original MME Lost & Found paper range, an oldie but a goodie. My first ever challenge entry was using this range, seems like it was ages ago but it has probably only been 6 months.

The chipboard is the gorgeous Imaginarium Designs...Click here to purchase

Have an awesome weekend peeps =) TFL xxo

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Show Us Your Stuff Sketch Challenge

The new sketch challenge for December has just gone up at over Show Us Your Stuff. Here's my sample using gorgeous vintage goodies from this months sponsor, Tattered Inspirations. This is a photo of my adorable niece Kyra at her first dance recital.

Once Upon A Sketch Dec 1st Challenge

Another awesome challenge this month for heading into the silly season at Once Upon A Sketch!!

December 1st Challenge

Journalling Criteria/theme: The thing I look most forward to in December.

Write at least 2 sentences on what you look forward to in the next month. December is a festive month so your journalling could be about the Christmas season, the holidays, the presents or if you do not celebrate Christmas what does December bring for you that you look most forward to? Note:You layout DOES NOT have to be about Christmas! It can be about anything December brings.

Other ideas for journalling: an annual holiday or celebration, a specific event such as putting up the Christmas tree or pre Christmas traditions you might have leading up to Christmas, family time, snow covered fields or warmer weather, time off work, school holidays, change of weather, new season fruit.

And up for grabs...

The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the Design Team, will win a spot on our Design Team for the month of January. As well as that, the winner will also receive a AUD$20.00 voucher (plus FREE shipping) to spend in the store at Handmade By Suzanne!

Here at Once Upon A...Sketch we LOVE to encourage EVERYONE to participate, even those that are fairly new to scrapbooking so this is why we like to offer some prizes for RANDOMLY chosen winner so that everyone feels like they have a chance to win!

One lucky person will receive this prize from Handmade By Suzanne!

And one lucky person will win this..
A set of My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pads in 4 different collections. 

Head on over and check out the gorgeous DT samples, have a go at the awesome challenge and become a part of this fabulous community of scrappers =)