Saturday, August 9, 2014

John's Double ***Winner*** & A Fond Farewell






Today I have two tasks at hand
1. to announce the winner of
John's Dreaded Double Challenge
Now this was a very hard decision for the team and in the end it came down to a coin toss!
YES! a coin toss!!
so drum roll please.......
The winner of our July 2014 challenge is

 (entry #5)


a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!
we loved the vibrant colours and the fun feel of your double, Elaine
Well Done!
 
and now
2. to tell you all that
Orange Paperie & Co
 is finishing up

We wish to thank you all for your wonderful support over the last
2 years & 1 month....it has been awesome!

WE would also like to thank all of our past Guest Designers and believe
me, we have had amazing talent grace us with their presence
THANK YOU!

Lastly I would like to Thank 
the awesome talented Design Team here at 
Orange Paperie & Co
(past & present)

 



 


I wish you well with your creative ventures and know that you will all 
continue to inspire and create amazing art!
 
Saying farewell is never easy so instead 
we will say 
'SEE YOU AROUND'

Cheers
Kim, Mary, Jo, Rebecca & John 
 
ORANGE PAPERIE & CO
X







 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

John's July Double Challenge & Our June Winner!!





Hello Everyone :)

Kim here....
Firstly to announce the 
WINNER of
 Bec's June 

TIC-TAC-TOE CHALLENGE

so without further ado

CONGRATULATIONS 

 

What a fantastic layout!!!
 A big Thank you to all that entered
Bec's Awesome Challenge

Now for me to share my mid-month 
inspiration with you....

I am actually going to share with you 2 double 
layouts!!!!

The first DOUBLE I am going to share with you
was created way back in early 2007
In the first 6 months I ventured into
Scrapbooking

 {Waiting For Hugo}
 2007
[I have only created 4 double layouts during the last 7 years]
and here is the layout double
I have created for
John's Challenge

 [My Exquisite Beauties]

Instead of using 12x12 pages I decided to go with two A4 papers
by Finnabair.

I do hope you are inspired to give 
The DREADED DOUBLE
a go!

I look forward to seeing your creations

Cheers

KIM





Saturday, July 5, 2014

July Challenge.

Hello Everyone,  John Here, Welcome to July, hard to believe the year is half over already.
Doesn't seem that long ago my little cherubs were opening their Christmas Pressies. 

On with the Challenge for July, 

A DOUBLE PAGE LAYOUT.

My challenge for you is to tackle the dreaded double. Myself, I like doing 
double page layouts, but I know many either don't like them or are afraid
of them.

My Layout

"Easter Time Is Family Time"


For this Challenge you may either, Scraplift my layout, use my layout as
you would a sketch or create your own.

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Thanks John for the fantastic inspo & a great challenge. It's been a very long time since I've made a double page, so this brought back memories of when I first started scrapbooking years ago. This is a kit I purchased not long ago at Scrapbook Superstore in Penrith (MME Lost & Found record it!) all the glitter. I hope you have time to play along this month. 


"World Travellers" by Jo
Full details go to my blog HERE


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Isn't Jo's Layout Fantastic !!!!

An Bec's Layout of her Nephew's


Hope we have inspired you to join us this month and create a double. 

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Mary here

Thank you for the Challenge John,  look at all the lovely pages from it.
Gorgeous family layout John, love your design and how you have managed to scrap a whole event on one page.
Jo You know I love your travel pages, love the bright colours
and Bec love the pics of your gorgeous nephews and how you have scrapped the double and linked them together

Broken But Learning to be Strong


For close ups you can visit my blog if you wish
http://www.mbennetts.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/broken-but-learning-to-be-strong-orange.html

Looking forward to lots of entries and Kim will be back mid month to inspire you with her double layout
Mary

Sunday, June 15, 2014

MID-MONTH REVEAL & SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!





Hello everyone, Jo here. It's time for our mid-month inspiration for Bec's tic-tac-toe challenge:


For this challenge I chose to make a card using Leaves-Orange-Embossing. A bit of vintage with a modern twist.


Also, we have a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - As you may have noticed we don't have sponsors for our challenge site. If you are a winner you will usually recieve a gift from the DT member who set the challenge for that month, at their own personal expense (scrapbooking products either new or hand made). Because of the high cost of sending international mail we have decided that if you are entering our challenges from outside of Australia, and you are a winner, you will be offered a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT 
 for the month following our announcement of the previous month's winner, in lieu of receiving a prize.
I hope we see lots more entries from our international followers as well as our local scrapbookers/card makers.

Next up is Kim with her fabulous inspiration.



Thanks Jo & how exciting!!!!
(Kim here...)
Firstly, Jo your card is totally STUNNING and just beautiful!
Now onto the challenge....
I really love Bec's June Challenge
I think it is a very clever one, with lots of combinations to choose from

I decided to go straight down the middle.....then to the left and UP!!!!
lol

 {Samantha & Rambo}

The buttons, flowers and the butterfly are all from 
and the beautiful chippie is from

Thank you for stopping by
and we hope you get the chance to join us!

Happy Scrapping

the 
Orange Paperie & Co
Team
 
 
 

Friday, June 13, 2014

May Winner @ Orange Paperie & Co





We had such gorgeous entries during our May Challenge
I just want to say a BIG Thank You to all that entered.

It came down to our final members
vote till we had a firm decision

OUR MAY CHALLENGE WINNER IS
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

LIZZY HILL

 


We loved your special photo and we really loved your journaling !

Thank you so very much
Lizzy!

Jo and I shall be back in a day or so to share our take on
Bec's 
Tic-Tac-Toe 
June Challenge!
thanks for stopping by


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Orange Paperie June Challenge

Bec here at Orange Paperie & Co...

My first challenge... thought I had better make it a good one!
Something for everyone...
To get the creative sparks flying...
And a challenge with a lot of scope for interpretation!

My challenge for you is ...Tic Tac Toe



The table above has different scrapbooking elements for you to use on your layout
...but with Tic Tac Toe you must choose a line of the elements, whether it be Horizontal, Vertical or Diagonal.  This doesn't limit you to using any of the other elements or others you want to add but you must play the game by letting us know the line on the table you have chosen.

Now on to our GD for the month of June. 
She is an inspiration to me and has welcomed me into her "Home" 
Encouraged my talent and given me numerous ideas!

Heather Waldron
Heather is an amazingly talented scrapper and the founder of the Ning Community Scrapbooking Website
"Home and Scrapped"

Hiya, I’m Heather, a fifty something, life-long crafter, happily married with two grown kids. We live in Brisbane with our two cats – been here for four years and love it. I came from country NSW, lived in Scotland for a decade and then moved to coastal NSW before Brisbane. We seem to be itinerant, but it’s accidental, because I crave deep roots and a little cottage somewhere nice.
 
I love making things and, along with most of the women in my family, have been doing just that since childhood. For several years I was a dedicated quilter and designed upwards of a hundred projects for craft magazines like Handmade and Patchwork & Stitching and I had a business selling my patterns. My house was full of fabric and projects on the go and I loved doing it all. Never thought it would change.
 
And then I walked past a scrapbooking store about eight years ago. Well… I didn’t really walk past it, I was sucked into it by some mystical force and drooled my way around the shop in a delighted hungry daze. That was it for me, scrapbooking began to slowly but surely take over my creative life until I forgot that it was called a sewing room and started calling my space a scrap room.
 
I started initially because I wanted to tell the stories of my family. My children are both adopted and their stories kind of started with us. I wanted to give them a sense of belonging and history that didn’t really come with them when we met them, as there are no baby photos, no first moments. Scrapbooking fills that gap, with tangible evidence of their importance in the world. 

My first efforts were satisfying and I’m still OK with them, but I really like the style that I eventually developed over the years, after attempting challenges on forums and blogs and stretching myself creatively. 
I am a person who loves paper. (Apparently that’s papyrophilia.) I love colour and visual texture and I love tonal patterns rather than busy prints. When I scrap, I like to use scrappy bits and easy techniques that work together in some way. I’ve always been on a strict budget and that has dictated my style quite a bit I think. 
Journaling is very important to me. I want my pages to tell the story whether I am there or not. The whole point of scrapbooking is to tell the story, to document the who, why, where and when of my photos and my feelings about it all too. Otherwise it’s just a pretty picture book.
 
I run a scrapbooking forum where there are monthly challenges http://homeandscrapped.ning.com/, and I have a sketch blog, http://scrapysketches.blogspot.com.au/. I also make flowers to sell sometimes. I love sketching and making flowers, it’s satisfies another part of my creativity that making cards and pages doesn’t quite reach. I love seeing how people interpret my sketches, and it’s also quite a buzz seeing my flowers on other people’s  pages.

I don’t consider myself a great scrapper, but I think I’m good enough, and good enough is just fine. My husband and kids like the stories and that’s what matters.
Heather Waldron

"Let us see how she tackled Tic Tac Toe...."
(Just Relax)
For this page I used the TTT line Punching-Orange-Cogs. My punching is fairly simple, mainly circles of different sizes, with a Stamping Up bird and a heart thrown into the mix. I also punched a partial circle from the smaller photo to allow the paper to peek through, and added another punched circle to that. The background is plain cream cardstock, swiped with gesso and spritzed with orange glimmer mist. I then used a pen and my glue lid to ink some circles onto the background in two colours, and added a couple of circle stamps for good measure. I love to use up scraps for my pages, and here I have used really small scrappy bits in orange and chocolate. I then added the journaling paper and embellishments that include cogs, a bottle cap, bling and brads. I love sneaking a little bling onto my masculine pages.
The photos are of my lovely husband of 26 years!
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Absolutely Beautiful as usual!!!

Heather has also kindly made something for the winner of this challenge.
This is an example of her amazing flowers as she mentioned above that she sells from her blog, go across to check them out. The papers are all quality & acid free, and the items are all loose so that they can be arranged however the recipient wants.  Stunning!

Thank you Heather for being my Guest Designer.
Even reading your bio myself has given me an insight into your world that even I haven't seen before.  Beautiful lady!

My layout for Tic Tac Toe

(till there was you)

The line of elements I used was a vertical one of Twine, Cogs and Embossing.
My two gorgeous nephews, having fun in a playhouse.

The June Challenge being relaesed on the 5th of June means I should wish my youngest nephew in the photo, Nathaniel, a very Happy 3rd Birthday!

Mary and John join me on this blog post.
Jo and Kim will give us some mid month inspiration.
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A big Warm Welcome to Heather and such a great take on the Tic, Tac, Toe and thank you for the gorgeous tag for the winner of the challenge, a lucky person is going to love that ! and Bec what a super Cute layout. Love how it looks like they are looking out of the layout and gorgeous colour scheme and fabulous challenge you have set.
I think I ended up using most of the elements in the end.
I have used chippy frame, butterflies and embossing, but I also have stamping, twine and Orange.

ENJOY LIFE



Now I hand you over to John with his take on Bec's Challenge

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Hi Again & welcome to another month, and what a great challenge
Bec has set for us. Thank you to Heather for joining us this Month.
What lovely layouts to inspire us.

I have also used the Twine, Cogs and Embossing.

 (Double Trouble) 

These are my little boys with their lovely smiles.
Hope you all find the time to join us this month.
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Just had to pop back and say I saw John's layout in real life today and the embossed background is so stunning ! and very clever. Sometimes photo's just don't do a layout justice.  Looking forward to seeing the entries  ~ Mary
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

APRIL CHALLENGE WINNER!

Hello again everyone!  I'm back today to announce the winner of my "Circles & Flourishes" challenge for April. I'm sorry for the slight delay in this but Mother's Day held me up a bit. We here at Orange Paperie & Co were so blown away with the quality of the entries for this challenge. We appreciate each & everyone who took the time to enter & we hope you all had a bit of fun with it.

So without further ado, the winner for April is "LIZZY CRUST".   CONGRATULATIONS! We really loved the textured flourishes & subtles circles along with the colours which worked perfectly with the theme of your photo. The way you framed your pic with the circle of string tops the page off.


Lizzy if you'd like to pm me through our FB page, I'll organise a little something to be sent to you.

Thank you again everyone for joining in & for your support & I hope you'll join us again this month with Kim's lovely mood board challenge.

Until next time.....Jo  xx

Monday, May 5, 2014

Kim's May Challenge




Welcome everyone to our little Challenge Blog!!!

With the start of May, we see a few changes..... as most of you know
two member's of our Design Team made the decision to move on, so Mary, Jo and myself
set out to find Two new Design Team Member's

And we did!!!!

We give you

Rebecca Timms

 Here is a little bit about Bec.
Hi, I'm Bec Timms, I live in Orange N.S.W with my partner,
 Charlie. Originally from Southampton in the UK, we moved to Australia in the New Year of 2011.
 I started scrapbooking in Nov 2012 when the lovely Mary Bennetts started classes at Marally Craft, the store I worked at.
I had met Mary, Kim and Annette as regular customers of the store and had always been interested in their purchases, as primarily I am a card maker. 
And have been card making throughout my 20’s.
 The Orange Paperie girls started me on a journey of techniques, blogs and challenges, even helped answer my questions such as, “what is a sketch?”
Since then I have discovered a love for sketches, they are a perfect inspiration point with the ability to tweak anything to your personal style.  I love that every layout made from a sketch can be completely different and personal to the creator.
I love bright colours, washi tape, and chippies.  My favourite scrappy website is Home and Scrapped as it’s very welcoming and relaxed.  My muses in my scrapbooking pages are my nephews Isaac (4) and Nathaniel (2).  They mean absolutely everything to me and one of my ways to stay in touch with them, is to scrap their gorgeous faces on my layouts.
Visit Rebecca's blog.......* HERE*
and we also welcome

John Weston

Hi, I'm John Weston and I live in Orange N.S.W with my wife and two sons who are the reason why I scrap. Have been kind of scrapbooking since 2010 when my wife bought an album that I would stick one photo along with a ticket or certificate from when it was taken. Then I met Bec from Marally Craft who talked me into taking Mary's class. They started me on a journey of techniques, blogs and challenges for which I will always be grateful
I love to layer paper on my pages as well as try different techniques. 
You can visit John's Blog......* HERE *
A very warm welcome to Rebbeca & John.
Now on to May's Challenge.....
My Challenge is to use these images to inspire you to create, whether it's the colours, products....
 from the first image

 This image is by the very talented 
And to use this quote in some fashion....be it the whole Quote or even just a word or two from it!

Here is what I have created.....inspired by the above images

{Friendship}
 The colours in Gwen's photograph really struck me and I simply love the Quote
Now let's see what our newest DT member's have created....
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Hi everyone. Happy to be with  my first DT Layout. Very honoured to be working with a very talented group of Ladies.  Hope I can keep up with everyone, all such beautiful work.

What a lovely challenge Kim has set us, with Gwen's beautiful Picture.

I Have draw my inspiration from some of the products in the picture & I liked the way the twine looked against the pink flowers & used the first part of the quote.


{Everyday Is Beautiful}

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Here is Rebecca's stunning layout......
 
{Even When It's Raining}

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Welcome to the team John and Bec, what beautiful layouts .
I took my inspiration from the quote and lovely colours and splash of gold in Gwen's beautiful photo


{Everyday is Beautiful }

Looking forward to seeing lots of lovely entries
Mary

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Hi all! Jo here. I just love the challenge that Kim has set for this month. Beautiful work Mary, John, and Bec. I love your interpretations. I took my inspo from the softness of the colours of the mood board, the quote & also the washi tape & flowers. You can go HERE for closies.

 {Beautiful}

So we hope you can find the time to join us this month
and hope you have been inspired


Again a HUGE welcome to our newest Design Team members
John & Bec


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Circles & Flourishes.....{Jo's Awesome Challenge!!!}





Morning All :)

Kim here with a little mid-month reminder of 
Jo's April Challenge- Circles & Flourishes
Check out what the other Design Team members have created

For me these two design elements are some of my all time favourite things!!!!

 anyway, here is what I created

{Easter 2009}
The photo is of my littlest (Hugo) discovering how to do
 'THE HUNTING EASTER EGGS'
thing....so super cute!


Lots of glorious circles & I have used black gesso and a mask to create my flourishes

I do hope you can find the time to create using Jo's Challenge?

Next month, Mary, Jo and I have a few surprises and we can't wait to tell you all about it!!!!
SQUEAL!!!!

before I sign off  we would like to wish you all a
Happy & Safe Easter 
 if you are traveling,
please keep safe.


Cheers
KIM
x



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Vintage With a Twist (Cheryl's March Challenge) WINNER!




Hello all :)

Kim here to announce the winner of Cheryl's March Challenge

We had some stunning entries last month!
Cheryl's challenge was fabulous, we had a hard time picking a layout
as they were all gorgeous!
Thank you all, for sharing your beautiful creations with us at
OP&C
 We did come up with a winner

and the winner is.......



A stunning take on the challenge, Libeeti!
( I love the spotty pattern papers and your darling pinwheel )
Congratulations!!!
(Cheryl will be in touch with you!) 

Also on a sad note we bid farewell to not one but two of our DT members
Cheryl and Annette
you both will be sadly missed 
Thank You, Both 
 for your inspiration, your time and your support
it has been wonderful and we will miss you, both!

Don't forget we have 
 up and running and we have a fab 
Guest Designer.....so why not pop on over and take a look???!

Happy Scrapping

Cheers
Kim
x
 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

April Challenge

Hello all! Jo here. My turn to set the challenge for this month, which is Autumn for us here in Oz and I'm sure all of you who live in the Northern Hemisphere are very excited that Spring is finally here. My challenge this month is CIRCLES AND FLOURISHES.
I'm very excited to introduce to you our very special friend and this month's Guest Designer ....

BEC TIMMS (someone who hales from the UK but, lucky for us, is now an honorary Aussie). Thank you Bec for sharing some inspo with us and I'm sure everyone will love how you've tackled the challenge.


Hi, I'm Bec Timms, I live in Orange N.S.W with my partner, Charlie. Originally from Southampton in the UK, we moved to Australia in the New Year of 2011.
 I started scrapbooking in Nov 2012 when the lovely Mary Bennetts started classes at Marally Craft, the store I worked at.
I had met Mary, Kim and Annette as regular customers of the store and had always been interested in their purchases, as primarily I am a card maker. 
And have been card making throughout my 20’s.
I have recently scrapped with Jo and Cheryl and enjoyed meeting them very much. 
 The Orange Paperie girls started me on a journey of techniques, blogs and challenges, even helped answer my questions such as, “what is a sketch?”
Since then I have discovered a love for sketches, they are a perfect inspiration point with the ability to tweak anything to your personal style.  I love that every layout made from a sketch can be completely different and personal to the creator.
I love bright colours, washi tape, and chippies.  My favourite scrappy website is Home and Scrapped as it’s very welcoming and relaxed.  My muses in my scrapbooking pages are my nephews Isaac (4) and Nathaniel (2).  They mean absolutely everything to me and one of my ways to stay in touch with them, is to scrap their gorgeous faces on my layouts.
In fact the layout I have completed for Aprils’ OP Challenge is of my youngest nephew walking through a field of lavender.
Thank you Jo for thinking of me to be your GD this month, I feel very honoured as I admire all you ladies very much!!!
And here is Bec's stunning layout:


I love the stencil work on this page & that beautiful photo within the pretty circle frame is perfect for our theme. Thanks Bec. For closies and more info pop over to Bec's blog HERE

In total contrast to what Bec has come up with, here is my inspo for the challenge. This is what I love about challenges, the very different ideas that everyone has. I hope you like it.


I've chosen to use large chipboard cogs for my circles as well as clocks. My flourishes are the die cut leafy swirls. For closies and info about the other techniques I've used go to my blog HERE

Next up is our lovely Mary. Over to you Mare...

Wow hard acts to follow!
Thank you Bec for being our GD this month, such a beautiful , soft, delicate layout for such a gorgeous photo. Just the right amount of soft , sweet touches.
and Jo Such a gorgeous masculine layout of your beautiful Tim. Love the weathered board and title.


BUSTER



This is my husband with his dogs Buster and Pogo. For the story of Buster the 5c dog you can visit my blog 
Here
Thank You Jo for the fabulous challenge. I love Circles and flourishes
Next up will be Kim

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Vintage with a twist

Hi everyone, well I made it just in time (actually have a nearly two weeks before this challenge is finished) so I'm not going too bad.
I would like to share with you all a very precious page, it has a pic of my parents in their early twenties, so would have been taken mid to late 1959 or early 1960. I adore this pic so much, how young and in love they look, unfortunately they have both passed (much before their time) and the marriage didn't last but I will always have this pic capturing a lovely moment.


Used lots of stamping (all Kasiercraft) as are the flowers, except for the small cream ones (they are from Craft Queen along with the pink pearl strands and ribbons), rhinestone flourish and small lemon and green pearls. Some gorgeous Scrapmatts chippies and wooden words.

Now on a sad note this will be my last post for Paperie, stepping down from the DT, a bit of a break is needed but I will still be popping in to see how things are going and maybe do a challenge or too.
I would like to thankyou all for your support and encouragement over the past, nearly two years.
Hugs and love
Annette xo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

GREAT CHALLENGE

Hi all Annette here, haven't quite been able to do a page for this challenge but perhaps a late month one could occur yet. Would like to thank Cheryl for her challenge, fantastic idea to scrap a vintage page with non traditional colours, makes one think and also for having  JOHN WESTON as our Guest Designer, it is nice to see a male take on what has been predominately a female hobby.
Keep your entries coming in, we LOVE seeing what you are doing, inspires us as well.
Until next time
Hugs and love
Annette xo

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cheryl's Vintage with Non-Traditional Colours Challenge!




Hello all :)
Kim here with some mid-month inspiration 

But, firstly I would like to Thank Cheryl for all her wonderful creations and the time she has
 put into our little Challenge site
A BIG WARM THANK YOU, Cheryl
(((HUGS)))
Also a HUGE thanks to our first ever MALE Guest Designer
John's layout for Orange Paperie is absolutely gorgeous,
 {click on the link below}
to see Cheryl's Challenge Reveal post
Cheryl has put up a wonderful challenge for us this month.....
VINTAGE
but
 using NON-TRADITIONAL COLOURS...
Now, I did struggle with this to begin with...but then this happened.....



{1960}

 This is my beautiful mother at the tender age of 18,
 with my eldest brother, Warren (9 months)


I hope you get the chance to join us

Hugs
KIM
X



Monday, March 17, 2014

FEBRUARY WINNER

Good morning , Mary here just popping by to announce the winner of my challenge for February the month of love , criteria was to use hearts on your layout.
Lots of beautiful entries, we love seeing your creations, so keep them coming for this months challenge :)
 Drum roll........ the winner for February is Kylie with her beautiful entry on Shirley Temple



Love the colour scheme with the photo , just perfect and love the design. Congratulations Kylie !

Once again thank you to all those that entered, you make it very hard to choose a winner.

Kim and Annette will be by soon to reveal their layouts for this month.

Love and Peace
Mary

Friday, March 7, 2014

More March Inspo

Hello, Jo here, I'm sorry I've been a bit late posting my design for this month's challenge. Thanks Cheryl for the challenge and I must say I had a lot of fun with this one. For closies go to my blog HERE


Thank you John for being our GD this month!  I hope you all have time for this one as I'm sure you have some vintage pics stashed away somewhere :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March Challenge

Hi Everyone, Me once more with my challenge for March and also to introduce a very special Guest Designer. Firstly though, I must tell you all that this challenge will be my last as part of the OP Design Team and I would like very much to thank Mary, Kim and Annette for letting me be a part of this wonderful challenge site for the last 14 months or so, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with the girls and I have enjoyed my time here immensely.
Now...... without further ado I would like to introduce to you JOHN WESTON! my GD for this month.

Some of you may know John, but for those that don't, this is what John has to say about himself.

Hi, I'm John Weston and I live in Orange N.S.W with my wife and two sons who are the reason why I scrap. Have been kind of scrapbooking since 2010 when my wife bought an album that I would stick one photo along with a ticket or certificate from when it was taken. Then I met Bec from Marally Craft who talked me into taking Mary's class. They started me on a journey of techniques, blogs and challenges for which I will always be grateful
I love to layer paper on my pages as well as try different techniques. This is my first GD and I would like to thank Cheryl for asking me. Very honoured to be here.

And here is John's gorgeous page. My challenge for the month is to take a vintage pic and scrap it with non traditional colours eg: no creams, browns etc


Thanks so much John , you have nailed this challenge to perfection.



And now........ here is my take. I pinched a pic of Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner fro the internet (naughty me) and its from the 1946 movie The Killers by Ernest Hemingway.



I have only used one piece of pp for this page and its from the Kaiser Looking Glass collection, the little love birds are fussy cut from an old piece of Graphic 45, the splats are a recently released Kaiser stamp. Clock chippie is from Scrapmatts, Kaiser blooms, hearts cut from acetate using the cricut, The little black wood piece is from Craft Queen , I have painted it black and the leaves are a die cut from spellbinders. That's it for me, and hoping that you can all find the time to play along this month.
Cheryl
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Welcome John as our GD for this month.
 John and Cheryl fabulous layouts for the challenge.. A beautiful vintage photo John and you have done a wonderful job still retaining the vintage feel , using no vintage colours.
Cheryl that photo is a bit stunning and love the touch of Orange and I need that splat stamp!
I was sent me the gorgeous Blue Belle Range from Kaiser to play with for Scrapbookit for which I have set a challenge over there for this month. I think this layout fits the criteria for Cheryl's challenge at Orange Paperie

WE BEGIN AND END WITH FAMILY


Looking forward to seeing lots of lovely entries
Mary 
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