Thursday, 18 October 2012

Monthly Challenge No 10 (October/Nov)

Thank you to everyone who entered last month's challenge - Not quite so many entries ... maybe the theme was a bit trickier .... it's a nice, easy one this month! Jenny will be along in a few days to announce last month's winner!

As some of you will know I celebrated my birthday earlier this month so it seemed fitting that our theme for this month is:

Birthdays!!

And the (optional) extra is ....include CIRCLES OR OVALS somewhere on your project!!

Closing date for entries is: 14 November at 1pm

One random winner will win a £5 voucher to spend in the S J Crafts Shop! Don't forget to check back to see if you are our lucky winner or you are chosen for our favourite 3 entries!!!

Please remember to check out the monthly challenge rules on the tab at the top of this blog, before entering. A quick reminder of our main rules:

Please link directly to your post & not a general link to your blog. 
You must mention and include a link back to the challenge in your entry post. No back linking please - new work only.
The winner must contact me by e mail to receive their prize. A few of our favourites will also be selected to be featured on this blog!
The final (& most important rule) is to have fun!!

Check out the fab samples from our very talented Design Team!
Please do click on the name to visit their blog and leave them a comment ... I know they'd love you to pop by!

(By the way I will be looking for someone new to join our DT soon so watch out for the DT Call!!)

Lisa-Jane - Now We Are 6 (Divided protectors)


I used divided page protectors so that I could include lots of embellishments, multiple photos and space to journal my story.  I focussed on one aspect of my son's birthday - his present of a guitar for the Wii and the Lego Rock Band game!



The papers are My Mind's Eye, stickers and buttons from stash, Cosmo Cricket  and Smash washi tapeglossy accents to pick out the pictures on the journalling block and Black Soot Crackle Paint on the chipboard pieces.
I managed a few circles and ovals too!


Jennifer - Turning 30 Layout


This layout documents my feelings about life as I turned 30! I used papers from the Studio Calico Hey Day 6x6 Pad, and a piece of pink Crate Paper Little Bo Peep Paper. I scattered some sequins (circular!) because the photo was taken at a party and it looked a bit like table confetti. I also used a Little Bo Peep Border Sticker at the top of the page, and a Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch above the journaling - the scallops match the scallop patterns on my mermaid outfit!

Jenny - Birthday Card


Lots of circles on my card - Papers are from MME - Notalgia pad, the frame around the image and the flowers were cut with nestabities and I used Tattered Rose distress ink around the image and lots of stickles on her wings and around the frame and flowers.


Louise - How Many Birthday Cakes Layout


This year my son had more birthday cakes than usual as his birthday fell in the middle of the week so he ended up with one for his friends, another (actually it was 10 cupcakes!!) with the family and a third cake on his actual birthday.
My supplies include large AC alphas, scraps and stickers from various Echo Park collection kits.

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We can't wait to see your birthday cards, layouts & papercrafting projects 
Please remember to link directly to your blog post and to include a link back to the challenge.

Good Luck and Have Fun!!

6 comments :

Carol Yates said...

Hope this works, and I have met all the criteria, if not please let me know as I am new to this.

Kirsty.a said...

Hi, this is the first time I've joined in here. It was my birthday too last week, so I've scrappoed some pics of my birthday breakfast

Jess said...

This is the first challenge I've entered, thank you for setting it. We went to the beach for my birthday this year so have some great photos to scrap

Lin said...

Such a lovely variety from the DT. Thank you team!

Lin xx

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Hi :)

Linked my project for thr first time, hope you like it!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful challenges and the beautiful work by the DT. Have a fabulous week! Hugs, Gloria

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