Thursday, July 5, 2012

Our very First Challenge !

Hello  and welcome to our very first Challenge ! :)  We hope that you will join us and we can inspire each other and challenge each other in our scrapbooking journey.
For our first challenge I would like you to scrap a Childhood Memory. So it maybe a favourite doll or teddy bear, a holiday, anything that reminds you of your childhood. The only criteria is to have some journalling to tell the story. So have fun, enjoy the journey back to your childhood and please share your amazing layouts with us
I am using the layout I also used for Miss Annette's colour challenge on facebook. This is me at the Tennis Courts down from my family home. I spent a lot of time here growing up. You can read the story on my blog

Gorgeous Mary!!!
Love that MME paper and your soft colours!!!!

  A very warm welcome to our new venture, we are looking forward to inspiring you over the coming months. Mary has given us a lovely first challenge.
  When we, Mary, Annette and I talked about our first  challenge, Mary talked about a Vintage Challenge and my mind went straight to a photo I have had, hanging up on a string in my old the photo isn't of me it's of my mother, (Molly aged 5ish) with her family back in 1947, it was taken upon their arrival in Sydney from Launceston, Tas. I know very little other than what I've told you....but this pic so needed a new home other than hanging on a string!!!

 Over the next few days all shall become clear about our little challenge blog.
Cheers Kim

It gives me great pleasure to introduce our First Guest DT Member for the month
Drum Roll...........

The lovely Jo Tritton

and a little about Jo

Hi, my name is Jo Tritton and I've been married for 28 years (I'm still trying to get my head around that!) & we have two wonderful young adults who are my greatest achievement, and they provide lots of inspiration for this addiction of mine. We also have two fur babies who tend to pop up in my layouts from time to time as well. I've been scrapping for 7 years now & still cannot define my own style. I always like to try new techniques & I like to have a go at many different styles. I tend to use distressing techniques and ink on a lot of my projects and I love all the new masks and templates that are available now.  Besides my family, I also love to scrap our travel photos (travel being my other passion). I find the art of paper crafting very therapeutic, liberating and challenging. This year I have been published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine and Australian Scrapbook Creations Magazine. I've also recently been a Guest Design Team member with "Show Us Your Stuff" and a "Featured Member" on The Scrapboxx. I am humbled and excited to be asked to be one of the first Guest Designers for Orange Paperie & Co. It's the wonderful people that I get to meet through scrapbooking that makes the journey so worthwhile.

and Jo's gorgeous layout

This is a layout of Jo's Mum

Beautiful , Love the cluster and the little Peter Rabbit Button
Thank You Jo for being our first Guest Designer

 So lovelies get inspired and create your awesome vintage beauties. Mr Linky will be added to the side panel over the weekend and the DEVINE Miss Annette will add her inspiration in the next few days.

 Entry closes on the last day of the month.

Cheers from the OP&C crew and a huge thanks to our wonderful, Guest Designer Jo


  1. Lovin' all these layouts, you talented girls you.Will try to do this challenge justice.

    1. And we are so looking forward to seeing it, Miss

  2. Beautiful work so far! I found you from Jo's blog. Looking forward to playing along!

    1. Awesome Debbie looking forward to seeing your creation...x

  3. this looks great,& a beautiful example.good luck for the blog.xo

  4. I just linked my layout to Mr. Linky. It didn't give me an option to add a thumbnail?? Not sure what happened. Loved the challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Wow Jo - that layout is just stunning!!

  6. I have just finished my layout, but will have to wait till tomorrow to get a decent pic!

  7. yay can't wait to see it Kylie

  8. OK... I've linked it through now (I think!!)

  9. Terrific layouts Debbie and Kylie. I am still trying to get to my scraproom to start, toooooooo cooooold!!!

  10. Yes.. cold here too Cheryl. I have been running up and down on the spot and jumping for 2-5 minutes before going into my scraproom (the window in there seems to just leak cold air in all the time) and scrap. This seems to be working!

  11. I'll have to try that Kylie, heheh!!