Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Oh my goodness, September already, and time for another awesome (because I have set it) challenge and a new Guest designer.
So without further ado I would like to introduce you all to Cheryl O'Brien who is a very close friend of us here at Orange Paperie.

Cheryl O'Brien
I discovered scrapbooking in 2001 when I was living on the Central Coast, or  I should say I discovered my first scrapbooking magazine, Creating Keepsakes, it had me intrigued and I knew I wanted to try this craft, but my options were limited as I could not find a scrapbooking store  anywhere on the Coast.  I eventually found my first store after moving to the country in 2002 and came across Joys Paperworks in a neighbouring town whilst shopping one day,  I was almost beside myself, excitement plus!! Needless to say, I went home that day with lots of goodies and thus my obsession began.

I don’t really know that I have a particular style, though of late I am tending towards layering a lot more than I used to and doing a lot of distressing etc  and am finding the results quite pleasing.
Cheryls Scrap Room

There are a whole lot of very talented scrappers out there, all with their own unique style  and I admire each and every one of them, though  I must admit my all time favourite is Julie Winks. I just love all her work, it’s candy for the eyes.

I don’t really do a lot of online shopping as I prefer to suss out scrapping stores wherever I go and stock up then, but when I do shop online  I would have to say that Scrapboxx ,Shop and Crop and  Scrap Therapy are my three top picks.

The Challenge for this month is a recipe, I like recipes they tend to take a lot of the guess work out of what you have to do but still allow for lots of creative flow.

You will need the following ingredients -

1 black and white pic
and a two word title 

So what do you think, not all that difficult, the main thing is to have lots of fun with it. 

Here we have Cheryl's absolutely gorgeous take, totally love all the beauiful layering, stunning flowers, use of the punch and lovely butterflies, such a stunning page.

 Mine is a bit more simplier but I loved how it turned out. All the awesome boy embellies on the page came from My2angels and is from their Boys only embellie kit, just perfect for this pic of my 3 cheeky nephews.

I made the banner from the pages of an old book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and used cotton twine, the pp is Kaiser and the alphas are old ones I had in my stash, forgot I had them actually.

Now Kim decided to do a Lou and came up with......
                                {Meeting Julie}


So I hope that you will come and play with us and cook up a storm.

Hugs and love 
Annette xo

(We will be back to announce the winner of the August Colour Challenge in the next few days).

Hello Mary here, running a bit late with mine. Still trying to get back into the swing of things after being at Navutu in Fiji and seriously lacking mojo. Anyway last night I sat down and got stuck into creating my layout 5c Buster.

 This is a layout of my hubby and his dog Buster, I will put the story on my blog. Can't wait to see what you all come up with 
Mary x


  1. Cheryl your layout is super stunning and thanks for joining us this month at OP&C....xxxx

  2. Wow cheryl! What a stunning page. Lovin' your work my lovely :)

  3. Wow Cheryl your layout is just beautiful, love the punched edge peeping out and the butterflies, flowers and layering, just superb
    Mary x

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  5. Thanks all you lovelies, removed last comment due to misspelling, hehehe!! Love your l.o's Miss Kim and Miss Annette and thanks for the invite, it's an honout to be here as guest designer.

  6. Goodness me!! and that was supposed to be honour, typing in the dark is my problem xx

  7. OMGoodness - what an incredibly talented lot you are indeed!! such gorgeous and stunning designs ALL of you...I love recipe challenges...might just give this a try xxx

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  9. All your layouts are gorgeous girls!
    Have done mine! yippee~~
    Thanks for the inspiration!! xx

  10. Great Inspiration this month! Have done mine too. xo

  11. I keep trying to add some comments, but blogger keeps treating me like an alien and booting me of. :)
    Let's see if it lets me leave some gallery love for you super talented girls today?
    Well done all you clever chickies...lovely work here :)