Friday, October 5, 2012

October Challenge

Another month has flown by and it is my turn to set the new challenge and introduce our Guest Designer for the month of October.
So seeing I have been on a beautiful Fijian Holiday my challenge is.............. to use these colours

Yep I am still in Tropical mode. You can use the colours anyway you like. The only criteria is for journalling. And now to introduce to you our Guest Designer for the month...... The Beautiful....... Lizzy Hill !

and here is a little about Lizzy 

My name is Lizzy Hill & I began scrapping in 2009 after coming home from a trip overseas. Mum encouraged me to ‘give it a go’ as a way of getting my photos sorted. It opened up a whole new world which I just adore. Blogging seemed to be a natural extension of scrapping – thus I’ve managed to combine a whole pile of ‘loves’ - photography, writing & scrapping!
My style is madly eclectic. I’ll give anything a go & I LOVE the ‘love’ of belonging to this Scrappy Community…blog hops & challenges are such fun! There’s nothing like getting a scrappy surprise in the mail – this extends me, ‘cos I like to use what I’m sent….so I have to move outside my ‘safety zone’.  And I think that always helps us grow as scrappers!
I scrap cards & OTP’s [off the page projects] as well as layouts. I don’t consider myself artistic – but I do really enjoy colour combinations. That may come from my dim, dark past as a hairdresser! I was also an English teacher…but my boys are grown up, I have my first grand-child [see LO!] & I’m pretty much enjoying the good life these days. Not complaining at all…
I’ve been on the Design Team over at Scrap Friends for around 6 months – it’s my first serious ‘gig’ & that’s been a learning curve that I’ve really enjoyed.
I’ve also been published in Scrapbooking Memories quite a bit this year, as well as winning a few online competitions. That’s all given me an extra bit of confidence in my scrapping. Sometimes layouts go together really easily – sometimes they fight me every inch of the way….the layout I’m sharing with you today was the former. And I’ve used a few ‘different’ ideas that you might like to give a go.
See the Purple Pumpkin button? I’ve chopped it in half…this idea came from the lovely Chantelle. My scissors didn’t like the idea very much, but my wallet did!
There’s a flower tucked underneath. It’s made of paper towel – the stuff from the kitchen. I often use this when I’m misting – which I did for the top ‘sea blue’ flower [which is die cut from old packaging!]…saw the outline on the paper towel & decided to cut it looked too nice to waste!
And I thought of another idea for Washi tape [which I LOVE] – threaded it through the little heart! The glassine bag holds my journaling.
This was a FUN challenge to do – I’m sure you’ll find it will be too. Hope to see lots of you joining in this month with the lovely ladies here at Orange Paperie & Co!
I love visitors stopping by my blog, so drop by and see me at Lizzy Hill …yep, thrilling name…but easy for me to remember! Cheerio for now…

and Lizzy's gorgeous layout

and the journalling

Thank you Lizzy for being doing us the honour of being our Guest Designer this month.
My Layout is of gee let me guess ??? Yep you got it Fiji :)

Now I will hand you over to Kim and Annette for their take on the challenge and look forward to seeing lots of entries

Hi Kim here,
Don't you just love the summer feel of those colours!!! Thanks Mary for the great challenge....

here is my layout

                                      {Summer Breeze}

Hope to see lots of entries and thanks  Lizzy for joining us this month!

Happy Scrapping

and of course we have saved the best till last hehehe...........I loved the colours in this and they were just perfect for this beautiful pic of my gorgeous great neice Lailah.

As you can see I used all the colours for this page and just love how it turned out, was inspired by two lovely pages in the current issue of Scrapbook Creations. 

How gorgeous is Lizzy's take on our challenge, wow thanks.

So looking forward to seeing your take on this, hugs and love Annette xo