Sunday, December 30, 2012

December Challenge

Phew just made it in time for the close of the December challenge......oops have had this page done for ages just haven't taken a pic of it, but never fear fatithful and loyal followers here it is.

I stuck pretty close to the sketch but perhaps do need to add a bit more journalling. Used lots of glimmer, texture paste (thanks to the lovely Miss Kim for showing me how to do it). All the gorgeous chippies are from Scrapmatts, flowers, key, leaf ribbon and tiny twine from Craft Queen.

Only one day to go can you do it too? Would love to see, hugs and love Annette xo

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Well he's making a list and checking it twice and will find out whose naughty or nice!!
It is nearly that time of the year again, love it or hate it, there is no escaping all the lights, tinsel, Santas and the trappings of the season.
Soooo with all this madness around I decided to break from tradition, I think that puts me on the naughty list, and make our challenge for the month a bit different. It has two parts, first is a pretty awesome sketch, designed by the wonderful Miss Annnette (that's me) with the following criteria - a Xmas pic must be used but no tradional Xmas colours ie red, green, gold, silver plus no Xmas embellies. Xmas sentiments yes but nothing else Christmassy.

To kick things off we have one of the most gorgeous, lovely, sweet and talented lady that I have had the pleasure of meeting irl and giving squishy hugs to..........the incredible LEANNE JAGO.

"Howdy, its me Leanne..or as many of you know me LJ..
I'm a mum of two mostly gorgeous children who say the darnest
things and are growing up so quickly.. the whole reason i scrap is the therapy
i get from getting my hands dirty and being able to zone out from the world
and truly relax.. Sure the bi-product of having all those memories is an added
bonus thats for sure.
I'm currently part the design teams for Show Us Your Stuff, Rainbow Splendour,
Lil Red Rocket and ScrapMatts.
Thank you for letting me be a part of Orange Paperie & Co for the month of
December. Annette has provided a Gorgeous Sketch and the bonus of doing
a Chrissy layout without the traditional colours is so refreshing .. so why not
have a go at this one.. "
Here is the sketch, while it looks a bit squashed it is meant to be done as a 12x12.

And here we have LJ's gorgeous take on it, totally love the pic and how she has intrepreted the sketch.

Now the rest of us will have our pages up within the next couple of days but I thought I would pop in a couple of sneak peeks of my page, after all it is my challenge.
So what do you think???

Would love to see your comments and of course your pages, until then.

Hugs and love

Annette xo 

Love the gorgeous LJ's layout, Thank You Leanne for joining us at Orange Paperie with your super fabulous talent. That photo is so cute!
This is my take on Miss Annette's Challenge for the month and look forward to seeing a lot of people joining in :)

I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone a Joyful, safe, and wonderful Christmas
Love and Sunshine
Mary x

 Hello everybody!!!!!
(Kim here)....

   Great to have the naughty but nice Leanne Jago helping us to inspire you during this festive season.....and before I forget, I would like to wish everyone the Merriest of Christmas Wishes to one and all and I hope that the new year is absolutely fabulous!!!!
     Now to show you my take on our Christmas Loving, Annette's Sketchy...Non-traditional Colour Challenge....

They were sooooo cute, back in 1993.....(What happened????)

Hope you can find the time to get this challenge done....we know it's hard this time of the year with end of school and Christmas stuff!

Cheers  Kim xxx