Tuesday, February 5, 2013


 Well, the month of February is well and truly under way and it just so happens that it is also a very special month for me and my hubby, as Valentines Day is also our Wedding anniversary..... This year we have been married for 21 years.

Now, before I tell you about our Challenge I need to introduce my Guest Designer..... I love her style and she is not afraid to try new things...get messy and be creative..
 Please Meet.......
Shauna Arnold
 So I decided to ask Shauna a few questions, so we could get to know her a little better.
Q1. How did you discover Scrapbooking?

Through an online parenting website in which they had a Scrapbook Thread, about 7 years ago.

Q2.Do you have a handy tip you could share with us?
Use a sketch or colour palette as a jumping off point. If I think about something too much it usually goes pear-shaped. If I just let the prompt guide me, the rest usually comes naturally.

Q3. What type of camera do you have?
I still use my Nokia Mobile Phone!

Q4. What products do you love at the moment?
Kaisercraft cardstock for my bases. Kaisercraft Mini Patterned Paper Pads, AC Thickers, Tattered Angels Glimmermist, Crafters Workshop Templates.

Q5. Who inspires YOU?
All scrapbookers inspire me in one way or the other. I surf blogs for inspiration & when I see a technique or an idea I want to try, I save it for future reference. It really could be any scrapper!
 Make sure you pop on over to
Shauna's Blog and check out her talent!!!
 Now onto the Challenge.....so of course this months challenge has to have a heart involved.....sooo I thought how about a sketch...

So a pretty basic sketch....the only other criteria is I would like to see BUTTONS-BEADS-and/or SEQUINS.
 Shauna has done a brilliant job...take a look,
{i heart you}
by Shauna

Thank You so very much Shauna.....stunning work!!!
My take looks like...
{4ever you and me}
Close ups over at my blog

now over to Miss Annette..... cheers Kim x                                             
Yay for me...........I managed to get in nice and early this time......phew.

 How awesome is the sketch challenge that Kim has given us as well using the sketch she asks that we add buttons, beads/sequins and such.

So my take on this all has kept pretty close to the sketch.

I tried a few different things on this page, I won't fill up here with the details but if you are interested pop over to my blog and I will let you know what I have done.

One thing I will say is that instead of one or two pics I decided to fill the heart shape up with pics of my family and my two closest friends, plus on the outside is the names of two other dear friends Anne and Denise, couldn't fit their pics in.

I really hope that you will join in our challenge this month and have some fun, hugs and love to all.

Mary will add her layout when she has a chance...so remember to pop back and check, later

Thanks x

Hello Mary here with my take on Kim's Challenge

Everyone's layouts are amazing, and thank you Shauna for being our Guest Designer this month, beautiful layout.
I have made my heart out of canvas that has been soaked in coffee, material and lace and then some trinkets sew on. For close ups visit my blog  http://www.mbennetts.blogspot.com.au/
Looking forward to seeing lots of gorgeous layouts this month, the month of Love
Mary x


  1. Woot woot! To all of you!! Gorgeous layouts !!

  2. Fabulous challenge. And sketch and stunning example x

  3. Thanks Orange Paperie & Co for asking me to be your Guest Designer this month! And congratulations Kim for your 21st Wedding Anniversary. x

  4. wow Shaunagh what a gorgeous page, love how you incorporated the sequins, looks awesome, and Miss Kim love love yours too those little micro beads look amazing

  5. Lovely page Mary, great effect with the coffee