Sunday, April 14, 2013

A different take on our Monthly Challenge

Hiya my lovelies, Annette here with my take on our current challenge.
I decided to think outside the square this time and do a few cards instead of a layout.

On this first one I was inspired by the whole picture and all the bright, beautiful colours, so using washi tape from CraftQueen I covered the whole card with different designs. Gorgeous little prima flowers also came from CraftQueen. I added a pearl strand, muslin and lovely lemon ribbon.

 Card number two used the tealy blue and yellow from the small pictures on the wall.

 From memory I think the pp is Kaisercraft and a Making Memories journal tag cut down. Huge thanks to Kim for the idea for the banner with twine.

Last but not least I used the background colours, cream and touches of black which reminded me of vintage so the card reflected that with punching, lace, ribbon roses with pearl centres, again CraftQueen. I used two stamps in the top right hand corner with different coloured inks.

So there you have it, you can used the pic as you like, how it inspires you.
Looking forward to seeing lots more awesome creations.
Hugs and love till then.
Annette xo

Hi everyone, Cheryl here. What a fabulous challenge this turned out to be, It's just amazing to see such a diverse range of layouts stemming from the one pic!! I love them all ,and without further ado, here is mine. I  got my inspiration from the vintage feel of the pic and from the roses and butterflies on the pic, I used the Kaiser Flora Delight papers to compliment a pic of my Auntie and Uncle on their wedding day in 1945. You can see the punching, but I chose to do my stamp butterflies and fussy cut them, here is a closie....

And..... here is the page.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Exciting things happening at Orange Paperie and a New Challenge

Hello to all our lovely followers Mary here. Well a new month and a new challenge and we are also very happy to have two new DT Members, Cheryl and Jo :) so happy to have them as part of the team.
Also our GD this month is the lovely Belinda Lowe, better known as BB. 

A Bit about me -

I am a wife and a mother to 4 children. I live in Toowoomba, QLD and have so for the last 14 years. I am a hairdresser by trade but 4 years ago I decided to study nursing at university, fingers crossed I will finish my degree this year. My husband travels away for work so my life is crazy busy. I started scrap booking about 5 or 6 years ago because my mother decided that she would like to try it and asked if I would help her - mmmmm help, more like take over - I was so much better off doing my own thing. I find scrapping to be a good therapy and I can zone out from the rest of the world when I enter my creative bubble. I have been published several times in Scrap booking Memories and I am currently on design teams for Scrapboxx and Archiscraps, I also do designs for the LSS in Toowoomba called the Scrap Cottage. I have lots more life to live and plenty more stories to tell and scrap booking is the best way to preserve a story to a memory that may otherwise be forgotten. I also love playing soccer and I like to delve into the kitchen and get inspired by recipes. You can visit my blog for more of my scrapping and also a few recipes thrown in there. Happy Days

The challenge for the month is inspiration from Pinterest, to interpret anyway you choose. The other DT members have done an amazing job and come up with some fabulous creations.
So here is the challenge , the only other criteria is to add stamping and punching 
Firstly here is BB's take on the April Challenge....

My LO - I was inspired by the photo frames and the couch, I immediately thought polaroids and sitting (don't ask me why), I found pics of my younger years when I used to drool over Manpower, I think they took up 3 years of my life in addiction :). I have stamping on the page and also I have punched the holes for the stitching.
and here is my take 
Looking forward to seeing what you see in the picture that inspires you, and now for the amazing DT contributions. 
Mary x

Great take on the challenge BB and Mary...(pretty hot inspiration, BB!)
Now need to concentrate on adding my lo...(note to self, do not scroll up, AGAIN till finished!!)
 Love  hot men....Mary's inspo pic !
Here is my layout
Here is our newest member Jo's take on the challenge

 Do hope you get a chance to join us this month.
The Awesome Miss Annette and Talented Miss Cheryl will be adding their creativeness later on this month.....sort of a gentle reminder that the month is moving on.

 Again a HUGE thanks BB for being our Fabulous GD for the month of April..finding the time to create for us even though you are so crazy-busy..... you so rock, chickie!!!!..
  Have a SUPER weekend.....hope you have a chance to create.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

*Orange Paperie & Co~~~~News Flash~~~~ and Jan & Feb Winners!!!*

As most of you are aware last month we added the lovely Cheryl to our team, so we had even, as you scrappers all know....even numbers do not work that well so we decided to add another BUTTERFLY to our team....

So I would like to introduce you to the awesome and talented
Jo Tritton
Be sure to pop over to Jo's Blog and check out her talent.
Thank You so very much Jo for joining the team here at Orange Paperie & Co.
A very warm welcome, Jo

Jo will pop in shortly to tell you a little about herself.

 Now onto the winners for the months of January & February.

For January the winner is....
and for February.......
Congratulations girls and thanks to all that entered.....all entries were stunning, so love seeing everyone's different takes!!!!
If Gwen and Kim can contact us on our email, (our email address can be found on the left-hand side under our design team list). That would be fab. Thanks girls!!!
 Make sure you pop in on the 5th of the month to see what our April challenge is !
 Cheers Kim x