Friday, July 5, 2013

Stitching, Stamping, Stencilling - July Challenge (The SSS Challenge)

Hello, beautiful people Kim here with the July Challenge and a VERY special Guest Designer to help inspire you along with our awesome DT.

 Without further ado, I would like to introduce to you, the marvellous....
  Rachael Funnell
Hello Ladies!
My name is Rachael Funnell
I live on the outskirts of Cowra in NSW with my wonderful husband Jason..
I am lucky enough to be a Stay At Home Mother to our 2 gorgeous children
Ethan who is 10 & 1/2 years & Chloee who will turn 9 on the 2nd of July...
I also run/work a small business with hubby!! Then in my spare time scrapbooking is the thing for me,
I am lucky enough to be on a few Designing Teams
Anna’s Craft Cupboard,   Stuck Sketches,   Green Tara, Twiddleybitz  & as of July Kaisercraft
I find that even after 6 years of scrapbooking my style is still evolving
ATM most of my creations are best described as mixed media, eclectic  with layers, lots of stamping & doubled up photos....
If you were interested in more of my creations my blog is:
A big thanks to Kim for asking me to join in on this month’s Challenge! it was right up my alley!   Open-mouthed smile 
Kim has also sent me 3 Questions to answer
Where do you scrap? in my Office/Scraproom.... which I’ve just gave it a make over to work for me better & If you ask hubby he will say what office?
you mean scrapbooking room now..  LOL!
What is on your scrap desk at the moment? a layout in progress for up coming Designing Team work for Kasiercraft...
Tell us who are some of the people that inspire you? In all honesty all Scrappers inspire me...
I do Admire the work of  these VERY TALENTED scrappers.........  Mumkaa aka Magda Bolinska,Georgia Heald,Melinda Thompson, Jasmine Shea,Di Garling,Kim Price,
Kelly Foster, Erin Blegen,Trudi Harrison,Stacey Young,Larissa Albernaz, Helen Tilbury, Cathy Cafun & of course Kim Ewins just to name a few...

 A HUGE thank you to Rachael for joining us this month....
As a lot of you know I love to use machine stitching on most of my layouts and stencils/masks are so very popular at the moment and also most of us have stamps that we really want to use more so.....dada!!
 The July Triple "S" Challenge.....

So I would like to see
1. STITCHING- be it machine stitching or hand-stitching or even draw on stitching.
3. STENCILLING/masking. You can use the stencil/mask however you please, (with paint, ink, texture paste).
 here is Rachael's take....
{You & Me}
by Rachael Funnell all the stamping Rachael has incorporated into her layout and what a fantastic photo!!!

Now my layout is a bit vintage.....
by Kim 
 Hope you all have a blast and get inspired this month.....
Thanks again to Rachael, now over to JO.....

Hello all, Jo here. Kim has set an amazing challenge for this month with three S's following on from my three T's from last month.

I had so much fun doing this challenge. I really hope you can join in this month and the challenges here are open to any interpretation that you like. So don't hesitate......just have fun with it :)

Just adding my layout for Kim's  fabulous Challenge, thanks Kim

My second oldest , doing what he loves to do. Photo is by Alaina Moffitt Photography.  Hope to see lots of fabulous layouts this month 
Love Mary x

Hope you have a chance to join us this month
Love and Scrappy Hugs
OP&C Team
Cheryl and Annette will be back mid-month, to inspire..... 
can't wait to see what they have in store for us


  1. These are TOTALLY FAN FAB U LAS ladies....Thank you again Kim for asking me to join in this month!!!

  2. Beautiful pages from Rachael and the talented design team. I hope to get a chance to play this month :)

  3. Stunners!!! all of them!! Very hard acts to follow xx

  4. wow what amazing pages, Rachel totally love your work, Kim that is just gorgeous and what a beautiful page of yours Jo, how can I match any of this, oh dear xo

  5. Wonderful takes on a great challenge...definitely putting this one on the calendar:):) FABULOUS having Rachael 'visit' this month!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. sorry Mary missed commenting on your page, my bad, a lovely page as always