Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November Challenge

Hello everyone, Jo here.
 It's my turn to set the challenge this month and I thought it would be fun to do a Sketch challenge. I would also like you to either use Die-cuts or do some fussy cutting (you choose!) 

 We have an amazing Guest Designer this month and I can't wait to introduce you to her.

Here is the sketch - don't forget you can interpret this anyway you wish as long as it is recognizable as this sketch e.g. turn sideways etc.

And without further ado, I'd like to introduce the wonderful Val Thorpe who resides in beautiful South Africa. Thank you Val for inspiring us with your work this month.

Hi my name is Val and I am a scrap-a-holic. I have been married to Simon for 37 years and we have two kids, Clint and Storm, a DIL Lin who is expecting twins in Feb, four very spoilt yorkies and a beautiful cat called Hansa. I am lucky enough not to have to work and to have a very well kitted out studio. I get to travel a lot and photography is my other passion and so I always have loads of material to scrap. My passion with scrapbooking is the journalling (newly discovered) and now I am going back through my layouts to add the stories.
I am on the DT at Once Upon a Sketch,  CSI, Let's Scrap and Black with 2. I am also addicted to challenges. I like the fact that they challenge me to think outside the box and to try things that ordinarily I may not have... I have a blog
 and you can also find me on Facebook Valerie Ann Thorpe so come and look me up and say hello.

Here is Val's inspirational take on the sketch:

 I'm sure you'll agree that Val has a beautiful style and her photos are always magnificent. Remember to have a look at Val's blog - it's sure to put a smile on your face :)   So next is my take on the sketch:

{Weekend Escape}
I've used the lovely Kaisercraft "Sweet Pea" collection which I thought was perfect for this photo with the die cut animals. I took ages to decide on a photo for this paper collection because the colours match so well with many different pics. The little flowers are from Craft Queen, the flair button is from A Piece of Cake Designs and for the life of me I can't remember where I obtained the chippie title from, sorry :/ There is also a few bits of pp from Stampin' Up!  For closies go to My Blog   If you visit my blog you may also have a chance to see where I'm exploring at the moment :)

Anyway I hope you can play along this month and thanks for dropping by.


Hi there once again all you lovelies.
 Me again, Cheryl with my take on Jo's challenge, it was a cracker this month (thanks Jo) and took me a while to get my head around it, but without further ado, here it is.

{Impossible to Forget}
A big thank you to Val for joining us this month, her inspiration and talent is amazing!

We hope you are inspired and can join us with Jo's Sketch Challenge.
Looking forward to seeing your creations.


  1. Love the sketch Jo. Gorgeous layouts ladies and welcome Val and thanks for joining us as GD this month

  2. wOw what incredible pages, and Val love your page the colours are so fresh and bright, Jo and Cheryl gorgeous as always, awesome sketch love it all

  3. First of all Thank You so much Jo for inviting me along to be a Guest DT here - I am truly honoured to take part I had such fun with this one. Beautiful layouts from yourself and Cheryl too. This is such a fun site and I will be around to play in the challenges for sure...

  4. Mary, thank you so much for having me... I love this site... will play along as much as I can :D

  5. Great sketch - lovely to see Val here & Gorgeous takes, girls:):):)

    1. Thanks Lizzy and I agree with you... gorgeous girls here :D

  6. I love Vals creations so well done Val on your guest DT this month.. that is a great sketch.. look forward to getting this one done!!

    1. Thank you so much for you support Lizzy... I really appreciate it :D

  7. Beautiful work everyone...congrats on your guest spot Val....I always think I will get time to join in, but the Grandchildren always come first.

  8. :D thank you Helen, there are so many challenges so little time... I guess after your last comment I better get as many as I can in before March :D :D :D