Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Keeping it in the Family Part 3.

Do you remember my cousin Jan gave my mum and me some scrapbook papers (she had three sheets of each nine double sided papers) and we have been having little challenges amongst ourselves.

You can see part one of the challenge HERE.
You can see part two of the challenge HERE.

and now for part three......

These are both sides of the papers this time. We kept it easy and could scrap how ever we liked with no additional rules.
Ginger's Shadow by me.
Here is what I did with the papers. Working with the colours in my top photo I chose to scrap without using the sewing pattern sides of the papers.

To produce the shadow effect on the word 'shadow' in my title I used two of the same letter stickers (BasicGrey) but re-coloured one set black and placed the un-coloured set on top but off to the side, then placed them on my page.

Some punched shapes, stamping and my favourite embellishment (at the moment) sequins, grouped around a printout of the May calendar.
Stitched by Jan.
Here is Jan's sewing inspired layout and as you can see she used the haberdashery pattern side of one the papers. Loving the different fonts Jan used for her title.

I think Jan wins the prize for the most buttons used (if there was a prize!) and check out the cute wooden sewing machine.

A jar full of buttons and a dressmakers dummy that has been dressed with lace.

Fun in the Sun by Joan (my mum).x
Here is my mum's 1st layout (yes she made me feel inadequate by making two pages with the papers!). A summer page about her granddaughters playing together with a hose pipe.

Another contender for the button stash bashing along with some lovely ripped papers.
Play by Mum (page 2).
With not a lot of the original pattern paper left to play with mum has added some bright die-cuts and punched borders to make her second summery layout.

Just a quick close up of the borders and die-cut.
Well done for reaching the end of my little tour of our challenge and hope you enjoyed seeing the four different layouts.
I'm sure my cousin would love you to visit her blog, called 'Jan's Arty Junk', where you can catch up with what she is up to in her part of the country. HERE IS THE LINK.
Thank you for dropping in.
Have a great week. xx


  1. This must have been so fun! I wish I had relatives that scrapped. They just don't get it! Fabulous job ladies!!!

  2. Such a fun challenge and what gorgeous pages!! So nice to have family to scrap with! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  3. What a super idea and what different styles!! I have those papers too and every now and again I stumble across them and realise how much I love 'em!! Not sure why your posts aren't coming up on my Bloglovin' list!!??? I am missing so much so off to see the other posts that have passed me by!! grrrr!

  4. Awesome work by you all! I love it that you gals can challenge each other! I would love to scrapbook with my family...

  5. I love our little challenges Kerry....and Love how all four pages are so different....and LOL...I do like a button or two (or ten!!!)....don't I ;) Thanks for the link to my blog.... Jan x

  6. Gosh Kerry, your mom is very good for a first timer. It is wonderful to see such diverse layouts all made with the same stash.