Sunday, 29 September 2013

Friendly Challenge.

My dear friend Helen and I got together Friday and we had all day (well until school run time!) to craft and chat. We also had a little show and tell of our friendly challenge that we always set each other and this time it was to focus on the colour yellow.

Lets start off with my page and the photo I found was perfect for this challenge with the bright yellow and red. It is showing my youngest daughter from about ten years ago!
I fussy cut the flowers out and layered them up for some dimension.

The tiny little yellow spots are dimensional paint that I have had for a few years (I am really trying hard to use some of my older stash!).

Helen has outdone me by producing a double page! What a great layout with lots of Disney characters giving hugs and autographs to Helens two girls.
Don't you just love the Mickey heads? They are made with a brad and card covered in washi tape punched out to fit inside. Awesome!

More awesomeness at the bottom of the 2nd page where she die-cut the washi/card with a heart die for a border. Loving those black scalloped circles too.
Have you seen those starter magazine kits where they offer the first issue for a really low price in order to encourage you to continue (for a really high price)?
Now if you have a friend that you can challenge (or a crafty family member) these first magazine issues can be a great idea if you can use them for scrapping.
Helen found just such a 1st issue for our next challenge.
Here is a photo of the Magazine/starter kit that we have to use next, it's a sewing one with fabric and embroidery silks. I think the idea is to build up your collection of fabrics that they have in each issue to make a quilt.

Here is the part of the kit Helen and I are most interested in. As you can see there is quite an interesting selection of fabrics we will have to work with and it will be great to see how each of us use them on our layouts.

If you have challenged someone to scrap, what sort of ideas have you come up with? If you haven't played, why not? It's great fun and any excuse to get together with a crafty friend!

Thanks for popping in and wish you a great week ahead. xx


  1. Awesome challenge for you gals! And I love the results. Your pp's are so pretty and perfect for that adorable photo. And I always love a good Disney page! Helen's is fabulous! tfs

  2. Awesome layouts!!! love the clusters you do :)

  3. You both made super pages with yellow, not always easy I find..your little painty dots are a nice touch too x

  4. What an awesome way nto use your stash. I love those black zigzag circles.