Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Friendly Challenge.

As you know if you have been following me for a while, my friend Helen and I set each other a different challenge every time we meet at her house for scrap/chat/eat time. Well this time we have another friend Jackie join us in our challenge.

The challenge was to use this kit, which was the first issue of a new sewing collection.

This is the part we were interested in, the three pieces of fabric and the embroidery threads. 
As I am trying to scrap my older photo's at the moment I needed to do a double page and these pics of a little holiday by the sea were perfect for the fabric theme. You may have to click on the image to get a better look.

As you know stitching is my go to technique at the moment so having to use threads in a challenge was fine by me!

I die cut  pieces of the patterned fabric to use as embellishments. 
An idea that was suggested by one of my daughters was to make mini bunting.
Another beachy theme going on with Helen's photo's and some lovely texture added into the layers.

Some hand cut felt starfish with hand stitched detail.

Helen has made a mixed title with rub-ons and stitching.
I love how Jackie has cut and placed the fabric (edged with blanket stitch) to give a feel of waves coming ashore against the sand effect paper.

Jackie used the other fabrics stitched together to make a feature down her page.

A mix of stitching, rub-ons and buttons combine to make a great cluster at the top of her layout.
I hope you enjoyed seeing three different takes on the same theme. It's always fun to challenge friends and to see the different outcomes.
Thanks for stopping by and I will be back in a couple of days with Sketch N Scrap's 2nd reveal of the month. Until then have a great week. xx 





  1. Great challenge! Love the colours and different uses of the fabrics.
    Karen x

  2. All kinds of scrappy goodness happening on these beautiful layouts! Wonderful idea to challenge each other. So fun!!

  3. Brilliant layouts made by all! Looks like so much fun!

  4. Stunning challenge. I love all the stitching and the ways you used the fabric.

  5. I love everything about that double page, how you linked the stitching to link them together and how you used so many photos. That's my type of page!! I have that free kit and didn't think to use it in that way, brilliant idea!