Saturday, 18 July 2015

Friendly Challenge - Summer.

Bad blogger here!
Life is a bit overwhelming at the moment and my poor blog has suffered because of it, but I had the most delightful day visiting my dear friend Helen yesterday and I think I have come back recharged and optimistic. Nothing like chatting to a friend to get your life back on track!

So for those of you that have been following me for a while (thank you!) you know that Helen and I get together about once a month and spend the day scrapbooking in her craft cabin.
Each time we meet up we share a challenge that we set each other the previous month and last month we set the challenge of scrapping about a season.
Both of us had chosen summer - I think everyones favourite! 

Last August we were visiting the Swiss Alps and traveled up to the top of  the Jungfraujoch where it was actually snowing! So my layout about summer has the little twist of being about the white stuff normally reserved for winter.
This layout has watercolour, stamping and glitter of course! The patterned paper is Basic Grey - which I haven't used in years but called to me when looking for suitable paper.

Some of the splats on my page look like paint but are in fact a borrowed stamp with tiny hearts.
 and you can't have a summer page without a butterfly and glitter!

This little sticker seemed to be perfect for my photo as we were excited to be out in the snow and enjoying making snow angels and throwing snowballs!

The photo I took of Helen's  layout doesn't do it justice - it is simply stunning! She had also chosen summer but gave herself the additional challenge of using a combination she had not tried before - pink and gold together! I think you will agree that the combination is beautiful and allows the great photo's of her daughter to take center stage.

Lots of pink and gold embellishment goodness - star brads, jazzed up wooden camera and her home-made melted beads dots! Oh and glitter of course!

I loved the bottom corner where a printed card and extra embellishing matched in with the rest of the layout perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed this month's friendly challenge, next month I have set the challenge of creating a layout WITHOUT using our trimmers!

Thank you so much for stopping by and why don't you get together with a crafty friend and set each other a challenge, it is quite fun!

Kerry. xx


  1. Beautiful layouts! I love them both! We could use a bit of cold here in Georgia. This time of year it is hot and horribly humid! Happy scrapping!!!

  2. Both layouts are beautiful! I love that bold floral paper on your layout - so pretty, and I love the pink and gold combo on Helen's. I think that it is so great that you and Helen get together and challenge each other every month.

  3. Two fabulous pages!! Love the picture of you in the top one and the product you used to create the page! I love the contrast of the snow with the summery paper!! Clever. Sometime blogs get neglected. I know I have been there. Glad you enjoyed your time with your friend! xo

  4. Those are both great pages. The use of that bold Basic Grey paper is a brilliant choice; and the titling on the second is fab.

  5. awesome stuff! Sumer snow sounds pretty cool too even though I am not a snow person! Love all the embellishments and paint :)

  6. the watercolour effect on your first page looks fab! great work x