Thursday, 29 September 2011

Challenge Yourself!

So everywhere we look around the scrapping world there is always challenges. Be it a blog, a forum or somewhere else. Well I love a challenge & love to challenge myself in my scrap room. This past weekend my darling husband had to work for four days. Cold & tissues aside it turned into a very productive weekend for me.

First I challenged myself to complete the monthly sketch challenge for September over at Sarah's Cards. Here is the sketch.

And here is my complete page. I will be honest I did stray off the beaten track a little from the sketch. I didn't refer to it until I was finished & that was when I realised the circle in the sketch is a full circle. Unlike my page which I have only used the bottom half.

My second challenge to myself was to use one of my full monthly subscription kits. In hind sight I should have challenged myself to use up some of my kit leftovers that are lying in my card making basket. I randomly grabbed a kit from my ever growing pile. It happened to be from July this year a gorgeous array of goodies centred around the Pebbles Happy Go Lucky Line. My first reaction was too girly!!! But after pulling out the pink & feminine papers & putting them to one side, I saw there was a more subtle masculine tone to the line I hadn't noticed on first glance.

So far I have completed 3 pages which I am more than satisfied with. Most of the time I have to leave my pages out where I can see them for a few days before I decide they are finished & I like them. Maybe it's the break from scrapping or maybe I just look at my work differently but I love these pages!

Thank you for stopping by & watch this space. I still have quite a bit of my kit left to work with & already have some ideas for cards to use up some of those smaller scraps which I hate to put in the bin, but don't have space to store either. Also I feel a couple of girly pages coming on. Now the question is where can I find a girl to scrap. I think it's time to call up big brother & hassle him pics of my darling niece.

Until next time keep on scrapping