It's been a busy couple of weeks. Firstly, thanks to all those that made the crafters market at Top 50 so successful. I did a roaring trade. I've also spent the last 2 weekends at the Open for Inspection at The Block. The first week there were 30,000 there and we queued for a couple of hours but left without seeing anything. This last weekend DD and I went early and the queue was only 50m long. We had a fun morning. DD got her photo taken with nearly all the contestants and Scotty Cam and also got autographs, a free Block cap and teeshirt. The busyness continues with DD's 13th birthday looming on the weekend and a party for 13! Tomorrow I'll be cleaning the house and baking including making a rabbit shaped cake.
So I haven't had much time for scrapping. But I did manage to get one of the challenges done over at Scrapbooking Top50. This was Sue's challenge which was to use a colour combo - blue/yellow or pink/green. I opted for the blue/yellow. We also had to use muted forms of these colours, a punch or die cut and paint/glimmermist or ink. I used white paint and marshmallow glimmermist but they are difficult to see.
Also here is the reveal of my last weekly challenge as Guest Designer at Scrapz.biz. I had a scrap it blind challenge and here is my final layout using Little Yellow Bicycle - Sweet Summertime.
Scrapz.biz has a new competition started last week - Location, Location. For the first weeks challenge we had to take a photo of our shopping basket or trolley and scrap it. We also had to include a docket on the layout, a tag and the word basket or trolley. I must admit it was a bit daunting taking a photo in the supermarket. I managed to find an aisle with no one in and quickly whipped out my camera to take a shot! I decided to do a layout about 'Twiglets' my all time favourite snack which are made in the UK. I recently discovered that my local supermarket had started a special UK section and they were stocking Twiglets at a very reasonable price - much lower than the speciality shops in the city. Since then, every time I go in this particular supermarket I pop a couple or more bags into my basket. BTW Twiglets are wholewheat sticks with a marmite like substance in splodges all over them. They are an acquired taste I'm told. DH hates the smell of them but the kids love them.
For my layout I used some Lily Bee Hello Sunshine pp and chipboard embellishments. I also made a raffia flower and used a couple of spotty Purple Pumpkin buttons. I included my tag and docket and finished it off with some red and white bakers twine.