Friday, 17 July 2009

Layouts for Journaling Junkie Challenge 60 & 61.

Herewith my 2 latest submissions to Journaling Junkie for the Rhyme-inspired & Favourites challenges.

Here I used a gorgeous diecut paper from a recent Cocoa Daisy kits (My Mind's Eye-Deena's Penny Lane, Free Bird "Beauty"Fond Circles paper) backed with bazzill, together with their exclusive journalling spots, 7 Gypsies tags & funky red pom-pom wire. Also Bo Bunny sticker strips, Basic Grey ribbon, Jenny Bowlin Journalling Spot, American Crafts badge, MM brads, L'il Davis Designs Tinseltown Chipboard letters & American Crafts black rubber Thickers. Calendar saved from last year - cut up each month & use on relevant layouts. Gold sticker strip - A Crazy (Dollar) Store find.


Journalling reads:-

Jack is very specific about his preparation for a tennis tournament. He likes his trainers to be laced really tight by mum or dad. After a tough coupla years re-adjustment he has found his winning streak again & come 1st in Howard Saul's tournament in September & 2nd in the next one. He loves to achieve - that's Jack!

the colours
the weather
the rugby
the monkeys
the sea
the tropical plants
my stone hippos
almost all year
that's Africa!
Paper here is Making MemoriesPassport Collection (Varnished Floral) with American Craft badges, Prima & Fiesta Felt flowers & various other bits & bobs from my stash. The lovely vine die-cut, circles strip & flower strips I bought about a year ago & unfortunately no longer have the packaging but think they are Crate Paper. Journalling is hand-written on one of those very handy Making Memories journalling notebooks. Letter stickers - Basic Grey.

Why not visit Journaling Junkie here & take part in the Rhyme challenge currently underway? There is a tempting packet of K & Co on offer...

Challenge 61: inspired by this nursery rhyme:
1,2 tie my shoe3
,4 shut the door
5,6 pick up sticks
7,8 lay them straight
9,10 a big fat hen

There should be something laced in the LO (to correspond to the tie my shoe). Shut the door, picking up the sticks and laying them straight can mean "recovering from something or making something in your life/self right on track" (like "picking up the pieces metaphor"). A big fat hen can mean a prize or something you look forward to when you do that recovery or picking up.

This challenge closes on the 29th of JULY midnight GMT- Please leave a comment with the link to your URL on the Journaling Junkie blog or email Stefanie at


Stefanie said...

Thanks for the advertising.
I appreciate all your hard work and creativity too.

jax said...

Go Helen - using the new CD kit already! Scrapping has really taken a back seat in my house during these school holidays and I'm missing it so much - can't wait to get back to it.

Lynette said...

Great layouts are an inspiration working without a domestic and recovering from an operation and still turning out amazing artwork.

Michelle Ramsay said...

Lovely layouts Helen.

Desire Fourie said...

I also definitely miss the ever playful Kloof monkeys as well as the beautiful bird songs all day long. Gorgeous layouts as usual with such great sentiment behind them.