Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Home for the Holidays {Southern Girls Glitter Challenge/Twisted Sketches 073}

I am getting into the swing of this challenge thing now!  Here is one where I managed to combine 2 challenges again.  This is usually possible with sketch challenges combined with other types such as colour/theme challenges.  In this case a GLITTER challenge over at Southern Girls here.
I've had this in my drafts since last week & see I've just missed the challenge!  These Aus/NZ/Asian sites get me every time because they are AHEAD in time instead of BEHIND like the States, & I am so used to thinking in Pacific & Eastern Standard time now!  The sketch challenge is from Twisted Sketches here & closes today.  The twist is to use BLACK - anyway, anyhow!
 
When I showed this layout to my daughter she advised me not to put it up on the internet lol...!!!  I know it's not the greatest but hey, 3 more photos scrapped!  I think, in retrospect, that maybe my blinging phase is over...
I still have lots of rhinestones & glitter though so perhaps I'll add a touch here & there to some of my layouts in the future but... 

maybe I went a bit overboard on this one, it being a Christmas layout & all ;-D
Supplies:- Black cardstock-Bazzill.  Turquoise cardstock - American Crafts.  Spotted glitter paper - Making Memories Mistletoe.  Glitter flowers, glitter ferns & bling brads - Making Memories.  Self-adhesive Felt Flowers - Fiesta felt.  Foamcore to raise bottom photos.  Alphas - all old from stash.  Red glitter stickers - K & Co.  Stickpins - Maya Road.  Ribbon from stash.  Gold Inkpad - Pretty Colour.

When I first started competing in challenges towards the end of last year, I won quite a few RAKS.  This year I haven't been so lucky.  However, I was blessed to receive this little pack of goodies from my blog friend Diana, aka The Lonely Scrapbooker, all the way from Jamaica last week.

She had a good sort-out of her craft space here & e mailed to ask me if I'd like her to pass on a few goodies from her Studio Calico kits, certain items that she was sure she would never use.  Of course I said YES!  I love happy mail, especially if it has sailed the seven seas {or flown over them!}.  I save all the envelopes.  I'm not sure why!  I suppose I should cut them all up one day & design a collage-type layout with them ;-D

***Edited to add*** Just discovered today that I won some more happy mail - will share the news soon!







14 comments:

jessica_haley555 said...

Great take on the sketch. Plus I love all the bling.

teacher jessy said...

Such a beautiful Christmas layout. Great take on the sketch. I do wish to have do many pics to scrap. Lol! Omg, you are one fortunate scrapper to receive all the pretty JB goodies!!

topkatnz said...

You are turning into the Challenge Guru!go you! Nice looking happy mail!

Jemma said...

great LO love the colours you used!!

Bernadine said...

Oh no Helen. I love your layout. Thanks for sharing. :)

Lynette said...

Great take on the sketch Helen...I love the bling on Christmas layouts;-D

You are one lucky ducky to get such happy mail.

Pearl said...

oooo ! i so hear you there on the happy scrappy mail ! yes ! why not ?! i save it all up too - the envies etc ! lol

way to go combining the diff challenge types , grrl !

p/s : I only have 2-3 bottles of mists that have 10% left or so - so yeah ! if you dont mind pouring out a whole load of mist out carefully of course, to somewhere else you could try! yikes !!! mine came out in heavy splatters as you can see - of course you can also splatter manually with a brush etc ! lol

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks you all...Hope your weeks are going well...I am still tired from staying up most of the night to register for my photography course but funnily enough am getting a lot done in my semi-comatose condition! Enjoy the rest of your week!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That's a great LO, I have that red glittered dots paper too, isn't that fun to play with? Congrats on your happy mail as well as your new journey for photography, can't wait to see even more beautiful pictures from now on! Way to go gal!

Lalo aka "missbliss" said...

I like it...The not too much glitter but just enough :)
I love how you used the twist this week...The black is great with the christmas photos, Awesome LO

Diana said...

Heeeee ;-)
Makes my heart happy to see those scrappy supplies put to good use rather than them sitting in my stash doing nada.

Lydia said...

Hey Helen Great sparkle in this, awesome. As for sewing through chipboard, I use a denim needle, or the smallest on availible for your machine. and my trip is go SLOW..... For thicker chipboard I actually do not use the foot petal I just turn the side dial and turn it one stitch at a time so that I know that my project won't get caught under the foot. Good luck!!

tania said...

love this layout!! you did great!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks girls! Guess it's okay to bling it out if it's a Christmas layout hey!