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    DT Reveal – 123 Challenge – May 2017 – Family

    Hello and welcome to May and a new challenge at the 123 Challenge Blog, using one of my favourite colours (Teal), my favourite type of people (Family) and one of my favourite tools (Stencils). I have used a photograph of my brother and I with our Great Aunt Shirley and Great Uncle Keith, both of whom are no longer with us – and are very dearly missed.  I was pregnant with our oldest son in this photograph, and the event was a 21st Birthday Party I had organised for my brother. I chose to create my layout with the Kaisercraft Island Escape collection and a whole heap of embellishments and…

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    123 Challenge – April 2017 – Beautiful Memories

    Hello and welcome to April, which means that a quarter of the year has already passed us by – and we are finally getting a reprieve from the hot summer weather here in Central Queensland, well only a couple of degrees so far but it is a start. A new month means a new Challenge at the 123 Challenge Blog, which I really enjoyed creating with.  And not just because it is my challenge either…. I chose to create my layout with the brand new release Kaisercraft High Tea collection, which lent towards some serious fussy cutting and beautiful floral layers. The challenge criteria is to use the colour Pink (easy…

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    123 Challenge – January 2017 – Proud Chef

    Happy New Year everyone – and I for one am working on 2017 being a much better year for myself and my family.  We have had a few years of bad luck and heartache, which is all going to change! The new year means a new month and a new Challenge at the 123 Challenge Blog, which I really loved creating with.  And not just because it is my challenge either…. I chose to grab a pack of leftovers from my stash and a photograph of Milton and one of his cooking triumphs.  Milton is becoming quite a good cook – when he doesn’t tweak the recipe too much in one of his experimental…

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    123 Challenge – Pretty Princess’

    The challenge this month at the 123 Challenge Blog is perfect for Girly photographs, like the one I have used of my beautiful girls – Naomi-Jon and Amelia-Ann.  Yes, we love hyphens for girls and James as the middle name for boys – just two little traditions of our very own. I have used the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studio Love Always Collection – which has to be my favourite from this awesome brand so far this year…..that revelation could change this month when I get my hands on the new Endless Summer Collection, as it looks pretty awesome. The Challenge is to use the colour Peach, the word Pretty and…

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    123 Challenge – January 2016 – Perfect Together Layout

    I am back today to share with you my layout using the January Inspiration Board from the 123 Challenge Blog.  I also thought I had better get some of the challenges completed this year, especially since I am the owner of the 123 Challenge Blog. And now for some close-ups of my layout… Don’t forget to get over to the 123 Challenge Blog to create with this months Inspiration Board: Products used: Patterned paper, flowers, buttons, woodie, puffy stickers, diecut ephemera, cardstock stickers, resin hearts, wood veneer and epoxy stickers – Cocoa Vanilla Studio Lindy’s Stamp Gang mist – Yellow Rose of Texas, Pineapple Paradise, Plumeria Pink Golden Regular Gel…

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    123 Challenge – July 2014

    It’s a new month and a new Inspiration Board has been released at the 123 Challenge Blog.  And the board this month is designed by yours truly as the new owner of the 123 Challenge Blog. This is actually the first layout I have completed in my new Studio at our new home, even though it is still a bit of a work-in-progress (by that I mean both the house and the studio – as both are filled with boxes). I am very happy with my layout and how it turned out, with lots of misting, stamping and flowers of course.  Oh, and two of my favourite people on this…

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    123 Challenge (June 2014) & a Creative Team Call

    The June Challenge at the 123 Challenge Blog is now open and along with it is the half-yearly Creative Team Call.  As some of you may have worked out by now I am the new Owner/Caretaker of the 123 Challenge Blog, and have to say a huge thank you to the girls for welcoming me so warmly and helping me to find my feet too. The colour this month is Blue, the word is Together and the technique is Masking. I have never shared these photographs with anyone (other than Quentin) before, not even my Mum or children.  They were taken of Noah and I just moments after his birth, and yes he was…

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    123 Challenge – May 2014

    The May Challenge at the 123 Challenge Blog is just too hard to resist, being the main reason for the layout I am sharing with you tonight.  There is also another reason, but you just have to go to the Challenge (here) to find out what it is.  The colour this month is Green, the word is Time and the technique is Journaling. I had a blast masking, stamping, inking and messing-up my background in fresh green and yellow tones.  And I had the added bonus of the perfect photographs of Noah and his Dummy in my “To Scrap Next” pile – which I am slowly working my way through.…