A Month Of Challenges!

moc_5_bringitHappy New Year Everyone!

I am very excited to be joining in with The Month Of Challenges at The Lillypad. Every day through January, a new challenge is set. This is my third year doing this and I can’t wait to see what I will learn this year. In the past two years I have been taken well out of my comfort zone and learned so many new digi-scrapping skills. It really is worth checking out and you are assured a very warm welcome at The Lily pad.

This is today’s page. The challenge is called ‘Brought To You By The Letter…’ As you can see, I went with ‘B’ and the story of Poppy Dog’s morphing name. Using Turning Leaves from One Little Bird and Take A Twirl Brushes from Lynne Grieveson Designs.

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Home, Laps, & Lynne Grieveson Designs

I’ve been on Lynne’s creative team for quite a while now and she continues to amaze and inspire me with her gorgeous designs. She is a digital scrapbook kit designer from New Zealand and her kits are available in her store at The Lily pad.

I use lots of different designers kits and they all mix well with Lynne’s products. Her brushes and transfers in particular compliment my clean & simple style perfectly – adding a softness that I adore.

Her most recent digital kit is called Light Me Home, and inspired me to scrapbook all about home. Those colours are scrumptious and perfect for Autumn 🙂

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So this is my house…I don’t think I’ve ever scrapped it before. This layout also uses a kit called Gratitude from Pink Reptile Designs, also at The Lily pad.

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This page is all about Poppy Dog and her favourite lap … Matt’s! Also using Gratitude as well as This Month Captured from Mommyish .

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Turning Leaves and The Plump Duck Café!

 

I love the Autumn kit ‘Turning Leaves’ from One Little Bird at The Lily pad. This is Poppy Dog messing about in the leaves in our back garden. I also really like that quote. I always try to  look for the good and the beautiful. Sometimes I think we are inclined to dwell on the negative. So go out there and focus on the positive!

So we were out geocaching at Petersfield Lake in Hampshire, UK. We had lunch in a café called the Plump Duck! It really was a welcome haven on a very chilly day. The hot chocolate was so warming and the toasted sandwiches delicious 🙂

So I made a couple of pages. The first one is using ‘Table for Two’ from Sahin Designs and focuses on the hot chocolate lol.

The second uses ‘Cosy Day’ also from Sahin Designs and is all about the little rubber ducks the café used for food order numbers. So cute!

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And this is  Paul (hubby) looking for the cache in the beautiful woodland surrounding the lake.

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Addiction, & Poppy’s Issues

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This is the first picture I have ever taken of Poppy & Jester together. He is my mum’s dog and the ONLY dog that Poppy will tolerate any where near her. As a puppy, we made sure we introduced her to lots of dogs and people as we knew it was important to socialise her.

But her personality is just cautious and she was having none of it. It does mean that she’s a very easy dog to walk as she never runs off after other dogs – nor does she ever bother people. But I would love her to have more doggy friends. It seems she is missing out when I see the other dogs playing together in the park. Poppy refuses to even enter the park until it is dog free lol. Bless her and her ‘issues’

So I made the page above to celebrate the fact that she does have at least one canine friend! Kit is Table For Two from Sahin Designs.

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The next issue is all my own! I think I may be addicted to Sahin Designs kits & templates. I love lots of designer’s products, but Sahin’s stuff is just so easy to use and beautifully put together. I like everything I have seen from her so far and even use her templates. Up until now, I hated using templates. But Sahin’s are so on my creative wavelength that I find it fairly straightforward. Anyway, addiction or not, I am loving every minute of it!

The above page features Poppy Dog in the garden helping with the big autumn clear up. Kit is Autumn Days from…wait for it…Sahin Designs 🙂