Thursday, June 21, 2012

{Love}-ly Locks - Scrap Africa Challenge 6

Challenge # 6 at Scrap Africa is a color combo.  Make any scrap object using at least 3 colors from South African flag: red, blue, green, yellow, black and white. You don't need to keep the colors precisely the way it is on the flag as long as one can see it clearly.  Additionally you can use: grey, beige and cream. The colors on the photographs are not taken into account - it can be any colors and it doesn't count towards the minimum colors required for the combo. This is my take on the challenge and we would love it if you could join us.  Here is an example of the South African flag. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Riley (One Year Old)

Finally I found some time to enter a challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch and this month the theme is BIRTHDAYS.  This is another page for Riley's album. He belongs to my daughter and her fiancee. Riley's first birthday was honestly a huge milestone for him and for us as he experienced nothing but misfortune since the day he was born. Riley's original owners dropped him off at a "boarding kennel" with the promise to collect him when they returned from where-ever it was they were going. Well, Riley was never collected and this so-called boarding establishment stopped feeding him and caring for him because the owner didn't pay for his stay. Sick and starved Riley ended up at the SPCA. That is where Justin and Heidi found him but regardless of the fact that he  had contracted canine biliary and was told that he was probably not going to make it, they decided to adopt him and nursed him through his illness. It took a long time and it was an uphill struggle due to malnutrition and his overall condition but he pulled through and became the love of their lives. Six months after that Riley had to fight for his life again after a tragic accident and unfortunately one of his hind legs had to be amputated. Once again he was nursed back to health with lots of tender, loving care and regardless of only having three legs he has adapted incredibly well and lives a perfectly normal happy life. So you see, having made it to a one year old is a huge plus for him and for us and even though we don't know the exact date on which Riley was born, we do know it was during the month of August and so he gets to celebrate his birthday for an entire month!! Riley is now almost two years old and going strong!!  This layout also features the cute little FWAB Trent's Fence available from Flourish With A Bling who is a wholesale company but you can see a list of their stockists here.
And here is the sketch:)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cherry Lips - Scrap Africa Sketch 6

Hello everyone! It is time again for a new sketch at Scrap Africa. I hope that it will inspire you as much, as it inspired me to do this layout featuring my all too adorable niece Isabella :)  Don't you just love that gorgeous flourish from Flourish With A Bling called FWAB Grace Pearl Flourish Copper. Absolutely love it!!

And here is the fabulous sketch we had the privilege to work with :)

Our sponsor for the next two challenges (Sketch # 6 and the up-coming in 2 weeks time challenge # 6) is
Scrapbook Studio . If you happened to be somewhere around Jeffery's Bay, make sure you pay them a visit or else you can do your shopping for all things scrappy in their online shop. It is filled with all the latest  and coolest stuff a good scrapper can wish for.
Enter your projects in one or both of the challenges and stand a chance 
of winning a gift voucher to the value of R 200 (20 euro).

Flourish With A Bling June 2012 Challenge

This month we have a simple sketch for you to interpret any way you wish, and of course an opportunity to win some gorgeous Flourish with a Bling products while having fun and playing along.
Here is the sketch for this month’s challenge – we can’t wait to see  what you create.  You can flip it, turn it, mash it up or just be inspired by the elements or shapes in it – the name of the game is to have fun, use some of your fave FWAB products, and show us your beautiful creation by linking up to the “Amanda’s  sketch challenge 2012″ section in the FWAB Gallery.

Flourish With a Bling Challenge Rules
- You are required to use Flourish With A Bling products on your creation;
- You are required to use the above sketch as inspiration for your entry;
- You are required to upload your entry into the Flourish With A Bling Gallery under “Amanda’s sketch challenge 2012″;
- You can create a card, layout, OTP, home decor, anything you like;
- Challenge closes midnight Saturday 30th June, 2012;
- You can enter as many times as you like;
- You MUST have fun!
PRIZE – a fantastic pack of Flourish With A Bling goodies perfect to scrap more fabulous layouts or cards!!
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Excited? Inspired? You should be! :)
We hope you will join in the fun with us here at Flourish with a Bling and we look forward to seeing your entry in the FWAB gallery.
Happy Creating,