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1 January 2011

CRII - November Challenge

Yes, I know, it says November challenge, but the two of us left in the year long challenge both forgot to do the November challenge, so the organiser decided we should have to the end of December to finish November and December! Thank you Sue! Sue is so sweet, organising all the challenges for us and helping us with inspriation.

If you've been reading my blog for any time, you know that the CRII challenge involves a card and a layout. The cards are always challenging for me as I really don't enjoy making cards much, but this one was reasonably simple. Here it is, along with the sketch (originally from Page Maps):

I made the flowers with my Sullivans daisy punches adding a rhinestone centre, used a rectangular die cut tag from my stash for the vase, and drew the flower stems in with a green marker. The die cut tag was a bit plain so I drew the flourish on using the Swirly Q's template from The Crafter's Workshop.

For the layout, this was the sketch by Susan Stringfellow of It was meant for an 8.5"x11" page, so I stretched it to fit a 12"x12" page. I also made the photograph larger.

Earlier this week we drove to Sydney to visit friends and family. For the first time in a long time there was water in Lake George! On the way home we stopped at the lookout and I took some photos that I stitched together to make this panorama. Here's the layout.

All the papers come from my stash. Mostly they are TLC papers, except for the brown ones (left over from some LSS monthly layout challenges I think), and the blue/white patterned paper circles which is definitely left over from the Dec Wrapped in Paper challenge from the previous post. The ribbon is from my stash (bought at Costco when we were living in Canada) and the arrow and flourish are from the Tim Holtz mixed minis grungeboard collection and painted with twinkling H2Os. The title is Heidi Swapp ghost alphabet, attached with bronze coloured brads.

This is not one of my favourite layouts, but it will do.

Till next time, happy days!


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