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Thankful | Challenge YOUrself DT


I love that I get to start my Challenge YOUrself DT journey off with such a wonderful first new challenge!

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I chose the word ‘thankful’ to use on my layout. I just think that when life hands you lemons and you’re feeling low, it helps to think of things that you are grateful and thankful for. In the case of the layout I created for this challenge – it’s my little family, the people I get to share my home and my everyday life with.

My title chippie is from 2Crafty Chipboard. Here are some closeups:

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A Dream | CSI DT

Just look at this vibrantly beautiful case over at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration to kick start 2020!

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Isn’t it a stunner!? Here is how I solved the case:

I worked with most of the colours in the inspiration image. The overall design of my layout is based on the square of the cake and the border of the stand beneath it. I have also added in some flowers (fussy cut, stickers and ephemera) and some beautiful chipboard butterflies. My paper layering includes polka dots and florals. That gorgeous title, butterfly and border chippie is all from 2Crafty Chipboard!

My journalling is a January Prompt – “A Quote That Inspires You”

I just love this phrase / quote – and I can’t help BUT sing it. My child is my dream and my wish that my heart made. Every day I am grateful that I get to be her mommy.

Here are my closeups:

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Wild At Heart | Scrap The Girls

Being that I am so completely and utterly a tactile girl, the first challenge for 2020 over at Scrap the Girls really hit the mark for me.

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I totally went balls to the wall with this one. From the muted, straw coloured background with splashes of colour, to the stitching. Here’s what I created:

Considering that my daughter is wearing a pair of kitty ears, I couldn’t resist that cheeky title from 2Crafty! Here are some close ups:

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Today | CSI DT

I’m completely in love with the Cold Case File that Debbi has found this month for CSI. From the colours to all the adorable elements – this one was just too much fun to work with!

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I was inspired by the almost patchwork effect of the inspiration image, so I applied that to my overall dessign. i used pretty much all the colours of the IW in my layout too. Further, I added some cutesy fussy cut animals, gifts and Christmas themed elements. To add to the patchwork feel, I did a little stitching. The pretty cursive title I chose to use is from 2Crafty Chipboard. Here is what I created.

Here are some close ups:

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Cheeky Story | CSI DT

It’s the middle of the month, and that means it’s time for Debbi to release the second reveal over at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration!

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And this is what I created:

I worked with cream / off-white, brown, red, black and green. I was drawn to those gorgeous plain scatter cushions in the image, so I used a few different plaid patterned papers in my layering. I also added some stripes and some text patterns. I added a fussy cut Pointsettia’s to echo the Christmas theme and then I also popped on some snowflake rub-ons. My cursive written title is just like the cursive writing seen in the images; the chipboard title is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

My journaling is about ‘what makes me sweat’.

It’s no secret in our house, that I am completely OCD (I have been compared to Monica, from Friends fame – a fact which I own!). So when it comes down to decorating the house and / or the Christmas tree, I really do start to sweat if I see that it’s not done the way I usually do it (which is the right way, of course!). I have to walk away from the scene of the crime to retain my sanity….

Here are some closeups;

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This Makes Me Happy | CSI

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at CSI! Pop on over to the blog and take a look at the gorgeous and inspiring images that Debbi has found for us to play with this month!

Here is my take on the first reveal:

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My eye was drawn to the little Christmas Bauble on the wall, directly above the mantle; I knew that I wanted to somehow incorporate it into my layout! I worked with 2 shades of pink, dark teal, minty green and white. I also added some polka dot, striped and wood grain papers in my layering; as well as adding some leaves which had a Christmassy feel.

My journaling is about decorating our home.

We really look forward to decorating our home each year; as soon as we see shops starting to sell and / or decorate with Christmas goodies, we start chomping at the bit. Previously, we had decorated as early as mid-October; but this year, I was determined to ride it out until mid-November. After a whole lot of nudging from my child, I caved and we eventually did all our decorating in the first week of November. Her face in this photograph says it all!

And now for some close ups!