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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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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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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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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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Sugar Rush | Scrap The Girls DT

You know what I love most about the Scrap The Girls challenges? It’s that they are just that – a challenge! I love that I am forced to completely either think outside of the box OR go to a place I would never have gone to get inspiration! This month is no different – check it out:

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Confused???? The challenge is to scrap about your hangover – it can be anything! Here’s what I did:

My hangover is this little miss – either her sugar rush or her coming down from a sugar rush!!! Some close ups: