Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Shimelle’s Christmas challenges

Over at www.shimelle.com, there has been a whole weekend of Christmas challenges.  Here are some that I had a go at:

Weaving with strips of paper. Thanks to Melissa Mann, I was inspired to make 2 cards and a page for my Christmas Journal.

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Cute tags from Mindy Millar.  Think I’ll be making a whole batch of these!

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A Merry Christmas banner, inspired by this post by Corrie Jones.  I used up a few old Basic Grey tags I had and made some more!

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Final challenges on Pretty paper Party included ‘show us your favourite scrapbook project’.  Thought you might like to see this.  I made it quite a few years ago now, when I first started scrapbooking and was researching my Grandad’s world war 1 record.  This LO tells his story.  I love it because of the story it tells, but also because of all the ephemera on it.  I scanned and distressed his attestation paper and a map of Mespotamia (today’s Iraq) where he served his time, as part of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.  Looking at it now, I overdid it a bit on the distressing!  I think I used tea and coffee!!!  The photos were taken at his training camp at Rugeley in the West Midlands before they sailed to Mespotamia.

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And now my thoughts are with my Christmas Journal for 2011.  Last year I made this 7 x 5 album with a kit from Cocoa Daisy.  This year I am going for a 8.5 x 11 album.  More about it later….

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Alison said...

You HAVE been busy Linda...great projects!
Alison xx

Mindy Miller said...

Fantastic takes on the challenges, Linda!

Sian said...

I love the fact that one of your favourite projects is one of the first things you made! I think that's the way it should be - we should keep on loving the old stuff even when we learn how to do new stuff

KraftyKaren said...

Wow you were busy - love how you have done the paper weaving on a layout.

Karen x

scrappysue said...

Oh I'm sorry my comment didn't post Linda, Blogger did an Arabic fail on me again, grrr .... Anyhow, I can't remember what I said, except that your projects are lovely, and you did a super job on the first one which I thought looked rather tricky! x

Shari said...

Fantastic projects Linda - I am always so impressed by how much crafting you get done and that you finish things! Love the layout about your Grandad.