Sunday, 15 January 2012

Time again for OUAS!! "Crate Paper" " Peppermint"

Have you seen the new sketch over at OUAS?
It is a beauty!  Have a look here:

January 15th Challenge

Journalling Criteria
HELLO 2012 or GOODBYE 2011? 

 For this challenge, the journalling theme is new beginnings, upcoming adventures but also saying goodbye to yet another year.. Are you glad 2011 is over? Are you looking forward to starting fresh in 2012? What are your goals or resolutions for the year ahead? What are you most looking forward to? Or maybe you can journal about your thoughts for the new year. You must combine the sketch and the journaling criteria.

Things that you can journal about: a new job, house, baby or new scrapping adventures or Design Teams. Are you taking time off work? Are you planning a holiday somewhere? Maybe your children are starting school or you are getting a new pet. Or you could tell us why you are glad 2011 is over or why you will miss it. Anything goes really!

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote. 
This is my take on the sketch:

I used the new collection from "Crate Paper" for this. It is called "Peppermint" I seem to love all things Crate, and this is no exception!

At first I was going to use a diecut piece of paper for the round shape in the sketch.  Instead  I decided to punch small rounds from the different patterned papers and sew them to form a circle. That way I could avoid covering up a large part of the woodgrain paper.

I think the diecut pieces in the collections are so cute. I find they add a homely feel to the layout.
In the same way a log cabin would... :-)

I used a Martha Stewart border punch and papers from the collection to make the mat/strip for the title. The red letter stickers from American Craft, Thickers have little hearts on a red bottom. I found them in a small scrapbooking shop in France last Summer

My journaling is about how much fun we have when we go away and do things as a family and that I am hoping for more time like that in the coming year!

How about you? I would love to hear yout thoughts on this topic and to see some stunning layouts of yours over at OUAS!!
Nice to see you, hope too see you again soon!!


  1. Love the papers you used on this one and the circle looks cool as well. Levelly pics Bente.

  2. Holyyyyyyyyyyy smokes!! This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the photos, the wood grain paper and all that STITCHING!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. So many fun things to look at on this awesome page! I especially love the little candy/snowflake stitched circle!!! Awesome design! I love everything about it!!!

  4. Love love your layout Bente,so beautiful and sweet!!

  5. Oh I love the idea of more family time for 2012. Great pics and you have used that range just perfectly. Love your circle.

  6. LOVE this layout! it's amazing!

  7. Nadia's sketch sure is beautiful! more time certainly is on my list for 2012 too. Love your sweet whimsical page with all the Crate goodies! Great how you let the woodgrain paper show so much and love the stitched circle. xxxx


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