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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Scrap around the world and Scrap365 challenges

Hi again

I'm back, as promised, with a new LO that I created yesterday that I have now managed to photograph and upload.. thanks for popping back to see what I've been up to. 

This challenge is one of the Scrap Around the World challenges inspired by this photo.. as you can see, it has, what I consider to be, ice cream colours.. pink, mint, vanilla and raspberry! Yummy! 

To top it off, there is a hint of gold, so I included some of that too.. what do you think.. edible gold leaf on top of an ice cream.. too much?? No!! You can't beat a bit of decadence..so I went for it.. the whole hog! 

Next I took this sketch from Scrap365 
and this is what I came up with... as you can see I started with a sheet of white card stock.. it seems to be my colour of choice lately.. and then I cut tiny strips of Authentique Flourish from a paper pad I own and included some of in my May Madness, CKCB, kit. 

The photograph is from a very exciting night in my life.. and the word CELEBRATE is on the mood board, so I immediately thought of this photo for this challenge. 
To explain, I have been an estate agent for over 20 years, and this night was an awards ceremony.. and I am so pleased to say I won three awards that night... including best overall estate agent in West Kent., so you can see why there was a reason to celebrate!  Added to which, as my son has also followed in my footsteps to become an agent, he was there to witness the whole thing! I even let him hold my trophies! lol

All in all I look back on this night the best in my career... and I still have the trophies in my office as a reminder... those days are gone now as I have dropped to part time after a mini stroke back in 2012, but back in 2010, my job was all consuming.. so this really was a 'Priceless' night.. and it will never be repeated!

To finish the LO, I added a pearl swirl, flowers with gold embellishments, some gems and more pink pearls and I added a tag behind the photo to tell the story of the evening. Finally I added punch outs on three sides with a bit of mint coloured paper behind. 

My friend Jemma, aka JimJams,  recently told me she has a 'Book of Me' and so I thought I might follow suit.. thanks for the idea Jemma.. so this is my first entry. 

Do let me know what you think before you go! Rather surprisingly, since my last post, and before this one, I made another LO today too.. so I may blog that one later on too.. watch this space!

Elaine
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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful layout, love that flower

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  2. Very delicate and soft. The flowers give a feminine touch. I like how you used the border punch. Thank you so much for playing along with us at SATW this month!

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  3. What a pretty layout it looks so gentle and lushes......very pretty! Thank you so much for playing with us this month at Scrap Around the World hugs Amy :-)

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  4. Very cute page, thank you for joining Scrap 365 challenge!

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  5. Thank you also for playing with us at SATW!

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  6. Congrats on winning three awards such prestige! You've probably worked so hard to earn them cudos! Your page is lovely and you certainly have a great reason to celebrate! Thanks for playing along with us at SATW! :)

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  7. Awesome layout! So glad you shared this at both, SATW and Scrap365 <3 thank you!

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  8. This is beautiful! I find your layouts so inspiring.

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  9. Good way to start :) Wonderful job on the layout

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  10. Congrats on the awards and a beautiful layout to remember that special night. Thanks for joining us at SATW!

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  11. Beautiful layout for such special honors, great to pick this as the first for your book of YOU.....glad our sketch is part of it!! Kate (SOS)

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  12. Beautiful page! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Around The World!

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  13. Beautiful and sweet. You have used the sketch perfectly. Thanks for joining in with Scrap365 this month :)

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  14. Lovely layout! I like the colours very much!
    Thank you for playing at SATW!

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  15. Congratulations on winning 3 awards .. great reason to celebrate .. your LO beatifully sot & feminine .. thank you for sharing with us on sketch 365 ...

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  16. Priceless work! <3 thank you so much for playing along with us at Scrap 365 <3

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