Wednesday 8 October 2014

Some September winners and our October guest designer ...

Time once again to make some ladies happy with our monthly winner announcement.  Thank you everyone for all your totally amazing entries last month - they were all truly gorgeous.

 Our MAIN winner for September is Cathi O'Neill with this absolutely beautiful page.  We all felt you captured the true essence of the photograph.

We would love to send Shazza a small prize and ask her to guest with us for October.

and our random draw (courtesy of my son) is #11 - Karen B

Ladies, please email me at with your address and I will make sure your prize gets away to you.

We welcome Karen Findlay as our October Guest Designer ...

Hi, I'm Karen and I live in Canada, not far from the majestic Rocky Mountains. I have been married to my hubby Richard for 20 years this year. We have two labradors who fill our home with a lot of tail waggin and love.

I started paper crafting when I joined a stampin up class in 2005. I was hooked. I have always been creative in some way shape or form but paper crafting has been my true love. I began with card making and then after a couple of years tried scrapbooking. Of coarse after I tried scrapbooking I never looked back as it combined my passion of being creative and geneology. To me, documenting life whether it be new life, old life, days gone by life, it's all important to me. Adding colours, themes, embellishments to those photos of life are just icing on the cake to me.

Please visit me on my blog ...

I was by the lovely color combination and the roses.

You have until the end off the month to play along with us with our pretty October challenge.  We'd love to see how you are inspired by our tea and roses inspiration.  Thank you for your continued support.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

And then it was October ...

And welcome to another month of this super fast year.

I think you will all like our inspiration photograph for October.  What fun ways can you come up with to interpret this image.  Using the colours of pink, blue and green perhaps.  Or using lots of flowers on your page.  Maybe you like the idea of highlighting a teapot or drinking tea or a collection of glass jars in your kitchen.  Perhaps this image conjures are memories of family traditions or a specific family heirloom - a treasured teacup or teaspoon possibly.

Whatever the inspiration, we would love to see your work.  Please don't forget to tell us what it was that caught your eye from the above photograph.

Here is how our design team was inspired ....

I loved this challenge this month as the pastel colours were beautiful to work with.
I hope you join in this month with P&P.
 I was inspired by the beautiful pink and blue and had lots of fun with this colour palette.  I made the flourish using a die cut and then gluing string pearls onto it 

How can you not love this gorgeous inspiration picture this month. To me it says English Tea Room, so with a few photos of the most delicious Cornish Cream Tea I have ever had, at the famous pub (from Doc Martin in "Port Wenn") by the harbour beach in Port Isaac, it just  had to be a page with these photos.

I was inspired by the tea theme and the pink roses; this was my grandmother's teapot and cup. Many of my family and friends enjoy bonding over a cuppa.

From this month's inspiration photo,  I have used the idea of a cuppa, in my background papers and have also taken the colours from the teapot  and the glass teabag container and used these in my embellishments. The flowers have been diecut from vellum, lightly sprayed with Perfect Pearls .

I was inspired by the colours, my favourite combination.

 I was first drawn to the flowers and the blue of the teapot. I found a photo of the dress with flowers on it. Then I used the blue as my accent color.

I was drawn to the concept of tea - I love a good "cuppa" and both my children know this which is why tea featured heavily in my birthday gifts from them this year.

and now it is your turn ....

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry to the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on October 31st.

You are welcome to submit traditional paper layouts, art journals, divided page protectors, smash books (etc etc).  Digital entries are welcomed and encouraged.  All entries must be new for this challenge and no back-linking is allowed.  I am happy for you to combine with other challenges (maximum of 3) but the essence of the Pixels and Paper inspiration must be clear in your work. Combining with a sketch or colour challenge would be preferred.  International submissions are welcome.

Please come back on the 8th when we will announce the winners for September and welcome our guest designer for the month.