I don't usually get a great deal done at crops, as I am never organised and spend too much time gas bagging! Also, I must say I scrap best in my own space at home with all my tools and embellishments at hands reach. This time was different however... I actually found time to complete the double layout and Christmas decoration challenge prior to attending and also completed a couple of layouts on the day. One of which I can't share yet - sorry :( This was aside from competing in a scrap off where we were all given the same paper and embellishments to come up with a layout for.
I had a VERY eventful day and my luck was definitely with me. I won the double layout challenge where you had to scrap a double Christmas themed layout. Below is what I came up with and there was some REALLY STIFF competition so I was just thrilled to have won.
I am totally in love with the paper I used on this one - it was 'My Minds Eye - Holly Jolly' - my favourite Christmas paper to date. Oh and a HEAP of Helmar glues to make everything stick including PVA, 450 and Scrap Dots. Where would I be without my Helmar?
Also, here is the decoration I created. I didn't win first, second or third in this one, but I enjoyed creating it and knowing that the decoration we created was being added to the hampers everyone supplied goodies for. The box below the tree was filled with Cadbury favourites, so even if my work isn't the favourite thing on their Christmas table, I am sure the chocolates will please :D
I was also lucky enough to win the layout scrap off, where we had 45 minutes to scrap away and come up with a layout. For those that know me, know I take a great deal of time to create my layouts and would NEVER get one done in this time let alone it be good enough to have won! It was a Christmas layout and I have just the perfect photo to put in there, so I am extra thrilled to have gotten another layout done. I will add a photo as soon as I have had a chance to take one :D
I really enjoyed the crop - probably because we got there earlier this time and probably because I know going to the next one will be a real challenge for me to make it to having a new bub on my hands by then. If you are in the area and can get a chance to go I really recommend it. All the ladies that attend are lovely and it is just a wonderful atmosphere to scrap in. Just wish they were more often :D
Well that is all from me... I will have a post shortly of a layout I finished for Tomorrow's Memories. It is for a kit that you can purchase in the shop or via post. Just contact the shop if you are interested. It would have arrived in the shop already, so you are welcome to check it out in real life when you pop in.