Sunday 19 May 2013

Onwards and Upwards challenges: the recipe challenge x

So last weekend, I took part in the bloghop for Jennifer Grace's Onwards and Upwards weekend and then spent a fun time scrapbooking and learning loads of fun things.

The first challenge layout I completed was for the Recipe challenge. In this challenge we had to make a layout or card suing the following products:

1 small square photo (you can crop down a larger photo) or square element
Something shiny or sparkly
Some encouraging / uplifting / happy words
At least one sticker (alphas don’t count for this)
At least 3 stars
Some yellow!
One stamp.

And here is my layout.................

I actually chose a large picture of my view whilst climbing Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons but I did include a small square elements in the top of some birds flying across an Amy Tangerine cut up sheet.

For my shiny/sparkly element I first coloured the butterfliues and then painted them with glimmer glam which a glitter paint/glue. I found a quote in a stack of postcards I had bought for Project life and as it was yellow as well it covered two more list items.

I used a number of little phrase stickers on the layout and also found a stamp with encouraging words like ''courage'', ''vision'' which I also added in.
I also added in three Jenni Bowlin stars which look like medals of achievement.


  1. Love all the embellishments,Jo.

  2. Love this layout! The photo is a perfect size.

  3. This looks brilliant, I love the happy colours to document an achievement! The sparkly butterflies are perfect, and so is that quote card! The page has so many great details to look at.

    Thanks so much for entering my challenge! x


Hello and thank you so much for stopping by. It is always a pleasure to read the comments I receive and to meet new friends. I try and reply to comments on friend's blogs as much as possible. I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog and look forward to seeing you here again soon. Love Jo xxx