Saturday, January 7, 2012

a list and a touch of colour

My head is fuzzy - again- because next door were still away last night so anLinkother late night of loud music and squealing teens. But the parents are finally back so sleep will be most welcome...

Two Lo's today. The first is for Irini's challenge suite - Get Creative. I scored two fav mentions there last month - one for my card- startling to say the least!!




Anyway, this weeks challenge is to list 12 elements in your Lo. Huh, counting this early in the year - tricky...

let's see
1. cardstock
2. pp
3. mist (woodgrain mask)
4 photos
5. aeroplane button
6. title
7. stamping
8. tape sticker
9. hessian string
10. home sticker
11. stitching
12. staples

Lots of challenges this month at Get Creative, with the cool prize being a guest designer at Get Creative. Very talented and friendly bunch of girls there. (am very keen on the latest challenge - a digi Lo - love my digi).

And Over at The Paper Variety, they have had the very good idea of having my completely wonderful (and possibly slightly evil...) friend, Tina, as thier guest designer for the month.

The challkenge is to use black and white with a kiss of colour. In explanation, this Lo is reflecting my mood of jealously, that our close friends are currently in Vietnam and we are not. Sigh. For me, Vietnam is tied up with the colour red, so that seemed a likely colour to go with the photo.



This was the last day we spent in Hanoi, out side Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum. Vietnamese line up for hours to view his preserved body (we didn't). They also had a live broadcast outside. The choir they had did some wonderful (or not) miming. Very funny. It was getting cold, Henry was wearing two scarves. Not quite ready to go home but we had to. Would love to be somewhere interesting again.

Have a great day and don't forget to go check out the latest challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge site. xx

16 comments:

Francine said...

It's been such a long time since I've been blog hopping, or blogging on my own blog even, so I haven't checked out your as always great work. Love the Hanoi layout especially - all black and white with just a touch of red!

Heather Jacob said...

love both of these Karen ... sensational stuff .. love the flags ... xoox

Irini said...

Karen I cant believe it was a year ago that you were in Vietnam!! love the layout, of course I would all that red white and black...WOW.............
I love your layout for the challenge at GC...love the list doesnt it feel good to use up some of your stash??
dont forget to go by the blog and pick up a button that you were a fave....yes we have those too now LOL LOL LOL
hugz
irini

Mitra Pratt said...

Great pages I decided to follow your evil friend, fun!

Channa said...

Great pictures!! both layouts are great thanks for playing along, channa

EFI said...

Happy New Year Karen! Great LO, i love the title and the journalling, too! Thanks for playing along at Get Creative!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Both you layouts are awesome! Love just a kiss of red on your Hanoi layout. Thanks for plying along with us at The Paper Variety!

TeenaBugg38 said...

AWESOME!!!!!! I cant count this early in the year either..... that's expecting a little much....lol. Both rock but I LOVEEEE all of that journaling on the first one!!

Suzy said...

Great layouts Karen! I love the mist/paint splatter. Thanks for taking the color challenge at The Paper Variety :) Happy new year! :)
- Suzanne, TPV cofounder

Dolly Daydreams said...

Great work from you again Karen and you thoroughly deserved to be on our favorite list last month. Thanks for joining us once again at Get Creative and good luck.

Marie

Elena Stefanidou said...

Beautiful LOs.Really loved them.Well done and good luck :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeee the yarn on the first one!! And thanks so so so much for the card and the goodies!! Soooooooooooo sweet of you! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Mitra Pratt said...

So Karen, I got your comment you made on my post from the other side of the known universe while out with friends and read it out loud. And the one girl was like HOW DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN AUSTRALIA?

giggle....

thanks for making me laugh, twice!

eudokia said...

i love your pages!!the details and the colours are just wonderful!!
thank you joining us at gc!!

Melenia said...

Both pages are just fabulous, wonderful work!!! Thank you veru much for playing with us at GC. It's always a pleasure to see your work there!

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

wow, great layouts both, I looove your style!

Thanks for playing with us at Get Creative!