Well, I did mention these in my last post so I suppose I had better tell you all about them!

Firstly, the layout contest.  Well, we were given a kit to work with, and it was gorgeous!  It was Early Morning Light by Piggy Scraps Designs:

You really need to go check it out as it is beautiful and is currently on sale at $2.50 as well!  I've linked the preview to the shop so you can have a look ;).

Anyhow, all we had to do was create a layout, so this is my effort:

The posting deadline was midnight last night (EST) but because we went to St Andrews, I managed to get mine in on Friday.  Voting is now taking place, so if you would like (and you know you want to!!!), please go to the gallery and vote.  If you vote for me that would be even better, as currently I only have one vote and that was mine!  The gallery is here, and the voting poll is here.  I probably won't even get to Round 2, but I know I always learn so much by entering these contests, and it is fun, albeit stressful when I can';t decide what to do or keep changing my mind!

I have also entered the Designer contest and for this,we were give a swatch to work with:

I love the colours but found the fact that there was no green a real hardship - I ended up with blue leaves instead as you can see!!!

My kit is previewed at The Studio here where you can also find the download links, but you can download it direct by either clicking on the preview above or here.  Go check out the gallery as there were lots of entries to the contest which means lots of freebies!

I'm not expecting to get any further in the contest (although it would be really good if I did) but I always learn so much when I enter design contests.  This time, for instance, it was a case of playing around with brushes to create the patterned papers and to  make some of the elements.  I also played with the filters in PS CS5, which is why one of the flowers is slightly different from the others as I applied a filter to it.

Happy scrapping!


  1. Anonymous said...

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [06 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria  

  2. CBH said...

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Sep. 06, 2011. Thanks again.