Friday, 7 September 2012

Thank You and a New Challenge Blog

OK guys I'm back and would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who left me messages regarding the loss of a close family member. It really helped as did the funeral on Tuesday. I have been to far too many funerals but this is the first one where I have felt it has helped me through the grieving process. At the wake afterwards the family were able to talk about our memories and have lots of comforting hugs.
So although my mojo has not completely returned I feel ready for a new beginning of sorts. Some time ago I used to be a member of  "Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Challenge , since I left I have kept in contact with the owner Karen and another member Denise. Anyway a while ago Karen asked me if I would be interested in joining her new venture with Denise - Digitally "Sweet" Challenges.

Needless to say I agreed and the rest as they say is history. I wasn't sure if I would manage to start right at the beginning but thankfully I have made it.

So without further ado I would like you all to join in with the very first challenge at Digitally "Sweet"....
......which is a nice easy one


Here is my inspiration for you............
..........using Craft Artist and the digi kit Happy Day Out.
As this is a new challenge I have added the rules here...
Challenges are simple .. as well as a challenge blog, this is also to inspire both digital users and non-digital users alike. Challenge yourself, go a little out of your creative zone and see what happens!!

Ok, so lets get to those rules
  • Challenges run Friday at 8am EST to the following Thursday at 9pm EST
  • Unless otherwise stated, we're going to be as digital as we can here .. card faces and layouts especially. Some challenges will deal with altered items, so just follow the challenge that week :)
  • Enter as often as you like!! The more inspiration, the better - UNLESS we have a sponsor, in which case, we ask for 1 entry per person.
  • No back linking please!
  • Please follow each challenge, especially if there is a sponsor - those not followed will not be entered in the prize draw.
  • When we have a sponsor, winners will be announced with the following challenge and you will have one week to claim your prize or a new winner will be chosen.
  • Must leave a direct link to your creation - not your blog.
  • The most important rule we have is .. HAVE FUN!! Get creative and show off your inner 'digi' diva!
 OK guys over to you now.
Oh and before you leave don't forget to leave a comment to have a chance for a little candy.
I would like to enter the following challenges:-
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything But A Card,
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes,
Do You Stack Up - Birthdays,
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Writing/Script, hopefully journalling is included in the list)
The Craft Garden - Inspiration - Water, and,
 Have fun



Karen Wilson said...

Hi Ali! So good to see you back and glad you were able to find some closure.

Love your debut layout! Looks like Alex had a blast on her birthday. I just tried kayaking for the first time in August and found that I LOVE it. Not much into canoes!

Thanks so very much for joining us on this adventure!!! Looking fwd to months of creations!

cotnob said...

This is a fab layout, what a lovely way to record your memories.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Ali, I haven't visited for ages and now I see you are going through some sad times. Congrats on your new DT post, this layout is fab.

Liz x

Unknown said...

Hi hunni,
Glad things went well for you. Nice to see you back where you belong. What a fabulous layout too - I do love to see your layouts - they give me so much inspiration to have a go myself. Congrats on your new DT position - I'm sure you will gain many new admirers from it.
(64 sleeps to go!!!) LOL
Dawn xxx

WencheP said...

Fabulous layout. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


TeenaBugg38 said...

Look at you with all of those challenges!!! WOOOT!! That rocks :) This page is just adorable! So happy to be working with you!!!

Unknown said...

Great layout, really love the cheerful colours. I'm so glad you entered the challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Frea, DT member LMM Challenges

mags said...

Nice to see you back and with such a super layout too. Congrats on the new DT post.

Margaret said...

This is a fantastic layout! The frames around the pictures and the mix and match patterns in the title are wonderful.
I'm still getting my feet wet in the digi-scrapping scene and loved seeing your 'page'!
Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card Challenges!

Margaret said...

This is a fantastic layout! The frames around the pictures and the mix and match patterns in the title are wonderful.
I'm still getting my feet wet in the digi-scrapping scene and loved seeing your 'page'!
Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card Challenges!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Way to go ALI! Nice to be working with you again. AWESOME LO! I saw your digital work over at LM and got quite inspired!
PS Don't forget to put your awesome LO as an entry post.

Julia S-W said...

Great layout and I love how all the elements work so well together. A treasured memory captured to be enjoyed again and again!
Thank you so much for sharing your page at ABAC's first challenge and we do hope you'll join us again soon.

sue-b said...

A great fun page, love the l/o and photo's. Good luck with this new venture.
sue-b xx

Donna said...

Great layout and certainly very colorful. Thanks for sharing it with us at Bearly Mine Challenges.
Donna xx

Mistys Mum said...

A lovely vibrant page.

Mistys Mum said...

Oops forgot to say good luck with the new venture

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely scrapbook page you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Christy said...

I looove all of the colors you used! :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC! :) :)

Unknown said...

what a great page

kitten - DYSU team

Unknown said...

I love this layout. The colors, shapes, and flow of the design is perfect. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up this week!

tiffany said...

great page, love the idea of the new digital challenge blog! Thanks for playing along with us at The Craft Garden =) Tiffany

Kirsty said...

Hi Ali glad your okay and are feeling a bit better ! It's been such a hard time for you ! love your page full of fun and super memories ;0) xx

Lou said...

a brilliantly vibrant summer layout. Thanks for joining in with SJ Crafts challenge

Lisa-Jane said...

Wonderful bright colours there! We hope you had fun joining in with the Summer challenge at S J Crafts!

Deena said...

what a great page and some fabulous pictures to go with it! Thanks for joining us on our debut challenge at Anything But A Card!

Milliesmarvels said...

This is great! I love the layout! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!

Helene Bogren said...

Love the clouds, the sun and alpha! Thanks for playing along at The Craft Garden!