Sunday, October 30, 2011

October Challenges

At the beginning of each month I make a list of the online challenges I'd like to take part in. The list is always quite long as there are so many great sites out there!
At the end of the month I am lucky to have completed one or two! I'm not sure where time goes.
This month I managed to get the Kraft It Up! challenge completed and went with the monochromatic theme to create this layout of Matt's 21st.

I also found time to play along with one of the STUCK sketches for October. 

I came up with this interpretation of the sketch. I used tissue paper for the larger circle and a stamp for the smaller one. Change the location of the journalling as what I wanted to say wouldn't fit! 

I am madly trying to complete two more before the end of the month (that's tomorrow!!!) Best get back to them!!
Thanks for dropping by and leaving such lovely comments, they always make my day!


  1. Hi Karen,
    hope to see you in a couple of weeks time will be a fun the take on the KIU great choice of mono.thanks for playing along

  2. Beautiful layouts!!!! Love your work!!

  3. They both look lovely Karen! I never play at Kraft it Up as they don't allow international winners to pay for their own shipping if they win so I don't really see the point unless you are Australian :( I love how you have journaled around the edge of your layouts! I am exactly like you in that I make a long list of challenges and hardly get to them after DT work is done - have one done going up tomorrow and trying to squeeze in another one too LOL...

  4. Hello Karen! I can't believe I haven't followed your blog until now! Gorgeous gorgeous stuff! :) These two layouts are just beautiful karen, but I esp love the KIU monochromatic one. ;) oh, and the camper trailer is from 'Australian Offroad Camper Trailers'... thanks for the visit! :)) x

  5. Gorgeous work Karen.. love all the layered details and textures!! Your monochromatic KIU LO is fantastic.. love the masked background!! Thanks so much for playing along at KIU :)

  6. <3 these pages, your work is always so full of little detaisl.

  7. It´s a great idea to have a list like that! Your layouts are fabulous - ha, I know I say that all the time, but that is what they are ;) Love the gold on the first one!

  8. Ooooh both your pages are just marvellous Karen! but if I really have to choose, I think the monochromatic one is really fabulous! He he I do the challenge lists too but very rarely get the time to actually do any of them. xoxoxo