Sunday, 3 April 2011

The Mother-Daughter Challenges

What with me being a grown up and not living at home and all, Mum and I don't get to scrap together much at all. So Mum came up with a fantastic idea: we could take it in turns to come up with a challenge, both scrap it and then when we do get together we can see each other's pages. I signed on with glee!

This is the story of the third such challenge, which was the most mysterious. For about a week, all Mum told me was that she had an idea, but she couldn't share it yet. Her ideas are invariably brilliant and so I put all my (not inconsiderable) powers of pestering into uncovering the mystery, but I was not to prevail.

About a week later, an envelope was delivered which on the outside simply said "Challenge inside!". It also had my address, obviously, but this does not add much interest to the story. A stamp too, come to think of it.

Anyway, inside were a selection of 20 embellishments! She had carefully wrapped them in cling film to post them and had an equivalent set at home for her. And the challenge was to use at least ten of them on a page.

Actually, the first challenge was to get the cling film off. One of the buttons eluded me for some time. But I've really enjoyed putting this together. I used: Piece of die-cut ledger paper, treble clef, 2 fabric squares, little green tag, border sticker, green ribbon, cream lace, 2 buttons and a paper flower. Eleven. Not bad going. And I still have the rest to play with!


Another page using my Tea Potter journalling complete! Love scrapping these pics, although I now have another load from this weekend. I'm thinking photo strip...

Kisses xxx

P.S. This was brilliant fun and I invite you all to swap bits and pieces and play along! I'll share the other challenge pages this week in time for some Easter Holiday scrapping! Mum is under strict orders not to look at my blog this week until our reveal.

P.P.S. Spent yesterday swanning and punting around Cambridge, remembering to sneer artfully at the UK's admittedly rather beautiful second-best university. Not to self: print pictures!

P.P.P.S. Still treading water in sea of marking. Important thing is to keep head above water and when in doubt, take whole set of papers to trendy cafe and mark in the company of things. And off I go now to do just that.

16 comments:

  1. That is a lovely surprise your mum sent you! Great lo.

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  2. That's so cool...the LO & the idea of course!

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  3. That is a really good idea and I love the layout you've done

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  4. What a great idea!!! Love your layout. xoxo

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  5. Loving the idea of your challenge, and your LO is fab! Will you post your mum's LO too?!

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  6. What a great idea....thumbs up to your mum.

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  7. Clever mum!...and fab LO!
    Alison xx

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  8. I wish my mum was well enough to do something like this with me - love it!

    Good luck with all that marking!

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  9. What a great idea and a lovely LO produced from the envelope of goodies:)

    Fiona x

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  10. i'd love my mum to share my passion too, you are very lucky. Great layout too x

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  11. What a fun thing to do! I love the layout!

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  12. what fun

    I used to like marking in a cafe - the hubub helped me to concentrate

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  13. Oh and you should so totally enter Scrap Factor at UKS...your pages are fabulous! hx

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  14. Okay, your Mum is OFFICIALLY THE COOLEST!!! What a neat challenge for both of you to undertake! :) ADORE the page!

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  15. What a great idea and fabby page! My Mum doesn't scrap, sadly....

    PS Love Cambridge. We lived there for a few years when we were first married. The Doctor did his PhD there and I did my first teaching job. The Boy was born there. Happy memories!

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