Sunday 13 November 2011

New Challenges for November

Given how much I enjoyed challenging myself last month, I'm going to have a go at a few bits and pieces this month.

1) Scrap a story about work

I collect loads of anecdotes from school and jot them all down in an exercise book. But I never seem to get around to putting them in my scrapbook. This month, I intend to change this!

2) Finish an unfinished project.

I suppose quite a few of us have half-finished scrapbook pages. My goal is to get at least one completed and into the album. However, if I don't like the half-finished bit, I reserve the right to pull it to pieces and start again.

3) Prepare my Journal Your Christmas things

A little preparation goes a long way. And given how manically busy December often is, I want to get a head start. Christmas is my favourite time of year, and now that I'm onto my third JYC, that feels like a part of Christmas too. So looking forward to making a start!

4) Scrap a large photo - bigger than 4x6

I always scrap pictures 4x6 or smaller, simply because that's what I can print at home. And yet I love seeing pages with huge photos on. So this is the month I'm going to pull myself together, go out and get a giant print to scrap. Hurrah!

5) Include some stamping on a layout

I'm bad a stamping. But then I have always supposed that to be because I have not taken the trouble to practise. However, recently I bought a graph paper background stamp by Hero Arts, which I love and will make brilliant lines to journal on. So I'm going to take a deep breath and give it a shot.

Kisses xxx

P.S. No pictures today - this is a flying post between doing other things. Although I will admit that some of those include watching The Big Bang Theory, knitting frantically and pondering the advisability of ordering take out.

P.P.S. I'm thinking that the advisability level is high?

P.P.P.S. Also, did not win the lottery yesterday. Miffed. On the plus side, there's a whole story behind why I played and why I don't mind losing (much). Remind me to tell you about it :D


  1. Ohhh I like challenges 4 and 5 as they are something I have been wanting to do for a while. I may have to join you on those!
    I totally love Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory - I think it's a valid entry for your to-do list!

  2. The Big Bang Theory, hahaha, I was watching that today! Yup, Sheldon is hilarious - I think I partly watch the show because of him:)

    Lovely blog by the way - I found it thanks to Shimelle's PPP (I'm sooo behind on the prompts) and am already inspired. Like Mel, I may have to join on these challenges:D

    p.s. Just wondering where you got that lovely orange chevron/zig-zag tape that's in the pictures of your travel journal for your trip to Istanbul? (you featured it as part of your challenges last month...can't remember which one:s) I've been looking for one for aaages!

  3. Yay - I already did #3 :) Not sure I'll manage quite so much playing along this time so I'm thrilled to see one that I've met already!!