Sunday, January 01, 2012

Bring on 2012!

First of all, I want to wish all my scrappy friends and blog readers a fantastic New Year! I hope that 2012 will be the best year yet!
I haven't been scrapping at all for the last 2 weeks. My DH has taken 2 weeks off work and will be home for another week. We have been enjoying some lovely family time and lots of socialising with friends.
I have some exciting scrappy news to share though. Scrap The Girls has announced the new CT and I'm one of them!  I seriously love this challenge site. Malinda sets the coolest challenges and if you have girls (or even just one, like me) you will love it too!  To see the announcement and the rest of the CT's stunning examples, go over HERE.
The challenge is to create a layout using a monochromatic colour scheme. Minimal black and white is allowed and remember 'ONLY GIRLS'.
Here is my example.  I love these pics of my gorgeous girl.  So happy and carefree. :)  I've used a combonation of Echo Park 'Victoria Gardens' and Authentique 'Uncommon' pattern papers.
A close up of my flower cluster. I've used a combonation of Prima flowersGreen Tara Mini roses, Kaisercraft paper blooms and Kaisercraft resin blossoms. The leaves were made using a Martha Stewart 'Frond' punch.
The chippies is from Dusty Attic. I've painted it, distressed it a bit then added some Diamond Dust over the top.
The edges were punched using the Martha Stewart 'Swirling Lace' Punch around the Edge set and the rhinestone flourish is from Kaisercraft.
All the products used are from Handmade by Suzanne.
I hope you will have a go at this challenge too. Can't wait to see what you create. :)
That's all for now (I think). I'm hoping to visit my favourite blogs very soon for a catch up.
Have a great week and thanks for visiting.
Until next time.
M xox

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hi Marelize! Congrats on your new adventure! Lovely LO and such a terrific mix of these two lines! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Fiona said...

Congratulations Marelize!! Love, love this page with all those gorgeous flowers, just beautiful. Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year!
Fiona
x

Linda said...

Congratulations Marelize...how exciting! Looking forward to seeing your creations for STG over the coming months. Your LO is absolutely gorgeous...love it!

Enjoy the rest of the time while your hubby is off work :) xx

Chloe :-) said...

Oooohhh... congrats M!!!!! What exciting news :-) :-) Love this page - I'm a bit partial to pink :-)

Paula said...

Happy New Year to you Marelize! Congrats & welcome to the team...I love your layout, so soft & pretty. I'm looking forward to working with you :)

Al Hannah said...

Happy New Year Marelize! Love this layout - the softness of it is so pretty combined with the flowers and flourish :)

Angela said...

WhooHoo Marelize! Congratulations! Love your page... it's so beautiful & shows off those gorgeous photos of your DD perfectly :-)

Jasmine S said...

Happy New Year to you.
Congrats on your new gig at STG. This first page is just fabulous. Who doesn't love pink? Fab work.

Lynette said...

Wishing you many blessings for 2012.

I love your pink monochromatic layout..very pretty. Congratulations on being on a new team.

Kayla Renee said...

This is an absolutely beautiful page. I hope you had a lovely New year.

x

Kerryn said...

Congratulations on being part of the stg team :). I love what you have created for the monochromatic challenge. Gorgeous!!

Heather Jacob said...

huge congrtas to you Maralize .. hooray for you .... you will be an amazing asset over at STG woohoo!!!! how exciting for you ...
the LO is so soft and beautiful wirh exquisite details .. hugx

Rachael Funnell said...

HAPPY 2012 to you & Your Family Marelize.....
& A TOOOOOOOOOOOT TOOT Marelize for your CT Spot for STG's......
CONGRATS!
A GORGEOUS Layout of your Girl!!!
Lovin the Cluster of Flowers & the DA chippie is FAN FAB U LAS....
xx

Helen Tilbury said...

Hi Marelize!
All the best for 2012 and it's good to be back on the blogs for me visiting all my favourite places! Wow this layout is my favourite of yours EVER - what a way to start the year - it is totally stunning! I love the concept of monochromatic & would love to play along!! Congrats on the DT position - it's one I can see you will thoroughly enjoy - and wow that chippie!! I can't wait to buy some DA online :)