Saturday, 1 November 2014


Hi and welcome. This month, Pixels and Paper is having a joint challenge with Child's Play Challenges, using our photo inspiration and adding extra criteria from Child's Play. This is an opportunity for you to enter both challenges, using the same layout.

For my layout, I  used the hint of blue showing in the inspiration photo as my main colour, the teddy, lace and vintage look. From Child's Play, I added the extra criteria of three patterned papers, gold, bling, an animal, and something at least one year old (photo of dog, plus embellishment of an iris folded teddy, gold Prima flower (also more than a year old), bling around teddy's neck and on the camera embellishment).

Close-up of teddy embellishment. The layers of paper were put onto a cream-coloured background which was then cut out to the teddy shape and stamped with new metallic chalk edgers... liking these!

 The title for my page is an embossing folder sentiment and particularly apt for the photos I have chosen to use.

Papers were heavily distressed and inked. In sections where I tore and then rolled, I inserted snippets of lace or another paper.
The photos were of one of Julie's (Time to Create) little divas that always greets us enthusiastically every time we go to play. Bella and Angel love to be included in everything going on, but Angel, in particular would often jump onto a chair, her paws on the table in front of a work mat with an expectant look on her face, as if to say :"Where's mine?" On this particular day, she wasn't the only one sharing the workspace. Julie launched a new product and we thought it would be fun to include our teddies (because the product was a teddy stamp set). However, Angel was less than impressed with her furry company.... and Bella, to a lesser extent. The stress levels of both little ones rose to the stage where we had to remove the teddies from  the work area. We were certainly smiling and laughing... much, before we could start our class for the day.
Even though both little ladies are less agile now, they certainly still do make us smile.

We'd love to see you come and play with us this month. Pop on over to:Pixels and Paper  to have a look at our inspiration photo and what our team has done and while you're there, also pop over to:
Child's Play Challenges and see what their design team have been up to.

Thanks for popping by and for lovely comments you leave. I always find these encouraging and uplifting.
Cheers for now,


  1. Cute layout Di featuring Miss Angel with the Teddie Bears.......she certainly does make you smile when visiting along with her sister Bella.!

  2. Hi Di this is lovely with so many interesting details. Miss Bella has been really ill...make me realise that we should not take them for granted neither.

  3. Great page! Glad you linked up over at Child's Play Challenges!!

  4. Great page, I love your subject and that cute little bear is great. Thanks for teaming up with Child's Play Challenges

  5. How sweet! Nice work with the challenges. Thanks for linking up at Child's Play!!

  6. It's been fun having the joint challenge this month! I love seeing everyone's interpretations.

  7. Such a cute page ! Thanks for playing with us at Child's play challenges !