Southern Girls ~ Anything Goes

Ever have one of those week where the Mojo goes AWOL? Aaargh, I've tried, I've really tried to get to grips with this layout but alas, I'm left wanting. It doesn't help that I chose something which isn't a strength for me. I just wanted to try something different! But enough of my moaning, despite my dissatisfaction with this creation, it is indeed time to introduce our next Southern Girls Challenge and this week it's a free for all with an 'Anything Goes' theme. So as long as 'your' crafty mojo hasn't taken a hike like mine, come and share your creativity with us this week over at The Southern Girls Challenge. We'd love to see what you've been inspired to create.

We are being sponsored for this challenge by Rick St Dennis and I really wanted to use this fabulous old Gypsy Wagon to create a Scrapbook Layout with for the challenge. I printed the image and the sentiment in an earthy tone for this layout. We had such a happy family day out at a Gypsy Fair earlier in the Summer, so as soon as I saw this fab image, I knew I wanted to use it to create a scrapbook layout of this day.

I wanted to capture some of the magic of our lovely family day out. But I am a scrapbooking novice, so I really have no idea what I'm doing! I threw all the ink I could at the page (courtesy of two gorgeous 'Grunge' sets of Lili of the Valley stamps) and I used a lovely gold foiled craft paper which was a Mother's Day gift from my daughter to create the basis of my layout. I used an old teabag to age the doily I used and used some deckle edged scissors to cut around the photos and the title.

I created a little pocket to add one more photo from the day as there was no room for it on the page. I also added a little journalling faux notebook page. So I wrote a few lines on the back of the diecut notebook page about the day. I added a wee cork heart to finish the pocket. I think these are fab, so it was nice to use on this layout. You can find them here at SpiegelMom Scraps. Now those girlies know how to scrap! I've a long way to go, but I'm not put off trying again.

I think I might add the date or at least year on the page too, but for now, the photos are done, so I will update later. The foiled paper has really caught the light in these picks and the background paper looks a bit faded out. It's actually a better colour match in reality, the paper is not so pale as it looks in the pics.

Head on over to the Southern Girls and join our 'Anything Goes' challenge, stop and enjoy the fabulous creations by my teamies while you're there. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Lemon Shortbread: #15 ~ Anything Goes
Scrap 'n' Challenge: April ~ Anything Goes
7 Dots Studio: April ~ In Motion Challenge
Stamping Sensations: May ~ Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends: #20 ~ Anything Goes
Clique Kits Challenge: May ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: #111 ~ Anything Goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #33 ~ Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge: G is for Grand ~ Anything BUT A Card


Karen said…
My sweet friend, you are far too hard on yourself! Mojo or not, this came out beautifully. (My mojo has been gone for two weeks! Maybe they're on vacation together!) More importantly, you've created a lovely page to preserve treasured memories. See the beauty in all you create, dear Wends. It is always there. Your use of the sponsor stamp is truly inspired and I love all of the inking you did! The little faux notebook is fabulous and I adore the cork heart. So many incredible elements sprinkled throughout. You've done a marvelous job, Wends. :o) I hope you have a sparkly day!

Hugs and blessings,
Chris said…
I think you've made a brilliant job of this Wends! We're always our own biggest critics, but you've nothing to worry about here! Lovely L/o with some fabulous design elements and clever use of the sponsor digi!
Must try to find the time to get scrapping again, I've so many photos lurking in wait!
AndreaNorris said…
What an interesting scrap book page, the background you created is fab! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
Andrea x
Sarah said…
Wowser!! this is a beautiful page full of happy memories for you Wendy. My mojo is definitely off sunning itself somewhere, I have no inclination to craft at all, I have been sitting at my desk waiting for inspiration to strike but...nada!! xx
Riikka Kovasin said…
What a brilliant page with a great atmosphere! I couldn't spot the 7DS product right away, could you please let us know which one you used to be in for the vote? Thank you for joining the 7 Dots Studio challenge :)
Unknown said…
Fabulous scrapbook page, Love the image and using the earthy tone really makes the wagon stand out.Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x
Tsaima Eirini said…
Lovely work!!!Can you please let us know which 7Dots products have you used??Good luck with the challenges and thank you for joining us in 7Dots
Desire Fourie said…
Such a fun design Wendy and I love the textures with the wood grain effects.
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Anne said…
We all lose our mojo Wendy, I wish my work looked like this when mine goes walkabouts though!
I love the background you've created with those stamps, what a great idea - it's a lovely personal page which is exactly what scrapbooking should be.

Anne x
wiosanka said…
Very nice layout!
Please let us know what 7 Dots projects are used :-)
Thank You for joining our challenge at 7 Dots Studio :-)
Tracy said…
It's not always easy to do a layout. There's a LOT of space to fill. LOL You did a wonderful job and the gypsy wagon is a fantastic image. Hugs!
pinky said…
Excellent layout! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Nicole Martel said…
Love the gold. Thanks for playing along with CK!
Marcia Dehn-Nix said…
What a fun page. I think you did fabulous mojo or no. Thanks so much for joining us at Clique Kits this month.
Aliza said…
This looks great! Keep on working and your mojo will return. It always does. Thanks for playing along with the Clique Kits challenge!
Unknown said…
Love the touches of gold! Thanks for playing along with Clique Kits Anything Goes Challenge!
Donna Espiritu said…
Nice page. Thanks for playing along with Clique Kits Anything Goes Challenge!
kat said…
beautiful layout - i love that big doily - thanks for playing along with clique kits!
Justt said…
beautiful! :) Thank you for playing along with Clique Kits!
Melissa Vining said…
Fantastic page to capture a fun day! And yes its really hard to create when the mojo goes missing! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits!

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