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Sunday, December 1, 2013

New Challenge/Welcome our GDT member

Good Morning and welcome to December,
Yes only 24 sleeps until the jolly man comes calling and we all get to eat more than we should and spend precious time with our families.

December is the start of the introduction of our Guest design team members and I would like to welcome from W.A.

Amanda Francis

My name is Amanda and I live in Perth, Western Australia. My first scrapbook project was my sisters 16th birthday party and 11 years later I now mostly do mini books and mixed media type projects. I love working with lots of different themes from steampunk to shabby chic vintage and I'm also a lover of bright colours. Paper hoarding seems to be my other hobby and I do love my Graphic 45 collection but I'm also a big believer in recycling and will quite happily use Anything in a project!!

I am honoured to have been chosen as Decembers guest design team member at I was asked to come up with a challenge for the month and after some thought I decided to combine the two things I like the most, Paint and Spray!

Joanne sent me some awesome paper and embellishments from Ruby Rock it Christmas collection to work with and this is what I came up with. I started with my layout, and took a piece of the craft card stock, a stencil, some paint and a baby wipe and started to smudge some paint around. Since the theme was christmas I chose red and gold sprays to add to the background then set about layering the paper.

I don’t do a lot of layouts but I really like the way this one came out. I actually did two layouts, but I like this one the best.

My second project for the team was a set of tags using some of the cut out pieces and chipboard embellishments from the paper collection. This time I used a piece of red card stock and cut it down to “tag size” before going in with the paint and sprays.

Thanks Amanda for sharing some christmas ideas, and thanks for joining in for the month of december. If you would like to see more of Amanda's work drop by her blog

Entries into the December challenge are due by December 30 please email a photo to so I can put them up in the gallery.

Have a scrappy day


  1. Beautiful layout Amanda, way to represent Perth!!! (and guess where I am from?). Oh how I love a tag or two, your Christmas tags are stunning, lovely work.

  2. A lovely LO and tags Amanda. I do love Christmas time.

  3. I just love the challenge you have set for December. Your LO and tags are awesome. Love how you have done the background with the paint and sprays. The layering is wonderful.

  4. Hey Amanda...thanks for being our Guest Design Team Member this month. I just love your layout and your tags are so gorgeous. Such lovely work - well done xx

  5. Thanks Ladies :) I had so much fun with this one!


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