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Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Hi everyone,
I have been MIA - I moved house, we have been without internet, phones, etc for wayyyy too long!
My husband has had pneumonia and in bed for 9 days - I am still upacking boxes and have my scraproom filled with boxes (at least I finally have my own room!)

I would like to extend a HUGE thank you for the support of this site to our DT : thanks to you girls - you truly are fabulous and have held the fort while all of my chaos has been taking place.

I am off to an interstate retreat MOJO tomorrow morning early, will be back online on Monday - thanks for everyone's patience over this time.

It is great to see so many entries for August sketch!! 

Signing off to pack for this retreat !!



Sunday, August 4, 2013

August Challenge

This months challenge at SUYS is a Sketch Challenge. Creative team member Kim is creator of the challenge site 'Sketches with a Twist' (SWAT), so this month SUYS and SWAT have teamed up to bring you this months challenge. This means that for this month you can enter your creation in both challenges if you follow all the criteria for both sites on the one layout :)

The sketch is below (thanks to Annette Gearside, one of the SWAT team members for creating the sketch):

To enter this challenge at SUYS don't forget that you need to also have a handmade embellishment. AND this month if you want to enter it over at SWAT it also needs to include a 'safety pin' somewhere :)

Here are our creative team samples:


Sophie's handmade embellishment is a flower she has made herself to coordinate with her page, awesome hey! Loving the colour palette she has chosen here.

Next we have Charmane's layout

Here Charmane has used her own handmade creations; Charms Creations Fabulous Flowers and Flag Banners. The banners and flowers work perfectly with the SWAT sketch!

She has also used an A Piece of Cake Designs 'Cherry Flair' button from the 'Everyday Cork' range.

We will be back soon with more creative team shares and information about our August Sponsors, we hope you will join us in this challenge this month :)
Next we have Leanne's sweet layout!
Here is the close up of her hand made goodies from D'Lish and A Piece of Cake Designs