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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Alpha Challenge #01 - Valentine

The Craft Barn are starting a year long fortnightly challenge based on the alphabet. They are starting with the letter "V" and after skimming through my dictionary I came up with VALENTINE.

Nearly went with the traditional red but ended up with purple and gold instead.






I am doing my letters on pieces of 6" x 6" paper and will bind the set with my new Bind-it-all when I have completed the challenge. I intend to stick 2 pieces back to back and will probably bind it in alphabetical order too. We'll see.

Might try to find a special day in the year for each letter too, I'll see how that goes!

18 comments:

paulaexuk said...

Hi BJ, nice to see you again. Loving your choice of word and the colours you have used. Great idea to make them as separate sheets and to bind it all at the end.

sandee said...

Lots of great ideas there, making your pages individually and then gluing them back to back in alphabetical order, I cannot wait to see it finished! It will end up being a very eclectic book with an alphabet theme! love it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Cass said...

Great page BJ, like the colours and composition.

xx


Cassidy

Dawn said...

Beautiful page sweetie, I love your choice of colours and your layout works perfectly. What a great start my lovely.
I am determined to do this challenge too and have a dictionary all ready, not planning on full out 'altering' but just doing it as an altered book journal style!!
Huge hugs x x x x

Karen said...

This is just gorgeous BJ! I love the idea of your theme. I started a 'celebration' A to Z a couple of years ago but never finished it. I managed to find all the 'words' I needed for it so its possible my lovely. HUGS xxx

Ali H said...

Lush colours ! Great project to kick off the new year ! Ali x

Helen said...

I mean to join in with this, your pages are great. I might go with loose pages too!!

Gwen said...

Very pretty! Seems like you'll really be able to use your binding machine!
I don't think I am going to do the Feb. challenge. The daily one in Nov. just about burned me out, I was too busy.
I am doing a once a month challenge on SplitcoastStampers. I am doing an 8.5" x 11" page in a spiral bound journal. I will post my first page tomorrow. (And a couple wedding pictures from my sister's wedding on the 29th!)
Off to see more of what you've been creating!

Sylv said...

Great page, love how you have set it out. Still to make my mind up which style I want to go with for this challenge.

Sylv x

Julia S-W said...

Love your choice of colours BJ. Great layout too.
Juliaxx

Scrapmate said...

Love your take on the challenge. Great word to choose. I'm in Surrey too!

Minxy said...

Love your page, what a great choice of word x

chrissies said...

Fantastic layout and a lovely word to chose.

Best wishes Chrissie xx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely - very romantic choice of colours - fits the theme!

JansArtyJunk said...

Fab pages..love your colour combo of purple and gold x

House of Bears said...

What a great colour scheme you chose. This is really lovely

elenigratsia said...

Love your idea of a 6x6 book!!! :) Your colours work so well together ...

ionabunny said...

A lovely page. Great LO and colours