KATY FOX: I live in the Midlands with a very patient other half and a derranged puppy dog; the latter you can see in my challenge layout. My pooch is the most common subject of my scrapbook pages, although I also love recording my holiday memories and am quite partial to a minibook too. I've been crafting for as long as I can remember and scrapbooking for about five years now. I work full time so scrapping is my way to relax and have some "me" time. My favourite technique is stamping so I was delighted when stamps were on the allowed list for this challenge. I loved the kit we were sent to work with and had fun with it.
ELAINE LOUGHLIN: I am a 38 year old hotel manager. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember; card making etc.. I discovered scrapbooking in 2005 and have never looked back since. I adore scrapbooking and card making as well as any other creative activity I can get my inky fingers upon. the advantage of scrapbooking is it combines my love of photography with paper. I am fortunate enough to have taught scrapbooking and card making to beginners in both the UK and Spain and nothing brings a smile more to my face than seeing another absorbed in their creativity.
JULIA SHORT: Hi I'm Julia, I'm 66 years old and live in West Wales with hubby Andy and our little Jack Russell dog Basil. I have a son and a daughter and four wonderful grandchildren. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember and have tackled most things along the way; dressmaking, knitting, cross stitch and jewellery making to name but a few. I started scrapbooking in 2005 after many years of card making and vowing never to get into scrapping, it wasn't for me... so much for that! Most of my spare time is taken up with scrapbooking, that's when I am not out walking with my dog. Thanks for letting me take part in this challenge.
So now we have met our scrappers let's take a look at their layouts:Who can resist that gorgeous puppy face peeping through the photo on Katys layout. She made great use of her beloved stamps to add extra interest and elements to the page. Although the kit didn't include any alphabets Katys use of stamped images on white means she has given the illusion of using more product than she has.
Elaines photo worked perfectly with the colours of this kit and we loved how she also selected a photo that worked so well with the jotters included in the kit. We also liked the combination of the bold white vertical stripes and the smaller horizontal green stripes.
Julia has really pulled off the white space on this layout, we loved the cluster of embellishments in the bottom corner and that tiny triangle of orange in the top right hand corner just defining the corner of the layout.
Identical kits but three very different layouts. Which one will win the shopping voucher? Vote in the poll to the right hand side of the page to have your say! Poll closes in one week.
Thanks again for taking part ladies!