Friday, February 5, 2010

February Sketch Competition

As you probably remember, Brigitte won the sketch competition last month. The kit travelled a long way to get to her, over in The Netherlands. But it arrived safely and she did us proud, her layouts are fabulous.
I asked Brigitte the standard Magpie Questions, here they are:

What is your favourite Scrapbooking item:

Cat’s eye ink pad colour Sepia Black. I ink almost all my papers with it.

How many pages on average do you do a month:

It depends on my DT work but most of the time I make app. 8-10 pages a month.

Where do you scrapbook and do you listen to music, watch TV whilst doing it:

I used to have my own room but recently we changed it in a playroom for the boys. Now I am scrapping and watching TV in the dinning room.

What drink do you order if you ever go into Starbucks;

We haven’t got a Starbucks in the neighbourhood but last week I visited Starbucks for the very First time in France. I do love coffee but only black coffee so that is what I ordered (with a muffin, yammie).

Who would you chose for Man of the Month:

Difficult one, let me say Cupid because it is almost Valentine.

I would like to thank Brigitte very much for playing along with our little challenge and keeping the torch alive on the Guest Designing front. I must say that I am thoroughly enjoying this little thing that we do, I think it brings real variety to our designer spots. Here are the fabulous layouts I mentioned earlier:

Ok, now on to the tricky part, well for me anyway. This month was a tough one, there were so many layouts and there were all really good. But one kept jumping out at me, I kept going back to it again and again. So, without further a do, this months winner is Shamma, I am just loving her layout. I love the colours, the papers, the embellishments, the photo. I just think it is super. Huge congratulations Shamma, please send me an email with your address so that I can get the March CC kit out to you. And, thank you to all of you for entering, it wouldn't be as much fun if you didn't.

Here's Shamma's layout:

Here is the February's sketch by our wonderful Julie Bonner. It's a cracker. I haven't had a chance to play along with it yet but I can't wait.
Here is Julie's example:

And here is Piradee's:

Good Luck my fellow Magpies and have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Congratulations, Shamma! Truly gorgeous layout! And Brigitte--love your layouts as well--especially the sweet little ballerinas! Yay--looking forward to getting started on this month's sketch!

  2. congrats Shamma! that is a beautiful layout!!

  3. oh and love this months sketch!

  4. just dropping by to say a return hi!
    thanks for stopping in on my blog and leaving a message - nice to see a new face!
    I too am a Brit living a life outside the UK (Germany) who lucked out on finding my dream man (German - hence the Germany!) and who loves the new culture I find myself in!
    Great scrapbook inspiration here - will be coming back!

  5. Congrats Shamma! Love the sketch Julie and your take on it is FANtastic!!! Love all that edge work!

  6. Congrats Shamma, loved your LO...

  7. Congrats to the January sketch winner! Love what Brigitte did with the Feb CC Just wow!

  8. Thank you for all your comments. Brigitte did a fabulous job with the Feb CC kit. I've just completed my take for the February sketch.

  9. Congrats Shamma! What a gorgeous layout! I completed my layout for the February sketch as well! What a great sketch!

  10. Ohhh. I made it! My entry came up as Siri - Spinning Owl card, but that is of course not the right name... The link is correct though!

    Good luck to everybody!!

  11. I saw this sketch and knew I wanted to try and do something with it. Thanks for the inspiration!