UK Scrappers Challenge

Tuesday 30 October 2012


It was my turn to set a challenge on UK Scrappers this week and I decided to base it around the new baby in my life. Here was the criteria I set:

"My life has been in a bit of turmoil lately, nothing bad...I'm expecting my second baby! There's been some complications and lots of ups and downs already but fingers crossed things will go smoothly from now on. This represents a new beginning for me and my family so for the first part of this week's challenge I want you to scrap something new.

I don't know if baby number 2 is a boy or a girl yet so please use non-traditional gender specific colours on your layout, i.e. no pink or blue, all other colours are fair game!

Babies are usually quite little things (hopefully!) so please incorporate some small embellishments onto your layout i.e. gems, brads, buttons, charms etc

As this will be my second baby, please use two (but no more than two) of something on your layout, it could be two photos, two words in your title, two lines of journaling, two of a particular type of embellishment i.e. two butterflies, two trims etc but two and only two of one thing.

To sum up:

Something new: 10 points
No pink or blue: 5 points
Small embellishments: 5 points
Two, and only two, of something: 10 points."

and here is the sample I (eventually!) made:

I've obviously scrapped the new bubba, I've not used any pink or blue, I've used small buttons and scattered pearls and I've used two and only two washi tapes - all criteria met!

If you'd like to join in then head on over to this thread on UKS, make a layout and add it to the gallery.

Happy scrapping xx 


  1. Lovely layout - and the colour you've chosen is perfect. When I had my babies 40+ years ago there was no way of knowing what sex the baby was so everything that was bought or made prior to the birth was in non-specific colours and lemon was a top favourite. I hope everything goes smoothly for you now. Elizabeth x

  2. Congratulations on the news of your 2nd baby! Hope that things go smoothly for you now!

  3. Congratulations, Niki. I like the challenge and that's a super page.
    Sue x

  4. Congratulations, Niki!!!! Hugs, Lesley