Join The 'Pen Pals' Challenge ...

Every other Friday we will issue a new journaling challenge and post our sample pages on the blog. We'd love to have you join in with us too ... & maybe we'll pick you to be our 'Pen Pal of the Week!'

How you interpret the challenge is up to you, we will mostly create scrapbook pages - but feel free just to journal/blog post ...or maybe adapt the challenge to your art journals, cards & altered art.

Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your blog or gallery where we can find your work ... & if you'd like to be considered for the 'Pen Pal of the Week!' Guest Design Spot, be sure to e-mail your entry too!

Monday, 1 September 2008

Challenge #3 ... Gardening by Numbers

Here's my take on Jodi's #3 Challenge: to use numbers as the focus of your journaling. I have used a sketch (September #1) by Deanne Burton ... this is actually my first DT layout for her site ... gotta love those multi-challenge layouts! LOL. The journaling (in the seed packet/envelope) reads:
I have been gardening & showing an interest in cooking/baking the results since July 2008 ... just 2 months
In my garden there are...
4 pots of herbs & a chilli plant ; 2 courgette plants ... which produced 6 courgettes & 2 marrows; 3 potato plants grown from sprouting spuds that measure 18" tall ... & 3 more at 6" tall (gotta love successional planting!); 1 row each of parsnips, turnips, beetroot, spring cabbage, spring onions & mixed salad leaves; 2 rows of early carrots; a blueberry bush that has lovingly provided around 8oz in it's couple of months here (although Auryn ate most of them before anyone else could get to them!); 1 blackberry & 1 blackcurrant bush that should fruit next year.
In my kitchen & totally free are 3lbs of crab apples to be turned into jelly; 3 tubs of blackberries and 10 cooking apples ... we love blackberry & apple crumble; 6 sticks of rhubarb ... Sean called dibs, so I won't get any ... this time!


Colette Bate said...

Hey, Beverley! What a fabulous page ... love the way you interpreted Jody's number challenge! WOW .. I'm so jealous of your gardening adventure. Here in Phoenix gardening isn't impossible .. but, a beautiful garden is RARE ... unless you're counting cactus gardens! hehehehe

Love how you've tucked your journaling into the seed packet ... and all the photos you've managed to squeeze onto one page! And the way you've worked the numbers into your journaling is just awesome! Great job! And, kudos to you for 'multi-tasking' and combining challenges!!

This challenge is so awesome ... I'm hoping to find some time to scrap 'by the numbers' later this week!

V Colbourne said...

Hi Beverley and Collette! I was just wondering if you recieved my entry for this challenge? I haven't saw it posted and I was just wondering if maybe you missed it in your e-mail (I think I only e-mailed it to Bev). Well, here is a link to my blog entry about it: