Monday, July 1, 2013

Captured Memories

Greetings friends!  Linda here to welcome back to a brand new challenge at Our Creative Corner.  We had another fabulous array of entries for Jenny's Recipe challenge and we have had a terrific time visiting all your blogs and drooling over your makes.  Thank you so much to everyone who played along with us!  Jenny will be back with the winners' post on July 8th so be sure to stop back that day.  

Our challenge theme for July is Captured Memories.  Memories are fleeting but photographs help us hold dear those special people and times in our lives.  Our project this month is for you to share a special memory captured in a photo.  All types of art are welcome: cards, tags, canvases, mixed media, etc., but your project MUST INCLUDE A PHOTOGRAPH.  (NOTE:  Your photograph does not need to be a personal photo.  A vintage photo from the internet is also acceptable.)  Let's see how our design team has shared their captured memories.

Getting this card right was very important as it was destined for my wonderful husband. Still on my 'Italian' odyssey, I was transported back to a very happy family holiday on the Isle of Wight. We visited Queen Victoria's holiday home, Osborne House, built in the Italianate style. Obviously we took loads of photos and the one on this card lent itself perfectly to getting an 'Instagramatic' style photo treatment. It set the colour scheme and style for the whole card, and taught me a lot about various mixed media products.


For the 'Memories' challenge, I have returned to my collection of family photos which are very dear to me. I have chosen a photo of my paternal Grandmother when she was approx 19 years old. I have previously shown her in a blog post when she was a child and it's lovely to look at her over the years as she becomes a young woman, wife and mother. This is very much a mixed media piece and you'll never guess what the base looked like before it had a make over!



  Despite always enjoying making albums I decided to make something very different here. I made a Memory box for my daughter. Her style is very pink and feminine with a passion for vintage items. 
She never throws anything away, claiming that everything she keeps is a treasured memory - but at least now she has a vintage style box where she can keep those little treasures.



Loved the idea of Captured Memories as I really enjoy making mini-albums and thought this one was so easy to construct before the fun part of decorating it began.  Its really amazing what you can do with an empty dishwashing tablet box and four rubber bands!

                    Don't believe it can be that easy?  Come on over to my blog here and find out!


   Bring your creations to Our Creative Corner and you could be our WINNER!
(Please check out the rules at the end of this post to make sure your entry can be accepted).

Challenge Winners

The winner and Top 3 from this challenge will be announced on the 8th August.

The winner will be invited to appear as 'The Top Talent' here at OCC, have a short interview so we can find out all about them and there will be a 'Spotlight' on a new project they have created. This will take place on September 22nd.

We have a page on this blog called 'Winner's Corner'.  The winner's name will be featured on this.

For entrants who have won our challenges and been featured as 'Top Talent' three times there will be a very special 'Gold Winner' badge for you to display proudly on your blog - now there's a challenge for you.

Of course, there's only one way to collect your badges and have your name placed in 'Winner's Corner' for all to see - let's see your entries!

Remember, Jenny will be back on the July 8th to announce the winner of the 'Recipe' challenge, and on July 15th the rest of the Design Team will showcase their creations for this month's challenge.

And now for THE RULES:

1. You may enter this challenge a maximum of THREE TIMES - they must be different creations and posted on your blog separately.

2. If you post any more than three entries they will sadly have to be deleted.

3. NO back-linking. Please do not enter a creation that was published on your blog before the start of our challenge.

4. Please link to your actual post, not just your blog. If you just link to your blog the team will not be able to find your entry and leave any comments.

5. Please include a link to our challenge in your blog post.

6. You may combine our challenge with as many other challenges as you wish.

7. If you want the team to comment on your entry then you have to link to a site that does not require us to sign in/become a member.

This challenge is open until 11:55 pm Sunday, July 28th.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope to see your sample shared here very soon.


  1. Wow Ladies, your projects are each stunning, I am looking forward to seeing each of them more closely. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Stunning inspiration! I have just found this challenge and hope to join in. Can a photo-real stamp be used for this theme?

    Maria x

    1. Hi Maria,

      My apologies for not responding promptly. Yes, a photo stamp is fine for this challenge. I feel the theme is more about artistry and creativity than whether or not an actual photo is used. Hope you can play along with us this month!


  3. Wow, beautiful makes, teamies! You rock this challenge again! :)

    Claudia x

  4. You've knocked it out of the park again... what a fabulous team this is!!
    Alison x

  5. Wow, fab projects from all of you..absolutely stunning! Carole Z X

  6. Stunning work ladies - all gorgeous projects. Nicola x

  7. Amazing projects!! Not sure I can create something worthy, but I will give it my best :-)

  8. What beautiful creations from the design team. Thank-you all for the inspiration. Hugs Rita xx

  9. Wow! What wonderful creations are here from the DT. Alison sent me over to join in with this challenge and I am thrilled she did as these creations are wonderful. Will be round to see them all in detail later!

  10. Gorgeous the cards of the DT , nice
    colours and I like your style !!

    Hugs Epie

  11. Wonderful collection of inspirational work! I just discovered this challenge after reading about it on Alison's blog and seeing her fabulous artwork. I am hoping to enter before very long: the examples from the DT have truly inspired me! Julie Ann xx

  12. I just found your blog and it is truly spectacular! You're all so incredibly talented! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful creations!

  13. I love this challenge! Gorgeous inspiration - thank you!

  14. Wonderful creations everyone and my special thanks to Alison for mentioning the challenge to me (so busy lately that challenge entries have suffered somewhat!)

  15. Cannot believe I have specially made an entry for this challenge and missed the deadline!!! Grr fed up with myself! :( x

    1. Oh Trace, you have my sympathy there! I have done that so many times ;o) You never know, you might be able to enter it in the next challenge - Come back on August 1st and see! Lots of love Laura xxxxx


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