Monday, July 22, 2013

Competitive....moi?


Usually when you enter a competition, you just fill out your details, cross your fingers and forget about it. Not so for Lilla Roger's Global Talent Search. You know when you watch 'X Factor' and all the contestants are very OTT emotional about getting through to the next round.... well, I now know where they're coming from. That's how it is, I feel like one of them! But, sadly, Dermot isn't around to give me a hug!

The brief... to design a journal cover for Paperchase using the theme 'Playground'. 
I love Paperchase, it's one of my fave stores.... I love what they do, and I love that they're on a roll these days in the face of all this new technology. I remember going there (back in the 80's with my permed hair) in my early teens and buying stationary sets and notebooks and I admit it is a bit of a dream to have something of mine gracing their shelves one day.

I went down the route of including many characters instead of focusing on just one main icon. Mainly because this is one of the elements I love about Paperchase ranges. How they adapt a set of characters on everything from water bottles to stickers to magnets and so on. 
And I love how when my children get to a new playground, it's like a box of chocolates....there is so much to choose from, they don't know what to go on first so they go double speed on everything. There's this amazing one as you drive into the city of Bath quite near us and the day we finally stopped and went in it, it was awesome. We all sped off in different directions, my hubbie and I included! 


So ta-da, my journal cover...




and a few of the extras peeps that didn't make the final cut...  (there are actually quite a few more) 







Then typically, once I'd finished my final piece and submitted it, I played around some more and came up with this one too. I wanted to see how using one icon would look too. I really like it. Maybe even a little bit more than the other. Sadly you can only submit once but I love her though and the funny little garden she's playing in. 









So, good luck everyone who's entered, especially
all my lovely MATS friends.... even though we're all definitely winners already! Now normal life can resume! Time to play x


14 comments:

  1. Oooh they all look fab together...perfect for a complete range...hello? Paperchase? Have you seen this? x

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    1. Ha ha thanks Dawn...yes, Paperchase, give me a call! And check out Dawn too...she's awesome!!

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  2. The characters are so adorable Lizzie...Im starting to panic about my entry now hehe...best of luck in the comp, im sure your go far :-) x

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    1. Thanks so much Genine....ooo, now I want to see yours....show me, show me!!

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    2. Show me too Genine! Show me!

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    3. LOL its up on my blog now...im loving both your submissions girls, good luck not that your need it im sure! x ;-)

      http://geninedelahaye.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. wow I adore all your options! If I were in Paperchase right now I'd buy all three ... good luck with the submission!

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    1. Bless you! Thank you so much, your comment means a lot to me in my current nervous state!! xxxxxx

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  4. LOVE your hop scotch girl... would love to have her as a print for Rubys room... you have such a gorgeous style x

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    1. thank you sooooo much Sarah, I'll do you a print if you like cos you're so lovely! Let me know xxxxxxx

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  5. aww they are all gorgeous Lizzie!! love your little girly one with the hop scotch! too cute!

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  6. really cute, Lizzie!!!
    Good Luck!

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  7. all pieces are soo o cute, i love the little girl with hopscotch especially !

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