Monday, 29 February 2016

Challenge #202 week of 29th February 2016

Well, it's a special day today. It's not often we get extra time given to us but of course 29th February is just that. An extra day once every four years. So any of you out there with a 29th February birthday who only gets to celebrate it on the correct day every four years - today is YOUR day! Enjoy it.

In honour of 2016 as Leap Year, I'd like you to be inspired by extra.

You might think this one a bit tricky to come up with a good layout topic but as usual, I think there are many routes to take this week.

Maybe you could take it literally and talk about that magic extra day, or how you received something extra sometime - a scoop of ice-cream perhaps or something more "important". You could make a page about going the extra mile, that extra gesture of kindness you gave or received. A job where you had to work a lot of overtime or maybe one where you got a great bonus. How about doing without the extra portion of something unhealthy during a diet or a new health and fitness regime. That extra ounce of strength that came out of nowhere one day when you least expected it. Or how someone particular makes you feel extra special.

I found these layouts which could fit the challenge and offer some visual inspiration.

An extra special friendship.

A layout that made me go that extra mile with all the detail involved!

And a gift that was truly extraordinary.

We'd love you to be inspired by this prompt and hope you will share your creations - there are now two ways to do this! You can either upload your layout into the Whimsical Musings Flickr gallery with the tag WM#202 or you can post it in our Whimsical Musings Facebook group. There should be an album in the photos section of our group WM#202 for you to use.

And wait, there's more....

I promised details of the winners of the giveaways and here they are!

We had a total of 72 comments on our Monday to Saturday posts during our celebratory week and 23 layouts uploaded to the Whimsical Musings Flickr gallery or the new Whimsical Musings Facebook group in the period 8th to 21st Feb. Wow - that was a lot of activity!

So the first two prizes were pulled from all those names. Once again, I just cut up and folded the papers and my DH pulled two lucky winners.

First up is Jemma who wins this scrummy set of Heidi Swapp goodies. Congrats to you Jemma!

Second to be drawn was Kathy and she'll be receiving this swoon worthy set of My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 items. Way to go Kathy!

And then the third draw was for those who left a comment on Sunday's post telling me which previous Whimsical Musings prompt was their favourite.

Susan - your addiction to chocolate WM#170 wins the exclusive Scrapabilly Schnick Schnack Sack. Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch!

Ladies - please send me your snail mail addresses and I will get these items into the post as soon as I can!

Thanks to everyone for joining in with comments and layouts and commiserations to those of you whose name didnt get pulled :-( You know I'd send you all something if I could :-)

Don't forget that just because the celebratory week is over, there's still plenty of inspiration to be found in the previous prompts and the new one posted each Monday. There's quite a lot of activity over in the Whimsical Musings Facebook group too which is a lot of fun to see. So come on over and join in. We'd love to see you there - or the Whimsical Musings Flickr gallery of course if that's better for you.


  1. Congratulations, ladies! It's been an inspiring time celebrating this BIG anniversary :D I hope you have all re-committed as I have to following the challenge every week. I am always immediately inspired so will now follow through on that inspiration. Enjoy your goodies! Thanks ever so much, Lisa, for continuing our beloved Whimsical Musings challenge. xo

  2. Congrats Ladies :) Enjoy those goodies :) It's been fun and inspiring to come across this blog and glad I did excited to give the older prompts a try next month for some layout as it's a great way to get the mind going for a story more than just the pictures. Now this one will have to stew a bit to get an idea to work with it :) This one is a challenge :)

  3. Congrats Ladies! Enjoyed seeing everybody's interpretations. I will try to join in more often.

  4. Congrats Ladies!!! Enjoy all the wonderful prizes.

  5. Oooh what a lovely leap day surprise - many thanks Lisa. I'll send you my snail mail, but I'd rather have my goodies hand-delivered if we can manage it!
    Congrats to the other winners and especially big congrats to Whimsical Musings for being 200+ posts old!

  6. What an exciting and fun surprise to see my name! And must agree with jimjams...a hand delivery would be most excellent!
    This was such a fun week, Lisa...thank you for being so dedicated and diligent in your postings. I WILL be around more!


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