Thursday, 17 August 2017

Elvis To The Max - Scrapping Fun Kits Design Team

I am loving this Music Kit from Scrapping Fun Kits.
Music themed kits are hard to come by and I need a lot of Music themed supplies with 3 children who play instruments, being a family who loves to listen to all varieties of music and well Music themed supplies are great for baby layouts, Christmas layouts and all kinds of projects.

Coralee toured as a cellist with Elvis to the Max 3 years ago for his Mackay and Rockhampton shows.  It was a fantastic experience and she made some wonderful friends on tour.
I love this photo of her with Max and really wanted to get it scrapped so this kit was perfect for doing that.

This layout is another layout featuring my challenge of limiting my supplies, the background is just white cardstock with some black ink drops and a strip of the musical instrument washi across the entire sheet.
I unfortunately got some ink and glue in places I didn't intend to so had to change how I would have preferred to do my clustering on this to cover as much of this as possible.  I still love how it turned out.  

Unfortunately the Process Video glitched so I don't have a video for you.

Are you loving the Music Kit as much as I am?
Are there any themes you would love to see more of that are hard to find?

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Kaisercraft Factory 42 - Making Memories - Get Crafty Design Team

Today I have a Get Crafty Design Team layout for you using Kaisercraft Factory 42.
When I saw Kaisercraft Factory 42 I knew it was the perfect range for scrapping our day at the first ever Fraser Pop Pop Culture Festival.   The grungy steampunk feel is perfect for cosplay photos.  Other colours could be added if needed but I didn't need to with the photos I was working with.

My pack came with 6 papers from the range, 10 of these lovely black flowers, a metre of black ricrac, a navy blue tassel that will be great on my planner and these cute typewriter style alphas.

I started by trimming off the zip strips off all the papers to use as additional layers in layouts, then I cut the cut apart sheet up.
I sorted the words from the cut aparts and the zip strips into suitable for Father's Day, suitable for this layout and other.

The ricrac and flowers from the Get Crafty pack went really well with the overall layout.

I added some left over gears from the Scrapping Fun Kits May Kit to pull the gears from the background paper to the front.

I also have a Process Video for you so you.

I am really happy with how my layout turned out.  I love that I have so many layers and texture without a lot of bulk as the papers were full of texture and the brick pattern paper has other textures on it so while you see the bricks on the left there is another texture on the right.

Will you be using Factory 42 in any layouts?

Head to Get Crafty for more inspiration and to order supplies.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel - Loved - Get Crafty Design Team

I was so excited when the postie delivered my first Design Team pack from Get Crafty Friday, I couldn't wait to get creating with these goodies.

As many of you know I love purple so when I saw this gorgeous range from Kaisercraft called Christmas Jewel I was so excited to see that it was such a versatile range.  Many of the papers have sides that are not distinctly Christmas so it suits doing other layouts really well.

From my stash I pulled out my purple flowers, purple Bella chipboard buttons and left overs of my Scrapping Fun Kits April Kit to have withing easy reach while creating so I could find things that went well with the papers easily.  I also wound up using a Journal tag from a pack from D-lish Scraps.

I decided to get another layout in the 8x8 album that I am doing for my daughter done.
For details on how this layout came together check out my process video.

I just love the purples in this range.
This love chipboard  is the piece I saved the other week when doing the August Get Crafty Sketch and I only needed the circle part of the 2Crafty Chipboard.

I love the purple and silver spots on this paper, it went so well with other supplies I had in my stash.

When I saw this Christmas Tree feature paper I knew I wanted it for my December Project this year, even though it is a very Snowy/Winter Christmas feel it is perfect for my album as I started incorporating some German traditions that I experienced as a child into our December each year so I think this will be a great page to be part of the spread about this.  So after completing my 8x8 I cut it down, punched the needed holes and added it to my album ready for my DD preparations.  Keeping this in mind I was careful when cutting the paper I needed for my 8x8 from it.

I really love the versatility of this range and it is great to have more purple choices as it is usually so hard to get in scrapbooking supplies.  So think about the layouts you could create with this range that aren't necessarily Christmas layouts, you may be surprised how many layouts this will suit.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Family - Get Crafty Design Team

I am so excited to be on the Get Crafty Design Team and today I sharing with you my take on their Sketch Challenge for August.
I was a little indecisive with this sketch, from what photo I used to the papers I chose but I love my end results.

One thing I was decisive with was that I would not be using buttons, bling or paint/sprays on the page.  The reason for this will be revealed soon.  So part that meant I needed to think of something to use where the button is on the sketch and the semi-circle of dots.

Check out my Process Video for details on how I completed this layout.

I think these blue flowers are from a old Bo Bunny range adding in a wood veneer camera and a piece of 2Crafty Chipboard made the perfect cluster.

I love this 2Crafty Chipboard that I got in my prize pack for Scrap the Boys June 2016

I love this Family chipboard from Memory Maze, it was the perfect title for this layout of my daughter meeting her cousin for the first time.
Other supplies I used include some lovely marbled cardstock my best friend gave me, Kaisercraft Rewind 6x6 paper pad, Pebbles - Party with Amy Locurto Boy 6x6 paper pad, Kaisercraft Off The Wall Collectables.

I am really happy with the finished layout.

Get Crafty have regular crops in Ipswich, Retreats in Brookfield, a monthly sketch challenge and you can buy some great supplies from the lovely Tracey and Jody.

August Challenge List

Welcome to the August Challenge List.  

I will continue to update the Challenge List as more challenges go up throughout the month, so please check back regularly and see what wonderful challenges have been added.

Due to positive feedback I will continue to split the list into Australian based challenges and International challenges, so make sure you scroll through and check out all the wonderful challenges as many allow entries from all over the world.
Please if I have put a challenge into the wrong catagory let me know, I worked hard to be correct but we can all make mistakes.

Please if there are any Challenges you are aware of that I have missed let me know.I am really loving participating in Challenges, it is getting me to craft more often, to do projects I may otherwise save to do later, and some there is the added challenge of completing them when I have limited supplies that meet the requirements but that just adds to the fun.
So now for the list, I will provide a link to each challenge that has a direct link for it and either their Facebook page, website, shop, whichever is appropriate so you have all the details you could possibly need.
Those that are in a Facebook Group I will link to the group, please contact admins of the group to let them know you are joining to participate in the challenges or look at the challenges as some admins have requested this due to the waiting list. 

Australian Challenges

Kraft+ Challenge has a fun prompt this month, make sure you head to their blog and read the requirements for this one. Here is the Facebook Group.

Scrapping Good Time - Scrapbooking Group Australia is a Closed Facebook Group that has multiple Scrapbooking Challenges and sometimes a Card Challenge each month. 

Scrap the Girls has a fun moodboard this month.

Aussie Scrappers Society is a closed Facebook group that has challenges.

Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia has a fun sketch this month.  Head over to the blog for inspiration and details.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Aussie Crafters is a Closed Facebook Group that has a monthly challenge and swaps.  Please pm the group owner when you request to join. 

Archi-Scraps has a fun prompt this month.

Aussie Digital Artists Challenge is a fun challenge featuring Australian artists images.

Scrap the Boys has a fun prompt this month.  Here is a link to their Facebook Page.Make sure you check their blog for the rules of their Challenges.

Get Crafty is a store in Ipswich Qld that has a Closed Facebook Group where they have a Sketch Challenge each month.

Scrapping Clearly has a fun sketch and moodboard this month.

Off the Rails Scrapbooking has a fun moodboard this month.  Here is their Facebook Group.  Make sure you check their blog for the rules of their Challenges.

Show Us Your Stuff has a great sketch this month.   Head to their blog for inspiration and rules.  Here is their Facebook Page.

White with 1 is silver this month  so great for winter, celebration photos, etc.  Here is their Facebook Page.

SCRAPBOOKIT has a tic tac toe with some quotes to choose from this month.

D'lish Scraps has a lovely inspiration board for us this month.  Make sure you follow the link for inspiration and the rules of this Challenge. 

Anna's Craft Cupboard has a fun sketch this month.

ARTastic Challenge has a lovely artwork to inspire us this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Sketchy Boards Challenge has a great Sketch this month and a fun Colour Inspiration this month.  Follow the link for inspiration and rules. 

123 Challenge has a fun set of prompts this month.  Here is their Facebook Page. 

Mystical Scrapbooks has a fun tic tac toe this month.

Jot Magazine has fun moodboard for July/August.  Here is their Facebook Page.  

Scrapbook Boutique has a great moodboard this month.

International Challenges

Maja Design has a lovely moodboard for July and August.

Crafty Creations Challenge is a bimonthly craft challenge.  Make sure you read their rules as entry closing dates are different to most challenges.

More Than Words has a great prompt this month.  Here are the Rules for their Challenges. Here is their Facebook Page. 

Pixel Scrapper is a Digital Scrapbooking community that has a monthly challenge.  I am so glad I found this wonderful community. 

Scrapbooking Challenges have a moodboard and sketches that are posted throughout the month so it is worth checking their blog and Facebook Page throughout the month.

CSI Challenge - Color, Stories, Inspiration is a fun challenge formatted as a case file for you to do.  I look forward to giving this challenge a go. 

Counterfeit Kit Challenge is a great concept where you take inspiration from a new kit that is out and create a kit from your supplies using that inspiration and so create layouts with your own kit.  They do a blog hop with their team showing each person's kit and layouts.  Well worth checking it out. 

Scrap Our Stash has a fun tic tac toe to start the month.

Creative Inspiration is a online forum/group that features multiple challenges throughout the month.

Grand Diva's Creative Corner has a fun prompt this month.

Craft-Dee Bowz is a monthly challenge that involves using a bow.  Head to their blog for more details. 

Connie Can Crop has a fun prompt this month.

Lasting Memories Scrapbooking Challenges have 5 challenges this month to inspire you.

Altenew has a fun sketch this month.  Head to their blog for rules and inspiration.

Stuck Sketches has a fun sketch to start the month.

Stick it Down has 3 Challenges a month, a card sketch, a single page sketch and a double page sketch.  Head to their blog for further details.   
It is great to find a monthly double page challenge, I love doing double page layouts though rarely do them anymore.  Time to do more double layouts I think.

Scrapy Land

Scrapy Land is a bimonthly challenge that is all about getting out those dies and using them.  Make sure you list  the brand of die you used and that it is one their store stocks. 

Project Life

Here is a list of Challenges that would suit creating Project Life layouts.  Note I do need to check the challenges that are new to the list and update this sublist.  I will update shortly.

Scrap the Boys have said they will accept PL layouts.
Scrap the Girls have said they will accept PL layouts.
Kraft+ Challenge accepts tradition layouts, art journalling, tags, etc so this challenge would suit PL I think.
ARTastic Challenge Blog accepts all forms of Scrapbooking as entries.
Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia accepts PL entries.
Show us your stuff accepts PL entries.
Scrapbook Boutique accepts scrapbooking, off the page, etc so I think it would suit PL.  The new challenge is posted on the 10th of each month.
Dusty Attic states in the August Moodboard Entry Rules (so assuming it is the same) that your project can be anything you desire including layouts, cards or off the page so it sounds like PL will be accepted.

My scrappy friends who only scrap when at a crop, or who have stopped or reduced their time scrapping for any reason I think you will love some of these, have a look at each challenge and see what appeals to you.  Try to do one by the end of the month.