Friday, 29 December 2017

Paw Patrol 1st Birthday Pop Up Box Card - The Scrapbooking Emporium DT

I apologise this post is low on photos and the photos I took are not good quality, I was having issues with taking photos at the time.

My granddaughter loves Paw Patrol so I wanted to make her a special card for her 1st Birthday on November 23rd (born to be a Whovian this girl is). 

When my November DT Kit from The Scrapbooking Emporium arrived I felt the ombre side of the Fish paper from Summer Splash by Kaisercraft was perfect for representing the sky on my card.  I used the middle section to create my sky pieces

I used my Silhouette Curio to cut the words Happy Birthday, the number 1 and a balloon from blue glitter cardstock and some balloons from red cardstock. I also used my curio to cut the Paw Patrol characters, they are so cute.

As I was unable to film this here is a tutorial on making a Pop Up Box Card.  I did not use these measurements as I wanted mine to be slightly wider.  And I only did a half inch tab as I felt it didn't need a inch.

I put my sky on the back and side flaps so that when it is folded flat it has a nice sky but the paw patrol logo is on the same paper  on the front right, it was the perfect paper for behind that.

This card was quick to make once I had all my components cut.  They are really fun cards to create  and give, so if you haven't tried one why not give it a go.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Travelling - Scrapbooking Emporium Design Team

Today I have a layout I created for The Scrapbooking Emporium Design Team.
I have a process video for you that I hope helps inspire you to record your travels.

When I saw Open Road from Kaisercraft I was really concerned I would have a creative block using it but as soon as I got my hands on the Australia Map die cut I knew it was perfect for recording my Childhood Travels.  I love that it was perforated and I could just use the States I needed.

The only photos I have of my Childhood Travels are 2 photos on London Bridge at the 12 Apostles in Victoria, one of which I scrapped for my time as a Guest Designer with Counterfiet Kit Challenge.  So I have a similar plan to my Christmas memories in that I am Google Image searching the places and printing photos of parts I remember to record the memories but this Map was perfect for recording the places I went as a child.

I used the geomarkers from the Sticker Sheet to mark the places I went with our best friends the Schumm's and marked the other places with my old CM pens using a different colour for different stages of my childhood travels. 
My memories of travelling with the Schumm's and Uncle Des are incredibly important to me even though they are faint since I was so young so it is really important to me that I record them.
Since finishing I realised I forgot to mark Philip Island with a geomarker as our families went to see the Penguins together when I was very young, so I will have to fix that.

I cut some gum leaves with my Silhouette Curio and used a stylus to put a vein in them and then inked them with Distress Inks, using Old Paper on the leaves and Walnut on the branch section.
In the clusters of die cut gum leaves I added gum leaves from the sticker sheet.

I added in the gum leaf stickers from the sticker sheet to both clusters in my title and 1 Kookaburra to the cluster with they word Travelling.

I trimmed some of the sticker leaves and added a Kookaburra to them to hide where there is a small gap in the map.
I love these Kookaburra stickers and wish the sheet had more than 2.

Up the top right to balance the page I added a Geomarker and leaves to the word sticker that says we were here.

I love how the layout turned out.  I think it is so important to record our memories whether we have photos or not.

I  went with A4 as I want to try mixing up my layout sizes in my album and I cut 2 tags from the same background cardstock.  I have not edged them or decorated them as I want them to blend into the back so so the map is the focus.

Make sure you check out The Scrapbooking Emporium.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Christmas 2017 YouTube Hop - Childhood Christmas Memories Book

Welcome to the Christmas 2017 Aussie YouTube Hop.  
Wow can you believe it has been a year since I posted in a couple of groups asking if anyone would like to do a December Projects YouTube Hop with me and the lovely Morgyn jumped on board and has been just such a amazing organiser, these hops would not be what they are without her work on creating so much of the behind the scenes bits that make them work.
To think before this project our only contact was seeing each other post in scrapping groups and responding to some of each other's posts and now she is one of my dearest friends.  This Hop has been a wonderful way to make friends and share the hobby I love.  Thank you for supporting it by watching and commenting.

As we are celebrating a 1 year of Hops we have 5 wonderful sponsors for you, with 5 fantastic prizes in the prize draw, so please check them out.

Aunty Vera Scrap & Craft
Cocoa Vanilla Studio
Corbett Creations
Kitaholic Kits
Scrapping Fun Kits

Check out a couple of the awesome prizes in our Prize Draw.

From Aunty Vera Scrap & Craft we have a $50 Voucher with free postage.

From Scrapping Fun Kits we have a DD Kit.

From Corbett Creations we have a $20 Prize Pack.
From Cocoa Vanilla Studio we have a $25 Voucher.
And from Kitaholic Kits we have a Mini Kit.
Wow what a great prize pool.

For my project I have altered the cover of a Little Golden Book to use for my Childhood Christmas Memories.  
I used multiple items from my Scrapping Fun Kits DD Kit, a wood veneer tree from Scrapping Fun Kits July Kit and a burlap tree from a Christmas Garland I bought last year.

You can find a Playlist for the Hop here.

Christmas 2017 YouTube Hop order
Lauren WK

Lauren H

Have you joined out Facebook Group for our Hop Fans yet?  

I hope you enjoy this Hop there are so many wonderful projects from these talented ladies, so much crafty inspiration.  
Make sure your entry is complete by watching every video and leaving a comment.  
If you love our work make sure you subscribe to us and give our videos a thumbs up.

Thank you for supporting our Hops.

Friday, 1 December 2017

December Challenge List

Welcome to the December 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. 

Scrap the Boys has a fun colour combination this month, this will be a lot of fun to create with. Here is a link to their Facebook Page.  Make sure you check their blog for the rules of their Challenges.

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

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

Kraft+ Challenge has a fun photo inspiration 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.  This month they are having a special giveaway and to be in the draw you need to enter every one of their Challenges and participate in some other things throughout the month.

White with 1 is a all about pinapples this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Scrap the Girls has a fun moodboard this month.

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

Scrapping Fun Kits has a brand new Bi-monthly Challenge featuring a lovely Spring Moodboard for their first challenge.  This challenge is one for those who scrap in a size other than 12x12, who scrap in Traveler's Notebooks or Junk Journals, small albums, etc.

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

Scrapping Clearly has a fun sketch and moodboard this month.

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

The Scrapbooking Emporium has a fun sketch this month.  Here is a link to their Closed Facebook Group.

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

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. 

Dusty Attick has a lovely moodboard up on their Facebook Page and their Blog and for even further information, they also have a Website.

ARTastic has several layouts for us to choose from in a scraplift challenge for this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Archi-scraps has a fun prompt this month.

Kaisercraft want you to create a Christmas card, check the blog post for rules.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Jot Magazine has a fun moodboard this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Art and Soul Studio is new to the list and has a wonderful challenge each month called Soulful Challenge.   They have a album for each month's challenge in their closed group.

International Challenges

Altenew is continuing their fun video challenge this month.  Head to their blog for rules and inspiration.

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. 

Stuck Sketches has a fun sketch to start the month.

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. 

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

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

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

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

Lasting Memories Scrapbooking Challenges have multiple challenges each month to inspire you.

Maja Designs has a gorgeous moodboard this month featuring lovely traditional Christmas colours.

Connie Can Crop is anything goes this month with a option for doing something Christmas.

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

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

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

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 one.