Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Bellingham Maze layout - Scrapping Fun Kits Design Team

Today I have a Design Team layout for you for Scrapping Fun Kits.
I love the colour combination in the September/Spring Kit.  Even though this trip was not in Spring the supplies helped add to the fun of the layout which was a great way to enhance the photo from this fun day at Bellingham Maze on the Sunshine Coast several years ago.  I will add a second layout for the journaling as there is a fair bit to tell about this day.

In addition to my September kit I used papers from my stash that have been pulled from their collections/pads so I am not sure what a couple of them are but I think I used a combination of Kaisercraft, Shimmelle or Maggie Holmes papers.  I also pulled out left over bits from a embellishment kit from My Scrapbook Room

I did have a creative block while working on this layout so I reminded myself of what I said in a post on Mercy Tiara's group Saturday and just stuck things down, I committed and hoped it would work.
I started by sticking down the bird and butterfly washi in the top corner but I needed to stick more down.  I needed to stop thinking about how it would all come together, I needed to just get the paper layers down and then play with embellishments and let the supplies work for me.
I finished off with a wobbly pen border.

I am quiet happy with the results and please with what I created when having a creative block.

Due to technical difficulties my Process Video has not been able to be uploaded.  Hopefully tech support aka hubby can fix the issues later today so I can share it with you.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Wedding - Get Crafty Design Team

Today I have a Design Team layout for the Get Crafty Design Team to share with you.
When I saw these gorgeous black and white papers in the Kaisercraft Christmas Edition range I was drawn to the fact so many of the papers would suit music photos or wedding photos so decided to use this photo of eldest daughter and Mr C at my brother in-law and sister in-law's wedding in 2011.

This lace from Get Crafty is just stunning and the perfect compliment to this range.
I also added a heart from Charms Creations and a sheet music bow paperclip from my August Kit from Scrapping Fun Kits.

Unfortunately I couldn't access my alphas so I left the page incomplete until I can access my alphas again.  I love the layout, the papers, lace and black roses from Get Crafty are just a gorgeous combo for this photo.

Do you use Christmas supplies for other projects?

I have some gorgeous Christmas themed bits left from the range to use with this year's Christmas photos.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Kaisercraft Letters To Santa - A Christmas Tradition - Get Crafty Design Team

Today I have a Christmas layout for you using Kasiercraft's Letters To Santa range for Get Crafty Ipswich.  
I think this is my favourite of the Kaisercraft Christmas ranges this year, it is a lovely traditional Christmas themed range.

I loved the quotes on the cut apart papers and the advent calendar paper in this range and felt they were perfect for scrapbooking the last Santa photo that all 4 of my kids were in.  As families change so do traditions and now this tradition is just my younger 2 as my adult girls are now creating their own Christmas traditions so this lovely piece of chipboard from 2 Crafty Chipboard was just perfect for this layout.  I received this in my prize pack for the June 2016 Scrap The Boys Challenge.

I loved these filigree pieces from Get Crafty, they were a perfect accent for my handmade poinsettia.
I loved this quote from Believe In Magic paper.
Check out my video to see another page trimmed ready for my December Project this year.

I love how my layout turned out.

I am really looking forward to recording Christmas this year.
Have you been getting your scrapbooking supplies ready for Christmas?  

Friday, 1 September 2017

September Challenge List

Welcome to the September 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.  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.

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.

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

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

White with 1 is a lovely green this month.  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. 

ARTastic 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 prompt this month.  Follow the link for inspiration and rules. 

Scrap the Girls has a fun sketch this month.

Archi-scraps has a fun prompt 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. 

Mystical Scrapbooks has a fun tic tac toe this month.

Scrapping Clearly has a fun sketch and moodboard this month.

SCRAPBOOKIT has a sketch and colour challenge this month.

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

Anna's Craft Cupboard has a fun 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 prompt this month.   Head to their blog for inspiration and rules.  Here is their Facebook Page.

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

Kaisercraft has a fun sketch this month.  Here is their Facebook Page. 

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

International Challenges

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.

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. 
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.

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

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.

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

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

Connie Can Crop has a fun prompt this month.

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

Maja Design has a lovely moodboard this month.

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.