Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Scrapping Fun Kits - White with 1 Guest DT - Love

I wanted to share the layout I created as a Guest Designer for White with 1 Challenge for Scrapping Fun Kits.
Have you entered this fun Challenge yet?  If not I hope this inspires you to whip something up before entries close.

There is a cute sketch this month so I printed it and 3 others on a A4 sheet and cut them apart so I can have a little hard copy version to guide me while I scrap.

I knew the Lace Heart from the February 2018 Embellishment Kit was going to be perfect for this sketch so that was one of the first things I pulled out to use.

I then covered my desk in supplies that suited the colour prompt.
Then went through my photos to find one that would suit these supplies.  I chose a photo of my hubby and boys at my BIL and SILs wedding as their wedding colour was this shade of pink choosing this photo helped me downsize my supply selection a little.

Again I found myself pulling supplies from past and future kits including June 2017December 2017February 2018 and items from my TN kits and my oops pile I keep for myself.
Only the big piece of pink paper is from my stash, the rest is from my kits.

This Washi from the February 2018  Embellishment Kit was just perfect for this layer in the sketch.  I put it on some white cardstock so the paper and tag underneath wouldn't show through.
It has a pale peach coloured heart on it so I coloured it with a old marker I had in a bright pink colour.

I coloured the paper doily and crocheted doily medalion with a couple of pink inks as I felt the layout needed these to be pink.

This colour prompt was the nudge I needed to record the cute story of my son's being Pageboys and the suit hire shop sending the wrong sized pants for Mr E so he had to wear tracky dacks instead as that was all I had with me after a long tilt train journey.

I have loved creating for this month's White with 1 Challenge and I hope to see you  join me in entering.

The prize from Scrapping Fun Kits this month is one of our sold our February kits, if a subscriber wins who already has the kit I will exchange the kit for a shop credit.

I look forward to seeing what you create so please let me know if you enter.

I have 2 spaces left for the February kit so if you would like to subscribe head to the Subscription Tab and fill in the form.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Summer Love YouTube Hop - Love

We have another YouTube Hop for you and it has a double theme of Summer and Love, members chose to either create a Summer themed project or a Love themed project. 

The prize for this hop is a February Kit from Scrapping Fun Kits.If you missed out on subscribing to February make sure you enter, or if you have already got a February kit why not enter anyway and have a chance to win a second kit.

I decided to do a layout about my boys and hubby's first cuddles with our granddaughter using the kit that is the prize for the hop.

How gorgeous is that metal filigree rose and those flowers from Green Tara are just so yummy.  I really love these elements from the kit.

I love how this layout turned out, for details head to my hop video and check out how it came together.

To enter watch each video in the Hop and leave a commenton each video.

Here is the Hop order

Amy Lane  
Lauren WK  
Silvia from Aussie Scrapper  
Amira from AmiraInOz  
Dyspraxic Organised Scrapper

Morgyn from For The Love Of Paper 

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.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

February Challenge List

Welcome to the February 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. 

Art and Soul Studio has a art journalling challenge each month called Soulful Challenge   that goes for the calendar month.  And a Scrapbooking/Cardmaking Challenge that closes mid month. They have a album for each challenge in their closed group. The scrapbooking/cardmaking challenge in the photo closes February 15th.

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.

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.

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

Scrap the Girls has a fun sketch this month.

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

Archi-scraps has a fun prompt this 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.

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

White with 1 is a fun bright pink shade this month that is perfect for scrapping my BIL and SIL's wedding.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Anna's Craft Cupboard has a lovely sketch this month which you enter either via a Online Gallery or their Facebook Community.

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

SCRAPBOOKIT has a 3, 2, 1 challenge this month.

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. 

ARTastic has a lovely artwork on a plate this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Scrapping Clearly has a fun sketch and moodboard this month.

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

D-lish Scraps Inspiration Board this month is lovely, make sure you follow the link for inspiration and the rules of this Challenge.   

Use Your Stuff is a great weekly challenge that is all about using the stuff you have.  

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

Show us your stuff has a fun sketch this month.

Mystical Scrapbooks has 2 new challenges on their blog for January.
Sorry this 
has been missing from the list, somehow a couple fell off my radar when I lost my hard drive with my base list.

Kaisercraft has a double page prompt this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.

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

Scrapbook Boutique has a gorgeous moodboard this month.

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

International 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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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.   

Scrap Our Stash has a fun prompt this month.

Stuck Sketches has a fun sketch to start 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. 

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

Rochelle Spears has a new Scrappy Friends Challenge. for a bonus prize combine her challenge with Grand Diva's challenge.

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

The ScrapRoom is a bimonthly challenge that is starting with their Freaky Fast Formula Friday this month.

Maja Designs also has a beautiful moodboard to inspire you for January and February, entries close February 22nd.

13arts  has a beautiful moodboard to inspire you this month.

Challenge YOUrself has a fun colour prompt this month. They also have a Facebook Page. 

Scrappy 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.

Previous Lists

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.