Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Your Scraplifts for December

Our first entry in this busy month of December is this pretty layout from:




Please pop back to the original 'F is for Filter Papers' post for full details of this challenge and the prize. The challenge is open until 5th January.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Sneak Peek for January

What do you think we have planned for next month?

Pop back on 1st January to find out what we have planned.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
from the
Scrapology Design Team

Here is a look back over the past 12 months to acknowledge all the wonderful help and support we have received from our Guest Designers and the designers we have scraplifted. We thank all those who have set challenges and  provided prizes too.  Thanks to all who follow, comment and take part in our challenges. We couldn't do it all without you!

Monthly Scraplift Challenges
Zoe Pierson of Stampin' Up

January 2011 D is for Double Page Layout
Designer - Jana Ewbank

Many thanks to all who entered our challenges and commented on the blog. Special thanks to all our 2011 Guest Designers and congratulations to all our Winners -
Liz, Jules, Becky, Allycat Krafty Karen, Scrappy Sarah, Scrapdolly, Suzanne, Virginia, Kathy R, Sandra, Sy, Elaina, Dot, Misteejay, Scattychick, Wendy, Wendy P, Helen and Em.

Merry Christmas from all the Design Team
Lynn, Linda, Anita, Karen, Deirdre, Alison, Jill, Sue and Sandra.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Winner - Raffle of Joanna Sheen Original Card

You may recall our recent post offering the chance to win the original Joanna Sheen House Mouse card which was made for the November Card Challenge - see here.

Well, you will be pleased to hear that we raised £39.00 for the Ellenor Lions Organisation.

The winner of this fabulous prize is......


Rita, please contact us to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who took part.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

How I Made My December Layout II

This is my layout for the December challenge.

A reminder of December's choice of layout from Pamela Young and this pretty page created for Miss Fancy Pants on

You are challenged to create a page using 'filters', These can be purchased from Fancy Pants, or you can create your own with coffee filter paper, tissue or other papers. They can be used as they are, or they can be coloured with mists or paints. They can be pleated, cut or scrunched. We are looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.

Here is the sketch for this month:

My page was made using a photo of my daughter, Emily taken when we visited our friend Frances in Devon back in August. She took us along to a charity garden party run by her WI friends. We had tea and cake in the beautiful garden and Frances even found has for us all to wear. We had a great afternoon, enjoying this very English occupation. For more details see HERE.

I used:
Coffee filter paper
Cosmic Shimmer Mists
Butcher's Twine
Perfect Pearls
Decorative eyelet
Prima letter stickers
Cosmo Cricket - Odds and Ends Collection - Remnant, Scraps, From A to Z, Sampler, trinkets. I have been waiting to use these papers for some time and they were perfect for this photo, the colours were ideal and the roses are a perfect march for those in the garden.

I took my coffee filter paper and sprayed it with Cosmic Shimmer mists in green and bronze. I left this to dry while cutting the patterned papers.

I chose the striped side of 'Sampler' as my background.
I cut a large circle from 'Remnant' using the roses side and the outer edge of the very large Creative Memories circle template. This was set overlapping the bottom and right side of the layout, then trimmed the edges level with the base page, but not stuck down yet. 

I cut another circle from the red polka dot side of  'Fom A to Z' using the inside of the template. I cut this in half and took 1/4"of the straight side of each. I stuck these semi circles to a piece of 'Trinckets' about 1/2" apart and cut out leaving a border of about 1/2" around the outside. This was then mounted onto the 'Remnant' Circle. This also needs trimming where it overlaps the edge of the layout.

I chose and cut out the elements I wanted from 'Scraps' paper.
I added journalling to one, made a second into a tag (with a large flower eyelet and butcher's twine), and cut a third with a short quote. I set these aside and flipped the paper over to the green side. From here I cut a strip about 10" x 2" and trimmed this with a Marthar Stewart Border punch.

When the coffee filter papers were dry I cut one into 1" strips, pleated it ans stuck it to the edge of the largest circle of patterned paper to make a frilly edging. This could then be stuck to the layout, and the other circular pieces stuck in place on top.  Attach the scalloped border about 1" up from the bottom of the page, about 2" in from the left.

Next I arranged my photos according to the sketch, and added the three elements cut from the 'Scraps' paper. I stuck these all in place when happy with the arrangement.

I used Linda's Tattered Flowers die and the Sizzix to cut a lot of  flowers from the second filter paper and scrunched these up and smoothed them out again. Then I layered them up to make three flowers adding a gem to the centre of each. These were then arranged and stuck to the layout.

I added my title with the Prima letter stickers before adding more gems and some perfect pearls to decorate the elements already on the page.

Thank you for looking and do visit my blog for more details of my layout and the 'F is for Filter' post on this blog for more details of the challenge.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Winner of November Card Challenge - House Mouse

And the winner is..................

Loud drum roll please........


Well done Karen, such a unique design., please contact us for your prize.

Thanks to everyone for taking part and look forward to seeing you again for the December Challenge :)

Friday, 16 December 2011

Your Cards for December

Well, how quick is this? A card entry all ready!!

This is from AGAPANTHUS (Karen)



(the following 8 cards)



This challenge runs until 15th January. Please see original post for details of the challenge.