Friday, 25 October 2013

Sneak Peek for November

Here is a little idea of what is planned for November:

Any ideas what's is store?

Sunday, 20 October 2013

A Field Guide to Scrapbookers.........

This lovely image is doing the rounds at the moment - found on Pinterest by our lovely Karen.

Which one are you ?

Looking forward to hearing from you :)

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Your Autumnal Cards

Here are your entries for the October Autumnal card challenge.






updated 11/11/13
Please see the original blog post for more details - quick link in side bar.
Runs until 15th November.
This challenge is now closed

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

October Card Challenge - Autumn Colours

This month's challenge is seasonal - join us by making a card using
Autumnal Colours ..........

.......... and here are the Design Teasm's cards for inspiration.





The Prize

The prize is this lovely pair of Michael Powell stamps.

The challenge will run until the 15th November 2013 and we look forward to seeing your entries.

If you don't see your image here straight away, please bear with us. We will try to edit this post at lease once a day.

Please comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your card is featured.

If you don't have a blog please send us an email with an image of your card attached - address in sidebar.
NB Unfortunately the prize is available to UK residents only but please feel free to take part anyway, it's always lovely to see your cards.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Winner of the September Scraplift Challenge

Winner of the challenge for September 'S is for Starburst' is...


Congratulations Wendy and please email to claim your prize.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Introducing New Design Team Member - Karen Leonard

We are very proud to introduce our new design team member KAREN LEONARD, well known for her A4 layouts. Many of you may know her from The Scrapbook Magazine.

Karen says:

"Hi I'm Karen and I live in Suffolk, with my husband, two teenage daughters and Bazzil our dog, who all provide a constant supply of inspiration and photo opportunities.
I’ve always been busy with some sort of crafty activities or another but when I discovered scrapbooking in 2006, thanks to a good friend of mine, I took to it straight away. I joined the monthly Papermaze crop in Otley Village and learnt a lot from Vanessa, who always produces amazing class kits.

I nearly always scrap in A4 size, or rather the American 8.5”x11” size to be exact, and really love to use sketches as a starting point. I generally have to adapt 12x12 sketches to suit, but that all adds to the fun.

I like to make my supplies work hard for me and to that end I rarely (if ever) buy ready made embellishments, but instead create my own. Of course, if they arrive with a kit, I will use them!

I am lucky enough to be part of The Scrapbook Magazine Design team, and am totally delighted to have been invited to join Scrapology.

Karen x"
Karen's Blog - A Paper Gallery - can be found HERE. Karen is 'Kazy1' on UKS
Here are some of Karen's beautiful A4 layouts:

Welcome to the team Karen and we look forward to seeing what you create to inspire us all through  Scrapology.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Welcome to New Design Team Member - Scrapdolly

We are thrilled to announce some new design team members, starting today with Karen Leahy - Scrapdolly.

A few words from Karen together with some of her favourite paper and digital layouts:

I live with my husband and soul mate Nigel and we share our home with our feline family –  one normal cat and a pair of very naughty Bengals.  I am a headmistress of a local school for 3 – 11 years olds and scrapping is my relaxation and de-stress therapy after a hectic day at work.

I discovered scrapping in 2003, almost by accident, and to say it was a life changing experience is no understatement. Scrapping is not a hobby, it is a way of life for me. Scrapping is my daily therapy and relaxation, my artistic and creative outlet, my escape from the daily grind. It has opened so many doors for me, has introduced me to so many new friends and is a source of great pleasure.

I had always kept ‘traditional’ sugar paper scrapbooks ever since I was a young child, my photo albums have always been annotated and I have always kept every little bit of memorabilia. I have always loved photography and enjoyed art, though I was never very good at either, so scrapping was a natural hobby for me to embrace. 

I like to try and scrap every aspect of my life, from the good, the sad, the funny, the everyday and the special. Many of my albums feature the cats and I enjoy trying to come up with quirky ideas for cat pages. I enjoy making travel albums and scrapping pictures of my god-daughter’s children. I enjoy scrapping the small everyday moments as they make up the tapestry of our lives. I also have quite a serious mini book addiction which is starting to take over space in our home. 

A few years ago I discovered the wonders of digital scrapbooking and, whilst I would never give up my paper and glue and real life embellishments, digital scrapping is something I really enjoy. It has endless possibilities and there are things you can do digitally that you would find impossible to do with paper and card. I enjoy both forms of scrapbooking equally and for totally different reasons. My style is reasonably simple and my focus is very much on the journaling. Words mean a great deal to me and I like to include lots on my page. I also love including humour in my pages – especially the animal pages, of which I do many.

I have been lucky in the past 10 years to have been selected to work on many design teams for different suppliers, retailers and magazines. I have been on the Design team for, amongst others, UK Scrappers, A Trip Down Memory Lane, It’s a Creative World, Craft Obsessions and Charmed Cards and Crafts I have also worked as a permanent design team member for three different scrapbooking magazines and have had pages published in books in both the UK and the US. I am proud to have been on the digital creative teams for Dawn Inskip, Shimelle Lane and for the store Pickleberrypop. I was one of the winners of the National Treasures Competition, a winner of the Best Of British Scrapbooking and I was runner up in Scrapbooker of the Year. I have taught at local crops and have run classes on my blog, Dolly’s Dreamings. (
Most of all I just enjoy scrapping, in both paper and digital formats. I love recording my life and the lives of those around me, I love the creative outlet, the chance to be artistic without having to be able to draw or paint, the chance to make gifts for others, the opportunity to work with pretty things in different ways. Can I ever see myself not scrapping? No.

I was thrilled to be invited to join the amazing girls at Scrapology. I have admired their work for a long time and enjoy their monthly challenges. I am very much looking forward to being a part of their team and having he chance to share in the challenges with everyone. I hope that, in completing many of the challenges digitally, I can inspire more digital scrappers to play along with everyone at Scrapology.

Welcome to Karen and we are very pleased to have you on the team.

Back soon with more exciting news of another new DT member.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Your Button Layouts

We have our first lovely entries for the button layout:






Looking forward to seeing lots more entries.

updated 27/10/13

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

B is for Buttons

For the month of October we are scraplifting this fun layout by Laura Vegas.

Hi there! I'm Laura Vegas, from Northern California, where I live with my husband Joe, and my two gorgeous daughters, Alyssa (16) and Sarah (14). I have been scrapbooking for over 18 years now. I started shortly before my first daughter was born, and have not slowed down since. I scrapbook mostly about my girls and our family, but like to mix it up now and then by scrapping photos and stories about my daycare kids and family friends as well. I have been fortunate enough to design for Lil' Davis, Making Memories, Jillibean Soup, and Pebbles, and was proudly a member of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Creating Keepsakes Dream Team. I am currently serving as the Design Team Coordinator, as well as designing, for Bella Blvd, designing for Kerri Bradford Studio, and am a member of the 2013 Scrapbook & Cards Today design team. I have been published in Scrapbook & Cards Today, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks Etc, Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Create, Paper Trends, Papercrafts, and PaperKuts magazines.
Laura Vegas

We are challenging you to use Laura's layout, buttons and our sketch to create your own layout.

Here is our sketch as always

Hope these layouts created by our design team to give you some inspiration too. Please click on the names to be taken to the relevant blogs.


The prize is the October Scrapology kit containing the products used by Lynn and Linda in their layouts above. 

Kit Content:
4 sheets Echo Park Scoot paper  - numbers, stripes, border stripes & 4x6 journalling cards; 1 Sheet Bazzill (colours vary); 1 bag buttons; 2 A5 pieces Funky Foam - navy & red; 1 Skein DMC Stranded Cotton (colours vary); Sketch & Instructions
Two photos to show both sides of patterned papers.

We hope you will joining the fun and enter the challenge by creating a layout using the sketch and some buttons. To enter the challenge, comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your layout is featured. If you don't have a blog please email us with an image - address in sidebar.
The challenge closes at midnight on 5th November 2013

Please create a new layout for this challenge - no back links will be accepted.

Prize available to UK residents only.
Looking forward to seeing what you all make - good luck.

If you are interested in purchasing a kit for this layout through Cardinal Colours (using the products Lynn and Linda have used) Please email to see if there are any available.