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Friday, 25 January 2013

Sneak Peek for February


Here is a little peek at what's to come on 1st February:









Please pop back in February to see details of the challenge.



Thursday, 24 January 2013

Winner of the Blog Candy

The winner of the New Year blog candy is:



JANE (J-BUG)

Congratulations Jane
please contact us to clam your prize.

There is still time to enter the Scraplift challenge for January - you have until 5th February 
and the January card challenge - you have until 15th February.
Good Luck.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Nearly time to draw the Candy!

Just a quick reminder that the draw for the New Year Scrapology Candy will take place on Wednesday 23rd, so there is still time to take part!

Here is the candy



The pizza box contains:
5 sheets Bazzill 12" x 12"
4 sheets Bo Bunny Beach Babe double sided 12" x 12" papers
5 different sized and shaped doilies
Pack of 2 canvases 5" x 7"
1 pack E Line Flowers mixed Vintage (30 blossoms)
1 pack Three Bugs in a Rug rub-ons - Girl
Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Stamps and Gems - Home
K & Company Rub -On Magic, Adhesive rub-ons with glitter
3 lengths Bakers Twine
10 paper roses
Selection of buttons
8 x 1m lengths of ribbon

All you need to do is comment, make sure you are a follower of this blog and add the picture with a link to your own blog - if you have one.

We will draw the winner at Random if a few weeks time.

Good Luck!

Winner of the December Card Challenge

Hi All,

Lou has chosen a winner and it's:


 KAREN


A reminder of the generous prize Lou has offered.


Congratulations Karen - please email (address in side bar) with your address and we will get the prize posted out to you.
Thanks to all who took part in the challenge and to Lou for the challenge and the prize. 

Friday, 18 January 2013

How I created my T for Tags layout

My version is as follows:
I used a sheet of bazzil for the base and stamped around the edge with Craftwork cards stamps and Tim Holts distress ink - Shabby Shutters.
The text says Whats in the box as everyone in the photos was opening their presents.
I added 2 skeleton clock faces cut with a Tim Holtz die and lots of tags of various sizes.
I stamped the title onto the tags too, it say's There's no time like the present.

The hands were added to the clocks with gold brads.
The tags were all inked and strung with garden twine.

The photos were printed at random sizes and mounted onto the patterened paper and "scattered" across the page. Apologies for the addition of the white trees and daisy, I am unable to show the photos of these children)

This is our sketch...

And Elaine's beautiful original.

Click on the image in the side bar for details of the challenge and prize on offer.
Bon chance :)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Colour Wheel - Card Challenge

This months challenge was set by Linda 

Inspired by a colour wheel app I found online, I decided it would be a good theme for a challenge.

The colours it gave me were:

PURPLE/LIME/SILVER

 Your challenge is to make a card using these colours, here is what we came up with







SHEENA




I look forward to seeing what you make, the prize for the winner is a selection of goodies as below.


The challenge is open until the 15th February.
Unfortunately the prize is only available to UK residents but please feel free to take part and share your creations.

Good Luck
xxx


Sunday, 13 January 2013

Welcome to New Design Team Member

Please extend a warm welcome to our newest Design Team member - Claire Bell, known to may of you as Silver Custard.

Clarie had already taken part in the January challenge, but now, here is an introduction to our newest member.



A few words from Claire:

"Hi there,

My name is Claire, but I often go by the name of Silvercustard!  I love, love, love all things crafty and have been crafting for as long as I can remember.  I will try my hand at anything from paper craft to calligraphy, baking to toy making. My first love is scrapbooking and I love to try different techniques and don't mind getting covered in paint and ink.  I can't seem to stop myself buying tools or paper and if I had to choose just one craft it would be making mini books and albums. 

Work gets in the way of crafting, but then something has to pay for all the stash I can't say 'no' to! I work as a teacher in the health and care sector as well as being a pub landlady alongside my wonderful husband."

Please see Claire's BLOG HERE.

Here are some of Claire's favourite layouts:









Hope you enjoyed these images.
We look forward to seeing what Claire comes up with for future challenges.

Welcome aboard Claire. 

Monday, 7 January 2013

Winner of December Scraplift....

Pam reviewed the entries and said:

Gosh, what a difficult choice-all the ladies have made beautiful pages.
I think I will choose Ann - it's got beautiful texture and a lovely, delicate light touch as well.
Thanks again for choosing to feature my layout.
Pam



Well Done Ann!

Please contact us to claim your prize.

And well done to everyone else - such beautiful entries!

TFL
xxx

Saturday, 5 January 2013

How I made my 'T is for Tags' Layout


'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring ...

This is my 'T is for Tags' layout for this month's scraplift challenge.



Just a quick reminder that to start off the new year we are scraplifting this stunning page by Elaine Rolf.  Many of you will know Elaine from Scrap 365 magazine, Paper Arts Shop and her blog The Distressed Scrapper.
Here is her original layout:


and the sketch 

Here is how I made my layout:

Cut several clock faces using the Tim Holtz Sizzix die  from scrap card to use as masks and lay them on the cream base cardstock, spray lightly with sprout Tattered Angels glimmer mist. Leave to dry, remove masks.

Cut several clock faces from green bazzill. Make tags in various sizes from Authentic Festive collection patterned papers, punching a small hole in the top of each one. Ink the edges.

Cut photos to sizes required.

Arrange everything on the page and when happy with the arrangement stick in place. I stuck some things down flat and others were raised up with 3D foam pads. 

Where the clock hands show attach with a gold brad.

I wound some twine in and out of some tags and made ties for others.

With the Cheeky Alphabet stamps from The Paper Trunk add a rhyme, or long title around the outer edges of the layout. 

Please pop over to my blog to find out more.


Thursday, 3 January 2013

Your Pages for January

An amazing start to the new year challenge with two pages completed by 3rd Jan!


Well done to :

LOUISE

KATH B

WENDY

JANE (J-BUG)

SUE (MINI OWNER)

SHARON

ADELA


updated 5-2-13
Looking forward to adding more entries as they arrive.
Please see blog post of 01.01.13 'T is for Tags' for more details of the challenge and prize.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Year Candy

We thought it was time to share a box of blog candy. As the weather outside is cold and miserable we thought we would select some warm colourful goodies for you.




The pizza box contains:
5 sheets Bazzill 12" x 12"
4 sheets Bo Bunny Beach Babe double sided 12" x 12" papers
5 different sized and shaped doilies
Pack of 2 canvases 5" x 7"
1 pack E Line Flowers mixed Vintage (30 blossoms)
1 pack Three Bugs in a Rug rub-ons - Girl
Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Stamps and Gems - Home
K & Company Rub -On Magic, Adhesive rub-ons with glitter
3 lengths Bakers Twine
10 paper roses
Selection of buttons
8 x 1m lengths of ribbon

All you need to do is comment, make sure you are a follower of this blog and add the picture with a link to your own blog - if you have one.

We will draw the winner at Random if a few weeks time.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

T is for Tags

Happy New Year!

To start off the new year we are scraplifting this stunning page by Elaine Rolf.  Many of you will know Elaine from Scrap 365 magazine, Paper Arts Shop and her blog The Distressed Scrapper.


A few words from Elaine:


"I'm a busy mother to many... I do have some spare time occasionally and like to garden when the weather is nice and scrapbook when it is not !!! In South Wales it rains a lost .... I started scrapping about 3 years ago, I had no idea it had changed since I'd been a teenager! It has combined my love of taking photos, and collecting bits for memories. I still have my childhood scrapbooks, but they look very different. I have been featured in several magazines. Scrapbook Inspirations, Scrapbook magazine and most recently on the DT for Scrap 365. I also teach classes at Paper Arts in Stroud. I have also been a designer on several on-line sites. Hopefully there might be some layouts on my blog that inspire you. I know I get lots of inspiration from looking at other peoples !!"


We drew our sketch as always


We challenge you to use this sketch, and TAGS to create a layout.

Here is another version by Elaine of her own layout.



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




(photo's covered to protect id - sorry!)




 Sandra's page is part of a double layout.

CLAIRE
Welcome to our new DT member, yet to be introduced to you all


Our Guest Designer this month is
her blog is HERE please take a look.


PRIZE TIME

Jill at Cardinal Colours is offering another fabulous prize this month.

We hope you will joining the fun and enter the challenge by creating a layout using the sketch and some Tags. 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 February 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.

Thanks to Jill, Elaine and Anna.