Saturday, July 1, 2017

July challenge





The July Challenge is based around this picture.


We want you to use either gesso or texture paste to create a stucco effect (think rough sides of buildings.) It doesn't have to be on the whole card or layout, a featured area will do.
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I've also used "chip it" to create a colour palette. THIS IS OPTIONAL.
Our sponsor this month will be me.
I was given a selection of Darkroom Door items so you will get a gift pack from that.
                                                                
                                                                 


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Now here's the design team's ideas.

                                                                              LIZ

                                                                       MARY

                                                                        BUFFY

                                                                            LESLIE


                                                                             TRISH
                                                              
                                                                        BRENDA
                                                                            
 
MITZI
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OUR WINNER FOR JUNE is Plodscrap. Can you please get in touch?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

JUNE challenge

Our challenge for June is to have something hanging or a moveable part.
This could be a charm, flowers a pull tab etc.

How would you like to live in this house?
In my case, no thanks.

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We'd love to see your interpretation so link it up on the right.

We are sponsored this month by

Our joint winners for last month were Kylie gW and Karen.
Please contact me to arrange prizes.

Now here's the design team's brilliant examples.
                                                         MARY


                                                                LIZZY
                                                        
                                                                  LIZ
                                                         
 
BRENDA
 
LESLIE
 

 
 
 
TRISH
 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

MAY CHALLENGE

Firstly, happy mother's day to all the mothers out there.
Our winner for April is Judy W.
A special runner up mention to Karen B.

The May challenge is to USE PLEATING

It could be paper, washi tape, ribbon or even use a cake patty pan.
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Our SPONSOR for MAY is Scrappers Garden with their beautiful flowers.

Here's what the design team has done

LIZZY
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TRISH
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LIZ
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(crepe paper folds in the background)

BRENDA
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Pleating under the word dream.

JULENE


MARY

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Friday, March 31, 2017

April Challenge

Our APRIL CHALLENGE is to use sewing.

It can be machine or hand sewing.


Yes, it is a real building!

Our winner for March was Judy Willey. could you please get in touch?

We have a sponsor for APRIL

 
Thank you Merrilyn for sponsoring us. You can find the shop here.
Welcome to our guest designer 
"My name is Sherri Caramico, I live in New Jersey. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 34 years, and am the mother of 2 adult sons, and 2 young Portuguese Water Dogs. All of them are my favorite subjects! We love to travel and Disney Cruising and Disney Parks are our favorite way to vacation.  I started scrapping late in my children's lives, ( about 12 years ago,) and I know I will never get "caught up." I'm okay with that, as I like to scrap what I "feel like" scrapping, and love lots of layers, textures and "stuff" on my pages.  Scrapbooking has helped me to meet so many people that I now call my true friends. I love going on weekend scrapbook retreats with my scrappy friends, and creating and laughing together late into the night! I enjoy sharing my work, and hope I inspire others to think outside the box and encourage them just try a new technique or product. I believe there is no right or wrong, no good or bad in scrapbooking - everyone has their own personal "art" inside them." Don't be afraid to find yours!"

 
 


Here's her blog post for April http://shercara.blogspot.com/2017/03/guest-designer-for-april-for.html

We would like to thank Jan Agnew who has left our DT.
 We have replaced her with Brenda Caldow.
 
Now on to the design team's ideas for you.
TRISH
 
LIZZY
 
JULENE
 
LIZ

 
BRENDA (Our new team member)
 
 
MARY

LESLIE
 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MARCH CHALLENGE

Hello again everyone and welcome to our MARCH challenge.

Our winner for February was Shazza Bishop (again!)
We also had an overseas winner who was Sherri Caramico. She will be our guest designer in APRIL.
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We are sponsored this month by Scrapping Clearly from Gundagai

Kylie has lots of yummy mixed media and Heidi Swapp items (among others) for you to purchase.
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Now on to the March challenge, which is to use MOSAICS.
Isn't the irridescence in this picture gorgeous?
 
iridescent | mother-of-pearl | gleaming | shimmering | metallic rainbow | shine |:
 
 
 
Now here's what our DT have done.
                                                                       LIZ
                                                                
                                                                         JULENE
 
LIZZY
 
TRISH
 
MARY
 
LESLIE
 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February Challenge

Put some colour in your life!!
here's your chance to use all those odd colours you might have in your stash.
Our challenge is to USE LOTS OF COLOURS

So go mad with the colours. They don't have to be those in the picture.

Our prize this month is a selection of pattern papers, vellum and tags.



We have a guest Designer this month.
 

Hi!  My name is Jackie Edwards and I live in Southend-on-Sea, Essex in the UK.
I am a widow but have a wonderful daughter and three beautiful grandchildren who are mostly the subjects of my layouts.  

I have been scrapping for about ten years now. I discovered scrapbooking when I was on holiday in America when my first Grandchild was about a year old and my style has changed many times over the years.  I am very lucky to have my own craft room and because I am now retired, I can scrap all day and not have to clear everything away!

I have always been involved with craft in some form – sewing, cross-stitch, cards, altered art (I love Tim Holtz!) but seem to return to scrapbooking every time.  

I very much enjoy entering challenges because they give me the starting point for a layout, whether it’s a sketch or other criteria……..although the end result doesn’t always reflect the original design or intention! LOL
I don’t know what I would do now if I didn’t scrap!!!

I was very pleased to be asked to be GDT this month and hope that my layouts might give you some inspiration for this months challenges!
 
Here's her layout.


 
 Here's what the Design Team have done to help inspire you.

                                                                       MARY
                                                                
                                                                            
                                                                 LIZ

 
TRISH
 
 
LIZZY
 
LESLIE
 
I'm sure these will inspire you!
Looking forward to seeing your wonderful entries.
 
Our winner for January was Shazza Bishop.