Friday, 23 July 2010

Receipe Challenge - Ends 6 August 2010

Well since you girls are very very busy - we thought we would add another challenge to your list of things to do.......just to keep you on your toes....

This month's receipe challenge is an easy one ....your challenge is to create layout using the following items:-

1 x 6x6 sheet of pp
1 x cardstock
1 flourish
1 photo
1 word title

Now you can add any other items to your page, but you have to include all of the above on your layout.

Here is Francine's take :-

Here is my sample

Products used:-

Glimmermist Chalkboard - Charcoal
Prima Felt Flourish
Word Title - Fancy Pants Transparency

The cluster of embellishments were hand made from fabric, netting, feathers and a handmade bead hat pin.

So there you go girls, you have until midnight on the 6th of August to upload into the gallery to be in to win a LOVELY RAK from the Shop.

Have fun

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Week Three - Hannah's Choice

It is time to reveal the next STAR in our competition!


My choice is well known in the industry. She writes a monthly column for the biggest scrapbooking magazine in the US, is a published author, and recently launched her own scrapbooking line in conjunction with a popular manufacturer.



Elizabeth Kartchner is the creator of the colorful blog "Dear Lizzy" where she shares inspiring craft ideas, beautiful photography & snip-its of adventures in being a busy mommy. In 2007, she won the Creating Keepsakes Magazine "Scrapbooker of the Year" award and began writing a monthly column entitled "Dear Lizzy" where she answered reader's crafting questions. She recently teamed up with American Crafts to launch the Dear Lizzy scrapbooking line including fabric paper, crochet flowers & other vibrant accents. She recently authored the book "52 More Scrapbooking Challenges" with Creating Keepsakes and Leisure Arts. Elizabeth enjoys connecting with other creative women through her blog and teaching at events all over the world.
Elizabeth lives in Utah, USA with her husband Collin and her 2 gorgeous daughters, with another little girl on the way!
Follow her on twitter @dearlizzy

Here are a few recent layouts from Elizabeth which showcase her style:





To check out more of Elizabeth's work, visit her blog "Dear Lizzy" (

Your challenge is not to scraplift Elizabeth's work, but to create a layout in her style. You will need to do your homework and check out her work on her blog. Try and pick out the products/techniques that you love and go from there.

Here is my take on Elizabeth's style:


Products used (I actually used lots of my old scraps for this one!):
white Bazzill
American Crafts "Craft Fair"
Little Yellow Bicycle Baby Safari "Boy Pinstripe"
Arctic Frog Refreshing Blend "Peeking Palms"
Kaisercraft Fun in the Sun "Beach Balls"
October Afternoon Thrift Shop journal card
Heidi Swapp "Love" stamp
Stazon ink
Basic Grey Origins mini alphas
Carolee's Creations Whoopsy Red tiny alphas
Scrap Works Hugz and Alphadotz
Top Line Creations PhraseZ "Summer"

You have until midnight, Tuesday 27 July to upload your layout. All submissions will be revealed together on Wednesday 28 July. You must be a member of our gallery in order to view and submit layouts for this competition.

The layouts will then be judged by Elizabeth. Points will be awarded for first (4 pts), second (3 pts) and third (2 pts), and all other entries will receive 1 pt.
At the conclusion of the competition, the one with the most points will bag the STAR prize, with second and third receiving a consolation prize.

We have a HUGE prize package of goodies supplied by designers and manufacturers. First prize will receive a Cricut Create machine!!!

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Scrap Tech Tuesday - Altering Buttons

One of the best embellishments is big buttons
they are usually not to badly priced and even better if you can get them on sale
(Or raid Grans house!)

I love using buttons on layouts and especially if I can change them to fit the layout,
use them in the centre of a flower or even dotted around flowers or vines, on vintage layouts
cream buttons always work the best;
Everyone of us has left over pieces of rubon from one set or another so what better way to use them up than change the look of a button.

Here is a sample of changing ordinary ones by using rubons into something a bit different....


and the changed version.....


even using them as alphabet holders for a kiddies pages would work,
Remember to cover them with Dimensional Magic or Glossy Accents to seal the rubon
so it wont rub off

Hope to see this tip on some of your layouts in the future
Happy Scrappin :P5:


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