the Australian scrapbooking challenge blog devoted to all things HANDMADE

Monday, August 15, 2016

August Mid Month Reveal!

Have you pulled out your UGLY papers yet? 
This months challenge has been set by DT member Anita, and she would like you to dig to the very bottom of your patterned paper stash, and pull out those UGLY papers! That's right, use those UGLY papers to make beautiful art! :) 

Don't forget to also include your handmade items! :)

 Please remember everybody has different opinions, so what you see as ugly, others may see as beautiful, so please play nice! :)

This months sponsor is none other then our challenge designer, Anita, with her awesome Flutterby Designs store!
You can find the Flutterby Designs store and all Anita's awesome embellishments here: http://www.flutterbydesigns.com.au/
And also on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/FlutterbyDesignsAus/


Here are our DT ugly paper examples! :)


Anita
"Anything ugly can be made to look amazing!"
Handmade items: Flutterby Designs flair buttons & wood veneers


Krisy
Whichcraft chipboard; Flutterby Designs flair, tab and enamel dots

Leanne
"Combined two ugly papers for the ugly paper challenge"
Handmade items by Charms Creations and Rainbow Splendour

Sue
Charms Creations DIY heart (painted & stamped); D-lish Scraps flair; Burdy's chevies

Sandra
"The green and pink patterned papers were particularly disturbing for me, along with the scalloped paper, so I white washed over them with gesso, and stencilled some texture paste on."
Handmade item is a Charms Creations hessian heavenly heart.

Janet
Handmade items: pineapple fusion white border, white bird & white leaf branch from The Resin Rainbow; pin from Rainbow Splendour; handmade felt flower.

Deena
Handmade items - hessian heart; resin butterfly, resin doily, hand poured & coloured flowers;
die cut leaves

Now you are feeling inspired, get those ugly papers out and make something beautiful!
You have until midnight, 31st August to get your entries linked up to be in the running for the Flutterby Designs prize.
Happy scrapping! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Challenge!!

Have you ever looked through your patterned paper stash and thought 'what was i thinking when i bought this paper?'?  If you have, then this months challenge is for you!!  Our August challenge has been set by DT member Anita, and she would like you to dig to the very bottom of your patterned paper stash, and pull out those UGLY papers! That's right, use those UGLY papers to make beautiful art! :) 
Don't forget to also include your handmade items! :)

 Please remember everybody has different opinions, so what you see as ugly, others may see as beautiful, so please play nice! :)

This months sponsor is none other then our challenge designer, Anita, with her awesome Flutterby Designs store!
You can find the Flutterby Designs store and all Anita's awesome Embellishments here: http://www.flutterbydesigns.com.au/
And also on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/FlutterbyDesignsAus/

And look... just in time for a new release!! Don't miss out!!

Here are our DT ugly paper examples! :)

Amanda
I started with a layer of Gesso over the ugly PP, then built my page up from there.
Hanmade items: Charms Creations music paper arrow, Burdy's Embellies cool cogs, Funky Flair Studio flair, and Rainbow Splendour epoxy flair

Cally
I printed the photo on canvas paper and used the trimmings to make bunting. Rather like this paper now. I thought i would never use it! :)
Handmade items: Rainbow Splendour leaves, Burdy's Embellies cool cogs, Charms Creations heart, D'Lish Scraps flower and flair, handmade bunting by me

Chloe
I put some cardstock over most of my UGLY pp, but then i punched out bits to use in my clusters. Even the title is cut from ugly brown patterned paper!!
Handmade items: Burdy's Embellies cool cogs, Charms Creations star, D'lish Scraps flair

Emma
This is very loud UGLY paper! Keeping the photo and focal point small helps to make it stand out!
Handmade items: Studio 1440 flair, Rainbow Splendour wood veneer

Lisette
The green has been in my stash for ever! The brownie coloured paper is the reverse of the diamonds.
Handmade items: Flutterby Designs Flair, and a tag made by me

Vicki
I have recently donated a heap of old and ugly pp's to to my local kindy, so i went searching through my scraps box and found these pieces which are all the ugly backs of nice paper. :)
Handmade embellies by Burdy's Embellies and Rainbow Splendour

We hope we have inspired you to pull out your UGLY papers and get creating! :)

All entries need to be linked to our blog by midnight August 31 to be in the draw for the Flutterby Designs prize! :)

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

June Winner!!

June was a bit quieter among the scrappy challenge sites, and i am blaming that on the super cold weather! Who wants to be sitting at a desk, when you can be sitting under a warm cosy blanket! lol!

Anyway, we have voted, and our winner is this page....

Congratulations Tammy L!!
This is Tammy's very first challenge entry and we think she has nailed it!! :)

This month's sponsor is none other than the lovely Janet from...


The Resin Rainbow specialises in unique handmade resin embellishments and much more! You can keep up with all their latest news here, and shop in their Etsy shop here!

Could you please email us via the contact tab above so we can get your prize out to you!

Thank you to everyone who joined us and played along, we hope you are all joining us again with our current challenge!


Friday, July 15, 2016

July Mid-Month Reveal!

Hi everyone!
With much of Australia having received an icy blast this past week, we hope you have all been keeping warm and dry and have had a chance to scrap! (And for those of you in the northern hemisphere who are currently enjoying the summer...lucky you! haha)

This month we have a colour challenge for you that has been designed by DT member Cally Brunner...


You will need to use the colours from the palette to create your entry (and can even be inspired by the photo if you wish!) and you must also include a handmade embellishment. Remember that you are not limited to creating a layout for our challenge - art journal spreads; cards; pocket page spreads; or even off the page creations are all welcome as long as they are created solely for our challenge and fit the criteria.

We are also lucky enough to have Cally (from Cally B Designs) supplying our prize this month. Take a look at this haul of goodies she has for our lucky winner...


Now here's what the rest of our team created for this month's challenge...

Cally
Handmade items from Burdys Embellies; Charms Creations; D-lish Scraps.
Also hand torn and sprayed card strip and (daughter Sammies) altered paper clip.

Emma
Charms Creations heart; Rainbow Splendour veneer; Studio 1440 flair; 
Flutterby Designs stencil; and handmade flags.

Chloe
Handmade items by Charms Creations; Burdy's Embellies

Sue
D-lish Scraps flair and wood veneer; Charms Creations heart; Flutterby Designs stencil; 
and handcut title

Lisette
Rainbow Splendour glitter leaf; Burdy's Embellies satin flower

Janet
Handmade embellishments from The Resin Rainbow and Rainbow Splendour

There you have it - plenty of eye candy to inspire your own creation! Entries for this challenge need to be linked up via the link tool by midnight, 31st July.
Happy scrapping!

Friday, July 1, 2016

July Challenge!!

WOW, we are now in July! This year is flying by! 
Are you feeling the Winter chills? We certainly are down South, and i think those of you up north are getting a bit of a cold snap too, so with the winter blues in mind, we have a new challenge for you! This months challenge is a colour challenge, using shades of blue, white and grey! You can also be inspired by the image of Frosty if you like! :)


This challenge has been designed by DT member Cally (graphics by our talented designer Chloe) and Cally is offering a prize to one lucky winner this month! How cool does that look!

Now to some DT inspiration...

Vicki
Handmade: Burdy's Embellies button and cogs, D'Lish Scraps flair

Sandra
I had the perfect photo for this challenge. 
I was inspired by the colours and the snowman.
My handmade items are Charms Creations hessian super star and cloud; Funky Flairs Studio flair; D-lish Scraps journaling tags


Leanne
Handmade: Rainbow Splendour wood veneer, and pins

Krisy
Handmade: Charms Creations cloud and heart, flair

Deena
Handmade items: snow, fussy cut a stamp and individually coloured the trees, Burdys Embellies - chevie borders, embossed wood veneer from flutterbydesigns - abstract 2, coloured resin butterfly from the resin rainbow and painted wood veneer from flutterbydesigns - confetti circles


Anita
Handmade item: Flutterby Designs flair

Amanda
Handmade: Charms Creations DIY chevron, Corbett Creations Wood Veneer word, Funky Flairs flair, Rainbow Splendour foam leaves, Burdy's Embellies cool cogs, D'lish Scraps Journail Its.

We hope you have been inspired by these examples.

Link all entries to the linky before midnight July 31 to be in the running for the awesome prize! :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June Mid Month Reveal!!

We are now half way through June, and the weather has definitely turned wintery with lots of rain and cooler temperatures, so what better time to rug up and get some scrapping done! We hope you have added our 'Abandoned Items' challenge to your list! 


All you need to do is use this sketch anyway you like, as long as we can see the bones of the sketch (check the DT inspiration below - they are all such different takes on the challenge!), include at least one of the abandoned items from the list, and of course, your handmade item! Simple! :)


This month's sponsor is none other than the lovely Janet's very own handmade business...


The Resin Rainbow specialises in unique handmade resin embellishments and much more! You can keep up with all their latest news here, and shop in their Etsy shop here!

Now for some DT inspiration to get you started this month...

Anita
Using Flutterby Designs Flair button & Stickers, + Charms Creations 'Emoji' embellishment.
I've used rubons, buttons, stickers, brads & eyelets 

Krisy
Handmade items from Charms Creations, Sawyers Place flair, Flutterbys flair and stickers, and a packet of $2 shop stickers that said 'handmade'! :P

Sandra
Abandoned items are coloured card stock, felt die cuts, acrylic frame, metal charms, printed transparency, stickers, and brad. Handmade items - Charms Creations emoji and heavenly heart, Birdie's Embellies smilie button

Leanne
Abandoned items.. Pattern paper, fabric patch, cardboard milk tops, old sticker alphas, wood button and eyelet things... Handmade, Raibow splendour felt and cork leaves, wood veneer cross.. dLish flair.

Vicki
Lots of abandoned items used on this page. 
Handmade pinwheel from Rainbow Splendour!

Janet
The old item I used was the white embroidery floss and the lime green flag. 
Handmade embellishments: Lime green flag from Rainbow Splendour
Resin dots, black Daisy, clear stars and resin roses all from The Resin Rainbow
Yum-o flair is actually a badge from Wendy's.

Deena
Handmade Embellishemnts - Burdy's Embellies White Cogs. Abandonded Items - rhinestones, rubons and hessian ribbon

We hope you have been inspired to join in our challenge. It's really not as scary as you might first think! :)

All entries must be linked by midnight June 30!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

May Winner!!

We have been getting so many awesome entries, that we find it very hard to pick a winner, however we have selected this layout as our May winner.... (the voting was very close on this one!) We think this layout is totally gorgeous!!


Congratulations Bridget Blake!!

You have won yourself an awesome embellishment pack from Charm at Charms Creations!
You can check out all the awesome embellishments that Charm creates at her Charms Creations Facebook page, or go shopping directly in her Bigcartel shop! You won't be disappointed!

Could you please email us via the contact tab above so we can get your prize out to you!

Thank you to everyone who joined us and played along, we hope you are all joining us again with our current challenge!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Challenge!

Hi everyone! Well winter is finally officially here, hoping it's not too cold at your place yet but if it is, am hoping you are rugged up and warm.
This month's challenge comes courtesy of design team member Janet Bott and looks like this...


That's right - it's time to dust off all those poor "abandoned items" in your stash and put them to good use again! In conjunction with that, we also have a sketch for you to use as inspiration for your creation and as always, you must also include a handmade item.

This month's sponsor is none other than the lovely Janet's very own handmade business...


The Resin Rainbow specialises in unique handmade resin embellishments and much more! You can keep up with all their latest news here, and shop in their Etsy shop here!

Now for some DT inspiration to get you started this month...

Sue
I included lots of my abandoned items - coloured cardstock, flat paper flowers, pearls, rhinestones, buttons, a pin, twine, tulle.... and the colour purple!
Handmade items  - Flutterby Designs flair, Charms Creations heart, Burdy's Embellies chevies, and my own cut glitter frames.

Ali
Forgotten items are rubons, bling and twine. Handmade items are Burdy's Embellies chevrons, Rainbow Splendour pretty pin, D-Lish Scraps flair, and twine daisy made by me.

Cally
Abandoned items - blue lace and gold stars. 
Handmade items - Rainbow Splendour bow, D-Lish Scraps Dream Big, feathers and flower, Charms Creations cloud

Chloe
Handmade items from Rainbow Splendour, Charms Creations, Greastest View and Burdy's Embellies

Emma
Handmade button and flair

Lisette
Loved this challenge. Everything on my layout, except the photos, has been in my stash for a very long time - inlcuding the cardstock & paper. I have used buttons, brads, eyelets, wire, braid, pins rhinestones. I think the shells were from one of the first pack of embellies that I ever bought - many moons ago!. My handmade item is the flower. I put two flowers I received in a swap together. 

Amanda
Managed to somehow include all the abandoned items! Lol. 
Handmade item is the Gold vellum bow from Rainbow Splendour.


We hope these pages have inspired you to have a go at our challenge!

All entries need to be linked by midnight June 30!