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Saturday, September 17, 2016

September Mid-month reveal!

Hi everyone!
Have you had a chance to play along with our September challenge yet? Don't forget that this month we have a fabulous challenge designed by Krisy Podolak.

The challenge is to use this sketch...


PLUS include some mixed media
AND don't forget your handmade item/s!

Our prize pack this month is also courtesy of the lovely Krisy and contains lots of goodies for our lucky winner.

Be sure to check out Krisy's social media channels for sharing her art and subscribe so you don't miss a thing:


Now here are some more samples from our design team to help get your mojo flowing...

Cally
 Handmade items include Rainbow Splendour; Burdy's Embellies; D-lish Scraps; Charms Creations.
Mixed media - texture paste with a stencil, some sprays and droplets.

Lisette
Handmade items include Charms Creations heart; D-lish Scraps flair. 
Mixed media background created using Colour Blast Colour Pastes.

Emma
Handmade items: Charms Creations chevron; Rainbow Splendour veneer; 
Kit the Habit flair and randoms.

Deena
Handmade embellishments - heart from Charms Creations and flair from Funky Flair Studio

Janet
Handmade elements by The Resin Rainbow (teal borders, jewelled shapes and resin flowers) and Rainbow Splendour (wood heart stick pin)


Don't you just love how one single challenge can inspire such a variety of amazing work?!
We are looking forward to seeing YOURS too! (Remember it doesn't have to be a layout - art journal spreads, mixed media canvases, cards, etc are all welcome too, as long as they meet our challenge criteria!) Be sure to get your project linked up before midnight, 30th September to go into the draw for this month's prize.
Happy scrapping! :)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September challenge!!

Yah!!! It is spring time! I am so sick of the cold and wet winter, i can't wait to see some decent warm sun again!! With that in mind, we have kept our challenge easy this month, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy the sun! :)

We would love to see you have a go at this super easy sketch, designed by Krisy, and we would like to see you use some mixed media in your creation too! 
Also don't forget to include your handmade item!


The winner of this challenge will receive an awesome prize pack from DT member Krisy! I have seen the prize and it is definitely worth playing for! :)  
Krisy shares her art under the name Popleopod. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram.
Our DT inspiration this month...

Krisy
Handmade - Charms Creations Heart, Studio 1440 flair.

Sue
Mixed media background created using Colour Blast Shimmer Spray, Flutterby Designs Flutter Colour paint, and stamps by Viva Las Vegastamps.
Handmade item is flair button from Flutterby Designs

 Anita
Using altered Flutterby Designs wood veneer.
Mixed media used Flutter Colour Paint

  Sandra
 Handmade items are Charms Creations arrow and DIY heart, and a Funky Flairs Studio flair.

Leanne
Features Rainbow Splendour wood veneer, DLish flair, Charms creations X and random Qantas spoon. 

Amanda
Handmade items: Charms Creations Heart - altered by embossing the wooden butterfly with Colour Blast Australia embossing powder, Rainbow Splendour Wood Veneer - also embossed.

Chloe
Handmade items by Rainbow Splendour, Charms Creations, Burdy's Embellies and D-lish Scraps

How cool and different are all these examples!
We can't wait to see what you do with this awesome sketch! 

All entries must be loaded to the linky by midnight Sept 30!
Happy Scrapping!

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! :)