the Australian scrapbooking challenge blog devoted to all things HANDMADE

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Try this!

Hi all - it's Penny here to tell you about a fabulous new challenge we're introducing here at SUYS!!

The one thing we all have in common is our love of HANDMADE and this new challenge is about discovering gorgeous ideas we can incorporate into our pages.

This is how it works.......each month I'll be bringing you a FEATURED TECHNIQUE to create a handmade item. Use that item on your challenge entries and you will go into the draw to win a fantastic prize! (If you enter both Challenge #1 and #2 in the month and the featured technique appears on both, you get 2 chances in the draw.)

Remember, it is not compulsory at all to use the featured technique - it is simply an additional chance to win some great prizes, increase your handmade skills and get that mojo flowing!

Are you up for it? Okay then - here's our first TRY THIS technique.......



I found this sweet technique on the blog of our lovely DT Samantha Hauzer......HERE
I followed Sam's nice easy instructions to make a family of butterflies, but could turn your beads into anything you like!

Stay tuned for our Challenge #1 announcement and start thinking about how you could add some paper beads to your entries this month. You could be in the running to win a Paper Inklings prize pack.

Look forward to seeing your creations!


Hi everyone Happy August 1st!

We are back in full force and here is our challenge for August 1st:

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

OK : Use :

1. Paint
2. Include the colour red
3. Handmade flower
4. Include some fussy cutting
5. Use a decorative strip!

And look at the DT samples - they are brilliant I am sure you will agree!

First up we have Charm's gorgeous boy page!!

Next we have Kerry's fab page:

Next is Krissy's page:

Next we have Sara's

And here is Sam's

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Hi everyone, I am having trouble getting the images of the winning layouts large enough, but thought as we have been a little late in announcing the winners, I will publish the post and try and make the images larger when I find out what I am doing wrong - so please bear with me !!

Thanks for your support and patience and we will be back on August 1st.xx

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Apologies for the delay in announcing winners for June -
The winner of the Group 1 challenge is:

Melinda Thompson (aka Min) Here is Min's gorgeous layout:

Min has won this fabulous pack from Margs Bits & Pieces

The winner of the Group 2 challenge is:

Anita Tillman - take a look at this gorgeous layout:

Anita has won a $20.00 voucher from Kim Arnold wow lucky lady!!

I would like to thank our sponsors for their support of our challenge site, they truly are most generous.

I will be back very soon for August challenges and something new in the competition area!! So please come back on August 1st to see what is happening here... you won't be disappointed!

I would also like to thank the DT for their support of Kerry during her time out from the site, and also acknowledge their support of me coming on board to keep the site running. You all rock mmmmwhaaaaaaaxxxxx

Until August 1st, Min and Anita enjoy your prizes, and thank you to all who entered.

Hugs Marellexx

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Hi everyone, Marelle here, I apologise for the delay in announcing winners for June, they will be announced on Monday after I return from Camp Mojo retreat!
Kerry is going to take a short break to get her health in check, we all send her our love and hope she is soon feeling much better. I will be running SUYS while Kerry takes some time out. We all know as Mothers we need our health to be tip top in order to juggle thousands of balls in the air without dropping one!! Rest up Kerry, and your team at SUYS will do you proud!!

Keep an eye out for our August Challenges - they will really inspire you, and thanks for being such a supportive group of creative crafters and following us here.

Over and out for tonight - see you on the flipside after Camp Mojo!!



Saturday, July 2, 2011

July Challenges.

Hi everyone, just thought i would pop on and let you all know what is going on. Due to some health and personal problems i am very unorganised this month and have decided to postpone the challenges to next month. I hope that you understand and will be back for next months challenges as well as an added surprise!!!

Kerry xx