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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July Mid-month Reveal!

Here we are half way through the month again! (And halfway through winter too!) Time to warm you up with another hit of inspiration from our Design Team and remind you of this month's challenge...

Remember, your entry needs to use handwriting as a feature. (And no, the handwriting does not necessarily have to be your own.) You also need to include at least one handmade embellishment somewhere on your layout.

This month's generous sponsor is the fabulous Scrapping Clearly, which is owned and run by our very own DT member Kylie Tout.

Kylie stocks a fantastic range of stock, (including one of the biggest ranges of Heidi Swapp products in Australia) which you can see for yourself if you are in the vicinity of Gundagai, NSW. Otherwise, you can visit the online store HERE and have it delivered to your door.

To keep up with all the latest news from Scrapping Clearly, be sure to follow the Facebook page HERE
And for loads of inspiration from the Scrapping Clearly DT, visit the blog HERE

Now for some inspiration from our team...

Charms Creations butterfly heart; Rainbow Splendour vellum bow

Handmade clip embellishment using flower & flag

Charms Creations star; Burdy's Embellies foam arrows

Burdy's Embellies bow; Charms Creations lollipop

Charms Creations heart; Funky Flair Studio flair

Burdy's Embellies foam arrow; Charms Creations heart

I hope the team have helped to inspire you and that you join us for the challenge. Entries need to be linked no later than the 31st July.
(Please ensure that entries are created specifically for our challenge - unfortunately, if you combine with other challenges you will be ineligible for the prize.)
Happy scrapping! :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

June Winner!

Time to rug up everyone, it seems an icy blast straight from Antarctica is set to chill the entire east coast of Australia this weekend. A perfect excuse to stay indoors and scrap I say! If you haven't already added this month's challenge to your scrappy "To Do" list, then make sure you do!

Time to announce our winner from our June mood board challenge. We had some truly stunning creations entered for the challenge, but unfortunately we can only have one winner.
Our winning entry was this gorgeous layout...

belonging to....Erica O'Keeffe

Congrats Erica! You did a fantastic job on your layout, we loved it! You can read more about Erica's winning entry on her blog HERE 

Erica has won a voucher from our awesome June sponsor Flutterby Designs. (Erica - please send us an email via the contact tab with your details so we can pass them on for you.)

A reminder that our challenges are not possible without the generous support from our sponsors, (many of whom are family owned businesses or work at home mums), so wherever possible, please show your support for them too!

Shop the Flutterby Designs store:

For the latest news, follow the Flutterby Facebook page:

And for lots of inspiration, visit the Flutterby blog:

Thank you to everyone who entered our June challenge. Don't forget you have until midnight, 31st July to enter our current challenge to be in the running for the prize from Scrapping Clearly

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Challenge!

Can you believe we are now officially past the halfway point of the year? When did that happen? Eeeeeekkkkk!!!

Anyway, we are here to brighten your day with a brand new challenge for the month of July, and this month it has been put together by our very own Design Team member Kylie Tout...

You can choose to interpret this however you wish, as long as we can clearly see handwriting featured on your layout. (Hidden journalling or only a few words will not count!) In addition, don't forget to include at least one handmade embellishment somewhere on your creation.

This month, we are also very fortunate that Kylie's own store Scrapping Clearly, will be sponsoring our challenge!

For those who are in the vicinity of Gundagai NSW, you are lucky enough to be able to visit Scrapping Clearly to shop or attend classes in person. (You will find the store in the main street.) For those who are further afield, you will be pleased to know that Kylie also has a fantastic online store. The shop boasts an enormous range of Heidi Swapp products - including the latest HS mixed media products (stencils, modelling pastes, screen print inks, rub on foil). In addition, there is an equally impressive range from many other popular manufacturers, and certainly something to please every kind of scrapper.

You will find the Scrapping Clearly store here:

For all the latest news, the Scrapping Clearly Facebook page HERE

And for plenty of inspiration from the Design Team, visit the blog HERE

Now onto some inspiration from our own team...

Charms Creations map marker; D-lish Scraps flair

Handmade pinwheel

Lime Tree Creations crochet flowers; handmade die cut camera

Handmade crochet button flower

Burdy's Embellies arrows

We hope to see lots of entries inspired by this challenge. You will need to link up your creation via the link tool no later than midnight, 31st July to be in the running for the prize!

*Please ensure all entries are original and created specifically for the Show Us Your Stuff challenge. Challenge - combining is not permitted.*