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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June Mid-month reveal!

Yes, we really are halfway through the month already! That means it's time to give you another dose of inspiration from our DT and remind you of this month's mood board for our challenge...

Don't forget that this month's sponsor is the amazing Flutterby Designs! Regular readers of our blog will know that our DT often use Flutterby Designs embellishments on their layouts (including some of those shown below). You can get your own stash of Flutterby goodies from the Flutterby Designs store HERE and make sure you are following Flutterby on Facebook HERE for all the latest news.

Now here are some creations from our team...

Flutterby Designs flair

Flutterby Designs flair, wood bits and fussy cuts; Burdy's Embellies arrows

Handmade gold thread frame

Charms Creations heart, Burdy's Embellies bow and D-lish Scraps flair

Isn't it great to see how a mood board inspires people differently? Don't forget to upload your own creation by midnight, 30th June to be in the running for this month's prize. Don't be shy - Show Us YOUR Stuff!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

May Winner!

Sorry for the delay, it's been a scrappy big month around here! Last weekend saw the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo run in Brisbane, which is held annually over the Queen's birthday long weekend. It was a fabulous event that had papercrafters from all over Australia converge on the Convention Centre to attend classes, meet up with scrappy friends and of course, shop! If you have never been and you get a chance to go, it's a must-do!

Now, onto our May winner. We had another group of fabulous entries to choose from and this month our Design Team has selected this awesome layout as our winner...

belonging to........Merle!

Congrats Merle! Your layout was a sensational interpretation of the sketch! You can read more about Merle's winning layout on her blog HERE

Merle has won a voucher from our fabulous May sponsor Scrapper's Garden. (Merle - please send us an email with your details via the contact tab above so we can pass them on for you.)

* Don't forget that our challenges are not possible without the generous support of our sponsors, and they need our support too!*
Please visit the Scrapper's Garden Facebook page HERE and become a fan, and head to the store HERE to shop. You will find an amazing range of exclusive handmade blooms as well as brand name flowers to tempt you.

Thank you to everyone who entered our May sketch. Don't forget you have until the end of the month to play along with our fabulous June mood board challenge for a chance to win a prize from Flutterby Designs!

Monday, June 1, 2015

June Challenge!

Welcome to June and welcome to winter! As the chilly season is now officially upon us here in Australia, it provides us all with the perfect excuse to stay warm indoors and SCRAP!

We thought we would start winter with a bang, and provide you with a gorgeous mood board challenge that our very own DT member Paula designed for us...

You can take inspiration from the board however you wish, just don't forget to tell us how it inspired you! In addition, don't forget to include a handmade embellishment somewhere on your layout (it doesn't have to be made by you). Simple!

This month, we are lucky enough to have one of our previous sponsors rejoin us...

I am sure most of our followers would already know of Flutterby Designs (given that our Design Team often use Flutterby goodies on their layouts). For anyone who isn't aware though, Flutterby Designs is an awesome online scrapbooking embellishment store owned and run by the very lovely, and equally talented, Anita Rodway. Anita is generously providing a voucher for this month's winner to spend in the Flutterby Store.

Flutterby Designs specialises in flair buttons; pocket page style cards; stencils; wood veneers; photo cuts; and fussy cut die cuts. All the products are specially designed by Anita to not only cater to the needs of paper crafters, but also keep up with latest design trends.

* Shop the Flutterby Designs store:

* For the latest news, follow the Flutterby Facebook page:

* And for lots of inspiration, the Flutterby blog:

Now for some inspiration from our team...

Burdy's Embellies satin flowers & love candy; D-lish Scraps flair & butterfly pins

Rainbow Splendour vellum bow; D-lish Scraps flair

Rainbow Splendour camera pin and vellum dots

Charms Creations heart and lollipop; D-lish Scraps flair; Sandra's own handmade hat pin

Charms Creations star; Scrappers Garden handmade flowers

Rainbow Splendour felt & fabric bow; D-lish Scraps flair

Awesome job from the Design Team, once again!

We hope you will all join us this month and share your creations inspired by our mood board. Entries need to be linked up via the link tool by midnight, 30th June.
Stay warm & happy scrapping! :)