the Australian scrapbooking challenge blog devoted to all things HANDMADE

Monday, November 5, 2012


Jasmine Shea - wow we all loved your take on Leonie's sketch - what an awesome layout! 

You have won a $20.00 voucher from Scrapboutique!!

Happy Shopping Jas!!

Monday, October 8, 2012


I have updated the October Challenge post with more yumminess from our amazing DT!
Make sure you have a look !

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


You have lots of time to try our challenges here at SUYS this month !! 
We would love to see your creations! Why not get the kids to try our Sophie's Corner challenge while you are creating our September challenge??
Looking forward to seeing all those fantastic creations !!

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Hi everyone, it's September already!! 

Our challenge for this month is a quote challenge:

"The world is filled with undiscovered wonders. Come, little one, let's find them out together."

Now just take a look at the AMAZING DT layouts :  WOWWW
First up we have Kim's - I love how Kim always has so much details in her work! Love that photo !
Next we have Ebony's - look at this amazing layout just adore her work with paint, layering and texture just gorgeous Eb!
Next we have Charm's wowww just love the colours and look at Chei's smile !!

Here is Leanne's layout woww just love this!

Looking forward to seeing your September quote layouts !

I am updating with Leanne Jago's spin on the quote - wow so many different interpretations of this I just love them all !

Take a look at the fun and colourful layout that Penny has created!!

wow just loving all the inspiration this month!
Here is the lovely Sophie's wow just adore this
Take a look at Leonie's fab page!! Just gorgeous

Thursday, August 23, 2012

One week to go!

Have you entered the August Challenge yet?

If not, here's a couple more examples from the design team that may inspire you............

Leanne Jago has created this beautiful masterpiece. How gorgeous is that photo!

And here's mine....rather than use an image of a camera, I was inspired by the "pinboard" feel of the prompt and the hanging camera straps.

See you soon!
Penny x

Monday, August 13, 2012


Here are two more exceptional layouts from our DT Members!!!

First up we have Sarah's layout, just love the design of this page and the camera embellishment and the filmstrip!!

Next up we have Sandrine's stunning layout - just take a look at this WOWWW

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

July Winners!

Another month of GORGEOUS layouts inspired by that very cool paper typewriter image.

Due to the generosity of our sponsors this month, we are awarding first, second and third......

FIRST PRIZE goes to:

Kate is the winner of a $20 gift voucher provided by:

SECOND place goes to:

Sarah will receive a $15 gift voucher to spend at:

and THIRD place is :

Angie wins a beautiful prize pack from:

Well done ladies!
Please email Marelle your details and she will advise our sponsors.


Hello everyone!!

I am back (although a little jetlagged!) from an amazing 3 weeks in the US of A!!
CHA was everything I imagined and much more - what an experience !
I would like to thank Ebony for running SUYS while I was away overseas - she did an amazing job - mmwhaaa to you sweet lady!!



I am pleased to announce August sponsors :

 APPLETREELANEDESIGNS Monica is offering a $15 voucher plus free postage! Have a look at her gorgeous goodies here

And the sponsor for our Sophie's Corner August Challenge is : Mimoko Mim!!

It was towards the end of 2011 when Mimoko Hair Accessories fell into place. Melissa was inspired by her beautiful daughter and niece to create quality unique pieces that would endure the adventures of an exuberant 5 year old and  look beautiful on babies too. One year on & Melissa had to employ a team to help keep up with the demands of retail, online interstate stores, markets and internet orders and are just as passionate about handmade accessories as the day they made their first hair clip.
Now, Mimoko Hair Accessories is home to all sorts of fun & exciting handmade hair accessories for girls of all ages – including teens and mums too.  Mimoko is always creating new and exciting handmade pieces for everyday or special occasions. Each piece is as unique as the princess wearing it.
Mimoko Hair Accessories  go beyond your mass produced items found in mainstream stores; they are all handmade for you with every attention to detail and care to ensure you receive goods of the highest quality, durability and style. Whether it be a casual day at the park or a formal event, Mimoko Hair Accessories has something for you.

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Hi everyone, 
Sorry about the last post, but I have been super busy this past week with numerous events! Anyway, thanks for being so patient! 
The August challenge is to use buttons on your layout! You can use as many as you like as long as I can see them somewhere on your page!
So start raiding yours mum stash and get creative!
Have fun!
Sophie xx
P.S Sorry I don't have a sample! If I get time I'll post one to give you some inspiration!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Hi everyone!!! Its Ebony again! Marelle is still living her dream in the states so I am here to share this months challenge with you!!
Once again it is a visual prompt and I LOVE all the ways our DT has been interpreting it so I know you will all love it too!!!!

                                 Here is your inspirational prompt...

And here is a few of the examples created by the talented design team!!!

First up is Leonie!!!! Hahaha this reminds me of my Maya!! Our children soon become sick of being our little models don't they!?? Great  background technique on this layout!!!!

Next up is Charm! Check out that cool background paper!!!!! Love thise selfies Charm! great way to interpret this challenge too!!!!

Next is Leanne Nankervis. Great challenge for scrapping those holiday pics!!!! Love the film strip and chippie camera!!!

Next is Sophie . LOVE Sophie's interpretation of this challenge! If you have a love of photography this is  a great challenge for you to scrap about it!!!
And I wasn't going to share mine yet but when I saw Sophie's layout I found it ironic that I had scrapped about her and her love of photography in my layout! We went on a mini shoot together!!!! So this photo of her with her camera was perfect to use for this challenge!!!!

Great job by all the DT girls! As you can see there are SO many ways to interpret this challenge!!! So get to it!!! We will share he rest of the DT's layouts over the month! So get scrapping and we can't wait to see your layouts!!!!

Eb xxxx

Hi everyone, Here is Sarah's interpretation of the prompt - I love the camera embellishment and her filmstrip! 

Next we have Sandrine's - woww just take a look at this beautiful page!

I am sure you will agree, our DT's samples are stunning!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

June Winners

Thank you to all our lovely entrants for June.
Your creativity is inspiring!

Our Challenge 1 winner is...

Sarah has won a voucher at:

The winner of Challenge 2 is.....


Dot, I hope you have fun spending your voucher at:

Everyone who attempted our Try This Book Paper Blooms technique went into a draw.
And our winner is.....

A special goody will be coming your way!

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to our fabulous sponsors and everyone who entered.

Ladies, please email your address to us (see Contact Us above). There will be a slight delay, however, while Marelle is in the US.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ready for more?????

Hi everyone! I am in charge of the blog at the moment while Marelle is living it up in America!!!!
So have you had a go at our challenge this month yet?
If you are after some more fabulous inspiration here are some more awesome layouts by our totally fab DT girls!!!!

First here is one from Sarah! How cute is that pic!!!!

I love this one of Raquel's......all about her trip to America CHA!!!!

We have this awesome layout from Sandrine!!!!

                                      And one from Charm! LOVE those heavenly hearts!!!!!

 And how funky is this one from Leanne Jago!!!!!???? So many cool things to look at!

And I love the punched circles done by Penny !!!

 And lastly is mine!!!! 

So as you can see lots of ways to interpret the visual prompt!!!!! Have fun and don't forget a couple of things.....

1. You need to use at least one hand made embellishment ( can be made by you or purchased from someone who makes them)

2. You can only upload your layout created for this challenge to this site and not use for other challenges.

Eb xxx

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Hi kids,
I hope you have enjoyed your holiday's and you're ready to head back to school on Monday! I know I'm not! Anyway, I am here to announce the winners for the June challenge...
1st, we have:
Chei Wimalaratne
2nd is:
Savannah Ives
Harmony Wimalaratne

Congratulations guys! (Sorry, I didn't have photo's this time.) Can your parents please e-mail Marelle with your address so she can send you out your prize!
Remember, to have a go at this months challenge for another chance to win some awesome prizes!
Happy scrapping!
Sophie xx

Friday, July 13, 2012


Tarrah McLean!!

Please make her welcome to SUYS!!
Here is her take on our July challenge.

Hi my name is Tarrah McLean and I live on the NSW Central Coast with my very supportive hubby and our 2 beautiful boys Luke -6 years and Oliver-19 months. When I am not scrapbooking, I am usually spending time with these guys and taking photos to scrap!!! I also work part time and am a wife and Mum and all those usual things!!!
I have been scrapbooking for 6 years now and like us all could not imagine my life without it!!
My style is a little hard to describe as I tend to mix things up quite a lot I never know what will end up on my layout but I just go with the flow!!
I have been very lucky to have been published many times in Scrapbooking Memories magazine and was extremely lucky to have been chosen as 1 of 20 finalists in this year’s Brisbane Scrapbooking Convention Black and White + One layout competition. 
I currently love being a part of the Creative Teams at Stuck?! Sketches, Scrap The Boys and Kraft It Up. Charm has also just asked me to join the team over at her 123 Challenge blog as well!!!! I also love being a design team member for X-Press It (manufacturers of the awesome double sided tape we all use!!) and Scrapbook Supplies Online Retail Store so yes I am one very busy girl!!!!
I would like to thank Marelle and the girls very much for having me as a guest designer here at Show Us Your Stuff for July… is an honour, thank you xxx
Hope to see you around scrapping land soon!!!
Tarrah x http:


The work on the site is not finished, but is looking fabulous don't you think?

Our gorgeous yummy mummy Raquel Bowman (her bub is arriving around October) is responsible for the new look, stay tuned as there are more cool elements to come!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Amanda Taylor - you have won a Charms Creations voucher! congrats

and Celests V  - you have won a $10 voucher at Ah Scrap!

Please email me with your details and I will let Charm and Donna know!! 


I am thrilled to announce that we have 3 wonderful sponsors this month - so we will be awarding 3 prizes!!

I am pleased to announce our July sponsors :

Hi everyone, welcome to Sassy Scrapper where our passion for scrapbooking and papercrafts has led us to develop our website for everyone to enjoy.  Our aim is to inspire you to create and preserve your special photos affordably. 
Olga and Eva
Sassy Scrappers

We have a voucher donated by Sassyscrappers to spend in their store!

Thank you so much Olga and Eva for your patience and generosity and support of SUYS

Go and have a look at the fantastic goodies available 
- a truly fabulous place to shop for your scrapping needs!

Our next sponsor is Crochet by Kim!

Crochet by Kim started as a few crochet flowers for a scrapbook layout!  A Mum
 and Daughter team we aim to have great products, and great customer service.  We like the personal touch a handmade element can add to a project and are always looking for new crochet patterns and complimentary products.  We love to see projects using our products, so feel free to tag us on Facebook or email us a link to your latest creation!
You can see all the lovely goodies
Crochet by Kim is donating a Companion Pack 1 (pink,green and brown colour scheme)
and also Flower centres pack of 5 pink or blue - winner's choice.
We are fortunate that Crochet by Kim is also sponsoring Sophie's Corner prize pack this month, so there will be one prize :  The winner will receive the limited edition "Precious Pack" pink and white colour scheme.
Crochet By Kim started as a few crochet flowers for a scrapbook layout! A Mum and Daughter Team we aim to have great products, and great customer service. We like the personal touch a hand-made element can add to a project and are always looking for new crochet patterns and complimentary products.  We love to see projects using our products so feel free to tag us on facebook or email us a link to your latest creation!

Next we have a $15 voucher plus postage from the lovely Michelle from
Check out her fabulous creations here

We truly appreciate all our sponsors - their generosity is outstanding so please visit their sites and make a little purchase or two !! You won't be disappointed!

Thanks for your patience everyone this month - lots going on!
This month I am jetting off to Chicago to attend CHA - sooo exciting!!


Monday, July 2, 2012

Sophie's Corner July Challenge

Hi everyone,
Hope you are enjoying your holidays! I was enjoying mine so much I lost track of the date, opps!
Anyway, this months challenge at Sophie's Corner is to scrap a photo of you and a friend! 
I'm sure you all have lots of fun pictures with your friends! Why not invite them over these holidays and scrap a layout together!? 
I will be back very shortly to announce the winners from May and July, so stay tuned!
Happy scrapping,
Sophie xx

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Take your inspiration from this fabulous paper typewriter!!  Jennifer Collier is an amazing paper artist!

So here are some of our DT samples!!
First is Leonie's, then we have Sophie's, then Leanne's - we will be back with more later

Next we have Kim's
Now Charm's

Next we have Eb's ! wow what a fantastic DT inspiration!