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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Challenge!!

WOW! This year has totally flown by! We are in December already! 

We know how busy life can get at this time of the year, so Chloe has designed this nice easy sketch challenge for you all! Use the sketch to inspire your page, and don't forget to add your handmade embellishments! :)

And, we have a special surprise up our sleeve for this month's sponsor...

That's right! This month the sponsor is US!!! And in keeping with the spirit of Christmas, our team is playing "Secret Santa" for this month's winner. Our lucky winner will receive a variety of happy, scrappy, surprise gifts. Doesn't that sound fun?! (Maybe if you are all VERY good, we might post a few sneaks during the month to tempt you.)

Now here is some inspiration from our team to get your creative juices flowing...

Charms Creations heart, Funky Flair Studio flair, and Burdy's Embellies awesome arrows

Embellishments from Rainbow Splendour, Charms Creations, Burdy's Embellies, D-lish Scraps

Handmade items are Flutterby Designs flair and D'lish Journal It!

D-lish Scraps flair, and some hand-covered fabric buttons.


Burdy's Embellies cog, Rainbow Splendour triangle, Charms Creations Star and homemade resin dots

How is that for some eye candy!! The team has done an awesome job with the sketch this month, and we hope you are all inspired by these pages!!

Link up your entry before the end of the month to be in the running for the awesome SECRET SANTA prize!!!

Monday, November 23, 2015


Hi friends, we made a little mistake on our DT Call post, and put the wrong email address!! If you emailed an application, can you please resend it to our correct email address, by Sunday, Nov 29. Thank you!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November Mid-month Reveal!

Hi everyone!
Half the month is gone already?! Whaaaaaat?
At least that means it's time for a mid-month reveal from our team! This month our challenge has been designed by our very own DT member Sandra, and it looks like this...

Don't let the criteria overwhelm you though - think outside the square! (For example - if you don't have any actual travel photos to scrap, why not use a car selfie? No patterned paper with a map on it? Print one yourself or even get your kids to draw you one!) And, as always, dont forget to include a handmade embellishment somewhere on your layout!

And a reminder about this month's AMAZING prize! Our very own artist in residence and DT member Leanne from Art by Leanne Jago has offered our lucky winner their very own customised 8x10"artwork!

Just look at these examples of Leanne's talent...

You can see more of Leanne's stunning creations via her Facebook page - Art by Leanne Jago and you can also follow her adventures on Instagram - @itswhatido77

Now onto our reveal from the team...

Charms Creations heavenly heart

Charms Creations star, Burdy's Embellies cool cogs, {scrAp this!} flag

Embellishments from Rainbow Splendour and Burdy's Embellies

(Yes - we welcome pocket page layouts here at Show Us Your Stuff as long as they fit our criteria!)

D-lish Scraps flair buttons; Burdy's Embellies bow; handmade die cut tag
(Lisette also printed off the flight path maps to include on her layout - clever!)

Handmade clip (and amazing handcrafted background!)

Bet that has got your mind ticking and your mojo racing now! You have until the end of the month to link up your entries for this challenge to be in the running for the amazing prize from Leanne.
Happy scrapping! :)

Friday, November 13, 2015

October Winner(s)!

Hi everyone!
It's time to announce the winner of our October challenge! We had such an amazing array of subects for our "No People" challenge and loved seeing them all! This month we are pleased to announce we have TWO winners to announce.

The first is this fabulous layout...

belonging to...Katie Howard!

Congrats Katie, your layout was awesome! Katie has won a prize from our October Sponsor - Agnus from {scrAp this!}

Katie - please send us an email via the contact tab above and we will pass your details on to get your prize organised. We would also like to invite you to do a guest DT spot for us in January.
You can read more about Katie's layout on her blog HERE

This month, we also have an extra "winner", which comes from one of our international entrants...

belonging to...Laura R!

Congrats Laura, we just loved your layout! Unfortunately, as per our rules we are unable to offer prizes to our international entrants due to the high cost of postage from Australia, but we would love to invite you to guest DT for us in January also. If you would like to contact us via the tab above, we will provide you all the details.
You can read more about Laura's gorgeous layout on her blog HERE

Thank you to everyone who played along with us in October, we so enjoyed seeing your work! We hope you are all joining us again this month with our current "travel" challenge. You can find all the details for it HERE.

Don't forget about our current Design Team call out - we are on the hunt for some new team members to join us in 2016! (No previous DT experience is necessary - we love new faces!) Full details of the requirements can be found HERE
Til next time, happy scrapping! :)

Friday, November 6, 2015

SUYS DT CALL!!! We Want YOU!!!!!

That's right, its almost the end of another year, 
and time for us to look for some new DT members!!

DT Call open 4th Nov - 22 Nov

If you are a keen scrapbooker, card maker or project lifer, 
and love using handmade embellishments, we would love to hear from you!!

Show Us Your Stuff is all about showing off your style, while showcasing HANDMADE EMBELLISHMENTS, so this is our first and most important requirement for our design team members! Our second and equally important requirement is that you must be a team player. You must be able to commit to active participation in our team at all times (we know life gets busy, and we are flexible, but we can't always rely on one person to do everything!).

Other requirements:
1 example per month (to be loaded as per schedule),
commenting and voting on entries each month,
active participation in our planning group,
setting and planning challenges,
assisting in sourcing sponsors,
active participation on our Show Us Your Stuff Facebook page,
promotion of our challenges through any social media outlets you use,
able to commit to a possible 12 month position.

If this sounds like a commitment you would like to undertake, please email us at with details about you and your crafting history, past or current DT commitments (you don't need to have been on past DT's, we just like to know), and 3 examples of your work.

This call is also open to all past and present DT members, and all applications will be considered.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November challenge!

Hi Show Us Your Stuff fans! Can you believe that we are up to our second last challenge for the year? Where did the year go? We are now speeding towards Christmas and our summer holidays here in Australia.

This month's challenge has been designed by our very own DT member Sandra Brimelow, and she has a fabulous challenge for you all...

That's right - it's time to travel! For travel themed words think travel, journey, fly, ride, drive, road, suitcase, ticket, map, etc. (Just make sure your travel themed word is prominent on your creation.) Your travel photo could be a holiday snap, photos of someone "travelling", even car selfies!) If you don't have any patterned paper with a map printed on it, think old street directory / atlas, or print / draw your own! There is plenty of room to be creative for this challenge. Just don't forget to include a handmade embellishment somewhere on there too!

This month, we are very pleased to announce a brand new and very special sponsor...

For those who don't already know, our DT member Leanne is not only a super scrapper, but also a very talented artist and photographer to boot! Leanne has recently branched out into creating unique artworks for sale using a variety of mediums including watercolour, ink, acrylic, spray paint and mixed media; and has even begun selling her pieces internationally.

Here are some samples of her work...

You can see more of Leanne's stunning creations via her Facebook page - Art by Leanne Jago and you can also follow her adventures on Instagram - @itswhatido77

Leanne is offering this month's lucky winner their very own customised 8x10" artwork! (The content of which will be determined following discussion between Leanne and the winner - just no people, peeps!) How's that for an amazing prize?

Talk about a tough act to follow - now onto some inspiration from our Design Team...

Sandra (this month's challenge designer)
Charms Creations map marker

Leanne (this month's sponsor)
Star pin and hessian leaves from Rainbow Splendour; flair from D-lish Scraps

Burdy's Embellies arrows; Rainbow Splendour bow

Flutterby Designs flair

D-lish Scraps flair

There you have it - another fabulous challenge, an amazing prize and a heap of inspiration from the team. Hopefully you are inspired and ready to give it a go! Entries will need to be linked up no later than midnight, 30th November.
Happy scrapping! 

Friday, October 16, 2015

September Winner!

Sorry for the delay announcing this, but what an AMAZING batch of entries we had for the September challenge! You guys really rocked it!!! (Which of course, made our life very difficult choosing a single winner.) But the votes are in and we are pleased to announce our September winner is this awesome layout...

belonging to...Julia Moules!

Congrats Julia, you nailed our Black + White + 1 colour challenge! You can find Julia's winning layout on her blog HERE

As the winner of our September challenge, Julia has won a prize pack from Lovelybug Bits n Bobs. (Julia - please send us an email with your details via the contact tab above so we can get your prize sent out to you.)

Thank you to everyone who entered our September challenge - we were blown away by the standard of entries and hope you are all playing along with us again this month. You have until the 31st October to get your entries linked up to be in the running for our fabulous prize from {scrAp this!}
Happy scrapping! :)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October Mid-month Reveal!

Mid-way through the month means it's time to remind you all of the October challenge, and serve you up an extra helping of inspiration from the team to get your mojo going!

This month's challenge is...

You can scrap ANY SUBJECT you like, just as long as there are no people in your photo/s! And don't forget, you must also include a handmade embellishment somewhere on your layout.

This month's lucky winner will receive a fabulous prize from our sponsor Agnus Kasprzak from {scrAp this!}

You can check out some of Agnus' amazing work on her blog HERE
And you can check out a little about {scrAp this!} on the Facebook page HERE or the blog HERE

Now onto our team reveal, starting with this month's challenge designer...

Wood veneer word, heart pin and vellum bow from Rainbow Splendour; 
flair from D-lish Scraps


Charms Creations heart; D-lish Scraps flair; Rainbow Splendour foam heart; 
My Little Bit of Whimsy flower pin

Charms Creations arrow

Handmade banner

Burdy's Embellies stacked heart and flower button

Wow! Such an awesome variety of work from the team! I hope you are all feeling inspired and fired up to give our challenge a go! Entries need to be linked up no later than midnight, 31st October.
Happy (no people) scrapping! :)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Challenge!

Well here we are - definitely into the pointy end of the year with the last term of school for the year for Aussie kids starting soon. Which means that things are about to get HECTIC! Whatever you do, don't let the month pass you by so quickly that you don't get a chance to scrap! ;)

And on that note I give you this month's challenge, brought to you by our very own super talented DT member Leanne Jago...

{And yes, that is one of Leanne's own photos in the graphic!}

That's right, this month there are NO PEOPLE allowed in your photographs! Instead we want to see what inspires you, what interests you, what makes your heart happy...somewhere, something - anything other than people! And of course, don't forget to include a handmade embellishment somewhere on your creation too!

This month our challenge is being sponsored by the very lovely and very talented Agnus Kasprzak from {scrAp this!}

You can check out some of Agnus' amazing work on her blog HERE
And you can check out a little about {scrAp this!} on the Facebook page HERE or the blog HERE

And now onto the reveal from our team...

Charms Creations arrow; Burdy's Embellies bow

{scrAp this!} journal tag; Burdy's Embellies arrows

Charms Creations book paper circle; Rainbow Splendour vellum bow; D-lish Scraps flair

Charms Creations circle and arrow; D-Lish Scraps hand dyed muslin; Sirrah Sarrah handmade paper; handmade die cut pig

Flutterby Designs flair

Well there you have it - aren't they all awesome? Is your mind ticking over now thinking about what you might scrap instead of people? Can't wait to see what everyone chooses!

Link your entries up via the blog no later than midnight, 31st October to be in the running for this month's prize from {scrAp this!}.
Happy (no people) scrapping! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September mid-month reveal!

Halfway through the month means it's time for our Design Team to inspire you once again to get that mojo flowing for this month's colour challenge...

Is your mind ticking over at the possibilities already? What colour will you choose as your one other colour? And don't forget to include your handmade embellishment too!

And a reminder that this month's sponsor is Lovelybug Bits n Bobs. Up for grabs is a fabulous embellishment prize pack for our lucky winner!

Now here are the layouts from our team, starting with this month's challenge designer...

Burdy's Embellies arrows; Cocoa Vanilla Studio flair

Rainbow Splendour felt bow; Greatest View flair

Charms Creations heart; Burdy's Embellies cog; D-lish Scraps flair; crochet heart

Handmade straw & metallic thread embellishment

Charms Creations chevrons

So there you have it - another bunch of amazing creations from our fabulous team! I hope you are all inspired to complete our challenge now. Entries will need to be linked up no later than midnight, 30th September.
Happy scrapping! :)