Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September mid-month inspiration!

Can you believe that half the month has disappeared already? 
That means it's time for another reveal from our Design Team! 
But first, a reminder of our current challenge, our "Spring Mood Board", designed by DT member Sophie Koschmann...

You may be inspired by the board however you wish, but don't forget to include your handmade item!

And a reminder that our sponsor this month is Sawyer's Place.
Don't forget to visit the store HERE and see the amazing products that are available, many of which have been designed in-house and are available exclusively at Sawyer's Place.
This month, 20% of all sales at Sawyer's Place are being donated to Cerebral Palsy support services through the STEPtember campaign - a GREAT reason to shop!
Keep up with the latest Sawyer's Place news via their Facebook page HERE

And now some more creations from our DT...

Kim
Handmade flair from Bits and Pieces Created by Marg

Sue
Handmade flair from D-lish Scraps, pin from A little bit fANTsy

Catie
Handmade flair from D-lish Scraps

Ali
Handmade page runner from Charms Creations

You have until the end of the month to enter this challenge. 
Entry is via the link tool at the top right. 
(Don't forget to link directly to your entry, as a general blog link can make your entry difficult to find!)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Winner, winner.....

After much deliberation from the DT, we are very pleased to announce that winner of our August challenge (shape challenge) is this beautiful creation...

belonging to...Sue Schubert!!!

Congratulations Sue, it was a fabulous take on our challenge!
You can read more about Sue's layout on her blog HERE

Sue has won an awesome prize pack from our sponsor, Rainbow Splendour. We thank Chloe for her ongoing support.
Don't forget to follow the Rainbow Splendour Facebook page HERE 
and the blog HERE to keep up to date on all the latest news & sale details

Sue, please send us an email via the contact tab above so we can arrange your prize.

To all our August challenge participants, thank you for your beautiful entries. We hope you will play along again this month with our current challenge. And even if you didn't join us in August, we would love for you to play along too! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Sawyer's Place

Time to turn the spotlight on this month's fabulous sponsor...

Sawyer's Place is a boutique papercraft company based in Perth. Our focus is on quality products, predominantly designed by us. We are exclusive stockists of our own brand of epoxy shapes, flair and self-adhesive patterned paper. Our latest product is the 7 x 2.5cm rectangular Title Flair.

Here's just a snippet of some of the beautiful products available at Sawyer's Place...





This is just a small sample of the great variety of products that are available at Sawyer's Place. Along with competitive pricing, reasonable postage charges and great service, you really must see for yourself! You won't be disappointed!

And if you need another reason to shop, you can also purchase knowing that 20% of all sales this month are being donated to Cerebral Palsy support services through the STEPtember campaign. So spoil yourself with some gorgeous goodies and feel extra good knowing you are also supporting a very worthy cause!

We would like to thank Sawyer's Place for sponsoring our challenge this month, and ask that all our followers support Sawyer's Place by visiting the store HERE and becoming a fan on the Facebook page HERE

Monday, September 1, 2014

SUYS Sept Challenge!!

It's september, Spring Time!!! Yah!!! 

This month we have a Spring inspired mood board challenge for you, put together by Sophie!! We would like you to be inspired by the following images to create your layout. Interpret it anyway you like, but remember to add your handmade item (either made by you or somebody else)!!

The winner of this challenge will receive an awesome pack of goodies from Sawyer's Place!

Here is our gorgeous DT examples to inspire you...

Amanda
Handmade iteams are a Rainbow Splendour bow, a Charms Creations heart and D-lish Scraps flair and flag.

Chloe
Handmade items are a Burdy's Embellies blue spotty button and a D-Lish Scraps blue heart flair

Paula
Handmade items are the 3 little flags.

Vicki
Handmade item is a Burdy's Embellies Love Candy.

Don't you love how differently this challenge has been interpreted by each DT member! These pages are gorgeous!

We hope you are inspired by this challenge and we can't wait to see your page linked up by midnight Sept 30!

Monday, August 18, 2014

More August Inspiration!

We're back with some more mid-month inspiration from our Design Team, but first a reminder of this month's challenge - our "Shapes Challenge" set by DT member Ali.

The shapes you need to include on your layout are - a square, a rectangle, bunting, a circle, a banner, a splash of paint or ink and of course, a handmade item. (It's not as hard as it may sound!) Each one of these items must be used at least once, and must be clearly visible. You can add anything else you wish.



And a reminder that our wonderful sponsor this month is Rainbow Splendour! Don't forget to pop over & see what is happening for their birthday celebrations!
You can find the Rainbow Splendour blog HERE
or the Facebook page HERE

And now some more creations from our DT...

Amanda
Handmade items include Flutterby Designs DIY flair;
{scrAp this!} die cuts; and handmade bunting

Kim
Handmade punched flowers

Vicki
Handmade items include Burdy's Embellies chevie border & felt stamp stack; D-lish flair buttons

Sophie
Handmade ribbon banner

Sue
Handmade items include Lovelybug Bits n Bobs fabric button; Burdy's Embellies satin flower; Rainbow Splendour mini pinwheel; and My Little Bit Of Whimsy icecream pin

Don't forget you have until the end of the month to join in our challenge. Link your entries via the link tool at the top right (don't forget to link DIRECTLY to your entry!)
We can't wait to see you SHOW US YOUR STUFF!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

And the winner is...

Well it was a VERY close call by the DT this month, but the votes are in and we are pleased announce that the winner of our July challenge (our Winter inspired colour challenge) is this gorgeous layout...


belonging to...Mary Bennetts

Congratulations Mary, we loved your take on the challenge! You can read more about Mary's layout on her blog HERE

Mary has won a gorgeous prize from our fabulous sponsor Charm's Creations. We thank Charm for her ongoing support. And don't forget you can grab yourself some goodies from her store HERE


Mary, please send us an email via the contact tab above to arrange your prize!

Thank you so much to everyone who played along with our challenge, we loved seeing your interpretation of the colour palette and hope you are all playing along again this month with our current challenge.
And just a reminder that when linking your entries from your blog, to ensure you link DIRECTLY to the blog post containing your entry, as a general blog link often makes your creation difficult for us to find. Thank you! :)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Rainbow Splendour

Time to turn the spotlight on our current sponsor, and this month it is the fabulous Rainbow Splendour!!!

Rainbow Splendour belongs to our very own Design Team member Chloe Nielsen, who is the creative hands and mind behind this handmade embellishment business. Rainbow Splendour has built a very loyal customer base since its inception, and it's not hard to see why. Chloe's products are not only super cute, but they are also handcrafted with care and provided with happy, friendly service.

Here's a sample of some Rainbow Splendour goodies...


I asked Chloe to tell us a bit about Rainbow Splendour herself...

"Here at Rainbow Splendour, we love COLOUR!
We have embellishments in all shades of the rainbow, ranging from pinwheels, bows, feathers, pretty petals and most recently, our very popular pretty pins.
This month is our BIRTHDAY MONTH as we celebrate turning 3, and we have lots of fun things happening! 
Check it out on our blog or our Facebook pageand stay tuned for our BIG BIRTHDAY SALE coming soon!"

Rainbow Splendour's recently added 'Pretty Pins'...


And ever popular bows...

We would like to thank Chloe for sponsoring our challenge this month, and ask that all our followers support Rainbow Splendour by visiting the blog HERE or becoming a fan on the Facebook page HERE

Friday, August 1, 2014

August Challenge!!

How did you all go with the July colour challenge?
Are you ready for a new challenge? 

This month we have a shapes challenge, set for you by DT member Ali! :)

The shapes you need to include on your page are.... a square, a rectangle, bunting, a circle, a banner, a splash of paint or ink, and a handmade item! This sounds like a lot, but its really not that hard! :) Other items can be added, but the above list must be clearly visable, the items can also be used more than once if you would like!  



Our wonderful sponsor this month is Chloe from

August is birthday month at Rainbow Splendour and i have heard a little rumour that there may be a BIG sale sometime very soon, so make sure you check out all the goodies at the Rainbow Splendour blog and also look out for sneak peeks on the facebook page!


Here are our DT examples..
Ali
Handmade items from Charm's Creations and Flutterby Designs

Catie
Handmade items are the 3 crocheted flowers scattered around 

Chloe
Handmade spotty button from Burdy's Embellies 
and badge from Greatest View

Paula
Handmade item is the small crochet flower in the cluster

We hope to see you playing along and linking your page before the end of the month! 


Saturday, July 19, 2014

More July Inspiration!

I promised some more inspiration from the DT, but first, a reminder of the current challenge - this Winter inspired colour palette...


You may include as many (or few) of the pictured colours as you wish.
To clarify the colours - charcoal, mid blue, cream, light grey, teal.
(You may also include black and white.)
And of course, don't forget your handmade item!

And a reminder that our fabulous sponsor this month is Charm's Creations!
You can find Charm's gorgeous goodies in store HERE
Or via her Facebook page HERE

And now some more from our DT...

Sue
Handmade items include Heavenly Heart from Charms Creations, flair from Flutterby Designs, satin flower from Burdy's Embellies and ladybug from My Little Bit of Whimsy

Paula
Handmade chevron button

Catie
Handmade items are Catie's Craft Corner fabric covered buttons x 3

Sophie
Handmade item is flair button

We would LOVE to see your take on our challenge!
Don't forget to link it up to the blog via our link tool on the right before midnight, 31st July!
Happy scrapping!

June winner!!!

Sorry for the delay in posting our winner for last month,
but we finally have one!
In case you have forgotten, our June recipe challenge
(cooked up by DT member Catie) was:

At least one hand made item.
A sprinkling of stars
A dash of sequins
A title that includes at least 2 different types of alpha stickers
3 buttons/flair
2 photos
1 arrow

And our winner is...

And here is Ros' winning entry...

Congrats Ros, we loved your layout!
You can see close-ups of this layout over on Ros' blog HERE

Ros has won a gorgeous prize from our sponsor {scrAp this!}
You can also find {scrAp this!} on Facebook HERE

Ros, please send us an email via the contact tab so we can get your prize organised!

Thank you to everyone who played along with our June challenge, 
we loved seeing what you all cooked up!
Don't forget about our current challenge -
we will be back later on with some more inspiration from the DT for you!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Challenge!

We are into the second half of the year, 
and for those of us in Austalia,
 we are right in the middle of winter! Brrr!!! 
Therefore, our challenge this month is a 
Winter inspired colour challenge by Sue!!

Does this image make you feel chilly? 
Or does it make you want to scrap??!! 


 You may include as many (or few) of the pictured colours as you wish.

To clarify the colours - charcoal, mid blue, cream, light grey, teal. 
(You may also include black and white.)
And of course, don't forget your handmade item! 


Our wonderful sponsor this month is Charm from Charm's Creations!! 
Have you checked out Charm's blog lately? She has been blogging every day, with all sorts of different posts - scrapping, project life, cooking, etc
Charm has also recently opened a 'store' where you can buy her handmade goodies at any time!! You don't have to wait for her to have a sale!! 
Check her out, you won't be disappointed!!


Now to our amazing DT examples

Ali
Handmade flair


Amanda
Handmade items include Scrap this die cuts, Rainbow Splendour vellum feather, 
and A Piece Of Cake Designs flairs.


Chloe
I have used A {scrAp this!} journal spot and a Greatest View badge.

Sarah
Had such messy fun with this one. 
Loved the palette. 
Handmade goodies by Lovely bug bits n bobs and Rainbow splendour xx

Vicki
 Love using blues for my boy!
Handmade button from Burdy's Embellies!

We would love to see your take on our challenge! Link it to our blog using the Mr Linky on the right, before midnight July 31!!