Monday, March 31, 2014

April Challenge

It's a new month and time for a new challenge!! 

This month we would like you to take inspiration from the 
following image of a cake. You can take inspiration any way you want, 
just make sure you tell us what inspired you in your blog post!

As always, you also need to include a handmade
 (by you or somebody else) item on your page!

Here is the cake - don't you just love it!!

The winner of this challenge will win some awesome goodies from my (Vicki's) handmade store, 
Burdy's Embellies! I have been creating some new goodies and am hoping to 
hold a new release sale sometime this month, so keep an eye out!! :)

Here is some inspiration from our awesome DT!!

Handmade items: Rainbow Splendour star, Charms Creations Cloud, A Lil Something flag.
Inspired by the colours and circles on the cake.

I was inspired by the colours, the circles and the ribbon around the cake platter (that inspired my washi border). I have used some Rainbow Splendour butterflies and purple heart wheel, and a Greatest View badge.

Obviously inspired by all the circles!
Handmade item is the washi feathers

Inspired by the  colours and circles, and using thick acrylic paint to mimic fondant/icing.
Handmade item is a purple colour wheel by Rainbow Splendour

Inspired by the colours and circles.
Handmade items from Burdy's Embellies and Lime Tree Creations!

All entries need to be linked to the linky tool by midnight April 30th!
We can't wait to see how you are inspired by this cake!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

More March Inspiration!!

Have you had a go at our March challenge yet? If you haven’t, here is a reminder of what the challenge is…
We would like you to take inspiration from this image (You can use any part of it that takes your fancy, just let us know how it inspired you in your blog post) and you also need to include a HANDMADE item. Your handmade item does not need to be made by you, it can be something handmade that you have purchased! Smile

Our awesome sponsor this month is Catie from Caties Craft Corner!! You can also find Catie on Facebook!

Now for our wonderful DT inspiration! I love how these are all completely different…

Handmade items from Burdy’s Handmade Embellies and Ah Scrap!

Handmade flair button from A Piece of Cake Designs!

Handmade flair button from Flutterby Design!

Handmade flower from Burdy’s Handmade Embellies and flair from D-Lish Scraps!

Entries are due at the end of the month, so you still have a little while to have a go at this one. We can’t wait to see how this image inspires you!
Don’t forget to link your entry to the Mr Linky tool in the top right corner of our blog!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

February Winner!!!

We had some very awesome entries for the february quote challenge, but we have managed to pick a winner! We love this double page by Mandy Melville!!

Mandy has won some cool handmade goodies from Sue at Lovelybug Bits n Bobs!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Challenge!!

Can you believe it is March already? How quickly this year is flying by!!
We have a new challenge for you! We want you to take inspiration from our GREEN mood board!! Smile
Of course you need to include a handmade item on your page too!

And here is some inspiration from our design team..

I took inspiration from the pops of colour in the photos as well as the shades of green .
Handmade embellie is the APOCD flair.

Handmade stuff: Charms Creations Lollipop, Flutterby Designs flair and an old fimo cloud from my stash!

Inspiration taken from the colours (maybe just a little ) and the crayons and paint brush... they inspired me to get really creative with the background and make lots of texture. Have also taken the black and white and added them.
Handmade stuff is the flat flowers; they were all white to start with so stamped a couple with Staz On ink, and coloured the others with gelatos, as well as the flourishes and the shipping tag.

I was inspired by the nature pic.
Handmade items from Burdy's and A Lil' Something.

My handmade item is A lil' Somethin' button

We would love to see your take on this inspiration board! Link your original entry to the linky bar by midnight March 31 to be in the running to win an awesome prize from Catie's Craft Corner!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

January winner!!

We have a winner for January! We all loved this awesome page by Michelle Jamieson….

suys feb winner

You can see close ups of Michelle’s page, and how she created that amazing background on her blog,

Memoirs of Michelle!

Michelle has won an awesome prize from Charm at Charms Creations!!

More inspiration for February!!!

A reminder firstly of our challenge! This month is a ‘Love’ quote, and of course we would like to see a handmade item on your page (can be handmade by somebody else!)!
The quote…
SUYS feb
And our Sponsor this month is Lovelybug Bits n Bobs!!
Lovelybug Bits n Bobs is run by our own DT member Sue Plumb. Sue was forced to take a break from scrapping and Lovelybug after the premature arrival of her twin boys and the year that followed. She has recently begun creating again and has assured me that whilst progress has been slow with two demanding toddlers underfoot, she definitely has the bug again! Sue plans to relaunch Lovelybug Bits n Bobs with a new storefront in the near future. In the meantime, you can find Lovelybug Bits n Bobs on Facebook to keep up with any news.
Now for some new DT inspiration..
handmade item is the expanding heart
Handmade embellies by Burdys' handmade and Rainbow Splendour
Handmade embellishment is the purple button
which Sophie made
Handmade items - Lovelybug Bits n Bobs felt flower and Burdy's Handmade Embellies chippie heart button

Handmade chippie heart from Burdy’s Handmade Embellies and love flair from D-Lish Scraps

We hope you will have a go at this challenge! Remember you don’t have to hand make the item yourself, it can be a handmade item that you have purchased.

Also, if you don’t have your own blog to link your entry here (link is top right of blog page), please let us know, and you can upload to our Facebook page! Smile

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February SUYS challenge!!

Wow, we are into February already! I think this year is going to fly past too!!
A new month means a new challenge, and of course with February being the ‘love’ month, we couldn’t go past this awesome quote for you to scrap!! Remember you also need to add a handmade item (by you or somebody else) on your page/card/PL layout!! (If doing PL, we would like to see a full page, not just one card!) Smile
Now the quote… (The very cool background was created by our super talented Catie with her gelatos!!)
feb quote
Our awesome sponsor this month is Sue from Lovelybug Bits n Bobs!!

Now for some DT inspiration…..
My handmade item is a
My Vintage Blossom (MVB) rose

Handmade: lollipop from Charms Creations, bottle cap from A Lil Something, flair from A Piece of Cake Designs, flag from D'Lish Designs.

Handmade items are a couple of FC buttons and felt ladybugs
Handmade item is a Greatest View badge
Handmade item is a very small hand drawn heart

We hope you will join in our challenge. Entries are due by midnight Feb 28th!!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

More January inspiration!

We have the 2nd reveal of our new design team for you today, but first, just a reminder of the January challenge and sponsor…

We would like you to use this mood board as inspiration for your challenge… and of course, you need to use something handmade!
Jan 2014
and our awesome sponsor…

Now to our design team, there will be some familiar faces here, and a couple of new ones….
I have made my own background and have also made my own flairs
Handmade embellies from Rainbow Splendour and Burdy’s Handmade Embellies

My handmade is two flair from Flutterby Designs. I created my own background by using a mist pump to write 2013, I was inspired by sparklers
Handmade embellies from Lovelybug Bits and Bobs and Burdy’s Handmade Embellies

Handmade embellies from Lovelybug Bits and Bobs and Rainbow Splendour

I hope these awesome layouts have given you some inspiration, and you will have a go at our challenge.  You have until midnight Jan 31st to get your entry linked!

Sunday, January 12, 2014


HI everyone,

December's winner : drumroll please!!


Alison C!!!

Congratulations Alison, could you please contact me at and let me know your mailing address and I will post your Molossi goodies out to you!! Congratulations!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Jan 2014 Challenge

Happy New Year to all our Show Us Your Stuff participants!!  We have lots of ‘new’ things happening here! Its a new year, which means its a new month, which also means a new challenge!! Woohoo!!
On top of all this, we also have a new Show Us Your Stuff boss lady and a new design team!! Some you will have seen around here before, but most are new to the SUYS team!! Smile
So we will start with the new challenge for January 2014. We would like you to use this mood board as inspiration for your challenge… and of course, you need to use something handmade! Smile
Jan 2014
Entries for this challenge must be linked up by midnight January 31 (if you have trouble linking, please email me!)
Now to the prize for this challenge… one lucky person will win some gorgeous goodies from Charm’s Creations!!

Now to the new design team… we will be showcasing the work by 5 of the team members, and you will meet the other 5 mid month!  
These girls are sure to inspire you….

 using handmade flower, fabric covered buttons, kite, and flag from Catie's Craft Corner

using a Greatest View badge

handmade item is the heart, which she created with the sizzix,
 painted, then added the buttons, cogs & stars

handmade items are the Trinket Track cork shapes.

APOCD flair and rainbow splendor leaf
How cool are all these pages! Now its your turn to
Show Us Your Stuff!!!