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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Challenge!

Well Easter is almost upon us, and besides an overload of chocolate, it also means that for many of the mums amongst us (myself included), that we can kiss goodbye to routine and school lunches for a couple of weeks and enjoy a bit of extra creative time...hooray!

Before revealing the new challenge, we would like to thank all our entrants in our March challenge. We received a spectacular group of entries, and we will get back to you with a winner shortly.

This month our challenge has been designed by our very own DT member, Kim Kendall. Kim has put together this stunning mood board for everyone...


You can be inspired by this mood board however you wish, just remember to tell us what inspired you and don't forget to include a handmade embellishment!

This month our challenge is being sponsored by yet another one of our own DT members Catie Kennedy, from Catie's Craft Corner.


Although you may have noticed Catie's inspiring work for SUYS a little absent lately, it is simply because she has had so much going on she has been unable to fit it in. She does remain a valued member of our team though, and Catie's Craft Corner has always been a fantastic supporter of ours too. I am sure you will see more of Catie's work once she has some breathing room again! In the meantime, Catie has offered a prize pack of some gorgeous goodies for our winner this month.

Now onto some inspiration from our Design Team...

Chloe
Rainbow Splendour pretty pin; Scrappers Garden flower

Lisette
D-lish Scraps flair; Charms Creations heart

Vicki
Burdy's Embellies love candy

Sandra
D-lish scraps flair; Charms Creations heart

Amanda
Charms Creations super star; Rainbow Splendour floral bow; A Lil' Somethin' button

Kylie
Kylie's own handmade tag

I am sure you will agree it's another amazing batch of inspiration from our team and now it's time to show us YOUR stuff! We look forward to seeing everyone's take on this challenge. Please link your entries via the blog, by midnight 30th April.
*A reminder that as per our challenge rules, entries must be created specifically for the Show Us Your Stuff challenge and not combined with other challenges. Entries failing to comply with this condition are disqualified from being eligible for prizes.*

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sponsor Spotlight: Rainbow Splendour

Time to turn our sponsor spotlight on this month's fabulous sponsor who is none other than...
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 in her own words...

"Here at Rainbow Splendour, we love COLOUR!
We have embellishments in all shades of the rainbow, ranging from pinwheels, bows, feathers, pretty petals, polaroid frames and our ever popular pretty pins.
Our most recent addition has been our vellum bows, which have proven to be right on trend and HUGELY popular."
 
You have a chance to grab yourself some Rainbow Splendour goodies, as Chloe is holding a March release sale on the blog...TOMORROW! There will be old favourites and new items available, and lucky order numbers which will receive free products.


For all the details visit the sale event page on Facebook HERE

In the meantime, here are a couple of sale item sneak peeks...

{How cute are these? PERFECT for Easter layouts!}

{Be still my beating heart - these are SO beautiful!}

Stock is limited, so be sure to get in quick! You will find the Rainbow Splendour blog where the sale is being held HERE and don't forget to keep tabs on the Facebook page HERE for more updates.

Thank you once again to Chloe, as Rainbow Splendour continues to be one of our most supportive sponsors here at Show Us Your Stuff. Without our sponsors we simply wouldn't exist.
Don't forget to get your entries in for the March challenge for your chance to WIN your own pack of Rainbow Splendour goodies! Challenge details HERE

Monday, March 16, 2015

March Mid-month Reveal!

Isn't this month just whizzing by? (As they so often do, I know!) So here we are at the halfway mark and it's time for another reveal from our DT.

Remember our challenge from DT member Chloe this month is to use this quote...


(And don't forget your handmade item!)

And a reminder that our sponsor this month is...

Who wouldn't want a prize pack filled with Rainbow Splendour goodness? Be sure to follow Rainbow Splendour on Facebook HERE to keep up with all the latest news and also follow the blog HERE for new releases and inspiration from the Rainbow Splendour DT.

Now for some inspiration from our own team...

Kylie
Hand-dyed doiley

Lisette
Charms Creations heart; D-lish Scraps flair; and Lisette's own handmade flower

Sandra
D-lish Scraps flair; hand-dyed doiley; and die cut felt flowers

Chloe
Burdy's Embellies love heart candy; {scrAp this!} journal card; D-lish Scraps flair

Kim
Handmade (by Kim herself!) bling butterfly embellishment
{For all the grammar police - Kim knows there is a letter missing, but she has been unable to re-shoot due to hand injury)

Vicki
Burdy's Embellies love candy and satin flowers; Rainbow Splendour vellum bow

I love that our team has so many different styles! We are looking forward to seeing what your take on this challenge is (quote challenges are lovely, as they allow you to remain true to your own style!) Don't forget to link your entries by midnight, 31st March!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

February Winner!

After a VERY close vote by the team (yes, it really was THAT close!), we can finally announce the winner of our February "Countdown Challenge".

The layout our team chose as their favourite was...


belonging to - Katie Howard!

Congratulations Katie, your layout was fantastic! You can read more about Katie's winning layout on her blog HERE

Katie has won a prize from our generous sponsors Scrapping Life. (Katie - please send us an email with your details via the contact tab so we can pass them on for you.)


Thank you to everyone who played along with our February challenge (and for making our job so difficult in choosing a winner!) Don't forget to play along with us again this month with our "Quote Challenge" (details HERE) for your chance to win a prize pack from Rainbow Splendour!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Challenge Reveal!

Welcome to March, welcome to Autumn (here in Australia) and welcome to our latest challenge! First of all we must thank all the participants from our February challenge, we had a great batch of entries! We will tally the team's votes and announce a winner as soon as possible.

Now, this month we have a gorgeous quote challenge brought to you by our DT member (she is also our Pinterest manager!), Chloe Nielsen. Chloe has sourced this quote for everyone to use in their creations this month...


Aside from including the quote somewhere on your layout, the only other thing you need to do is to include a handmade embellishment - easy! (Your embellishment does not have to be made by you, it can be something you have purchased from someone else, such as flair buttons.)

This month our challenge has not only been designed by Chloe, but it is being sponsored by her as well! Chloe is the owner and head designer of Rainbow Splendour, and there is a gorgeous package of handmade Rainbow Splendour goodies up for grabs for our winner!


Rainbow Splendour has always been a fantastic supporter of the SUYS challenge, so please show Chloe your support in return by ensuring you are a fan of Rainbow Splendour on Facebook HERE and following the Rainbow Splendour blog HERE

Now onto some inspiration from our Design Team with our first monthly reveal...

Leanne
Rainbow Splendour glitter frame, vellum bow & deer pin; Charms Creations heart

Sue
Rainbow Splendour vellum bow; D-lish Scraps flair

Paula
Handmade crochet button flower

Amanda
Charms Creations mini heart; D-lish Scraps flair

Ali
D-lish Scraps flair

As you can see from the team's samples, this challenge provides lots of opportunity for you to put your own spin on it! We look forward to seeing all of your gorgeous creations!
Entries need to be linked up on the blog by midnight, 31st March. 
*A reminder that as per our challenge rules, entries must be created specifically for the Show Us Your Stuff challenge and not combined with other challenges. Entries failing to comply with this condition are disqualified from being eligible for prizes.*

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February Mid-month Reveal!

It's mid-month reveal time already, and have we got some gorgeous inspiration for you today!
Here's a reminder of this month's challenge criteria...


*Please note you are welcome to use MORE of the items listed (just no less), and you are also welcome to add anything else you wish*

And a reminder that this month's sponsor is...


If you haven't already, don't forgot to take advantage of the generous offer from Donna & Renee from Scrapping Life - during February, Scrapping Life are offering followers of Show Us Your Stuff a 10% discount off all orders!

Simply shop in the store here: http://scrappinglife.com.au/  then use the coupon code SUYS10 to get your discount!

Now's here's some eye candy from our fabulous DT...

Kim
Handmade lace flower

Chloe
Charms Creations star and Greatest view flair

Sue
Burdy's Embellies yoyo and D-lish Scraps flair

Leanne
Charm's Creations heart and arrow

Catie
Catie's Craft Corner fabric button

Amanda
Charms Creations heart and A Piece of Cake Designs flair

How's that for a fabulous serving of inspiration? Now we would love to see YOUR take on this challenge! Entries need to be linked up on the blog by midnight, 28th February.
Happy scrapping! :)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

January Winner!

Thank you to everyone that everyone who joined in our January challenge, we had a fantastic response and you made our job very difficult to choose a single winner.

In the end, we decided on this gorgeous layout as our first winner for 2015...


belonging to...Crece Thomas!

Congrats Crece, we loved your beautiful take on the sketch! You can find Crece's winning layout on her blog HERE

Crece has won a prize pack brimming with goodies from Burdy's Embellies. (Crece, please send an email with your details via the contact tab so we can get your prize on the way to you.)


A big thank you to everyone who played along with us in January, we hope to see you all joining us again this month. Please share our challenge with your scrappy friends too, as it is only with continued participation that we can secure our wonderful sponsors for our challenges. :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Challenge!

What a fantastic response we had to our January challenge! Thank you to everyone who entered, we hope you will all play along with us again this month. We will announce the winner in a few days time.

In the meantime, can you believe we are already into the second month of 2015? Time for our next challenge! This month our challenge has been designed by DT member Ali Abernethy, and here's what Ali's got for you...


*Please note: you are welcome to use MORE than the quantities listed on your layout, but not less. You are also free to include as many other materials as you wish, as long as the criteria are clearly visible on your layout.
(Don't be overwhelmed, it really is quite easy once you put it all together!)

Joining us as our sponsor this month is...


Donna & Renee from Scrapping Life are generously providing a prize pack for our winner this month. And as a bonus, Scrapping Life are also offering followers of Show Us Your Stuff a 10% discount off all orders during February!

Simply shop in the store here: http://scrappinglife.com.au/  then use the coupon code SUYS10 to get your discount!
Thanks ladies! :)


Now onto some inspiration from the team...

Ali
Rainbow Splendour heart wheel and A Piece of Cake Designs flair


Lisette
D-lish Scraps flair


Sandra
Charms Creations star


Kylie
Handmade banner cluster

Paula
Flutterby Designs flair


Vicki
Burdy's Embellies cool cogs and Sawyers Place flair


As you can see from the variety of gorgeous layouts from our Design Team, this challenge not only provides plenty of inspiration, but lots of room for you to interpret it in your individual style!
Entries for this challenge need to be linked up on the blog by midnight, 28th February.
Happy scrapping! :)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sponsor Spotlight: Burdy's Embellies

It's time to turn the spotlight on this month's sponsor, and this month it is none other than...


For those who don't know, Burdy's Embellies is owned and run by our very own boss lady here at SUYS, Vicki Burdon. Burdy's Embellies are perfect for all sorts of papercrafts, such as scrapbooking and cardmaking, as well as off the page projects, mixed media and even home decor or fashion accessories. They have been featured on layouts published in Scrapbooking Memories magazine and you will often see them popping up on our Design Team's work too.

I asked Vicki to tell us a bit about Burdy's Embellies...

"Burdy's Embellies unofficially started back in 2010, when we were hosting online Craft Markets on the Scrapbooking Top 50 forum. After selling my embellishments at a few markets, I thought it was time to make it more official, and Burdy's Embellies got a name. Since then, there has been more craft markets, a Burdy's blog and Facebook page. Over the past couple of years it has been harder to find time to create, with a husband, 3 children and a farm to look after, but I am hoping 2015 will see more time to get crafty and the return of more regular sales for Burdy's Embellies. I love seeing what people create using things I have made, and it's especially exciting seeing them published too!"

Here is the prize pack that Vicki is generously providing for this month's winner - bursting with Burdy's Embellies handmade goodies!


And now you have a chance to grab some for your stash too - Burdy's Embellies is currently having a sale over on the blog! There are some old favourites, mixed with new lines available. But you will have to be quick, the sale ends Saturday! Check it out HERE


To stay up to date with all the latest news and to support our sponsor, please:
- Follow the Burdy's Embellies blog HERE
- Follow the Facebook page HERE