the Australian scrapbooking challenge blog devoted to all things HANDMADE

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Challenge!!

On this day, 
the first of May, 
a challenge for you, 
is certainly due....

Hehehe that was terrible, but it does lead into our new challenge, this one set by DT member Amanda.  This month we would like you to use Poetry and Hearts on your layout, along with your handmade item.

Here are some DT examples to inspire you...

Amanda
Handmade item: Charms Creations heart

Anita
Using Flutterby Designs Flair button & Wood veneer

Deena
Handmade items are 'continuing circles' from The Resin Rainbow, Die cut frames, and Charms Creation heart

Leanne
Burdy's Embellies cogs, DLish flair, rainbow splendour wood veneer 'x'

Sandra
Handmade items are Charms Creations hearts, Funky Flairs Studio flairs, Studio fourteen40 tabs, Sirrah Sarrah handmade paper.

Chloe
Handmade items by Rainbow Splendour, Charms Creations, Burdy's Embellies, and Greatest View. 
Poem is from one of Mr 6's birthday cards

Krisy
Charms Creation heart, flair

This months awesome sponsor, as showcased in many of our DT layouts, is Charm at...

You can check out all the awesome embellishments that Charm creates at her Charms Creations Facebook page, or go shopping directly in her Bigcartel shop! You won't be disappointed!

To be in the draw to win some Charms Creations, make sure you have linked your page to the linky prior to midnight May 31!


Saturday, April 23, 2016

March winner!!

It has been so hard coming up with just one winner for our March sketch challenge! Voting was so close, yet so varied, and we had so many amazing entries! However we have come to a decision....

Our winner is......



Congratulations Rachel, this is such a gorgeous layout and we love your take on our sketch! You have won an awesome prize pack from Rainbow Splendour!


Rachel, could you please email us via the contact tab above so we can get your prize out to you! 😃

Thank you to everyone who joined us and played along, we hope you are all joining us again with our current STAMPING challenge!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April Guest Designer Inspiration!!!

Hi SUYS Fans!
Have you tried out our Stamping challenge yet?



This month's sponsor is design team membere Deena with a voucher from Stampin' Up 


This month we have the wonderful Kat Gray playing along as our Guest Designer!

Kat says: Hi! I'm Kat and I live in Melbourne with my three boys who very graciously put up with my craft addiction; my husband (Peter), three year old son (Rupert) and rescue greyhound (Boston). I've been scrapping for about three years but have been making handmade cards and cross stitching for as long as I can remember. I also love to quilt and to make mosaics. Basically, I love to cut up pretty supplies and put them back together to make something even prettier. My scrapping style mostly clean and graphic and I usually incorporate stitching in my pages. I love to participate in crafty challenges because they encourage me to try new things and use up my stash. I share my craft adventures on my tumblr blog (katscraft.tumblr.com) and on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/katgraycraft/). Thanks so much for having me at Show Us Your Stuff!

Here is the card that Kat has desinged for us! Check out all that detail!
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And here are some of Kat's favourite recent layouts... I love them all!!!

 



Thanks for joining us Kat!

We hope Kat has inspired you to play along. Don't forget to load your entries before midnight April 30!

Friday, April 15, 2016

April Mid-Month Reveal!

Hi everyone!
Well here we are again halfway through the month and already halfway through autumn here in Australia and it's time for another reveal from our fabulous design team!

A reminder that this month's challenge from DT member Deena Otway is...


In addition to the use of stamps, you are also required to include at least one handmade embellishment on your creation. (Our design team always provide plenty of inspiration about different handmade embellishments you can include - these can be homemade or purchased.)

You are welcome to create any project you wish for this challenge - layout / card / art journal spread / canvas / pocket page spread - as long we can see how you used stamps and included a handmade embellishment. Please note that entries must be created solely for our challenge - we do not permit combined challenge entries.


And a reminder that our sponsor for this challenge is...


Our very own Deena from DeeZigner Papercraft is very generously donating a $30 Stampin' Up! gift voucher for our lucky winner!

Now here are some stamped creations from our team to inspire you...

Leanne
D-lish Scraps flair; Rainbow Splendour wood veneer

Sandra
D-lish Scraps flair; handmade title

Ali
Charm's Creations luscious lollipop; D-lish Scraps flair. 
Stamps and patterned paper are from Stampin' Up!

Sue
Charms Creations star; Cocoa Vanilla Studio flair

Anita
Flutterby Designs wood veneer; hand stitched title


Janet
Handmade resin pieces from The Resin Rainbow

Krisy
Charms Creations heart; Flutterby Designs flair and wood veneer 
and Krisy's own hardcarved stamp!

So there you have it! Don't you agree that the team have done an AMAZING job with this month's challenge? I hope you are feeling inspired to drag out those stamps in your stash, dust them off and put them to work! You have until midnight, 30th April to get your entries linked up.
Happy (stampy) scrapping! :)

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Challenge!!

A new month means a new challenge, and we have an awesome (and maybe messy) challenge for you this month!!

This challenge has been designed by DT member Deena. She would like to see you get creative with that big tub of stamps that we know you all have, but might not use often!


In addition to the stamping, you are also required to include at least one handmade embellishment on your creation. (Our design team always provide plenty of inspiration about different handmade embellishments you can include - these can be homemade or purchased.)

You are welcome to create any project you wish for this challenge layout / card / art journal spread / canvas / pocket page spread - as long we can see how you have used your stamps and included a handmade embellishment. Please note that entries must be created solely for our challenge - we do not permit combined challenge entries.


Our wonderful sponsor this month is DT member Deena, with a voucher from Stampin' Up!!

Deena says: Card making and stamping has always been my first love, it's what started me on my creative journey. In Oct 2013 I decided to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator. I had been using the products for a few years by then and wanted to share them with others.
At Stampin' Up!, we are excited to share our exclusive line of decorative stamp sets and accessories for greeting cards, scrapbooking, craft projects, and home decor! Since 1988, our wide assortment of stamp images, techniques, and designs has been helping crafters discover and express their creativity. Stampin' Up! products are not sold in stores but may be purchased at home workshops or through a network of independent sales consultants called Stampin' Up! demonstrators. Currently, more than 45,000 demonstrators throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom teach the art of stamping and share their enthusiasm for stamping, scrapbooking, and card making.
If you have any questions about Stampin' Up! please don't hesitate to contact me either via Facebook or my email.
You can see the Stampin' Up! online catalogue here!!

Now for some DT stamping inspiration...

Deena has created a set of 3 cards, as well as a single card for this challenge. 
Handmade items - all backgrounds of small rectangles have been hand coloured and butterflies are die cut and the vellum butterflies have been hand coloured.

Handmade Items - leaves have been die cut and then coloured with ink, circle is a die cut that has also been coloured with ink

Amanda
Hand stamped, coloured and cut out all the hearts and journal circle spots.
 Handmade items: Charms creations DIY plus, Rainbow Splendour pretty pin, Flutterby design photo tab, my own glass cabochon.

Emma 
Cocoa vanilla buttons, Charms creations arrow and star, my own stamped flair

Lisette 
Have used stamping as my background as well as altering the wood veneer flowers. The Kraft flower is handmade by me.

 Vicki
Handmade cogs and satin flower from Burdy's Embellies, Rainbow Splendour wood veneer designs

Chloe
Handmade items from Rainbow Splendour, Burdy's Embellies and Charms Creations

Cally
handmade flowers... CTMH stamps... Burdies heart and arrow... handsprayed coloured doily by me. D'Lish flair...

I'm sure there is something here to inspire you to pull those stamps out!!

All entries must be linked before midnight April 30!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

March Guest Designer Inspiration!

Hi SUYS fans!
This month we have a SKETCH challenge, designed for us by Chloe Nielsen. 
Have you had a go at it yet?


And our wonderful sponsor is...

We are so lucky to have some awesome Guest Designers lining up to show you how they interpret our challenges, and to help get you excited! :)

This month we have Louise Turner, designing for us...

Louise says: I've used handmade embellishments from Burdy's Embellies.  I flipped the sketch totally by accident because I cut my paper in the wrong direction. It worked out for the best though. Love the reverse layout!


How cool does that look! Thanks for joining us Louise! :)

There is only a few more days to get your entries in for this months challenge! Don't forget to link your entry before midnight March 31!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

February Winner!!

Hi everyone!
Time has certainly gotten away from us this month, so without further delay it's time to announce our February winner. (And boy, did you ladies make it difficult for us this month, we have experienced our closest vote EVER!!)

First, here's a reminder of what our quote challenge was...


And here is our winning layout...


belonging to...Judy Willey

Congrats Judy! We loved your beautiful layout with all your handmade elements. Judy has won a prize pack from our February sponsor Burdy's Embellies.


Judy - please send us an email with your details via the contact tab above and we will get your prize sent out to you. We would also like to invite you to join us as a guest designer for our May challenge.
You can read more about Judy's entry on her blog HERE

Thank you to everyone who participated in our February challenge. We hope you are all playing along with us again with this month's sketch challenge. You can find all the current challenge details HERE

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March Mid Month Reveal!!

Have you had a go at our March challenge yet? 

We have this cool sketch, designed by dt member Chloe. We would love to see what you can do with it. Flip it, flop it, rotate it, do what you want, just make sure we can still see the bones of the sketch! 


In addition to the sketch, you are also required to include at least one handmade embellishment on your creation. (Our design team always provide plenty of inspiration about different handmade embellishments you can include - these can be homemade or purchased.)



You are welcome to create any project you wish for this challenge layout / card / art journal spread / canvas / pocket page spread - as long we can see how you used the sketch and included a handmade embellishment. Please note that entries must be created solely for our challenge - we do not permit combined challenge entries.


Our fabulous sponsor this month is none other than challenge designer Chloe's own business - Rainbow Splendour and there is a gorgeous package of RBS goodies up for grabs for our winner!



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

You can also join the Rainbow Splendour Inspiration group on Facebook HERE where you can share your own projects and chat with other members.



Now onto some more inspiration from our design team...

Ali
Rainbow Splendour vellum hearts and Charms Creations tab and chevron

Cally
I used a Rainbow Splendour flower to complement my sprayed papers, tag and cardstock.

Chloe
Handmade items from Charms CreationsBurdy's Embellies (and new Rainbow Splendour veneer too! But that's not "technically" handmade :P )smile emoticon )


Emma
Charms creations tab & wood veneer, Kit the Habit flair & quote.

Janet
Clear Triangles, teal flower and orange heart are by The Resin Rainbow.

The Chevron Rainbow clip is by Rainbow Splendour.

The Red bird was also handmade many moons ago by Leanne Pearce from The Paint Brush Goes Spotty back when she had an etsy store.


Lisette
Rainbow Splendour bow and flower pin, and a D'lish flair.

Vicki
Rainbow Splendour Pinwheel and star pin, and Burdy's love candy

As you can see, there are many ways you can interpret this sketch and we look forward to seeing how you use it to inspire your own creation! Entries need to be linked up by midnight, 31st March. 
Happy scrapping! :)