Friday, July 31, 2009

August Challenges

Its that time of the month again, time for August Challenges as well as some news

Here are the Challenges for August

The theme for both the Layout and ATC is "Seasons"

Layout criteria:

paper layering
"natural" relating to that season. Eg a tree stamp or photo of snow, leaves for autumn, or flowers for spring, etc.
1-2 photos

ATC criteria:

"natural" relating to that season. Eg a tree stamp, leaves for autumn, or flowers for spring, etc.?
paint - natural colours

To be in the running to receive a great prize you need to have your entries into us by the 31st August, email them to

Onto the news, starting from September we will also be doing challenges for Cards as well as layouts and ATC's

Here are some examples from the DT for August

Amanda N

Michelle W

Amanda J

Michelle S

Sarah B - I completed it using the current sketch from Pinkalicious Sketches



Sarah C


Michelle H

Monday, July 20, 2009

We have another entry for July

This entry is from Jennifer C

Thank you Jennifer for sending in your layout, your layout is gorgeous :-)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Another Entry for July

Hi Girls
I have been somewhat inspired this month by some grunge work I've seen!
So I have made a male thank you ATC
Corrugated card with a wipe of white paint
2 pp - Kaiser
handstitching in the form of three X's in wire - hope that is okay

Thank you Terri for your entry, I love what you have done this month with the ATC :-)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Scrap Around The Clock Competition

Sign up is open for Scrap Around The Clock's first competition!!! It will run for 6-8 weeks depending on sign up's and will start this Saturday.
There will be one challenge per week, and you will have 6 days to complete it and email your layout. The layouts will then be judged by our panel of judges, and 2 people will be eliminated each week.
The prizes??? The Grand Prize is a 12x12 scrapbooking album AND a scrapbooking kit worth $50, runner up prize is a scrapbooking kit worth $25 and there will be random RAK's throughout the competition, chosen by
The theme for the competition is Scrap Around The World, each week a different country will be chosen and a challenge will be placed by me!
Come join in the fun at Scrap Around The Clock, it's going to be fab

Vicki xxx

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Scrap Therapy Cybercrop Starts Today

Its time for a Cybercrop at Scrap Therapy

There are some great challenges to do, you can join Ceci for a game of Bingo on Sunday night and also have a great time chatting to the girls

So be sure to head over to Scrap Therapy and join in the fun

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sara B's ATC for July

Here is my ATC sample for July:


Paper- Halfway Cafe by Cosmo Cricket

Stamps: Just Rite Stampers pre-inked Stamps

Ink: Black, Archival

Other: Distressed Crackle Paint by Ranger (Tim Holtz),

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Distressed Embossing by Ranger (Tim Holtz- Faux Stitching)

Ranger products are my favorite to use while creating ATC's, they are easy to work with and add such a variety of texture to whatever you are creating! I also used 2 of my favy techniques- ripping & dry embossing.

Happy Scrappin'!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

First Entry for July

Mica Akers has sent us her entry for July

Mica chose the colour Yellow

Gorgeous layout Mica :-)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

June's Winners

It was such a hard decision to make as everyone's creations are gorgeous, so it was hard just picking 2 winners

So without further ado, here are June's Winners:

For the Layout challenge our winner is

Maria Delo

For the ATC challenge our winner is:

Terri Jones

Congratulations Girls, you will both receive a $10 voucher from Scrap Therapy

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

An ATC for July to say Thanks!

Here's the challenges for July at Scrap Around the Clock that we were set this month.

Layout Criteria:

to use 4 or more buttons
monochromatic theme (1 colour and black and white)
journalliing has to be at least 20 words

ATC criteria:

Thank you theme ATC
hand stitching
2 pp

Here's what I came up with for my Thank You ATC:

Played around with some paint and stamp medium for this one and stamped flowers onto my background patterned paper. Had fun with this one. Love the challenges and the great people on the forum. Why now head over and check them out. They have all done some amazing work, that's for sure !

Why not head over and give it go. You will have a chance of winning a $10 voucher from Scrap Therapy if you do !

TFL, M x

Sandra's ATC for July

Here's my ATC for July. I've used Twinkling H2Os for the paint on the background. It has a lovely sparkle to it but can't really see it in the photo.


Sarah C's Thank You ATC

Here's my Thank you ATC.

I started by layering two images from the new Pixie Chicks downloads, before printing them onto photo paper. I covered the base of my ATC with lilac squared paper and tore corners from another sheet of PP. Buttons were sewn onto these before glueing them down. I used my vintage acrylic paint dabber to distress the papers, then I added my pixie and distressed her too. The sentiment (distressed too) is also from the Pixie Chicks and I've used foam pads to lift it.

Amanda's July Layout

Here's my Layout for July :) I chose pink as my colour, which was fun as I don't usually use much pink!

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's creations this month!

Byclops' July Page

Hey everyone! Just a reminder that the criteria for the July layouts are as follows:

* to use 4 or more buttons
* monochromatic theme (1 colour and black and white)
* journalliing has to be at least 20 words

Here is my take on the challenge...

You should be able to click on the photo for a larger version. It's a photo of me on my wedding day, and in the same spot 5 & 1/2 years later. I've used Kaiser (Dash Away Vixen, left over from Christmas!) as the backing, and a random piece of K & Company I had in my stash. I've used one main piece, and then out of the scraps cut with the pattern and inked up the pieces and layered them with foam. The alphas are white foam Thickers that i've inked up a little, and I used some green tara string through the buttons. 

Cant wait to see what everyone comes up with :)