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Saturday, August 15, 2015

August Mid-month Reveal!

The middle of the month has crept around so quickly hasn't it? Which means it's time to reveal the layouts the rest of our Design Team have created to inspire you for this month's mood board challenge.

Here is the board...

You can be inspired by this however you wish, just don't forget to include a handmade embellishment somewhere on your layout!

And a reminder that this month's sponsor is the fabulous Charms Creations. Up for grabs is a massive $25 voucher to our challenge winner to spend in the Charms Creations store.

Now here are the layouts from our team...

Charms Creations arrow and star; Rainbow Splendour chevron strips and leaf; D-lish Scraps flair; The Chip Chop Shop bird pin

Handmade flower

Flutterby Designs flair

Burdy's Embellies satin flower, arrows and film strip; Rainbow Splendour felt bow
and Lovelybug Bits n Bobs fabric button

Charms Creations heart; Sawyers Place flair

So there you have it - another mojo-boosting dose of inspiration from our amazing team! And now - it's your turn! Don't forget to link up your entries via the blog by midnight, 31st August to be in the running for the Charms Creations store voucher.
Happy scrapping!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

July Winner!

Hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It's time to announce the winner of our July challenge, which was our "Handwriting" challenge set for you by our DT member Kylie Tout...

It seems this challenge may have frightened a few of you off, but from the entries we did have, we had some gorgeous and very clever interpretations. (Remember the handwriting featured did not have to be your own!)

We are pleased to announce the winner of our challenge was this fabulous entry...

belonging to...Janice Nicholls!

Congrats Janice! We loved your entry and its clever use of your daughter's handwritten spelling test, along with the handmade embellishment made by her. You can read more about Janice's winning entry on her blog HERE

Janice has won a prize from our July sponsor Scrapping Clearly (Janice - please send us an email via the contact tab so we can pass them along for you.)

Scrapping Clearly is the gorgeous scrapbooking store which is owned and operated by our very own DT member Kylie, and is situated in the NSW town of Gundagai. There is also an equally well stocked online store, for those who can't shop in person. (If you are a fan of Heidi Swapp products then you must check it out - Scrapping Clearly boasts one of the largest ranges of Heidi Swapp products in Australia, as well as a huge range of other products.)

Visit the Scrapping Clearly online store HERE

Keep up to date with all the latest news via the Scrapping Clearly Facebook page HERE

And for loads of inspiration from the Scrapping Clearly Design Team, follow the blog HERE

Thank you to everyone who played along with us in July. We hope you are all joining us again this month with our current challenge. Entries close midnight, 31st August. 
Don't be shy - Show Us Your Stuff!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

August Sponsor & Guest Designers

As you are already aware, we have one of our regular sponsors on board with us this month - Charms Creations! Charms Creations has been a long-standing supporter of our challenge that celebrates handmade items, and a definite favourite of our Design Team too.
If you are looking for some unique handmade embellishments for your own layouts, be sure to visit the Charms Creations store HERE and see what's new. (There are new releases to the store EVERY Friday, plus a bonus gift for every order placed with the "Fresh & Free Friday" promotion.)

Charm Creations is offering our August challenge winner a whopping $25 voucher to spend in store!

For something different, this month we decided to have the Charms Creations Creative Team girls play along with us to give you all an extra dose of inspiration. We are lucky enough to already have two of them on our own team (Amanda and Sandra), and we have already revealed their layouts, so here are the others from the rest of the Charms team...

Charms Creations DIY arrow

Charms Creations DIY Super Star

Charms Creations DIY arrow

Aren't they awesome???
August is DIY month at Charms Creations, so the focus is on all the gorgeous Charms embellishments that you can customise yourself to suit your layouts. The Charms Creative Team is full of inspiration about how to use these products, so be sure to check them out for lots of ideas!
Full details of the products used in the layouts featured here today and close-up photos can be found on the Charms blog HERE

For more inspiration:
- Follow the Charms Creations Facebook page HERE and
- Join the Charms Creations Inspiration & Ideas Facebook group HERE

We will be back with you soon to announce the winner of our July Challenge. Until then, be sure you have our current challenge on your "To Do" list to be in the running for the Charms Creations store voucher.
Happy scrapping!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Challenge!

Welcome to August and another brand new challenge for you to play along with!

This month our challenge was a collaborative design by two of our lovely DT ladies - Lisette and Chloe. They have come up with a very inspiring mood board for you to play along with...

You can be inspired by this board however you wish, just remember you must include a handmade embellishment somewhere on your layout!

We are lucky enough to be joined by one of our regular sponsors this month; one who is always a great supporter of our challenge. Please welcome back Charms Creations as our sponsor!

I am sure most of our regular readers would already know of Charms Creations, but for those that don't - Charms Creations specialises in unique handmade embellishments that can be used in all kinds of papercrafts. (Our team love using Charms Creations embellies on their creations - check out this month's layouts from them!)

To find out more about Charms Creations:
- become a fan of the Facebook page to keep up to date with all the news, sale details and plenty of product sneak peeks
- follow the blog for lots of inspiration from the Creative Team
- visit the store to shop and see what's new

I will be back later in the month to tell you more about Charms Creations and share a special reveal!

Now onto a reveal from our own Design Team...

Charms Creations chevrons

Charms Creations star; Burdy's Embellies cool cogs

Handmade doily

Charms Creations lollipop; D-lish Scraps flair and felt bow

Charms Creations mini runner; Rainbow Splendour vellum bow; D-lish Scraps flair

D-lish Scraps flair

What an awesome serve of inspiration the team have dished up this month. Now it's time for you to show us YOUR stuff! Entries for this challenge will need to be linked up by midnight 31st August to be in the running for the fabulous prize from Charms Creations.
Happy scrapping to you all! :)