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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

February Guest DT Inspiration!

Have you checked out our February challenge yet?

We asked one of our past winners to guest design for us this month...

Hi, my name is Fiona Johnstone, I live in Sydney with my two children Zane 10 and Lily 9 and one slightly crazy dog named Harry. I have been scrapbooking since Zane was born, so just over 10 years. My style has been described as modern, I love to use patterned papers but also mix it up with mixed media based layouts. It’s all about enjoying being creative for me. I am currently on the Design Team for All About Scrapbooks and I also teach a class once a month at their crop days.  
You can see more of my work at 

Here is my GDT entry for the Feb quote challenge.  I've used 2 beetles from Rainbow Splendour, a small butterfly from Corbetts Creations and a Flair from Flutterby Flair. 

Thank you :)

Here are 4 layouts of recent work to show you a mix of my style.  

How cool! Thanks Fiona! I love learning more about out challenge participants! :)

Sunday, February 21, 2016

February International GDT Inspiration!!

Have you had a go at our February challenge yet? It is pretty easy, just use the following quote on your creation!

This month we asked one of our International entrants to guest design for us...

Hi everyone

I am Myriam, 50 years old, married; I have 3 children (Mathilda 22, Agathe 20 and Hippolyte 14)

I have been scrapping for nearly 12 years, with different styles … changing along the years ! I have been working in a crafts and scrap shop for 8 years, but for the moment I an unemployed in training 
session.  My style is more in the free one : with a lot of inks, splashes and stamps. I practice clustering and layering too. I love scrapping from sketches and moodboards !

I am so pleased to be your guest for this month ! Thanks so much !

I am pleased to send you my LO for February : the quote is my big title!
the handmade item is a crochet yellow flower
You can find me...
thanks again for ... everything !
have a wonderful day !

How cool is Myriam's layout!! The quote is perfect, and the whole layout looks awesome!!

We hope this will encourage you to give the challenge a go. All entries need to be linked by midnight February 29th!

Friday, February 19, 2016

January Winner!!

WOW! We received an awesome selection of entries this month!! This made picking winners very diffficult!

We have selected our favourite though, it is this layout....

belonging to...... KAT!!

Congrats Kat, you have won the awesome Cocoa Vanilla prize!! :)

Please email us your details via the 'Contact' tab at the top of the page and we will get your prize organised for you. We would also love for you to join us as guest designers for our April challenge.

Monday, February 15, 2016

February Mid Month Reveal!

Hi everyone!
Well here we are already halfway through February, which means it's time for another dose of amazing inspiration from our design team!

This month's challenge was designed by our very own boss lady Vicki, and is this quote challenge...

You are welcome to use the quote as or in your title, or as part of your journaling - just ensure that we can see it somewhere on your creation! And of course, make sure you include at least one handmade embellishment. You are also welcome to enter items other than traditional 12x12" layouts - cards, Project Life spreads, art journal pages, off the page creations - as long as they meet the challenge criteria and are created solely for our challenge. 

The winner of this month's challenge will receive a prize pack from our very own boss lady too, as we welcome as our sponsor...

You can find the Burdy's blog here:

Now onto some inspiration from the team...

Flutterby Designs flair button

Burdy's Embellies Chevies; Deena's own handmade hearts and banner

Altered WOW wood veneer and chipboard; Studio Fourteen40 Chalked Tabs

Burdys Embellies fabric button, felt arrows, felt chevron, felt gears;
Rainbow Splendour wood veneer rocket, cloud & star

Charms Creations heart; handmade banner; hand stitched background

Rainbow Splendour bow;  Charms Creations heart; Burdys Embellies cog

Burdy's Embellies Chevies, Cool Cog and Awesome Arrow; Cocoa Vanilla Studio flair

Catie's Craft Corner paper clip and fabric buttons

So there you have it! Another awesome reveal from the team! Now you are feeling all inspired, make sure you create your own entry for this month's challenge and link it up via the link tool by midnight, 29th February.
Don't be shy, play along and Show Us Your Stuff!

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Challenge!!

Woohoo... school is back and life can get back to normally! Hopefully some more scrapping time will be on the cards too! We would love for you to join in our new challenge this month, a QUOTE challenge... 
You are welcome to use the quote as your title, or in your journalling, just ensure that we can see it somewhere on your creation, and of course, make sure you include at least one handmade embellishment. You are also welcome to enter items other than traditional 12x12" layouts - cards, Project Life spreads, art journal pages, off the page creations - as long as they meet the challenge criteria and are created solely for our challenge. 

Our sponsor this month is Burdy's Embellies!

Burdy's Embellies is owned by me, the SUYS boss lady, Vicki Burdon.
I have been making handmade embellishments for my own scrapbooking layouts for many years, and was encouraged to sell them to the public, by some good friends. Since then, i have made many different items, and try to fit in a sale on my blog and fb page every couple of months. I love playing around and creating new embellishments, and i even turn some of them into beautiful hair accessories, which i also sell!

 I am due for a sale this month, so keep an eye out. Details will be coming soon.
(If you are after any items between sales, though, please message me, as i am always happy to make to order! :) )

You can find my blog here:

Now for some DT inspiration...

Handmade items: Burdy's Embellies cogs

Handmade items: Burdy's Embellies Chippie Heart and Love Candy, Charms Creations tiny doily, my own washy flag, and Corbett Creations # handsome title

Handmade items: Burdy's Embellies love candy, Scrappers Garden flowers and D'lish Scraps Flair

Hand made elements- Burdy's Embellies button and arrows, D'lish Scraps enamel dots, Cocoa vanilla wood embellishments

Handmade Elements are: Resin Dots & Continuing Circles in teal and pink (top left of pic) from The Resin Rainbow, Polka Dot Stick Pin from Rainbow Splendour

Handmade items: Burdy's Embellies Heart, button and chevie border

Handmade Item: Burdy's Embellies satin flower, cogs, button, love candy and chevie border

We hope this has inspired you to play along with us! Remember to link your entry before midnight February 29th! (That's right, you get an extra day this month, as it is a leap year!! :) )