Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sketches in Thyme DT Call

Sketches in Thyme  DT Call

Would you like to be a Sketchy Maven? The 6 month term for our talented Mavens is drawing to a close, and while some will be staying on, we are looking for new members to join our Sketches in Thyme design team! If you enjoy creating layouts from sketches, participating in blogs and motivating others to take part in challenges, this might be your chance to be a part of our Design Team! Your term would run May-October 2013, and you would be asked to complete 2 layouts per month. If you would like a chance to be considered, here's what you need to do:

1-Have an active blog and be on facebook (so you can be part of our SiT DT group)
2-Create a new layout based on any of our April Sketches.
3-Post about our DT call on your blog, along with your take on our sketch.
4-Link up your blog post our April Linky on the sidebar, putting "DT" after your name.
5-Leave a comment here by April 20 telling us that you would like to be considered for the DT. Be sure to include your email address so we can get in touch with you!!

Why not have a go - I might reapply to be part of this fabby site :)

Deb ♥

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Scrapville Apr-May Sketch

Well, I have finished it.  A most productive day I have had at the scrapping table.  This is my efforts with the fabulously talented Anita Bownds sketch for Scrapville

Thanks for looking

Deb ♥

Scrapville April/May Sketch Challenge

April/May Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the next Sketch Challenge.  This month we have two more fantastic sketch designs from Anita, and some wonderful inspiration to help you along.  We hope you'll take part in these, and look forward to seeing how you put yours together!
April/May Layout Sketch
Little Daisies by Anita Bownds (CT)
 April/May Card Sketch
 Just for You Card by Anita Bownds (CT)
Such beautiful samples from Anita, I hope you all find them as inspiring as I do. The Team is looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! The Sketch Challenge expires Pumpkin Time May 14th, so don't forget to upload to the Linky before then, or drop/email your challenge to Scrapville.

Scrapville March Scrapbursts

Hi, you all still have time to enter the Scrapbursts challenges at Scrapville


Your Layout must include the following items as indicated:
1x Stamped Image (pic)
2x Photos
3x PPapers 
4x Flowers
5x Flags or Bunting

Deb ♥

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Final SBT50 CC Challenge

 Ant's The Price is Right challenge

As a kid I used to love the show The Price Is Right......I even remember my Mum and her friend going.....but they didn't get chosen to play.

So, The Price is Right! Have you ever seen how it is played? Basically there are a set of mini games where the contestants have to guess the price of items. In the final game, if they get all the prices correct, they win the prize.

So... i can hear you thinking how in the world are we going to do this... well we are going to play some mini games of course!! Smile We will have 3 mini games being played. Each game will give you an item to collect and then at the completion of the mini games you will be told what to do with each of these items! Smile

Here are the Mini Games

Mini Game 1 - Find a word
One word from the list can not be found in this find a word. That word is your 'price' for this mini game!

Word List:

Mini Game 2 - Solve the clues to discover the next price!
My first is in staples but not in apples
My second is in washi but not in mashing 
My third is in mist but not in most
My fourth is in ink but not in stick
My fifth is in paper but not in scrapping

What am I?

Mini Game 3 - Crossword
Answer all the clues to the scrapping related questions. When you are done, the highlighted letters can be rearranged to spell the next 'price'!

OK - so you have completed the mini games!? 

If so you should have three answers - those three items should be scrapbooking products that are commonly used on scrapbooking pages. If you are unsure of your answers, please do not hesitate to contact either Vicki, Sarah or myself to confirm.

Now you are on the the final game (challenge). 

Final Game

You must now create a LO with those three products BUT those three products must be altered in some way. Yep....sounds tricky, but it can be done. 

Here is my sample:

I hope you have had fun playing our games and I hope you have fun creating your LOs. 

The winner of this challenge will receive a great prize from

More SBT50 Cyber Crop Challenges

Vicki's Catch Phrase Challenge!

This is a nice easy challenge to get you in the game show mood. You need to select ONE of the following 6 popular game show catch phrases, and scrap a layout using the corresponding criteria (listed below the phrase)! 

1. "Come on down!" - The price is right - 
Use vertical movement on your page or an upside down element

2. "I'd like to buy a vowel" - Wheel of fortune
Your layout must have a single word title with only one vowel in it

3. "I'd like to phone a friend"- Who wants to be a millionaire
Your layout must include a photo of 2 or more "friends"

4. Is that your final answer?- Who wants to be a millionaire
Your layout must a include a title in a question form. Eg She is stylish? 

5 . "No Deal!" -Deal or no Deal
Your title cannot include any of the letter in the words "NO DEAL" 

6. You are the weakest link! Goodbye!- The weakest link
You must include a item on your layout that has a chain or links in it. Or a matching pair of embellishments

Here is my example - i have used a picture of 2 'friends', my best friend, my hubby, and myself! Smile

All entries must be loaded to the correct gallery by midnight Sunday the 28th of April.

The winner of this challenge will receive some awesome goodies from Charm at Charm's Creations

 Vicki's Deal or No Deal challenge

My challenge for you all this crop is 'Deal or NO Deal'!! Sounds like fun doesn't it! Smile
This one works much like Sarah's Wheel of fortune, in that you get to pick your own criteria! Smile You need to select 3 cases, numbered from 1 to 26, and write them in a post here. You will then be pm'd with your criteria. This is where the fun begins, once you have been pm'd your chosen criteria, you can either go ahead and create your layout, or if you don't like the criteria, you can say 'NO DEAL' and we will use to select a new criteria for you! Smile The catch is though, that you must then use the criteria you have been given! Will you Deal or No Deal!!??

Here is my example layout, i used to get my criteria (but i'm not telling you what i got, or you might try cheat!Razz )

Entries for this challenge must be uploaded into the correct folder in the gallery before Midnight (SA time) Sunday April 28th

The winner of this challenge will get some yummy goodies from Burdy's Handmade Embellies

Ok, so get about these challenges - I am

Deb ♥

Monday, April 15, 2013

Its Scrapbooking Top 50 Cyber Crop time

Why not have a looksee at the SBT50 Cyber Crop - this month the theme is "Name the Game" and CC challenge 1 has been posted

 Sarah's Wheel of Fortune challenge

How fun is wheel of fortune! :yeah: 
For this game you get three "spins" of our wheel! Your "spins" will determine your criteria for your layout Very Happy 

Spin 1: Please pick a number from 1-4
Spin 2: Please pick a number from 5-8
Spin 3: Please pick a number from 9-12

Spin 1 will give you a Technique/style
Spin 2 will give you a colour
Spin 3 will give you a word

You must use 2 or more of your 3 chosen criteria on your layout

Please reply in this topic with your "spins" (numbers) and myself, Vicki or Ant will PM you with your criteria Very Happy 

Here is my example layout, I got spins 3, 5 and 10, using a random number generator online.

Entries for this challenge must be uploaded into the correct folder in the gallery before Midnight (SA time) Sunday April 28th

The winner of this challenge will get some gorgeous goodies from Aga of Scrap This! {Scrap This!}

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Scrapbook Savvy DT Call

Scrapbook Savvy Design Team Call!

Scrapbook Savvy DT Banner 4
Do you love to scrapbook, and feel like you have a talent you can share?
Do you love to chat & comment on Facebook and share inspiration every single day?
Do you live & breath scrapbooking, and can talk paper & glue for hours?
Do you like to create new and exciting layouts for challenges or classes?
Do you want to be part of a great bunch of girls that share the same hobby as you?
If this sounds like you, then let us know! At Scrapbook Savvy we are looking for not one but TWO new Design Team Members who wants to be a part of our online store, sharing their work via facebook, blogs and any other means possible, and who wants to receive free product each month to play with!
As a Savvy Designer you will receive a generous discount off all product at ALL times, as well as receive a DT kit each month. We will require you to share your DT layouts online on our Facebook page, the Scrapbook Savvy blog as well as your own personal blog. Your work will also be used in our regular Savvy newsletters.
We need someone who LOVES TO CHAT, COMMENT & SHARE in a Facebook environment – this is a MUST and something that must be upheld to keep your position on the Design Team.
You must also be able to share your work in our gallery, and comment on other’s work in the gallery, sharing the love and enthusiasm for scrapbooking.
We are looking for two scrapbookers to join our family for six months.
This position will start on 1st May 2013.
To apply for this position, please email me with the following information:
- name & location
- online personal blog web address
- a quick bio on yourself and your scrapbooking world, including any previous DT’s you’ve worked on
- three of your favourite recent layouts which show off your ’scrapbooking style’
I am happy for applicants to be on other Design Teams such as challenge blogs, local scrapbooking stores, sketch sites, manufacturers etc – but please do not apply if you are already on a Design Team with another online store or monthly kit club.
Your email must be received before midnight on Friday 19th April, so only TWO WEEKS to get your applications in. You will be put to work immediately with your first challenge commencing at the beginning of May!
Please email Sar at with all the above information included.

Cyber crop time at Scrapbooking Top 50

Friday, April 5, 2013

Scrapbooking Top 50 Cyber Crop Layouts

Well, I posted the challenges so now here are the layouts (and I did make it by the deadline, lol, cos, lucky for me it was extended a couple of days)

Loungeroom Challenge

Kids Room Challenge

Kitchen Challenge

Main Bedroom Challenge

Thanks for stopping on by

Deb ♥

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Another Layout

On a bit of a roll atm.

Here is my effort at the Scrapbooking Top 50 March Sketch, designed by the fabulously talented Sarah Martin

and my insipid layout

Thanks for stopping by

Further Room with a View Cyber Crop Challenges

Get on over the Scrapbooking Top 50 and check out the following Cyber Crop challenges - cant wait to get to work on them.

Vicki's Lounge Room Challenge - take inspiration from the picture below

Vicki's Main Bedroom Challenge

For our Main Bedroom Challenge, i have picked a nice clean, sleek bedroom for you to use for inspiration! I love the clean lines, circles and the colours. What grabs your attention? What part of this room will inspire your layout? I can't wait to see what you will do with this challenge!

The Main Bedroom:

Ant's Kitchen Challenge

As I am sure you can guess from the title of my topic, I have based my LO on one of the busiest rooms in the house, well at least in my house that is. The kitchen. When I saw this image that was found on Pinterest, I fell In love with it immediately. The colours are some of my very favourites and I love how there are just little splashes here and there making the colours pop. I also love how the room looks relatively simple at first glance, but when you look closer you see lots of little details. 

For this challenge, I would like to see you take inspiration from the kitchen image here. The only other requirement is that I want to see something hanging on your LO.....cause we just can't ignore that chandelier hanging there........can we? 

So there you have them, the challenges for the Scrapbooking Top 50 March Room with a View Cyber Crop.

All entries are due in the relevant gallery by midnight (SA time) on 31st March.

Get scrapping now

Deb ♥

Kraft it Up March Challenge

Well, since I am on holidays and doing nothing much, it is the perfect time to scrap :)  The housework can well and truly wait, lol.

I stumbled across the sketch challenge at Kraft it Up and thought I would give it a go

Sorry about the pic, the kraft cardstock buckled with the glimmermist :(

Thanks so much for stopping by

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Back with a vengeance

I know its been a while, but I am back now, scrapping with a vengeance, and it helps that I have this week off work on annual leave :)

The fabulous team at Scrapville have recommenced the Scrapburst challenges for 2013 and are the March ones great!!  There are even specific challenges for card makers, and you can win some fabby prizes too.

Your Layout must include the following items as indicated:
1x Stamped Image (pic)
2x Photos
3x PPapers 
4x Flowers
5x Flags or Bunting

#2 Place/Thing photo – not of a person.
Your layout must include a photo of something from Nature, Pets, Towns, an Event or a Thing! You cannot have any people in your photo.

#3 White + 1: Orange.
You may use variations of Orange papers or cardstock, but it must be the dominant colour.
We will allow a 20% variation with the Orange only, which allows a little extra room to move for other colour tones - but that's it.

#4 Spellbinders x 3 Die Shapes. 
Your Layout must have 3 x Spellbinder Die Shapes on the page, and you must name each one used. If using different sets, each one must be named.


#1 Numbers
1X Stamped Image (pic)
2X PPapers
3X Flowers 
You can add a sentiment or bling as desired.
#2 Photo Card
You must use a photo on your Card that has either an Animal/Bird/Nature on it as the main focus.

#3 White + Orange/Yellow
You may use variations of Orange and Yellow, but they must be dominant colours. 
We will allow a 20% variation with the Orange/Yellow only, which allows a little extra room to move for other colour tones - but that's it.

#4 Spellbinders x 3 Die Shapes.
Your Card must have 3 x Spellbinder Die Shapes on it. We will also accept the Die Shapes being used in the inside of the Card. If using different sets, each one must be named.
Good luck everyone, and don't forget, Pumpkin Time 30th April. Let's get cracking!

What do you think??

Here is my efforts at Scrapburst #2

I have used some BG Serenade pp's and alphas, a strip of printed twill, a Kaiser Wooden Award flourish and assorted Bo Bunny brads and button, as well as a strip of thin Washi tape.

The picture, which contains no people, is off the Western Australia Athletics Stadium in Perth where Sam competed recently in his first Australian Junior Athletics Championships.  


Also on the go at the moment is the Scrapbooking Top 50 March "Room with a View" Cyber Crop.

The first Challenge was set by Sarah
How fun are kid's rooms to decorate! I love that any colour conceivable can be used in a kids room.

For this challenge I want you to scrap a layout using some sort of inspiration from this picture. It could be colours, the quotes, the room design or anything else you decide.
I have one little extra criteria for you, you must use some form of layering on your layout.

Here it is:

There are so many options available here that I will have a hard time choosing.  How about you??

You have until Midnight on the 31st March (SA time) to get your entries uploaded.  There will be more challenges released later today so head on over, sign up and get busy.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Scrapville Jan-Feb Sketch

The mighty talented sketch designer Anita come up with this beauty for Scrapville

And here is my effort using a kit from Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits - you really need to check these out :)

The journalling reads "If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes. Only then would you realise how special you are to me".

Thanks for dropping by

Deb ♥

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