Jan 28, 2011

Demo Day @ Scrapville

Hi Everyone,
we are holding our DEMO DAY tomorrow, Saturday 29th January between 10am and 2pm.

If you are interested in seeing how to use the Quilling Dies to make 3D flowers, stop in.

If you are interested in seeing how to use the Copic Markers, stop in.

The girls will be happy to show you what to do.


Last Few Days for Monthly Pack Challenges

Time is running out, so make sure your entries are in before the 31st.  I have some more layouts here to share with you.

Firstly, we have another Monthly Pack layout from Sally, showing us how to maximize the use of our papers in the pack.  Sally has cut out the clouds, inked and Glimmer Misted them after mounting up.  Both the plane and title tag are coated in Dimensional Magic and mounted up, and the buzz line around the photo frame is hand stitched.
Little Boy by Sally Clark (CT)
 Detail of mounting, stitching and Dimensional Magic.

The next two layouts are part of the Sketch Challenge.  The first is from Michelle who has individually matted all her photos, then staggered their appearance in a single block by only mounting up three of the photos.  The cut out of the little man in the inflatable boat ties in well with the sketch, using the paper strips to pull it all together.  Nice work Michelle.
Boating by Michelle Rogers

Marie's layout is bursting with action and colour! Lots of emphasis on the action in the photos, and a splash of nicely adorned paper strips, ribbons and flowers. Power to the Woman who will dance in the street for Funding!!  Thanks for joining us.
Enthusiasm by Marie Noske

Thanks for sharing everyone, we hope you enjoy the many different takes on these challenges.

Jan 26, 2011

Prompting Challenge Name for 2011


Please keep your curiosity posted, as throughout 2011 I will be introducing several Spontaneous Challenges to inspire, stimulate and captivate an extension of YOUR Creativity – and you ALL have it!

As an added BONUS to this particular Challenge I am offering a $20.00 Scrapville Voucher to the person who can come up with a “Name” for my Spontaneous Challenges! 
Do bear in mind my current themes though……

Please Post your Entry in the Comments HERE

With the days counting down until the end of January you'll need to get in quick to be in the running for that  $20.00 Scrapville Voucher

I will announce the Winner on 31st January with the first New Challenge being posted for February. 

Good Luck............. 


Check out our latest Sketch Challenges

Hello Everyone,
well the clock is ticking and we are gradually getting more sketches in before you know what - you know when!  Be sure to get yours in on time!

First up we have some Cyber Friends out there visiting Scrapville's Blog, picking up our Sketches and joining our Challenges.  We are very happy to have you visit and are excited to see what the distant waters and skies have brought us!

First up, is the Pumpkin Patch Layout from Amy.  It is very nicely themed, and check out the size of those humongous pumpkins!  That cute little scarecrow, the raffia and leaves match up nicely with the sketch.  And yes, it must be said.....................she got in well before.............Pumpkin Time!!!!!! 
 Pumpkin Patch by Amy Locitzer

Next we have a card, also well traveled, using a nice mix of tiled patterned papers, and embellished along the bottom edging with some decorative cork discs, a strip of paper and some mini alphas.
Thinking of U Card by Lindy Rabenstine

Next we have a layout from Roz, inspired by Australia Day.  The first of the sketches to follow the patriotic path, this layout is bright and bold, with some wonderful photos of this great land.
Following the layout is Roz's card, also inspired by the Australian theme.
Our Home by Roz Langridge
 Thinking of You Card by Roz Langridge

Thanks for sharing girls, it is great to see more and more of your work in store and on the Blog.  I would also like to welcome and thank our visitors to the Blog from other Nations, it is always inspiring to see how others interpret our Sketches.


Jan 25, 2011

Sharing some January MP Layouts

Hello everyone, I have a few more layouts to share with you from the January Monthly Pack Challenge.  Also just a reminder that the WINNER of the January Pack will receive an i-Rock Pack, so get those layouts in!

First up I would like to share a layout from our newest Creative Team Member.  Sam has worked with the red & white striped paper for a contrast to the orange, white and blue.  It has a nice balance to it, and I like her use of colours.  An interesting detail is the way Sam has simply stitched over the grid lines on the paper with thick red thread, adding more depth.  You will need a second look to pick this up!  Sam has incorporated the orange hessian into the layout with her i-Top by covering a couple of brads, staggered with some blue bling brads.

Boys will be Boys by Sam Epps (Guest CT)
 Detail of Sam's stitching and layering.

The next layout has bunting sewn across the top part of the page, a nicely shaped bracket and strips of patterned papers, all used to frame the central photos.  This seems to draw the eye to the open space.  The hessian is layered beneath the plane, which works well.  A nice and neat layout.
Christmas Night by Fiona Tuckwell

Next we have a layout from Roz who has done a bit of fussy cutting to outline the little man in the sandpit.  Also very neat that she managed to line the pool up as well! The hessian has been used layered under the photo frame, as has the orange c/s behind the title cutout. The cut out buttons also add a bit of 3D when mounted up in the background.
Little Boy by Roz Langridge

This layout has a bit of punching, painting, Dimensional Magic, doodling, inking, distressing and layering.  The large alpha's are hand drawn and cut, the Mini Alpha's are small tiles.  The hessian is layered on the "a" beneath the star, and strands are threaded through the top of the tiles.
Kinder by Janet Watt (CT)
 Detail of paint, layering, distresing and Dimensional Man!

Don't forget, the WINNER of the January Pack will receive an i-Rock Pack, so get those layouts in before the end of January will be here before we know it!

Jan 23, 2011

January Blind CropVille 2011

Well here we are, the very first Blind CropVille for this year and we have started off on a roll.  The girls got to play with tooth brushes, paint, stitching, a bit or origami, a Glimmer of Mist, a bit of fussy cutting, and they also had a little (supervised) play with some matches......... all by candle light!!  No not really, but you intrigued right?
 .................a little peek..

All in all it was a very enjoyable class and the girls got to play with things they may not have touched on before, which is always a good thing.  A big thank you to Sally for preparing the BCV this month, we came away at the end with some great techniques, beautiful flowers and really nice layouts.  Even the other Mums that just have boys were right in there, borrowing nieces and granddaughters and girlfriend snaps to scrap!!
The Reveal - Cheeky Girl by Sally Clark (CT)
Sally gave us a white paint spattered background, folded and Glimmer Misted dictionary paper flower centred with a singed organza ribbon swirl, gathered organza flowers and leaves, singed to shape, decoratively cut and mounted corners, mounted flowers and staggered mounted photos.
The Dictionary Paper Flower
 Side view of Sally's Flower.
The Organza Ribbon Flower & Leaves      
 Here are the layouts the girls did:
Be Happy by Heather Bensley (CT)
 My Girls by Jennie Seal
 Busy Days by Judith Young
 Pure Joy by Maxine Rusk
 Priceless by Mel Coonan
 My Girl by Roz Langridge

 Moment in Time by Sam Epps (GCT)
 A close up of Sam's Organza Flower.
 A close up of Sam's Dictionary Paper Flower.

 Thanks again girls, the first Blind CropVille was great.  Thanks to Sally again, love, love, love those flowers!!!


And the Winner Is.........

Well we are well underway with the new Sketch Challenges, and seeing some great entries coming in too.  With so many great entries in the Dec/Jan Challenge, the decision to find a winner was not made easy for us.  I can, however, now announce that the Winner of the Dec/Jan Sketch Layout Challenge is Allana Adrien with her Spendely Tree entry.

We congratulate Allana on her challenge with that great tree.  Your Scrapville $20.00 Sketch Voucher can be picked up from the Wodonga store.

You still have plenty of time to get those Jan/Feb Challenges in before the close off on Valentine's Day, so why not have a go.


Jan 20, 2011

January Announcement

Hello Everyone, well it's that time again - when Announcements are made that can both excite and sadden us.  It is time once again to make some changes to the CreativeTeam with one Member being farewelled, and another welcomed onto the Team.

Firstly, I would like to announce that we will be farewelling the amazing Marg Oliver from our Creative Team.  Marg has been with us for the better part of 12 months, firstly as a Guest Designer, then onto the Creative Team.  During her time with us we have been fortunate to see some of Marg's most beautiful work, and enjoyed the privilege of seeing her gorgeous grandchildren grow and blossom through the eyes of a loving and adoring grandparent.   We at Scrapville sadly farewell our friend, and wish Marg the very best scrapping and card making bliss anyone could hope for, and send her much love for being a part of the Team, she is such a gem!

As requested, I have put a 'Reserved' sticker on her seat for RetreatVille in September, and stocked up on the earplugs!  Marg will still pop onto the Blog from time to time, and we wish her all the success and happiness she so deserves.

More Announcements . . . . . . . . . . .
Secondly, we can now Announce our newest Guest Designer to the Creative Team.........
please welcome a Wodonga local, Sam Epps.  I have provided a little questionnaire from Sam below so that you can get to know a bit more about her. 

Name: Sam Epps

I live: Wodonga, Victoria

I have been scrapbooking and /or card making for:  I started scrapbooking about 8 years ago to make a birthday gift for my mother-in-law, but was hooked after my first page!  I decided that I had to do an album for my baby boy Joshua and haven’t looked back.

The type of style I like: I think my style is fairly clean. I enjoy fussy cutting and layers and I tend to hand sew on a lot on my layouts, LOL!

The colours I love to work with are: Depends on my photos and the papers that take my fancy at the time. Having boys though, a lot of my pages are boy themes in blues, browns, Kraft, reds, yellows, oranges and greens. I have been a little more adventurous of late and used bright, fun and pretty colours, which I never would have dreamed of using with boys before - and I loved them LOL! 

The products I love to work with are: My favorite products at the moment would have to be ……… Inks, pattered papers, a needle and thread, gems/pearls, my new i-top and punches! 

My favorite patterned papers are: Depends on my mood really, but lately I am loving….. Cosmo Cricket, Echo Park and October Afternoon, bright and fun papers! 

People I love to scrap most are: My 2 beautiful boys are my main source of inspiration. 

I scrap at: Home mostly, but I enjoy scrapping with friends when possible and catching up with Janet and the lovely ladies that attend the crop nights when time permits. 

I do/don't attend Retreats each year with: I have been lucky enough to be invited to a few weekend away with the girls I have met through scrapbooking, and I had a blast at Scrapville’s Retreat last year.

I have been published in: Stamping and Papercraft

I am excited to be a Guest on the Scrapville Creative team because:  I love scrapbooking and have been blessed to meet so many lovely ladies through our shared hobby, many of them have become true friends.  I enjoy sharing and learning through others and hope that I can bring something new and a little different to inspire others and have some fun along the way, and I look forward to working with Janet and the very talented ladies on the Creative Team.

Here is Sam's interpretation for Scrapville's current layout Sketch Challenge.
 Gone Fishing by Sam Epps (Guest CT)
A very clean cut layout, with Sam choosing to use framed circles instead of the squares.  The stitched picture frame and title are tied in with fishing line, giving the layout a sense of movement.

Please join me in welcoming Sam to Scrapville's wonderful Creative Team, and feel free to leave a comment!


Jan 18, 2011

A few Challenge Layouts to share with You.

One of the layouts I would like to share with you today is a double page layout prepared for the January Sketch Challenge by Sally.  For those of you that struggle with the thought of working a double, you need to check out Sally's work!  This girl will adapt most of her layouts, sketches or challenges into doubles because this is how she likes to work.  I think this is a great idea for those wanting to work with multiple photos, especially when you have the perfect sequence to tell a story.
We Love Christmas (pg 1) by Sally Clark (CT)
We Love Christmas (pg 2) by Sally Clark (CT)
The green alphas have been painted with acrylic paint, then covered with Dimensional Magic to give them a glossy, rounded look.
Sally has used her i-Top tool from Imaginisce to make the fabric brads, and the holly leaves and berries have been coloured using watercolour pencils. The title was glittered Thickers that Sally decided to change the colour of, so painted them and added a couple of coats of Magic!
A little bit of innovation with some stripey paper, Dimentional Magic and Glitter help to shape the Candy Cane heart for an added touch.

Cruising by Allana Adrien
Next, we have a layout for the Monthly Pack Challenge from Allana. Here we can see lots of tearing and layering of the different patterned papers in this range.  Allana has used her cardstock from the Booster to mount the orange onto, and used a piece of the orange to punch out a border strip between the photo of her speed demon and the patterned papers. 

Keep up the great work girls, we are loving what we are seeing!

More Monthly Packs

Hi Everyone, I hope you have been busy with your Monthly Packs like our Creative Team girls.  They have been working hard to show you all what can be done with this pack, and to give you time to be creative in your own right.

First up we have Nikki's layout.  Nikki has worked with the boy-sie brightness of bunting blues and oranges, invoking an element of white space.  Whilst many may think this is not really a boy thing, white space is often the decider to open up busy or bright themes.  Nikki has utilised the colours perfectly to balance out the bright colours, and by layering objects intermittently with the orange hessian.  You can best see this on the cloud, the star and along the border strips.  And with a little face like that, how can you NOT be drawn into those striking blue eyes!!
Blue Eyes by Nikki Antonello (CT)
 Here you can see Nikki's layering and use of bunting, with an addition of staggered stars.
 I am seeing layers, and layers and a mix of hessian fibres to add texture and dimension.
 Star gazing....

 Next  I would like to share a bit of creativity from Sally.  You could never find a more perfect range of papers for this girls Boys!  If it has wheels, gets wet, muddy, flies or makes noise then you'll find her boys right there in the middle of it.............(probably with my two!).  It's amazing just how much a bit of mounting tape, some Dimentional Magic and some fussy cutting will change the entire look of a layout that you weren't quite sure about!
Dylan by Sally Clark (CT)
Detail of the effect Dimentional Magic can have on your cut outs, with the added boost of Mounting up tape. 
A bit of acrylic paint and some DM has transformed these alphas to something more "boyish" from the hot pink Glitter Thickers that they were!  The train and carriages are from the Booster Kit, and Imaginisce have done a great job with these Lets Roll Rub-ons as they are so easy to use, with so many options.
Thanks for sharing Nikki and Sally, you have both done beautiful work.  I am sure everyone will be taking away a bit of inspiration and a few new techniques from the samples you have provided.

Don't forget everyone, the Monthly Pack Challenge ends on the 31st January, so to be in the running for a Prize you will need to ensure that you have picked up your Pack from Scrapville, and completed your entry on time.

Happy Scrapping everyone.


Jan 17, 2011

January 2011 Sketch Challenges

Hi Everyone, and welcome to Scrapville's first Sketch for 2011.  We are starting off with something that may well influence many an Aussie into the direction of heart and home.  Given that our sketches cross over two months, I am really wondering if indeed people are going to be going with their hearts, or choosing perhaps a more patriotic theme with their cards and layouts!  Then again I could be entirely wrong, and we could get something else into the mix - I guess we will all just have to wait and see.   I must also thank Melinda for another inspiring start to the year, with two great sketches to get your mojo moving.
 Scrapville Jan/Feb 2011 Layout Sketch
  Scrapville Jan/Feb 2011 Card Sketch
Blossom by Heather Bensley - Layout Sketch
Here you can see the detail of Heather's stitching,
layering and punching.

So get your mojo happening and take a bit of inspiration from Melinda's great Sketches, and Heather's beautiful take on the Sketch.  I will be enticing you with more uploads from the Creative Team shortly.

You can bring your completed sketch into Scrapville by close of business, or email an image to Scrapville before the Midnight deadline on the 14th February.  You may use whatever you like from your own stash on the sketch, and you can also flip the design or turn it, as long as we can recognized the sketch it will be accepted into the Challenge.  There will be a Scrapville Gift Voucher for the winner of the Layout Sketch, and the Card Sketch so be sure to get your challenges in on time.

The winner of the December / January Sketch Challenge will be announced on Sunday, 16th January so stay tuned - there's Prizes to be won!

Jan 16, 2011

Final Sketch Enteries

Here are the pre-pumpkin Sketch Challenges for December, which closed at Midnight on the14th January.  It's great to see a few more sneaking in before Pumpkin Time, and we are happy to say that we also have one from the KidsVille category.  Thank you all for sharing.
Christmas 2010 by Rosanne

Merry Christmas by Regan Bosic

A Spendely Tree by Allana Adrien
The Reveal will be done shortly for the Winners.  Thank to everyone for sharing their wonderful work.