Feb 28, 2011

Feb Blind CropVille

Welcome to another Blind CropVille reveal.  The February Blind Cropville had a bit of a shabby feel to it with some interesting techniques.  There was a bit of paper piercing, threading, gathering, scrunching, stamping and an interesting touch with a few Kleenex!  I loved the layout Sally put together for the Blind Crop, and the girls produced some stunning layouts as a result.

This is the Reveal of the Master Layout. 
Baby Love by Sally Clark (CT)
Detail of the ruffled, inked paper with the threaded ribbon.  The scalloped strip has a laquered effect, showing through to the texture and colour of the patterned paper underneath.
The lace was threaded with the fine ribbon, and the pearl strip tied into a bow with the tails left to decorate the photo. 

And here is what the girls were able to put together.
Family by Max
So Happy by Jennie Seal
Summer by Lynne Edwards
Family by Roz Langridge
Brooke by Julie
Sisters by Judith Young
 Hugs by Di Corbit
 Cupcake by Heather Bensley (CT)

Wonderful work ladies.  The next Blind CropVille is on Saturday, 19th March so be sure to book in early.


Feb 23, 2011

New Layouts from the February Monthly Pack

Hi Everyone,
I have some more layouts and cards to share with you using the BoBunny Crush range from the February Monthly Pack.  Well how nice are these papers??  Gee there's some great creativity showing through with this pack, it's really bringing out something special.  If you've got a pack hurry on and get it in so that we can see what you've done with it!

From the Creative Team we have more cards to share, and this one is from Sam.  Beautiful little card, and I love the hearts!  Well done Sam.
Love You by Sam Epps
 Here is the detail on the 3D hearts.
 Be Mine by Sally Clark (CT) 

These are the first of the layouts using the February Monthly Pack.  Loving the colours and the use of all the different flowers popping up.  We're starting to see a bit more stitching too, which is great.
Twelve Years by Fiona Tuckwell
Fiona's layering of the patterned papers with a bit of rounding to the edges, a nicely coordinated punched edge and her stitching tie this layout in just nicely.
Boxing Day Races by Jennie Seal
Detail of Jennie's handmade flowers.
How effective is Jennie's layering of the cut outs?
Thanks for sharing girls.  Can't wait to see what everyone else has done with these beautiful BoBunny papers.


Feb 18, 2011

Jan/Feb Sketch Winner

All the Votes are now in, and boy was this a difficult one!  Very close girls, so very, very close.  Alas, there is but ONE Winner for the Sketch Challenges, and the decisions are getting harder.

The Winner of the Jan/Feb Layout Sketch Challenge is Marie Noske with her Enthusiasm entry.

The Winner of the Jan/Feb Card Sketch Challenge is Rosanne Cook with her Love entry.

We congratulate Marie and Rosanne on their wonderful challenges.  Please call into Scrapville to collect your Prizes. Thank you to everyone that brought in layouts and cards, or sent them in via email.  It's just great seeing them all.

The Feb/March Sketch Challenges have been uploaded, so please be sure to call into Scrapville and check out the latest entries.  The Winners receive a Prize Pack and are also given a Vote in the next Challenge.  The Winners are also excluded from winning the following months Sketch Challenge, but are welcome to do the Challenge.


Feb 15, 2011

February/March Sketches

Hi Everyone,
here we have the next two challenges for our February Sketch Challenge.  These are due in by midnight on March 14th.  Thanks to Melinda for the beautiful designs.

February/March Layout Sketch

 February/March Card Sketch

First up we have a couple of samples from the Creative Team, who have been doing Scrapville proud with their wonderful creativity.
You by Sally Clark (CT)
 Detailing the painted alphas & Dimensional Magic.
 Detailing the painting, stamping, crimping, layering & inking.
 Hidden journaling behind the photo.

My Little Monster by Sam Epps (Guest CT)
Detail of Sam's hand stitching.
 Detail of the glitter critter and layering.

Next is a sample of the Card Sketch, which is just so appropriate for this time of the year.  Love, hearts, bling, chocolate - what else could a scrapper want?  Yep, real bling - but it does sparkle and shine!
Sweethearts by Sally Clark (CT)
Bring your completed sketch into Scrapville, or email an image to scrapville@iinet.net.au by Midnight on the 14th March.

You may use whatever you like from your own stash, any technique, and you can also flip the design, or turn it, and as long as we can recognized the sketch it will be accepted into the Challenge.  We are looking forward to seeing what you create with these Sketches.


Just before the Pumpkin strikes!!

Hi Everyone, we have quickly approached and passed that time when Pumpkins and Romance are in the air....... interesting combination?  The deadline was Monday, and we have a few more challenges to share with you.  Thanks to those that have brought in their layouts and cards, the Wall of Fame (a la Gallery) is looking very impressive!

These layouts are for the January/February Sketch Challenges;
Blue by Rosanne Cook
Aussie Kids by Allana Adrien
 Detail of Allana's cardstock leaves and flower soft.
Shine by Fiona Tuckwell
Getting Ready for Preschool by Jenny Dewar

These cards are for the Januray/February Sketch Challenges;

Love by Rosanne Cook

Happy Valentine's Day by Judy Laracy

Thanks again girls for sharing your projects with us.


Feb 8, 2011

i-Rock Winner

Hi Everyone, well it's a little later than I anticipated but we have come up with a winner of the January Monthly Pack challenge to win the i-Rock Prize Pack!  Your Layout had to be completed using only the Monthly Pack and/or Booster Pack products - the only exception for this month was that you were able to use your choice of Alphas for your Title.  Techniques such as stamping, inking, distressing, painting, embossing or your Imaginisce i-Top were also allowed.

The Winner of the Imaginisce i-Rock Pack for her layout "Christmas Night" is Fiona Tuckwell.  Congratulations Fiona, I loved the sense of white space, the bunting and your use of colours. You can contact Janet to collect your wonderful prize.

To everyone else that entered, thank you for your wonderful layouts and we look forward to seeing more of your work.


Feb 5, 2011

Sharing a few more Layouts

I have just uploaded a few more layouts to share with you.  These first two are from the January Monthly Pack, and as I have been playing catch up since the weekend these were the last to add for January.
My Car by Jennie Seal
Cars! Cars! Cars! by Judy Laracy

The following is from the current Sketch Challenge.
Our Wedding by Jennie Seal
Detail of the lovely bow, lace and handmade cardstock flowers.

Thank you for sharing your work with us, it is so nice to see what everyone is doing.  Please stay tuned as I will be announcing the January Monthly Pack winner of the i-Rock Bundle shortly!


Feb 4, 2011

More from the February Monthly Pack

Hi Everyone,
well here are some more projects created using the February Monthly Pack.  The girls have been busy putting these together, and the more I see what comes out of this pack the more I love it!!
First up:
I "Love" U by Sally Clark (CT)
Sally has used the patterned papers from the Crush range to make an off the page frame.  You will note lots of distressing along the edges, and some fussy cutting on the circles which were then layered and dotted with a bit of bling. 
 The scripted paper was cut in strips to tie the words in, and the Thickers were altered with a "J" and a "U" to make the "heart".  This was then nicely mounted up and outlined with a white marker, then mounted onto the frame like a decorative corner.
 The Tulle looks so nice pulled into a bow and secured with some floral bling, whilst the rest of the tulle is dotted with dollops of Kindy Glitz.  A very appropriate frame for such a kissy kissy photo!
Sewn Together with Love by Sally Clark (CT)
Sally's next creation has required much hand stitching, and possibly lots of patience!  The patchwork centre has been pieced together from squares and strips of patterned papers, alternately outlined in more stitching or over-stitched in the centre with a heart.  This has been mounted up onto a cardstock square, with the family snap then mounted up and placed on front.
The words, dancing hearts and stitch lines have been traced onto the red cardstock, then stitched (and/or outlined with a white gel pen). 
The cardstock edges have been stamped in white ink with a decorative design.
How good does this layout look?  Very creative indeed Sal, and another great take on this fantastic range from BoBunny.  But lets not stop here....

(That's) Amore by Sam Epps (Guest CT)
Sam has an annual tradition of decorating her home calendar, which will sit proudly on the fridge and is pleasing to look at!  This year Sam has taken advantage of the Monthly Pack by BoBunny to decorate the front page, using techniques such as distressing, tearing, inking, stitching and layering.
 This is a closer look at the whole calendar, yet to be filled with Crop Days!!
The above image shows Sam's detailed hand stitching of the hearts, and the 3D effect of mounting up the cutout, distressed and inked hearts.  The glitter alphas have also been inked to blend in with the colour theme.

Free Spirit by Sam Epps (Guest CT)
I am loving those handmade flowers and the colour combination, great work Sam.  A very clean layout with lots of "white space" and dimension. And aren't those little eyes just looking at you looking at her?!
This image gives us a bit more detail on the hand stitching and those lovely shaped flowers.  The Tulle flower has been shaped then adhered onto the cardstock, then on with a spot of bling.  The butterflies were punched from double sided adhesive then covered with glitter and shaped to sit up.

So as you can see there is plenty of variety in this pack, lots of interesting ways to mix your colours and/or patterns, and some beautiful work put up by the CT girls.  We are all looking forward to seeing what you can do with it as well.