Mar 27, 2013

March ScrapBursts Post 3

Our 2nd display of layouts and cards to share from the girls.  We have lots of time to get them in before Pumpkin Time, but who wants to wait until the last minute?  It will be here before you know it!  We'd love to see what you've been creating too.
SB #4 - Ooh Yum by Heather Bensley (CT)
SB #2 Sunset by Zan Boyle

CB #4 Adore You by Debi Clark (CT)
Again we have some great takes on the ScrapBursts and CardBursts.  I hope everyone is enjoying the challenge.  Thanks for sharing girls.


Mar 25, 2013

March ScrapBursts Post 2

Our Card Bursts are also off and running, and we'll be sharing a sample today.  With our first CardBurst challenge underway, we hope you'll join in and complete a challenge or two with your cards.  The ScrapBursts are getting ever so creative, and I can't wait to see how many more we get in the Challenge.  We'd love to see you enter, and there are Prizes in Every Challenge!
CB #3 Happy Birthday Card by Zan Boyle
SB #3 Sunset by Anita Bownds (CT)

SB #1 Water Everywhere by Heather Bensley (CT)
Don't forget to upload your challenges to the Linky on the Sidebar.  Thanks for sharing girls.


Mar 22, 2013

BoBunny Blessings

Hello all, here we are again sharing the wonderful work of Anita, using more from the Monthly Pack.  The Creative Team are an inspiration in achieving so much from their packs, and still using plenty of technique. Be sure to leave a comment at the end.
Who's That Kitty in the Window by Anita Bownds (CT)

Be Inspiring Card by Anita Bownds (CT)

Beautiful work Anita, thanks for sharing.


Mar 20, 2013

March ScrapBurst Post-1

Here we go, the ScrapBursts are off and running and we have plenty to share throughout the coming weeks.  I hope you have your listing, supplies and kits to get started.  We'll be sharing some samples from the girls today, and we hope this helps inspire you to tackle the challenges ahead.  We'd love to see you enter, and there are Prizes in Every Challenge!
SB #3 - White & Orange
Noah All Star by Heather Bensley (CT)
SB #3 - White & Yellow/Orange
Birthday Card by Debi Clark (CT)
SB #2 - Thing/Place Photo
2 Little Ducks by Heather Bensley (CT)
SB #2 - Thing/Place Photo Card
So Cool Card by Debi Clark (CT)
We'll have more to share again soon, so stay tuned!


Mar 19, 2013

More BoBunny for March

Today we have more to share with you using the BoBunny's C'este la Vie range.  What gorgeous tones in these papers, I hope you are being inspired!
The Frasers 1939 by Debi Clark (CT)
Isn't it surprising how we can picture a layout just by looking at the papers?  I have a similar photo taken of my family recently at my dad's 80th birthday, and I have all these papers put aside to do it!!  Oh Debi, I'm going to have to change it up a bit.... :0)   Great layout Debi, lots of interesting clusters.
Layered patterned papers, tissue flowers, buttons, ribbons and trim all put together  add to the style of the page with a hint of shabby heritage.  Well done Debi.
Believe Card by Debi Clark (CT)
These papers allow you plenty of scope with their blended colour themes.  The stickers give you even more options with their written quotes and sentiments, a dash of bling or ribbon and you're done.  Thanks for sharing Debi


Mar 18, 2013

March Pack Layouts

Today we are sharing more layouts from our gorgeous March BoBunny Pack.  I hope you manage to grab one, they really are lovely and numbers are limited.  Check out these lovely pages by Debi.
Live Beautifully by Debi Clark (CT)
Great layout Debi, love that photo, really in the moment.  Soft colours, subtle layering with the stickers and the cluster below the photo adds a fluffy texture with the tissue flowers.  A good way to break up the color using white paint/gesso and a touch of co-ordinating colours.  Nice Debi.
Happy Fern by Debi Clark (CT)
What a contented looking moggie, such a lovely fur baby photo.  These colours were just right for little Fern's background.  The addition of inking and stitching helps add a bit more colour and texture to the white space of the background, and a couple of clusters fall in with the balance.  Well done Debi.

Mar 16, 2013

DoCrafts Creations

For all those that like a bit of Art Deco, the below samples using the last DoCrafts Creativity had plenty to offer. Not only did we see some great Card Creations, but also how Heidi has also put her hand to a layout, which we incidentally don't see a lot of.....yet!  In this page one of the Decoupage Art Deco Ladies is the main feature, and easily works well as a double for those Elegant evening, Deb or Special Occasion pages.  It opens up the doors a bit more in regard some added decoupage.
Have a Lovely Day by Heidi Hemmerling

Here you can see the layering.
Lots of Love Card
Happy Anniversary Card

Thanks to Heidi for sharing her creations using DoCrafts Art Deco rangeIt's always inspiring to see what you can do with your products, and i'm sure we'll have more to share from the current ranges shortly.


Mar 15, 2013

March ScrapBurst & Card Burst

Hi everyone, are you ready? We are about to embark on our first ScrapBurst Challenges for 2013, but not just ANY ScrapBursts. For the first time we would like to announce the introduction of our CardBursts. With so many avid and talented Card Makers out there, we thought it only appropriate that they be included in our creative bursts, with a section all their own. I hope everyone is ready for these challenges, as we have heaps of prizes to go with them!
Firstly, we need to cover a few Challenge Rules. 
you can only enter each Challenge once (4 x ScrapBursts, 4 x CardBursts)
the entry must be your own work
the entry must meet all the requirements of each Challenge to qualify
you may add Techniques to your Challenges such as:
  • inking 
  • painting/texture 
  • misting 
  • stamping 
  • stitching/sewing 
  • die cutting 
  • embossing 
  • distressing 
  • handmade 
You may use a ScrapBurst Kit purchased from Scrapville for any of the Challenges, and these will be selected randomly. Anyone selected as a Winning entry who has used a ScrapBurst Kit for their Challenge will receive another ScrapBurst Kit FREE with their PRIZE. These are available to purchase for $15.00.

There will be a BONUS PRIZE for any Winning entry in ScrapBurst Challenge #4, and CardBurst Challenge #4, that has purchased their Spellbinder Challenge Products from Scrapville. (your purchase will need to be validated for redemption)

ALL ScrapBurst and CardBurst Challenge Winners will receive a Prize Pack.
Challenge Winners will be chosen by the highest votes from the Creative Team.
The ScrapBursts commence 15th March and Close Pumpkin Time 30th APRIL....that's right, we are giving you plenty of time to get these done, with the view that anyone who enters both sections may require more quality time to get all their Challenges done!
Anyone that tries to fudge the rules with Creative Licence will go into the Scrapville Cyber Naughty Corner - we have Rules guys!!!
If you require further information, please email Janet. I am really excited about these Challenges, as are the Creative Team girls so I hope everyone has lots of fun creating. Now, lets all have a look and see what has to be done! Good luck everyone.

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!

Janet & the Creative Team

Mar 14, 2013

March Creations

Here are some more creations from the Monthly Pack using C'est la Vie by BoBunny.  They are a beautiful range of patterned papers, such lovely colours.  We hope you enjoy these.
Holly by Heidi Hemmerling
 And here we have a set of three cards by Heidi.

A great use of the pack Heidi, sensational colour combinations.

I would also like to share a bit of Show & Tell from one of the Wagga Wagga girls who frequents Scrapville.  I asked Rose if I could put her work on the Scrapville Wall of Fame so that we could display a range of layouts using the Steam Punk style of scrapping.  This was a great opportunity to show you all where you can take scrapping, extending your creativity and artistic flair.  Thanks so much Rose.
Steam Punk layouts by Rose Franco - Show & Tell

Thanks Rose, awesome samples, and also great ideas to adapt masculine layouts with the mechanical theme on your layouts.  The colours are great, and I love the metal embellies.  thanks again Rose.  Stay tuned all for more shortly.


Mar 13, 2013

BoBunny Layouts

I thought we'd start today off with some inspiration for the Monthly Pack.  Full of beautiful colours and patterns I think you're going to love what the girls come up with.

Beautiful Granddaughter of Mine by Heather Bensley (CT)
Heather has used the gorgeous patterned papers as the background, and then stitched and misted around the edges of the border and paper layering behind the photos.  A combination of handmade tissue flowers and border punches adds depth.
Here you can see how Heather's handmade tissue flowers are lifted with a light spraying of Glimmer Mist, which has also been used to colour the centres of  the flowers.  Adding cutouts of butterflies and branches, buttons and bling adds more texture to the layout.  Beautiful Heather, certainly worth Grannie Bragging!!

I hope you manage to pick one up, we only have limited packs.


Mar 5, 2013

March Montly Pack

BoBunny Press
Hello Everyone, and welcome to the March Monthly Pack.  This month we are going with a lovely pack by BoBunny Press.  C'est la Vie  is full of pastel tones with a Shabby feel, which will give it plenty of scope for your creations.  We hope you like this months challenge, and look forward to seeing your creations uploaded to the Linky.  We will have the Kits available later this week.

February Monthly Pack Winners
I have been a little lapse in my announcements, so I apologize for the delay.  During February we ran with the wonderful 75 cents range by Kaisercraft.  I can't believe how much the girls managed to create with their Monthly Packs, and it was wonderful seeing what the challenge entrants put up as well.  We do, however, need you to get your entries in on time so that there are enough to qualify for the prize.  I hope you can all get on board with the March Pack, as there's a great little prize to pick up for the winners.

January Monthly Pack Winners 
In January we overlapped the December Monthly Pack as it was such a busy time and we were re-vamping the shop, so it was just easier to run it a bit longer.  The Rondelle range by Prima was such a pretty range with soft pastel tones offset with blacks and browns.  Featuring a beautiful layout of her newest grandchild, Heather Bensley was announced the clear winner of this challenge.  With Heather stepping onto the Creative Team in January, it was decided to give a second prize, and this goes to Samantha for her layout Lake Guy 2013.
Congratulations to both girls, and if Samantha can contact Scrapville we can arrange the collection of your Free Pack.

January/February Sketch Challenge Winners
Layout: Gold Coast Son by Roz Langridge
Congratulations Roz, please contact Scrapville to arrange the collection of your Prize.

February/March Sketch Challenge
This is due by Pumpkin Time on 14th March, so to be in the running for a prize pack you'll need to upload your Challenge Post to the Linky on time, or you can drop your layout or card into Janet at the shop.  Don't miss out, there's a great little Prize!