Sunday, 22 April 2018

Our April Guest ...

Please welcome our guest designer this month,  France Ringuette with her totally gorgeous TOFFEE CRUNCH page.



My name is France, I am Canadian and live in the Montreal area of Canada, I got addicted to Scrapbooking about 15 years ago and enjoy every moment that I can spend putting my passions and memories to paper.
Scrapbooking is my relaxation and my way of capturing on paper things that I love. You'll see that my pages revolve around my family and our travels. I am lucky to have been blessed with a loving husband and 2 beautiful young men, they are the center of my world.
As I enjoy trying new things, my style has evolved over the years to include mixed-media in my work. Although my main projects are Scrapbook pages, you will find on my social media many other projects such as canvases, tags, cards and some art journal work.  
Over the last 2years, I've gone from teaching mixed-media at a local store to being part of a few creative teams. I've invested more of my time to develop my social network and participate in many online blog challenges.  I am truly enjoying the experience of being part of creative teams and have enjoyed getting to make new crafty friends all over the world.
Current Design Teams:
 Blue Fern Studios, Cuts2luv, More Than Words and Scrap Aux Puce a local online store in the province of Quebec.
Here are the links to my social networks, please come by and say hi !
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/frarin/




Thank you France, it has been lovely having you join us for our April challenge.

Remember ....

You still have plenty of time until the end of the month to upload your own take on our  TOFFEE CRUNCH challenge - using up your KRAFT supplies makes this colour really easy to achieve.  All details are on the blog sidebar. We'd love to see what you can do with our colour this month.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

March winners ...

Thank you for all your wonderful entries last month - your CRISPY LETTUCE layouts were all amazing and our team had such a hard time coming up with winners.

Just a quick word on submitting your entry ...

Could you all please link directly to your blog post containing your actual submission rather than to your entire blog - it just makes life so much easier when our team try to leave you a comment and please don't forget to add your country after your name so we know which category you fit into for prize selection.  Thank you everyone.

We'd also like to offer our sincere thanks to our wonderful sponsors this year.



You have a chance to win either a delightful product pack from THE RESIN RAINBOW for one lucky Australian / New Zealand entrant or a store voucher for an International entrant.  The winner will be selected by random draw so anyone could be a winner.

Don't forget to pop past their ETSY STORE for more wonderful embellishments available in a rainbow of colours - you are sure to find something that catches your eye.  You can also see more gorgeous creations on INSTAGRAM.

Our MARCH winner via random draw is ...

#5 - Heidi Williams





One lucky entrant each month will receive a delightful selection of crafting products from THE SCRAPBOOKER'S CONFETTI BOX.  Some amazing supplies are available from their lovely STORE located in Swansea (near Newcastle NSW).  The winner of this wonderful prize will be chosen by creative team vote.


Our MARCH winner is ...

#16 - Laura R 





You have a chance to win an amazing kit from SCRAPPING FUN KITS.  One of these delightful monthly kits will be put aside for an Australian / New Zealand entrant who will be chosen by creative team vote.

Our MARCH winner is ...

#2 - Karen B


 Our INTERNATIONAL voted winner will receive a delightful embellishment pack courtesy of White..with 1.
Contents will vary slightly

Our MARCH winner is ...

#10 - Cathy Lu

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Congratulations to all the winners. Can you all please contact me via email (www1scrapblog@gmail.com) to claim your prize.

Remember you still have lots of time left to enter our challenge this month.  It really is super easy - just add kraft - the perfect Toffee Crunch to white and bingo !!  We'd love to see what you can do with this colour combination.  A gentle reminder -  to be eligible for our prizes you may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Welcome to April ...

So many amazing layouts for March - it near made the Irish in me sing!!

Our colour this month might just have been influenced by our chocolate loving (and snacking) Easter past-time ... and we can't wait to see how you use this deliciousness on your pages - gosh I am hungry already !!


We hope you like our inclusion of a sketch courtesy of PageMaps to help inspire you further. You don't have to use this to put in an entry but we'd love it if you do :)

Courtesy of PAGE MAPS

and some totally amazing inspiration from our wonderful team ...

(in no particular order)

Lisa Johnston (Australia)
I decided to go with an outdoorsy theme with the Toffee Crunch and white colour scheme. I stuck very closely to the sketch too. It took all the thinking out of it - bonus!

Tanya Heritage (Australia)

Louise Turner (Australia)
A loose version of the sketch with a whole lot of stash busting!!!

Lisa Marie Watling (South Africa)


The earth color pushed me out my comfort zone. Each time I am surprised at the results and love the natural effects. Mixing with the white softened everything.

Caroline Elliam (Canada)
I'm not use to earth tones, it wasn't an easy one! The challenge was rough with the sketch also but I just LOVE how it turned out! Getting out of our comfort zone can be surprising! I used some Zig clean real brush pens to color my flowers stamps. A vintage sepia ink was use on my vellum paper with a clear embossing powder to have more texture.

I used watercolor crayons and a stencil for the background and wood veneers, colk and stickers for embellishments. I stitched around the layout to add some interest.

Jessica Toulmin (New Zealand)
For this layout I followed the sketch, but only used one little photo instead of three. I added in more embellishments than in the sketch as I wanted to use them up - and some were new (to me) and just had to be used! I used plenty of white on this one, to keep it nice and soft for a baby theme.

Melinda France (Australia)
I love the way the neutral tones leave ‘space’ for the photos to really be the focus of the layout.

This year we have three amazing sponsors ..


You have a chance to win either a delightful product pack from THE RESIN RAINBOW for one lucky Australian / New Zealand entrant or a store voucher for an International entrant. The winner will be selected by random draw so anyone could be a winner.

Don't forget to pop past their ETSY STORE for more wonderful embellishments available in a rainbow of colours - you are sure to find something that catches your eye. You can also see more gorgeous creations on INSTAGRAM.


One lucky entrant each month will receive a delightful selection of crafting products from THE SCRAPBOOKER'S CONFETTI BOX. Some amazing supplies are available from their lovely STORE located in Swansea (near Newcastle NSW). The winner of this wonderful prize will be chosen by creative team vote.



You have a chance to win an amazing kit from SCRAPPING FUN KITS. One of these delightful monthly kits will be put aside for an Australian / New Zealand entrant who will be chosen by creative team vote.

Owner Raelene Cous has done a lovely page featuring products from amongst her kit.

Our INTERNATIONAL voted winner will receive a delightful embellishment pack courtesy of White..with 1.
Contents will vary slightly

For your chance to win a prize from these great sponsors please link the photo of your layout to the Inlinkz gallery on the left and use your own name and country in the area that says 'Name/Description" eg. Sally Smith (AUS). 

All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant. You may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted and please remember we are a layout only challenge - cards, OTP, pocket pages etc are not eligible for prizes. Your entry must be predominantly white with the one extra colour added - small amounts of brown, navy or black may be used for contrast. International entries are welcome. Please see our full list of rules HERE.

We'd love to see how you use our White ... with 1 colour combination this month. Please come and join in with us! You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to get your entry in.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

March highlights ...

Well wow to our shades of green for March - loving your CRISPY LETTUCE layouts this month!! Thank you for playing along with us.

  Here are just a few layouts that have taken our eye over the past  few weeks ....

Crafty Belle

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Cathy Lu

Heidi Williams

Thanks also to our wonderful sponsors for 2018 ...









There is still time to join in with us! We'd love to see how you use our White..with 1 colour combination this month.  You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to get your entry in.  We'd love to see what you create.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Our March guest ...

Please welcome our guest designer this month,  Monique Fox with her two wonderful takes on our CRISPY LETTUCE challenge for March.



I am a 48 yo mother of a 15yo handsome boy and a 16 yo beautiful cat.  I am sweet (by nature), ethnic (by design), and blessed (by God).  I am a paper crafter who loves to make scrapbook layouts, cards, paper purses, loaded envelopes, loaded hoops, and etc.  I am a published crafter.  I recently was published in the January 2018 issue of Paper Crafters Magazine; a UK magazine.  I recently found out that Creative Scrapbooker Magazine (a Canadian and USA magazine) is going to publish a patriotic layout in their June 2018 issue.


Blog:  
http://living-in-the-positive.blogspot.com

Gallery:

https://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=199877

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInThePositive

Instagram:

Http://www.instagram.com/moniquenicolefox/

Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmaZ-IIa6Eb2RduB8mrTwxQ



Thank you Monique, it has fantastic having you join us for our March challenge.

Remember ....

You still have plenty of time until the end of the month to upload your own take on our  CRISPY LETTUCE challenge.  All details are on the blog sidebar. We'd love to see what you can do with our colour this month.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

February winners ...

So many gorgeous SIZZLING PINK layouts for February - thank you everyone for brightening our month.

Just a quick word on submitting your entry ...

Could you all please link directly to your blog post containing your actual submission rather than to your entire blog - it just makes life so much easier when our team try to leave you a comment and please don't forget to add your country after your name so we know which category you fit into for prize selection.  Thank you everyone.

We'd also like to offer our sincere thanks to our wonderful sponsors this year.



You have a chance to win either a delightful product pack from THE RESIN RAINBOW for one lucky Australian / New Zealand entrant or a store voucher for an International entrant.  The winner will be selected by random draw so anyone could be a winner.

Don't forget to pop past their ETSY STORE for more wonderful embellishments available in a rainbow of colours - you are sure to find something that catches your eye.  You can also see more gorgeous creations on INSTAGRAM.

Our FEBRUARY winner via random draw is ...

#1 Suzanne




One lucky entrant each month will receive a delightful selection of crafting products from THE SCRAPBOOKER'S CONFETTI BOX.  Some amazing supplies are available from their lovely STORE located in Swansea (near Newcastle NSW).  The winner of this wonderful prize will be chosen by creative team vote.


Our FEBRUARY winner is ...

#5 Lyne Desrosiers
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You have a chance to win an amazing kit from SCRAPPING FUN KITS.  One of these delightful monthly kits will be put aside for an Australian / New Zealand entrant who will be chosen by creative team vote.

Our FEBRUARY winner is ...

#17 Brenda Caldow

 Our INTERNATIONAL voted winner will receive a delightful embellishment pack courtesy of White..with 1.
Contents will vary slightly

Our FEBRUARY winner is ...

#10 Mariko
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Congratulations to all the winners. Can you all please contact me via email (www1scrapblog@gmail.com) to claim your prize.

Remember you still have lots of time left to enter our challenge this month.  We'd love to see what you can do with this colour combination.  A gentle reminder -  to be eligible for our prizes you may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted.