Monday, September 30, 2019

October Challenge.

The October challenge is to use DISTRESSING on your layout/card/tag.

This can mean torn papers, inks, corrugated card, fabric scraps, etc.
Our sponsor this month is Mystical Scrapbooks who are celebrating their 11th Birthday.
We are grateful to Donna for her continuing support.

Mystical Scrapbooks

Here's what the DT have done this month.






Our winner for September was Karen B.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

September challenge.

Firstly thank you to Jackie for being our guest DT last month.

Our winner for August was Tracey Beer

Our September challenge is based around this

Helix park and the Kelpies.

Can you guess the challenge? It is an obvious one this month.

Use a horse somewhere on your layout

Our Design team have been busy as usual scrapping up some goodies.
Here are our ideas for you.







(Another extravaganza)

This is a travellers notebook cover made from a canvas bank bag.


We have a guest designer again this month. Kim Kendall is a scrapbooking friend who owns horses. The perfect combo for this challenge.

"I have been scrapping now for over 20 years and horses are something that I do scrap as my daughter and I have both been involved with them now for 50 plus years.
Horses are no different to people to scrap and the same principals apply.
I Hope you enjoy my LO's"

We are all looking forward to seeing your productions!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

August musical challenge

This is the Country Music hall of fame in Nashville.
As you can see it is in the shape of a base.

These hints will give you a clue to our challenge this month.

                                          MUSICAL THEME

You can make anything featuring paper so long as it has a musical theme.

We are pleased to welcome a guest designer for this month, Jackie Edwards

Hi!  My name is Jackie Edwards and I live in Southend-on-Sea, Essex in the UK.

I am a widow but have a wonderful daughter and three beautiful grandchildren who are mostly the subjects of my layouts. 

I have been scrapping for over ten years now. I discovered scrapbooking when I was on holiday in America when my first Grandchild was about a year old and my style has changed many times over the years.  I am very lucky to have my own craft room and because I am now retired, I can scrap all day and not have to clear everything away!

I have always been involved with craft in some form – sewing, cross-stitch, cards, altered art (I love Tim Holtz!) but seem to return to scrapbooking every time.  My best buy a few years ago was my Craft Robo and this has helped me with titles and images on many occasions….I now have a Cameo too which means I can now cut 12x12 files!!

I very much enjoy entering challenges because they give me the starting point for a layout, whether it’s a sketch or other criteria……..although the end result doesn’t always reflect the original design or intention! LOL

I don’t know what I would do now if I didn’t scrap!!!

I was very pleased to be asked to be GDT this month and hope that my layout might give you some inspiration for this months challenge!
Here's Jackie's layout:

Here's our DT inspiration:
                                                      Altered LP.






Our winner for July is Leanne

Thanks again to Blossom Creations for sponsoring us during July.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

July Challenge

Welcome to another month at Archiscraps.
We are pleased to see some new people joining in with the challenge each month. All are welcome!

Our July challenge is to be inspired by seashells
This can take any form you like as long as paper is involved.
Maybe the shells will feature on your entry or you might just see where thinking about shells takes you.

What a beautiful doorway this is!

We are sponsored this month by
Beautiful hand made flowers.

Now here's our Design Teams ideas for you.








Our winner for June is Tracey Beer again. Thanks for joining in everyone.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

June Challenge

Our June challenge marks halfway through another year. Where did that time go!

The winner for May was Tracey B.

Now here's your picture

It is Trinity College Library in Dublin. And being a librarian myself I adored it! It had that wonderful smell of old books and those shelves were so high and chock full of old books.
The most famous book there is the Book of Kells which was made in the 1400s and features beautiful gold writing.


Ok enough rambling, your challenge this month is to use book paper or library pockets or both.

We are sponsored by me! I will select a bundle of goodies for the winner.

Here's what the design team have come up with.







Book-shaped box, library card lists year & where I've ever lived, tags have photo & address plus dates & schools attended (still researching some old addresses & pics)


I think this is a relatively easy one so hope to see lots of entries this month. Maybe you can do a shabby chic project or an off the page item. We'd love to see your work.