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.

Monday, April 29, 2019

May challenge

Three years ago I was lucky enough to go to Europe.
One of the most beautiful buildings we saw was Melk Abbey in Austria.

Our challenge this month is based on this picture.

It is rather specific this month but easier than it sounds.
We are sponsored this month by Craft Queen

 I would also like to offer your Archiscraps followers a 12% discount on my website for the duration of 2019. If anybody is interested in taking  up this offer they can email to receive their individual discount code for the website. OUR WINNER FOR APRIL IS TRACEY B.

We would like to welcome a Guest Designer this month, Cornelia Wenokor

I like to spend my evenings creating cards. I have been totally hooked now for about six years. I mainly do CAS cards, but occasionally I like to experiment with other styles. Besides card making I enjoy photography, baking, cooking, hiking, biking, reading, classical and all sorts of ethnic music."

Here's her example

Now here is what the DT have made.







Please note: link ups are now name only and don't show a miniature picture of your layout.
We will still look at your links and leave a comment.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

APRIL challenge -SQUEEZE

At Archiscraps during April we are asking you to SQUEEZE SOMETHING IN BETWEEN.

Perhaps you have one item you want to use and haven't found a use for it.
We want to see how innovative you are at interpreting this challenge.
Thing of something out of the ordinary and put it between 2 other things!

Here are some ideas from my creations.

When layering the flowers, I used ribbon loops between the layers.

                               On this layout I squeezed a row of cameras between the photos.

Now look at what the Design Team have come up with:


(squeezed sentiment between butterflies)

(The lady is squeezed between the lace motifs)

                                                 (photo squeezed between circles)


                                            (journaling between the photos)

                                              (squeezed centre photo between 2 others)


(squeezed middle photo and title)


We are all looking forward to seeing what you can squeeze for APRIL.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Trish's Stained glass cards.

I'm doing a special feature this month on Trish.
She sent me quite a fair few Stained glass window cards.
So here they are:
                                                 The example we used for the monthly post.

An example for the stained glass effect using stickers on vellum and colouring in with jelly roll pens

That's some collection!
She could be employed fixing church windows.
A reminder that it is one entry per month per person and also that we are sponsored by the wonderful Donna from

Thursday, February 28, 2019

MARCH challenge

Here's a stained glass art deco window designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Isn't it stunning?
Your challenge this month is to create a stained glass effect on your layout, card, tag etc.

We are sponsored this month by Mystical Scrapbooking.

Please support Donna wherever you can. She is one of the friendliest and most reliable scrap shop owner I know.

Our Design Team ladies have outdone themselves this month.






I didn't do one this month, naughty me!!! LOL
Here's an idea I saw on Pinterest.

and another I saw on Paper Issues Facebook page.

Our winner for February is TRACEY BEER. 
We loved how she used buttons and paint to create the ombre effect.

Hoping to see your wonderful entries soon.

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