Wednesday, August 31, 2022

September challenge

 Springing into spring here and it's time for another challenge.

As you drive through Junee in South West NSW you pass this enormous set of silos. 

This inspired this month's challenge.


We want you to use rolled paper on your layout or card.

Here's one I made with the original photos



There's other example I found to show you variety of this technique







I usually use a long skewer when doing the straight rolls but you can also use a pencil.

Here's what our lovely ladies have made to inspire you.

BARB (It's her mother as a little girl)


                                                          LESLIE
                                                    (Rolled paper roses)


TRISH
 
                                                             

                                                                             DALE


                                                                          BUFFY


                                                                        MITZI



                                                                      JULENE



and finally here is my rare published layout from 2004 I teared the 2 papers back, then rolled the edges.



We are sponsored by Art Stacks ArtStacks | Facebook




Our August winner is Karen. Congratulations.



Sunday, July 31, 2022

August Challenge

 The August challenge at Archiscraps is a colourful one!

I saw this picture and thought you can all use this as inspiration.


I went to "chip -it" and it offered the colours at the right hand side. So your challenge is:

 to create something using those colours.

Our sponsor this month is Mary Bennetts with more of her kind donations. This pack is colourful also.


Our Design Team have been busy as usual

                                                                    BUFFY


                                                                     DALE


                                                                   BARB


                                                                   JULENE


                                                                                  LESLIE


TRISH



and our winner for July is  Donna O'Connell. 

Thursday, June 30, 2022

July challenge

 Half the year has gone already and here we are again with a new month's challenge.

Our picture this month is  The Longaberger building in Ohio.



Your challenge is to Use weaving.

Our ladies have outdone themselves yet again with their inspiration.


BARB


TRISH



LESLIE


DALE



BUFFY


JULENE


MITZI








The JULY prize is this MME mini album ,again kindly donated by Mary Bennetts



Finally, our winner for June was Karen Guy. Congratulations! 



Sunday, May 29, 2022

June Challenge 2022.

 Our June Challenge is based around this picture


Gardens by the Sea in Singapore.

This got me thinking about leaves and greenery. So your challenge this month is to 

Use lots of leaves and greenery

Maybe you have fabric leaves that came with flowers,or on their own.

Maybe you have flourish with a bling ranches of leaves

Maybe you have wood veneer leaves or some other embellishment like skeleton leaves.

Whatever it is now is the time to scrap those garden photos or floral bouquets.

Theresa Kamp is sponsoring us this month. Here is your prize

It's Kaisercraft "Take note" collection.



 Now here's our Design Team ideas.


                                                         MITZI


                                                                       DALE


                                                                      TRISH


                                                                        BUFFY


                                                                      BARB


                                                                    LESLIE



JULENE



Our winner for May was Sharon Bishop. Congratulations! 

                                                             



Saturday, April 30, 2022

May 2022 challenge

 


Our MAY challenge is flying buttresses. Choose a central photo (layout) or die cut (card) and think of a way to have strips  or curves coming out from it.

Here's 2 examples by Paige Evans 




Here's another idea I spotted at Chid Kids Crafty Corner: Hello Kitty | Elaine King | Black Backgrounds (chidkids26.blogspot.com)




One way could be to use those pieces at the bottom of scrapbook paper.

Our prize this month is kindly donated by Mary Bennetts.


Now on to the Design team ideas.  (Our design team ideas might help you further. )

                                                                    JULENE


(Used laces and fine braids for a more formal look)

BARB

DALE

(note how she has used vellum for a more subtle look)

                                                                            LESLIE

                                       
                                            A digi layout this month.

                                                                             BUFFY

TRISH




                                                                                MITZI





Our winner for April was Karen Brierley, with a great use of brackets in 2 different ways. Congratulations! 

So there you have it. An interesting one for you to think about. It might be time to use those ribbons,washi,threads, braids, offcuts string that you have been hoarding.