Sunday, May 30, 2021

June Archscraps Challenge.


Some of you might recall the sunken loungerooms of the 1970s. This picture reminded me of that era.
Hanging from the centre in this picture is a fringe!

Your challenge for June is to use fringing

It can be paper fringing or actual fabric/haberdashery fringes.

Can be long or short, it's up to you.

Here's an idea for a fringed flower

Fringed Flower - not quite punch art; but close! - Flowerbug's Inkspot (

As yet we don't have a sponsor but I will keep you posted! There will be a prize.

Our winner for May was Leanne St who made a beautiful shabby chic door hanger.

Now on the the Design team's ideas.








AS you can see there are lots of ways to incorporate fringe on your layout or card or tag.

We are looking forward to seeing what you produce.

Friday, April 30, 2021

May Challenge

 Happy May day!

"We went to Melbourne to stand in front of this Victorian-style building with its amazing cast iron railings and verandas, so delicately chiseled, like lace. These terraced houses are quite numerous in Melbourne but also in Sydney. It was built in 1890 and well preserved "

What is the challenge you are asking?

Use laces and go shabby chic- Shabby chic means vintage laces,flowers, pearls, an olde world feel.

We are pleased to be sponsored this month by

Thank you to Sandra for her generosity.

Our winner for last month was Sharon Bishop. Her prize was a selection of goodies from me.


                            Here are some examples from the design team, let these inspire you!
                                                         Firstly, the queen of shabby chic- TRISH








It could be a good opportunity to get out some vintage photos and scrap them. 

Don't forget to link them up on the album on facebook.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

April challenge

Our April challenge is PLEATING

You could pleat paper, washi tape or ribbon perhaps. It must be obvious on the layout or card

So use your imagination and pleat pleat pleat.

Our winner for March is Debra Beer.

A special mention to Sharon Bishop for that wonderful rainbow layout too! 

Here's your DT ideas for pleating.






(Corner pleating)


Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Our link up is on facebook

Sunday, February 28, 2021

March Challenge-Colourful mixed media.

 Our March challenge features lots of colour to brighten your day.

It looks like India, but it is in Brighton UK at the Royal Pavillion.

The challenge this month is MIXED MEDIA WITH LOTS OF COLOUR

Use your watery dribbly mists,paints,inks,nuovo drops etc and other things to add bright colours. You can also use masks, stamps, ribbons, fibres, laces, anything to make it brighter! Why not create a rainbow of colours. You could create a canvas!


Our sponsor this month is a fairly new one.

, “ArtStacks is a brand new Australian company, run by the other-daughter combination of Heather and Courtney McMahon. We design easy-to-cut images for all sorts of papercrating.”

Their details are:





Many thanks to Heather and Courtney.


Our DT have been busy creating and might inspire you to create wonderful things.


                                                        (using nuovo drops)



                                                                (watercolour paints)




Congratulations to Heather Bensley ,who is our winner for February.
We appreciate all your entries. 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

February Challenge

 Another month arrives with Valentines Day smack dab in the middle.

Maybe that can inspire you this month.

Our picture looks like this.

It's like something from Swiss Family Robinson.

Your challenge this month is 
Layer your items at angles. (If a layout,layer the photos or papers at angles, if a card layer the papers at angles.)

Your projects need to be uploaded into the album on Facebook under "February" on 

(5) Archiscraps Community Group | Facebook

We are getting a great response lately,which is fabulous. Keep them coming!

Now here's what our design team have come up with.







                                                            (Good way to use up scraps!)



Our January winner is Heather Bensley

We have no sponsor as yet, but I have a bundle of goodies organised.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

January 2021 challenge.

 Happy new year! Here's to a COVID free 2021.

Our winner for December was   Rosslyn.

Now on to our new challenge which is.........

Feature mushrooms, toadstools or other fungi on your page.
You will be given free reign on this, the fungi can be in the photo or on the papers or as an embellishment or stamp.

Searching through my own layouts and cards I've come up with these

My daughter's toadstool cupcakes note the Memory Maze painted white mushrooms bottom right.
(Background was done using gesso through a mask over red paper.)

Toadstool salt and pepper shakers on the windowsill, plus bottlecap embellishments featuring mushrooms.

This one used Flourish with a bling toadstools (no longer available)

And a card featuring a mushroom border plus a bigger featured mushroom.

Now on to the Design Team girls.





We are sponsored by Mystical Scrapbooks  for Australia/New Zealand entries.

We also value and enjoy looking at overseas entries.