Saturday, December 31, 2022

January Challenge 2023

 Happy New Year 2023!!!!!!

People keep asking so here is the link to where you enter.

You need to ask to join the group to enter.

Now on to our Challenge for January.

Use this sketch and include some kind of building on your layout or card. (Both components are necessary.)

Here's my example to get you started. 

My building is the coffee shop, so it doesn't have to be anything grandiose, so long as it qualifies as a building. (Doghouse, chicken shed etc all qualify) 

Our prize for this month is a selection of goodies from Mary Bennetts , yet again.

Now here's some ideas from our Design Team.







So, there you have it! We look forward to seeing your creations which need to be put in the gallery album on Facebook.

Our winner for December is 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

December Challenge


Here's your inspiration for December.

Your challenge this month is to use a frilly edge on your paper or cardboard.

Here's some general examples

Our prize is once again donated by Craft Queen.

Here is where you link up on Facebook. Archiscraps Community Group | Facebook

Our winner for November is Heather Bensley and our runner-up is Lisette Smith.

Now here's the Design Team girls' inspirations.

                                                             Two from TRISH





(Mini album made from tags)


Lastly, we would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
Come back next year and visit us for more surprises! 

Monday, October 31, 2022

November challenge

 It's November! By now you have started the Christmas shopping and thinking about the festivities.

We hope you can find time to join us this month.

Here's a house on wheels.
It prompted me straight away to think Steampunk
                                         The challenge is to do something with steampunk.

Our sponsor this month is Craft Queen

Look at these examples

Firstly I saw this on "Off the rails" challenge"

Then there's these

Steampunk is more than just putting a few cogs on a page
It is a look back to Victorian times and the age of inventions. People were building and experimenting with all kinds of machinery.

Search Pinterest for more ideas, there's thousands of them. Everything from eye charts to helicopters!

  1. a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology:

  2. Let's look at what the ladies have come up with.
  3.                                                              DALE

  4. Dale has used clocks, cogs, Victorian fashion and old tickets.
Barb's photo couldn't be better the lady's dress has a clock on it! There's also cogs, chains, keys and that wonderful wire.

Between these 2 cards you have locks and key, goggles, fancy door latch, bracket, books, old buttons, cogs. And old tape/ribbon plus the fashion on the girl.

The cat dressed in steampunk gear epitomises it. Look closely for ideas.

                                                               (coming soon)



This layout was done for the above "Off the rails" challenge back in 2017.
I've used the wonderful photo from the museum of decorative arts in Paris that I took. I added hot air balloon, cogs, a clock face, keys and lock and an old postcard.

I also did this card which features hot air balloons, old luggage and neutral/sepia background.

Hopefully all that has you inspired to do something. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Our winner for October is Sharon Bishop.

Friday, September 30, 2022

October challenge


Here's the picture for October and what a weird but fascinating building!

We have had musical challenges before, so I went a different way with this one.

Your challenge for October is to use string.

It can be any kind of project (paper based) with any kind of string.

Our ladies on the Design Team have outdone themselves again. Putting their imagination into it.





(Gratitude mini album)



Here is the prize for this month. Kindly donated by Mary Bennetts again. (What would we do without you?) Perfect for travel or Valentine's Day/ love theme.

Our winner for September is Debra Beer

Enter here on Facebook  Archiscraps Community Group | Facebook

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)

                                                    (Rolled paper roses)






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.