Thursday, August 31, 2023

September challenge


Here's the stimulus picture for September. It is the gold facade on the Brill Building in New York.

Recently renovated and it certainly shines.

Our challenge this month is to use gold accents on your layout or card.

Perhaps you could get started on those Christmas cards or a special wedding layout etc.

Here's 3 of my layouts to get you thinking:

                                                Gold flower, 3 gold buttons, gold butterfly

                                                                     Gold mist, gold star

                                                      Gold bling, gold corrugated card. 

Our Design team have come up with some lovely ideas too.









Our sponsor for September is 

Many thanks to Sandra for her ongoing support.

Our winner for August is Karen Brierley

Monday, July 31, 2023

August challenge

 Another month goes by. It will be Christmas before we know it!!

Our August challenge is based on this.


We are sponsored this month by Dusty Attic chipboard.

Check out their facebook page or instagram to see fabulous ideas and order stock. 

Here is where you enter. Archiscraps Community Group | Facebook

Our Design Team girls have been busy as usual.









It's over to you now to see what you can come up with. We are looking forward to seeing your entries. 

Our winner for last month is Chrissy Ballingal. Congratulations! 

Thursday, June 29, 2023

July challenge

 Don't get distressed but we are doing distressed this month! 

Get out those inks and sandpaper to dirty up your entries. You can even tear into your papers or use mists in appropriate colours to dirty your page.

Here's our picture

Make it as dirty and distressed as this house and car. Some examples below.

I'll be providing your prize this month.

Our winner for last month was Jane Howden.

Here's the DT ladies examples for you


I dirtied up the paper using mists and paint plus inking around the edges.
By using mixed alphas it has that haphazard look. 



I was inspired by the wood at the front of the house. I used distress inks in forst oak and aged mahogany and done 2 types of tearing of paper.


                                                     It's distressed and a bit grungy.


 The background tearing plus the chipboard gave these old photos a distressed look. Note the splats of coffee or tea. 



Link up your entries here  Archiscraps Community Group | Facebook

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

June Challenge

 The year is half over and where has that time gone?

We have another exciting challenge for you in June.

This is the Haynes shoe house 

Take a look at our photos of the newly renovated, historic The Haines Shoe House!! The shoe is now an Air bnb ready for booking in November!
Built by Mahlon Haines in 1948 to promote his shoe stores, the house was initially provided as a vacation spot for newlyweds and senior couples. Subsequent owners have offered it for public rental or operated it as a museum and ice cream shop. Most recently, it is an Airbnb rental property.
If you'd like to learn more on this historic home, click --->
To book your stay in The Shoe, click—>

Located in USA.

Your challenge this month is to include a shoe or shoes on your layout or card. (or boots)

Yes, it is an easy one this time.

Our winner last month is Heather Bensley

Here's some shoe ideas from the design team








We again don't have a sponsor this month. but I will organize a prize from my own stash. 

Sunday, April 30, 2023

May Challenge


Did you play with Lego as a kid? Did your children have it?  It is still very popular today and here in Australia we even have a TV show about it.

  • Be inspired by lego!
  • This could be small coloured pieces to make up your background or mosaics or something else you can come up with.

There's your challenge! 

We don't have a sponsor this month, but I will send a prize to our winner.

Our winner for April is

 Let's get some ideas from our Design Team 







Off you go and get those bright Lego colours working. Have fun!