Saturday, 19 August 2017

March's Winner and Favourites





Sunday, 13 August 2017

13th August -Tic Tac Toe

Today we have a Tic Tac Toe grid for you. You can pick any line to like horizontal, vertical or diagonal to use in your layout.

Anna
I went for the diagonal line of Lace, two types of alpha and buttons for this pretty layout of my little niece.


Hannah
I am very excited can finish this layout because I use all of the item and it's fun to do this.Can you fine them? Hope you can joining us and play fun with us.I can't wait to see your creation.That's do it!


Rachel
Hello everyone, well I chose Wood Veneer, Blue and Buttons for this challenge! I have used the new summer collection by Prima St Tropez and a cut file from JustNick Studio. Head to my blog for more details on this layout.


Vivian
I chose the middle line going down of Flair, two types of alpha and blue.

You have until 10th September to join in this month's challenges. We would love to see which line of the grid you pick!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 30 July 2017

30th July - In Stitches

Morning, friends!  Just popping back in with our third and final, July challenge.  Be it hand, machine, and/or faux... We're looking for stitching on this week's page.  Here's how the Design Team was inspired.

Hannah
This layout I use the paper & chipboard stickers of  COCOAVANILLA the color is beautiful!  I cut butterfly paper half and use two sides to make up one paper. I sewn it to the Khaki paper. You can see white line in four corners.Than I use lace paper under the photo and folder on two little clip.Final I put iron and the title to finish. It is easy to sewn in corner you can try it! Hop you like this.And Hope this can inspire you.

Jinny
I did some hand and machine-stitching on my layout, which was further inspired by a mix of a variety of different Citrus Twist packages over the months.  I just love how the old and new co-mingled effortlessly for my take.
 

Rachel
I love to sew on my layouts (it adds a wonderful texture) so this challenge was totally in my comfort zone (lucky me)!!!! I have created a fun summer layout with a gorgeous fringed flamingo. I have machine sewn around my cactus, flamingo  and as a way of underlining the date, destination, adventure printed on my base paper. Head to my blog for more details on this layout. I do look forward to seeing your creations!

Vivian
I add stitching, whether it's hand-stitched or machine based, on nearly everything I make. It's my "bread and butter" of paper crafting. So I actually challenged myself with a large title instead. I go into lots of details on this layout on my blog. Thanks for stopping by today!
Now, it's your turn; and we can't wait to see what you all cook up!  You have until Sunday, August 13, 2017, to link up your takes, on this In Stitches Challenge and/or our previous, July No People Challenge and/or Scraplift Challenge, in the right-hand column.  Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!  Happy scrapping!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

16th July - No People

Good Morning, friends; and welcome to our new challenge!  Today we challenge you to create a layout with photo(s) possessing no people.  Here's how the Design Team was inspired.

Hannah
 
This layout I use this photo that I want to keep the moment of a relaxation trip and I use this title to represent. I use the flower paper of COCOAVANILLA and cut it out to arrange.Hope you like it. 
 

Jinny
As soon as I saw this challenge, I immediately knew just the photo that I wanted to scrap.  It's a photo of my workbook and Bible from a study I did at our last church.  It wasn't until I was putting together the final, finishing touches, however, that I realized there was a person on the cover of that workbook.  There wasn't time to start over, so I went with it.  All of the goodies you see here came from my July "#rightnow" Citrus Twist kit.  I absolutely adore all those scrumptious, Bella Blvd. Make Your Mark die cuts!
 

When recently on holiday I met this beautiful peacock and this challenge was a perfect excuse to scrap this beauty! Technically a bird is still a no people layout right!!!!! Head to my blog for all the details on this layout.

Vivian
Forgive the photo editing, as I'm learning a new program. Anyway our tour of Germany last year lead us to this little village called Dinkelsbuhl. Above some of their shops were these symbolized or "picture" signs. In old Europe, the general population could not read so shops used these types of signs to let people know what they offered. This was the cutest little town, but can you imagine a time where most people could not read?
Now, it's your turn.  You have until Sunday, August 13, 2017, to link up your takes, on this No People Challenge and/or our previous Scraplift Challenge, in the right-hand column; and we'll be back with one final, July challenge on the 30th.  We can't wait to see what you all cook up!  Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!  Have a blessed week!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

2nd July- Scraplift

Good Morning and welcome to our new challenge. Today we  challenge you to....

Scraplift; we want you to pick one of the Design Teams challenge layouts to Scraplift, it can be any layout you like from this blog.

Here are the layouts the DT picked and their scraplifts;


Hannah
I choose this layout by Jinny.

This layout inspired me to use this photo and a big title. I used mini alpha punch by WE R to make this title.This photo is a scraping layout class in TAIWAN. I love this moment where everyone joined together so I used it. Hope it can inspire you and hope you like it.


Jinny
Since I didn't get to take part in last month's Sketch Challenge, based upon Vivan's take on our May Recipe Challenge, I couldn't resist choosing her page as my muse for this challenge.
 
I used lots of Elle's Studio goodies to get it done, and nearly everything you see here came from a Citrus Twist Kit Club box at one time or another.
 

Rachel
Well I have chosen a fab layout by Jinny!



And here is my take on her sketch! I have used Kaisercraft Island Escape collection with lots of fussy cutting of hibiscus flowers. I look forward to seeing what layouts you choose to scrap lift!



Vivian

I have chosen to scrap lift Rachel's layout. I must confess, it really wasn't a stretch for me as her and I have similar scrappy style. We did create a layout using the same file with the circle of clouds. I used lots of embellishments from Pretty Little Studio and hand-stitched the clouds for added texture. Thanks for stopping by today!!


How strange out of all these layouts two of the DT picked the same layout!

We would love to see which layout you pick as your inspiration, please link up your layouts to side bar.
You have until 13th August to join in.
Happy Scraplifting! 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

18th June - Not to be squared

Our challenge for you today is...

Not to be squared; create a layout without using squares or rectangles.

Hannah
This challenge I used lots of circles to create it. I cut a few circles that are different sizes than use Prima blue water crayon around those circles. I used the photo of my daughter in that she challenged climbing so I use this title~explore. I rounded the corners of this photo to make it not to be squared then used wood leaves, wood stars, lace ribbons and used this thick title. Hope this can inspire you and I look forward to see your creations.


Jinny
Being as it's Father's Day here in the states (Happy Father's Day, dads!), I chose to scrap a photo of my hubby with our beautiful kiddos from last Father's Day and played with stamped, die-cut, stitched, and sequin circles, not to mention lots of Pinkfresh goodies from my May Citrus Twist kit. 

Rachel

What a wonderful challenge to inspire creativity! I have gone pretty and floral adding hearts, butterflies and a pretty scallop frame. We do hope you will join us and I look forward to seeing your creations. Head to my blog for all details on product and cut file used.



Vivian
I'm going to amend this challenge just a little and say that it's ok to leave your photos square-like. For my background, I simply reached for a triangle punch, around them around the page, and voila!



Guest Designer -Rainny
This layout was recorded my good friends and I had breakfast in a great restaurant.  
I cut the big title, use some colorful papers and elements to show the beautiful morning.

Wow what a great job everyone did! We would love to see how you take on this challenge! You have until 2nd July to enter your layout in the side bar.

And if you are celebrating it in your part of the world Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

4th June- Sketch

Time for another sketch today. 
I took inspiration from Vivian's Numbers challenge layout, it was a fun, playful layout which makes the same in a sketch!
Here is what the design team did with the sketch....

Hannah
I made some paper crack and used blue acrylic on it and then cut it into squares. I made another paper using tissue paper and yellow and green spray then cut them to a square and triangle. I use bead chain around these shapes make them glitter. I used this playful photo of my son because he is so cute and changes his face just like these shapes can change and look attractive.

Rachel
It took me a while to visualise this sketch and Vivian's layout was just beautiful. I chose a new collection by Kaisercraft Wildflower to use and went from there. I love how this turned out even if it was a little out of my comfort zone.



Vivian
Since this sketch is based off a previous layout of mine, I decided to show the sketch in a different way, using negative die cuts.  I made a pattern on SCAL4, arranged and cut all the shapes from the yellow polka-dotted paper, then separately cut the shapes using two other patterned papers. About 40 minutes of hand-stitching later, I came up with this!!!


Guest Designer -Rainny
This layout is about a date with my girlfriends, so I picked some pink elements, flowers, and butterflies to match with the photos.
Also, I took the photo of the nice dessert, which looks so delicious.


You have until 2nd July to enter this month's challenges.
Happy scrapping!