Thursday, August 1, 2019


Pinch and a punch for the first of the month. Time for a new challenge.  This month I've decided to be less restrictive and allow you show what inspires you.  This challenge has an theme but you have to decide what you want to do.  Its a little controversial now. So here is the challenge image, then I'll give you the run down....

 So this months challenge....Be inspired by Instagram.  This can mean you can be inspired by the colours, the shapes, the square photo formatting, likes....What ever you want.  But you must tell us what it is that inspired you.   The controversy is that Instagram have taken away the like button but honestly I had no Idea that was happening.  I set this challenge back in November for the DT.  Yep that's how organised I am and how much notice the DT get for their challenges, that's a bit of behind the scenes for you.

This month the Design Team has gone in all different directions and I love that it has enabled us to see what inspires different creatives.  Here are the Design Teams layouts....
I was inspired by the coloured stripes in the logo, which I recreated using watercolours. I also included a number of elements relevant to Instagram - hearts, a camera icon, and a hashtag title. (I even snuck in the  "thumbs up" like button from fellow social media platform Facebook.)

These are all photos of my daughter from her instagram page. All her photos are in black and white, thats her thing!

Tamara was all about the cutfile fitting perfectly with the theme this month.Tamara

"I have been inpired by the sketch"

I was inspired by the colors and using a square theme.
I was inspired by the colours, the square photos, the fact that Instagram often is a record of a journey. Plus this was once my profile picture.

I've just gone for the square photo in this layout captured at the beach

I decided to turn the logo and i also use the coloré of Instagram logo.
I decided to go with all things camera-related, as you can see. I've also added in some hearts to copy the image and also the 'like' option within instagram. I used an old photo with an (old) instagram filter and I used a rainbow of colours - again as inspiration from the image provided.

totally inspired by my love of good vodka and crowns... so instagood!
I was inspired by all the elements in the logo.....but this totally did not go the way the idea in my head originally went...all because I accidentally sent my photo to the wrong printer and ended up with a big A4 of my head - so I just rolled with it
Inspired by the Insta logo to make a huge shaker pocket out of the cut file and the square format photo.

This months homegrown sponsor is HELMAR.  Yes the glue company.  This is one that every scrapper will benefit from.

As always Scrap Accent will be sponsoring an international winner.  Keep an eye out this month as we will be announcing the May, June and July winners and you will need to contact us via our Facebook page to claim your prize.  Don't wait too long or you will miss out.

I can't wait to see what inspires you all.  Remember you can link up via the link, send us a message via Facebook or tag us on Instagram.

Krisy xx

Monday, July 1, 2019


Pinch and a punch for the first of the month!  This month we have a colour moodboard challenge.  The colour moodboards always inspire a lot of people.

This moodboard is called "Lucious Lady" inspired by this image sourced from Pinterest.  The colours are very coffee inspired I feel...How about you? 
Here are the design teams take on the challenge.


This months homegrown sponsor is the wonderful Corbett Creations.  Please make sure you head over and check out Jodi's stuff.  Did you know if you need a custom piece she can help you out?  Not to mention her teacher gifts for end of year.  It's never to early to plan ahead!

Scrap Accent is also on board for our international players too.

IMPORTANT- Please remember to link up you can do it via the link here on the blog or share it to our Facebook Page or tag us on Instagram.  If you link up via the blog make sure you put where you are from in your description so we can choose the correct winners.

We can't wait to see your entries.

Krisy xx

Saturday, June 1, 2019


Pinch and a punch. New challenge this month.  This challenge reminds me of my Baba AKA Grandma.  Miss matched patters and colours that somehow were a style.  If that makes sense?!  Here is the inspiration picture....

This months homegrown challenge Sponsor is one of our faithful favourites - D-lish Scraps.  Please take the time to peruse the shop and pick up a few gorgeous embellishments.  We also have our favourite International Store sponsoring our International winners - Accent Scrap.  Make sure you check out all the gorgeous flair.

Now for some inspiration from our design team:

I was inspired to draw from the image as much as I could. I used a white background and then a mix of busy, colourful patterns including a geometric design. I also added flowers and included pops of yellow inspired by the clogs.
I took inspiration from all the different patterns.
Inspired the patch work bags and the mixture of colours and patterns.Tamara
Inspired by the florals
I was inspired by the yellow clogs. I am on a mission this year to get out of my comfort zone and I certainly did with this one! I never use yellow!! the technique was inspired by a step by step tutorial by Tammy Klingner - the design itself quite different to Tammy's page.
The miss match of patterns got me
I've gone for that patterns in this one.
This is my june layout, I got my inspiration in the color, the flowers and the leaves.
I was inspired by the pops of busy pattern on a more subtle backdrop, and I wanted the yellow to stand out on my layout, the way it does in the image.

I took this months theme of "Patterns and Colours" as a representation of "Mismatched" - some see beauty and others don't - a bit like life really - underneath the picture is a quote that represents how fractured moments shape us as women
Inspired by the florals and that pop of yellow!

Remember when you link up to include your country of Origin to make it a little easier for judging.  AND remember you can link up via the blog using your blog, a facebook link or Instagram link.  You don't have to have a blog to play along.  Of if that is a little too much just message your entry through on our Facebook.  All entries are considered.

This months homegrown sponsor is D-lish Scraps and as always Scrapbook Accent is on board for our international winner.  Make sure you check out their pages.  Without their support we wouldn't be able to reward you for you efforts.

Can't wait to see what you all come up with this month.

Krisy xx

Saturday, May 11, 2019


We have a few winners to announce....

Let's start with a reminder of the FEBRUARY CHALLENGE - "WARRIOR QUEEN"

We had 2 sponsors for February


Homegrown Winner #2 - COCOA VANILLA STUDIO Karen

International Winner - SCRAP ACCENT Sab


Homegrown Winner - D-lish Scraps - RACHEL

International Winner - SCRAP ACCENT Kamila


Homegrown Winner - CHARMS CREATIONS - TONI

International Winner - SCRAP ACCENT - SUE

Congratulations to all our winners.  Please message our Facebook page with your postal address and we will arrange for your prizes to be sent to you.

Krisy xx

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