Saturday, February 1, 2020

FEBRUARY CHALLENGE | "DIP ME IN COLOUR"

Pinch and a Punch...Welcome to the first of February.  Today I introduce to you our new Design team for 2020.


Today we welcome back Sue, Tracey, Belinda, Lisa-Marie, Tamara, Anne...

And we welcome on board.... Lizzy Hill, Julie Taylor, Rosanna Lapalombella, Yvette Fanculli, Chantal Goyette & Julie Schinkel.

These ladies were selected from our biggest lot of applications we have ever received and there are so many more I would have happily had join the team.  Thank you to all who applied.  Be sure to play along throughout the year as your layouts and techniques are awesome!

Here is this months challenge to start everyone off.  It's a pretty simple one...A  Colour Moodboard.
And here are the Design team layouts.








Julie Taylor









This months Aussie sponsor is our Darling Gwen from Cut 2 You.  And we are so lucky to have Accent Scrapbooking back on board for all our international players.

Please remember when uploading your links or sending them on Facebook to include your Country.  This makes drawing winners easier and if you don't specify you may miss out on a prize.

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

Krisy xx

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

JANUARY CHALLENGE | "TOUCHY FEELY" MOODBOARD

HAPPY NEW YEAR! New year, new month, new challenge.  This month we say farewell to half of our DT as they embark on other scrap adventures.  At the end of the month and into next month we will introduce the new members joining the Scrap the Girls Team.

To those leaving, I thank them for all the time and creative sparkle they have invested into this challenge blog.  I appreciate the effort as I am sure all you followers do.  So from the bottom of my heart, Thank You, Gwen, Lucie, Rosemary, Tanya and Guylaine.  All the best for the future.

This year we have so creative challenges to get you thinking.  Starting with January here it is...

Be inspired by what you see!

Here is the Design Teams inspiration....

This year we have Scrap Accent back on board for the International Players and I am so happy they are.  Their products are so awesome.

For the Homegrown players we have filled all our sponsor spots and will be starting off with Cut to You as this months sponsors.

Make sure you head over to all the sponsors pages and check out what they have on offer to add those finishing touches to your layouts.

Here is the the 2019's final take on the challenge.  Next month we will officially welcome in the new team.  I can't wait for you to meet them.

















Lucie was unwell this month and unable to complete her final challange for STG.  Hope you get better soon Lucie and all the best for a wonderful future. xx









This months sponsor is Corbett Creations.  Jodi can hook you up for all your wood veneer needs.  Please make sure you head over and check her page out of Facebook.  She also has a challenge page so go check that out to  win yourself some new veneers!

We  also have Scrap Accent on for our International Sponsor.  Kareen has flair and other ephemera that is perfect for all you scrap needs.  She too has a challenge page so head over and check that out too.

Remember to load your challenge entries including your name and Country for prize allocation.  And NO BOYS in the photos.

Good Luck.

Krisy  xx

Thursday, December 19, 2019

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER | NOVEMBER WINNER

Thanks to everyone that played along last month. No messing about, here are the challenge winners.

Here is the challenge if you missed it...

The winner of this challenge truly deserved the win...Read the story!  Tracey


The International winner of the Scrap Accent prize is Cristel


Thanks to everyone that played along last month.  Please be sure to load your challenge including your Country.  Oh and one more thing....there have been a number of entries that include boys in the photos....Our number one rule....NO BOYS!

Can't wait to see the entries for this month.  We have a new design team happening behind the scenes and January will be our last lot of inspiration from this current team.  Keep an eye on the blog and Facebook page for more details.

Krisy xx

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER - OCTOBER CHALLENGE WINNERS

Thanks to everyone that played along in the last few months, I have been swamped with Uni and forgot to hit publish on this blog post.  SORRY

Here is the challenge if you missed it...


Winner of the Cut to You prize is.... Karen



International Winner of the Scrap Accent Prize is.... Ashley from USA



Please contact me via the Facebook page with your postage details and I will arrange for your prize to be sent out to you.

Make sure you add your country to your link up for all our challenges to you don't miss out on being selected for a prize.

Krisy xx

Sunday, December 1, 2019

OMG - DECEMBER is here | "NOT FOR TRADITION"

How has this happened....December already!  This months challenge is SIMPLE.  Trust me...I am thinking..what was I thinking when I set this....

Here it is...

I think, I was thinking...Simplicity, Australiana, neutrals...but OMG.....Not when I had to put my page together.  The DT came to my aid reminding me that it allowed them to think outside of the box and create layouts so very different to each other...and they did....

No traditions on this Christmas page! I decided to buck the trend against the neutral tones of the inspiration image and go with bright colour instead. I used a wreath design as my nod to Christmas, and also included a wood veneer piece (painted gold) that includes a gum leaves (and my favourite sentence enhancer!) for my title.
" very cold snowing Christmas is certainly the complete opposite to how we celebrate here in Australia."

I went a bit rogue on this one... I really couldn’t manage the natural tones and simplicity of the mood board... so I picked out some elements like the leaves and the word Christmas and included those!

"The gum leaf and stone reminds me of the Aussie bush and country towns"

" This was a group effort between my youngest daughter and I"



"Love the natural colours, although my little reindeer in color clashed a little! Easy fix swapping to black and white photo though."


"This is my december layout, i really love playing with this colors for a Christmas layout"
I was inspired by the colour scheme and also the simplicity of the image and the white space.
Who doesn't love Christmas? Who loves scrapping Christmas? Me....I love both so I took great pleasure in creating this page. My girl Holly has been wearing the same shirt christmas morning for the past 8 years (she secretly never wants to grow out of it ). Merry Christmas All....
Inspired by the Olive green tones in the image and that clean white background for my Christmas themed page.

OMG..  I'll tell you what... this DT didn't once complain about this challenge. But I was the last one dragging in my layout and struggling with inspiration.  I am so pleased with the variety of inspiration and the fact that everyone thought outside of the box.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Krisy xx




Friday, November 1, 2019

NOVEMBER CHALLENGE - "THE HANGOVER"

Pinch and a punch this month is sure to bring up some memories, laughs and perhaps a bit of regret :).
This challenge is called "The Hangover"  You choose your poison....Books, Retreat, Alcohol.

Here are the Design teams layouts for your viewing pleasure!


Lazy Friday afternoons and double vodkas...let's call this "journey to a hangover".
Besides being inspired by the alcohol theme, I also drew inspiration for my colour palette and design from the arrows in the book hangover image.
Sue

"This is my hangover....wine and a good cheese platter. I must confess, I enjoy making a cheese platter nearly as much as I enjoy sharing one with friends."
"This was a hangover you’d never want... stuck in a different city, no personal transport, with a kid that just played her heart out at state titles and then busted her knee. Certainly made the rest of our trip difficult - Uber’s, taxis, borrowed wheel chairs, and lots of ice cream to make us feel better. Not a holiday we’ll forget in a hurry!"
"I had diffuculty with this challenge. I do not drink alcohol, I do not read or really watch TV. Then, a few weeks ago I caught this nasty cold that left me k.o. I took the opportunity to take a selfie of my face feverish, with a filter snap chat bonus! Do not be afraid of ridicule !!"
"I don't drink much usually but I do enjoy a cold beer after a hot day sightseeing!
I was also inspired by the circular theme of the book hangover."

"Literal Hangover and Retreat in one!"

"Friends having fun! Live for today!"


"This is my november layout and i choose the book hangover. My favorite author is Amelie Dubois and all thΓ© chick lit book."
"My hangover is dealing with little miss sugar rush... OR dealing with little miss coming down from a sugar rush!"
"I love taking pics of the kids at their worst... this is what it looks like 'hungover' on drugs after having all your wisdom teeth out... she was such a cheery little soul."
"So.....when you go out you feel #classyaf, then you get “messy” and then there’s the “next day”. What a cycle it is, I just don’t recommend it the night before Mother’s Day πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I was also inspired by the circle and spills of wine "🍷
"Inspired by the 'Book Hangover' image to document my daughters love of books."

This months sponsor Cut 2 You. Make sure you put your country in your name link to be in the draw for a prize.

Scrap Accent is also board again this month.  Make sure you head over and check out what they have on offer this month.

Can't wait to see your layouts and read your stories.

Krisy xx

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