Monday, February 17, 2014

Portrait day - Scrap Round the World February moodboard

Hello there Scrappers Around the World!
Scrap Around the World Feb challenge is still on and the second share of inspiration from our DT has just been revealed.
My layout among these :)

 Photo by Monika Manowska

Christin's moodboard is just so yummy!

I got so inspired by the layers, the painterly splashes and the colour combo if the first photo.
Thanks for stopping here today!
Jump on to SATW blog to check out the moodboard , we also have a DT call!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

My sunshine - Scrap Friends colour challenge February

How the time flies...already half of February has gone which means a new colour challenge at Scrap Friends has just gone live!
Head over to Scrap Friends blog to see some amazing project of our DT and guests!

Supplies: 7Dots, Prima, UHK Gallery

Here's the colour scheme
Thanks for stopping by , have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Using Twinkling H20's for a quick painterly background - tutorial at Scrap Friends

A fun day today- on Scrap Friends blog I'm sharing my first step by step technique tutorial !
It's about creating a quick painterly bakground with Twinkling H2Os.

So...if you wanna know how to get from here here... a relatively short time and have fun - head over to Scrap Friends blog !

I hope you will enjoy :) You will also find there plenty of tips and techniques shared by the other DT members!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hearts - Allt om scrap

Valentine day is just around the corner so today our team of  'Allt om scrap' is sharing some inspiration for you, the theme is  of course HEARTS.
Layouts, cards and more...check it out here!

I prepared a romantic card in a victorian style.

I used the beautiful,  new collection from UHK Gallery , called 'Holmes in love' - the colours and patterns are perfect for any romantic project and there are plenty of chic images to cut out and use as accent or a main element.
I used a heavy kraft card base which makes the card realy solid and stable.
By the way , all these products can be purchased in Sweden now, Pysselmakaren in Växjö carries them:)

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Few words about card making course

Few days ago I had a chance to be teaching - for the first time - a card making course!
Big thing, right??? :)
The course was organised and hosted by Pysselmakaren shop, the first shop in Sweden which is now selling some fantastic polish products from Papierowa Galanteria, 13arts and UHK Gallery!!!
Of course the course participants got a chance to work with this awesome range of products :)

It was really a great event and fantastic atmosphere!
Now a moment of despair - I was so much into teaching that I didn't took a single photo during the course!!! so there is no photo coverage :( a lesson learned for the future...

Instead I can share a set which I prepared as the inspiration for the course:

Supplies: UHK Gallery Mushrooms, kraft DL card base with box  - Papierowa Galanteria.

...there were a few beginners at this course but by the time we got into the flower arrangement, all were going by themselves, composing their own :) so I suddenly got some time over to put together this quick card :)
Supplies: Holmes in love - UHK Gallery , kraft card base - Papierowa Galanteria, string, gesso - 13 arts.

Thanks for stopping by here...and if you need some great, top quality products to work with - check out the newest range at Pysselmakaren :)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SATW Scrap Around the World - February moodboard

Welcome back to Scrap Around The World Challenge TEN, 
hosted by Design Team member Christin Grønnslett
aka Umenorskan from Norway!

Before we reveal our new challenge 
we have lots of great news to share!  

HAPPY February!!  
THANK YOU for ALL the entries we received in January!

We were COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED & my apologies if you 
didn't get as many comments from us as usual - trying to keep up was
 like shoveling snow when it's snowing!!  Rest assured we have seen
EVERY ENTRY & if you would also like to keep up with WHO is entering
our challenges & check out our amazing entries each week, you need to
sign up to follow SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD on FACEBOOK here.

Di Garling is doing an AMAZING job of sharing EVERYTHING that
goes on here so you can't miss A THING!!  We are also on
 PINTEREST so if you want to stick a pin in us feel free :)  

We also have some AMAZING UPDATES to share with you
 {as usual!}  

1.  Firstly we have a HUGE new BANNER where we will now be
 sharing our WALL OF FAME!  This is fantastic news for YOU 
- the players - BECAUSE it means all our "Winners & Features"
get their "name in lights"ALL MONTH LONG!  No-one is going
 to miss the stars of the show as the header is permanent & will 
simply get switched out monthly on the 8th as usual.

2.  We have MORE BADGES!!  Wahoo!!!
This means MORE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT for you!
Please HELP YOURSELF if you have been one of our
chosen Guest Educators or Featured Youtubers or have
been part of one of our Guest Teams previously.

And finally the Design Team have a badge too!


We welcome the lovely & fantastically talented 

"Hi -  I am Mette Kallander -  I´m 46 years young. 
Married and mum of 3 kids - or you might say
 young adults - as they are 19, 23 & 24 already :).

I have lived in Sweden since I was 7 years old 
(we moved here from Finland) - the part in Finland
 where Swedish is spoken so I´m sorry to say that
 I can´t speak any Finnish at all :)

I´ve been scrapping for 6 years now & I just love
 this hobby!  It´s amazing & just the best way to
 save your memories & thoughts!

At the moment I design for 
- Scraplagret
- Skaparlusten

& am very happy to now be a Swedish Ambassador

4.  We are having our FIRST EVER DESIGN TEAM CALL!!
Full details will be announced on the 8th of February, meanwhile
if you haven't played along with one of our challenges yet NOW
IS THE TIME as that is one of the requirements!!


No more sketches this year - just moodboards!{because...}

So here we go!!
Christin's FABULOUSLY VALENTINEY moodboard!

Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like,
 using one image, several of them, all of them or even just
 one aspect of an image, using ANY COLOURS!  

To be eligible for judging:-

1.   You need to follow our 10 Golden Rules found HERE, which include :-

1)  Sharing the mood board image.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to the current challenge.

3)  Mentioning HOW you were inspired by our mood board.

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.


This is REVEAL ONE.  We now have a MID-MONTH REVEAL 
as well - that goes LIVE on the 16th of every month with another
 full set of inspiration from more of our designers!!

Here's a little teaser - my layout will be shared in the mid-month reveal :)

{all with FREE SHIPPING!}

{Australian Embellishment Manufacturer}

who also have a FABULOUS 50% OFF SALE
on right now - so if you want to STOCK UP ON SOME
FWABulous bling embellishments or beautiful chiffon and/or
satin flowers NOW IS THE TIME!! {click the link above!}

FWAB have sponsored a MASSIVE $175 PRIZE!!!!

Wahoo!!!  Whoever wins this will be "in bling" for the
 rest of the year at least!!  

Flourish with a Bling is an Australian retail and wholesale company, owned by Lucy Patrick, Kate Settineri & Maggie Lloyd, who are 3 passionate & avid crafting mums with a love for design, colour & everything Bling!

“Our aim is to bring more colour & variety into the world of flourishes & embellishments. With our unique designs & new materials we feel we are putting the ‘Bling into Scrapbooking’. We have a beautiful range of flourishes, vines, pearls & rhinestones. Recently we have introduced our own range of gorgeous flowers too.”

They also sell fabulous themed packs at amazing prices. They have flat rate postage & free shipping for larger orders.  They post internationally at actual post & packaging charges!   You can contact them or find all their products on their easy-to-use website  

Follow their blog here & their gallery 


Papirdesign have sponsored this AWESOME prize-pack valued at OVER $75!!
Papirdesign makes paper products, scrapbooking papers, stamps & accessories. 
Papirdesign is focused on colors, pattern & design & draw inspiration from the
 beautiful nature of the Northern part of Norway. The contrast & beauty in the nature, culture & the local people, are their greatest source of inspiration.

3rd prize - Scrapmatts Chipboard valued at $25!

Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages,
 cards & paper-crafting projects. Scrapmatts has a Ning site that showcases
 an amazing talented international design team who post regularly on the blog
 there, a gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!

Below is just one example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

CB1202 Roses 02 CB1067 Flourishes 10

4th prize - $25 prize-pack of flowers, chipboard & embellishments
from Prima, Petaloo & Pink Paislee, etc - donated by our lovely
 Design Team member Eila Sandberg!  

You need to be a follower of her blog HERE to be eligible!!  
{worth it believe me!!}

5th prize - A random selection of Purple Pumpkin products, to the value of $15.

Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin {Australia} manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature,
 specializing in fabric buttons, handmade flowers,resin, twine & washi tape.  
They have a great blog that is constantly active & they hold monthly challenges 
open to all, with Guest Designer positions up for grabs as well as awesome 
prizes of Purple Pumpkin loveliness!  

They stock a huge range of embellishments, washi tape, motex tape, 
etc in their online store HEREBelow is just ONE EXAMPLE
 of the many  products stocked in their online store.

A $25 gift voucher from The Flying Unicorn 

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. Their kit of the Month is filled with the latest and greatest and includes an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing! Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot and happening place which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques and friendships that last! They also have a blog and a Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!


The deadline for this challenge is FRIDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2014!
{Just 4 short weeks away as February is notoriously SHORT!!}
Please leave us some comment love ♥ if you ♥ these projects
as much as I do!!  And let us know  what you think of our mood
 board, prizes & all our exciting news!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Treasure hunt - OUAS February challenge

Hello Friends!

Popping in with the new layout as the new challenge has just been published on Once Upon a Sketch.

Journalling Theme: "Totally addicted to...." 
You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

My story here is a treasure hunt :) I love to incorporate in my works some genuine vintage elements so I often visit second hand store or flea markets in search for anything that can be used in crafting. This page contains pieces of old lace and a silver button
(my journaling is on the backside)
I used papers and stickers from 7 Dots.
Here's OUAS sketch which I turned around.
Thank you for stopping by today, looking forward to see you playing with us in February!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Learn to pause - Scrap Friends sketch February

Entering into February with a fantastic new challenge at Scrap Friends.
A fresh new sketch is waiting for you to play with!
We have a LOAD of inspiration for you as well, truly amazing works from our GDT and my fellow DT members.

I've chosen one of my favorite papers for this project , from UHK Gallery Tropical Fruits line, combined with some scraps of Prima Everyday Vintage. Background is enriched with some messy mixed media work, gesso, paints and stamping.

Here's our sketch, designed by Zeneva

Awesome, isn't it??? I guess at this point you are leaving this post and off to grab your stash and get going ;)
Hope to see you around at Scrap Friends!
Have a great weekend everyone :)