Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Australian Ladies: DT call at Scrap 'N' Craft with T

There is a new vacancy on the Design Team of Creative Girls @ Scrap N Craft With T. You will need to be able to create one project (layout, card or OTP) each week from the products supplied from Tanyah's shop. You will also need to post this project onto the Creative Girls blog with photos and instructions. If you haven't done this before, don't worry; Tanya will walk you through it until you are comfortable!!

Tanyah offers her Design Team a very generous 30% off purchases in her shop, and each month supplies at least $25 worth of products to use for your projects. The position on the Design Team will run up to March 2011.

If you're interested, please email Tanyah with 1 x OTP, 2 x layouts and 2 x cards and she will send you more information about what is required. You will need to email her by this Sunday, October 31, 2010. And ... due to the extremely high shipping costs, Tanyah is looking for Australian girls only ...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wanna be part of an International Design Team?


Since the beginning of this year I have been a Design Team member for both Scrap 'N Craft with T and the Scrappassion Challenge Blog. The Dutch version of the Scrappassion Challenge Blog has been running for over 2 years in The Netherlands, but from January 2011 the blog will go international! Ria, the owner of the blog thought it was time to see some gorgeous entries from international girls. Before we can start of on January 1st 2011,


we are looking for some more talented girls to be part of our Design Team!

We are looking for 4 INTERNATIONAL (a.k.a. outside of the Netherlands and Belgium) designers who love to be on our Design Team. You can be from anywhere around the world; it doesn't matter where you are from. As a Design Team member you will work together with the four Dutch girls who are on the Dutch Scrappassion Challenge Blog. (Feel free to have a look at this Dutch version, which is obviously in Dutch)...

You will find all the details about the DT call and the International Challenge Blog in English HERE !!!! We have received one submission so far and clearly we'd love to have many more! And did you know that Tanyah is our Australian sponsor for this blog too? So come on ... give it a go!

Now back to the layout. The girls in the pictures are all a member of the Scrappassion Blog and a few of them are part of the International Design Team too. We recently had a weekend together full of laughter, fun, food and scrapping; just wonderful!

To create this layout I have used the papers and embellishments from the Ruby Rockit 'Upstairs/ Downstairs' Collection. I first cut two circles (about 15 cm) from two different patterned papers: the dotted paper is called 'Romance' and the black paper is called 'Master'. Using an edge distresser I distressed the sides of the circles and I inked them too.


Instead of using more papers, I decided to take two 'pages' from the 'Upstairs/Downstairs Journaling Pad'. These journaling pages match the papers perfectly and can be used as papers too. I also placed another strip of the Master paper at the top. I distressed and inked all the edges of these papers too.


I wanted to challenge myself to use more than one or two pictures, so I used four smaller photos of our Design Team (with the lovely blog owner, Ria, featured on the picture at the left corner at the bottom of the layout).

I wanted to stamp some swirls on the layout, but I always afraid to stuff that up. Therefore I tend to choose to stamp the swirls on a transparency with Stazon Ink and cut them out. That way I can place the stamped images where I want them! I love flowers, so I added a few here and there and I put black rhinestones in the middle of each flower.

Using Micro Mono Alphabet Stickers from Basic Grey I made my title.

Using a few more flowers, swirls, vintage lace and embellishments from the Upstairs/ Downstairs pack I finished my layout:

Please consider being part of our new International Design Team for the Scrappassion Challenge Blog International! I'd love for you to have a go! You have until December 1, 2010 to send our submissions to Ria. A huge thank you in advance to Tanyah and Scrap'N'Craft for being our sponsor!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A card full of roses!

I am such a girly girl and I love hearts and pink! So ... I decided to make a card with a big heart and lots of little handmade pink roses! I first stamped the sentiment at the bottom two corners:

With my Sizzix machine I cut a big heart out of patterned paper (KaiserCraft Flutterby Collection) as a base for my 'heart of roses':
I used scraps of patterned paper (from the KaiserCraft Flutterby Collection) to create the little roses (see collage below, please click on the picture to see larger images). First I drew a spiral shape and cut it out. The shape doesn't have to be perfect; once you start rolling nobody will notice ;-) !

Starting at the end I carefully rolled the spiral until it won't go any further. I added a bit of Tacky Glue, held it for 30 seconds and done!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

STRONG ... a layout about Siebe ...

I took this picture of my husband recently. When I saw these KaiserCraft papers I knew the colours would look perfect together! On the back of one of the papers was a wavy pattern, which I decided to cut out. I also added a strip of striped paper.

I placed my photo a bit under the light blue curve and I also stamped some flourishes in the corners (sorry I didn't take a picture of this). I wanted to add a personal touch to the layout and decided to grab one of my favourite products: the Bazzil In Stitch Template Formal Flourishes.



I wanted to keep the wavy pattern going, so I chose this template:

I first pierced the holes and then I handstitched the flourish in blue.


The layout looked like this at this stage:


I used another sheet of the collection to further embellish the layout. I cut a journaling tag from the sheet. I cut some of the orange and blue 'splashes' out of the paper too.



Using foam dots I stuck the splashes on the layout. I also inked the edges to make them stand out a bit more.



I wrote the following Scripture on the tag:"That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10



Done!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Do you want to be a Design Team member?


Do you want to be a Design Team member for a brand new challenge blog? Scrappassion Challenge blog is going international!

The Dutch version of the Scrappassion Challenge Blog has been running for over 2 years in The Netherlands. However, Ria thought it was time to see some gorgeous entries from international girls.

Before we can start of on January 1st 2011,


we are looking for FOUR more talented girls to be part of our Design Team.

We are looking for 4 INTERNATIONAL (a.k.a. outside of the Netherlands and Belgium) designers who love to be on our Design Team. You can be from anywhere around the world; it doesn't matter where you are from. As a Design Team member you will work together with the four Dutch girls who are on the Dutch Scrappassion Challenge Blog (please have a look at the Dutch blog to get an idea).

If you would like to be on our team, please send us the following things:

*A proper email for submission with your bio, how long you have been scrapping, your style, why you want to be on a Design Team;


* Also a proper picture of yourself looking in the camera;

* Your online gallery link and / or blog;

* A list of messageboards/ sites that you are active on where you could possibly promote our challenge blog;

* If applicable: previous and/ or current Design Team or Guest Design Team positions;

* Three projects, which are all made especially for this DT call. Please submit one layout, one project and one free entry. Do this in the style you are most comfortable working with.

* Send us at least one clear picture of each submission and feel free to send us some details pictures too.

* Please tell us why we should pick you (don't be shy)!

* You should have a blog, on which you have to promote our Scrappassion Challenge Blog International. Your blog will need to have the blinkies of our sponsors too.

* Designers will serve at least a 6 month term [starting January 1st, 2011].

* As a DT member you are asked to create one project or layout each month (depending on the challenge).

* As a DT member you are asked to regularly leave comments on entries for each challenge.

Are you the one we are looking for?

Send your submission to scrappassionchallengeblog@gmail.com before December 1st, 2010. We cannot wait to see all your gorgeous submissions coming in!

Monday, October 4, 2010

A thoughtful card by Gwendolyn, a layout by Kerry and a card made by me!

Gwendolyn, a fellow CT member of Scrappassion, sent me this gorgeous card a few days ago. So thoughtful and pretty; it made my day!


Kerry, a good friend from Australia was inspired by this colourful layout I made a few weeks ago ... She decided to make a similar layout herself:
I love it when people get inspired by my work! And finally ... I made this little card during our Scrappassion weekend ... I love that quote 'Some people feel the rain, others just get wet' ... I added some 'rain drops' as well (see close up picture) ...
Thanks for stopping by! Happy scrappin'!

Friday, October 1, 2010

'Totally White' - a new challenge at Scrappassion!

This month's challenge at Scrappassion is to create a 'Totally White' project or layout. Everything (papers, embellishments, title, ribbon etc.) has to be white except your photo(s). This is the layout I made for this challenge:

You can send your entries to Ria until the 31st of October. The winner will be determined by a Random Number Generator to give everyone an equal chance to win! We're hoping to get many entries this month!