zondag 7 september 2014

Sister and Brother layout for Tresors de Luxe

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share a layout that I made for Tresors de Luxe.....I still haven't had enough of their beautiful laces & flowers. I feel very happy to be on this wonderful team.
For this layout I have used a picture that I know you have seen before it's one of my mom & uncle when they were still little kids {oh my that's over 55 years ago}
Botanical Tea is the collection I've used here I still can't get enough of that pretty collection by Graphic 45 

Sister and Brother: 

Now lets look a little closer: 

Tresors de Luxe products used: 

I hope you all like my layout & I wish you a blessed week!


woensdag 3 september 2014

September Challenge at ***Once Upon A Sketch*** {using one of my DT layout's for Imaginarium Designs}

Hi everyone,
In my part of the world it's 10:30 PM when writing this post!
I just had to get it done before I went to bed :-)))
Last month I was to late entering the gorgeous sketch but that's not going to happen this time.

 Journalling Theme: Open theme...with a twist
For this month's challenge, you can scrap about any theme BUT you need to include your own handwritten journalling on your page!

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. Whilst the theme is open, you MUST base it on the sketch below and include your HANDWRITTEN journalling ON YOUR PAGE. 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.
This is the wonderful sketch:

And this is what I came up with:

I normally do very romantic shabby style layout's but not this time although I had a hard time not adding flowers of some kind!
For this layout I used the NEW "Wild Card"collection by BoBunny with a picture of my dad in 1973 five years before I was born. My dad loves to play chess so that's why I used them on this layout.
I think my dad looks very handsome on this picture almost like a model, when I was growing up he never wanted my bothers or me to take pictures of him so this picture I will treasure as long as I live.

A little closer: 

The theme was to use your own handwriting on you layout and so I did! I wrote something for my dad in Dutch around the outer side of my layout!
About him being the best dad ever xox


All the chipboard pieces are off course Imaginarium Designs if you want to you can visit their blog and see what other feminine layout I've created for them this month.
I really hope you like my layout & wish you all a wonderful day/night....etc!



maandag 1 september 2014

September 2014 Challenge 17 at ***Scrap Around the World***

This month I'm the host of the mood board at Scrap Around the World 
I'm very excited to be & hope you all will enter because there are amazing prizes to be won!

Hello again to you all & a very warm welcome to Challenge 17 brought to
 you by Design Team member Amy Voorthuis from The Netherlands. 

Amy loves fairies as you can see!  
Her work is always shabby & romantic so it's no surprise that her mood board
 is so fantastically feminine!  There is still plenty to be inspired from for a masculine
 take though - just think metal, filigree & embossing & of course - cogs & gears!! 
This is my take one the mood board: 

 I couldn't help using BoBunny papers again the flowers are totally handmade I hope to do a tutorial on the SATW blog very soon!
As per always, we have 5 wonderful merit-based prizes for you this month
 & one random prize which can be won by ANYONE ANYWHERE. 
All our prizes always include international shipping!

Please remember that in order to be eligible for our random prize each 
month you do need to share your project on our Facebook Wall.

We have a new giveaway up on our Facebook page HERE with a lovely prize 
from Galeria Papieru, glosing on the 16th September so still time to enter!

You only need to be inspired by ONE image but can be inspired by
 more than one or even ALL the images - it really is UP TO YOU!!

We are NOT A COLOUR CHALLENGE SITE so there is no need
to follow our colours, although of course if they are your source of
inspiration you are welcome to use them all, or just some of them,
otherwise none at all!  You have complete artistic freedom BUT
we do need to be able to SEE HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!
So please remember to tell us in your post!!

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our
 10 Golden Rules HEREwhich include:- 

1)  Sharing the mood board image in your blog post.

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

3)  Explaining 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.

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A little closer: 

I love how much the heart looks like the one on the mood board!! 

And what can you WIN?!?


 $50 worth of AWESOME STAMPS from Darkroom Door 

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber
 stamps & papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, 
collage, mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door
 products have a strong photographic element in their design.

Rubber Stamp set Brush Strokes & Frame Stamp Emulsion.
Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product 
range along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/rachelgreig

$40 worth of product from 7Dots Studio in the form
of 2 stunning product collections as shown

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our papers, 
which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.

Blog/website: http://7dotsstudio.com/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/7dotsstudio


$30 worth of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, as well as 
some pretty chipboard sponsored by 

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs 
that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit 
clubs offer.Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a
 level beyond. We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
 that will enable you to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.

Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!
Store: http://store.scrapsofdarkness.com
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Community / Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness


$20 worth of NEW RELEASE  2Crafty Chipboard!
 See their awesome new products just released HERE!

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!

Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products & is for illustration 
purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection 
of 2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.



$15 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!

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 & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!

Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!

They also have a blog &  Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!


$25 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!

Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers 
& wholesalers of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons,
both fabric & paper flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to
 their collections of high quality products & provide papers with rich colours, 
wonderful textures & beautiful patterns!

Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration
 purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara 
products worth $30.

Blog:  http://www.greentara1.blogspot.com.au/
Website:  http://www.greentara.com.au/home.php

The deadline for this challenge is  TUESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2014.

We can't WAIT to see what you all come up with based on this
gorgeous mood board!  REMEMBER TO LEAVE A COMMENT

I hope you all like the prizes and will play with our mood board!!
Have a wonderful Monday,