zaterdag 8 maart 2014

Thanks card for Cheery Lynn Designs

Hi everybody,
I'm so sorry for not posting my birthday giveaway jet but I promise I'll do it soon.....
Today I would like to share a card I created with my precious Cheery Lynn Designs dies.
I made this card for the parents of my hubby because they are always there when we need them not only for us but also for our son.


I'm totally smitten by the sunflower die I never seem to get enough of it.
a close-up:
Cheery Lynn Design dies used:

Thank you so much for commenting I really love to read them all!
I hope you will play in the weekly challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs 122 - Doilies, love to see what you create. (you could win a $20 shopping spree awesome right?)


donderdag 6 maart 2014

March Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop at Swirlydoos Kit Club

Welcome to:
March Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from Tracey's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful March collection:


And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our March scrapbook kit!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any March kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 Never miss one of our kits again!

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  

This kit is so pretty that I had a blast creating with it! (it took me totally out of my comfort zone which I love so once in a while)  
Here is my layout 

My Brother 
Some close-ups 

My card:
For you my Darling 

 The sketch we had to work with:
and my layout based on this sketch:

So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday 3/7 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 3/8. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:

1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.

2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 

Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 

3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.

My special word is : TOWARD

The party continues over at Art Anthology's blog. Have fun!


zondag 2 maart 2014

March 2014 Challenge 11 - A Pretty in Pink Mood Board by Alexandra Polyzou at Scrap Around The World

Hello everyone!  GOSH can you believe it is MARCH already?!?  Crazy!!! 
 February is soooo short that March has snuck up on me by surprise!!  
Can't actually believe it is here already!!! We had such an AWESOME month 
with a RECORD number of entries!  THANK YOU!!  The ENTIRE Design Team
 at Scrap Around The World works very hard each & every month to bring you
 beautiful inspiration, not to mention prizes, etc, etc so your participation is our reward!

Without further ado, welcome to Challenge ELEVEN, hosted by Design Team member
 Alexandra Polyzou Γειά σας from Greece!  Alex is our "Wall of Fame" creator/poster
 & does an amazing job every month with it - THANK YOU ALEX!!  

Wall of Fame Manager & Greek Ambassador
She has created a really charming & pretty mood board just like herself 
for us this month.  There's no way you won't just ADORE it!

A reminder about our  DESIGN TEAM CALL - click HERE for further details.
  I am not wanting a team with dozens of people.  I know that is "de rigueur"
 at the moment but I love a manageable group of people that can get to know 
each other & feel like an integral & indispensable part of something special 
so I'm being very selective & already have my shortlist.

   Please apply SOON if you are interested as it's getting tougher by the day :)

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!!
My layout I will revealed on the MID-MONTH REVEAL


1st prize - A $50 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 & includes 
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 and a Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!

 from Scrap-Unlimited, Dutch Manufacturer

Scrap-Unlimited is a young company with our own brand ~ Scrap-Unlimited by Bettina.

We sell embellishments for scrapbooking, cards & mixed media projects. 

We specialize in Vintage kits for home decor & mini albums.
Visit their fabulous site HERE  & their blog HERE
& be sure to LIKE their Facebook page HERE
 & follow them on Pinterest HERE.
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.

You can now follow them on Blog Lovin' HERE too!

4th prize - KIT BY 3RD EYE CRAFT valued at $20

Kit includes: set of 7 different flair buttons with adhesive foam - 
one flair button with pin - one chipboards sheet TEC-029 feathers2 

What is 3rd Eye? 
It's world of imagination created by one Mixed Media freak! 
Creating her own scrap goodies world (yes, that's me!). 
You can find there rubber stamps with a lot of very versatile designs,
 chipboards to decorate your beautiful projects, adhesive flair buttons
 & pins to embellish & masks to create patterns & textures! 
Do You think that's all? 
Of course not! 
Check my brand & find Your 3rd Eye of creativity! 
Wishing you tons of inspiration! - Drycha

5th prize - A random selection of Purple Pumpkin products ~ value $15. 

Below is just ONE EXAMPLE of the many  products stocked in their online store.

They stock a huge range of embellishments, washi tape,
 motex tape, etc in their online store HERE

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!  


~ please post the image only then a link to your blog if you like,
 THE NUMBER OF YOUR ENTRY according to our linky tool***

Mists coloring - with a capacity of 33ml (1.1 oz.). Non-toxic water-based ink gloss. 
banner effect. For dyeing, among others, paper, fabric and other surfaces. 
difficult to be washed after drying. Description: Water based ink in mist - shining effect.
 Non toxic. Transparent. You can use it to color paper, fabrics and other materials.

13arts is a very cool Polish manufacturer owned & run by awesome mixed media artist Aida Domisiewicz.  

They produce their own exclusive range of scrapbooking papers & stickers
 as well as an ever-expanding range of mediums including mists, paints, 
gesso, gel medium & my very favourite must-have item - Microspheres!!


Follow the 13arts blog HERE
Visit their online store HERE

13arts ships internationally at actual postage costs!


The deadline for this challenge is MONDAY 31TH MARCH 2014.

Hope you enjoyed our REVEAL ONE.
Please leave a comment for the awesome SATW 
designers & let us know which prize is your favourite!!