Monday, 1 July 2013

Scrap Around The World Challenge 3 is UP!!!





Hi there everyone!  I don't get a chance to jabber here about my new challenge blog so let me tell you quickly that I am LOVING it!  

I am so happy that I finally decided to follow one of my many scrapbooking dreams & turn it into a reality.  It is making me really happy!! We are averaging 80 entries per challenge month so it is going really well.  I would love to see you playing there if you haven't done so already & thanks for all the support so far :)

 It is also taking up a lot of my time...that's the not so good part...so I'm working on ways to alleviate that as I want it to slot into my scrappy life as opposed to taking it over, as I have other commitments too!   Hmmmmmm...

Click HERE to view the new challenge & all the fabulous DT layouts!



All you need to do is be inspired by the mood board (in ANY way) & use our sketch as your starting point.  

No need to tell us HOW the board inspired you if it is OBVIOUS, otherwise please let us know 
a couple of lines explanation is all that is vital for us).

How to use our mood boards

Our mood boards are for your INSPIRATION only.  
You can be inspired by one of the images, all of the images, or any number of them, or even parts thereof. 

For example:- on this board you may be inspired by the colours (either all of them or just one, two or more) but you do not have to use any colours on the board if you don't want to.  Other aspects of the mood board that could inspire you are, for example, the pleating/draping of the curtains, the soft organza type fabric, the chandelier, flower clusters, wood(from the table) the green from the grass, the misty background in the first image that could prompt the use of vellum or baking paper, hearts, ribbon, rafia, wreath elements, keys, clear elements, 'door-knob' type embellishments, corsets, dress-forms, floral vines, moulded resin embellishments & frames!

It's entirely up to you!  Be Inspired in any way!!


How to use our sketches

As you would any other sketch.  We would like to see that it definitely inspired you & was your 'starting point' but you can 'make it your own' by flipping it, turning it, inverting it & moving things about if you like.  You can also change the photo orientation and number of photos to be as few or as many as you like.


The above image MUST appear on the blog post containing your challenge entry -you also need to mention that you are playing along with the current challenge at Scrap Around The World & link up to it please,

Please link to your ACTUAL POST - not to your entire blog - to do this you need to CLICK ON THE TITLE OF YOUR BLOG POST then copy & paste that entire URL into the linky tool {you will notice that it is your blog address but it contains an extension}. 

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT, along with DISABLING WORD VERIFICATION. If you are concerned about SPAM please change your settings to enable Comment Moderation instead rather. We CANNOT GUARANTEE to find your layout or to comment on it if you do not help us out here so please.... ;-p 


Keren is our challenge host this month & will be monitoring the comments section of this post & answering any questions you may have - also directly in the comments section, but please read our 'Rules of Play' first as that should tell you everything you need to know :)

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Onto our prizes & sponsors for this challenge!

Our design team votes on all entries, thus selecting a winner & 3 features.

A random winner is also drawn. 

There will always be a prize for the Merit Winner & the Random Winner.

If we get lucky there will be prizes for the featured layouts too!

This month we are again blessed with 5 PRIZES!!

We have prizes for the Merit & Random winner AND for all 3 features!!!

AS WELL as winning our first prize, 

the winner will be invited back as Guest Designer for the next challenge.

Our challenges are open to everyone, anywhere in the world
 & all this month's prizes include FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!!

This month our merit winner will receive the June Kit 'Dreams in Pastel' 
from C'est Magnifique Kit Club, full of Maja Design's new papers, '
'Vintage Spring Basics' plus lots of Prima loveliness...


Wow!!  It looks AWESOME!!!


2nd place will receive paper collection 'Vintage Memories' from Polish company Studio 75!
See their full range here in their online store.

Company Shop

"We are dedicated to bring you happiness & satisfaction with every moment spent with scrapbooking items by Studio 75. We know that keeping your experiences positive is very important for you so we prepare our papers and embellishments with care for every single detail. Our Designers put their heart & soul into their work so we can offer you items that spark your imagination & give you endless pleasure - papers, tags, stamps, charms, chipboard, art journals, album bases & more!"


3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from
Scrapmatts Chipboard in Australia,
containing a selection of their latest releases!


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 daily on the blog there, 
a Gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!

CB5102 Window 02  CB5111 Layered Fob Watch 02 

Above is just an example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

4th place will receive a $15 prize-pack of your choice from Purple Pumpkin!

SHOP HERE

Purple Pumpkin manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature!
They are an Australian based mother/daughter team & create wonderful additions to your pages, which can be found in their online store HERE.  They specialize 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!!
If you are not yet acquainted with their awesomeness check them out HERE.

Our random winner will receive this prize pack of assorted goodies kindly donated by Keren!


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The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Thursday 25th July 2013.

Please link your entries into our sidebar using our Inlinkz tool &
  don't forget to read our RULES OF PLAY before you begin.

Please play along - our success depends on YOU!

Remember to please leave some love before you go - 
we would love to read your thoughts on our new challenge!

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Lastly here is the layout I created for the challenge - close-ups & deets to follow tomorrow!





10 comments:

Lynette said...

I love your new challenge blogger and hope to be playing along with you more often as soon as my life is less hectic. I love your layout and the yellow hue you gave your photos. Beautiful background and elements.

Mona Pendleton said...

Congrats on the new challenge blog Helen! I enjoy creating with other crafters from around the world :) You layout is gorgeous! Love all the beautiful blossoms and fancy lace trimming! Thanks for the inspiration!

Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful with a wonderful shabby chic feel.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Carin McDonough said...

The challenge looks fantastic Helen, I love the mood board and the sketch and your layout is just beautiful! :)

Kelly Foster said...

What a wonderful challenge :) Your layout is absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous - a favorite for sure!! Beautifully done, Helen!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwww!! Awesome inspo for this challenge and love love love your lo! LOVING the colors, the "&" and the little beads!! GORGEOUS!!!

Elaine coustley said...

Just so love the colours you have chosen so perfect for your sweet photo. Love the bling bits . x

Heather McMahon said...

Ooh, this mood board and sketch are adorable! I would sooo love to play along this month but am off on hols which means I have no spare time. I'm diarising to participate next month though!

Evgenia Petzer said...

oh wow! so gorgeous!

Rachael Funnell said...

Your new challenges are VERY INSPIRING.... I do hope to find some time to play along REAL soon!!