Sunday, 4 August 2013

Cherished Memories Layout {Scrap Around The World} August 2013 Challenge

Hi everyone!  I've been a bit quiet here the last few days because I have had a heavy workload, hubby has been away on business & I have had 2 sick kids who are better now & now I am feeling poorly!  I have been MIA on your blogs & my apologies for that - August is set to be a very busy month so I'm going to be hard-pressed to catch up but of course I will always try :)

Remember my new little challenge blog?  Scrap Around The World?!?  Well it is going strong into it's 4th month now & we have had some tremendous support there - thank you to all who have joined in - I know how busy you all are so I am always grateful to any of you who manage to find the time!

You can check out our latest challenge HERE.  


Onto Reveal 4 from Scrap Around The World Designer Eila Sandberg together with 
an unusual sketch from our resident sketch designer, Jules McKenna-De Lumen!


1.  You could be inspired by THE COLOURS - some of them, all of them, or one of them!

2.  You can use ANY colours & DO NOT need to follow the colours of the mood board at all
 if you are inspired by SOMETHING ELSE on the board instead.

3.  You can be inspired by any of the images, some of the images or all of them!

For example:-  you could use - Ruffles, chain, bling, rhinestones, clear dots, 
pearls, gold, glitter, hearts, metal embellishments, bows, silver, metallics, 
antique-inspired embellishments, jewelled clusters, leaves, feathers, berries, 
vines, twigs, twine, stickpins, flowers, ribbons, crochet, misting, confetti, sprinkles, 
gesso, vellum or ANYTHING ELSE that springs to mind when you look at the mood board.


How to use our sketches

Use our sketch as your staring point as we would like to see that it definitely inspired you!
  Feel free to 'make it your own' by flipping it, turning it, inverting it & moving things about if you like but  

You can also change the photo orientation & number of photos to be as few or as many as you like.


1.   Be inspired by ANY ASPECT of our mood board 
(this could be just ONE aspect, many aspects or EVERY aspect!)  
Let us know what inspired you unless it is obvious!
2.  Use our sketch as your starting point 
(We need to SEE that you started off with our sketch - 
no need to follow it entirely but please it needs to be visible in your layout).

3.  Both the sketch & mood board images
MUST appear in your challenge entry.

4.  You must mention in your post that you are playing along at 
Scrap Around The World & link back to us.

5.  Link us please to YOUR BLOG POST NOT your entire blog.

6.   Turn off your word-verification if you would like some
 of our Design Team members to comment on your entry.

7. Please check our RULES OF PLAY HERE before you begin your entry!


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 this huge prize pack from Green Tara!

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

Their growing business has provided work to many villagers in the area where the paper is made. Mulberry paper (or saa paper as it is called in Thailand) is made from the bark of the mulberry tree, which peels from the trunk of the tree at the end of each rainy season, making it an ecologically friendly product, as no trees are cut down in the process! 

The bark is pulped & spread onto large racks to dry then used to make numerous products, including the Green Tara petals & flowers - which are all hand made.  Their riibbons are made from the finest quality fabrics available & their already extensive range is continually growing. The latest Green Tara product is Washi Tape.

2nd place will receive paper collection 'Special Moments' 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!

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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!


Here are just a couple of examples of what you can choose from!

They stock washi tapes, fabric buttons, bottletops, handmade 
flowers, resin embellishments & lots more!!

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 an electronic gift voucher 
to the value of US$25 from "A Cherry On Top" courtesy of Eila!
{Yes they ship internationally!!}


The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Sunday 25th August 2013.

And here is my page.

Using my Lindy's Stamp Gang mists again, along with 
my mesh tape, rubber mesh & metal mesh!

Butterfly stamp from Prima, text stamp from 
Chiswick & bubblewrap stamp from Donna Salazar.

Flowers from Prima, chipboard from Scrapmatts, inks from 
Ingvild Bolme for Prima, as well as Prima leaf & packaging.

A teeny bit of left-over bling from my GDT with Zva Creative,
 tulle/netting from Webster's Pages, some Dear Lizzy &
Color Bok stickers, some Smash! tape & a few staples.

Just loving my new signature look - it was a long time coming right?!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I hope you start feeling better soon!! I loveeeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING the colors, the layers and those flowers!!!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

I haven't had an opportunity up until now to participate in your Scrap Around the World Challenges. Next on my scrap table is the mood board and sketch from July's challenge. I loved that sketch that I just have to scrap it even though the challenge is over. I am hoping to play along with this month's challenge later this month.:) Great inspiration you have on that site too Helen. Way to go!

Such a marvelous take! Gorgeous details, adorable photo and love your stamping and mesh boarder. Hope you feel better soon.:)

Carin McDonough said...

Love the mood board and the sketch is fantastic and your layout is beautiful! I am also loving your new signature look but then I always love all your layouts:)

Val Thorpe said...

Ah Helen I hope that you feel better soon :( not nice to be sick... and the goggas going around this winter are wicked :/ I really need to win one of these awesome prizes :) you have some amazing sponsors....
Now to your page. Gorgeous as always ... I just found some of the dry wall tape... soo happy and cant wait to try it. Love all the mesh you used but where did you find metal mesh? that sounds so nice. Love this ...

yyam said...

Such a pretty page Helen! I love the little bits of stamping and the pretty blooms.

Rest well...I wish you a speedy recovery my friend. Hope the mail I sent out to you puts a smile on your face this week! :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Keep well...don't overdo it tooo much, if that's possible, of course!!!
Yep, loving your style atm & especially the layering you've done here....interesting board this much to choose from!!!!!

Lynette said...

Sending healing prayers your way. Love your new layout and the lovely inspiration on Scrap Around the World.

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Fantastic mood board/sketch. Your interpretation is fantastic, the stamps, the layers and that fab mesh tape go so well together!!! Hope you feel your old self again soon!

Ava Gavloski said...

this mood board made me jump when my eye's locked on it!!!! well done

sandi said...

Wow Helen! This is so pretty!!!!!!!!!!! <3!

Kris Berc said...

Always love studying the awesome details on your layouts, Helen!!

Denise van Deventer said...

I will play along for sure! ;-) Love your page did such a great job with the colouring and details! Sooo beautiful!

Sandie Edwards said...

Your layout is stunning Helen, looking forwards to joining in this month!

Desire Fourie said...

So awesomely creative. Love those silhouette butterflies.
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Eila Sandberg said...

So hope you and the kids are back on track again, don't want them bugs around do we. LOVE the colours you've chosen, that Lindy's blue is just dreamy. Absolutely love your new style too, so many fab techniques combined with the bling and blooms. Mwah!

Elena Olinevich said...

The more I am looking through your blog, the more facts of your unique style I discover. Absolutely amazing design