Friday, 4 October 2013

Scrap Around The World {October 2013} Challenge 6 is LIVE!!

Hello there!  Just popping in quickly to share the new challenge 
up at Scrap Around The World this month.  You now have a full
 month to complete your layout/canvas/art journal spread & only
 have to be inspired by the mood board - the sketch is now optional.  

Welcome back to Scrap Around The World Challenge SIX,
hosted by Design Team member Jessy Christopher from Malaysia!

We had over 70 entries last month so we are looking forward to
another bumper month before the festive season kicks in!!

Last month we made some IMPORTANT RULE CHANGES 
so if you haven't checked them out yet please look HERE.

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!   Please
do let us know HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!! 

For example:- You could use fresh, clean colours like white, pale blue, 
yellow, pink, mint green & gold.  Patterns such as florals/leafy foliage
 together with images of birds, flowers, chevrons & polka-dots! There
are elements of vintage mixed in with modern; doilies, airy lace designs,
pretty bows & clashing colours, shapes & prints.  Circles, checks,
stripes - this board is all about eclectic combinations!

There's an air of nostalgia mixed in with the uber-modern images too.
This could prompt you to scrap about different generations, life as it
was then & how it is now, or simply outdoor memories inspired by the
botanical prints.  This board evokes images of purity, beauty & 
femininity,with a touch of romance & homely peace & comfort.  


To be eligible for judging:-

In your blog post:-

1)  Please share our mood board image.
{you may show the sketch image but ONLY IF YOU USE IT}

 2)  Please mention  that you are playing along at 
Scrap Around The World & LINK BACK to the current challenge.

{Please link to YOUR BLOG POST NOT your entire blog & please
 turn off word-verification if you would like some of our Design Team 
members to comment on your entry}.

3)  Please check our RULES OF PLAY HERE before entering.

**This month we are offering SIX PRIZES - 


As well as a Guest Designer position in November the winner of this challenge wins
 this prize pack from Donna Salazar & Blue Gene Babyher daughter's Etsy Shop!

Donna fell in love with art AND her husband in high school!
 A lot has changed in the last 20+ years but these two loves remain the same.
 A mixed media artist at heart, Donna loves to experiment with “cross-crafting”.  
She loves to sew,knit, paint, and draw, but she especially loves paper crafting.
Donna sees the beauty that surrounds her in everyday life…
 from a dusty wood floor to a frilly piece of will see Donna
 blending contrasting elements together to create her“Girlie Grunge” look. 
Donna teaches technique heavy classes in stores, at large events & online
& you can view her web show “Tuesday Tutorials” for FREE every other Tuesday!
 If you go to her website ( you can see the product that
 will be used on her “Tuesday Tutorials” show so you can play along at home.
Donna has licensed product lines with 5 different companies:- 
Clearsnap, GCD Studios, Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Zutter.
Visit the Girlie Grunge site for challenges, giveaways, tutorials, e-classes, etc HERE.
You can friend Donna on Facebook HERE & Twitter HERE
You can LIKE Donna Salazar Designs on Facebook HERE
 & the Distrezz-it-All Facebook page HERE
You can find her on Pinterest HERE & follow her on Instagram HERE
You can subscribe to her YouTube channel HERE  
{Gosh she must be ONE BUSY WOMAN!!}

This selection of chipboard valued at $30 sponsored by 2 Crafty!

2 Crafty offers affordable & versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian and International Craft market. 2 Crafty’s products are manufactured in Australia & are suitable for scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered art, invitations & mixed media.

 With over 700 designs every area has been covered!   2 Crafty’s owner Vanessa stumbled upon a demonstration of a laser cutter at one of the Sydney craft fairs back in 2006 &, although her background was Human Resources & Payroll her creative mind recognised unlimited possibilities!  So began her journey into the world of craft wholesaling!!

 Vanessa provides the highest level of customer support & is happy to discuss personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store.  2Crafty has a fabulous blog Facebook page that is updated weekly with projects created by its international Design Team.  Check out the 2 Crafty website for products available to wholesalers & ask your local store to order products for you that they may not already have in stock.

A selection of chipboard to the value of $25 from Scrapmatts!

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!

Below is just one example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

YOUR CHOICE of products, to the value of $15 courtesy of Purple Pumpkin.

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

Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature!  They are Australian based & 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! 

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

This lovely prize-pack sponsored by Design Team member Juraci Falcucci - thank you!

3 packs of Prima flowers donated by our generous Design Team member, Eila Sandberg.

The deadline for this challenge is Thursday October 31st 2013

My layout this month was a "Speed Scrapping" page for me as I had an hour to complete it at 4.30am!  Yup it really has been THAT busy for me lately as I have had both my daughter & my husband in hospital (not overlapping Thank Goodness!).

 I am off on Monday to finally get 2 of my wisdom teeth extracted (had to wait 5 weeks for my booking) & have yet another gum infection right now.  So please forgive the less than perfect night shot - I am planning on rephotographing my page today & will share close ups & more deets with you all soon.  Happy Weekend!!


Sabrina Sulaiman said...

Fabulous page, Helen! Ewwww going to dentist... good luck :-) Hope it goes well, have a good weeked!

Juliana Michaels said...

What a gorgeous layout Helen and love your take on the new challenge!!!

Lynette said...

Awesome page my friend. So many beautiful details.

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhh I love love love this Helen!! LOVING the colors, the circles and the chevrons!!!! WOW!!

juscrap said...

This is another great job my dear! Fantástic layout! Take care. xoxo

Denise Price said...

Eek, I am so sorry to hear about your family members' hospitalizations. Hope that everyone is okay. Sorry to hear about your dental problems, too--best wishes that you will make a quick recovery!

Seriously, you made this page in a rush at 4:30 a.m.? It's a true sign of your innate talent that I totally can't tell. It looks awesome to me!

Keren Tamir said...

Love the LO. Love all the masking and stamping. Amazing background

Margaret Mifsud said...

Absolutely gorgeous page Helen!! Hope all goes well with the wisdom teeth and that the rest of your family is recovering too. Looking forward to the closies!! God Bless. ox

Tracey Sabella said...

What a stunning page. I can't believe you put this together in an hour!! So sorry about the problems looming over you. Jesse really rocked this inspiration, too!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Val Thorpe said...

Beautiful layout Helen. I agree I can't believe that this only took you an hour. I don't think I have ever managed a layout in an hour... I am seriously impressed right now :D

sandi said...

Great prizes and I love what you've created artsy!

Lynnda said...

Gorgeous layout Helen...Love your interpretation.... I will definitely play along!.. even though I never win... I just love the fun!... hugs...x

alexandra s.m. said...

Such a beautiful and well designed layout Helen!
Thank You~

yyam said...

The layout is not loading for me..:(

Hope all's well with you and your family. I still "see" you on Facebook so I should reckon Take care!

Eila Sandberg said...

Cannot believe you actually created this fantastic page in just one hour!! Denise is SO right in saying it truely proves what a talented lady you are! Hope you're mouth is healing and you're feeling a wee bit better today. Franticly working on the last minute details of my boss's trip to Asia. Hugs,