Friday, 2 January 2015

''Beautiful Life" Layout for Scrap Around The World
{using supplies from Prima, 7 Dots Studio & 2 Crafty Chipboard}

Hi everyone!  Happy New Year!!
Today I am sharing my Design Team work for Scrap Around The World's 
January challenge HERE. Karita Vainio designer the lovely mood board, 
which is decidedly SHABBY!! {but you can interpret it in any way!}

I used papers from 7 Dots Studio 'All I Ever' Box of Emotions.  
See this beautiful collection in it's entirety HERE.

Box of Emotions

I created a light mixed media background with some flicks of my Prima 
Color Bloom Sprays then added some masking with Ingvild Bolme's inks 
& a honeycomb mask then Finnabair's modeling paste through a Prima mask.

I used stickers from the same collection, with some tulle fabric added.
I used the stickers to pin down some nylon fishing line.  {LOVING it...}
& some 2Crafty Chipboard pieces {chicken wire & Ingrid's Butterflies}.

I left the chipboard untreated & added some Prima metals then lastly the
 Prima blooms which I spritzed with Pink mist & some black splatters.  

Lastly I added some ever so ancient Making Memories
 tin foil die-cuts & some hand-journaling to finish off my page.  

Will you come & play in our challenge this month?
We now have ELEVEN prizes on offer each month!!
Our random prize is now also HUGE as you win an entire 
Scraps of Elegance kit each month {the previous month's}.  
FULLY awesome right?!

Supplies List for 'Beautiful Life' Layout

Paper, die-cuts & stickers - 7 Dots Studio - All I Ever
Mists - Prima Color Bloom Sprays - Sultry Shimmer 'Peony', 
Gilded & Vintage Metal Coal.
Modeling Paste - Finnabair for Prima
Chalk ink - Ingvilde Bolme for Prima - Old Road
Stencils - Honeycomb by Crafter's Workshop & Prima Mini Flora
Nylon Fishing Line & Tulle - stash
Chipboard - 2 Crafty - Ingrid's Butterflies & Chicken Wire
Blooms & metal buttons - Prima
Tinfoil Die-cut - Making Memories
Journaling Pen - Tsukineko 0.4

Here are our splendiferous prizes & sponsors!!  


OVER $50 worth of product from 7 Dots Studio!


7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – paper, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboard.

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 perfect for all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will also find 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 all around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from our design team
please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook  page HERE & follow us on
Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram {7DOTSSTUDIO}.



$35 worth of CHIPBOARD from 2Crafty Chipboard
{not necessarily exactly what is shown below but a GREAT selection!}

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. Visit our website HERE.

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 HERE!



$30 worth of product from 13@rts
{A selection of the products shown below}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specialising in scrapbook papers, 
embellishments & artistic mediums. See our store HERE where
we ship worldwide!  Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we
 have a monthly challenge where all our welcome!

Follow us on Instagram HERE, Twitter HERE & Facebook
 HERE & remember to follow us on Pinterest HERE too!!



$25 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments!

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by

Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team who design

 & manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps 

& flair products.  We have been in operation since September 2013. 

It is our mission to offer fun & inspiring products that can be added to

 any project to bring out your inner creativity! In the near future we will 
be expanding into other mediums such as acrylic & stencil embellishments.

 We also custom cut for individual orders & have a wholesale store for 
retailers, kit clubs & classes. Do your shopping HERE!  If you own a 
store register for our wholesale section HERE.  Be inspired by our blog
HERE & follow us on Instagram HERE & Youtube HERE.


$20 worth of product from UmWowStudio!
{based on a good selection of the goodies below!!}

UmWowStudio is an innovative embellishment company located in
 Las Vegas, Nevada.  With chipboard, flair & stencils currently in
 their product line (& more fun things on the way!) they span across
 all bits of paper crafting, including memory saving, card making,
 tags, stamping, mixed media, art journaling & more!

Shop with us HERE, follow our blog HERE & LIKE us on Facebook
HERE!  Follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & Youtube HERE!!


15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited
{you will receive a surprise selection of BEAUTIFUL goodies!}

Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands,
creating  & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the
crafting industry.  We offer shabby chic, vintage & steampunk inspired 
embellishments, ribbon, flowers, metals, mini-books & mini novelty items.  

Check out our online store HERE for SO MUCH MORE!  
LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our highly
 inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.



15 Euros gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place is a treasure chest of different media for creative minds,
carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 
The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - we are here
 to help you to spread your wings & fly! Find our blog HERE, LIKE us on
Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & do your shopping HERE!



17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France. 
{Exactly as shown below}  Ciao 5+1 set “Vampire Knights”. is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
 importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!



$15 worth of product from Studio75
{Exactly as shown below}

Studio75 is a  Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items 
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
 & a highly inspirational blog HERE - come & visit us - let's connect!



Over $15 worth of product!!Courtesy of our design team!
{This month from me - Helen Tilbury}

Prize consists of a full pack of 5 inch doilies, airmail washi, a Prima stamp set,
K & Co. brads, Purple Pumpkin flairs & giant button, embroidered flourish,
Basic Grey bling rub-ons & Wycinanka Chipboard Christmas set. 



Random Winner will always receive the previous month's kit
from Scraps of Elegance, valued at a whopping $36.95!!

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. 

Visit our blog HERE,our Store HERE & sign up for our kits HERE & HERE!
Please LIKE us on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE ,
subscribe to our Youtube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!!

We would LOVE to connect with you!!!


The deadline for this challenge is  SATURDAY 31th JANUARY 2015.


Lizzy Hill said...

Truly gorgeous page....& YEP! YOU BLOGGED, LOL :):) My favest bit is those triangles....really lovely element. Apart from the stunning peeps in the photo [winks!!!]......I really want to try to play along this month - it's such a PRETTY moodboard. Crossing fingers!!! Take care - glad you had a good holiday, too:):)

Adriana B said...

HAppy New Year Helen :) and wow wee your page is so gorgeous and elegant. Must try to do the mood board challenge, everything looks shabby and delightful. ANd so many prizes!!!!, love the little girl's surprise of excitement, thats totally funny and cute, put a smile on my face. :)

dstandard said...

Totally gorgeous page - going to have to try the mood board if I can work it in this week!

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Wohoo! I LOVE how shabby and classy this layout is, Helen! The color of the background is gorgeous. I wish you all the best for 2015 :)

Helen Wallace said...

Love, love this page Helen. The subtle grey and pink is gorgeous, love the glimpse of tulle and the diamonds are a stunning design element. A new fave for me :D

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Outstanding Helen! You know I love it and the new mood board. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are so amazing!! I love love love this! LOVING the colors, the flowers, the triangles and the honeycombs!!!

Unknown said...

LOVE your work as always, the pic of the little girl made me laugh, can't stop smiling...Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Ульяна и Полина said...


Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I pinned.

Lynette Jacobs said...

Your page is absolutely beautiful. Love how the clean crisp triangles show up on the mixed media background...such a lovely soft colour combination xx

Athanasia said...

What a gorgeous page you created Helen, amazing work! I love 7Dots collections and this is so beautiful with greys and pinks! Congratulations on your daughter too for the chemistry degree! <3

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous layout Helen! Love all the texture and mix of pretty papers! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for hosting such a fun challenge site! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Mitralee said...

yeah to the gray and pink! Love this combo! Such a pretty page! Hugs for sharing this with us Helen!

Margaret Mifsud said...

The mood board is gorgeous and your interpretation is stunning Helen!! The background of course is amazing, you do them sooooo well!!! Congratulations to your daughter for finishing her degree!! Well done!!! Looooveee this page!! ox

Denise van Deventer said...

This is a fabulous page love the design and the softness of your page! Love, love, love it! ;-) So beautiful!
Stunning challenge too! ;-)

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL layout Helen - LOVE IT!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Not too late yet, one never knows ;)) and WHAT a scrummy reveal post too. All those prizes crikey! AND your page, this is defo a winnder in my books. SO beautiful! xoxox

Val-Belle said...

I love this layout and that is a very cool pic of you and your dd.... love the colours and that background is wonderful.