Thursday, 18 September 2014

Winner of August Card Challenge

We had an amazing number of entries for our Sue Wilson challenge - Well Done Everyone, they were all lovely!

Sue wasn't able to choose a winner as she loved them all but, she gave us her top 5 and we drew a name at random - the winner is...................


STEPHEN


Well Done Stephen - please contact us to claim your prize.

Thank-you to everyone who took part and to Sue for joining us this month.

Check out our new challenge while you are here!






Monday, 15 September 2014

September Card Challenge


This month Linda is challenging us to create a card, this time: 


'ANYTHING GOES'


Here are the cards created by our design team to give you some inspiration.
Please click on the names to be taken to the relevant blogs.



LYNN





PRIZE TIME

YOUR CARDS FOR SEPTEMBER

CAROL I


 CAROL II

CHRIS

CAROL III

 CAROL IV

CAROL V

JENNY

KAREN

ANNE

AGAPANTHUS


updated 18/09/14

We hope you will join the fun and enter the challenge by creating a card using anything you like. To enter the challenge, comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your card is featured, rather than the whole blog. If you don't have a blog please email us with an image - the address is in sidebar.
The challenge closes at midnight on 15th October 2014

You may enter the challenge more than once as long as each submission is with a different creation.

We will announce the winner as soon as we know who it is. 
We may have to wait a few days to hear from the person judging the challenge.Please claim your prize within a month of the winner being announced.

Please create a new card for this challenge - no back links will be accepted.

We love to leave comments but word verification is slowing everyone down, so we respectfully ask you to turn off Word Verification.



Prize available to UK residents only.
Looking forward to seeing what you all make - good luck.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Winner of the August Scraplift Challenge

The winner of our lovely white goodie bag with this beautiful layout is:

Elaine known as CHIDKID



Congratulations Elaine!

Please contact us within a month using the email address in the side panel to claim your prize. We will get your prize posted out to you once we have your address.


Our current scrap challenge runs until 5th October and there will be a new one on 1st October. Our current card challenge ends on 15th September when a new one begins. 

Thanks to all who took part in this and other challenges.

Monday, 1 September 2014

T is for Trio (of photos)

This month we've chosen this stunning layout by Robyn Schaub to scraplift.

Robyn's Resume:


Objective 
It's simple. Do what I love (i.e., crafting and writing...or writing about crafting!). Never stop learning. And most importantly, always be willing to pass along what I know to someone else.

Currently seeking opportunities in marketing, education and social media outreach with companies in the crafts industry to build brand awareness and enhance product knowledge among retailers, consumers and the media.

Background

  • Over 17 years of experience in corporate communications and marketing, including strategic planning, brand positioning and promotion, and development of print and digital content. (Visit my LinkedIn profile for corporate resume.)
  • Over 9 years of experience in scrapbooking, cardmaking and papercrafts, including project creation, instruction, blogging and social media outreach.
Current Design Teams
We R Memory Keepers: April 2012 - present
Create project samples for catalogs, trade shows, features on QVC and HSN and website. Contribute ideas and input on new products in development. Develop video tutorials demonstrating proper use of tools and showcasing new collections. Design innovative projects with accompanying instruction sheets for retailers use in classes. Promote products and collections through personal blog, Facebook and Twitter.
  
Front Porch Kits: March 2012 - present
Create project samples, including layouts, cards and altered objects, using contents of kit. Promote kits through personal blog, Facebook and Twitter.




Robyn's blog 'Dreaming in Scraps' can be found here.

We drew our sketch as always

Please use the sketch and layouts to inspire your work and try to include a trio of photos.

Here are the layouts created by our design team to give you some inspiration. Please click on the names to be taken to the relevant blogs.



digital

digital






Our Guest Designer for September is
KAREN CURD

Karen says:
"Hi, I'm Karen and I have been married to Paul for 25 years and have two wonderful sons, 21
and 19 years of age.  I have been crafting for about 5 years and love that you do not have to be able to draw a thing to be able to make beautiful cards and do scrapbook layouts.  It is an extremely good job as I can't draw to save my life!

I could not say I prefer doing cards or scrapbooking more as I vary between the two.  I do tend to do more scrapbooking when I attend crops and more cards at home - and in all honesty, this is because my desk is usually too messy to get a piece of 12 x 12 on it to do a layout!  This is much to my husband's dismay, who on one occasion decided he would tidy my craft area for me. I will never ever allow him to do so again, it was a bad bad move!  Some things have still never been found!

I run two crops a month in the Ipswich area of Suffolk, one with a card class on a Saturday and a weekday crop where the focus is more on scrapbooking. I do this as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and absolutely love it. It is fabulous making new friends with loads in common.  We share tips and tools and laugh so much we sometimes don't actually do much crafting, oops!

Karen"



YOUR LAYOUTS FOR SEPTEMBER

WENDY

ELAINE


PRIZE TIME
Never too early to prepare for Christmas with this
Scrapology Goodie Bag


Prize Contains: 
3 sheets cardstock (white, red and scalloped blue)
4 packs clear stamps, 
Honey & Hugs Festive Frolics A4 Ultimate Duo Card Decoupage Pack 
Honey & Hugs Festive Frolics A5 Ultimate Duo Card Decoupage PackHoney & Hugs Festive Frolics Epoxy Brads pack


We hope you will joining the fun and enter the challenge by creating a layout using the sketch, inspiration from the layouts and a trio of photos. To enter the challenge, comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your layout is featured. If you don't have a blog please email us with an image - address in sidebar.
The challenge closes at midnight on 5th October 2014

You may enter the challenge more than once as long as each submission is with a different creation.

We will announce the winner as soon as we know who it is. 
We may have to wait a few days to hear from the person judging the challenge.
Please claim the prize within a month of the announcement.

We love to leave comments but word verification is slowing everyone down, so we respectfully ask you to turn off Word Verification.


Please create a new layout for this challenge - no back links will be accepted.

Prize available to UK residents only.
Looking forward to seeing what you all make - good luck.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Winner of the July Card Challenge


Tracey has chosen the winner of her card challenge, and it's:



MARGARET!





Congratulations Margaret!

Tracey says:
"If you would like to place an order online for £25 and then leave a message in the optional message box explaining you are the winner of the Scrapology challenge blog for July. Click on pay by phone then the order will go through and we can process it as soon as possible.
Kind Regards
 

Monday, 25 August 2014

Sneak Peek for September

Call back on 1st September to see what the design team have been working on for the next challenge:








See you on 1st!

Friday, 15 August 2014

August Card Challenge - Sue Wilson

We are delighted to be featuring the lovely Sue Wilson this month!

Sue is challenging you to create a card using dies as the focal point or in unusual ways.
Here is her example.




Sue's bio - Sue Wilson joined the Creative Expressions team over eight years ago after permanently moving to England from California. Sue has been in the rubber stamp industry for twenty two years, first as a stamp company owner and now as a designer, demonstrator and dedicated crafter. Through her work on Create and Craft/Ideal World, Sue has become known for her unique demonstrations in die cutting and card making techniques. Sue currently holds the number two crafting blog in the UK Particraft and posts her projects daily in an effort to continually inspire both seasoned and new card makers with her talents.
"Crafting My Style" is a brand new series of video demonstrations of Sue’s card making techniques. Every episode is dedicated to a different project, each showcasing a unique style to help inspire and teach new and creative card making techniques. Sue now has over 70 videos on the Creative Expressions YouTube  channel.

Here are the cards created by our design team to give you some inspiration.
Please click on the names to be taken to the relevant blogs.







YOUR CARDS FOR AUGUST

we have had three cards arrive today, two from Lesley and one from Daniele - thank you ladies and we look forward to many more.

LESLEY I

DANIELE

LESLEY II

BERYL I

BERYL II

JACQUIE

CAROL I

CAROL II 

LYNDA I

LYNDA II

DONNA

MARIANNE

LYNDA III

JANET I

JANET II

ANNE I

STEPHEN

LYNDA IV

CAROL III

MARGARET I

 MARGARET II

MARGARET III

MARGARET IV

ANNE II

ANNE III

BERYL III

ROSE

SAMANTHA I

JENNY I

SUE

BEV I

ANNE IV

ROSE II

SAMANTHA II

THERESA I

THERESA II 

THERESA III

THERESA IV

BERYL IV

BEV II

STEPH I

STEPH II 

STEPH III 

PAULINE I

PAULINE II

THERESA V

TINA I

TINA II

TINA III

JENNY II

STEPH IV



SAMANTHA III

updated 15/09/14

PRIZE TIME

***Sue has very generously offered a couple of
her die sets for the lucky winner!***

We hope you will joining the fun and enter the challenge by creating a card using your dies. To enter the challenge, comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your card is featured, rather than the whole blog. If you don't have a blog please email us with an image - the address is in sidebar.
The challenge closes at midnight on 15th September 2014

You may enter the challenge more than once as long as each submission is with a different creation.

We will announce the winner as soon as we know who it is. 
We may have to wait a few days to hear from the person judging the challenge.Please claim your prize within a month of the winner being announced.

Please create a new card for this challenge - no back links will be accepted.

We love to leave comments but word verification is slowing everyone down, so we respectfully ask you to turn off Word Verification.



Prize available to UK residents only.
Looking forward to seeing what you all make - good luck.