Thursday, 25 September 2014

Sneak Peek for October

In a few days we will reveal the full images of these layouts so you will be able to see who we have scraplifted and a brand new challenge sketch.











Pop back on 1st October for full details.x

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 I

CAROL III

 CAROL IV

CAROL V

JENNY

KAREN

ANNE

AGAPANTHUS

MARIANNE

SAMANTHA

CHRIS II

CHRIS III


updated 30/09/14

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

WENDY P

JO

KAREN

updated 30/09/14

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 Pack Honey & 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.