Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February Challenge

Put some colour in your life!!
here's your chance to use all those odd colours you might have in your stash.
Our challenge is to USE LOTS OF COLOURS

So go mad with the colours. They don't have to be those in the picture.

Our prize this month is a selection of pattern papers, vellum and tags.



We have a guest Designer this month.
 

Hi!  My name is Jackie Edwards and I live in Southend-on-Sea, Essex in the UK.
I am a widow but have a wonderful daughter and three beautiful grandchildren who are mostly the subjects of my layouts.  

I have been scrapping for about ten years now. I discovered scrapbooking when I was on holiday in America when my first Grandchild was about a year old and my style has changed many times over the years.  I am very lucky to have my own craft room and because I am now retired, I can scrap all day and not have to clear everything away!

I have always been involved with craft in some form – sewing, cross-stitch, cards, altered art (I love Tim Holtz!) but seem to return to scrapbooking every time.  

I very much enjoy entering challenges because they give me the starting point for a layout, whether it’s a sketch or other criteria……..although the end result doesn’t always reflect the original design or intention! LOL
I don’t know what I would do now if I didn’t scrap!!!

I was very pleased to be asked to be GDT this month and hope that my layouts might give you some inspiration for this months challenges!
 
Here's her layout.


 
 Here's what the Design Team have done to help inspire you.

                                                                       MARY
                                                                
                                                                            
                                                                 LIZ

 
TRISH
 
 
LIZZY
 
LESLIE
 
I'm sure these will inspire you!
Looking forward to seeing your wonderful entries.
 
Our winner for January was Shazza Bishop.
 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

January challenge

Our challenge for January is to use LACE

 
This is a ceiling at the Alhambra in Spain. Don't you love that lacy pattern?
 
So dig out that bag of laces and get started!
 
Our winner for December was Judy.
 
Our guest designer this month is Amanda Gilbert.
 

I am from upstate New York in the USA, am the mother of three girls and have been scrapbooking for almost two decades


 
Our Design team ladies have been busy creating masterpieces for you too.
 
MARY
 
 
                                                                               LIZZY


                                                                           TRISH
                                           
 
LIZ

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JAN is busy playing Grandma this month.
 
LESLIE
 
JULENE
 
 Our sponsor this month is 2 crafty chipboard.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December Challenge

Welcome to our last challenge for the year.
Our winners for November are Amanda Gilbert and Jackie Edwards. I will be contacting you both soon.

We are going more manly this month although you may adapt our challenge for a female entry.

 
Your challenge is to use COGS



Remember it can be a layout, card, tag whatever , so long as it answers the criteria.

So get those mental cogs turning....you have until the end of DECEMBER.
Our prize is provided by me. It is a mixed selection of scrapbooking goodies with a Christmas flavour.

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 Now here's what our ladies have done.

                                                             LIZ
 
CORALIE LIZZY
 
 
MARY
 
JAN
(to come)
 
TRISH

 
LESLIE
 
 
and a few from me...
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 31, 2016

November Something at an angle challenge

Here is our picture for this month. It was taken in Dubai.
 
The challenge this month is to put something on an angle.
 
Easy, right.
 
We've also used chip it to get this set of colours for you.
 
You don't have to use them, only if you wish to. Remember it can be a layout, card etc.
Our prize this month is from 2 Crafty chipboard again.

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Now here are the DT examples.
                                                                     LIZ
                                                      
 
LIZZY
 
MARY
 
 
JAN
 
 
LESLIE
 Taking a break this month
 
TRISH
 
 
JULENE
 
Our winner for last month was Di Hasthorpe.
 
We are sponsored again this month by
 

Friday, September 30, 2016

October Zentangle challenge.

 
We are giving you 3 pictures this month as inspiration for our ZENTANGLES challenges.
You can submit a layout or card or even a tag to our challenge.

We are sponsored again by 2 Crafty chipboard
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Welcome to our Guest DT member, Esther

Hi - I'm Esther, I have been crafting all my life and discovered scrapbooking in 1997. I have a busy, stressful day job so crafting is my therapy and I love rubber stamping and getting messy and in inky. I was thrilled to be asked to be guest designer at Archiscraps and enjoyed relaxing over my zentangle page. 
 

The DT have had fun drawing zentangles for you

                                                     TRISH


                                                           CORALIE   LIZZY


                                                           JAN


                                                            LIZ


                                                               MARY
                                                                          LESLIE


Our WINNER last month was  Judy W. Your chipboard will be posted to you soon.
Entries close at the end of this month....October 31st.