Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Once Upon A Sketch April Challenge.





So the challenge this April at 
Is to scrap an event that changed your life and to follow or be inspired by the sketch, 
which I shall show you below.

Now, the event that changed my life, that I have chosen is not a happy one.....and it happened quite some time ago!
This is the first layout/page solely dedicated to this event in my life.
Way back in September, 2000 as the world enjoyed the
Sydney Olympics and dreams came true our dreams of completing our family turned into a nightmare.
At 39 weeks gestation we lost our son.
Harrison James Ewins 
He was born still.
 

  {The Day You Went Away}

 

So many things run through your head after something like this happens in your life.
And while trying to journal about this event there are just too many thoughts, feelings and emotions, still, even after all this time!
You never get over it you just learn to live with it!
 I have stuck my journaling on the reverse of my layout.





My heart always goes out to those couples that suffer such a loss with their first pregnancies.....
Although it was hard at times to carry on in the early days after this loss, my children gave me the strength to move forward. 
On a happy note we did go on to have 3 more children. 
Sidney-McKenzie-Hugo
Sure I have a lot of children (*8) + 1 Angel
 but I know just how precious each and every one of them is!
 Here is the lovely sketch Nadia has created......for the April Challenge!
 


Thank you for stopping by

Cheers Kim






Saturday, April 19, 2014

Scrap Around The World- Awesome Mood Board by Riikka :)




Hello All

Wishing you all a Happy & Safe Easter long weekend!!
(hey, maybe if you have been thinking about joining us this month at SATW and you have a little spare time you could get creative and join us!!)
Just create a layout on the current mood board (which I will show you later in my post), do a blogpost and then add your link.....(just look in the SATW right sidebar and you will find it under all the other gorgeous entries......)

Now I will show you what I created.....

I can't help falling
 { In Love With U }
My beautiful grandbubba, Flynn!

 I have used awesome black gears/cogs from 

Beautiful Prima flowers, a Collections butterfly, Kaisercraft stamps and Washi Tape all from


Now to show you Riikka's mood board


 


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!  

To be eligible for judging:-

You need to follow our 10 Golden Rules found HERE, which include :

1)  Sharing the mood board image.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to the current challenge.

3)  Mentioning HOW you were inspired by our mood board.

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.

There are some amazing prizes again this month and remember you need to be in it to win it!!!!


1ST PRIZE

$50+ Cocoa Daisy Package plus free postage!
Expect Something Different, it's what you'll get from Cocoa Daisy. 
We offer 2 stylishly curated kits on a monthly basis – 
one for scrapbooking, one for the day to day Project Life style
 (plus we offer coordinating add ons, stamps subscriptions, 
art journaling &  project kits) – full of great manufacturers, 
exclusive stamps & products & always lots of inspiration. 
Always. 6 month subscriptions are available to save money
 & ensure that you never miss a month of creativity.
March Main Kit - Emerald Isle PLUS March Add-on - Grey Street
2ND PRIZE - Gift voucher for Mixed Media Place
Does your heart desire to create and to play? 
Are your fingers yearning to get inked and misted? 
Then Mixed Media Place is the place for you! 
The store is the treasure chest of different media for the creative minds
 & also carries 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!

Please also check out the inspiration from our design team
 on the shop's blog! You can also find us on Facebook
Pinterest - let's connect!
3RD PRIZE - Scrapmatts Chipboard valued at $25!

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 regularly 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.
They also have a new Blogger blog now HERE.




  


4TH PRIZE - KIT BY 3RD EYE CRAFT
What is 3rd Eye? It's world of imagination created by one mixed media freak 
creating her own scrap goodies world (yes, that's me!)
You can find there rubber stamps with a lot of very versatile designs, 
chipboards to decorate Your beautiful projects, adhesive flair buttons &  pins
 to embellish & masks to create patterns & textures! Do you think that's all? 
Of course not! Check my brand & find your 3rd Eye of creativity! 
Wishing You tons of inspirations! - Drycha

5TH PRIZE - A random selection of Purple Pumpkin products, to the value of $15.

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

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




pop and colours « Art of background »

6 weeks of workshops with step-by-step detailed examples & videos !

Do you like to play with inks ?

Dirty hands, painting in the hair and stains on the apron doesn’t scare you?

Then this workshop is for you!

Whatever your style, learn how to create backgrounds

very personal using the techniques presented in this workshop !

I requested SOME internationally famous guests to

 share their secrets for making scrapbook pages from A to Z.

 Each week two different step-by-steps 
(videos or photos & written explanations) will be presented.  
 6 weeks of workshops with step-by-step detailed examples and videos!
Each week (Tuesday & Friday), the  icing on the cake, 
sample pages created by the various instructors on each technique. 
These examples will show you that the techniques are adaptable to all styles !
The workshop will focus on scrapbooking pages but the techniques are obviously
 suitable for other media (Art Journal, Project Life, mini-album, canvas Mixed Media etc.).
There is no time limit for subscribe the workshop & it will be available for a
 period of one year from the beginning of the workshop (18 October 2014)

- - - - - - - - 
The deadline for this challenge is  WEDNESDAY 30th April 2014.
Just 2 weeks left to go now!
Remember to leave some comment ♥ for our hard-working designers!
Thanks for stopping by





Monday, April 14, 2014

You Create Beauty.......SCRAPMATTS!!





Morning all just popping in to share this layout I've created using 
the AWESOME


&
 I have used the Ornate frame and floral spray from Scrapmatts.... 
I had them in raw so I painted them with some gesso as I knew I wanted them plain white

You can purchase these in different colours, such as White mist, Black,

 Sepia, Metallic Gold & Metallic Silver.

 { U Create Beauty}

 The flowers on this layout are fussy cut from a paper napkin......
 as soon as I seen the napkin I know I wanted to use the flowers on it!
(Thank you, Miss Annette)

I have also used products from

Thanks for stopping
Cheers 
Kim


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