Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Scrap around the world - October challenge

It's time for challenge SIX - 6 at  Scrap Around The World Challenge, hosted by Design Team member Jessy Christopher from Malaysia!

Here is my layout

We had over 70 entries last month so we are looking forward to another bumper month before the festive season kicks in!!

Last month we made some IMPORTANT RULE CHANGES so if you haven't checked them out yet please look HERE.

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! Please do let us know HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!!

For example:- You could use fresh, clean colours like white, pale blue,yellow, pink, mint green & gold. Patterns such as florals/leafy foliage together with images of birds, flowers, chevrons & polka-dots! There are elements of vintage mixed in with modern; doilies, airy lace designs,pretty bows & clashing colours, shapes and prints. Circles, checks, stripes - this board is all about eclectic combinations!

There's an air of nostalgia mixed in with the uber-modern images too.This could prompt you to scrap about different generations, life as it was then & how it is now, or simply outdoor memories inspired by the botanical prints. This board evokes images of purity, beauty &  femininity,with a touch of romance &  homely peace &comfort.


To be eligible for judging:- In your blog post:-

1) Please share our mood board image. {you may show the sketch image but ONLY IF YOU USE IT}

2) Please mention that you are playing along at

Scrap Around The World & LINK BACK to the current challenge.

{Please link to YOUR BLOG POST NOT your entire blog & please turn off word-verification if you would like some of our Design Team members to comment on your entry}.

3) Please check our RULES OF PLAY HERE before entering.

**This month we are offering SIX PRIZES - for the WINNER, 4 FEATURES & RANDOM PRIZE WINNER!**



As well as a Guest Designer position in November the winner of this challenge wins this prize pack from Donna Salazar & Blue Gene Baby, her daughter's Etsy Shop!

Donna fell in love with art AND her husband in high school!
A lot has changed in the last 20+ years but these two loves remain the same.
A mixed media artist at heart, Donna loves to experiment with “cross-crafting”.
She loves to sew,knit, paint, and draw, but she especially loves paper crafting.
Donna sees the beauty that surrounds her in everyday life…from a dusty wood floor to a frilly piece of lace...you will see Donna blending contrasting elements together to create her“Girlie Grunge” look.
Donna teaches technique heavy classes in stores, at large events & online & you can view her web show “Tuesday Tutorials” for FREE every other Tuesday! If you go to her website (www.donnasalazar.com) you can see the product that will be used on her “Tuesday Tutorials” show so you can play along at home. Donna has licensed product lines with 5 different companies:- Clearsnap, GCD Studios, Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Zutter.
Visit the Girlie Grunge site for challenges, giveaways, tutorials, e-classes, etc HERE.
You can friend Donna on Facebook HERE & Twitter HERE
You can LIKE Donna Salazar Designs on Facebook HERE & the Distrezz-it-All Facebook page HERE
You can find her on Pinterest HERE & follow her on Instagram HERE
You can subscribe to her YouTube channel HERE
{Gosh she must be ONE BUSY WOMAN!!}


This selection of chipboard valued at $30 sponsored by 2 Crafty!

2 Crafty offers affordable & versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian and International Craft market. 2 Crafty’s products are manufactured in Australia & are suitable for scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered art, invitations & mixed media.

With over 700 designs every area has been covered! 2 Crafty’s owner Vanessa stumbled upon a demonstration of a laser cutter at one of the Sydney craft fairs back in 2006 &, although her background was Human Resources & Payroll her creative mind recognised unlimited possibilities! So began her journey into the world of craft wholesaling!!

Vanessa provides the highest level of customer support & is happy to discuss personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store. 2Crafty has a fabulous blog Facebook page that is updated weekly with projects created by its international Design Team. Check out the 2 Crafty website for products available to wholesalers & ask your local store to order products for you that they may not already have in stock.


A selection of chipboard to the value of $25 from Scrapmatts!

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 daily 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.


YOUR CHOICE of products, to the value of $15 courtesy of Purple Pumpkin.

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

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!

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


This lovely prize-pack sponsored by Design Team member Juraci Falcucci - thank you!


3 packs of Prima flowers donated by our generous Design Team member, Eila Sandberg.

The deadline for this challenge is Thursday October 31st 2013

Thank you for supporting Scrap Around The World & Happy Scrapping!!!