Thursday, 30 June 2011

July 1st at Once Upon A Sketch.....

I have to take a moment
and say how proud I am to be part of a challenge blog
that is so popular and full of such talented designers!
the team is diverse and very talented....
I thank Nadia for inviting me to be on this amazing team
and believing in me!!

on to the challenge!!
This is my interpretation of the sketch!

Here is the sketch by Nadia
Journalling Criteria: Who is in the photo? Name the person in the photo and at least 1 fact about them. This can be personality, character, talent , achievement etc. but it must be at least 2 sentences long.


The ScrapCake is a polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers and paper accessories. We deliver designer collections produced with the smallest detail in mind to present you with the highest possible quality. Currently we released collections by Kinga Spiczko (aka Pasiakowa) and Karola Witczak. From the very beginning we are operating as an international brand distributing our products in many countries in Europe and other continents. We are cooperating with designers located in different countries and our international Design Team delivers lots of inspirations, challenges and contests on our blog.


The winner of this challenge will get the chance to come back in August as our Guest Designer and will also walk away with this COMPLETE collection from Karola Witzak.
The Bright Side Of Life
Including: 6 12 x 12 doublesided papers, 5 7 x 12 doublesided papers, 13 tags and labels and 6 x 6 paper pad (24 doublesided sheets)

Our RANDOMLY drawn winner will receive this COMPLETE collection designed by amazing polish cartoonist - Kinga Spiczko.

Summer At The Seaside
Including: 6 12 x 12 doublesided papers, 5 7 x 12 doublesided papers, 13 tags and labels and 6 x 6 paper pad (24 doublesided sheets).

These are simply amazing and JUST RELEASED! Lucky you! These will be sent directly to you from The ScrapCake.

How would you like the chance to win one of these or to be our Guest next month? Take part in our challenge and you never know! It could be YOU!

Monday, 27 June 2011

Sassy Lil Sketches June 28th reveal!!!

Yes it is the 28th of June!!
yes really.....
look at your calendar
we will be trimming the Christmas tree
the next time we blink!!
Okay enough complaining
and on to the matter at hand
and my layout for the 28th

this layout

was based on this sketch

from from enjoyscrapping

All products used on the layout are from the kit
apart from the title (American crafts thickers)
I also used Martha Stewart punches
here are 2 close ups

and the prizes from Sassy Lil Sketches are.....

June Paper Sponsor:

June Digital Sponsor:
Layouts must be uploaded below by July 5th, 11:59 P.M. EST to be eligible for the June random prize drawing*.

Specific rules for both Sassy Lil' Sketches site can be found on our Sassy Lil' Sketches "Rules" page.
*The paper prize is available to U.S. residents only
The digital prize is available to US and international residents.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

New Feature for Get Creative!!

On the 25th of each month
we will introduce to you a
creative blogger
to inspire you
to stretch your creativity
so on that note I introduce you to our first
Creative Blogger

I have been following Cathy's blog for many months now
Her scrapbook layouts are amazing,
full of layers, sumptuous colour and beautiful details.
Cathy recently featured a flower tutorial on her blog
which I thought was inspiring and creative.....
So.....gather all your paper blossoms
that are sitting in the bottom of your drawer
you know the ones!!
the flowers we used to use on all our projects
before Prima Flowers became so popular LOL
and Cathy will show you how to revamp them!!

so head on over to Get Creative to learn more!!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Sassy Lil Sketches Design Team Call......

It is that time again!
We are looking for a few talented layout and card designers

How to apply for our August '11 to January '12 Sassy Team
Please send an e-mail to with the following information
by JULY 7th:
1) specify LAYOUT or CARD DT in e-mail subject line
2) your full name
3) your email address
4) your blog address (or online gallery if you do not have a blog)
5) a short bio
6) one layout or card (depending on which team in which you are applying) based
on any Sassy Lil' Sketch/Sassy Lil' Card Sketch on our blogs. Please include the date of the sketch you used.
7) one layout or card (depending on the team in which you are applying) that showcases your individual style.

We welcome international applicants.

Sassy Lil' Sketches expectations:
1) Layout Sassies: Create one layout a month based on aSassy Lil' Sketch.
Card Sassies: Create two cards a month based on
2) Share your monthly Sassy Lil' Sketch creation(s) on your blog and any online galleries which will allow you to do so.
3) Join our Sassy Lil' Sketches Forum. While active participation is not a requirement, it is encouraged. The forum is how we will communicate with our Sassy DT.

A note from us:
Our sketches are designed by Cherie to be shared with the scrappy world. We maintain the two sketch blogs for fun and inspiration. At this time there is no compensation for our Sassy DT members except the pure joy in inspiring others to create. We hope you will apply to be one of our Sassies!
Thank you,
Cherie and Katie

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Enjoy Scrapping and Get Creative.....

I was very honoured when Lena from
asked me to work with a new kit
she was going to have in the shop called the
Scarlett Kit by Glitz Design

I loved this kit immediately
I had such wonderful things to play with
fabulous bold papers
a glimmer mist
Prima flowers
a fabulous stamp
and so much more head on over to the
to see the video of what the kit contains!!

So far I have managed to make 2 layouts and a card
today I am showing you the first layout
which is also the layout
for the June 15th sketch challenge
over at

Products I have used from the kit are
Scarlett map pattern paper
Scarlett Glitzers (sheer stickers)
Glitz teeny Alphas
Prima flowers
Green leaves
Decorative pin

the products I have added are
Prima black bling
Coredinations black cardstock
Crate Paper borders
American Crafts thickers
the chipboard butterfly is from
who are sponsoring
and all its design team members!

The card....

The card was made using
Scarlett Floral patter paper
Vanilla cardstock
bird stamp
all from the Scarlett Kit

Thank you Lena for the opportunity to work with this kit
.....there are more creations to come with this kit!!

Just to add..........
I will be entering this layout in the following challenge blogs

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Once Upon A Sketch.....

and the June 15th challenge is live!!
here is Nadia's amazing sketch

head on over to the blog
for inspiration from the
talented design team


For this challenge there will be 3 prizes, which means 3 winners..!

One lucky person, whose project will be voted on by the Design Team will win this gorgeous pack full of amazing chipboard from Imaginarium Designs which you can purchase at Seriously Scrapbooking (they ship anywhere in the world at actual postage cost)

The other lucky person , also voted by the Design Team will win this collection of....

EK Success Zig Writer Pens
Let's not forget that we like to encourage EVERYONE to play along here, no matter what your skill level. So our lucky 3rd winner will be chosen RANDOMLY to win this beautiful set of
from our other sponsor this month..

The Design Team will also vote on their Top 5 favourite projects and those projects will be our FEATURED projects for this challenge.

Things to consider when playing along...
**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only need to include a quote.
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable.
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on our right sidebar using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there.
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight June 30th. The Design Team will vote and the winner and the Top 5 project will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like and combine this with other challenges.
**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

June 15th.......These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things

The challenge this fortnight
is to tell us about your favourite art.....

Of course my favourite art is that created by my favourite artist
products used are For the record collection from the My Scrapbook Nook Kit
I purchased back in endless kit! LOL
products from my stash are
American crafts thickers
Alpha Stickers
Pebbles toothpick flags
The "1st place ribbon" rubon was from a Studio Calico kit,
sorry cant remember which one
the ink spot stamp is from Enjoy scrapping

So head on over to
to see what the rest of the design team has created!!

what is your favourite art?
scrap it and upload it to the challenge blog
and you could be in the running for a
25$ gift certificate from

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

June blog love give away.....

What am I talking about?
well my dear friend
Karen Wray
is having the most generous and amazing giveaway.
Get this.....
find a blog that has less than 30 followers
become a follower
and let karen know
by leaving a comment
make sure in your comment
you write the number 30 in brackets
and a link to the new blog you are following!!
you will then go into the draw for one of 3 prizes
Karen is giving away

So simple
I thought this was such a fabulous generous idea!
Now if I haven't given you all the information
make sure you read about it
p.s it would be nice if you became a follower of Vanilla scraps too!!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Get Creative June 1st.....

So here is the last design team project for June 1st!

Over at
the challenge is to use a decorative tag on your layout!
no journalling on the tag just decorate it!!
mist, ink, emboss, cover with fabric
just Get Creative!!

here is my take on the challenge

make sure you head on over to the blog
for more inspiration from my fabulous design team !!
There are 2 prizes up for grabs this month
one from our guest designer

and from a new online shop called

so.....time to Get Creative (so corny!!!)

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Project Wednesday at the Studio......

yes it is a day late..
this is my new storage box
for my distress ink foam pads!

Head on over to
to see how I made it

all you need is some chipboard and matches...
for the construction...
the rest is left to your creativity!!
If I can make it so can you!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

June 1st layout for Once Upon A.... Sketch

I may have said this already
we are half way through the year!!!!!
anyway here is the first of 3 design team projects you will see this week!
To start off the week of creativity
here is my layout for

The journalling reads;
"You are so special to me for so many reasons....
for bringing me into this world...
for loving and caring for me everyday of my life....
for being my mentor.....
It pains me that you are so far away from your grandson and me...
it pains me just to write this....."

The chipboard trellis, swirl and letters are from
who have sponsored the design team for a year!!


We have a HUGE sponsor this month!
PLEASE WELCOME to our challenge blog the one and only...

Uh huh!
Well it could be that I have a soft spot for Webster's Pages..or that 2 of our Design Team members,
Gerry and Steph are on their Design Team...
or that Emeline Seet, our Guest Designer this month is also on their Design Team,
but they agreed to sponsor us this month! YAY!

Here is a little about Webster's Pages
Welcome!! It is SO exciting to have you here...


The winner this time will get to come back
in July as our Guest Designer and will also walk away with ...

Our randomly chosen winner will receive a set of ...

Both of these prizes will be sent to you directly from the Webster's offices!!

How would you like the chance to win one of these or to be our Guest next month?
Take part in our challenge and you never know! It could be YOU!