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Monday, November 17, 2014

November mid-month inspiration!

There's nothing like another burst of inspiration from our fabulous Design Team to spur you on to complete this month's challenge! Don't forget you can even decide your own criteria with our "Choose Your Own Scrap Adventure" challenge...

And if that wasn't enough to get your mojo going, how about a prize from Flutterby Designs to tempt you even further?

This month's lucky winner will receive a fabulous prize courtesy of Anita from Flutterby Designs. You can see all the awesome Flutterby products for yourself in the store HERE

Now here are some more samples from our DT to inspire you...

{Laugh; stitching; button; mini prints}
Handmade flair from A Piece of Cake Designs

{Laugh; stitching; bow & button; square from mini prints}
Handmade item is a Charms Creations chevron

{Live; stencilling; button; 5x7 photo}
Handmade chipboard heart & fabric button from Burdy's Embellies

We are loving all the different layouts this challenge has inspired that we have seen so far, and can't wait to see more! Entries need to be linked up on the blog by midnight, 30th November. 
Happy scrapping!

Friday, November 14, 2014

November Sponsor Spotlight

It's time to turn the spotlight onto this month's faaaaaabulous sponsor, (who I am sure needs little introduction)...please welcome Flutterby Designs!

For those who don't know, Flutterby Designs is an awesome online scrapbooking embellishment store.

We asked Flutterby's owner Anita to tell us a bit more...

All our products are designed by owner Anita & then lovingly made for all you papercrafting enthusiasts! 
We have quite a variety of products in our line such as:
- 1” metal Flair Buttons
- Pocket-page style cards
- Stencils
- Wood Veeners
- Photo cuts
- Fussy cut die cuts

Our designs are bright, unique & bold! I hope that you love all things Flutterby as much as I love making them! I am lucky enough to say the quote “Do what you love, love what you do” applies to me. 
Anita xo

It is obvious from the continued growth and success of Flutterby Designs, that papercrafters love what Anita does too! (Including our very own Design Team - you will often see Flutterby products popping up on their creations.)

Please show your support for our sponsor by visiting the links below.

* Shop the Flutterby Designs store:

* For the latest news, the Flutterby Facebook page:

* And for lots of inspiration, the Flutterby blog:

And we couldn't finish this piece without showcasing a few recently released Flutterby Designs products that WE love.

Flair buttons...
Wood veneers...
Fussy Cuts...
And these Everyday Etc cards...

Honestly, there are just so many gorgeous products available, you really need to do yourself a favour and check them out in the store HERE

Again, a big thanks to Anita for having Flutterby Designs sponsor our challenge this month. Looking forward to seeing all your entries! :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

October Winner!

We had another AWESOME batch of entries for our October challenge, and as much as we would like to give you all a prize for your lovely creations, sadly there can be only one winner.

Our October winner is this stunning layout...

belonging to Melinda Thompson!!!

Congrats Melinda! Your layout is just beautiful! (You can read more about Melinda's winning layout on her blog HERE
Melinda has won the awesome prize pack from our October sponsor Kellie Stamps!
(Melinda please send us an email via the contact tab so we can get your prize organised.) 

A BIG thank you to Kellie from Kellie Stamps for sponsoring our October challenge. Please show your support for Kellie by ensuring you follow Kellie's "Give a Girl a Blog" Facebook page HERE, the "Give a Girl a Blog" blog HERE and most of all, by visiting her store and shopping HERE.

And, in case you haven't already seen it, Kellie has just released this gorgeous Christmas themed stamp set called 'Joy'. (But you will have to be quick, because once they are sold out, they are GONE!) 

You will find the 'Joy' stamp set in the Kellie Stamps store HERE

Thank you to all our October challenge entrants, we appreciate you taking the time to share your creations with us! We hope you are all playing along with us again this month with our current "Choose Your Own Scrap Adventure" challenge
Happy scrapping! :)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Challenge!

Yes, you read that right - it's NOVEMBER!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeek! (Don't worry, I won't mention the "C" word.) We had a fantastic response to our October challenge, thank you very much to all who entered (you have made our job very difficult!)

This month we have an awesome new challenge for you, brought to you by our very own DT member Amanda Hartmann. Our November challenge is to choose your own scrap adventure using a word, embellishment, technique and photo size from the list below. (And of course, a handmade item too!)

We also have another exciting new sponsor joining us this month, please welcome...

I am sure many of you are already familiar with Flutterby Designs (I know many of our DT are!), but for those who are not, you MUST visit Flutterby Designs and check out the gorgeous range of products available.
You will find the Flutterby Designs shop HERE
For all the latest news, the Flutterby Facebook page HERE
And for loads of inspiration, you will find the Flutterby blog HERE

Now, onto some inspiration from our team...

{Love; button; stencilling & stamping; 5x7 photo}
Handmade item is a button from Burdy's Embellies

{Laugh; butterfly; stencilling; mini photo}
Handmade flowers & butterfly from My Vintage Blossoms

{Love; button; stencilling; square photo}
Handmade tissue paper flower

{Love; butterflies, button & bow; stitching; 5x7 photo}
Flutterby Designs flair and Lovelybug Bits n Bobs button & balsa wood butterfly

{Love; butterflies; stencilling; mini photos}
Handmade item is flair from Greatest View

Don't you love how one challenge can produce such a variety of work? We are looking forward to seeing what everyone chooses for their own scrap adventure this month! Link your entries up before midnight, 30th November.