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Monday, November 23, 2015


Hi friends, we made a little mistake on our DT Call post, and put the wrong email address!! If you emailed an application, can you please resend it to our correct email address, by Sunday, Nov 29. Thank you!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November Mid-month Reveal!

Hi everyone!
Half the month is gone already?! Whaaaaaat?
At least that means it's time for a mid-month reveal from our team! This month our challenge has been designed by our very own DT member Sandra, and it looks like this...

Don't let the criteria overwhelm you though - think outside the square! (For example - if you don't have any actual travel photos to scrap, why not use a car selfie? No patterned paper with a map on it? Print one yourself or even get your kids to draw you one!) And, as always, dont forget to include a handmade embellishment somewhere on your layout!

And a reminder about this month's AMAZING prize! Our very own artist in residence and DT member Leanne from Art by Leanne Jago has offered our lucky winner their very own customised 8x10"artwork!

Just look at these examples of Leanne's talent...

You can see more of Leanne's stunning creations via her Facebook page - Art by Leanne Jago and you can also follow her adventures on Instagram - @itswhatido77

Now onto our reveal from the team...

Charms Creations heavenly heart

Charms Creations star, Burdy's Embellies cool cogs, {scrAp this!} flag

Embellishments from Rainbow Splendour and Burdy's Embellies

(Yes - we welcome pocket page layouts here at Show Us Your Stuff as long as they fit our criteria!)

D-lish Scraps flair buttons; Burdy's Embellies bow; handmade die cut tag
(Lisette also printed off the flight path maps to include on her layout - clever!)

Handmade clip (and amazing handcrafted background!)

Bet that has got your mind ticking and your mojo racing now! You have until the end of the month to link up your entries for this challenge to be in the running for the amazing prize from Leanne.
Happy scrapping! :)

Friday, November 13, 2015

October Winner(s)!

Hi everyone!
It's time to announce the winner of our October challenge! We had such an amazing array of subects for our "No People" challenge and loved seeing them all! This month we are pleased to announce we have TWO winners to announce.

The first is this fabulous layout...

belonging to...Katie Howard!

Congrats Katie, your layout was awesome! Katie has won a prize from our October Sponsor - Agnus from {scrAp this!}

Katie - please send us an email via the contact tab above and we will pass your details on to get your prize organised. We would also like to invite you to do a guest DT spot for us in January.
You can read more about Katie's layout on her blog HERE

This month, we also have an extra "winner", which comes from one of our international entrants...

belonging to...Laura R!

Congrats Laura, we just loved your layout! Unfortunately, as per our rules we are unable to offer prizes to our international entrants due to the high cost of postage from Australia, but we would love to invite you to guest DT for us in January also. If you would like to contact us via the tab above, we will provide you all the details.
You can read more about Laura's gorgeous layout on her blog HERE

Thank you to everyone who played along with us in October, we so enjoyed seeing your work! We hope you are all joining us again this month with our current "travel" challenge. You can find all the details for it HERE.

Don't forget about our current Design Team call out - we are on the hunt for some new team members to join us in 2016! (No previous DT experience is necessary - we love new faces!) Full details of the requirements can be found HERE
Til next time, happy scrapping! :)

Friday, November 6, 2015

SUYS DT CALL!!! We Want YOU!!!!!

That's right, its almost the end of another year, 
and time for us to look for some new DT members!!

DT Call open 4th Nov - 22 Nov

If you are a keen scrapbooker, card maker or project lifer, 
and love using handmade embellishments, we would love to hear from you!!

Show Us Your Stuff is all about showing off your style, while showcasing HANDMADE EMBELLISHMENTS, so this is our first and most important requirement for our design team members! Our second and equally important requirement is that you must be a team player. You must be able to commit to active participation in our team at all times (we know life gets busy, and we are flexible, but we can't always rely on one person to do everything!).

Other requirements:
1 example per month (to be loaded as per schedule),
commenting and voting on entries each month,
active participation in our planning group,
setting and planning challenges,
assisting in sourcing sponsors,
active participation on our Show Us Your Stuff Facebook page,
promotion of our challenges through any social media outlets you use,
able to commit to a possible 12 month position.

If this sounds like a commitment you would like to undertake, please email us at with details about you and your crafting history, past or current DT commitments (you don't need to have been on past DT's, we just like to know), and 3 examples of your work.

This call is also open to all past and present DT members, and all applications will be considered.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November challenge!

Hi Show Us Your Stuff fans! Can you believe that we are up to our second last challenge for the year? Where did the year go? We are now speeding towards Christmas and our summer holidays here in Australia.

This month's challenge has been designed by our very own DT member Sandra Brimelow, and she has a fabulous challenge for you all...

That's right - it's time to travel! For travel themed words think travel, journey, fly, ride, drive, road, suitcase, ticket, map, etc. (Just make sure your travel themed word is prominent on your creation.) Your travel photo could be a holiday snap, photos of someone "travelling", even car selfies!) If you don't have any patterned paper with a map printed on it, think old street directory / atlas, or print / draw your own! There is plenty of room to be creative for this challenge. Just don't forget to include a handmade embellishment somewhere on there too!

This month, we are very pleased to announce a brand new and very special sponsor...

For those who don't already know, our DT member Leanne is not only a super scrapper, but also a very talented artist and photographer to boot! Leanne has recently branched out into creating unique artworks for sale using a variety of mediums including watercolour, ink, acrylic, spray paint and mixed media; and has even begun selling her pieces internationally.

Here are some samples of her work...

You can see more of Leanne's stunning creations via her Facebook page - Art by Leanne Jago and you can also follow her adventures on Instagram - @itswhatido77

Leanne is offering this month's lucky winner their very own customised 8x10" artwork! (The content of which will be determined following discussion between Leanne and the winner - just no people, peeps!) How's that for an amazing prize?

Talk about a tough act to follow - now onto some inspiration from our Design Team...

Sandra (this month's challenge designer)
Charms Creations map marker

Leanne (this month's sponsor)
Star pin and hessian leaves from Rainbow Splendour; flair from D-lish Scraps

Burdy's Embellies arrows; Rainbow Splendour bow

Flutterby Designs flair

D-lish Scraps flair

There you have it - another fabulous challenge, an amazing prize and a heap of inspiration from the team. Hopefully you are inspired and ready to give it a go! Entries will need to be linked up no later than midnight, 30th November.
Happy scrapping!