Saturday, 20 September 2014

October Sketch Challenge II

Hello lovely scrappers, we have more fabulous inspiration for you today featuring our new sketch and the amazing 7 Gypsies collections!!

Here is the sketch, based on the work of our very own lovely...Terhi :)


The prize for this month is sponsored by the inimitable


we would like to say a massive thank you to them for their extraordinary generosity :) 

Our designers have had a ball playing with the new 7G collections.

Annette with Maritime



Kim with Harmony


Sandra with Harmony



Jennifer with Serengeti


  Jennifer also created an SVG file of a Sketchy Circle to use with your electronic die cutters...how cool is that? 

Hop on over to her blog where you can download it for free...HERE

and finally I had a play too with the beautiful Harmony collection to commemorate 50 happy years of marriage for my Mum and Dad :) 




Thank you so much for popping in today. Hope to see you in the linky list soon :)

Bella (DT Co-Ordinator), Annette, Kim, Sandra, Jennifer and Ali (Ed) xx

Friday, 19 September 2014

October Sketch Challenge

Hello lovely scrappers :)

It's time for another lovely sketch and this one is just right for the scrapping!!


Based on artwork by Terhi Koskinen

We have a fantastic prize for the winner of this challenge from 


and it's so good that we are keeping it under wraps for a bit...only joking, I am still waiting for the photo of the prize from HQ!! I promise to let you know when I have it :)

Not only did 7 Gypsies send us a fabulous selection for our winner to play with but they also sent a set to our design team. Want to see what they created with the sketch and the delicious 7G collections??

Jasmine using Maritime 




Olga using Harmony

this is Olga's last sketch for us and we would like to say a HUGE thank you for all the amazing inspiration she has given us over the last couple of years and wish her lots of love and luck with her new adventures :)




Terhi with Epicurean




Agnieszka with a little bit of everything!




Hope you like what you see and will be back for more tomorrow...hopefully we will be able to tell you what the prize is too!! Thank you so much for popping in today....we cannot wait to see your interpretation of the sketch :)

Add your entry to the side bar, and don't forget to link back to our sketch challenge in your blog post.

Happy scrapping,

Ali, Bella, Jasmine, Olga and Terhi xx

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Sketch Challenge Winner!!

My oh my but you are the tops!!! You take our breath away with your spectacular work!! Seriously, how do you do it every month??? THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU <3 <3 <3

We all loved this month's sketch and it would appear that you did too :)



along with a fabulous sketch we also had a smashing prize from Studio Calico...the 'South of Market' collection :) 

and the winner of the prize and a Guest Designer spot is....


we loved Athanasia's layout; grown up girly with sublime layering, delicious details and a beautiful background....and who doesn't love shoes???!! Congratulations Athanasia!! Please email me at scrap365@traplet.com to claim your prize and GD spot :)

Our super scrappers this month are more than super, they are spectacular!!!


Wilma's gorgeous layout is all about contrasts; black and white, softly washed background with strong graphic touches, circular and linear and of course, tough and tender...and totally stunning to boot!


Taniko captured our hearts with her cool blues and 'everything but the kitchen sink' way of scrapping!! How does she do it? A truly fantastic creation that is sheer eye candy :)


Päivi's layout caught our eye with her delicious layering! Although the papers are busy the photo is still the main focus of the page and the placement is perfect, there is enough white spce for the eye to rest. Love the lime green flair that echoes the hat...its little details like that that make us smile :)

Congratulations super, super scrappers! Please pick up your badge from the side bar and email me at scrap365@traplet.com for a copy of Craft Stamper that includes the Scrap365 supplement :) 

Thank you all so very much for joining us today. Make sure you pop in tomorrow to check out the new sketch challenge!!

Happy scrapping,

Ali (Ed) x


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Winner Winner!!

Time to announce the very lucky winner of the May Flaum master class in stash busting...I really was hoping it was going to be me, no such luck!!!


 May Flaum's Supplies On Hand online class will be running from 1st to 10th October, with a new theme every day (paper! alphas! stamps! trims! buttons! you name it! 

So, if not me then who?

Tracy!!!!

Pretty papers everywhere :-) Thanks for the giveaway..everything crossed here! xxxx

You can uncross everything now Tracy ;) 

Please email me at scrap365@traplet.com so that I can forward your details on to May.

Congratulations and enjoy!!

PWP - From Down Under!

Hello there, my scrappy friends! Lizzy with you today, sharing how I use PL...which is monthly. Mainly 'cos I don't have little kids, don't work [through choice - & feeling VERY blessed about that one!] & don't do a lot of different stuff day to day...sooooo monthly works for me! Here's July 2014 for you:)
I have used the same PL plastic sleeves for both sides this month. It always changes! You'll notice lots of colour...this was going to be blue & browns. Hah! I always find a little embellie that 'needs' to be used [like the bright pink one on the stamped date pocket]....& the scheme sinks....aaah well!
Did you notice the large white chevrons? They 'tie' my pages together when they sit side by side -they're Silhouette cuts......& the 'Always' card, bottom right? The 'As' are actually upside down 'Vs'..the 'W' is an upside down 'M' & the 'S' is actually a cut up 8. PL is my STASH BUSTER!!!!!!
The pages together:
The other thing is I've used little word stickers [old Authentique ones] on a few of the photos too....
I really like writing on photos...having a pen that does so is a good investment! If you've got a series of photos, try making a photo collage [I did mine on Picassa - there are LOTS of programs out there].....
And if you know me even a little, you know I'm pretty keen on journaling...so the Story gets told. Multiple times...
 Note the cut cork arrow at the top....it connects the story to the cake pic.....
 Squish your bages! They won't cry or feel hurt & they fit a lot better....& be cheeky...write over the speech in the bubble like I have here!
...& I shall finish 'hup' the closies now!
Thanks for taking a peek.....& did you notice? NO STAMPS have been harmed in the making of these pages, LOL......
Happy Scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Birgit's Stamp Collection With Carabelle Studio

Hello, it's Birgit here!
I am thrilled to present to you today my first collection of mixed media stamps that I created for the French company Carabelle Studio.  They were released at the biggest stamp show in Europe, Stempel Mekka in Hagen - Germany, last weekend! And now I can finally share them with the world :)

It took months to come from the original ideas to the final designs. Months of creating lots of designs, picking the best ones, rejecting a lot of them, changing, more changing, deciding not to use some of them after all, work some more on others, getting the details right, deciding on the packaging and so on… and all this time I had to keep it a secret. There were only a handful of people who knew about it and I just couldn't wait to shout it from the roof tops, LOL!

When I designed the stamps the goal was to give them a mixed media feel but I also wanted them to be suitable for any kind of projects and any given style, wether it is scrapbooking, art journaling or card making. And here are the final 6 sets:


Here is a layout that I created using a combination of 4 of the sets:




Before the release last weekend I asked a couple of friends/fellow scrapbookers to try out my stamps and create something for a blog hop. I have an awesome list of artists that joined! And oh my goodness… they made the most amazing and beautiful projects. If you are curious and would like to see them then hop over to my blog. The blog hop starts today and there is also a giveaway.
Check it out here.

For another chance of becoming the owner of one of these stamps sets make sure to check back here at the Scrap 365 blog as Riikka and Marsha will do a product review that will also include a giveaway!

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Birgit

Monday, 15 September 2014

HAPPY MONDAY Craft Space - Sanna

Hello there!
Sanna here today to share some views of my scrap area. Before we moved to this house, I used to have my stash and tools in cardboard boxes piled in various corners of our living room. It was very frustrating because I often did not find what I was looking for. I knew I had that particular embellishment/piece of paper, but just could not find it, and then eventually just left it out of my layout/card.

When we started building our house, one of the things I gave lots and lots of thought, was to create an area I could leave my crafting tools out in the open. I have a space upstairs under a sloped roof, so I didn´t have the wall height for big cabinets. So I chose lots of small units (mainly IKEA, because they are cheap and practical).

 
I store the things I use all the time on little shelves on the wall and on the table. That way I can just grab them when I need them. Then I have two "Alex" drawers under the table and I used to store my inks in there too. That did not work, since I have quite a few inks, and when you pile them over each other into a drawer, you never find the colour you need there and the! I now store wooden stamps, minibook covers, dies and embellishments in these drawers.


So I bought a bathroom shelf (IKEA again) and have my inks there now. I can just grab the colour I need and use it and place it into the shelf again. Easy!


I have random and very various little boxes on my table where I store tags, chipboard, paint brushes and all kinds of little tools and goodies.



I store my flowers in 3 IKEA glas jars and that is more than plenty for my purposes.

 I used to store brads in glas jars too, but that was not at all practical. I now have them in these little plastic boxes, sorted by colour. Much easier to take them out this way than from a jar...
 For some reason I have managed to collect a reasonably big amount of wood veneer embellishments. After sorting them into these little boxes it has been much easier to find what I need and to use them.
I store my papers in organizers (Cropper Hopper) and have them sorted by manufacturer. The cardstock is stored by colour but I find it easier for me to sort the patterned papers by manufacturer. In the beginning I also used to have my media stored on the wall (IKEA - metal kitchen wall baskets), but they were soon full so I had to find a new place for all the media.

I have now bought a Råskog serving wagon (IKEA kitchen dept.) and find it really practical. I have the heavy media stored on the bottom of the wagon, next are paints and glitter glue´s and on top are all the mists. I like the fact that I can pull the wagon next to my working area when I need it and then push it back on it´s place when I´m finished.

I also have a little video of my scrap room. Have fun watching :)!


Sanna