Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A new challenge at Archiscraps


I just love this month's challenge and the examples that the Design Team have created.
Here is the criteria.


Your item should be nearly all black and white.
A coloured photo is ok and on cards just a TINY bit of colour if possible.

This is a card that I have made for my first born son. He completed his University degree at Curtin at the end of this year.  I haven't given it to him yet so I hope that he doesn't see it.  I will give it to him at his Graduation ceremony.

Hope you can join in!

Dale x

New Design Team position and a first challenge


I have a new Designer position at ARTastic for 2019.

It is a creative type of challenge blog where you will be given an inspiration painting to be inspired by to create a project.

The rules are listed on the left side tab of the blog. This is where you can upload your entry.

Our first inspiration for 2019 is this fantastic abstract painting by Chris Vella called Joy.

CRITERIA - Yellow, blue and orange

I've done a School themed page for this challenge.

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It is of my son, Mark, receiving the Science award at his Year 7 Primary School Graduation.  I'm sure you can see where my inspiration was drawn from.  It was a good way to use up those odd chipboard letters and I had some fun with paint.

There are two prizes to be won this month.  Hope you will join in.

Dale x

Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas themed challenge 2018

Wow. It's well into December.

Have you done your shopping and sent your cards?

Here is your chance to get into the Christmas spirit.

Unstampabelles December challenge is:

#86: December - Christmas theme for your Country 

Twist - explain the theme in your blog

You could win this.

I live in Western Australia.  Do you know the song that goes "give me a home among the gum trees"?
Well, that was my inspiration.

What do you think?

Remember: you can scrap; make a card or tag; or do off-the-page items and 3D stuff
for this challenge as long as you DON'T USE STAMPS!

I look forward to seeing what you create.

Happy crafting.

Dale x

Saturday, December 1, 2018

A Christmas challenge

It's time for the Archiscraps' December challenge.

This month we have an easy challenge for you...…….Anything CHRISTMAS.

Once again the prize is from me and will be a selection of Christmas goodies similar to last month.

Here is a Christmas layout from me for inspiration. I've done a paper pieced tree and there is a hand made flower with gorgeous hatpin decos.

Get creating and enter!

Monday, November 5, 2018

3 card set

Are you excited for a new challenge from Unstampabelles?  Here it is:

#85: November - Boxes, Parcels or Bags
Twist - recycle something

I've chosen to use a little box that my favourite tea can be bought in, just a 10 teabag pack. English Breakfast tea. I do love it so.

Now when I saw that the inside had a wonderful pattern on I decided to keep it for future use.
When this challenge came up I knew that it was time to use it.  Don't you love the pattern?

I chose to make some tags from the little box.  I made each one a bit different. The box already had one sentiment printed on it, "Enjoy each day".

Of course, I then had to turn them into cards.  Most of my friends are tea drinkers so these will come in handy.

What will your creativity inspire? I look forward to seeing your entries.  You could win this prize.

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Dale x

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Scrapbooking challenge - Brick or Stone

Hey, it's November.  That means there is a new challenge to do at Archiscraps.

Here it is:
NOVEMBER-Stone or brick texture with optional layers if wanted.

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I have used a really useful brick stamp from Prima and some brown ink to stamp my background paper in four places. The paper is a pretty one by Kaisercraft from their Take Note collection. An oldie, but a goodie. It already had a coffee cup stain on it. Perfect for my breakfast related page I thought.  I then just added some orange, lime and mint green accents. I took those colours from my photos.

Did you know we have a facebook page? 
It is named Archiscraps community.
Apply to join if you want.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Party page

Look at me with my arm up in the air like I just don't care. hahaha

I made this page for a cyber crop Mystical Scrapbooks had last weekend.  It was a tic tac toe and I chose mist, large photo and use the word celebrate.

I love this photo. It epitomises me at a party.  I was so happy because my Chorus had achieved 2nd place that day at the national Convention in Perth in 2017.  It was a lot of fun.