Thursday, 19 October 2017

Scrapbooking in my Traveler's Notebook on the Tilt Train

I got short notice for a trip to Brisbane with the boys for appointments this week and I thought the new TN Scrapbooking Kits from Scrapping Fun Kits were perfect for taking minimal supplies to scrap.  It meant I could take even less weight in my bag then what I did last November when I scrapped on the Tilt Train.

I put up a video on how I set up my TN for this trip, the only thing I added after filming the video was I added the papers from the August Kit from Scrapping Fun Kits and a Music die cut.

It was a great way to pass time on our journey and I got 3 layouts done very quickly.

The first layout I worked was about going to lunch with some close friends, something we had not done in a couple of years so it was a real treat.
I only used items from the promo kit for the TN Scrapbooking Kit range to complete this layout and the date stamp from the Basics Kit. 
My stamping is smudged but I am happy with the results given I was on a moving train.
I used the cute yellow wood with flower paper on the right and some of the die cuts from the kit on the left.
I then used some of the washi from the kit to pull the layout together by having it go across the 2 pages.



The second layout I worked on was about how much I love hearing the boys practice their instruments.
I used items from the August Embellishment Kit and the 2 3D metal flower die cuts from the promo kit.
Getting a straight edge with scissor on a train was difficult but I really wanted to trip the papers and one of the photos.






For my third layout I ironically was recording my last Tilt Train trip with Mr C.
I started by cutting the spotty paper in half so I could put it across the top of the spread.
I wanted a black and white only layout so restricted myself just to black and white bits from what I had with me.
I added some of this cute washi along the bottom of the paper to hide my crooked cutting.
Then I built my layers with what I had left that was black and white and my photos.
I used a newsprint tag from the promo kit and a journal card with the word Tuesday repeated all over it from the Basics Kit to build some layers.
Cutting my photo with just scissors on a moving train meant it wasn't perfect but I do love how the layout turned out.
I feel I need to add something to this one, not sure what but I think it will be one I tinker with later.






Scrapping on a long train journey is a great way to pass the time and these kits are perfect for portable scrapbooking.
I loved being able to get these layouts done while the boys listened to music and read books.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Spring/Halloween YouTube Hop

We have another YouTube Hop for you, this one we had a choice of Halloween or Spring for our layouts.



I am not participating in this hop but I do have the hop list for you.
Remember to enter the Prize Draw you must watch each video and leave a comment on each video.  
Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft is sponsoring this Hop so make sure you enter the Prize Draw.

Amira from AmirafromOz
Lauren from Scrappy Cheeky Lauren
Steph from Scrappy Steph
Silvia from Aussie Scrapper
Chrissi Mannix
Morgyn from For The Love Of Paper
Deb Egan
Katie from Scrappy Sisters
Tarrah McLean

We have started a Facebook Group for our Hop Fans, this is the first Hop we will be posting in the group about but there will be info on our future hops in this group.

So many wonderful projects from these talented ladies, so much crafty inspiration.  



Monday, 9 October 2017

Lily Traveler's Notebook layout - Scrapping Fun Kits Design Team

I created this layout for the Scrapping Fun Kits Bi-monthly Moodboard Challenge using my one of the Concept Kits I created when I first had the idea for a TN Kit and bits from my September Embellishment Kit.


It came together quickly and was a lot of fun to create.
The lemon and peach paper from the September Kit worked really well with the other bits from my concept kit.
I trimmed the paper so I had a small strip on the right hand page to carry the layout onto that page.


The tag behind the photo is not stuck down so I can add more to it and use it as a pull out if I need to.
It helped the pink/peach colour from the background paper pop a bit more.









This gorgeous thin script washi spread over the 2 pages helped pull the 2 pages together.
I also added this floral vellum sticker to the bottom spread over the 2 pages that matches the circle floral sticker at the top on the right with the washi to help pull it all together.







I am loving how quick and simple scrapping in a TN is, it is a great fun way to create and I look forward to having a more portable option to take with me on the tilt train than what I did last year.

I have created a Pinterest board full of TN Scrapping Layouts, so if you would like more inspiration why not check it out, this type of scrapping I am finding is a great option for the time poor scrapper like myself.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Halloween Planner Spread - Scrapping Fun Kits Design Team

Today I am up on the Scrapping Fun Kits blog with this planner spread that is part of the challenge Morgyn and I gave each other to use something from each kit in our planners.

I created a cluster with the pumpkin stack from the cut apart, 2 of the flair that I took the epoxy off and a label from the cut apart which I penned in the day on since my cluster hid the day.
Simple but cute bit of decorating for October 31st.









I am not big on decorating my planner pages as I can often have last minute appointments especially at this time of year, so like to leave space.  When decorating my pages with the October kit I wanted to have a fun spread in the last week of October but still leave ample space for last minute appointments.


I love using little stickers to mark things I need to do as it saves me writing them with my hand issues so I have a cute mailbox from Lady B Creations to mark the day I have to send orders out and a cute cupcake from a sheet that came with a old calendar to mark a relative's birthday..

I can't wait to create some scrapbooking layouts with the rest of this cute kit.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Making Wonderful Memories - Get Crafty/Scrapbooking Emporium Design Team

Today I have a layout for the Get Crafty/Scrapbooking Emporium Design Team to share with you.
This layout uses this month's sketch challenge and one of the gorgeous ranges they are stocking this month, Kaisercraft's Mint Wishes.

I have chosen to use sides of the papers that aren't distinctly Christmas so that my layout has a more Spring feel to it.

I trimmed 2 stickers to create my little title Making Wonderful Memories.

Even though the paper covered in words has words that we associate as a Christmas combination I though it would work in a non-Christmas layout that is about happiness.








As I didn't have my photos printed for this layout I backed the flower sticker onto cardstock and fussy cut it out from the cardstock, then I used the cardstock scraps folded in 2 to lift it a little, adding them just along the bottom of the sticker so I can tuck my photos in behind the sticker when I get them printed.



Such a gorgeous range that is very versatile.

Process Video is now up.

October Challenge List

Welcome to the October Challenge List.  
I will continue to update the Challenge List as more challenges go up throughout the month, so please check back regularly and see what wonderful challenges have been added.

Due to positive feedback I will continue to split the list into Australian based challenges and International challenges, so make sure you scroll through and check out all the wonderful challenges as many allow entries from all over the world.
Please if I have put a challenge into the wrong catagory let me know, I worked hard to be correct but we can all make mistakes.

Please if there are any Challenges you are aware of that I have missed let me know.I am really loving participating in Challenges, it is getting me to craft more often, to do projects I may otherwise save to do later, and some there is the added challenge of completing them when I have limited supplies that meet the requirements but that just adds to the fun.
So now for the list, I will provide a link to each challenge that has a direct link for it and either their Facebook page, website, shop, whichever is appropriate so you have all the details you could possibly need.
Those that are in a Facebook Group I will link to the group, please contact admins of the group to let them know you are joining to participate in the challenges or look at the challenges as some admins have requested this due to the waiting list. 

Scrap the Boys has a fun sketch this month. Here is a link to their Facebook Page.Make sure you check their blog for the rules of their Challenges.













Scrapping Good Time - Scrapbooking Group Australia is a Closed Facebook Group that has multiple Scrapbooking Challenges and sometimes a Card Challenge each month.  This month they are having a special giveaway and to be in the draw you need to enter every one of their Challenges and participate in some other things throughout the month.

White with 1 is a lovely soft pink this month.  They also have a great sketch too so make sure you check out this month's challenge post.  Here is their Facebook Page.


Aussie Crafters is a Closed Facebook Group that has a monthly challenge and swaps.  Please pm the group owner when you request to join. 

Scrapping Fun Kits has a brand new Bi-monthly Challenge featuring a lovely Spring Moodboard for their first challenge.  This challenge is one for those who scrap in a size other than 12x12, who scrap in Traveler's Notebooks or Junk Journals, small albums, etc.







SCRAPBOOKIT has a sketch and a fun prompt this month.

ARTastic has a lovely artwork to inspire us this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.












Aussie Scrappers Society is a closed Facebook group that has challenges.



Get Crafty is having a name change to Scrapbooking Emporium.  Here is a link to their Closed Facebook Group where they have a Sketch Challenge each month.


Archi-scraps has a fun prompt this month.


















D-lish Scraps has a lovely inspiration board for us this month.  Make sure you follow the link for inspiration and the rules of this Challenge. 












Kraft+ Challenge 
has a fun prompt this month, make sure you head to their blog and read the requirements for this one. Here is the Facebook Group.


















Scrapping Clearly has a fun sketch and moodboard this month.

















123 Challenge has a fun set of prompts this month.  Here is their Facebook Page. 


Scrap the Girls has a great moodboard this month.


















Mystical Scrapbooks has 2 fun prompts this month.




Off the Rails Scrapbookinhas a fun moodboard this month.  Here is their Facebook Group.  Make sure you check their blog for the rules of their Challenges. 














Sketchy Boards Challenge has a great Sketch this month and a fun prompt this month.  Follow the link for inspiration and rules. 






Show Us Your Stuff has a great prompt this month.   Head to their blog for inspiration and rules.  Here is their Facebook Page.

Jot Magazine has a fun moodboard this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.   

Kaisercraft has a fun sketch this month.  Here is their Facebook Page. 



Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia has a fun moodboard this month.  Head over to the blog for inspiration and details















Dusty Attic has a lovely moodboard up on their Facebook Page and their Blog and for even further information, they also have a Website.












New to the Challenge List this month we have Art and Soul Studios Soulful Challenge.  










International Challenges


CSI Challenge - Color, Stories, Inspiration is a fun challenge formatted as a case file for you to do.  I look forward to giving this challenge a go. 












Stuck Sketches has a fun sketch to start the month.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge is a great concept where you take inspiration from a new kit that is out and create a kit from your supplies using that inspiration and so create layouts with your own kit.  They do a blog hop with their team showing each person's kit and layouts.  Well worth checking it out. 



Creative Inspiration is a online forum/group that features multiple challenges throughout the month.








Lasting Memories Scrapbooking Challenges have 5 challenges this month to inspire you.

More Than Words has a great prompt this month.  Here are the Rules for their Challenges. Here is their Facebook Page. 













Scrapbooking Challenges have a moodboard and sketches that are posted throughout the month so it is worth checking their blog and Facebook Page throughout the month.

Scrap Our Stash has a fun tic tac toe to start the month.














Crafty Creations Challenge is a bimonthly craft challenge.  Make sure you read their rules as entry closing dates are different to most challenges.


Pixel Scrapper is a Digital Scrapbooking community that has a monthly challenge.  I am so glad I found this wonderful community. 












Craft-Dee Bowz is a monthly challenge that involves using a bow.  Head to their blog for more details. 

Connie Can Crop has a fun prompt this month.







Stick it Down has 3 Challenges a month, a card sketch, a single page sketch and a double page sketch.  Head to their blog for further details.   
It is great to find a monthly double page challenge, I love doing double page layouts though rarely do them anymore.  Time to do more double layouts I think.














Maja Design has a lovely moodboard this month.


















Altenew has a fun colour challenge this month.  Head to their blog for rules and inspiration.
















Project Life




Here is a list of Challenges that would suit creating Project Life layouts.  Note I do need to check the challenges that are new to the list and update this sublist.  I will update shortly.





Scrap the Boys have said they will accept PL layouts.
Scrap the Girls have said they will accept PL layouts.
Kraft+ Challenge accepts tradition layouts, art journalling, tags, etc so this challenge would suit PL I think.
ARTastic Challenge Blog accepts all forms of Scrapbooking as entries.
Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia accepts PL entries.
Show us your stuff accepts PL entries.
Scrapbook Boutique accepts scrapbooking, off the page, etc so I think it would suit PL.  The new challenge is posted on the 10th of each month.
Dusty Attic states in the August Moodboard Entry Rules (so assuming it is the same) that your project can be anything you desire including layouts, cards or off the page so it sounds like PL will be accepted.

My scrappy friends who only scrap when at a crop, or who have stopped or reduced their time scrapping for any reason I think you will love some of these, have a look at each