Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1st Challenge

Hi everyone. Thank you SO much to everyone that played along in the last challenge. The Design Team is busy voting and we will announce the winners very soon.  Welcome also to all our new followers! Its great to see you here. I hope you get the chance to play along with our upcoming challenges. 

We also welcome some BRAND NEW Design Team members this month! Welcome Lene, Vibeke, Mahlin and Pamela. 

November 1st Challenge

Journalling Criteria: This time you need to journal at least 2 SENTENCES on WHEN you started scrapping and WHY?

You MUST combine our journalling criteria with this sketch.

Guest Designers
It is so exciting to announce this month's Guest Designer. This lady has a unique and instantly recognisable style and we are so happy she has accepted our invitation to be our Guest Designer. HUGE welcome to the extremely talented..
Leeann Pearce from Australia
I’m Leeann Pearce and I am married to Quentin and we have 3 beautiful girls, Holly (9) Storm (8) and baby Jorja (2). We made a tree change last year and now live in the country on a farm not far from the ocean. We are slowly getting the farm animals. We have a dog and 9 chooks and I love that we get farm fresh eggs each day. I have been scrapbooking since about 2004. I like my creations to be fun and bright which reflects my personality – happy and a little quirky! I am a design team member for Aussie Scrap Source and also Basic Grey. I adore embellishments and have my own etsy shop call “the chip chop shop” made up of handmade yummies from dyed doilies, pin toppers, journal spots and acrylic designs. I love the whole process of creating and always look forward to creating the next one.

Here is what Leanne has created for our challenge...

Welcome also to the winner of our last challenge, who gets to be our Guest Designer for the month of November...

My name is Keren Tamir from Ontario Canada, and I'm 37 years old. I am a wife to a wonderful husband who is very supportive of my scrapbooking hobby and a mother of two amazing kids: a 10 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. I've been scrapbooking for 7 years and I mainly scrapbook about our family. I love to create and experiment with many different mediums and techniques. I get inspiration everywhere I go. I’m constantly thinking about scrapbooking and I design my layouts in my head usually while driving. I scrapbook at night when everyone is asleep because I love the inspiration you get when it’s quiet. I love my camera and I’m always taking many pictures everywhere I go.
I would love to see you over at my blog Expressing From My Heart.

Here is Keren's take on our challenge.

Design Team
(Please click on each Design Team member's name to be directed to their blogs.)

Irma Peredne

Patti Hamil
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard flourishes, title and butterfly
**Swirlydoos October kit papers, blooms. Filmstrip from previous Swirlydoos kit

Irini Liolia

Gerry Van Gent 
*Imaginarium Designs  title & year chipboard
** Manor House Creations flowers

Mahlin Wiggur

Vicky Varvadouka
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard flourish

Sandi Taloumis 

Jeni O'Connor 
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard title, clock, words and butterflies
** Manor House Creations flowers

Lene Neby

Pamela Young

Vibeke Harila

We are SO excited to have one of the best kit clubs sponsor us this month. Please welcome.....

Swirlydoos coordinated scrapbook kits are comprised of elegant papers and products that help our members create beautiful pieces of art both in their scrapbooks, and altered art projects. Swirlydoos tries to include only the newest and most innovative products on the market, as well as showcasing handmade and non-traditional products that we find within the crafting community. We encourage new growth in our members by offering monthly challenges on our forums and offering both photo and video tutorials which help them to learn new tips, tricks and techniques. We also offer a monthly technique or project kit to help further our members in their artistic ability. In addition, we offer various coordinating add ons for those ladies who can never have too many scrappy goodies!
Our forums are filled with some of the most talented scrapbookers on the net and ALL of our members are warm, welcoming, fun, and willing to share what they know with any “Swirly Sister” who wants to know. Our members encourage one another whole-heartedly and with unmatched humour. Swirlydoos has a very welcoming, yet tight “family feel” to it, this is a characteristic we cherish. Come check us out at http://www.swirlydoos.com/ and see for yourself what sets Swirlydoos apart from other scrapping communities on the net!

You might have read earlier that our Guest Designer , Leanne Pearce has a GORGEOUS etsy shop filled with her amazing and very UNIQUE handmade creations called...

THANK YOU so much and WELCOME Swirlydoos and The Chip Chop Shop!


How would you like to be our Guest Designer for December? This is the challenge where you have the chance to win a spot on our design team for the whole upcoming month simply by winning this challenge. As well as being our Guest Designer, the first placed winner as chosen by the Design Team will win this prize..

The complete October kit from Swirlydoos kit club.

This kit is simply stunning. It includes the captivating Vintage Blue line from Glitz Designs, papers, flowers, wood flourishes and rub ons from Kaisercraft, Prima Resin Old Window, Maya Road wooden spools and pearl pins and much much more.

This time we also have 2 prizes to give away to RANDOMLY chosen people!

The first prize for one randomly chosen winner will receive a mixture of products from "the chip chop shop" to the value of $25.00 plus postage.

Our other randomly drawn winner will receive the gorgeous Webster's Pagespaper collection Ladies and Gents which includes 1 sheet of alphas, 1 die cut paper, 1 vellum paper, and 6 sheets of patterned paper.

Don't forget that 5 projects will be voted on by the Design Team to be our Top 5 featured projects. So that could be your name and your project on our winners banner at the top of this blog for a whole 2 weeks!

Things to consider when playing along...

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only need to include a quote.
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable.
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the sidebar of this blog using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there.
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight November 14th, Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the winners and the Top 5 project will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like and combine this with other challenges.
**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog.

For a complete list of the rules please see the 
top of 


  1. I love the sketch and the challenge....I need a push to journal so ty :) amazing projects from the whole DT...gorgeous work :)

  2. Gorgeous, every single LO!! As a designer for Swirlydoos, I can say we are proud to be sponsors for this round!! The winner will absolutely love the Midnight Waltz kit!! Our design team loved creating with it!! Thank you Nadia!!

  3. Wow I love all the takes! Amazing work, ladies!
    I will certainly give it a try!

  4. Oh wow! Love this challenge!!!
    OMG I LOVE LOVE the Chip Chop Shop!! I buy most of my doilies there and ship them to the US! ;-) Yes I am obsessed with doilies!! haha...

  5. This looks like an awesome sketch to create with. Beautiful work ladies!!!

  6. MY GOODNESS! this is almost too much wonderfulness to take in!! Leeann *HAPPY HAPPY DANCE* she is the coolest and most awesome scrapper ever!! it's impossible not to smile when looking at her pages, they are choc-a-block with vibrant happiness and brimming with truck loads of genius details. Am also in absolutely awe of what the DT have come up with, totally utterly fantastic work from all ladies! Mahlin you wild chickie - hej på dig! Lene och Vibeke - helt vidunderligt härligt att se er här! Pamela - super welcome! When UOAS was launched, I wrote that Nadia had got the whole Mount Olympus in her DT. Now she's moving into the Milky Way with her team of shining stars! This is just plain awesome! xoxoxo

  7. Wow, awesome DT layouts. So much inspiration!!! Leanne hello!!! I LOVE your work, it is so vibrant and happy and your pages never fail to make me smile :)

  8. Hello ladies! This is an amazing challenge with a great idea for the journalling!!!!! Welcome Leeann and Keren!!! Gorgeous layouts from the whole DT!!!

  9. Gidday ladies... it's great to be here this month...and gosh you gals are quick to get into this challenge awesome! thanks for having me and i look forward to seeing all your creations ...thanks Leeann:)

  10. I was shy with my journaling but had lot`s of fun with sketch :)

  11. Hi!
    This is the first time I`m in this blog....
    All is beautiful!!!
    Thanks Lari show mw this wonderful place!
    Kiss for all!!!

  12. I've got a situation here :) Not able to find where to link my LO. Thank you

  13. Did mine. Journaling, whew it's tough. But thanks for the fantastic challenge!

  14. I made a card for this challenge but the add a link button has disappeared. I will check back but here is the addy of my card.


  15. I had finished my lay our for this challenge but I had no idea to post it because I'm still new as a blogger. If possible, can I send it through email, thank you!!

  16. Hi..I'm Clorinda..
    I had posted the lay out..FINALLY..wish me luck:)

  17. I posted the layout


  18. Thank you so much for this challenge. It is a very important subject for me and it pushed me into doing something to explain why I scrap. Wish I could have taken a better photo though - the colours of my layout are much better IRL. Cheers, Rebecca