Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Challenge!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to our May challenge. THANK YOU all for playing along with our last challenge. We read so many beautiful stories.  I also received a lot of emails telling me that it was the first time some people had scrapped something "sad" in their lives. Thank you for sharing your stories with us!

On to our next challenge! After last month's deep and meaningful journalling requirements I present you with an easy challenge :) 

Have fun and take care!!!

Journalling Theme: "Anything goes...."

Yes, you heard right.. this month you can create a layout about ANYTHING you like, but please do not forget our journalling rules..Read below..

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

 Now here is what our Design Team came up with. Please click on their blogs for more details on their creations. I am sure they would love to hear from you !!!

Yuko Tanaka (Japan)

Zaneta Glowa (Sweden)
Journaling is on the backside.

Daria Pneva (Russia) 
Hidden journaling under the photo

Wilma Voermans (Switzerland)
Journaling on the backside,  Flying Unicorn May kit.with video

Aida Domisiewicz (Poland)
Journaling on the back of the page.

Natalia Shalygina (Frau_Muller) (Ukraine)
 Journaling on the back of the page.

Song Li (USA) 
 *hidden journaling on the back and have a start-to-finish video on this layout.

Val Thorpe (South Africa)

The winner of this challenge, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to come back in July as our Guest Designer. They will also win the main prize from our main sponsor.

Our main sponsor for May is
Manor House Creations was born in June 2011. The owners, seeing a need for a greater choice of flowers on the scrapbooking market, and having a desire to promote excellent product and efficient service, formed a new company. The focus at Manor House Creations is on providing quality, highly sort after products.
Manor House Creations blooms are diverse in size and design, and available in a multitude of colours. We spend considerable time with the factory managers, carefully choosing colours and adding our own personal touch to each flower design. Prints are selected exclusively for Manor House Flowers. With such a versatile range, we cater to both the avid scrapbooker and off-the-page crafter alike.
Manor House creations has donated a $25.00  prize pack for our May winner. 

Now here are some more AMAZING prizes donated by our wonderful permanent sponsors for 2014.

First up is our Facebook sponsor. Please don't forget to upload your entry to our Facebook Page HERE for your chance to win this price..

13arts is donating 10 colours of their gorgeous paint tubs , in your choice of colours, with free domestic and international postage. 

7 Dots Studio will donate a prize pack full of their product valued at US$50.00 with free domestic and international postage. 

The Flying Unicorn online store is donating a US$50.00 gift voucher to spend at their store !

2Crafty Chipboard is donating a chipboard pack to the value of AUS$50.00 with free domestic and international postage

Swirlydoos kit club is donating their monthly kit valued at US$36.50 with free domestic and international postage

Die-namites dies is donating a prize pack to the value of US$30.00 with free domestic and international postage

Lindy's Stamp Gang Store
Lindy's Stamp Gang is donating a US$20.00 gift voucher with free domestic and international shipping..

Scrappers Garden online store is donating a prize pack to the value of AU$20.00 with free domestic and international postage

Scrapbooking Fantasies is donating a ribbon pack  for 2 winners valued at over AU$10.00 each plus with free domestic and international shipping 

Wiff Of Joy stamps is donating 1 stamp set from the Stephanie Schütze Design collection stamps valued at  EUR14.90 with free domestic AND international postage. 


  1. Such beautiful inspiration, hope I get a chance to play along this month.

  2. very beautiful DT layouts,,,would surely like to play along this challenge

  3. Very interested story.thank you like this post

  4. Wowww!! what gorgeous LO's by the DT!! I am getting to learn so much here! thanks a ton :)

  5. Wonderful Reveal! I hope to play along!

  6. Just Amazing inspiration from all the Dt's ..So many new ideas and trends shown here ...Thanks for inspiring :)

  7. Such a lovely sketch! Glad to take part in the task)