Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 15th Challenge

Hi again everyone!

It's time for our May 15th challenge. Again, MANY thanks to all the wonderful entries for our last challenge. The winners will be announced very soon. Thank you also for your continued support. We have reached 500 followers since starting in April! WOW! This is an amazing response to our blog . 

I wanted to quickly clarify some details regarding journalling. When you journal on your layouts, it is expected that your writing will consist of more than just the date/place etc. the photo was taken at. Your journalling should be at least 1 to 2 lines long. Please consider this when creating a layout. I would hate for you to create something stunning that cannot be considered as a winner simply because the journalling was not present or enough. 

On to our next challenge.


Journalling criteria: Your journalling should be typed  (and remember it should be at least 1-2 lines long)You can also make a card or altered item based on this sketch and use a typed quote instead of journalling. 

and this sketch


THANK YOU so much Sarah for your wonderful contribution to our challenges this month. It has been WONDERFUL having you here. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us. 

Now here is one more layout from our Guest Designer winner from our last challenge ..

Thank you also Kyoko for your STUNNING work. We look forward to your participation in future challenges. 


  Starting with our 2 Design Team members that were sponsored by Tidbitz In Time kit club this month. Both Irma and Nerrida had a chance to work with this amazing May kit from Tidbitz In Time and are Guest Designers there this month. Check out the rest of their projects at the Tidbitz In Time gallery and the Tidbitz In Time blog

**May kit from Tidbitz In Time 

* Nerrida added some chipboard letters/numbers from Imaginarium Designs

A close up of Nerrida's hidden journalling. 

And now the rest of our Design Team...

** Chipboard title 'Just You' and flourish is by Imaginarium Designs 

* chipboard is Imaginarium Designs

*Chipboard title 'Our Little Girl' and flourish frame are by Imaginarium Designs.

**Chipboard frame is by Imaginarium Designs

**Chipboard fence and swirls is by Imaginarium Design 


**all materials from Your Scrapbook Stash

**all materials from Your Scrapbook Stash

**all materials from Your Scrapbook Stash

**all materials from Your Scrapbook Stash


For this challenge there will be 2 main prizes, which means 2 winners..!

 One lucky person, whose project will be voted on by the Design Team will win a $US20.00 Gift Voucher to spend at Your Scrapbook Stash, one of our sponsors in May. 

The other winner, as voted again by the Design Team will receive this kit 

Fancy Pants Rusted Sun Collection Kit
This collection kit includes: 8 - 12"x12" sheets of double sided cardstock, 1 - 12" flocked transparency, 1 - 12" printed transparency, Glitter Cuts, 5x8" notebook journal, 20 brads, 12 title tags, 45 buttons, 1 sheet of rub ons, element stickers, alphabet stickers, 3 yards of ribbon & a Card kit with enough supplies to make 6 cards with envelopes and 2 tags.

The Design Team will also vote on their Top 5 favourite projects and those projects will be our FEATURED projects for this challenge. 

There will also be one entry, which will be chosen RANDOMLY using and this person will receive a $US10.00 Gift Voucher to also spend at 

THANK YOU so much to Erica Weinstock, owner of  Your Scrapbook Stash  for your generous prizes! It was a pleasure dealing with you and hope to see you back here again soon. 

for providing beautiful chipboard for our Design Team and not only being our sponsor in May, but for the rest of the year!

So now its your turn!!!

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 our right sidebar 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 May 31st. Australian Eastern Standard Time. The Design Team will vote and the winner 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 this page.

We cant wait to see your take on our challenge. 

Have fun!


  1. Congratulations for the 500 followers ! This is a great thing for your blog to reach it so fast ! You all deserve it ! Your work is absolutely stunning. And this new sketch is very inspiring ! I love all your layouts with a special mention to Heather's !!!! (fantastic!!!)
    Thank you for sharing all this with us.
    French Hugs !

  2. Great reveal! So delighted to be part of this amazing challenge blog! Congrats on the 500+ followers - so WOW - if only there were more organised challenge blogs out there playing could be a lot more fun & worthwhile for us all! Saturday night here & I have people for dinner so am busy cooking & entertaining but will do my best to sneak off to the pc later for a couple of hours to finish up on my visits/commenting & voting :)

  3. WOW this place is doing so well Congratulations on a huge following.....These DT samples are amazing, I am loving what they are putting together :) I will be trying again lol

  4. I am SO glad to hear about the 500+ followers SO soon!!!! Congratulations!!! Well I've never missed a challenge so far and hopefully I'll keep it that way!!! I love what the DT has created!!! WOW!!!! SO much talent in here! And Congrats to the sponsors for being so generous!
    A big hug from Greece to all of you!!!!

  5. Wow congrats on 500+ followers, thats wonderful!!! So much beautiful inspiration from ALL the design team girls, thank you so much girls. Love the sketch too Nadia, can't wait to play!!! x

  6. Absolutely gorgeous project girls.

  7. Oh, I loved this sketch, I make a LO and just linked in the lateral bar.
    I hope you like my work.
    Thanks to the opportunity!

  8. Beautiful layouts!! Quick question, does the journaling have to be typed? I am not able to do that but love using my own handwriting on my layouts? Thanks so much and congrats on your big following and amazing start!! Good things come to good people <3.

  9. Yes...unfortunately the journalling HAS to be typed, but if you need to ask anything further please email me at and we will try to work something out.

  10. All pages are gorgeous, but I was in love Heather's LO, I did mine inspired in her!