Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Just a few days left... get your entries in for our current challenge. 

The August 1st challenge ends on midnight, Sunday 14th of August! Don't forget to scroll down this post to see the prizes up for grabs PLUS this is the challenge where you can win your self a Guest Designer spot for the month of September. 

Please also take a moment to view the previous post, announcing the winners as I was able to update that post with the images of the winning projects and I have also updated the banner at the top of the blog. My sincere apologies to the winners for not being able to post your projects here earlier. I am so happy to have your incredibly gorgeous projects beautify our blog! 


Journalling Criteria: Finish this line "A PERFECT DAY IS....." . Your journalling has to be at least 2 lines long, and with the theme of a whatever a perfect day for you is or a perfect day that you have had already e.g.  a birthday, a holiday, a childhood memory, a wedding day, graduation day etc. Your journalling can be ANY type : handwritten, typed, etc...

You MUST combine our journalling criteria with this sketch...

Please give a VERY warm welcome to the lovely 

Hi everyone, I am Anabelle. My love for paper crafting is at the core of my desire to design scrapbook pages, cards and projects. This passion, along with my creativity and enthusiasm pushes me to learn new techniques and apply them to my work. My goal is to inspire others through my work with design teams and freelance opportunities. I am flexible, driven and professional. I work well under time constraints and as part of a team. Most importantly, I am constantly challenging myself and truly love what I do!My style has been described as 'bold', 'fun', 'glitzy' 'a bit shabby' and 'detailed'. I pay close attention to the design elements on my pages. While the photos are the main focus of my layouts, I enjoy highlighting products and telling a story though my work. I enjoy using a variety of techniques including sewing, stamping and using computer software as I create scrapbook pages, cards, mini-albums and altered items. Fashion and home accent trends definitely influence my work and I find inspiration in ads, catalogs and clothing. I am currently designing for Webster's Pages, Vintage Street Market and Emma's Paperie.

Here is my blog - Bits and Pieces...

SO happy to have this talented scrapper here. She is SUCH a sweet person!

And here is Anabelle's GORGEOUS layout based on this sketch and our journalling criteria.

Now here is a layout from our last challenge winner, who is also this month's Guest Designer..

Anita S. from Australia. 
"A perfect day for me is making sure I am around people I love. Have used Glitz Designs papers. Thanks to Nadia for a great sketch!"


Sandi Taloumis (USA) 

Vicky Varvadouka (Greece)

Jenni O'Connor (Australia/ Canada) 

Patti Hamil (USA) 

Irma Peredne (USA) 

Nerrida Mitchell (Australia) 

Irini Liolia (Greece) 

Helen Tilbury (South Africa) 


I am so incredibly happy to FINALLY have Tidbitz In Time sponsor one of our challenges. You might have noticed that Tidbitz In Time has been inviting 2 of our DT members each month to be Guest designers at the website and their kits have been featured here too. I am excited that one of you will get to receive the FABULOUS August kit from our good friends at ...

Tidbitz In Time is a US based monthly scrapbook kit club designed to bring you the latest papers and embellishments every month -- right to your mailbox.  Your pages will go together easily but your creative opportunities will be endless! Our goal is to make each and every kit an incredible value jam packed full of new products and wonderful ideas. 

Pretty Paper Petals is an Australian based, online blog store that started out a year ago. A simple tissue paper flower started it all was made for a layout and people kept asking where they could get it.....All of our flowers are carefully handcrafted by Vicki (the founder), and we are adding new items to the store every month

Our winner, as voted on by the Design Team, will get to come back in September as our Guest Designer and will receive the August 2011 kit from Tidbitz in Time which looks like this..
Crate Paper - Potrait Collection - Papers, Alpha Labels Stickers, Border Stickers, Custom Trims, 
Prima - Flowers and Say It In Studs packs.  

This month we will have 2 RANDOMLY CHOSEN winners who will receive the following 

One randomly chosen winner will receive this EMBELLISHMENT KIT from Pretty Paper Petals 

and one randomly chosen winner will receive another Crate Paper - Portrait Collection pack.        
..which includes Portrait Border Stickers, Portrait Layered Chipboard, Portrait Collection Kit -  16 Pattern papers, border stickers, phrase stickers and designer die cuts

So there are 3 prizes and 1 Guest Designer spot up for grabs!

Before we go I would like to show you a few layouts from the Design Team members from our sponsors. 

Wendy from Tidbitz in Time, using the August Kit from Tidbitz in Time 

Vicky from Pretty Paper Petals  using flowers from Pretty Paper Petals. 

Chloe Nielsen from Pretty Paper Petals, again using flowers from Pretty Paper Petals. 

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 to the bottom of this post 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 AUGUST 14th (AUSTRALIAN EASTERN STANDARD TIME (Sydney 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.


  1. Hi, girls!
    My LO is just in Mr.Link.
    I hope you like!
    Thanks and hugs.
    My special thanks for you, Nadia, for all that you instruct me about photo edition.

  2. Thank you for a fun sketch and great journaling prompt! I really enjoyed playing along! :-D

  3. Oh.... I have made this. But it is still sunday here in Norway, so I didn't think of the time-zone-difference. So then I am too late to enter.... What a shame... I will try again some other time then....

  4. nooooo, I totally forgot about big time difference.... I really wanted to take part in this challenge.... anyway, may be you will consider my entry here is the link