13Arts Guest Designer for June

I actually can't believe I am writing this post. I have always wanted to design for teams such as 13@rts but never in my wildest dreams did I ever think it would come true! But here I am ...... Guest Designing for one of my favourite companies.

Do you know how nervous I was creating this layout? Probably a lot more nervous than I needed to be!
My inspiration for the project came from both the beautiful paper created by my talented friend Jelissa May. this one is called "Summer Snow" and it is from her newly released collection Mental Vacation . The colours are so amazing I had to take advantage of them. My other inspiration was the Mask Stencil Tattered Circles that goes along with the collection also designed by Jelissa. I love circles at the best of times so it made my job easy!
Once I had added the circles using the 13@rts Modeling Paste I then created the rest of the background using the Ayeeda Mist Pastel Lime. I simply took the lid off and dipped my brush in and painted some different sized circles.
I also added some colour by spraying some Ayeeda Mist Pastel Turquoise and allowing it to run down the page. I also added some sprinkles over the background with this mist by removing the lid and using the mist on the spray tube to flick it over my page.
I added some texture by combining some glass beads with the 13@rts Coloured Grit Light Blue and Glass Microspheres D2 all mixed together and adhered using the Gel Medium Matte onto some circles I punched out. I also added some Ayeeda Paint Matte Turquoise over the top to help them blend in.

Lastly I flicked some Acrylic SPLASH Ink in the black, added some washi tape, a couple of die cut feathers, some branch chippies and some ScrapBerry's adhesive gems to finish it all off.

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Thank you so much for popping in. See you again soon xx

SATW June Mid Month Reveal

Happy mid month reveal! As you are aware, Scrap Around the World have two design team reveals a month. Here is the second ....... the mid month reveal!

And here is my creation from the awesome moodboard created by the very talented Veera Saarivuo.
Such a soft pretty board, my challenge ..... scrap my son!

I'm not hung up on what can or can not be put on a boy page. My son is a beautiful person who has a soft gentle nature just like this moodboard. his soul is a very happy one and he has the knack of creating happiness all around him from the inside out!

I had such fun creating this page. I stole the chevron paper from my scrappy bestie Sandi knowing it would suit this board perfectly! The conversation pretty much went "Ooooh that's perfect ...... can I have it?" and she of course said yes :) as scrappy besties do xx

 I added some gorgeous 2Crafty chipboard pieces coated in my favourite embossing powder Tinby Designs" Metallic Melts!
 I incorporated the quote from the moodboard. I simply printed it onto photo paper in colour and trimmed the bits I wanted to add them to my layout.
I made the rosettes my self as I don't have a die for them. I simply cut a strip of paper and folded it concertina style then brought the two ends together and Hey Presto! a rosette.

I'm loving experimenting with different paper background designs. This one was purely an accident. I often "gather" all of my bits before I start creating. I had chosen my papers and had pretty much thrown them onto my table. I was then in the process of choosing my embellishments when I turned to pop some flowers onto the pile I was gathering on the table I saw that the papers had aligned themselves in this fashion. I simply swiveled the top paper slightly and BANG! it was done. I reached for the glue stick so quickly before it moved LOL!

Happy accidents! I hope you join in with the challenge this month.



This is REVEAL ONE.  We now have a MID-MONTH REVEAL that goes LIVE
 on the 16th with another full set of inspiration from the other half of our team!

We do our best to support our players with comments from our team
by splitting up into comment groups to cover the large number of entries 
we receive, but we cannot guarantee comments on entries received 
in the last 48 hours as ,by that late stage we are busy beginning our 
selection process for voting so, if comments are really important to 
you, please do not not leave your upload to the last 2 days.

Please also remove word verification for guaranteed comment success!

PRIZES - Each month we offer 10 MERIT BASED PRIZES, one random prize
& one Follower's prize {see first paragraph} so 12 PRIZES PER MONTH!
We also offer our FIRST PRIZE WINNER plenty of EXPOSURE through a 
Guest Designer Position the following month, together with an exclusive 
badge for their side bar :)

To be eligible for our random prize you need to share your project to our Facebook
 Wall & LIKE our Facebook page HERE. You are welcome too, to follow us on
Instagram HERE & we'll follow you back if you upload your entries to Instagram
& link up to us with @ as well as # hashtag us as #scraparoundtheworld
You can also find & follow us on PINTEREST HERE.



$50 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by Michael

 & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team who design & manufacture unique, 
high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps & flair products. We have been
 in operation since September 2013. 

It is our mission to offer fun & inspiring products that can be added to any project

 to bring out your inner creativity! In the near future we will soon be expanding
 into other mediums such as acrylic & stencil embellishments.

We also custom cut for individual orders & have a wholesale store for retailers, 
kit clubs & classes. Do your shopping HERE! If you own a store register for our
 wholesale section HERE. Be inspired by our blog HERE & follow us on
 Instagram HERE YouTube HERE.


$35 worth of product from 13@rts

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 may not reflect exactly what you will receive}.

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specialising in scrapbook papers, 
embellishments & artistic mediums. See our store HERE where
we ship worldwide!  Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we
 have a monthly challenge where all our welcome!

Follow us on Instagram HERE, Twitter HERE & Facebook
 HERE & remember to follow us on Pinterest HERE too!!


$30 worth of product from UmWowStudio

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 may not reflect exactly what you will receive}.

UmWowStudio is an innovative embellishment company located in
 Las Vegas, Nevada.  With chipboard, flair & stencils currently in
 our product line (& more fun things on the way!) we span across
 all bits of paper crafting, including memory saving, card making,
 tags, stamping, mixed media, art journalling & more!

Shop with us HERE, follow our blog HERE & LIKE us on Facebook
HERE!  Follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & Youtube HERE


$25 worth of CHIPBOARD from 2Crafty Chipboard

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 may not reflect exactly what you will receive}.

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small. Visit our website HERE.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog HERE!


OVER $20 worth of product from 7 Dots Studio

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7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – paper, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6 x 6 pads, collection kits &chipboard.

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness
 of our papers, which makes them perfect for all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will also find clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists all around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from our design team
please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook  page HERE & follow us on
Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram {7DOTSSTUDIO}.


$15 gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place is a treasure chest of different media for creative minds,
carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 
The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - we are here
 to help you to spread your wings & fly! Find our blog HERE, LIKE us
 on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE
 & do your shopping HERE!


17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France. 

www.copicmarqueurs.com is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
 importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!


$15 worth of product from Studio75

Studio 75 is a  Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items 
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
 & a highly inspirational blog HERE - come & visit us - let's connect!

9th  PRIZE

15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited

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 may not reflect exactly what you will receive}.

Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands,
creating  & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the
crafting industry.  We offer shabby chic, vintage & steam-punk inspired 
embellishments, ribbon, flowers, metals, mini-books & mini novelty items.  

Check out our online store HERE for SO MUCH MORE!  
LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our highly
 inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.


Over $40 worth of Prima & Petaloo goodies 
from Design Team member Nicole Doiron

4 assorted packs of Prima Epiphany flowers, 1 pack of Prima De Soie flowers, 
1 pack of Prima Arcadian Weathered roses & 3 packs of Petaloo beaded hat pins

Random Winner usually receives the previous month's kit from 
Scraps of Elegance, valued at a whopping $36.95 but this month
our June Challenge winner will receive the current June Kit!

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs
 that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other 
kit clubs offer.  Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking
 to a level beyond.  We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
 that will enable you  to create not "just a layout", but a work of art. 

Visit our blog HERE,our Store HERE & sign up for our kits HERE & HERE
Please LIKE us on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE ,
subscribe to our Youtube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE

We would LOVE to connect with you!!!



The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned Laser Cutting business that designs 

& manufactures craft items & embellishments for the paper crafting market.

We began in July 2009 & are located in Perth, Western Australia. 

We are proud to be able to make our mark on the scrap booking & craft 
industry new designs We love seeing the creations our customers have
made & also love to hear your feedback, as this helps us with new ideas. 

We have an on-line store from which you can get all of your Dusty Attic
supplies. If you are a retail business & would like to stock our range 
of unique products please contact us to apply for a wholesale
 account or for more information.


The deadline for this challenge is Tuesday 30th June 2015.

2Crafty Chipboard share for June "Live Life"

My last 2Crafty Chipboard piece to share with you this month is a regular layout but with a bright and fun colour combo!

"Live Life"

 2Crafty Chipboard pieces used

"Squiggly Heart Cluster"
"Circle Revolution"
"Family Symbols"
"Mini Tags"

I absolutely love purple and orange together. I tend to find myself using a lot of orange in my scrapbooking. I definitely think it's my orange haired children's influence. This one is no exception. This is my son, looking cool in summer!

For the background I had a bit of a play with my water colours and then added some bright colour coordinated patterned paper to top it off.

After creating the background I added my chipboard elements. The purple dude from the "Family symbols" is covered in purple bazzill card stock and then stamped on with the same stamp I used on the background.

The "Suqiggly Heart Cluster" is painted with black acrylic paint but I've also "parted" them .... I wanted the piece to follow the shape of my corner .... so I trimmed it. Hey .... that's what I love about chippies, they are so versatile!

The "Mini Tags" were covered in scraps of coordinating patterned paper and placed under the photo layers so they just poked out enough to be seen. Then I finished it all off by popping the largest of the "Circle Revolution" around the whole composition. My absolute favourite 2Crafty Chipboard piece!

Thank you for popping in to check out my creations. If you want to purchase some of this yummy chippy then visit the website to check out your local stockist. I'll see you all again next month.


2Crafty Chipboard share for June "Make a Wish"

My next project for 2Crafty Chipboard this month is a bit of a different one. 

It's a layout but ...... with a difference! I've been experimenting with different sizes. This one is a 6"x12". I've used 12x12 card stock cut in half. I loved the challenge and the vertical appearance of it.

"Make A Wish"

2Crafty Chipboard pieces used

"Make a Wish Script"
"Twinkling Fairies"
"Film Strip"

I've wanted yo use these adorable "Twinkling Fairies" ever since I received them. They are so cute and even though I have a daughter, she's not the fairy type ....... she's a bit more grungy, but Kendall, my son's girlfriend, is not only beautiful but very girly. So This one's for her xx

For the title I used the "Make a wish Script". I covered it with some silver ink. It matches the "Twinkling Fairy" perfectly!

I wanted that Fairy to twinkle ..... so I added some Metallic Melts and glitter galore!!!

I also gave the "Film Strip" a really good coating of Metallic Melts to give it a pearly shine. I trimmed it to suit my photo too, so it's three frames instead of five.

I added some gorgeous paper flowers from my stash, gave it a final coating of glitter and micro beads and it was done!!!

I love how it's turned out. I might have to do some more odd sizes more often! What do you think?

Thanks for popping in