Friday, 12 December 2014

Post by CT Girl–Heidi Barclay .. #4 in the series Where do you create?

Hello everyone, today I am going to take you on a walk around my scrappy area. I am fortunate enough to have my own room, which is actually a spare room but rarely gets used so that is quite lucky really.


Here is my what my desk area looks like (and yes I have cleaned it nicely especially for this room share.


The idea behind buying this writing desk was to be able to close it up when I am not using it, but that’s just far too much hassle so I leave it open most of the time and it’s normally a lot messier. Here is a close up of what I have in front of me when I am working


So there are some essentials which I keep fairly close to me, on the right or left.

Right in front of me you can see some tins and circle tins, I keep all my flairs, enamel dots, rubons etc in the old Maya Road tins



  and then I used a metal spice rack which I put some of my sequence, wooden embellishments and bits and bobs in.


 I have used an old wooden crate (small one) for my collection of washi tape.


My Mists and Distress Inks are in a similar wooden crate which we received as a gift with a bottle of wine in it. Perfect use for mists and I slot in my favourite masks just behind it. 


To the left of me I have a little shelf which contains my Alpha’s (in a plastic box), my washi tape, my mixed media stuff and just general stickers / embellishments - and right next to that on the floor I keep my 12x12 papers in a plastic box which is perfect for 12x12 pp’s. 

and last but not least, I have created a banner on the wall next to me where I can hang up some of my favourite layouts to inspire me. As you can see my space isn’t that large, but it’s my space to retreat to and create.

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 1 December 2014

White.. with 1 December Challenge

How did that happen? .. its December already! Not only is it summer here but Santa will also be here in not much time too! .. can time please slow down!
So before the children and (some) husbands get their time off at Christmas and we get less time for what we love, lets get our scrap-on and show you what the Creative Team have done with this months amazing colour!
The Creative Team and myself would like to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all and we hope to see you again soon!
and now for this months challenge! ..

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The Creative Team have also been lucky enough to have been gifted with some awesome embellishments from Charm’s Creations to use on their layouts. Its interesting to see how the same embellies have been used in some many different ways!

Charm has an incredible range of gorgeous handmade embellishments in all sorts of colours and hues. Check out her store here.

And here are the WW1 Teams creations for this month:

Amanda Baldwin
Lisa Oxley

Rikki Graziani
Tracey Lea Henly
Natalie May
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Katie Howard
Janet Bott
Lizzy Crust
Naomi Cox
Stay Tuned for this one! 
Marelle Jackman
Heidi Barclay
Nicole Doinon
Tania Ridgwell

International Guest Creative Team Member
Lola Fons – Spain

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I have been scrapping for 7 years, it first started as a hobby and now I have a scrap shop.  I live in Valencia, Spain, I´m married and haven´t any children. I like working with pastel colors, but it depends on the picture. I adore  introducing natural elements in my work. I am totally addicted to all things craft and love to create mini-albums. I´m very inspired by nature, showcase of a large city, beautiful magazines, travel ...
You can see my blog here:


Now before Santa turns up and time gets away, go and start your layout so you can enter too!
Please ensure you use the link to the actual BLOG POST for your entry and use your name and Janet Bott (AUS)      An InLinkz Link-up

December Sponsors ..

Our sponsors for December have got some hidden goodies in all their stores, just waiting to be discovered!.. 

have generously supplied a $50 prize pack.
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would like to give a prize pack to the value of more than $25 to a lucky scrapper.
Facebook Link:

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has a $15 prize pack from their ebay store to give-away!.


Charms Creations has generously supplied a $20 voucher to their online store.


The Creative Team and I will also be going through the stores through the month of December and finding our favourite goodies or that special buy! 

Please take sometime to visit the sponsor's stores and I wont tell if you spend a 'lil money in their stores! -- shhhhhh! .. dont forget to tell them that you came  through the WW1 Blog post link and you may get a lil extra goodie in with your purchases!

Seasons Greetings!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Thankyou to our sponsors ..

I know I say it all the time, but I mean it. Thankyou!
Sponsor’s and entrants are the lifeblood of a challenge blog. Without them both, WW1 would cease to exist.

Our sponsors for November are ..




Please take the time to have a look at our sponsor stores and see the products that they have available and if your budget allows – do a little bit of shopping!

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Its not too late to enter the November Challenge to be in the running for one of these fab prizes! 

Here is the link to add your entry to .. An InLinkz Link-up

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Post by CT Girl–Rikki Graziani .. #3 in the series Where do you create?

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Hi Rikki here with this months ‘’where do you create?. I am very lucky to have my own space in what would be the formal lounge room (seriously who uses this room?), so it is now known as my work room…..
An over view of the space…..
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I may have a ‘’slight’’ washi addiction but it looks soooooooooooooooooooo pretty and neat I am a bit of a neat freak when it comes to my space. The washi holder sits on top of completed photo albums, which there are over 25 completed in year order.
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Cant go past Tim Holtz inks and refills and I love my holder for them ……. See neat freak!!!!
I am very lucky my hubby made me some custom shelving to hold my paper stash, so I just drew up my plans with all the detail …..
My Mixed media trolley I love that it can wheel right next to me and its perfect for a quick clean up.
I have my tech centre, computer and my latest addition is my light box so no more chasing the sun to photograph the layouts.
Stamp storage all neat, flat and tucked away in the boxes on my shelves.
Photo Storage dust free and great to grab for crops….
And last but not least….. my wall for my work which I change time to time, love these frames they are plastic and allow for flexing with bulky layouts , from Ikea.
So hope you have enjoyed a little insight to where the mojo flows when its flowing.
Have a creative day

Friday, 14 November 2014

Challenge Winners– October

Wow! .. it appears that our Radiant Orchid Challenge was a fantastic challenge for more than just the creative team! .. I loved looking at all the different interpretations of such a gorgeous colour.
Thankyou everyone for playing along! .. I sincerely love that you love to create with white and just 1 other colour as much as I do. It really does get your creativity flowing!

Choosing winners every month is not an easy job!  but there are always some that standout – just that little bit brighter!

I would like to THANK our sponsors for October, without them WW1 just wouldn’t be able to offer the calibre and variety of prizes that it does.

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First Prize was awarded to Renee Iverson of a $50 prize pack from Imaginarium Designs.
1st - #7 Renee Iverson

Second Prize is going to Bec Dammash of a $35 Prize Pack from 2crafty chipboard
2nd - #11 Bec Dammash

Third Prize was a tough decision but was given to Charmane Koch  and is a $25 voucher from Scrapbook Boutique.
3rd - #17 Charmane Koch

Fourth Prize is for Tania Ridgewell. of a $20 product pack from Scrapbook Fantasies
4th - #8 Tania Ridgwell

Our International Winner is Celyscraps with this amazing entry. She will be our International Guest Designer for January.
INT - #32 Celyscrap

There is still time to enter for the November Challenge of White + Freesia. Why dont you give it a try, as well as the sponsor’s prizes there are also 2 SPOT prizes that will be given as well from Funky Flair Studio.             Here is the link to upload your entry to ..  An InLinkz Link-up