Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Our March guest ...

Please welcome our March guest designer, Brandi Jo with her delightful take on our BLUE moodboard challenge this month.


I was inspired by the water, striped umbrella & starfish to go with a beach theme! I used Lunar Paste with a stencil as I don’t have any Gesso in my stash. 

Hi, I’m Brandi! I am a full-time mama, part-time paper crafter! My boys are 4 and 2.5 & full of energy. I wouldn’t have it any other way! 

I am currently loving scrapping single page 12x12 layouts with the occasional double page spread. I’ve been scrapbooking since I was in late Elementary school when my Aunt got me started with 8.5x11 albums to hold my Girl Scouts memories and photos. I quickly moved to 12x12 and have too many albums to count! My husband jokes he’s a little concerned about what it’s gonna look like years from now, especially having so many photos of the boys to scrap! 

I love using sketches or other design prompts to get started. My favorite part of the process is definitely picking colors and mixing and matching papers and embellishments to create the perfect combo! I’ve been really branching out and love trying new ideas with mixed media. Stenciling is my go-to! Some of my favorite manufacturers right now are Carta Bella, Echo Park, PinkFresh Studio, Vicki Boutin, Cocoa Vanilla Studio and Simple Stories. Happy scrapping! 

I share my layouts on Instagram - scrappy.boymama 



Wonderful to have you guesting with us this month Brandi. it's been a pleasure.

There is still plenty of time to play along with our challenge this month - we'd love to see your take using this colour.


Wednesday, 15 March 2023

February winners ...

Thank you for your very pretty layouts for our PINK February challenges.


We will have one main prize each month selected by random draw who will receive a lovely prize pack courtesy of White with 1. This is open to all entrants so anyone could be a winner.

and our winner is:

AILEEN SHRIMPTON


Plus there will be a special "Admin Choice" winner who will receive an invitation to guest with us for our next challenge.

and our winner is:

JACQUIE HAY
We'd love to have you guest with us in April.

Congratulations to all the winners. Can you all please contact me via email (www1scrapblog@gmail.com) to claim your prize if I don't already have your details. Please remember it is the winners responsibility to claim their prize and provide postal details. You have until the announcement of the winners in the next month to do so.

You still have lots of time left to enter our challenge on our FACEBOOK page. We'd love to see what you can do with our colour combination this month and see more wonderful entries.

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Welcome to March ...

Welcome to March and our BLUE Moodboard.

This year we are continuing with using a base colour and allowing you to use any variation of that colour you might like to use - light, dark, colour ranges just so long as we can tell it IS the monthly colour.  Of course you MUST use a majority of white on your page - the easiest way to achieve this is to use a white cardstock background but that is up to you.

We are also introducing a simple monthly "Use this" criteria for you to include on your entry.

 You can use black, dark brown, grey or navy as your accent colour for journaling, titles etc and we will allow green if part of a floral pattern.  We'd love to see you take inspiration from this board and incorporate items you see and inspire you - perhaps you like hearts, or checks, see circles you can incorporate into your page, think this moodboard working for a summery or celebration page, or just love to use flowers? Please mention what inspired you on your entry.  


USE THIS criteria -  GESSO (we will allow texture paste or white paint if you don't have gesso).

and now some totally amazing inspiration from our wonderful 2023 team ...
(in no particular order)

Karen Brierley (Australia)
I gesso'd the entire background, including the denim paper. Inspired by the starfish.

Victoria King (Australia)
I was inspired by the blue and white tiles in the moodboard. This gorgeous wall was in Seville. I used gesso on my chipboard and stencil.

Heather Bensley (Australia)

Karen Guy (Australia)
Love all the blues of this Mood board and my inspiration was the sea scape and star fish, I have used Gesso coloured with blue ink stencilled for the waves and another stencil for all the star fish!

Tracey Beer (Australia)
Sponged gesso through a stencil and then sprinkled on some embossing powder and heat set. Also used gesso to prep the chipboard.

Theresa Kamp (Australia)
Inspired by the beach theme water, starfish summer umbrella on the beach.

Amanda Moran (Australia)
White gesso across my navy background with inspiration from the beach vibe of the mood board. 

Jane Howden (Australia)
Inspired by the water and sea theme.

In 2023 we will have one main prize each month selected by random draw.

 This is open to all entrants so anyone could be a winner however should an international winner be selected I reserve the right to offer a store gift card in lieu of a physical prize.

Plus there will be a special "Admin Choice" winner who will receive an invitation to guest with us next month. 

To enter please visit our Facebook public group White with 1 challenges and put your entry directly into our monthly album under media.

All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant. Please remember we are a layout only challenge - cards, OTP or pocket page entries (etc) are not eligible for prizes. Please also remember you may ONLY combine your challenge with a sketch challenge. Your entry must be predominantly white with the one extra colour added - small amounts of brown, navy or black may be used for contrast and we will allow green if part of a floral pattern. International entries are welcome.

We'd love to see how you use our White with 1 colour combination this month. Please come and join in with us! You have until the end of the month to get your entry in.

Wednesday, 15 February 2023

Our December and January winners ...

 Some lovely layouts for our GOLD December and January challenge - thank you to those who put in entries.


We have two main prizes each month both selected by random draw.

The first will receive a lovely prize pack courtesy of White with 1. This is open to all entrants so anyone could be a winner.

and our winner is:

STEPHANIE

The second winner will be an AUSTRALIAN / NEW ZEALAND entrant and will receive a prize from either a monthly sponsor or one of our amazing design team. 

and our winner is:

LOUISE

Plus there will be a special "Admin Choice" winner who will receive an invitation to guest with us for our next challenge.

and our winner is:

BRANDI
We'd love to have you guest with us in March.

Congratulations to all the winners. Can you all please contact me via email (www1scrapblog@gmail.com) to claim your prize if I don't already have your details. Please remember it is the winners responsibility to claim their prize and provide postal details. You have until the announcement of the winners in the next month to do so.

You still have lots of time left to enter our challenge on our FACEBOOK page. We'd love to see what you can do with our colour combination this month and see more wonderful entries.

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Welcome to February ...

Welcome to 2023 and our first challenge of the year with our February PINK Moodboard.

This year we are continuing with using a base colour and allowing you to use any variation of that colour you might like to use - light, dark, colour ranges just so long as we can tell it IS the monthly colour.  Of course you MUST use a majority of white on your page - the easiest way to achieve this is to use a white cardstock background but that is up to you.

We are also introducing a simple monthly "Use this" criteria for you to include on your entry.

 You can use black, dark brown, grey or navy as your accent colour for journaling, titles etc and we will allow green if part of a floral pattern.  We'd love to see you take inspiration from this board and incorporate items you see and inspire you - perhaps you like hearts, or checks, see circles you can incorporate into your page, think this moodboard working for a summery or celebration page, or just love to use flowers? Please mention what inspired you on your entry.

USE THIS criteria - Doilies

and now some totally amazing inspiration from our wonderful 2023 team ...
(in no particular order)

Tracey Beer (Australia)
Inspired by the hearts and added a little gingham.

Theresa Kamp (Australia)
My take on this months inspiration moodboard used 2 doilies, lots of glitter sparkles and I was inspired by the hearts and balloons from the board.

Amanda Moran (Australia)
Flowers and hearts inspired me. Love using doilies ๐Ÿฅฐ

Karen Brierley (Australia)
I set out to scrap donut photos but I ended up with cupcakes instead ๐Ÿ˜‰. Hearts and gingham and a pink doily that's been in my stash for years!

Victoria King (Australia)
I was inspired by the flowers and hearts.

Heather Bensley (Australia)
I chose to use the flowers, the gingham and the hearts and also the doilies. It was such a pretty girlie challenge. I started my scrapbooking journey with my first granddaughter so everything thing then was very girly. Over the years with two more granddaughters and two grandsons my style and colours changed. It was lovely to go girly again.

Karen Guy (Australia)
I was inspired by the hearts and roses and I used a little check too, with the doily in a few places!

Jane Howden (Australia)
Used gingham, hearts, flowers and added in the criteria of doilies.

In 2023 we will have one main prize each month selected by random draw.

 This is open to all entrants so anyone could be a winner however should an international winner be selected I reserve the right to offer a store gift card in lieu of a physical prize.

Plus there will be a special "Admin Choice" winner who will receive an invitation to guest with us next month. 

To enter please visit our Facebook public group White with 1 challenges and put your entry directly into our monthly album under media.

All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant. Please remember we are a layout only challenge - cards, OTP or pocket page entries (etc) are not eligible for prizes. Your entry must be predominantly white with the one extra colour added - small amounts of brown, navy or black may be used for contrast and we will allow green if part of a floral pattern. International entries are welcome.

We'd love to see how you use our White with 1 colour combination this month. Please come and join in with us! You have until the end of the month to get your entry in.

Thursday, 22 December 2022

Merry Christmas ...

As our challenge is running for both December and January, our guest designer, Rosslyn Coutts, will have something to inspire you next month.


From all of us to all of you - we wish you a wonderful Christmas and are pleased to announce we will be back with more fun and challenges for all of you in February next year along with our very popular  themed cyber crops.

Thank you so very much to my amazing, super talented team for 2022. I have been truly blessed to have such a lovely group of women help to inspire you.


Amanda Moran (Australia)

Victoria King (Australia)

Karen Brierley (Australia)

Karen Guy (Australia)

Tracey Beer (Australia)

Heather Bensley (Australia)

Theresa Kamp (Australia)

Karen Jarman (Australia)

Brenda Caldow (Australia)


Thank you to our sponsor this year - 


Please stay healthy and travel safely over the break and enjoy special time with your family. Our first challenge for 2023 will go live on the 1st February.

Saturday, 10 December 2022

Our November winners ...

I am announcing these a bit early as I am in the middle of a house move and fast running out of time to get everything done.

Thank you to the small number of you who put in entries for our November Teal challenge. I know this is a busy time of the year so we appreciate your efforts.


We have two main prizes each month both selected by random draw.

The first will receive a lovely prize pack courtesy of White with 1. This is open to all entrants so anyone could be a winner.

and our winner is:

GILL

The second winner will be an AUSTRALIAN / NEW ZEALAND entrant and will receive a prize from either a monthly sponsor or one of our amazing design team. 

and our winner is:

DEBRA

There won't be an "Admin Choice" guest designer winner this month due to Christmas/ New Year.

Congratulations to all the winners. Can you all please contact me via email (www1scrapblog@gmail.com) to claim your prize if I don't already have your details. Please remember it is the winners responsibility to claim their prize and provide postal details. You have until the announcement of the winners in the next month to do so.

You still have lots of time left to enter our challenge on our FACEBOOK page. We'd love to see what you can do with our colour combination this month and see more wonderful entries.

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Our December / January challenge ...

Welcome to our December challenge. I hope this rich and vibrant colour might inspire a Christmas layout or two but will equally work for many other themes too - and the good news is you will have all of December and January to create something for us. Entries will remain open until the end of January while we give ourselves a little break over Christmas and the New Year - we will commence 2023 in February.

Introducing ....

We'd love to see you take inspiration from this board and incorporate items you see and inspire you - love glitter or stars? sparkly high heels, gold thread?  Like a little glam in your life? Whatever catches your eye please mention what inspired you on your entry.

and now some totally amazing inspiration from our wonderful 2022 team ...
(in no particular order)

Tracey Beer (Australia)
As soon as I saw the shoes and nails in the moodboard I thought glamour. Del had just done a photoshoot so these photos were perfect.

Karen Brierley (Australia)
Inspired by the glam images of nails, shoes and eye make-up, I used a photograph from a photo shoot of my daughter a few years back.

Heather Bensley (Australia)
My influence from the board was the gold glitter and the stars.

Karen Guy (Australia)
When I see Stars and Glitter at this time of year I just think Christmas, that was my inspiration for this layout.

Victoria King (Australia)
This year was the big 50 and there was a lot of sparkle and glitter and gold on the night ๐Ÿงก Best Birthday Ever!

Last one for the year Gold celebrating a massive 60th wedding Anniversary for my Mother and Father in law

Amanda Moran (Australia)
Inspired by the stars.

Jane Howden (Australia)
I was inspired by the glamour theme and the use of gold splodges and glitter.

We will have two main prizes each month throughout 2022 both selected by random draw.

The first will receive a lovely prize pack courtesy of White with 1. This is open to all entrants so anyone could be a winner.

The second winner will be an AUSTRALIAN / NEW ZEALAND entrant and will receive a prize from either a monthly sponsor or one of our amazing design team.

Plus there will be a special "Admin Choice" winner who will receive an invitation to guest with us next month.

To enter please visit our Facebook public group White with 1 challenges and put your entry directly into our monthly album under media.

All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant. Please remember we are a layout only challenge - cards, OTP or pocket page entries (etc) are not eligible for prizes. Your entry must be predominantly white with the one extra colour added - small amounts of brown, navy or black may be used for contrast and we will allow green if part of a floral pattern. International entries are welcome.

We'd love to see how you use our White with 1 colour combination this month. Please come and join in with us! You have until the end of the month to get your entry in.

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Our November guest ...

Please welcome our November guest designer, Debra Metcalfe with her gorgeous take on our teal moodboard challenge this month.



Hi I’m Debra and I live in Camden NSW, I have 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters, who are my scrapping muses.
I was thrilled to be asked to be the guest designer this month, love the teal theme and I was inspired by the butterflies and I had the perfect photo to go with it. 
I have been scrapping for about 20 years, I started with Creative Memories.
Needless to say my style has evolved over the years, I don’t have any particular style but I do love mixed media & shabby chic & a bit of steampunk.



Wonderful to have you guesting with us durimg November Debra. it's been lovely having you join us.

There is still plenty of time to play along with our challenge this month - we'd love to see your take using this colour.