Sunday, 30 January 2011

January Challenge - Blog Candy

Lynn and I quite often use the same papers for our challenge layouts to show the diversity that can be achieved. 
For January we both used the following paper pack from MME called 'I Believe'.
Check back to the Challenge to see how different they are.

So, we decided to offer a pack of the same papers for you to play with.
To be in with a chance to win, simply leave a comment and follow the blog.
Winner will be announced on the 12th February.
Please note that if you are not a follower, you can't be a winner.

Good Luck.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Sneaky Peek of February's Challenge.................

Hope you are all keeping well?

Here is a little taster for next months (February) challenge...

Not long to wait now but still plenty of time to enter the January challenge.

Bon Chance

Friday, 14 January 2011

Cardinal Colours News and January Prize

Jill of Cardinal Colours has been a great support to Scrapology including being on our design team and generously supplying our super monthly prizes.  We are thrilled to announce that she is extending her business and opening a shop next week.  So you will now be able to buy her craft supplies in a 'real shop' as will as on line.

The grand opening will be on
Wednesday, January 19th.

Cardinal Colours can be found at:
42 High Street,
East Sussex,
BN26 6AG.

Tel: 01323 488718
(from 19th January).

Some pictures Jill has taken while setting the shop up.

Just look at all those lovely Promarkers!

The shop is in the High Street and there is free parking is less than 2 minutes away, near to the railway station. Jill has a comfy sofa, and tea and coffee etc. is available so if you bring your hubby he can sit and read his paper with a cuppa whilst you browse.

Opening hours are:
Wednesday - Saturday
9.30 am - 4.30 pm
 (but Jill is happy to open other times by arrangement - just give her a call).

Why not make it a day out and visit other places of interest in East Sussex, or include a trip to the seaside. Jill's shop is definitely worth a visit if you are on holiday in the area.
If you live too far away you can still shop on line.

.... and so onto the prize for the January Scraplift Challenge.

To celebrate the opening of the shop Jill is offering a
 £15 voucher
 (to spend in the shop or on line).

So pop back to this post and see what you can come up with to with this month's prize.

The Scrapology Design Team all wish Jill success in her exciting new venture. xxx

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

How I made my January page

Here is how I made my double layout using the sketch we chose from Jana Eubank.

Linda and I both used a collection pack from My Mind's Eye called 'I Believe' available from Jill at Cardinal Colours. This kit contains 9 sheets of double-sided patterned paper, many of which can be used for non- Christmas layouts as well and seasonal papers. The papers have some glitter on them too. There is also a sheet of die cut card shapes.

I picked two sheets of 12"x12" Bazzill Bling cardstock in red, which I gutted to leave a frame of at least 1" around all four sides, this gave me spare card for mounting my photos later.

The polka dot paper was cut in two pieces measuring 5"x11" each.  These were mounted to leave half an inch of red cardstock showing at the top and in from both sides of the cardstock.
 Two pieces 6"x11" were cut from the thin stripe paper and these were mounted in the same way on the bottom of each page.
I cut the paper with trees and deer to 9"x12" and mounted them across both pages cutting down the centre vertically, and matching both halves back up before sticking down.
Then with diagonal red striped paper was cut into two pieces, both to measure 5.5"x11.5" and stuck them centrally across both pages.

I cut a narrow strip in green (approx. 10"x1" for left page and 12"x1" for the right) and trimmed them with the Martha Stewart holly border punch.  I added this along the bottom of the the diagonal stripe paper. I added a few dots of liquid Pearls in red for berries.

The journalling blocks were made by cutting one of the die cut shapes into two and adding half to each page. The Title is created with American Craft Thickers in glittery red. The small letter tiles are stickers left over from another layout. I added the journalling detail by hand, and decorated the blocks with red gems.

The three landscape photos were trimmed and mounted on red cardstock. The one 4"x6" portrait photo was mounted on mint paper leaving a wide border at the bottom. I attached ribbon and a charm.

Linda cut flowers from a sheet of patterned paper to make a seasonal wreath around the photos.

There was a lot of paper left after making the double layouts so we made mini albums too. We will share these with you later in the month.

I hope you will have a go at this challenge and share your layout with us.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Your Scraplifts for January

This post is for the scraplifts for the January 2011 Challenge.

The original post for January is likely to become very long so we will add your entries for the month to this special post of their own.

See HERE if you have not seen or to take you back to the original post for the January Scraplift.

A quick reminder of what to do if you are joining in: Create a layout using the DT pages for inspiration. We hope you will let us share your finished layout on this blog. You also need to become a follower (if not already) of this blog to be considered for the prize.

First this month is ...
















Added after closing date




You have until 5th February to enter this challenge.  The winner will be announced on 7th February.

Please upload your layout to your blog and add a link to your comment. If you don't have a blog - no problem! - Just drop us an image attached to an email (If you don't have Outlook, simply copy and paste the email address into your normal web based email system.)

Have fun and good luck xxx

Thursday, 6 January 2011

December Scraplift Winner!!

Thanks you all for entering last month's challenge. So many great entries again. Wendy had the difficult choice to make ......................

.......................... and has chosen .....................

........... the winning layout to be .................

............ this super layout by .................

.........   DEE.


 Thank you to Wendy for supporting us this month.

Dee please can you email us your address so we can get your Cardinal Colours prize sent off to you.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

D is for Double Page Layout


We discovered this really useful blog by Jana Eubank with lots of super sketches for scrapbooking. Jana has designed many double pagers and we picked this page for our first challenge of 2011.

     Here is the sketch we worked from to create our layouts.

Please join in the fun and create a layout using these pages for inspiration. We hope you will let us share your finished layout on this blog. 

Please make a comment below.
We would also ask you to become a follower of this blog to be considered for the prize. You have until midnight on 5th February to enter the competition.

If you create a page after that date, please still share it with us.

Please can bloggers leave a comment with a link to the relevant post on their blog. If you don't have a blog - no problem! - Simply drop us an image attached to an email. (If you don't have Outlook, copy and paste the email address into your normal web based email system.) Please note the email address has been updated.

The prize winner for the best layout will be announced on 7th January. Please check for a new post on this blog in a few days for details of the fab prize Jill has offered for this month's scraplift.