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Time for a pretty, scripty one - Bolina .   Not the best choice for cutting, lots of super thin bits, but it would look lovely printed and embossed or glittered.  Wedding invites maybe?




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UKScrappers for 2015 - Essential links

Rather than linking within the update posts each week, this post will stay pinned to the top.  You can see the schedule for posting as wel as the clickable links for the forums. I've also added links to the Archive posts, if you are looking for older ones. 

Challenges posted in the Forums

TEAM Challenge (weekly) can be found in the House and Team forum each Monday here . 

SNAP: 2015 (MONTHLY)  and can be found in the Photography forum here .  

NEW: CARD CHALLENGE (MONTHLY) link to Mystik Nat's 2015 Monthly Card Challenge .  Cards qualify for Team points.

Home Page posts 

  • Week One 
  1.  monthly HOUSE challenge  
  2. Blog Bits (monthly)(Click here to see the archive )

Happy Scrapping 2015!
Stash Bash (March 2015)

Welcome back to Stash Bash!

This month the challenges are:
#9: to use a star-burst; 10 points
#10: to add an extra insert or part page; 10 points
#11: use 'ombre' to make a background; 10 points
#12: to mix old with new; 10 points. 

Full details of each challenge are in the PDF and there is one video this month, ofChallenge #11. Pop into the Stash Bash forum to see it.

Please upload your layouts to the gallery by the date the next challenges go live (fourth Monday in April 2015) to claim the bonus points for your team.

Thanks very much for joining in,
Happy Scrapping
Niki x


Project Life Challenges (March 2015)

This month's Project Life Challenge:

  • Numbers that relate to your week (10 points)
  • Polka dots (10 points)
  • Your favourite TV program  (10 points)
Upload your layouts to the Gallery before the 3rd Monday to claim the bonus points for your team!
Grab the Printables in the forum as well.


Simple Recipes: Mood Board (March 2015)

This month spring has definitely sprung and we have lots of floral inspiration. There's a couple of really simple techniques, (don't forget to check out the interactive images to go to the tutorials) including mini tassel making and a really cute felt four leaf clover embellishment idea. There's also a link to a printable quote which you could incorporate into a home décor project or maybe have a go at making it into a custom Project Life card?

As usual the worksheet contains sketches for a layout, card, art journal and planner divider page so you can use any one of those if you want to.

Take as much or as little from the worksheet as you like. Don't forget to share what your inspiration was when you upload your finished project/s. 
BlogBits (Februrary)
sutty_198_x_200_ Layouts: An adorable page bysutty to kick us off this month, I just  the houses for the background; and here's an equally adorable page byScribbleMonster. Next we visit Jakesmum who has joined in the UKS Stash Busting challenge with a super page. I couldn't help but smile at sponsor Scrappyjen's description of her 'four unashamedly fussy, layered, bright, in your face, chuck it all on the page layouts' My March sketch challenge is here MiniOwner.
 Cards: Male cards are not the easiest so I was pleased to find this one by Krafty Karen; have a look around while you are there - Karen has some of the cutest Christmas cards, too. A fine example of 'if at first you don't succeed' by Misteejay whose third attempt at a birthday card for her mum is just beautiful - I am very into owls at the moment. How lovely to find a Valentine's card that isn't pink and mushy; this one by CoventryAnn is just the ticket. And, if you need cheering up at this dreary time of year, Mystic Nat has a gorgeous bright and summery card to share.

lemonblossom_203_x_95_Other projects: I'd have loved to be in the swap that got lemonblossom's ATCs!Soojay shows us the versatility of a large woodgrain stamp and if you have a poke around you'll find some fabulous cards there too. Don't miss Misteejay's 'snap, crackle & pop' technique boxes. If you've a mind to make a Memory Album you will undoubtedly be inspired by katalytic who has combined her love of creative writing with her love of scrapbooking. I love this tag by jazz27 but don't go there if you are arachnophobic  Oh and there's still time to join the Blue Brads' winter photo scavenger hunt; Susibee has a few photos here to share - including an amazing cobweb! Finally, for the pure joy of reading a beautifully written blog have a browse of ScribbleMonster's writings.
Thanks once again to MiniOwner for her help with BlogBits! 

HOUSE Challenge (March 2015)

This month the HOUSE challenge is set by Red Ribbons.  Here is the sketch:


 Pop in to the Team forum for more info. 


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