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Niconne  is a pretty scripty font.   As it's from Font Squirrel, it's free for commercial use, and is a full font set, upper and lower case, numbers and special characters.  It should weld nicely and would work well for an invitation, sentiment, or a layout title.
 
 

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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!
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 Merkat  is a lovely, unusual font.  The upper case and lower case are formed the same, with the extra curve lines in the upper case letters.  Numbers and special characters are included.  
 
 
Stash Bash (May 2015)

Hello and welcome back to Stash Bash!

This month the challenges are:
#18: use a repeating shape to make a background; 10 points
#19: use your small embellishments to make a feature; 10 points
#20: add extra photos ina pocket; 10 points

#21: try five!; 10 points


Full details of each challenge are in the PDF in the Stash Bash forum
There is one video this month to compliment the PDF and is of Challenge #19, which can be viewed here.

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

Thanks very much for joining in,
Happy Scrapping
Niki x

 

 

Project Life Challenges (May 2015)

This month's Project Life challenges are:
Tabs or Tags (10 points)
Doodle faces (10 points)
Use your favourite colour (10 points)

Making a total of 30 points that can be claimed for this challenge! Upload your layouts to the gallery before the next challenge goes live (3rd Monday in June 2015) to claim the bonus points.

You can include all the challenge criteria on one layout to claim all the points, or spread them out over several layouts - up to you.

I will update this post with my sample layouts once they are done at the beginning of June.

Happy scrapping x
Niki 
 
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And from me, a set of printable tabs.  They can be used in a variety of ways and can be downloaded in the Printables post in the Project Life forum. 
Simple Recipes: Mood Board (May 2015)

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For May the moodboard is a little bid moody! Lots of greens, blues and turquoise like a swirling sea but to add a summer twist I've added a zingy yellow. I've also added a technique video to the board for a Bokeh painting/stamping technique. The video does use watercolours but I can't see that you couldn't use inks, (using a wet brush dipped onto your ink pad or direct to wet paper with your Distress inkpads) if you don't have any paints to use. I can see lots of scope for this on cards, art journals and as a scrapbook page background. You could have lots of painty fun. There's also a really cute filler card download for you project lifers, you could also use them for journaling cards for paper and digi scrappers too. Pop into the forum post for a gret surprise link as well as the usual PDF.


Have lots of fun this month!

x Leo 
BlogBits (April)

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Layouts: We start May's Blog Bits with this eye-catching layout by elainevking - I love the black and white with a splash of lime. I think layering can be tricky and sutty shows how it can be done with flair! Oh and some more super layering from Maggie B, too. 

 

Susibee has blogged a great page she did for a weekly challenge here on UKS; I adore the scattered embellishments. If you need a bit of a kickstart try a sketch (and maybe a challenge) check out MiniOwner's too. I like Alexa's take on Project Life (sort of) in "real " and digital  form. Facy an interesting challenge? Check our Sian's Movies In May challenge here .

  

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Cards: I'm so liking the beach theme in Efemera's blog post which includes this super card. Scrapmate UK shows us a really effective way to use a stencil background and there's a super get well card on Mystic Nat's blog and you won't help but smile at WeirdCat's Grumpy Monkey card.

Some gorgeous Christmas cards using hexagons here by butterbee who joined in with MiniOwner's blog challenge to Beat the Christmas Rush; will you join in too? I love the sentiment, if you can call it that, on the 2nd card here , by Julia. Made me smile.

 

 

Other projects: This one is a little odd - I want to hightlight the ATC Trail swap , and captured the image (left) because of a current post in the thread. I loved the ATCs on winterbaby 's blog but didn't notice right away that it is actually a year old.  Doh! The point is it is super cute and I'm adding it anyway.  Lucky Me got this amazing ATC in a recent swap! And, staying with ATCs, a couple more for a swap by lemonblossom.  

Misteejay has been enjoying a mucky play day with mica powder, texture paste and vinyl , or if you're into sci-fi look no further than Jazz27's blog; there's a challenge there, too.  Elainevking has shared a very pretty altered cocoa tin. Some great birthday banners feature in soojay's blog post. Follow the link to Bullet Journalling in this post by ScribbleMonster and while you are there take a tour round her beautiful blog. Some garden related printables from me here , in two styles.

HOUSE Challenge (May 2015)

 

Welcome to the house challenge for MAY brought to you by the GREEN BUTTONS

This month it is a word inspired challenge

As we all talk about it so much we thought we'd go with a WEATHER  theme 

Please create a layout inspired by the poem below...

Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot,
We weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.

To qualify for the 30 bonus points for this challenge all you have to do is upload your page to your house gallery by 31st May and also post a link in the thread

Have fun

Elaine and Alison x

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