Monday, 30 December 2013

Over... but not Out!

Hello, hello!

Well, as we draw near to the end of the year I have decided to make a few little changes ready to start the New Year with a bang!

One of those changes will be that the Sketch Challenge will now be hosted on the SCRaP365 Blog.

So if you don't already follow us over at Scrap, come and join the party!!

There is going to be lot going on as the year unfolds and I can not wait to share it with you all.

Looking forward to introducing you to our new Sketch Design Team :)

Have a very happy and safe New Year and see you all in 2014.

Ali (Ed) xx

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Winner of the Last Sketch of the Year!!!

Oh my goodness I say it every month but you have no idea how hard it was to choose our Super Scrappers let alone our winner!!

So, after much deliberation, to-ing and fro-ing in blog land, umming and aahing I am delighted to say that the winner of the fantastic Webster's Pages 'New Year New You' collection:

 

is.......


Cathi ONeill with her delightful Christmas layout!!

celtic knots: Deck the Halls

Congratulations Cathi, you filled us fit to bursting with festive spirit :) Please email me at scrap365@traplet.com with your address so that we can send you your fabulous prize!

Our Super Scrappers for this month are:


Leila Cardoso

LolĂ´ Artesanato: I love you!

We loved the cool monochromatic feel to Leila's layout along with all the gorgeous little details.

Svetalana Austin

Colorful Memories: No Photos Please! (with a lot of photos :-))))

Svetlana blew us away with all her lovely layers and the clever way she has mixed her patterned papers.

Anita Bownds

Neat N Crafty: Sweet - Scrap365 sketch challenge

Anita's title says it all...perfectly clean, simple and sweet. A cool and contemporary colour palette with just the right amount of sparkle.

Lesley 

Oh! Blog It! : De-FEET-ed

We loved Lesley's quirky take on the sketch and her title gave us something to smile about.

Agnieszka Bellaidea

Bellaideascrapology: A Snowy Day with Bo Bunny or ...two snow bunnys

Agnieszka created a gorgeous snowy feel to her layout with some brilliant paint techniques and fabulous colour choices.

Congratulations to all of you. Don't forget to pick up your badges from the side bar.

It has been such a pleasure to visit each and every one of the entries for this month's challenge. I love to pop into your blogs and take a peep at your amazing work. Long may it continue!!!

Have a very safe, healthy and happy Christmas. 

Ali (Ed) x

Friday, 6 December 2013

DT Call for the Sketch Team :)

It's that time!!

We are looking for six lovely new designers to join our sketch team for a six month term.

If you would like to be considered, here is what you need to do:

Send an email to scrap365@traplet.com with three layouts that best represent your style. The layouts should be your own work and not based on scraplifts or any class. Please tell us a little bit about yourself - how long you have been scrapping for, any DTs you have been on, past and present (not essential), favourite brands, along with your name, country of residence and blog address.

This call is open to everyone, no matter where you live.



Although this is an unpaid team, you’ll be designing alongside the very talented Scrap365 designers. There are gallery opportunities in Scrap365 magazine as and when available. Your blog and bio will be linked to the Sketchbook365 blog increasing your own blog traffic. There may also be sponsored opportunities during your term although this is not guaranteed.

Designer Responsibilities
  • Create one layout per month based on the sketch.
  • Take a clear photograph of the layout plus 2 - 3 detail shots.
  • Email the images to the Editor by the deadline given.
  • Visit the entrants and leave a comment.
  • Optionally, post your layout and sketch on your own blog.
The closing date is Friday 3rd Jan 11pm (GMT). Entries received after this time will not be considered.

The new design team will be announced 17th Jan 2014.

Good luck!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Our final Sketch of the Year!

It's hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. Where did the year go? When we announce the winner of this sketch we will be fast approaching the New Year! 


There are going to be some changes coming up in 2014, so keep in touch :)

To round off this year we have a fabulous sketch from an original layout by Birgit Koopsen.


DECEMBER SKETCH CHALLENGE


Closing date for this challenge is: 13th December 2013




This month's prize is one we all want to win - but sadly we are not eligible!

Our Sponsor
Webster's
Their classic style is what they are best known for and what defines and sets Webster’s Pages apart from other scrapbooking manufacturers. In addition, they strive to ensure that their products are of the highest quality whilst still affordably priced. Webster’s Pages is more than just a company, it’s a family, and once you’re on board, you’re part of the team! Webster's Pages is a brand that is loved the world over.

New Year New You Collection 


Just look at all that loveliness - who wouldn't want a shot at getting this in their Christmas stocking?

Want to see what our talented Design Team created with the sketch? Here you go!!

Kim 









A huge thank you to all of these lovely ladies for sharing their talent with us over the last few months - you have been inspirational!! 

Now it's your turn to inspire us :)

How to Enter:
-Make a project (it does not have to be a layout, but it should be scrapbooking-related; no cards please).
-Pop it on your blog or an online gallery and use the link tool to share your project with us.
-Feel feel free to interpret the sketch to fit your style - as long as we can see you have taken inspiration from the sketch there is no need to follow it exactly.
See the About the Challenges page (link at the top of the page) for full information about how the challenges work.

(NB: We respectfully ask that you please recognise the copyright of the artists who contribute to this page, and give them credit where due if you use their work or sketches as inspiration).
One other thing, it would be really helpful if you remove word verification (under settings) as it slows everything down when commenting.

We look forward to seeing your lovely layouts!

Scrap365 Team x






Wednesday, 20 November 2013

November Winner!

The task of choosing one of you to win is getting harder and harder - there is so much talent out there! So, I chickened out this month and asked the Scrap365 DT to pick a winner.

With a landslide victory, I am delighted to announce that .... 

Taniko is our winner for this month!




Congratulations Taniko. Please email scrap365@traplet.com to claim your Glitz Paper Packs donated by our lovely sponsor



A really big thank you to them for being so generous :)

Choosing our Super Scrappers for this month wasn't easy either! Once again our DT voted for their favourites and here they are:



Tone



Stephanie B



M Oosthuizen

Please grab your badge from the side bar and place it on your blog with pride!

Congratulations to all of you, no matter where you placed. We were blown away by the outstanding entries. Thank you so much for taking part and we look forward to seeing you soon with December's challenge :)

The Scrap365 Team x

Friday, 18 October 2013

November Sketch Challenge

NOVEMBER SKETCH CHALLENGE

Closing date for this challenge is: 15th November 2012

Happy Sketch Day!

We have a fabulous sketch for you this month based on a layout by Yana Smakula.




Our Sponsor for this month:



They are a family run business with a passion for art journalling, mixed media, altered art and scrapbooking.  You will find a host of goodies to top up your stash from must haves to just can't live without! 

There is a cornucopia of fabulous papers from the latest Glitz Design Collections to be won this month. 


Dapper Dan

Wild & Free

Finnley

So let's see what our Design Team did with the sketch:

First up, we have our newest addition to the Sketchbook team,


we are delighted to have Linda on board and love her debut :)

Now for our 'old timers'!









Ali 


We hope you enjoyed looking at the variety of inspiration from our Design Team!And thanks again to a sprinkle of imagination for being our lovely sponsor for the month.

How to Enter:
-Make a project (it does not have to be a layout, but it should be scrapbooking-related; no cards please).
-Pop it on your blog or an online gallery and use the link tool to share your project with us.
-Feel feel free to interpret the sketch to fit your style - as long as we can see you have taken inspiration from the sketch there is no need to follow it exactly.
See the About the Challenges page (link at the top of the page) for full information about how the challenges work.

(NB: We respectfully ask that you please recognise the copyright of the artists who contribute to this page, and give them credit where due if you use their work or sketches as inspiration).
One other thing, it would be really helpful if you remove word verification (under settings) as it slows everything down when commenting.

We look forward to seeing your lovely layouts!

Scrap365 Team x










Wednesday, 16 October 2013

October Winner!

Hello, hello lovely scrappers.

We have had a wonderful time looking through all the fantastic entries for our October challenge. Here's a reminder of the sketch:



What a talented bunch you are...it was really hard to choose a winner, but choose we must!


So, without further ado, I give you...






We loved Mandy's vivid, graphic and, frankly, delectable take on the sketch!

Congratulations Mandy!! You win the gorgeous Misc Me Album and Journal Pack Kit from our sponsor BoBunny.


Please email scrap365@traplet.com with your address details, so that we can send your prize out to you post haste :)

A massive thank you to BoBunny for creating such wonderful products and for being so generous. To find out more about their collections visit: www.bobunny.com

Now on to our Super Scrappers. More loveliness for you to feast your eyes upon!










Congratulations to everyone and remember to grab those badges from the side bar!
Don't forget to pop in on the 18th October for the next challenge...you won't want to miss out on this one!
We look forward to seeing your fabulous creations.

From the Scrap365 Team x