Monday, 1 December 2014

December Scrap Around The World

Well hello there. It's the start of a new month and that means there's another amazingly yummy mood board up at Scrap Around The World! This one was designed by the incredibly talented Anna Komenda. I'm a big fan of her work so of course I love her mood board! Here it is:

As soon as I saw the colour scheme on this I was reminded of a new release range of papers by Kaisercraft called North Pole so that's what I just had to use. I was also inspired by the cold, wintery theme.

Here's my layout:

I was quite captivated by these red berries hidden under snow on bare trees in Japan. They added such a splash of colour to the otherwise bleak landscape.

On the white cardstock behind the photo I used a number of different products and techniques.

First I stitched irregular lines with silver thread. I then dribbled diluted Dusty Attic paint and let it run then added a few snowflake eyelets. I then ran lines of glue on the same horizontal plane and added a variety of clear beads. The tiny ones that you can barely see are called Frickles are really look like the snow piles in the photo.

I covered some Dusty Attic chipboard letters with silver Beck BT's Tinby Designs Metallic Melts to create the first word of the title and used red Simple Stories letter stickers for 'berries"

I used lots of that silver thread but it was terrible to work with! It kept twisting on itself which made it hard to use in the sewing machine. I do like the effect though!

I hope you're able to join in the challenge at Scrap Around The World this month. You can take a look at some of the amazing work some of the design team members have come up with here.

There are some amazing prizes up for grabs too. Here they are:

The Main KIT OF THE MONTH from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!
AND the MIXED PASSION ADD-ON!! Valued at US$60!!

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art.
Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper
crafting artists. Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest
~ including an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!

Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!

They also have a blog & Facebook page
where you can find loads of inspiration!

As well as the Mixed Passion Add-on!


2ND PRIZE - $50 worth of goodies from DT Member Pam Ellis!

Prize consists of :- 13 patterned papers & 2 die-cuts from the Kaisercraft
Turtle Dove & Just Believe collections. Silks Acrylic Glaze (white),
Fabscraps-Chipboard Bells, Kaisercraft Twigs & Berries,
Petaloo Wild Red Roses Pack of 3, Turtle Dove Rub-ons,
Prima Poppies & Peonies flowers, Turtle Dove Pack of Die-cut pieces,
Prima Vintage Metal Trinkets, Dusty Attic - Merry Christmas Chipboard Piece,
Prima Rose stamp. White crystal spray, Brown ribbon & 2 stick pins. Valued at $50!!

Please click in HERE to Pam's blog & become a follower
if you would like to be eligible for this prize!


3RD PRIZE - $30 worth of prizes from DT member Pam Ellis!

Prize consists of :- 9 Patterned Papers from Bo Bunny Mistletoe Collection
12 x 12 Chipboard stickers, Brads, & petals {Mistletoe Collection}
Patterned & Glittered Chipboard Pieces - Me & My Big Ideas
Prima 6 inch Stencil - Valued at $30!!

Please click in HERE to Pam's blog & become a follower
if you would like to be eligible for this prize!
4TH PRIZE - $25 worth of goodies from DT Member Rachael Funnell

Please click in HERE to Rachael's blog & become a follower
if you would like to be eligible for this prize!
5TH PRIZE - $20 worth of goodies from DT Member Rachael Funnell

Please click in HERE to Rachael's blog & become a follower
if you would like to be eligible for this prize!

RANDOM PRIZE of over $25 worth of product
sponsored by WOW! Embossing Powders!

WOW! Embossing Powder has been established as a brand since May 2006
& has grown dramatically since then. We are rapidly becoming very well-known
& respected within the craft industry. We pride ourselves on our fast & friendly
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WOW! also sell Fab Foils, embossing inks, embossing pens, silicone moulds,
bonding powder, flock, stamps & stamping accessories.

Prize comprises 6 jars of Embossing Powders plus one silicone mould!

Check the WOW! website:

December 15th sketch {see above} combined with our mood board!

Georgie Mix-it Up Clear Stamp Set Valued at $18.46 plus postage!

“Georgie” is the first in a series of Mix It Up clear stamp sets from
ArtyFartyAnnie, designed to be interchangeable with other sets in the series.

Assemble the individual components of the characters in different ways
to give you a unique result every time & endless creative possibilities!
As well as the whimsical girl, each set includes lots of fun elements
which lend themselves to art journaling, card making, scrapbooking
& other papercrafts, making these sets completely versatile.

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The deadline for this challenge is WEDNESDAY 31th DECEMBER 2014. I sure hope you can join in!

Happy scrappin'!



  1. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeee the colors and the little beads!!!!!!

  2. I love this layout Heather! The colors are perfect to the winter! Congratulations!

  3. Wow, Heather.Your use of negative space and textures here is spectacular. I just love the layout you made with this mood board! And I also want to thank you so much for your kind words that you left at my blog. You really touched me! Thank you!!!!

  4. Beautiful layout Heather! Love all the shimmer and shine!

  5. Just gorgeous. Love the photo. Layout is great. Love all you have done with the embellishments .
    Great inspiration. x

  6. This looks amazing Heather, really love the beading you have used and those papers really are good for the scheme too.. love this one.. Happy December!

  7. LOOOVE that you've kept the focus in the corner...those beads are SUBLIME...& the silver thread....well worth the struggle, I reckon!!!

  8. Fantastic LO,loving your style and the thread was worth the effort along with the beads

  9. Stunning LO - fabulous papers, and those embellishments are gorgeous!! TFS

  10. Such a great design on this page! Love the berries and the beautiful papers! Just fabulous!

  11. This would have to be my favorite colour combo for Christmas......such a pretty layout! I have similar photos of snow and red berries taken last year in Canada. The stitching is awesome too. Have a great weekend!

  12. Beautiful page and I love that picture.

  13. A stunning page with the bright red berries in the snow. I enjoyed reading how you created the look with the beads and the thread. I know what you mean about metallic thread - very difficult to work with. But you got it to play nicely. :D

  14. What an absolute stunning the red of the berries against the white of the snow...and I love the metallic thread and those beads are just an awesome touch.

  15. Such a pretty layout Heather! Love the beautiful background! The little beads add great texture and interest! Happy Holidays!