Thursday, 1 January 2015

Me @ 3 with Scrap Around The World

Happy New Year to you all! I hope this year brings health and happiness to you and your family.

I'm thrilled to be starting the new year with a new layout for the January Scrap Around The World challenge. You can find the challenge here. Here's the mood board for this month. It was designed by DT member Karita Vainio. Isn't it a stunner?

This is so beautifully shabby vintage! I figure that I'm getting a bit shabby vintage myself so I decided to scrap a very old photo of me! Here's what I made:

I used so many influences from the mood board - the white, green and rusty colours from the keys, the pink from the roses, distressing and the use of a frame.

All the papers on this are Webster's Pages. I've used two separate, but similar, ranges - 'Nest' and 'Beautiful Chic'. These are two of the most stunning ranges I've ever seen. And no, I don't work for Webster's Pages. (Maybe I should!)

I love this photo! I must have been having a fabulous time! This photo brings back many memories so I wrote my journalling behind it:

Here's what I wrote:

I love these new Thickers I just bought. You can't see it in this pic but they're quite sparkly.

The gorgeous large frame is from The Dusty Attic. I've flicked Dusty Attic paint all over the background and used Beck BT's Tinby Designs Metallic Melts randomly on the frame for a bit of shabby distressing.

I hope you can join in the challenge this month. There are oodles of prizes up for grabs:


OVER $50 worth of product from 7 Dots Studio!

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. We are a European scrapbooking 
manufacturer of high quality scrapbooking products – paper, stickers, die-cuts, 
collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboard.

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - from clean, graphic designs 
to mixed-media, grungy collage look. What you can always be sure of are high quality & 
thickness of our papers, which makes them perfect for all kinds of media.

Among our products you will also find clear stamp sets coordinating with our collections 
to make them even more interesting & versatile. We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed 
to see how muchour products are loved by crafters & artists all around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from our design team
please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook page HERE & follow us on
Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram {7DOTSSTUDIO}.

$35 worth of CHIPBOARD from 2Crafty Chipboard
{not necessarily exactly what is shown below but a GREAT selection!}

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia. We have been
in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small. Visit our website HERE.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc. If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
for more information. Please see further details on our blog HERE!

$30 worth of product from 13@rts
{A selection of the products shown below}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specialising in scrapbook papers, embellishments & artistic mediums. See our store HERE wherewe ship worldwide! Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we
have a monthly challenge where all our welcome!

Follow us on Instagram HERE, Twitter HERE & Facebook
HERE & remember to follow us on Pinterest HERE too!!

$25 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments!

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team who design & manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps & flair products. We have been in operation since September 2013. 

It is our mission to offer fun & inspiring products that can be added to
any project to bring out your inner creativity! In the near future we will 
be expanding into other mediums such as acrylic & stencil embellishments.

We also custom cut for individual orders & have a wholesale store for 
retailers, kit clubs & classes. Do your shopping HERE! If you own a 
store register for our wholesale section HERE. Be inspired by our blog
HERE & follow us on Instagram HERE & Youtube HERE.

$20 worth of product from UmWowStudio!
{based on a good selection of the goodies below!!}

UmWowStudio is an innovative embellishment company located in Las Vegas, Nevada. With chipboard, flair & stencils currently in their product line (& more fun things on the way!) 
they span acrossall bits of paper crafting, including memory saving, card making,
tags, stamping, mixed media, art journaling & more!

Shop with us HERE, follow our blog HERE & LIKE us on Facebook
HERE! Follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & Youtube HERE!!

15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited
{you will receive a surprise selection of BEAUTIFUL goodies!}

Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands,
creating & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the
crafting industry. We offer shabby chic, vintage & steampunk inspired 
embellishments, ribbon, flowers, metals, mini-books & mini novelty items. 

Check out our online store HERE for SO MUCH MORE! 
LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our highly
inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.

$15 gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place is a treasure chest of different media for creative minds,
carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 

The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - we are here
to help you to spread your wings & fly! Find our blog HERE, LIKE us on
Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & do your shopping HERE!

17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France. 
{Exactly as shown below} Ciao 5+1 set “Vampire Knights”. is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!

$15 worth of product from Studio75
{Exactly as shown below}

Studio75 is a Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items 
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets. 
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
& a highly inspirational blog HERE - come & visit us - let's connect!

Over $15 worth of product!! Courtesy of our design team!
{This month from me - Helen Tilbury}

Prize consists of a full pack of 5 inch doilies, airmail washi, a Prima stamp set,
K & Co. brads, Purple Pumpkin flairs & giant button, embroidered flourish,
Basic Grey bling rub-ons & Wycinanka Chipboard Christmas set. 

Random Winner will always receive the previous month's kit
from Scraps of Elegance, valued at a whopping $36.95!!

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs
that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other 
kit clubs offer. Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking
to a level beyond. We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
that will enable you to create not "just a layout", but a work of art. 

Visit our blog HERE,our Store HERE & sign up for our kits HERE & HERE!
Please LIKE us on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE ,
subscribe to our Youtube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!!
We would LOVE to connect with you!!!

The deadline for this challenge is Saturday the 31st of January

Happy scrappin'!



  1. Lovely layout Heather! Such a pretty mood board this month, love the DA frame! Have a good week!

  2. This is soooo pretty.... You sure have got your shabby chic on......& I think you're more chic than shabby! And DEFFO NOT vintage, either, while we're at it. Although......vintage wines mature beautifully, so they that sorta vintage is ok, I reckon. I just got distracted!!!!!! I WAS saying, that corrugated board? Fab...& the way you've done the journaling? DOUBLE fab!!! And I remember my bike had streamers, must've been "the thing". .... Might have a go at this one. Wonder if I can find an old photo of myself, just for the fun of it!!!!!!

  3. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeee that photo, the way you added journaling and the frame around the page!!! WOW!!!!

  4. Stunning page the DA frame and all the layering and texture. Gorgeous use of the mood board.

  5. Stunning layout and I loved the story. It is amazing how much we can remember. So cool that you lived next door to Thorpes who were English I wonder if they were related :D Lovely layout and cool take on the challenge. <3

  6. Awesome page that chipboard frame and the gorgeous photo of you at 3! You look so happy and excited on your bike.... A beautiful trip down memory lane! ;-)

  7. Really beautiful page & fantastic journaling idea!!