Wednesday, 1 April 2015

By the Sea in April

Hi there!

Have you seen the new mood board at Scrap Around The World yet? What an inspirational beauty! You can find this month's challenge here. Make sure you check out the rules here.

Here's the very inspirational and beautiful mood board bHera Sugitani:

It's enough to want you go digging out those holiday pics, isn't it! That's exactly what I started to do until I remembered some photos that my brother sent me from his recent trip.

Here's what I made:

I was just thinking to myself that this layout is for Scrap Around The World and it's about a photo taken on a remote beach in Western Australia. That's one of the great things about an international scrap site - we get to see gorgeous photos from all over the world!

I really love this photo. I love the silliness of half of my brother's head and his car in stark contrast to the sparse scenery. I wanted to enhance that feeling of space so I kept this page uncluttered. I created the background with watercolours and highlighted the triangular design with a pencil. I added starfish across the top of the page and just sprinkled a few beads around then added some thread for a bit of texture without detracting from the pic.

I'm not normally one for hand-cutting alphas as I have sooo many chippie ones as well as Thickers, but I really wanted this size and the Webster's Pages paper was perfect. I used some gorgeous Dusty Attic chippies to add a few highlights but still kept the layout sparse to match the photo.

I hope you can enter the Scrap Around The World challenge this month. Don't forget we have heaps of prizes!


$50 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 where we 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!!

$40 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.

$30 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!

OVER $25 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 much our 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}.

$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 across all 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!!

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!

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!

Over $15 worth of product!! Courtesy of our design team!
{This month from Jelissa Mei}


Scrapbook kit from SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB 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 THURSDAY 30th APRIL 2015.I hope you like my 'open space' layout.

Happy scrappin'!



  1. Fabulous! LOOOOVE that triangle shape & the clean, CAS approach you've taken......that blue swirly dirly bg looks wonderful, too:))

  2. Oh wow you nailed this mood board.. that photo is awesome.. love the uncluttered feel.. just like a deserted beach.. love the star fish and the chippies.. New Fav for sure!! and thank you so much for your really lovely comments on my blog re the kaiser application.. thank you!!

  3. Wow wow wow!! This is FABULOUS! LOVING the beach themed paper, the photo and the bigger triangle!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Crisp, clean and serene. Nothing like a deserted beach in WA and a 4x4. Love the simplicity, the unusual angle of the photo and the sense of vast infinity. Fave for me :D

  5. When I saw your layout at SATW I had to come over to your blog. It is fun, modern and different! Great page, I wish more people had the balls to do so and show! (including myself). :)

  6. This looks fabulous!!! Love the design of your layout & also the fun photo of your brother! Awesome interpretation of the mood board!

  7. everything looks amazing love it

  8. Wonderful! This clean style really suits you!

  9. Gorgeous LO - and love those fabulous birds! TFS and an early Happy Easter :-)