Monday, 22 January 2018

Our January guest ...

Please welcome our very first guest designer of 2018,  Suzanne Franin with her totally adorable take on our challenge this month.





Hi, my name is Suzanne,

I enjoy working with different mediums and love getting messy. I would have to say my favourite is Mixed Media either on layouts, off the page product or anything that is alterable.

I cannot wait to share and hopefully inspire you with my creations. xx

Please visit me on my blog - What a Wonderful World of Crafting

Here are a couple of my favourite recent layouts ...




Thank you Suzanne, it has been our pleasure having you join us.



Remember ....

You still have plenty of time until the end of the month to upload your own take on our BAYOU BLUE challenge.  All details are on the blog sidebar. We'd love to see what you can do with our colour this month.





Monday, 15 January 2018

December winners ...

Announcing our final winners for 2017 - thank you to everyone who took part in our December challenge - your continued support is much appreciated.

We'd also like to offer our sincere thanks to our wonderful sponsors for 2017.  We could not have done it without you.

The winner of this stunning kit from The Resin Rainbow is #3 Judy W



Our International winner of the set of flair is #5 Mariko
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Designs will vary

The random draw winner of the flower pack from Scrappers Garden is #1 Suzanne


Chosen from amongst these

Congratulations to all the winners. Can you all please contact me via email (www1scrapblog@gmail.com) to claim your prize.

Remember you still have lots of time left to enter our BAYOU BLUE challenge this month.  We'd love to see what you can do with this colour combination.  A gentle reminder -  to be eligible for our prizes you may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Hello January ...

Welcome to 2018.  Here's to a wonderful year for all of us !

Introducing our first colour of 2018 and a mood board to help inspire you ...


Bayou Blue

and some totally amazing inspiration from our new team ...
(in no particular order)

I was totally inspired by the m&m's! So I used different sizes of round punches to create shapes and movement on my page.

Caroline Elliam (Canada)

I made my background with a resist technique with gel medium over a stencil and I added Bavarian blue magical shaker from Lindy's gang over it for a watercolor effect. I've also painted the blue leaves and wrote the "Sea" with the same blue. From the moodboard I put on some sequins that reminds me the m&m's.

Jessica Toulmin (New Zealand)
I was inspired by the textiles and textures in the moodboard, as well as the circles of the blue candy.

Lisa Marie Watling (South Africa)
 I was inspired by the fabric, the stripes, the writing on the M&M's and also that they form "dots"!

Melinda France (Australia)
I was inspired by the circle shape of M&M’s, the glaze on the pits and the texture of the rugs/towels. So tried to incorporate thread, sewing, circles and used blue ink and embossing powder to colour and glaze some embellishments. Xx

Lisa Johnston (Australia)

Natsuko Suzuki (Japan)
I used watercolors, oil pastels and acrylic paint to create the shades of blue on the background. I took inspiration from the m&m's and dipped a pencil cap in ink and stamped circles. I was also inspired by the rough textures, so I layered the photo with cloth and and tucked some thread under it.

Tanya Heritage (Australia)
I loved the Bayou Blue colour which matched perfectly with Wes’ shirt. I think this is a first that I haven’t used flowers in a layout.

Louise Turner (Australia)
I replicated the rug image with the stripes to create my background.

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn (New Zealand)
Inspired by the denim and stripes, plus the texture of the plant pots.

This year we have three amazing sponsors ..

You have a chance to win either a delightful product pack from THE RESIN RAINBOW for one lucky Australian / New Zealand entrant or a store voucher for an International entrant.  The winner will be selected by random draw so anyone could be a winner.

Don't forget to pop past their ETSY STORE for more wonderful embellishments available in a rainbow of colours - you are sure to find something that catches your eye.  You can also see more gorgeous creations on INSTAGRAM.




One lucky Australian/New Zealand entrant each month will receive a delightful selection of crafting products from THE SCRAPBOOKER'S CONFETTI BOX.  Some amazing supplies are available from their lovely STORE located in Swansea (near Newcastle NSW).  The winner of this wonderful prize will be chosen by creative team vote.




You have a chance to win an amazing kit from SCRAPPING FUN KITS.  One of these delightful monthly kits will be put aside for one lucky Australian / New Zealand entrant who will be chosen by creative team vote.


 Owner Raelene Cous has done a January page for us using a mix of supplies from some kits that will release later in 2018.

Our INTERNATIONAL voted winner will receive a delightful embellishment pack courtesy of White..with 1.

Contents will vary slightly

For your chance to win a prize from these great sponsors please link the photo of your layout to the Inlinkz gallery on the left and use your own name and country in the area that says 'Name/Description" eg. Sally Smith (AUS). 

All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant. You may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted and please remember we are a layout only challenge - cards, OTP, pocket pages etc are not eligible for prizes. Your entry must be predominantly white with the one extra colour added - small amounts of brown, navy or black may be used for contrast. International entries are welcome. Please see our full list of rules HERE.

We'd love to see how you use our White ... with 1 colour combination this month. Please come and join in with us! You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to get your entry in.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Merry Christmas ...

From all of us to all of you - we wish you a wonderful, safe and happy Christmas and hope you will join us for more creative fun in the new year.  There is still time to play along with our December challenge - entries close New Years Eve so if you do find some spare time to join in we would love it if you do!


Please welcome our new incoming team for 2018 ...


Caroline Elliam (Canada)

Melinda France (Australia)

Lisa Johnston (Australia)

Natsuko Suzuki (Japan)

Jessica Toulmin (New Zealand)

Lisa Marie Watling (South Africa)


with our delightful returning members ...

Janet Bott (Australia) - as sponsor

Carol Deal (Australia) - as sponsor

Tanya Heritage (Australia)

Louise Turner (Australia)

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn (New Zealand)

We bid farewell to these amazingly talented ladies and thank them all most sincerely for being such a integral part of our Ww1 team.

 We wish you well wherever your crafty road may take you.

Sandra Brimelow (Australia)

Tracey Campbell (Australia)

Julie Pearce (Australia)

Julie Schinkel (Australia
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and a quick couple of December highlights ...

 
Judy W

 
Gocchi


Barb Holmes

Stay safe everyone and enjoy special times with family and friends - we shall see you in 2018!

Friday, 15 December 2017

November winners ...

WOW - all your PINEAPPLE DREAM layouts were simply amazing.  We loved all the sunshiny goodness.  Thank you SO much for brightening our month with a sea of yellow !!!

We'd also like to offer our sincere thanks to our wonderful sponsors this year.  Your contribution has been greatly appreciated.

The winner of this stunning kit from The Resin Rainbow is #17 Melinda F
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Our International winner of the set of flair is #14 Badbarbie

Designs will vary

The random draw winner of the flower pack from Scrappers Garden is #7 Paperdoll
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Chosen from amongst these

Congratulations to all the winners. Can you all please contact me via email (www1scrapblog@gmail.com) to claim your prize.

Remember you still have lots of time left to enter our WATERMELON RED challenge this month.  We'd love to see what you can do with this colour combination.  A gentle reminder -  to be eligible for our prizes you may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Welcome to December ...

Firstly thank you everyone for your amazing layouts for November and to those of you who applied for our 2018 Design Team.  You have made my decision process very difficult but I am currently working through those applications and I will be in touch with all of you very soon.
This month for our final colour for 2017 we are going a little more traditional and using this gorgeous shade called WATERMELON RED - there is a Christmas slant to this colour and our accompanying sketch but you don't need to go down this road unless you wish to - the theme is totally up to you.  We can't wait to see what you do with this bright, cheery colour!


We hope you like our inclusion of a sketch courtesy of PageMaps to help inspire you further. You don't have to use this to put in an entry but we'd love it if you do :)


and some totally amazing inspiration from our team ...
(in no particular order)

Sandra Brimelow (Australia)

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn (New Zealand)

Carol Deal (Australia)

Louise Turner (Australia)

Julie Pearce (Australia)

Tanya Heritage (Australia)

Julie Schinkel (Australia)

Jane Howden (Australia)


This year we have two amazing sponsors ..

The first sponsor is ...


You have a chance to win an EXCLUSIVE Mystery kit from THE RESIN RAINBOW based each month on our own monthly colour here at White..with 1.  Owner Janet Bott will be putting aside one of these amazing kits for one lucky Australian / New Zealand entrant who will be chosen by creative team vote.


Don't forget to pop past her ETSY STORE for more wonderful embellishments available in a rainbow of colours - you are sure to find something that catches your eye.  You can see more gorgeous creations on INSTAGRAM.

and our second sponsor is ...

 
Our random draw winner each month will receive a delightful selection of handmade embellishments, flairs and flowers (chosen from amongst these) from SCRAPPERS GARDEN.  Some beautiful creations here and available from her STORE.


Our INTERNATIONAL voted winner will receive an EXCLUSIVE set of six (6) flair from White..with 1.

Designs will vary

For your chance to win a prize from these great sponsors please link the photo of your layout to the Inlinkz gallery on the left and use your own name and country in the area that says 'Name/Description" eg. Sally Smith (AUS). 

All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant. You may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted and please remember we only accept paper or digital scrapbook page entries - cards, OTP, pocket pages etc are not eligible for prizes. International entries are welcome. Please see our full list of rules HERE.

We'd love to see how you use our White..with 1 colour combination this month. Please come and join in with us! You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to get your entry in.