Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Winners of Reverie will be announced tomorrow!

Winners of the Reverie challenge will be announced tomorrow, so keep popping in!


I will upload my submission shortly, 'take one' ended up in the bin!
(Damn - I spilt a coffee on it!)


I will introduce you to our Guest DT member for April

Maria Delo

Anyone that knows Maria will know that her work is stunning! She has a few projects to showcase which you are going to Lurrve!!!

See you all back here tomorrow


Who is next.........

Amanda Taylor - Our House

hey shazza, got this done, loved this months poster although it wasnt easy, could only fit on the arrowed street sign and green roofed house, i had fun paper piecing the sign post and houses with websters pages, hope you like it.........journalling is about our house on our street not being a mansion or in a well to do suburb but its filled with love and is comfortable and thats what matters......................thanks

Well done Amanda, love your green roofed houses. The journaling is great, love the webster pages. Great work - Shazza

Heres a sub from .....

Jennifer Campbell - Reindeer Dust

Jennifer has gone with the winter theme. Great snowman holding a sign post. the kids look like they are having fun! Well done - Shazza

Another DT submission........

July Gaceta - Y2K

The gazebo at my back is my inspiration. The photo was taken 10 years ago at Botanical Garden Singapore. T'was our first trip outside the country and it was indeed so memorable. - July

Another lovely submission from you July, love all your elements, the stamping and even your journaling in the top R/H corner. Looks great - shazza

Looksee! Looksee! Another piece of ART work from......

Mandy Snow - All you need is Love!

Hey Shazza
Well, I have always wanted to scrap this photo of my family and I finally get the the chance to do you know I love to add a bit of my own art to many of my pages and this is probably the most I have ...the background papers I made myself, very influenced by the work of Shona Cole. I also drew the little house scene...I used my water colour pencils for this part, then I washed over the top of the whole background, not the houses as the water colour pencils run, with gesso...that stuff is fantastic...I have every artistic diva item, these were copied from downloadables on the net, then glued and gessoed over...all in all i am pretty happy with it...yet another great inspirational piece to work from...cheers

This is incredible a great take on the challenge and now one of my favourites! Glad you managed all the diva points too. Google is fantastic for those little extras to add to your layouts. love the colors, the pics, everything about this shines!! you must be pleased with the end result. Impressive!! - Shazza

Heres the next one from.....

Melissa O'Neill - Sweet Dreams of Getting our own Home

I hope you like my challenge layout this month, you certainly put the challenge out there but I managed all the criteria and this is now one of my very favourite layouts. Thanks Love Melxxxx

Mel, this would have to be one of my favourites as well! You've done a fabulous job and covered all the criteria as well, its sensational, I love the color scheme, there is so much to look at! well done - shazza

Heres another one from.... sorry! Here's another two from.......

Michelle Winston - Renos



House Reno's & Homestead are two layouts that take
their inspiration from the homes in the art work,
St Nicholas Circle. House Reno's shows our house
after we took on 6 months of renovations...mind
you, there are still "little things" that aren't
finished ! Homestead is almost the complete
opposite, showing my DH's childhood home way out
west, near Nyngan. It's not much more than a
rustic, run down shell these days. - Michelle

Well done Michelle. Both are great examples of
houses taken from the painting.
Thanks for you
two samples this month. I love the old homestead,
I bet your
hubby could tell some great childhood
stories. Well done - Shazza

Up next is a fantastic sub from.......

Shelee Lark - Home Sweet Home

"Here is a before and after shot of the front of my house. It was a jungle when I bought it and I have now transformed it into a beautiful home. I used a Twiddleybitz large lampost, which I inked and glimmermisted, the little green roofed house is at the bottom of the page and my arrowed signposts are on top of the photos. I enjoyed being challenged by this one!"

I love before and afters, especially when the after is such a dramatic change. A great layout with some beautiful embellies. Well done - shazza

Lets get some inspiration happening here...

Tanya Joseph - The Saints!

here is my take on the thomas kincaid painting.....

i decided to go with the saints!!! in keeping with the inspiration, i center the superdome-the saints field ....around it i drew in places around the city....i think that it came together nicely .

It certainly did come together nicely, you've put a lot of time into this Tanya. so much to look at, what a great take, i'm impressed!!! Below are a few close ups :) - shazza


Pretty good hey!!!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Showcase of all 'Reverie' entries for the month.....

In no particular order, here is a blog roll of all the 'mucha - Reverie' entries for the month! This helps the Design Team with the judging of entries :) So hang in there, it will be a couple of days before we get back to you with all the winners !!! I will start posting Aprils inspiration very shortly.

I am so happy with the number of entries for March and especially that we had 6 new ladies give this challenge a go.......... Thankyou to everyone who entered this months challenge, we had 17 fantastic entries all up!!, which is a huge effort!! Thankyou so very much for helping to make this challenge site so unique and FANtastic!!

I hope you all enjoyed the 'Mucha - Reverie' and look forward to you all playing along again in April :) I would love to get over 20 entries next month :)........ that would really make my day!

We can make 2010 our most creative year ever! in alphabetical order, I present..........

Annette Gearside - D is for DJ

Brenda Wyllie - Naarah

Chris Weiss - Duke

Dale Tiernan - Love

Dawn Hage - Sweet Ruby

Deb Clarke - Pearls and Lace

Irit Shalom - Love Grows

Jacqueline Torres - Dare to Dream

Jacqueline Torres - Unique Style

Jacqui Miles - Olivia

Julene Matthews - Art Nouveau

Lindy Gillepsie - Remember

Maria Delo - A Prescious Moment

Mazlina Md Yusoff - That Look

Robin Jenkins - Delight

Robyn Sadler - Concert Diva

Sarah Elliott - Two Friends, Two Hearts


Monday, 29 March 2010

A late entry from o/s.......

Robin Jenkins - Delight

Hi Shazza,
I'm afraid this may be too late to enter--I am not sure of the time difference between the US and Australia. Just in case, here is my entry for the March Art Nouveau challenge. This is one of my favorite pictures of Temple, and I was happy to use it in a LO! I loved the soft colors of the inspiration piece which I tried to incorporate here but those deep colors filtered in anyway!

Best regards,

No worries Robyn, we have popped you in as we are all just about ready to vote :) You've done a great job , love your bling swirls, and cut out flowers. Well done - Shazza

Scrappinbitz - Wild West retreat :)

The Bitz 'Wild West' Themed retreat.
Baldivis WA. June 18 - 20th.

2 stores, 3 great days and 4 excellent tutors!! All meals, linen provided in comfortable idyllic surroundings. Challenges and Prizes up for grabs!! Cost $200. Contact for more details.


Sale on Bazzill - coloured cardstock out for 50c. Excludes White, Black, Kraft and get in quick!!!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Wow! We have an entry from another 'newbie'.......

Sarah Elliott - Two Friends, Two Hearts

Another excuse to do something with one of the Photos from our Betrothal Handfasting. ;O)
Liked the 'frame feel of the inspo pic so I went with an Art Nouveau free clip-art frame I found online... and a
background from the same place.
Really liked the 'circle' on the back ground, again influenced by the inspo pic.
Also tried to mimic the soft color by coloring in marker then spraying all with Glimmer Mist to soften everything out.
Finally for the 'halo of flowers' I actually used a piece from the inspo pic. (circle on the left, inside the bigger circle in the background)
- Sarah

This is just fabulous Sarah, you have really captured the Art Nouveau feel with your entry the frame and background pp give just the right effect. Mucha more than often used women in long flowing robes and this is clearly depicted in your pic. Great take, well done - Shazza

Entries for ARTastic's Art Nouveau challenge
will close Midnight 29th March at midnight sharp!!

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Here is another 'Reverie' entry from......

Mazlina Md Yusoff - That Look

Hi shaza!
Glad that I managed to squeezed in an entry for March. Love the poster; the colors and all the flowery details.
I am inspired by the style and the colors, so I used almost the same color scheme as in the poster.
I scrapped this picture of my daughter, and added a flower halo, plus lots of flowers too! :))
Hope you like it, and hope I am not too late!! Thanks Mazlina

Hi Mazlina! You have really captured the 'Reverie' feel in your entry, I love the cut out flowers on each side of the pic of your daughter, the stamping/rub ons add a really nice touch. It has come together beautifully :) Great work - Shazza

Friday, 26 March 2010

A beautiful entry today from...

Jacqui Miles - Olivia

Hi Shazza,
I had lots of fun with the Challenge this month I
got my
inspiration from the Lady and the circles.
The Photo is of Olivia when she was about
10months old.

Thanks for the challenge Shazza :)

Hey Jacqui! Thanks for entering the challenge
this month :)
I love the little cut out pic of
Olivia with her headband of flowers.

she's so cute!)Love the border around your page
and the
old camera and film embellie.
Well done! Shazza

Entries for ARTastic's Art Nouveau challenge
will close Midnight 29th March at midnight sharp!!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

WOW! Another fantastic layout to share, this time from .....

Annette Gearside - D is for DJ

HI Shazza,
thanks for another awesome challenge this month
took inspiration from the circular frame & curving lines
I inked my lace paper, lightly glimmered the paper doiley
Annette Gearside

What a great page Annette, I'm glad you are enjoying our monthly challenges. I love the soft pastel colors, they really compliment you pic. Love the cut out over the pp looks really eyecatching. Beautiful!!- Shazza

Entries for ARTastic's Art Nouveau challenge
will close Midnight 29th March at midnight sharp!!

We have another newbie entry today, from.......

Deb Clark - Pearls and Old Lace

Hi Shazza,
I am very new to your site. So this has been rather a challenge - to
interpret this wonderful Art Nouveau postcard...into something I
could do....

This is a wedding photo of me taken 34 years ago....phew......& I kept
feeling like the Madonna every time I looked at what I had done!! But
slowly it came together. Loved the femininity of your postcard & tried
to get that into my page as well.

I have made this an 8 x 8 page & used Bazzill CS, & Websters pages
vellum pp, music pp, Fancypants chippie, KC & craft & Prima flowers, KC
pearls, ribbon, Dew Drop inks, Thickers & Carolee Creations alphas, hand
made crotched doily from a lovely friend, BG stamps.

I will surely return & try again at your challenges. Wonderful
inspirational site. Thank you, Deb Clark
Hi and Welcome, thanks for joining the challenge you've done such a great job.
I think its come together beautifully. What a great cut out of you on your wedding
day. Love the colors you have used, along with those gorgeous soft flowers. A lot of work has gone into this project - Well done - Shazza

Entries for ARTastic's Art Nouveau challenge
will close Midnight 29th March at midnight sharp!!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Here's another entry from.......

Julene Matthews - Art Nouveau

Hi Shazza, Here's my layout for Artastic.
One of the main features of Art Nouveau was NO STRAIGHT LINES so I went with that idea.I folded some old cardstock in half then drew swirls I then cut this out and traced it on to the cream cardstock.I cut out the old photo placed it on a doiley,surrounded it with flowers,embellishments and here you is different!
Julene Matthews

You really captured the feel of ARt Nouveau feel Julene, your right there were no straight've done a great job. Who is the cut out pic of? Well done - Shazza!

Wow! thanks to your entry Julene I will be adding a runner up prize :)

Entries for ARTastic's Art Nouveau challenge
will close Midnight 29th March at midnight sharp!!

Monday, 22 March 2010

Dont forget to win Michelle's RAK prize this month you must become a follower of 'Just Calls and Crops' and then email me to let me know.....

To win the 'Just Calls and Crops' prize..... read below!

To win the \

Go to the 'Just Calls and Crops' site and become a follower Simple! Then email me to let me know. Already a follower, even better! email me at :) This will be a Random Draw prize. Prize includes: a mixed bag of goodies... 1 x MAMBI Soft Spoken Embellishments - Graduation 1 x KAISERCRAFT Droplets - Blue 1 x CLOUD NINE DESIGNS Embellishments - Blue/Green 1 x KAREN FOSTER Retro Christmas Embellishments - Metal 1 x CARDMAKERS Accents - Circular Slides


Sunday, 21 March 2010

Another beautiful entry from......

Irit Shalom - Love Grows

Shazza hi!!

Hi Irit,
Its great to see something different for the challenge, great idea of using a frame. love all the bits and pieces you have added :) this will look gorgeous hanging or displayed in your craftroom. Well done - Shazza

We have an entry from a newbie........

Robyn Sadler - Concert Diva

Hi Shazza,
Although I had a plan in my head, everytime I walked past the items I had ready my mind picture developed a bit more. I'm quite pleased with this as I have the cut figurine, the halo of flowers (a great little doiley from my2angels, complete with flowers, that I painted with H2O's!) and I've tried for the pastel colours though brights is normally my mode. I based it on the advertising lithos he did with Sarah Bernhardt's name on them. Cheers, Robyn

Hi Robyn, thanks for joining in our challenge for the first time :) You've done a sweet entry, love your satin flowers, love your pastel colors, great title. Irish dancing would definately take a lot of concentration thats for sure!!!...... Well done - shazza

Heres another great layout from .........

Lindy Gillepsie - Remember

Hi Shazza, Thanks for the inspiration this month - Cheers Lindy G

Hi Lindy a beautiful page for this months challenge, love your title in the different fonts, bling, lace flower have all blended so well. Great take :) - Cheers Shazza

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Here's another beautiful entry from a newbie.......

Dale Tiernan - Love

Hi Shazza, I love your ARTastic site. I loved this month's art inspiration so much I completed the layout for it today. It is attached. I really enjoyed doing it. I don't often get to do such a girly layout. -Dale

Hi Dale,
You've done such a great job of the challenge this month, love your 'girly' layout, its turned out beaugtifil, love the flowered pp you have used. I wore a similar style bridesmaid dress to my sister wedding :) Well done! - Shazza

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Another entry from.......

Jacqueline Torres - Unique Style

This is a digi entry from Jacqueline

Beautiful page Jacqueline, the colors are gorgeous, love the flowered page, the mauve colors and flowers really set off the whole page - Shazza

Here is another entry from a 'Newbie'...........

Chris Weiss - Duke

This is the page I made for Shazza in the Photo Swap at Soul Scrappers ....this is her little chihuahua, Duke....isn't he precious?

I followed the criteria and I used a cut out photo, put a halo of flowers and used Art Nouveau designs in the layout! LOL! I think it turned out pretty darned cute! :) - Chris Weiss

You've done a great job Chris, love this page, the colors , the art Nouveau designs, eveything has come together well. Like the different font letters you used for Duke's name. Well done - Shazza

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Another fantastic 'Reverie' entry.........

Jacqueline Torres - Dare to Dream

Hi Shazza! 
Sorry it took me couple of days!! I was quite busy
with work and Law
School!! But here are the LO's
- Jacqueline

Hi Jacqueline, sounds like you are quite busy atm,
but I'm so happy
you got a chance to enter this
months challenge. Love your idea of the flowers

around the corner of the frame and also the beads
hanging from the
other corner, great ideas!!
The pp you have used is just beautiful.

Great page! - cheers Shazza

Here's a beautiful entry from ....

Maria Delo - A Precious Moment

Hi Shazz,
Love this month's painting so thought I would have a go, I had a photoshoot with my daughter last week so used a picture of her and my son Drew for this layout....
I have taken inspiration not only from the gorgeous colours but also from the floral and flourishes that are in the painting, papers are by Bo Bunny my first time using these so they were a pleasure to work with, and with an assortment of flowers from a handmade napkin flower, tiny roses, lavendar and a big Prima bloom and touches of calico strips and a cameo it all just came together....
Thanks Maria

What a beautiful take on this months challenge Maria, just love all your flowers, the Bobunny pp is divine. Great photo shoot of your daughters :) You must be pleased how this turned out, Well done - Shazza

Sunday, 7 March 2010

A thankyou to our March sponsors!!!

I would like to thank our sponsors for March, without our sponsors there would be no ARTastic so thankyou for giving us the chance to continue each month :)

'Picture This' Winning Prize for March


$15 spend at ''scrappinbitz' Thanks Vikki Benoit :)

Have you got all your Bitz? Please check out Vikki's online store, she has some great product, and I know you will all put it to good use!!


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Have you checked out the gorgeous kits that Mel puts together, they are awesome!!
Don't forget to check out the monthly challenges as well :)

WIOIN Random Draw prize!
Girl Embellie Kit


Our Guest DT member for March is.......

Our Guest DT member for March is.......
Talia Lynette

Talia's RAK prize

Talia RAK prize

Talia will pick her own winner! Rak includes: 2x Craftworks handmade embellishments 2x Stuck On Craft 2x AdornIt sunshine lowercase alphas 1x Kaiser rhinestone "BOY"


Rak donated by our very own Michelle Winston the brains behind 'Just Calls and Crops'

To win the 'Just Calls and Crops' prize..... read below!

To win the \

Go to the 'Just Calls and Crops' site and become a follower Simple! Then email me to let me know. Already a follower, even better! email me at :) This will be a Random Draw prize. Prize includes: a mixed bag of goodies... 1 x MAMBI Soft Spoken Embellishments - Graduation 1 x KAISERCRAFT Droplets - Blue 1 x CLOUD NINE DESIGNS Embellishments - Blue/Green 1 x KAREN FOSTER Retro Christmas Embellishments - Metal 1 x CARDMAKERS Accents - Circular Slides

Thanks all, you know your donations are
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