Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Winners annonced for Novembers 'The Beach' by Chris Wake inspiration.....

Hi Everyone! The votes are in and I can now announce our winners for the month. Thankyou to all the ladies that participated, I loved looking through all the entries in the one blog. You have all done an outstanding Job :)

We had 14 entries for the month, and all ladies had participated in ARTastics challenges before!! Thanks everyone for taking the time to submit your entries, we love seeing all the different art work each month :)

......................so without further ado.....

The Picture this winner


Mandy Dodd

with her entry 'Summer'.

Congratulations Mandy! You have won a $20 voucher from
'Scrap n Craft with T'


The Picture this Runner UP! winner is Jenn Fawkes
with her entry
'Beach Bums'

Congratulation!! Jen you have won the Sept/Oct issue of Cloth Paper Scissors ************************************************************
Now for the Random draws, I popped all the ladies names into a Jar!
........ and here are the winners!!

The Flutterbuys donated punch 'One Way Arrow'

has been won by

Lizzy Crust
Her entry was
@ Browns Lake (below)

The winner of the A2Z scraplets has been won by.....

Tiffany Flibbert
with her entry
'3 Perfect Beauties' (Below)

The winner of the Random Draw RAK
from Debi Clark
(ARTastic DT)

.... is
Melissa Pablo

with her entry


The winner of the Randon Draw prize
donated by Lisa Harahan (Artastic DT)

Has been won by
Lena Schreijenberg with her entry
Beach Baby's


Curators (me) choice award of a Dream Scrapbooking page
(All you need to do is add the photo) donated by Debbie Johnston from (FS2S)

Has been won by Jane Howden With her entry 'Beach Daze'

Reason - The bright colors reminded me so much of my own beach Days/Daze when my kids were little. I love the photo she used especially the colorful buckets in the foreground and a little person in the background. It was a great entry! - shazza

The Guest DT Rak winner and picked by Libeeti herself

has been won
Dale Tiernan
with her entry


The ARtastic DT winner for November ........

Robin Jenkins
with her submission

'Fun in the Sun'

Congratulations Robin you have won a Shazza RAK :)


Well another month out the way....and now on to December!!!!

A big thankyou to all the November sponsors,
your donations are much appreciated by all of us at ARTastic

SPONSORS for November

A2Z scraplets


Scrap n Craft with 'T'

Libeeti - Guest Dt RAK

Lisa Hanrahan - RAK of goodies

Deb Clark - RAK of goodies

'Curators Choice' Award and 'Picture This' Runner UP! prizes donated by Shazza


Thankyou to all the ladies that took the time to enter this month,

Thankyou to Libeeti for being our Guest DT for the month,
and adding some great comments to the entries during the month.

Thankyou to my DT members, who submitt the most inspiring work

We hope to see you all back again with some great entries for our 'The Mystical Nativity' by Botticelli

So who's up for a Chrismassy challenge??

Could all the winners please email me their home addresses to:
so I can get all your prizes organised :)


Sunday, 28 November 2010

Here is the showcase of entries fo 'The Beach' painting by Chris Wake for November :)

Hi Ladies!

Thanks to the 14 ladies that joined in the challenge this month. Its going to be another hard month to chose a winner from all the fabulous entries :)

I will pop Decembers inspiration up shortly so you can all get a feel for it. I think you are all going to love what you can do with next months art work :)
Here are the entries for November.....

Dale Tiernan - Beach

Irit Shalom - Carefree, Summer, Sun

Jane Howden - Beach Daze

Jenn Fawkes - Beach Bums

Julene Matthews - Pebbly Beach

Lean De Ruiter - Family at the Beach

Lena Schreijenberg - Beach Baby's

Lizzy Crust - @ Browns Lake

Mandy Dodd - Summer

Melissa Pablo - Togetherness

Peg Hewitt - Inland Kids

Sue McVeigh - Safety Beach Feb 2009

Tiffany Flibbert - 3 Perfect Beauties

Vicky Hyninck - Fun in the Sun


Thanks ladies !

I'm off to start me voting process.......its not going to be an easy descision this month!


Friday, 26 November 2010

Yay! - Another layout from............

Irit Shalom - Carefree Summer Sun

Shazza hello again
My take for Artastic Nov challenge
Beach photos of my girls and their friends, a lot of shore items on the corner- everything you asked for is there and 4 seagulls hand drawn on the right upper side and covered with white enamel paint
Hope you like my take
Thanks for looking
Irit Shalom

I love your page Irit :) It definately has a 'Beachy' feel to it with the colored beach umbrellas. I love the buttons running across the bottom of the page. Great photos of your girls and their friends at the beach. All criteria covered. well done Shazza

A beautiful entry today from...

Melissa Pablo - Togetherness

hello miss shazza,
here is my entry for this months challenge. i love all the Diva demands and i always enjoy the challenges you give us every month. this is me with my hubby and two kiddos, joseph and jylian, my eldest son was the one who took this photo. this was taken last June on our camping trip at San Onofre beach.

What a beautiful page Melissa! Fantastic colors and love all your little added extras. The family photo at the beach is gorgeous. the sand castles look like they are made out of real sand (maybe sand paper!) Love the hybiscus flower. All criteria covered, great work this month! Cheers Shazza

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

A Great Bright Beachy entry from a newbie......

Jane Howden - Beach Daze

Hi Shazza,
Here's my take on the November challenge. It's happy, bright and colourful - just like a day at the beach really. Blue sky, ocean waves, lots of sand, sun and beach buckets - you might even find the odd seagull hidden away. Loved this challenge - thanks for the inspiration.

A great bright page Jane! .......and I agree a day at the beach is always so colorful :) i love the pp you used and also the circles across the bottom. I found your seagull. most of all all I love that photo with the olorful buckets and spades in the foreground. Great entry and great work!
Cheers Shazza

Monday, 22 November 2010

Last week to get your entries in for 'The Beach' inspiration...

Hi Ladies!

Don't forget you only have six days to get your entry in for this months challenge :)

Entries for ' The Beach' will close
Sunday 28th November at midnight.


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Another entry today from.....

Sue McVeigh - Safety Beach, Feb 2009

Hi Shazza,

Here is my November challenge submission -
including bucket and spade, seagulls and a
beach photo (my sisters,
sister-in-law and nieces
on the pier).

Thanks again for such a great challenge!

Cheers, Sue McVeigh

Hi Sue!
How great is this photo, you have captured with the
sun just setting in the background. Love how you
added the elemnents as one little embellie on the
right hand corner of the page. This looks fantastic!


Another great 'Beach' inspired layout, from.....

Peg Hewitt - Inland Kids

Hi Shazza
Here's my page for the nov challenge, I used the lovely Seaside range from October Afternoon and added some extra colour with Tattered Angels mists and Ranger Distress inkpads, and a bit of paint too :-)

Hi Peg! Thanks for joining in again this month with your gorgeous entry. I love the pp's you used from 'October Afternoon' (I must see if I can get some of the seaside range, they are so adorable!) Love the title you used too and the pic of the kids looking out at the waves...all dressed up :) lol Great job this month, Well done! - Cheers Shazza

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Another great entry today from......

Lean de Ruiter - Family at the Beach

Hi Shazza,
Here is my take on the challenge love to scrap about the beach or better lots of doggy walks. But you need a family picture so on this picture you see the childeren of my brother 2 nieces and my nephew. I used a peace of towel to and some seagulls.
Thanks for this great challenge i loved it.
byebye,Lean de Ruiter.

Hi Lean!
What a great entry this month, very inspiring... I love how you used a piece of towel on your page, it looks fantastic....the color of the sand :) Great pic of your two nieces and nephew, Love all your little added extras and especially your seagulls, they look fab! Great ideas on this page, well done!!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Another great 'Beach' inspired layout....... this time from

Dale Tiernan - Beach

Hi Shazza,

I've completed my layout for The Beach. I have painted my background paper to imitate the painting. I also have 3 young girls to replicate the 3 ladies in the image. The one on the right is me. I've used bubble wrap and ink to represent the rocks on Cottesloe Beach where we are swimming. I have the seagulls too but couldn't manage a beach towel.

Kind regards, Dale

Well done Dale! Great idea to paint your background paper and I love the way your bubble wrap and inkig came out and it looks great behind the title. I love the way you also threaded wool or twine through your title. Love the photos you usedof your you and your friends too. Your seagulls look terrific! - Cheers Shazza

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Another great beachy entry.......

Julene Matthews - Pebbly Beach

Hello Shazza,here's my entry for Artastic this month.Erica is lying on her beach towel and there is her bucket and spade in the small round photo.This was her first bikini and she was very proud of herself in it. Julene Matthews

Hey Julene! Great idea using the photos down the side of the page, great tags and lovely soft shell background pp. Great work - Shazza

Monday, 8 November 2010

Look another great layout from....

Tiffany Flibbert - 3 Perfect Beauties


I put the details into my blog as usual, but let’s just say I’m especially pleased with how this layout came out! Hope you enjoy it as much as meJ

Thanks as always!!!



Ooh! A perfectly beautiful entry! lol I love this to bits Tiffany. What a great snap shot of the girls together on the beach. I love the added mirror (Left hand top) and all your added shells too. I love the soft pastel colors you used and the added organza flowers across the middle was a beautiful touch. Well done! - Cheers Shazza

Here is another great entry......

Vicky Hyninck - Fun in the Sun

Hey Shazza,
This one was a bit difficult apparently, it took me 6 days to make this LO, it hasn't turned out the way I thought it would be, but I'm relatively happy with it, altough it is a totaly different style.
I know, my details are up for much more finishing, but everyone has to learn right??????
Thanks for the challenge, they stimulate me to cross my borders.
big hug, hear you soon,

Hey Vicky!
How clever are you with this fancy entry.......Love what you have done here. I would be very happy with it! I love your soaring seagull and little added sandcastle. I love how you added the cut out figures too. You have done an excellent job of the challenge........I'II pass on the sunscreen lol Great work - Cheers Shazza

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Here ia a great take on the challenge from.......

Len Schreijenberg - Beach Baby's

Hi Shazza,
Hereby my entry for the "beach" challenge.
I used a backgroundpaper with a picture of a beach on it, let the horizon of the backgroundpaper and of my picture be on the same level.
I printed a huge sandcastle on another photopaper of a beach and cut it out.
The seaguls are only glued in the middle so it gives the idea that they're flying off of the page.
Finally I handstiched the red border and put the title on. That title is outlined with puffy paint.
Oh... the kids on the pic are my kids Carmen and Liam when they were very little...
XOXO, Lena

Brilliant Lena! I just love the huge sandcastle you used, great how you got everything into perspective. your two little kids on the beach playing just goes so well with the background pp. Love your seagulls too. That chain stitching is awesome and gives the page a framed look. Fantastic work this month, well done - Cheers Shazza

Friday, 5 November 2010

Another great 'Beach' inspired layout....... this time from

Jen Fawkes - Beach Bums

Hi Shazza, here is my entry for the Chris Wake, November challenge.
I have LOVED this picture and knew immediately what I was going to do. I have my family beach photo, lots of seagulls and my beach towel is the PP at the lower end of the layout.
I know the photos are old, but the layout was created just for this challenge
Jen Fawkes

What a terrific take on the challenge Jen......love those 'beach bums' lol. Great added embellies, and fantastic idea of using the striped pp as your beach towel and just adore your flying seagulls. A cute memory page to keep :) Well done!! Cheers Shazza

Here is another gorgeous entry from........

Lizzy Crust - @ Brown Lake

Hi Shazza,
i have just done my layout for the november
challenge and i did enjoy it..
i took inspiration from the painting in a
few ways..
before i started i got white paint and
watered it down a bit and make circle swirls
around the cardstock similar to what is in
the painting..as well as paint drops. i
thought the girls in the photo looked a bit
wind blown so we are too in our photo as well
as there is three of us!!haha!! i also have a
few sea gulls and bucket and spade and a sand
thanks for the challenge!!
hope you are having a great day!
love lizzy

Lizzy! Lizzy Lizzy! Such beautiful work
this month :)I'm just lovin your page with
all the little added embellishments....a real
'Beachey' page! Love your added sandcastle and
seagulls! A great bl;ack and white photo to
use aswell! Great work :)
Cheers Shazza

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Here is our first entry for the month from.......

Mandy Dodd - Summer

Couldn't go past this painting! Love 
Chris Wake's style, the colour and
And had a perfect beach photo to
scrap it! Little seagulls I did in
watercolour and cut out, got the
sandcastle too!
Definitely a great choice of artist!

Hi Mandy! thanks for joining in the
challenge this month. Certainly is
the perfect photo, love all your
little added embellies, I especially
love your sandcastle with flags
flying :)Beautiful colors, well done!
Cheers Shazza

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Here is Novembers submission from our Guest DT member....

Libeeti - Family Time

As for November challenge:
My layout is titled "Family Time". I think I've managed to cover all the diva demands : A sandcastle - done; Some seagulls - done; A family beach photo - done.
I also challenged myself to make a multiphoto layout, since I tend to scrap only 1-2 photo per layout.
I hope you'll like it.
Thank you for the inspiration, it has been a great fun making this lo.

Hi Libeeti!
Looks like you have been busy with paint and bubble wrap to make this background page. Great added sandcastle and love your seagulls. Cheers Shazza

Monday, 1 November 2010

ARTastics Guest DT member for November is........


Hi, I'm Libeeti from Israel. I'm a single mom of two charming and adorable boys, aged 8.5 y and 5.5 y. I'm a full working woman, who's trying to work out having a very fulfilling job, raising my boys, householding and scrapping, but always fail at one of the tasks... LOL
I discoverd my crafty creativity only a little more than a year ago. At the begining I did some altered art, then I started cardmaking. With a big encouragement of a bloggy friend, I started scrapbooking about 7 months ago, and ever since I became an addicted scrapper...
I'm still looking for what one may call "my style", but I love the vintage/shabby look very much. I tend to distress almost every page I make, and I love using acrylic paints on my layouts. I love to spread them and to stamp with them.
I'm always happy to learn new techniques and find creative ways to 'come out of my comfort zone'.
I'm grateful for the offer to be a GDT at ARTastic. I love this challenge blog and get a lot of inspiration here. Every month I look forward to see what Shazza will bring up this time, with all the divas extra criteria, which always make the wheels in my head to spin round and round. Thank you!

Here are some of Libeeti's layouts she is sharing with us..........

Lost in a Daydream




Here is the Rak prize that Libeeti is offering for the month

Libeeti we are so happy to have you as our Guest DT member for November.

My favourite layout from your collection is the Home Town, I just love the title with letters covered in different pp.

Everyone please introduce yourself and welcome to Libeeti to ARTastic