Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Mays Inspiration will come from the painting 'Mother and Sarah Admiring the Baby' by Mary Cassatt

Mother and Sarah Admiring the Baby - Mary Cassatt

(Suggested by Shazza)

(This will coincide with Mothers Day on the Sunday May 8th)

Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points try and
work the following into your layout.

1. Single Photo of a mother, grandma, child etc....holding a baby = 1pt
2. Lace somewhere on the page = 2pts
3. Something orange = 3pts


Please link your layouts to the inlinkz post below!

Also, please add your blog address to your email so I can add it to the post, that way we can come and visit you :)

The Design Team have put together some great submissions,
so lots of inspiration to share with you all shortly :)

Entries for 'Mother and Sarah Admiring the Baby' will close
Saturday 28th May at midnight.

Looking forward to seeing some great entries this month :)


Monday, 30 May 2011

The 'Picture This' sponsor for May is........

The Chip Chop Shop

If you havnt already had a look in the Chip Chop Shop make sure you do.......

It's an adult 'Candy Land'....with so much yummy stuff.

Here is a peek of some of the items Leeanne stocks.

The winner of Mays  Challenge will win a $20 prize pack which will include some of these treats!! :) LOL

See what I mean when I say a 'Candy Land' for Adults!!!


Sunday, 29 May 2011

ARTastic Second Birthday Celebrations - Mothers Day Challenge

Please join us here at ARTastic for our second Birthday celebrations!!

Incorporating Mothers Day

To view the entries and Design Team submissions for our painting challenge, you will have to scroll down below this post.

All Random Draws
Open to Members, Followers, Sponsors, and DT's

 Email all entries to Shazzaalleyes@hotmail.com

Mothers Day Challenge #1

Make a Mothers Day Card 
Prize is the 'Everyday Magic Kit' 

Here are the entries......

Dale Tiernan

Holly Rogers

Helene Bogren

Karen Knight

 Jane Howden

 Debi Clark

 Karen Brierly

Melissa O'Neill

Mothers Day Challenge #2
Your Favourite photo of your mum
(Can be baby, toddler, young adult etc...)
Prize is the 'Moments to Remember' kit 

 Here are the entries......

Dale Tiernan's mum (Dale is the little girl)

Mary Steinmetz's mum..... looking into the mirror on her wedding day

 Holly Rogers and her mum on Holly's wedding day

Melody Rainbow's mum holding her daughter Anya

Karen Knight's mum holding her son Ash.

 Karen Brierly with her mum and daughter

 Jane Howdens mum Elizabeth as a debutante aged 16

 Debi Clarks mum. Photo taken 1937

 Michelle Lark and her mum


 Mothers Day Challenge #3

Celebrity Mum's

Please find pics of the following celebrities mothers
1) Kylie Minogue
2) Dakota Fanning
3) Martha Stewart
4) Ophrah

Prize is the 'Sweet Treats' kit 

Entries from........

1) Mary Steinmetz
2) Dale Tiernan
3) Jacqui Miles
4) Karen Knight
5) Karen Brierley
6) Melissa O'Neill
7) Jane Howden
8) Debi Clark 
9) Michelle Lark

Mothers Day Challenge #4
Mothers Day Quiz
Do not answer here in the comments section, please send your answers to shazzaalleyes@hotmail.com
Answer the following questions - 

1)When is Mothers Day celebrated?
2) Identify the famous name associated with Mother's Day?
3) Which Country was the first to recognize Mother's Day?
4) What was Mothering Sunday?
5) What brought an end to Mothering Sunday?
6) In which year did Mothers Day become an official holiday?
7) What was the favourite flower of ...the answer to question 2?
8) What is the official flower for Mothers Day?
Prize is the  'Petunia' kit

Entries from........

1) Dale Tiernan
2) Mary Steinmetz 
3) Melody Rainbow
4) Karen Knight
5) Karen Brierly
6) Melissa O'Neill
7) Jane Howden
8) Debi Clark

Mothers Day Challenge #5
Mothers Day Poem
Write a short poem about Mothers day, Your mum or anything associated with Mothers Day
Prize is the 'Butterfly Kisses' kit
Mother'S day

M..Millions of hugs and kisses
O.. Only you our best Mother
T..Thank you for everything
H..Heat of yours is big and pure
E..Endless love for us
R..Respect for all you have done.

Put them together...." Mother"
the sweetest word of all.

by Mary STeinmetz

MY MOTHER by Dale Tiernan

My Mother loves to garden,
she also loves to sew,
she's starting making quilts
she doesn't like to mow
My Mother likes to scrapbook
she likes to make cards too
My Mother loves her crafting
Just like I do
mum you mean the world to me
if you could only see
how much you mean to me
I love to make you smile
even just for a while
your favourite roses are red
well that what you said
now get up you sleepy head
come enjoy your breakfast in bed
happy mothers day mum
and many more to come
by Melody Rainbow

Poem (For my Mother-in-law)

If I had a thousand wishes
I’d send them all to you
For I am very grateful for everything you do.

You have always been there for us
with help and ready advice
its been like having a guardian following us through life.

So on this special day we send you warmest thoughts,
of how much we all care for you
for all the joy you have brought.

by Jane Howden 

For Mum ~

Words will never be enough
to express everything you mean to me.
Your beautiful personality is admired and appreciated by everyone whose lives you touch, 
and you continue to be  
~ Patient
~ Kind
~ Generous
~ Gracious  
And everything I aspire to be.

by Karen Brierley

 Poem for My Mum
 My dearest Mum watching from above
 Always cherished, always a love
 Always missed, remembered for kind
 Always with me, always on my mind
 You were special, unique & sweet
 Years pass, time goes, til again we meet.
 by Debi Clark  
So now I am a mum
never sitting on my bum
Putting things away
Is it really already May
The things you say are funny
that's right we're out of honey
You love your 2 black poodles
Hang on I have to turn off the noodles
Not as much time to scrap
And forget about that arvo nap
I love you so very much my boy
You are a delight, my love, my joy
by Melissa O'Neill 
Blog Candy

Random Draw
If you enter all 5 mothers day competitions, you automatically go in the Draw for this Huge Blog candy of scrapping supplies
- donated by Lisa Hanrahan, Amanda Taylor, Michelle Lark, 
Debi Clark and Me

- the world's largest virtual museum of photoshopped and otherwise re-worked masterpieces 
by French painter William-Aldolphe Bouguereau)

Woohoo! The 'Mother and Sarah Admiring the Baby' competition is closed!!

Hi Ladies!!

What a great collection of entries this month....thanks so much for playing along!

18 entries in total

We're all off to check out the entries and work on our votes, we will be back in a couple of days to let you know the winners!!

The Mothers Day competition is now closed
All Random draw winners will be uploaded shortly....Good Luck!!!


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

All Entries for 'Mother and Sarah admiring the Baby by Mary Cassatt will go here

Please link your entry to inlinkz, if you do not have a blog you can still link through flickr or photobucket.
If you have any problems you can email me at shazzaalleyes@ hotmail .com

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Here is our Guest DT members submission for the month.....

Mandy Dodd -Cradle Mountain

Lets meet our Guest Design Team member......

Mandy Dodd

Here is some information about Mandy.......

Hello from gorgeous green (though a little cold) Tasmania where I live in a big old house with a big veranda that looks out over the sea with my camera-shy dh and three daughters who just about always feature in my LO’s along with our cat, birds and garden wildlife!
I've been scrapping for over 10yrs now and my style is mostly shabby chic or arty - but I'll do something different every now and then. Most of all I love TEXTURE - fabrics and laces - layering and distressing, inking and PAINT then… colour comes after that! Somehow - it works!
I have a blog 'A Teacup of Scrapisms' where I try to upload all my scrappy news and projects and am bit of a self-confessed 'challenge junkie'!!
I have‘Let’s Get Shabby’ Challenge blog
I’m on design teams for 3 challenge blogs and an online store and been published several times in a Swedish Magazine and online mags.
I've also designed for three of Anam's ipod touch/iphone/ipad apps ‘Sketches to Scrapbook’ which came about after being invited to join her sketch challenge dt for 6mths  earlier last year
I'm very much looking forward to sharing some scrapping experiences with you!

Here are some of Mandy's favourite layouts....

  Run like the wind

Fun Time

Mandy! We all hope you have an enjoyable month at ARTastic.

Could everyone please make Mandy welcome, please make sure you visit her blog. Mandy has lots of amazing creative scrap pages.


Here is our new Desgn Team members submission for May.....

Cecelia Blanco - Enjoy the Good Times

Hello Shazza;0) Here is my LO for the May inspiration.  Great challenge with colors I rarely use.  Have a great evening;0)

Cecelia Blanco

Introducing our newest DT member......

Cecelia Blanco

Here is some info about Cecelia.......

My name is Cecelia and I am a mother to three amazing children who keep me very busy. I live in sunny California about 20 minutes from the beach.  I studied and have a BA in Social Work and also have a certificate in Grant Writing and Child Visitaion Monitoring.  I currently volunteer my time at a Youth Center in Long Beach, Ca. 
I have been scrapbooking and cardmaking for a little over 4 years.  A very close friend of mine introduced me and I have been addicted ever since. I am an addict to ribbon!  I cannot get enough of it! With so many colors, styles and textures, I have to have it all. 
I want to thank Shazza for this great opportunity and I look forward to working with the other talented ladies on the ARTastic team!

Here are some of Cecelia's favourite layouts.....
Autumn Days

Heart Breaker

My Precious Girl 

Cecelia, we are all so happy that you are on ARTastics Design Team....make yourself at home :)

Could everyone please give Cecelia a big welcome.
Please visit her blog aand add yourself as a follower.



Monday, 2 May 2011

Here is my submission for April.......

Shazza Bishop - Family

This is my Grandma (dec), holding my eldest son Adam some 26 years ago. My mum (dec) is on the right of the photo and I'm on the left. I used the Martha Stwerart punch to make a lacey border, I have an orange flower centre. Most of the materials come from the Dixie Pieces Kit from February called 'Dreamsicle'.

I really loved this challenge

Look at this great submission from.....

Robin Jenkins -Solomon

Hey Shazza, I hope you are well!  I once again pulled from my pictures of our trip to NYC last October for  a picture of a baby.  My niece, Nicole is Solomon's mom and when we visited, he was 3 months old.  He is now 9 months and from what I understand is a joyous handfull.  I've covered the criteria: Temple is holding Solomon in my single photo, I've included 3 lace heart doilies, one which I misted orange.  There's also my large orange fussy cut flower as well as the other orange flowers in my LO.

Best regards,

Next up with some great inspiration is.....

Michelle Lark -Your Love

Hi Shazza,
 Here is my layout for May titled 
'Your Love Shines Through'. I have 
used a photo of our DT member Lisa 
with her two beautiful girls, I have 
added an orange die cut flower and 
there is lace around the flower and 
 along the border. Another absolutely 
fabulous challenge!

Now! Look at this great submission from......

Melissa O'Neill - You are my Everyday Blessing

I so enjoyed the challenge this month, I have included one of my favourite shots so far of Nate and I, he is not a baby, but he is MY baby, I added a lace doily around the clock, you might have to look close to the little owl button with the heaped embellies I added this month. I added some things orange too. What a wonderful challenge, I hope I didn't confuse you with the title it says, "You are my every day blessing". Thank you again for being such a wonderful boss and beautiful friend. Love to you. Melxx

Another great inspirational submission from.........

Lisa Hanrahan - Carefree

Dear Shazza,
Here is my layout for the month called "Carefree". The photo is of Michala, Caitlyn and her godmother Michelle! I have also added some lace and a few orange embellisments and paper, so all of the criteria are covered. Michelle came up for a visit and we had the best time scrapping! Thank you for the wonderful challenge Shazza! I'd like to wish all mothers and godmothers a wonderful day! Cheers, Vanilla xxx

Wow! here is another great submission from.....

Debi Clark - Pure Joy

Hi dear Shazza,
What a glorious painting this one was...so 'simple' in style yet so
beautifully effective.  
I tried to encompass a simple look to my LO this month, because I 
felt the photo says it all!
I have enjoyed using orange with some pinks, & coloured 
my cream lace using 3 colours of inkpads, then making it into a 
I believe we will see some magical LO's this month. 
Thanks again, Deb xx 

Look at this great submission from.....

Amanda Taylor -Family

hey shazza here is my submission for may...... this is me holding connor with his dad...... ive got all the required criteria....mother holding a baby pic.... orange and lace.........thanks for yet another great painting to get inspiration from.....hope you like this