Saturday, 21 September 2013

Introducing Lizzy Hill ...

... our second guest designer for the September inspiration with her delightful page  ...


Hi there!   My name is Lizzy Hill & I began scrapping in 2009 after coming home from a trip overseas. Mum encouraged me to ‘give it a go’ as a way of getting my photos sorted. It opened up a whole new world which I just adore. Blogging seemed to be a natural extension of scrapping – thus I’ve managed to combine a whole pile of ‘loves’ - photography, writing & scrapping!

I’ve got a couple of grown sons, as well as a cute Grand Boy for me to scrap!!! I used to be a hairdresser [decades ago!] then an English teacher, but these days I’m pretty much enjoying the Good Life at home….
My style is madly eclectic. I’ll give anything a go…including ‘whimsical’ for this challenge, which I might add, I’d not tried before & I absolutely LOVED doing!!! I scrap pages, cards, Off the Page projects as well as dabbling in Art Journaling.  I love doing multi-photo pages as much as single ones & I’ll do A4s as well as 12x12 LOs – nothings safe!! My usual way of scrapping is to start with the photos, & they seem to dictate the colour combo.

My fave embellies are masks, mists & badges atm. Gelatos are way high up on the List, too, as you can see from this page.
This is my 2nd term on the Scrap Friends Design Team, & I’m on the first ever The Trinket Track team, which are both a REAL blast…..& I’ve been published in Scrap365 [UK mag] as well as a fair bit in the Australian mag Scrapbooking Memories.

I feel so honoured & tickled pink to be joining ARTastic as GD this month…I really LOOOVE the variety on this challenge blog…..hope you do too
Please call past my blog and see more of my work.
Here are some more Lizzy layouts ....

Welcome Lizzy.  We are so pleased you have come to join us on ARTastic this month.
Remember you have until 11.55pm on September 30th to submit your entries.  We'd love to see your fun layouts.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

August winners and added inspiration ...

Time for some winners and more monthly inspiration from our talented team.

We'd also like to thank our two main sponsors this month,  James from Alacraft and Peta from Scrapbooking From Scratch for their generous support.

ARTastic followers can enjoy 20% off at Alacraft with discount code ARTS20.
Alacraft has free product giveaways every month. Please visit the site and enter your email address on the homepage or on the page indicated in the link and you will be automatically entered into the draw for $25 of free products for that month. People are welcome to enter as many months as they like, they just need to enter their email address each time.
 Alacraft is a family business originating from an established bricks-and-mortar store and stocks a range of quality materials including lace, ribbon, yarn, scrapbooking supplies, stickers, iron-on motifs, quilting fabric, craft flowers and much more.
  Check out Alacraft today!

Scrapbooking from Scratch is an online scrapbooking site specialising in Designer Scrapbooking Kits but we carry many other scrapping products from NEW releases to those essential items we all need. My talented design team work with 1 -2 kits per month each to give you inspiration & ideas.
Please note my kits are never released on a set day of the month - just whenever I receive new stock so join my newsletter or connect with me on Facebook to get the latest release notifications and updates on blind challenges and monthly comps. 

and now onto our August winners
 some truly amazing entries last month so a huge thank you to all who entered ...

Congratulations go to ...

  Kylie gW who has won a $25 gift voucher from Alacraft.
 Heidi who has won a lovely prize from Scrapbooking From Scratch.

 Kripa who has won the Director's prize.

Random draw prize goes to Blondone.

We would like to offer  Helena a guest designer spot for October.

Our Creative Team winner for August is the super talented Julie who will receive a little RAK from me.

Congratulations everyone. If all these winners could please email me at with your postal details I will see your prize gets out to you.

AND NOW -  Some more lively September inspiration from our remaining creative team members ...

We'd love to see your fun loving creations this month - think bright, colourful and happy :) 
 Remember we happily accept all forms of paper crafting for your entry and encourage both digital and international submissions.  All we ask is that you create an original entry for our challenge although you are most welcome to combine with a sketch and/or colour challenge if you wish.  You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to submit your entry.
Next week we will be introducing you to the July winner of our guest designer spot, Lizzy Hill.
Don't forget - Each month we will be selecting someone from amongst our entries to be a guest designer for one of our upcoming challenges - it could be you!!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Introducing Kirsty Lang ...

our first guest designer for September with her fun take on this months challenge.

Hi, my name is Kirsty Lang and I live in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, sunshine capital of New Zealand. 

I started scrapbooking in 2004 and I love the storytelling of scrapbooking and the friends that I have made along the way.  I like to take my time creating my layouts, savouring each precious minute.

 I'm afraid I don't have a blog but here are a few of my layouts. 
Thanks Jane for the opportunity to be a guest designer.

Welcome Kirsty.  I am so very pleased you could join us on ARTastic this month.
Remember you have until 11.55pm on September 30th to submit your entries.  We'd love to see your fun, quirky pages.


Sunday, 1 September 2013

And suddenly it's September ....

... now how on earth did THAT happen!!

This month we feature Michael Cartwright with Holiday Homes

Criteria – Quirky and fun – let’s see some lighthearted, whimsical entries
Michael says … I paint in two distinct techniques. Brightly Coloured Quirky Cottages and Traditional Landscapes. Both styles explore the beauty of Western Australia’s south coast where I live. There is no shortage of subjects to paint in this part of the world as the area displays a vast array of delightful scenery. Whimsical scenic towns collide with traditional local history from where both techniques derive.
I love the quirky, fun layouts our creative team have for you this month.

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on September 30th, 2013. We'd love to see your paper, digital, card or off the page submissions.  No back-dated submissions will be accepted and you may only combine with a sketch and/or colour/technique challenge.  Entries submitted which have been included in multiple challenges will not be considered for prizes.
Looking forward to seeing what you all create this month. 

Our first Guest Designer for September, Kirsty Lang will be joining us next week.  Please call back to see her take on the challenge for this month.