Wednesday, 15 October 2014

September winners and more October inspiration ...

Welcome to our mid month reveal and the announcement of our September winners.  Lovely entries last month making our selections very difficult - thank you everyone for playing along with us.

We'd also like to thank our sponsors - Time to Create and Shop and Crop. 

Time To Create is a family business. We share a passion to create, share and develop the best that we imagine!  We only stock products that we use and believe in. Our stock is always priced at the keenest costing we can do. We support Australian manufacturers and many Australian suppliers and try to have as wide a variety as possible.

and Kylie from Shop and Crop

As a family business Shop and Crop  strive to bring you all the latest from the Scrapbooking and Papercraft Industry, all our staff are very experienced and talented scrapbookers...We pride ourselves on great customer service, with a quick turn around of your orders of instock items.  We cater to both the online customers and through our store front at 10/335 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay.  We love nothing better than for everyone to drop in, have a coffee on us and browse and enjoy all the great scrapbooking products.

Mayoori who has won a prize pack from Time to Create.

Liz Hocking who has won this lovely prize from Shop and Crop.

and our random draw prize (courtesy of DT member Julie Short) goes to Amanda.

Congratulations ladies.

Could the winners please contact me at with their postal details.  Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar. 

Our Creative Team favourite this month is Stina who will receive a little something from me.

And now some gorgeous inspiration from our remaining design team using this gorgeous artwork by R Godfrey Rivers and a vintage criteria. 

I was inspired by the colour of the Jacaranda blooms, so I have used mainly blue and mauve on my layout. I think these colours blend nicely with the vintage sepia tones as well. Mauve was also my mother’s favourite colour and the photo I’ve used is of my mother as a baby with her older brother. The photo is obviously a studio shot but it looks quite rustic because of the tree/branch chair my mother is sitting on. I could easily imagine my mum and uncle sitting under a Jacaranda tree at a family gathering.

I think it was the colours that inspired me most this month from the inspiration picture, and I used flowers with same colours as the "tea time table" with yellow and red at the bottom of the page. I had some old Prima and G45 papers that worked well with the colours.

As it is all about using a vintage photo this month, I had to look through one of  my mom's old photo albums and I found one of her from 1967 wearing a coat with matching colours to the papers. Now it is your turn to flip through some old albums, finding a picture you can use for this inspiring challenge :)


I used a photo from my parents wedding day. It was really fun to dig in to the old photos. It was walking down memory lane.


When I saw the criteria of using photos over thirty years old I knew I had to use my baby photos. I turned forty this year and at my party I had a photo board up of my life so far. I grabbed the ones from my first year and added on of my favourite latest ones. My favourite colour to scrap with is teal and I love flowers so these had to included. My intention is to scrap all my other ones too and document some memories on the way, this page will be the cover.


The eye-catching colour of the jacaranda and then the gentle atmosphere depicted in the painting, are what I have based my layout on this month.
I've chosen a reproduction of an original photo of my mum, taken in 1929, when she was 18. This copy is about 40 years old, and given to family members at a reunion in 1974. 

The layout has ended up being a mix of heritage / shabby chic / distressed style, with the use of paper punching, touches of lace and hand- made flowers. Most of these are roses, which were one of mum's favourite flowers. The colours of cream, blue and touches of the purple were also favourites. 

I was inspired by the gorgeous jacaranda colours in the artwork and have used a lovely photograph of my parents when they were in their 20's.  I just love the fashions of this era and how much pride they took in their appearance when going out.  I think this was a day at the local races.

Now it is your turn ....

 Remember we happily accept all forms of paper crafting for your entry including digital and encourage international submissions.  All we ask is that you create a new 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 our lovely October guest designer,  Jo Tritton.


  1. Congratulations to all the winners for the month---fabulous pages:):) And WOW! Inspiration plus here, from the DT:):) Can't wait to see Jo on the her scrappy style!!!

  2. Congrats to all the winners, gorgeous layouts each and every one. Gosh the DT has rocked it, fabulous layouts

  3. thankyou for choosing my layput in september winners. soo excited.

  4. Congratulations to the winners :)