Tuesday, 8 September 2015

September 3T's and some August winners ...

I will be announcing our August winners shortly but first I would like to introduce you to our next edition of Tips, Tricks and Techniques for 2015 this month presented by yours truly, Jane Howden.

Easy banner notches

Banners are still really popular on scrapbook layouts but getting those notches equal and square can sometimes be tricky.  Here are a couple of tips for getting them right ... every time.

Do you have a square punch sitting in your stash unloved and rarely used?  Pull it out and put it to work making some perfect notches.

This technique will work for smaller banner widths.  Insert your paper or cardstock strip into the side of the punch.  Line up the middle of the strip so the V point sits in the middle of the strip.  Punch.  
Turn and repeat.  Result is lovely neat notches.

Don't have a square punch? ... not to worry here is another simple method for achieving wonderful notches.

Take your paper or card strip and with right side facing you (the side you want to see on your page) gentle roll the paper so the sides come together.  Don't press too hard as you want them just held together not creased.

Use your scissors to cut at an angle across your strip.

Perfect notches !!

Here are a couple of layouts I created using these techniques.

and now onto our August winners .....

Thank you everyone for playing along with us last month - we were overwhelmed with all the beautiful, inspiring entries we received. 

Jasmine Shea is our winner of the prize pack from Flourish with a Bling. 

Sandra Scott is our winner of the prize pack from Mystical Scrapbooks.

Our random draw winner of a lovely prize donated by DT member Deb Kupfer is #18 Kris

Congratulations ladies.

Could the winners please contact me with their postal details.  You have until the announcement of the winners for next  month to do so. Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar.  Could I just remind everyone that while we welcome you combining with other challenges our limit is two - so ours plus two others only and this includes items you may have done as part of a DT.

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Deb Kupfer.  She will receive a little surprise something from me.

Don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge.  All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.

Please pop back on the 15th when we will have more delightful team inspiration to show you. 


  1. WOW, what fabulous work by everyone! Congratulations to the winners! Great theme for the challenge Jane ~ I'm sorry I missed it!!!

  2. Woohooo! Fabulous pages from the winners....congratulations girls:) And Deb....that is one amazing owl:):)

  3. Congrats to the winners! Thanks a million!!!):)

  4. Congrats to the winners, beautiful pages. Thanks for the banner technique Jane. I love banners :-)

  5. Love the way to make banner notches!! Congrats to the winners fro August

  6. Congrats to all the winners with their beautiful layouts.
    Good tip Jane. TFS.

  7. Congratulations to our winners and to all who entered........gorgeous work. That's a super tip for making banners and thanks for choosing my page.

  8. Congrats to all the winners and to Deb with the gorgeous owl . Great banner tips Jane and lovely pages

  9. Oh my goodness, thank you so much, I'm very excited tobe recognised.

  10. Oh my goodness, thank you so much, I'm very excited tobe recognised.

  11. Oh wow, so exciting to be a winner. Thanks so much ARTastic.
    Beautiful pages, fabulous tips and one super cute owl.