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We welcome entries that are not traditional scrapbooking - such as art journalling, painting, cards, mixed media, off-the-page work. However you like to create - we welcome your work!

Monday, December 30, 2013

... an end of the year challenge ...

Make note, journal - or art journal if you are inclined to do so - of the best of 2013. If there is one single milestone - all the better. Describe how it made you feel - how it affected your life, and others around you. Describe the elation. Then choose the lowest point of 2013 for you - again describe how it affected your life and those around you. Describe your despair. Describe both in as much detail as you dare. Do the same for every year from now on. But - revisit both the highs and lows of all the years, every year. Record your perspective on them as the years progress. I think it will be a revealing exercise. Our perspectives change through the years - I think it will be very revealing to record how we grow emotionally.

Do you dare???????

Sunday, October 20, 2013

If you are looking for me ...

Hello to any old friends from here!! If you are looking for me - my blog address has changed to:


I am looking forward to seeing you there!!!

Anne xoxoxox

Monday, July 15, 2013

An accouncement and our sketch!!!

I had some sad news to announce. After this challenge I will not be running this blog, until I have the time to dedicate the time to it that it and you deserve.  It saddens me that I cannot visit the blogs of the ladies who enter our challenges, and because I cannot give this the attention you all deserve, I will not be running our challenges until I can give it the proper attention. I have so very much enjoyed looking at your work, and hearing your stories. Thank you all so much for the lovely memories!! I hope to sometime soon find a bit of time to scrapbook myself (I haven't for ages), and to join you in some other lovely challenge blogs. Be kind to each other, encourage each other, and enjoy your scrapbooking memories!!

Here is our sketch for this month:

Anne Patterson








Can't post to the blog at the moment - just won't let me post photos at the moment - will catch up as soon as I can

Monday, July 1, 2013

1 July 2013 scrapbooking challenge!!

Here is our latest challenge!!!

Well, it is Canada Day here, and we are just back from our celebrations.  Rainy day, but joyous just the same.  Our challenge this time is to:
What is your favourite colour?  Why?  How does it make you feel?  Or make a monochromatic layout from your favourite colour - or journal the challenge or both!!
Leila Cassimira

Will be back soon.

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Out for publication

Thank you so very much for all your lovely designs, Wiosanka - we wish you much luck and happiness!!!!

Can't wait to see what you do with the  prompt!!!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

monday's mentions 3 june 2013

Wilma Voermans was a winner over at Inkido, where she won the collection and will also be a guest designer there !! Congratulations Wilma!! She is also on the guest design team at the Colour Room.

Lucy Ohanyan is also on the guest design team at the Colour Room.

Sandra Scott had her first page published in Scrapbooking Memories Vol 15 No 10.  Her layout is titled 'Hard Working Legs'.

Congratulations to all you ladies - such a great honour and you are all so worthy of it!!!


Saturday, June 1, 2013

1 june 2013 prompt challenge - a proposal for you!!!

This month's prompt is:

How did your spouse propose to you? Where? How did you propose to your spouse? If this has never happened to you ‐ how did you dream it would? Or did you ever want that to happen to you?

Some of our ladies had some difficulty with this prompt, and we invite you to interpret the general theme in the way you would like to tell this story!!! You never have to interpret our challenges absolutely literally!!

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Lucy has gone on to other pursuits, including her own Etsy Shop Tresors deLuxe  which can be found at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TresorsdeLuxe
We thank you for your contributions to our blog, Lucy and wish you lots of good fortune!!!

Coming soon

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Can't wait to see what you do with the challenge prompt!!!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

our freaking sketch for 15 may 2013 ...

Here is our sketch for the 15th of May - hope you have fun interpreting it!!

Will be back soon!!!!

and our guest designer:

Can't wait to see what you do with the sketch!!!!

Our sponsor for our April challenges at  Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - Scrapbook Fantasies:

Scrapbook Fantasies (www.scrapbookfantasies.com.au) is a Scrapbooking, Papercrafts and Mixed Media retailer that opened in November 2002 in Gladstone, Queensland. The well stocked store receives new stock daily, and supports a boutique style online store. The owner Alicia runs Weekly Challenges and many other competitions giving away 100’s of prizes and vouchers every year. The GALLERY hosts thousands of customer creations, and is available for viewing without login. Parcels are posted within Australia at a flat $8.50 or the actual postage rate (whichever is the lesser), or FREE for orders over $65. International parcels are posted at the actual postage rate.

Here is what Scrapbook Fantasies is offering the players of our challenges:

A ribbon pack each for winners of our two monthly challenges from Scrapbook Fantasies, each valued at over $10 plus FREE International postage – length and colours will vary from image above

Monday, May 13, 2013

monday's mentions 13 may 2013

Wow - a couple of our design team members have done well!!! So very proud of you girls!!!!
Wilma Voermans is featured at The color room and featured at Berry71Blue, as well is on the DT from Sketchabilities.
Renee Iveson is has been announced as being a GDT at Maya Road later this year

Thursday, May 9, 2013

our freaking winners for april 2013 ...

So many lovely entries again this month.  Always hard to choose, but here are a few faves selected by the design team:

1 April 2013

Tracey Gregory


Angela (Toucan Scraps)

15 April 2013

Lizzy Hill



and the winners of the ribbon packs from our wonderful sponsor Scrapbook Fantasies:

1 April 2013


15 April 2013

Tracey Rhodes

Could the winners of the ribbon packs please e-mail me with their full mailing address at anne.pennington@xplornet.com by May 15th so that we can arrange mailing to them?  Thank you!!!