Sunday, May 8, 2011

May Challenges at Better Scrapbooking

Not so many entries in the April Challenges, Here's hoping for more in May but there were still some winners!!

Photo Challenge - Perspective, perspective, perspective.

This was one AWESOME photo!! Congratulations Jenny!

Project Challenge - Create a fun Easter Basket

Oh Congratulations ME!!!

And now for the May Challenges

Layout Challenge - Layering Embellishments. This is one of the trends in scrapbooking at the moment, layering. You may like to layer a flower over some chipboard with a stamped imaged layered on top of the flower. Let your creativity take flight with this one and see what fun things you can layer on a layout.

Photo Challenge - Reflections. Take a photo of a reflection, it maybe in a mirror, shopping window or like April's winner in the sunglasses.

Project Challenge - Tribute to Mum. With it being Mother's day this weekend why not extend it out to the rest of the month and show how special your Mum is to you by creating a tribute to her, it might be a canvas or mini album or something else.

Card Challenge - Waterfall Card.
Create a Waterfall style card. A waterfall card has about five decorative card squares that are mounted on a sliding strip. When the tab is pulled they open like the leaves of a book.

All entries to the online gallery challenges need to be uploaded to the online gallery at Better Scrapbooking before the 31st May. If you are unable to upload your photo feel free to email it to Megan at and she will upload it for you.

All entries go into the draw for a fun scrapbooking prize from Better Scrapbooking Ltd. I look forward to seeing your entries!!!

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I thought it was time to spend a little bit of time creating so today I thought I would make my Mother's day card for my fabulous Mum.  She does not yet follow my blog so it is safe to show you.

On this card I have used Bazzill Desert Coral Dark cardstock as well as the Basic Grey Curio Collection Cotton pattern paper.  I also used the Fabulous word stamp and a butterfly stamp.  I used Stazon ink so that I could safely colour in the butterfly (and use watercolours if I wanted, unfortunately I could not find my daughters water colour pencils).  I also used two different ribbons, one satin and one ric-rac.  For the strip of pattern paper under the stamps I used the reverse side of the Basic Grey Curio collection Cotton pattern paper.

Very pleased with the results

I managed to do this card quite quickly but I think it was just because I already had a plan in my head.  I do hope you get some time this week to create something special for your Mum.