Sunday, December 30, 2012

Archiscraps Design Team search

I'm looking for 5 followers who would consider doing one layout per month to inspire our theme of Architecture .

Your task for this is to create a layout based on this picture....
And your extra requirement is some water in your photo.

It could be droplets of rain, through to a flood....whatever you decide.
Look at this photo and let your imagination run wild.
It doesn't need to be a building,it could be anything.
I'm looking for individuals who love to create something fresh and inspiring.


You will be required to
*Promote Archiscraps on your blog, social media sites (facebook, myspace, twitter, pinterest, etc.), online galleries
* Take quality photos of your layouts.
* Comment on all submissions
* vote on which layout you think is best and participate in any blog hops or related activities.
Applications close at the end of January 31st at midnight (EDST) and there will be a 6 month  stint from February to August 2013.
We may have guest designers each month as well,so if you miss out on the DT you might still be featured.

Send your applications to my email at with archiscraps DT in the subject line. GOOD LUCK!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Challenge #7 and extra time.

People seem to be having trouble with my challenge going mid month to mid month ,so with this next one you have until the END OF JANUARY.
That's correct.Entries close on 31st January at midnight.

Here is your inspiration.
It is the front entrance to Taronga park Zoo in Sydney.

It recently celebrated its 95th Birthday with a complete refurbishment.It is iconic to Sydney and is heritage listed.
Your challenge is to do a layout containing at least part of a circle,or a whole circle and because it is the zoo,an animal somewhere.It can be any animal from a bird right up to an elephant.Perhaps you actually have a zoo layout or you've visited an animal park.
And here's the prize,a packet of Thickers,Pebbles border strips,designer clips,adhesive Christmas stocking banner and a whole roll of leopard print ribbon,that's 5 metres.
Get out those pictures and get scrapping.
You don't have to wait until the end of January to upload.

And the winner is.....

This challenge for fence or gate has been won by KIM KENDALL
Here's her wonderful heritage layout.Just stunning Kim.
Could you please contact me with your address so that I can post your prize.

To the other 3 entrants ,yours were impressive too. I hope you will continue to support Archiscraps.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fence or gate challenge #6 at Archiscraps

With Christmas and the silly season approaching I'm going to make this extra easy.
Include either a gate or a fence or both on your layout somewhere.

Perhaps you have a garden layout or one involving a person with a gate as an embellishment.Let that inspire you.We'd love to see them! Date due is 15th December.

My prize this month is a SCRAPMATTS Christmas Tree(3D)
If you go to the Scrapmatts website you can see these decorated ready for your Christmas table.It measures around 10 inches high.
As well as that I've added 3 strands of embroidery cotton in popular green and pink,a branch of flowers and a Kaisercraft SAnta stamp featuring Santa and his Christmas list.
Total value of prize is around $25.All donated by me.

Winner for Maritime museum challenge

Owing to the fact that there was only one entry this month I've awarded the challenge to Debi J with her wonderful entry Beauty is LOve. I'll organise Shazza to post that prize to you soon.Congratulations!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Archiscraps #5 with a sponsor!!!!!

Archiscraps challenge No 5

This month I have chosen something really modern.The Maritime Museum in Sydney
When it was built it was quite iconic and "out of the box" as far as architecture went.
Here it is.Let's see what you can come up with for this one.I'd like some curves and maybe some white.
Shazza Bishop (bless her) has donated this prize for you.Now that is worth scrapping for! Authentique stickers and vintage chipboard frames

Winner for Archiscrap's Mad Max photo

We had 2 wonderful entries this month and it was very hard to choose beteween them .However I have decided on Jane's layout
I loved the rust coloured misting so much that I went and bought some and your corrugated cardboard  reflected the stimulus photo.Congratulations Jane.Your bag of goodies will be posted to you soon.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Only a week to go!

Archiscraps challenge closes on the 15th and there's only a few days left to put in an entry.
We'd like to see what you'd make of this architectural masterpiece so please join in the fun.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Archiscraps # 4 challenge

I thought you'd all like a change of pace so here is a fun one for you to scrap this month...The MAD MAX MUSEUM at Silverton,near Broken Hill.
While it isn't exactly architecture,it is a building!
You could do grungy layouts or one using corrugated card or one involving cars!Wherever your imagination takes you.....

REMEMBER it doesn't have to have a building in it ,just something that harks back to this photo.
The prize is shown below.It is a variety of chipboard,two different sorts of stickers and some colourful eyelets.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

And the winner is......Debi J

Debi J used the colours from the photo and created this wonderful layout about her daughter.Congratulations Debi.Could you please email me at to tell me your address details and the mini album pack will be posted to you.
Stay tuned for challenge #4.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Archiscraps challenge No 3

Here is ARCHISCRAPS challenge number 3.
This is a more Australiana flavour.Perhaps you can use green and white as yout theme or focus on the shapes in the picture.It is an opportunity to use some leaves or branches on your layout.Let's see what you can do and upload by 15th September at midnight.
Link your entries to the comments section below this post.Have fun!!! Julene

And the prize this month is a Scrapbook studio Mini album. It has 30 pages with papers ,4 sheets of stickers,1 yard of ribbon,10 buttons and 15 brads.The complete package for your scrapping moments!
Here's the photo ,sorry for the delay but my mother died on 19th August and other things have come to uppermost importance...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Winner for our second challenge.

And the winner is .....Donna! I'll get your prize to you shortly.All 4 entries were amazing ladies and I'm glad word about my site is slowly spreading.
The picture I used in this challenge was actually what started my whole idea of Archi-scraps.I thought of it sitting in a doctors surgery.
I'll upload the new challenge in the next couple of days.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Archiscraps needs YOU!!!

There's only just over a week to do this challenge and win these great prizes which are worth over $15.

Just complete a layout using blue/orange/cream combo and rectangles or squares.It isn't too hard is it???

Let this picture inspire you.Maybe you've been to the French Riviera or Venice or somewhere else that this reminds you of...let's see those entries!
Entries close on the 15th August at midnight.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Archiscraps 2nd challenge

Our second challenge features a view of some windows.They could be anywhere.They have colourful blinds on them.Perhaps you can use the shapes of the windows,the fact that they appear "distressed" or just the colours in the picture.Remember,the interpretation is up to you.
I haven't mentioned the country these remind me of so that your layout is more open for interpretation.
YOU HAVE UNTIL 15TH AUGUST AT MIDNIGHT (EST) to complete this challenge.

Add a link to your entry in the comments section below this post.

And here's the prize.3 lots of chipboard,3 hand made felt flowers, a roll of American crafts ribbon and a "gone fishin'" stamp

Our first winner

Firstly,many thanks to all who came to this site even if it was only to look.We had 2 entries this month from Shazza and Jane.
Without further ado the winner is SHAZZA
Your prize will be in the post soon.
Here is her entry

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Only a few days left to Archiscrap!

Archiscraps first challenge ends on 15th July at midnight.
So far we have one entry BUT I'd like to see more.
As LLeyton Hewitt says "C'mon"

All you are required to do is produce a layout featuring the colours or shapes or anything else the Duomo inspires you to do.I'm sure you all have a brown/rust/cream layout somewhere.IT DOESN"T HAVE TO FEATURE ARCHITECTURE, it could have a sepia photo of Grandma etc.
PLease upload via the comments section.

Friday, June 15, 2012

A sample layout for you.

This layout has been done for another blog but it features the colours and shapes(round) featured in the Duomo photo.So you can see,it doesn;'t need to be about the photo as such,just inspired by it!
My stats tell me 49 people have looked at this site, so come on and join in.Don't be afraid.I'd love to see your entries no matter if you are a beginner or experienced.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Welcome to Archiscraps

After being a scrapbooker for over 10 years and following several challenge blogs,I have decided to launch one of my own.This is
ARCHI-SCRAPS a challenge/inspiration site based on architecture and the exteriors of buildings!!!!

So without further ado,here is your first challenge.....

THe DUOMO in Florence is one of the world's most outstanding buildings.

You can go with the colours on it or the arched/circle shapes or perhaps the photo will inspire you to do something else.
Your layout doesn't have to feature architecture. This is just inspiration to get you started.
The date for completion of this challenge will be 15th July.This gives you just over a month for this first one.

There is a prize...

Link your entries by using the comments section.
I'm so looking forward to seeing what you produce.
Thank you,Julene.