Wednesday, December 30, 2015

January Archiscraps challenge

We are starting our 7th year at ARCHISCRAPS which is quite an achievement.

And to start off 2016 we welcome Mary Bennetts, Coralie Lizzy Crust and  Liz Hocking to our team.

Congratulations to Emma Farley who is our winner for December.

Our picture this month is one I'm sure you will recognise.
This might be water colour paint, misting spritzes or any other wet medium.
Mixed media people should enjoy this challenge.
Our guest DT this month is Karen Brierly

My name is Karen Brierley, and I live in a quiet, semi-rural area of southeast Queensland, Australia, with my husband and daughter.  We share our property with our pet dog and an assortment of ducks and chickens.  I've been scrapbooking for over 10 years; it's my "happy place" where I can indulge my creative side, record family memories, AND there are no rules!  I'd love you to visit my blog at

And here is her wonderful take on our challenge

I love all the misty blue splodges on the background.

                                                 NOW to the DT ladies ideas for you

used watercolour for the dots on her peacock

watery background

watery background

                                                                      LIZZY(Coralie Lizzy Crust)
                                                                         watery mist on her flowers

                                Gelatos on water colour paper with a little water

Used doiley as a mask with watercolour

                                     Misting on journaling card and 3 chipboard circles

Our prize for this month is this gift pack featuring October Afternoon goodies.


Monday, November 30, 2015

December Challenge

December at Archiscraps. Where has that year gone?
Our winner for November was Mary Bennetts

 And now on to our new challenge.

I'm calling it the "Bling building".

And your challenge this month is TO USE BLING.
This can be rhinestones,glitter,pearls or anything sparkly.

Here are our DT layouts


It is with regret that I say goodbye to these above 2 lovely ladies. Thank you for all your help.



Here's the prize for this month.
lots of sparkle for those post Christmas layouts.
 *note - If you are playing along using Flickr the team will no longer be leaving comments, due to changes in Flickr policies and passwords.  However, we will be checking out your entries for sure and you are definitely eligible for the prize draw. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Challenge

Our winner for last month was Bridget Blake.
Please contact me and your prize will be sent out to you.

The November challenge is based on this picture.
Cute eh?
The theme for this month's challenge is TRANSPORT.
We are leaving it very wide so it can be anything transport related,even a pair of feet or a vintage transport picture.
Entries need to be linked up at the side by NOVEMBER 30th.

Our Guest DT this month is SALLA PORRA (winner of September's challenge)
Her blog link is
Here is her photo then her layout.

Now let's see what the girls have produced.






   is a bag of silver embellishments ,a Molossi chipboard and a Christmas rubber stamp set from MME.                                  

So let's see what you can produce for this very easy theme.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October Challenge

Our winner from SEPTEMBER is Debi Clark
Congratulations! Your mini album will be sent out to you soon.

The challenge picture for OCTOBER is this one.
It is part of a roof feature by Gaudi, in Spain.
My first thought was ice cream but as it is difficult to do scrapbooking with ice cream, we want you to USE MOSAICS OR CRACKLE.
This could be cut squares, serendipity squares,in fact any type of mosaic!

Here's what the team have produced.


 So there you are, some great inspiration.
We would love to see what you can do with mosaics or crackle or both.
Our sponsor this month is MYSTICAL SCRAPBOOKING.

You will win a $15 chipboard and flower pack.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mid month reminder

This is a reminder post to enter this month's challenge which I thought would be a popular one.
Layering is a great way to use up those scraps.
Here's what CHIP IT recommends....

Maybe those colours will inspire you.
You don't need to use this idea but I thought it might help.
REMEMBER we want layering or corrugated cardboard or both.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SEPTEMBER challenge

Hello everyone and a huge spring welcome (or fall in the case of Northern Hemisphere) to you.
I'm recently returned from a holiday and feeling refreshed.
Our August winner was Shazza Bishop.

The September prize is an 8x8 album by Creative Imaginations. It is travel themed.

Our photo this month is this one
Julene Matthews's photo.

and our challenge is to USE LAYERS and /or CORRUGATED CARDBOARD.
Remember it can be a layout or a card.

So start ripping into those cartons and find your co-ordinating scraps and get busy!!!!
Here is what out DT girls have come up with.

Regina Chandler's photo.

Mary Schreiner-Steinmetz's photo.

Maggie Bryant's photo.

Sharon Stevenson Shaw's photo.

Trish Rheinberger's photo.


Jan Agnew's photo.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

AUGUST challenge

Here is the new photo and challenge at ARCHISCRAPS.
I can't imagine that you would have much privacy in that room.

Our challenge is to use something CLEAR on your layout.

This could be transparency, vellum etc.

OUR WINNER FOR JULY is Sandra Brimelow.
Please contact me on julenem54 at so I can organise your prize from scrapbooking outback.

I will be providing the prize for Australian entrants this month (AUGUST).
It is an etched acrylic 8x8 album.
Original value was $35.00

If you link your entry to Flicker or Facebook, we can't put comments beside it.
Please don't think we can't see it, but it is up to you to keep checking here to see if you have won etc.
Obviously it is best if you put it on a blog, so we can comment on your entry.
As usual AUSTRALIAN entrants can win the prize and overseas entrant winner will be asked to be our guest DT.

Now lets see what our DT have produced.


Jan Agnew's photo.

Maggie Bryant's photo.



Regina Chandler's photo.


Sharon Stevenson Shaw's photo.

   Trish Rheinberger's photo.

The ladies have outdone themselves this month with these gorgeous examples.