Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Scrap Around the World - Exciting New Challenge!!!!

Hello around welcome to my first post for May and it's an exciting announcement about a brand new Scrappy Challenge called 

Helen Tilbury from South Africa has put together an amazingly talented group of scrapbookers to form the Design Team and I feel very humbled to be among them.  Thank you Helen. 
Here's some of what Helen has to say about this exciting new scrappy challenge.

"We are a group of 14 women from all around the globe, of different ages, cultures & circumstances, united by our love of scrapbooking!  It is a universal language that we all understand!!

That's why I chose the name 'Scrap Around the World', because, literally, that is what we are all doing :)

Will you join us on our journey every month?  I do hope so!

We are on the look out for players to take part in our challenges & make it a roaring success & followers to support us & encourage sponsorship so please join our blog & follow us officially!"  


May 2013 Challenge 1

Each month we will present you with a mood board & a sketch, together with a mood board/sketch combo image for you to save to your computer & upload to your blog when taking part in our challenges.  

This month we have Agnieszka Bellaidea to thank for this gorgeous mood board!

All you need to do is be inspired by the mood board (in ANY way) 
& use our sketch as your starting point.  

mood board/sketch combo

**** the above image MUST appear on the blog post containing your challenge entry please****

You also need to mention that you are playing along with the current challenge at Scrap Around The World & link up to it please :)


So, this is my DT layout for our first Challenge.

I stuck fairly closely to the sketch as you can see.
Using the 'Basecoat' range from Kaisercraft, I distressed and inked my base with water, distress inks
and texture stamps.
I found the rusted orange tone appealing on this gorgeous mood board.   

 The lace table cloth and lattice work of the doors in the mood board inspired the lace-type stencil work behind my photos & cluster.
If you're an Aussie Rules fan I'm sure you're familiar with my title and heard it sung by Mike Brady, in a certain song about VFL legend Roy Cazaly.

Loving my flair buttons at the moment this one is by 'Finding Nana' and the other I used on this layout 
is from 'A Flair for Buttons'

I've got some information below about the prizes that are up for grabs for our first challenge
at SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD.  I'm sure you'll agree they are pretty


Our challenges are open to everyone, anywhere in the world & all this month's prizes include

This month our merit winner will receive the newest collection from

2nd place will receive the brand new collection from 13 arts

3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from
Scrapmatts Chipboard in Australia,
containing a selection of their latest releases!

4th place will receive two sets of flowers from

Our RANDOM winner will receive this assorted pack of goodies.

Please head on over to the Scrap Around the World blog to see all the Amazing DT layouts.

The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Saturday 25th May 2013.

Please link your entries into our sidebar using our Inlinkz tool & don't forget to read our RULES OF PLAY before you begin.

Please play along - our success depends on YOU!

Cheers, Leonie xo


  1. wow Leonie...what a magic page!! All the words..splendid, awesome...I am in awe..

    Sounds a lovely challenge..I will pop over & take a peek.

  2. Awesome page. Love the new challenge site.
    If I ever scrap again I'll join in.

  3. This is awesome Leonie! Love the Aussie theme on for a global challenge! Will have to join in if I can find the time!

  4. A really cool LO. Congrats to be part of a new Fab blog team. Can't wait to see what you ladies are comming up with :)

  5. amazing layout Leonie - congrats!

  6. congrats, well done... awesome page :)

  7. Congrats on being on this new team, it sounds like a wonderful new site and I do wish you all the best.. I love your take on the sketch and I have printed it off and will put it on my to do list!! (I think it means less house work gets done this month..haha!)

  8. Congrats Leonie! How exciting! Your layout is awesome!

  9. Great post & layout Leonie!! I just love your take on the challenge - so different to everyone elses -which is just what I wanted!! I must tell you your layout is my hubby's fave!!! I love the boy theme & how you focused more on the greens & didn't go the typical turquoise route - and I can count on you for fab backgrounds and awesome arty touches!!

  10. Hi Leonie! I love the background of your layout. Those chevrons and flairs look FAB!