Inspiration Board Challenge: March 2013

Ed’s note: I am terribly, terribly sorry for the delay of this inspiration board. I have been very sick the last week and while this was meant to be posted on the weekend, I could not get out of bed to create it. So we’re doing something a little different this month.

March's Inspiration Board Challenge

Full Credits: Jill Wheeler of Scrap FX created the sketch for SC104, Ellen Harvey took the photograph in Hastings UK.

Let’s talk winners. The winner for the February board, and the lucky recipient of Seriously Scrapbooking’s prize pack is…

Joann – Castlepark Designs

Congratulations Joann! Check out her OTP at her blog here. (Joann, please email me your address so we can get your prize out to you. My email is: scrap.editor [at]

This month’s sponsor is A Piece of Cake Designs. They have offered up the cupcake kit (see below) for ONE lucky participant.

All you have to do is:

  • create a project
  • post it to your blog (with a link back to this challenge here)
  • come back here and comment with your blog post link. (Not your blog link, the actual blog post where the project is.)

This challenge is open until the end of the month (11:59pm, 31 March 2014, Australian Eastern Standard Time–not Daylight Savings time).

Inspiration this month comes from our AMAZING sketch team (and you’ll be able to see their layouts up-close-and-personal in the April issue of our mag).

Layouts (l-r): Rachael Funnell, Natalie May, Anne Patterson, Leonie Neal-Dawson.


Sewing on Your Scrapbook Pages: An Interview with Anne Patterson

Anne_Patterson_smlAnne Patterson is one very talented lady.  Her work is a ‘stitch’ above the rest and the reason it ‘sew’ amazing is because she is very adept with her needle and thread.

Anne’s story as a published artist began in 2009 when ‘Lazy Bugs’ was published in Scrapbook Creations no.72.  And yes, you guessed it… the layout was in the ‘Stitched Gallery’.


Four years on Anne has created so many stitched masterpieces that we just had to interview her and showcase some of her work. Continue reading

Themed Tuesday: a lot late (#2)

IMGP0982It’s Friday, so definitely not Tuesday. This is my first problem. My second probably is that this Themed Tuesday is being posted THE MONTH after it closed. This is the second problem. But when you look below, you’ll see it was worth the wait.

Our first call was for Sunset layouts, asking readers to “think of purples, oranges and pinks. Think of the warm feeling you get as you watch one happening right in front of your eyes. Think of the silence at that moment as day turns to night.

It was very short notice, but Anne Patterson rose to the challenge!

What’s more, she shared with us how she created the textured strips of tissue paper!

They were made using tissue paper which had been scrunched up. Using 12mm X-Press it Double sided tape, place where you want the textured strip to go. Place the tissue paper down along the strip and it creates these textured areas. (I have also completed the same technique but with X-Press IT foam tape, to give the textured element height in some areas.)