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.


Christmas Dome Cards by Jill from ScrapFX

We have a special guest post from Jill of ScrapFX today! Don’t forget to check out the ongoing blog hop that we’re hosting with them! And now, onto the gorgeous Christmas Dome and Shaker Cards!


  • Scrap FX chipboard Snow Domes and Shaker Domes:  Surfing Santa, Nativity Scene, Winter Scene, Snowman, Santa & Sleigh and shaker dome frames (links available below!)
  • Happy Christmas words / Seasons Greetings words / Merry Christmas words
  • Patterned paper, various colours
  • Acetate circles, about 8cm diameter
  • Seed beads and sequins, mini star buttons
  • White cardstock folded, approximate size 13 x 13 cm
  • Rhinestones/Bling
  • Various coloured ink pads, or paint
  • Blue Gelato/watercolour crayons
  • Gel Pens
  • Glue
  • Cut strips of the patterned paper about 12mm wide.  Choose colours that either complement each other, or various shades of one colour.

Surfing Santa Card_1_4

Surfing Santa Shaker Dome (this title is a link to the chipboard dome)

  1. Layer the strips of paper horizontally, about two thirds across, and glue to the front of the folded white card, blending upwards from blues to yellow and orange (to mimic the sea, sand and sun).  Stitch a line around the outside of the card, about 5mm from the edge.
  2. Paint or ink the chipboard with blue and white for the water.  Colour Santa with red, white and black gel pens for fine detail.  Paint/ink  the shaker dome frame silver around the globe and black on the base.
  3. Tear a piece of white cardstock a bit bigger than the dome frame, and draw circles in the middle with a blue gelato, or water colour crayon, then smudge the circle with a wet finger.
  4. Glue the shaker dome onto the coloured circle, sprinkle the blue seed beads in the dome, then glue the acetate to the outside edges.  Glue the shaker dome frame on top, then place bling onto the base.
  5. Glue the finished shaker dome to the card on the right hand side.
  6. Ink the mini Happy Christmas word in red, and glue to the card when dry.

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