Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Final Challenge - Kerryn's December 2011 and Farewell

All good things must come to an end.  To end this blog,  I would have to start from the beginning.  I have started this blog together with Jessy which you all know as Teacher Jessy. The whole purpose of this blog was to attract more attention to and provide a platform for Malaysian scrapbookers.  To this day,  I honestly feel that we have achieved what we need to achieve.  Scrapbooking is catching on in Malaysia and some of our Malaysian designers have made it to the international.  For me,  due to my family commitments,  I would like to concentrate on my other pursuits such as painting,  cooking and photography and hence, it is time to bid adieu to this Challenge Blog.

I would like to personally thank all that have supported us through the years especially all the my DTs,  sponsors and our loyal participants since our conception in April 2009.  This will be our challenge on this blog and we would like to see more participants so that we go out with a BANG!  Last month,  we had a record of 15 entries.  For that,  we all at Scrap-It-Lah would like to thank you for making us a success last month.

This month,  we bring you another very talented scrapbooker from the Down Under.  We hope that you will enjoy her challenge as much as all the DTs had. Here she is:



Hi, I’m Kerryn.
I live in sunny (most of the time) South Australia with my husband and two children (well three if you count the dog!). I have been scrapbooking for about 4 ½ years now. It is a hobby that I love with a passion that has been good to me in so many ways. I have made many wonderful friends through this hobby too. I don’t have a particular style as such but I love layers, I love distressing and I love concentrating on the details. I switch between 12x12 and 8.5x11 depending on
which way the wind is blowing. Having both a son and a daughter means I get to indulge in pretty,
girly layouts as well as grungy, fun boy layouts.

Thank you very much Scrap it Lah for having me as your guest this month.

Blog : www.kerrynlawson.blogspot.com

December’s Challenge

You need to please include:-

1.    Multi-photo layout using Christmas photos (at least 3) or,
2.    if you don’t celebrate Christmas, photos from a
3.    similar celebration (no birthdays please!)
4.    Glitter or glimmer mist somewhere on your layout.
5.    Traditional Christmas colours of red/green/gold (compulsory)
6.    plus only ONE other colour OF YOUR CHOICE
7.    (Both plain and printed papers are fine as long as you stick to the colours).

Here is Kerryn's beautiful take on the challenge.


Our DTs have all come up with some beautiful layouts to inspire you too.  Here they are:

Helen has scrapped this very detailed layout for us this month:


Fon Mee's Xmas is all decked out this year by Colin:


Nad celebrates Hari Raya in style this year with her family.


Helene's little anticipating all her little Christmas goodies.


Amelia's family having a great time at the recent Hari Raya celebrations.


Azura shares more Hari Raya warmth with us with her layout.



Here is the Studio Calico RAK that we are offering as the RAK.  What are you waiting for?  Do Scrap-It-Lah!


To participate,  please use the following Mr Linky widget here:

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Please note that CONDITIONS DO APPLY -  Kindly read the conditions before submission:


All you would have to do is to send in your submissions (we only accept layouts) via the link above by midnight 12pm, Saturday, 31st December, 2011 (Malaysian time). If you have any problems with the link submission, please notify us at chowchow138@gmail.com. Kindly note that we are unable to entertain any project that is sent after the stipulated time and please note that the project sent should solely be submitted for the Scrap-It-Lah challenge and not for any other challenges. Yes, we welcome international submissions as we would love to see Scrap-It-Lah grow.






Winner Announcement for Debbi's Nov 2011 Challenge

First of all,  we would like to thank all the 15 of you who have submitted your entries.  Thank you so much for your support and we had such a hard time choosing the winners as the entries were all so stunning.  Alas,  a decision has to be made and we have decided the following:

The winner of the Debbi's challenge is NADIA!





Congratulations Nadia.  Please contact chowchow138@gmail.com with your contact details on how to coolect your RAK.

We have decided that since we have so many entries,  we would like to feature another 3 of our favourite layouts here.  They are in no particular order:

Sabrina Sulaiman


Sabrina is no stranger in the SIL blog.  She has participated in many of our challenges. To view more of her gorgeous work,  please head over to her blog here.

Next up is Marina.  Marina is one of our past challenge winner and she has submitted this gorgeous layout.  More of her beautiful work can be found here.

Last but not least,  Lovez Loa.


She sent us this sweet layout.  Do head over to her blog for more details.



Monday, October 31, 2011

Debbi Tehrani's November Challenge

It's November and we have lined up another exciting challenge for you.  This time,  Helen has found us another very talented designer and she is non-other than Debbi Tehrani.  Here is a write-up of Debbie:

Hi, everyone! I'm Debbi Tehrani.



I live in Maryland with my husband, Farzad. We celebrated our 30th anniversary this year.  We have no children, but we have three cats and a bearded dragon. (The beardie accompanies me to school, where I teach fifth grade.)
I've been scrapping for about a decade. I love telling stories on my pages.
I scrap 8 x 8, which poses some special challenges because I like to put lots of stuff on my pages, plus photo(s) and story, but I adore this size!
For me, scrapbooking is a creative outlet and a way to capture and celebrate all the random little things that make my life special and meaningful.
I love a good challenge, and I've been on the design team of several challenges, including Creative Scrappers, Color Combos Galore,
How Much Is Too Much, Creative Prompts for You, and Scrap Yourself.
I'm also on the design team at Work in Progress kits.
I've been lucky to have my pages published in BHG Scrapbooks, Etc., Scrapbook Trends, and Simple Scrapbooks.
If you'd like to take a peek at some more of my pages, please visit my blog, Little Scraps of Magic.
I'd like to thank Helen for inviting me to play along at Scrap-it-Lah! It's been great fun and an honor to be here!


We at SIL would like to thank Debbi for sharing her talent with us and without further ado,  here is Debbi's challenge details:


All layouts must please incorporate the following
{thereafter any extras may be added}
 1. Layers - at least 6
2.  Stamping and/or embossing
3. Tags or journaling cards incorporated into your design
(not necessarily used to journal on but can be if you choose)

This is Debbi's beautiful creation. 



Helen incorporated the fall colours into her layout.



Amelia as usual dazzles us with her shabby chic layouts.


Fon Mee scrapped a very bold layout using doileys and pink - very unconventional colour and embellishment for her son's layout.


Helene scraps this absolutely cute layout!


We just love DT Yatie's layout of her daughter Nadiah in her beautiful baby blue traditional outfit.


DT Azura send us this very cute layout.



If you chose to participate,  this is the RAK that is up for grabs.  Presenting another very beautiful Studio Calico Tatting Kit which is available from Scrappin Studio here:





Just link up here to participate:
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Terms and Conditions
All you would have to do is to send in your submissions (we only accept layouts) via the link above by midnight 12pm, Wednesday, 30th November, 2011 (Malaysian time). If you have any problems with the link submission, please notify us at chowchow138@gmail.com. Kindly note that we are unable to entertain any project that is sent after the stipulated time and please note that the project sent should solely be submitted for the Scrap-It-Lah challenge and not for any other challenges. Yes, we welcome international submissions as we would love to see Scrap-It-Lah grow.




Eila's October 2011 Challenge Winner

We are pleased to announce that the winner  for Eila's Challange is:


Belleaidea!

Could you please contact us at chowchow138@gmail.com with your contact details so that we can send you your RAK?  Congratulations Belleaidea!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Winner Announcement for Helen's September Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS  

HELGA!!!

Once again,  you have been voted by the DTs as our winner. Please contact us at chowchow138@gmail.com on how to collect your RAK.

Eila's October 2011 Challenge

October is upon us and this month we are pleased to announce that we have another new Guest DT and she hails from Sweden.  Here is some information on her and her challenge:

My name is Eila Sandberg and I live in Sweden's capital called Stockholm on the east coast by the Baltic Sea.  My family is a small one - it's me and my very supportive and patient husband and our 3 cats - Max, Alice and Elsa.  My roots are Finnish but I was born and raised in Sweden.




I’m on the DT of The Color Room in Australia and currently also on the GDT at Les Papiers de Pandore in France. Almost all of my pages have fussy-cut details and hand stitching is something I really like to do on my layouts as well. Thank you so much for asking me to be your Guest Designer for October! I am truly honoured and really look forward to seeing what you all come up with!


For more information on Eila,  please head over to her blog here.


The October challenge is to include:-

1.      Old book paper, sheet music or something similar downloaded off the internet & printed out.
2.      Fussy-cutting.
3.      Hand-stitching using embroidery floss.


Here is Elsa's beautiful take on her challenge.


DT Nad


DT Helen



DT Helene



DT Amelia



DT Fon Mee


DT Yatie



DT Azura



To enter,  simply fill in the linky widget below:

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Here is the yummy Studio Calico RAK that is up for grabs. Do send in your entry soon and 


Please note that conditions do apply:


All you would have to do is to send in your submissions (we only accept layouts) via the link above by midnight 12pm, 31st October 2011 (Malaysian time). If you have any problems with the link submission, please notify us at chowchow138@gmail.com. Kindly note that we are unable to entertain any project that is sent after the stipulated time and please note that the project sent should solely be submitted for the Scrap-It-Lah challenge and not for any other challenges. Yes, we welcome international submissions as we would love to see Scrap-It-Lah grow.



Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Helen's September Create Your Own Background Challenge

Another month has just flown by and another month is starting anew with another brand new challenge here at Scrap-It-Lah.  This month,  we are pleased to announce that our in house DT - Helen has come up with another brilliant challenge for you. Before we get to the challenge,  here are some information on Helen for you.


My name is Helen Tilbury & I live in Durban, South Africa, with my scrap-tolerant husband Shane & our four children – Chelsea (18), Jack (16),Reilly (13) and Cami (11). I love all things paper-related and am also a keen photographer. I’ve been paper-crafting for 8 years now am showing no signs of stopping any time soon! In fact I have enough stash to start a store so I’m going to be scrapping the rest of my life just to get my money’s worth out of it.

When I’m not taking photos, scrapbooking or blogging I’m doing stuff with the kids, taking them to their activities; extra lessons, sports matches or  sleepovers! I love connecting with other bloggers from all over the world love that I have a huge bunch of online friends ; hope to travel the world one day and visit them all. When I’m not pursuing my passions or doing my “mum” job I love to relax with a magazine ; eat a delicious meal prepared by my hubs, who is a great chef…yes! I’m a lucky girl!!

Currently I am designing for Colour Combos Galore, Inspired Blueprints, Once Upon a Sketch, Bird is the Word, Scrapbook Kits with Jules, Pretty Paper Petals and Scrap-it-Lah. You can find my blog @ http://helentilbury.blogspot.com.

Back to the challenge now and a Big Thank you for Helen for such a creative challenge.  You will  be pleased to know that you had some of your fellow DTs step out of their comfort zone for this challenge.  :)  Don't we all like a good challenge once in a  while?  For more information on Helen and her beautiful works of art,  please head over to her blog here.

Before we start with the challenge details,  we would like to announce some 5 simple new rules when participating in our challenge:

5 Simple Rules for playing along at Scrap-it-Lah Challenges

1.       Please create a NEW layout for each challenge but you are welcome to combine with other challenges, as long as your layout was specifically designed with Scrap-it-Lah in mind and created AFTER the challenge details were posted!

2.       Please remember to mention Scrap-it-Lah somewhere in your blog post; create a link back to the correct challenge post at Scrap-it-Lah.

3.       Please include the challenge requirements within your blog post – you are welcome to copy; paste these off the Scrap-it-Lah blog.

4.       Please also mention the deadline the challenge ends and let everyone know what prize is up for grabs!

5.       Remember, you must be a follower of the Scrap-it-Lah blog to be “in with a chance to win”


Without further ado, here are the specifics of Helen's challenge:


Create your own mixed media background, using printed paper as a base.  Be sure to include at least 3 different paint colours in whatever effects you fancy. This can be using stamps,  bubble wrap,  etc etc - its all up to your imagination.

Also ensure that you have at least twelve words on your layout, which can include the title, date (if you want to include one) and the journaling (or even be one REALLY long title if you like!)

Here is Helen's take on the challenge:


DT Azura played it so well with her paints.


DT Helene claims to out of her comfort zone in this layout but Helene - its such a stunning layout. If you were out of your comfort zone,  it's really not showing.


DT Fon Mee artsy take is another pleaser.


DT Nad "grunged" her layout but still managed to add some softness with the butterflies and flowers.


DT Yatie's take is a bright and striking layout with her use of bold colours.


DT Amelia played it so well with so many elements in her layout.


Are you inspired yet?  Check out below for the potential RAK that you will win if you take part in this challenge.  We have selected the Studio Calico Debate Team Kit as the winning RAK. Getting excited already?  All you have to do is to link your layout below and leave us a comment to join in the challenge.  What are you waiting for?  Start scrapping today!



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All you would have to do is to send in your submissions (we only accept layouts) via the link above by midnight 12pm, 30th September 2011 (Malaysian time). If you have any problems with the link submission, please notify us at chowchow138@gmail.com. Kindly note that we are unable to entertain any project that is sent after the stipulated time and please note that the project sent should solely be submitted for the Scrap-It-Lah challenge and not for any other challenges. Yes, we welcome international submissions as we would love to see Scrap-It-Lah grow.

Winner Announcement for Iris' August Challenge

Without further ado,  the moment where you all are waiting for... The winner announcement for the Iris' challenge is:

HELGA

We would like to thank Iris for her hard work in putting up the challenge for us.  Thanks Iris!  Helga, please contact chowchow138@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Iris' August 2011 Challenge

For the month of August, we have yet another Guest Artiste coming up with a challenge. She is non other than the talented Iris Babao Uy.

Here is a little something about Iris:
"I am a scrapper from The Philippines, a wife and a mother to two sweet girls Nicole who is turning 6 years old, and Cheska who is turning two years old. I rarely plan my pages – I let a photo or a patterned paper inspire me and I take it from there. I love the shabby chic and romantic style but I also enjoy working with bold patterns and striking colors. I’m an ink and paint type of person. I just have to get it a little messy to consider my page done. If I don’t have ink and paint on hand, then I just tear little bits of elements and stick it randomly for the sheer fun of it

I am fortunate to be designing for Webster’s Pages, Fancy Pants Designs, and Lily Bee Designs. I was also named as one of the first two Prima Masters. I am also currently a designer for a wholesale store in Australia – Aussie Scrapsource. One of the things I consider to be among my accomplishments in crafting industry have been named as one of the 2008 Memory Makers Magazine Masters and I am thankful for the blessings which have come my way as an artist and will continue to be thankful for the happiness and fulfillment that I get from this craft.
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Iris has given us an awesome challenge. She wants you to have "three things in your layout... stamping, embossing, and misting. Plus there must be at least one raw chipboard to dress up". Here is Iris' beautiful sample layout:


The DTs has also come out with stunning layouts all.

DT Amelia's

DT Azura's

DT Fon Mee's

DT Helen's

DT Helene's

DT Nadia's

DT Yatie's

The RAK for this month is the very yummy Studio Calico August add-on kit: Sand Castle. If you would like to win the kit, do send us your submission to us via Mr. Linky below or email your layout to chowchow138@gmail.com by the 31st August, midnight (Malaysia time). In the mean time, Scrap-It-Lah!!



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Terms and Conditions
All you would have to do is to send in your submissions (we only accept layouts) via the link above by midnight 12pm, Wednesday, 31st August, 2011 (Malaysian time). If you have any problems with the link submission, please notify us at chowchow138@gmail.com. Kindly note that we are unable to entertain any project that is sent after the stipulated time and please note that the project sent should solely be submitted for the Scrap-It-Lah challenge and not for any other challenges. Yes, we welcome international submissions as we would love to see Scrap-It-Lah grow.