Saturday 24 February 2018

Scrap the Boys - Card Makers Challenge DT:

I am so excited to announce our first ever card making challenge DT!

We love our scrapping our boys and we now want to make cards especially designed for our boys too!

So here are our team to inspire you.

Rachel Lowe Owner Co Ordinator of Scrap the Boys

Anna Sigga

My name is Anna Sigga and I am a 41-year young crafter!  I live in Reykjavik, Iceland along with my handsome man and our two little girls.  My first crafty love was card-making & stamps but I do love to create just about anything that involves papers and stamps.  I am a teacher by day and a card- maker by night! I am really looking forward to sharing my masculine-card inspiration with you all. 

My social links:

Eileen Roberston

I am married to my High School sweetheart for almost 33 years, we are blessed with an amazing adult daughter and a fabulous son-in-law, a wonderful pup and "grand" pup.  I live in suburban Illinois.  I have been crafting most of my life and specifically scrapping and card making since the mid 90s.  I love trying out new techniques and hope I can inspire people to create their own little works of art.

Kristina Ostarcevic

I was born in the USA but not long after, 28 days to be exact lol, my family moved back to our home land in Croatia. Most of our adventures revolved my fathers basketball career and we ended up in the USA once again in my teens. I pursued a modeling career and although I have finally laid that career to a rest, the art of preserving and capturing beauty is still within me. 

I have don’t have a strict approach to my style and approach in art. I capture simplistic as well as the messiest of mixed media styles. It is so fun to try every new thing we come up with, wouldn’t you agree? 

I love to teach and share my knowledge. I measure my success only by the success level of the ones I have helped along the way.

Kristy Abela

Bio: Long time scrapper of Boys... I have grown in style with the kids, from baby, boy to  "tween and Teen'... Soon it will be men. Where has the time gone... I am predominately a Mixed Media girl and I love getting messy. I teach a class at my local store and spend my time, when I am not at work, creating cards for a challenge blog and now Scrap the Boys Cards. I look forward to sharing my creations with you.   


@abela.artistry - Instagram

Monika Tripathi Shukla

Hello Everyone, My name is Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla. I love my family - my husband and 2 year old son, they bring me joy and new ideas for my projects. I worked at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi, while my Doctoral research but decided to be a full time mother after my child’s birth. I love to be around him always.
I feel, I am bit creative in scrapbooking, mixed media arts, home d├ęcor items and 3D projects. Crafting and painting have been hobby since my childhood. My mother inspired me during my grown up days with her artistic acumen. I realized my affection for painting, stamping, using watercolor, acrylic and stencil during my certification from prestigious IGD Bombay Art. I feel excited to make art piece which brings me satisfaction and a different level of happiness from my home-based craft boutique “UrooCreations”. I love to do workshop and video tutorials to spread, express and learn.
I always look to create from my heart and soul! Try not to repeat myself.
If you would like to know more about me or take a look at some of my works, the visit me:

Blog Address

Patricia Pinky O'Hagan

My name is Patricia O'Hagan but in blogland I go by the name Pinky!
I live in Co. Armagh N. Ireland. I am a retired Classroom Assistant at my local primary school where I worked with children with special needs. It was very rewarding but also very stressful and I love nothing more than coming home and making cards. I have 3 sons, 1 daughter and 3 grandsons as well as my lovely understanding husband Brian and our little dog Squirt! So you can see I have had plenty of practice making cards for boys over the years. I am so looking forward to hopefully inspiring others with my style of cardmaking.

My social media links are:

Instagram - Pinkyohagan -

Pinterest - Pinkyohagan -

My Blog - Pinky's World -

Rachelle Seierlein

I am a Christian, Wife, Mother and Grand Mother. Been married for 32 years to a very dear and supportive husband. I am living in Switzerland but are originally from South Africa. I work from home by selling scrapbooking supplies.(   
My passion is scrapbooking and card making and Mixed Media journals. I have a few interests like - photography, reading, jewellery making and mosaic. As far back as I can remember I have always been involved in crafts. Scrapbooking has become a passion of mine over the last couple of years. I love the whole idea of scrapbooking our life story for my children to carry with them for the rest of their lives. My blog is for those who love to scrap and like to have peeks at other peoples work. It is also to show my friends and family far away what we have been up to. I am a animal lover especially dogs (pugs). I am happy, I am blessed, the Lord Jesus has been very good to me and my family and I believe He has blessed me with a special talent to communicate with others and to share information about this great hobby we all so much enjoy. 
I do not have a particular style. I love to explore and learn more styles and techniques. Normally I work with what I have and let the paper, pictures or embellishments inspire me. 

Rebecca Jefferis

I am Bec Jefferis and live in a small town called Orange in NSW, Australia. I was born in the UK and emigrated to Australia in 2010.  I married an Aussie in 2015 and we have two fur babies kittens called Jadzia and Nerys. 

I started card making in the UK in my early 20's and when I came to Australia, I met some extremely talented ladies who are scrapbookers.  I was instantly hooked on scrapbooking because it was a way to document my growing family of nephews and niece in the UK, my way of staying connected. Nowadays I do a little of everything... 

I am currently on the design team for Craft Queen Australia and Meg's Garden. 

If you would like to know more about me or take a look at some of my works, then visit me:

Personal Social Media Links:

Tuesday 6 February 2018

February Sponsors!

We are so excited by our sponsors this month!

Creative Scrappers - Just Sketches will be giving one winning entry the latest sketch book sent directly to your inbox!

Scrapping Fun Kits join us again and will be giving one winning entry an exclusive scrappy prize.

We will also be offering one winning entry the opportunity to be a guest designer for us in April.

Please head to the Creative Scrappers and Scrapping Fun Kits blogs to see scrappy inspiration.

We can't wait to see your Great Outdoors themed layouts!

Stick it Down Sketch Challenge:

This month we have two challenges for you if you have the scrappy time.

We have collaborated with Stick it Down Challenge blog.

This is the challenge they have this month.
It is a wonderful sketch by Laura Rumble and she even provided us with cut files.

And here is what a wonderful new DT ladies came up with!

Please pop over to the Stick it Down blog and see what their DT did with our The Great Outdoors theme challenge.

And here are the free cut files.

Save to your computer and then open with your cutting machines software (you will need to trace and then you will have your cutting lines and can make any size you wish) and then save to that library! 

Saturday 3 February 2018

January Winners!

There were so many entries this month and this proved one thing, we LOVE using flowers on boy/masculine photos!

And when I say this was a tough decision for the team I am not exaggerating.
So thank you all for your wonderful and creative layouts.

Here are our two winners!

Katie Howard (Australia)

Kirei Baldwin (England)

Stunning layouts girls, congratulations!

Katie can you PM your address so I can send your prize and Kirei can you PM me if you would like to be our guest designer in March.

Thursday 1 February 2018

February Challenge - New Design Team!

Our new design team are finally here!

What an awesome team and look at these gorgeous layouts.

It is all about the great outdoors this month. Use the words as inspiration, we can't wait to see your take on this challenge!

And here is what the girls created.

And here is our November winner Christel who is our guest designer this month!
Here is a little about her, in her own words.

Hi! My name is Christel Overgaard and live in southern Sweden near the sea. I`m retired occupational therapist and I love to have time for my own hobbies. For about 15 years ago I came into contact with scrapbooking and it has developed to a great interest and a wonderful hobby. I have a big family and it's my big motivation when I do the layouts, I fill binders to all the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I do therefore most layouts , but some cards will also be made when needed. I like to photograph, is featured in a photo club and it is a good combination with scrapbooking .
I like to interpret drawings and pictures and participate in the many challenges each month. I probably can not say I have any particular style, but likes to challenge myself with new things and I love strong colors. I get inspiration by looking around at all the talented scrapbookers and websites . I'm so glad to be dt guest this month and hope that I can inspire others. 

Please visit my blog

And here is her wonderful layout:

Our sponsor this month is:

Scrappy Fun Kits
Creative Sketches latest book.

Please make sure you check back on the 6th as we have something a little different this month!