12 August 2017

Challenge #30

August is a beautiful month, mainly because of HOLIDAYS!

And what about them? Relaxation! This is the theme of our next challenge. Let our moodboard become inspire you to create beautiful relaxing works!

Relax - you are exactly where you need to be

This layout is produced in conjunction with the Lindys August challenge using a delicious berry blend of colours to highlight the snipart elements.


This layout was constructed in reverse, starting with a large tag with bristle texture, mounted on pale pink paper with additional stamping. Finally mounted on relaxing water music paper.


I have used a section of my favourite snipart, the irregular background, and half the Frame with lace #3.

I was inspired by the brushes and paint samples to create a brush like texture on the tag with an ombre colour effect from dark berry through pale pink to pale blue.


The musical score on the paper is Handle's Water Music and the main title; relax.

The delicate green ferns are represented in the photographic image of the olde worlde English thatched cottage Wisteria tea rooms.


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  • Peninia (Friday, August 25 17 03:48 pm BST)

    Beautiful!Thank you for playing with Snip Art this month!

Items used:

  • Snipart Frame with lace #3
  • Snipart Irregular background
  • Lindys magicals Chateau Rose pigment
  • Lindys magicals Whale watch blue pigment
  • Twinkling H2Os Wine and Roses
  • Craftwork cards Velvet Plum paper
  • Manuscript 'Water music'
  • Prima paper (sorry unknown series)
  • Galleria heavy carvable texture paste (household comb)
  • White gesso
  • Garden twine
  • Wild Orchid paper blooms
  • Stamps: Gabis line stitch, music score, script
  • Tim Holtz brushed Cordury dye ink
  • Ink it up black dye ink
  • Craft fibres; pirouette colour
  • Seed and microbeads

Entry 2 - closes 31 August 2017

You and me

26 June 2017

Challenge #28

The summer finally came! The sun is increasingly pouring us, and the world seems more beautiful.
The subject of our June challenge is related to this unique time.


In June we invite you to create any work that suits to this title:
"Through the pink glasses"

Life is rosy when it involves you and me.


I was inspired by the hint to pink, for this postcard layout.

Looking at the moodboard image, I incorporated the laced effect.

The moodboard hints at a lazy summer day, time spent in reflection.  I incorporated a clock hand and ensured the clock image was visible from the background paper.


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Items used:

  • Snipart Christmas tree "doodles"
  • 49and Market scents of nature paper
  • Co'ordinations colour cardstock
  • Ayeeda chalk mist - dirty pink
  • Lindys Alpine Ice Rose starburst spray
  • White gesso
  • White acrylic paint
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Finnabair mechanicals mini stars
  • Craftbox cameo
  • Iron Orchid Designs 814656 Texture stamp
  • Round resin frame
  • Metal clock hand
  • Cheesecloth
  • Laser cut doily
  • Embroidery thread
  • Paper roses

Entry 19 - closes 30 June 2017


09 May 2017 [not placed]

Challenge #27

May is the month between spring and summer for many of us, and the nature starts to get some colour again. So this month the theme of the new challenge is:


'Going green' can refer to both the colour and the act of environmentally friendly practices.

I have approached this project from both perspectives, using re-purposed and recycled items, and my favourite shade of green.


This dimensional mixed-media layout is created on the recycled packaging from my largest snip art piece.


I loved the colours and the design of white flowers along one edge. The white writing exactly picks up on the colour scheme; green, white and rust.

The door and padlock inspired the use of the keyhole snip art element.  The glass inspired the use of glass art pebbles.


In the final layout, given the time that has passed since the challenge was launched, the caterpillar has metamorphosed into a white butterfly.


The presentation of the mood-board on the Snip Art iconography of white flowers, inspired me to make tiny white flowers for this layout.


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  • Ewa S. (Monday, May 15 17 10:23 pm BST)

    Fantastyczna praca!!!

Items used:

  • Recycled Snip art packaging
  • Recycled Craft Consortium packaging
  • Recycled clothing tag
  • Recycled jewellery
  • Glass art pebbles
  • Glitter
  • Stampendous embossing enamel: shabby white


Entry 03 - closes 31 May 2017

Design teams

CSI#233 and #234
Nov 2016 to April 2017

Monthly challenges


more than words runner up bagde Portrait of a Gentleman June 2017
CSI special investigator badge CSI#233 'Feet up' and CSI#234 'Just do it' - July 2017
scrapbook magasine logo I was published in 2013 for 'my eyes, her feet' layout
merely impression top acts badge Awarded Top Acts for 'iron puddler'
ive been on the csi watch list On the CSI watchlist for 'at 50'
merely impression stop acts award icon Awarded Top Acts for 'posh nosh'

Inspired by ...

link to Marta Łapkowska blog Marta Łapkowska
Nadya Drozdova blog banner Nadya Drozdova
Link to blog of Di Garling Di Garling
link to blog of Dorota Kopec Dorota Kopec
Lilibleu Scrap
link to blog of Ola Khomenok Ola Khomenok
link to blog of Keren Tamir Keren Tamir
Klaudia Szpunar
link to finnabair blog Finnabair

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link to pink cat charms Charms from Pink Cat
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