Tuesday, March 29, 2011

*** KIU APRIL Challenge. *** + Sponsor News..

Welcome to Kraft It Up's April challenge, this month we have a ripper of a challenge, the Creative Team had heaps of fun with this one and we hope you do too...

Firstly our Creative Team Promo for the month we say HI to Felicity Wilson...

"Hi, I am Felicity Wilson, a mother to 2 gorgeous little boys (yes biased too!!), Brae 18 months and Piper 3 weeks old, married to a wonderful husband, Brett. I am a stay at home mum and love every minute of it, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love watching my sons grow and change everyday. I live in a small country town in central QLD. I love to shop for anything.

I have been scrapping for a few years now, but the last 3 years as seen me be a little more ‘serious’, if you could say it like that.. Since having Brae in 2009, I have now really found a style and enjoy scrapping even more. Maybe it’s because I am not scrapping photo’s of myself. Haha. I get so much inspiration everyday from just being around my boys, which is what influences my Layouts and the design.

I also love my camera, canon 5D and love it. It goes with me everywhere and just like the nappy bag..

As you can see, scrapping is my life and the way I live everyday. Everyday I am doing something scrappy, from simply editing a photo to being online.

I am looking forward to all the challenges that this will bring, the way in which I am going to grow in the scrappy world and meeting and making awesome friends."

Here are two of Felicity's layouts...


Scrap Therapy...

Danny and I purchased Scraptherapy as a small, pre-existing online store in July 2008, as a small part-time venture. Since then we have seen amazing growth, now offering over 10,000 products.

We have closed our other business to focus wholly on Scraptherapy, opening a Paper Craft Bricks and Mortar store in Babinda, FNQ to run in conjunction with the online site. During the last 2+ years we have learnt a whole load of stuff about e-commerce, scrapbooking, cardmaking and the people who love these hobbies.

At www.scrapthearpy.com.au you will find a fantastic gallery filled with inspiring ideas, a great community of ladies and an odd guy or two in our online forum. Our Design Team backed up by our Big Sisters offer regular competitions and challenges to help you find your mojo, and a chance to win a shopping voucher or two. Then of course there is the shop where we hope you will find all the latest and greatest products at great prices. If you can’t find what you are looking for feel free to contact me at lee-anne@scraptherapy.com.au and check to see if we can get it in for you. We often can.

All our freight is fixed at $6 whether you choose our express post service or our postage with insurance option, and orders over $60 will get a little bonus pressie popped in with their order.

I love scrapbooking and Danny can whip up a pretty good card, but our true passion is excelling in great customer service, which we hope to continue to do for years to come.

Scrap Therapy has donated a $25.00 voucher.

Handmade By Suzanne...
Handmade By Suzanne specialises in offering high quality products at affordable prices. Our online store stocks a wide range of of your favourite brands and new stock is arriving weekly. We also offer kits of the latest releases complete with a sketch our Design Team have created at great savings. All orders receive a little thank you gift plus free postage to addresses in Australia for order over $50.00. Register with us and receive a a gift – Kaiser Word Bling – in the post. Customer service is a passion – orders are shipped same day (provided payment has been received) and special order enquiries are welcome. We offer a Monthly Prize on our gallery drawn at random so post your latest creation because everyone has a chance to win, www.handmadebysuzanne.ning.com or click the link on our shop. We look forward to your visiting.

Handmade By Suzanne is offering a $20.00 voucher + Free Post

Wicked Princesses...
Wicked Princesses is an online scrapbooking store specialising in scrapbooking kits and home of the My Vintage Blossoms handmade flowers,dyed doileys,trims and critters by Krissy Christie. Each month we have 4 sketch challenges and the winner is always drawn by random draw as well as a DT challenge and kit challenge so theres loads of monthly inspiration as well as our cybercrops so there are heaps of chances to win vouchers at WP! Our forum is a warm and friendly place to come along and chat to the other princesses :)Each month our talented Designer Princesses create examples with the kits in store and step by step layouts to inspire everyone. I am always listing new products in the WP shop and each month offer a $20.00 voucher to one lucky shopper! The lucky order # draw includes all orders over $25.00 and is randomly drawn so the more you shop the better your chances to win,and who doesnt want a chance to be rewarded for shopping! I also offer FREE postage on all orders over $70.00 :) Hope to see you at Wicked Princesses soon :) xx

Wicked Princesses have donated a $20.00 voucher.


Is a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 challenge, you must create a layout based on the following...

1 piece of Kraft cardstock

2 photos smaller than 6x4

3 different Alphas

4 different patterned papers (yes you can use the reverse side of one sheet as long as the pattern is different)

5 different embellishments

** Paint, Mists, Distressing and any other technique based creating are not classed as embellishments, you can still use these of course but they do not count as your 5 embellishments, you need to think chipboard, ribbon, twine, journal bloc
ks, flowers, buttons, jewels/bling, pins, tapes, stickers, handmade embellishments, paper clips, lace, tabs, diecuts etc...

Any questions please email me at kraft.it.up@hotmail.com

Here are the Creative Teams STUNNING creations....

Melinda Thompson...
Nadia Cannizzo... Nic Pomeroy... Tara Scobie
Julie Winks... Michelle Winston... Jasmine Shae... Felicity Wilson... Crystal Goulding... Cathy Cafun... Lou Nelson... Lauren Bell...


Wicked princesses are looking for a new Princess!

Would you like to be a part of a fun and friendly forum,have a fabulous kit to work with each month and design challenges and inspire others? If you answered yes then this is the opportunity for you!

Monthly requirements for the role are:

Regular chatting on our friendly forum
Supporting the gallery
Creating 4 kit examples each month (3 examples and a step by step)
Designing challenges and examples

In return you will receive a kit per month to create examples and step by step with and a generous store discount :-)

How to apply:
Wicked Princesses is a kit based site and I would love to see how you work with one of the kits in the store. The successful applicant will each month be required to create 3 kit examples and a step by step with the kit. I would like to see your work and the sorts of things you would create with the kit :-) other requirements of the application is designing challenges for cybercrops and monthly challenges so I would love for you to design a challenge and create an example.

Tell us a bit about yourself ! How long have you been scrapping? Family,work etc any other info you would like to share including why you would love to be on the wicked DT :-)

Send your photos of your kit creations,challenge and example and your bio to wickedprincess2010@gmail.com

Applications close 15th of May 2011 and the successful applicant will be announced on the 31st of May.

As a bonus for those wishing to start right away I am offering 15% off ALL kits instore even the new ones! Enter the code DTtryout at the checkout for the discount :-) **no further discounts or vouchers are valid in orders using this discount code**

Good luck everyone! I can't wait to see all the applications :-D

If you have any questions please email me on the above email addy and I will get back to you asap :-)


If you have any questions please contact Sherry at: yourcreativejourney@live.com


  1. Oh I like it!! I'll definitely be joining in, great challenge list :)

  2. oh wow me likie.... this is an awesome challenge, and wow at the amazing dt examples... i will definitely play along, as i have with all the challenges here ever

  3. WOW girls amazingly awesome CT creations... love them all!! :)

  4. WOW love everyone's interpretation on this challenge!! Gorgeous work girls :)) xx

  5. Very cool challenge, will have to see what I can come up with!

    Awesome DT designs all, beautiful work!

  6. Fabulous LO's from the DT - & such an awesome challenge!

  7. Brilliant challenge...very inspiring work girls :)

  8. Great DT work and fantastic fun challenge.

  9. Just linked up my LO, thanks for the challenge :)

  10. Playing along for the first time. Great challenge, really focussed my attention on my page!

  11. wauw, love this challenge! Thanks!

  12. Very inspiring work ladies... Such a fun and clever challenge...!!!...TFC...hugs...xoxo