Monday, January 28, 2013

NEW CREATIVE TEAM February - July 2013

Please make welcome the NEW LOOK Kraft It Up Design Team for February - July 2013.

We have some amazing ladies for this term and from the work that has started flowing in it is going to be another great year here at Kraft It Up!!!

Please make welcome....  


My name is Carolina, Im still in my 20`s. I were born in Poland, but I have lived most of my life in Norway, where I live with my beautiful son and boyfriend. I have a full time job and two hobbies: Papercraft and growing vegetables.
I have always made something more out of my photo albums, but I didnt discover "the real" scrapbooking before 2005. I have had some timeouts where I Havent created anything since then, but I know I will never give this up, I simply love everything about it.
I love to work with kraft, and especially with bright colors, like this months challenge. The picture is of my son and my mother, and it just shows how crazy they (read: we) get sometimes. I`ve had lot of fun making it.


Hi! My name is Sanna Lippert and I have been living close to Vienna, Austria for the past 14 years now with my half Greek, half Austrian husband and two boys aged 12 and 9. 
I´m originally from Finland. I have been a paper lover since I was a very little girl. I used to draw and do crafting for hours and hours. All my drawers were full of drawings and other "creations". After my son´s were born I wanted to create baby albums for them and then discovered the term scrapbooking for me and I have been addicted ever since. 
I had been creating my photo albums before that already, just didn´t know that it was called scrapbooking. I mainly do layouts in different sizes but also like to make cards and minibooks. 
When I´m not scrapbooking, I´m either working at my day job or weaving rugs, socks or something else. Other than that I love to take photos – no way I´m going to be able to scrap all of them in my lifetime :). My recent passion has been decorating our new house, gardening and cooking. I cannot image life without being creative. I usually like creating laoyuts with white space on them. Black pen, small embellishments, stamps and mists are also a constant companion. 
My pages are either totally colorful or in natural colors. No particular style I like most, I usually go with my gut feeling and since I have two boys, you will not find that many flowers on my layouts. I love this hobby and love trying out new products and techniques. There´s so much to discover and to learn with inspiration everywhere!


"Hello, my name is Paula Perry & I've been a huge fan of the 'KIU Challenge Blog' since it's beginning...
I simply love working with kraft! Scrapping has been a part of my life since about 2003 & I believe it will always be. My inspiration comes mainly from my family, I'm blessed with a very accepting husband & 3 gorgeous children. 
I love photography & documenting all parts of our life...the good, bad & the wonderful! 
It's amazing to see how much my style has changed & developed over the years...haha for that, I'm very thankful ;) 
My wish is to create more time to really experiment with various products. 
I love working with mists, masks & stamping, though who can go past all the gorgeous patterned papers out there!"


Hi, my name is Raquel, I'm 28, a primary school teacher and I live in Geelong, Victoria. I have a gorgeous hubby and have recently had a little baby girl, named Charlotte, in October.

I LOVE to scrap and my favourite part about scrapping is not only the gorgeous products but also the fantastic online community that I have found since I started scrapping. My love of Scrapbooking has also inspired me to start my own Kit Club 'A Piece of Cake Designs'. 

Currently I design for the Scrapbook Magazine in the UK. I have been published in Scrapbook Magazine, Scrapbook Creations, Scrapbooking Memories, Creating Keepsakes (aussie edition), Somerset Memories and Entreartists Magazine (France). I really enjoy joining in on the challenges on Scrapbooking Challenge blog sites. 

My favourite things to scrap are the things that mean the most to me – those special people in my life who I adore! My boy, my friends, my family and more recently my little girl, feature the most on my pages. I don’t quite have a word to define my style, however, I love coordinating different brands and mixing and creating my own colour combinations - and layering and clustering seems to feature on pretty much all of my pages too.


Originally from South Africa, my hubby and I moved to Brisbane, from London in 2008. With a background in Graphic Design, I recently discovered the world of Scrapbooking. I have two little ones, aged 6 and 2, whose crazy everyday antics, provide most of my scrapping inspiration! I try to convey a sense of fun in my layouts and am currently quite enjoying a bit of hidden journaling.

I love the smell of paper and coffee and colour and typography, photography and good times shared with friends. 

I enjoy participating in challenges and have had a couple of my layouts featured on Craft Gossip and Heidi Swapp's Facebook page. I also upload examples of my work to 2Peas, where I was lucky enough to recently have one of my layouts, 'Slurpee Tongue' , highlighted as a Featured Project! Here is the link to my member gallery:

I have a few layouts as well as a challenge waiting for publication in Scrapbooking Memories magazine and was recently given the opportunity to be on the Once Upon a Sketch Design Team. I am also working on posting to Instagram and Pinterest a bit more.


My name is Ann-Christin, but most of my scrapping friends just call me Lula:)

Norway is my home, born, raised, found love, got married, had two kids and are HAPPY! When I first started scrapping back in 2007, I almost just did kraft. And then I found this cool blog and you have so many different challenges! 
I love how the kraft brings out the colors and the pictures at the same time. I am a kindergartenteacher and i just think my job is the best! To work with children and give them everythin that I value (humor, stability, strenght, honesty and so much more) means the world to me;) 
Most of all its my daughter Luna and my son Ludvik who I use in my layouts, but friends/family is also fun to scrap! I am very outgoing, love to work in a team and laugh alot! 



 Hi there, my name is HEATHER JACOB.
Firstly I am so honoured and delighted to be included in the Kraft It Up team for 2013
 I am happily married to my wonderful, supportive “soul mate” Baden. My Family feature throughout my work and there is nothing more important to me than my family.
I discovered scrapbooking in 2003 and to me this craft is the perfect combination of art, photography, beautiful paper, and glorious words.
I especially love to choose some elements, cast a spell and see what happens, to create a dream and follow it through. Subtle shadows, light and color are all ingredients for casting the spell. I am in harmony with my garden and its inhabitants, connecting with the beauty that surrounds me. For me it is all-consuming, inspiring and a natural expression of my inner self, which I love to weave into my works.
I am inspired by colour and texture … I love to include stitching, chipboard, journaling, muslin, fabrics, metal elements, inking, masking and texture paste.
Off the page projects and altered art are a fave of mine. I see my style as “CLASSIC” with layering and attention to detail…I tend to lean toward monochromatic themes with a little shabby chic/grunge thrown in .. I feel very lucky to be on a number of design teams and I have work published in Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbook Creations, Australian Scrapbook Ideas.
Warm hugz from Heather x
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Sunday, January 27, 2013


Just a reminder that you only have until 11.59pm 31st January to link your challenge entries, see the below posts for the January Challenge criteria!

Also I am still waiting to hear from Monica Brady regarding her December win, if you know Monica or Monica if you see this post can you please email me at:


Mel x

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


If you love chipboard then this may be right up your alley, check out the details below about 2 Crafty's Design Team Call...
We are inviting applications from crafters
who are interested in joining the
2Crafty Chipboard Design Team.

If you love using chipboard in your scrapbooking and papercafting,
 then we would love to hear from you.

The term will be for 6 months, beginning in May 2013 and finishing at the end of October 2013.

Successful applicants  will commit to 3 layouts/projects every 4 per weeks, including tips and techniques as part of your post.  As well you will need to have, and update, an active personal blog and facebook page.

In return for your commitment to the 2Crafty DT, you will receive a GENEROUS amount of 2Crafty chipboard to play with and use.

So if you think you are up for the challenge and would like to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you.

Please send us:

1.                  Three recent layouts/projects that show us your style and 
                                talent and what you have to offer .
                  (preferably using chipboard, but not compulsory)

2.                  All links to personal blogs and galleries.

3.                  Short Bio, telling us a bit about yourself, including any DT  
 past or present and any other experience etc.

Applications close on Feb 8th and successful applicants will be notified soon after so that you can get started on your projects and be ready for the 1st of May.

Please send applications to Vanessa at, marked DT Call.

 ** Make sure your photos are no bigger than 500kb each.
Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you.

Vanessa xx

Sunday, January 6, 2013

December Winners @ KIU

Here are our winners for the Kraft It Up December Challenge, gorgeous layouts and I know the DT girls and I had a great time reading all your wishes!!!

Our Honorable Mention for this challenge was...

* Marek you have won a Guest DT spot for our February Challenge, can you please email me at:


 The winner of the product pack from TWIDDLEYBITZ is...


The winner of the $20.00 Voucher + Free post from THE SCRAPBOOK STORE is...

The winner of the $20.00 Voucher from SCRAPBOOK DIVAS is...


*If you have won a voucher please send me your email address if you have won a product pack please email me your postal address to:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome to 2013 KIU Style - January Challenge

 Welcome to 2013!!!!

We have a big year for Kraft It Up this year, lots of exciting challenges, a new Design Team starting in February and more!!!!

This month we have 3 wonderful sponsors, please check their sites out, without their help the challenge blogs would not be the same!!!


Mystical Scrapbooks is on online store located in Perth, Western Australia.

 I strive to maintain high standards in customer service with fast delivery and great prices. If there is a product I don't have, I’m happy to source it in for you if I can.  No request is too big or too small.

 We offer free postage delivery on orders over $70 or free pick up for locals,  small order are welcome, and are charged actual postage rates for these.

You are also very welcome to come and view the shop by arrangement, just let me know when you would like to pop in.

We have a friendly forum and a wonderful DT providing  many challenges each month.  We welcome and encourage all type of scrappers, and our gorgeous gallery will also help you find all the inspiration you need. 

 Mystical Scrapbooks is offering a $15.00 Voucher.

 A bit about Charms Creations....

I started creating my Lovely Lollipops just for my own scrapbooking pages in about February/March of this year. I saw that Scrapbooking Top 50 had a Craft Market that gives the opportunity to sell your own handmade embellishments, so thought I would make a few packets up and see how it goes! It went really well, so I thought I would make a few more packs up and try my hand selling them on my own personal blog too - my first sale was in April. That went really well too! I've had a sale a month, plus have been a regular at the Craft Market at SBT50 too. I've also set up a Facebook Shop where I have them available as well. I have LOTS of giveaways so to keep updated on those & upcoming sales - make sure you LIKE my Charms Creations Facebook Page & check out my blog Charms Creations!

Each and every embellishment that I have created has been handcut {making them ALL totally unique} and can include a mixture of felt, fabric, lace, hessian, doiley & any other interesting piece of material I can find. They are finished off with a button and cross-stitches that are also as unique to the embellishment! I have started making different styles and sizes of Lovely Lollipops, Luscious Lollipops & Page Runners. Something NEW are my Suns and Clouds too! I have also dabbled in a bit of clay stamping too. So, if you are looking for something totally unique and one of a kind please pop on over and check them out!

I am soooo excited about sponsoring this month - and look forward to seeing what you all create! Have fun & Good Luck on winning the fab prizes up for grabs - including mine of course... heheh!

Charms Creations are offering a $15.00 Voucher.

A bit about Polly!

Hi my name is Kayla and I started Polly! Scrap Kits as a bit of hobby business around my Uni commitments. 

I love scrapbooking with friends and playing with new products, which prompted me to start a scrap shop! 

As a new business, Polly! has been growing with new customers and friendly friends throughout the year.

A business that started through a blog & Facebook page has now grown to have it’s own website and gallery. 

It’s a big step for the business, but has been a fun experience. 

Polly! stocks monthly kits and scrapbooking supplies.

Some of my favourite supplies include; twine, thickers, mists, masks and lots of embellishments.

I hope to see you over @ Polly! Scrap soon. 

Polly! Scrap Kits are sponsoring a $25.00 Voucher.



Hi, my name is Yasmin. I'm a Norwegian girl born in 1980. Mom to two awesome boys, Felix and Collin. I'm happily married to Kristian and together we live in a small mountain village in Kyrksæterøra, Norway with our Rottweiler, Penny.
All of the above is victim of my scrapbook obsession. I currently work for a scrapbook store in Norway doing postings online.
I see myself as a fun girl with a good sense of humour and creativity. I started scrapbooking in August 2005. I came across this hobby totally by accident when I was at a friend’s house.
I've always loved to cut and paste pictures in albums and doing some type of scrapbooking on a low level.  But it was in 2005 when i really got into it. I'm what you call an all around scrapper. I do everything from cards, mini albums, altered projects and layouts.
I love scrapping pages with paints, mist and getting my hands messy. I don't think I have a definite style, I do everything from vintage to inky and painted projects.
I'm currently on design teams for a Norwegian paper producer called Poppy Design and a new American company called Art Anthology. 

About my project: 

When I first got this challenge I thought that it really  was a bit of a challenge for me. I'm not the one for really bright colours but I enjoyed making this project. I've used all the colours in the background with help of the Art Anthology Colorations mist and gesso. 

Thanks for letting me in on the guest spot! I'm so honoured. 

My name is Carolina, Im still in my 20`s. I were born in Poland, but I have lived most of my life in Norway, where I live with my beautiful son and boyfriend. 
I have a full time job and two hobbies: Papercraft and growing vegetables. 

I have always made something more out of my photo albums, but I didnt discover "the real" scrapbooking before 2005. I have had some timeouts where I Havent created anything since then, but I know I will never give this up, I simply love everything about it. 

I love to work with kraft, and especially with bright colors, like this months challenge. 
The picture is of my son and my mother, and it just shows how crazy they (read: we) get sometimes. 
I`ve had lot of fun making it.


This month you have a colour challenge!

Please use the swatch for the colours and make sure your layout is created on Kraft cardstock or Kraft patterned paper.

Entries close 11.59pm 31st January, use the link tool in the sidebar to enter and please when entering your name list your country for example: Melissa Heather AUS

Here are the STUNNING Design Team examples....