Saturday, March 2, 2013

KIU's March Challenge bought to you by Scrap Friends!

We have a brilliant challenge this month, bought to you by one of our fabulous sponsors Scrap Friends....

The design team have created some stunning layouts, we have Team 1's work below and Team 2 will be posted mid month so make sure you keep an eye out for that!

Please remember both Australian and International readers, your layouts must be created for this challenge only and not to be used for other challenges.

We hope you enjoy this months challenge :-)

Mel & the KIU DT x


A little about Scrap Fiends...

Scrap Friends have been in business for a little over a year but have fast become one of Australias leading scrapbooking stores.

We offer our customers exclusive products on the Australian market as well as other well known products from different brands. 

Make sure you check out our range of flowers, exclusive paper, cardstock and chipboards.

We also offer lovely customer service and unbeatable prices, if you find any product cheaper anywhere else - we'll beat it.

Scrap Friends run two amazing challenges, their own sketch challenge and a colour challenge, they consistently get huge entries as they are so popular, these challenges and are open to International readers as well as Australians.

They also have a very talented Design Team who regularly post videos, step by steps and more, head to their BLOG for some gorgeous inspiration! 

Scrap Friends are offering a $25.00 Voucher.


2 Crafty strives to offer affordable and versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian and International Craft market.

2Crafty’s products are manufactured here in Australia and offer products suitable for scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered art, invitations and mixed media, and with over 700 designs, every area has been covered.

2Crafty’s owner Vanessa, stumbled on the demonstration of the laser cutter at one of the Sydney craft fairs back in 2006 and although her background was Human Resources and payroll her creative mind could see unlimited possibilities and so began her journey into the world of a craft wholesaler.

2Crafty designs are supported both locally and in the overseas market and Vanessa strives to offer the highest level of customer support, and is happy to discuss personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store.

2Crafty also offers a fabulous blog that is updated weekly with projects created from its wonderful Design Team with both local and international designers which includes the very talented Di Garling, Chantal Vandenberg, Elena Olinevich, Fiona Johnstone, Kelly Foster, Keren Tamir, Leonie Neale-Dawson, Linda Eggleton, Marilia Lopes and Vicky Alberto.

The 2Crafty website, although a wholesale website, offers you a birds eye view of all the wonderful designs that it offers. Make sure you check out the stockist list and don’t be afraid to ask your local store to order products that they may not have in stock.

2 Crafty are sponsoring a $35.00 product pack.


While travelling throughout Australia, I realised that I was unable to buy online all the unique ribbons, lace and embellishments I was finding in local stores.  I k
With plenty of experience running previous businesses, I established Njoyfull Crafts in July 2011, which can be found at 
Njoyfull Crafts specialises in ribbons, braid, lace, embellishments, flowers, leaves, sequins, pearls and burlap. Since July 2012, the store also stocks a large range of 12 x 12 cardstock and letters from American Crafts and Bazzill Basics Paper. 
Narelle is also aiming to sell her own creations. Currently she stocks her own hand-knitted scarves, which will increase closer to winter.
Free postage on any orders over $99.
There is a monthly challenge, visit for the latest task. 
** Starting from 17th March until approx Mid July, Product Orders will be unable to be distributed due to being overseas.
Customers are welcome to register.
When registered, then I will be able to send a Newsletter out advising of my return.

Njoyfull Crafts are offering a $20.00 Product Pack that will be posted out by KIU whilst they are away.


This month your challenge is to create a layout using the sketch below, please make sure that your layout is based on Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper.

*Sketch designed by Angela - Scrap Friends.

Please remember to link your layouts no later than 11.59pm 31st March.

Our March Guest Designer...


Anne Pennington is a passionate scrapper and photographer in her spare time, and a publisher by profession. 
She is a mother of 5 children, and a friend to many. 

She also runs the scrapbooking challenge blog Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge which can be found at

Her personal blog can be found at:

Anne xoxoxo

Here is Anne's stunning creation...

Here are Team 1's stunning examples for this months challenge...








  1. wow......the designer's examples are truly amazing, and I love the sketch, how fun!

  2. Oh wow, what a stunning reveal - you guys have really outdone yourslves this month!!! Congrats on your guest designer spot Anne - your page is stunning!

  3. Oh, Man...sooo much inspiration here it's simply ridiculous! LOVE Anne's GD page...&! Just mind blowing.....& of course, GREAT sketch:):):)

  4. Fabulous creativity ladies !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) xx

  5. Fantastic inspiration...I found the sketch a bit tricky...
    I can't find the link tool to upload?