Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Challenge @ KIU

I still cant believe it is May already, the kids are on school holidays, not that is seems too much like a holiday we are still flat out at least we dont have to be out the door by 8.20am each morning!

This month we have a stunning challenge for you, please check out our Guest Designer Marianne and our 3 amazing sponsors...

Our Guest Designer this month is....

Marianne Johansson (Norway)
 Hi there,

I'm Marianne Johansson aka skorpionen, live in Hamar, Norway with my hubby and our two daughters age 15 and 11.
My passion is:  layouts, art journals, tags, paintings, canvases, mixed media, yes, nearly anyting as long as I can be creative.
Love using ink, paint and medium in my work.
I have been scrapbooking for about 8 years now and can't live without it!
Don't think I have a particular style, I create whatever "hits my brain" at the time.
I'm designing for 7Dots Studio, Art Anthology, Poppydesign and the awsome kit-club Scraps of Darkness.
You're welcome to visit my blog, hopefully you find something inspiring.

So happy to be guest designer for KIU this month and enjoy the new challenge! So looking forward to see your projects!
Here is Marianne's stunning example for this months challenge...



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.


The Scrapbook Store is a Perth, Western Australia based Scrapbooking and Craft online retailer. Stocking an extensive range of the latest beautiful and exciting released scrapbooking and craft products. Formerly known as Handmade By Suzanne- our new store name, The Scrapbook Store and website was launched 21st August 2012.
With over 5000 products online and growing there isn’t much in scrapbooking and craft that we don’t sell! Our brands include – Kaisercraft, Bo Bunny, Webster’s Pages, Prima, Hambly Screen Prints, Dusty Attic, October Afternoon, Martha Stewart, Crate Paper, Cheery Lynn, Sizzix - just to name a fraction!

The online store is fast loading and easy to navigate. We have grouped our products by both brand and type making it easy to find just what you need.
First time customers receive 15% discount off their 1st order. Simply register and you will receive an immediate e-mail with the details of how to claim your discount. The Scrapbook Store offers competitive prices, professional service and fast dispatch of your orders. Orders under $65 are shipped for just $6 flat rate or shipped FREE for orders over $65. For your information, average shipping time to the East Coast is 4 business days.

The Scrapbook Store is offering a $20.00 Voucher + Free Post.


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.


May is the month of VINTAGE at Kraft It Up!!!!

This month we want to see some vintage inspired layouts, as you can see from the below examples you're layout can be what I would describe as classic vintage or modern vintage and anything in between!

The only requirement's are that you create your layout on Kraft Patterned Paper or Kraft Cardstock and your entry must be created for this challenge ONLY!!!

Link your entries to the Link Tool in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm 31st May.










  1. Beautiful DT layouts!!! Well, I'm going to take part and so glad I decided too! Just been into my box of old photos and found some amazing ones of my mum and dad from the 1950's!! As both my parents have passed, it was truly amazing to find them!!! Will be working on it over the weekend.