Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Welcome to Scrap Around The World and our first May Challenge!

Tadaah!! Today is very very special. I am really so happy and excited to share wonderful scrappy news with you - let me introduct SATW - Scrap Around The World!! a brand new challenge site owned by Helen Tilbury.

We are a group of 14 women from all around the globe, of different ages, cultures & circumstances, united by our love of scrapbooking!  It is a universal language that we all understand!!

That's why Helen chose the name 'Scrap Around the World', because, literally, that is what we are all doing. Let me introducte the DT;

Eila Sandberg - me!

May 2013 Challenge 1

Each month we will present you with a mood board & a sketch, together with a mood board/sketch combo image for you to save to your computer & upload to your blog when taking part in our challenges. 


All you need to do is be inspired by the mood board (in ANY way) 
& use our sketch as your starting point.  

How to use our sketches
As you would any other sketch.  We would like to see that it definitely inspired you & was your 'starting point' but you can 'make it your own' by flipping it, turning it, inverting it & moving things about if you like.  You can also change the photo orientation and number of photos to be as few or as many as you like. 

**** the above image MUST appear on the blog post containing your challenge entry please****

You also need to mention that you are playing along with the current challenge at Scrap Around The World & link up to it please :)
How to use our mood boards

Our mood boards are for your INSPIRATION only.  You can be inspired by one of the images, all of the images, or any number of them, or even parts thereof. For example, on this board you may be inspired by the colours (either all of them or just one, two or more) but you do not have to use any colours on the board if you don't want to.   

Other aspects of the mood board that could inspire you are, for example, the beads, circles, fringing, cracks, texture, leather, chandeliers, turquoise, rust (colour or rusty elements) ie brass/metal.  Pink, purple, oranic shapers, swirls, feathers, fluff, fibres, distressing, ombre effects, flowers, bows, lace, flower-soft & filigree work (fine cut embellishments such as laser chipboard with detailed designs).
It's entirely up to you!  Be Inspired in any way!!

Sponsorship Information

Our design team votes on all entries, thus selecting a winner & 3 features.
A random winner is also selected. 

There will always be a prize for the Merit Winner & the Random Winner.

If we get lucky there will be prizes for the featured layouts too!
This month, seeing it is our premier/début we have 5 PRIZES!!
We have prizes for the Merit & Random winner AND for all 3 features!!!

The winner is invited back as guest designer for the next challenge.  
If you are selected as the winner or one of the featured artists you need to contact Helen immediately @ with your e mail address so she can send you the mood board/sketch combo you need to create with.  You are not obliged to accept the Guest Designer opportunity if you find the time frame too tight.

Our challenges are open to everyone, anywhere in the world & all this month's prizes include

This month our merit winner will receive the newest collection from
  PaperCraft Scandinavia (aka INKIDO)

2nd place will receive the brand new collection from 13@rts

3rd place will receive a $20 chipboard prize-pack from
Scrapmatts Chipboard in Australia,
containing a selection of their latest releases!

4th place will receive two sets of flowers from
  Inkido / PaperCraft Scandinavia


Our RANDOM winner will receive this assorted pack of goodies
donated by Helen :)


and here is my take on the sketch and moodboard. I will post the closies in a separate blog post scheduled for tomorrow.

Thank you so much for coming by! hope you will join in with us at SATW!

Till tomorrow if you want to. Cheers! xoxox Eila


  1. Wonderful Eila!! Love that you introduced the DT too! Beautiful layout & prefect translation of the mood board & I love how you have worked that sketch!! Really beautiful layout!!!

  2. Wow... What a well written post. Very well explained leaving me with no questions only thoughts running through my brain about how to interpret the mood board and sketch...can't wait to get started on my page.
    Congrats to you and the new challenge site

  3. wow! awesome page my friend!! sounds like a fun challenge! I want to play!!

  4. Love your awesome LO Eila
    Congrats on your DT spot, it looks like you ladies are going to have loads of FUN!!! Wish you all the best on these new adventures :)
    Hugs x

  5. The blog looks amazing and your take on the first challenge is simply fabulous too! Huge congrats on the well-deserved DT spot!
    I just love the vintage and warm feel to your lay-out with that envelope as a really nice finishing touch.

  6. How exciting!! COngrats Eila!!! I love your layout... as always its beautiful!!! hugs...x

  7. I love challenges and your pages are always so beautifully detailed. I cant link with the site but will keep trying! Great work Eila, hi from WA.

  8. Very exciting big congrats!!! just love this lo such an Eila style and adore that prima mask ...have a great week xoxo