Friday, 7 June 2013

Scrap Around The World - June challenge - "Bumble Bee"

Hello sweet friends!

June, beautiful June with blooming fruit trees and Mother Nature in her fresh summer clothes. I love this prelude to fullblown summer when everything still has that delicate green to it. It's like my eyes are sensitive to that special green and the sensory signals go straight out into every inch of my being. Happy as a lark that's what I am!

Talking about Mother Nature and being inspired. Scrap Around The World (SATW) released its June moodboard and sketch on 1 June. HERE'S THE LINK TO THE RELEASE

We have an eclectic, retro mood board from Design Team member Anupama Choudary, together with a happy & whimsical sketch from our resident sketch artist Julianne McKenna-De Lumen.



 All you need to do is be inspired by the mood board (in any way) and to use our sketch as your starting point.
(No need to tell us HOW the board inspired you if it is OBVIOUS. Otherwise, please let us know - a couple of lines explanation is all that is vital for us).

The above image MUST appear on the blog post containing your challenge entry - you also need to mention that you are playing along with the current challenge at Scrap Around The World and LINK UP TO IT please,
(not to your entire blog). 

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.

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.

Anupama is our challenge host this month & will be monitoring the comments section of this post & answering any questions you may have - also directly in the comments section - but please read the 'Rules of Play' before you begin, as that should tell you everything you need to know.

Onto our prizes & sponsors for this challenge!

Our design team votes on all entries, thus selecting a winner & 3 features.

A random winner is also drawn. 

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 we are again blessed with 5 PRIZES!!

We have prizes for the Merit & Random winner AND for all 3 features!!!

AS WELL as winning our first prize,
 the winner will be invited back as Guest Designer for the next challenge.

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

 This month our merit winner will receive this HUGE pack of papers
 (the new 'Faces of Spring' Collection) PLUS mixed media goodies from
 our generous Polish sponsor, 13arts, owned by our wonderful & kind friend
 Aida Domisiewicz who is a highly talented mixed media artist herself.

2nd place will receive a complete paper collection 'Home Sweet Home' 
from another awesome Polish company - Studio 75 - shipping included!
Check out their online store too HERE.

Company Shop 

3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from Scrapmatts Chipboard
 in Australia,containing a selection of their latest releases - shipping included!
Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages, 
cards & papercrafting projects. Scrapmatts has a ning site that showcases an 
amazing talented international design team who post daily on the blog there, 
a Gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!

This is just an example of the type of product you will win!
Available from their online store HERE.

CB4059 Nautical Designs 03 CB4058 Australian Federation Detail 03CB1198 Scrapwords 06

4th place will receive 3 packs of Flairs OF YOUR CHOICE from
 A Piece of Cake Designs in Australia, including free shipping!

Cherry Flair - You {anchor} Me-Cherry Flair - My Girl Version 1-Cherry Flair - Everyday Black & White-

{Above are just a few examples of the wide choice available!}

Our random winner will receive this prize pack of The Crafter's Workshop 12x12 Templates kindly donated by Anupama herself.


The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Saturday, 25 June .

Here is my take on the June challenge. Close-ups and a blurb about what inspired me in the mood board are coming up in a separate short blog post tomorrow.

Cheerio! thank you so much for coming by!

Toodelipip! xoxox Eila


  1. what an awesome post my gorgeous friend, and an equally fabulous layout you have created ... stunning layers and colors as always, you never disappoint me .. hugz and love x

  2. This is amazing, so many layers and details.. i could look at this all afternoon and I am sure I would find something new to see.. awesome take on the challenge!

  3. what a stunning page!!! Love it Eila... hugs...x

  4. So yummy. Love the pop of darker pink and your banner is pretty spesh.
    Gorgeous work.

  5. you totally rocked the june challenge! wow Eila! you rock!

  6. That photo is totally stunning and I love how your layers flow up and down the page. Truly beautiful.

  7. I want to see Stockholm in the Spring!! In fact you've made me want to see it in all the seasons. Can I come and live there LOL?!? You rocked the challenge. thanks for being such a lovely DT member :)

  8. Many thanks for your message on my blog about this challenge. I love that your scrapbooking, it's so lovely!!!

  9. June is really a great month isn’t it? Everything is growing, all of our flowers are finally blooming after being dormant for so long. I really like this sketch. I am going to think about some inspiration from this mood board. Thanks for posting this challenge and many of the entries as well.

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