Friday, September 30, 2011

Septembers inspiration will come from the Movie Poster........


For an extra 6 bonus points :)

1) One word title = 1 pt
2) Use Blue, Yellow and Red Cardstock = 2 pts
3) Add a Bird = 3 pts

NOTE - From June we are now looking for individual entries for FS2S, you may combine your entry with a sketch but we no longer want entries that combine other challenges as we feel the ladies that do the right thing and take the time to enter independent entries are disadvantaged when it comes to winning prizes. If it means we lose a few entries, so be it!

 The inlinkz post will go up shortly!

The Design Team have put together some great submissions,
so lots of inspiration to share with you all  :)

Entries for  'RIO' will close
Wednesday 28th September at midnight.

Looking forward to seeing some great entries this month :)


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Leonie's submission for September.....

Leonie - Cuckoo

Hi Shazza,

Here’s my take on the September challenge.
I took my inspiration from the triangular shape of the bird and used this in the placement of my photo’s.
I had some trouble with the cardstock criteria. I realized how little coloured cardstock I actually use. I did
Manage to find a few pieces though and stamped on them and then made the grungy flowers!
And I’ve have this felt bird in my stash for ages, knew it would come in handy one day, it looked a little crazy so it matched the theme
Of the layout with my son pulling funny faces! And lastly my journaling imitated the style in the movie poster.
Thanks for asking be to be guest designer.


Come meet our Movie Extra for September.....

Leonie Neal-Dawson

Hi, i’m Leonie and I live in Geelong, Victoria. Along with my Husband of 11 years, Greg  and our 4 children, Will (10), Andrew (8), Hamish (8), and Maggie (6).
I started Scrapbooking when I was pregnant with my twins in 2003. And truly I love everything about this craft; preserving our family’s memories, the creative outlet for me, meeting fabulous like minded people and in the past year or so I’ve discovered the online world of scrapping, blog challenges, forums etc.  I’ve become so passionate about my craft that everyday will find me scrapping, even if it’s just 15 minutes  tucked away in my study! 
I enjoy learning and trying lots of different techniques and I think that is part of the attraction of blog challenges.  They always offer something a little different, something to help push you in new directions.   Having said that at the moment I like to use mists and masks on my Layouts and l think I also add some doodling or inking/distressing to most of my layouts.
I love having visitors to my blog, so feel free to pop in and say hi.
Leonie Neal-Dawson.

Here are some of Leonie's fabulous pages....... 

 Just for the Record

She's Loud

Zany Whacky Valentines
Please make Leonie welcome at ARTastic and dont forget to visit her blog at....

Leave some love.....and become a follower :)

Natalie Elphinstones submission......

Natalie Elphinstone - Blessed

Dear Shazza,

I'm so happy with how this layout turned out after I was inspired by the movie poster to document my youngest's love for adventure. I was at first stumped with how to add blue, red and yellow cardstock as I'm not really a cardstock kind of scrapper, but luckily I found some in the right colours and it came together quite easily in the end. I've added a big wing to represent my bird and my one-word title is "Blessed", together with the subtitle it reads "Blessed are the curious, for they shall find adventure"!! What a fun movie poster we've got this month. Can't wait to see how everyone interprets it.


Here is Jennifers submission......

Jennifer Manis - Tweet

Hi Shazza!!  Here's my layout for The Rio poster for September.  It's titled, "Tweet".  Of course, I had to use photos of my real birds on my page!  :)  Loved this poster!

Chantal Vandenberg's submission....

Chantal Vandenberg - Cheeky

Please find attached my take on September's inspiration movie poster, "Rio".  I really enjoyed this challenge, especially with it's bright and bold colours.  I saw this one at the movies and it really was a visual feast! :D

I've included all the criteria here - 1. One word title "Cheeky", 2. Use Blue, Yellow and Red cardstock - I've a blue base there (albeit covered with flowers - but you can just see it peeking through!!), 3. Add a bird - I've got a gorgeous little bird from the Chip Chop Shop there ;).

I've also been inspired by the angles of the kite (see the music paper on my layout) and the addition of white on the layout (ditto). 

Fabbo challenge - one of my faves!!! :D

Chantal Vandenberg

Here is Dales submission for September.....

Dale Tiernan -HAT

Hi Shazza,
 Here is my layout "Hat" for the Rio challenge. I've used red, blue and yellow cardstock which I have cut with my zigzag scissors to repeat the pattern on the eggs in my photos. I've also included a red turkey feather for the same reason. I also have a handmade felt embellishment that I made. Mark and I had a lot of fun making our Easter craft projects this year.
 For a list of items used please see my blog

Janes take on the monthly poster.....

Jane Howden - Bright

Hi Shazza,
I had to call this layout “Bright” (my one word title) it really couldn’t be anything else.  Gorgeous rainbow lorikeets on South Molle Island, Queensland.  My daughter was in hysterics over them, she really thought they were a scream.  I’ve used red, yellow and blue cardstock and of course there are birds a plenty.  Loved putting this one together – hope everyone else finds some birdy inspiration this month.

Here is Sandi's take on the 'RIO' movie poster this month.....

Sandi Robinson - Winner

Attached, my submission for 'Rio'...What an absolute pleasure to work with this poster as inspiration! When I saw the criteria 'Add A Bird' I immediately thought of this photo of my youngest, then aged two, at a Christmas Fancy Dress Party held by his playgroup. He went as a Pirate & I had such fun dressing him up...he even let me draw a curly moustache on with an eyeliner pen!!  While his eye patch & cutlass were soon abandoned (they got in the way of playing!!) the parrot was still pinned on his shoulder & the moustache still on his face, right up to bath time that evening!! The icing on the cake was when he was awarded First Prize for his costume & he clung on to that envelope all day!! So...all criteria met & another long overdue photo scrapped!! Thanks Shazza for yet another thoroughly enjoyable challenge!! :)


Sandi :)

Debi Clark's submission....

Debi Clark - She

Hi Shazza,
What a great fun movie poster Rio is to inspire me!! I hope 
it also inspiress many gals to join in with us too.
I loved the bright cheery colours, to add to these photos 
of a dear friends little daughter.  I used the red, 
yellow & blue CS plus added a little bit of pink there 
too, inked & then Glossy Accented the birdie (although 
that is hard to see in the photo)& title my page 'She'.
What a great time I had working on my page!
Thanks again dear Shazza,
Cheers Debi Clark

Karen's submission for September....

Karen Williams -Splash

Here is Mary Steinmetz's take on the 'RIO' poster....

Mary Steinmetz -Beachy

Hi Shazza,
Here is my entry for Sept.

I think it turn out really cute, I kind a went with colors in the poster, that really got me going. It was a fun poster.
When Is Hannah and her friend Jessica tanning on the beach.
I have covered the red, blue and yellow card stock, one title word Beachy, and my feathered friend the bird.
I hope you like as much as I enjoyed putting to together.

Here is Alanna submission for the month.......

Alanna Nelson - Bounce

I had so much fun with this LO! The cardstock criteria made me realise I haven't used cardstock as my background in a while (more of a patterned paper kind of girl!) and I pulled out one of my new Crafter's Workshop templates and had a play around with embossing on the Core Core'dinations cardstock... it was a bit time consuming (I'm only learning) but I love the effect!! Minimilistic seems to be my style at the moment so I kept this one nice and simple. I also embossed the red cardstock circle and yellow title. The paper doiley was a last minute addition to the page but I'm so glad I did. I knew it needed that extra little something, and my doiley solution came in a dream ;)

Cardstock - background, title, circle behind photos.
One word title - check :)
Bird - little birdie pebble on the bird cage strung across photos with floss.

Thanks Shazza :)


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Winners announced for the Four Birthday challenges :)

Woohoo!!!!! Here are the winners for the four birthday challenges.

Thanks to everyone that joined in!

Winners will have to scroll back through the posts to see their donated prize :)

All prizes are Random Draws, (one prize per person)
Challenge Number One

To Gillian on her 37th Birthday

Added Criteria
1) Use a house or home on your page somehow
2) use sand/sandpaper or sand coloured fabric

3) use green paint
We had seven entries from.....
Jenna B, Amanda T, Deb C, Julene M, Libeeti, Jane H and Kristal B
and the winners are........
Amanda T - Congratulations on your new home - Card
You have won some OTP product donated by Dale Tiernan
Libeeti - Congrats on your new home  - Card
You have won some Birthday product donated by Sandi Robinson
Kristal B - Welcome home - Card
You have won a Notebook Kit donated Shazza (me) 
Challenge Number Two

Children on their Birthdays

Added Criteria
1. Use white and blue for the background
2. Child or Children on their birthday celebrating
3 An umbrella
We had seven entries from.....
Jenna B, Amanda T, Dale T, Nicole, Julene M, Jane H and Sandi R

and the winners are........
Dale Tiernan - Umbrella Birthday  - Card 
You have won a 'Scrapbook in a tin' donated by Debi Clark
Jenna B - Happy Birthday Megan - Card
You have won an owl stamp donated by Karen Williams

Nicole - June Bug Layout
You have won some asstd goodies donated by Mary Steinmetz
Julene - 6 Birthday Layout
You have won a 'Pink Paisley' scrapbooking kit
Challenge Number Three

13 going on 30

Added Criteria

1 point   - Polka dotted patterned paper
2 points - Use numbers in your title
3 points - Let’s make this girly - lots of pink and bling and froth and bubbles
We had Eleven entries from.....
Julene M, Chantal V, Deb C, Amanda T, Nicole, Lena S, Melody R, Kristal B, 
Dale T, Sandi R and Roxanne McC
and the winners are........
 Lena S with her Princess page entry
You have won some Birthday goodies donated by Jane Howden
Melody R with her entry 'My neice Melissa'
You have won some birthday goodies donated by Alanna Nelson
Sandi R- 'In the pink at 50' entry 
You have won a 'Moments kit' donated by shazza (me)
Challenge Number Four

Marie Antoinette

Added Criteria

1- use a cluster of flowers
2- use a close-up photo
3- use a title with the name of the person in the photo

We had Eleven entries from.....
Dale T, Jenna B, Lena S, Julene M, Deb CAmanda T, Mary S, Jane H , Melody R, Kristal B, and  Sandi R 
and the winner are.......
Deb C with her entry 'Deb @ Play'
You have won a Rak of goodies donated by Chantal Vandenberg

Mary S with her entry 'Here's Hannah'
You have won a pack of Birthday goodies donated by Jennifer Manis
Jane H with her entry 'Rach'
You have won a Rack of goodies donated by Natalie Elphinstone
Congrats to all the winners!!!!

Could all the DT that donated prizes ensure that they are posted before the end of the month please 
To claim your prize please send your address details to


Winners announced for 'Holiday Inn' :)

Hi Ladies!

Thanks to all the ladies that joined in this months challenge, you all did a fantastic job of the challenge :) 

We had a total of 11 entries for the month!!

Well, the votes are in from the Design Team members.......

The winner of the Golden Globe for July
with her entry

I wanna be a Starhip Trooper
 Some 'Little Yellow 
Bicycle' Product from 'Scrap of your Life'
The winner of the Rndom Draw Prize
donated by Debi clark

with her entry

My Guy
Congrats Kristal!!! You have won....
Winner of the Random Draw Prize donated 
by Jane Howden


Sarah Rogers

with her entry

Cirque du Soleil

Congrats Sarah

You have won a 'Beauty Mini kit'

Winner of the Random Draw Prize 
donated by Karen williams



with her entry

Just the 2 of Us

Congrats Libeeti!!! you have won 'Ten Tags'

The winner of the Directors Choice Award
Donated by shazza (me)


Jen Fawkes

with her entry

You and Me

Congrats Jen!! you have won....


The Movie Extra RAK Prize
donated by 
Holly Connors (and picked by Holly herself!)


Amanda Taylor

with her entry

'Tired Little Aussie'
Congrats Amanda!!! You have won..... 
The Design Team submission winner for the month

Debi Cark

with her submission
'What Style'

Congrats Debi!!1 I will be sending you a Rak
 gift :)

A big thankyou to all the August sponsors,
your donations are much appreciated by all of us at FS2S

Sponsors for August

Golden Globe winner - donated by 'Scrap of Your Life''

Movie Extra Prize Pack donated by Holly Connors

Random Prize donated by Karen Williams

Random Prize donated by Jane Howden

Random Prize donated by Debi Clark

'Directors choice' and
'DT submission vote' donated by Shazza


Thankyou to all the ladies that took the time to enter this month,

You all awesome scrappers!!!!!

Thankyou to Holly Connors  for being our Movie Extra for the month,

and adding some great comments to the entries during the month.

Thankyou to my DT members, without them this challenge blog would be very dull and boring!!!!

Could all the winners please email me their home addresses to: so I can get all your prizes organised :)

Now who's up for some ''Rio!' inspiration

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Winners will be announced Friday night!

Sorry ladies, I will announce all the winners tomorrow night!
I am sick and unfortunately I do not have a Secretary or Admin Assistant to 
help me out and to take over for me!

The rest of the monthly information should be uploaded by latest 4th September.

Sorry for any inconvienance!