Sunday, April 6, 2014

FEB & MARCH WINNERS...

Firstly, I just want to apologise for not being around, there have been personal, work and other issues that have taken up my time, therefore I am looking for someone to take over the blog, sponsors have been organised until the end of the year, if you could email me at: melissaheather@live.com.au if you are interested...

Once again my apologies for not being around the sites more...

Thank you

Melissa



* Could all winners please email through our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kraft-It-Up/105773832789462

FEBRUARY WINNERS...

THE WINNER OF THE SCRAP EVERYTHING $20.00 VOUCHER IS...
KATIE HOWARD...


THE WINNER OF THE SCRAPBOOK FANTASIES $20.00 VOUCHER IS...



GINA RODGERS...


THE WINNER OF THE NJOYFULL CRAFTS $20.00 VOUCHER IS...

KYLIE CORNISH...



MARCH CHALLENGE WINNERS...

THE WINNER OF THE CHARMS CREATIONS $20.00 VOUCHER IS...
KAREN BRIERLEY



THE WINNER OF THE $30.00 2 CRAFTY PRODUCT PACK IS...
WENDY SMITH....



THE WINNER OF THE $10.00 VOUCHER FROM SCRAPPING LIFE IS...
MARISA PAGE...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

APRIL KIU CHALLENGE....

           Welcome to the April Challenge

Please welcome out wonderful sponsors this month...


SCRAPBOOK DIVAS...

Scrapbook Divas started in December 2005, is located in Newcastle and offers great products 24/7.We have a very inspirational gallery, forum and design team. Scrapbook Divas also conducts monthly Divas Days Out where you can come and shop and scrap to your hearts content. 

For all enquiries you can email Michelle at michelle@scrapbookdivas.com.au

Scrapbook Divas have donated a $20.00 voucher.



A2Z SCRAPLETS...
Introducing you to our wonderful world of Scraplets!!!
You can PAINT them, INK them, OPAL them, use them RAW - the possibilities are endless.
A 2 Z Scraplets sells to anyone wishing to use our awesome Chipboard products.


As passionate scrappers, we are delighted to share our fantastic range of lasercut chipboard words and embellishments. Our designs are new and different and are made and packaged right here in Australia, with a huge variety from which to choose. We are adding to our range of products regularly. All our items are cut using acid free 1000UMS Box Board/Chipboard.




julie@a2zscraplets.com.au

A2Z Scraplets are offering one lucky winner a product pack!!


NJOYFULL CRAFTS...
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.

With plenty of experience running previous businesses, I established Njoyfull Crafts in July 2011, which can be found at www.njoyfullcrafts.com.au. 
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 http://njoyfullcraftschallenge.blogspot.com.au/ for the latest task.

Njoyfull Crafts are offering a $20.00 Voucher... 



~~ APRIL CHALLENGE ~~


BITS and PIECES - 
This month your challenge is to create a layout using Kraft and at least 5 of the following six items...Layers, Sequins, Mists/Paints/Gelato's, Tearing or Disressing, Stamping, Arrows or Triangles

Entries close 11.55pm 30th April.



DESIGN TEAM EXAMPLES!!


                                                                      

ALZ...



AMANDA...




PAULA...



AMY PRIOR..



        HEATHER...



FIONA...




HELENE...



LINDY...



MILAGROS...





Sunday, March 2, 2014

JANUARY WINNERS


OUR WINNERS FOR OUR JANUARY CHALLENGE ARE...

* Please email via our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kraft-It-Up/105773832789462

THE WINNER OF THE A2Z SCRAPLETS  PRODUCT PACK IS...
LEAH CAMERON...


THE WINNER OF THE $20.00 VOUCHER FROM SCRAPBOOK DIVAS IS...


JO TRITTON...


THE WINNER OF THE $10.00 SCRAPPING LIFE VOUCHER IS...

CHARMANE KOCH...





Saturday, March 1, 2014

March KIU Challenge.



Welcome to the March Challenge, winners for January will be up on the blog on Monday!

Please welcome out wonderful sponsors this month...

2 CRAFTY...

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, Georgia Heald, Heather Jacob, Keren Tamir, Lindy Gillespie, Nicole Dioron & Sarah Groen – as well as many talented Guest Designers.

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 $30.00 product pack.


CHARMS CREATIONS...
I started creating my Lovely Lollipops just for my own scrapbooking pages in about February/March 2011. I saw that Scrapbooking Top 50 had a Craft Market that gives the opportunity to sell your own handmade embellishments, so thought I would make a few packets up and see how it goes! It went really well, so I thought I would make a few more packs up and try my hand selling them on my own personal blog too - my first sale was in April. That went really well too! 
I've had a sale a month, plus have been a regular at the Craft Market at SBT50 too.  I have LOTS of giveaways so to keep updated on those & upcoming sales - make sure you LIKE my Charms Creations Facebook Page & check out my blog Charms Creations!

Each and every embellishment that I have created has been handcut {making them ALL totally unique} and can include a mixture of felt, fabric, lace, hessian, doiley & any other interesting piece of material I can find. They are finished off with a button and cross-stitches that are also as unique to the embellishment! I have started making different styles and sizes of Lovely Lollipops, Luscious Lollipops & Page Runners. 
Something NEW are my Suns and Clouds too! I have also dabbled in a bit of clay stamping too. So, if you are looking for something totally unique and one of a kind please pop on over and check them out!
I am soooo excited about sponsoring this month - and look forward to seeing what you all create! Have fun & Good Luck on winning the fab prizes up for grabs - including mine of course... hehehe!
Each and every embellishment that I have created has been handcut {making them ALL totally unique} and can include a mixture of felt, fabric, lace, hessian, doiley & any other interesting piece of material I can find. They are finished off with a button and cross-stitches that are also as unique to the embellishment! I have started making different styles and sizes of Lovely Lollipops, Luscious Lollipops & Page Runners. Something NEW are my Suns and Clouds too! I have also dabbled in a bit of clay stamping too. So, if you are looking for something totally unique and one of a kind please pop on over and check them out!
I am soooo excited about sponsoring this month - and look forward to seeing what you all create! Have fun & Good Luck on winning the fab prizes up for grabs - including mine of course... hehehe!

Charms Creations are offering a $20.00 Voucher.

SCRAPPING LIFE...

We are two friends with a BIG passion for life and all things scrapbooking. We have been scrapping for over ten years each. Our love for this craft & scrapping life has led us on this journey of opening our own online store to share our ideas and passion with our fellow scrappers.

Our aim is to supply you with a variety of scrapbooking items! If we don’t have what you are looking for on our site, we will endeavour to stock it for you.

We have a facebook page where we regularly share ideas and new products added to the website, and we have an Instagram account - Scrappinglife. We would love some more followers!

We hope you enjoy our new dream.

Renee and Donna  

Scrapping Life are offering a $10.00 voucher.



~~ MARCH CHALLENGE ~~

THIS MONTHS CHALLENGE IS TO CREATE A LAYOUT BASED AROUND A "LIST", WHETHER IT IS A CHRISTMAS LIST, GROCERY LIST, BUCKET LIST, CHORES OR A WEEKLY PLANNING LIST THAT IS UP TO YOU...

Entries close 11.55pm 31st March.



DESIGN TEAM EXAMPLES!!

PAULA...


MILAGROS...


AMY PRIOR...

HELENE...


LINDY...


ALZ...


FIONA...

Friday, February 14, 2014

DESIGN TEAM FEBRUARY - FEB CHALLENGE

Please make welcome our wonderful and talented Design Team for the February - July period!!

Our belated February challenge is below, I apologise for the delay and thank Lindy for helping me out x


AMY PRIOR (Australia)

Hi there! I am so very excited to be invited to be a party of the fabulous Kraft it Up Team! My name is Amy Prior and I am a wife and a mum in my late twenties living in Kincumber, Australia. 
I have lived on the Central Coast here in NSW Australia basically my whole life and could not imagine living anywhere else. I have always been a creative soul and I find it hard to live without my paintbrush in hand or covered in some kind of medium. 
My 2 daughters Mia & Chloe are usually the focus of my creations because I just love to scrapbook and preserve precious moments for them. My dear mother has a box full of lost memories I call them. 
My entire collection of childhood photos, is stored inside a shoe box randomly mixed up and if I ever ask my mum when a photo was taken or what occassion has been captured, she is always blank. No record and her memory failing, I was always destined to scrapbook and I started journalling at a very young age, including photos, magazine cuttings etc.
By the time my first daughter came along, I was introduced to this fabulous world of "Scrapbooking". I was in heaven at that very first Creative Memories party but the instant I walked into a regular Scrapbooking Store, I saw a world of possibilities and a world of pretty things that I simply had to reach out and grab. Now I, of course, have the same problem that most scrappers have, and that is that I have way too many supplies to know what's good for me! But then every CHA that comes around, my wish lists grow as my bank account shrinks.
As a young girl, my dream was always to be a teacher. Due to unfortunate circumstances, I left school very young and went down the wrong paths for a very long time. Although my dream to be a teacher can still be a reality, I love to focus on sharing my passion for creativity with others. I cannot begin to describe the joy it brings me when I have helped someone create a work of art, after they have doubted themselves and especially after they say they do not have creative bones in their bodies etc.
I hope to share my love for this beautiful Mixed Media world that I live in, with all of you. If I ever post something that has not been explained properly, PLEASE comment and ask me questions. I am always happy to answer and add more steps to make your creative journey easier.
Check out Amy's Blog here: http://www.amyprior.com/


ALISON CALLCOTT (Australia)

Hi! My name is Alison but my friends call me Alz. I live in Melbourne with my truly amazing husband Geoff, and our gorgeous, laidback Kelpie/Heeler cross Bear. I also live with MS.
I’ve been scrapbooking for eight years. My style is mostly mixed media although depending on my subject matter, my scrapping can also be quite clean, simple and elegant, fun and funky, or whimsical. In my studio, pretty much anything goes!
When not scrapping, you can usually find me at the beach, doing obedience and agility training with Bear, socialising with my girlfriends, and pretending (on occasion) to be a domestic goddess.
I’m both thrilled and honoured to join the girls on the 123 Design Team and look forward to the journey ahead. Cheers!

Check out Alison's Blog here: http://alzcreativemadness.blogspot.com.au/


FIONA JOHNSTONE (Australia)


Hi! 
My name is Fiona Johnstone and I live in Sydney with my two children Zane and Lily, who are my constant source of scrapping inspiration.
I went along with some friends to a beginners scrapbook class back in 2005 whilst pregnant with Zane and loved it, but didn’t get right into it until after Lily was born in 2007.  My style is constantly changing as I love to try new techniques, but I try to keep my photo’s as the main focus and always use them as the starting point for creating my layouts. I have been fortunate to be published in Scrapbook Creations & Scrapbooking Memories magazines.
I am currently on the Design Team for All About Scrapbooks and the Creative Team for Inspired Blueprints. I am thrilled to be a part of the Kraft It Up team.
Check out Fiona's Blog here: http://fionajohnstone.blogspot.com.au/


MILAGROS RIVERA (Puerto Rico)

I am a mom of 2 sweethearts a teenage boy and spunky crafter little girl and we live in sunny Puerto Rico in the middle of the Caribbean with a menagerie of pets since my husband is a vet!  I have always crafted, needle arts were in my hands since I was 9.  I started doing my sons albums but almost 18 years ago it was a different world.  When my daughter was born 9 years later I got instantly hooked on it and I love to apply other passions into it like calligraphy, painting and stitching.  Best of all my daughter loves it too so I get to share this moments with her.  you can find me and y other hobby : photography at my blog www.paperboutiquescrapbookingstudio.blogspot.com I'd love for you to visit!



RETURNING TO THE KIU TEAM ARE...

PAULA PERRY...


"I'm super excited to be a returning member of the KIU DT...I absolutely love this challenge blog & the amazing team! 

I'm a huge fan of Kraft & use it a lot in my scrapping. My inspiration for my layouts mainly comes from my kids & my desire to record their lives. Life has been a little crazy over the past year with my eldest completing her HSC & youngest finishing Primary school, I'm hoping to catch up on more scrapping this year. 

A fond farewell to the girls leaving us, your support has been brilliant & a huge welcome to the new ladies...enjoy!"

You can view Paula's blog here: http://paula-mycreativeramblings.blogspot.com.au/


LINDY GILLESPIE...


Hi my name is Lindy Gillespie & I live in sunny Gold Coast . I am married with 2 grown up children Craig and Kate  and an obnoxious cat called Java -and like any animals are very much part of the family.

I have been scrapping for about 7 years & first stumbled across a bricks and mortar store which caught my eye so i had to investigate to my surprise was immediately addicted ....

I would class my scrapping style as  white space with s bit of shabby chic .... Atm i'm a bit addicted to distressing and mix media and most of my work have layers and distress edges. There are many that inspire me, love searching through the home magazines and the colour catalogues.

I have been very fortunate to be published in most Australian and Overseas magazine.

Lindy's Blog:http://wwwjustanotherday.blogspot.com.au/



AMANDA HALL....



HELENE BOGREN...

I live in south of Sweden with my husband and our four year old daughter.

I have always loved playing with colors in different ways, which has resulted in hobbies like interior design, to design and sew clothing, and gardening/garden design. 
When I found out about scrapbooking that quickly became my new passion! I just love the colors, patterned papers, embellishments, masks, mixed media products and so on… 

At the moment I’m using a lot of mix media and doodling on my layouts but I like to challenge myself to try new techniques. I’m kind of a more-is-more girl in scrapbooking and I love to use a lot of bright colors (which, by the way, works SO well with kraft paper).



HEATHER JACOB...


Hi there, my name is HEATHER JACOB.

Firstly I am so honoured and delighted to be included for another term in the Kraft It Up team for 2014
I am happily married to my wonderful, supportive “soul mate” Baden. 
I discovered scrapbooking in 2003 and to me this craft is the perfect combination of art, photography, beautiful paper, and glorious words. My work reflects my love of family and nature, who I was yesterday and who I am today . 

I especially love to choose some elements, cast a spell and see what happens, to create a dream and follow it through. Subtle shadows, light and color are all ingredients for casting the spell. I am in harmony with my garden and its inhabitants, connecting with the beauty that surrounds me. For me it is all-consuming, inspiring and a natural expression of my inner self, which I love to weave into my works.

I am inspired by colour and texture … I love to include stitching, chipboard, journaling, muslin, fabrics, metal elements, inking, masking and texture paste.
Off the page projects and altered art are a fave of mine. I see my style changing and evolving  into more textural themes with layering, attention to detail, monochromatic themes with a little shabby chic/grunge thrown in.. 

I feel very blessed to be on a number of design teams and I have work published in Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbook Creations, Australian Scrapbook Ideas, Scrap365,  Somerset Memories, Somerset Studio, Somerset Apprentice, Carnets De Scrap (French Magazine)
Warm hugz from Heather x
My blogs:
www.heatherartandlife.blogspot.com.au 
www.heather-artandsoul.blogspot.com.au


SUE SMITH.....
My name is Sue Smith and I live on the beautiful South Coast of NSW and have 2 adult children and 3 fur-babies. All my life I have dabbled in art of some sort, and have been an obsessed fan of scrapbooking for about 7 years now after reluctantly attending a Creative Memories workshop.

Becoming involved with the online scrapbooking community has, and continues to be, a wonderful source of technique development, creative inspiration and many, many valued friendships.

I don't really have a scrapping style as such, but I love using lots of layers and mists and experimenting with new products and techniques. I also dabble in mixed media art and I am passionate about photography. I love working with Kraft and I am really looking forward to my time here on this team, and sharing my creations on this blog."



                                      OUR SPONSORS FOR FEBRUARY ARE 


SCRAP EVERYTHING
Here you will find lots of yummy scrapbooking goodies! 
With an ever changing product range you are sure to find whatever your heart desires and if you can't find what you are looking for just ask - we are happy to order it for you!
Scrap Everything is offering a $20.00 Voucher


NJOYFULL CRAFTS

Njoyfull Crafts are offering a $20.00 Voucher


SCRAPBOOK FANTASIES...

Scrapbook Fantasies (www.scrapbookfantasies.com.au) is a Scrapbooking, Papercrafts and Mixed Media business opened in November 2002 in Gladstone, Queensland.
The well stocked store receives new stock daily, and supports a boutique style online storehere
 
The owner Alicia runs Weekly Challenges and many other competitions giving away over $250 dollars in store vouchers every month. The Gallery hosts thousands of customer creations, and is available for viewing without login.

Parcels are posted within Australia at a flat $6.50 or the actual postage rate (whichever is the lesser), or FREE for orders over $100.

International parcels are posted at the actual postage rate.

Scrapbook Fantasies are offering a $20.00 Voucher...




                                                 FEBRUARY CHALLENGE

                 This Month your Challenge is to create a layout on Kraft cardstock or patterned paper 
                                                  about something you LOVE..


                              WE WILL EXTEND THE CHALLENGE TO THE  14TH MARCH

                                             

                           HERE ARE THE STUNNING DESIGN TEAM CREATIONS 


                          OUR FIRST GUEST DESIGNER IS THE VERY TALENTED 
                                                       MARIANNE JOHANSSON






                        Make sure you check out her stunning work on her blog here

                           OUR SECOND GUEST DESIGNER THIS MONTH IS 

                                                     WILMA VOERMANS



                                                 YOU CAN CHECK HER BLOG HERE



                                                 THE DESIGN TEAM EXAMPLES...


Amy





ALISON








AMANDA



FIONA




HEATHER




HELENE




LINDY






MILAGROS









PAULA