Monday 1 December 2014

December 2014 Challenge 20
A Frosty Winter Mood Board by Anna Komenda
And a New Design Team Member!

Hello everyone!  Can you believe it's our last challenge in this year already?!
Where has the time gone?!?  Today we welcome you to our December challenge - 
with a lovely mood board prepared by our team member Anna Komenda of Poland.

Anna created a snowy but also warm & cosy mood board for you -  in her 
signature fresh colours.   There are so many ways this mood board can
 inspire you!  Of course you may choose to be inspired by the colours -
 one or all of them ... the icy blues, crisp whites, beige & warm red 
as well as dark chocolate brown.  Or how about the patterns?  

Chevrons, hearts, doilies & snowflakes!  
Look at the beautiful textures - tongue & groove boards, 
twisted strings, feathery leaves, crochet, patchwork & glitter!!
The fun quotation could inspire you alone...Or the confetti on the cupcakes...

We are SO EXCITED to see what you come up with this month!!!


COOKING, ETC for this month only...We are allowing you to create TAGS or ATC's
 {Artist Trading Cards} as well as our usual layouts, art journal pages & canvases!! 
 MINIMUM SIZES for this month only -  12 by 3 12 inches (64 mm × 89 mm)
Hopefully that will give you all a chance to play along even if you are really busy!


Let's find out more about Anna!

"Hello!   My name is Anna Komenda & I am from Poland. 
I have 2 daughters, who are my constant inspiration, a very patient husband
 & a beagle dog. Scrapbooking is not a hobby for me, it's a way of life.
 It fills all my free time & has given me a bunch of friends too!  It helps me
 to preserve memories & special moments in my family's life. 

I love creating projects with photos of my daughters especially.  
Mini albums & layouts are my favourite type of projects! 
 I love creating colourful designs with a little touch of mess like splashes. 
You can visit my blog here -
& I can't wait to see how my mood board inspires you this month!!"


As usual we have 5 wonderful merit-based prizes for you this month
 & one random prize which can be won by ANYONE ANYWHERE. 
All our prizes always include international shipping!

Not only that, but we also offer a Guest Designer Position to our
winner each month too, which comes with plenty of exposure
in your own special post as well as an exclusive badge.

Please remember that in order to be eligible for our random prize each 
month you do need to share your project on our Facebook Wall.

You only need to be inspired by ONE image but can be inspired by
 more than one or even ALL the images - it really is UP TO YOU!!

We are NOT A COLOUR CHALLENGE SITE so there is no need
to follow our colours, although of course if they are your source of
inspiration you are welcome to use them all, or just some of them,
otherwise none at all!  You have complete artistic freedom BUT
we do need to be able to SEE HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!
So please remember to tell us in your post!!

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our
 10 Golden Rules HEREwhich include:- 

1)  Sharing the mood board image in your blog post.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to our current challenge.

3)  Explaining how you were inspired by our mood board

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

5) We do not accept cards, tags, Off-the-Page items or mini-books.
Only layouts, canvases or art journal pages, spreads & covers.
(see our rules for minimum sizes please).

FOR DECEMBER ONLY - We are allowing you to create TAGS or ATC's
 {Artist Trading Cards} MINIMUM SIZES for this month only 
-  12 by 3 12 inches (64 mm × 89 mm).

If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.


We are also collaborating with STUCK?!SKETCHES this month, just for FUN! 

You DO NOT HAVE TO USE THEIR SKETCH with our mood board but 
if you choose to we have ONE SPECIAL PRIZE to share with the best 
entry linked up to our blog here, that uses their sketch. 

This will be totally separate to our Top 10 Winners & will not feature on our 
Wall of Fame but WILL BE ELIGIBLE for one of our FINALIST badges 


BLOG ON THE 15TH DECEMBER & will close on their side on the 29th
of December but as usual our challenge will close on the last day of the month.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

This is REVEAL ONE.  We now have a MID-MONTH REVEAL as well
 - that goes LIVE on the 16th of every month with another full set 
of inspiration from more of our designers!  

  Please sign up to follow us on Google Friend Connect
 {in our right-hand side bar where it says JOIN THIS SITE}
 to be eligible for our prizes & follow us on Blog Lovin'  as 
we have a new post up EVERY 4TH DAY so there is always 
something interesting happening here at Scrap Around The World - 
we have Guest Designers, Guest Teams & TWO tutorials 
EVERY MONTH to keep your creative juices flowing...


Here we have the star of this month's show, Anna Komenda,
leading the way, followed by the first half of our amazing team!

Anna Komenda {Poland} CANVAS

Helen Tilbury {South Africa}

Di Garling {Australia}

Riikka Kovasin {Finland}

   Heather McMahon {Australia}

                                                 Erica Houghton {USA} CANVAS

                                                   Agnieszka Bellaidea {Canada}

Karita Vainio {Finland}

Hera Sugitani {Brazil}

Terhi Koskinen {Finland}


And now onto some more exciting news!  This month we welcome a new 
Design Team member as we have had one of our designers leaving early. 
We are very happy to welcome Marianne Johansson of Norway to SATW.

Marianne will be one of our ART JOURNAL SPECIALISTS!


Marianne Johannson {Norway} ART JOURNAL PAGE

As you can see she is a PRO at what she does!

Let's hear a little more about Marianne!!


"Hi, my name is Marianne Johansson & I live in Hamar, Norway with my hubby
 our 2 teenage daughters. Not so young anymore but still, young at heart! 
I love scrapbooking & mixed media in particular.

 I hardly ever make anything without paints, mists or some other medium. 

I began back in 2005 with documenting my daughters' lives through
 photographs, but nowadays (because the girls are no longer
 very willing models!) I scrap whatever I photograph.

 It can be anything from houses to shoes - just give me a photo & some

 paper & I'm happy! I also do a lot of art journaling, which I love so much
 because it is such a freeing art form & I love to create this way!  

I am so happy to be joining Scrap Around The World & would
 love for you to visit me at my blog HERE to say HELLO."




The Main KIT OF THE MONTH from The Flying Unicorn Online Store
AND the MIXED PASSION ADD-ON!! Valued at US$60!!

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper
crafting artists. Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest
 ~ including an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!

Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!

They also have a blog & Facebook page
where you can find loads of inspiration!

As well as the Mixed Passion Add-on!


2ND PRIZE - $50 worth of goodies from DT Member Pam Ellis!

Prize consists of :- 13 patterned papers & 2 die-cuts from the Kaisercraft 
Turtle Dove & Just Believe collections.  Silks Acrylic Glaze (white), 
Fabscraps-Chipboard Bells, Kaisercraft Twigs & Berries, 
Petaloo Wild Red Roses Pack of 3, Turtle Dove Rub-ons, 
Prima Poppies & Peonies flowers, Turtle Dove Pack of Die-cut pieces,
 Prima Vintage Metal Trinkets, Dusty Attic - Merry Christmas Chipboard Piece, 
Prima Rose stamp. White crystal spray, Brown ribbon & 2 stick pins. Valued at $50!!

Please click in HERE to Pam's blog & become a follower
 if you would like to be eligible for this prize!  


3RD PRIZE - $30 worth of prizes from DT member Pam Ellis!

Prize consists of :- 9 Patterned Papers from Bo Bunny Mistletoe Collection 
12 x 12 Chipboard stickers, Brads, & petals {Mistletoe Collection}
Patterned & Glittered Chipboard Pieces - Me & My Big Ideas
Prima 6 inch Stencil - Valued at $30!!

Please click in HERE to Pam's blog & become a follower
 if you would like to be eligible for this prize!
4TH PRIZE - $25 worth of goodies from DT Member Rachael Funnell

Please click in HERE to Rachael's blog & become a follower
 if you would like to be eligible for this prize!


5TH PRIZE - $20 worth of goodies from DT Member Rachael Funnell

Please click in HERE to Rachael's blog & become a follower
 if you would like to be eligible for this prize!


RANDOM PRIZE of over $25 worth of product 
sponsored by WOW! Embossing Powders!

WOW! Embossing Powder has been established as a brand since May 2006
& has grown dramatically since then. We are rapidly becoming very well-known
& respected within the craft industry. We pride ourselves on our fast & friendly
customer service & personal touch. We are the largest manufacturers of
embossing powder in the world & are pleased & proud to offer crafters
what we believe is the best product available at a great price.

We offer over 160 different colours of embossing powders as well as
Embossing Glitter, Metallic, Puff & Ultra High to name a few of our lines.
WOW! also sell Fab Foils, embossing inks, embossing pens, silicone moulds,
bonding powder, flock, stamps & stamping accessories.

Prize comprises 6 jars of Embossing Powders plus one silicone mould!

Check the WOW! website:



December 15th sketch {see above} combined with our mood board! 

Georgie Mix-it Up Clear Stamp Set Valued at $18.46 plus postage!

“Georgie” is the first in a series of Mix It Up clear stamp sets from 
ArtyFartyAnnie, designed to be interchangeable with other sets in the series. 

Assemble the individual components of the characters in different ways
 to give you a unique result every time & endless creative possibilities!  

 As well as the whimsical girl, each set includes lots of fun elements 
which lend themselves to art journaling, card making, scrapbooking 
& other papercrafts, making these sets completely versatile.

For more information, ideas & inspiration, please visit Annie's blog & LIKE & sign up for notifications from Annie's 
Facebook page 

To buy a “Georgie” Mix It Up clear stamp set, please go to 



The deadline for this challenge is  WEDNESDAY 31th DECEMBER 2014.

Please remember to leave some COMMENT LOVE 
for our talented & hard-working designers & let us know
what prizes you LOVE so we can find more of them for you!


Di Garling said...

Beautiful creations girls, they all look fabulous. Big welcome to Marianne too. So happy to have you here with us at SATW.

AgnieszkaBe said...

There are my favourite colors in your december mood board!!! So of course I'm gonna play with you this month again :D

Bellaidea said...

Another fantastic Mood Board and so many beautiful projects! Helen, thank you so much for having me for so long on DT , I really loved creating every single month. Have fun everybody!!

Ania Komenda said...

Girls!!! i am so delighted with Your designs inspired by my moodboard. You did great job. And welcome our new member too :)

Marianne/skorpionen said...

So happy to be joining this fabolous team!
Awesome projects by you all!

Ella Swan said...

Welcome Marianne! So happy to finally work with you!! Also congrats to you Anna on your beautiful board. It is so YOU & I can't wait to see how people interpret it!! Also some amazing interpretations from an incredible team ♥

Hera said...

What a fantastic Mood Board, Anna! And a really inspiring reveal! Congratulations,ladies!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi, I've arrived here from Annie's blog. I absolutely adore all those gorgeous mixed-media style scrapbook layouts! It's something I want to get into myself! I've bookmarked your blog!

The Scrapbooker's Confetti Box said...

What a beautiful board. Now to find some time so I can play along

Kim Ewins said...

Welcome Marianne :)
Beautiful work ladies :))

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Gorgeous work ladies! Loving all the layouts <3 <3 Great prizes too :)

Asas à imaginação said...

Maravilha...esta é a palavra!
Agradeço tanta inspiração!
from Brasil

Kerstin F. said...

soo very beautiful inspirations, many thanks fo all! Joy to you this christmas. Warm greetings, Kerstin

Unknown said...

So the mood board

LucianaW said...

Great challenge! I will do my project!xx

laury55 said...

thanks for sharing your beautiful layouts, they are a great source of inspiration

Tracey said...

Beautiful DT the mood board. This is my first time playing along here, thankyou!

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