Tuesday 1 December 2015

December 2015 Challenge 32 by Valia Katzaki
A Fabulous Finale Mood Board for our FINAL Challenge!
Join us to Celebrate the Holidays, Change & New Beginnings!!

Welcome back to all you wonderful, creative & beautiful people!
TODAY IS A SAD DAY FOR ME.  This is our very last challenge
 here at Scrap Around The World.  Yes, it really is coming to an end!!  

It has been a great time for me & I have learnt SOOOO much - I feel like
 I have succeeded in what I set out to do.  I wish I could keep SATW going 
forever but so much has changed in my life since I began this challenge 
site nearly 3 years ago & I have too many other responsibilities now, to
 keep up with keeping SATW in perfect shape, which is how I like it :)  

So we are going out with a very big BANG!!  We have TWENTY TWO prizes!!!  
The MOST PRIZES EVER!!!!  We will have a HUGE Wall of Fame with 20
 GRAND FINAL WINNERS!!  We will also have our 2 RANDOM PRIZES as
 well of course.  One for a random entrant into our challenge & one for a
 random commenter from our blog posts here throughout the month.  

Our last post here will be on the 8th of January - when we will share our 
GRAND WALL OF FAME that will remain here for evermore :)  So I hope
that will inspire you to PLAY ALONG WITH US THESE HOLIDAYS!!

Some great news is that some of my ladies have got together to bring you
 a BIG SURPRISE!!  There is a new challenge blog on the block!!!  It is
 called More Than Words & you can find it HERE!  I hope you will
 support it next year when they begin.  I wish them all the best!!

Thanks to Valia Katzaki for this 

So many beautiful ways to be inspired by this board!

There's the lovely white & grey backgrounds, the beautiful berry colours, 
the deliciously decadent theme of champagne & macarons! 
 The gold!!  The glitter!!!  The doodles, brush script writing, 
leaves,flowers, mason jars & all things glitzy & gorgeous!!

Here is the wonderful Valia!  She has been a delight to have on the SATW
team for so long now I can't even remember how long!!  Valia has a beautiful,
 romantic style & I will really miss working with her :(  And the rest of the team!

"Hi there! I'm Valia Katzaki & I'm super excited to be hosting the mood board 
this month. I live in Greece with my love & 3 children, hard working at day
 & scrapping the nights away.  My creative journey started 4 years ago
 & now I can't imagine not crafting even for a single day!

My biggest passion is for layouts filled with flowers, even on my boys' pages! 
 I also love creating canvases.  My style is Shabby Vintage Mixed Media. 
love to connect with people online. You can find my Blog here
Facebook herePinterest here & Instagram here."

Valia Katzaki {Greece}

Shilpa Nagaonkar {India} A5 Double Page Journal Spread

Heather McMahon {Australia}

         Anna Wiśniewska {Poland} 
   Canvas 8 x 16 inches

Pascale B. {France} Canvas 9.5 x 11.75 inches

Helen Tilbury {South Africa}

Karine Gagnon {Canada}

Galina Filippenko {Ukraine
A5 Double Page Journal Spread

Di Garling {Australia}

Tatiana Yemelyanenko {Ukraine}

Arantzazu Sangrador {Spain}

                                                IMPORTANT STUFF BELOW!!

In the unlikely event that you DO NOT receive your prize after
a reasonable amount of time has passed (ie 6 weeks) please
contact Nicole Doiron, our sponsorship assistant, via email
at nicutopia {at} hotmail {dot} com together with your
prize details {what you won in which month & from who}.
She needs ALL THOSE DETAILS to liaise with the 
sponsor on your behalf & will be sure to get back to you!

Please note our new policy is to comment on entries until 48 hours
before closing as after that time we are busy compiling our votes, so
 if comments are very important to you please get your entries in early! 
 Please also remove word verification for guaranteed comment success!

Please don't forget to cast your eyes over our rules at the top
of our blog HERE before you begin your project as we do not
allow cards, tags, OTP projects or mini-albums & if you make
a canvas or art journal page or spread we have MINIMUM SIZES
so that it makes our judging more fair, with everyone having

created something involving the same amount of effort.

This is REVEAL ONE.  We now have a MID-MONTH REVEAL that goes LIVE
 on the 16th with another full set of inspiration from the other half of our team!

Now onto our prizes!!
That's 20 prizes for our  GRAND WALL OF FAME!!
PLUS 2 random prizes - one for a player & one for a commenter!

Please check now that you are an official Google Friend Connect
 follower of Scrap Around The World HERE or check in our
 sidebar on the gadget that looks like this (top left)...

To be eligible for our random prize, you need to share your
 project to our Facebook Wall & LIKE our Facebook page HERE.  

You are also welcome to follow us on Instagram HERE & 
we'll follow you back if you upload your entries to Instagram 
& link up to us with @ as well as #hashtag us as #scraparoundtheworld.

You can also find us on Pinterest HERE.


1ST PRIZE - 50 Euros worth of products from The MiNi art

{Image shows only part of the chipboard and stencils that you will receive}
The MiNi art is a Polish craft products manufacturer specializing in chipboard, 
rubber stamps, masks & stencils as well as scrapbooking papers, plywood,
felt embellishments & self-adhesive buttons.  Our goal is to supply our 
customers with great quality products, which is why all the MiNi art 
products are made & packed in Poland.  Customers can choose 
products from our collections or request special products based
 on their own designs.  For more information, please visit our 
ONLINE STORE. Find us on Facebook & Pinterest too.

2ND PRIZE - $50 AUS store credit from The Dusty Attic

The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned Laser Cutting business that designs
 & manufactures craft items & embellishments for the paper crafting market.  
We began in July 2009 & are located in Perth, Western Australia.  We are proud 
to be able to make our mark on the scrap booking & craft industry with our great
 range of products. We are continually creating new designs to keep things fresh! 
We love seeing the creations our customers have made & also love to hear your feedback, as this helps us with new ideas.  We have an online store 
from which you can get all of your Dusty Attic supplies. Visit our store HERE 
and our blog HERE! If you are a retail business & would like to stock our 
range of unique products, please contact us for details on how to 
open up a wholesale account.

3RD PRIZE - Over $50 worth of scrapbooking supplies 
also from Design Team member Pamela Ellis {Canada}

This prize includes - Swirlydoos Sun Kissed main kit including Bo Bunny
 & Authentique papers, Bo Bunny Double Dot jewels, Prima flowers,
 Petaloo flowers, Creative Embellishments chipboard heart, Stickles, 
2 die-cut tags, word & alpha stickers, lace ribbon, twine as well as 
an extra pack of Prima flowers & Prima wood embellishments!

4TH PRIZE - Over $50 worth of scrapbooking supplies 
from Design Team member Pamela Ellis {Canada}

This prize includes -  Bo Bunny 'Juliet' 12x12 collection pack, 
Bo Bunny 'Juliet' 6x6 paper pad, Dusty Attic stencil, 
Prima Color Bloom spray 'Peony' - THANK YOU

5th PRIZE Over $50 worth of scrapbooking supplies
from Design Team member Helen Tilbury {South Africa}

Huge Prima & Webster's Pages assorted embellishments pack.

6th PRIZE - $50 worth of scrapbooking supplies 
from Design Team member Tusia Lech {Poland}

This prize includes - as assortment of patterned papers from ILS & UHK Gallery,
Prima ribbons, Scrapiniec chipboard, 7 Dots Studio stickers & die-cut elements,

American Crafts dimensional stickers.

7th PRIZE - $50 gift voucher from 
Design Team member Nupur Patel {India}

{To be used at the online scrapbooking store of your choice.
Please note that this prize does NOT include postage.}

8th PRIZE - Over $30 worth of scrapbooking supplies
from Design Team member Heather McMahon {Australia}

This prize includes - Manor House Creations flower pack, Bo Bunny acrylic stamps,
 2 packs of Darkroom Door photo chips, Graphic 45 chipboard buttons & much more!

9th PRIZE - $30 worth of laser-cut chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard

{Image is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

10th PRIZE$30 worth of laser-cut chipboard 
also from 2Crafty Chipboard

{Image is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler
 of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been in
 operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.  We
 pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with market 
trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, with quick turnaround
 of jobs large & small. Visit our website HERE & our blog HERE!  We are happy
 to quote on personalized jobs, whether it be a single title for customer,
 or large jobs for retreats, classes, etc. If you are a retailer would like to
 stock our products, please contact us for more information. 

11th PRIZE - $30 gift voucher from 
Design Team member Pascale B. {France}

{To be used at an online scrapbooking store of your choice.
Please note that this prize does NOT include postage}

12th PRIZE - $30 worth of Julie Nutting Stamps 
from Design Team Member Helen Tilbury {South Africa}

13th PRIZE - $25 worth of scrapbooking supplies 
from Design Team member Nicole Doiron {Canada}

This prize includes - AC Amy Tangerine 'Cut & Paste' 6x6 paper pad,
 rotary phrase stamp, adhesives resin bows, die cut tags & wood veneer tags.

14th PRIZE - $25 worth of scrapbooking supplies
from Design Team member Valia Katzaki {Greece}

This prize includes - Prima 'Julie Nutting' cling stamps, DecoArt Media 
black modeling paste, assorted vintage flowers & chipboard.

15th PRIZE - $20 worth of products from Scrapiniec

{Image is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

16th PRIZE - $20 worth of products also from Scrapiniec

{Image is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

Scrapiniec is the first Polish producer of die-cut chipboard for scrapbooking.  We make individual orders & fulfill even the most unusual requests.  We are characterized by reliability, high quality products & friendly customer contact.  You can visit our blog HERE & look at all our amazing designs in our online shop HERE!  We are also very present on social media & would love you to join us on Facebook HERE, Instagram HERE, Google Plus HERE, Pinterest HERE & Twitter HERE!

17th PRIZE - $15 worth of Prima products from 
Design Team Member Helen Tilbury {South Africa}

3 x Julie Nutting Christmas Ornament packs,
Holly, Angel & Starr {Prima Marketing Inc}

18th PRIZE - $15 worth of Prima Product also from 
Design Team Member Helen Tilbury {South Africa}

19th PRIZE - $15 gift voucher from The Flying Unicorn

The Flying Unicorn on-line store HERE has an incredible selection of products for all paper-craft artists.  Our Kit of the Month is filled is filled with the latest & greatest - including an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!  Be sure to check out Flying Unicorn forums HERE, a hot & happening place which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!  We also have a blog HERE & a Facebook page HERE where you can find loads of inspiration!

20th PRIZE - $20 gift voucher from Design Team 
member Fiona Paltridge {Australia}

{To be used at the online scrapbooking store of your choice.

Please note that this prize does NOT include postage}


A prize package valued at over $50 from 13arts

{exactly as shown}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook papers, embellishments 
& mixed media, artistic mediums.  See our store HERE where we ship worldwide!
  Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we have a monthly challenge where all
 are welcome!  Please follow us on Instagram HERE, Twitter HERE
Pinterest HERE & Facebook HERE!


$30 worth of products from Studio 75

Studio 75 is a Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  We have our online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE & a highly inspirational blog HERE!  Come visit us - let's connect!

The deadline for this challenge is

Thursday 31st December 2015.



Heather McMahon said...

Wow! What a post full of news, both good and not so good! It's such a shame to loose SATW. It has been a leader in the field for years. I'm sure I speak for many people when I wish you all the best for your future ventures Helen. And what an amazing reveal! Talk about going out with a bang! I hope we see many, many entries for the final month!

Rosemary Hanson said...

Sad news indeed- So sorry to hear that Scrap Around The world is closing. It has been a challenge site that has helped me to grow and develop both creatively and technologically!!

Thanks also to you and all your team, whose encouraging words have kept me inspired to keep at it!!

All the very best Helen on your new ventures and I'm sure you will do more amazing things!!

hugs and best wishes

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Thank you Helen, for everything you've done with SATW. An amazing job and it's been a fantastic time together with you all!
Wishing you all the best with new adventures! Hugs!
Love the awesome mood board by Valia and all the beautiful projects by the team!

Lizzyc said...

Oh I am sad to read this is the last challenge.. Each challenge has been amazing with wonderful design team inspiration... So thank you for the many beautiful inspirations from this site.. This challenge looks wonderful and I wish you all the best with future endeavours.

Vasso Sofou said...

Scrap Around The world is my favorite place for inspiration! You did a great job here! I hope the best for you! Thank you! <3

Jane said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Helen but fully understand. 3 years wow...I only found you in the summer but have so enjoyed playing along. Thanks for all your hard work and sending you every best wish for the future. Merry Christmas and I will make something really special for this month! Hugs xx

Jean Bullock said...

Just dropped by to say thank you for all the inspiration. The creations are beautiful as usual. I will miss visiting the blog. You did an awesome job with it! Good luck to you on your future adventures!

lucretia said...

So sad to see the end of this. Good luck in future endeavours. Good luck to those that entered this final challenge. x

Kasia Udalska said...

It's so so sad news :(( I love this place and your challenges! But I understand, time is not rubber... Good luck :* And of course I'll take part in this challenge!! Beautiful inspirations from DT, as always :)

Lilibleu said...

Thank you so much Helen for all these months together with you and all the team !! This huge success of SATW comes from your talent, your work and your commitment. It has been a great honor for me to scrap along with each and everyone of you so talented ladies. Thanks again for everything, I wish you all the very best, happiness and success with your future ventures !!!!! Hugs.

Love the gorgeous mood board by Valia and all the stunning projects by the team !!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

So very sad to see this site close down but I know how much work goes into something like this and can totally understand you needing to take time out Helen. Thank you so much for all the wonderful inspiration that was always to be found here. Wishing you all the very best with your future endeavours!!

Donna Espiritu said...

I love visiting this blog every so often. I don't join but the creativity and talent of everyone here inspire me a lot. You (Helen) and all your team members left all of us a legacy :) Goodluck to your new endeavors!

LucianaW said...

Thanks Helen for all! You do a great job! Congrats for all ladies and friends with the amazing projects! I will try celebrate with you ladies!
Good luck!!!xoxo

Unknown said...

Precioso Modboard!!...Muchísimas gracias mi Valia hermosa por tu trabajo, eres un gran artista que voy a hechar de menos aquí, pero te sigo igual...Te deseo lo mejor del mundo. Y a todas las chicas, felicidades por este hermoso trabajo de inspiración!!. Son todos hermosos!!!
Un abrazo!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Best of luck with everything Helen! I am sure it is a very time consuming job to run a huge blog like this and doing it for three years must have been exhausting! Although i stopped playing along as my style changed to a simpler cleaner design, I always enjoyed seeing the project pics. Best of luck in all your endeavours.

Tatiana Yemelyanenko said...

Fantastic projects ladies!

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

This news is really a shock to me, when I read it this morning... now the day has ended, I am still sad. I loved the moodboards, they bring out the best in me. I really was hoping to participate more times, I get so much inspiration from your team, your moodboards and the lovely entries, which standard is very high! A huge thank you for the honour to be on the wall of fame three times, that were such incredible moments for me! I love this community very much! Thank you for everything it brought me, hugs Sandi!

Scraps of Elegance said...

All good things come to an end, sadly. Thank you for all the wonderful mood boards, inspiration, and camaraderie. This month's mood board is so colorful, beautiful, and i can't wait to see what beauty will be linked up from our friends around the world.

Lizzy Hill said...

Wow! Can't believe SATW won't be around - but you girls have lit the lights & led the way beautifully for a long time... Good luck with your future endeavors Helen & also to the New (challenge) Kid on the Block .... AMAZING final reveal - ADORE the DTs work. As always!!!!

Achawg said...

Scrap Around The world is my favorite place for inspiration!So sad to see the end of this. Good luck in future endeavours.

Nupur said...

Ohhh..how I hate goodbyes...but guess it time...it's has been an amazing experience at SATW...truly an honour to be a part this wonderful family...I am so going I miss SATW and the team...Thank you so very much HELEN...u r just so awesome...love u loads...xx

Sathya said...

Lovely inspirations and amazing moodboard. Thanks for all the inspirations and hoping comeback soon :)

Giorgia Rossini said...
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Giorgia Rossini said...

I love the new moodboard!
I am so sad to hear this, I loved this site and played almost all the months.
I am happy to see there will be another challenge blog where continue the fun.
You all did a great job on this.

Unknown said...

Oh no.... I am shocked - so sad. Boo hoo. Wow. Stunned. Of course, you are a dear Helen - so only want the best ALWAYS for you. Just will really miss seeing all the wonderful post each month with sooo much excitement and inspiration. Such a loss to the art work and scrapbook enthusiasts. I must say... you did it up right girl. Scrap Around the World is the most perfectly run and inspiring place there is for many reasons. Thank you so much for all your hard work, patience, care and love. It shows and you have given us all so much... in so many ways. Hugs. j.

Unknown said...

Oh, I misunderstood, I feel sadness at the closure of SATW ... you have been my inspiration, my joy to test every month my hands now involved ... I will miss this beautiful site. I wish them the best in the world in their new lives and thank you very much for these years together.
A hug

Scraphappy said...

The mood board is so dreamy but a great finale. Sad it is the last but hey c'eat la vie..

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! This makes me sad but I do understand! Gorgeous samples as always! Thanks for all the inspiration and for the fun challenges! Looking forward to joining along with the final challenge.

Emma F said...

Very sad news! Thank you for all the work you have done.

Will definitely be supporting the new site moving forward!

Unknown said...

Amazing mood board & inspirations. I will really miss SATW, you all have done such an awesome job. I wish you all the best! :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Happy sad news.....I will miss SATW & the wonderful, inspiring work from the DT....good luck with your future endeavours, both you Helen & the girls starting the new challenge blog.....exciting things in the air!!! And a WONDERFUL final mood board!!!

Heike`sAugenBlick said...

I will miss you Scrap Around The World !!!..Good luck Helen and your girls...

Lana Ni said...

Sad news... I will miss your inspiration very much!! Thank you for all you have done!!
I love this amasing moodboard!!

Di Garling said...

Brilliant reveal Helen, talk about going out with a BANG !!! So many yummy prizes & so much inspiration from our DT too. Very sad that this is the final reveal. :(

Anonymous said...

I am so sad to hear that you are closing down. It was so much fun and a massive learning experience for me each time I entered your challenge. I hope everything goes well and all the best.

Fiona Paltridge Designs said...

Absolutely divine creations from the team! Such a better sweet moment of celebration and sadness. Helen you have done an amazing job with this challenge blog. You need to give yourself a MASSIVE pat on the back xx

Katie said...

So sorry to see the challenge blog close and i will miss the inspiration from the team that encouraged me to develope my own mixed media style.

Aggie said...

Such sad news, I will miss amazing moodboards you were posting each month and lovely projects from Design Team. But still, I want to wish you all the best and thank you for all inspiration I found on your site.

Abbey Eden said...

Oh that's so sad! I never entered but I love the site, so many ideas and beautiful projects.

famillemarleau said...

Those projects all look amazing. They're all very talented ladies. Johanne Lacombe

Unknown said...

You guys are the best, and your DT is a bomb. Literally. You almost exploded every month with gorgeous gorgeous layouts. I loved reading the blogpost. And the prizes are yummilicious. Irresistable.
Hugs and love to everyone.
Khadija from Asia..

Ewik said...

WOW! It's amazing, thank you for the honor and reward. I'm happy:))

Arantzazu said...

Thanks Helen! For me has been an honor be here!
I will miss this! <3

Hussena said...

Thank you so much Helen for sharing with us gorgeous inspiration every month ..this challenge blog has been my go to place for getting to know some wonderful artist and their work and this blog will always be special for me :) ...Love the new moodboard for the last challenge ..Crossing my fingers I can play along for the last time here !!

Dr Sonia S V said...

I have never participated but always drop in to see the gorgeous creations! Such lovely inspiration on your final Challenge too
Dr Sonia

scrappin2babygirls said...

So very sad to see this challenge site go :( I love these mood boards.

Carolyn Johnson said...

I only recently found this site so I'm sad I only got to participate twice. The work posted in this site is extraordinary. I admire the talent of everyone here and thank the admins/designers for all their hard work.

Unknown said...

Such an inspiring challenge. And gorgeous creations. The canvas is just... wow. Thank you ladies for this great inspiration you provide to us !

eMKa said...

Beautifull moodboard...
I am so sad to hear this, I recently discovered you... :(