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Weekend Challenge 14th January

14 January 2017 - 04:10 AM

According to Google, today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day.

Don't worry I am not going to make you dress up your pets, but I do think we should honour them.

Today I would like you to honour your pets, past or present. After all they are very important members of the family.

Post your layouts in the Weekend Wildcard Challenge Gallery.

January Digital ATC Swap/Challenge

02 January 2017 - 07:32 AM

Happy New Year Everyone.


I have been thinking alot about our topic for January. I thought about what January and the beginning of a new year means.


The thought that kept coming back to me was this;

A new year can mean a new fresh start.


So our theme/topic for this month is ..................... fresh.


As always you can take this in any direction you wish, have fun with it.


If you have never created an ATC, these instructions may be helpful: ATC Instructions


You may create as many cards as you would like, just please remember to sign and date each card.


Upload them to the Artist Trading Cards - Digital & Hybrid Gallery then email the full resolution copy (750 x 1050 pixels at 300 ppi) to me at scrapgirlvalerie@gmail.com.


Your cards are due to me by Tuesday, 31st January 2017.


If anyone has any suggestions for future themes/topics, please let me know.


Formula for a Great layout - January Forum Game

02 January 2017 - 07:21 AM

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Happy New Year Everyone!


Welcome to the first monthly forum game of 2017.


You quite often hear some people say they have a "formula" for creating a great layout. However I don't think they meant the kind of formulas we have for you this month.


Don't worry you won't need a calulator, work out algebra or know Pythagoras Theorem! I've got you worried now, haven't I?


Every day, Monday to Saturday, we will give you a step that will lead to a finished layout. The first four layouts will have six steps each. The last layout will have just one step.


Members who complete the steps and post all 5 layouts in the Slow Scrap Gallery will be entered in a drawing for one of two $10.00 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificates.


Each completed layout posted in the Slow Scrap Gallery, up to 5 per member, will be entered in a drawing for one of three $3.00 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificates.


You have until 11:59pm ET on January 31st 2017 to complete the steps and post your layouts to the Slow Scrap Gallery.  There are no daily time limits.


You can make changes to your layout as the week progresses.



After each step you can post your progress in this thread if you wish. PLEASE NOTE; THIS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT. Here is how;

  • Make sure you save your layout as a PSD/layered file first.
  • Save your layout as a .JPEG at 72ppi with a size of 4 x 4 inches (288 x 288 pixels) this is smaller than you would normally save for the web.
  • Follow the first part of this tutorial by Carla How To Post Images In The Forum to post your "progress" in the game thread.



Tuesday Challenge 27th December

27 December 2016 - 05:25 AM

Yesterday was Boxing Day. Years ago this was the day, servants and other workers would have a day off and celebrate Christmas. Today however it is more of a normal day, except for the full sporting program. Football (soccer), horse racing and, most important in this house, cricket.

So I thought we should have a cricket related challenge. don't worry you don't need to know anything about cricket.

Attached File  Cricket-stumps-bat-and-ball.jpg   20.04KB   0 downloads

I want you to include three of the following on your layout;

  • a long thin rectangle for the stumps
  • a short, fat rectangle for the bails
  • a circle for the ball
  • an oval for the pitch

Post your layouts in the Weekly Newsletter Challenge Gallery. I can't wait to see what you create.

Tuesday Challenge - 13th December

13 December 2016 - 05:44 AM

I don't know about you, but where ever I look at the moment I see trees. Real trees and Christmas trees. So I thought today's challenge should be a tree one. Create a layout with at least two trees on it. The trees can be in your photos, embellishments, the papers or any other imaginative form.

Post your layouts in the Weekly Newsletter Challenge Gallery. i can't wait to see what you come up with.