Friday, March 15, 2013


Hi everyone, are you ready? We are about to embark on our first ScrapBurst Challenges for 2013, but not just ANY ScrapBursts. For the first time we would like to announce the introduction of our CardBursts. With so many avid and talented Card Makers out there, we thought it only appropriate that they be included in our creative bursts, with a section all their own. I hope everyone is ready for these challenges, as we have heaps of prizes to go with them!
Firstly, we need to cover a few Challenge Rules.
you can only enter each Challenge once (4 x ScrapBursts, 4 x CardBursts)
the entry must be your own work
the entry must meet all the requirements of each Challenge to qualify
you may add Techniques to your Challenges such as:

  • inking 
  • painting/texture 
  • misting 
  • stamping 
  • stitching/sewing 
  • die cutting 
  • embossing 
  • distressing 
  • handmade 
You may use a ScrapBurst Kit purchased from Scrapville for any of the Challenges, and these will be selected randomly. Anyone selected as a Winning entry who has used a ScrapBurst Kit for their Challenge will receive another ScrapBurst Kit FREE with their PRIZE. These are available to purchase for $15.00.

There will be a BONUS PRIZE for any Winning entry in ScrapBurst Challenge #4, and CardBurst Challenge #4, that has purchased their Spellbinder Challenge Products from Scrapville. (your purchase will need to be validated for redemption)

ALL ScrapBurst and CardBurst Challenge Winners will receive a Prize Pack.
Challenge Winners will be chosen by the highest votes from the Creative Team.

The ScrapBursts commence 15th March and Close Pumpkin Time 30th APRIL....that's right, we are giving you plenty of time to get these done, with the view that anyone who enters both sections may require more quality time to get all their Challenges done!

Anyone that tries to fudge the rules with Creative Licence will go into the Scrapville Cyber Naughty Corner - we have Rules guys!!!
If you require further information, please email Janet. I am really excited about these Challenges, as are the Creative Team girls so I hope everyone has lots of fun creating. Now, lets all have a look and see what has to be done! Good luck everyone.


Your Layout must include the following items as indicated:
1x Stamped Image (pic)
2x Photos
3x PPapers
4x Flowers
5x Flags or Bunting

#2 Place/Thing photo – not of a person.
Your layout must include a photo of something from Nature, Pets, Towns, an Event or a Thing! You cannot have any people in your photo.

#3 White + 1: Orange.
You may use variations of Orange papers or cardstock, but it must be the dominant colour.
We will allow a 20% variation with the Orange only, which allows a little extra room to move for other colour tones - but that's it.

#4 Spellbinders x 3 Die Shapes.
Your Layout must have 3 x Spellbinder Die Shapes on the page, and you must name each one used. If using different sets, each one must be named.

#1 Numbers
1X Stamped Image (pic)
2X PPapers
3X Flowers
You can add a sentiment or bling as desired.
#2 Photo Card
You must use a photo on your Card that has either an Animal/Bird/Nature on it as the main focus.

#3 White + Orange/Yellow
You may use variations of Orange and Yellow, but they must be dominant colours.
We will allow a 20% variation with the Orange/Yellow only, which allows a little extra room to move for other colour tones - but that's it.

#4 Spellbinders x 3 Die Shapes.
Your Card must have 3 x Spellbinder Die Shapes on it. We will also accept the Die Shapes being used in the inside of the Card. If using different sets, each one must be named.
Good luck everyone, and don't forget, Pumpkin Time 30th April. Let's get cracking!

Janet & the Creative Team

Monday, March 11, 2013

March Newsletter

Hi Everyone, welcome to the March Newsletter.  This month there is plenty happening at Scrapville, we have a real mixed bag of Scrap-a-mation and Card-a-mation (copyright Scrapville....) to fill you in on, so read on below for more creative insight.

But first, what about our Spellbinders Designer Classes with Lovely Linda - Designer and Blogger for Spellbinders??  In February we ran 2 Spellbinders Classes, instructed by Linda Lucas who is from the Spellbinders SpellBlogger Team, and as a DT Member of the Australian Distributors of Spellbinders. These classes were a great success, with firsthand experience by Linda and her lovely assistant, Teresa, guiding the ladies through a range of techniques to 2 lovely cards using Spellbinders fantastic products and partner products.  

Along with Spellbinders Dies and M-Bossabilities, the Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine was given a good workout. This machine is such an easy tool to use, and takes so much of the work out of achieving your end results.  Working with a larger size plate also means  you don't have to keep upsizing and adding adapter plates.  Be sure to ask about a demo when you call in so you can see for yourself.

March Monthly Pack
BoBunny Press

This month we are going with a lovely pack by BoBunny Press.  C'est la Vie is full of pastel tones with a Shabby feel.  This immediately opens up avenues to try a few different styles, given the versatility of these papers and colourings.  I think we'll be seeing some beautiful work with this one, and it would be remiss of me not to say "don't miss will be disappointed!"  We hope you can join us with this months challenge, and look forward to seeing how you put your creations together.  Don't forget, you can now upload your challenges to the Linky on the sidebar. If this doesn't suit or you don't have a Blog, email your image to Scrapville and we'll do it for you.  Grab a Monthly Pack today, there will be a limited number available.

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th March 2013
66th Wodonga Show

Don't forget to support your local 66th Annual Wodonga Show by getting on board with a few entries.  Time is running out to get your entries in, so come on everyone, Scrapville will be awarding a Prize Voucher for the Most Successful Exhibitor at this year's Show.  Let's have a go girls and support the Community at the Show, and your local Scrapbooking Shop!

The Notice to Exhibitors states that all entries are to be Bona Fide work by the Exhibitor, must have been completed within the last two (2) years, and not previously won 1st Prize in Section 47. You may enter three (3) projects per Class, per Exhibitor.
Entries close no later than 4.00pm, Wednesday 13th March, where you can drop your entry into the Show Secretary at the Showgrounds. (Enquiries: Mary 0260 241850)
Entry Fees are .50c each project.


Come on everyone, let's support the local community!

Friday, 8th March
CropVille 7pm to 11.30ish...

$10 and coffee/tea, craft with friends and pick up a few ideas.
You can work on your Scrapbooking, Card Making or other projects.
Bookings necessary.

February/March Sketch Challenges
Keep your challenges coming, you have until Pumpkin Time on the 14th March to submit your entries to the Linky.

Monthly Card Class with Samantha - Re-scheduled
Thursday, 14th March 
Picot Box and Matching Card
Week 1 - 7pm to 9pm 
$25 includes kit
This class has been re-scheduled due to illness, and will now run next Thursday.

Using Spellbinders Dies, paper folding, punching and handmade paper flowers you will make your own decorated Picot Circle Box.  For the card you will construct a cutout spinner using punches, dies and a bit of technique from Samantha.  This little set is wonderful when put together as a Gift Set, and is sure to please.  This class will be ongoing each month on a Thursday, and Samantha will be focusing her classes on using interesting new techniques and trends.  Call in and see our samples to see why you shouldn't miss out.
Samantha is very talented and has a real flair for creativity.  We are excited to have her behind our technique and advanced card classes at Scrapville.
Bookings necessary.

Yes, it's on again - but wait there's more!  For our March ScrapBursts we have decided to change it up a bit.  The new ScrapBursts will run from 15th March to 30th April, and why, might you ask, is this stretched out so much?  Because we are introducing CardBursts to give all our avid card making creators a challenge of their own.  So this time around we will be having 4 ScrapBursts for the Scrappers, and 4 CardBursts for the Card Makers.  You may enter either Burst, or a couple, or ALL if you so desire.  Your only limit is that you may only enter ONE Challenge in each category.  Now, there's more.......

We will be doing a Prize for EACH Burst, and these will be uploaded to the Blog on commencement of the March ScrapBursts.  We will have kits available to purchase for your Bursts, but these are optional, you don't have to use them..... but IF you DO, there will be an extra Prize.  There will also be TWO BONUS PRIZES, one in each Burst, and the nature of these will be advised on the 15th.  Are you getting excited?  The Creative Team is so antsy it's not funny!  Ok I'm antsy, but I'll bet they are too!!  I can't wait, and I hope you're raring to go because there's going to be plenty to tempt the boundaries of your inspiration.  Oh, and you don't don't get to see the list until the FIRST POST on the BLOG on the 15th March............. It's really not that far away, so get your running shoes ready, I know you're Bursting to Create!!

Saturday, 16th March
Blind CropVille with Sally
2pm to 4pm
$25 includes Kit
Your requirements list will be sent out once you have booked.

Monday, 18th March
Layout Class
1pm to 3pm
"A Widdle Peek"

$25 includes kit
Bookings necessary.

Sunday, 24th March
Scrapbooking & Card Making Day
Mudgegonga Hall
9.30am to 4pm
$20 bookings essential.

Scrapville is pleased to be offering the first of several All Day Crops over the coming year. We look forward to offering everyone a comfortable and relaxing environment to get together and enjoy some creating. It’s an opportunity also to meet like-minded people for a day of Scrapbooking, Card Making, doing your Bursts or perhaps creating a bit of off the page. Whatever your passion, we would love to see you there.

Wednesday Mornings
Senior's Card Classes

10am to 12noon
$15 includes Kit

Bookings are necessary to cover Kit preparation, although you don't need to commit for the whole term as this is a week by week class.  If you're not sure about your skill level for these classes, why not call in and ask to see the Class Samples.

WanderVille - every Wednesday Afternoon
1pm to 4.30ish... 
Everyone welcome, open scrapping, card making or papercraft.
$5, a cuppa and good company!
Booking not necessary.

Flower Tech Classes
Commencing Saturday, 6th April
2pm to 4pm
This class will run every 2nd week for 5 Classes.
Hands on technique class using a variety of styles and products.  Each one will be mounted onto a card as your own display sample.
Beginner to Intermediate.

What's Come In... 
Spellbinders Dies

White crayons
Gorgeous Paper Roses & Cherry Blossoms
More double sided tape
More gorgeous patterned papers
Memento Inks
Colorbox leaf sponge daubers
Colorbox dauber tool
Papercraft Totes for carting all your bits and pieces around
Heat Tools
Trimmer blades
Textured Paper Packs for Cardmaking - full of lots of goodness for cards or die cutting

What's Coming..... 
Spellbinder D-Lites and M-bossabilities
Spellbinder D-Lites
More stamp and die storage cases
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

What Else?
We are expecting these shortly...
MS Punches
New Bling
MS Scoreboards
Sizzix accessories and dies
Card Making paper, card and envelopes
Invitation Papers