Thursday, 10 April 2014

# 74 - April

It's spring! It's fresh, bright and my favourite time of year!  Here is a spring inspired moodboard for you.

Use this to create. What part of this inspires you? Is it the colours? The Stripes? The balloons or shapes? The childrens books?

Show us what you create using this picture!

I was inspired by the colors and the playfulness in the picture. To get as intense colors as in the picture I used acrylic paint.

I was inspired by the colors: yellow, blue, light blue and red, with stripes, balloons, bubbles and the writing crazy.

Yellow isn't my favorite color, but this spring I have enjoyed watching my neighbors' daffodils bloom. I would have to say that I was attracted to the yellow in the nature pictures on the mood board and the beauty around me.

I took my inspiration from the colours and playfulness of the picture and chose a photo of my youngest son on the Spin Dizzy ride at Diggerland.

Monday, 7 April 2014

We Have Winners!

We have more than a few winners.  

Our DT has been out. We may have taken an extended winter break. Now we promise keep up with our duties.  We apologize.  

With our contriteness now over, we're going to move along and congratulate the winners from the last 5 months.  

Challenge 68 (October) wins Sarah Hurley digital stamps. Congratulations to Sofia!

                   Challenge 69 wins a prize from Nat. Congratulations to Karen Cass KJJC!

Challenge 70 wins a Guest Designer spot for May challenge #75. Congrats to Jackie Edwards!

Challenge 71 wins a fantastic prize from Gauche Alchemy. Congrats to Pihi!

Challenge 72 wins a prize from Lee. Congrats to Scrapperita!

Thanks for joining us.  

And remember that everyone has until April 20 to enter the March Challenge #73.  

Monday, 10 March 2014

# 73 - March

It's my birthday month so let's have some beer and a lovely light colour scheme!

This month your challenge is to create a project around the theme "birthday".

Use the image above for inspiration
and your challenge is to use a Kraft background.

I love this palette! It's so cheerfull! I used the kraft backgroud and a photo of my daughter birthday.
And the litte green banners... adorable!

Maria Krafft
I also love the colour scheme - reminds me that spring is soon here!
The picture is taken when we celebrated my birthday in Spain this January.


I chose a photo of my eldest son having his first legal drink on his 18th birthday.

LesleyG was inspired by the beautiful spring colours and all though you can't see
much of her Kraft background, it is there!!

Monday, 10 February 2014

#72 February

Due to a slight technical hitch, half term and blogger gremlins the February post is a little late!!! 
But better late than never :) and the team have done a FANTASTIC JOB with this mood board!! 

Here is the mood board for February
Photo Credit
You should also include three of these: staples, masks, misting, feathers, flair.

Helene Bogren
I used a mask (with red acrylic paint), pink mist and a flair. I also used grey watercolour on the background

Sara Pettersson

I used purple (though it's looking black) mist, a homemade minatureflair and black staples.

I have been inspired by the writing on the wall and colors. I used a feather, misting and staples.


 Maria Krafft
I was inspired by everything on the mood board! The colours, the glitter and the feeling. I used feathers, flair, and mists.

This mood board rocked!  I loved the colors and the rockabilly type images.  However, it was the skulls that spoke to me.  I took this picture the first day I was able to leave my house after having the flu.  The sweet victory of recovery. I used chipboard feathers, masks and misting.  

Link up by march the 15th to win a small prize (winners pay a contribution towards postage - only because I'm not a business and can't afford the postage each month it's not something I want to do :( ) 

Can't await to see what you create!


Sunday, 12 January 2014

#71 - January

NEON! Happy 2014 to you all and here is your first challenge of the year! And what a fantastic sponsor we have!!! We welcome Gauche Alchemy and their team to Punky Scraps!

If you have never heard of Gauche Alchemy, please swing by their store and then why not check out their amazingly inspiring blog.
The ephemera kits and their monthly kits are to die for!! I have been wanting to sign up for a while now but being in the UK I thought it would be too expensive.....fear not as shipping is very reasonable!!!!! :D

Now, onto the challenge - create a project using neon! Will you use neon tape or paint? a neon photo? Will you go white space or grid design?
However you interpret these images use neon and show us what you have created!

Here are what the Gauche Team were inspired to create:

This superb journal page is made by Pam Palmarini

This pretty page is by Heather Pearson

This gorgeous piece is by Lara Wineman 

These cute cards are made by Linda Brun

This beautiful art journal page is by the lovely Peg Hewitt

And now some inspiration from the Punky Team:
I was inspired by the bright colors and I used highlighters to prepare the background and to color the  papers.

I used three different neon acrylic paint - yellow, orange and red. They are really bright IRL, but it does not show in the photo...

I really love these bright neon colours. I ended up using mostly green and yellow and I really liked the contrast with the black and white photo.

Lesley chose "white space" with a hint of bright pink here and there

For me neon is the eighties... But I kind of like it! Had a hard time finding anything to use though. But one can always use mist and washi! And a cool paper with neon details completed the layout. 

Last summer was a bit of a nightmare for my youngest son as he spent 12 weeks either in pot or a knee brace.  I've wanted to scrap this photo for ages but didn't want to dwell on the sombre part of the injury so neon seemed the perfect outlet for it.

Now, here is the generous prize that Guache Alchemy are giving away to one lucky winner:
The prize their Punchinella Variety Pack, Ephemera Variety Pack AND a Mixed Media Color Kit OF YOUR OWN CHOICE!! How awesome is that?

You have until 20th February 2014 to link up with your creations! We can't wait to see what you create :)

Nat and the team xxx

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

#70 - December

Happy Christmas from us all at PUNKY SCRAPS!!

This month we welcome Maria Krafft to the team as a punky rebel!! Please swing by her blog and leave her some love :)

Now, onto this months challenge:

Colours and sparkles, fun and laughter are what Christmas means to me. How does this image inspire you to create?

Include the following in your creation: 


mix of alphas

2 staples

fun photo

Check out what the team created: 


Unfortunately I missed the sparkle thing... :( But I used a fun photo, mix of alphas and I did a fun arrow with the staples. Can you see the staple arrow? It's pointing at the word "fun" (to the left).
I let myself be inspired by the stars and golden decorations contained in the image. I used a mix of alphabets to create the background

I have a tree and I used the colors from the bright ball ornaments.  Last year we were fortunate enough to go to Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida for our Christmas present.  My daughter and I loved Seuss Landing,  we think we could live there.  I used sequins and Stickles for my sparkles.  I used 3 different alpha chip fonts as a mask for my title.  The staples are holding down my "grass."  I don't know if you think I've used fun photos or not, but I know I had fun last year!  Enjoy your holidays  :)

 I love this mood board but didn't have any printed photos. I dabble in digi once in a while and this is one of those moments. 
My daughter wanted to be "festive" whilst putting up the tree and I was laughing at her - from where I was sitting, it looked like Santa was actually putting up our tree in our living room!
I have sprayed and stencilled, cut out and stamped, all without any mess on my desk :)
Happy Christmas from me - have a great one wherever you are...

Happy Christmas from us all and stay tuned for the winners!!!!!!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


A quick apology first - this post was meant to go live yesterday but we believe it to be floating around somewhere in Bloggerland - naughty Blogger!

Our challenge for you this month has a slightly vintage feel as the inspiration comes from this wonderfully bright clothes rail full of gorgeousness...

 You can also follow the sketch...

We have a fabulous GUEST with us this month - Please Welcome

Kelly Foster! 
Here is her take on the sketch! Beautiful :)  Kelly has taken the time out of fer super busy schedule to join us this month and her take is just gorgeous. Drop by her blog and leave some love"

Our design team have come up with the following...

Karolina took inspiration from the clothes. She opened her wardrobe and realised their was nothing but black....very unlike the clothes rack inspiration above!

Helene took inspiration from the patterns and colours of the clothes rack!

and me Natalie
Don't forget to link up by December 15th...and stay tuned for a sneak peek at the prize!!!