Friday, November 19, 2010


For this new challenge I'd like to see you use some fabric on your creations. It may be to cover something, to make a flower, you may make something out of fabric entirely, show me how you use fabric. My two atc's are made out of canvas and collaged and stamped over.

Have fun.

Friday, November 5, 2010


My new theme for the next 2 weeks will be Birds, prompted this week by several flocks of birds, most likely geese flying over the house on their way to warmer places.  It's a sign that the colder times are around the corner although we are experiencing some gorgeous weather at the moment making it hard to think about the snow and ice ahead.

Anyway, less of the waffle and more about the art and my ATC to hopefully inspire you includes stamps from Tim Holtz and Paper Artsy.  Usual rules apply - use a bird image of some form on your artwork but anything goes.  Leave your link at the bottom so I can visit you and leave a message and have fun creating.

For anyone who doesn't have a blog, I've set up a Flikr account where you can upload work and link from there as long as it works.
If that doesn't work then leave me a message in the comments and I'll try to sort it out.


Friday, October 22, 2010


Well, here we go with another challenge and what could be more apropriate this time than Pumpkins. It just had to be didn't it? There can be no shortage of pumpkin inspiration out there for the next two weeks, so as usual add your link at the bottom and show off your pumpkin inspired art work.
I look forward to commenting on your creations.


Friday, October 8, 2010


Thank you so much to all those people who entered the last challenge. I truly enjoyed looking at all of your entries.
For this new challenge the prompt is "Cake".
As usual anything goes as long as you've used the theme as your inspiration. You might use a stamp as I have here,  bake a plate of cup-cakes or think outside the box and create a piece of artwork of Marie Antoinette and her famous phrase "Let them eat cake".
What ever you do link it to our Mr Linky at the bottom so we can all see it
You have two weeks as usual so have fun.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Thank you to Lena for adding her art work to the first challenge. I do hope we'll get some more adding artwork this time around.

Anyway, the challenge for the next two weeks is to use Black.  It's a colour which alot of people may find very difficult to work with unless it's a sympathy card, but actually it can make a pretty bold statement or just add that little 'je ne sais qui' to your work.

So for the next two weeks try to add a little black to your cards, layouts, atc's or altered items and add a link at the bottom so we can see it and comment.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Today is the launch of our brand new fortnightly challenge.
Every two weeks I'll be posting a prompt which could be a word, a phrase, a colour - in fact just about anything.  I ask you to create something, anything taking that word as inspiration. This artwork can be an inchy, atc, card, layout or altered item or indeed anything else you can think of but you must use the word as your inspiration. 

At the bottom (hopefully if it works) I should have put a linky in so you can post your creation onto the link which should appear as a thumbnail picture so everyone else can instantly see what you've created. Click on other link thumbnails to take you to the blogs or gallery's of other people where you can leave them a comment and make their day.

So here goes for the first Scrappy Accents challenge which is Ice-Cream.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

August and September sketch.

It has to be said I've become a little neglectful lately on the blog front, prefering instead to put all my efforts into the web site. I intend to change all that and maybe start using the blog as a place for some extra challenges and fun.

For the moment though, above is the latest sketch challenge to be found on the Scrappy Accents web site. It'll run through September too as the holiday season and return to school takes preference.

So next time I post I should have some good news about challenges here on the blog.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A fresh new look.

Summer has officially kicked in and I thought we could do with a little lift to brighten things up a bit. I hope you like the fresh new look to the site as I think it shows a brighter summery feel.
Above are the new sketches for this month which are up on the site. We have some new challenges, the bingo has been announced and I'm planning some downloadable templates and images. We have lots of new videos for inspiration so go take a look.
I'd also like to welcome lots of new members who I hope will become involved in the group and tell us what they're up to.
That's it for now except to say I hope your summer is wonderful and the weather is just perfect.
Happy scrappin'

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Challenges for June and winners from May.

Hello there Scrappy friends. I'm hoping that by now things are warming up and you're having a taste of the summer to come.

On the Scrappy Accents web site I'm trying to get everyone into that summer mood with a new sketch challenge for layouts or card makers to follow and I'll be choosing a winner at the end of the month to send a small prize to. This is the new sketch.

The winner of last months layout challenge was Abitdotty who submitted this layout;

Congratulations to Abitdotty.

Congratulations also go to Maureen who won last months bingo and has very kindly offered to host the bingo this month, so I hope you'll support her and sign up. It's alot of fun.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May, a busy month.

Well my scrappy friends I hope the spring is giving you lots of inspiration for your layouts and cards. Try and remember to take your camera out in your handbag when you go out as the colours of the new spring flowers and leaves at the moment are gorgeous.

We've been busy at Scrappy Accents recently and now with so many members I think it may be time to start some swaps.

In the groups section I've started a sign up for an altered domino swap and in the anything smaller than a card group an atc swap. I'm hoping to get lots of interested people signing up as swaps are so much fun to do and it's a fabulous way of seeing first hand how other people do their artwork.

I'm glad too to see the photo's section filling up, it's nice to see what everyone is up to.

We have new challenges and a sketch challenge up to keep you busy and in the art journalers group I've started a weekly prompt to get you going. I intend this to be an on going thing and there's no obligation to show and tell as journals can be private things. I've laid mine bare though to show you what you can achieve with your own book.

I've put in some interesting videos too and I'll be adding to them as time goes by.

So there you have it. Lots to keep you occupied for the moment so there's no excuse.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Challenge winners.

These are the two winners of the challenges from the cybercrop weekend. The top one is Mica's layout which she submitted for the lolipop flowers challenge and the second one is Tammy's card entered for the circles challenge.

A prize is in the post to them as we speak so thank you ladies for entering and well done.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring has sprung

The sunny weather is here at last and the great outdoors is calling. Inspiration is everywhere, in the colours, the photograph opportunities and the general uplifting mood which spring gives us.

The recent cybercrop weekend was a great success with many people logging on over the weekend to take advantage of the tutorials, games and challenges. There was some video chat going on as well which due to the time difference I wasn't able to participate in (past my bed time).

The new site is well and truly underway now with already quite alot of members. The old design team is still with us, Theresa, Sharon, Tracy and Rita and over the coming weeks I'll be featuring them here.

I've posted the new bingo words for May so if you go to the site you can choose 25 words from the list and e-mail them to me by sunday the 3rd and I'll start calling them on monday 4th.

There is a new challenge up and at the beginning of May there'll be a new monthly sketch challenge.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New home for Scrappy Accents

As most of you will have heard by now, the free Ning groups are to be closed down on the 4th May.

All is not lost however as a new home has been found on the Spruz network.

The new Scrappy Accents site can be found on

I know it's a pain having to join another site but believe me no-one is more sorry than me. I hope you'll sign up and join me in this new venture and I imagine for the first couple of weeks I wouldn't be surprised if there were one or two problems as I'm learning on the job so to speak but if your willing to stay with me then I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things by the 1st May.

Thanks for your support.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cybercrop weekend

This weekend we're holding a Cybercrop over at Scrappy Accents starting tomorrow, friday 16th and ending sunday 18th.

There'll be challenges, tutorials, chat and games with the odd RAK thrown in for good measure.

I'm tearing my hair out as my internet has chosen the right time to go kaput but if I have to drive to the airport and sit in the departures with my laptop, hogging the wi-fi, I'll be there!

So join in over the weekend and have some fun.

Monday, April 5, 2010

New groups

I hope everyone had a good Easter Weekend and didn't over do the chocolate?

Over on Scrappy Accents two new groups have been created. The first is for anyone interested in atc's, inchies, twinchies or anything smaller than a card. The second is for altered artists who like nothing more than to make something beautiful out of something plain.

Sign up and get the party going maybe with a bit of show and tell.

Friday, April 2, 2010

New challenges.

Woo hoo a new month and new challenges at Scrappy Accents .

Firstly the monthly sketch challenge is up along with a recipe challenge by Sharon. Go to the forum and then to challenges and you'll see her challenge and beautiful example layout.

We've two new Design Team members, the first is Tracy who is super talented and makes some beautiful things and the second is Rita who has some gorgeous cards and mini books in her gallery. Hopefully soon a blog hop will be organized where you can get to see the DT members blogs and all they do.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cybercrop weekend

A cybercrop has been orgainized at Scrappy Accents for the 16th to the 18th April. I'm hoping for a good turnout during that weekend and I guarantee there'll be something to suit everyone.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Some Scrappy changes.

Well, over at the Scrappy Accents ning group, there has been a bit of a change.

It's with great sadness that Theresa has had to step down as the manager of the site and has handed the baton to me, jaine. She remains owner and an active member and I seriously hope she'll be showing us what she's doing from time to time. She's done a fantastic job up to now and I know you're with me when I say thank you and good luck.

There's still time to join in the challenge for March and there'll be a new challenge coming up in April.

Coming up, I'll be orgainizing a cybercrop weekend in April with challenges, games and maybe a tutorial or two.

So keep watching for some new stuff and I'll see you soon.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

February 14th
Challenge by Theresa
This weeks challenge is to do an altered item. It can be anything but layout or card!!! We are shaking things up a little bit this week. Everyone is going to want to enter this week for the prize... the prize is... a $10.00 gift certificate to
Here is the list of items that you MUST use...
2 pattern papers
A stamped image
3 brads or gems
ribbon or string
a rub-on
Be creative and have fun! Can't wait to see what you come up with! I will post samples in the new few days so be sure to check back to see. This weeks prize is a ...
$10. gift certificate to


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hurry and turn in your application! Come work with a great community! Where you will make some wonderful friends while doing what you love most ... SCRAPPING!
Scrappy Accents Sketch Team Call @

What is required:
1. You must be or become an active member of Scrappy Accents Community, and participate daily on the forum, encouraging members and complimenting their art work.
2. You must be able to complete one (1) sketch, and one (1) layout based on your sketch once a month on your scheduled week.
3. Promote Scrappy Accents on your blogs and wherever else permitted.
Submissions will be accepted until February 14, 2010.
Those chosen wil be notified by February 18, 2010,
and ready to begin their 6 month obligation on March 1, 2010.
Please send all submissions and questions to:
Guidelines for submissions
1. International submissions are welcome
2. You must maintain an active blog

3. Submit your sketch and a layout based on your sketch
4. Provide a link to your blog(s) and any online galleries

Friday, February 5, 2010

NEW GROUPS ***** EDITED 2/9/10

We have started some new groups over at our site so hurry on over and check them out. Here is a listing:

If you're a digital scrapper then this group is for you. Whatever program you use, tell us about it. Share tips and if you need help we'll try to find a solution.

If you love creating mini books this is the group for you. A place to share ideas, show and tell and discuss the latest techniques.

Do you love your tools and gadgets? Die cutting, embossing, punching, or just plain distressing, there's something for everyone here.

A place for card makers to hang out and talk toppers, sentiments and embellishments, swap ideas and chat about their latest creations.


For those who love to use stamping on their cards or layouts and want to talk about their collection of stamps, inks and powders and swap techniques and sources.

A place to talk about the art of digital stamping. Whether your a digital scrapbooker or a hybrid scrapper, using your printed digital brushes on paper layouts, tell us about it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


The new challenge is up and running you still have time to enter! New challenges are posted on Sunday's so be sure to check in ... you could WIN!!!

Also Mindy has the new February BINGO words list! Not to late to get your in!!



Here is a little about Mica and her layout for the month of January!
Hi. My name is Mica. I live in Mississippi with my husband of almost 20 years and we have a 15-year-old daughter. I've been enjoying scrapbooking for about 3 years now. I love working with sketches. They eliminate a great deal of my frustration when scrapping and allow my layouts to be versatile. I was looking for some sketch sites to join this year and I found this friendly community. I am so happy to be a part of it :):)
To see more of Mica's work, visit her blog at

To be in the spot light for February
be the first to post with this months sketch!!!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010


sketch design by Theresa Neubaum
Please have your creation loaded by February 26, 2010 to be entered into the monthly drawing. Also please name your creation "Feb-Your Name" so I can easily locate it. If it is not named as such, it may not make it into the drawing.

Have Fun! Can't wait to see what you create!


by Jaine

by Tammy


by Rhonda

by Melody


by Theresa

by Sharon

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Seeking Sketch Designers

Scrappy Accents Sketch Team Call
Deadline: February 14, 2010

Calling all Sketch Designers! Scrappy Accents is seeking 3 individuals to join the Sketch Team. We are looking for creative individuals who like to challenge members with their sketches.

What is required:
1. You must be or become an active member of Scrappy Accents Community, and participate daily on the forum, encouraging members and complimenting their art work.
2. You must be able to complete one (1) sketch, and one (1) layout based on your sketch once a month on your scheduled week.
3. Promote Scrappy Accents on your blogs and wherever else permitted.

Submissions will be accepted until February 14, 2010. Those chosen wil be notified by February 18, 2010, and ready to begin their 6 month obligation on March 1, 2010.

Please send all submissions and questions to:

Guidelines for submissions

1. International submissions are welcome
2. You must maintain an active blog
3. Submit your sketch and a layout based on your sketch
4. Provide a link to your blog(s) and any online galleries

Our Community

January Sketch

(for some reason, Melody's is stuck above the sketch)

Here is the Design Teams take.

Card Team


Digi Team

Jaine (aka basementgal)
Traditional Team