Saturday, August 9, 2014

John's Double ***Winner*** & A Fond Farewell

Today I have two tasks at hand
1. to announce the winner of
John's Dreaded Double Challenge
Now this was a very hard decision for the team and in the end it came down to a coin toss!
YES! a coin toss!!
so drum roll please.......
The winner of our July 2014 challenge is

 (entry #5)

we loved the vibrant colours and the fun feel of your double, Elaine
Well Done!
and now
2. to tell you all that
Orange Paperie & Co
 is finishing up

We wish to thank you all for your wonderful support over the last
2 years & 1 has been awesome!

WE would also like to thank all of our past Guest Designers and believe
me, we have had amazing talent grace us with their presence

Lastly I would like to Thank 
the awesome talented Design Team here at 
Orange Paperie & Co
(past & present)



I wish you well with your creative ventures and know that you will all 
continue to inspire and create amazing art!
Saying farewell is never easy so instead 
we will say 

Kim, Mary, Jo, Rebecca & John 


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

John's July Double Challenge & Our June Winner!!

Hello Everyone :)

Kim here....
Firstly to announce the 
 Bec's June 


so without further ado



What a fantastic layout!!!
 A big Thank you to all that entered
Bec's Awesome Challenge

Now for me to share my mid-month 
inspiration with you....

I am actually going to share with you 2 double 

The first DOUBLE I am going to share with you
was created way back in early 2007
In the first 6 months I ventured into

 {Waiting For Hugo}
[I have only created 4 double layouts during the last 7 years]
and here is the layout double
I have created for
John's Challenge

 [My Exquisite Beauties]

Instead of using 12x12 pages I decided to go with two A4 papers
by Finnabair.

I do hope you are inspired to give 
a go!

I look forward to seeing your creations



Saturday, July 5, 2014

July Challenge.

Hello Everyone,  John Here, Welcome to July, hard to believe the year is half over already.
Doesn't seem that long ago my little cherubs were opening their Christmas Pressies. 

On with the Challenge for July, 


My challenge for you is to tackle the dreaded double. Myself, I like doing 
double page layouts, but I know many either don't like them or are afraid
of them.

My Layout

"Easter Time Is Family Time"

For this Challenge you may either, Scraplift my layout, use my layout as
you would a sketch or create your own.


Thanks John for the fantastic inspo & a great challenge. It's been a very long time since I've made a double page, so this brought back memories of when I first started scrapbooking years ago. This is a kit I purchased not long ago at Scrapbook Superstore in Penrith (MME Lost & Found record it!) all the glitter. I hope you have time to play along this month. 

"World Travellers" by Jo
Full details go to my blog HERE

Isn't Jo's Layout Fantastic !!!!

An Bec's Layout of her Nephew's

Hope we have inspired you to join us this month and create a double. 

Mary here

Thank you for the Challenge John,  look at all the lovely pages from it.
Gorgeous family layout John, love your design and how you have managed to scrap a whole event on one page.
Jo You know I love your travel pages, love the bright colours
and Bec love the pics of your gorgeous nephews and how you have scrapped the double and linked them together

Broken But Learning to be Strong

For close ups you can visit my blog if you wish

Looking forward to lots of entries and Kim will be back mid month to inspire you with her double layout

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Hello everyone, Jo here. It's time for our mid-month inspiration for Bec's tic-tac-toe challenge:

For this challenge I chose to make a card using Leaves-Orange-Embossing. A bit of vintage with a modern twist.

Also, we have a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - As you may have noticed we don't have sponsors for our challenge site. If you are a winner you will usually recieve a gift from the DT member who set the challenge for that month, at their own personal expense (scrapbooking products either new or hand made). Because of the high cost of sending international mail we have decided that if you are entering our challenges from outside of Australia, and you are a winner, you will be offered a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT 
 for the month following our announcement of the previous month's winner, in lieu of receiving a prize.
I hope we see lots more entries from our international followers as well as our local scrapbookers/card makers.

Next up is Kim with her fabulous inspiration.

Thanks Jo & how exciting!!!!
(Kim here...)
Firstly, Jo your card is totally STUNNING and just beautiful!
Now onto the challenge....
I really love Bec's June Challenge
I think it is a very clever one, with lots of combinations to choose from

I decided to go straight down the middle.....then to the left and UP!!!!

 {Samantha & Rambo}

The buttons, flowers and the butterfly are all from 
and the beautiful chippie is from

Thank you for stopping by
and we hope you get the chance to join us!

Happy Scrapping

Orange Paperie & Co

Friday, June 13, 2014

May Winner @ Orange Paperie & Co

We had such gorgeous entries during our May Challenge
I just want to say a BIG Thank You to all that entered.

It came down to our final members
vote till we had a firm decision




We loved your special photo and we really loved your journaling !

Thank you so very much

Jo and I shall be back in a day or so to share our take on
June Challenge!
thanks for stopping by

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Orange Paperie June Challenge

Bec here at Orange Paperie & Co...

My first challenge... thought I had better make it a good one!
Something for everyone...
To get the creative sparks flying...
And a challenge with a lot of scope for interpretation!

My challenge for you is ...Tic Tac Toe

The table above has different scrapbooking elements for you to use on your layout
...but with Tic Tac Toe you must choose a line of the elements, whether it be Horizontal, Vertical or Diagonal.  This doesn't limit you to using any of the other elements or others you want to add but you must play the game by letting us know the line on the table you have chosen.

Now on to our GD for the month of June. 
She is an inspiration to me and has welcomed me into her "Home" 
Encouraged my talent and given me numerous ideas!

Heather Waldron
Heather is an amazingly talented scrapper and the founder of the Ning Community Scrapbooking Website
"Home and Scrapped"

Hiya, I’m Heather, a fifty something, life-long crafter, happily married with two grown kids. We live in Brisbane with our two cats – been here for four years and love it. I came from country NSW, lived in Scotland for a decade and then moved to coastal NSW before Brisbane. We seem to be itinerant, but it’s accidental, because I crave deep roots and a little cottage somewhere nice.
I love making things and, along with most of the women in my family, have been doing just that since childhood. For several years I was a dedicated quilter and designed upwards of a hundred projects for craft magazines like Handmade and Patchwork & Stitching and I had a business selling my patterns. My house was full of fabric and projects on the go and I loved doing it all. Never thought it would change.
And then I walked past a scrapbooking store about eight years ago. Well… I didn’t really walk past it, I was sucked into it by some mystical force and drooled my way around the shop in a delighted hungry daze. That was it for me, scrapbooking began to slowly but surely take over my creative life until I forgot that it was called a sewing room and started calling my space a scrap room.
I started initially because I wanted to tell the stories of my family. My children are both adopted and their stories kind of started with us. I wanted to give them a sense of belonging and history that didn’t really come with them when we met them, as there are no baby photos, no first moments. Scrapbooking fills that gap, with tangible evidence of their importance in the world. 

My first efforts were satisfying and I’m still OK with them, but I really like the style that I eventually developed over the years, after attempting challenges on forums and blogs and stretching myself creatively. 
I am a person who loves paper. (Apparently that’s papyrophilia.) I love colour and visual texture and I love tonal patterns rather than busy prints. When I scrap, I like to use scrappy bits and easy techniques that work together in some way. I’ve always been on a strict budget and that has dictated my style quite a bit I think. 
Journaling is very important to me. I want my pages to tell the story whether I am there or not. The whole point of scrapbooking is to tell the story, to document the who, why, where and when of my photos and my feelings about it all too. Otherwise it’s just a pretty picture book.
I run a scrapbooking forum where there are monthly challenges, and I have a sketch blog, I also make flowers to sell sometimes. I love sketching and making flowers, it’s satisfies another part of my creativity that making cards and pages doesn’t quite reach. I love seeing how people interpret my sketches, and it’s also quite a buzz seeing my flowers on other people’s  pages.

I don’t consider myself a great scrapper, but I think I’m good enough, and good enough is just fine. My husband and kids like the stories and that’s what matters.
Heather Waldron

"Let us see how she tackled Tic Tac Toe...."
(Just Relax)
For this page I used the TTT line Punching-Orange-Cogs. My punching is fairly simple, mainly circles of different sizes, with a Stamping Up bird and a heart thrown into the mix. I also punched a partial circle from the smaller photo to allow the paper to peek through, and added another punched circle to that. The background is plain cream cardstock, swiped with gesso and spritzed with orange glimmer mist. I then used a pen and my glue lid to ink some circles onto the background in two colours, and added a couple of circle stamps for good measure. I love to use up scraps for my pages, and here I have used really small scrappy bits in orange and chocolate. I then added the journaling paper and embellishments that include cogs, a bottle cap, bling and brads. I love sneaking a little bling onto my masculine pages.
The photos are of my lovely husband of 26 years!
Absolutely Beautiful as usual!!!

Heather has also kindly made something for the winner of this challenge.
This is an example of her amazing flowers as she mentioned above that she sells from her blog, go across to check them out. The papers are all quality & acid free, and the items are all loose so that they can be arranged however the recipient wants.  Stunning!

Thank you Heather for being my Guest Designer.
Even reading your bio myself has given me an insight into your world that even I haven't seen before.  Beautiful lady!

My layout for Tic Tac Toe

(till there was you)

The line of elements I used was a vertical one of Twine, Cogs and Embossing.
My two gorgeous nephews, having fun in a playhouse.

The June Challenge being relaesed on the 5th of June means I should wish my youngest nephew in the photo, Nathaniel, a very Happy 3rd Birthday!

Mary and John join me on this blog post.
Jo and Kim will give us some mid month inspiration.

A big Warm Welcome to Heather and such a great take on the Tic, Tac, Toe and thank you for the gorgeous tag for the winner of the challenge, a lucky person is going to love that ! and Bec what a super Cute layout. Love how it looks like they are looking out of the layout and gorgeous colour scheme and fabulous challenge you have set.
I think I ended up using most of the elements in the end.
I have used chippy frame, butterflies and embossing, but I also have stamping, twine and Orange.


Now I hand you over to John with his take on Bec's Challenge

Hi Again & welcome to another month, and what a great challenge
Bec has set for us. Thank you to Heather for joining us this Month.
What lovely layouts to inspire us.

I have also used the Twine, Cogs and Embossing.

 (Double Trouble) 

These are my little boys with their lovely smiles.
Hope you all find the time to join us this month.

Just had to pop back and say I saw John's layout in real life today and the embossed background is so stunning ! and very clever. Sometimes photo's just don't do a layout justice.  Looking forward to seeing the entries  ~ Mary

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Hello again everyone!  I'm back today to announce the winner of my "Circles & Flourishes" challenge for April. I'm sorry for the slight delay in this but Mother's Day held me up a bit. We here at Orange Paperie & Co were so blown away with the quality of the entries for this challenge. We appreciate each & everyone who took the time to enter & we hope you all had a bit of fun with it.

So without further ado, the winner for April is "LIZZY CRUST".   CONGRATULATIONS! We really loved the textured flourishes & subtles circles along with the colours which worked perfectly with the theme of your photo. The way you framed your pic with the circle of string tops the page off.

Lizzy if you'd like to pm me through our FB page, I'll organise a little something to be sent to you.

Thank you again everyone for joining in & for your support & I hope you'll join us again this month with Kim's lovely mood board challenge.

Until next time.....Jo  xx