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Easter Cybercraft Winners

Congratulations to our three winners:

  • Challenge One: Sue-Maree
  • Challenge Two: Donna Cassidy
  • Challenge Three: Hilary

We will have another cybercrop on the 9th and 10th of May. Keep an eye out for further details.



Easter Cybercraft 2020 Challenge Three

Create a project based on this sketch:

Easter Cybercraft 2020 Challenge Two

Challenge Two is to make a project using three of the following:


Alphabet stickers



Envelope or pocket


Easter Cybercraft 2020 Challenge One

A simple challenge to start with – create a project that uses a tool or item that you have had for over a year.

Easter 2020 Cybercraft

Hello all! Hope you are keeping safe in these uncertain times. We are running a Cybercraft today on zoom. If you would like to join here is the link:  Chookscraps Easter Cybercraft . The zoom meeting opens at midday but I will be posting the three challenges here on the blog and you should be able to add your entries to the comments under each challenge.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page Using Distress Crayons

Hi everyone!

I can’t believe it has been so long since the last post here – sometimes life just gets in the way.

One of my favourite new products from 2016 was the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. Last week I used the crayons to create a background for a scrapbook page and I thought I would share a quick step by step with you on how I did it.

First use a plastic knife with a serrated edge to drag some texture paste across your cardstock to form a cross, allow it to dry and then draw over the texture paste with two different coloured distress crayons. Rub the crayon as you go to blend and spread it. You can see in the image below how the crayon picks up the texture of the texture paste.

Next use a wet paint brush to blend the crayon some more.

When your page is dry then choose a template and place it over the crayon. Remove some of the crayon by gently rubbing a baby wipe over the template using a circular motion. This will leave pale spots where you remove the crayon while creating shadowy spots on the white part of your cardstock.

When your page is dry you are ready to add your photo and embellishments as desired.

I used the same process but with different colours for this page.


If you give this technique a go please share your creation with us by either posting in the gallery, sharing on Facebook or Instagram.

Thanks for dropping by!


Stash busting

I have plans to do some stash busting these holidays and found this almost-finished Sassafraslass sticker sheet. A little improvising changing clouds into trees and cutting up the brown background of the sticker sheet into the trunks and the sticker sheet is empty!

May 2014 Challenges

Welcome to May everyone!

The year sure is rushing by but I hope you are able to make time in your busy schedule to create. The May challenges, set by Lil’ Rach, are up in the forum and I am sharing them here too in the hope that they will inspire you to sit down at your craft table today.

Challenge One – Use this sketch as a basis for your project.



Challenge Two – Use this picture as inspiration for your project.


Challenge Three – stashbusting challenge: Do you have old stickers lying around? See if you can use some up on a project. If you do not have stickers use some old die cuts or rub ons.

Challenge Four – Year In Review: Focus on your journalling. Write at least 50 words for at least one of your photos.

Challenge Five – Card: Mothers’ Day is this month. Make a feminine card but do not use flowers.

Challenge Six – Christmas Card: Use strips of something. Eg washi tape, paper, twine etc.

*Remember your entries for the challenges can be cards, scrapbook pages, off the page projects or mixed media projects. We may specify it as a layout or card challenge but you are welcome to interpret the challenge as you wish. Full challenge guidelines are available in the forum.

I am also adding a link below so you can share your challenge entries here on our blog by linking to your blog, photobucket account etc.

Can’t wait to see how you interpret the challenges!


Cybercrop Tonight

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that our cybercrop starts tonight at 4pm.

Yesterday I shared some samples from Lil’ Rach and today I have samples for the first and second challenges from Emma. Maybe now you can guess a criteria or two by comparing the samples 🙂

Challenge One:



Challenge Two



I hope you are all having a relaxing Good Friday. See you in the forum for the cybercrop this evening.


Cybercrop on over the Easter Weekend

Hi everyone! We are running our April cybercrop over Easter and thought you might like a sneak peak at the samples our current guest DT member, Lil’ Rach, has made.

Challenge One



Challenge Two



Challenge Three



Now I wonder if anyone can guess which explorer is our inspiration for this month? And if not maybe a guess at the criteria?

The cybercrop officially starts 4pm this Friday, 18th April – I am looking forward to seeing you all there.


Creativity takes courage.”  Henri Matisse