Thursday, 22 September 2011

Scrap 365 - It's official

Hello ladies (and gents)

If you have joined me from Sian's blog for the Scrap365 blog hop, I bid you a very warm welcome. You will no doubt know all about the new and exciting news. If you are a regular reader of my blog (and I use the term rather loosely as my posts are all but regular, but you know what I mean) ... or just stumbled on here by chance, then let me tell you what is up!

Some very super exciting news! Traplet, the UK publishers and team behind the ever popular Craft Stamper magazine has been working very hard for the last few months to launch a brand new fantastic scrapbooking magazine. The magazine will be called Scrap365, and choc full of inspiring projects from a very diverse and talented bunch of designers (as you will no doubt have seen from the hop already). The first issue will be available on the 18th of November (so mark your calendars) and after that scheduled for every third Friday of the month.



Are you as excited as I am?

This is of course great news for us UK peeps, but if you live abroad you will be happy to know that you will also be able to get this magazine in digital format (and of course on subscription in many countries), so you do not have to live on our little island to share in the fun.

For those of you who are interested in who I am, I will share a little more detail about myself.

Some of you will know me from Craft Stamper magazine, I have been a regular contributor for three years now. I have in the past also contributed to several other UK cardmaking, scrapbooking and craft magazines and have also taught a few scrapping and cardmaking classes. I have to admit to not having scrapped as much as I would have liked to in the last few years, and I am very excited to be part of this team and to really get scrapping much more again.

My style is generally quite graphic, and I like a more ordered approach. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE the arty, painty, ink splodgy layouts and art journals I see on blogs and in magazines, but when I try that it just ends up as a mess, so I tend to stick with the graphic. Actually, I wanted to be a graphic designer, but in the end I studied Interior Design and then worked as an office designer for many years. Now I stay at home with my two daughters (who you will no doubt see a lot of) and I pretend to my husband that I am very busy all day long as I much prefer playing with my crafty things and being here for my girls to real 9-5 office work.

Here is a recent layout of my oldest daughter Simone, totally enthralled by the tubs of blocks in the Lego shop.



I will also share a few older layouts with you that have not been on my blog (apologies to those who may have seen them before) as I unfortunately cannot share layouts published in Craft Stamper magazine. Hopefully this will give you an indication of my style.






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And now, without further ado, on to the next fabulous designer in the hop. The very talented and all round great crafter Emy Buxton

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If you missed the start of the hop and would like to go back, click here to go back to the Scrap 365 blog.

And last but not least, if you leave a comment here AND on every other blog in the hop as well as on the Scrap365 blog, you can win a year's subscription to Craft Stamper magaine and more than £20 worth of rubber stamps.

Happy hopping!

48 comments:

  1. Some lovely layouts here...am really looking forward to the new magazine.

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  2. Yeh!!!! Congratulations Lou - you deserve your place. So excited about the magazine. Boo x :)

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  3. Hi Lousette. I'm double double checking that my link works! and dropping by to say hello and admire some of your projects. Now I'm looking forward to more :)

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  4. Hi,

    just popped in to say hello and that I cant wait to see the new magazine.

    Maureen Richardson

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  5. Hi! congratulations! Your style is really inspiring! =)

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  6. Woho! Great news, can't wait to see the magazine! And gratulations to you! :D

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  7. excellent news about the mag, can't wait.

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  8. Brilliant news Lou - congrats!

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  9. loving your layouts, can't wait to see more :)

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  10. Congratulations on the new mag and your post on the team. It's going to be a fabulous read judging by the talent and I can't wait.

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  11. Congrats ... good to see your work :)

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  12. Loving your scrapbooking style looking forward to seeing your wokr in the magazine

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  13. Congrats on the DT position, I love your style :) Can't wait to see your work in the new mag :)

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  14. Hi Lousette,
    Gorgeous work and the photos really pop off the page in each layout. Can't wait for more from you in the new Scrap 365. Karen :)

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  15. Yay!! a new scrapbook mag for us Brits... I can't wait!!
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  16. Soo excited about the new magazine, and great to find a fab new blog too. Nice to meet you Lousette

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  17. can't wait for the magazine about time we had a new one to hit the shelves

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  18. Congratulations, really excited about the mag.

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  19. I'm just getting more and more excited with each blog I visit!

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  20. Congratulations, looking forward to seeing the magazine.

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  21. gorgeous work, love the lettering on your layouts :) Congrats on the magazine look forward to getting a copy :)

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  22. So pleased for ya ! Beautiful LO X Fab

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  23. Hi and hello.
    Congratulations on being a dt member of the new magazine! Have much fun,
    Greetings, Judith

    PS: you have got pretty daughters (-:

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  24. Hi Lousette! A familiar name that I am happy to see again. And again and again in the new mag! I can't wait!

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  25. Well done - looking forward to the new mag!

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  26. Hi Lousette from Australia Congrats love your work

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  27. Congrats on the DT spot, this team looks amazing!

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  28. Already following 3 bloggers on the hop, so I guess this magazine must be suited to my tastes, lol. Can't wait to get a copy.

    ** Kate **

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  29. Love your work, can't wait to see more of it in this new magazine, congratulations!

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  30. Congratulations! I am looking forward to seeing the new journal. And it is sooo interesting to see all the different blogs and styles. Your girls are very pretty!

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  31. I love your work....seriously....it is so much like my own. I can't seem to do the splatter thing very well, but do like it when other people do it.....to each their own, I guess. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Your two girls are very cute, and your pages are too! I can't wait to see this mag. x

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  33. Looking forward to seeing the new magazine and all the great work.

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  34. Wow what a cool style you have! Awesome!!!

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  35. Congratz! Love the layouts, thanks for sharing.

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  36. Congrats!! Looking forward to working with you : )

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  37. I love your layouts. Simply gorgeous. Congrats on making the team. I cannot wait to see more of your work.

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  38. congratulations fpr beeing in the team!! :)

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  39. congratulations. I'm looking forward to seeing the new mag.
    Tracy x

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  40. Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the new magazine :)

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  41. I have you marked in my favourites, this is Great news.

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  42. Love what you do .. Congratulations on you New adventure with Scrap 365!

    Blessings
    Joyce

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