Friday, March 1, 2013



It is finally here, our first ever challenge at the *New* 123 Challenge Blog!!!!

The Design Team girls and I are very excited about what is to come for this site, we hope everyone loves the challenges and gets inspired by the DT examples...

Our Design Team have been split in to two teams, Team 1 will be released on the 1st of the month and Team 2 mid month, make sure you check the blog for more stunning inspiration!!!

The Rules are basically the same for all my blogs...

* Your entry must be created for this challenge only and must not be used for any other challenges.

* Entries are open to International readers, however unless stated our prizes are for Australian residents only.

* International entries have a chance to win a Guest DT spot for an upcoming challenge.

* Please read here for more information:



A bit about Charms Creations....

I started creating my Lovely Lollipops just for my own scrapbooking pages in about February/March of this year. I saw that Scrapbooking Top 50 had a Craft Market that gives the opportunity to sell your own handmade embellishments, so thought I would make a few packets up and see how it goes! It went really well, so I thought I would make a few more packs up and try my hand selling them on my own personal blog too - my first sale was in April. That went really well too! I've had a sale a month, plus have been a regular at the Craft Market at SBT50 too. I've also set up a Facebook Shop where I have them available as well. I have LOTS of giveaways so to keep updated on those & upcoming sales - make sure you LIKE my Charms Creations Facebook Page & check out my blog Charms Creations!

Each and every embellishment that I have created has been handcut {making them ALL totally unique} and can include a mixture of felt, fabric, lace, hessian, doiley & any other interesting piece of material I can find. They are finished off with a button and cross-stitches that are also as unique to the embellishment! I have started making different styles and sizes of Lovely Lollipops, Luscious Lollipops & Page Runners. Something NEW are my Suns and Clouds too! I have also dabbled in a bit of clay stamping too. So, if you are looking for something totally unique and one of a kind please pop on over and check them out!

I am soooo excited about sponsoring this month - and look forward to seeing what you all create! 

Have fun & Good Luck on winning the fab prizes up for grabs - including mine of course... heheh!

Charms Creations are offering a $20.00 Voucher.


2 Crafty strives to offer affordable and versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian and International Craft market.

2Crafty’s products are manufactured here in Australia and offer products suitable for scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered art, invitations and mixed media, and with over 700 designs, every area has been covered.

2Crafty’s owner Vanessa, stumbled on the demonstration of the laser cutter at one of the Sydney craft fairs back in 2006 and although her background was Human Resources and payroll her creative mind could see unlimited possibilities and so began her journey into the world of a craft wholesaler.

2Crafty designs are supported both locally and in the overseas market and Vanessa strives to offer the highest level of customer support, and is happy to discuss personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store.

2Crafty also offers a fabulous blog that is updated weekly with projects created from its wonderful Design Team with both local and international designers which includes the very talented Di Garling, Chantal Vandenberg, Elena Olinevich, Fiona Johnstone, Kelly Foster, Keren Tamir, Leonie Neale-Dawson, Linda Eggleton, Marilia Lopes and Vicky Alberto.

The 2Crafty website, although a wholesale website, offers you a birds eye view of all the wonderful designs that it offers. Make sure you check out the stockist list and don’t be afraid to ask your local store to order products that they may not have in stock.

2 Crafty are sponsoring a $25.00 product pack.


Scrapbook Fantasies ( is a Scrapbooking, Papercrafts and Mixed Media business opened in November 2002 in Gladstone, Queensland.
The well stocked store receives new stock daily, and supports a boutique style online store here

The owner Alicia runs Weekly Challenges and many other competitions giving away over $250 dollars in store vouchers every month. The Gallery hosts thousands of customer creations, and is available for viewing without login.
Parcels are posted within Australia at a flat $6.50 or the actual postage rate (whichever is the lesser), or FREE for orders over $100. International parcels are posted at the actual postage rate.

Scrapbook Fantasies are offering TWO lucky winners a ribbon pack valued at over $10 each!


* Our colour = Black
* Our Word = Year
* Our Technique = Twine Circles

You have until 11.59pm Australian Time on 30th March to link our entries to the March Challenge Link Tool.









** Make sure you check back mid month for Kim, Sarah, Chantalle, Wendy, Malinda, Leonie and Nicolee's layouts!!!


  1. Oh so glad 123 is back. A wonderful new challenge!!

  2. Fantastic Challenge!
    LOVING the Design Teams interpretations!

  3. LOVE 'em - agree with the Other looking forward to playing:):)

  4. I am so very inspired by this challenge, along with these amazing!!

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