Scrapbook Samples

Lesley has provided some great samples of her work which might well inspire you to join the world of scrapbooking.

Her monthly challenge on the the forum might well be a great place to start – why not give it a go?






Remember scrapbooking is about preserving memories for future generations, it is about telling stories and capturing moments.

Don’t leave it too late!

Published in: on March 30, 2008 at 12:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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Challenges and Swaps

Have you seen the new challenges – the Moo cards, the Skinnies and the new project style – exclusive to CSF – Hidden Depths? These are going to be set every fortnight – check out on Good Friday for the next set.

Challenge themes:

The Scrapbook theme is still Springtime – I am sure Lesley will welcome lots more layouts in the forum bucket.

The new Fat Book theme has been set by Shaz and, very appropriately for this time of year, is Easter.


Next week is the 100th ATC challenge – watch out for details of an exciting prize for all who make one for this!

A quick word about our on-going swaps. I am certain that Wendy would really love more people to join in with her ATC swap club and Jean would love more Inchies for her swaps. Check out that relevant sections of the forum and join in. We have some amazingly talented artists on the forum – swapping is a great way of getting new inspiration.

Published in: on March 16, 2008 at 12:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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Forum Challenges

As some of you may know, we now have a forum challenge blog ( This is a one-stop-shop for all challenges and projects on the forum.

Just to update you on the current themes:

Florrie’s ATC Challenge – Black and White (set by Mrs Spook)

Fat Book Challenge – DIY (set by Terryessa)

Scrapbook Layout Challenge for March – (thanks to Lesley for letting me have this early!!)


I would like you to use greens and yellows on your LO to represent the colours of Spring

Also, use some flowers, either as embellishments or in your photos

Do some journalling on a tag on your LO

Your photos can be on any theme!!

Don’t forget the Easter challenge – click here

Published in: on March 1, 2008 at 11:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Welcome to the Craft Swap Forum Blog

This will not be a standard blog. I am not going to update it with details of my private life or put up pictures of my pets (I don’t have any!) but I am going to post details of what has been featured in the New CSF Podcast, update you on what has been happening on the forum and provide useful links where I can.

The first podcast goes live on Sunday 2nd March. I will give you more information as to how to access the broadcast nearer the time. You will, I hope, be able to access it via this blog, via the CSF homepage and via iTunes – all very easy!!

One other thing that you will start to see on here is a regular update on challenges set on the forum. These will be the regular ATC, Fat Book Page and Scrapbook challenges as well as the occasional ones like the current Easter Challenge.

Right, that is enough from me for now.

Watch this space!

Published in: on February 18, 2008 at 6:45 pm  Comments (1)  
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