Friday, 11 May 2012

MAY Shits and Giggles

It's time to celebrate Mother's Day. There are so many opportunities to really reap what we sow this month, the giving back of the love, the cuddle time, or giving to our own Mothers for all their hardwork. 

It was a hard call for Inspiration this month but we whittled it down to one so we hope you love the colors and can work with the quote to create your own inspired artwork.

So here it is ... are all your hopes and dreams what you thought they would be?

Please email pictures of your creations to plus your name and a link to your blog. We'll then upload all your beautiful work to this blog for everyone to appreciate.

S&G team

Aprils Entries

Thank goodness its all for Shits and Giggles or we would be seriously sacked. There has been a lot going on so we are a tad behind uploading your fantastic entries for the Easter month. So without further digress here are the stunning entries for April.

Here is one from the team to start the ball rolling .. love the cutesy scissors

A fantastic 12 x 12 by Trish, we love the title you have chosen for your artwork

here is a fantastic close up to show the flower and the beautiful mirrors used on the layout.

 This one is done by Anne, a 6x6 with the cutest clothes hanger and very small dress.

A journal entry by Sue. What a great play on words love how this came together Sue and the tonings are so fresh and light.

 This ATC by Leigh - we love how you have found the vine that was used in the print.

Thanks again girls for sharing your artwork. And we hope you enjoyed your chocolate for Easter
the S&G team

Sunday, 1 April 2012

April Shits and Giggles

Well, here we are into the the 4th month of the year already, and of course the beginning of the month means a whole new challenge here at S & G.
Once we get over the silly jokes of April Fools Day, our minds turn to Easter and that substance that we women have a love/hate relationship with.......the 'C' word......chocolate! So the team here thought that would be the perfect theme for this month's challenge, and here it is.....

There are some gorgeous colours in this one to work with, and some interesting textures for inspiration too. We really look forward to seeing what everyone creates each month, so don't disappoint us.....get out those journals, cards, paints, inks, paper and glue and GET CREATIVE!
Email your creations to by the end of  April.  And if you would like us to put a link to your site when we upload your work, remember to pop that in the email also.

Saturday, 31 March 2012

March Entries

Another month is over and here are the entries that have arrived in our inbox. We are loving the diversity of all the artworks .. thank you

first cab off the rank is Anne with her 6x6 layout... love the colors anne.

 Love love love the colors that Sue has used in her journal, beautiful Autumn colors and we love how the colours meld into each other... stunning

 Sylvia has added another page to her art journal and we love her take on this ... awesome colors and ideas... awesome Sylvia!

 OMG! - is all we could think of when we saw this beautiful card... We just love how Trish has added such detail by cutting out the hand and manoeuvring it to hold the sceptre of the Queen... great job Trish

 Finally a fantastic ATC card created by Leigh -- we love how Leigh has raised the acetate of the crown.

Overwhelmed is all we can think ... we love all the entries this month ... would love some more .. and have a great little challenge coming up for April... 

Monday, 5 March 2012


We decided to keep it nice and light with our quote for March and two of the team have come up with some amazing Scrapbooked Layouts to showcase this months prompt. 

The first one up is a 6x6 on Kraft and is subtle in its colorings and simply divine in its creation....  

 - and another Journal entry, adding a little boldness to the page but still adding the key components of yellow, green and red from the prompt. 

Love the crowns girls ... total queen material!

Don't forget we are waiting for your entries because we love to see YOUR artworks... share the love everyone... Email your creations to by the end of  March. And if you would like us to put a link to your site when we upload your work don't forget to pop that in the email also.


Thursday, 1 March 2012

March Shits and Giggles

Thanks so much for all those who sent us their designs for the month of February, we have loved looking over them and gathering so many ideas. It's simply amazing how each persons style can create something so beautiful yet unique to the next persons when using the same prompt.

There are so many things going on in the month of March. St Patricks day will be a fantastic day, lots of Guiness and painting the town green and Women's Day when all the women get to kick up our heels and celebrate being who we are.

So we thought we would try and find a topic and a pic with a  little green to go together and found this humdinger picture and quote ensemble on the net :

Don't forget if you would like us to put in a link to your personal blog when we upload your art to send your link through with your Challenge submission email. Email your creations to by the end of March.

We hope there are stacks of entries this month as this is a fantastic prompt and a great way to celebrate being who we are as women & creative souls.

the S&G team

Wednesday, 29 February 2012


Well in a last minute rush on the last day of the month, we've received our final entries for the 'month of love'. We're really thrilled that so many of you are participating in our challenges....and all for 'shits and giggles'!

First off we have an A4 journal page from Katrina with her first entry to S & G with a wonderful goth-inspired mixed media that background!

Next we have a 6x6 layout from Leesie who tells us that she hasn't scrapped for a couple of years and doesn't think this layout is 'really her'. We think it's very sweet and hope she'll have another go next month...

And finally another page from Sue's A5 journal with this lovely page. Love your take on this month's challenge Sue, and that flower is super-cute!

Thanks to all of you talented artists for playing along this month.....we're so glad you're enjoying our 'challenges with a difference'.  Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the March challenge.


Here are a few more entries received for our February Challenge.We just love what ha been created by all of the artists. Each entry is so fresh and new and individual. Thank you for joining in on the fun girls and we hope to see a few more entries in our inbox tomorrow before the next big challenge is revealed.

A simply stunning 6x6 layout created by Anne, we love how you have just used the word SHOP as your statement on your layout and we do have a weakness for butterflies too ... fantastic.

A lovely layout from Tiddlypeep...we  just love what you have done with the stencil and the poppy flower is very feminine

A few cards have been done this time round - our first one is a playing card created by Trish, love how you have kept with a true valentines theme and used the red and your sterling silver carbochon is divine.

Finally another ATC card from Leigh love how you have incorporated the colors from the post but have given the whole art piece your own 'twist'

Thanks to these artists for emailing in their creations. We love to see all the different takes on the themes posted. We are hoping to have a few more to post up over the next few days and can't wait to share with you the next theme for March.

Please email pictures of your creations to plus your name and a link to your blog. We'll then upload all your beautiful work to this blog for everyone to appreciate.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

February Challenge Entries

Entries have been a bit slow this month compared to last, but we have had a stunning entry from Sylvia from QLD with this awesome page from what looks like an A5 art journal....

Love your colours and layers Sylvia.....beautiful work! Here is a close-up of some of the beautiful detail....

We would love to see some more entries in before the end of the month, so get creating everyone!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

February Shits and Giggles

Welcome to February's Challenge Quote - it is a time for love in the month of February and there were so many funnies to choose from but we whittled it down to a couple and then finally one, so here is your inspiration for the month of February.

Below is a little inspiration from some of the team.

Don't forget if you would like us to put in a link to your personal blog when we upload your art to send your link through with your Challenge submission email. Email your creations to by the end of February.

Enjoy all that Valentines Day has to offer... I personally am looking forward to eating chocolate even if I have to buy it myself.

the S&G team

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

More January Challenge Entries

We love scrappy mail here at S&G and love even more to share all the inspiration and fantastic creations you have all been coming up with over this past month.
Here is some more of the Scrappy goodness that has come to our inbox -

 6" x 6" layout from Anne, we love the little spotty butterflies and tonings of this layout.

 a 6x9 layout from Tiddlypeep, a great slant on the title and we love the paper roses...

an ATC card from Leigh , this looks fantastic with part of the featured quote and some stunning inks

 a 12 x 12 layout from Trish we totally love the use of your papers and the transparency clock -  love it!

Thank you to all who have sent us your creative projects so far and we look forward to sharing more as they are sent to us so that you can gather some great inspiration from some of those quirky quotes that are roaming our cyberspace.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

January Challenge Entries

It's not easy trying to get a new challenge blog up and running, and we would like to extend a big thank-you to those of you who have taken the time to contribute to our first ever challenge. We're so glad that we have managed to inspire you enough to do so.
We're really excited to share with you the first artworks we've received for our January Challenge...thank you so much for your beautiful contributions.

First cab off the rank is Amy Sheppard from NSW with her take on the challenge. Amy has decided to do her monthly challenges on double-sided jumbo playing cards, and here is her creation...

 Next we have a creation from Sue Smith, also from NSW, with her A5 art journal entry....

Here is a link to Sue's blog so you can check out her other creations.

Well done girls!

We would love to see more contributions for January, so let's get creating!
Please don't forget to send us a link to your blog so everyone can see what else you've created.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

January Shits & Giggles

Welcome to January. We hope that you have enjoyed all the festive cheer and have set about making all those New Year resolutions that you can tweak and change and still achieve by the end of the year.

We have such a fun Quirky Quote for you to play with this month and the visual is very monochromatic and the shapes and curves from her hair are wicked. Can you see how fantastic they will look when you also incorporate them into your work? Have fun with it and we can't wait to see what you come up with.....

Feel free to do any format and style you are a couple of examples from the Shits & Giggles Team to get the creativity going......

This page has been done in an A4 Visual Arts Diary.....

.....and this one is a 6"x6" page....

Please email pictures of your creations to plus your name and a link to your blog. We'll then upload all your beautiful work to this blog for everyone to appreciate.