Challenge #21

An April Fools challenge!

Except this is no joke.

The challenge is:


That’s right. Get some facts down on a layout.

And if you do get it down, email your layout through to and we will showcase it on the blog.

Now for the inspirational layouts from the Creative Team:

Jules (with credits going to Designer Digitals ©Katie Pertiet, ©Shabby Princess and ©Peppermint Creative):



Leanne Jago


Challenge #20

The mid monthly challenge for March is:


Just remember this doesn’t have to be about you, it could be something about your grandma or child. Just interpret this prompt in any way you want!

If you would like to have your layout appear on the blog, just email it along to me at

The fabulous Creative Team have put together these amazing layouts:



Leanne A:

Leanne J:




Challenge #19

This fortnight the challenge is:


Yep, it’s that time to get that memory down. No rules. Just get it down before it’s gone!

Have a look at the creative team’s inspirational layouts:

Jules (All elements are © Designer Digitals – Katie Pertiet Except for the Stitched Hearts are © Shabby Princess)



Leanne J

and Melanie

If you complete the challenge and would like to have your layout on the blog, just email it along to us here at Journal Challenges at by March 15th. 🙂

Challenge #18

I would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming response to the CT call. As you can see from the list I was not true to my word and that’s because there was so many great applicants to choose from!

Please welcome the new additions to the Journal Challenges Creative Team!

Christa Paustenbaugh
Joanne Care
Jules Stuart
July Gaceta
Leanne Jago
Moira Byrne-Garton
Reyanna Klein
Tracy-Lihanne Lane

Thank you once again for everyone who submitted. Now I have to get a move on with a new header for the blog.

But for now, here is the prompt for Challenge #18!


Interpret this prompt in any way. Remember the layout does not have to be about you! It could be about your child’s favourite season or the different sports of each season. Anything really as long as there is a reference to a season!

As usual there are no prizes for the challenge, but here is some inspiration instead!

Leanne J’s stunning layout:

Annette’s beautiful layout:

And 2 layouts from the ever talented Leanne A:

If you complete the challenge and would like to have it displayed on the blog, all you need to do is email it to and I will take care of the rest. The layouts are due by February 28th as a new challenge will be posted on March 1st.


Oops. That should read CT entries are due no later than 12 FEBRUARY 2009, not January as it has already been. Thanks Sarah for pointing it out! I feel like a bit of a dill. Sorry I haven’t got back to anyone yet, I was away for a few days on a family holiday, but I will now respond to everyone who has so far sent an entry in to let them know I have received their CT submission. 🙂

CT CALL and Challenge #17

Us here at Journal Challenges are on the lookout for 4 more creative team members!

It’s really quite simple – you just need to have a passion for journalling.

All you need to do is email 3 layouts (you don’t even need to create new ones!) which shows your love of the stories behind your layouts to . If you also have a blog, a link would be handy as I know sometimes it is hard to pick only 3 of your favourite layouts.

It’s a no pressure team as scrapbooking should be about the fun and not the stress. If you are selected as part of the team all that is required of you is one layout per month. The term is for 12 months. Entries are to be received no later than Tuesday 12 January 2010. International applicants are more than welcome to apply.

Challenges will now be set on the 1st and 15th of every month. As usual there are no prizes for the challenges because I find it too hard to judge people on a fortnightly basis, the CT call will be enough for me for a year!

I look forward to receiving the applications and they will be emailed through to Leanne, Mel and Annette to help decide on the final people. All applicants will be contacted once the final four confirm.

Now. Onto challenge #17.

The first challenge this month is:


Annette has created the most gorgeous layout, but you will need to click on it to see it better.

Anette also has a mini album on her blog if you want to have a look at that for some inspiration also.

If you complete challenge 17 and you would like it to be showcased on the blog, just email it along to me at

Challenge 16 Entries

I have two gorgeous layouts to share with you for challenge #16.

First up is by Kathlynne Rogers and it

And the second layout is by Cass King:

Stay tuned till February 1st as we have an announcement to make and the next challenge! See you then!