Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Guest Designer Bec Genet - Winter Wonderland Layout + Video

We're pleased to welcome our November Challenge winner Bec Genet as our Guest Designer this month! Bec not only created a fantastic layout for us, but also has a video to go with it!

I'm completely obsessed about scrapbooking and crafts, all my spare time and money goes into scrapbooking but luckily I have a very supportive husband who allows me to continue my craft addiction. I also have a wonderful 8 year old daughter who is the reason I started scrapbooking in the first place, she is a good little model so I always have a good stock for photos to scrap. I just started my blog up about 4 months ago and started putting my work up on the internet. Already I have won some challenges and made it onto some wonderful design teams, I have had so much fun and got to know some amazing designers at the same time. I'm more of a mixed media style of scrapbooker, I love lots of textures and layers, and I love to add flowers, glitter and pearls/rhinestones to all me pages. I'd love for you to stop by by blog, YouTube channel, Facebook page, Pinterest page and gallery!

For my layout I chose to go with the whites, browns and reds in the mood board, I love that colour combo. And because it's the middle of summer here in Australia (and even in winter it doesn't come anywhere close to snowing) I had to search to find a winter photo. I had this pic of my daughter from about a year and a half ago when we went back to New Zealand to visit our family and it snowed for us for one day, just enough to make some snow balls.

I hope you enjoy my video!

There is still time to join our challenge! We have some amazing prize packages to give away!

The December Mood Board Challenge, hosted by Mandy, is about celebrating the breathtaking array of fresh fallen show and ice that is abundant this time of year. Whether you are a snow bunny or prefer to sit inside by a fire, we want to see how you cope with the winter chill!

Thank you to our sponsors for providing amazing prizes this month!

1st Prize:
Tando Creative Chipboard Prize Package

Prize: Brush Stroke Trees; 3 Clocks in 1 (Partial Package); Number Set - Arthur (Partial Package);
Words - Cute Love, Baby Girl, Beautiful; Grid - Square; Bauble Branch - Large; Contemporary Christmas Tree;
Snowflake Plaque; Lace Effect Borders; Tando Minis - Snowflakes (Partial Package); Holly Flourishes

2nd Prize:
Gecko Galz $25 Shopping Spree

Random Prize:
2 Handmade Tags from Berry71Bleu
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)



Tando Creative Limited, formed in August 2009, is an online retailer of chipboard, stencils and other fantastic products based in the UK. Tando Creative provides a laser cutting and engraving service specifically to the craft industry. They do their own manufacturing, so all their products are British made. Tando Creative uses high quality greyboard (2.25mm) and white lined board (2mm) for all their products. Tando Creative chipboard takes all sorts of treatment including heat, triple embossing, most types of paint, inks, pens, markers and emulsion brilliantly! All Tando board can be used with embossing folders to produce stunning effects. The Tando Creative Minis Range (1.2mm) are more delicate products and are light enough to use on cards, ATC'S and smaller projects. 
Tando Creative holds regular Workshops at Tando HQ, showcase at art shows and frequently demo and teach at various retailer outlets in the UK. There is an "almost" daily dose of inspiration on their blog. Tando Creative also hosts monthly challenges on their challenge blog, where a prize up for grabs every month!
Gecko Galz was started by designer/artist Leanne Seed in 2000, who’s love of all things vintage and her artistic background inspired her to create a line of digital products for other paper artists to enjoy. We welcome you to step outside the scrapbook box and discover a treasure trove of digital collage sheets, stamps, papers and ideas that will fan the flames of inspiration around every turn. Come discover what makes Gecko Galz a Unique and One of a kind Paper Crafting Store!

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!


  1. Gorgeous and stunning page Bec! Really love the design and all the beautiful blooms! A sweet, sweet photo too! Congrats on the GD here with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

  2. Wonderful layout and video tutorial!

  3. Winter goodness! Your layout is GORGEOUS!


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