Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Aussie Scrap Jack - NIKALA O'BRIEN

Just a quick post to show my Aussie Scrap Jack Layout. I loved this face painting Brendan got done at a work Xmas party last year. One of Brendan's nick names as a baby was tiger.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Little shop of sketches

Here is sketch 19!!

and heres my layout

Whoo hoot Wednesday and lots more.....

A few whoo hoots (scrapping only)

I had a wonderful day on Saturday at NZ Scrapbook with some ladies from Sketchbook- it was great to meet the awesomely talented ladies I hadn't met before and to see others I have met. I took along page kits again so managed to get almost seven layouts done. There were some beautiful layouts done, chatting and SHOPPING.

Having my finger knife replaced easily as the blade kept on falling out - I lost my docket but NZ Scrapbook said they would send it back to Fiskars and they gave me a new one even though I had been to impatient to buy one from them .

Finding out my first layout I submitted to Up2Scrap has been shortlisted for publication in next issue - so have to wait and see.

Getting some lovely cheap scrapping purchases from trade me mainly from Scrapbook art who has a promotion on Thickers ie buy two get one free. I only paid $18.40 for three sets inc. postage.

Looking forward to some more scrapping happy mail as I won two challenges this week.

Getting a silver medal in the Olympics for my week four Ship Ahoy layout - so in the top four Olympians

Now on to some layouts(with no ingredients as too many):

Sketchbook Olympics week five - the monkeys slide up and down on the wire! - I don't know about this one....

Scrapbox NZ Colour challenge - new weekly challenge - I was the only one who did a layout so by default won it.

Sketchbook Fortnightly Sketch - a great sketch set by Hannah

Scrapbook Dreams weekly sketches - this weeks and last weeks

123 Challenge - challenge was to have teal,dots and scallops

Scrappin Patch Sketch - a double layout I haven't done one in a while

Monday, September 22, 2008

Kiwi Jack Me Up

The layout to Jack this month is a very cute one from Meg McKenzie and here is my take.

products used

my minds eye papers and diecuts
mm frame and brackets
kaisercraft rubon journal spot
fancy pants stamps

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Little Shop Of Sketches Sketch 18

Heres the sketch for this week:

and here is my take

products used

My minds eye and Basic grey paper
textured paper
Hambly transparency grid
paper loft and K and co alphas
fancy pants and maya road flourishes
Jenni Bowlin Journal tag
Green tara flowers
little metal rose beads
pink paislee heart

Once you have down your take (you have until the end of the month) you can upload it in Stampin' Scraps gallery ( you need to register on the forum and gallery first) - and you will be in the draw for a rak.

Whoo Hoot Wednesday

I haven't whoo hooted for a while but have a few things to whoo hoot about (relating to scrapping mainly)

-going into Spotlight on Saterday and finding a threading water fiskars punch - it was hidden behind a lot of other punches and it was only $24.95 ( I saw one in a scrapbook shop today for $39.95 - lucky me).

- We had a big leak with the tap in the upstairs toilet early Monday morning - nothing to whoo hoot about there but Brendan had the presence of mind to turn the tap off and come and tell us what had happened. In fact he had saved my scrapping supplies as the garage and my desk are under the bathroom and the water came right through and onto my paper drawers but luckily only a puddle on top of both sets of draws. The only thing that did get wet were some of my blue flowers as one was sticking out of the container and drew some water into it. Well Brendan got a lego bionacle for saving the carpet and of course the scrapping stuff -some of which cannot be replaced.

- I had a great break two weeks ago to do some scrapping with a couple of the ladies from Scrapbook dreams (Hi Kirsten and Tracy) and I am really looking forward to the Auckland crop for The Sketchbook on Saturday - 11 hours of scrapping and meeting some talented scrappers there.

- I will also Whoo hoot albiet a bit late about getting a bronze medal in the first week of the Sketchbook Olympics - haven't got anything since but Im enjoying doing the layouts and I think I might experiment a little for the next round and see what happens :)

Thats my whoo hoots for now
Have a great week
I will put another post up later about the Sketch at little Shop of sketches this week

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sketchbook Olympics - week 4 - Swimming

This week we had to do a water or nautical theme and use at least one transparent element on the layout. Well I had already done a beach one so thought I would go nautical as I love the stamps I used on the layout and haven't scrapped about the Queen Mary yet - though I have scrapped this photo of Brendan before. The ships log has the journalling inside. My transparent elements are the stamped transparencies around the large photo and above the ships log.

products used:

Basic grey, heidi swapp and kaisercraft papers
My minds eye tranquility tag
rub on gold letters
american craft alphas
brads ghost clock
rope like ribbon
7 gypsies chipboard
fancy pants stamped on transparency
Grungeboard latch

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Little shop of sketches - Sketch 17

Well another week has gone so I can reveal my layout for the sketch at Little Shop of Sketches.
Once you have done your take you can follow the instructions at Little shop of Sketches and go into the draw to win a rak at the end of the month.

Heres mine:

Products used
Crate paper
Basic grey paper
My minds eye diecuts and alphas
provocraft alphas
maya road and fancy pants chipboard sprayed with Vanilla Glimmermist
ink and chalk

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New "Paper Goodness" kit blog

The wonderfully talented Niella and her sister Bee have come up with a little shoppe of "paper goodness " as Neilla would say. They make up these very cute and funky little limited edition kits and very good prices
and it saves you having to buy a big packets of goodies for one layout say. You can find them here Random kits and pieces
Here is an example and what is coming my way soon :)

Great kits Neilla and Bee can't wait to see more.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sketchbook Olympics week 3 - The Decathlon

This weeks challenge was to create a layout using only 10 elements. i was a little bit concerned as to keeping it to ten but got there and it still looks a little busy and layered.
My elements are:
1. Basic grey paper backing
2. kaisercraft Patterned paper - cut out flower
3. Fancy pants Journal Block
4. Photo
5. Hambly studio Transparency grid
6. paint
7. Making memories chipboard title
8 -10. Heidi Swapp transparencies - branch, flower and butterfly

My weekend getaway

Well a 26 hour getaway... Tracey from Scrapbook Dreams forum came up with an idea to have a real life get together last weekend at a beach house (a rather large beach house). Due to other members commitments there were just three of us there - Tracey, Kirsten and myself (and their families). I had a great time and it was great to have a break from everyday life. It was great to meet Tracey and Kirsten - I was a bit nervous as I'm quite reserved but with the wonderful company and common interest it was nothing to be worried about - Thanks Ladies. Well I packed 10 page kits up to do various challenges and managed to complete 9,and almost complete one. I finished the 10th one today but won't be able to share just yet. The Scrapjacked layout from the previous post was one of them. One other I can't share just yet as have to ask someones permission to put on my blog as they are in the photos. ( I thought I had done 11 but miscounted)

Here are the others (as this is a long post I won't be putting my ingredients down -if you have any queries just ask in a comment and I will get back to you):

Black Magic Challenge

Sketchbook Fortnightly sketch

Scrapbook Dreams September sketch

Scrappin' Patch Fortnightly sketch

Scrapbooking By Design September sketch - my Favourite

Puzzle sketches September puzzle pieces

Scrapbox NZ September sketch

Monday, September 8, 2008


I decided to have a go with the scrapjack this month which had multi photos in a grid an awesome layout. I decided to show the changes of Christopher photographically.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Little shop of sketches - no 16

This week I ended up doing two layouts from the sketch because I found the urban lily paper after doing the first layout and decided to do another as the paper was perfect for it.

Heres the sketch:

Here are my layouts

products used
cherry art and Cosmo paper
pink paislee border diecut
queen and co brads
pink paislee and basic grey alphas
butterfly is the inner part of a stencil - like a mask
fancy pants stamp
orange whisper ink

and one of my favourite recent layouts:

products used
red coordinations cardstock
urban lily and prima paintables paper
autumn leaves stamps
stazon black ink
green tara and belle flowers
crafters choice brads
MM flower charms
Kaisercraft Gems
scrapworks letter P
provocraft alphas

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sketchbook Olympics part two

Heres my layout for round two at the Olympics . I m really pleased with it especially since I have used ribbons and not only that on a boys page too. I don't often use ribbon more lace trim so its great using it. I painted the flourish then dipped it in sand to make it like it is.

products used
Basic grey paper
Fiskars Paper
Fancy pants Flourish
Various ribbons
October afternoon Journal tag
Pink paislee Tab
Kaisercraft bling and bling arrow
American crafts Alphas
Copper Versacube ink

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bossy Scrapper no 9

I decided to have another go at bossy scrapper at SBBD. It involves going into their chat room and talking to people there and the boss gives us instructions for a layout we can do then and there or later on.
The boss was Kelly and there were real high jinks about cutting doodles,swear words, distressing and bonjela gel - great fun. I did some of my layout while talking but most of it later - didn't want to miss out on the fun. heres my layout - don't have a list of products this time sorry!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Just another quick layout to show you....

This layout is for The Sketchbook's fortnightly finishing on Tuesday. I think it is a bit different to my usual - I was thinking of doing brads as a border around the black but decided the corners were enough - less is more.....

products used
black cardstock
basic grey paper
Provocraft and we R memory keepers chipboard
October afternoon journal spot(cut from packaging on their rubber charms set)
buttons and brads