Saturday, February 28, 2009


My little boy turns six today where does time go?

Happy Birthday Christopher - love you.




Baby Christopher


Friday, February 27, 2009

Scrapbox Monthly Sketch Challenge

I didn't think I would get this one done but yesterday while at my LSS I asked about basic grey's Marrakesh and porcelain ranges because I had read on their blog they had them in - I hadn't read it properly and the official launch was only next week but they allowed me to buy some so I got a few of each range. When I first saw these papers on line I didn't think they were that great but now I have seen them in real life they are my favourite Basic Grey Lines. If you want to get the papers and other products Scrappin' Patch has just got them in at great prices (though the current shipment of Marrakesh is presold but there is more coming) - they also have heaps of new cha stuff including Prima goodies.

So last night I did the Scrapbox Challenge using the porcelain papers I got - they are so pretty.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Scrappin' Patch fortnightly challenge

Here is the challenge I set on Friday

Hi everyone

Hope you having a great day - its raining in Auckland so good scrapping weather :D . Here is your challenge for this fortnight:

This fortnight is another sketch challenge designed by me:

The Sketch:

and my take on the sketch


You have until Midnight the 6th of March to upload a layout in the gallery to be in to win a RAK from Scrappin' Patch

Have fun!!

Inchies and ATC's

Over the last few months I have been involved with a few ATC swaps and Inchie swaps at scrapbook Dreams and one at SBBD and have not shared won my blog.

My first ATC swap was Fairy Tales and here is what I got (the bewitch one is mine)


My second swap was flora and fauna (mine is the one with the felt tree and stamped bird)


The third swap was to use a photo on a ATC - mine is the NZ themed one


The fourth swap I hosted and it was a celebrity swap. I did Johnny Depp movies and kept the sleepy hollow ATC.


Yet another swap saw some christmas ATCs being done and a summer ATC swap as well. My Christmas one is the reindeer one (it has been damaged) and the big stamped sun is mine in the summer swap.



Our favourite Drink was next - mine is the Zero coke one.


My last one that I participated in at Scrapbook Dreams theme was bugs and mine is the one in the centre


My first one at SBBD was cats - I chose the tiger as it is my favourite cat.


I have done four inchie swaps at Scrapbook Dreams - 3 three inch ones and 1 one inch lot. Inchies are similiar to ATCs they are just square and can be more dimensional. The little ones theme was little things and I used a little bead shaped like a ladybug. The black and white set I have put on a black canvas - with mine being the creative heart. The other themes are Christmas (green with stamped Christmas trees)and rainbow (green was my colour).





Thanks for looking

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Week six Stars in their eyes - Beate Style + another layout

The layouts have been revealed for this part of the competition and they are stunning - I'm glad I'm not judging. This part of the challenge was to scrap in the style of Beate a scrapbooker in Norway whose favourite style is vintage. I think it is one of my favourites too and loved doing this layout and my paper pesto kit for February arrived just in time so I could use the papers and flowers from it. I found some gorgeous lace trim in an Emporium in Tuaranga and some roses on a ribbon from Stamp and create in Milford which were perfect for this challenge.
Here is my layout:


The next and final star is Kelly Goree which should be interesting and very different from this challenge.

And here is my layout for SBBD monthly sketch.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Photos in flicker

You may notice some photos in my sidebar these are not current layouts I am in the process of uploading all my layouts. So my very first layouts will be in my gallery as well as the most recent as well as everything in between - it might take me awhile!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Valentines inspiration album

I decided to do a mini album for some valentines inspiration over at Scrappin' Patch and did my first acrylic album which is a bit tricky. Here it is:


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stars in their Eyes Competition - Jolene Pienaar

Jolene has gorgeous girly layouts and I decided to challenge myself to do a boy layout using Jolenes style (also I have done so many girl layouts lately I wanted to do a boy one!!)

Here is my layout its one of my favourites and it was one of Jolenes favourites I placed second this round :)

p1090726-copyI placed second this round

Scrappin' Patch Technique Tuesday - layered fabric flower

I don't know about you but I love all the flowers that Prima brought out at CHA so much so that I couldn't wait so I decided to make my own layered flower. Here is what it looks like:


Its really easy to make:

1. Find a flower stamp or template or freehand draw the flower on fabric. I used a making memories foam stamp and stamped the flower with ink.

2. Cut the flower out.

3. Cut a circle out of mesh fabric and a smaller circle using another fabric.

4. Get the flower and either have it so the inked border is showing or turn it over like I have done and have no border. and using glue dots glue the mesh circle then the other fabric circle onto the flower.

5. Get a button and thread some twine or thread through the hole and add the button with a glue dot to the flower.

There are endless possibilities with these flowers considering how many different fabrics and buttons you can use. I almost cut up some kids jeans to make denim flowers :D . The fabric I used was $5 for the lot and it was a half a metre of each - I can make a lot of flowers with it so if you are on a budget and want to match your flowers perfectly with your layout this technique works well. You can also embellish them more or have more layers.

Heres my layout I created using the flowers:


Have a great week

Monday, February 9, 2009

Another lovely blog award and a layout

I checked my comments last night and saw that Lynne has given me my second lovely blog award for the year.
Thank you so much Lynne I love your stunning creations they are gorgeous and WTG for FIVE acceptances in the basic grey gallery WOW!!

Lovely blog award

Here is my layout that I did for my example of the Friday night challenge over at Sketchbook using a black, silver and white combo.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Waitangi Day Challenge revealed

My challenge has been put up as has Adriennes and Paulines over at Scrappin Patch with more challenges to come.

My challenge is to do three cards with a kiwi or Kiwiana theme and here are my examples.


There's a few awesome challenges so go check it out!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A New Blog

I decided to set up a new blog for my 365 project as this blog is getting swamped by photos rather then scrapbooking creations. So here is the link

This will be my blog for scrapping projects other then the 365 album.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Waitangi day - want something to do?

Here are some sneak peeks for what is happening at Scrappin Patch on Waitangi day come check it out on Friday.




And at Sketchbook the challenges are back so here is a sneak peek for Friday Nights Challenge


Day 30 to 33 photos

Day 30 - school supplies $60 worth!!


Day 31 - Katie with a funny face during a walk in the bush


Day 32 - meant to take a photo at the airport but forgot so here's a toy dragon instead


Day 33 - Two days until school starts and heres some of the uniforms - got a few bargains at the second hand uniform sale (uniforms have only been in for three years so these will still good) I paid $10 each for polar fleeces which are normally $55. I have been naming them this morning.