Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SBO AMAZING RACE - Leg three China

Last night the contestants were off to China as a lot of what the Designers of scrapbooking products have their embellishments made in China so the contestants had to have a layout with handmade embellishments on it.

I have made some daisy's using my birch Daisy wheel on this layout


Monday, March 30, 2009

SBO Amazing Race part two - off to Papua New Guinea

Day two of the amazing race at SBO was to do a layout in the colours of the Papua New Guinea Flag ie Black, red, white and yellow.

Here is my layout


I wonder whats in store for tonight's challenge?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

SBO Amazing Race - round one

Well there are a few layouts done already for round one including mine. The challenge was to use only products that are supplied by Aussie Scrap Source and here is my layout.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scrapbooking Outlet competition announced on their forum

Its Scrapbook Outlets Amazing Race - it sounds awesome and how about a prize of a ticket to the Autumn escape wow. Its all raffle based so anyone can have a chance to win no matter what level of scrapper you are and you will be "racing" around the world against your fellow scrappers.

Go check out the rules and information here

and the first challenge

Scrapbook Studio stocktake bonanza sketch challenge

After getting my goodies yesterday I just had to scrap a layout so decided to do this challenge and here is my take


and here is the happy mail I received today from a handmade flower swap some lovely felt flowers and leaves thank you whoever made them they are great


Friday, March 27, 2009


Look what I got as my 3rd place price for The Scrappin' Patch Stars in their eyes competition. Thank you soooo much Adrienne and Pauline you are extremely generous and thanks to the sponsers and everyone who entered the inspiration in the gallery is awesome!!!


The prize is amazing - I am so glad to get this happy mail and the distressing tool is something I have wanted for a while.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Sketchbook Word Challenge for this fortnight

It is my turn this fortnight to do the challenge which needs to be uploaded to the gallery at Sketchbook by midnight the 6th of April. The word for this fortnight is CHANGE. So in your title you need the word change.

Here is my example


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Something fun

Just something I found on Beverley W's blog while blog hopping

Stick Figure Family at FreeFlashToys.com
Make your Stick Figure Family at FreeFlashToys.com

Scrap Tech Tuesday at Scrappin' Patch

Hi everyone welcome to Scrap Tech Tuesday. Now if you are like me you have files or boxes full of your scrap pieces of paper from various projects that you just can't throw out because they are just soooo pretty :D . Here are some ideas for using a little up.

On this first layout I have used my Marrakech scraps in the background and have made lollipop flowers which are great for boy pages. They are very easy to do and can be altered heaps of different ways.
First cut out three circles in different sizes.
Then join together with a brad.
Before joining them you can crumple the circles and distress/ink the edges to get a grungy look.

In the next layout I have just ripped some bits of paper up and formed a circle with them and then did a bead circle over the top. The layout also features flowers and leaves created by me using the cuttlebug and some scraps


Another way to use up some scraps is to do some fun collage like in this card which you could do on a layout too.


Happy scrapping with your scraps!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Guest designer inspiration - Layouts using Basic grey 6 x 6 paper pads

A lovely kit arrived at my place from Scrappin' Patch just over a week ago after 8pm by courier and so I have been creating :D :D . Now this might be a long post :D

The products that I am highlighting are :

1/2 pack Basic Grey Ambrosia 6x6 paper pad
1/2 pack Basic Grey Eva 6x6 paper pad

These can be found at the Scrappin' Patch shop for only $5 for a half pack

Pink Paislee has 8 x 8 pads you can use in a similiar way and they are $4 a pack.

You can do heaps with these papers including 12 X12 layouts,cards smaller layouts and they would be awesome to do mini albums with.

My first layout is using the Ambrosia papers. With this layout I just used three of the papers as they were for my background I then cut out the black scalloped paper for the two little trims above and below the photo. With the fifth and sixth paper I used my fiskars finger knife to cut out the flourishes and butterflies.


The next layout to show you is using the Eva range - this time I have ripped and layered the papers and added element stickers, flowers and bling.


Now the Eva range looks very girly but I have done a boy layout using the papers. This time I cut them and used my threading water punch on one of them. I also made lollipop trees by cutting circles out of them and layering them. I have also used some element stickers on this layout.


Here is another Eva layout where I have cut the papers in L shapes and adhered them onto the cardstock and covered the gap in the middle with the photos - so I have a smaller square of each paper to use on another project. The other piece of paper I have used my finger knife to cut out the bird and the flourish under it.


The final layout I have done is another boy one using the grey papers in the ambrosia pad. I have cut them in half and joined them together lengthways to give the impression of 12 X 12 strips and have hidden the joins under the photos.


I still have a few pages of the pads left and have done these two cards as well



These pads are definitely very versatile and by combining them with a few embellishments and cardstock you can make a heap of projects. I had fun doing these layouts and hope these inspire you!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Update at last

I haven't put up my layouts done recently - I don't know.

Last Friday at the Sketchbook it was my turn to set the Friday night challenge which was to use brads or eyelets and use photos not quite perfect for scrapping but tell a story

here is my layout


Also at Sketchbook I did a sample layout for Heidi's word challenge which is for the next two weeks- the word is precious. My layout is of the kids - they are still precious to me even if they are driving me nuts at the moment.


And the next layout is for a design team application which I withdrew from for various reasons and it is using Paper Pesto's February kit mainly and lots of bits from previous kits.


AND my layout using Kelly Goree's style for the final round of the stars in your eyes competition at Scrappin' Patch


I got some news last night that a layout that I submitted to a magazine may be published if they decide to use it when I send it to them - I haven't been published in a magazine before so pretty excited. Will know in April sometime.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bits and pieces

Over at Scrappin patch I have been involved in a few swaps. Here are the flowers that I got in one swap.


and a sneak peek of the homemade flowers for the homemade flower swap


The two birthday cakes I made on Friday one for the family one for the party for Christopher.



We were going to miniputt for the party but the weather was so bad we went to gloputt an indoor 12 hole in the dark mini golf instead after games and food at home.


Scrapbox March Sketch Challenge

Well I did last months sketch with a couple of days to spare but this one I did on the first day the sketch was up.

Here it is


a great sketch to work with thanks