Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rasberry giveaway

Well Rasberry is having a giveaway and all you have to do is mention it on your blog and comment on their blog over here by the 19th of July to be in to win. awesome stuff on their blog including design team creations by NZ own Louise who has been a scrapbook artist who has inspired me from when I first started scrapbooking three years ago.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Scrappin' Patch Take out Kit

looking for a page kit to take to a crop or retreat Scrappin' patch has a few take out kits and few weeks ago I designed one using Basic Grey Wisteria papers. You can find this kit here and it is only ten dollars and includes the instructions to do the following layout.

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I used a bit of my cardstock and made this card with the scraps from the kit


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Scrappin' patch Man Friday challenge

Liz has set the Man Friday challenge this month over at Scrappin' Patch

The challenge is to do a male layout and use felt on it and you have until July the 10th to get your layout in the gallery to win a RAK.

Here is my layout using up a old birch paper I have had for ages,some Basic Grey boxer elements and a queen and co felt train.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Scrappin' Patch Multiphoto challenge

This months Multi photo challenge at Scrappin' Patch can be found here The challenge is to have at least five photos on the page and have journalling which is not hidden. You can upload your takes in the gallery by midnight Monday for your chance to be in the spotlight if you have done three other challenges at Scrappin' Patch

My layout is when Brendan was three (almost nine now) and is using Prima Mommy and me papers.

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Sketchbook Weekly challenge

Sketchbook's weekly challenge this week is a sketch challenge that can be found here

Here is my take - a fairly simple one for me using Kaisercraft papers.

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You have until midnight on Sunday to upload to the gallery to be in to win a RAK at the end of the month.

Friday, June 19, 2009

More Inspiration using Collage Press

With the rest of my Collage Press Kit I have done a couple more layouts - just loved these papers especially the Knave of Hearts Line.

Here is my final Knave of Hearts Layout

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I decide to go Shabby chic with this one as the paper just suits this style and lots of others.

Products from the shop used on this layout are

Knave of Hearts Diecut rings
Knave of Hearts Queen Paper

Other products - Basic Grey Marrakech Chipboard Alphas and chipboard shapes, Prima and green Tara flowers and leaves, metal word, felt bird, Doily,glimmermist.

This next layout is using the sweet shoppe range - my daughters kindy has a tradition that they make themselves a cupcake on their last day at kindy.

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This has hidden photos in a cardstock fold just another way to include more photos - here is the layout with the fold open


Products used

Sweet Shoppe Hey Cupcake Paper
Sweet Shoppe Fruity twists paper
Basic Grey offbeat element stickers
Knave of Hearts Diecut rings
Pink Paislee alphas
Carolees creations alphas

Other products - buttons, Basic grey Ambrosia chipboard, American Craft Thicker alphas, flowers

Check out the scrappin' Patch forum for links to the products HERE

Shabby Chic Challenge at Scrappin' Patch

The new challenge at Scrappin' Patch is a shabby chic one using pastels and it can be found here

I have done a layout using a photo of us when we were first time parents - can't believe this little baby will be nine this year.

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Latest Sketchbook challenge

The latest challenge closes at midnight on Sunday - it can be found here

The challenge is to get creative with borders - here is my example (the "frame" around the photo is my border)

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Scrappin' Patch Design Team Inspiration

I got an awesome design team pack this week and set about creating straight away. Here is some inspiration for you using the gorgeous paper and diecut rings from the Collage Press Knave of Hearts line that were part of my kit this month. The rings are on special at the shop at the moment.

The papers are excellent quality - not thin and are double sided. Some of them have background pages at the back similar to Basic Grey. The diecut ringsare also very cool and I have used them on these layouts too.

In the first layout I have used the outer border of the rings and have adhered it to a twelve by twelve transparency. I have used one and a half of the rings and the crafting strips paper which is also very versatile.

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I have also used a Pink Paislee chipboard tree element from the fascinating set.
Other products Zva creative black bling strips, mixed alphas(painted), grungeboard flourish and a prima flower.

With the next layout I went with my favourite style and used the other half of the diecut ring from the previous layout and an offcut from the crafting strips. The paper I have used is the Knave of hearts lovable one and have used it as a mat and used my cuttlebug to make the leaves and butterfly. The background paper which was also in my kit is Maltilda paper by Melissa Frances.

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Other products from the shop
Prima bling
and thanks to Heidi my new Favourite - Pinecone ink

Other products from my goodies -prima dandies (flowers), music paper, tag,twine,Fontwerks journal tag,Basic Grey and Rose Moka alphas, brass clip and Making Memories transparencies.

I will also show another layout soon using this line of papers - it is drying off.

The other set of papers in my kit was Collage Press's Sweet Shop Line. This is a great quality paper and has beautiful colours.

Here is one layout I have created so far

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I have used the Naturally Sweet paper as a background and three of the diecut rings from the Knave of Hearts range by Collage press. The journalling spot is also from the sweet Shoppe Range. The diecut rings are on special in the shop at the moment.

Also from the Shop
Pink Paislee Enchanting elements.
Carolee Creations mini alphas

Pink paper, lace and pom pom trims are my own.

Now with my kit a got some felt pieces and buttons and I made the cupcake using them. I did some SEWING :shock: and did a blanket stitch around the whole cupcake as well as some straight stitches - it was fun!!

Please visit the forum here and here to get the links to the products at the shop - it didn't work here :(.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Yes I found him in the Scrappin' Patch

Come and join the fun over at Scrappin' Patch

Yes BAZZ is Bazzil cardstock and the challenge is between now and 30 June your assignment is to create a layout worthy of a Baz Award (think scrap $$$$, a PRIZE). Your criteria is you must only use cardstock on your layout - no patterned paper, no ready made embellies, no ribbon... allowed!!! You can stamp, paint, ink, emboss, colour, draw, punch, diecut, rip and anything else you like but you can't use anything that is not BAZ!! LOL Upload your take to the galleryby 30 June. Draw will be made on 1 July.
To help you along all Baz is on special for 99c - until 14 June only!!!

Here are my creations - my challenge was to use black and white cardstock

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Black cardstock - background
White cardstock - stamped journal spot and other images and coloured them with ink and pens
also punced out a doily using a circle punch
Title done using paint and stamps and a touch of glitter
and just a bit of tiger lily glimmermist :)
No ready made embellishments!!

and my favourite

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Two sheets of white cardstock
Background coloured with pencil crayons and title using coloured pens not felt tips doodled black border
Other sheet I drew freehand drawings with pencils then coloured with the pencil crayons that you paint a wet brush over them to make a water colour effect then I outlined the drawings with black pen and cut them out and adhered to layout. I used to draw little girls like that when I was around nine years old!!
No ready made embellishments or alphas!!

Great fun!! and that is from a patterned paper addict!!

Monday, June 8, 2009



Product challenge

Over at Scrappin' Patch Annelie has a challenge to use journal spots on your layout.

I was inspired by Basic Grey's new Take notes and created my own Journal spots with cardstock stamping and transparencies for this layout.

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My Challenge at Sketchbook

Well this week my challenge is a style challenge ....
Lets get messy the challenge is to do a layout in a GRUNGE style

Here is my example:

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Check out the challenge here

Friday, June 5, 2009

Challenge at Sketchbook

Now life has got in the way this week and I haven't shown you my layout for the current challenge at The Sketchbook . This challenge finishes at midnight on Sunday.

Rachel has set a birthday layout challenge and here is my layout....

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Remember to check out the new challenge on Monday and prepare to get messy!! Here is a sneaky peek.


On Monday there will also be a new challenge going up at Scrappin Patch

In other news I won the May challenge at Up2scrap and so lucky me I have a year subscription to the magazine - so cool a little bit of sunshine during a hard week....

see ya....