Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Designers choice Challenge over at Scrappin' Patch

Heidi has a new challenge up over at Scrappin' Patch and this challenge has my last sample page as a design team member for Scrappin' Patch. You will have until midnight on the 12th July to upload your layout in the gallery to be in to win a LOVELY RAK from the shop.

The Challenge:

In this challenge "Let us celebrate the GRANDPARENTS"...... create a layout using a BLACK & WHITE PHOTO (of your grandparents or your children's grandparents), and the layout should include some CHIPBOARD, paint / glimmermist or ink.... it should be created in a VINTAGE / SHABBY CHIC feel....

Here is my layout - showing the importance of taking photos - this is the only photo I know of of Kaitlyn with her grandma.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays already!

The new Sketch is up over at Sketchy Thursdays a multi photo one this time:

and here is my take using Girls Paperie papers

The random winner will receive the Bigger than a Breadbox June '10 kit from Apron Strings kit club! International participants allowed!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lots of Scrapping Happenings

Well scrapping wise there is a lot happening in my world. Last week I found out I won Primas BAP for May and today I found out I won a websters prize from the Page Maps site - wonder what number three will be - LOL. So happy mail for me in the next few weeks. This is my last week on the Scrappin' Patch Design team and my new "secret venture" is processing nicely.

I had a great time last weekend at a mini "retreat" with Hannah, Annelie, Michelle, Megan and Faye - it was nice to scrap in a small group for a couple of nights and have a break from home. I did 10 layouts and finished these on Saturday night and just relaxed on Sunday morning.

Here are a few layouts I can share:

[caption id="attachment_1953" align="alignnone" width="474" caption="Layout for My minds Eye Blog Challenge"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1955" align="alignnone" width="479" caption="Layout for June Prima BAP"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1956" align="alignnone" width="535" caption="Layout for the 123 Challenge blog"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1957" align="alignnone" width="473" caption="Layout for scrap the girls blog"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1958" align="alignnone" width="472" caption="Layout made from Liz\'s class kit from the Scrappin\' Patch Retreat - finally!"][/caption]

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Budget to Blitz Challenge

My final challenge as a design team member at Scrapping Patch is on the forum. Its a Budget to Blitz challenge and ends midnight the 30th of June - my last day! Upload to the gallery here to be in to win a RAK from the shop.

The criteria for this are as follows:

Create a layout with 1 sheet of double sided PP and 1 sheet of cardstock. Embellishments must either be handmade, recycled or non scrapbooking related and the same for the titles.
You are free to create with inks, paint, oddments/leftovers of paper, material, packaging materials and wrappers and anything else you can find or think of.


This means you can cut out patterns on the paper and/or make your embellishments. You can use scraps or old book pages as backing.

Here is my example

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sketchy Thursday Time

Gosh its time for another Sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays and this week the prize is a $50 credit at Crop Chocolate

Here is the sketch

and my layout using lots of Tim holtz!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Prima Layouts

Well here are my layouts I did for my Prima submission which included the altered guitar in a previous blog post. Two awesomely talented Kiwis did get on the team way to go Trina and Nic!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Another layout

This layout is for the Up2scrap challenge for June. It is a sketch and the requirement is to have some memorabilia on the layout.

Kaitlyn wrote me so many of this little notes one day and used up a whole roll of sellotape in the process.

Its Thursday - Sketch time.

Well its Friday in New Zealand and the new sketch is up over at Sketchy Thursdays and you have until next 10pm (EST) Wednesday to add your layout to Mr Linky to win some goodies including this stamp

Here is the sketch

and here is my layout

Primas product pick for June

oooh this is so yummy! Wouldn't it be nice to win this.

A one page kit and other news

A couple of weeks ago Adrienne and Pauline from Scrappin' Patch sent me a kit to create a one page layout for a crop down in Christchurch - not sure if it is all sold out but here is the layout I created.

Well I decided a few weeks back to step down from the design team at Scrappin' Patch and thought it was a good time to do so as they were looking for a new design team member anyway - there are now three new design team members go check it out here. I am there until the end of June and then will have a break for a short while before starting a new direction for me ie scrapbooking. It will be a shorter break then I originally intended but an opportunity has come up that I don't want to miss out on and it is something if you asked me would/could I do it a few months ago I would probably have said no. So I just have to sort out a few details and in July I can announce it.......Keep you in suspense.....

I am still doing Sketchy Thursdays though!

NB: I have scrapped the above photos before back in 2007 after only scrapping for about a year. I did this at a crop at NZ Scrapbook and just sat quietly created and hardly said boo and I had just unsuccessfully applied to be on my first design team (at NZ Scrapbook) - I have learned so much since then and met so many lovely people and my confidence around people has increased so much. I now talk a lot more! Scrapping has definitely changed me ! Here is the old layout:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Over at Websters

Just had a look at Websters pages and found out this layout here is a featured layout this week - pretty cool......

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays Sketch for the week

Another sketch is up over at Sketchy Thursdays- very cool sketch!

Here is my layout - pretty much stayed with the sketch .

And the prize is cool too - Copic Markers two sets! from the sponsor for the week - ICopic

I DON"T DO PURPLE .....I did though!

Well I haven't had the opportunity to do a layout for The Colour Room until now and the colours were sage, avocado, soft white and royal PURPLE! Yes I did it even though I don't do purple......

Websters and Pagemaps Competition

Websters and Pagemaps have a combined competition at the moment open to everyone and the prize is some yummy Websters goodies. It closes on the 20th of June.

The Prize:

Here is my layout

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

An extra challenge over at Scrappin' Patch

Well we have five Mondays in May so we can have an extra challenge for you this month over at Scrappin' Patch and I will give you three weeks to create!! This challenge ends at midnight the 21st of June.

This challenge is a little bit different no scrapbook pages or cards allowed!

So this is the challenge:

Find something you can alter ie an off the page project (OTP) and alter it using your scrapbook products.

Different places you can find something to alter are:

Around your home
At the $2 shop
At a second hand shop or at an Op shop.

Here is my example using a mini guitar from the $2 shop and adding lots of PRIMA

Products Used:

Prima papers -Pastiche range, Shabby Chic range
Prima leaves
Prima vine
Prima Can Can flower
Prima mini roses
Prima fairytale roses
Prima say it with Crystals
Prima Lace
Brown Cardstock