Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bizzy Becs Blog Candy

Bizzy Bec's Store has some fantastic candy to give away. So jump on over to her Blog, and check it out. Its so easy! Hurry closes 27th January, 2011

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Southern Girls Challenge #8

Here is my card for the Southern Girls Challenge #8, which the theme is vintage. The paper i have used is some K& Company Christmas paper i have had for years, and I have used a sticker from Penny Black's Joyeux Noel, and made a tag, and i have used a BoBunny Noel Chippie and a Prima antique mistletoe. Oh and i have used my Magnolia Doohickey Die

Hope over to the Southern Girls Challenge Blog and check it out.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Magnolia Candy

Looking for Magnolia Candy????????

Hop over to Mindy's Blog and follow her instructions! Way too easy!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Deb's Card Challenge No. 2

Well here is my second attempt with my Copics. I am loving how you can blend them together. Experimenting with some colours here. Love the yellow, and wanted to add some orange, but only have YR24 Pale sepia, but it worked (kinda) lol.
This is for Lou's Challenge at Deb's Creations, and the challenge is "Fruit". (And apparently Holly berries ARE NOT fruit! - sheesh Lou!) rofl.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Card

Well here is my first attempt with using my copics. Still a bit more practice maybe. I have used Vintage Tilda, some Basic Grey paper "Wassail" laurel leaves, Prima AntiqueMistletoe & part of some Prima Bling, and some Cherry blossoms. The ticket was given to me by the Fabulous Deb!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

15th December Challenge

Well the weeks are ticking over so fast, it will be Christmas before we know it! This weeks Challenge at Let's Scrap, is another card sketch by the talented Kimmy! This sketch will help you get your Christmas cards over and done with!

This weeks sponsor is Scrapbook Parade

Big thankyou to them, so jump on over to Let's Scrap, and check out the wonderful cards on show.

For this card i have used some yummy Bobunny paper, and matched it to some eggplant coloured cardstock. I stamped the Penny Black Snowy stamp, and used a waterbrush, and eggplant marker to colour him in. I then added some glitter, (which i am still finding everywhere). I painted the chipboard snowflakes then embossed them with some white glitter embossing powder. I added a doily cut with my new Marianne design Creatables die. (isnt it just gorgeous!!) To finish it off i printed off a free digital stamp from BizzyBecs's

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Last Call - Let's Scrap Sketch Contest


We are having a little sketchy contest! Send us your favorite double-page layout and/or a card to Our Design Team will vote and choose the top 3 double-page layouts and one card that they think is OUT-STANDING! (We will be looking for fun elements and photo placement, easily sketchablity, and overall eye-catching layouts). Then I will make a sketch from them and post them for the January sketches. If your layout is from another sketch site we will gladly give credit to that site!! (easy advertising!) Each winner will receive a special scrappy gift as well as being highlighted on the main page for that week!

**Only submit ONE Layout and/or ONE card
**All entries must be emailed by December 15th.
**Include your name and emailing address on your email please.

We can't wait to see your work!!!!

You will get a reply from me when I have received your layout! :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

ScrapAwhile Needs Your Help

Hey everyone it is sad to say but the forum is dying, so we need your help.
Please come back and be part of our community online
We could really do with your help otherwise we may need to shut the forum down.

Activity on the forum has just about come to a stand still and we need to get more people active on here or unfortunately it will need to close. The Design Team has tried their very best to offer exciting challenges, swaps and interesting chat but unless people participate it really is pointless.

I would like to say a BIG thank you to those who have tried to keep things going and have entered in the swaps and challenges, I really appreciate your efforts.

So this is our last ditch effort - I hope that we can see everyone back on here soon.

Hope to see you there

Thursday, December 9, 2010

ScrapAwhile Swaps

We have two swaps going at the moment over at ScrapAwhile, and both are due to close of tomorrow, Friday the 10th December. But if you would like to join in head on over and sign up, i will hold off finishing the sign up for an extra few days.
We have a Monthly ATC swap going, and this months theme is "Christmas 2010". We also have a Thankyou Card Swap going. So if you would like to join in pop over to ScrapAwhile's Forum and sign up.

Dont forget to check out our great Christmas challenges we have going as well.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Challenge at Let's Scrap

Another week brings around another Fantastic sketch from Cheri, over at Let's Scrap. I really like this one. I can see lots of potential layouts here.
This week's sponsor is Paper wishes.

Here is my layout for this weeks sketch, I have used a photo of Hannah, when she was only 6 months old.

I saw this photo and the paper just seemed to go perfectly with it. The paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle, the "Sharon Ann" delightful collection. I have used a Chippie from Dusty Attic for the title, which i painted then applied glitter. The pocket is from Maya Road, and i cut out a backing sheet from Prima flowers, to put on the front of it. (it went so nicely with the layout!!)
I have used some flowers from my stash and some pink cherry blossoms from Deb's Creations.
I even pulled out the sewing machine to sew the circle, i was amazed i even had pink thread in the cupboard.

I have entered this in a challenge over at Deb's Creations . Sam has set a recipe challenge. So pop over and check it out.

Kylie's Blog Candy

Kylie, at Inklings from Kylie's Kraft Room, has some yummy candy to give away. Check it out and spread the word for her!

Friday, December 3, 2010

ScrapAwhile Challenges

We have some wonderful challenges set by the girls at ScrapAwhile. Kim K has given us some great cards to make. Kellie, has made a great christmas tree for a table decoration. Kim J has made some fantastic cake toppers, and Kylie has made some fantastic christmas treats. Alita is working on some quick gifts for teachers. Head over and check it out. We look forward to seeing you there soon.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

1st December Challenge

Another week has brought another fantastic sketch from Cheri, over at Let's Scrap. Remember you can do one page or 2 pages. So come on over and join in the fun. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs. This weeks sponsor is Pretty Little Studio.

Here is mine for this week. This is Miss Hannah's 3rd Birthday, and she kept telling me it was her "Happy Surprise" and did nannie have a present for her!! I have used Prima Fairy Flora Collection paper. Boy it is so pretty, i didnt want to cut it! I have used my new Magnolia Dies for the top border, swirls and leaves , and the button is from the Purple Pumpkin.

I look forward to seeing your layouts in the gallery. Have a great week everyone!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Card

Well here is a Christmas card i have just finished. I have entered it in a Challenge over at Deb's Creations and it is on Bron's Blog!,
It has been ages since i stamped and masked an image! OMG, i took ages, then i stamped the wrong image first! Poor Tilda is still on a bit of a lean! Oh well i have used my new Magnolia Stamps, and Dies, arent they so yummy!!

Let's Scrap Challenge 24-11-10

Well Wednesday brings another superb sketch by Cheri over at Let's Scrap. She never ceases to amaze me how she keeps coming up with these brilliant sketches!

I have done a very simple layout this time. I bought this paper (because it had purple on it!) and at the time there was only the one sheet, and all the co-ordinating paper had been sold, and it was really hard to find something to go with it. So i just decided to keep it simple.

This weeks sponsor is the fantastic Krissy, over at Swirlydoos! So if you would like to win one of her yummy kits, jump over to Lets Scrap and join in on this weeks Challenge. See you there!

Check out this weeks prize

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Blog Candy!

You have to check out Wee Memories, they are having a fantastic Blog candy Giveaway at the moment.

Click HERE and check it out. The winner will be drawn on the 30th November.

Gotta be in it to win it!!

Good Luck

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Hannah!

Well my little fairy turned 3 yesterday, and at the moment she is Tinkerbell mad. So of course Nannie got her the Tinkerbell movie and a Tinkerbell costume. Then everyone had to sit down and watch the movie. Not sure who enjoyed it more!!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Let's Scrap Challenge 17-11-10

This weeks challenge at Let's Scrap, is another card sketch, by the magnificent Kimmy! (thanks Kimmy!) She has based the sketch on a quilt she has just finished making.

This is the card i have made for Hannah for her 3rd Birthday. Didn't add too much too it, well for a three year old, come on! rofl. I have used my new Magnolia "Secret Tilda" stamp, isn't she so sweet! (Thanks Bron, from Shopbron )Am learning how to use my Nestabilites too!

A big thank you to "Studio Calico" for being this weeks sponsor.


The concept of Studio Calico began long before it was a reality. In 2000, while working at a local scrapbook store, April developed an appreciation for innovative supplies along with a respect for preserving memories. Thus, the concept of combining fresh products with non-traditional scrapbook supplies emerged.

At Studio Calico, we hope to encourage the creative process by providing the best supplies on the market as well as a community that is supportive every step of the way.

In the past 2 years we've grown from an idea, to a small boutique of sorts, to manufacturing our own products. As we've grown, we've stayed true to the basics, while looking to the future.

We hope you will continue to grow with us at Studio Calico. Who knows what's next!

Committed to inspiring creativity, Studio Calico features the work of noteworthy designers, provides online support and encouragement, and offers products that are both fun and innovative. We are dedicated to design and an old-fashioned commitment to customer care.

Each month, Studio Calico combines the latest scrapbooking products with unique finds from a variety of sources while staying true to the basics. You'll find kits filled with products from a variety of manufacturers, coordinated for ease-of-use by both the advanced and novice scrapbooker.

Links ~

Check out this SWEET RAK they are giving away to one random winner:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just Sharing

Just thought i would share these. These are some cards i have made for ScrapAwhile. I have used the Docrafts Confetti range Flourish with a bling pearls, green tara flowers, some ribbon & dies from my stash. I used a Penny Black wedding stamp i had, and just coloured it in.

This is a Docrafts frame i have decorated for ScrapAwhile. I sponged some paints on the frame. Then I have used Docrafts Butterfly Medley stamps, and created a paper tole effect, using Scrapdots to achieve several different levels of the flowers. I actually coloured these using LuminArte' H20's. Added a bit of bling and organza ribbon, and ta daaa. Finished!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cabio's Craft Corner Blog Candy

Hello everyone. How do you like some blog candy this time???
Cabio is having a Birthday Blog Candy Giveaway!!December is her birthday month, so she has decided to give out this blog candy to one lucky winner. This blog candy is going to end at midnight December 14th . A winner will be drawn randomly.

One lucky winner will win everything in this picture. (remember to link or post this picture to your blog). Get all the details on how to win and see some closer view pictures by checking out Cabio's Blog

Purple Pumpkin Giveaway!

Ohhhh lookie what Sam is doing!!!

A Cute Little Giveaway!!

Here's that giveaway I promised! Pretty cute, huh? I tried to keep it pretty neutral - not too girly, not too boyish. This is what's in the prize pack...

3 dyed vintage doilys, yoyo flower, fabric and chenille flower, 2 spotty denims, 4 spotty buttons, 3 owl buttons, 1 XL panda button, blue and white twine, ribbon.

Now to go into the draw, here's what you need to do...

* Be a follower of Purple Pumpkin blog, and post this giveaway on your blog with a link back to Purple Pumpkin blog. After you've done that, just leave a comment after the post :)

A winner will be drawn on December 10, so it will arrive just in time for Christmas :)

Good luck!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

15th November Blog Hop


Well its here, ScrapAwhile's Blog Hop, November Challenge. This challenge has been set by Alita, and the challenge is B.F.F. - Bling, Flowers, & Friends

So create your layout, then follow each of the blogs as the Design Team put up their layouts for the challenge starting with our forum, then to each of the Design Team listed below (in order)

Kim Kendell

So upload your layout for the challenge on your own blog, and leave a comment here for us to follow and see it. If you don't have a blog, you are more than welcome to use our gallery.

Don't forget a $15 voucher will be the prize awarded to the Design Teams' choice of winner.

You have till the end of the month to complete the layout, and upload to enter.

If you have arrived here first, go back and start from the forum. Good luck everyone!

I have created this layout for the challenge, it is totally different to what it started out as! Isnt that always the way!!

I have used Creative Imaginations papers, Prima Flowers, the butterflies are printed out and i have used glossy accents on them. I also used the packing from some Prima flowers, and punched along some of the edges.

These are the butterflies i have used glossy accents on. A really good simple embellishment idea.

Ok, now dont forget to leave comments on each blog, and load your layout either on your blog and or in the gallery.
Thanks for joining in.

ScrapAwhile Blog Hop


Our Next Challenge from the Forum

will be on the 15th November

Check out the Design Teams take on the challenge

Follow each of the blogs as the Design Team put up their layouts for the challenge starting with our forum, then to each of the Design Team listed below (in order)

Kim Kendell

Kellie Harrison

Then upload your layout for the challenge on your own blog, and leave a comment here for us to follow and see it. If you don't have a blog, you are more than welcome to use our gallery.

A $15 voucher will be the prize awarded to the Design Teams' choice of winner.

You have till the end of the month to complete the layout, and upload to enter.

If you have arrived here first, go back and start from the forum. Good luck everyone!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

10th November Sketch

Well the new sketch challenge is up and going at Let's Scrap. Its a great one again by Cheri. Make sure you pop over and join in. There is also a weekly challenge set by Kristin, and this week she has a Colour challenge going. So get scrapping and join in!

This week i have used Kaisercraft's Offshore collection to create my layout. They are such fabulous papers for the beachy, or water photos!!

And we say a big thank you to Rachel Greig for coming on board to have "Darkroom Door" be this weeks sponsor!!! Isnt she just the best!! THANKYOU RACHEL!!!

Darkroom Door specialises in fine art rubber stamps and papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, mixed media and altered art.

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig and graphic designer Stewart Yule who combine their talents to design a unique range of products unlike any other in the art and craft industry. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products have a strong photographic element in their design.

Products include: Rubber Stamps, Montage sheets, Photochips, Filmstrips, 12x12 and A4 papers, along with a wide range of accessories for artisians and crafters to use in their own creations.

All Darkroom Door products are manufactured in Australia. Check out the gallery on their website to see some amazing creations and ideas on how to use Darkroom Door products!

Darkroom Door also has a fabulous blog that is updated regularly with projects created by their talented design team members: Rachel Greig, Sarah Schwerin, Godelieve Tijskens, Jill Geraghty-Groves, Melissa Phillips and Michelle Loffler.

For a full list of stores that carry Darkroom Door product, please check out their stockists page.

Darkroom Door is so pleased to be sponsoring the Let’s Scrap challenge!




Check out this SWEET RAK they are giving away to one random winner:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bizzy Becs Store Blog

Check out Bizzy Becs Store Blog, full of inspiration, ideas and some great giveaways!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thank You Card

Just sharing the card i have just made for mum to give a friend of hers. Isn't he cute! I used my watercolour crayons, and Prima paper, some flowers, lace and oh, for a change a touch of bling.!!
The stamps used are Penny Black & Stampin Up.

3rd November - Lets Scrap Challenge

Here is this weeks' sketch created by Cheri at Let's Scrap! Another fantastic one to get the old Mojo going!! So head over and join in the fun!

Here is my take on the sketch. This is my best friend Judy and I, at the last S.W.I.G., and all our stuff, to pack into my little car. No-one believed that it would fit! BUT IT DID!!

I have used Basic Grey "Wisteria" papers and stickers, and some lovely "Green Tara" flowers, that Judy gave me for my birthday.
You know she is going to kill me when she sees that i have put this on my blog!!! Hey Judy, how you going??? lol

We would like to thank Stash to Treasure for being this weeks sponsor, so.....

How about winning some prizes????


Stash to Treasure offers monthly classes taught by industry-leading teachers, jam packed with videos, tutorials and much more. For just $5 per month, you get some of the best classes available on the web!

Each class is accompanied by a kit, and you get to choose to order the class kit, or work through the class using your own stash. YOU are in control of your pace and your final projects. Stash to Treasure can be found at

Check out this SWEET RAK they are giving away to one random winner:

1st November Challenge

Hey everyone, we have a new challenge over at ScrapAwhile. The idea is to pick a layout from the gallery and case it. So head on over and join in, there are some lovely layouts to pick from, and add your touch to them.

I went and picked a layout created by the very clever Chloe

This is Bec's year nine photo. I used my latest Swirlydoos kit "Irresistable". The Creative Imaginations paper in it seemed perfect for this photo. I added a "Maya Road" library card to it. I got to use my Tim Holtz mask as well! and of course it wouldn't be complete without some Prima bling and flowers.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Show Us your Stuff Giveaway

Wow, i have found a great blog to follow, and they are having a giveaway at the moment!! Jump over to Show Us Your Stuff and check it out!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Sketch 27th October

Hi again, the weeks are just rolling by, and we have another great sketch by Cheri! Its a great Layout to include a CD, if you have one of all the extra photos you might have to do with your layout! There are some very clever ideas done by the girls, over at "Let's Scrap" , and Oh my gosh, some of the layouts are beautiful. Vishani's layout of her daughters Prom, is beautiful!

Here is my layout, of my darling Miss Hannah, on one of her visits, sigh, i know, again!!! ROFL, but she is a little beauty!!

In this one i used some leftovers from all bits and pieces, some yummy BoBunny Calypso (not much, but its there!) and of course my Prima flowers. The title is cut out on the Cricut using "Heartbreaker" font.

How about winning some prizes???? This week's sponsor is:


We are a mother and daughter team who want to bring you the best this hobby has to offer. We look at our stash every day and are proud of the selection we can offer. We want to be YOUR scrapbook supply source. I
know how hard it is to find product so we will do our best to keep items
in stock so you never have to be without something. We offer
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Check them out here:

Look at this awesome RAK they are giving away!!!

A Gift Card for $20 to the store!
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