Monday, April 30, 2012

More April Challenge Layouts...

My inbox has been filling up again. I have another 5 challenge layouts to share with you...

Charlotte - April Sketch

Gillian Hume - April Sketch

Pam Casey - April Sketch

Gillian Hume - April Inspiration Photo

Pam Casey - April Inspiration Photo 

Thank-you ladies for these wonderful entries. You've all been scrapping hard!!! If you would like to play, be quick - entries close at 11:59pm tonight. And tomorrow we reveal a new sketch and a new inspiration photo. I can't wait to share them with you!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Busy Little April Scrappers...

Haven't you all been busy? Now that school holidays are over, I've had time to go through my inbox, and oh boy! Look what I discovered:
Tiffany - April Sketch Challenge

Lauren T - April Sketch Challenge

Amanda - April Sketch Challenge

Madeline - April Inspiration Challenge

Lay - April Inspiration Challenge

Amanda - April Inspiration Challenge

Ann Murphy - April Inspiration Challenge 

I love opening my inbox and finding all these goodies. :-) So much creativity to look at and admire. And we don't often gets cards, so that was a nice surprise from Madeline. If I haven't received your layout yet, don't forget, you only have until the 30th April to send it to me (

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

And The March Winners Are...

Yeah, yeah yeah! I know I said I'd announce the winners last week, but school holidays and Easter kind of got in the way. :-) The school holidays are still on, but at least the Easter distraction is over. So, here we go:

March Inspiration Winner - Charlotte

March Sketch Winner - Nicole Doiron
Congratulations to the winners for the month of March.
Could you please email me ( with your mailing address and details so that I can get a RAK out to you as soon as possible.
And thank-you to everyone who participated in the challenges this month. Your layouts were wonderful, and I love how you interpreted both the inspiration photo and sketch.
So, have you started on the April Challenges? :-)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Reverse shapes with punches

Sometimes I like to make a reverse shape with punches to get a #D effect on my pages. So instead of building up a 3D effect with layering I dig it down into the page. It can be done with ordinary punches or "anywhere in the page" punches.
It can also be made on tags - easier to handle in a cuttlebug or similar.
Behind the hole you can choose any pattern p
aper or confetti or a transparency depending on what effect you would like.
Some inspiration for you:

This is a detail from the May inspiration page - so I wont show the whole page just yet ;)

Here I used the technique on a tag and used different pattern papers between the letters in "pretty"

If you decide to try this I would love to see what you have made so please make a link as a comment to this blog post

Have a great scrappy day!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Final Three...

I've found three more March challenge entries. Two were very last minute, and one went missing in Cyber Space for a while, lol! But, thank-goodness it eventually turned up.

Leila Cassimira - March Inspiration Challenge

Leila Cassimira - March Inspiration Challenge
(Leila loved our inspiration photo so much that she created two layouts for the challenge).

Phillipa Newsham - March Sketch Challenge
I will announce the winner tomorrow. Until then, sweet dreams, and sleep tight. :-)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 2012 Inspiration Challenge...

Are you ready for something a little different?

April Inspiration Challenge
From Design Seeds via Pinterest
I'm guessing you're all looking at this and thinking I'm crazy? LOL! Well, I'm not! I can prove it - take a look at what the Design Team have created with these colours and inspiration.

Kristie Taylor

Petra Offrell

Nicole Knopke

Michelle Wallace

Juanne Sia

Erin Reed

Kim Kendall

Rebekkah Lynch
Annette Gearside

See, anything is possible. Haven't the designers done an incredible job with these colours. Yes, they may not be traditional scrapbook colours, but oh my, the end result is just beautiful. Hmmm... think I might have to go and play with this too. It's just too pretty to pass by, and not have some fun. :-)

Want to play and join in the fun? You are more than welcome. Entries close at midnight 30th April. Please send entries to
A winner will be announced in early May, and will receive a RAK full of lovely goodies. Happy scrapping!!!

April 2012 Sketch Challenge....

I hope you are all ready for a new challenge?
Here we go!!!

April Sketch Challenge
Designed by Team member Annette Gearside
Don't you just love it? This sketch has so much potential. I can't wait to see what you do with it.
But to get you all inspired, lets take a look at what the Design Team have created:

Juanna Sia

Annette Gearside

Petra Offrell

Nicole Knopke

Michelle Wallace

Erin Reed

I just love how these ladies have taken the same sketch, but each of them have interpreted it so very differently. Such amazing work!!!
Now it's your turn. You have until midnight, 30th April to submit your entries (please send to The winner will be announced early May, and will receive a lovely RAK of goodies.