Sale coming up ...

With February being a short month we have decided to make up for the lost shopping days.

Short Month - Super Sale

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February 2010

30% off everything
(excludes Gift Vouchers & Bazzill Cardstock)

15% off all Bazzill Cardstock

2 Days Only



...hits!!! Another milestone.

Class kits are now up in the store. Week 1 The Matchbook Mini Album is available now and week 2 will be available later this week. Keep an eye out each week for the new kit. There is limited stock so you will need to be quick.


Lucy Bird has landed

This gorgeous range of double sided papers with glitter accents have arrived in store. They have co-ordinating ribbon, rub-ons and snag'em stamps to compliment the papers.

Just perfect to create wonderful layouts for the little and big girls in your life. Have fun creating with Lucy Bird from Imaginisce.


Winner of Challenge No. 1 ...

Congratulations to Sally.

Julia had trouble choosing a winner as all the entries are great. I'm amazed at how a challenge can be interpreted in so many ways. Not having a particular subject to work with produces different ideas for layouts too. Hope you all have your thinking caps on for the next challenge with "No Photo"!

Sally if you would drop me an email at fiona@scrapboxnz.com, I'll pass on your $20 voucher details. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who entered.


Laser Cuts..

I have had the privilege of being able to 'play' with these wonderful little embellishments. They are versatile enough to use on layouts and cards. Use ink, paint, glimmermist on them, the possibilities are endless. If you are doing my classes and are booked into week 2 (mini canvas on a stand) you too will be using these. Check out the finished sample below for your home decor item.

I have also used papers from the Flutter Butter range by Bo Bunny.

Hope you are having a great week.


Challenge No. 1 Entries ...

Well we have started off the challenges with some great entries as you can see below.

Your challenge was to complete a 12"x12" or 11.5"x8" layout using the colours White/Pink/Red and hearts. Your photo can be of any subject.

I love all the different subjects that were used. Thanks to all that have entered. We'll let you know who won on Wednesday - Good Luck!

Challenge No. 2 has been set - see below these entries for details.

Challenge #2/2010...

is....to create a 12"x12" layout without photos. Lets see what you can come up with. For those of you who are doing my class, you will be doing this for class #3. Sound difficult? It's not really, the journaling you use can tell a lot about something, so think about that when you create your layout.
You have until midnight Sunday the 28th February to email your layout to fiona@scrapboxnz.com Good luck, there is another $20-00 voucher to the store up for grabs.
I'm off to Melbourne for a girls weekend on Friday, yippee, can't wait!!


Wined & Dined, Red Roses & Chocolates ...

No I didn't receive any of those.
We don't celebrate Valentines Day,
but for all those that do,
hope you have a great day and
cupid is ready with his arrow.


Cardstock Colours Back In Stock

For those of you waiting on some of the cardstock colours to be back in stock, they arrived yesterday. Kraft, White Smooth, Bazzill White & Raven. All very popular along with top ups of other colours too.

Did you know that Scrap Box NZ have over 230 different cardstock colours and textures. I think we could boast that we have one of the largest colour ranges in New Zealand, all at great prices. We are the home of 99c Bazzill Basic Cardstock.

Bazzill Bling - $1.40

Embossed Cardstock - $2.00


On-Line Challenges

Just a reminder that our 1st challenge for the year has started. You still have five days left to complete and send your entry to fiona@scrapboxnz.com.

The challenge is a valentines one, with a twist.

Complete a 12"x12" or 11.5"x8" layout using the colours White/Pink/Red and hearts. Your photo can be of any subject.

You have until midnight Sunday the 14th of February to complete it and email your entry to fiona@scrapboxnz.com

Good luck, I have already received some entries but would love to see more. You have to be in to win ($20 voucher for the winning layout).


Martha Stewart Craft Punches

I'm really pleased to be able to bring Punches to Scrap Box NZ. This is a new line that will see some wonderful deep edge and double-edge punches. Initially I will only have the Martha Stewart Flower Bed and Doily Lace Trim punches available. I did order others at the same time but with them being so popular they are on back-order. I've included below what the designs will look like so you can put them on your wishlist and I'll let you know when they arrive.

These first two below are on backorder
Martha Stewart - Floral Vine

Martha Stewart - Lattice Heart

These last two are for sale over at Scrap Box NZ
Martha Stewart - Flower Bed

Martha Stewart - Doily Lace Trim


Love, Love, Love, All you need is Love, dah, dah, dah, da ...

did that get your singing!

With all the advertising going on at the moment - you must know that Valentines Day is coming up. This doesn't have to be traditional, red rose, chocolate and being sweeped off your feet day (although we could all enjoy that sometimes) but just to show you love someone with a card and special words.

Not everyone celebrates Valentines Day and I think it's a bit like Mothers & Fathers Day, it should be shown with love at any time throughout the year.

I've put some papers, ribbons, & stamps together to show some different combinations that can be used for layouts or cards. Maybe you want to record what's special about your treasured someone or how you celebrate your February 14th.

Paper - Imaginisce - Loves Me - Wild Hearts
KI Memories - Glitter Lace Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Cardstock - Mocha Divine
Pink Paislee - Expressions Alpha - Pumpkin
Kaisercraft - Fozz Font - Alpha White
Ribbon - Because I Love You Grosgrain, Love hearts on pink organza and Black swirl organza
Love Heart Brads
Stamp - Daisy Bucket Designs - Swirl Heart and My Sentiments Exactly - Love butterfly
Green Tara Flowers - 7cm Chocolate Brown and 5cm Pale Pink

Below are some non traditional colour combinations that are fun to use with Bo Bunny's paper range called Flirty.

Paper - Bo Bunny - Flirty Birds & Flirty Dots
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics - Slate Blue
Doddlebug buttons - Limeade assortment & Cupcake assortment
Prima Flowers - Sprites Green Gingham
Imaginisce Florish Pink Flowers
Bazzill Blooms - Tink Pink Blossoms 4.5"
Kaisercraft Bracket Album
Stamp - My Sentiments Exactly - Friends Always
Ribbon - Mini black ricrac, Green Flower ricrac, Hot Pink Grosgrain, Pale Blue Dots Grosgrain

Paper - Bo Bunny - Flirty
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics - Creamsicle
Ribbon - Orange mini ricrac, Light blue grosgrain, Black mini satin with white dots Doodlebug Buttons - Tangerine assortment
Stamp - My Sentiments Exactly - Friends Always
8mm Black brads & 5mm Lime Green Brads
Green Tara Flowers - 5cm Wedgewood Blue & 2cm Pale Pink

These are just some ideas and to show you some of the products in the shop that can be used. If you are going to enter the Challenge set by Julia remember that she is asking for you to use the colours White/Pink/Red and Hearts.


New Challenges...

....are under way. So for the first challenge (thanks for this one Sally, and nice to finally meet you) I have a valentines challenge, with a twist. Complete a 12"x12" or 11.5"x8" layout using the colours White/Pink/Red and hearts. Your photo can be of any subject. You have until midnight Sunday the 14th of February to complete it and email your entry to fiona@scrapboxnz.com Good luck and I want to plenty of entries. You have to be in to win.
Have a great week and for all you Nelsonians/Aucklanders hope you had a great anniversary day. Fiona and I did, spent at the market in the sunshine.