Entries received for Challenge No. 3

Looks like you all have a great day celebrating Christmas with Family. You are definitely keeping the challenge alive and making it hard to choose the winner. These layouts are brilliant.

The Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge #4

...well we are down to the last challenge of this competion. We have had some amazing entries so far, and it has been extremely hard to decide on winners.

SO...without further delay.

Challenge #4

Create two Christmas cards, sound easy? Heres the twist. One of your cards must be a Christmas shape, e.g. bauble, tree, star, angel. Your choice. The other a traditional Christmas card, On this second card, we would like to see lots of glitter and bling to get us all in the Christmas spirit. After all tomorrow is the 1st of December.
You have until midnight Sunday the 6th of December to email your entries to fiona@scrapboxnz.com We will announce the overall winner next Thursday 10th December.

Don't Forget: to include your name and challenge number in the subject line on your email.

I will have a sneak peek of my examples---> HERE later in the day.


Last few days ...

to take advantage of the 15% off Bazzill Cardstock sale. That includes all Bazzill Basics Cardstock (over 130 different colours), Embossed, Wedding, Bling (30 different colours) and Dotted Swiss (over 20 different colours). A great selection to choose from to start wonderful layouts, matt photos and for cardmaking. Offer end 30 November 2009


Points awarded for Challenge no. 2 - Wreath are ...

1st for 4 Points - Brenda Ponder

2nd for 3 Points - Vicki Parker

3rd for 2 Points - Brenda McKay

Well done to everyone who entered. I know some of you found it difficult but the results speak for themselves. With the points awarded for the wreath the overall results for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd places are as follows:

1st = Vicki Parker & Brenda Ponder with 7 points each
3rd - Brenda McKay with 4 points

Julia and I are looking forward to your Kiwi Christmas Layouts! Good Luck!


The Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge #3

Are you into BBQ's for Christmas Dinner? Or are you a traditionalist, with hot dinners? Well challenge number 3 is all about the 'Kiwi Christmas'

Challenge #3

Create a 12x12 layout of the typical Kiwi Christmas with your family. Fiona and I would love for you to share how you celebrate Christmas Day. Whether it is a photo of the food you scrap about or sitting around a picnic table, the choice is yours.
Remember you have until midnight the 29th November to email your entry to fiona@scrapboxnz.com
Also remember to put the challenge number and your name in the subject line.
Good luck:) and have a great week.

Happy School Days to Emma

Emma is Julia's youngest off to school today. My daughter, Paige had heaps of fun at Emma's birthday party yesterday and we wish Emma lots of fun and happiness at school.

Paige started last Monday and was still enthusiastic to go to school this morning. Julia what a milestone we both have reached!

Christmas Challenge No. 2 Entries

I had quite a few emails about this challenge. Not quite sure how to tackle it, but look at the results, they are great. Well done to everyone and good luck! Wonder what Julia has in stall for you next!


Top Tip Thursday...

...No tip this week, as I have had lots of other things on my mind. But for those that are taking part in the Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge, and are stuck for an idea on your wreath. You can check out the full piccy--->HERE . Good Luck, but please do not copy it directly.
Enjoy the rest of your week.


Points awarded for Challenge No. 1 are ...

1st for 4 Points - Vicki Parker

2nd for 3 Points - Brenda Ponder

3rd for 2 Points - Brenda McKay

Thanks to everyone who has entered. Some great layouts and remember that everyone receives 1 point for partipation. How are those wreaths going?


Christmas Challenge No.1 Entries

These entries are wonderful - thanks to everyone who has entered. Hope you are enjoying the challenge. Below is challenge No. 2 and tomorrow we will award your points on these layouts.

The Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge #2

Already, hope you all managed to get challenge 1 complete.

Challenge 2:
To create a Christmas Wreath. Sound easy? This is with a twist, you need to create a Christmas wreath with your 'scrap supplies'. Paper, cardstock, flowers, brads, buttons, and bling. Not an easy task, but I am sure you will all keep the $50-00 voucher in mind.

Remember the rules. You must have your creation emailed to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight this Sunday. You MUST include your name and challenge number in the subject line.

Good Luck


Sneak Peek #2

Here is a little sneak peak at what you might expect for Challenge number 2 in the Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge.
Full details will be revealed tomorrow. You only have a few hours left to email your challenge #1 to Fiona. Good Luck


Top Tip Thursday...

...hmmm that time again. Let me start by asking how you are all going with your first challenge in the Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge. Remember you only have until midnight Sunday.

TOP TIP: You can add your own personal touch to commercially made embellishments such as tags and die cuts. Add some glitter, buttons, ribbon to give them the look you want. At this time of the year there are lots of Christmas embellishments about, so adding some glitter to snow flakes on tags or die cuts will give them the look of ice or snow. A ginger bread man can by dressed up with glitter and buttons to give it that 'home baked' feel. I will try and come back tomorrow with an example of this.

Hope you are having a great week, and happy birthday to Fiona's youngest daughter who turns five tomorrow.


For the Girls Challenge ...

Congratulations to Vicki

This layout is beautiful, love the details with pearls and rhinestones, butterflies and the prima paper just sets the whole layout off. Congratulations - drop Fiona an email to receive your $20 voucher.


Entries for the "One for the Girls" Challenge

Aren't these great! Will anounce winner tomorrow!


The Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge #1

So, here it is!! Your first challenge. You have until midnight Sunday the 15th November to complete your challenge. Remember, points are awarded as follows:
4pts for first
3pts for second
2pts for third
1pt for participation.
Points over the four week period are accumulative and there can be only one winner, so good luck!!

Challenge #1
Complete a 'non traditional' colour Christmas layout in 12x12 format. You may however use the red and green for small accents on your page, such as a photo mat, or leaves and berries. The bulk of your layout must be completed using non traditional colour combinations.
Hint: check out all the latest flyer's that are arriving in your letter boxes for some yummy new colour trends this Christmas.

All entries need to be emailed to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight Sunday with your name and Challenge Number in the subject line.


Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge ...

Have you ever thought of entering a challenge but wasn't sure, well here's a great one to be part of.

This is how it will work:

All challenges will be set on the blog (hhtp://www.scrapboxnz.blogspot.com) each Monday.

Terms and Conditions

The challenge will run for a period of four weeks from the 9th November to 6th December 2009.

You will have one week to complete each challenge and email your entry to
fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight the following Sunday.

The winner from each week will receive a small RAK (random act of kindness) for their efforts and points will be awarded, which will accumulate each week.

Points are awarded as follows.
4 points for first, 3 points for second, 2 points for third and 1 point for participation.

Participants will only know the current standing of the first three places at the close of each week's challenge.

The participant with the most accumulated points at the end of the competition win a $50.00 (fifty dollar) gift voucher to spend at the Scrap Box NZ Store.

The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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What a fun and productive challenge. You will be able to have some Christmas things finished in November!

Have a go, have fun and good luck!


A little Teaser....

....on a sample for your first challenge for The Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge...
All will be revealed on Monday and hopefully Fiona will post the Terms and Conditions here over the weekend too.


Top Tip Thursday...

...I know I missed last week, it is these 4 day weeks that throw me all out. It was Friday when I remembered, so I had the right number of days after a weekend. But no more excuses.

Top Tip: To give your layout a little more uniqueness, turn your photos on a slight angle, round the edges of your photos with a corner rounder punch, or cut your photo to different shapes e.g. stars, circles etc. But do remember the tip I gave in a previous post. Your photo is the most important aspect of your work.

Enjoy the rest of your week.


What's New

Finally seem to have all the bugs sorted out after the updates to the shop were done. Now it's time to get some new stock loaded. Gorgerous papers from Pink Paislee, Making Memories (lots of glitter and flocking) and Little Yellow Bicycle. There are new cardstock colours that have been added - crimson, rhubarb, sugar cookie all to match the new papers. Kaisercraft has some great Off the Page albums - would make wonderful christmas presents. Keep popping into "What's New" in the shop. Flick through all the pages so you don't miss anything new. Hope your weekend is going well.