When checking that my post had worked while I was away, I see that one of the entries is missing - Sorry. For that reason, the winner will be announced on Friday.

Hope everyone is enjoying there school holidays.


Vintage Wedding Challenge

The challenge for the next fortnight is to do a "Vintage Wedding" layout. This needs to be a 12 x 12 layout and have a vintage/old worlde charm about it. A suggestion maybe use your parents wedding photo, an old church photo, sepia or black & white photo's. I have not doubt you will come up with something amazing.

Please submit entries to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight the 10 October 2010 (10.10.10) and be in to winner a $20 voucher to shop at Scrap Box NZ.

Have fun and good luck!!!

Sketch challenge - entries

Thanks for all that entered. Really pleased with how you have all interpreted the sketch. Some neat colours and embellishments used. Good Luck to you all!


Praire Lane by Kaisercraft - 25% off

I absolutely love these colour combinations - pale blue, chocolate brown & latte. Julia has used some of the Prairie Lane Collection and made some wonderful tags that she has put on cards, and she has also made a small book. Lace, Oakwood and Elm Point are the papers used. They have been teamed up with Bazzill Basics in Nutmeg & Teal OP.

They look stunning - Check out this great collection and save 25%. There are also rub-ons, stamps, diecut elements & alphas in this collection on special too.


Sketch Challenge finishing one day early

Just been checking the calendar and have realised I will be no where near a computer on Monday the 27th to put up the entries for the sketch challenge.

Because of that I am bringing the finishing date forward 24 hours - you have until SATURDAY 25th Sept 2010 at midnight to submit your entries for the Sketch Challenge to fiona@scrapboxnz.com.

I've already received some great layouts from some organised people, but don't panic you still have a week to enter this challenge. Up for graps is a $20 voucher to use in store at Scrap Box NZ. Good Luck!!!


Sneak Peak

Well done to Esther! What a lovely sketch Fiona has posted for this fortnight's challenge...it looks familiar LOL. Go on, give it a go!

A wee sneak peek at an OTP item that is coming up. A mini- my most favourite thing to create I would say. Stay tuned. :) Sally.


Sports Challenge winner is ...


This is titled "For the Love of the Game" and those two look like big supporters. Love the layering of the papers, the colours and the inking around the journalling and some of the other papers - makes them stand out! Congratulations Esther, email fiona@scrapboxnz.com for details of your $20 voucher.

Thanks to everyone who entered and I hope you have got some ideas under way for the Sketch Challenge.


Fortnightly challenge - starts today

For this challenge - easy a "sketch". I popped over the Little Shop of Sketches and was inspired by their sketches and thought you would enjoy this challenge. Scrap Box NZ has just become a sponsor for some of their challenges.

In this challenge anything goes, just use the sketch to organise your layout. You have until midnight Sunday 26th to submit your layouts by email to
fiona@scrapboxnz.com. There is a $20 voucher for the winner to use in store.

Have fun and get creative!

Sports Challenge Entries

It was the boys that took up the challenge - not a trace of pink or tutu's amongst them. Go Rugby and Soccer!

Good Luck to those who's entries are below and we'll be back on Wednesday to let you know who won the $20 voucher for the winning layout - thanks.


Sweet and Simple

A quick and easy altered jar. A nice project to do with an older child perhaps? I recycled a salsa jar, tied varying ribbons around a rubber band, then placed the band around the jar's rim. I then adhered black buttons and ebony flowers randomly on the jar. I used 'Dimensional Magic' for this as it dries clear.
Could be cool to make a craft room set (colour themed?) or a very pretty pink one for hairclips and accessories. An inexpensive wee gift.

Scrap Box Products used: Ribbons, ebony flowers, and Plaid Dimensional Magic.


Bakers Twine

Eight wonderful colours of Bakers Twine - 4ply and 100% cotton.

Sold by the metre or in 5 metres lengths. Choose from Cherry Red, Oyster Grey, Apple Green, Orange, Aqua/Teal, Cotton Candy, Lemon and Black Licorice. Too hard to choose then purchase 3m of each eight colours for $10.00. Pop on over to Scrap Box NZ and get saving.

Great for decorating layouts, buttons, tying on tags or embellishments and makes perfect wrapping on packaging.


Christchurch Scrappers

Just a quick note to let you know we are all thinking of you and hoping that you are all safe. Can't quite believe that an earthquake like that could happen and here in Nelson we didn't feel much at all.

The pictures on TV show the extent of the damage but I can't begin to imagine the terror that you all must have felt. How very scary! Do take care and look out for one another.

Our thoughts also are with those Families who's loved ones were among the nine on board the plane crash at Fox Glacier. How precious life is!

Take care of your Dad's today - Happy Father's Day!


The Story

The photo in this layout isn't the best in the world. I didn't have my camera with me and the photo was snapped by the waitress using my cell phone. The important thing is that the moment was captured and the story could then be told.

Scrap Box NZ products used: Basic Grey patterned papers and chipboard letter, Pink Paislee alphas, Green Tara leaves, Making Memories pin, Color Box ink, Martha Stewart border punch, Prima flowers, Tattered Angels glimmer mist.