Spring is in the air - flowers everywhere

And there are lots of flowers over at Scrap Box NZ too. Most of the colours of the Green Tara paper flowers come in 2cm, 5cm, 7cm & 10cm. Try the flowers through your cuttlebug or similar machine and embossed them. They are great for stamping on, adding glitter and glimmermist. The flowers are great layering and there are some neat leaves to finish off your design with. Have you seen the roses and rosebuds - great value and very realistic.


Winner of the colour challenge

Wow where did the day go - still have heaps to do and of course to let you know who won the colour challenge.

Congratulations Vicki Parker, both Sally & Julia loved the layering and journalling. The colours are great and fit the theme of the layout. Well done! Email fiona@scrapboxnz.com to receive the details of your voucher.

Thanks to everyone to entered - you surely are making judging difficult as they are all wonderful layouts. Hope you all take up the challenge for the double layout sketch and I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Coming up shortly is the "Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge".This year have decided to base it over three weeks and it will be finished by the end of November. I know everyone is busy in December but it also mean the lucky person will have a voucher to spend on themselves for Christmas - keep it in mind and will be in touch shortly with more details.


Double the challenge - Double the layout

and hopefully you are all thinking double the fun! This sketch stood out among the others when I was looking for a double sketch to challenge you all with. I think it looks like a window and included a few photos and some great journalling spots.

Email your finished layout to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by 12 midnight 7th November 2010 and be in to win a $20 voucher to spend at Scrap Box NZ. Really looking forward to seeing your layouts - have fun and happy scrapping!

Colour Challenge Entries

Thanks to everyone who entered and this below was your colour guide.

Look how everyone has interpreted it and the subjects they have used. Wonderful layouts, lots of layering of papers, love the titles and embellishments used. Great work and good luck to you all!


Full Steam Ahead

I often ask myself "where do they get their energy from?", especially after a broken night! lol

This will be the last in my 'Oliver' series for a while. The paper works well to tell the story. Photo is by Steve Hussey.

Scrap Box NZ products used: PP and stickers: Basic Grey Oliver, Alphas: BG Olivia, Baker's Twine, Border Punch: MS, Mesh: Green Tara.


You still have time!!!

Join in the challenge that finishes this Sunday at midnight. Check out the details on the posts below and make a 12 x 12 layout using the colours in the picture. My favourite colour combination, browns, creams and pale blue. I have already received layouts and they look great. These colours work well for any sort of layout - boys, spring, winter, water and landscapes might give you a few ideas. There is a $20 voucher to be won to use in store at Scrap Box NZ.

Have a go - "gotta be in to win"!


Vintage Mini

As promised a while back...

Isn't the vintage birdcage just stunning. Here I have simply glimmer misted and added pearls. It worked so well as a focal point on the cover of my mini.

I learnt the basic album design at a workshop by Jacquelyn Pedersen http://stamphappy.typepad.com/
The gatefold album makes a great and inexpensive gift.

I just LOVE the 7gypsies Venice Collection, especially the paper above.

Scrap Box NZ products used: Patterned papers: 7 Gypsies, Martha Stewart border and butterfly punches, Kaisercraft pearls, RW lasercuts Vintage Birdcage, Tattered Angels Glimmermist, Bazzill Basics cardstock, Green Tara flowers and leaves, Ribbon, Ric Rac, Pink Paislee Alphas.
Thanks for stopping by!


Lasercuts order has arrived.

The new lasercuts have arrived and they are great. Cut from chipboard with a laser makes the detail on them really stands out. These can be painted, inked, glimmermisted or left natural. Will make wonderful additions to any layout, card or present.

Below are a few favourites, although they are all wonderful it was hard to choose which ones to feature here. Keys, butterflies, doves and swirl christmas trees sold separately and reasonable at $1 or under.

"As the wise owl said ..." could be a great title on a layout with the wise owl above (he retails for $2.30). Check out the other designs and I'm sure you will find something that you like.


Colour challenge

Below is some colours to use to inspire your layout.
This needs to be a 12 x 12 layout and incorporate the colours in your papers, cardstock and embellishments. Email your creations to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight 24 October 2010 and be in to win a $20 voucher to spend in store.

Hope you join in and have fun!

Entries for the "Vintage Wedding" challenge

I was looking forward to your take on a "vintage wedding", but only received these two wonderful layouts. I received them early as Brenda and Elaine were off on holiday together. Thanks so much for putting in the effort and getting them done in time.

Too hard to choose and really appreicate you entering - so for that I hope you don't mind sharing the prize and you both receive a $10 voucher to spend in store at Scrap Box NZ.


A Girly Layout...

...I promised yesterday that i would show you a beautiful layout using some of the new product that Fiona has in store. So here to the layout that I created using these lovely papers. Fiona is right in saying that the photos on the site don't do them justice. You will just have to see them for yourself.

Products I have used are:
Market Street "Love" Beautiful Paper, Green Tara Flowers in 7cm, 5cm, and 2cm, Making Memories Wedding Deco Pins, Bakers Twine, Green Tara Maple Leaves, Martha Stewart Triple Butterfly Punch and Bazzill Basics Card stock (All from Scrap Box NZ)
Plus miscellaneous products from my own stash: Prima Say in In Studs (Blue), Basic Grey Brads, Urban Prairie Stickers (also from Basic Grey) PaperTrey Ink stamps and Versacolour Ink.

I have folded two of the Green Tara flowers into quarters to give the look of flowers that are not yet quite open.


It's been a While....

....but I am still around. I have seen in person the beautiful new Lost and Found papers and I just had to do a design piece for Fiona. But you will have to wait.....until tomorrow. I will show you how to turn this and this and these in to a stunning girly layout.

So stay tuned.


My Minds Eye - Lost & Found

This collection is just beautiful. The pictures don't do the papers or embellishments justice. They all have glitter accents and the colour combinations work so well.

Pop over to the shop and check out the double sided papers. Under embellishments you will find tags and labels, glittered alphabets on little flags and lovely sentiment words great for any layout or add onto a card.
Also in this collection are Acrylic Stamps and Brad Sets. Each stamp set has at least 10 or more stamps in them, great value for $12.00. The brads contain 35 flower, rhinestone, epoxy and pearl brads in the packet. Again great value as these retail for $10.50. They are selling well, so be quick.


Vintage Love

I just can't get enough of vintage at the moment....lace, pearls, buttons, roses....

For a tutorial on how to make these adorable little rosettes click here http://tarisota.typepad.com/tarisota_talk_2010/

Thank you Vicki http://vickiparker.wordpress.com/ for the sewing pattern inspiration a wee while back.

The vintage Scrap Box NZ supplies I have used are: Green Tara black mesh, small copper leaves, paper string, paper roses, Martha Stewart border punch, patterned paper (7 Gypsies, Teresa Collins), Bazzill Basics cardstock.


Winner of the Sketch Challenge

Congratulations to Tanya.

Julia and Sally both agreed that your layout was great. Wonderful colours and great to catch the silly moments in life. If you could email fiona@scrapboxnz.com for detail on your winning voucher. Well done!

Thanks to everyone that entered, I was really pleased with the number of entries and really great to have some new people having a go at the challenge. Remember you have another week for the "Vintage Wedding" email your entries by Sunday week at 12 midnight to fiona@scrapboxnz.com - $20 voucher to be won to spend in store at Scrap Box NZ.


School Holiday's

We have just got back from nearly a week at Para Para, Golden Bay. Didn't have the best of weather but still got time on the beach, whitebaiting, walks and heaps of reading done. We left sunshine today and as it always happens another couple of great day of weather are coming their way. Never mind, we all needed a break and that's what we got which was great.

We had no computer or cell phone coverage, so I appoligies to all that entered in the sketch challenge and have had to wait to find out the results. It was the first time that I have scheduled a post on the blog to appear when I wasn't around, and unfortunately me or technology but I left off the entry below. I am really sorry and therefore will let you know the winner of this challenge tomorrow.