Cardstock Challenge Winner

Congratulations Heidi

Love the colours and the pen work on the cardstock. Great use of shapes with the cogs and kites.

I know some of you had trouble with just using cardstock, but they have all turned out fantastic. Maybe I should do a challenge with "no cardstock" - now there's something to think about, that would be a challenge for me, I love using cardstock.

Thanks for taking part. Heidi drop me an email at fiona@scrapboxnz.com to receive the details of your $20 voucher.


Challenge - Lets do it in a circle?

Again I have choosen a sketch from Little Shop of Sketches. I thought this one might be challenging with the circle and three photos. Have a heap of fun putting a 12 x 12 layout together from this and email them to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight the 5 June 2011 (oh my gosh that's nearly the 1st half of the year gone!) Up for grabs is a $20 voucher to spend at Scrap Box NZ.

Cardstock challenge entries

Thank you so much for all the entries. Great to see you all having a go! Brilliant use of cardstock - amazing how not including patterned paper changes the mood of the layout. Brings more focus on the photos. Good Luck to you all!

Will post the brief for the next challenge, later in the day. I have two sick girls at home, so had better go and sort them out first.


Paper Blooms

Just arrived into the shop are these gorgeous paper blooms by Kaisercraft. The packet contains 10 paper blooms of mixed sizes. Smallest 2.5cm and largest 4.5cm. They come in a range of colours and Scrap Box NZ now stocks them in six different colours. Pop over to Scrap Box NZ Shop and see what colours are available.


Happy kids = Happy Mama

Definitely cherish the happy play amongst the boys when it happens LOL

Scrap Box NZ products used: Bazzill cardstock, LYB and Basic Grey PP, Bazzill Chips Stars, MM Wedding Pins, Paper Doily, Eyelet Outlet Glitter Brads, Tag Charm, Pink Paislee Alphas, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Color Box Ink, Adornit Ribbon Family.


Entry for the Sketch Challenge

Well I was hoping for more of you to be involved, but Brenda thanks so much for entering and the voucher is all your's to spend at Scrap Box NZ. Yours was the only entry I received.

Happy Spending!!!

Isn't Brenda's layout neat. Love the cogs and the inclusion of more than one photo. You've done well, yet again.

Next challenge, if you are all up for it is ... Cardstock Challenge

Create a 12 x 12 layout using only cardstock. Photo's & journalling of course as well. Get those punches working to make embellishments, inking, stamping and anything else, but NO patterned paper. Yes you can include ribbon & buttons, but that's all. Flowers out of cardstock.

Do have fun and please spread the word and get more people involved. You have until Sunday the 22nd May 2011 to send your finished layouts to fiona@scrapboxnz.com.

Have a great week.


Who's been in my stash?

Look what my daughters gave me for Mother's Day, along with breakfast in bed.

The above picture & card are from Paige who is 6, and below the layout is by Brooke who is 11 - two budding scrapbookers! Not too sure about the lovely photo's, all I can say I'm pleased perms are no longer in - LOL! That's Brooke in the photo's so it's a long time ago!

To the world you might just be one person,

but to one person,

you might just be the world.



Today is ...

inter)National Scrapbooking Day

7th May 2011

All over the world and here in New Zealand today is set aside to celebrate this wonderful craft.

Have you been crafting today? Maybe you've been sorting out your craft room, shopping, blog hopping or getting inspiration from a magazine?

Paige had a boys birthday party today, so I made the card below

It was very quick, as she had said all week she was going to make Tom's card. Didn't happen so this morning I was thinking fast. I remember cutting this star out with my Slice Machine for another card and had put the paper aside. This card has been made with the negative (piece left over after the star is taken out). Great way to save paper.

The paper is from Like Father, Like Sons range from Fancy Pants, orange Bakers Twine and Star Trinket Pin from Maya Road. All products found at Scrap Box NZ.


Don't you just love technology!

Well I certainly didn't need it to fail me now, but it has and this means that not all the items I wanted to include in the Sale are showing their discounts.

Sale Now on until 8pm Sunday night

15% off Cardstock, Punches, Glimmermist, Pearls

25% off papers, flowers, stamps, ribbon

Technical Issues mean I will need to take the above discounts off after you have checked out.

I will check that all your products are available and email you back with the final total for your order - thanking you in advance

Don't worry you won't miss out on the discounts

At least 30% to 50% off over 683 products

Click on "Specials" just under Scrap Box NZ banner

All orders over $60.00 receive FREE Postage.



Wow, I can't quite get over how quite it is around my house. The girls are back at school, husband back at work and now I have the house to myself. I've been tiding up and it great coz it stays like that all day, no one coming behind me making a mess again.

I've had a chance to go through the shop and put more things on special. Some have big discounts on as it time to find more room.

Sale starts on Friday at 10am till Sunday 8pm

15% to 50% off everything

(excludes redeeming & purchasing of vouchers and preorders)