School Holidays ! Busy Busy Busy

It's been really busy these School Holidays. Above are the girls and myself on the Lewis Pass. We are on our way home from four days in Hamner. As you can see it was really cold and this was on Sunday the day Christchurch got lots of snow. It was snowing when we left Hamner, but nothing had settled on the ground.

Apart from our house being a bit like Picadillily Circus at times, with friend coming and going, we have had great holidays. Had the shop open both Wednesday's and was great to have new clients come and have a look. I managed to get the canvas below done for Brooke's friends birthday today! Nothing like leaving it to the last minute! The Party is tonight! LOL

I've used a canvas from Paperplus and spray painted it purple. A Kaisercraft wooden letter, again spray painted in silver. Used my Slice Machine to cut the letters for "MADISON" and finished them with dimensional magic. Butterflies from Martha Stewart Punch in cardstock and vellum with glitter bodies. Green Tara flowers with glitter brad. Had heaps of fun doing this and now need to clean up the shop with all the mess I created.

Hope you all have had successful holiday's with lots of fun. Back into routine on Monday and getting out of bed in this cold weather will be a trial.


Soar: A Mini

Here's a wee mini folks, all ready for a few pictures and journalling. I started off with two glassine envelopes, folded them in half and stitched. I then covered the stitch line with paper tape from my stash (brown dots). Most of the products can be purchased from Scrap Box NZ.

The bird on the cover is cut from Pink Paislee PP and the roses are cut from the Maya Road Organza Roses ribbon.

The mini has two pockets with a handmade tag in each.

Below are the tags which are housed in the each of the pockets....

Scrap Box NZ products used:

Pink Paislee and Kaisercraft patterned paper, Maya Road organza roses ribbon, other assorted ribbon, Ric Rac, Pearls- Kaisercraft, Green Tara- flowers, mesh and leaves, Doilie, Baker's Twine, Martha Stewart- border and butterfly punches, Color Box ink, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, MME Alpha banner stickers, Eyelet Outlet glitter brads, Vellum, Sizzix butterfly die, Owl charm, chipboard antique key.


Colour Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Brenda - love the way you have used the colours from the challenge and carried the photo scene into your layout with the tree and picket fence. Email fiona@scrapboxnz to receive the details of your voucher.

For those with school age children - hope the school holiday's are going well - great to see the sunshine!


Fortnightly Challenge

Starts today and finishes on the 31st July 2011. Be in to win a $20.00 voucher to spend at Scrap Box NZ. All you have to do is follow this sketch and send a 12 x 12 layout to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight the 31st July 2011.

Colour challenge entries

Here are the colours for the colour challenge and below are the layouts. Great job and thanks to those that have entered.

I'll be back late with the next challenge - Hope your morning's aren't too frosty. Nice to be able to get up a little later coz of the school holidays. Hope you enjoy your day!


Crate Paper Restoration

Wow didn't realise it had been a whole week since I've been on here. I'm catching up - finally. Today here in Nelson it's cold and very wet - great day to get up to date.

This paper range from Crate Paper has arrived in store and really lovely. Great quality double sided papers in old fashioned colours that would do both boys & girls layouts. Take a look and see for yourself.


Challenge Winner ...

Sandra Mason

Congratulations Sandra - love the colours you have choosen and the beaming smile on your son - very proud birthday boy.

Email fiona@scrapboxnz.com to receive the details of your $20 voucher.


Yah! Found it!

These are the colours to use for your Colour Challenge. Finally found what I was looking for and should have guessed that it came from a Creating Keepsakes magazine. The title reads "warm up pastels with cream and brown" - warm neutrals like cream, tan and brown bring a cozy glow to your pastel colour schemes.

Use the colours for inspiration, can be brighter in hues or paler whichever you like, but your layout must only include these colours. You decide how much or little of each colour.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Colour Challenge ...

Well that will teach me! I enjoyed the Nelson sunshine on the weekend ( a rare event with most weekends being wet) and read too many magazines. Now I can't remember which one I saw the colour scheme in that I want to use. Should have put it aside when I saw it - never mind.

I love country mags, vintagy romantic gardens and interiors, so the colours I was wanting you to ONLY use are Aqua, Cream, Green, Brown with a hint of Pink.

You have until Sunday 17th July at midnight to send your 12 x 12 layout to fiona@scrapboxnz.com. While you are sorting out what to do, I'm going back through those mags and see if I can find the right picture

Good luck and have fun!

Birthday Challenge Entries

Wow thanks to everyone who entered. I was checking the emails last night and they just keep coming with challenge entries. This is great! Welcome to those of you who this is your first time. Good Luck to you all.

Some amazing cakes for some very special people! Love all the layouts, this is going to test the judging. I'll be back in the afternoon with your next challenge. Colours I think!