More Christmas Papers Arrived

These "Twinkle" papers by Making Memories are great for Christmas Layouts, gifts, and cards. The picture above is a bit small, so pop over to Scrap Box NZ and see the range they have for sale.

"Twinkle" Papers come in shades of Red, Mistletoe, Holly, Chocolate, and Snow, with glitter accents. Scrap Box NZ has the journalling stickers and alphabets too!

Along with the Making Memories papers, there are gorgeous papers and embellishments from Imaginisce, Simple Stories, Echo Park, Three Bugs in a Rug and those beautiful glitter accented papers from My Minds Eye, Lost & Found Christmas Collection.


Sketch Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Vicky

Great interpretation of the sketch - great placement of embellishments and love the glitter on the papers used. Vicky, please email me fiona@scrapboxnz.com to recieve the details of your winning voucher.


It was their challenge - now it's your's

Didn't they do us proud - pretty tense in our lounge last night, nails a bit shorter on the fingers and the carpet being paced back & forth in worry that it wasn't going to go our way. Huge relief!!!

Well done All Blacks!!!

Now here's your challenge - I thought maybe a 12 x 12 layout in "All Black", but that won't work so instead create a 12 x 12 layout in Black, White & a colour of your choice. Email your finished layout to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight on the 6 November 2011.

Sketch challenge entries

This was the sketch you were using for inspiration!

And look how you all interpreted it and came up with these amazing layouts!

Thanks to you all for joining in and welcome to a few new contributors that I'm really pleased you have entered your layouts - Good Luck to everyone.

Back later in the day with the next fortnightly challenge and back on Wednesday to announce the winner of this sketch challenge.


Maya Road Trims

The gorgeous Maya Road Organza Roses are back in stock. These are just in white but can be tea- dyed, glimmermisted or inked. Leave them in a strip or cut for individual flowers.

Below is a new Ruffled Crochet Lace which is on elastic down one side which makes it ruffle. Just lovely and all for $2.00 a metre.


Odds and Ends

Inspired by the last button challenge, I created this layout using Cosmo's Odds and Ends. //http://www.scrapboxnz.co.nz/shop/index.php?cPath=72_99_366 The circle embellies, layout frame, some of the captions and alphas are all cut from the patterned paper.

There are lots of fun goodies in the K and Co Ephemera pack, and such great value retailing at only $6. The bingo card, ticket and 'my little sweetie pie' are from this set. http://www.scrapboxnz.co.nz/shop/product_info.php?products_id=2828
Scrap Box NZ products used: Bazzill cardstock, patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket, and 7 Gypsies)
, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, K and Co Ephemera, Color Box Ink, Jenni Bowlin button and Baker's Twine.


Pink Ribbon Day

October is Breast Cancer Action month and today is Pink Ribbon Day to raise funds for research and proactive health and wellness programmes.

Out and about are over 6,000 volunteers all over the country collecting. We donated this morning at our local mall and are now proudly wearing out pink ribbons.


Winner of Buttons Challenge is

Vicky Mullen

Congratulations Vicky - love the use of the buttons on the tree and on the border as flower centres. Email me at fiona@scrapboxnz.com to receive the details of your win. Thanks also to Vicki Parker and Elaine Krammer for their entries too. All are great layouts and show different ways to use buttons on layouts.


Your fortnightly Challenge Begins here ...

A Sketch Challenge - work with the sketch below to create your 12 x 12 layout and email them to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight on Sunday 23rd October 2011.

Have fun creating and look forward to see what you come up with. If you are new to the challenges, have a go - there is a $20 voucher up for grabs to spend at Scrap Box NZ.

Button challenge entries

So very creative with buttons - thanks for your entries. The winner will be announced on Wednesday - good luck to you all!


3 little cards !!!

Isn't it great to use up scraps and mix n match colours. Three little cards, using Martha Stewart Punches, Green Tara Flowers, Maya Road Trinket Pin and of course Bazzill Cardstock.

These last two cards the flowers are made from a serviette. Lovely and soft and you get lots of layers for making the bottom flower centre. Love these colours and together they make the cards nice and fresh looking.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


You only live once,

but if you do it right,

once is enough!


More Christmas papers on their way ...

I've just ordered more Christmas papers and they should be here next week. I had an email from a supplier telling me there are 84 days till Christmas (don't think I needed to know that), I'm sure it will be here before we know it.

Hope your weekend has started well. I'm wishing the rain clouds away as we are off to the Rugby this afternoon. Australia vs Russia. My brother-in-law & sister-in-law and friends are here from Aussie, so I think I'll have to back Aussie although I think Russia could do with a bit of support too!

Have a great weekend!