How did you go with Challenge No. 2

Rachel's comment is so true, amazing how they can all turn out so different. Although lots of similar things on your 10 things about Christmas.

This is how the points were awarded:

Tracey Agnew - 3 points
Lyn Hough & Vicki Parker - 2 points each
All others - 1 point for partipation

Below are the entries:

Tracey Agnew

Lyn Hough

Vicki Parker

Thanks to everyone who submitted a layout. They are all great and just shows you what you hold dear in your families at Christmas time.

How are the "Decorations" going?


Christmas Challenge No. 3

Again this involves making two things


One to hang on the tree and One to display.

Email your finished Decorations to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight on the 4th of December 2011.

Below are some ideas!

Have fun creating!

Christmas Challenge No. 2 Entries

Your Challenge was "10 things about Christmas" layout. I think on all of the layouts, it was family & friends that made everyone's list. Such a great day to put time aside for each other. A day to catch up and reflect on time and events that have gone on. Building wonderful traditions to pass on too.

I've got an appointment now, so I will be back in the afternoon with the last challenge - think hanging or standing things !!!


Merry and Bright: A Christmas Mini

I created this Christmas mini to send overseas.  Pictures from this patterned paper (Simple Stories) http://www.scrapboxnz.co.nz/shop/product_info.php?cPath=72_375&products_id=2820 were used throughout. 
 Maya Road mini tags (pictured above) made a simple border.

 The idea with the gift album, is that the recipient adds journalling and photos.

 Glimmer mist on a doily....

 Lotsa little pockets and envelopes with tags to pull out.

Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Christmas (above)- the package is flying to Canada so very fitting LOL.  Paper is Echo Park (background) and Fancy Pants (die cuts).

Looking forward to seeing the challenge layouts.  Hope you've enjoyed my Christmas Mini book.
Sally :)


How did you go with Challenge No. 1 ?

You did an amazing job and made the judges decision really hard. Great to receive the emails from you with your votes. Thanks it helped! So this is how the 1st challenge was awarded.

Tracey - 3 points
Lyn & Brenda - 2 points each
All others - 1 point for partipation

Below are the designs

Tracey Agnew

Lyn Hough

Brenda McKay

Thanks to everyone who entered. Remember is you participate in all three challenges, you will receive a discount voucher to spend at Scrap Box NZ.

Can't wait to see what you come up with for the 12 x 12 layout
10 things about Christmas


Christmas Challenge No. 2

10 things about Christmas

Your challenge this time is to create a 12 x 12 layout and on it include "10 things about Christmas".

These can be things you like and to you it wouldn't be Christmas without including them. Family get-togethers, Money Pudding in our house and having a Tree even if we are going away. They can also be things you don't like about Christmas - getting too commercial and the shops with decorations and enticements too early (end of October - crazy). The supermarket with Christmas Chocolates and Mince Pies that always seem to jump into my trolley and definitely get eaten way before they should!!!

Just a few ideas - with 10 things to list you can leave some great journalling for future generations to read about your Christmas's.

Have fun & Happy Scrapping!

Christmas Challenge No. 1 Entries

Wow! What can I say? You have blown me away with these fantastic entries. Everytime an email came in there was lots of oohs & arhs, well that beautiful, what a neat idea, oh you are so clever. Just wonderful and thanks to you all for being a part of the Christmas Challenge.

Have a look through them and email me fiona@scrapboxnz.com with which ones are your favourite's. I think the judging might have to be a bit like the X Factor - 50% your vote and 50% judges. This is going to be hard!

Front above & back below


Christmas Treat Cone

Well Christmas is creeping up on us.  Where has the year gone?  They just keep getting faster and faster!  (Sounding old- not good LOL).  

Fiona has a nice range of Christmas papers in.  I made a treat cone using a paper from Bella Blvd.  Bright and fun! 
 I traced around a plate (just over half of) to get a circle for the cone.

All the best for the Christmas challenge folks!  Looks like fun.  Sally.

Scrap Box NZ supplies used:  Bella Blvd:  pp,  Eyelet Outlet:  pastel glitter brad, Bazzill Blue Dashed ribbon and two scoops cardstock, Green Tara:  white mesh ribbon, Baker's Twine.


Tag/Label Sizes?

Just had a question about the dimensions of the tag/label. Something I didn't think about, was just thinking standard shipping tag size - maybe use 6cm x 12cm as a guide. Similar size depending on the shape you are choosing for the christmas shaped tag.

Hope your idea's are coming together - Good Luck!


Challenge No. 1 for the Christmas Challenge

Your challenge is to great TWO gift tags/labels. One like a shipping tag (or basic tag that you get diecuts for) and the other a Christmas Shape. Some ideas below: A Christmas shape could be a tree, bauble, angel, snowflake etc.

Please email your tags/labels to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight on Sunday 20th November. Every entry earns one point towards the final tally for the $40.00 gift voucher. The winner of this challenge will earn 3 points and second place 2 points. Check below for Terms & Conditions if you are unsure of how the Christmas Challenge works.

Have fun and enjoy!


Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge


This is how it will work: All challenges will be set on the blog (hhtp://www.scrapboxnz.blogspot.com) The first one on Wednesday and the other two each Monday.

Terms and Conditions
The challenge will run for a period of just under three weeks from the 16th November and finish on the 4th December 2011. You will have one week to complete each challenge and email your entry to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight the following Sunday.

Points are awarded as follows - 3 points for first, 2 points for second and 1 point for participation.

Participants will only know the current standing of the first three places at the close of each week's challenge. The participant with the most accumulated points at the end of the competition will win a $40.00 (forty dollar) gift voucher to spend at the Scrap Box NZ Store.

Each participant that completes all three projects will receive a discount voucher - my Christmas present to you!

The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
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Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge

is about to start.

Three small challenges over two and a half weeks. Starts on Wednesday and finishes on Sunday 4th December 2011. A voucher for everyone who participates in all three challenges, with a $40.00 voucher for the overall winner.

Come back to the blog tomorrow and see what the terms & conditions are and then back on Wednesday to find out what your first challenge is.

It's all about fun and being creative.