Christmas Chaos!

It's been a hive of activity in my scrap room today. Being Santa's helper, I've wrapped the presents, made the tags, got the bits & bobs for the Stocking's all ready.  Now it's time to sit back with a glass of wine and wonder what I've forgotten!

Have a fantastic day tomorrow 
and from my family to yours 
very Merry Christmas.



It's the birthday month!

or I should say months - August, September, October & November.  Sister's, daughter's, Brother-in-Law's (two of which are 50) and my husband.  Three 50's,  a 15 years, & a tenth birthday coming up.

Below is Brooke's birthday card and as you can see she turned 15.  I really enjoyed doing this card with new flowers from Green Tara.

Green Tara Roses, Small Green Leaves, Cherry Blossom, 4cm Heirloom, 2.5cm Black paper flower, Maya Road Trinket Pin and Shrinky Dink Happy Birthday.  All products listed are in stock at Scrap Box NZ.  The Banner stamp & Glitter Alpha & diamante's were from my own stash.

Hope your weekend is going well.


Spring Sale

Pop over to Scrap Box NZ shop, just in time for a 

Spring Sale

25% off

Excludes Silhouette Cameo & Portrait Machines, 
Preorders & Gift Vouchers

Monday 25th - Sunday 31st August 2014

Items already on sale have a further 25% off


I've been creating ...

It was a while ago now and took me along time to get started.
My problem was what papers to use on this Mini Drawers by Kaisercraft.

I decided on the Sweet Nothings Collection by Kaisercraft which you can purchase from Scrap Box NZ's shop.  I first painted the whole unit in cream folk art paint (just what I had about).  

 I loved certain parts of the papers and wanted to use them on the drawers and the sides.  So I measured the drawers and placed them on the best bits to showcase the birds, bike and birdcage.

I had heaps of fun creating the top with Kaisercraft and Green Tara flowers.  Maya Road trinket pins, bakers twine, seam binding, pearls and that gorgeous butterfly is shrinky dink.

I don't know why I put it off for so long.  It was a great project and didn't take long at all when I knew what papers and embellishments I wanted to use.  Sometimes that's the hard bit, deciding on what in the stash to use.

If I've inspired you to have a go doing the Mini Drawers, they are in stock at present.  If you find they are out of stock the Mini Drawers can be ordered for you by emailing fiona@scrapboxnz.com 

All items in this post can be purchased from Scrap Box NZ's shop.



New Products & $1 Papers

Have you been over to Scrap Box NZ shop recently?  If not pop over there now and check out some new products that have just been listed.

Green Tara - Flowers, Jute & Silver Stems
Becky Higgins - Corner Rounder
Kaisercraft - Papers
A few new colours of Bazzill Cardstock
Graphic 45 - Mother Goose & Botanical Tea
Maya Road - Flowers & Heart Buttons

 While you are there have a look at the "Specials" - these too have been added too.  I moved papers and put them on special - now reduced some half price.


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: 
it is the courage to continue that counts"  

Winston Churchill


New Shop Hours

It's not just a saying, it's all true - Family comes first!

and that's what's happening now, so with family commitments some of the physical shop hours will change. Scrap Box NZ will no longer be open during the school holiday's.  Website of course is open 24/7.  

New shop hours for Scrap Box NZ, 5 Peppin Ave, Richmond, NELSON.

Tuesday - 10am - 2pm
Wednesday - 10am - 2pm
Last Saturday of each month - 10am - 2pm
29th March, 26th April and 31st May 2014
(that's the next three month's anyway)

Great news for those of you working and still couldn't get here on Wednesday's, hopefully will see you on the last Saturday of each month.  I'll put the dates on the Website & Blog, so keep an eye on them.  I know near the end of the year there may be a few different Saturday's due to holiday's already booked.  I'll give you lots of warning, so you don't miss out.

Hope to see you soon
Happy Scrapping


Relay for Life

Held this weekend in Nelson.  My husband and daughter walked last night from 11pm to 1.30am.  A fantastic turnout with 105 teams.  Great opportunity to come together as a community and remember and celebrate those affected by Cancer.

Unfortunately it seems we all know or know of someone who has been affected by this terrible disease.  There are however times to celebrate too. These Breast Cancer symbol ribbons would be great to add to a layout.  Sold by half a metre they can be folded as a tag or used as a strip.  Found here at Scrap Box NZ shop.

  When I purchased these ribbons 5% of the sale was donated to Breast Cancer Research.


Winter CHA on now

CHA 2014 world’s largest crafting show honors 
the most creative crafting products of 2014.  
There are "sneak peeks" coming out from all the major brands 
and oh my they are great.

Lots of great product, new collections with lots of
matching embellishments.  Gorgeous papers in different textures.
Added colours from popular ranges you already know.

Heaps to inspire & get you back into 
being creative for the start of 2014.