Saturday, December 29, 2012

My top 12 favourites from 2012

I love looking back at all the layouts I have completed during the year and have chosen my top 12 (in no particular order).

My memorabilia entry for Scrapbooking Memories Masters Competition

Using a sketch from Sketches with a twist

From a challenge at Once upon a...Sketch (and published in Scrapbooking Memories)

I can't remember...probably from a sketch?!?

Quote challenge at Scrapbooking from Scratch

Another from the Scrapbooking Memories Masters tasks for this year, I got an Honourable Mention for this one.

Using a sketch - this layout was featured on the My Mind's Eye blog

Using a sketch from Scrap Sanity and published in Scrapbooking Memories

From a sketch, using one of my first kits from Scraptastic

Using a sketch by Em Stafrace at Page Drafts

For a Guest Design Team spot at Scrap Sanity

Using a sketch from Paper Haus
I would love to check yours our if you have a moment to comment! It is great looking back at what appeals to you from the past year - I am thinking circles and small photos is what is grabbing me at the moment.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A ScrapFIT sketch and a winner!

Workout #82- Sketch By Diana 
Diana our Creative Trainer has really taken into account your ever growing pile of scraps with this sketch – love those strips in the back ground of this sketch. Dig into your scraps and show us how you can Workout this sketch! Check out all the examples at ScrapFIT.

Here is my layout for this challenge:

Here is Diana's sketch, which you can see I stayed fairly true to (for once!). I just love the big strips on the sketch, which I turned into banners simply by snipping triangles into the ends.

We have a great LowCal Kit up for grabs on this workout from Paper Issues!  Head on over to Paper Issues if you want to snag one before they are gone! 

And there is {still} another piece of unfinished business - my $20 gift voucher up for grabs at Paper Issues has still not been claimed, so this time the winner is:

Congratulations Kimberly, please email my on the address in my contact tab and I will let you know how to claim the prize.

Monday, December 10, 2012

What they see - PaperHaus sketch

I love the December sketch from PaperHaus. For something different I scrapped a photo of me - taken by Kiara.

Can't get enough of stamping on my layouts lately, and although I shifted the banner a bit from the original sketch, I think  you can still see the basis there!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

This is December...

And that means harvest is in full swing. So along with all the hustle and bustle of Christmas me also have the extreme hustle and bustle of harvest. The December challenge at Once Upon A Sketch is to create a layout with the theme "It's December" and here is my layout:

Blog candy redraw!!

I wasn't contacted by the original winner for the $20 gift voucher to Paper Issues - so I have conducted a very official redraw - the lucky random number this time was 30 which is

Kylie Bowers!

Congratulations Kylie, to claim your prize please email me on the address in my contact tab before next Saturday December 15th and I will let you know the details.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Design Team call at ScrapFIT

ScrapFIT Design Team CallFebruary - July 2013
Submission Deadline –December 28th
ScrapFIT ( is a growing scrapbook challenge blog that will give you a real workout!  We have 2 workouts (challenges) per month and they are sure to push you out of your comfort zone and inspire you to try something new! We are looking for 6-8 fun and creative designers (aka -FITgirls!) for our next term!
FITgirl Requirements:
*You must have an active blog
*You must commit to 2 layouts/cards/paper projects per month based on our challenges
*A person who enjoys inspiring others
*Someone who is committed and turns in projects on time
*Someone with enthusiasm about ScrapFIT and their challenges and is dedication to help promote ScrapFIT  through their own blog and other social media sites.
What To Expect From ScrapFIT*Although this is not a paying gig you do get exclusive access to FITkits from Paper Issues at a discounted price! *We will spread the word about your scrapbooking awesomeness!
*A special FITgirl blinkie for your blog
*Your photo, name and link to your personal blog on the main ScrapFIT webpage!
*A great addition to your scrapbook resume
*All of the challenges will be giving to you at the start of your term so that you have plenty of time to work on them when you have the chance.
*A fun and relaxed group to work with.
To apply please send the fallowing information to by December 28th:
Please put ScrapFIT DT Call in the subject line
1) Name
2) Address
3) Email Address
4) Link to your blog
5) List of other Design Teams past and current
6) 3 examples of your best work. Let us see your style!
7)Tell us why you would be a good fit for our team!
8)A little bio about your –if you are chosen this would be your introduction bio.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Santa's naughty or nice list...

The new challenge at Challenge Me Happy is a scraplift. Here is my take, which due to my bigger photo is stretched out a bit more than the original. I love these photos of Alexa - isn't she just the sweetest?!?  I have inked up my stamps again for this one, can't get enough of 'em at the moment! The "I've been good[ish]" is just made for Alexa, I think!

Christmas in non-traditional colours

I hope my layout for December Show us your Stuff challenge is non traditional enough...I think the blue makes it so. I just love this pic of Santa arriving at our work kids Christmas party a couple of years ago - only in Australia!

I made the arrow embellishments by stamping and cutting out the images. Again, I hope this counts!! I am loving these Australian Christmas stamps called Christmas time is beaut available from Kellie Winnell (Give a Girl A ...). I think these ones were so popular they have been sold out, but she is going to be running a stamp by subscription soon so check it out. I was lucky enough to win this set, and they are such high quality clear stamps, and this set is my most used set at the moment by far!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Workout #81 - I am so thankful

Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, it is still perhaps a good time to stop and reflect on what we are thankful for. The challenge at ScrapFIT for this fortnight is to create a layout that is dedicated to something or many things we have to be thankful for.

Here is my example:

We have an amazing FITkit this month that is full of Holiday cheer for the winner!

This kit makes me want to start signing Christmas carols!  I love it!  I also want to point out the buttons in this kit were designed especially for this kit by Leah Farquharson (Paper Issues Team Member) and her store Bluebird Chic.  The lucky winner of this Workout will snag one of these kits for free but remember you can always purchase one for from Paper Issues today!Dont forget to use your FITKIT Code for 20% off your total purchase!  

Can't wait to see your Thankful entries!

Blog giveaway WINNER!!

It is time to announce the winner of my bonus $20 gift voucher from Paper Issues

Welcome to all my new followers, and thank you to the "old" for hanging around!

The winner of the gift voucher is:

Irma Peredne

Congratulations Irma, please contact me on my email via the Contact tab on this page before 8/12/12 for instructions on claiming your prize. If I have not been contacted by this date, I will redraw.