Saturday, July 30, 2011

Outline Font challenge - Sue

Amanda's great challenge gave me very good reason to use those yummy Studio Calico outline alpha stamps again....and i was also inspired by Meredith's recent usage of green & browns & footy photos to do my very own footy layout!! Thanks Girls!!

Have a good weekend!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Sandra - sketch and quote challenge

Look what was waiting for me in my in-box!!!


I feel as thought i need to re introduce myself it's been so long!! lol

This is for your quote and this month's sketch challenge.

Thanks for the inspo!!


I saw this one irl the other day, and have been patiently waiting for it to come is so yummy Sandra....i loved those denim jean flowerettes....very clever! Great colours, love the twiddlybits....and combining two challenges is a clever & quick way to get some things done!

Great to see you here again and can't wait to see your next one!!

note: next month's sketch will be out over the weekend sometime.......:)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sue's sketch - Meredith

Tiff - Sue's sketch

Hi Sue,

I've used your sketch to get me back in the swing of things again. I've hardly scrapped at all during the school holidays with my time spent with the kids.

Thanks and take care,


What a nice surprise in my inbox Tiff....glad that the sketch got you started with your scrapping again and look forward to some more pages here??!! Love to see them.

This one is gorgeous Tiff, love the colours and those cute 'eggs' as your circles, love your stitching and that border punch is very effective....just love it all... and it looks like lots of fun was had with the kidlets during the holidays!!

Great to see some pages popping up here....and on this dreary cold sunday maybe i might even get to attempt one of the other challenges myself.

Have a good day,


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Kathryn - Sue's Sketch

Hi Amanda

FINALLY.......... I have done a challenge and finished it before the end of
the month! LOL. 


Great work Kathryn (nice to see some different faces in here!!)

LOVE that awesome pink - how eye catching and girlie. Cute little rabbit - real one in the photo and the chippie embellishment on the side edge.

The flower, vine and floral paper finish it all off perfectly. 

My kids absolutely adore Greenpatch too - it's nice to see kids being gentle with the little animals.

Thanks for participating and scrapping up a ripper of a page!

Sue's Sketch - Amanda

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

a little tip ...

I love Crate Paper brads ...


these are some of the new release ... "Random"

Anyway ... once you have used the brads up, which doesn't take long as they are beautiful, then you can use the little foam square that they come on ...

as a mini mat for behind your paper to punch your holes for brads etc!!

It is small and more portable (easier than a mouse mat and a little bit thicker too).

Happy brad attaching!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July sketch - a circle or two

This little sketch idea has been sitting on my scrap desk for some time (and you wouldn't beleive how many scrap pieces of paper i have with little scribbles on them...LOL!!) with Meredith's call for circles this month, i thought this sketch idea might help you all out with a simple basic starting point.

You will see i haven't put a spot for the 'title' or actual embellies go for it.... and i am so very keen to see what you can come up with, what different looking layouts we can get here.

I too must get a scrapping and hope you are getting a free moment to get to your scrap space too...with the school holidays on!

Catchya soon,


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Amanda's july challenge

today i noticed that outline fonts are BIG right now.

They seem to be everywhere. Yesterday i received some yummy swissgirl design stamps

and they are everywhere throughout the latest Donna Hay magazine:

don't they look awesome?!!

So my challenge is to use an outline font. It could be one of the free ones you can download from dafont
(one of my favs. is Steelfish outline)

or you could stamp if you have outline stamps!

or another easy way would be to trace around the outside edge of a chipboard or sticker alpha and then remove to leave the outline…..

Hope we can fire up some scrapping on here!

e2c scrapathon

Just letting you all know that we are hoping to hold another one this year but as yet nothing is confirmed.

We are trying to coordinate 5 scrap businesses, our chef, school holidays, sport, work, farmers, and family so the majority wont be impacted and unable to come.

Mix this with almost fully booked out accommodation and it's tricky (to say the least)

If you hear a date mentioned, remember that as yet nothing is confirmed and set in concrete. Keep an eye on  this blog, our facebook page and your email which is where you will see it first.

We appreciate your patience

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Meredith's circles, circles, circles challenge ...

Just lately I have seen some amazing layouts on the www featuring circles ...

Like this one from Jennifer Larson


or this one from Heathyr, that was featured on the Studio Calico blog


or this one by Laura Kurz

Grannys cupboard favorite layout

or the very talented Kinsey Wilson


so be inspired and create a great layout, send it to me to post here on the blog!!

We need some layouts to inspire us!!