Thursday, 25 October 2012

Thursday Challenge

Hi everyone,

Sorry it has been so long since we posted a challenge for you.

I have one for you now....can you please look through your stash and use as much stash as new bits on your equal stash to new.

Also use a die cut paper, (I cut mine with a Lucky 8 punch) Must also use brads, ribbon, flowers and  1 photo.

Hope you have a play with this challenge and share with us in the gallery.

Take care.
Marg x

Thursday, 16 August 2012

August's D'Lux Designer Kit

Hi everyone,

August's D'luxe Designer Kit

Is one for the Boys!


Bella "Paper Boy" Collection

The August Designer Kit is now available for you to check out in the shop.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Welcome Thelma

I would just like to introduce you to Thelma, she has just joined our design team.

I asked her to tell us a little about herself.

Hi my name is Thelma.....I have been scrapping ... (PLAYING!) since January 2011....
Whilst I have always had a love of wall pictures/paintings, I am not an artist.  I love colours and putting them together but I do not have the patience to put a "'piece of art (my definition of painting...) together'; but you never know that could be in a future life...
Scrapbooking... my passion and love......  
my definition is.....
I like throwing things together and trying to make them work together, the greater the diversity it seems the stronger I find the challenge... I enjoy it all thoroughly.  (My belief is there is no failure, we are playing and enhancing our personal concept of the photo and its story... it all works xxx)
I really enjoy gently helping others develop through this sense of fulfilment.
I like stretching through my own thoughts and techniques and situations. I sometimes need to be reminded, still being so new, I sometimes forget some basic techniques that can help make your page come to life ... I feel I need to slow down at times just to enjoy the moment when the page comes together and feel the "artist" within blossom....
I would like to believe that I could help make others blossom and collectively there will always be lasting memories within our photos for our future generations. 
Me, myself, I...  wife of 1, mother of 2, carer of one 89 yr old mother -(living separately); working part-time (at this stage) - Education Dept;
Interests include: scrapbooking, reading, travelling, Red Hatters, golf, lawn bowls, local footy with sons involved , AND meeting new people with similar and/OR differing interests to mine.."my mind will always be open to new diversities... this way it will grow, explore and extend to greater boundaries in a safe and comfortable environment" I encourage others to join me in this journey . 

Keep your eyes open for some of her lovely work in the newsletters and gallery.

Take care,


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

July's Designer Kit - In store NOW

July's D'Luxe Designer Kit
All about the Chill Factor
Sassafras "Hey Day" Collection
* Crush
* Tangerines
* Ethereal
* Breezy
* Dew

Basic Grey's  AcidWashed Sophie Collection
* Atomic Bomb
* Letter Stickers
* Winter Rub-Ons

Prima Marketing
* St Mart Flowers

* Summer Metal
* Bling Brads

* Vintage Journal

Pink Petals

Bazzill Cardstock
Core-dinations Cardstock

Clear Shapes

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Thursday Inspiration

Today, I have a photo image to inspire you.  I was sitting at the beach in Sydney and looked up and saw this in the sky.
Now you can use the word, the colour scheme, the brightness,  the fluffiness, something deep and meaningful to you or someone's up to you to interpret the image any which way you see fit.
I'll be working on a sample a bit later to share

Hope you find time to play's awfully quiet in the Gallery  (Partly my fault I know!)

Happy Scrapping


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Thursday Challenge

Hi there everyone,

Bit on the cold side here today, so I would like you to do a layout using warm know browns, oranges, olive greens and warm colours.

Also 2 photos, flowers, ribbon, eyelets and buttons.

Have fun.

We have a Retreat here at Country Papercraft this weekend, so might throw this challenge to the ladies here as well.

Have a wonderful weekend, keep warm.


Friday, 15 June 2012

Carnation Creations - Friday Tutorial

 Carnation Creation

Today, I am going to teach you how to make these gorgeous  handmade flowers.     
These are made using the Spellbinders Carnation Creation Die,
but you could use any flower punch or die cut.
You need a 6x12 piece of cardstock and a 6x12 piece of doublesided patterned paper that co-ordinates with your cardstock.
You need to cut 4-5 of each shape for a fuller carnation.
 Layer them in size order and secure with a brad. 

 Spray water on the top layer of papers                

Then scrunch those papers upwards 


Squirt some more, scrunch some more….


Continue until the whole flower is scrunched.   Play a little with the “petals” until you’re happy with how it looks    .   
Set aside to dry.  

Once it’s dry, spray some glimmermist to give it a little sparkle, and then  attach it to your card, layout or project.
The beauty of these (apart from being super easy and super cute…), is that you can make them co-ordinate with your page/project  perfectly!
Have fun…can’t wait to see your combinations.  
 Rach x