Tuesday, 31 March 2009


OMG can you believe its tuesday again. And tomorrow is the first of April......o my do you realise that makes us a quarter of the way through the year already. Scary mary stuff!

O well without further mucking about worry where the year has gone..lets get on with the show.

Well as said its tuesday which means its sketch day! Yes and another one from me..... I heard you groan in the back there...LOL

And here is my example.

I have used the gorgeous new papers from Cosmo Crickets EverAfter range. Keep watching the shop they will be hitting the shelves very soon!!.

The flowers are from my stash...I found a huge pile I had forgotten all about when i had to pack and shift house. O my the things I found!! LOL.

The big black swirl was cut using the cricut and the small black swirl is a digital brush printed out onto a transparency then trimmed around and stuck on using DS tape.

I hope you have a go at using my sketch, and I would love to see it! Put it in the CPC gallery or post a link in the comments!

one final sneak...

until the newsletter comes out...

Sunday, 29 March 2009

A little more

Are you liking what you are seeing?

Friday, 27 March 2009

Julie’s working with Chipboard....

Get a mini album base. There are lots of these chipboard based albums available in the store.

Paint any extra chip board - I have used some tim Holtz distress crackle - -mmmm tim holtz - http://www.countrypapercraft.com.au/index1.html

Cover the chip board – front and back with some patterned paper – I have used some beautiful daisy bucket paper - http://www.countrypapercraft.com.au/index1.html

Then work out where you want to put some photos

Add the painted chippes and some rubons – I have used the lovely new Kaiser ones - http://www.countrypapercraft.com.au/index1.html

Now put your album in order – I have used the plastic packet that the chip album came in to make a front and back cover

Now you need to put it all together – I have used one of my favourite tools - the crop a dile - http://www.countrypapercraft.com.au/index1.html

I have used hinged rings – they are great with bulky mini albums and lets me add ribbons etc to finish it all off.

Add some ribbons – to make it look pretty

Add a few extra embellishments and you're done…..

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Sketch Time

Hi there, hope your Tuesday is going well so far. And speaking of Tuesday, it must be time for another sketch. I have a sketch and an example for you if you feel the need to scrap, and are in need of some inspiration, I hope you like. 

Feel free to turn it, twist it, flip it, whatever you'd like to do with it, and don't forget to upload your layout in the gallery so we can have a look at you handy work, we'd love to see.
For my example I've used some of my favorite Basic Grey "Urban Prairie" paper, some Thickers, Carolees and Basic Grey alphas, Green Tara blossoms, Kaiser Bling and my gel pens for the border.
Enjoy the rest of your day. Bye for now, Lynlee x.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Sketch Tuesday

Time for another sketch...boy where are these weeks going to?? It will be easter before we know it then Christmas again...scary stuff.

Anywho.....are you ready for another sketch??
here is it I hope you like it and have a go......

Remember to put it in our gallery or even post a link inn the comments if you use it someplace else.
We would love to see it!!

And here is my example

I have used some flowers, Heidi Swapp letters, a Heidi Swapp stamp, a Melissa Francis keyhole and some gorgeous Kaiser rub-ons all available from the shop.

Go forth and create and dont forget to share!!!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Mish's Blind Scrapping Challenge

Well it's Friday 13th...

Watch out for black cats, ladders, and no stepping on cracks in the pavement!

So to keep you all away from all those old Superstitions, Mish has given you something to keep you safe whilst indoors.

Supplies Needed:

1 - 12 x 12 cardstock

1 - patterned paper 7 x 11

3 - co-0rdinated strips of patterned paper measuring 12 x 2, 12 x 1, 12 x 3/4of an inch
tear or distress the edges of these paper strips.

1 x 5 x 7 Landscape orientated photo

4 or 5 strips of journalling - a quote is a useful thing to use.

Strip of cardstock or plain patterned paper 5 x 2

Chipboard alpha for the title, and alpha stickers for the sub title

Embellishments to suit your photo

Inks, paints, tools

Step 1

Ink and distress the edges of your cardstock.

Step 2

Distress, tear and ink the 7 x 11 piece of patterned paper. Adhere to the left hand side of your layout.

Step 3

Using paint on your finger run a thin border around the edge of your photo. You could also distress and ink if you do not have paints. Set aside to dry

Step 4

Take the 5 x 2 inch cardstock or patterned paper, and either draw freehand on the back of the strip a scalloped edge. Cut this out. You can use any other border punch you wish if you like.

Distress and ink the scalloped edge on the RIGHT side. Attach to the left hand side of your photo, about 2cm from the top.

Step 5

Adhere the photo to the top left hand corner of your layout - about 2 inches from both top and left side.

Step 6

Distress and ink the strips of co-ordinated patterned paper. Place these running horizontal across your page, under the photograph. You may want to stagger these so they don't all start and finish at the same place. Cut to your own desired length.

Step 7

Distress and ink your journalling strips and place down the right hand side of your photograph.

Step 8

Add your chipboard title on the top Left hand corner of your photograph, with your subtitle running across the bottom right hand of your photo.

Step 9

Embellish your layout to suit your photo, remembering to balance your layout by creating a visual triangle.

Have fun and don't forget to share in the gallery.

*edited to add* Mish has done hers and loaded in the gallery. She has taken poetic licence and moved everything to the right to suit her patterned paper.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Tuesday is Sketch Day

Our very talented Designer Deb, has been at it again, creating gorgeous sketches to give us inspiration. Here is her latest offering! I can't wait to create with this one.

Looking forward to seeing how you use this sketch - don't forget to share with us in the Gallery!

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Gadget Gal's new toy - Clip-It-Up

I have to admit that I am a bit of a gadget gal. Tell me something will improve my scrapping, or make me stand out in the scrapping crowd - and I just have to have it. Sales Rep's rub their hands together when they see me coming, lol. You name it, and I probably have it!!

I started scrapping with Creative Memories - dont ask me how many of their tools and templates, and the like I have, and then I discovered the World Wide Web and the US scrapping sites. Every new thing I had to try and get. You really should see my cupboard: Fastenator and a gazillion staples for it; Phrase Maker and a bazillion labels for that; and the list goes on. However I wont bore you with too many more details, except to let you in on one of my better purchases.

After much discussion at the FORUM, I decided I needed to have the Clip It Up. This time, I did a bit of research to make sure that this was something I would use and not hide away.

I used to store my alpha stickers (A4 size and smaller) in one of those plastic 4 drawer thingy's - well 2 actually, and my rub ons in plastic sleeves in an A4 folder - well 2 of those as well.

Not that successful cos I could never find anything when I needed it, and then I forgot that I had a particular rub on, one I could have used on my previous layout - but isnt that always the way.

Anyway, I digress.

I bit the bullet and placed an order with Marg at CPC, an lo and behold, in super quick express post time, lol, I had my new toy:

Wow, base unit, top tier, and a cover. And it is so huge.
I just had to wait for Daz to go out, and lucky for me he obliged, so I could set it up.

It was a bit of a struggle, putting it together, but once I read the instructions with my glasses on, lol, it went together nicely.

The boys were amazed with this huge contraption that was taking up a mountain of space on my scrapping desk, they couldnt decide if I really needed it or not - that was until I started emptying the various receptacles for my alphas and rub ons. What a stash.

It was then that they decided I should have bought 2!! Cheeky little brats :)

Anyway, it will be a while before my new gadget is set up fully cos I am waiting for my new scraproom to be finished - well, to be started actually - so I can place her permanently on display. But here is a sneak peek of what she is like now:

Isnt she just the bees knees???

Anyway, I think you should all go out and purchase one of these beauties. I know my scrapping life will soon be so much easier.

Take care
TD xoxo

Layout from the Gallery - Colleen's Little Star.

While checking out the Gallery this morning I spotted this fantastic page from Colleen. It is of her little Grandson. Might even take up the challenge of using white with one..Awesome layout!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

whats new instore this month....

March Designer Kit

March Add on Kit

Carolee's Creations 3D sticker Embellishments - Dance, Dream, Love/Family, Smile, Summer Goodies

Carolee's Creations Tiny Etched Stickers - Numbers

Cuttlebug Tag Team - Build a Flower - Textile Hearts

Cuttlebug Die - Disney's 'Ahoy Matey'

KAISERscrapbook Paper Rangers, including co-ordinating brads - Airy Fairy, Sugar Sugar, A la Carte

KAISERcraft Rub-ons - Sugar & Spice, You & Me, Argentella, Babies, Back to School, Boy's Zone, Boys Border, Doilies, Experience, Florals, Friendship, Garden Vine, Girl's Rule, Heritage, Life's Moments, Mothers, Romance Borders, Romance, Rustic Elements, Take Flight, Thank-you Cards, Birthday Cards, Type & Scratched Alphas

Basic Grey Porcelain Range - Eloquent Stamp, Chip Sticker Alphabet

Bazzill 10mm Brads - brads that co-ordinate with Bazzill's Cardstock range

Carolee's Creations Cardstock Stickers - Summer Fun, Me & My Horse, New Baby, My Boy, Sleek Alphas have been restocked

Marvy 2.5" Punch restocked

Range of Limited Edition Dies - 2 x 2 Daisy, Punctuation, 4 x 4 Nestled Circle Flower, Tattoo Art, Contemporary, Grass, Border Vine, Butterfly & Dragon, Marisa Lower Case Alpha, Flower Pot

This week's Sketch

was created by Mish.

Don't forget to share your creations in the gallery.