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Devonshire delights

March 22, 2010

Hi there everyone! This week’s blog posts are brought to you by Alicia and Pam.

We’re starting the week by showing you our layouts made with the Devonshire collection. This is such a versatile collection-great for shabby chic pages, clean and simple style, and great  for kids pages too!  We love it!!

Here’s Pam’s layout:

Pam Thorburn, ‘Grandmother’s Love’, Devonshire papers, Diecuts and Embellishments, Inks

You can find a tutorial for the paper roses here.

Here is a layout by Alicia.

Alicia Barry. Materials used: Devonshire papers, rubons, alphabet stickers, paper pad, mini alphabet stickers, Little Man stamp.

When looking at the Devonshire collection as a whole, the mind instantly wanders to elegant heritage layouts, however by selecting the more generic patterns, it can easily suit a much wider range of themes. For my photo, I wanted a masculine feel, that would suit both the age ranges of my subjects. I achieved this by choosing bold simple patterns from the collection, and using the swirls, rather than the florals.

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Challenges Saturday Sketches

Saturday Sketches – March sketch #3

March 13, 2010

Layout by Pam Thorburn: La Di Da collection (paper, die cut elements, paper pad), rhinestones.

Card by Fran Tynan: Shaken Not Stirred 6×6” paper pad,Shaken Not Stirred embellishment pack (brads), Shaken Not Stirred die-cuts, Happy Birthday rub-ons.

Don’t forget to share your creations into our March sketch gallery – you can win a $25 collection pack!

At the end of March we will be selecting a winner from the March sketch gallery to win a $25 collection pack of their choice (6 patterned papers, die cut elements, alpha stickers and rubon pack)!

For our digital friends out there, here’s this week’s amazing sketch/template by Katharyn Brine!

To download this template just click on the sketch above.

Below, Katharyn has created an adorable layout using the Argentella mega kit!

Brittney has taken Katharyn’s sketch and also created a doggy layout using the Rough and Tough mega kit!

Here’s Creative Team member, Sandra’s take on Katharyn’s sketch usign a combination of Flutterby Mega Kit and Camp Stoneybrook:

“The background paper is from the Camp Stoneybrook kit. The striped element is a combination of a Camp Stoneybrook paper with parts of a tag and a ribbon from Flutterby. (I cut out a small part of a red tag, the plain part with no pattern, and resized it to a long stripe.) I did the same with a plain pink element to create a piece of paper to clip to the flourish. The title is created with the Distress Alphas kit”.

As you can see I used only a few elements from each kit but the combination is very succesful!”

Show us how you’ve used Katharyn’s digital template for your chance to win two digi mega kits of your choice, valued at $19.98. Before the end of the month, upload your creation here to be in the draw!

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Challenges Digital scrapbooking Saturday Sketches

Saturday Sketch – 23 January 2010

January 23, 2010

Hi scrappers! Yet another sketch and not one, not two… but THREE layouts as inspiration from our talented Design Team!

From top to bottom:

‘Birthday party’ layout created by Pam Thorburn: Sugar sugar papers, ribbon, chipboard alphas, rhinestones.
Pam has used stitching just inside the edges of the centre circle

‘Tatoo’ layout created by Fran Tynan: Journal paper, brads, chipboard alphas, die cut elements, rubons

‘Perfect in every way’ layout created by Elizna Parsons: Garden arabesque papers, ribbon, paper flowers, rhinestones, rubons, clear stamps, brads

Don’t forget to share your creations into our January sketch gallery – you can win a $25 collection pack!

At the end of each month this year we will be selecting a winner from each sketch gallery to win a $25 collection pack of their choice (6 patterned papers, die cut elements, alpha stickers and rubon pack)!

See terms and conditions for more information.

You only have 8 days left – you gotta be in it to win it!!

And take note, digi scrappers – from today, you too will be included in the Saturday Sketch fun as we bring you brand new, original templates designed by our creative team girls.

Our first sketch, by Brittney, is a simple layout with plenty of space to showcase whichever cute paper you opt to use – simply choose your papers, elements and photos, drop them in the spaces provided and you’re all done!

We even have a sample layout using our Daydreams and Doodles mega kit, by Brittney, to demonstrate what you can expect to see when you’ve finished with this groovy little number.

Sandra also used the template to create this funky, bright layout using our new School Days kit.

And we also have an angelic layout from Carole featuring her daughter, Kimberlee, with her grandmother.

Show us how you’ve used our digital template for your chance to win two digi mega kits of your choice, valued at $19.98…that’s two collections you can use over and over again, just for uploading your creation here!

See terms and conditions for more information.

We’ll be picking a winner at the end of the month so start downloading the template and get scrapping – it could be worth free product!

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Embroidered badges + Christmas layouts = a match made in heaven!

December 18, 2009

We love Christmas and we love that handmade feel!

So why not add a touch of embroidery, hand stitching, machine stitching, fabric or embroidered badges to your layouts?

Here’s what our Design Team has come up with!

First up, Elizna’s layout! We love how she has added more than one photo to her layout to capture the whole festive experience of Christmas – and at the same time showing off her gorgeous Christmas Ornaments!

Belle - Elizna Parsons

‘Christmas Shop’ layout by Elizna Parsons: Belle Collection (paper, alpha stickers, rubons, embroidered badges) , rhinestones.

Next, a stunning layout from Pam,

“I love the Christmas Carnival Range of papers. The bright colours are great for layouts celebrating all the fun of Christmas. There’s nothing like a pop of red to add some cheer to a layout!

I like my layouts to have some dimension and textural interest, and the kaisercrafts embroidered embellishments are such an easy way to add texture. On my layout I layered a round embroidered badge with an embroidered Christmas tree. Texture is also added by the use of the wooden title, the adhesive gems, the spotty button and the big gingham bow.

The photo is of my gorgeous nieces who live in the Barossa Valley-hi girls!!”

Christmas Carnival - Pam Thorburn‘Having a Merry Christmas’ layout by Pam Thorburn: Christmas Carnival collection

And last, but not least, a super cute layout from Rona!

Tip: “I mounted the embroidered badge with foam dots, to make it stand out amongst the cut out trees.”

Christmas Carnival - Rona Bailey

‘Merry Christmas’ layout by Rona Bailey: Christmas Carnival papers,Christmas Carnival die cuts, Christmas Carnival embellishments, Christmas Carnival embroidered badges, Christmas Carnival alpha stickers, Mini alphas, Kaisercraft chipboard letters, Kaisercraft pearls

We also want to thank you all for entering in our RANDOM prize draw to win a Belle Christmas Pack!

All you had to do was tell us, “four things that are on your wishlist this Christmas”.

And the prize goes to…..

Patty Bradford!!

2nd xmas prize packCongratulations Patty! Please email us your contact details to so we can post out your prize pack ASAP!

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MORE Christmas layouts!

December 17, 2009

Need more Christmas spirit?

Check out more of our Design Team’s fantastic Christmas layouts!

The first from Pam Thorburn,

“I adore the ‘Dear Santa’ range of papers. They are perfect for traditional Christmas layouts, and when I saw the nutcracker I knew exactly which photos I was going to scrap. Here is Edinburgh at Christmas time we have the most fantastic Winter Wonderland-beautifully lit fairground rides, ice skating rink, and a fabulous German market. The German market sells all kinds of goodies-gingerbread, gluwein, and gorgeous traditional Christmas decorations, including nutcrackers. For my layout I cut the large nutcrakers out and raised them on foam pads to add some dimension to the page. I also added a splash of gold to give the layout some seasonal sparkle”.

Dear Santa - Pam Thorburn

‘German Market’ layout by Pam Thorburn: Dear Santa collection

Next up, a layout from Tanya Tahir,

“For my layout I have cut out the swirl and flowers and given them a light spray with white glimmer mist to add a subtle shimmer whilst still retaining the colours of the papers.  I have also used some clear crackle paint directly onto the raw wood flourish – this gives a lovely aged look.  You could also try painting your flourish first, then applying clear crackle paint if you prefer some colour.”

IMG_9432Belle - Tanya TahirLayout by Tanya Tahir: Belle Collection, die cut elements, brads, ribbon, pearls, wood flourish, glimmer mist, distress crackle paint, letter stickers, corner rounder punch, border punch, machine stitching.

Next up another Dear Santa layout, this time from Elizna,

Dear Santa - Elizna Parsons

‘Family’ layout by Elizna Parsons: Dear Santa collection

Christmas Carnival - Fran Tynan‘Cocos tree’ by Fran Tynan: Christmas Carnival collection

Belle - Alicia Barry

‘Santa baby’ layout by Alicia Barry: Belle collection

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‘Ho Ho Ho’ layout by Nancy Burke: Belle collection

Tell us four things that are on your wishlist this Christmas to go in the draw to win a Belle Christmas scrapbooking pack!

(Competition closes 6am (AEDST) 18th December)

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