Feb 28, 2014

Feb Sketch Post #5

Here we go, almost Pumpkin Time and more to share.  Check out the layout below to see what Jennie has done with her sketch.
LOVE Icecream by Jennie Seal (GCT)
A great use of the white space look, which gives the page a nice clean and straight look.  The colours just pop, and Jennie has added lots of little techniques to add texture and dimension.  Great page Jennie.

Feb Sketch Post #4

Hello all, tick! tick! tick! We're getting close to the final challenges, so on your bike everyone and start pedaling!! In the mean time, check out these gorgeous layouts.
Jewel of the Sea by Di Corbitt
Di has some really interesting textures on her page, adding to the beachy look of this layout.  The corrugated panel looks great, and the gold pebble paper looks great as a compliment to the blues. The flower above looks awesome in twine and trim, and her stamping around the edge sits nicely on the bazzil bling. A great page Di.
Today by Zan Boyle
Here we have another take on blues as a theme, with the main background cardstock giving a contrasting vibrance to the softness of the photo - you could almost do a canvas from that photo, right Zan? I'm thinking there's more to the meaning of that Washi Tape on the beach than meets the eye, but I do love the colours used. The title blends in as well, cut out from the Cricut.
Well done girls, and thanks for getting on your bikes.............. if you know what I mean.......

Feb 27, 2014

Feb Sketch Post #3

Hello again, here we are to share more creations from our February Sketch Challenge.
All Things Card by Jane Huhta (CT)
True Love Card by Judy Laracy
Thank You Card by Jennie Seal (GCT)
What a great mix of cards we have here, the girls have done a great job.  How good is it to see what everyone does with their sketch?  It's what makes a challenge so interesting, seeing everyone put their own touches on the same thing and getting such different results.

Thanks girls, and be sure to leave them a comment...


Feb Sketch Post #2

Hello everyone, welcome to another Sketch Post. It's almost Pumpkin Time, and today we have some lovely creations to share using the February Sketch.  I am a little impressed with what the girls are putting up at the moment, so please join in and share what you are doing as well.  We will have more posts and announcements shortly, so keep an eye out!
Wedding by Jane Huhta (CT)
Jane has used the fabulous Fab Scraps papers to do her layout, and this range is simply gorgeous.  A very soft and elegant page bringing focus to the photo.  Softly inking the edges and adding distressing gives the layout a bit more character.
Beautiful doilies and bling embellishments from the shop are sparkled up a bit more with some liquid pearls, and a close look at the lovely ladies will also see them accenting a bit of bling!   Dry embossing gives the pink paper a more delicate look as well. 
Gorgeous flowers, lace and tulle flower runners sectioned off, and lovely ribbon vines add a beautiful touch.  The stitching and charm are lovely too.  I just love what Jane has done, and I'm really looking forward to sharing more of her beautiful projects with you all.

Stay tuned for more!


Feb 22, 2014

Feb Sketch Post #1

Hi everyone, well with love in the air who wouldn't love this creation?!! Today we are sharing a challenge from our Feb Sketches. Please feel free to leave the girls a comment as well.
Siblings by Helen Triglone
The colours in Helen's layout are wonderful and really compliment each other.  A good balance using dry embossing, layering and punching.  The photo is just gorgeous.
The crocheted doily and lace soften the page further, and the variety of flowers adds more interest.  Well done Helen.
 Pretty in Pink by Judy Laracy
Judy's layout does not do the technology departments photographic abilities any justice!  Sorry Judy!  Much richer in pinks it just seems to pop layer on layer.  The embossed background cardstock ties in nicely, and the strip of hearts says it all!
Judy has been using her Cricut to cut the vines and leaves, adding an extra one for a bit of journalling.  A lovely layout of little Alexa, thanks Judy.


Feb 19, 2014

ScrapBurst Winners January 2014

The ScrapBursts are without a doubt one of the Challenges I love most here at Scrapville, and seeing what everyone comes up with is always exciting. There were so many entries to choose from, and all so different - which is a great thing. All the Challenges had a small window of criteria to meet in each category, and in doing so they would be accepted into each challenge:

Di Corbitt - Joys of Summer

Honourable Mention goes to Jennie Seal for Cherish, and Debi Clark for Long Ago.

Jennie Seal for May all your Dreams come True.

Honourable Mention goes to Deb Blunden for Mackenzie, and Sally Dowen for The Gang.

This challenge was tied between Zan Boyle for Water Wheel

and Judy Laracy for Brothers.
Honourable Mention goes to Deb Blunden for Nature Stop and Di Corbitt for Brent with Rad.

Debi Clark for Shhh....it's a Secret

Honourable Mention goes to Jennie Seal for Me and Zan Boyle for Michelle's Breakfast at Tiffany's.  Congratulations to all the ScrapBurst Winners.

The CardBursts required minimum numbers for prizes, and the following is acknowledged.

Honourable Mention goes to Jennie Seal for My Friend.

Honourable Mention goes to Jennie Seal for Just For You and Isabel Bradbury for Birds.

Honourable Mention goes to Isabel Bradbury for Winners and Jennie Seal for Happy Birthday.

Jennie Seal for Happy Birthday.

Honourable Mention goes to Dawn Collins for Love.
Congratulation to all the CardBurst Winners.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the ScrapBursts and CardBursts, we have had such great entries.  I am already looking forward to the next ones!


Feb 14, 2014

Show & Tell Feb Post #1

Hello everyone, today I have a little show and tell for you.  This layout was created using wonderful vintage tattered embellishments from Scrapville, you are going to love the colours!  Roll on down and have a look at what Zan has done with this layout.
Stars in the Eyes by Zan Boyle
How gorgeous are these posies? Set on a delicate lace doily in a multitude of delicious colours they will tie in well with many layout themes. The mix of flowers can be eclectic or fully matching, you just need to pick the one that works for you!
Zan has had a great time playing with the photo to get the colour effect, and it's worked out really well. The hints of green throughout this page give it a balance of colour.
A bold stamp directly onto the photo adds to the colours, giving also a hit a texture. The stamped title has blended into the background theme, and tends to soften the layout.
A lovely and bright layout Zan, love the photo and your posie! Thanks so much for sharing!

If you have something you have created using Scrapville's products that you would like to share, please email me or drop it into the store, I'd love to be able to show off your creations!


Feb 9, 2014

Sketch Challenge Winners

Before we announce the winners I would like to thank Anita for her Sketch Designs, which have been both creative and inspiring to the latest trends.  Anita will continue to help out from time to time, so be ready!

The winner of the Sketch Layout for January goes to Judy Laracy for her layout "Adorable".
Congratulations, and thank you for joining us for our monthly Sketch Challenges.

The Card Sketch for January required more entries for a prize to be awarded, but we would like to give special mention to Jennie Seal for her card "Congratulations", and Zan Boyle for her card "Amazing & Awesome".  Thanks for joining us in the challenges. 

Winners can collect their prizes from Scrapville, or contact Janet for mail out details.  I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for the February Challenges.



Feb 8, 2014

Jan SB Post #15

Well this is it everyone, the last January ScrapBurst Post!  I hope you've all had lots of fun, and felt inspired by the challenges.
Chookens in my Garden by Sally Clark
I used FabScraps papers and stickers (flower centres), Basic Gray chip alphas (the centre from the 'O' as o's that look like eggs) and jute string spiralled and stuck on JAC paper for the flower other flower centres.
Now where have I heard that before? Just love the chookens! A great layout Sally, with lots elements and lots of techniques. A great way to show off "the girls".
Birds Card by Isabel Bradbury
Isabel has used colourful sequins as a border to brighten up her Bird Card. There is lots of work in the cutting out, giving the layers depth. Well done Isabel.

Winners Card by Isabel Bradbury
A great male card Isabel, and the cutting and layering are so well done even if the photo doesn't show it!

Love Card by Sally Clark
A very soft and feminie card, especially with those layered petals. Very versatile too, could be used for many occasions. Thanks Sally.

Thanks to everyone for doing such a great job with the ScrapBurst Challenges. It has been exciting seeing all your work. I'm looking forward to the next one already! But don't forget to check out the Blog for our winners shortly!


Feb 7, 2014

Jan SB Post #14

Pumpkin Time is today for the ScrapBursts.  Thank you to everyone who has entered this time around, we've seen so many wonderful and different challenges come through.  This may be the last post for the ScrapBursts, but we'll see what today brings!
A Little Birdie Card by Sally Clark

Happy Birthday Card by Jennie Seal

Sending You... Card by Sally Clark

A great way to use up some of those old ribbons we have in our stash. Embossing, windows, diecuts and there you have it.  Thanks Sally.

There's one more post to go for the ScrapBurst, and this will be up tomorrow.  Thanks for playing girls, and stay tuned.


Feb 5, 2014

February Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone, welcome to the latest Sketch Challenges for this month.  I hope you will enjoy the current sketches, designed by yours truly, under the banner of newbie!  Thanks to Anita for picking up the slack and helping us out with her creative designs to date.
Please be sure to get your challenge entries into Scrapville by Pumpkin Time February 28th, or email them to me here before close off, making sure the reduce the size of your images first.  Have fun everyone!

Please check in again tomorrow when we announce the winners of the January Sketches!


Jan SB Post #13

Closer, closer, closer............ time is running out, lets go and get those ScrapBursts in before the Pumpkin ticks over... Here are a few more creations to share with you.


The Commisioning by Debi Clark
Debi has used a very eclectic combination of textures on this layout. The photo looks great with the rustic tones in the fabric and corrugated cardboard. The masking has worked well to give body and catch your eye. A nice balance, well done Debi.


My Friend by Jennie Seal
Jennie has used lots of elements on her step card, from the dies, paper flowers and trims down to the colouring of these cute little stamped images. Such a great girly card Jennie, well done.

We're almost there for the ScrapBurst close off, so be sure to get yours in if you haven't already done so.

Feb 4, 2014


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Feb 1, 2014

Jan SB Post #12

What a wonderful contribution we've had to the ScrapBurst Challenges.  We are lucky to have and share so many of your creations, and still there is more to come.  Thanks everyone, and tick, tick, tick!
Just for You Card by Jennie Seal
This is such a nicely toned card for either big boys or little blokes! Great colours,very neat and clean lines, complimented by the cute little doggie! Well done Jennie.
All Grown Up by Sally Dowen
What a pretty layout Sally. Lots of little girly bits to compliment that gorgeous little grown up in the photo. It sits well in the white space as well.
Nature Stop by Deb Blunden
Well isn't that a Thunder-Box and a half?!!  A great bit of Australian history right there..... and a great addition to this section of the ScrapBursts.  The corrugated cardboard looks great against the photo, the background is dusted up with inks, and the extra little addition, well it just had to be there!  Well done Deb.
Libby in the Pink by Dawn Collins
Yes that's right, Dawn is double-dipping........ her Sketch Challenge made good use of the ScrapBurst Challenge as well, so I thought I'd wait a bit before putting it up in this post...  A really lovely layout with a very girly softness about it.  Let's hear it for the Ol' Girl!...........  :0)

Thanks everyone.