Sunday, November 25, 2012

Page Maps: Ruby Rock-It Sketch Contest

I've been a follower (& user) of Page Maps for a long time.  This is the first time though that I created a layout for one of their challenges.  As soon as I saw the sketch I knew not only what photo to use (as it's one story I've been wanting to put down for a while now) but what I would use to create it with.  I used the latest Studio Calico "Sock Hop" kit. 

It's alot of fun using a sketch as it will give me a starting point...sometimes I follow exactly, sometimes I veer off but whatever the end result gotta love a fun sketch!

Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Simple Joy

Challenge #34 at Challenge Me Happy was to use a sketch.  I do enjoy using sketches as they help me kick start an idea, especially when I need a little help.

Here is my take on the sketch.  For some reason the photo isn't looking so good - for a better view please click on it.

I stamped the background for abit of interest - I love my French Script stamp.  I used the leftovers from a Scrapbook Circle kit & it all came together rather well.  Love those hexagons.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Paddling Pool is missing!

Challenge #33 at Challenge Me Happy was to use a colour combo.  I managed to find the colours in an older Scrapbook Circle kit, which I hadn't finished up.  I kept it quite simple as wanted the photo and the story to shine. 

I love this photo of the girls as well as the story behind it pleased I got it down!

Friday, November 2, 2012

a new card

I've been holding off putting this post up as I made this card for a friend and I wanted it to be a surprise for her, so waited until she had received it.

This is the card I made for Mum.  I really like how the orange and green work together.  These papers came from Amy Tangerine's Ready, Set Go.  The Hello There I cut from the paper & used some Stickles on the lettering to give some glimmer.  Not sure if that was a good idea but Mum liked the card which is the only goal. 


I thought I would also use this design for a friend.  I made the card smaller (I think 3 x 4 inches - might get her to confirm it as like the size).  Love the colour combo of orange and blue....
I really like the simplicity of this design so think this will be one of my go-to selections !!

Yay !!!

Just thought I'd share that my Pure Happy Delight layout was selected as the winner of Challenge #40 for Scrapbook Circle.  Was a great way to start my day this morning.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pure Happy Delight

Challenge #40 at Scrapbook Circle was to use a colour palette of aqua, pink, yellow and grey.  This colour palette matched perfectly with the colours found in the News Flash kit - which I have to say is another favourite!!

I love the printable this month so was also able to incorporate elements from that.  I did use some white mist as really like the little splashes of colour.

Thanks for looking.

I'm not quite sure why the cardstock looks like it's got water marks or something on it in this photo.  If you click on the photo to enlarge it they disappear and looks much better.

BPC Happy Mail Challenge #2

Another Happy Mail Challenge up and another completed card for my mum.  This challenge was to use two different sized circles.  I went through my Scrapbook Circle kits, or to be more specific, what was left of my kits to find something to use.  One of my kits didn't have much left but what did remain is perfect for cards.  So I put it to use.

I love the bright colours of this Jillibean paper - perfect for making someone's day brighter.  I teamed it up with a large circle emblishment, a small circle that came with the kit's monthly printable and a button.


I'm really enjoying creating a weekly card for mum.  Probably because I know how much she enjoys receiving them and what they mean.  It's also great too as when my girls see me putting together a card they go and create something to be included with it, whether it's a letter or a drawing.  All without being asked - got to love that they're getting into the concept of Happy Mail and want to be a part of it.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

An Afternoon at the Cinema

Challenge #32 at Challenge Me Happy was to use a photo for inspiration.  It was a gorgeous photo (as you can see) and I had so many stories that would have fit perfectly with this.  We live in a city where lanterns are part of the history and culture, and where many of the celebrations have lanterns as part of their decorations.

I had received October's Scrapbook Circle Kit "News Flash" and it really helped me select the photo that I wanted to use.  I was lucky to have included in my kit some Crate On Trend Vellum Garlands that I just had to use.  Plus the colours of the Crate On Trend paper and Dear Lizzy's 5th & Frolic sticker's were just perfect - those gold stickers!! 

All of this, plus the above photo helped me choose my story I wanted to scrapbook.  This photo was taken at Chinese New Year (HUGE celebration) where the lanterns are out in force and they just bring such a happy vibe to the city.  It's a time to celebrate and enjoy being with family.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Challenge #31 for Challenge Me Happy was anything goes.  I do enjoy these types of challenges as you can stick to your usual style, try something new or whatever.  I'm coming to the end of my Scrapbook Circle "Sunshine Day" kit.  This was a favourite kit - was full of great papers, colours, products - I just loved it and I'm sorrry that it's just about used up.

I've been putting my 2012 Project Life album together and as usual, I always manage to print too many photos....not a bad thing of course.  I came across this photo of my elder daughter reading to her younger sister and knew it needed a special LO.

Monday, October 8, 2012

BPC October Happy Mail Challenge

Big Picture Classes have put out their first Happy Mail Challenge.  And as it was World Card Making Day on Saturday plus as I needed to make my Mum her weekly card I couldn't pass it up.  The challenge is as follows :

CHALLENGE: Make HAPPY MAIL with these three colors, teal, black, and orange
The card can be any season and you can use any products, just use the colors below.

I love the colour combo of teal and orange and knew I had some that I could put to use.  A friend had recently given me some gorgeous Prima flowers which I knew would be perfect. 

I love the simplicity of this card and I'm sure my Mum will enjoy receiving it.
Thanks for looking.

iPod Stories

I do use my Studio Calico kits.  I do!!  But probably not as much as I should.  And I should attempt to use them all up BEFORE I move on to the next one.  A friend of mine mentioned that she also like this but is trying to do something about it.  One way that she is tackling is is to do the weekly Sunday Sketches that Studio Calico puts out.  I thought that it was a great idea, so am following her example.

Here is my take on the Sunday Sketch


So far I have been sticking to my resolution of making a card a week.  I haven't been so good at posting them on my blog but they're still getting made.....  I've found that by doing this I'm not only using my scraps up - of which it is a never ending pile - but more importantly am starting to overcome my 'fear' of cardmaking.  Making a card always seemed to intimidate me for some reason but little by little I'm getting there.  I think it helps by keeping them simple....

The cards I've made so far.

Monday, September 24, 2012

It's Well, Bling Bling

I'm settling back into my scrapbooking routine and I have to say it's good to be able to work on it during the day with natural light rather than in the evening....

The challenge for the Southern Girls Challenge this time was to incorporate bling.  And having two girls I do tend to have....a bit of bling!!!

This photo of my mum and girls is a great one.  I used a Studio Calico kit and just love how the colours of it worked so well with the colours in the photo.  I've also used stickles for more shine and sparkle.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oh So LadyLike...

Now that my children are settled back at school, my husband has returned to work (he's one of the lucky ones that gets the summer off) MY routine can be restored !!!

Challenge #30 for Challenge Me Happy was to make your own emblishments.  I came across this photo of my daughter and couldn't resist it.  I wanted to incorporate the heart sunglasses and wanted to do something slightly different - so I made an origami heart.  The art of creasing paper is not only fun but also you get to create something wonderul.  I must try this again.  The Amy Tangerine papers and all produt used came from one of my Scrapbook Circle kits.  To follow on with creating I misted some Heidi Swapp Banners and alphas to get some specific colour. My journalling card I made with some scrap paper.  I was really pleased with how this LO turned out.

The Happy Mail Challenge

I can't believe that my last post on this blog was in June...well, I guess I can with summer being in the middle.  Now that the girls are back at school and normality has returned I guess so can my blogging.

I am a big, HUGE fan of Big Picture Classes and of course an ENORMOUS fan of Stacy Julian.  Over the past couple of weeks Big Picture Classes have been running their BIG IDEA FESTIVAL.  And it was kicked off by Stacy Julian who had the brilliant idea of Happy Mail.  Bascially this is making a card or writing a letter and posting it to someone - HOW COOL IS THAT!!  How great would that feel to open up your mailbox and discover a letter/card from someone, let alone Stacy.  And on the flip side to know that you made someone smile and feel loved.  You can read more about the idea here
This Happy Mail idea was something I had thought about even before Stacy put it out there. for two reason.  The first is that I've been trying to think of ways in which to get Miss 7 to write more ie improve on her writing and thought a really fun way would be for her and her friends to write letter to one another.  In today's technology driven world the simple act of writing tends to be forgotten as let's be honest, it's far easier, quicker and simplier to send an email or message. 

However, the main reason behind happy mail was that my mum no longer has access to her emails and skype due to ill health.  She has her phone but that can prove challenging and I wanted her to still be involved in our lives.  Even though instant communication is abit harder these days for her receiving some post from us full of pictures, letters and love would make her smile.

So I have set myself a challenge to make a card each week and post it to her, complete with drawings (& letters from the girls) and photos.  I've been doing this for 2 weeks and so far have made 2 cards.  A 3rd is in progress on the table. 

Considering I'm not a card maker I'm quite pleased with the end results.

Card No. 1
I used a premade card and attached some patterned paper (October Afternoon), some ribbon, a random flower and a saying that came with the card.

Card No. 2
I used my last premade card, attached paper from Amy Tangerine and emblishment and saying that came with the card.

Why don't you make a card or cards and send them out ......just because !!  You know that you'd make someone's day EXTRA special !!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Challenge Me Happy Hoopla - Word Layout

I had high hopes to get all 7 challenges completed but time has run out on me.  We are now on summer holidays and to celebrate we are going to see family and friends in NZ for a few weeks.  Will be fun but not so sure about those cooler (freezing) temps!!  And then to the beach - am sure I'll have lots of new inspiration to scrap when I get back.

Here is my take on Michelle's challenge incorporating the word HAPPY.  I used mine in the title.  I used a combination of Scrapbook Circle kits to create this layout.  I also used a little washi tape - have to say I'm having fun with this product.....might become a regular staple on my layouts.

NZ Paper Chase June Callenge

The June challenge for NZ Paper Chase was slightly different and for me, took me out of my comfort zone.  There was a fabulous photo that we had to take our inspiration from.  I have to admit I looked at this photo for a few days thinking what can I do.  It was one evening when the girls were in bed I took another look - a closer look and discovered the orange building with the turquoise awning (maybe) beside the right of the tower.  As soon as I saw that I had my 'ha-haa' moment.  I used that colour combo (which I just love) & then used some woodgrain thickers, a wooden button and twine to bring in the elements from the boats.

The banner is Heidi Swapp's colour magic and I used Glimmer mist 'Aquamarine' to get that gorgeous colour.  Loved how it turned out

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A sketch for Challenge Me Happy Anniversary Hoopla

Challenge Me Happy have a fun challenge going on at their website for the next month.  There are 7 challenges.  Marie's challenge is to use a sketch.  I saw this and thought immediately of 2 photos which I've been wanting to scrap for a while but have been waiting for the 'right' moment.  This was that moment.  

I had a few pieces left over from one of my Scrapbook Circle kits which I wanted to use.  To also keep in with my 'secret agent' theme I did some hidden journalling on the tag.  I really like how this turned out and my daughter thinks it's pretty cool too.....being a secret agent and all that.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Cardmarker in the Making perhaps...??

I'm not normally one for making cards but over the past few weeks I've tried my hand at a couple.  They're mainly thank you cards.  And I've been surprised by how easy it was for them to come together.  They weren't a quick put together as I probably thought about what I would do maybe....abit too much....but I didn't spend alot of time on them.  The waiting I had to do was for ink and glue to dry.

In Hong Kong it is nearly the end of the school year.  For someone who comes from the Southern Hemisphere finishing the school year in June is a tad strange and it has taken me a little while (a few years) to get used to it.  Now it seems perfectly ok for this to happen and for Christmas to be cold.....

For me this end of school year is bittersweet.  My youngest will be finishing up at her preschool and will be joining her older sister at primary school in August.  This preschool has been such a huge part of our lives since arriving in HK has we have been going there for the past 4 years and it is going to be sad to say goodbye.  

Victoria's preschool teacher is the most wonderful teacher.  She has given all the children a love for learning and has helped bring out the best in them.  She is just a fantastic person and is going to be missed.  I make a card for all the children to sign and we will give to her on Friday as it's the children's graduation day.  She's done an amazing job of making our children feel special so we're doing something to make her feel special and to say thank you.

I made the card with Kraft cardstock, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline paper and twine - I used both sides of the paper.  Heidi Swapp Colour Magic Banner, a Prima wooden heart button and a stamp from Studio Calico.  On the inside I stamped the sentiment "Thank you for a wonderful 2011/12 year".

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

How exciting....

I was reading the Challenge Me Happy blog as the winner of Challenge #23 had been announced....and it was me!!!  It was such a thrill to see that my layout had been selected.  Thank you for selecting me!!

This has to be one of my favourite layouts.  It just came together so well using Scrapbook Circle's The Story kit.   Click here to see my layout.

NZ Paper Chase Monthly Challenges

I've been abit remiss with uploading my layouts for the monthly NZ Paper Chase challenges.  I do enjoy these challenges that come out and always look forward to seeing what they are and what I can do with them.  It's always a great feeling to get another story told....

February 2012 

March 2012

April 2012

May 2012

And I'm currently working on June's entry.  If you'd like to check out the challenge click here.  It's a great challenge - I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tranquility at Dusk

It's been a while since I've posted but it's been a crazy time since March.  I've had a trip back to NZ for nearly a month and then when we got back it's just been go, go, go.  For all my best of intentions I haven't really been able to do much scrapping.  Hopefully that'll all change.

Challenge #23 at Challenge Me Happy really got the inspiration going with a fabulous sketch.  I love the grid background and with my new Scrapbook Circle kit - The Story I was all good to go.  I really love the softness of this layout.  

I was feeling rather inspired by this sketch so thought I would convert it in a double layout.  I'm working on an album of a holiday taken in NZ in 2010 - it's a work in progress but it's safe to say I'm getting there.  It's a 9"x9" album which is a different tack from my usual size but it works for the story I want to tell.  I used the new Amy Tan Sketchbook papers with the dollie mask by She Art from Pink Paislee.  What a fun mask that is!!

I think this sketch will be used more than once!!  LOVE it !!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Sweet Girl loves to Read

Challenge #19 for Challenge Me Happy was to create your own emblishments.  I had received my March Scrapbook Circle Best.Day.Ever kit full of the latest Dear Lizzy (which I just love) and other fabulousness and had an idea of what I was going to do.  I also had seen this great idea from Sketch Support with the use of banners.  It was Add On Sketch #15, so I modified it to make it work with my layout.  I created the banners and put them together to go "into" the Dear Lizzy chipboard shape, like a vase.

I thought I would try something slightly different too and that was use my new Studio Calico Mr Huey spray to give a splatter look on the base paper.  I really like how this layout turned out.

Also, should let you know that I had a little help for the title.  I knew what I wanted to say but just couldn't find the right words.  So asked the person who the layout was about for ideas and the title came straight from her.  So just had to use it.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ssssh show us a secret..

After completing the masking challenge for Challenge Me Happy (click here for post) I was inspired to do another layout with another mask.  It was a Heidi Swapp tulip mask.  I found these 2 photos of my daughters that weren't taken at the same time (I think there was 2 weeks between them).  We were doing some baking and I asked them to smile.  They both gave me the same pose and tilted their head the same way - just classic - so of course had to scrapbook them.  In completing the layout I realised that wasn't much room for journalling - which tied in well with the Southern Girls Challenge #19 to do something hidden.  I created a journalling tag and slipped it behind the top photo.  To do this smoothly I raised the photos so that the tag would slide in easily.  I used papers from the Crate Paper Random collection thickers from American Craft and letter stickers from October Afternoon.

While we were waiting

Challenge Me Happy's challenge number 18 was to use masking.  This is not something that I often do but thought it would be abit of fun to play with.  I've got heart masks that Heidi Swapp did and they do get used - just not very frequently.  So I used Silver Spun Tattered Angels Glimmermist to bring the heart out and I also traced a smaller heart mask for my journalling to match my daughter's heart on her sweatshirt.  Everything else came from a Studio Calico kit.

Monday, February 27, 2012

10 years ago.....

This is the theme for Challenge Me Happy challenge #17.  I really had to think about what I was doing 10 years ago.  When you think about it 2002 just seems so long ago.....but it's not really. 

There's been a project that I've been wanting to work on for a long time and this challenge really conincided with it.  Ten years ago I returned back to NZ after being in London for 4 years.  Prior to landing back on the shores I spent 5 months travelling around Europe with my husband to be.  And what a time we had !! 

I kept a travel diary and it's full of bits and pieces of 'stuff' that I collected on our journey.  Which is invaluable, and I'm so grateful that I kept this journal (as this was back in the day when digital cameras were starting to make their mark) as I double exposed a roll of film.  I still to this day have no idea how it happened as I took ALOT of photos and had ALOT of film, and they turned out all ok.  So for the first couple of "film" that I used I don't really have any photos BUT I do have my journal. 

To kick start my project of our adventures I began at the beginning with our first stop - Biarritz. It really did bring the memories back.  I used Scrapbookcircle's "remember this" kit full of new products by My Mind's Eye and Rhonna Farrer - LOVE this product. 

Sorry that the photo quality isn't the best - it's been a week of grey and dismal weather.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 24, 2012

What a View

The sketch challenge from Once Upon a Sketch for Feb 15th I just had to do.  The theme was holiday/vacations and I've had a few in my time.  And it got me thinking about all the places that we had visited but in the end there's nothing quite like home.  This is made even more poignant when you live abroad and your young children are growing up in a completely different environment to what they would have had they stayed in NZ.  So it made me take another look at it and I realised that when we visit NZ, to them it really is just another holiday destination.  And the other realisation I had was that when we do visit we see the country, and cities we visit, through their eyes.  And that isn't really a bad thing!

For this layout I used Scrapbook Circle's Note to Self kit.  This is one I've really enjoying using - especially playing with the corrugated chipboard. There are a few extra emblishments but the majority come from the kit.  I also sprayed the background with some Glimmer mist to give it abit more interest. 

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gotta love HK Trams

Get Picky's Challenge #17 was another fab sketch.  There were a number of photos that would work fantastically with this sketch but I decided on using 3 Instagram photos for it.  I just love this photos of the trams and how with the filters used and the blurring they really make these HK icons stand out.  We do use these trams to get around and I just love them.  They really do make you just sit and watch the world go by - the speed with which they go by probably also has something to do with it!

This is my take on the sketch for this challenge.

I love October Afternoon's Boarding Pass collection.  They've used the names of major cities as the paper names so I thought it would be really fun to use the "Hong Kong" paper as my base paper.  The epoxy circle stickers are from the new Dear Lizzy collection and I found some other emblishments that I thought worked really well.  I especially love the wording on the Admit One ticket...and so very apt!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The ANZAC Spirit

Get Picky's challenge #16  was one that I thought about for a while.  I've had so many marvellous and fantastic holidays at places all over the world (yes, I've been very fortunate and privileged to be able to do this and to do still do it) that it was hard to pick a favourite.  I wrote down a list of places that we had been to - some as a family, some as just the two of us and some that I've done on my own - to help me narrow down my selection.  That didn't really help as there's always a story to go with the photos plus they're all rememberable.  I think picked up a packet of photos and started to look through them.

These photos were a small part of one holiday that my husband (not at the time) and I had been on.  Turkey is a country that we have visited more than a few times and it is a favoured destination - there is just so much to love about this country!  The photos that I decided to scrap for this challenge was of one particular place in Turkey that has such huge significance to us as New Zealanders and that's Canakkale, where the Battle of Gallilpoli took place.

Since I had to use at least 4 photos I thought I would create a double layout.  As I was laying it out, I wanted to try and record as much as I could of our time here.  I created a journal tag and placed it behind the vertical photo - not so much as to hide the journalling but this was the only place where it fit.  I used foam dots to create dimension and it slid perfectly in there.  Both sides of the tag got used - one side was my thoughts and the other was my husbands.  I thought it was a great touch to include his impressions of our time there.   

I used LilyBee's This & That collection with a few extra bits that I thought worked.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

An Angel and the Innkeeper

This photo has to be one of my favourites.  It is of my daughter with one of her special mates, Cameron, waiting for their school Christmas nativity play to begin.  The photo is actually from a group photo that had their whole class in it but I loved the expression on their faces - they both look so proud and chuffed to be there.  And amazingly enough they were both looking at the camera at the same time - that has to be a bonus!!  I used Instagram to capture just the two of them.  And love how the photo turned out!

When I saw this week's Studio Calico Sunday Sketch I immediately thought of this photo and knew that it would be perfect for it.  I pulled out my Country Fair kit and paired it up with items from other SC kits and found the perfect combo for it.  I love how the browns and gold really make the two little people stand out. 

It came together just as I'd hoped and I love how it turned out. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Recipe for Friendship

The January challenge has come to an end.  There were some fantastic layouts.  I loved how we all had a different take on this challenge - finding a recipe and making that the focus.

This challenge had me stumped for a little while as wasn't quite sure how to approach it.  I'd come up with a few ideas but nothing really grabbed me.  I was in the process of sorting out my printed photos and I came across this photo.  It's me with three of my good friends out for dinner (all three of them now no longer live in HK and they are very much missed) and it envoked some wonderful memories.  It got me thinking about friendship and that surely there must be a recipe out there for that.  I did a search and found this fabulous poem to go with my photo.

I used Scrapbook Circle's Grandma's Kit for this layout.  This kit was full of Emma's Shoppe collection from Crate Paper which I love.  The tones and colours helped me give the tone I was trying to achieve - abit of light hearted fun!

What 1 wears out!

Challenge Me Happy has their new Challenge #16 up.  I was wondering what they would come up and they didn't disappoint.  It was a recipe challenge.  These are just so much fun and can be challenging too as you can only work with what the recipe states.  In this case the ingredients to use were :
1 photo
2 different cardstocks
3 journaling spots/tags/etc
4 words in the title
5 patterned papers
6 butterflies

Mist/ink/paint and border punches are freebies!

When I saw that I was able to use butterflies and 6 of them I knew where to go.  One of the kits from Studio Calico had a supply of fantastic butterflies (which I hadn't used up) and I had a little paper left - so that is where I went.

The 2 cardstocks I used were my staples - Kraft as my base and vanilla to matt the photo.  I also used the white to make the number 1 stand out as wanted to include it in my title. The papers used are all American Craft Pebbles.  I had a strip of pink that I used to fold over to give the tag abit of something extra.  I would normally have used ribbon for this but paper works just as good.  And of course used my stickles to give the butterflies are bit of shine.

Thanks for another great challenge

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Book Week

The first challenge of the year for the Get Picky challenge site was a sketch.  I've been following this challenge site for a while but had yet to participate.  I think twenty 12 is the start of all things new.

I've been doing the mammoth task of sorting photos (not the ones on the computer but the photos that have been printed) so had a fresh idea of what I had.  There were a selection of photos that I had put aside to scrapbook and when I saw this sketch it fit in perfectly with what I had pulled out.  I decided to use the Pixieicious collection from Cosmo Cricket.  I just loved the fairy quotes on their banner page plus the purple.  I thought it made the page feel that little bit more magical.  And if we're dealing with fairies - there's got to be abit of sparkle.....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Challenge Me Happy - Challenge #15

I've been following this challenge website for about 6 weeks now and haven't been able to create a layout for their challenges.  I guess Christmas and all that entails got in the way.  But that has all changed now !!

When I saw the theme for Challenge #15 I knew exactly what photos to scrap and what I would use.  It probably helped that I'd sorted through my boxes (I kid you not) of photos and got things in a (sort of) organised fashion so I knew what photos I had AND where they were!!!  

I used Scrapbook Circle's "Note to Self" Kit with an Amy Tangerine Brad and Fabrips from Studio Calico (I just LOVE these).  Plus I can't create a page without using a bit of ink aswell as my trusty Stickles - always looks good with something shiny!!  On the corrugated chipboard I tried out my Glimmer Glaze - you can't really tell in the photo but there is a light shimmery colour on the edges.

Now I eagerly await the next challenge....

Saturday, January 21, 2012

NZ Paper Chase Blog Challenges

Welcome to my very first blog entry for my crafting blog.  This blog is still a work in progress so I appreciate your patience.

The scrapbooking magazine in NZ "NZ Paper Chase" was launched around Easter (well, that's when I got a copy of it) last year.  I was blown away by the amazing content and felt rather inspired by it all.  I had to wait until I got back home before I could do anything but at least I had a pile of fantastic holiday snaps to work with.

I really like supporting the NZ scrapbooking industry where I can and with the wonders of technology these days it doesn't really matter where you are in the world. 

On their blog they have a fantastic monthly challenge.  The first one was in July (of which I wasn't able to do) but joined in the fun for August.  And have been contributing to the challenge every month since.  I really enjoy the challenges and I do enjoy "chatting" to the ladies on the Facebook page. 

The following are my submission's for the monthly challenges:

August 2011 (this was even published in NZ Paper Chase Magazine)

September 2011

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

My January 2012  has been completed and sent away.  So you'll just have to wait until all is revealed on the NZ Paper Chase blog before I can show you.

There's still time if you would like to give the Janaury challenge a go.  This one got me thinking and I was so pleased with how it turned out.