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.