Friday, May 28, 2010

Colour Combo's Galore

I have re-visited Colour Combos Galore this evening, and cant wait to participate more in the fabulous colour challenges available.

So, without further ado, here is the colour challenge #144 and my layout using this combo :)

I have used some of the BG Basocs papers, trims and alphas, as well as some Bo Bunny and Nikki Sivils pp's, and 1 WRMK layered chipboard tag. Unfortunately you cannot see the Glimmermist in Tattered Rose and Sea Glass that adorns the cream paper.

Anyway, it is all good.

Looking for a challenge, head on over and check it out.

Till next time,
happy scrapping
Deb xoxox

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch 201

Better late than never, so here is Sketch 201 and my example.

I have so fallen in love with Bo Bunny pp's at the moment - just cant get enough of them - gonna have to go get some more, real soon :)

I will try and get Sketch 202 up on time, but regardless you have all month to complete the sketch and other challenges at SC to be eligible for the prize draw.

You MUST go over and check it all out.

Cheers for now
Deb xox

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch 200

Have you been to Scrapbook Challenges yet?

Well you should, there are some fabulous challenges to get your mojo flowing, including this sketch. Sketches at SC are uploaded Mondays, so why not head on over and check them all out?

And here is my example using more sport pics of my boys :)

I have used Bazzill embossed cardstock, OPrima and Bo Bunny pp's Prima chippie alphas and some Fozz Felt Star's.

Have a great scrappy time
Deb xoxo

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sketch away

Sketch 199 is up on Scrapbook Challenges.

Why not head on over and check out all the great challenges and fabulous sketches that will be sure to inspire you to create.

Here is Sketch 199 created by the fabulously talented Pamela.

And my example:And whilst I'm sharing, here is my example for Sketch 198:

Thats all folks, for the time being anyway.

Happy scrapping

Deb xoxox

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges challenge :)

My DT challenge for May 7 is By the Numbers, and you have to use 1 pic, larger than 6x4 - mine is 5x7, 2 chipboard embellishments, mine are by A2Z Scraplets, a 3 word or letter title, mine is 3 letters, and 4 patterned papers, I have used pps by Pink Paislee, and my new fave manufacturer, Bo Bunny.

You can use anything else on your layout, but you MUST use the listed items in the quantities listed, and these MUST be obvious on your layout.

You have until May 31 to upload your creations at Scrapbook Challenges, and be in the running for some great prizes.

Whilst you are loading this challenge, check out the weekly DT challenges, and the fabby sketches designed by Pamela for more chances to win :)

See you all later

Deb xoxox

Friday, April 30, 2010

I'm back ...

with my example of the fabulous sketch provided by Pamela for the Blog Hop:

And also the example for my NSD Challenge, which is a colour challenge to use the colours red, black, white and grey, and 1 other neutral colour if needed but no other colours allowed :)

And now the Blog Hop order:

Hopefully you have all started at Pamela's blog and then to Ilene's, before making your way here.

Now you need to go to visit Jackie.

Dont forget to comment along the way for a chance to win a fabby prize.

The full list of participants in the blog hop are:

1. Pamela
2. Ilene

3. Me

4. Jackie

5. Lydia

6. Jowilna

7. Cathy

8. Jenn

9. Catherine

10. Karen

11. Annie

12. Dani

13. Sarah E.

14. Rene'

15. Sarah S.

16. Jamie

17. Debi

18. Natalie

19. Sookie

20. Brynn

Ok, so there you have it, all listed and in full working order. Dont forget to say hi to the new DT members, and bye to those leaving the team, on your travels around the Hop.

Chat soon,

Deb xoxox

Yah, its Blog Hop time :)

Looking for a great way to spend the weekend, doing a challenge or two, checking out some inspiration, welcoming the new DT members to the team, and winning a prize or two as you go?

Then look no further - its Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop.

For those of you who dont know me, I am Deb, a returning DT member at Scrapbook Challenges, for a second term. The community at Scrapbook Challenges is a great place to be, or even call home, with awesome sketches, fabulous challenges and always someone to chat to. If not already a member, come on over and sign up, especialy during the Blog Hop - you could win a great prize. So, what are you waiting for?? LOL

Here is the sketch courtesy of the fabulously talented Pamela:

Or if you are so inclined, like I was, here is a two page version:My example will be added shortly.

Here are some of the prizes you can win:

The April Scarlet Lime kit - isnt it gorgeous?? Wouldnt mind this myself

Contents list:

Patterned Paper

Lily Bee Designs





fly a kit

Teresa Collins Designs

Mr. and Mrs. Damask

Welcome Home Damask

Chandelier Paper

Studio Calico


American Crafts

Heat Wave

Sassafras Lass

Cherry Delicious

Basic Grey



365 Degree Rubons

Pink Paislee

365 Degrees Die-cuts

Pink Paislee

artisan Tape Red Damask

Pink Paislee

Flower Buttons

Sassafras :Lass

Whisk Dimensional Stickers

American Crafts

Glitter Alphabet Stickers

Adorn It

Eline Crystals


Back to Basics Labels

Basic Grey

This and That:

Sequin Butterfly

Yellow Deco Note Sheet

Scarlet Lime Exclusive

date Stamp

hand stamped house tag

white organza ribbon trim

red pompom trim

yellow/green flower trim

assorted buttons

flower sequins

Back soon with the blog hop order and the other prizes on offer

Deb xoxox

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Blop Hop coming.......

Why dont you head on over the Scrapbook Challenges now and check out the fabulous site Pamela has, along with all the current, and past challenges. There are great prizes on offer for participating in the monthly challenges set by the DT, and then you will be ready for all the fun of the Blog Hop.

Not to mention that Pamela designs absolutely sensational sketches.

See ya soon
Deb xoxo

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


...I knew it had been a while, but didnt realise it had been this long.

I am sorry, but life throws you curve balls sometimes and you need to deal with them the best you can.
Anyway, onwards and upwards :)

So, what are you all doing on the weekend 30 April -2 May? Scrapbook Challenges are conducting a blog hop to introduce the new DT members, say goodbye to the retiring ones and re introduce the returning ones, of which I am one :)

If you participated in the last Blog Hop, you will know how much fun it was, and you will also know what wonderful prizes you can win from participating.

And again, Pamela has scooped the pool with the prizes on offer. More details will follow soon.
In the meantime, let me share with you some of my recent creations:

Thats it for now - I will be back, soon, with all the details.

Happy scrapping
Deb xoxox

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Challenges Galore

The February Challenge is up at Out of the Hat and it is a beauty:

1. Use a butterfly somewhere
2. Use buttons and bows
3. Use a four word title.

Hmmmm, me thinks I had better get my thinking cap on for this one - butterflies arent in my stash!!

Anyway, have a go at it and upload for a chance to win a voucher or 2 :)


Also on the challenge front are the February challenges at Challenge Heaven, where I was lucky enough to win a prize last month :) Head on over and check out the fabulously friendly site with a whole lot of challenges for you.


And.....over at Scrapbook Challenges there are new challenges and a sketch posted weekly. Also in the near future, actually Feb 3 to Feb 5, is a Valentines Special with how-to's for Valentines favours. You need to sign up, but once there you wont want to leave - trust me :)


And finally, keep your eyes on your inboxes for Country Papercrafts February newsletter showcasing the February Designer Kit and other eye candy from the Designers - along with the announcement of the brand new DT member - you will lurve her :)

That would be it from me for the time being - I will be back at various stages later in the week with challenge layouts for you crit :)

Happy scrappy-ing

Deb xoxox

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges Blind Scrapping layout

The idea was to use your stash, and use it I did. I pulled out some really, really old Imagination Project, City Center Designs pp, and added lots of old metal embellishments I found in the back of my scrap cupboard. I even managed to remember how to work the Fastenator and used that as well.

It really was a great Cyber party and I am sure if you were over at Scrapbook Challenges during the weekend, you would have had a ball, and if you managed to complete some of the challenges you are in the running for a couple of prizes. How good is that??

If you werent able to particiapte, then make sure you keep your eye out for the next round.

Deb xoxoxo

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges

Use your Stash! cyber party is in full swing.

Ilene's challenges are:

1. to dig out those eyelets. You know, those little round things from way back when. I remember I even had a little hammer for those (before upgrading to my awesome Crop-a-Dile). Those little eyelets used to be so cool, one would see them on all the LO's. And where have they gone now? You know, I still have a million, some in all the colors of the rainbow and then some.But just because they're old and out of style doesn't mean they can't be made to look awesome! So I challenge you to make a LO/project/mini/altered item - anything! - using at LEAST 10 eyelets. Here's my example and the RAK I put together that you can win for participating. RAK contents: A pack of Maya Road ribbon, a pack of MR fibers, MR sheer houses keychain, a Heidi Swapp sheet of arrow stickers, Making Memories Vintage Findings: mini kit, blossoms, and vellum envelopes

2. Remember waaaaay back when, when those cute Prima Got Flowers bottles came out? They were the greatest thing since sliced bread and no could get enough of them. I know I couldn't. I loaded up and well...I still have that load :) Well ladies, time to unload! I challenge you to make a layout/altered item/project/mini/anything you want using those little Prima flowers.Don't have any of those left? (You lucky you). You can still play along - use any old flowers/buttons/little embellies along those lines you have laying around. Again, I want to see At LEAST 10!The RAK for participating on this challenge is Maya Road stamps (jasmine blossoms) and Maya Road rubons (9 sheets).

And Debi:

1. We all have stuff in our stash that we just 'had to have' only to have it sit there and not be used. We mean to use them, but they are just sitting there being passed over in favor of the new HOT thing. For this challenge I want you to dig THREE of those items out of your stash now and use them on a layout! The prize for this challenge will be given by random draw -- to get an extra entry in the drawing, use a technique on your layout that takes you out of your comfort zone!

2. For this challenge I want you to dig into your sticker stash and use them on a layout. Now, I'm thinking about those flat stickers that we don't like to admit we have in our stash -- you know the ones....those old Mrs. Grossman's style stickers that we've been holding onto for goodness knows what reason! Well, it's finally time to do something with them! Find a creative, unique way to use them on your page...Make a border with them....Decorate a tag.... use them en masse to fill in a doodled or hand drawn shape...Cover a piece of paper with them and cut it into a shape with your punches....Or just put them on your page as is....Just USE them! :)Now, if you don't have any Mrs. Grossman style stickers ANY flat stickers will work for this challenge. If you don't have any flat stickers but are one of those who is hoarding the 3-D style stickers then use THOSE! Alpha stickers work, too! :D

So, what do you think?? You have until Wednesday 12 midnight to upload your creations

Please come on over and have a play

Deb xoxox

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges Use Your Stash! Cyber Party

The Use Your Stash! Cyber party is in full swing at Scrapbook Challenges.

Why not head on over and check out what Debi, Ilene and I have come up with to help you use your stash!! You could even win some goodies along the way.

My first challenge is to use that chipboard you have stored away. I want you to alter it anyway you see fit and use it on a layout.

My second challenge is a Blind Scrapping challenge, and you have to use 3 patterned papers that you have had in your stash forever, along with those really old embellishments.

Here is the requirements list and the instructions:

1 x 12x12 cardstock or base of your choice
1 x 4x8 piece co ordinating cardstock or patterned paper for journalling on
3 x patterned papers - the ones you have been saving for good - lets use them now. These must not be recent releases
1 x 5x7 landscape orientation photo
9 x buttons, or brads, or eyelets, or any other really old embellishment
Really old embellishments to form 3 x 2 inch cluster each
Approx 16 inches ribbon
2 different fonts and colours of really, really old alpha stickers - I know you have them :)
small alpha/number stickers for date
1 pack Pearls or other such bling
Journalling pen
Staples and Stapler - drag out the Fastenator, how long since you have used it??
Standard scrapping tools

Take patterned paper (PP) 1 and cut to 10x10inch. Adhere in centre of background page.
Cut PP2 7x5inch and place it vertically on top of PP1 about 3/4inch in from left side
Cut PP3 1.5x30inch. Place horizontally so it overlaps the other 2 PP's
Adhere photo so it overlaps all 3 PP's
Take the piece of co ordinating cardstock of PP (whichever you chose to journal on) and cut 4 photo corners from it and adhere to each corner of photo.
Take ribbon and staple to layout along the bottom of the photo. You can gather it, or tie knots in it, whatever you decide to do is ok.
Cut a journalling shape of choice, about 3x1inch,, from journalling cardstock/PP, and adhere just under PP3 on the right hand side level with the edge of the base cardstock. It should look like it is coming out from under the PP3
Use this journalling spot for the date - either use the small stickers or hand write if you dont have them
Take your embellishments and place 1 to the right of the photo on top of PP3 above the ribbon, the second at the top of PP1 about 3/4-1inch in from the right hand side, and the third under PP1 approx 3 1/2inch from left hand side.
Cut 1/2 inch wide journalling strips from scraps for journalling and adhere on top of PP1 and PP 2 above the photo.
Thread buttons or take brads, etc and place in groups of 3. Place a cluster both sides of journalling strips and a cluster at the bottom of the page next to your embellishment
If it matches, place pearls on top of embellishments.
Take 5 Pearls or the like and cluster approx 1/2inch from the top left hand corner of the photo. Place anther cluster of 5 to the right of the photo on PP1 and the last cluster of 5 approx 1inch from the bottom left of photo on PP3
Use large alphas to make a title and place on layout as suited.

Make it your own with doodling, etc.

I do hope I havent confused anyone too much.

Cant wait to see your layouts but they must not be posted until after 6pm your time on Wednesday 27th January. That way they will be truly Blind :)

Holler if you need anything

Happy stash scrapping
Deb xoxo

Monday, January 18, 2010


Morning all,

My sketch and example is up over at the CPC Blog. Why not head on over and check it out, and then let me know what you think.

Have a scrap happy day, unlike me who is back at work after a week off

Deb xoxox

Friday, January 15, 2010

Online Crop... Scrapbook Challenges from Friday 22 January until Sunday 24 January. Challenge layouts must be uploaded byt midnight (own time) on Wednesday 27 January.

There will be 6 challenges, and RAKs for each of the challenge *winners*.

The theme for the crop is: USE UP YOUR STASH, so go digging gals and I will be back with some more information.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Challenge layout

I am such a sucker for a good challenge.

Whilst I was surfing around the other night I came across this challenge site and just had to join and participate.

This is my efforts with the January 1st challenge:

1. white space - yah.
2. scrap your fears
3. 3 pics

What do you think??

You wont hear from me until I come back from camp on Thursday - hopefully with lots of new pics to scrap, and lots of challenges to complete :)


Deb xoxox

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

I do wish life would slow down a bit but I guess that is not going to happen :(

There is a great Easel Card tutorial by Lone over on the CPC Blog. You should check it out, our Lone makes the most wonderous cards with the most gorgeous Magnolia stamps - I am so envious of her card making abilities :)

There is also a fabby sketch by Mish for you all to have a go at.


The entries are rolling in foir the Out of the Hat January challenge. The criteria is quite simple this month, so why not head on over and check it out.


Also, at Scrapbook Challenges, the DT challenges are starting to appear and will do so all throughout the month.

So, if anyone needs a scrapping kick start, I believe I have supplied you with some options.

Go on, give them a go - you know you want to :)

Deb xoxo

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges

My first challenge as a DT member at Scrapbook Challenges is up :)

Head on over and check it out - it is most certainly not difficult.

Deb xoxo

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop

Hi Hoppers, due to a technical hitch (me, lol) you will need to scrolld own a bit to find the New Years Blog Hop post.

Sorry for that.

Deb xoxox

Friday, January 1, 2010

Country Papercraft January Designer Kit

is available for purchase at CPC:
And so is the Add on kit:

Both chock full of yumminess.

Whilst you are over at CPC checking out the kit (under Whats New - Jan 2010), why not stock up on pp's?? Marg has a New Years special with 20% of all single patterned papers, valid until midnight on the 10th January.

Go forth and shop, I say :)

Mmmmm, shopping

Deb xoxo

Out of the Hat Scrap Challenge

Morning all

The Out of the Hat Scrap Challenge criteria for January is up on the Blog today. The criteria for the January challenge is: 1. To use circles somewhere, 2. To use striped paper, and 3. To use a one word title.

How easy is that for a first up challenge??? Looking for a challenge - why not head on over and check out the previous challenges, they might just be waht you are looking for on this forst day of January 2010.

I have my pics printed, just about to start my layout. I will come back later and share it with you all.

And here it is:

I have used a couple of old, old pieces of Chatterbox, some Maya Road chippie alphas, Karen Foster Shooting Hoops stickers, and bits from the Game On pack available from D-Lish Kits.

Stay safe
Deb xoxo

Happy New Year

May 2010 be the best year yet.

Deb xoxo