Friday, December 31, 2010

Favourite layouts 2010

Here are my favourite layouts for 2010 (in no particular order) couldn't just pick ten:

Layout for Prima BAP for December

A sketchy Thursday layout done in March

Layout published in Up2Scrap

Another sketchy Thursday layout

The first layout I won Primas BAP

A colour combo challenge - I am thinking I like purple now:

A layout in the style of Zarah Petersen

A Pink Paislee layout just loved the colours in this paper range:

Irene Tan style - just love her use of inks and stamping:

A layout I loved the colour combo and the photos:

Challenge using Kraft as a base

Lets get shabby challenge:

Scrapbook outlet competition - weaving on a layout:


 My Favourite double layout:

Ingvild Bolme style layout one of my all time fav scrappers:

Steph Devlin style love her use of bright colours:

I hope you enjoyed my favourites  - what is your favourite?

My favourite off the page Projects for 2010

Well 2010 has been another very busy creative year and 2011 is going to be even busier I think! and with having a cricut and a gypsy from "santa" I can have even more fun especially with my classes.

Here are some of my favourite projects I have created this year:

The mini guitar I created for the Prima design team call:

An altered frame:

A tim holtz configuratiom box:

A shadow box:

I hope to share my favourite layouts of 2010 soon too!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Scottie Craft specials still on!

Scotties Christmas gift to you is some awesome online specials.
From Midnight Christmas eve until Midnight New Years eve 
there is  50% off all patterned paper. 
Not only that there is 40% off all embellishments!!!

Although the store is closed the internet web-store will be open 24/7
and there will be many more great specials during January
with a “really cool” free gift with every order placed.
So watch your emails and the website....
All orders will be processed once a week during this time.

Have fun crafting and don’t forget to visit us at

Monday, December 20, 2010


Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2011!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

My other cool scrapping news

I have had a pretty awesome week this week.  First I won Prima's BAP (see last post) then found out my mom and dad are returning to live in NZ and then Brendan winning a principal award and the big award from Kiwianis International - The Les Allison Award at the camp school he has been attending for the last month with Christopher.  So very proud of him.  we also seem to be making progress with Kaitlyn too.

Then I have this news on the scrapping front so cool excited and nervous about it too.  I am going to be on the first elite team for the new scrapping magazine NZ PAPERCHASE which comes out next March. It is the relaunch of the Up2 Scrap Magazine.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Prima BAP News

So excited having an awesome scrapping week as well as some other cool news.  Today I found out I have won Novembers Prima Build a Page.  This makes it the second time this year as well as being featured on their blog a few times.

Here is December's Build a page layout I did this week - a new favourite:

Have used the Fairy Flora range of Papers and lots of flowers and a gorgeous branch.  I have also used a Donna Downey stamp in the background. Its the first time I have used one of the felt gates they are so sturdy with a plastic backing so it doesn't crumple when you take the backing off which a lot of self adhesive felt products seem to do.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Final Class at Scotties for 2010

***Christmas Time***
Friday 10th December 10am - 12 noon (day class)

This week we are doing a simple Christmas page using Heartfelt stamps and K and Co paper for my final class for 2010.  Come along and have a relaxing time creating and eating chocolate cake!

Please bring one large Christmas photo or two 4 x 6 photo if you have or add you photos afterwards.
You will need: a basic kit including a craft knife, cutting mat, adhesives.
The cost is $15 for the class plus product
Book soon by phoning the shop on 09 415 0040 
Or email

Christmas Specials at Scotties

Silver bells, silver bells,
Its Christmas time in the city,
Join us, at Scottie Crafts
To celebrate, laugh and

Wednesday 8th December 2010 to Friday 24th December 2010
(Midnight to midnight)

        Wednesday 8th December   
Bazzill Basic Cardstock - 35% off- 
 Now Only 85c per sheet

        Thursday 9th December 
  All Adhesives - 35% off    
 Stock up on all your favourite “sticking stuff”

        Friday 10th December 
Heartfelt Creations Stamps & Dies - 35% off   
 From Only $19.50

        Saturday 11th December 
  Spellbinders Dies - 35% off       
 From Only $25.99

        Tuesday 14th December 
Die Cuts With a View Paper Pads - 30% off        
 Now Only $24.50 & $10.50

        Wednesday 15th December 
Cuttlebug Dies & Emboss Folders - 30% off         

       Thursday 16th December 
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks-Sets of 3 - 35% off       
Now Only $16.25

        Friday 17th December 
  Tim Holtz Distress Inks & Adirondack Inks – 35% off   
 Now Only $8.45

        Saturday 18th December 
  Tim Holtz Dies & Emboss Folders – 35% off        

         Tuesday 21th December 
   Just Rite Stamps - 35% off      
 From Only $22.00

        Wednesday 22th December 
All Christmas Papers & Embellishments - 35% off   

       Thurs & Fri 23th & 24th December    
   Watch your email...

Shop in-store or

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Some missed projects to share

Just a post on some projects I have not shared here yet.  I have also done the other half of the Configuration box but will show that at another time as have to take it to Scotties first!

A layout I did for part four of the Aussie Scrap Source Competition:

Some Inspiration layouts for Scottie crafts:

And I have done a catch up with my mini album over at Scrappin' Patch - lucky me one the rak for October! Now there is Just the back cover and December to do...





Saturday, November 27, 2010

Class at Scottie Crafts Friday the 3rd Of December

***Banners or Birds***
Friday 3rd December 10am - 12 noon (day class)

This week you have a choice to do either one of the following layouts:

Banners - using a combination of an ink resist technique and a masking technique to transform your paper.

Or "Birds" using a mask and Luminarte paint

Please bring two 4 x 6 photo or three you can crop if you have or add you photos afterwards.
You will need: a basic kit including a craft knife, cutting mat, adhesives.  If you have a Versamark pen please bring it along as well.
The cost is $15 for the class plus product

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blog RAK winner

Hi everyone

I have just done a random draw for my RAK and the name I picked out is:


Congratulations Lynne I have sent you a message via facebook.

Thank you everyone who participated in the blog hop over at Scotties and became followers here!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tim Holtz Configuration Box

I have had some fun creating using the new Tim Holtz smaller configurations box from Scottie Crafts today and at midnight last night when I gave up on sleeping because my mind was buzzing with ideas!

The box ($24.99) before its transformation is available from Scottie Crafts along with a larger box ($34.99). Other Products I have used from Scotties are the mini roses, Tim Holtz dies, tissue tape, ink embellishments and Foundation Feet, Pink Paislee and Graphic 45 stickers, Stamp effects metallic rubs, Vinjag embellishments. Other products used are shrink plastic, beads, dusty attic fence and "found" objects from op shops.

Wendy showed me a very cool technique using shrink plastic - use it on Tim Holtz dies so you can get mini diecuts.  Wendy created the birdcage, door latch, key and keyhole and I had a go with the heart wings die and made a bit of a warped arty heart! Before you heat the die emboss it with the cuttlebug and Wendy has used a beige brilliance ink on it very cool. With my heart I embossed it then put an red embossing powder on it before heating it - I think I need to bring some Shrink Plastic home its so cool!
I sent an image of the box I created to Tim Holtz and got a reply back from him saying -"Wonderful - Thank you" - which was cool too!

Enough of my rambling here is the box

Dont forget my RAK from this post - you could win this if you are a follower on my blog by midnight tomorrow

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Prima Build a Page for November

I have just found out that my layout I created for the October BAP was featured at Prima so cool. The layout can be found at this post.

Here is my layout I have created for Novembers BAP using Annalee Papers for a Christmas layout.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sale at Scottie Crafts

Friday 12th November 2010 to Sunday 14th November 2010 (Sunday – web ONLY)
25% off
(while stocks last...HAVE FUN)


***2 only available***
Includes Pink CRICUT Expressions,
1 cutting mat, 1 cutting blade and housing,
1 Alphabet cartridge (Plantin), 2 shapes cartridge (Accents and Pink Journey)  
1 FREE cartridge (Christmas Cheer)
And don't Forget the last day for the Blog Hop Tomorrow go check out Sues Blog tomorrow and Sarah's blog post from today which has some awesome layouts.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Scottie Crafts Blog Hop Yesterdays Daily winner and Day 4

Hi Everyone
Congratulations to our day 3 winner from my blog.

Random org selected number 12

lynne1 said...
All I can say is Yummo!!!! That canvas rocks Bev!

November 10, 2010 9:41 AM

Enjoy your prize Lynne!

Please email Adrienne at customerservice@scottiecrafts to claim your prize Lynne.

Today you need to hop over to Michelle's blog, have a look at the gorgeous box she has created for you, become a follower and leave a comment and you will go in the draw for today's daily prize.

 An embossing Folder for thr cuttlebug and some Doilies.

Then visit Scottie Crafts to stock up on Prima flowers & rhinestones   25% off for TODAY ONLY!

It's still not too late to join in on the Blog Hop, just follow the instructions on this post, then hop around the design teams blogs, follow the instructions and you have caught up.

So why are we encouraging you to still join in?
Because we don't want you to miss out on the grand prize that one lucky person is going to win by participating in the hop and completing all of the steps.

Its Gorgeous!
Thank you to all of the ladies who have taken the time to participate so far and good luck.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Scotties Blog Hop Day Three!

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog and day three of Scottie Crafts Blog Hop
Hope you are enjoying the blog hop so far so here is what to do next.  I loved Ann's box yesterday it was gorgeous.  Just to let you know this is a long post but please bear with me there is a surprise at the end!

Simply follow my blog by joining Google friend connect,
which is in the sidebar.
Then leave a comment letting me know that you have joined as a follower.
Then you are in the draw to win todays prize from Scottie Crafts:

 A cool mask and a distress ink from Tim Holtz and some reusable
doilies which are perfect for using as masks....

You have until 11.59PM tonight to leave a comment and be in for today's draw!

Also if you pop over to Scottie Crafts for TODAY ONLY there is
25% off in stock Tim Holtz dies and Texture plates..Don't miss out !
Remember you don't need a Sissix Machine for these - the dies go through a cuttlebug with two B plates and the texture plates are the same as embossing folders.
and DON'T forget to go visit Michelle's blog tomorrow for some more inspiration and another daily prize.

Here is a project I created for the blog hop using some of my ever growing collection of Tim Holtz dies!  All measurements are in inches.  This takes a bit of time mainly due to the  drying process but is a great gift idea or home decor project for your home.

I purchased a 12' by 12' canvas from an emporium shop for under $5.  I also bought some 4 by 4 canvases for 85 cents each. For this project I used the back of the canvas.

The first step is to chose a 12 x 12 patterned paper you want to use as a background. On my project I have used a My Minds Eye Paper. Cut this paper done to 11 by 11 and put on your choice of adhesive.

Then push the paper into the back of the frame and adhere.

Adhere Tim Holtz Tissue Tape around the frame of the large canvas include the outer and inner edges. When that is done use Mod Podge or other sealant over the top. Add the tissue tape to the mini canvas sides as well.  This does not even use the tissue tape up there is a lot on the roll! Once the mod podge is dry coat the tissue tape with a thin layer of Tim Holtz Picket fence Crackle paint. When this is dry do a rough coat of Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Crackle paint.

To complete the mini frames adhere your photos to the canvases and then paint a rough layer of peeled paint crackle paint over the edges of the photo and the canvases and place some bling on once the paint is dry.  Adhere the mini canvases to the inside of the large canvas frame using a strong adhesive.

Something which is great is the fact the Tim Holtz dies can cut fabric really easily and I have created the flowers on the canvas with some scraps of fabric I had, the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and some brads.

The leaves were made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die and then coated with Tim Holtz peeled paint crackle paint and ink.  The veins I drew on with a fine Sharpie pen.

Once you have created your flowers and leaves adhere them to your project.  If you can't get hold of these dies an alternative is using some of Primas larger flowers and some Prima or diecut  leaves.

This next step is to use a Cage and Bird die also by Tim Holtz. I have inked the bird with black stazon Ink and coated the cage with peeled paint crackle paint. I then adhered it to the canvas.  an alternative for the cage is a Prima Bling bird.

The other die I have used is the Tim Holtz Tree Branch die.  Instead of using it as a tree I have used it as branches.  I inked them with Black Stazon then coated them with glossy accents and let them dry before adhering them to the layout.

The final touch is some Prima pearls and pebbles and Voila one canvas done and dusted!

Are you still here? Sorry it is such a long post but here is my surprise.  It is Thanksgiving soon in America and I thought I would add an incentive for everyone who follows my blog.  I am so thankful for the scrapping community I have come to know over the last four and a half years. As some of you know I was very reserved and shy when I started scrapping and now after being in the scrapping community this has changed a lot.  Who would have thought I would be teaching classes a year ago even!  Thank you Adrienne at Scottie Crafts and Anne who first approached me for the opportunity. So as my thanks to awesome supportive scrapping community out there any New Zealand crafter who writes a comment and follows me is in the draw for this RAK.  I will close this draw at midnight the 19th of November.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Scotties Blog Hop day 2

Ann has a gorgeous project to show hop on over to her blog and see!

and remember to visit me tomorrow!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Scottie Crafts first ever BLOG HOP

Hello and welcome to Scottie crafts first Blog Hop.

We are glad you decided to join in the fun, so what do you have to do next?
Just go here and register on Scotties website.
Then goto Scotties Blog here  and follow Scotties blog by joining Google friend connect,
which is in the sidebar under the "Follow Me" box.
Then leave a comment  at this post letting us know that you have completed all of the steps.

That's it.....Isn't that simple!
All participants today then go in the draw to win this daily prize.

Gorgeous clear stamps from Prima Marketing and re-usable doilies
from Scottie Crafts, these are fabulous used with inks/sprays.

You have until 11.59PM tonight to leave a comment and be in for today's draw!

Then tomorrow go and visit Scotties Design Team co-ordinator...

Ann McLachlan

Simply follow the instructions and have a look at the project that Ann has created for you.

And just in case you get lost along the way here are all of Scotties Design Team members blogs.
(Please note that you need to visit each persons blog on their alloted day, so these are in order) 

        Tuesday - Ann McLachlan
Wednesday - Beverley Cunningham   
           Thursday - Michelle Frisby      
                Friday - Sarah Groen
                    Saturday - Sue Smith   

         Have fun and don't forget that if you follow all of the instructions you not only go in the draw for the daily prize but at the end you will be eligible to go in the draw to win a hamper full of scrapping goodies!!!

You have to be in it to win it!
Good luck everyone...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Scottie Crafts Blog Hop starts tomorrow!!

Hi everyone,
Just a reminder that our first Scottie Crafts Blog Hop starts tomorrow!!!
Don't miss out on the chance to win daily prizes, go in to the grand finale draw for a hamper of goodies
and be inspired by our design team as they share some projects made especially for you.

Just check back here tomorrow from 7.00am.
Follow the instructions and you are in the daily draw.
Have fun!