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Friday, June 29, 2012

Our Half Year Prize Draw

I have used to choose a winner from our half year Card Challenge winners numbers 64 to 89.
Our winner is
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Here is Mandys card she entered which won our Card Challenge no 78
Congratulations Mandy. Please contact me using with your full name and address and I will send out your prize.
Thank you to all of our winners. All future card challenge winners will be entered into a monthly draw for a prize. xxx

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Card Challenge No 90

It’s that time again when we let you get creative and say


Here are a few lovely examples from our DT
Rita Pierce

Our prize this month is a lovely bag of ribbons. The draw takes place on 31st July 2012 .Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely cards. xx

Monday, June 25, 2012

And the winner is….

as chosen by

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Congratulations  Audrey. You are now entered into our half yearly draw which will take place on Friday 29th June. Please add our winners badge to your blog.

Thank you to everyone who entered. xx

A couple to share

Here are two of the four layouts taught in a recent Scrapbooking Class. I am into “white space” layouts and “Clean & simple” layouts so these two certainly fit the bill.


This one was made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die along with his swirl die. The butterflies were cut out of the paper. I will eventually put small polaroid photos between the two butterflies but I haven’t got round to it yet.


The strips of paper in this layout were folded in such a way that they didn’t go flat even after being put into an album.

Both of these layouts plus another double layout will be in our next scrapbook kit.

Thanks for looking. xx

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Thank you to everyone who has e-mail me, I have now corrected the links to this weeks card challenge and you can now enter by hitting the Card Challenge button on the right of this page.

Thanks everyone xx

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Card Challenge 89

This week I chose
as our theme. That can be the shape or the gem, it is up to you.
Here are a few examples from our DT.
(Julie has used a stamped diamond border)
Rita Pierce
(Rita has used yellow diamonds for her card)
(Jeannie has used a diamond background on her card)

Remember this is the last card challenge before the half yearly draw.
Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely cards. xx

And the winner is

the card challenge winner this week as chosen by is….

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Congratulations Shirley – Bee. Please add the winners banner to your blog and I will enter you into our half yearly draw.

Thank you to everyone who entered their lovely cards. xx

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A new Giveaway

It’s about time we did another Giveaway so this time I thought we’d give you the chance to win three of Gayle Bonds Digi Stamp discs.
All you have to do is follow the link below and leave your name. You do not need to have a Blog just an e-mail address however if you do have a blog please feel free to take the image and post it in your sidebar. After all the more the merrier and we like to share. The winner will be drawn on 31st July midnight.
Good luck everyone xxx

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Card Challenge 88

This week I wanted to keep the celebration theme going so I have chosen
as our theme. Here are a few examples from our lovely Design Team.
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Rita Pierce
Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely cards. xx

And the winner is….

I love the red, white and blue theme and we had 24 lovely entries.

This week Random,org has chosen

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Sylvia – Anne


This is a great card Sylvia – Anne. Please add our winners badge to your blog and I will enter you into the half yearly draw.

Thank you to everyone who took part this week. Hugs xx

Sunday, June 10, 2012


No I can’t pronounce it but it was beautiful never the less. I am still addicted to White Space so you will probably see quite a few of these for a while.
The starfish were punched out using the Woodware star punch and scored and squeezed to make 3d star fish.
I used a very fine black pen to make the bubbles to decorate the starfish and the borders.
I so like this page that I have already started a mini book in the same style. I will share it as soon as it is finished. xx

Dear Diary

This layout was great fun to make, especially as I got the chance to draw and use some of my own templates.
The main cluster of sea creatures are cut from one of the papers but the seaweed and larger fish were made using my templates.
Adding the air bubbles brought the layout together. The little photos are from Picasa using their Polaroid function.
Thanks for looking. xx

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Our second winner

or should I say our second winners.
Choosing just one person from our 122 entries has been really hard so in the end I gave up and chose two people. Both will be asked to act as a guest designer for one week on July.
So after consultation with my Design Team, pacing, asking all the neighbours and generally faffing here are our two winners.
Louise 50
Beer Belly Guy
And our second winner is…….
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Congratulations ladies on your beautiful cards. Please add our winners badge to your blogs and if you would like to e-mail me at I will give you the details of your challenge.
Thank you once again to everyone who took part. Hugs xxx

Another class finishes

Our fortnightly classes this time have been using Echo Parks Paradise Beach papers and there were three layouts used as examples. Over the next three days I will post them for you to see.
The first is “Bonaire”
I love the colours in this range.
I used the border paper to make most of the embellishments on the page.
The photo was manipulated using Picasa. Believe it or believe it not, you can make a rainy day on Greatstone Beach look tropical using this programme.
If you would like to know more about how I use Picasa then please leave a comment. If I get enough comments I will do a tutorial for you.
More tomorrow. xx

Friday, June 08, 2012

Scrapbook Challenge

I wanted to make it easy for everyone to have a go at our Scrapbook Challenge so this time our theme is……
Here are a few layouts from our Design Team to get you started.
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This competition will end on the 30th June at midnight. The winner will be chosen by and will go into the July prize draw.
Good luck everyone. xxx

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Card Challenge 87

If you've been living in Britain over the last few days or watching television anywhere in the world, then you will know that we have just celebrated our Queens Diamond Jubilee. It is also very close to Independence day so with this in mind our theme this week is....
Here are a few wonderful examples from our talented Design Team.

Rita Pierce

Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely cards. xxx

And the winner is

As promised there will be two winners this week. Our first is chosen as usual by and the winner is…….
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Congratulations Basslady. Please add our winners badge to your blog and we will enter you into our half yearly draw which will take place on 30th June 2012.
We will announce our 2nd winner as chosen by the Design Team, later in the day so keep checking back to see if you’re our lucky winner.
Thank you as always to everyone who took part. xxx