Monday, 14 October 2013

Stamp'in Up

Thank You for your entries in our Stamp'in Up challenge. Each of the entries below will be receiving a copy of the latest Stamp'in Up catalogue.
Donna O'Leary has created this funky number using a skull stamp, perfect for the boys!
  1.  Dianne Hanson has created the perfect Spring Layout
 Brenda Morgan has a wonderful mixture of colours and layers with her Hunter page.
 Chris Steel is our winner with her delightful card collection.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Story Book Friends by Stampin' Up

“I’ve always loved those cross stitch and quilting samplers that people lovingly assemble to give to friends and family to celebrate the arrival of a new baby,” says Steph (Editor of NZ Paper Chase)
“Since I would struggle to get a project like that done before the baby grew up and left home, I was delighted when I saw this gorgeous stamp set in the latest Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue! A close friend had just welcomed a wee granddaughter into the world and sent me lovely photo of her so I was inspired to make my own papercraft version of a sampler to support a photo of baby Addie.

“The set is called Story Book Friends and reminded me of those beautiful Beatrice Potter illustrations. With the help of Stampin’ Up! markers and inks, I made impressions onto a piece of watercolour paper that I had pre-scored into an 8 x 8 inch grid, of each little creature and coloured them up gradually, applying ink with cotton buds and daubers.”

“I printed off the photo and placed it centrally, then made various ‘squares’ to place in areas where I didn’t have a stamped impression, using a new Quatrefancy specialty papers and Soft Subtles Stampin’ Up! Cardstock. I just love the  Delicate Details paper lace and Buttons & Blossoms clay shapes that frame the final design alongside Prima flowers, double matted also onto Quatrefancy specialty papers. My finished project is supported by a Melissa Frances coat hanger decorated with tulle ribbon.”

So this is Editor Steph Milne’s take on the current challenge, inspired by items promoted in the latest Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue! Remember, everyone who enters this challenge will receive a complimentary copy of this catalogue and the challenge winner will get a selection of Stampin’ Up! Goodies as a prize.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Stampin' Up August/September Challenge

 August ChallengeStampin’ Up! are celebrating their 25th birthday and as part of their celebrations they are sponsoring the prize for this month’s NZ Paper Chase challenge.

 The challenge is to show off your favourite stamping and inking techniques on either a LO or a card/project.  All people entering the challenge will be sent a copy of the recently released Stampin’ Up 2013 – 2014 Annual Catalogue while the winner will receive a prize package of Stampin’ Up! inks, card and papers!

Check out more of their new products and ideas on
WE have several entries in, here are two of get you inspired
Dianne Hanson's Making Music

Cards and ATC created by Chris Steel.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Swap Challenge

At last I am excited to be able to share photos of our swap challenge with you all.
Here is how it worked, we had twelve players, each of us paired up with a partner and sent each other a small selection of our craft goodies.The idea was to create something unique for our partner, putting our own spin on the craft items we received.
First up, check out what Brenda sent Ngaere 
And Ngaere turned these into this amazing canvas that contains a concealed journal .....

In return Brenda created this stunning journal for Ngaere

Lainie has created a little treasure of a journal that tucks neatly away inside a matching box for Lynda
Amanda worked with Rachel's photo and craft items and has created a delightful layout. 
In return Rachel created this layout for Amanda. Amanda can now add a photo/s
My swap partner was Christine, I sent her this little bag of bits
Was thrilled with this beautiful layout.
 Love the way Christine has enhanced my brad with a clever twist of  tulle.
I made a little 'suitcase' for Christine
...with a journal
..and decorated container
How sweet is this! Beautiful work Danice, bet Karen loves this.
 In keeping with birds, Karen sent this stunning canvas to Danice.
 Donna was super busy, she has made an album
...and this amazing canvas.
...check out the detail. Wow
We still have a couple more photos to come, hope to add them very soon. Thank you so much ladies for taking part and making this swap possible.


Thursday, 2 May 2013

May Challenge

Hello, Donna here  with this months challenge.

This months sketch: 

The theme for the layout is FUN!  and I would love to see some masking on it.

and the sketch to go by,  sorry I can not draw to save me!  

You have until the end of May,  please pop layout up onto facebook once you have completed so we can see what you all have created.  Could you also please email to Sonya or myself so it can be added to blog. 
Prize to be announced once info is received.
Happy Scrappin Everyone xox 

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

April Sketch Challenges Entries

Thrilled to present to you, our entries for Aprils Sketch Challenge.
We asked to see some distressing and some decorated chipboard and you ladies went all out. Love what you have all entered this month.
Thank you all.
Our Sketch

 Sample by Donna
Sample by Sonya
  And our winner is...
Thank you so much to you all for supporting our monthly challenges. The talented Donna is working on the next challenge so keep a look out and we do hope you will inspire us with your wonderful work. Thanks again.

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