Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Decorations!

Each year I make a Christmas decoration / tag for my very special family and friends.  I've been making them for the past 11 years!
This year I discovered the joy of a cuttlebug (I know..... I'm a little behind the times) but I have certainly made up for lost time using it for all my Christmas decorating!

The tags are all made using the Tim Hotlz Alterations Die-  Rosettes.  It cuts 2 different sized rosettes at once!  You will need to purchase the longer 6x13" A plate and B plates to use the die in your cuttlebug.

You could make these in any colour combination to match your Christmas theme.  My papers were Gold, Burgundy and white so I used those colours.  

I was even able to use them for my table settings, making napkin rings (the scalloped border on the napkin rings is the die cut rosette that hasn't been accordion folded!!)   And as you can see below, I decorated a candle using the two rosette sizes together.

And the cute little Christmas boot below is one I made during a Christmas Copics class run by the amazing talented Sue Kohler at Scraphaven.    We were able to make the boot using whatever colours we liked!

I hope that you all had a truly wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Saviour!!

Narelle xoxoxox

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Wall Hanging Tutorial

I have created a new step-by-step tutorial over at the Scrapbook Boutique blog, so you can make one of these bright and cheery Christmas wall hangings for your home!

I used the fabulous My Minds Eye "12 Days of Christmas Range", and completed it in less than an afternoon!  You could whip up a few of these for the Grandparents in no time at all!  You can find a full step-by-step tutorial over at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog now.

Here are the products you'll need,
which are all available in the Scrapbook Boutique shop!

Narelle xoxoxoxo

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December Scrapbook Boutique Challenge

There are two chances for you to win a prize on the Scrapbook Boutique Blog this month!!

Your first chance to win is by having a go at our monthly inspiration challenge!
Complete a project using a White, pink, red and blue colour scheme!  Here's our cupcake image to inspire you!

I used some of the fun and bright My Minds Eye "12 Days of Christmas" papers, chipboard embellishments, Rhinestones and, Trims, to complete this layout of my niece Eleanor finding the gingerbread house on the Christmas table too good to resist!

Entry is open to all Australian residents, and you need to upload your creation to the Scrapbook Boutique blog. The challenge closes at midnight on December 31st, and the randomly drawn winner will receive a $30.00 voucher to spend at the Scrapbook Boutique online shop!

For your Second Chance to win.....  be part of our Blog Hop, and you could win this gorgeous set of Prima North Country Stamps!

The first stop on the blog hop was Angela's blog, then you come to mine, and your next stop is Sue's gorgeous blog!  Leave a comment on each DT members blog, and the Scrapbook Boutique blog too! The hop will be open for 1 week, closing midday  17th December, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on 18th December.  

Narelle xoxoxoxoxo

Monday, December 5, 2011

Black with 2- December

Greetings everyone!
This month the Black with Two challenge requires you to use Black with Red, Green and a touch of Gold.
I love this photo (taken by Hikari Photography) of Tom playing trumpet at his school Celebration night at Melbourne Town Hall!  The layout.  Title comes from the chorus of the song "Days of Elijah".... 
"Behold he comes, Riding on a cloud, 
Shining like the sun, At the trumpet's call
Lift your voice, It's the year of jubilee
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes"

Upload your entry to the Black with Two challenge blog before the end of the month for your chance to win a prize from one of the sponsors.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Flower Child- Crafty Sketches December

This month the Crafty Sketches sketch was designed by Kim.  
I altered the background shape, and replaced the journal block with another photo.

For your chance to win a prize from one of the wonderful sponsors, and a chance to be the next guest designer, upload your take on the sketch the Crafty Sketches Blog before the end of the month!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Sweet Dreams" Tutorial

Don't you love it when you create a layout that you just adore?!! 

That's what happened with this layout I did using the OctoberAfternoon “Sidewalk” collection from Scrapbook Boutique!  I have loved this photo of my niece Eleanor, since I took it back in August, and have been waiting for the right inspiration to scrap it!

The other products I used are:-

 You can get the full step-by-step tutorial over at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Happy Days" Tutorial

Hi everyone!
I was lucky enough to get t have a play with some of the gorgeous Echo Park "Happy Days" papers that are now available at Scrapbook Boutique, and have  created a tutorial which you can find at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog!

I have used the following products:-
 If you would like to have a go at creating this layout for yourself you'll find all of the instructions here!



Scrapbook Boutique November Challenge

Here is your inspiration image!

Your challenge is to create a project inspired by the image- and you must have dots on your project!  . Entry is open to all Australian residents, and you need to upload your creation to the Scrapbook Boutique blog. The challenge closes at midnight on November 30th, and the randomly drawn winner will receive a $30.00 voucher to spend at the Scrapbook Boutique online shop!
I used some more of the gorgeous Echo Park "HappyDays papers and Echo Park "Happy Days" brads!!  They were a great match for colours on the inspiration image, and they had lots of dots!!

If you are following along with the blog hop you would have arrived from Angela's blog- isn't she just so talented?!!!  Leave a comment on my blog, and then hop on over to Sue's blog next!If you get lost, you can always head to the SB blog and start from there!  

This month's prize is the Hero Arts  stamp set!

You just need to leave a comment on each of the DT gals blogs and a final one on SB Blog, the random winner will be drawn from there! The hop will be open for 1 week, closing midday  17th November, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on 18th November.

Narelle xoxoxoxoxo

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Black with Two- November

A new month and a new challenge at Black with Two!
This month the requirements are a black layout with cream and lime green.

I had a go at a Clean and Simple layout this time, and used some gorgeous glittery cardstock, papers and alphas!

For your chance to win a fabulous prize from the sponsors, please upload your layout to the blog by the end of the month!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Card and a Half sketch challenge

Last week I made a card for Meg's wonderful teacher to celebrate "World Teachers Day".  I used the current sketch from Card and a Half, and some yummy My Little Shoebox papers!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bookings now open- Scraphaven classes

I've been busy playing some gorgeous My Minds Eye Papers, and have created some new classes for Scraphaven!  For these 2 classes participants will purchase one "Hip Hooray" paper kit in either a boy or girl pack (or both if they like!) and with a few add-ons of cardstock, twine and ribbon we'll be creating a single layout and a double layout over two classes, with enough left over for everyone to create some more at home!
Here's some sneak peaks of the first class on Friday 11th November (10.30am or 7.00pm).  This one will be a single layout using a 5x7 photo and it can be any theme!

The next two are sneaks from the Birthday themed double layout that we will be completing on Friday 25th November (10.30am or 7.00pm).  This layout is designed to get lots of photos from the birthday celebrations on a layout, and you could get anything from 5-10 photos on the layout!

You'll need to let Di know as soon as possible of you will be joining us so she can order the packs in for everyone!  Please email or call her on 0404 266 296 to reserve your spot (Please note that if you have sent at email to and have not received a reply please send another email to the address above as she has had some problems with the other email address)

Narelle xoxoxox

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Crafty Sketches- November 2011

Welcome to a new month, and a new Sketch from Crafty Sketches.
My sample is based on this sketch.  I moved the  title and a few extra elements, but I am sure you can still see the bones of the sketch

I have used the fun and bright Echo Park "Playground" papers, and the start of a favourite phrase from the book of Joshua 1:6.
For your chance to win a prize from the fabulous sponsors upload your take on the sketch to the blog before  the end of November!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Scrapbudz- October Challenge

This is my first time playing along with the Scrapbudz monthly challenge!
The inspiration had to come from this photo, and you had to use cream or latte cardstock.
I took my inspiration from the colours (red, green & cream), the round elements of the photo and the leaves!
These  gorgeous embellishments were hand made by Carol Meade and are available from her Etsy shop!  All the details are in the Tattered Inspiration blog!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Family" Tutorial using MME Lost & Found 2

Today I have another tutorial to share with you over at the Scrapbook Boutique blog!
Head on over to the shop to get your supplies, and then the blog for all the step-by-step instructions. Blessings,

White with One

Another first time entry for me!  This time it's the "White with One" challenge!

I have often looked at the challenges at White with one, but been to scared to try them!  This month's challenge of "White with Black and paint/mist" really had me stepping outside my comfort zone (I really struggle with "wet" mediums like paint and mist!!) but I was determined to give it a try!

I painted the edges of the cardstock, and slapped some paint on bubble wrap and placed it on the cardstock.  I also misted the handmade flowers using some new Vanilla Smooch Spritz!