Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Helmar USA January challenge

This month I had a go at the Helmar USA monthly challenge, which is based on this sketch, which I turned on its side......
Lots of fussy cutting of the flowers from Crate paper, and the Helmar Scrap Dots were perfect for giving me the 3D layered effect for the flowers, without being able to see any foam tape underneath the really tiny elements!  

The buttons are adhered with Helmar 450-  my favourite glue because it dries so quickly and I know they wont fall off!!

Narelle xoxoxoxox

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Show us your stuff- January Group 2 Challenge

The second challenge at Show us Your Stuff for this month is a quote challenge- to use the following quote from Oprah on your layout "Cheers to another year - and another chance to get it right".

I had another go at the "try this" challenge for January, this time making my banner "squishy".  And I made some more accordion folded embellishments!  The striped Echo Park "playground" paper made great flowers!

Narelle xoxoxoxox

Monday, January 23, 2012

Show us your stuff- January sketch

I have been wanting to play along at Show us your stuff for ages but never seemed to find the time.... until now! !  I made it my New Years Scrapping resolution to make the time to complete every challenge at SUYS, and after being lucky enough to meet Marelle in person over the holidays I really want to support her site- she is so passionate about it!

So here is my first entry "They share and care".
This is the sketch it was based on and I used Bella Blvd papers.

My handmade embellishment is the squishy heart, which was also the "try this" challenge for January.  I think I'll be using that technique again!  So much fun!

Narelle xoxoxoxox

Friday, January 20, 2012

Echo Park "Springtime" Cards

I don't tend to make New Year's resolutions, but I do set scrappy goals, and one of my goals for 2012 is to make all my own cards instead of buying them!  So here is my first few, all made using the Echo Park Springtime collection!

I started things off by making a card for a special lady who is my heart and prayers at the moment.  I used the colours of the current Scrapbook Boutique challenge-  White, purple and Green,  There is still 11 days left to get your entries in, so if winning a $30.00 voucher would assist your scrap shopping budget, them get your entries in!  All the details are here.

The next two are birthday cards for some lovely ladies who have recently celebrated their birthdays this month!  

Thursday, January 12, 2012

"Summer Loving" Tutorial

I have created a new step-by-step tutorial over at the Scrapbook Boutique blog.  This layout uses the same MME 12 Days of Christmas paper that I used for my "Gingerbread House" layout and also the Step by Step Christmas Wall hanging, but this time I wanted to show you how you can use the same papers to create a non-Christmas layout!

Here are the products you'll need,
which are all available in the
Scrapbook Boutique shop!
Xpress it double sided tape

You can find the full tutorial here.
Narelle xoxoxoxo

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January Challenge and Blog Hop at Scrapbook Boutique

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

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

I used some of the gorgeous Echo Park Springtime collection.  These flowers were just screaming out to be fussy cut and layered!  I'm excited that Scrapbook Boutique are now stocking the Helmar Scrapdots.  This is my favourite product for creating the dimensional layers, and is perfect for getting in under the little areas!

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 January 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 Penny Black 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 January, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on 18th January.  

Narelle xoxoxoxoxo

Monday, January 2, 2012

Crafty Sketches- January 2012

This month I stuck fairly close to the  Crafty Sketches sketch!!  
The only real change I made was to swap the 4 small photos for one large photo.

These super fun Echo Park papers were ideal for the bright photo of Meg and Eleanor on the  slide at Eleanor's 3rd Birthday party.

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!