Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beachhouse Boulevard- Sneak Peaks

Here are some sneak peaks for the next layout I have designed for Beachhouse Boulevard, using Echo Park "Merry Christmas"  papers.

This layout is a double page spread, giving you the opportunity to get between 5 and 10 (or even more!) photos from your Christmas celebrations scrapped!

The class will be run on Wednesday 7th March!  For more information on  the class visit the Website or contact Monika on 03 9077 8240 to book your spot!

Narelle xxxxxxx

Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Scrapbooking Scripture Sundays"

"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him" Colossians 3:17

Today I made a decision!  From now on, every Sunday I will post a layout that has a verse of Scripture on it!  I'm not an evangelist by any means, but I believe that God has given me a talent and a joyful way to express that, and I have a responsibility to share that with others!

So here is my first "Scrapbooking Scripture Sunday" layout!  I completed this one for the Scraphappykat Friday night challenge #8.

The challenge was to use stamps and doodling.  Stamping is not something you see on my layouts too often so it was a real challenge!

I used a Kaisercraft background music stamp to create the patterned cardstock background, and the birds and leaves are Basic Grey stamps,  stamped onto the My Minds Eye papers.

The bible verse I have chosen for this one was very much inspired by Tom.  At a Youth and Young Adults camp recently he gave a testimony of his faith, and how he worships God through music.  The verse from Psalm 150:3a has become a memory verse for him.......

"Praise him with trumpet sounds"  

Narelle xxxxx

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Exciting News! Beachhouse Boulevard Classes

I'm so excited to share some more scrapping news with you!

I am now designing for "Beachhouse Boulevard"  -  a gorgeous Scrapping, Card making and Invitation store in Spotswood, Melbourne (just 9km from the CBD).

I will be designing layouts for scrapbooking classes that will be taught by Monika- the founder and owner  of Beachhouse Boulevard.  Make sure you "like" them on Facebook and bookmark the Website so you can keep up to date with when the classes will be running!

Here are some sneak peaks for the first layout I have designed for Beachhouse Boulevard, using Ruby Rock-it "Bella! Wedding" papers (but its not specifically a  wedding layout!)

Narelle xxxxxx

Monday, February 20, 2012

Show us your stuff- Feb sketch

Here's my entry for the Show us your stuff February sketch.

I stuck pretty closely to Sara's sketch (which was her last one for SUYS sniff sniff), just adding an extra couple of photos.

My main handmade embellishment on this layout is the accordion folded sun!

Narelle xoxoxoxo

A couple of Cards

A few special ladies I know are having birthdays this week, so I have been creating a few cards!

These ones use some American Craft papers.  Must give credit where credit is due and acknowledge that Mum helped me with the fussy cutting!  We passed the time one evening at the beach cutting out the flowers!

Narelle xoxoxoxo

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday Night Challenge at Scraphappykat

This is my first time playing along with the Friday Night Challenge at Scraphappykat, and I had lots of fun with it!

The challenge was to take inspiration from this cute picture!

I replicated the picket fence with my background paper strips, and followed the same col;our order for the strips as the colours of the gumboots.  I also used the orange flowers to represent the flowers growing in the gumboots!

The whole layout is created using Echo Park papers.

Narelle xoxoxoxo

Friday, February 10, 2012

Scrapbook Boutique February challenge and Blog hop

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 inspired by this cupcake image!

I made a Wedding card for a beautiful couple, Mel and Michael whose wedding we attended last weekend (and what a beautiful wedding it was!) .  I took my inspiration from the lattice patty pans, and replicated this with the background paper from the Echo Park Country Drive papers.  I was also inspired by the red, white and pink and the heart shape, and the romantic new Crate Paper "Paper Heart" collection that is now available in store at Scrapbook Boutique!  I also used Flourish with a bling pearls, my Bow Easy and My Favourite things flourish die

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 February 29th, 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 Magnolia stamp "Tilda loves flowers".  Isn't she gorgeous?!!!
You have probably come to my blog from the blog of very talented and newest member of the Scrapbook Boutique DT, Karen Shady.  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 February, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on 18th February.  

Narelle xoxoxoxoxo

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Upcoming classes at Scraphaven

I have some sneak peaks to share with you for my new classes, using Kaisercraft's new "Tiny Woods" collection.  The classes will be held at Scraphaven in Sunbury 

The first class "Life's a Hoot"  will be held on Friday 24th February, at both 10.30am and 7.00pm.

This one uses a 4x6 portrait orientation photo,
and features some very cute 3 dimensional owls!

 The second layout "Deer little things" will be held on Friday 2nd March at 7.00pm for the night time ladies, or Friday 9th March at 10.30am for the morning ladies.

This layout uses a 5x7" portrait photo and has lots of trees and some cute little deers, (but you could use the rabbits or hedgehogs from the Kaisercraft paper instead).

Again, you can make the title suit your photos.

To book your space in the class please call Di Moon on 0404 266 296 or Email : .  There may also be an opportunity for you to purchase the kit and instructions and complete the layouts at home if you cant get to Scraphaven.
Let Di know if you would like to reserve a kit if there are any left over!

Narelle xoxoxoxox 

Monday, February 6, 2012

"We are Simply Blessed" Tutorial for Scrapbook Boutique

Greetings everyone!  Today I have a new tutorial over at the Scrapbook Boutique blog for you, using the beautiful Little Yellow Bicycle "Hello Fall" Collection of papers and accessories!

This collection comes with some great double sided paper, and a flower pack that has pre-scalloped paper ready for accordion folding.  I found the the scallops were the exact right size to run through my cuttlebug machine using the "My Favourite things" 1/4" rosette die.  It made the accordion flowers so much quicker to fold!

You can find the full instructions here on the Scrapbook Boutique blog!

All the products I used are listed below and can be found in the Scrapbook Boutique on-line store.  
Narelle xoxoxoxox
Materials Used

Friday, February 3, 2012

Cards- using Bella Blvd papers

In keeping with my New Years Scrapping goals, I have sat down and made some more cards.

I used Bella Bvld papers and stickers for these ones-  love the bright colours!

I needed a masculine type "thinking of you" card, and the grey with blue and red worked well.

Narelle xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Crafty Sketches Challenge

Gosh the months fly by so fast!  It's already time for the February sketch challenge at Crafty Sketches!
Here is the sketch for you to try!

I created mine using some of the Fancy Pants "Beach Bum" range.  I added dimensional magic to the circles on the page to give them some dimension and the illusion of bubbles.

For your chance to win a great prize pack, upload your entries to the Crafty Sketches website before the end of February.

Narelle xoxoxoxox