Sunday, July 29, 2012

"Start your engines"

I've challenged myself to take part in the Scrapz.Biz Olympiad, which is a series of sketch challenges with additional components!  I love the Olympics so it seemed like the perfect competition for me!!

The "Opening Ceremony" challenge had the extra requirements of a banner or confetti, something that opens and the word START or BEGIN.

I scrapped the photos of the kids on the start line following last year's Bathurst race!  I created a flap that opens to reveal 2 more photos and a quote.  And being Sunday, my quote is a piece of Scripture....

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”    
Hebrews 12:1

Stay tuned for my upload of the next challenge... Archery!

Narelle xxxxx

Thursday, July 26, 2012

"Hello Summer" layout

These colder winter months really have me missing summer- so these new "Hello Summer" papers from Echo Park brought me some warmth!!

I have created a full step-by-step tutorial for this layout, which you can find on the Scrapbook Boutique blog.

Narelle xxxx
Materials used

Monday, July 23, 2012

Some cards to share!

I've created a few cards just lately that I haven't shared with you!

The little mermaid card was a special order for a special little girl.  Happy Birthday Ruby!

Narelle xxx

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Challenge Inc "Family"

Today I had a play with the July Sketch challenge at Challenge Inc.

My layout is based on this sketch, and you needed to add handmade flowers.

I have used the Echo Park range- "For the record".

Given that it's Sunday-  my scripture for the day comes from 1 John.

"We love because he first loved us."
1 John 4:19

  Narelle  xxxxx

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"So very happy" tutorial

I have a new tutorial for you all to try over at the Scrapbook Boutique blog!

This one features my two favourite scrapbooking styles-  bright colours and fussy cutting!!

I just adored the colours in this Echo Park "Hello Summer" range and they certainly brightened a dull wintery day when I was creating with them!

For all the instructions, pop over to the Scrapbook Boutique blog, and you can get all the materials you need in the Scrapbook Boutique store!

Narelle xxxxx

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Stuck?! on Scripture Sunday

Happy Sunday!

Today I decided to tackle the Stuck?! July 1st sketch, using some bright and fun Doodlebug papers and embellishments.

Here's the sketch that I have based the layout on.

The scripture for today is from 1 Thessalonians, and is a very simple but incredibly inspiring verse!

"Be joyful always"

1 Thessalonians 5:16 (NIV1984)

Narelle  xxxxx

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Scrapbook Boutique July 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 that's "One for the boys", inspired by this  image.

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 July 31st, and the randomly drawn winner will receive a $30.00 voucher to spend in the Scrapbook Boutique store.

I took my inspiration from the nautical theme and the colours to create this layout, using some 3 Bugs in a Rug  papers.  The photos are of the first time Tom took my Dad's boat out after getting his boat licence!

For your Second Chance to win.....  be part of our Blog Hop, and you could win this gorgeous Penny Black "Wish Big" stamp set

You have  come to my blog from the blog of the very talented Linda Langes.  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 July, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on 18th July.  

Narelle xoxoxoxoxo

Sunday, July 8, 2012

"Scrap the Girls" and Scripture Sunday

This week I had a go at the Scrap the Girls monthly challenge, which was to use white, black and one other colour.  

I used a verse of scripture from Philippians....

"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ."

Philippians 1:6

English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

Narelle xxxx