Saturday, 31 December 2011

featured this week..

is this fabulous festive layout by Boxx member Janice Nicholls..

what a great design..loving the banner, twine, clips and use of punches on this one!

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and creative 2012!
Gina x

Friday, 30 December 2011

Journaling 101 - tip#2

Hello Friends!  I'm here today to share with you all another little journaling tip to help you put your stories down on your layouts.  This month it is easy!  I'm encouraging you all to write a letter.

Start with your title.  Usually that would include the words; to/dear/dearest...  Ideas for a title could include "A note to myself", "To my friend" or as I've used "Dearest"...

My letter has been written on a journaling tag and addressed to my four children.  But you could easily write a letter on note paper and place it in a pocket or journal directly onto the layout.


Here's a little tip.  Even if you don't have a photo in mind yet to scrap.  You could always write the letter and go from there.  Think about all those love letters you might have hidden away!!  

Happy Journaling...x

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Just wanted to wish each and every one of you a wonderful Christmas spent with loved ones and good friends.

Thank you for your support and friendship and don't forget to take lots of photos so we can fill 2012 with lots more scrappy good times :)

x Jane@Scrapboxx

Monday, 19 December 2011

New Fortnightly Challenge for 19th Dec - 2nd Feb

Time to set another challenge funsters!!! Michelle here everyone, with my first Challenge to set.....
Due to the hectic (slight understatement!!!) time of year, I am going to make this challenge an easy peasy, time efficient one. Are you ready? I want something ......small....... it can be from your Dec Daily, a decoration, a card that you have been so organized in making!
It can be any theme so get cracking girls with all that spare time on your hands this should be a walk in the park! (Tee Hee!) So please enter and don't leave me sitting here on my lonesome listening to the crickets!!!
For my example I am resorting (for time efficiency) to my Dec Daily, here you go...... 
Hoping everyone can find a little time to get on board! Just upload your work onto the 
Forum Challenge. Looking forward to seeing some brilliance!
Merry Christmas to all, 

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Fortnightly Challenge Winner

Congratulations Bellaidea!

Bellaidea's page 'Letters To Santa' was the winning entry in this fortnight's 'Celebration' Challenge.  The idea was the show us how you celebrate Christmas... either using the word 'celebrate' in your page, or documenting your celebrations, or just turning your page into one big celebration!!  lol

I love Bellaidea's misting, colours and the overall dreaminess of this page.

I hope your Christmas preparations are all going smoothly.

Cheers for now,


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Featured this week..

is the striking LO by Heather Jacob...

The soft and simple colour scheme and stitching/distressing is so beautiful and matches the photo perfectly.... CONGRATS Heather!

Gina xox

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Manufacture WATCH....

why hello there.... its me ... lj .. back again with this months manufacture watch..and for this month i got the Lily Bee Designs... Memorandum collection kit...

looks pretty cool hey.. i have actually done 2 layouts with this but i'm only goin to show one tonight......

yep yep.. as you might be able to tell this range is very... well muted i suppose... but it also has some funky b sides.. so i just added some paint and some stitching..and then some TECHNICOLOR photos just to make everything POP...and you know what i love the effect... looks super...

well thats it for me today.. i'll be back to share another layout from this kit real soon.. but in the mean time ..there is only 1 kit left but there are still some of the pp's avaliable so hurry over and get one today..... seriously..


Monday, 5 December 2011

Fortnightly Challenge

Hello again!

It is my turn to set the fortnightly challenge at The Boxx and how could I ignore Christmas?  I know it is a busy time for all of us, so I have made it pretty simple.  The theme is 'Celebration', so I'd like you to feature one way in which you celebrate Christmas.  For me, whenever we spend Christmas Day with my family, we start the day with champaign!  Yep, it feels terribly wicked and indulgent.... but I just love it nontheless!  :)

{time for celebration}

I hope you will join in with my challenge this month.  Just pop over to the Boxx and upload to the challenge thread in the forum to be in the running to win a $10 voucher in the Boxx Shop.

Cheers for now,


Sunday, 4 December 2011

Featured this week.. this beautiful layout by Mary Bennetts..titled 'so this is Xmas'

The soft colours, distressing and sweet photos are a wonderful combination..

Have you scrapped anything Christmassy lately? Don't forget to share in Boxx Gallery if you have, and it might just be featured here! :)

Gina x

Saturday, 3 December 2011

i'm late.. i'm late..... whoopsie.. November BOS

well my friends... you could say that i'm an idiot..but thats nothing new is it..LOL.. so anyho. i've actually had these done for over a week and forgot to put them up.. WHOOOPS... so here they are.. two samples for this months BOXX OF SCRAPS............
first up.. "Lifes Dreams"
and then some closies.......
some simple punched butterflies ... made from the pattern paper that i used for the border strip...

and then the gorgeous butterflies.. and YES they are included in the KIT.... sweet...........

and then layout number 2....


a mixture of leftover patern papers and then some stitching and the ever popular {well at the moment.. ripped triangly bits {sorry for the technical term...LOL} and some closies....

some photos... and then how i punched but not fully through butterfly for something different...

and then the birdcage and another of the butterflies... woohooo....

ok so thats part of the BOS for November..and YES I have tons left over.. but this is what i've created so dont forget to head on over to the shop here.... and get your subscription...
so thats me signing off for another day...

December Sketch Challenge

The start of a new month always brings with it a new sketch, and this one is just simply gorgeous!

The lovely Helen Wallace is our Featured Member this month, and was lovely enough to provide both the sketch and the inspiration layout for us.  I'm sure you will all enjoy the benefits of her hard work and will agree with me when I say that it most definitely paid off!!

Aren't those little cherub cheeks so adorable?  Thanks so much Helen.  I can't wait to see the lovely inspired layouts that this one brings us.

The deadline this month is midnight on Saturday 31st December, so don't miss an opportunity to get your entry featured in the gallery for the month of January!  Just upload your layout into the Sketch thread in the Boxx forum.

Have fun.


November Sketch Winner

Welcome to December one and all!!  How exciting huh?  :)

The lovely Wendy Kaye was charged with the difficult task of selecting a winner this month.  Whilst it was not an easy decision, Wendy says she kept coming back to the same layout every time.  Understandably too!

Congratulations Janice Nicholls on this fabulous page, which will be featured in the main gallery for the month of December.

Stay tuned for the next sketch challenge.