Wednesday, 1 August 2012

June BOY Kit instructions are in!

Hi all these two pages are what I created with the June kit, sooo much fun!!!
The instructions for both LO's are up in the discussion group now!
Apologies for taking so long getting these done had to battle with my lack of MOJO after getting back from holidays!
A cool way to get 2 uses out of your chippie titles.

Loved all the papers and of course the tape!
Painted up the title after spraying and you have 2 titles for 2 pages!

Anyway hope you all have fun with the kit it is a nice and bright one with plenty of supplies, I still have a heap left over for more....
Thanks for dropping by

Monday, 16 July 2012

Boxx fortnightly challenge!

Hello Friends.  It is my turn to set the fortnightly challenge (18 July - 1 August).  Head on over to the forum to check it out!  It's a little colour challenge.  ;)

Let's see if you can work out what colours are involved from my sneak??!

Good Luck.  And I hope to see your entries coming in soon..x

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Another May BOY Kit Page

Told you all I would be back, this time with a LO that is a little more Girly from the gorgeous Kit.

My Lovely nieces.

Created my own stencil from left overs and gessoed the butterflies.

I tried to keep it simple, something I rarely do,
I never know when to stop until it is too late!
I had so much fun with this kit and I still have stuff leftover for cards. 
Now for the June Kit......
Thanks for joining me 

Monday, 18 June 2012

May BOY Kit

Back again this time with the LO I created using the awesome May BOY kit, instructions for this LO will be up in the group shortly!

The papers in this Kit I totally loved! I also have another Lo almost ready to go that is a little more Girly (well for me it is anyway) I will post that one very soon.
The only thing I used that is not included in the kit was the buttons I used from my stash!
 I hope I have inspired and I have you all rushing to get your hands on one of these kits!!


What's Hot for Chilly June

Hi all,
hope everyone is keeping warm and creating up a "storm" in these icy months of Winter! So, what is "hot" for June... well I know I have talked about tape before, but the trend is still very "Now"! I can't get enough of this versatile stuff, they just keep coming up with more fun and funky designs to keep me happy!
So I thought I would show you something different to do with it and, I kid you not, so incredibly easy to do...... I am going over to the USA to visit my little brother who has 3 girls very soon so I thought I could whip up a little gift for my nieces.
These are what I came up with.... notebooks to go with their Caramellos and Tim Tams!

So so easy you will have these done in a Jiffy! I bought the notebooks from Officeworks, they were just plain white covers then I just piled on the tape. You could use the same technique for cards and gift tags.
If you are not a hoarder like me with tape of every colour known to man, you could incorporate strips of scrap paper with some tape for the same affect!
I hope I have given some inspiration, stay warm and scrap happy!


Monday, 4 June 2012

BOS - May sneak

Hello Everyone!!  Just wanted to share the first layout that can be created from the May Boxx of Scraps!  This kit is jammed packed with plenty of Crate Paper goodness and then some. 

Not only do I love the way the kit stickers can be so versatile but, I also love how the Crafters Template ledger gives just a hint of texture beneath the cluster of elements.

Full instructions can be found in the Boxx of Scraps kit group.  Thanks for visiting..x

Saturday, 2 June 2012

May Uplift

Hi Girls,

It was my turn to do an uplift for May and I apologise sincerely for not posting until......June :0
I have had this project on the back burner for a while but unfortunately my life tends to get in the way of my scrapping.

I picked a layout in the gallery a while back and I can't think of anyone better to uplift than the wonderfully talented Leeann Pearce  - I am a big fan of her style and also of her Etsy shop The Chip Chop Shop. If you haven't checked out her blog or her shop I highly recommend that you head over for a sneek peek.

This is the layout I created with her inspiration - 

And this is her wonderful layout - 

How gorgeous is that...........

I used some of the wonderful BO Bunny "Ambrosia" range of pattern paper and embellishments that can be purchased at the BOXX Shop.


Hope you have all had a scrappy weekend
Till next time

June Sketch Challenge

Welcome to another month and another sketch Challenge.

This month I decided to introduce a little twist and create a card sketch instead.  I don't make cards any where near enough, but every time I do, I vow to do them more often.  Anyone else in the same boat?

So here she is...

and the card:

You have until midnight on Saturday 30th June to get your entries into the sketch thread in the Boxx forum, so have fun!!



May Sketch Challenge Winner

.... and the winner is.....


Congrats Kerri.  I just adored all the background stamping, layering and of course the gorgeous colour palette!

Thanks so much for playing along ladies... and keep your eyes peeled for the June sketch challenge, with a twist!



Thursday, 31 May 2012

Fortnightly Challenge

Hi Girls,

Well just under a week to go to get your LO's in to win a $10 voucher for the BOXX shop
I hope I have inspired you all to feel (and miss) summer and get a bit FRUITY

Here is my LO........

As you can see I have cherries

And in my journalling I have apples

Can't wait to see what you come up with - you have until 6th June
Happy Scrappy Friday


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

What's Hot for May??!!

Hello To all Michelle here with the What's Hot for this Month!

When I was trying to decide on the subject of this post, I was torn between two prevalent trends right now, so I decided to combine two in the one LO.

The first trend is along the lines of one of my last posts, in that geometric shapes are still all the rage, but I have noticed that the humble hexagon is everywhere! A lot of the paper ranges have helped us out and printed papers that feature this very versatile and easy shape to cut out! It is so easy to get a page together using it for either Girl or Boy pages.

 I have used the hexys ( a term of endearment that is totally made up by me, because that is just what I do to amuse myself) from the My Minds Eye paper, loved the colours I guess!

The other trend was a certain colour...... have you noticed that "GREY IS THE NEW BLACK" (as they say in fashion circles, apparently). It is everywhere and can be teamed beautifully with any colour, I love how it complements everything! I am sure you can find just the shade to suit your next project!
Thats it from me for the "Grey Month of May" Great weather for Scrappin'!
If you want to see a little more of this page head over to my Blog will be posting it there in the next day or so with some close ups and details, in the meantime y'all have some creative fun!

Michelle XXX

Monday, 21 May 2012

Fortnightly winner announced!

Congratulations Miranda!!

Thank you for sharing with us your gorgeous layout.  Most definitely an inspiration piece.  Head on over to the forum to check out your prize...x

Sunday, 20 May 2012

April BOY kit layout..

Hi there, just popping in to share a layout using the beautiful April BOY kit...  Oh how I love the MME butterfly paper in the looks lovely as a strip or handcut..I've used both in this layout..

Full instructions for this layout is available to BOY kit subscribers in the group here
This is the last BOY post I'll be doing for now.. I'm handing this fun job over to the very talented Michelle! I can't wait to see what she does with the kits :) 

Happy scrapping everyone!
❤ Gina

Thursday, 10 May 2012

featured this week...

is this amazing layout by Kim...

there's so many things to love about this...the layering, distressing and textures that Kim's achieved are so beautiful!.. CONGRATS Kim!

❤ Gina

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Fortnightly Challenge!

Hello everyone!!  It's my turn to set the challenge this fortnight and I would love to see as many of you as possible, join in on the fun!!

Here are the requirements to play:

Please create a layout (any size) or card using the following techniques that are so familiar on my pages. :D

1. White space. LOL! Yep. There it is... But I want to see a nice big area of clean space.
2. Paint. You can swipe/splatter/ sponge it on. Have fun with it!!
3. Four (4) different patterned paper manufacturers!
4. Multiple photos (not required for the card)... and ...
5. Finally a banner!

Head on over to the Forum to upload your layout or card.  Tell your friends too.  Let's see how many entries we can receive this fortnight.

Good luck and have fun!!

Book of You Kit

Hi there, just sharing this layout created with the gorgeous March BOY kit.. I've used a collage/patchwork technique to show off the pretty papers in the kit..I just love the soft colours and contrasting patterns in these papers..

...not to mention the sweet buttons and ribbon flowers..

Full instructions have been posted in the BOY kit group on the Boxx if you'd like to have a go at this layout!..

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY SCRAPPING!

Gina x

Thursday, 3 May 2012

EOFYS Minimum 40% off EVERY paper range

I'm starting my stocktake sale early so head over a grab a bargain!
MINIMUM 40% off all paper ranges
40% off ribbon &
50% off stamps

Monday, 23 April 2012

featured this week.. this fabulous layout by Jess Mackenzie..

love the layering, clusters and border strips and the way she's finished with a big pop of yellow!!...thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work in the Boxx gallery Jess!


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

What's Hot for April???

Wow, the time has flown this year! Have had such a busy start to the year, blink and it is already April. Any way I may have been real busy but not busy enough to stop me trawling the scrapbooking/papercrafting world for what is on trend for the month of April. There are a load of new ranges hitting our shores from the winter CHA trade shows back in Feb, I love so many, but because I have boys my faves are more limited..... luckily!
So what have I found? Well along with loads of tape and tags in their paper ranges, I have found that 3 colours keep appearing, greys, blues and yellow! These colours create such a fresh summery feel and would be great for all those beachy holiday snaps, now that the weather is getting so much cooler here (perfect for girl cave pursuits ie scrapbooking) we need something to bring cheer!!! (yes I really do not like winter!). So enough gabbing this is what I created using some of the new ranges as well as a sprinkling of the old scraps on hand:
 The papers are a mixed bunch from Studio Calico, Lilybee, Kaiser and My Minds Eye.

 The chipboard Title alpha, spinners and corner thingy are all from ScrapFX. I painted then while wet sprinkled with embossing powder called weathered wood (now this is very old stuff from when I used to emboss everything that did not run away) it gave the chippies a worn sandy look. Then I sprayed with the mists letting it "pool".

Still have been unable to kick the strips of paper habit and the "confetti" look!

So there you have it a colour scheme to brighten up that winter chill!
Stay happy everyone, sorry I have not been around so much lately I promise to rectify that in the future!


Sunday, 15 April 2012

another BOY kit share..

hi everyone, just popping in to share another layout created with the February BOY kit... I've featured the cool chevron pattern but cutting out a couple of strips from the AC Amy Tangerine 'here and there' paper and also misting through a herringbone Crafter's Workshop template for the background..

I have lots of kit left, so hoping to share another layout before creating with the March kit!
happy scrapping :)
Gina x

Sunday, 8 April 2012

featured this week..

is this fabulous layout by Elise McKay...

what a gorgeous mixture of brights, clustering and texture!..not to mention the cutest pic!
thanks for sharing in the Boxx gallery Elise :)


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Journal 101 - Tip #5

Hi Everyone!!  I just wanted to share another really quick tip to help express yourself when journaling on your layouts.  Today it is all about the music.  Or rather the lyrics that you often find yourself singing along to. 

I like to find inspiration in everything and it is not a new idea to use songs as a starting point.  In fact there are even challenge sites that this whole premise revolves around.  :)

Recently I took my daughter to her very first concert.  And it was amazing.  Both Tahlia and myself really enjoyed the production that Taylor Swift performs.  I also thought the lyrics to one of her songs was too beautiful not to use.  The words express exactly how I felt about my little girl growing up.


So the next time you are struggling to find the right words, maybe you could look to the music and find your inspiration.

Thanks for visiting...x

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Saturday, 31 March 2012

March Sketch Winner

And the winner is......


Congratulations Cheryl on this fantastic page...

Fantastic colour combination, adorable birds and cage.... and of course the sketch design is just awesome.  Thanks to Stacey for providing the sketch for March.

Cheers for now,


April Sketch Challenge

Ready for some April sketchiness?

A bit of a quirky one this month, so let your creative juices loose and give it a red hot go! :)

This is my sketch:

And here is my inspo:

Just look at what Featured Member Jo did....

.... pretty 'wow' right?

Don't let the angular nature of the sketch scare you off. Interpret it however you like. Can't wait to see what you make of it! :)))

Make sure you upload your layout into the sketch thread in The Boxx Forum by midnight on Monday 30th April for the chance to have your layout featured in the main gallery for the entire month of May.

Cheers for now,