Wednesday, 29 February 2012

March Sketch Chellenge

Eeek!  March already!  I can't believe it.....

Well, we were lucky enough to have a sketch from our new Featured Member for March, the lovely Stacey71.  I think you'll agree this is a really awesome sketch that I can see filling the Boxx gallery with lots of loveliness!

Here is Staceys' sketch:

And her gorgeous layout:

You have until midnight on Saturday 31st March to get your entries in and the winning entry will be featured in the main Boxx gallery for the month of April.

Happy scrapping ladies!


February Sketch Winner

Congratulations Miranda!! 

This was Miranda's fantastic winning entry this month.  I just love the rolls and splashes of paint.  So fabulous and inspiring.

Next sketch challenge.... coming right up!  :)


Sunday, 26 February 2012

Journaling 101 - tip#4

Hello Friends!  Welcome to another quick and easy tip for creating more journaling on your pages...

This month it is all about taking notes and listing them, in point version, on your layout.  What could be easier than that?!

February is the month of "love"! And I wanted to share a few things I adore about my children.  Of course I couldn't add everything!  That would be impossible!  hahaha.. But I condensed my list down to four simple and meaningful points.

"everyday love"

So, the next time you are stuck for writing the right words, just scale back and list the things you love the most in point form.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Friday, 24 February 2012

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

What's Hot for February?

Back again with a quick post for the month that was FEBRUARY!!!! Yes it is almost done and dusted is this year flying by or what?

Ok back to the job at hand, Feb is of coarse the month of Valentines day and we all know it is a day of Hearts... but out there in the crafting world I have noticed that hearts are so the thing right now, they can be so versatile, masculine as well as for the girlies.

So in honour of "The Heart" I got into my "heart groove" and produced some cards that can be used for anything really. I tried to keep them generic with no gender bias at all, so here are my efforts very simple and quick (that seems to be the priority for me right now).

 Hearts are so easy to cut out yourself no need to go to the expense of buying manufactured ones use your scrap PP's!!!!

For even hearts just fold your paper in half and cut, open it up and you have a perfect heart!

So quick and used my stash never ending as that is!

 For a cheap chipboard look why not just use any old cardboard... I used a backing board off a paper pad ( yes I don't throw anything out..... just in case) cut it out then stamped some script over the top. You could even cover the board with some tissue or PP, then cut for some dimension easy peasy!

I did cheat a bit for the heart above, I used an old punch I had from way back, called a brush stroke heart I think. It is ancient, as I used it to make my wedding invites about 18 years ago!!!! Wow!! That takes me back and makes me feel very...... mature!!!!

On that note, must go. Give THE OLD HEART A SHOT ladies would love to see what you can come up with!!

Hearts to y'all,


Thursday, 16 February 2012


Hi Chicks,

I just wanted to share with you a little technique using one of the Crafter's Workshop templates that are available in the BOXX shop.

Templates are so versatile - you can use texture paste on them, spray them, draw with them......and the list goes on.

For a layout that I just completed for the Boxx of Scraps I masking taped my template onto my cardstock to start with ( cause yeah, they can move ) - I then mixed texture paste and paint together and applied it to my template.

I then sprinkled glitter onto it while the texture paste was drying - I did give it a little turbo blast dry with the heat gun to quicken up the drying process.

Once it was dry I removed the template and dah dah dah - a sparkly tree........

This was how the layout turned out......

With the fabbo tree........

If you haven't given this a go yet then do it - I am pretty sure you will be proud of yourself and what you created......


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

January Boxx of Scraps

Welcome to the first Boxx of Scraps for 2012

I have created a few layouts with the kit for this month BUT I wanted to share with you all the first layout that I provided instructions to for the kit subscribers

If you are not a member of any of our monthly kit clubs I highly recommend you to have a look at joining one - they are great value and you will find that you are inspired every month by the versatile talent of the DT

Happy Scrapping

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Book of You kit layout...

Hi everyone, I'm taking over from the lovely Julie Winks to share my BOY creations with you...I just love the October Afternoon 'sidewalks' range in the latest kit! It reminds me of my own childhood and the adventures I would get up you may have guessed..the theme for this kit is 'childhood memories'.
For this layout I scrapped an photo of my dear sister and myself aged approx. 7 and 5, playing with an old pram in our grandmother's backyard..

I've used a mixture of handcut flowers from the OA 'hide and seek' paper, several pieces from the 'miscellany' pack (which is just brimming with cute bits and pieces) a few word and label stickers and a couple of small buttons from my stash to compliment the large OA ones..

I've used the large and small Authentique alphabet stickers for the title..

... and added a bit of stitching for texture, a few ink drops.. also a little piece from the Studio Calico (background paper) strip..

I'll be back again soon to share another layout using this fun kit.. thanks for stopping by!
Gina xox

Featured this week...

is this gorgeous layout titled Sweet Heart by Boxx member Helen Wallace...

The softness and in the colours, the texture and clustering of flowers are all so pretty, they compliment the sweet photo perfectly. CONGRATS Helen!

Gina x

Thursday, 2 February 2012

February Sketch Challenge

Time for another sketch ladies!!

Thanks so much for your fantastic participation in recent busy months, during times when we have all had so many extra jobs on our to-do list.  It is enormously appreciated!

This month, we are in for a double treat.  Just to spice things up a bit and keep things interesting, I have asked the lovely DT member, Michelle Logan to help us out with a sketch and layout.  As the Featured Member for this month, the gorgeous and fabulously talented Heather Jacob has provided us with her interpretation also....  so we are just bubbling over with inspo this month!  :)

So, without further ado....

The Sketch:
 Michelle's inspo:
 Heather's inspo:

Stunning right?

Now, with your mojo all stimulated and ready for action... off you go and create!  lol

You have until midnight on Wednesday 29th February to upload your layout to this thread.  The winning entry will be featured in the main gallery for the month of March!

As always, it's all about the fun of playing and participating, so don't forget to have fun.  :)


January Sketch Winner

Congratulations to Geli for being selected as this month's Sketch Challenge winner!

Geli's interpretation of the sketch was sensational...

I just loved the colours, the papers... and that zig zag stitching!

Head on over to the forum to check out our new sketch and upload your layouts... :)