Thursday, 4 August 2011

August Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Due to unfortunate circumcises I am having to post this challenge early, this will be the last challenge for a little while until I can resolve some technical problems my end. I want to thank the DT for all their hard work this term, they have done a fantastic job.

So here is the last challenge for a while, create a lay-out using this sketch:-

Here are the fantastic examples from the DT:-

Azura Alyssa


Thank you so much to everyone who played along this term, and I hope to see you back here soon.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Meet our July Guest Designer - Mazlina

Meet our July Guest Designer - Mazlina:-

I am Mazlina Md Yusoff, currently living in Melbourne, Australia. I started scrapbooking since 2009, and was hooked since! It is really a great hobby to splurge in. It can be pricey sometimes (most of the time) but the outcomes are just priceless. I love how I can cherished the memories and turn it into something beautiful. My DH, DS & DD are my inspiration. I love to play with colorful papers, especially bright ones and love all things nice like flowers, butterflies and bling- bling. Thank you Butterfly Crafts for having me as your Guest Designer for July :)

Visit Mazlina's blog here -

You can see Mazlina's GD layout in our July Challenge post.

July Challenge

This months challenge is to create a layout using this advert as inspiration:-

Here are the design teams layouts for inspiration:-





Azura Alyssa


Guest Designer - Mazlina

We can't wait to see your creations.....

Monday, 27 June 2011

Meet our June Guest Designer - Mia

Please welcome our June Guest Designer Mia:-

I am Mia Montalvan-Castrillo from the Philippines. I have been married for 11 years to my college sweetheart and have 4 princesses ages 9, 7, 3 and 8 months. I am the manager of our family household and a contributing writer to a local newspaper in our city. In between cooking, writing, taking my girls to school and generally taking care of our household, I scrap. And I'm pretty addicted to it. :-)

I started fixing my pictures when I was in high school but got really serious into it in 2004 after the birth of my 2nd daughter. I lean towards clean and simple scrapping with strong journaling. I scrap as a way of communicating to my loved ones. Nothing is more fulfilling than a hug and an appreciated word from a loved one who has just read my layout's journaling. Scrapping is my form of relaxation after a busy day. I love the creative process --- choosing papers, looking for the right embellishments, thinking of my journaling. I am SOO addicted that I think of journaling and layouts in the shower, while breastfeeding, before sleeping, while changing diapers, while cooking, and in almost every spare time I have. I scrapbook because it is how I am able to express my love for my husband and children. I scrapbook because I am a storyteller and I love telling the stories of my children.

You can find me at

Thank you so much Mia, it's a pleasure to have you design for us this month.

May Winner

Our May winner is:-


Mazlina please e-mail me at so I can give you your guest designer assignment.

Thanks so much

June Challenge

Hi Everyone, so sorry this is late.

Here is this months challenge, create a layout using this sketch

To play along please either leave us a link to your layout in the comments or e-mail a photo to by 14th July. We will then pick a favourite layout and that person will be asked to be our guest designer for August.
Here are the design teams examples for inspiration:-



Azura Alyssa






Guest Designer - Mia

We look forward to seeing your creations......

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Photo Canvas

I have been looking to buy a photo canvas for so long, so after re-decorating my bedroom I thought I would treat myself.

After looking around I found a fantastic site called ‘Bags of Love’ they specialise in personalised gifts everything from personalised cards to photo canvas to floor cushions.

So I placed my order on a Friday night at 5pm and had my canvas in my hand by 8am Tuesday. I quickly ripped open the parcel and was over the moon with the canvas. It is so gorgeous, the colours are so bright and the image so clear. Here it is:-

It now has pride of place on my bedroom wall, so I would highly recommend ‘bags of love’ to everyone.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Our May Challenge....

This month we would like you to create a layout using this advert for inspiration:-

To play along please either leave us a link to your layout in the comments or e-mail a photo to by 14th June. We will then pick a favourite layout and that person will be asked to be our guest designer for July.

Here are the design teams examples for inspiration:-






Azura Alyssa

Our Guest Designer - Leonie

We look forward to seeing your creations......

Meet Our May Guest Designer Leonie....

Hi, i’m Leonie Neal-Dawson and I live in Geelong, Australia. Along with my Husband, Greg and our 4 children, Will (10), Andrew (8), Hamish (8), and Maggie (6).

Weekdays I’m a SAHM and weekends I work night shift at the local hospital.

I started Scrapbooking when I was pregnant with the twins in 2003 . And truly I love everything about this craft, preserving our family’s memories, the creative outlet for me, meeting fabulous like minded people and in the past year or so I’ve discovered the online world of scrapping , blog challenges, forums etc. I think just about every day will find me doing something scrap related, if it’s not actually scrapping then it’s being online, taking or editing photo’s or all of the above. J

I’m not sure that I have any particular style, I like to try different techniques and generally I like to use mist, paint and masks on my Layouts. Well at the moment anyway! I tend to often also add some doodling or inking/distressing to the edges of photo’s or paper on my layouts.

Anyway here is my sample using the gorgeous picture as inspiration. I was inspired by the pink, yellow and black in the picture and I also tried to mimick the shape of the girls head piece with the masked hearts. And the flowers I made using this online tutorial

Thanks for having me as guest Designer.

Here’s my blog address I love having visitors so feel free-

Leonie Neal-Dawson.

You can see Leonie's guest design layout later today......

Our April Winner....

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much to all the Ladies that took part this month, I put all the names into a hat and the winners is:-


Mia please e-mail me at so I can give you your guest designer assignment.

Thanks again and look out for our next challenge posted later today.....

Monday, 9 May 2011

April entries....

Here are our entries so far for April.....




Blossom Inch




Thank you so much Ladies, your layouts are gorgeous. If you want to enter you still have time, send your layouts to us by 14th May.....