Sunday, 30 December 2012

Scrapbook Savvy December DT Reveal

This month over at Scrapbook Savvy I was very fortunate to receive the now SOLD OUT We're Savvy kit.
It was a neutral kit with a mixture of papers from Studio Calico, October Afternoon and Basic Grey. They were well co-ordinated which made it fun and easy to put pages together.

Here is what I did:

Just being goofy


Working the camera


2 very happy girls


Happy 11th Birthday


That's all for today and probably for the year. It has been a fabulous year, creatively and personally, but as always, I am looking forward to 2013. Thank you to all of my visitors over the year and best wishes to all for the New Year.

Monday, 24 December 2012

WOW December Challenge

We have a fabulous colour challenge this month over on the WOW Blog

Create a layout, card or off-the-page project using this fabulous colour scheme. The challenge...include a colour of your choice, and a piece of WOW!

The DT girls choose a variety of different colours for their 'one colour of choice' and you can see plenty of WOW chipboard, check out their pages here

I choose to use orange with Black, Teal and Kraft as it went so perfectly with the gorgeous photo of my niece.

I have used the small Halloween Arched Fence


and the Loopy Circle Frame


Little Miss 2


Savvy December Cybercrop

We started our Cybercrop on Friday night over at Scrapbook Savvy Forum and the really awesome part is you have until Midnight Monday 31st December to play along and upload your pages to the Gallery

There are four easy and inspiring challenge to complete:

Sar's Colour Challenge

Tara's Recipe Challenge

*a black and white photo
*handwritten journaling and/or doodling
along with anything else you like!

Sara's 'Everyday Moment' Challenge

and then there is mine,

Kerryn's Sketch Challenge


Is This Right?


Hopefully you can find some time over the next few days to get your scrap on and remember our monthly Big Savvy Sketch Challenge with a Twist with an awesome prize of a $40 Savvy Voucher is also due by December 31st.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Join the Savvy Cybercrop for your FREE KIT!!

Are you so caught up in the xmas festivities that your layout count for December is suffering?!  

If so, join us in the Scrapbook Savvy forum at 8pm TONIGHT for the reveal of our four Design Team Challenges to get you scrapping...and with an extended deadline of midnight 31 December 2012 you will have plenty of time over the xmas break to join in.

You can also join us on our Facebook Event here.

We will be releasing our December We're Savvy Kit tonight, with very limited numbers once again after our subscriber kits have been sent out.  Stay tuned for pics of the kit after release.

As my Christmas present to my Savvy customers - ANYONE that gets ALL FOUR CHALLENGES done and uploaded to the Scrapbook Savvy Gallery before the deadline will receive with their next order a FREE MINI SAVVY KIT
*You must have all your layouts done in time, uploaded to the gallery, and then place an order through the store for over $25 and leave a comment asking for your FREE MINI KIT*

See you tonight!

Special New Release @ WOW

Have you seen it yet?

It is Brilliant!!!

WORDS OR WHATEVER have created an awesome MDF box to carry 12x12 papers or of course your stash of AltaMATZ with a storage tray on top to hold some of your tools, your collection of mist or maybe some of you favourite embellies.

The box comes with easy to follow instructions, it can be painted first and then assembled or you can do what I did, stick it all together and then paint or cover it.

I have used some an old book pages that were torn into smaller pieces and applied to the box using 'Sparkle' Mod Podge. Once the box was dry, I have inked all of the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink and painted the bigger edges with black paint. I have used ribbon, lace and string to decorate the top part of the box and then made a feature on the front of the box.

It is now filled with my complete collection of masks and the top tray holds some of my favourite mists/paints. Think I might add a few inks as well!
It is fantastic to have them all together.




Check out the WOW blog to see what the other DT members have done.

The BOX will be listed on the website shortly, stay tuned.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

WOW December New Releases

This week over on the WOW blog it is "New Release" week and the design team have posted some gorgeous examples that showcase some of those new pieces.

My first page is about a fun family night spent at the Adelaide Showgrounds watching the Monster Trucks, which Harrison thoroughly enjoyed. It was created using 2 of the newly released AltaMATZ's.

The background was created using the 12x12 Checkerplate 1 AltaMATZ. 
Originally, I was using it to stencil a sheet of kraft cardstock with black and brown mists. 
When I removed the AltaMATZ from the cardstock, I realized there was an excess of mist sitting on there, so rather than waste it, I grabbed another sheet of cardstock and stamped the AltaMATZ down. 
Once it was dry, I found myself loving that effect and decided to use it and keep the other cardstock for another day. 

The 6x6 Bamboo AltaMATZ was sprayed using green mist onto kraft cardstock. 
It was then cut out to be used as grass for my page.


I have also used Cog Corners and Detailed Cogs to embellish the page.
These chipboard pieces have been covered using Walnut Ink Crystals. I have dried them using a heat gun and then coloured them with layers of metallic inks.



Monster Trucks 2012


My next page features a gorgeous photo of my son taken at a look-out in Brisbane. 
I can't believe how grown up he looks here.

The newly released chipboard piece showcased here is the awesome Cog Heart.
I have used bronze, black, silver and gold embossing powders and a heat gun to create the finished look.
The Lowercase Classic Alphabet used for the title has been inked and then outlined with a gel pen.


You hold the key to my heart


My final page was created for a bit of Halloween fun and it captures highlights of our night out.
I've used custom cut ebony chipboard pieces, Skulls 2 and Bats
They have been rubbed with different colours of Metallic Rub to give them some highlights and then coated with Glossy Accents



Trick or Treat


Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you have been inspired.

Friday, 14 December 2012

30%off Sale @ Scrapbook Savvy


No exclusions, EVERYTHING on sale including kits and already reduced items in our clearance section.

No coupons or vouchers during sale period. No free post.

Ends midnight Thursday 20 December.

Stock up now on all the essentials like adhesive & cardstock...

Or check out the newer stock including.....
Local girl don't forget you get FREE DELIVERY on all orders over $25!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Savvy December BIG Sketch Challenge

It was my turn this month, to host the Scrapbook Savvy BIG sketch with a twist over on the forum.

Remember we now only have the ONE monthly challenge.

A DT member choses a member's page from the gallery and then creates a sketch based on that page. 

It is pretty simple and to make it exciting, it has a MASSIVE $40 store voucher with free post as the prize! 
Who wouldn't want to have a go?

As soon as I spotted this page in the gallery, I had it ear-marked for my sketch. 

I just had to keep my fingers crossed that it wasn't picked as last month's sketch or removed for publication.  

So thanks to this awesome page created by Monique aka Niq16, I have created a sketch for you to use for December.

Enjoying The Good Life


My Sketch


Monique, I had so much fun creating this page. Thank you for your amazing inspiration, I hope I have done your page some justice.

Spooks are out tonight


Tara, Sar and Sara will add their samples to the forum between now and December 15th, so don't forget to check back in to see them all!

Entries for this challenge are to be uploaded into the correct gallery folder by midnight December 31st to be in the running to win the $40 voucher! 

Please create your layout specifically for this challenge, and this challenge only!

Thanks for visiting my blog

Monday, 26 November 2012

WOW November Challenge

The challenge for this month over at WOW blog is pretty simple and it's getting us all into the Christmas spirit.
Using WOW chipboard, make a Christmas card! Yep that's it, super easy :)

Remember to head over to the blog to see the awesome samples the design team have put together

I managed to create 3 cards to share with you.

Wishing you Christmas cheer




Have yourself a merry little Christmas



Merry Christmas



Once you have made your card either post your card on our Facebook page here or email your photo to

Remember, there are two winners every month!  One chosen by our Design Team and the other winner is a random draw.
Entries must be received by midnight on the 16th December 2012. 

Looking forward to seeing your cards.

November Cybercrop @ Savvy

So much for coming back on Saturday and posting it. Think I got a little side-tracked with some scrapping.

We have been cyber-cropping over at Scrapbook Savvy this weekend and although the weekend is over, you still have until Midnight Thursday 29th November to get your pages into the gallery.

Sara also did a Blind Scrap on Saturday which you can do. It produces a gorgeous page, why not give that a go?

The Design Team challenges are simple, yet inspiring. Check them out and have some fun,

Tara's Colour Challenge
Sar's Class Challenge
Sara Colour Challenge

My 54321 Challenge

5 - At least 5 photos
4 - minimum patterned papers
3 - Different types of embellishments (I've used chipboard, stickers and string)
2 - 2 Word Title
1 - Cardstock

Christmas Time


A gorgeous Christmas kit has also been released over the weekend, it is jam packed full of products. Check it out in-store here

November Christmas Sampler Savvy Kit - Click Image to Close

Happy scrapping and thanks for dropping in.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Round Up of my week over at WOW


Very long post, maybe grab a cuppa :)

Wednesday - It's Bumblebee

Sharing something bright and colourful.
I decided to scrap an older photo of my son, one of many photos that captures his love for Transformers.

I have used some cogs from the Detailed Cog Set.
They have been inked with different colours to co-ordinate with the papers and photos and layered using foam tape on the page for some dimension.


I love the Cogs, they are the perfect addition to any boy page


Thursday - Simply because you are my Son

I have a little tutorial to share, it involves Metallic Rub On Paste, some WOW chipboard and getting your hands dirty. I adore this stuff, it works beautifully with naked chipboard and is so easy to use.

Chipboard pieces are the 'Simply because you are my Son' title C1212 and a Tia Flourish C1474, 


First step was to cover the chipboard pieces with Pinecone Ink as a base colour.


Next step, I put some aqua-green metallic rub on my finger and rubbed it over the chipboard, making sure to cover it well.


Now to have some fun! Just sing your finger select different colours of the rub and add highlights randomly to the chipboard. Choose colours that will work well with your papers.
I've used red, bronze, gold and green.


Once I was happy with the effect on the chipboard, I applied some Chrystallina Kindy Glitz to the word 'Son' to make it stand out and left things to dry. The final layer is Glossy Accents, I love that it allowed the metallic rub to really shine.




You can also spot a zig zag Sewing Stitch border across the top of the page

I love the finished page, one of my favourites right now.


Friday - Tree of Love

These pages were originally created for my October DT work over at Scrapbook Savvy butI wanted to share them again to highlight the WOW chipboard I had featured on each page.

The first page features my creation that I have aptly name my Tree of Love.
It started with the Curly Tree C1077, Mini Birdhouse C1392 and the Mini Heart Pack WOW1595.

The tree was simply covered using VersaColor Pigment Ink in pinecone and stuck straight down on the page. I covered the Mini Hearts using Brilliance Rocket Red Gold Ink. I love the shimmer in these inks and the gold highlights this particular colour has. The hearts where also given a coat of Glossy Accents. I really should have shares with this stuff. The Mini Birdhouse was swiped with Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue and then backed with patterned paper. I used a small punch and patterned paper for the leaves. I have layered some of the chipboard pieces with foam tape to give the tree some dimension.


And here are the 2 most special guys in my life.

Pageant Watching


My second page showcases a custom piece of WOW Chipboard created for this year's Savvy Delights Retreat. It's great that we can scrap a group photo each year and have the title on hand from WOW.

I did use some ink here on the bigger parts but also used metallic pens and textas to colour the smaller parts of the chipboard, it made the decorating side of things so much easier, especially for the more intricate parts.
Of course, this chipboard was begging to be coated with Glossy Accents :)


Absolutely love the black & white photo this year!! Great bunch of girls.


Saturday - No. 1 Defender

My final page for the week and I've gone a little sporty using the WOW Soccer Boy and Soccer Ball pack.

The Soccer Boy was originally covered with Cream Brown ink to colour the skin, then I have used a black and metallic blue pen to cover the rest of him.


The Soccer Balls are two pieces that go together for some dimension, The bottom layer was inked white and top layer inked in black. They were stuck together and then coated with Glossy Accents.


I have also included the Love Birds singing on a branch chipboard for an outdoorsie feel to the page. This pieces was covered with Pinecone ink, metallic blue pen and green smooch.


Very happy with the final result, even my son thought it was cool.


So there you have it!
I hope you survived until the end of this post, I didn't realize there was still so much to share.

I will be back later today to share my November Cybercrop Challenge and page for Scrapbook Savvy this weekend.

Thank you for visiting  my blog.