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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

APRIL CHALLENGE - Leanne Stamatellos

It's my turn to set a challenge this month and I've been thinking hard about what to suggest.
I received an invitation to a wedding yesterday and for those of you who visit my blog would know that I have been taking some photos recently of a couple of weddings ... so my head was filled with wedding ideas.

So this month's challenge is to create a layout using the following things on it ....

Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed and
Something blue!

I don't mind what size you scrap, or what style you scrap in, or even what subject you choose to scrap about, but your layout needs to be emailed to Tanya before 30 April 2009 to be elligible for a Prize.


Include your name, email address and the 4 products you chose to use that fit the categories above. And be sure to write APRIL CHALLENGE in the title. Tanya will upload the layouts with your name under the Challenge Set.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with - have fun!


By..... Susan Cashin
  • Something old - fibres
  • Something new - Star vellum
  • Something borrowed - the wheels off my boys broken toy cars
  • Something blue - Blue CS and stars.

By........ Gayatri Murali
  • Something old--- the photo itself is about 4 years old.
  • Something New-- is the clock I bought from your store
  • Some thing borrowed--Its a borrowed sketch.
  • Something Blue_- there is a blue flower and blue inked around the title.


By........ Alison Callcott
  • Something old – string from kitchen junk drawer and 2005 Junkitz patterned paper
  • Something new – Hambly screen print I just received from your shop last week
  • Something borrowed – Geoff’s photos s and concept, title and sub-titles from the movie “The Castle”
  • Something blue – blue sky in the photos, alphas are blue, and journaling has been done with a Navy Zig Writer

By.... Ramintessah Aihara
  • Something old- the picture was old-taken last year
  • Something new-New pps
  • Something borrowed- the sketch is borowed from Ed Sketch
  • Something blue- the pic has a shade of blue as well as one of my pp.
By .....Lucy Woodham

  • Something old - PP scraps left over from about 2 yrs ago.
  • Something new - New Thickers (from scrapNcraftwithT)
  • Something borrowed - Leannes Clean minimal style.
  • Something blue - the PP and/or the photo.



Monday, March 30, 2009

Step by Step Class by Shirley Tait

Products used:


1. Using Lace Hearts pattern paper cut out desire background shape. I used a piece of precut cardstock to trace the shape and then cut the pattern paper by hand.

2. Again taking the Lace Hearts pattern paper measure down approx 7 cm from the top and bottom and measure in approx 3 cms from the right and left hand side. Draw your lines in to make a rectangular shape. Then cut this shape from the paper.

3. Take your St Valentines pattern paper and cut a piece to measure 25.5 cm long x 17 cm wide.

4. Stick this St Valentines pattern paper on the Lace Hearts paper approx 4 cm from the top of the page. This piece of pattern paper will cover the rectangular hole left in your Lace Hearts pattern paper.

5. Using the piece of Lace Hearts pattern paper that you cut out earlier trim down to measure 21 cm long x 13 cm wide.

6. Mount this onto the navy cs leaving a small border before sticking onto your page approx 2 cm from the top of the St Valentines rectangle.

7. Trim selected photo's to suit your lo. I have used three photo's two measuring 6 cm wide x 13 cm long and one measuring 4.5 cm wide x 13 cm long.

8. Mount your photo's onto a piece of the left over navy cs and trim to leave a small border.

9. Nearly done now... stick the photo's onto your page approx 2 cms from the bottom of the page and 4 cms in from the right handside of the page.

10. Taking your journalling spot place it above the mounted photo's roughly in the centre of them.

11. Place your corner bling floral flourish to the top left hand side of the photo's using the lo as a guide or as desired. Place the smaller flourish on the bottom right hand corner of the photo's.

12. Take you petallo flower and stick down over the top right hand corner of the photo's using lo as guide.

13. Cut a small piece of leftover St Valentines pp into a small heart shape using the chipboard heart as a template. Gluepattern paper onto chippie heart and affix to the centre of the petalloo flower.

14. Adhere kaiser pink pearls to every second petal near the tip.

15. Apply kindy glitz as desired to the petals & to chippie heart for added sparkle.

16. Choose a title to suit your lo. I have used one from Colorbox's Chipboard Shape Stax. Attach to the journalling spot in desired position.

17. Finally apply dimensional magic to the chippie title for added emphasis. Journal if desired.

Thank you shirley for a beautiful layout!....

My weekend Layouts......


This was a fun challenge to do for A2Z scraplets...

products included are.........
  • Prismatic majenta pink cardstock
  • Other cardstocks - lime, yellow, blue
  • Dairingly Different embellishments
  • Urban Lilly round shapes
  • Kaisercraft round bling
  • Kaisercraft white paint
  • Amazing Creations heart stamp
  • Stazon
  • Acetate
  • Heidi Swapp alpha chipboard
  • Prima Bling centres
  • Kaisercraft flowers
  • Kaisercraft rhinestones
  • Prima Flowers
  • Scrapbooking N Bits flowers
  • Black zig writter

Family is a puzzle.....

This layout was created for the scrapchat cybercrop! was so much fun but wow did i get the paint everywhere!...lol

Products used...

  • Cardstock
  • Daisy Bucket paper
  • Kaisercraft white paint
  • small daisy EK punch
  • Kaisercraft rhinestones
  • Heidi swapp chip alphas
  • Apple blossom (light pink) dauber
  • Ribbon
  • Kaisercraft heart bling shape
  • Prima flowers
thanks for looking

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Weekend Scrapping from me!....

This weekend is the 3rd week of Scrapchats month long cybercrop!

We had a fantastic class last night with Leanne Stamatello I would like to thank you leanne for all your hard work and everyone that purchased kits and particpated, their was LOTS AND LOTS of prizes the girls won and was sooo much fun!

It was Tracey Thornes turn for the challenge this weekend at scrapchat and here are my layouts and cards I competed for the challenge...... (btw - i had paint everywhere...lol)


NANA'S TREAT.........




This layout was surpose to be another sketch challenge but for some reason looks nothing like the sketch orignally was like and So I decided to just scrap for me instead..... felt great!.... haven't done this for so long i can' remember when the last time I had...lol

OUR LOVE...for each other

love to hear what you think
luv tanXx

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Third Thursday Techniques & Ideas

Every Third Thursday of the month we would like to bring you some ideas, techniques from myself and our design team...

This month we wanted to concentrate on some ideas that add finishing touches to your projects....

How often do we hear how do I go to the next level? how do I finish off my projects? Love to know some finishing touches to my project to give it the 'WOW' factor? etc


here are a few from myself and my design team, but their are lots and lots more!;


"As most of you know, I love paint and doodling. If i think my layout needs something a little extra I'll use paint to accentuate the doodled boarder. It can really finish off a layout and give it that "WOW" factor!!"

By Design Team Member........ Michelle Jamieson


"If you're trying to acheive a really precise and sharp piece of simple scrapbooking, I find that by using a cutting board with grid lines all over it, Then I can use my ruler to line up paper and embellishments much easier - everything looks accurate that way"
By Design Team Member.... Leanne Stamatellos

  • I love to place embellishments last on a layout and group them together as much as possible.
  • Try and not embellish the top right corner to draw attention away from my photos
  • We all have favourite embellishments and mine would be acetate for you can stamp on it and tuck it behind or to the side of a cluster of buttons, chip shapes, flowers.
  • Flowers are fun to decorate and add different centres using chip shapes, bling, buttons, acetate and more!
  • Outlining your alphas using a gel pen can help your letters stand out more
  • Sanding your edges of your photos can help with saving money on matting your photos but also give a lovely finished look to your photos.
  • Create fun titles; they don't have to be loud or large. They can be in many forms like part of a saying, verse, song etc.
  • Using staples, brads, buttons, embellishments on your layouts by adding one at the top and 2 at the bottom
  • Working in a zig zag manner can create a wonderful look the eye loves.
  • Don't be afraid to use up your different chip alphas on your layouts, it not only uses them up but creates a fun look.
By..... Tanyah Payne


"I like to finish off some of my pages by adding a little rough edge sewing with my sewing machine to the photographs. I make up my page and if I feel it needs a little something else I pick a colour cotton and then sew back and forth on the edge of the photo"

By Design Team Member.... Tracey Thorne



Shaz, ........................with the small ric rac on the layout! I have used 3mm double sided tape and then layed it down in the shape required and then placed the ric rac on top. I found glue is way too messy for this sort of thing! hope this helps. xoxo

We hope you have found these ideas helpful!....
we would love to hear from you!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bens Birthday!

This week my baby turned 8, wow where has the years gone I can't beleive it has gone so fast!.......

All he wanted was a motecontrol car and so his wish was granted along with a lovely jacket from Aunty Jodie and Uncle Simon, Bella and Max. Nanna and Grandpa came over along with 2 friends to help celebrate.

Ben so much wanted a cross bones cake which he loved helping me make!

click on the image to make it bigger

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Tanyah's weekend scrapping!

It has been a while since i have scrapped and finially feel well enough to do so! yay!...

This weekend is the start of scrapchats cybercrop and Fig did an amazing sketch for the first challenge....

This is what i came up with...

I used

I also decided to do my sketch challenge only i didn't put any felt on my layout!.... was certainly a challenge but i had fun and hope you all have fun doing it too!...

This is what I came up with...
WET 'n' DIRTY...

What I used;

Here is the easy sketch challenge for this month i did this weekend!.....


Thanks heaps for looking...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

FREE CLASS with step by step instuctions - Layout & Card by Shirlley Tait

This month Shirley Tait is one of our Guest Design Team Members For MARCH.

Shirley has put together for you an amazing layouts/cards and hope you enjoy.


  • Green Cardstock
  • Pale Pink Cardstock
  • Flowers
  • making Memories Worthy Sprial Pink Circlular Journalling Sop
  • Luxe Designs Paisley Rubons
  • Kaisercraft Bling
  • Stazon Ink
  • Tim Holtz Ink - Walnut Stain
  • Kindy glitz
  1. Cut green cardstock to 12 x 6.5"
  2. Ink edges ewith walnut stain distress ink
  3. Cut polka dot pattern paper measure 6.5" x 2"
  4. Cut pink cardstock to measure 6.5" x 1"
  5. Cut paper frills to measure 6.5" and trim to suit size wise. I have cut both in half for this card
  6. Attach pink cardstock to bottom of card approx 1 cm in.
  7. Position pink journal circle to top of card leaving about .5cm from to pof ocard.
  8. Place pink/black polka dot pattern paper on card approx 2.5cm from bottom of card
  9. Attach cupcake frills to bottom of pattern paper and across top of pattern paper as desired or following card as a guide
  10. Position butterfly as desired on card without attaching. When desired location is acquired position rub ons an dafix to card
  11. Attach butterfly
  12. Ink "lets Party" stamp and stamp out onto card as desired (or using the card as a guide!)
  13. Stick on three flowers to bottom right hand corner of card
  14. Using kindy glitz bling flowers as desired and i have also blinged up the rubons too
  15. Lastly add black kaiser bling to centre of flower and a desired to cupcake frills on top of pattern paper.
ENJOY! xoxo

  • Basic Grey Urban Prairie Bountiful
  • White cardstock
  • Versa Colour ink (orchid)
  • Assorted ribbon and flowers
  • Queen & Co felt
  • Paper frills
  • Making Memories brads
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
  • Rub ons
  • Imaginise bling blossoms
  • Baltik Flowers
  • Kaisercraft floral Bling
  • Kaisercraft Rhinestones
  • buttons
  • Kaiser Rubons


  1. Take white cardstock and scallop three sides leaving aoverall size approx 27x27cm.
  2. Ink edges with Dark Pink ink pad
  3. TAke Basic Grey Bountiful pattern paper and measure down 3.5cm from the top and 3.5cm from the bottom. Measure in 6cm fromthe left hand side and 2.5cm from the right hand side. Cut out this section of paper which will measure roughly 21.5cm x 23.5cm.
  4. Attach cardstock to patterned paper approx 1cm from right hand side of paper
  5. Position photo on the Right hand edge of pattern paper approx 9cm from top of page
  6. Cut the following strips of paper ... all 19.5cm in length. This may need to be adjected to suit the size of your photo
  • 2 pieces of Bountiful 1cm wide from leftover pattern paper
  • 1 bracket shape using Bountiful approx 2cm wide (1 used a chipboard bracket to trace mine out)
  • 3strips of ribbon to suit lo or photo
  • 1 piece of cupcake paper frills - small circles
  • Fozz felt approx 14cm long (you may need to adjust this measurement to suit photo too!)
  1. Ink edges of cut strips of pattern paper and Tim holtz distress Ink and outer edge of layout too.
  2. Attach strips of pattern paper, fill, and ribbon to top and bottom of photo and bracket to left hand side of photo
  3. Add rub on zig zag rub on to bottom of page.
  4. Add felt to the right hand side of phtot
  5. Attach large blue bling flower on top left hand corner of photo. leayering with smaller pink flower and lastly baltik flower.
  6. Place 6 x 1.5cm flowers randomly over the felt.
  7. choose 12 small assorted colour buttons and 11 small assorted colour flowers to place around scallop edges. Attach in an alternating pattern as per layout or as desired
  8. Place rub ons at random on bottom left hand corner and top left hand corner of layout
  9. Place pink floral bling over rubon on top left hand corner
  10. Following layout as example place baltic flowers and small flowers in bottom left hand corner of layout
  11. Add rub on words to suit as per layout
  12. Place love heart bling on assorted flowers as desired or following layout as guide
  13. Lastly bling as desired or again following layout as guide.
ENJOY xoxo

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A gorgeous kit and an online Cyber Crop with Leanne Stamatellos

Scrap Chat is having a huge Cyber Crop month this March
and Leanne Stamatellos has designed a fantastic kit to inspire you
as well as guide you through it step by step ‘live’ in an online Cyber Crop class at Scrap Chat.

The layout, as featured below in our sneak peaks,
is true ‘simple style’ and can be used as a great basis for so many other layouts.

It can be created in A4 size (her favourite) or in 12x12. The journaling and title is easily customised to suit your photo.

Included in the kit will be everything you need to create the layout
for only $12.50 including the Cyber Crop class.
(postage $6)

¼ sheet x Basic Grey – patterned paper
¼ sheet x Basic Grey – patterned paper
1 x Orange cardstock 12x12 sheet
¼ sheet x Aqua cardstock
¼ sheet x Cream cardstock
1 x black cardstock scallop strip
1 x medium sized flower
1 x Bella jumbo brad
1 packet x Carolees Creations alphas – black
1 packet x Kaisercraft rubons – new release
6x4 piece x Jak adhesive paper
6x4 piece x Hambly acetate

All you need to supply is
computer or you can hand journal
one photo – printed 3x4 inches – preferably black and white unless
you have one that co-ordinates with the papers

The class will be held towards the end of March – date to be confirmed
– possibly Saturday 21 March or Thursday 26 March.
Kits are limited and can only be posted until the week before the Cyber Crop.
So, now is the time to leave your name and express your interest.

March 09 Scrap N Craft with T Challenge........

Every Month we are providing you all with a challenge. We will try and have challenges up at the beginning of the month and on the last day of the month we will email and post who has won.

We will have in the future some challenges set by our tallented Design Team. This month is set by me (tanyah Payne).

This month we are offering an easy and a hard sketch challenge designed by Tanyah Payne.

We will have 2 draws one for each sketch challenge. Every one that enters each challenge will go into the draw to win $20 voucher from Scrap N Craft with T.

Please email me at admin@scrapncraftwitht or cardartbytanya@yahoo.com.au and I will upload your images on this blog as you send them to me.

Other requirements are....
1. Must use 3 photos of any size
2. Must use some felt on your layout

good luck!....

Here is the first entry from Jodee Lockman

Susan Cashin

Lucy Woodham

Other requirements are....
1. Must use 4 photos of any size
2. Must use some felt on your layout
3. Must hole punch some shapes on yourlayout.

good luck!....

Susan Cashin

have fun everyone!

luv tanXx