Please excuse any untidiness while I makeover my blog among other projects and endeavours.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My exciting recent news :)

Hi everyone! Well I have some exciting news to share with you :) I have made it onto 3 new Design Teams for 2012 plus I will be appearing as a Guest Designer in June for a Company but you will just have to wait for that announcement! hehehe

First of all I made it onto the team for A2Z Scraplets!!!!! It is no secret that I simply adore Chipboard so I am going to have soooo much fun with my scraplet goodness!!!! I have already started creating some fabulous items that you will see very very soon! For now you should definately head over and checkout the December Sketch Challenge! It is absolutely fabulous :)

Here is the list of fabulous designers who are also on the team!

Next up I got on the Design Team for Cardabilities!!!! YAY I am very excited about this one as I do not make anywhere near enough cards so now I have more reason too! Be sure to checkout the current sketch!!

Here is the list of the fabulous designers who have also made the team :)

Anna Iwanowska - Poland - returning
Carina LindholmSweden
Amy Prior-Austrailia WOO HOO!!!!!!
Jolanda van Pareren Netherlands
Stephanie Lee-USA-returning
Jessica Pascarella-USA-returning
Sylvia Blum-Germany-returning

And the one that I have had to keep a secret for sooooo long now is................................

WOW! Embossing Powder has the most devine selection of Emboss Powder colours and some fabulous stamps to boot! Suzy West has an amazing Collection and they will be officially releasing this new branch of the company at CHA in January!!!! So excited! For now checkout some sneak peaks that Suzy has posted on Facebook 

I am busy busy making some fabulous creations for CHA with these gorgeous new products that I will reveal after CHA. 

Here is the list of fabulous designers on the team with me


*Tricia Wilson--lead

*Gina Lideros--lead

*Jen Deal--lead

*Angel Bartonico--lead

*Erin Payne--lead


1.Sesil Cratin, Utah
2. Ilene Tell, Delaware
3. Lara Scott, Utah
4. Amy Sotolongo, California
5. Diana McGraw, California
6. Jeannie DeGruccio, California
7. Jennifer Matott, New York
8. Anne Brown, Texas
9. Sherrie Suttles, Ohio
10. Linda Abadie, Virginia
11. Jamie Cripps, Michigan
12. Jenifer Cowles, idaho
13. Tanisha Long, New Jersey
14. Jan Hennings, Iowa
15. Patti Hamil, Georgia
16. Gini Williams Cagle, North Carolina
17. Tina McDonald, Canada
18. Donna O'Leary, New Zealand
19. Benedicte Raphalen, France
20. Amy Prior, Australia WOO HOO!!!! 
21. Irit Shalom, Israel
22. Jennifer Roach, Canada
23. Erika Taylor, Canada
24. Iris Uy, Philippines
25. Katarina Damm-Blomberg, Finland
26. Birgit Koopsen, Netherlands

Until next time! Happy Scrapping!!!! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

$50 Voucher Blog Giveaway!!!!

Yep that's right!!! The Scrapbooking Haven is giving away a $50 voucher to a lucky reader of this blog!!!! All you have to do to enter is simply become a follower of this blog AND a follower of The Scrapbooking Haven's Design Team blog then leave us a comment below to let us know that you have finished these easy tasks! Simple :) The lucky winner will be announced on New Years Day and will be decided using

I have some special announcements to share with you all tomorrow so until then Happy Scrapping!

Cards, Cards & More Cards!

Hi there! I have been very busy lately getting things ready for Christmas, making off the page items for Christmas Presents, Making Christmas Cards, Birthday Cards, oh and running the shop! LOL

So for today I wanted to share you with you some of the cards I made recently.

First off I have 2 Birthday Cards. Both my mother and mother in law have birthdays in December so here is the cards I made for them! I also have my best friend's birthday on Boxing Day as well as my brothers so expect another post soon with more cards for them!

First up is this beautiful card I made for my mother in law using the gorgeous Kaisercraft Miss Nelly range. I have also added some Websters Trim and some Prima Natural Fibres Paper.

Next up is this gorgeous card created for my dear Mum for her Birthday. I have used the gorgeous new Websters Ranges Collection just in store now Winter Fairy Tales. There was lots of fussy cutting on this one! The scalloped circle and flowers is actually off the 12x12 Die Cut from this collection! I have also used the Websters Winter Fairy Tales Trim

Another quick card to show you is this Fathers Day card using the Kaisercraft Hunt & Gather Collection. I have this one set aside ready for next year! LOL

Now onto 1 of the Christmas Cards I have made to date. This one is for my brother. I had originally planned on putting his ITunes Gift Card into a Giant box full of heavy bricks but I decided not to LOL. So here is a card I have made for him.

I have simply used some White Bazzil Cardstock for this card along with some of the gorgeous new Silly Season Collection from Kaisercraft along with a gorgeous Chip Chop Shop Doily and some Kaisercraft Rhinestones! Such a simple card yet stunning if I do say so myself :) 

To put the I Tunes Gift Card I have simply used some of the stickers from the Kaisercraft Silly Season Range :) 

Thanks for looking and be sure to become a follower of my blog as I will be announcing a giveaway promotion TONIGHT!!!!!

Until next time
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts

Today I wanted to share with you all some gorgeous handmade gifts I made a couple of weeks ago for my Sister in law's baby shower. She recently purchased some gorgeous Purple and Green Iron Butterfly motifs to put on her new baby girl's wall, so I wanted to continue on with these colours yet add a hint of pink in there.

First up I made this gorgeous Photo Album for her. My sister in law has tried scrapbooking in the past and it wasn't for her so I thought this lovely photo album would be a great way to get a sort of scrapbook into my new niece's life hehehe. Inside the album is 20 6x4 sleeves empty ready for new baby pics.

 This album was actually purchased second hand and I always had every intention of altering it. Originally the album was Navy Blue so I have used Gesso to cover the album. On the front cover I have applied a second layer of Gesso after placing some Glimmer Mist Screens on top. I then quickly took the screens off and let the album dry overnight. The rest was very simple. A few squirts of Gumdrop and Purple Pansy Glimmer Mist along with some stamping with one of my background stamps and then I began creating my clusters

 I have used lots of different brand flowers on this project including Prima, Kaisercraft, Green Tara, AS4E, Crafty Koala. I actually did not have many green flowers in my stash that were the right shades of green so I have soaked some White flowers in Green ink and water. I didnt have to soak them for long to grab the colour (Paper flowers were quicker than the fabric ones) but I did need to let them dry for a couple of days.

These images really don't do this album justice. The glimmer and texture of this album is incredible and because Mother Nature has mixed up her seasons lately, well good lighting is non existant :S 

Hidden in the midst of this gorgeous cluster of flowers is a beautiful purple butterfly. This is a Kaisercraft Wood Flourish that I have simply glimmer misted with Pop Rocks Glimmer Mist and then coated with Step 1 & Step 2 Crackle Medium from Helmar. The butterfly is actually quite crackled yet again lighting is terrible for this photo and you can hardly tell :( 

The second gift I made for my beautiful new niece is a beautiful large mirror for her bedroom. Her name is still not 100% decided so I thought adding the word "Enchanting" for a princess's room would be perfect!
Now I had originally planned on using Gesso for this mirror so it would match the album but alas, I ran out of Gesso and could not find any local stores with any stock left :S
So my last resort was paint and paper. Now this mirror is huge! Which means that 12x12 paper to cover the whole frame was just not going to cut it as I would have had to use 4 sheets so I decided to do a patchwork quilt style. After lots of measurements and trimming I finally perfected the size of the pieces i was going to use and started adhering. 

After all the pieces were adhered I hand drew some fake stitches along the seams as well as sanding and inking the edges. I then added a thin layer of Gloss Varnish over the top to protect it for years to come from the elements.
Next up I painted this gorgeous Paper Inklings Chipboard word with some Pretty Pink Paint from Kaisercraft. I also hand drew some fake stitching around the edges of the word so it really popped! I adhered this before adding flowers so I knew it was centred.

I have used soooo  many flowers on this I think I went a little crazy hehehe but it turned out so stunning and everyone was talking about it at the shower!

There is again a mix of branded flowers including Prima, Kaisercraft, Green Tara, AS4E & Crafty Koala PLUS I also hand dyed some white flowers green so I had some more green to add.
Another interesting thing I used on this project is some swirls and leaves from the Prima Winter Icicle Branch that I have Glimmer Misted green and then trimmed into smaller pieces to use on the entire project.

Underneath the beautiful cluster of flowers, butterflies, leaves and swirls is a stunning Dusty Attic Chipboard Swirl that is actually only 30cm but I have bent and shaped it to sit along the inside of the mirror perfectly. I simply painted this with Mauve Kaisercraft Paint and then topped it with some Purple Pansy Glimmer Mist for a bit of extra sparkle.

Also hidden amongt the flowers is some beautiful Kaisercraft Sparklets. Just subtle hints of bling sticking out here and there.

Well that's it from me today but don't forget to checkout the Design Team Call over at the Scrapbooking Haven!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!