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Thursday, July 26, 2007

More of Sketch 7 & Congratulations to our Sketch 6 winner!

Congratulations to Charmane are the winner of the fabulous prize from Fireside Crafts! Thankyou for all of the fantastic entries girls! Fireside's new kit Warmth is out so check it out here! Now for some more design team layouts from Mel's sketch, hope that they get you inspired to do some creating for yourself using this one!

Tatum Woodroffe

Mardi Winen

Sarah Mulder

We can't wait to see your creations! Email them to to be in the running to win this fortnight's prize!

As always, Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bumper Issue! Sketch 7 - Mel Diener & Rasberry Sketch Special

Welcome to our new Sketch Artist, the wonderful Mel Diener!
Mel is Mum to Zali and Shaylah, wife to Darren. Living in the gorgeous Barossa Valley region of South Australia. You will have seen Mel's work in print as a regular contributor to all of the Australian Scrapbooking Magazines. She is part of the very talented Design Team line up at Blue Bazaar and has recently joined the new Aussie Dares crew! And doesn't she just have the best smile!
So, without further ado, here are this weeks layouts from Mel's sketch!
Mel Diener
Vita Thai

Kathie Link

Tammy Templeton But wait there is more....but you'll have to wait a few days for those!!! So in the meantime we bring you a very special feature using some of the fantastic products from our wonderful sponsor Rasberry! The design team have been busy putting together these extra special layouts using the fabulous product ranges from Rasberry and have provided a sketch to go with each! So this fortnight we have a double challenge for you...submit your layout from Mel's sketch as usual to to be in the running to win the prize for this fortnight and then choose one of the Rasberry sketches to do a second layout to put you in the running for a second prize. Entries are due 12 midnight WST, Monday 6th August. Enjoy!
Tammy Templeton

Mardi Winen

Kathie Link

Sheree Forcier

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Congratulations....and some more LO's from Kate's sketch!

Congratulations Clair Bremner, you are the winner of a fantastic pack from Country Papercraft for your take on Megan's sketch! Here is Clair's gorgeous layout!

This week we have some special, extra inspiration for you....Danielle has put together two more inspiration layouts from Kate's sketch using products from the first fire pack from Fireside Crafts! That is the same pack that you can win by sending in your layouts from Kate's sketch to

We have lots more inspiration later this week with some fantastic layouts from the girls using products from Rasberry with some great new sketches to go along with them!

Have a great week, and happy scrapping!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sketch 6 - Kate Mason

A big warm welcome to our 6th guest artist, Kate Mason!

Kate is married to Jeff and mother to Georgia Poppy [2] & Charlotte Daisy [1]. After leaving the busy business world after 15 years, Kate's now content being mum and working part-time for her small family print house doing graphic arts. Kate has been scrapbooking for about 5 years and find it satisfies all her creative needs.

Having been selected for the For Keeps 2005 Elite Team and continuing on the Design Team throughout 2006 enabled Kate's work to be published each month in For Keeps magazine and in the 2005 Elite Team book, The Times of Our Lives. That amazing experience opened up some wonderful opportunities for her work to be published in various other magazines [Australian Paper Arts, I Can Make it Myself, Parties for Kids, Scrapbooking Memories Magazine and Bookzines].

Kate has since also enjoyed regular work as a Design Team member for Blue Bazaar, Crafty Cat Company and her local store, Scrapbook Station, plus guest design spots for Ruby Street.

Earlier this year, a little dream of Kate's was realised with the release of the book 'The Heart of Design' co-authored with Debra Fuller.

Now for the superb inspiration layouts for you this fortnight! Kate has used that famous 'mod podge napkin technique' on her background of her layout of little cutie pie Charlotte. I can promise you that this technique is lots of fun and gives you a great textured result!

....and I assure that it is okay to have a little giggle at my layout, trust me I am laughing at my 13 year old, daggy self!

Kate Mason

Sheree Forcier

Courtney Ferguson

Danielle Quarmby

Deirdre Heath

Tatum Woodroffe

As always, we love to see your creations from our fortnightly sketch and we have an extra special prize for you this time around. Pauline, from Fireside Crafts, has generously donated one of her first fire kits! This yummy kit includes beautifully coordinated products from Scenic Route and Heidi Swapp. If you just HAVE to have it anyway, check it out on their website together with their new kit twice burnt which incorporates rich browns, purples and oranges.

They also run monthly competitions on site and stock a great range of products!

Send your entries to by Monday 23rd July, midnight WST to be in the running to win this fantastic prize!

Also, stay tuned next week for a very special feature of layouts using Rasberry products with some bonus sketches for you!

Thursday, July 5, 2007


Belinda Venables for this beautiful interpretation of Mel's sketch!
And....for something different.....Belinda wins this prize pack of felt, cottons, buttons and bits together with a few of Mel's own patterns for making felt animals. Hope you enjoy!

We also have a winner of a $10 voucher from Forever Always for entering both Michelle Perry's sketch challenge and the Forever Always June sketch challenge!

Congratulations Jacqui Jones! This is Jacqui's gorgeous layout from Michelle's sketch!

And don't forget that you have until next Monday, midnight WST to send your layout from Megan's sketch to us at to be in the running to win a monthly designer pack from Country Papercrafts! Go and check out their store...lots of yummy things to play with!

Our new sketch will be up next Tuesday and I am sure that you are going to love it as much as we do!