Monday, 26 April 2010

Nerdy Victorious Scrapbookers.....

I found this great challenge blog called Nerdy Victorious Scrapbookers a while back and have been wanting to try a challenge for ages but I kept missing the deadline, so this month I definatly wanted to give it a try. Each month Lynnette sets a college challenge, here is this months:
And here is my take:

This month they are sponsored by a fantastic new site called Snobby Walrus, here is what you could win:

SO check out Nerdy Victorious and thanks for looking.....

Friday, 23 April 2010

The Sampler Blog Hop......

Welcome to The Sampler’s Very First BLOG HOP!!

If you have just joined us, you may want to start at the beginning at Holly’s blog: . The Sampler Design Team has LOTS of inspiring projects, tips, and techniques to share! Please hop along with us to see what everyone has in store! Here is our Blog Hop rotation for today:

End at The Crop Spot, with Sandy at our Blog!:

Now I'd like to share my project with you made exclusively with products from The Sampler!

Flowers LO:-

On this LO I made these PP Flowers, here is a quick tutorial on how to make them:-

Step 1: Cut out 3 circles, 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small.

Step 2: Make cuts on the circle as shown on my circle with the pencil lines. Your circle should now look like this.

Step 3: Cut a small triangle out between each of the cuts. Don't worry if the triangles or cuts or uneven. When you start layering everything you won't be able to notice.

Step 4: Layer the flower shapes on top of each other and stick down with glue dots or 3D pads. Bend the flower petals up a little.

Step 5: Add a button and pin to the centre to finish the flower. You can also add ribbons and gems as finishing touches.

Thanks for looking, you can find all the products used in the April 'The Sampler' Kit.

Not only do we have some awesome projects to share today, but you also have a chance to win a PRIZE! By leaving a comment on EACH Design Team member's blog today, you have a chance to WIN an amazing prize sponsored by Scrapbooking Supplies R US! You have until Tuesday April 27th to leave your comments for a chance to win!!!

Hop on to find out what Chris - has created to inspire you today!

Thanks for stopping by.............

More from this months 'The Sampler' kit.....

In this months kit you get this cute Maya Road strawberry chipboard mini-book, here's what I did with mine:

I decorated the front cover using, markers and the glitter from the kit and for the pages I started by spraying them with 'Maya mist' to give them a lovely glittery background to scrap onto.

Thanks for looking, join us later today for 'The Sampler's' first ever blog hop.......

Thursday, 22 April 2010


Tracie is having a RAK at her blog to win these gorgeous goodies:

Go check it out....

Monday, 19 April 2010

This starts again tonight......

I have resisted all week watching it on the internet, so I can't wait till 9pm tonight xxxx

'The Sampler' Chipboard Challenge....

Here is this months challenge from 'The Sampler':-

We LOVE our chipboard here at The Sampler! And this month's kit is no exception! We packed April's kit with some great Maya Road chipboard pieces! Now, the fun and sometimes difficult part; using it. This month we challenge everyone to use some of their chipboard on a layout! Adorned or not, we want to see that chipboard on your layouts!

Please post a link to you entries in the comment section here on or before May 12th, 2010! Happy Crafting!

Here is my example:-

We just brought a Wii fit board and I love it, I really love my Husband's and my Mii characters too. They are just so cute. xxx

Also rember to check back here (my blog) on Friday 23rd April as 'The Sampler' DT will be holding our first Blog Hop!!!

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

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

My first LO with April's 'The Sampler' kit....

I finally got my April kit through - yeah!!! I couldn't wait to get started with it, so here is my first LO:

I love the vintage postcard kit, the 50's style images really appeal to me.

We have some really fun things planned this month at 'The Sampler' so make sure you check back here for more details coming soon......

Thanks for looking....

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

April 'The Sampler' kit....

This months 'The Sampler' kit is my fav so far, as it contains new lines from my two fav paper companies Sassafrass and Cosmo Cricket - yummy!!! I'm unfortunately still waiting for Mr Postman to bring me my kit, so here's some pic's from 'The Sampler' site :-

The Kit contains:-

Patterned Papers
Sassafras Life is Beautiful “Secret Garden”
Sassafras Apple Jack “Translate”
Sassafras Nerdy Birdy “Sprightly”
Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety "Strawberry Fields"
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl "Snip Snip"
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl "Calico"

Specialty Papers
SEI Happy Day “Confetti Glitter”
Creative Imaginations Red Glitter Scalloped Die Cut Paper

Core’dinations Embossed Cardstock in Deco Coral Sparkle & Red Pepper Kitchen Dot
Core’dinations Core Color Cardstock in Sequoia & Jaybird

Sassafras Cherry Flag Banners Cardstock Stickers
Crafty Secrets Vintage Postcard Kit
Hambly Vintage Doily Rub-on in White
Prima Pearls & Rhinestones
Maya Road Chipboard Keychain-Fruit
Maya Road Strawberry Mini Album
Creative Imaginations Journaling Strips in Kraft, Red and White
Champagne Glitter

Sassafas Apple Glitter Alpha
Prima Alphabet Stickers-Ivory

Red Ric Rac Ribbon
American Crafts Teal Plaid Ribbon
American Crafts Orange with Dots Ribbon
Prima Pale Yellow Lace
String of Fused Pearls
2 yards Twine

Get your kit here and keep your fingers crossed for me that my kit comes soon, I'm getting impatient waiting for the Postman lol.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Winner of 'The Sampler' RAK is.....

Picked from :-

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-04-04 19:25:51 UTC

Congrats Vieve, please e-mail me at with your address, so I can pass it on to Holly at 'The Sampler' and she will send out your mystery RAK. :)
Thanks for playing along xxx