Monday, December 28, 2009

Design Team Call at Scrap with V

What a fantastic opportunity to join a Design Team for 2010. Join a team of very talented and friendly ladies at Scrap with V. No previous Design Team experience necessary, so if you have never been on a Design Team before then get your application in.

Want to know more??
then keep reading....

Scrap with V are looking for 5 new Design Team members.

Applications are being accepted now until 26th JANUARY 2010.
Design team requirements:

1. Each month we send out product kits for our DT to create 1 or 2 layouts with that product designing a class kit complete with instructions and emailed by the deadline date being 22nd of each month.

2. Each design team member will be required to participate in the monthly Cyber Crops in the forum and participate in the forum daily and participate in monthly Challenges on the site.

3. Design team members will also be required to publish a technique/tutorial for the Scrap with V Blog on a rostered system. (very easy and a full picture tutorial is at your disposal on how to upload to the Blog).

4. You MUST love our store and the products we stock and link them when you have used them. (Although you are not required to only use the products we stock).

5. Your own Blog is beneficial but not essential.

What you will receive as a Design Team Member

1. 20% off purchases plus free postage.
2. Free product kits throughout your term
3. Being part of a very friendly group of ladies

Design Team Term
February 2010 to 31st July 2010

Got you interested?
All you will need to do is - email us three samples of your best work or email us links (this could be layouts, cards and altered), your name, your address, your blog URL and a little about yourself and scrapbooking style and a list of Design Teams you are currently on or have been on although this is not a requirement - email to

The new design team will be announced in the forum on 30th January!!

check it out in the Scrap with V forum here

Love Ness xx

Prima Build-A-Page December Sketch Challenge

Prima have given yet another fantastic Build A Page sketch challenge this month. I managed to get it done just in time after all the computer and internet issues we have had leading up to Christmas.

This is the sketch for December at Prima - click on the sketch image below to check out the inspiration from the Prima Design Team for their takes on the sketch.
This is my take on the sketch, very different colours for me this month but pretty happy with the finished layout. This month I have used everything Prima, no cardstock added for a change LOL!! click on my layout below to drop over to the Prima Gallery to see all the beautiful entries this month, including a number of very talented Aussie ladies.

My layout is about my eldest daughter Sarah who has just turned 18. Her nickname in Kindy was Sare-Bear and this has stuck with her through the years however it's been shortened to just Sare.

Have a great day!!

Love Ness xx

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A2Z Scraplets DT layouts for December

More goodies have been released over at A2Z Scraplets this month, check them all out in the store and take a look at the blog to see all the layouts for inspiration from the Design Team.

Here are my layouts shown on A2Z for this month

using a November release "Princess for a day"

Script word - Life Time

You can purchase a huge range of A2Z Scraplets at Scrap with V, they have a massive range in store, check them out.

Love Ness xx

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Prima Product Picks for December

The December Prima Product Picks are just gorgeous and love those ornamnets, can't get enough of Prima. check it out here or click on the image below to visit the Prima Blog for full details.

Can you just imagine what you could do with those goodies??? I can imagine what I could do with those goodies LOL!!

Gotta love Prima :0) thank you Prima.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Recent OTP projects for gifts

Well Christmas is fast approaching us with little time left, gosh where has the time gone??

I have been busy making a number of OTP projects for gifts and secret santa swaps.

Here are a few to share with you.

This frame is much nicer in real life, loads of Prima has been used and I just loved the end result and I'm pretty sure the recipient was delighted when she received it. I made it from scratch using collections elements and cutting out the squares to make them longer.

I made a lovely frame for Chloe's teacher, she was delighted but not sure she is aware that a photo is supposed to be attached as Chloe failed to mention this LOL!! I forgot to take a photo before wrapping the gift but it is the same as the frame I did as a technique for A2Z Scraplets which I have shown here below.

This is a smaller version of the first project, still all pink with loads of prima yet again. I used a Creative Imaginations Bare Elements frame for this one.

I also made this Snow Angel, it was a Creative Imaginations kit. I had so much troubles with this one LOL!! their instructions weren't very clear but it still turned out quite nice I think.

This stand up frame was another Secret Santa pressie I did this year. I made a few of these last year, I really love it so I did another this year for SS pressie.

Sarah joined in the SWV Secret Santa swap this year and I helped her to make this lovely notebook cover. I had designed these a few years ago for a cyber crop and Sarah loved the look of these so this is what she made for her SS. Made from felt, ribbons, petaloo flower, prima bling, green tara flower, glitter, crystal brad. Machine stitched and then notebook (which can be replaced) slides inside the cover.

Until next time

Love Ness xx

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Featured on Prima Blog November Build-A-Page

This morning I popped over to visit the Prima blog to get the latest sketch and not only found the sketch for December but also found that the layout I did for the November sketch has been featured on their Blog, this being the 2nd month in a row and only the 2nd time I've ever uploaded to the sketch challenge.

There were some really beautiful layouts for the November Sketch in the Prima Gallery, check them all out.

This was my take on the November Sketch.

Click on my layout to check out the Prima Blog.

Love Ness xx

Scrap with V Cyber Crop Challenges

Wow!! What a fantastic weekend and the mystery challenge was soooo funny and fun!! Jodi and the ladies really let loose and it was a fantastic night had by all. Thanks for a really fun Mystery challenge Jodi.

All the challenges for the Crystal Christmas Cyber Crop were fantastic and I really enjoyed every one of them.

Believe it or not I actually managed to get them all done this time WOO HOO!! and I stuck with the theme of gold, white and silver for the Crystal Christmas.

Here are my takes on each of the challenges

Challenge 1 with Millie - favourite thing at Christmas time

Mine being that we purchase a new ornament for the tree each year and decorate it, then trim the tree as a family. This is a tradition we have.

Challenge 2 with KylieJ - using acetate creatively, only using 1 Christmas Patterned Paper and the rest need to be non Christmas.

I did my layout on A4 acetate, punched down the right side with a fiskars border punch, then underneath punched the same border in silver card. These are both on white shimmer cardstock. Then I cut out the flourishes from a Creative Imaginations transparency sheet, used kindy glitz (silver) over the flourishes. My 1 piece of Christmas paper is the writing and the other is Creative Imaginations Radiance Collection (non Christmas). Used Prima flower vine which I used silver Kindy Glitz over, added silver bead sprays to the vine.

this layout is for Sarah's album

Card Challenge with Kim - was hard taking the photo due to the shimmer white and silver.

Sketch Challenge with Tina
And of course the fabulous Mystery Challenge with Jodi Dolbel - this was so much fun thanks again Jodi.

There is still time to get the challenges done over at Scrap with V. Uploading finishes at midnight Saturday night and then voting will commence.

Go check it out and check out all the beautiful layouts in the gallery for the Cyber Crop.

Thanks again ladies for another wonderful Cyber Crop.

Love Ness xx

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cyber Crop this weekend at Scrap with V

Scrap with V are having the last Cyber Crop for the year. Loads of fantastic challenges to match the theme "Crystal Christmas" come along and join us in the fun!! While you are there check out the door prize up for grabs this month. A chance to win 1 of the 2 lovely Christmas hampers.

Click on the images above to find out the full details.

Hope to see you there.

Love Ness xx

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Prima Build A Page Layout for November

Loved this sketch from Prima for November. Lovely double page layout.

this is my take on the sketch
lots of inspiration from the DT at Prima with this sketch and beautiful layouts in the gallery.
Click on the sketch image to see all the inspiration from the Prima Design Team for the November BAP Sketch. Click on my take of the sketch to see all the beautiful entries in the Prima Gallery for this month.

Until next time...

Ness xx

A2Z Scraplets new releases for November

Yep, this is a bit late, oh well better late than never LOL!!

My first month on the A2Z Scraplets team, here are my layouts from the new goodies being released at A2Z this month.

Check out all the fabulous inspiration from the Scraplets Design Team. Head on over and check it out.

Ness xx

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sarah's Formal my baby is all grown up

Today was such a busy day, Sarah took off early to have her hair done and her make-up, taking my car so her make-up wouldn't melt on the way home (air-con LOL!!).

Sarah arrived home at 3pm this afternoon and slipped into her dress with a bit of help LOL!!

The fabulous car arrived at 3.30pm ready to take the girls off to the formal. thank you so much DebbieK and Shane for the beautiful car. WOW!! what a car!!

Sarah's friends Mel and Sam arrived shortly after 3.30pm and Henry arrived shortly after and got into his formal gear from last year so he could have photos taken with Sarah. Unfortunately Henry wasn't allowed to go to the formal as they don't allow outsiders. He is patiently waiting here with us tonight for her to come home.

The girls then went to the park for photos before heading off to the formal. Thank you Shane for being so patient with us while making you drive your car here there and everywhere for photos LOL!!

here are a few photos to share with you. All 3 girls look so beautiful and grown up.

Henry opening the car door for Sarah
from left to right in the photo - Sam, Mel & Sarahthe girls

My babySarah & Henry

Henry giving Sarah a kiss goodbyein the FJ Holden

off they go - look at that car sooo hot!!

Many more photos taken, have shared just a few but no doubt there will be layouts coming LOL!!

Can't wait till she gets home and tells me all about her big night.

Until next time...

Ness xx

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A2Z Scraplets November Sketch Challenge

The lovely Tina has given everyone at A2Z Scraplets this month a beautiful sketch by Monika.

November Sketch
this is my take on the sketch
Check out the A2Z Scraplets Blog by clicking on one of the above images for full details on this months challenge.

Until next time...

Ness xx

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Challenges to share

Have been getting stuck into getting some challenges done now that our inspection is over LOL!! I can now make a mess again LOL!!

The first one I've done is the Scraplift challenge for November over at Scrap with V. Lindy has given us a challenge to scraplift a layout by the lovely Janine Kennedy.

This is Janine's layout to Scraplift

and this is my take on the scraplift
I also did the October Scraplift Challenge over at Scrap with V, Kim gave us this beautiful layout
by Michelle Beck. I am late but loved the challenge.

this is my take on the October Scraplift
Until next time...

Ness xx

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Featured on Prima Blog

I went over to Prima blog today to find the winner of the October sketch, congratulations to Teresa Manchas.

On scrolling down I found that my layout has been featured with a lovely comment along with many other beautiful layouts.

Here is my layout entered for the Prima Sketch for October.

I used 2 different ranges of Prima Patterned papers being "Indeed Collection" and "Paradise City Collection" together with the beautiful big butterfly and roses which I pulled apart as these were the only Prima flowers I had in my stash. I hated pulling the beautiful roses apart but needed to so I could get the different sizes to fit in with the prima vine, then for the title I used a Prima transparency and cut the title out "Beautimus" meaning beautiful, oh and I can't forget the Prima flourish I printed out onto transparency for under the flowers, these are fantastic cd's from Prima.

Click on my layout above to head over to the Prima Blog to see the winners layout and the other featured layouts. Amazing layouts there that's for sure.

Until next time...

Ness xx

SWV Blog Technique - Flocking

Have you been over to Scrap with V's blog recently?? The recent technique is flocking which has been done by me. After having the Question of the Day the subject was about flocking to find that not many had ever tried it.

Here is a sample of the flocking on a layout below but to see the entire technique head on over to Scrap with V blog for another great way to add dimension to your layouts and projects. While you are there why not check out all the techniques by the DT.

Click on the layout to head on over to the Scrap with V blog to check out the full technique.

Love Ness xx

Published in Scrapbooking Memories

WOW!! How great is this? Both Shannon and Chloe have been published in the Young Scrappers section of Scrapbooking Memories this month 11-10.

Both of the girls are so excited and have been showing off their copy of the magazines LOL!!

Here are the layouts the girls did these layouts some time ago now

This first layout is by Shannon

This layout is by Chloe

Well done girls, they are both lovely layouts. Congratulations on getting published again.

Maybe it will be my turn to be published soon LOL!!

Until next time...

Ness xx

Blog Award

Look what I got today from these beautiful ladies Taryn, Tina and Jodi
thank you ladies you are such sweeties!!

Here are the rules of this award
1. You can only use ONE word!!!
2. Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. HAVE FUN!!!

1. Where is your cell phone? bench
2. Your hair? brushed
3. Your mother? here
4. Your father? passed
5. Your fave food? mornay
6. Your dream last night? forgot
7. Your fave drink? coke
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. What room are you in? dining
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking
11. Your fear? claustrophobic
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? coast
13. Where you were last night? home
14. Something that you aren't? unhappy
15. Muffins?No
16. Wish List Item? house
17. Where did you grow up? Brisbane
18. Last thing you did? type
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? off
21. Your Pets? dog
22. Friends? irreplaceable
23. Your Life? happy
24. Your Mood? content
25. Missing Someone? hubby
26. Vehicle? Mazda6
27. Something your not wearing? shoes
28. Your fave store? scrapwithv
29. Your fave colour? pink
30. Last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? Sunday
32. Your best friend? Dean
33. One place that I go to over and over? woolworths
34. One person who emails regularly?mum
35. Fave place to eat? Sizzlers 5 chosen bloggers are for the following lovely ladies

1. Kim Kendell

2. Kylie Symons

3. Julianne McKenna

4. Brigitte Grant

5. Eve Sheppard

check their blogs out !

Love Ness xx

Monday, November 2, 2009

A2Z Scraplets hinged frame tutorial

Another great tutorial over at A2Z Scraplets this tutorial has been done by me, pop on over to check it out. Step by Step of how to create this lovely hinged canvas frame. Great gift for this Christmas.

Head on over to A2Z Scraplets for the full tutorial.

The A2Z Scraplets family frame and corners, prima flowers and prima patterned paper and canvas's can all be purchased over at Scrap with V

Hope you enjoy the tutorial and give it a go!

Love Ness

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Crafty Sketches November Sketch Challenge

Crafty Sketches has another great sketch for you this month, the sketch has been designed by Annette Gearside.

Here is Annette's sketch
this is my take on the November sketch

Check out Crafty Sketches to see all the Creative Team layouts, very inspirational!!

You have an entire month to get the sketch done, entries close midnight 30th November. Be in the running to win a $30 voucher at Scrap with V.

Until next time...

Ness xx

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A2Z Scraplets Teddy Bear Frames Tutorial must see

Have you been over to A2Z Scraplets recently? Well you need to go check out what the very talented Jodi Dolbel has done with the A2Z Scraplets Teddy frames, what an excellent idea for Christmas gifts this year. Just beautiful Jodi and I will certainly be doing some of these myself.

Jodi has given us a step by step tutorial on how to make these cute frames over at A2Z Scraplets, I have a little sneak below of one of the frames but you will have to click on the image below to see the rest over at A2Z Scraplets.

You can purchase these frames and so many more A2Z Scraplets products from Scrap with V be sure to check them out.

Ness xx