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Monday, January 31, 2011

February Sponsors!!

Well that time has rolled around again. You will love what we have lined up for you this month.

First up becci from Lime Tree Creations has generously donated a $24 prize pack to one lucky winner this month. Its full of becci's gorgeous stuff and she is adding some hearts in there too!! Just for love month....

Next up kate from Pinkie Pinkie Buttons has kindly donated some of her new buttons. How cool are these?? Kate has only just not long started her venture into the button business so head on over to her site and check them out..

and next up is chantelle from creative bits, which is just the cutest little etsy store. I sooo love her ruffled flowers. Look at all these goodies you can win....

And this month we are trialling running the site international!!! We have another pack of gorgeous stuff made by nadia again for the international winner. So yes we have listened to your requests. To make it worthwhile though we will need a few entrys so all you overseas gals spread the word around!!!!
I will also have a prize for the first person to load both challenges again, more on that later though...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sponsor News!!!

Wicked Princesses is holing an australia day sale!!!!

50% off selected kits and stickers. One day only so hurry up and pick up a bargain!!!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sponsor News

Hi everyone, some sponsor news this morning!!!

Pretty petals shop is opening at 10am this morning and have a huge giveaway over there, to win everything in the store!!! So head over to there blog and find out more!!!

Its cybercrop time at wicked princesses...
So come over and join in all the fun. We would love to see some new faces over there this month, and dont forget there are prizes up for grabs!!!!

Have you seen bridges kits yet?? This is her january kit. Pretty cool hey?? She also has a budget kit as well so head on over and check them out!!

Dont forget to support our sponsors!!
All your layouts coming in look awesome girls!! Keep them coming!!
Kerry xx

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Flower Pack **WINNER**

Hi everyone, its Nadia here to announce the winner of the flower pack.

Wow Judith Armstrong! You were super quick...You were the first person to complete both challenges at Show Us Your Stuff and have therefore won my handmade flowers below...

Congratulations Judith! Please email me  here so I can send this out to you asap.

If you missed out this time, well might just get another chance next month as I will be making a few more packs to give away as a prize and...we could possibly open this up internationally. But we'll keep you posted on that one!

In the meantime, please keep your entries coming as there are some really good prizes to be won.

Bye for now!


Saturday, January 15, 2011


Hi everyone!!! Are you ready for our second challenge?? We have a recipe challenge for you this time. You must include the following things on your layout.

*Stitching (hand, machine or faux)
*4 or more patterned paper
*Something handmade!!

So onto the design team examples, first up is

Gilly...I love her neat sewing

and of course a close up of pretty petals flower!!!

Penny has another bright happy layout for us with some more gorgeous pretty petals.

Ebony...gorgeous mix of papers and she used a pink pretty petal!!

and leanne....loving that stitching!!! Awesome.

And of course you can find bridges in the previous post. Make sure you head on over to her kit club and check out her new kits!!!
Also anyone who participates in any of this months challenges can get 10% off there pretty petals order!! As well as having a chance to win a gorgeous pack of flowers.
The first person who uploads both challenges this month will get nadias pack of handmade flowers, so go and get scrapping.....

January Challenge

Hi girls
Bridgette Here, My challenge this month at SUYS was that i needed to use 4 or more pieces of paper, misting which you can see in the leaves and then all around the LO, stitching which is one of my fav things to do on a LO, buttons and of course the all important hand made item which was a pretty petals felt flower and a zipper flower made by me, and in the middle of the flower is a a chip chop shop button (Psst You can get these buttons in next months kit over at The Polkadot Place )

So there we have it one Lo with all of the challenge requirements, Woohoo Gotta love a great challenge .
Speaking of a challenge dont forget to get your applications in by the 2oth Jan  if you want to be on the Polkadot place Dt working with ME;) you can read that info here
I cant wait to see the other Dt girls pages

Happy  scrapping
Bridge xx

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winners, winners!!!

Ok i finally have the winners up. I have counted the votes that came in and it was very close!!!

The winner of the first challenge wins a gorgeous pack of eb mums crotchet flowers, and that goes to....................

...Sarah Martin.

The winner of the second challenge wins a very cool mixed pack of nellie.g buttons, and that goes to.....

Amanda B

And the winner of a $10.00 gift voucher to pretty petals goes to...

Anita S.

Thankyou to everyone that participated in our first month of challenges, especially the girls that got both done. Also a special thanks to our sponsors. Go to there sites and check them out, im sure you will find a whole lot of yumminess!!!
Dont forget the first person who gets both challenges done this month wins a gorgeous pack of homemade goodies from nadia.
If the winners could send me an email with your details i will get your goodies out to you!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

January Guest Designer is.........

Melinda Thompson

Hi my name is Melinda Thompson but most people know me as Min. I am married to a wonderful husband Brad of 10 years and we have two adorable boys, Riley 3.5 years, Finlay 2 years who are my constant source of inspiration. We have just recently moved to Emerald in Central Queensland and just love the quiet country life.
I started scrapping around the time that Riley was born but only really became ‘serious’ about 18 months ago. Now I am hooked!! Scrapbooking to me is a wonderful combination of creative release and a way of recording our family’s memories. I love to scrap and journal about the little & insignificant details of my boy’s life. I do something scrap related nearly everyday, if I’m not scrapping I am thinking about it, browsing through magazines, online galleries and blogs or simply taking photos of my little boys.
My style is always evolving, not sure if I have a style as I love to experiment with new techniques, so it often depends on what I am scrapping or the challenge. Even though I have two boys, I am not afraid to use and odd flower here and there on my LO’s. But I do love to use any distressing technique, stitching and non scrapping embellishments on my LO’s.
I am currently on the KIU Creative Team as well as the White With 1 Creative Team and you can visit me at

Thankyou so much for being our guest designer of the month min, especially since you were forced from your home from the floods. Our thoughts are with you now, with the clean up. Here is mins example from our challenge this month, using pretty petals...

How is everyone going with the challenge? I will back tomorrow with the winners. The count is very close indeed!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy new year!!!! Welcome 2011. I hope this year will exceed everyones expectations!!!

Ok so on with the first challenge for 2011. It is another sketch this month from michelle fowler again to make it nice and easy to start the year with. There is no theme, you are free to do however you like although dont forget to include your handmade item. Check out how the design team have all used pretty petals as well!!!

First up is Sam Hauzer. The yellow felt flower is a new release from pretty petals and i love how sam has added her button to the tissue paper flower.

Nadia Cannizzo, with a pink felt flower.

Krissy Christie, had the little felt flowers. Krissy has also used the little birdie kit, which is available now at wicked princesses.

Kim Jeffress has made a gorgeous card using a pretty petals book paper flower..

Kerry Snell..I have used the pink material and a book paper flower.

I want to thank everyone who participated in last months challenges. We are hoping for a lot more this month so help us get the word out.
Have fun everyone and get scrapping!!!