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Friday, December 31, 2010


Hi. Who wants to see who is sponsoring us for january???

First up again we have pretty petals. They have been extra generous to us this month and have supplied the design team with some flowers. So i cant wait to see how the team comes up with different ways to use these.

And their prize for this month will be a pack of all the different flowers that the design team has used. You have got to love that. But thats not all, everybody that participates in a challenge this month will also be eligable for 10% off an order from them!!!

Our next sponsor for this month is wicked princesses. Krissy is giving away a $15 voucher to a lucky winner this month. It would be easily spent over there with her handmade flowers, buttons and critter pins (which i am loving using at the moment). Or you may decide to pick one of her kits that have her gorgeous handmade products in there.

This is one of the january kits and is the kit krissy has used as her sample for this months challenge, so keep your eyes peeled for that tomorrow.

Our next sponsor is bridges new kit venture the polka dot place. She has some put together some gorgeous kits that have some special handmade goodies in them. There are only a couple left over there at the moment and they have $10 off so you better be quick!!
We will hear back from bridge on the 15th when she releases her january kits. This month she is releasing a budget kit as well.
Bridge is sponsoring a $15 voucher to one lucky winner this month.

And because i have such a special design team, nadia has made up a bundle of flowers to give away this month. Aren't they just gorgeous?? So to win these gorgeous flowers you just have to be the first person to complete both of the challenges this month. Easy peasy hey??

Have a great new year everyone and try to behave yourselves. LOL.
I will be back tomorrow to put up the first challenge. Dont forget you still have a few hours to upload your challenges for december.

Last Day..........

Its the last day to get your entrys in for BOTH the challenges. I dont know what happened but according to Mr Linky the first challenge has closed. If you havent uploaded in time put your link in the comments section of the challenge. You only have to midnight to get the 2nd challenge in as well, not 15 days as Mr Linky is trying to tell us.

Thankyou to everyone that has participated this month and cant wait to see what the new year brings for us. So HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December #2 Challenge

Hi, how is everyone going?? Are you getting all organised for christmas. I am now, just have to keep the kids sane till santa comes!! LOL . Are you ready for our next challenge?? Here it is...


I want you to do a layout reflecting on 2010. Did you achieve any goals?, What were the highs or lows?, Did one moment stand out?, or did you have any lifechanging moments?
*Dont forget you need to include a handmade item made by yourself or someone else

Now lets check out how the design team tackled this.

Ebony ......




and Penny....

I love how they all took a bit different take on the challenge and there layouts are all gorgeous. I can spy some nellie g buttons, ebs mums flowers, chip chop shop buttons, little red rocket as well as some of there own creations!!! Can you see anymore??
Ok so you have till the end of the month to load your challenges up with mr linky. Dont forget the first challenge as well, if you do both you are in the running for the 2 dt pick prizes.

I hope to see heaps more layouts linked up soon.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winner, winner....and congrats

OMG, i cant believe that i had forgotton to post this. I randomly drew a name from the comments and the winner is...........

Chantelle Huizenga.

Well done chantelle. If you could email me your addy i will get your prize out to you!!!

I would also like to say a huge congratulations to bridge for getting picked as a scrapbooking memories master this year!! Yayyyy. We all know how talented you are and cant wait to see what you come up with to inspire us in your time at SM.

Have a great evening
Kerry xx

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Guest Designer

Hi everyone. Each month we will introduce a guest designer, to get to know us all a bit better and get just a bit more inspiration!! This month i will introduce to you all......

Vicki Sturgiss

Hi, my name is Vicki and I live in the country with my muse, Ashli (9). I started out just wanting to create a baby album for my daughter, and 9 years on and many albums later, the scrapping bug has still got me. For me scrapbooking is very personal. I lost my grandmother to alzheimers a couple of years ago, and it became very important to me, that our story was recorded for my little girl.

I love that my style over the years continually evolves, and that I am continually learning and meeting wonderful women that share my love for this craft. I personally have an insane love of handcrafted flowers, so many gorgeous things out there that are being made by talented women. After making a few flowers for my own layouts, and loving the result, I started Pretty Petals so that I could share my flowers with other crafty ladies.

Thanks vicki. Vicki has been a great help to me with sponsorship and ideas and has something special lined up for next month. So stay tuned. If you want to read more about vicki go and check out her blog

Here is vicki's sample of this months 1st challenge.

Well im hoping to see some layouts from the 1st challenge added to mr linky in the last post. Would love your support!!