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Tuesday, February 15, 2011


WOW Dale Tiernan, YOU WERE SUPER SUPER QUICK!!! You were the first person to complete both challenges so that means you are the winner of Kerry's bonus giveaway. Please contact Kerry here with your address to claim your prize.

One more prize to add to this months sponsors is this pack of goodies by me (Nadia)

I have put together this pack of handmade flowers/buttons/accents and other bits and pieces for one winner and since this is the first month we have opened these challenges to international residents this is the gift should there be a non Australian winner. But of course anyone can win this.

Lastly the lovely Becci Sundberg who is a sponsor for us this month and has kindly donated a prize pack worth $24.00, is having a sale of her handmade goodies over at her blog Lime Tree Creations on Friday at 8:00 pm. Be sure to check out the wonderful handmade stuff she makes.

Lime Tree Creations

Now, don't forget that the February Challenge #1 is still open till the end of the month together with the February Challenge #2 which went up this morning.

Thank you for your continued support of our challenge blog and we look forward to seeing more of your stunning creations. It is becoming harder and harder for the Design Team to choose the winners each month! Keep it up!

February #2 Challenge

Wow here we are again and i cant believe how quick this year is going already!!! Are you ready for some more inspiration!!!!

February challenge #2, is this sketch, designed by michelle fowler and you are to include a quote on your layout. As with last month the first person to upload both challenges will win a prize pack that includes some handmade heart buttons and pins and some flowers made by me.

The first inspiration comes from ebony.. Love that handmade felt flower..

Leanne has some gorgeous handmade buttons and i love that cloud!!

Penny has a couple of handmade buttons on there as well....

Gillys layout....

Look at her handmade zipper flower, how awesome is that...

and lastly bridges layout, i love all her sewing ....

and a close up of her flower...

Well there you are, i hope that gets your mojo flowing. I cant wait to see your entrys.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Yayy, i can announce the winners of januarys challenges. It was such a tough decision for the dt as there was so many wonderful entrys.

First up the winner of a $15.00 Voucher from wicked princess is

Jess Mackenzie....

the winner of a prize pack from pretty petals, which included the gorgeous flowers the DT got to use this month is

Natalie Elphinstone....

And the random winner of a voucher from the polka dot place is

Sussan Perry...

Well done girls!!

Contact me here with your details and i will get your prizes out to you.

Kerry xx

Monday, February 7, 2011


Hi everyone, hope you are all well. Hope you are coping with the floods, fires, cyclone and heatwave. I think australia is in a bit of shock over what 2011 has brought to our country. I know i am.

Onto something a bit more lighthearted, our february guest designer is......

Mel Pizzinga

Hi Everyone - I am Mel, most know me as as Mad Mel as I am a little crazy, very daggy, and slightly plump too.
When my dreams of becoming a supermodel, singer or actor were squashed due to my lack of good genes, talent and rhythm, I decided to get married (10 yrs ago) and have kidlets instead... at least I made good ones of those. The first one was VERY cute so I had two more and they worked out cute too so I decided not to push my luck.
Four years ago my bestie dragged me, kicking and screaming to a scrapbook night at her local kinder. I loved it from that night and my bank account has never recovered. I also take far too many photos waiting for that perfect "scrapable" photo ... even changing he kids clothing colours to match that perfect themed paper!! Yep I am totally obsessed. I buy all the scrapbook supplies I can hide!!
Recently I have started selling my own line of embellishments and love the "homemade revolution" on at the moment - and love that girls in this industry are willing to share ideas they create too, as well as pieces of there lives. I have made so many friends through scrapbooking and I am TOTALLY addicted.
I am currently designing for Old Favourites Vintage Supplies and Lollipop Ladies which I love and I am SO honoured to have a guest position on "Show us your Stuff". Thanks Kerry.
Check out her blog here.

I have 'known' mel for a little while now and she always manages to make me laugh, and is a very generous person. So i am so thrilled to have her here with us. Here is what she came up with for the feb challenge.

and a close up of that gorgeous heart. Well done mel, its awesome.

Thankyou so much mel for sharing that with us.

How is everyone going with the challenges? Love what you are all coming up with so far.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sponsor news

PinkiePinkie buttons are having a sale!!!!

Friday the 4th february '11 at 7.30pm NSW daylight savings time

Huge monster sale!!!!
-lots of new and cute buttons
-More of the popular sprockets

Advertise it on your blog and facebook, leave a message on the blog and you could win a pack of buttons!!!

What are you waiting for???

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Hi everyone and welcome to Februarys first challenge. Seeing as February is the month of love we decided to have our first challenge based around it. So here it is

Theme challenge:
Do a layout, card or OTP based on love. It can be any type of love. You must include a handmade heart on there.

Lets see what the design team have come up with...

Kim has created this gorgeous door hanger....

Krissy has created a layout about her and her hubby........I love the pink heart and my what a awesome photo!!!

Nadia has created a layout on the love in her family...That handmade button heart is just gorgeous...

Sam has created a layout on her daughter..What a great series of photos and love the felt heart (and flower)...

and i have done a layout about my hubby and i.....i made some clay hearts buttons and pins.

So there is the first challenge go and have fun with it.

The first person to load both challenges this month will win an embellishment pack made by me. It will include these heart buttons and pins and im thinking some handmade lace flowers to go with them.

Mr linky will be in the side bar this month...

We are also doubling up challenges this month with wicked princesses, so if you have done this challenge why dont you head on over and add it to the DT challenge this month.

Kerry xx