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Thursday, March 31, 2011


Hi everyone, here are our april sponsors!!! First up we have a $20.00 gift voucher to kim archer creative eWorkshops. I love kims classes and if you have always wanted to try one or if you have an eye on a class, then this will be for you. Then we have this awesome prize pack from gail at the greatest view.The prize pack from Greatest View includes an ever-popular book paper mini banner as well as felt rosettes, a doily and flower kit and baker's twine in fresh, citrus colours!!! Well there you have it girls 2 great reasons to join in with Show us your stuff for april. I will be back tomorrow with the first challenge. Have a great evening Kerry xx

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A reminder!!

Hi, just a reminder you only have till tomorrow night to get your challenges in. There are some absolute gorgeous entrys this month well done everyone!!! As usual you have made it very hard for the design team to vote.

I have one entry come to my email addy and it is by Kerry Pace. Thanks kerry.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Whats on for the weekend???

If you love a good cyber crop then come on over and join us!!!!

Come and join us for some scrappy fun during our cybercrop at Wicked Princesses!

The fun starts at 6:30 pm QLD time and a week long deadline means plenty of time to join in!

* great challenges
* friendly forum
* inspiration
* prizes!

Hope to see you there!

Have a great one
Kerry xx

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March challenge #2

Hi everyone. Mid month is upon us again and here we are for our second challenge this month.

We have loved seeing your March 1st entries so far and hope to see many more. Check out the awesome prizes up for grabs this month here.

Now, onto the 2nd challenge for this month.

 This month we have a sketch challenge for you and along with this sketch you are to include a number in your title. Don't forget to include a handmade item!!!

Here is what our design team came up with. They had some goodies from Purple Pumpkin to play with.

First up Gilly. She had used some of Purple Pumpkins gorgeous owl buttons. I know I cant get enough of these...

Gilly also has used one of Purple Pumpkins flowers to make this gorgeous headband!! I love it Gilly..

Next up Penny who has used Purple Pumpkin buttons and flowers in her gorgeous layout...

Leanne has used a Purple Pumpkin flower, which she has misted to suit!!!

Bridge has done a gorgeous layout...

and Ebony has also used a Purple Pumpkin spotty buttons (that i love as well)!!

Well there you are, lots of inspiration. Thanks Sam for sending the girls out something to play with.
I cant wait to see all your layouts.

You have 'till the end month to upload your layout, card or other project to the Linky tool at the side of this blog. Also don't forget that the 1st March challenge is still also open 'till the end of the month.

Kerry xx

Friday, March 11, 2011

One more WINNER

We have one more prize to be given out for February...


you were our International winner and this is coming your way...

Please email Nadia here with your address so I can get this out to you as soon as possible..

We'd love to see more overseas entries this month, and who could win a special prize too!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Hi everyone!! We have our winners, yayyy....

The winner of the first challenge and a prize pack from lime tree creations is.....

Bec Miller. Well done bec.

The winner of the second challenge and this gorgeous prize pack from creative bits is...

our guest designer of the month jess mackenzie. Love this jess...

And the random winner of these awesome buttons from pinkie pinkie buttons is....

Amanda Taylor....

Well done girls. And thankyou very much for our sponsors from last month...

Kerry xx

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Hi everyone, our guest designer for this month is .......

Jess Mackenzie......I really love jess work and i love reading her blog. One very talented lady:)

Heya there gorgeous gals! My name is Jess...Although you can call me Princess Jess 2nd the First if you like.....Ahem....Anyhoo I'm Married to an AWESOME Guy who works VERY hard, so I can fund my scrapping......I have a GORGEOUS son Elijah who provides me with FAB photos to scrap....ANd just incase you hadn't already noticed....I'm pretty ADDICTED to scrapping : )
My style could be described as.....ummm...a bit nutty and colourful I suppose.....I love paint splatters, buttons, BRIGHT colours and lotsa texture....I'm most definately NOT a neat and tidy scrapper....the only thing I use my ruler for is to scratch my feet when they are itchy and I can't be bothered bending all the way down to my toes......TMI??
This challenge was SUPER DUPER fun....I scrapped my love of fresh flowers. Firstly because I love flowers....duh....and secondly because my Bday was coming up and I needed a NOT SO SUBTLE hint to give to my hubby about what I would like...and it worked!!!
Soooo thanks Kerry for the AWESOME challenge...I'm very honoured to a guest designer at SUYS.....
Oh and have you noticed the GORGEOUS Purple Pumpkin buttons & doily?? The fab Miss Sam H sent these to myself and the dt to play GENEROUS is she...and the colours couldn't haven't been more perfect!! Thanks Sam : )
Love and Peace and Happy Scrapping xox

Jess M

Thanks jess, i love your bright and happy layout, and i hope you get those flowers LOL... You can visit jess at

Im waiting on a couple more votes girls and the winners will be up shortly.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Wow, you girls are all in for a treat this month. We have 3 great sponsors again!!

First up we have this prize pack from the Chip Chop Shop.

The prize pack is valued at $25.00 plus postage. There is an assortment of fimo magic, dyed doilies, Miss Wally’s journal spots and some old and very new chipboard designs along with some twine.

Plus the Chip Chop Shop is offering a 10% discount on all items in the shop for 1 week only!!!
Conditions: 10% discount on all shop items (NOT including postage) will be refunded back to you thru paypal or email your order to (subject – SUYS10) and wait for total and account details. Leave “SUYS10” in the comments to buyer to be eligible for your discount. Only valid from 1st march – 7th march 2011

Thanks Leeann Pearce for your support of Show Us Your Stuff this month. That's a very generous offer so go and support her girls and grab a bargain!!

Next up we have this gorgeous prize pack from Purple Pumpkin. I so love those flowers!!!

and last but certainly not least, we have a $15.00 voucher up for grabs from Wicked Princesses!!

Here is an example of the gorgeous kits she has on offer over there this month!!

A big thanks to all the sponsors again this month.
We will be back soon with the winners from last month!!
Kerry xx

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Challenge #1

Hi everyone!! March already. Goodbye summer!! I know a lot of you are looking forward to some cooler weather but where i am we did not get much of a summer and today is wet, windy and cold!!!

Thank you everyone who entered last month, I was totally blown away by all the entries and you have certainly made it a hard job for us dt members. I'm glad one is a random pick!!!

Well onto the first challenge for March.

**Scrap something that you cant live without**
and include a handmade item(by you or someone else)

I love the different takes the design team has done with this. Purple Pumpkin has kindly donated some goodies to the design team this month, so check out her gorgeous goodies on their layouts.

First up is Samantha's  layout, and i think most of us can relate to it!! What gorgeous buttons!!

Next up is Krissy and she has used one of Purple Pumpkins yummy flowers...Krissy has also used the Love kit from Wicked Princesses store..

Here is mine and i have used a button and flower from Purple Pumkin,

Kim has done a fab card and that button is soo sweet,

and lastly Nadia. I love all her fussy cutting and bits and pieces and her use of that Pretty Petals handmade flower.

Well there you go, I hope we have inspired you to scrap something that you cant live without, I cant wait to see them all!!

You would have noticed the blog is getting a bit of work done on it at the moment, and I want to thank Nadia for all her hard work!!! Yayyy, and for fixing my stuff ups LOL.

Stay tuned for the sponsors shortly, we have some awesome prizes up for grabs this month!!!!

Have a great scrappy day
Kerry xx