Mar 30, 2011

Sneak Peek - Rough it Up

Hi Everyone,
just a little sneak peek of the Grunge Class this Friday night.  Don't be put off by the title, it can be as "soft" or "rough" as you want it, depending on your choice of photo!  Take a look, don't forget to book...
Sneak Peek 1.
 Sneak Peek 2.
 Sneak Peek 3.
 Be curious people, it's a beautiful layout!


Mar 29, 2011

March Layout and Card Challenges

Hi Everyone, it's time to share more of the completed projects using the March Monthly Pack, compliments of the beautiful Jillibean Soup range.  We have a pretty mixed bag with this pack, the girls have been coming up with all manner of colour combinations - which is great to see.  Take a look and see what you think, and please feel free to leave a comment.
Wish Upon a Star by Sam Epps
 This detail shows how Sam has used her chipboard to cut out and shape the leaves.  She has then backed these with the webbing. The flower has been made by folding paper squares and layering.  Note the nice little piercing simulating the "flutter trail..."
 If you look around the edges of Sam's layout you will notice the torn flaps are also backed with black cardstock and the webbing.  All comes together nicely with a little black ink to accent.
Friends by Jennie Seal
 detail of Jennie's flowers using the Quilling & Rolling.
Help by Roz Langridge

These Layouts and Cards are from the March/April Sketches.
Kinda by Rosanne Cook
 In this close up we can see the detail in Rosanne rolled flowers.  You'll also notice that she has fussy cut the image of her daughter and mounted it up.  Swirling nicely along the bottom bracket is a nice bit of stitching with vellum butterflies spread about.  Nice work Roseanne.
 Here we have a Card for the Sketch from Lauren.  She has it named, stamped it, and now it's ready to go!  The border punch looks very effective as well.  Lauren has also made a template of the outside shape, and used this for the inside of the card.
Cammy by Lauren Higgs
Lauren has once again made good use of the beautiful butterfly punch and continued the theme inside the card.
 Happy Easter Card by Rosanne Cook.
Gorgeous little chicks Roseanne, your card has a very simplistic look that ties all the elements in together nicely.

I would also like to share a couple more projects from the Feb/March Sketch that were not displayed earlier due to some MIA non-activity on the Blog. (..wagging again....)
Here we have a Birthday Card where Lauren has used stitching, punching (I really love that Monarch Butterfly punch) and layering of the flowers.
Happy Birthday Card by Lauren Higgs
 Here we have detail of the inside of the card.
Swing Free by Lindy
Lovely colour combination Lindy, gives you a real sense of spring in the air.

Thanks for sharing everyone, as always it's great to see how different your work can be from the same sketch or pack.  I will update more for you shortly...


Mar 25, 2011


Hi Everyone,
just a quick note to let you all know that I will be closing the shop front early tomorrow due to family commitments.  I will be open from 9.30am to 12Noon only.

Normal Trading hours resume from Tuesday 29th March.


Mar 22, 2011

March Blind CropVille Revealed

The March Blind CropVille had the girls stitching, painting, stamping, violently scrunching and having a little play with some bleach.  With Sally taking on the classes for the day the girls got every chance to tweak and examine their techniques used.  Time proved a little short on this one, so their will be some finishing off at home with .................... yes, a bit more stitching!  I can see the need for more whip cracking next time!  

As you will see from the Master Layout the title had been traced and bleached out, and was then stitched around the outline.  This is something that  the girls were given an option on, due to time limits.  Most will be re-done when they get them all home.  The pregnant lady will also bring her layout into the store when she remembers where she put that photo.............. I have no doubt what-so-ever that it will be a stunning layout once it's all together!

Also, due to Show Stoppers dominating a very proud position in Scrapville's Front Window, the Blind Crop Layouts are now located on the Wall of Fame inside the store for this week.  Once they are returned to the Front Window they will remain there until the next Blind CropVille on April 16th.

Master Layout - Believe by Sally Clark
 Detail of the Quilled flourishes, flowers and stitching.
 Detail of the Bleached Title, the stamping around the edges with the Bleach, and flourishes.
Beauty by Maxine
Weir by Lynne Sleet
Both our young attendees (Sophie & Regan) opted not to stamp around the edges with the bleach, giving their layouts a fresh, sharp look.  I hope they get to add that stitching at home to finish off.  Well done girls.
Freeze by Sophie Cook
What by Regan Bosic
My Car by Jennie Seal
Unity by Roz Langridge
Muster by Lynne Edwards
Bliss by Di Corbit
Together by Nicole Carty

I really liked Lynne's stitched flourishes (Muster), and Nicole and Lynne S have done a pretty good job with the bleached flower stamping around the edges.  Whether the girls choose to finish off their titles as is or add to them, I like how Di's turned out with the stitched outline. It ties the stitching in and defines the title a bit better.  The Quilling was something new as well, and the girls used a few different styles to get their flourishes, circles or hearts right for their pages.  Well done everyone, and thanks again to Sally for covering the BCV's for me.




Hello Everyone, well they did indeed Show Me, Show You and Show Them!  I would like to thank all the lovely people who entered layouts and off the page projects into the Scrapbooking Section at this years Wodonga Show, it was very popular viewing.  How wonderful it is to support Scrapbooking and the Local Communtiy at the same time.

The Extra Exciting news is that we have some Announcements from the outcome. Well done to everyone,and I am very proud to be posting such an exciting result...... below are the names of those who were placed and Highly Commended in the respective sections they entered.  Cong Rats to everyone, and those who Placed FIRST can expect a little something from Scrapville.    I am a tad chuffed that I managed to score a prize, but I don't think she'll pay up!!...... go figure?

Class 15: Family/and or Friends LAYOUT - Single Page
FIRST PLACE: Janet Watt - Black Friday
SECOND PLACE: Sally Clark - Family
Highly Commended: Allana Adrien - Adorable
Highly Commended: Janet Watt - Truckin' Blokes
Highly Commended: Janet Watt - Gasperotti
Highly Commended: Sam Epps - Shades

Class 16: Pets LAYOUT - Single Page
FIRST PLACE - Lauren Higgs - Our Hero
SECOND PLACE - Nikki Antonello - Best Friends

Class 17: Holidays LAYOUT - Single Page
FIRST PRIZE: Sally Clark - Bygone Era
SECOND PRIZE: Rosanne Boyle - NT Flora
Highly Commended: Sam Epps - Memories
Class 18: Off The Page - Using Scrapbooking techniques, but applying them to a small article; eg: Box, Treasure Chest, Small Frame etc.
FIRST PRIZE: Sally Clark - Decorated Tin
FIRST PRIZE: Nikki Antonello - "Remember" Noteboard

2011 Most Successful Exhibitor Section 47: Sally Clark

Congratulations again to all the above winners, the Highly Commended, and to our Most Successful Exhibitor Winner.  I am very proud of you all, and to everyone else who shared their beautiful work by allowing Scrapville to put your entries in.

Thank you to the Ladies at the Show who assisted with the entries, the collection, and looked after our precious entries on the day.  I am looking forward to being much more involved next year.



Mar 16, 2011

Just Jillibean

Well, here we have just a few more Monthly Pack projects to share from our March Pack by Jillibean Soup.  Such wonderful colours, and the girls really have done some wonderful work.  I think the colour combinations have worked so well.  I hope you were lucky enough to get a pack, as they have all sold out.
Play Together by Nikki Antonello (CT)
Below you can see detail of the alpha beans (stickers).  How nicely do they stand out with a little stitching doodle around the edges.
The branches look so effective with the brown webbing overlaying the cardstock.
I just love these rolled flowers, and the full shaped leaves give body with the slight mounting in the centres.
Clouds are such a big thing at the moment as well, and these little beauties are no exception!  Nicely shaped Mulberry Paper and coordinating patterned paper, edged nicely with some doodling, and a nice central focus with the decorative pin. Thanks Nikki.

Here is one to catch your eye.  Most of the embellishments were made by hand using bits and pieces from the pack (as you should...), and I'm just loving how Judy has put her Mermaid together.  She has made good use of the Mulberry Paper and webbing, with a bit of paper shaping and a nice effect with the MS Fan punch replicating a shell.  Judy has chosen to combine the Vanilla and Kraft cardstock with the blues and oranges from within the pack for a beach theme.
Grace's Mermaid by Judy Laracy
Regional Cross-Country Carnival by Kat Farrer.
A nice alternative here with Kat focusing on the greens and organges in her layout.  What also works really well is the combination of multi photos, offset with staggered edges to soften the lines and give the effect of depth in the layering.
OTP - My Scrap Space wall hanging by Kat Farrer.
You need to get up close and personal with this one - it just looks gorgeous!  Layered onto the chipboard with those lovely alphas and colours, this really is lovely.  This will most certainly be proudly displayed in Kat's Scrap Space (.....when I give it back!)

Thanks for sharing girls, it really is exciting to see what you are creating each month.  I'm looking forward to sharing more with you soon.


Mar 15, 2011

March/April Monthly Sketch Challenges

Well doesn't time fly???  Here we are at the March Sketch Challenges with two more Sketches from the lovely Melinda.  We hope you will take inspiration from the designs to create a Sketch for this challenge.  Don't forget to get your challenges in by Pumpkin Time on the 14th April.

March/April Layout Sketch
 Self Portrait double page layout by Sally Clark (CT)
Quilled flower head - detail.
 Paper Piercing / Mounting detail.
 Paper Piercing / Dimensional Magic detail.
March/April Card Sketch
Thinking of You card by Sally Clark (CT)
Thank you Sally for putting up our first samples from the Creative Team.  We will have more to share with you from the Creative Team Girls shortly.

I do, however, have some lovely layouts from our last sketch.  Now, these did make it to the Pumpkin in time, there were just delays with the transition....  Be sure to pop on and leave the girls a comment!
Reflections by Rosanne
1607 Day Later by Di Corbit
Thanks again for sharing girls.  There will be more again soon, so keep on checking in!



Mar 8, 2011

The Next March Pack Reveal. . . .

Hi everyone, and welcome to another Monthly Pack reveal.  All things considered the Blog Lady has been wagging a bit lately, and has more to share with you shortly.

This time around we have a gorgeous note board for all those "need to remember" things.  Using the chipboard and clip as the main focus of the project, and backed with a diecut shape to compliment, Nikki has beautifully pieced together and coordinated the patterned papers to bring together a fresh and enticing look at embellishing.  The bunting and twine work so well together, and who doesn't love those flowers and leaves! An added touch to the punched patterned paper is the slight directional fold going across the bottom.  Scroll on down for some more detailed images of this beautiful project, and those gorgeous papers!

Remember Note Board by Nikki Antonello
Note the many layers used to add depth and detail.
Rolled paper flowers, leaves and cut outs.
Bunting, Jillibean Bakers Twine and folded border punch.
 Layering of the flowers and detailed edging.

I really do love how this has come together, and unfortunately if you don't get to see it in the store it's probably because someone misplaced it in my office!  Seriously though, pop in and check it out as there will be more on display shortly.

I am looking forward to sharing a few more bits and pieces shortly.