Saturday, May 21, 2011

Great NEW GIVEAWAY At Once Upon A .... Sketch!!!

Would YOU like to WIN 

I know I would.....:)

Is Giving One Away!!!!

This absolutely gorgeous May Kit 
Has been kindly donated by 

All you need to do is this..

1. Follow the Once Upon A ...Sketch Blog
2. Copy this exact information and post about this on your blog, together with the May Kit Picture and a link back to Once Upon A Sketch
3. Make sure you also post the information about the current offer at the Nook listed below. 
3. Link your post using the Link Tool at the bottom of the post at Once Upon A Sketch!

That is it! You have until the end of the current challenge, which is midnight May 31st, Australian Eastern Standard Time. 

Is offering a wonderful offer for a limited time only! 
Sign up for 6 months and receive the May kit for free......great deal! 
Or Sign up for 12months and get the 13th kit free!!!!!!!!!

  Kits value between $31- $34 – Yours for only $29.50. This way we ensure that you receive a fully loaded kit each month. We will also offer combined shipping with any add-ons or goodies from the store you need.

Tell a friend and if they sign up email us at and give us your friends name and we will give you a $5.00 store credit. Good only while supplies last.
So just head on over to 

Good Luck!!!:)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A New Challenge AT Once Upon A Sketch

Just a quick post..

Sorry I have been missing in action as
I have just been too sick to scrap of late..:(
And this gorgeous little pic just about sums up my life for the last 2 weeks....

There is a great New Sketch and Journalling Challenge up at

And the Journalling criteria this fortnight: 
Your journalling should be TYPED  
(and remember it should be at least 1-2 lines long).

There are 3 Fabulous Prizes Up For Grabs this fortnight...
All Donated by...

 Including this gorgeous Fancy Pants Kit..
I hope to have a LO done soon for this great challenge...
Just need to muster the energy...
So hopefully will be back to share it shortly...

But in the meantime there is tonnes of Seriously Fabulous Inspiration up at
 So be sure to check it out....
You have two weeks left to complete your entry...
I am definitely looking forward to seeing them.....

Saturday, May 7, 2011

FUN!!!! - A Spot Of Shopping At Purple Pumpkin...

Are you looking for 
Gorgeous Handmade Embellishments ????
Especially great for Shabby Chic, Kids Pages, Funky LO's 
And adding something a little bit different to your LO's???
Then I suggest you take a look here.....:)
These are some of my faves..... and yes I am a girly girl....
But they do have Loads of  Boy's Themes Too!!

A Gorgeous Ballerina Kit....

Vintage Kit

Hand Made Flowers.. All Types

China Girl

I have noticed a lot of Challenges 
Calling for Hand Made Embellies atm
So thought I would add a few of these pretties to my stash....:)
You can find all of these and TONS More.......
Lots of Boys One Too....:)
The prices are great!
No I dont know Sam... 
Nor have ever even shopped there before I just really like her stuff...:)
It's Totally Cool &

And thought I would share her little store with you!!:)
Hope you will drop in and support Sam's Cottage Industry....
Bye for Now....
Lou xxx

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Layout For PRIMA April Palette

Prima's "April Showers" Color Palette
Full of Aquas, Pinks Oranges and Soft Greens
Is just Gorgeous....
So I decided to have a go....:)
Here is my Layout....
I have used Prima's Annalee Range
As I thought it was perfect match for this palette
Along with some Prima Madeline Collection Elements
Prima Lace, Felts, Chipboard, and Alphas....
Only the Cardstock by Coredinatations is not by Prima

Here is the Prima April Palette so you can see...
The Color Match...and Inspiration....

This was definitely a challenge for me as I don't usually use much orange....
I am happy with the concept of this LO......
The Shape etc....And the Border made Piece by Piece... :)
But honestly I think I could have executed it  little better...
Oh well ... there is always next time.....

Monday, April 25, 2011

A New Challenge BEGINS At Bird Is The Word

Not only is it Easter but it also time
For a Brand New Challenge 
Using the Word.....
Here is my Layout.
"My Garden Begins 2 Bloom"
Using the gorgeous new Pink Paislee Butterfly Range...
And a sprinkling of Prima of course...:)

Bird Is The Word 
Please be sure to pop over and have a look....

The DT Examples for this Challenge are 

 There Are
And we would love to see you join in and enter!
You have till May 22 ....

Wishing You All A Very
 Happy & Safe Easter

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Gorgeous Givaway!!!! It's Scrap Candy Time!!

Have you heard the news???
 Have you been to the
All Round Gorgeous Gal and Mega Tallented 

Has Joined Gorgeous Scrapping Superstar 

 And the
Scrap Cake Team!!

Absolute Congratulations Gerry!!!
I am so happy for you my friend!!

Here is just a peek of some of 
Gerry's STUNNING New Work 

Using the scrumptious papers designed by Karola
Aren't they Just Divine!
I cant wait to get my hands on some of these......:)

Now on to important!!!
What you have all been waiting for....


 And to see MORE of Gerry's STUNNING WORK....

Just Head on over to the 
To check out all the details.....
I wish you all the Best Of Luck!!!!

You can also visit
Karola's Blog HERE

Gerry's Blog HERE....
Both are just packed with 

And Girls I wish Both Every Success in this Wonderful New Venture!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

On Top Of The World With PRIMA....... :)

Just Sharing My Genuine Excitement Here .....
Remember this LO???? 

Can you believe it??
Honestly I am so excited!! That I can hardly believe it myself!
But you can see see for yourself  

It is even more incredible as this was the very first time I had plucked up the courage to enter!
So Ladies I urge you to Have a Go!!!

And This is the New Prima Palette for April...

Isn't it absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
Definitely going to have a play with these colors!
And I look forward to seeing what you do with them as well!!!:)

Also I must congratulate all of the other Entries that Won and were 
Featured on the Prima Blog Too!!
They were all STUNNING!!

Is a constant source of Inspiration for me!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch - Challenge 2 Is Revealed!

Can I just start by saying how wonderful the response by you has been to 
For the absolutely amazing projects you shared with us in Challenge 1. 
We have seen fabulous entries come in from ALL over the WORLD
  And 101 Entries in total  for the First Sketch! WOW!!!
 Well Done Every One!!

My Lay-Out for Today's Reveal......

"Cherish FOREVER A Special Time "
I chose a beautiful vintage photo to represent Easter. The beautiful soft pastel colours, Together with that little girl and bunnies chipboard by our sponsor  
 Capture the warmth of the upcoming season.
 Here is the The Sketch for Challenge 2...
 For Your Interpretation.....

Along With

Is to WRITE the REASON you CHOSE TO SCRAP this photo 
(e.g. To remember this moment, To remember someone, 
To send a message to someone, 
Because this photo makes you smile, the photo shows a personal achievement, 
your child's milestone etc. etc. )

Your journalling this week can be any type 
i.e. handwritten, printed etc.. and as long as you wish it to be.

The Vision for  
Is to 
Encourage people to journal on their  pages..  
To tell their story.... 

We love how people have journalled in their own language and I encourage anyone to do so! 
And please is not about how neat your handwriting is, 
Or whether you spelled some words wrong. 
The whole point of this is to document a special time 
Or create a card or project with some meaning behind it ..:o)
Please check out all of the details at the 
And see the the 
For this week!
This Fortnight's  Prize is Again Donated By
Thank-you Rae!

"Take On the Sketch
And the Journalling Criteria"
A $50 Voucher to Spend Instore

EVERYBODY That Enters 
ALSO Has a Chance to win!!!!
As we also offer a Random Draw!!

I have also used this Sketch for 
So please hop on over and discover another 
Great Challenge Blog if you dont already know it!!
We would love to see you play along there too!:)

Thanks so much for dropping in today and leaving your lovely comments! 
I really appreciate it!!

P.S. Apologies the post is a little long..... 
I just wanted to make sure that everyone understands the journalling component...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Introducing Our First Inspirational Muse At Pages In Time and Other News

Meet Scrapbooker and Artist Extrordinairre
"I Love My Life"
Has introduced a fabulous new feature....
We are featuring one Artist per month as our
"Inspirational Muse"
And showing you why she is so instrumental in creativity and inspires us.

"Thinking Of You"
Our First Inspirational Muse Is
aka Scrapperlicious.

And I particularly wanted to share with you this
"Art" By Irene
Is one of my favorite LO's of All Tme by Any Artist in the World....!!!
Big statement I know.... But True!!!
Do you have a "TOP 10 LO's of All Time" List???
As soon as I saw this LO on Irene's blog in March I was instantly in love.....
I absolutely adore the colors, textures, and design....
Pure Heaven!!
Take a journey through her work and see why we think she is so creative and inspiring.
If you are so inspired by Irene's amazing work and style...
And if you want to "legally scraplift" one of Irene's Gorgeous LO's:)
We have a Challenge This Month
And we would love to see your entry!

Other news for
We are holding an Online Crop
The Last Weekend in April 
Image Courtesy of Tumblr
To Kick Off National Scrapbooking Week
We have Great Challenges, Lots of Games and
Heaps of Prizes Line Up!!

And we would love to see you there!

Oh and one last little reminder.....
You still have 1 day and 23 Hours.... :)

To Win This.....

And the Chance to be a Guest Designer


So get your entries in!!!

So I hope you have enjoyed  this post and will visit
Irene's Fantastic Blog and Art Work HERE

Come and Play Along at the Online Crop at

And of course enter the Challenge at
While there is still time..:)

And Thank You so much for dropping to say "Hi" !!
It is so greatly appreciated....

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy News and FOREVER is the WORD Said The Bird.....

I am Absolutely Delighted to Announce
That I have been selected to be a part of the amazing

Alongside these wonderfully talented ladies... 

In Random Order...:)

And if you click on the name it will take you straight to these talented Ladies blogs.....:) to see more....

And a Fabulous Sketch toIinspire You 
By Super Gorgeous Gal and Amazingly Talented....

The sketch from Nadia, is for inspirational purposes only. 
Please use it if you wish, but you are not required to.

Just in-case you didn't notice something in common......:)

The New Word for Sunday 10th April is.....

So A HUGE Thankyou to
For giving me this wonderful opportunity to design for

And to be part of such a fabulous team!!!
I absolutely adore the concept of using the chosen word for inspiration!!
Please check out the blog for more details 
You have 4 weeks to enter!!!
And I would love to see your entries.....:)

And YOU have the chance to WIN a 
Fabulous PRIZE!!