Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Grand opening sale and blog hopping ...

... are just some of the goodies you can expect at the launch of Che Yang Designs' store at EHStudios!!!

I know Che & Elisa have both been working so hard to get the new store up and running, and having seen the kits that have been designed so far, I think you're gonna love it!!! Congrats girls ... I'm raising a glass of fizz (well cup of tea actually!) to you on your special day. Hip, hip, hooray!!!

Now it's not a real party without gifts, right? Here's just some idea of what's on the gift list:

30% off the entire store!
scrapping challenges
freebie QP's
blog hop

Woo-hoo ... so lets get this party started! Are you ready to hop?

Welcome ... I'm stop #8 on this fabulous blog hop. First things first, my colour for you is salmon. Don't forget to collect all 10 colours [in order] from each of the blogs on the hop, and once you've got them all, send an email to Che ( to be entered into the draw to win a $20 gift coupon to the store.

As a "thank you" for hopping to my blog, I've created this a sweet little QP ... it features My Wish For You a charming collab kit from Elisa Hubbard & Che Yang Designs.

Your next stop in the blog hop is at Tina's place here ... but if you've missed any stops along the way, you can always hop back to the start at Elisa's blog. Please keep in mind that we're in different timezones , so if a post on the hop isn't published yet, don't panic ... just pop back a little later, but do pop back ... you really won't want to miss out on any of the freebies or your chance to win a $20 gift coupon to the store!

Happy hopping everyone!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

And the gift giving goes on ...

... I don’t know about you, but I love to receive gifts, even more so when they’re unexpected or without reason … you know, the kind of “just because” gifts. Well, although the Oscraps birthday bash may be over, the gift giving continues.

I've been incredibly lucky throughout March and I've been the recipient of a number of gifts … digital kits through blog RAK’s and gift coupons from online chats and challenges, to name but a few. Now I want to share my luck with you, my lovely blog readers!

Sue Cummings has generously donated 5, yes five(!), gift coupons to her store at Oscraps. Now if you’re not familiar with Sue’s work, just take a peek at her store and gallery! It's wonderful! Her kits have a hint of breezy days, easy-living and have a timeless quality to them and you’re sure to find something you love.

So, want to know what you've got to do to win? It's simple … just leave a comment here on my blog, telling me about either the best or worst present you've ever received!!! Fun, eh?

The lucky winners will be selected (by my good friend Mr and each will receive a $5 gift coupon to Sue’s store!!! Closing time / date for comments is 10pm (BST) on Thursday 1st April 2010.

I can’t wait to hear about all your gifts (good or bad!) … good luck everyone!!!

Saturday, 27 March 2010

So much going on ...

... and so little time to tell you all about it! Well, OK time's not really an issue, but so many things are all coming together at the same time ... it's wonderful. OK, where should I start? How about this ...

I'm so thrilled to tell you about a new venture for my friend and very talented new designer Che Yang ... she and Elisa Hubbard (of EH Studios fame) have teamed up to open a NEW digiscrap store!!! The grand opening is Wednesday 31st March 2010 and I can't wait ... from the goodies I've seen, you won't be dissapointed!


More exciting news ... I'm tickled pink to be able to announce that I am now a very proud member of Joyce Paul's creative team!!! Waaaaaaaahhhhhhh ... I can't tell you how loud I screamed when I received Joyce's email ... she's such a sweetie and I can't wait to start creative with her gorgeous designs. Just check out this selection of yumminess all available at MScraps


And last, but by no means least, the party continues at the O ... we're having a wonderfun week of fun and games and there's still time for you to join in with some of the challenges, but you've gotta be quick if you want to take advantage of the fabulous sale prices ... they end tomorrow!!!

OK, that's all folks ... but pop back regularly next week, you never know what might be happening (hint hint! Tee-hee). Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

There's a party going on ...

... right here (Designs by Sue Cummings), and here (NiniScraps), and here (Emily Powers) and here (Joanne Brisebois) ... tee-hee!!! These are just a few of the awesome designers generously discounting their goodies over at the "O" this week.

In addition to her fabulous sale, Sue Cummings is also giving away birthday gifts to all her newsletter readers. Check this out ...

To get you hands on this selection of gorgeous WA quotes, just sign up to Sue's newsletter here!!!

So how's everyone enjoying the Oscraps birthday bash week so far???

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Birthday bash freebie ...

... I'm back with my second post of the day, and what a day it's been! The birthday party at the "O" is off to a flying start with a fabulous blog hop and the forum is buzzing with games & chatter.

As mentioned earlier, Sue Cummings' is offering an amazing birthday discount and lots of freebies ... like this add-on kit that you get for FREE when you buy anything from Sue's store during the birthday bash week!

Sue's very talented creative team have been busy creating some fantastic printable birthday cards and we want to share them all with you, our loyal readers, so we're giving you the chance to collect them all for FREE!!!

Here's the card design I created using a selection of the WA from Sue's free gift kit featured above. I simply printed onto 7x5 inch white card, matted onto blue then yellow cardstock and added a couple of cute star embellishments ...

For your FREE copy of the the card artwork, just click here ... then head on over to Sue's blog for details of all the other wonderful CT blogs and beautiful card designs you can collect!

Lets get this PARTY started ...

... are you ready? Have you got your party frock on? It's gonna be one heck of a party! Oscraps is turning the big 04!!!! Woo-hoo ... there's sooooooo much going on this week, here's just a small sample of some of the goodies planned:

A fabulous, fun Blog Hop ... you'll get to visit the blogs of some of the O's wonderful designers, the crazy CheeryO's and the very talented VirtuOsO's too!!! The blog train departs from this station later today ... so jump on board and enjoy the journey!

The O is such a great place to be and with all the fun & games planned for this week, you're sure to have a BLAST! There will be digi-scrapping challenges, trivia quizzes and of course chatting! Now all I'll say about the chats is make sure you have some sort of protection for your screens / monitors ... they're always such a giggle!!!

And of course, what would a party be without gifts? There are some AMAZING deals in store this week, like this great deal from Sue Cummings ... not only is she offering a wonderful 30% discount of her goodies, she's got some fabulous freebies going on at her blog (and there's even more goodies available on Sue's CT blogs too ... more on that later. Tease!)

You really don't want to miss the Big Birthday Bash at the O!!! Come on over and join the PARTY!!!

Friday, 19 March 2010

Funky, fresh and freebie ...

... yippee it's Friday, which means the weekend starts now! And to celebrate, do you fancy a freebie?

I'm having so much fun designing, and it gives me great pleasure to present my latest digi paper pack called citrus.cherry.crush.

click here to download

The pack contains 6 textured papers in funky, fresh, fun colours of hot pink and zingy lime. Here's a quick layout I created using 3 of the papers ...

I just wanted to say "thank you" to everyone for all the positive feedback you gave me following the release of my first digi paper kit. I'd love to know what you think about my latest papers and of course I'd love to see anything you create using them. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or link to your LO so I can leave you some lovin'.

Hope you have a fabulous & fun weekend whatever you're doing!

Monday, 15 March 2010

Zest for life ...

... that's the inspiration behind my next freebie paper pack!!! Wanna see a quick sneaky peek? Here you go ...

I'm just putting some finishes touches to the papers and will be releasing them here on Friday 19th March 2010. So until then, I hope everyone has a great week and I'll see you all again on Friday!!!

Monday, 8 March 2010

Too long between posts ...

... Wow, time really does fly! Nothing specific has kept me away ... life has been ticking over quite nicely, thanks for asking.

At long last, spring has sprung ... the sun shone everyday last week and I've been able to venture outside without my coat, scarf & gloves. So far, it's been a fabulous start to spring and to mark the new season, I've changed the decorations in the room where I do all my creating. The Valentine hearts are down and have been replaced by this cute little Easter ensemble ...

Close up on the sign ...

Although the photos don't show it particularly well, there are two wire garlands that hang from hooks [in my ceiling], they're covered in beads, butterflies and flowers and the pink and green daisies are clipped to them. The "Easter" sign is attached to another hook using "invisible" thread.

The start of spring has finally prompted me to get my Paislee Press DIY 2010 Calendar kit project finished. Yes I know I'm late, VERY late ... but at least I've done it now and oh boy, I'm so happy with the results.

I started this project back in January, but kept getting distracted so it went on the back burner. The biggest delay for me was choosing the 12 photos I wanted to have on display throughout the whole year. I started out looking for photos that represented each month (i.e. love for February, Halloween for October, Christmas for December etc) but this was too restrictive for my liking, so I ended up just picking 12 of my favourite photos. They're not necessarily the best quality photos (for example October's photo is fuzzy), but they're all photos that make me smile when I look at them. Perfect!

On the scrapping front, there are some fabulous challenges taking place at the "O" this month. Helen's hosting the camera corner challenge, Ona's hosting the creative techniques challenge, Marie's hosting the web inspiration challenge, Linda's hosting the colour challenge and lets not forget the weekly designer spotlight challenges ... talking of which, here's a page I did for last weeks challenge:

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Some sad news now, Leiko Beck has announced that she's taking an indefinite hiatus from designing. I totally understand and respect her decision and I know it's not been an easy one, her designs will be sorely missed at Oscraps and throughout the digiscrap community as a whole.

Let's end of a cheerier note ... to celebrate(?) Leiko's decision, she's having a fabulous closing down sale and all items* are discounted by 40%!!! So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab as many Leiko Beck goodies as you can!!! (* excluding Limited Professional Use License and any Collaborative projects). Here's a couple of LO's exclusively using Leiko's products to give you some inspiration ...

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Sorry this has been such a long post ... but that's what I get for not posting in a week & a half! That's all folks ... hope you have a great week.