Friday, August 31, 2007

Dare #29 - 1, 2, 3, 4

Hi everyone, this week's dare is all in the numbers.

The rules:
Use 1 patterned paper only (can be doublesided and can be cut as many times as you like)
Use 2 rubons
Use 3 fabric pieces or 3 ribbons
Use 4 embellishments but they must be the same type of embellishment (i.e. 4 buttons, 4 brads, 4 diecuts etc)

No restrictions on cardstock, photos, journalling elements or title.

Sounds easy right? I actually found this a lot harder than I thought it would be. So can't wait to see all your fab layouts!
Please leave a link to your layout at a gallery or your blog in the comments of this post. The deadline is Wed 12th September 6pm. Our favourite for this dare will be our guest designer for Dare #31.

Special thanks too to Janine who is our guest designer for this dare.

Andrea's layout

I used one sheet of BasicGrey Scarlet Letter patterned paper which I cut several times and also covered the chipboard numbers in my title with, 2 BasicGrey rubons, 3 Making Memories fabric tags and my 4 embellishments were Doodlebug paper trims.

Our guest designer: Janine's layout

Lesley's layout
1 pp (fancypants) and the purple circles is the same PP but the other side
2 rubons (fancy pants) corner and heart
3 pieces material (calico, hesian and net circles)
4 embellishments (4 buttons)
The stamped circles around the border are stamped from my Fiskars blade container!

Lianne's layout

I used a Crate p/p for the background, 2 rub ons at top of photo (American Crafts and Basic Grey), 3 piececs of material and 4 star brads. We were starting to clean out the garage last weekend and I found this photo.

Jo's Layout

One piece of patterned paper - basic grey infuse.
Two rub on flourishes.
Three bits of fancy pants crochet lace.
Four embellies - fabric flowers (The buttons came on the flowers so they are part of the embellishment.)

Faye's layout

One piece of patterned paper - a piece of old music paper
Two rub ons - a flourish and the words "Having Fun"
3 pieces of magic mesh
4 photo flips

Photos I've had sitting around since 1998. Does this mean I am catching up? :-)


I kept mine simple but it was alot of fun to have a 'recipe' to follow!

1 Pp=flower cut from basic grey.
2 Rubons=word ‘duck’ and the tiny red star above the journaling
3 material=pieces cut from 3 different patterned quilting squares next to title
4 embellishments =sequins

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Dare 28 - Slide Show

So many awesome layouts from scraps. Thanks for joining in guys.

Drum Roll Please....

Well what an awesome turn out for this dare. You guys totally rocked it.

The winner of the draw for the fabulous prize from CherryArte is....

Congratulations Ilka. Here is Ilka's gorgeous layout.

AND my favourite for this dare, who we would like to be our guest designer for the 14th September dare is.........


Love this gorgeous layout and the fact that the photos were even scraps of sort!

Ilka and RachelT please email me at cooper at internet dot co dot nz

Remember to check back Friday. Andrea has a new dare for us and it's a goodie!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

If you entered the scrapdare (please read)

If you entered the scrap dare and sent your layout to Lianne's email, could you please resend to me.

cooper at internet dot co dot nz

Lianne is having technical issues with her emails at the moment.


PS So cool to see so many entries / links for this dare.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Dare # 28 - All from Scraps

Do you have little bits and pices of different kinds of product after you have finished a layout or two? Do you store them somewhere or do they pile up on your desk like mine do?

This weeks dare is to create a whole layout completely from scraps.

That means your background, your embellishments, your letters, everything on your layout must be from 'scraps'. My definition of scraps is anything which is part of a whole or part of a used pack. ie no full sheet of cardstock or pp. Embellishments must be part of a opened and used pack, left over rub ons, etc

I have been wanting to take my pile of miscellaneous bits and pieces and create a layout for awhile. I dare you to take your scraps and create a layout.

Please leave a link to your layout at a gallery or your blog in the comments of this post. The deadline is Wed 29th August 6pm.

We will be doing a draw for a fabulous prize from CherryArte and our favourite for this dare will be our guest designer for the 14th September dare.

Have Fun!

Special thanks to this dare's guest designer - Lara.




Our guest designer: Lara's

LianneMy layout is completely from scraps. The background is scraps of c/s, then scraps of p/p from my scraps drawer down the centre, even the date stamp was one I'd stamped but messed up so threw in my scraps drawer to maybe use one day, I never throw anything away. The Hambly journalling rub on I'd cut out to use on a layout and hadn't, so that was lying around. All the letter stickers and chipboard letters were from used packs. I had so much fun doing this layout, thanks Lesley for a great dare!!
Look forward to seeing your scraps layouts.

Here is my LO. I totally had fun with this. I've got two big folders filled with my leftover PP, so I grabbed out some Basic Grey and My Minds eye, plus a few odds and sods of CS and this is what I came up with. The fuzzy rubons, chipboard brackets and letters are all from opened packets.
Loved this dare. So now its your turn. Dare ya!


I have a drawer full of stuff I haven't used for years, 2002 was the date on the vintage labels from Foofala, some old MM Defininitions, another just had to have and hardly used. The blue edging was created from some old letter stickers. I just snipped off bits and pieces from "F" and "J" to make straight lines. A bunch of old clear letter stickers for the Title and a ruler and a clock, both stickers again. Great idea and nice to revisit some of my scraps that I once knew and loved.


since I have being a bit slack + not scrapping in my room + just making a HUGE mess on the dinning room table.............I just used opened + scrappie bits from my mess!!!

strips of pps from other projects, open stickers + label packs, lying around button + chipboard star + the backing of all most finished KI sticker sheet. CS - the other half from a previous 6x12 LO.

Now if I scrapped like this everytime .................I would save $100's!!!

So I DARE you to use up your scraps too + have some FUN!!


This is such a fun dare to do and one we can all do because we all have scraps right? I've used scrap paper, half a transparency, letters and rubons from pre-opened packages and some digi-labels that i'd printed previously but never ended up using. Even my photo is quite scrappy - I really should have cropped it better!

So c'mon get scrapping with your scraps - can't wait to see all your wonderful creations!


I was still in my pjs at 9.30 this morning because I just couldn't resist giving this scrap dare a go. I have a huge clean up of the dining room to do because i scrapped a layout there yesterday using my new BG periphery and because the layout was kind of collagey i had torn bits out of papers so i had a lot of scraps to use. The background paper actually has yesterday's layout title cut out from it, but that is hidden behind the photo mat :O) I had been cutting letters out on my cuttlebug and couldn't decide what colour went best so i had a pile of them just laying around ready to go in the bin. See how the 'u' is white? That's cause I had the paper upside down when i cut that lot out lol! The journalling block was my trial stamp on a piece of computer paper so i just cut it out and stuck it on - this is such a freeing way to scrap, you just have to give it a go!

Keeping it Kiwi - Kiwi Slang Slide Show!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thanks for giving it heaps!!

And to everybody who joined in the Keeping it Kiwi dare...good on ya!

We really enjoyed seeing what you all came up with for this one...great to see some of you were so inspired by our wonderful slang that you created two or even three! (woohoo go Irene and Erica!).

Anyway my friend Sockie here helped me with the draw tonight....a fabulous prize sponsored by Andrea at SBO for a class designed by Donna Wild from Aussie Scrap Source.....and the winner is.......

and here is Gwens take on an old favourite Kiwi term...

Choosing a fave was....yes hard yakka! we liked them all!!

But here it is... Janines 'Knackered', loved the colour, love that word knackered...such a satisfying word to say when you've just had it and the pics went so well, the way he'd just flomped over on the couch like that...good one Janine!

please will you join us as guest designer for Dare Lianne for details of the dare.

Check back soon for all the Keeping it Kiwi layouts on slideshow and of course....the next dare! See ya!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Dare #27 - Keeping it Kiwi

This dare we are celebrating our Kiwi-ness!!

Your mission if you choose to accept it is.... to use those quirky phrases or words that are without a doubt 100% pure Kiwi, that curious Kiwi slang that sets us apart from the rest of the world! You can use it as your title, in your journalling or on an embellishment...anything as long as there is a phrase or word on there somewhere!

Check out these two little collections here and here to get the inspiration flowing, I am sure you will come up with a few more that maybe are not on the lists...if so please share these little gems in the comments.

So rattle ya dags flat tack over to your scrap pikers please....rustle up a layout, and Bobs your uncle, it will look good as gold I reckon! If you havn't done a dare in yonks, no worries just get stuck in...she'll be right mate!

(get the picture heh, heh)

Please leave a link to your layout at a gallery or your blog in the comments of this post to be in the draw.

Edited: the deadline is Wed 15th August 6pm.

Also if you happen to be the dare girls fave of the week, we would like you to be our guest designer in a fortnights time...this will happen for every dare cool is that! So we look forward to seeing last times fave Lara up as guest designer for the following dare...




Sara-Jane Lianne



Thursday, August 02, 2007

Anniversary dare Slide Show!


Hi guys. Sorry for the delay. I couldn't get onto the site last night to view all your gorgeous gorgeous work! Stunning!

And thank you so much for all the wonderful comments. We really appreciate the time you've taken to either email or put a comment in the last post. You will notice a few changes happening, but alot of it was 'keep up the good work', so the best parts will stay the same.

If you've got any other ideas, please let us know. We can't promise they'll happen, but its always great to get constructive feedback.

So without further are our 1st anniversary winners......

1. The draw from all this fortnights entries was won by Raewyn. Congrats!

2. The favourite entry this week was hard to pick and very close. But in the end I have chosen Lara Moss. I loved the blues she used and the tint in the photo too, plus the red she used as a pop colour. Awesome Lara.

3. We split the last pack into four. 1 x large scissors, 1 x small scissors, 1 x cutting mat, and 1 of the shape cutter and template.
We decided as Erica has entered every single dare (WTG Erica!) that she should definitely get a special surprise prize! So she will receive the shape cutter and template.

Then we drew another three names: Congrats to Jenny, Julie and Carol. You girls will get in order the large scissors, small scissors and the cutting mat.

Can you all please email me at trinamcclune (at) and I'll get your prizes out to you asap.

PS: Sorry have tried to upload our fav, plus a pic of the draw I had done, but blogger really doesn't like me! LOL. We'll get a slide show up shortly though.

And don't forget we've got another dare coming up real soon!