Wednesday 28 December 2011

Lime Tree Creations giveaway

Lime Tree Creations is having a giveaway and who would want some of there beautiful items so check out the like and like they say you have to be in it to win it......

Wednesday 30 November 2011

I can do boy layouts too!

Had a great kit from and I managed to get my scrap on with it, 3 layouts and 1 card ( yes I said a card, again its catching really). So I thought I would share one of the layouts and since the blog looks like it has been overrun with pink, I will share the boy layout,(I must admit I am starting to fall in love with masks, it was really a fun thing to play with).

Bazzill cardstock, October Afternoon Sidewalks pp and Stickers,
Crafters Workshop Template.

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Mojovator..... with Handmade Halo.....

Its getting to that crazy time of year again and I am amazed that I am still creating layouts, it probarly helps that I have some beautiful little embellishments from, also they have a little challenge with what they call there mojovator, and it was just what I needed to help me create and I even made a CARD  based on it, yes you heard me a CARD!!!!! so that in itself is something to yell about.

Handmade Halo Resin and Pebble, MME PP, Echo park PP, MME
Stickers and Alphas, Kaisercraft Rhinestones

Monday 31 October 2011

My First Design Team position!!!!

It has been a busy couple of weeks here, and not alot of it to do with scrapping :( but today I fixed that problem by creating a layout using And I must say its a challenge to do vintage piece, but I am very proud of this layout. Heaps of layering and little details, and alot of thinking about how to pull it off successfully. So this will be my last monthly challenge as a customer........

I am so excited to say that I am now on my first design team, for Made With Memories, you will be seeing my work in store very soon.
" Happiness is a choice you make!"
Simple Stories Generations, Bazzil Cardstock, Chipboard,
Collections Butterflies, Glossy Accent, Crackle Accents,
Kaiser Pearls.

Monday 10 October 2011

September Challenge Winner is ..........

September Challenge Pack Winner

September Challenge Winner is ..........

Rikki Graziani (edited)

Here is her gorgeous layout!

Thank you everyone for entering you gorgeous work! We look forward to seeing your October entries, we have two back in store already and they are beautiful. Each month you are making it very hard to pick a winner!!

Scrap the Boys and A Lil Somethin go hand in hand.... Octobers challenge is to use handmade embellishment, either brought or if you have time, your own handmade embellishments and this got me excited.... I am becoming a collector of embellishments, a whole HUGE jar full, and as pretty as they are in the jar..... they need to be used and loved before I buy more and its probably a good idea to use some before the next sale so DH can be convinced that I am not hoarding scrapbooking stuff and its stuff that I need.

Yes NEED and thats my story and I am sticking to it!!!

"My Master Chef"
Bazzill Cardstock, A Lil Somethin banner, clog and bottle top, AC Thickers,
Tim Holtz Distress ink, Crafters Template, Doodlebug Brad.

Monday 3 October 2011

Made with Memories monthly Challenge

After another successful layout (August) for, it motivated me to do the September challenge kit as I have been super busy and haven't had anytime to create. I have even missed out on some design calls this month because September has been insane and I havent had time to catch up, but I rallied and just made the deadline for September's challenge kit was about techniques and what you can do......

We were given 1x cardstock, 1x piece of Basic Grey pattern paper, a set of stamps, and a choice of ink colour (cinnamon in my case).

"Mother's Love"
Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey PP, Paper Xtra Stamps and
Foam White Alphas, Glossy Accents,
Cinnamon and Pinecone Ink.

Monday 12 September 2011

I have started to notice that I am using alot of KRAFT......

I have this system of once I do a layout, I throw it on a shelf on my bookcase to put in an album later when I can be bothered to sort out the timeline etc, however this always ends up with me having a huge pile OK massive pile of layouts that needed to be sorted. But going through the pile I have noticed that at the moment I am using a huge amount of Kraft card stock, I seem to be loving its versatility, you can mist it, ink it, paint it, distress it, I could go on and on.

So during one of my lack of mojo days and trying to find some inspiration I stumbled across a blog dedicated to using Kraft..... HEAVEN !!!!!; have monthly challenges, and I have to say Septembers was a little bit of a challenge......  This months challenge is to create a layout using Kraft or Kraft Patterned Paper as your base and to use FABRIC & STITCHING. Now this could be machine or hand stitching the choice is yours and your fabric can be anything from a flower you have made from fabric, fabric ribbons, fabric strips or to use fabric instead of paper the inspiration is up to you but we must be able to see fabric and stitching on your layouts!!!

So this got me thinking and it worked out really well considering that I just brought an i-top and I wanted to play with fabric since I have some fabric now I am branching out to the sewing world thanks to a BFF xxxx.
"Crab Festive"
Bazzill Cardstock Kraft and Swiss dot, Echo Park pp, MME Lime Twist, Twine
Cotton, AC Thickers, Mini Alphas, Purple Pumpkin Fabric Button (Red)
i-top brad, quilters fabric (blue).

Sunday 11 September 2011

My name is Rikki..... and I am an online scrap shopper.

People who know me, know I have been anti buying things online, because there is something about touching, feeling and seeing the items when you buy them in a shop.  I come to you as the converted, I am now am a online shopper and I seem to be making up for lost time, ( lol, but I dont think the bank account is finding the work out funny). 

One of those companies that I have been working the bank account out with is Anna's Craft Cupboard, my recent purchase was the entire range of MME Lost and Found 2 and I do mean all the range including all the bits..... 

They have a monthly Sketch competition; so what better way to play with the new purchases, and more importantly to get a layout done and I am happy to get it done at the start of the month instead of rushing lol, and the sketch works perfectly for the photos I had sitting on my desk...

So thank you Anna for converting me to the online shopping world (dont know if DP feels that way, but he will learn to like it lol), and no doubt I will be spending more soon.

"Whats for Dinner?"
Bazzill Kraft, Doodlebug Design Inc Fruit Cocktail

Suffering the lack of mojo AGAIN..... how do I get past it?

Well after two weeks of wanting to scrap and heaps of new pretties ( and I do mean a heap)..... I still couldnt find my mojo but after forcing myself to just do a layout to get past this block I created up a storm yesterday a great effort of 8 layouts completed. 

So my question is for those who are reading, what its your trick in pushing past the lack of mojo? Mine was a suck it up just do a layout and music turned all the way up......

This layout "I Adore You" is based on #172 it was just what I needed to push through the block.

And a shout to Lovelybug Bits n Bobs; for all those little bits which I needed to complete this layout xxxx.

AC Cardstock, MME Alphabet Soup, MME Lost & Sticker,
Lovelybug Bits n Bobs.

Thursday 18 August 2011

Purple Pumpkin August Sketch..... My Prima Ballerina

Now that I am the owner of some Purple Pumpkin, I can now enter there monthly challenge, so this is Augusts... or my interpretation of it anyway...... (sorry for the skew whiff photo don't know what happened this day and what did I say about my photography getting better, hmmmmmmm).

MME Lost & Found, Authentic words, Bazzill cardstock, Adorn it mini Alphas,
Purple Pumpkin Singed flower and Button, Prima stone.

Ok, I know its been a long time.......

I know its been along time since I last did a post but I have been creating and very, and I do mean VERY busy...... I have just started my photograpy and multimedia course, so hopefully you will see an improvement with my layouts and photos (fingers crossed). So I have heaps to post about but I will start with August kit;
Bazzill Cardstock, Girlies paperie Kitch, Glimmer mist
Twine, Stella Rose Sticker, Chipboard

Sunday 31 July 2011

Scrap the Boys DT call...

I have ben busy creating layout due for next month and nearly forgot about the design team call for, so we needed to do anything boy, with the word play and to use tape......
So after a very close call nearly missing the cut off date, this is what I created (the tape was masking tape which I just ran through the printer):

Kraft Cardstock, Echo park  Essentails, MME Fine & Dandy,
Crate Paper Toy Box, Glimmer mist, Chipboard,
Masking Tape

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Purple Pumpkin...... Guest designer chance......

Over at Purple Pumpkin they are giving anyone a chance to become a guest designer, whether you use there products or not, which is great because I cant wait for there sale on Friday the 22nd July 7.30pm AEST, which will be my first purchase of there supper cute embellishments. All you have to do is create a layout, which got me motivated to find some mojo, and I am really happy with the results, all I need to complete the layout is a little button from

Bazzill cardstock, Crate Paper Restoration, Kaisercraft Rhinestones
Authentique Letters & Diction, RW chipboard.

Thursday 14 July 2011

A little bit Vintage..... or so I hope.

I must admit vintage is not my thing, not that I don't want it to be, I just cant wrap my head around it. I understand the colours and how to work with sepia tones however I think its the photos themselves. Its not because I don't love old photos, I love them and cherish them, I really do! Maybe this is the reason I cant wrap my head around them, I just don't want to stuff up a perfect photo....

Hence I found July's monthly challenge pack from a struggle.....

Cosmo Cricket Odds& Ends, CC's colour picks, Maya Road Envelope,
Chipboard alpha, Ribbon, Trim.

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Working Backwards!!!

So its been awhile since I have edited a photo which got me thinking that I should do that but what photo and then what would I do with that photo......

I am going to share with you my thought process, I had this beautiful paper, hot pink, black and white, really adult not for little baby girls and I really wanted to use it but if you know me I am always behind the camera so it cant be for a layout about me. Then I got thinking I have been with my partner for 10 years which has to be a milestone or something so I need to celebrate that in someway surely, so all I need a photo of the two of us, bonus I have one of those since my friend took some on my birthday this year, so that's off the list but I want to do a black and white photo and this is what you get..... me working backwards, and using hot pink on a photo with my partner ( who dare not complain that you cant use pink on a boys page, because he knows better).

AC Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock, Echo Park Be Mine,
Teresa Collins Die cuts, Martha Stewart punch,
Ink, Prima Stamps

Friday 1 July 2011

Monthly challenges......

So I have been creating but it has been very slow and I do mean very slow. It being the end of the month a couple of things are due and as per lack of mojo I have just made it. The first one was the monthly challenge pack brought out by and I was very excited to create with this pack, it had enough stuff in it to do multiple pages and for both boy and girl. I ended up do 2 layout and then had to decide which one, so this is the one that made the final cut;

Bazzill Cardstock, Jillibean Soup PP & Tags, doily, Twine, Paint
Well I also did another layout with the same techniques and challenge pack lets hope I have made the right decision.

Saturday 11 June 2011

Design Team call......... but not this time :(

Well as I said the other day, I submitted work for a design team, but I didnt get in..... ahhhhhhhh well at least I tired and I did 2 beautiful layouts that I am very proud of as well. Congrats to those who did get on the DT and I can wait to see what beautiful creations you will come up with.

These layouts where based on , the first one is #155;
Making Memories Pitter Patter, Bazzil Cardstock, Maya Road Ribbon

The next layout was one of those which I knew what I wanted to do but I didnt want it to be one of those lost in translation layouts, but once it was complete I was very happy with the end result and I will be applying some of those techniques on other layouts. And on a side note; the page is sewn on and you would be pleased to know that this time the threading of the bobbin wasnt as tramatic as last time and it took about 5 minutes to do....... #158;

Swiss Dot Cardstock, Jillibean Soup PP, Crate Paper Toy Box PP, Doily, Cardboard, Thread,
Masking Tape, Paint, Kaisercraft Pearls & Stamps

Thursday 9 June 2011

Havent been here but I have been creating....

I have been busy creating away and challenging myself a lot lately. First of all I recently brought myself a challenge pack from Made with Memories (, and I have to admit it was a total challenge but I managed to win Aprils challenge !!!!!!

This is what was in the pack:

And this is what I created: 
AC cardstock, Stella & Rose Stickers, Imaginisce PP, Lace, Kaiser Craft Florish.

Thank you to Made with Memories for my $25 voucher and I am already starting on Junes challenge pack which is delicious.

Also I decided to take the leap and put myself forward for a Creative Scrappers design team call. Will let you know how it goes in a couple of days and will also share what I created for it as well, but for now I must wait...

Saturday 28 May 2011

Simple Stories kits..... yummmmmmmmm

I am a little bit in love the with the kits by I have all of them except one (I am working on fixing it).  There 100 days of Summer worked for this photo the hardest thing was choosing all the little bits that are in the kit.

It was a quick layout thanks to # 74:

Kaszazz Cardstock, 100 days of Summer kit, Chipboard