SBO Week 7 Sportsmad!

This week is all about sports and this is my layout – just two weeks left in the competition!


Contest layouts this week

Over at SBO the weeks challenge was to do a beach layout – I have had these Websters pages in my stash that were perfect and not been used so this is what I came up with.

Well last weeks star over at Scrappin’ Patch was Ronda Palazzari and this is my layout. I have been having a few rough weeks with Katie as things have changed around at school for her a lot and this has had an adverse effect on her at home and when we are out and about. So the layout is just about how I was feeling last week – yikes it has a lot of Journalling on it!

This week I have to morph into Irene Tan – another yikes I love her layouts and creations she is amazing talented and I think this will be the most challenging week of the contest! and it is the last week…

This weeks contest

I struggled a bit with this weeks Star over at Scrapping Patch -which was Stephanie Howell – very different from my style but she chose me as her third favourite which is great.

Here is the layout

and over at SBO it was to use white space something I have don’t do a lot either but have started to enjoy it.

SBO Competition

Here is my layout for last weeks challenge over SBO which was to use wire on a layout. I have made a trellis fence with some wire and some curly wires with beads.

New layouts for Competitions

Well Scrappin’ patch’s Star layouts have just been revealed. The star this week was Tara Orr who does amazing creations in a shabby Vintage style – right done my alley!

This is my favourite layout from the competition so far

Here is the comment I got from Tara it makes me smile:

“oh my gosh this is amazing! What is that background paper – LOVE it! Your distressing is perfect – the doily is so ‘me’ and the touches of browns in your title and music paper add the perfect amount of rustic. You are a scrappy queen!”

Now the next layout looks rather boring for Scrapbook Outlet’s Competition which was to do a black and white layout. This weeks challenge is to use wire and I love my layout but you will have to wait til Friday for the reveal.

Competition layouts

I am currently participating in two longer competitions –

Stars in their Eyes over at Scrapping Patch and Celebrate New Zealand over at Scrapbook Outlet.

Last week over at Scrapping Patch the Star was Stacey Michaud – very different to my style – here is my layout:

and over at SBO last weeks challenge was to include a NZ icon – I chose the pohutukawa tree and hand painted it on my layout.

I have done my layout for the second week at SBO which was to create a layout using only the National colours of NZ ie Black and white and I can show you tomorrow. I have also done a layout for this weeks star Tara Orr whose style is Vintage shabby – enjoyed this heaps and will be able to show you next Wednesday.

SBO The Amazing race legs 5 and 6

Well the amazing race is over and I missed the last two legs but have managed eight challenges. so along with the tickets for the challenges , I have one for my initial blog post about the competition, two for blogging more then four times about the race after the initail blog, two for commenting on the layouts in the gallery , one for doing four or more challenges and one for answering one of Nic Howards questions first so fifteen in total.

So here are my layouts for the last four challenges I did

leg five Denmark do a wintery layout


Leg six the UK and big ben so include time in the title or have a clock on the layout


Leg 7 had four challenges of which I did two

Head to Tonga – famous now for the volcanic activity – do a HOT themed layout!


Japan = Super Kawaii! Think Cute! Harajuku girls and bubbly big eyed cartoon characters. Create a super cute page (use your best judgement, think little animals, candy colours etc) – Christopher on the pinball machine and Sassfrass lass papers where a great combo for this


I had an awesome time on retreat and managed to get sixteen layouts done and received a few of prizes.
I met a lot of people I know online as well as a few I have met already which was awesome. The company was great the food yummy and the venue was good and the shopping was awesome. I will be sending my registration in soon for the next one on the 6th to 8th of November.

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