Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A Stitch in Time

Won’t you delve into grandma’s sewing box with me?
There is so much to love, treasures to find and inspiration to be found.
Grandma’s stitching never looked like this!

60cm Measuring Tape Ribbon
Buzz and Bloom Blossom Mini
6" x 12" Cross Stitch Paper
Embroidery Floss 2 Pack
5” x 5” piece Adia Cloth
Misc piece sewing pattern tissue*
Vintage Bookpaper Golden Hands*
Heart Sticky Note
Elle's Studio Journalling Tag
2 x Cigarette Card’s - Household Hints*
Dress Charm
Pink Flower Stem
Blue Flower Stem
Japanese Fabric Sample Card*
Paper Doll Dress*
3 1/2" x 3" Piece of faux pressed metal ceiling
Tall Library Card Pockets
Square Vintage Paper Doiley

*Book papers, cigarette cards, sewing pattern tissue, fabric sample card and paper doll dress will all vary in style, colour and pattern.

Kit’s shipping Wednesday 7th April – strictly limited numbers!

E-mail to order!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

A Mini Book Magic...

so did everyone have fun in the Scraplounge March Project Pack challenge?! Although we couldnt participate, the team here were given the same pack of goodies to play with and i decided on an accordion album for my boyfriend's 31st birthday =)

Wyn Turns 31 =)

To form the accordion, cut a piece of cardstock into two pieces of cardstock measuring 12" wide by 6" tall. Fold it into half to get a 6" x 6" and continue to fold 2" at both ends. You should get an accordion with score lines at 2", 6" and 10" (i hope this makes sense!)

Wyn Turns 31 =)

Then stick the 2" of one side to the cover board and the other 2" to the second folded accordion piece...The next 2" flap is stuck to the end board. Now to decorate your accordion!

Wyn Turns 31 =)

I used the memo card as a flap to hide the ugly photos of me with my mouth all stuffed with food...not going to show it here of course!!! I then used the lace to line the edge of the fold =)

Wyn Turns 31 =)

With the huge flower, i cut it into half and wrapped it to a 'stem' made from folded patterned paper!

Wyn Turns 31 =)

Hope you had fun with your album as i had with mine!! If you want to get a kit, it is still available on our Etsy store!!

hugs, Merdrey


When i saw the tag Hero in March's Qtea kit, i knew i had to do something for my daddy =) Grabbed this photo off the fridge, scanned it and printed a copy to scrap! This is a photo of my dad receiving a 10 yr long service award from his company. Love how the fabric and buttons add interest and the masculine touch to this soft layout =)




..and i even managed to find the phrase 'done a wonderful job' from the story book paper in the kit! =)


Thanks for dropping by!

hugs, Merdrey

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Sneak Peek

E-mail to pre-order!
Full kit release - Wednesday 31st March
Kit's will ship on Wednesday 7th April (on account of the Easter Long Weekend)

Saturday, 13 March 2010

for the birds...

This time, I've scrapped one of a few birdhouses hanging around our garden
I've seen a few little birds stop briefly on it but not go inside..maybe they do
when I'm not's nice to think so anyway :)

From the kit, I've used: magnifying glass notepaper, wild things scalloped tag,
raffia braid, in the garden fabric, button, leaf charm and vintage dictionary paper

I've cut out the magnifying glass from the notepaper and love how realistic it is..
The refuge definition is from the dictionary paper and also gave me the idea for
a title. The raffia braid adds great texture and I've unpicked a bit at each end

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend :) Gina x

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Something Fishy..

When my Where the Wild Things Are kit arrived I didn't know where to start..there
were so many earthy delights in there..but I decided to scrap a pic of my girl catching
her 'wild thing' while out fishing with her grandfather recently... I found the double
sided map paper perfect for this theme..and the fabric is so cool, that will definitely
be coming out again soon for another layout and some cards!

This is what I used from kit: map paper, vintage tea card (reverse side), in the garden
fabric, airmail envelope, nature lovers button mix and vintage book paper

I'm looking forward to playing some more with my kit will pop
back to share that very soon :) Gx

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Mini {book} love - part deux

QTea kits are very proud to be the March Sponsor of the Product Pack Challenge over at Scraplounge!

If you've never been over to Scraplounge before, do yourself a favour and pop in and say HI, I might be a bit biased but Scraplounge is seriously the friendliest and most inpsirational scrap chat forum around.

All of the girls are SUPER sweet and the monthly challenges are FUN FUN FUN!

NOW the monthly challenge pack is supplied by QTea kits and as per the rules, you are allowed to add the following:

One piece of cardstock, one piece of SINGLE sided patterned paper, inking and stamping can be used, glimmermist is acceptable and alphas can be used as well!
This month's kit is a mini book!!!!
Something a bit different and totally sweet - it is in the Etsy shop now and it is only $12 (AUD) including postage!

If you want to play along and go into the draw to win a $20 QTea Kits gift voucher (who wouldn't?) then you need to do the following:

1. Head over the Scraplounge and register to be a member
2. Go to the challenge pack thread and sign up
3. Purchase a kit from the shop
4. Get BUSY creating
5. Load you're gorgeous work to the Scraplounge gallery by the end of the month!

Simple, no?

Lots of fun and you will not regret being a member of this gorgeous, inspirational site.