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Hi ladies. Crazy season is almost upon us again and our scrapping days for 2012 are numbered. Hope you can all take a little time out of your busy lives this month and join in this challenge, brought to us by Donna OLeary. Check out the eye candy, its sure to get you inspired! This months challenge is to...... make your own embellishments, and do some doodles somewhere ...anywhere at all, on your page. There is no sketch, so plenty... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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Thank You Maggie Ben for designing last months Scrapping Blind Challenge.Here is Maggie's example.... Our very own Angela Knight did her take on Maggie's challenge, and didn't she make a fantastic job! Now check out our stunning entries below. Names will be added after judging, which will be no easy task..again! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
Maggie Armstong has a fun challenge for us all this month..... Blind Scrapping is a challenge of a completely different sort! You are given a set of written instructions only, and your mission is to interpret these and create your layout accordingly. The winner of the challenge is the person whose layout most closely resembles the sample (which you won't be allowed to see until the challenge date closes!). Supplies:  1 12x12 sheet cardstock  2 x co-ordinating double-sided... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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Thank You to Lynne Harwood for inspiring the wonderful, 'Off the Page', delights we have received this month. Check these out.... First up we have this sweet Tin, delightful decorated by Lydia Wiley Another 'tiny tin' complete with tiny details, and matching tag book By Carol A very pretty altered Shoe by Ngaere Sweet bird cage, complete with little bird charm. This was created by Lainie. And this funky altered shelf from the talented Danice. Thank you to everyone who... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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Something a little different this month. Lynne is challenging us all to create an 'off the page project' for our September Challenge. You can create anything off the page at all, but your creation must - have the colour TEAL in it - Must use paint somewhere - Must use lace or ribbon of some type. Lynne has created these gorgeous hearts to hang on her wall. Show us what you can do and be in with a chance to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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This month our challenge is brought to you by the lovely Angela. Angela's challenge to you is... Use at least 4 photos, just card stock, washi tape and a pen! Sounds simple doesn't it...but try creating a page without your beloved patterned paper or prima flowers...it really is not so simple! Carn't wait to see what you create, and if your place is anything at all like my place then the wet weather really is a perfect excuse to stay... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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First up, I just want to say a very big SORRY for not getting this posted earlier, we had a few 'hick-ups' with Typepad. Those of you who follow us on Face-book will be up with the latest information on our July Challenge, but for those of you who are not...here it is ...and the good news is that you still have six days left to join in! Email your take to me at Duntroongarage@xtra.co.nz by mid-night on Tuesday 31st... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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Our Winter issue of NZ paper Chase is in a shop near you now. Subscribe now!! All subscribers who process their subscription payments before July 31st go into the draw to win a LEDAH TM-20 A4 Creative 5-in-1 trimmer. This also includes those who take advantage of the following offer ... Get in quick and grab a subscription to NZ Paper Chase now! This rate expires as of June 30th and must include the current June issue as part of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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Thank-you to everyone who entered our May Recipe Challenge. Special thanks to Donna OLeary for providing the fun recipe and stunning example. Once again we have an array of top knotch entries. Check them out below Chris Allen: Snow Bunnies Canada Danice Hamilton Fiona Lally : It all started with Coffee. Gwen Kirman : Tropical warmth Jean Riddler Lilli : Create Cards Marie: Eyes are Windows to the Soul. Sharon Milford Tanya Watson Our winner is Gwen Kirman with Tropical... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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What a thrill to receive so many top notch entries in for our April Challenge. Thank you Beverley Warick for your wonderful sketch and lovely lay-out that inspired so many! Again our Design team were given the hard job of choosing a winner, never an easy task.This month we have a first and a very, very close to first. Our Very very 'close to first' DT award goes to... Vicky Varvadouka of Greece for her 'FearLess' layout. We love the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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Hello all, It's time for a new challenge, but first I would just like to say WOW, have you all gone over and had a look at the April entries! AMAZING! This months sketch is a Recipe challenge 1 x Card Stock 2 x Patterned Paper 1 x Punch 1 x Hand-made Embellishment 1 x Photo Metal String Dew Drops or Liquid Pearls and Lastly 1 Doilie Create a Layout, any theme go's but you must contain all the recipe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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I'm very late getting the prize for this months challenge posted, I'm very sorry about that! Without any further delay our prize is...A set of 12 gouache pens and a 9 X 12 inch canvas. Thank you for your wonderful entries, and to those of you still thinking about submitting a layout, the good news is that you still have five days left to do so! Remember to have your entries to me at Duntroongarage@xtra.co.nz by mid-night on the 30th... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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Here is the Outer Stairstep template ladies! Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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Our DT were very impressed with the high standard of our March entries, and I will let you in on a secret ...everyone choose a different winner,except for two judges who both voted for Lydia. That means our winning LO for March is.... Congratulations on your win Lydia. Below are some of the comments I received from one of our judges, thought it might be nice to share them with you all Lydia Can't beat the photo! Fantastic! I especially... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
Hi ladies! Well, as promised, here is the first of a series of video tutorials I have created especially for you - our readers and supporters! I will create a tutorial for a project that appears in each edition of NZ Paperchase, which really gives you more mileage out of the magazine! This video tutorial walks you through the process of creating an Outer Stairstep Card - an example of which can be seen on Page 23 of the March... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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Here are our gorgeous entries for the month of March. Jean sends us 'Charlie' and I send my appoligies to Jean, for missing uploading her page with the other's last night! Sorry Jean! This 'fishy tail' is from Brenda 'Eve and Stella' has been created by Danice 'Beautiful Lama', by Debbie Dianne shows us 'Aunty Essie' These Blue Eyed girls have been scrapped by Fiona Lydia has created 'litte Lady' And last, but by no means least we have 'Discover',... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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Apr 1, 2012
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What is a smash book ?? I asked this question when new Design Team member Maggie suggested creating these for a fun swap idea. A smash book is a place to store all those random bits and bobs that you just might want to keep one day. A favorite quote, a clothing tag with choice words, a piece of wrapping paper with a colour scheme that inspires you,that chocolate wrapper you just couldn't bring your self to throw away, an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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NZ Paper Chase Autumn issue is out in a booksellers near you now! Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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Tanya Watson has created this months sketch for us.Thankyou Tanya!! Tanya loves to use paint and she challenges you to use either paint,or ink under your photo and patterned paper. Tanya's sketch is lots of fun, try rotating it, or have a play and move the elements of the sketch around. Check out Tanya's funky page. The background paper has been destressed with Tim-Holtz ink. Here is Donna's take on this months sketch... This one from Lynne Maggie's page Angela... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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Take another look at Donna's lovely page Check out the sketch Angela Knight has created this super fun take on Donna's Sketch, makes you want to get up and dance as well doesn't it! Maggie Ben has weaved magic into her take on the sketch as well And I just had to have a go at this one as well. Now, browse through our stunning entries, I'm sure you will agree that these are all pretty jolly exciting! (I will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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That's right...you still have three days to get your entry into us for our Challenge this month.Angela Knight, one of our brand new design Team ladies has created this page using Donna's sketch... Check the post below for details on how to enter Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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February's sketch challenge prizes are looking pretty! We have these two sweet Prima Butterfly's and..this Martha Stewart dry embossing stencil. Stunning aren't they, equally as stunning is .... ...this months sketch example page brought to you by Donna O'leary, one of our very talented new Design team ladies. Here is Donna's sketch, show us what you can do with it! Email your entries to me at... Duntroongarage@xtra.co.nz by mid-night Wednesday the 29th of February Donna has challenged you to use... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
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NZ paper Chase take great delight in introducing our 2012 Elite Design Team ( to check out their blogs simply click on the names)...please welcome Maggie Armstrong.. Lynne Harwood.. Angela Knight.. and Donna OLeary The next edition of NZ Paper Chase will be on the book shelves in March. The wonderful paper craft creations, submitted by our new Elite Team members will be show cased, so be sure not to miss out on your copy. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at NZ Paper chase
Once again our loyal team of sketch follower's have added the 'wow' factor to our Recipe challenge.But saddly Typepad will not let me add photos at the moment so you will need to pop to our Face book page to see them.http://www.facebook.com/groups/362066385406/As soon as Type pad lets me I will post them here. Congratulations go to our winner for this challenge, who is a talented lady by the name of Tanya Watson. Well done Tanya! As always, everyone who took... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at NZ Paper chase