Sketches Oz - Scrapbooking Sketches Aussie Style

Monday, November 26, 2007

Sketch 13 - Clair Bremner

We are excited to introduce this fortnight's guest artist to the Sketches Oz blog, Clair Bremner. Hi i'm Clair, i'm married to Luke and mother to Koby (5) and Charlee (almost 3). We live in Melbourne and besides being a SAHM i also run my own children's photography business. I started scrapping just after my daughter was born. I use to think it was a really daggy hobby but i now adore the way i am able to show off my gorgeous kids and release some pent up creativity at the same time. I have been lucky enough to be published in a few Australian magazines (mostly Scrapbook Creations) and i am also on several design teams including Blue Bazaar, Scrapniques and also the American manufacturer October Afternoon. I don't really know how to define my style as a scrapper. Sometimes i am very loose, vintage and eclectic but other times i prefer to work with straight lines and symmetry. Generally i prefer to use vibrant colors and have no fear when it comes to mixing different patterns and brands together. I guess it depends a lot on my mood and the condition of my stash. I find that my layouts tend to appear more 'artistic' and freestyle when my paper and embellishment supplies are dwindling LOL

So without are the inspiration LO's for Clair's sketch! Enjoy!

Clair BremnerDanielle Quarmby
Sheree Forcier
Leeann Pearce
Courtney Ferguson
Kathie Link
Hope you enjoy playing with this one as much as we did!

We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Vita Thai for her work with the Sketches Oz blog over the past 6 months. So with Vita leaving us we would love to have another designer, either paper or digi, join us! Send your expression of interest with your take on Clair's sketch to can't wait to see what you come up with for us!

I also need to apologise for not getting the galleries back up on the sidebar...before I moved flickr had a cow and sorting it out hasn't quite made it to the top of my to do list since I arrived in my new home. Hopefully I will get it sorted during school holidays and share everyone's creations from the past sketches again!

Lastly a HUGE congratulations to Vikki Benoit who was our winner from Jaimie's sketch! Watch out for your crop kit from sponsors shop and crop!

Til next time, have fun with Clair's sketch and happy scrapping!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Our guest artist for this fortnight is the gorgeous Jolene Pienaar!

Jolene lives in Brissy with her hubby and cute as can be DD Katie. She has been widely published including being a recent runner up in the SC colour competition. You can find Jolene's work each week on Pencillines where she is part of their very talented DT. Jolene runs an online store, forum and gallery Crafting In Style, the sponsor of this weeks sketch) and, as part of the site she also keeps us inspired with the Crafting In Style Sketch Blog!

So without further ado....check out the inspiration for Jolene's sketch, and don't forget that you have a double chance to win with this sketch by checking out this weekend's cybercrop at Crafting in Style, Jolene and the DT would love to see you there!

Jolene Pienaar

Sheree Forcier
Kathie Link
Vita Thai

Leeann Pearce
Mardi Winen

Tammy Templeton Courtney Ferguson
As always LO's to by Thursday 23rd November before our new sketch artist on the 24th! Prize this fortnight is sponsored by Crafting in Style!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A bit of a sneak :)

Just wanted to let you all know that you will have a double chance to win with our new sketch this Friday. Crafting in Style is our sponsor for this fortnight and the sketches oz sketch will also be part of one of their Cybercrop challenges for their CC this weekend which starts on Friday night.

You can check out more details about the CC here; and register to join this fun, friendly forum here!

I can promise you that the new sketch is a beauty!

'til Friday,

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Taking a short break

Just letting you know that we are having a break this fortnight! But will be back late next week with a special sketch and extra challenge :)

In the meantime keep an eye for the winner from Jaimie's sketch!

Happy Scrapping

Friday, October 12, 2007

Sketch 11 - Vivian Bonder

Welcome to our new guest Artist for this fortnight - Vivian Bonder!Vivian resides in Perth with her husband and two little girls. Viv is a regular contributor to Scrapbook Creations Magazine with her amazing artwork!

Hope that you love her sketch as much as we have and check out Viv and the design team's layouts for a bit of inspiration to get your mojo going!

Vivian Bonder

Deirdre Heath

Leeann Pearce

Mardi Winen

Courtney Ferguson

Tatum Woodroffe

Sheree Forcier

Danielle Quarmby

Tammy Templeton

Don't forget to share your artwork with us at! It is great to see new faces and old with each new sketch! Happy scrapping!

First - Some Long Awaited winners!

For Mel Diener's sketch, congratulations Tania Davey! You will be getting some goodies from Rasberry!And, for taking on the double sketch challenge, Congratulations Peta MacBeth! You'll be getting a surprise RAK!
For Ngaire's Beautiful sketch, congratulations Sine Grant. You will be getting a pressie from Tarisota!
And for this delightfully colourful creation from Loretta's sketch, congratulations Kirsten Northfield. You are getting a very yummy prize pack from Cherry Arte!
Thanks for all the gorgeous entries girls!
The new sketch will be up this afternoon, we are just itching to share it with you!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Sketch 10 - Jaimie Emmerton

A big welcome back to everyone, the new sketch is finally here and we are delighted to have Jaimie Emmerton on board as our Guest Artist for this fortnight!Jaimie lives in the Pilbara WA is married to Marcus and is Mum to Jayk, Noah and Ellen. She has been scrapbooking since 2001 and is on the design team for Shop & Crop and Aussie Scrap Source. Jaimie has had work published in Australia, New Zealand and the US, has taught at the Perth Craft Show, online and locally and is looking forward to teaching at the Shop and Crop retreat in March 2008. Jaimie has an obsession with all things Heidi Swapp, Basic Grey and anything chipboard, she is a big fan of large titles and simple straight to the point journaling. She has a love for photography and has just started a portraiture business in her home town.
So, onto the inspiration Layouts for Jaimie's sketch, hope that you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed putting them together! Can't wait to see your takes on the sketch!
Jaimie Emmerton

Leeann Pearce

Danielle Quarmby

Tammy Templeton

Tatum Woodroffe

Hope that leaves you feeling inspired! Send in your layouts to for your chance to win a crop kit from Shop and Crop for having a go at Jaimie's Sketch! Deadline is midnight WST Thursday 13th October before our new sketch goes up on Friday 14th!

Happy Scrapping! So pleased to be back with you and look out for an upcoming announcement of winners!