Archive for March, 2009

First Rasberry project

A couple of weeks ago I got a lovely box of goodies from Rasberry – lots of papers, rubons, chipboard, stickers and a cute chipboard heart album to play with! So here’s a sneak peek, if you want to see the rest you’ll need to rendezvous over at the Rasberry DT blog… hehehe


Rebirth charity kit

This gorgeous kit is all about growth, renewal and a fresh start and has been created by a group of Eidou designers to benefit the victims of the Victorian Bushfires in Australia. It’s our way, however small, of trying to do something to help. And you can help us! Just purchase the Rebirth kit and ALL proceeds, yep 100% of the sale price, will go the trust fund set up to help the victims rebuild their lives. At only $3.00 for the kit it’s a small investment to make a big difference.

The kit contains 22 x 300dpi papers and 24 elements, including word art, frames, vines, plants and so much more!rebirth_preview

The search is on…

Eidou Digital Designer Call

Are you a digital designer? Do you want to be one? Eidou is a growing hybrid and digital scrapbooking site and we’re looking for new and exciting talent to join our growing team of designers. We want fresh faces offering a range of great designs that will give our customers the quality and value for money they’ve come to expect from us.

We’ll be taking applications until the end of April and will announce all our new designers then. All applicants should email me at with their details and some samples of their work, where I can find their items if they’re already selling elsewhere and a little about themselves.

Eidou Elite Team Call

We’re officially taking applications to be part of our inaugural Elite Team.

We’d like to see 3-4 layouts that you’ve created especially for us, they don’t have to feature products from Eidou but do need to be original, not scraplifted or based on a sketch. Please email them to with the subject line Elite Team Search. Please include your name, blog details, design team experience (if any) and all the items used for each layout. The initial term is for 6 months but may be extended by mutual agreement. The call is open until midnight on the 12th April (NZ time) so you’ve got plenty of time to get your entries in!

We’re looking for designers to work with some of our new kits or a selection of products, providing us with 3-4 layouts a month to help promote these products. We would also expect you to post this work on the blog and actively participate in the Forum. In return you will get these products given to you free of charge, as well as promotion of yourself and your work in our monthly newsletters.

This call is international, and you’re welcome to be on other design teams.

Go for it!

The train thing…

What is it with boys? They all seem to be obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine? As a parent I can’t STAND to watch the toneless voiceovers and terrible animation, Ringo Starr’s voice just drives me up the wall. But Joshie loves it. I mean REALLY loves it. So Saturday we headed allllll the way over to Glenbrook (for anyone who doesn’t know Auckland it’s about 90 mins away) and took him to the Thomas day.


He had a ride on Thomas and Tod, with the Tod trip being a long one through infestations of sandflies, rain and a lot of coal dust. We were last to board thanks to Joshie playing up so ended up in cattle class (the open air carriage) and it wasn’t pleasant. Fortunately about 2/3rds of the way through they stopped and lots of people got off to have a walk around for 10 mins. We shot into the first indoor carriage we could find with some empty seats as we didn’t want a face full of sandflies on the way back too!


There was even the Fat Controller, and Joshie even agreed to a photo with him! It should have been a great day and would have been if it hadn’t have been for Joshie’s behaviour. Let’s call it a phase. A long phase. I’m soooo over it too, he’s just been so naughty lately! REALLY pushing to see how far we’ll let him go.

Well after Thomas he just pushed us to our limits so we came home, put all his toys into the naughty bin (a big tub we bought to put his confiscated toys into when he’s naughty) and he went into time out. About an hour of screaming, crying and tantrums later he decided to settle down and be good. After about 6 hours I let him have his Thomas train back, the rest are still sitting in the naughty bin as a reminder to him that we’re not going to have a spoiled brat. It seems if we give him ANYTHING then he plays up. And that sucks. I WANT to give him things and take him nice places but he makes us regret it when we do. Still, this morning he went happily to kindy and seemed much better so hopefully we’ll keep on this track and he’ll get it that we’re not kidding.

Off to the midwife tomorrow to hear the baby’s heart for the first time, I’m taking Joshie as M&D are away on holiday on the Gold Coast (cyclone is going to pass them by fortunately!)…

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My little announcement…

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Couple of updates!!

Firstly the latest (and my last) issue for Scrap ‘N Art is out now – well worth subscribing to! I’ve had to resign as I’ve had a couple of other exciting opportunities head my way that I couldn’t say no to!

One of these is I’m now the Jedi Master.. oops I mean blogmaster for the Up2Scrap blog and wow have we got some exciting new things in line for you guys!! We’re starting off with a monthly trend watch that includes a sketch challenge – be in to win a year’s subscription to Up2Scrap! Check out the blog for details.

Also I have some other wonderful news that I can’t yet share but am busting to tell you all! All will be revealed shortly…

We’ve had a shake up over Eidou too with some new designers on board, a new gallery and forum and some great new products in store. There are lots of freebies to be had too, including this one from me….


That’s all for now

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