Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another Gorgeous Layout

From another new entrant into the Songbirds Challenges!

This gorgeous page comes to us from Emma Stafrace.
Emma won our challenge over at Debs Creations last month :)
Gorgeous work Emma!
Thanks for your entry!
Remember ladies, you have until next Wednesday to get your layouts into us!
Also, don't forget to get on over and sign up for our Ning site!
Our launch party kicks off tonight and there will be giveaways and a weekend challenge!

You have to be in it to win it, so hop on over!
Take care and Happy scrapping!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Gorgeous New Entries

Well, we have been lucky enuogh to receive a couple more amazing entries into our June challenge!
First up, this fab page from one from one of our regular entrants, Amanda Taylor...
And secondly this beautiful piece from Jenneke Knol.
This is Jenneke's first entry into a Songbirds challenge and I'm sure you'll agree, her work is just gorgeous!
Thanks for the beautiful entries ladies.
Everyone else has 7 days to get their layouts in to us, before we kick off the July challenge over at our new Ning community!
If you haven't signed up yet, you will need to do so to take part in our future challenges and you can do so HERE.
Once you have joined up, you can also join in our giveaways and spot challenges that are coming up this weekend at our Launch Party!
So get on ovr and sign up, I'll be keeping an eye out for you!
Until next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hear Ye! hear Ye! (#2)

Soooo it was supposed to be all under wraps and secret BUT seeing as the few people who already knew have invited a few other people and so on and so forth, and people are starting to all catch on, I might as well let the cat out of the bag...

Songbirds is now at Ning!
Yep, we've caught up with the new fandangled technology...
I've attempted to build a passable site (and it's looking a bit fab, i do beleive)...
and we now have a gallery, a forum, groups etc!
We will be holding a launch party next Friday and Saturday with giveaways and spot challenges so kick off the excitement before our first regular challenge on the 1st of July!
It's the next generation of Songbird Scraps and I think if you check it out, you'll might be pleasantly suprised!
We will also have a special guest designed for the month of July!
Junes challenge will be finished up here at the blog and I will post the first July challenge here just to give you a bit of time to get the hang of the new site, but after that, you'll need to join up at our new site in order to join in...
and check out the new scene!

SO Exciting!
Hope to see you there!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

First point of business, two entries for the June challenge have made their way to my inbox:
This one from Emily Lewis...
And this one from Amanda Taylor...
Secondly, a big announcement for Songbirds will be made at Debs Creations forum later today.
Since the ladies there have always been such loyal followers of Songbirds, the news will be announced there exclusively first!
If you don't think you can wait until the weekend, you can check out Debs forum for the news later today!
And just between you and me, it's fabulous and amazing and exciting!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June Second Challenge

We are back with our second fabulous challenge for June!
These are some gorgeous lyrics ladies and they really challenged our creative team, so hopefully you'll find they do the same for you!

So without further ado...

Corinne Bailey Rae - Girl Put Your Records On
Three little birds, sat on my window.
And they told me I don't need to worry.
Summer came like cinnamon
So sweet,
Little girls double-dutch on the concrete.
Maybe sometimes, we've got it wrong, but it's alright
The more things seem to change, the more they stay the same
Oh, don't you hesitate.
Girl, put your records on, tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans,
I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

Paul Kelly - Change Your Mind
If I could make the mountains
Fall into the sea
Maybe I could make you fall for me
Would you change your mind, change your mind, change your mind
All the stars keep turning
Wheeling all night long
I wish you'd turn and hear my song
If I could make wild horses
Come and get their hay

Maybe I could make you sway my way
I bet you want to see what our creative team have come up with as well, right?

Sapphire Eyes - by Chic

Facourite Songs - By Peggy

My Three Little Birds - By Jane

Favourite Song - By Kirsti

Go Ahead - By Skye
Shelly has taken this challenge off due to a household full of sick kiddies, but she'll be back and promises you all that she'll rock the July challenges!
We have some exciting changes in the works for July that are a bit hush hush at the moment - but we look super forward to revealing them to you and having you move forward with us into the next generation of Songbirds!
Look forward to seeing your beautiful challenge entries!
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, June 8, 2009

May Winner

The votes are in and the winner for May is Amanda Taylor!
Well done Amanda - your paper pack will be coming out to you soon!

Hope everyone has managed to get a start on June's lyrics - the second lot will be up next week!
Happy Scrapping people!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

June 1st Challenge

Well votes are in for may and we have a winner - but you'll have to wait until tomorrow for that! (So mean, I know!)
But to reward you, I'll let you in on a little secret - Junes first lyrics!

Lullaby - Matt Costa
Don't you cry, no don't you cry
Sing this lullaby to yourself
Cause when I arrive dear it won't be that long
No it won't seem like anytime that I've been gone
It ain't the first time it won't be the last
Won't you remember these words to help the time pass?
So when you're so lonely lying in bed
Night's closed it's eyes but you can't rest your head
Everyone's sleeping all through the house
You wish you could dream but forgot to somehow
Sing this lullaby to yourself
Sing this lullaby to yourself

When You Dream - Barenaked Ladies
With life just begun, my sleeping new son
Has eyes that roll back in his head
They flutter and dart, he slows down his heart
And pictures a world past his bed
Its hard to believe
As I watch you breathe
Your mind drifts and weaves
When you dream, What do you dream about?
When you dream, What do you dream about?
Do you dream about Music or mathematics
Or planets too far for the eye?
Do you dream about Jesus or quantum mechanics
Or angels who sing lullabies?
Hmm very sleep themed this month - I didn't even realise until just now!
Our DT girls have created some gorgeous layouts to inspire you too...




Some stunning work, I'm sure you'll all agree!

I look very forward to seeing what you come up with!

Good Luck and Happy Scrapping!


Monday, June 1, 2009

Final May Entry

I am behind.
I know, and I am sorry!
I have had kidney infections and the dreaded flu to contend with, as well as uni and well, just life in general - I'm sure you all know how it is! So everything is currently a day behind!
Our final entries come from Ellen Di Cortello, who used the 'Friend Like You' lyrics for this gorgeous LO of her mum...

And Emily Lewis who created this super pretty layout titled 'Sweet Indiana', with a photo of the daughter of one of our very own DT ladies!
Thanks Elle and Emily!

Thanks to all of you lovely ladies who sent entries our way in May - there has been some beautiful work! We will get to doing some voting and I'll be back on Friday with the winner!

Our next challenge will be posted tonight - and there are some gorgeous lyrics this month - so be sure to check back!