SCOUT magazine giveaway

If you need another incentive to buy SCOUT magazine – apart from the 146 pages of ad-free goodness, new contemporary craft tutorials (ranging from simple to a bit more complicated), printables, a section on wrapping with fabric, wonderful gift lists and wishlists from eight stylists, creatives and bloggers, and a food section featuring 19 delicious recipes – then this is for you. Anyone who purchases a copy of SCOUT before Christmas day 2013 will automatically be in the running to win all these lovely things.

EDIT: The giveaway is now closed. All these lovely things were won by Robyn Carr of Geelong. Congrats Robyn!


One lucky reader will win everything and I’m happy post internationally. The winner will be drawn at random, notified by email and announced here on the blog.

You can get your copy of SCOUT digital magazine here, and see my previous posts about SCOUT here, here, here, and here.


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SCOUT digital magazine is nearly ready to launch!

I’m so close to having SCOUT ready. So very close. It’s been a huge task, but I’ve loved it and I can’t wait to share the tutorials, printables, and inspirational finds with you. There are wish lists and gift lists from some of my favourite creatives and bloggers, and recipes from some amazing food bloggers. And a giveaway too.

One of the most difficult parts of the whole magazine was choosing a cover image, but I’m so happy with it so I thought I’d give you a sneaky peek.

SCOUT magazine cover by Lisa Tilse - the red thread

Stay tuned – I’m almost ready to launch. The amount of content that’s specifically related to the festive season is minimal and the tutorials and recipes are perfect for this or any time of the year, so I’ve wanted to be totally happy with SCOUT instead of rushing to get it finished by a particular date.


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Hello and m2matiz giveaway winners

Hello! Sorry it’s been quiet here over the past few days. School goes back tomorrow after a two week break, so I should be able to get back into my regular routine. I’m a bit overdue with this, but I’m happy to announce the two winners of the m2matiz giveaway – chosen by a random number selector.


The winners of their choice of either a t.lighthaus© or a block are:

Suse, who said: They are all wonderful, I like the tetrus image, that is an image we see in every town/city it is captured perfectly.


Blaise who commented: Wow! What an inspiring post. The object series t.lighthaus is gorgeous — I would love to use it to brighten up a corner of my apt!

Suse and Blaise, please contact me with your postal address and I’ll forward your details on to Mariana.

Big thanks again to Mariana of m2matiz for the giveaway and for sharing her creative space and process.

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Kids’ Crafternoon Books Giveaway Winners

Comment numbers drawn at random…

Dee and Lesley email me with your details and I’ll forward them on to Hardie Grant who will send out your books. Thanks to everyone who entered.


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Kids Crafternoon Books Giveaway

Back in July I posted about the first two books in the Kids’ Crafternoon series that I contributed projects to: Sewing and Papercraft. The second two books – Felting and Beading – have just been released and I’m kicking off the blog tour today.

These books are a wonderful resource chock full of fun projects aimed at school-aged children, and even better, the projects are designed for the kids to make with minimal supervision. The series is edited by Kathreen Ricketson of Whip Up fame and are published by Hardie Grant. For the previous blog tour I interviewed Kathreen about kids and creativity – I loved what she had to say. You can read it here.

Over the weekend Roxy and I decided to make the Stitched Jewels from the Felting book. We made a brooch and a variation on the pendant, making ours into a tiny bag that Roxy put her precious rose quartz into. It was a fun and fast project which Roxy really enjoyed and she was thrilled with her pendant bag.

I was honoured to be asked to contribute to these beautiful books again and I loved creating the projects, especially the Zombie Critter Charms:

OK, the giveaway part… Hardie Grant have generously offered to give you guys the chance to win a copy of the new Kids’ Crafternoon Felting and Beading books. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Monday 21st November. There will be 2 winners – each will receive the book of their choice, either Felting or Beading. As the books are being sent direct from the publisher this giveaway is open to Australian residents only.

If you’d like to purchase your own copy of the Kids’ Crafternoon books they are available from Booktopia. They’d make a wonderful Christmas gift, and not just for girls – there are lots of projects in the books that crafty boys will enjoy.

You can catch the rest of the book blog tour here:

15 Nov – soozs big adventure
16 Nov – mmmcrafts
17 Nov - // Between the lines //
18 Nov – Christine Chitnis
19 Nov – Chez Beeper Bebe
20 Nov – The Happy Zombie
21 Nov – a work in progress
22 Nov – loveinthemummyhood
23 Nov – jcasa handmade
24 Nov – picklebums
25 Nov – modern parents messy kids
26 Nov – little eco footprints
27 Nov – li’l magoolie
28 Nov – ohdeedoh
29 Nov – Simple Kids
30 Nov – sadie and lance

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