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Friday, 21 November 2014

Friday Favourites - Felicity Wilson - Fabulous

I am back again today to share with you a page featuring one of my favourite things from the October main kit.
the Shimelle sticker book!

I was in love with so many of the stickers that I didn't want to use them!! tee hee.

TIP: when I use stickers, I always stick them first on to cardstock, (generally white), then I cute them out. This way it allows me to move the sticker around and also add foam tape to the back of them to lift them off the page.


And a few close ups so can see the layers that I have created!

Hope you get to do a little creativity this weekend!
PS my November is in m studio!! I know what I am doing!!

Happy weekend! XO

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Thoughtful thursday - Felicity Wilson - Cards

Hello Friends!
The silly season is almost upon us, and I cant wait. I love this time of the year, all the excitement of the 'man in red', end of school year celebrations and lots of family time. Very special time.
We have still a few birthdays in the house before the 'big day' and thank you's for teachers to hand out, so I have been spending a little time preparing more cards, so that I am ready to enjoy to the festive season.

I have used the October main kit for these little cute cards.


Hope this inspires you today to make those cards, because nothing beats a handmade card, right?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Pretty Little Girls ....

Good morning

Natalie here on this sunny Wednesday sharing another page I created with the Main kit from October!

For this page I added a little Golden Light Modeling Paste to my white 
cardstock to give it a little dimension and a few splatters of mist as well.

I love this photo of Jessica and her friend Lillian trying on my shoes ... mind you, 
both of them nearly fit into the shoes ...

I used the alphas in the kit and coloured them with Wild Honey Distress Paint to 
match the layout a little better.

Loving the result.

Thanks for stopping by
Natalie May

Sunday, 16 November 2014

STORE NEWS SUNDAY - November Releases

Todays update is all about our November releases. I am so very proud of this months kits, I just adore every little bit of the kits contents. Plus we have 2 new flair releases and and abundance of digital releases for November :) 

So lets get started -

Our Main Cake kit for November

This includes the latest Maggie Holmes 'open book', Amy Tangerine 'Stitched' collection as well as some papers from Jillibean Soup. There are also 2 speciality papers; a speciality vellum and a kraft paper. 

Our November Cupcake Kit:

This kit highlights the gorgeous 'September Skies' collection from Heidi Swapp. It contains a whole ephemera pack and also a 12x12 Template from Kaisercraft that is so awesome and versatile.  

The 12x12 template included.

You can purchase the November Cupcake kit here

Below are the newest Christmas Cherry Flair releases. I have a couple more designs for christmas in the works but these are the first of them :)

The Cherry Flair can be found here instore

Lastly we have our digital store releases for this month! So much goodness here! Don't forget that most files can be used on all cutting machines and some even include Photoshop Brushes too which you can use to edit your photos like the how to video I created here 

Below are the new digital files now available for instant download :)

So much goodness and so much inspiration from our awesome designers coming up! 

Stay tuned

Raquel xxx

Friday, 14 November 2014

Friday Fave - Fabulous & Seriously Cheeky

Hey guys!

Nat here sharing my fave page that I have created with the gorgeous October Main Kit!

It's super simple and super easy but I'm loving it!

I used the Doodlebug Design 'Sprinkles Vellum' and sewed it to some neutral paper from my stash (not very well mind you) and then adhered it to some dark kraft card from my stash (again with terrible sewing around the edges)

The Pebbles 'Jen Hadfield - Homemade' Paper Bag was just the right colour and I slipped the doily in and wrapped some gold washi tape and black cotton around the bag.

I used a few gold stickers from the American Crafts 'Shimelle'; Accent & Phrase Sticker Book, matted my photo in gold card and black card, added the very cute APOCD flair and I was done!
The title is a chipboard cut from Imaginarium Designs which I personally designed! 

I hope you are all having a great day.
Thanks for stopping by
Natalie May

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

WORKSPACE WEDNESDAY: Felicity Wilson - Embellishments

Hello friends!
I thought I would share with you a really quick tip with you, for how I sort my kit when I get it.
I am using the Main kit to show you.

I always place all my papers to one side in a neat pile
I then sort all my embellishments out on a white cardstock so that I can see them. I always open the packets and tip them out because I am  a person, where if its not open I don't use it. 
its then easy for me to just start creating because its all at my finger tips.
Not only that, as I am sorting through my kit I always have my notebook and pen which allows me write down any thoughts that come to mind while I am unpacking.

This process is fun and works for me!

How do you unpack your kit?

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

TUTORIAL TUESDAY - Anna Allan; Cut It Up!

I'm back with another layout created with the October Cupcake kit.

So how did I go about creating this layout?
Let me give you a run through...

BACKGROUND CARDSTOCK: I was feeling quite daring and thought I would challenge myself by moving away from my 'normal' choice of white cardstock. This time I went for a slate coloured background cardstock. I felt that it would make the papers and embellishments shine a little more.

PAPERS AND PHOTO: Ok, so the first piece I chose was the yellow/white stripe patterned paper from the kit. And then I chose a photo from 'the pile' that teamed well with this paper. 

Now, let me give you a little insight into me - I got back into scrapbooking 18 months ago now and was the kind of person that really struggled with attacking a perfectly good piece of paper or an embellishment with the scissors and making shapes and such with it. Strips was my limit!
I don't know why I had such a complex about it BUT over time I have challenged myself and learnt to let go and just create with more freedom and experimentation.

So for this layout, I grabbed those scissors and CUT IT UP!
I cut triangles in different sizes, cut out words and phrases from one of the papers, slashed a doily in half!

And so this brings me to the DESIGN:
I snipped along the diagonal of the striped paper and placed the pieces top and bottom of the page.
I decided to keep the photo in a landscape position and work other papers around to fit in and still keep the page balanced. The placement of the papers were arranged in a way that they take on a 'mirror image' type effect. I think this really helps with the balance and keeping that straight 'panel' on the page yet still incorporating interesting angles and perspective.

EMBELLISHMENTS: To finish things off, I have embellished the page with the paper dots, flair, and those awesome little puffy stickers I love so much -- ALL from the kit. The only thing non-kit I used was some Heidi Swapp Colour Shine ink splatters - I just can't help myself...I just gotta splatter ;-)

Well, I hope you have been inspired in some way.
Thanks for dropping by!

Anna xx

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