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Sunday, 29 April 2012

May Sale Date!!!

Well we are very excited here at APOCD as we are nearing the end of the month and that means that this week begins the sneaks for our next kit and I can announce the sale date too!


And our first sneak!


Hope to see you at the sale!!!!

Also, if you missed out on an April release and you do not want to miss out on any more, there is the option of subscribing.

Subscriptions are available for 3, 6, and 12 month durations. By purchasing a subscription you are guaranteeing yourself the opportunity to create with one of our scrumptious kits and will receive the added bonus of a discount, depending on which subscription you purchase.


3 Months - receive a 2.5% discount
6 Months - receive a 5% discount
12 Months - receive a 10% discount and your 13th kit free!



Subscriptions can by purchased by emailing us at raquel@apieceofcakedesigns.com.au or contacting us though our 'Contact' page on the website www.apieceofcakedesigns.com.au. Make sure you inform us of which subscription you would like to purchase, your email address and contact details (name, address, phone number).


Invoices for the subscriptions will be sent out approx. one week prior to the release of the monthly kit, allowing subscribers to organize and finalize payments so that our scrumptious kit will arrive at your door shortly after it is released for general sale. 

Subscription kits will be on a continuous cycle, if for any reason you need to hold/skip a kit please email raquel@apieceofcakedesigns.com.au with your request. These will be dealt with on a case by case basis.



(Note: subscription kits will be sent upon receipt of payment) 


Take care,
Raquel  xxx

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Scraps are just as Tasty






Huge Hello Everyone!!


I'm back to share with you all a layout that i have created with
A Piece of Cake Designs April kits

I'm sure you all know how much i have LOVED using this kit and am a bit sad to see my

my kit has dwindled to just about nothing...just off cuts and one 12x12 ....

Well i have to say i was able to squeeze out just one more layout!

I have finally caught onto  the banner craze that is going on in the scrapbooking...
and i think this is because so many scrappers are left with of cuts ...so the banners were born...
well that and they are so sweet!....lol

so here is my layout ....

"Silly Boys"





As you can see i have go a bit crazy with layering my scraps...but with these colours, seriously who wouldn't?!

So Yummy!

a Little sprinkle of Charms Creations and Rainbow Splendour and we have a perfect match :)

Now what wonderful delights will A Piece of Cake Designs May Kit bring???

I'm Excited....Are you??

{{HUGS}}
Samantha


Sunday, 22 April 2012

Inspiration from Tam


Well, happy April to you all!  The postie decided to hold on to my kit for a little while this month (I think he must be a closet scrapper) so I was a bit late to the party.  I've a chance to play now, though, and I have two layouts to share with you from April's bright and happy kit.

1. Crazy Kids


These pictures of my boys enjoying a summery treat on the deck were perfect for the vivid colours of this kit.  I used a simple colour-blocked design paired with a festive banner accent, and a cluster of some of the other gorgeous embellishments in the kit.  

To create the 'honeycomb' accents at the top and bottom, I laid the edge of the mask on the paper and masked off the rest of the layout with scrap paper.  I then misted lightly with a black spray ink.  If you look closely at the bottom one you might spot some overspray (oops) but I quite like how it looks.

2. The Littles


Since I had a tiny photo for this layout, I chose to do it in 8.5x11 format.  I cut some tickets from the Echo Park and MME papers to use around the layout, layering them with other elements for dimension.  I ended up with a bit of an arrow theme here, with handcut chevron accents, a handcut arrow and an arrow stamp on the background.  To finish off the layout, I added some handdrawn lines with a fine pen.  And don't forget the cherries!

This is such a fun kit to work with and I hope you get a chance to play before the month finishes.  Don't forget to share your creations with us on the Facebook page.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Masking?.....Icing?..... What's the difference?




Huge Hello Everyone!

Here again to share some ideas with April's Kit,

Still really enjoying the colours and finding that i just want MORE!....hehe

I have put together a quick vid on Masking to share some ideas and what i' doing in my scrappen room


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I finished off my double masking example with some scraps from my April's kit, all the perfect colours just need to balance them out :)




So have a go and enjoy creating and using masks, creating your own background is so fun and aways a thrill to make something that is completely you!

Hope your all enjoying your week and having a fantastic time getting creative :)

{HUGS}
Samantha

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Lets Share a Piece of Cake


Huge Hello Everyone!

I've got to say I'm SSSOOO enjoying the holidays!
Even with working in between, I have been really into my scrap stash!
I think it just may be this incredible April kit!
The colours and the embellishments are so yummy, I seriously can not stop diving into the box!

I have been having a go at a few challenges.

After using Charms Creations Super Star on my first layout I popped over to see Charms Blog
and was excited to see Aprils Challenge up!

Based on using Super Stars or Star in your title or layout on the account of Charms lovely little girl having a birthday :)...see the details HERE

I created this layout with the April kit

"Life Sparkles Bright"





I enjoyed using Chelly Beans Design Hand dyed seam  to create these spiral flowers :)
and I thought the double masking was a great way to create an interesting background.


I have also taken up the challenge at Purple Pumpkin April sketch
and Created this layout with Ash :)

"Ash's Car Crazy"





Ash has the BIGGEST fascination with cars!
These papers from Aprils kits were totally perfect for these photos!!


I hope you have enjoyed this short but sweet piece of cake post,
Have a super scrappin' holiday week!

{{HUGS}}

Samantha 


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Geelong - Crop for a Cause

Melissa Kennedy runs very special charity Crops a few times a year in Geelong. It is always a fun day and an opportunity to catch up with other scrappers for a chat - and to scrap too of course :)

Here are the details:




MOTHER DAY WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 5th May, 2012 
  CROP FOR A CAUSE
10am - 10pm  (12 hours of scrapping)
Barrabool Hills Community Church
Function Room. 4-46 Province Bvd Highton
Think Pretty in Pink and come along dressed accordingly.

Its been awhile since we have gotten together
so come along for a great day of fun and naturally scrapbooking of course.
Catch up with friends, check out what they have been doing
and maybe even get inspired to try something new.
If you have a teenage daughter why not bring her along too
and spend some creative time together.
Great day out, Competitions to participate in,
Prizes/Giveaways, and Fun Photo Opportunities.
Money raised from sales/raffles on the day will go towards
a mum in need in the community (more details on the day).  
For something extra to do on the day
a gorgeous kit will be available to purchase -
preorder is necessary as won’t be available on the day .
It is a surprise but you won’t be disappointed - think pretty/florals/pinks/pearls
- something you can create a gorgeous layout with for your mum or keep for yourself.


For more information and to download a registration form and payment details visit the Crop for a Cause blog here...

Friday, 6 April 2012

April's kit Recipe

Huge Hello Everyone!

I'm very excited to be creating this months Recipe to inspire you all :)

I have to say I am in LOVE with Aprils Kit!
With all the lovely embellishments to play with, and the stunning colour combo how can you go wrong?!



I could help but get excited when I spyed Charms Creations! An Exclusive design just for a piece of cakes design kits!! As well as some handmade goodies from Chelley Bean Designs!

Oh I truly believe these kits have so so much to offer and you can't be more happy with the amount of scrapping you'll achieve.

Now onto the Recipe :P

You'll need your supplies -
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • cutting mat
  • circle cutter/compass/plates
  • Gesso or white paint
  • April's Kit




Step 1 - The Base

After choosing and printing your photos it's time to take out the template and black cardstock from your April kit.


With either Gesso or white paint use a sponge to dab the paint over the template to create a raised chicken wire effect on your background.

 

To add interest and balance to your background, dab the mask in three different areas, this creates what is know as a visual triangle.









Here is a close up of how dabbing can create texture to your making.....


Now set the cardstock aside to dry.

Step 2 - The Layers


Now from your kit take out the Papers
  • Echo Park Dots and Stripes
  • My Minds Eye Miss Caroline - Token Paper
  • American Craft Abode
  • Echo Park This & That 
We are now going to cut out some circles :)

From  Echo Park Dots and Stripes cut a 18cm circle
and from My Minds Eye Miss Caroline - Token Paper cut a 16cm circle.

Then from American Craft Abode cut a 11cm circle
and from Echo Park This & That  cut a 9.5cm circle.


Then Lightly distress......


Step 3 - More Layers


Take out from your kit My Minds Eye Miss Caroline - Tickets and Cut off a strip 9cm wide and 28cm long.



Then Lightly Distress.....

 

Step 4 - Icing Layers together


Now to Stick all our bits down :)
Please check that your paint/gesso is dry before hand....

First we are going to stick down our strip of checkers down about 4cm from the bottom of the page....


Then we are going to stick down our circles layered with the smaller circles....


Next taking out the yummy Paper Horoscope tag and sticking it down on an angle.... 


Now on too the photos, I have double printed my chosen photos to add layers and interest to my layout...also remember if you have a perfect photo but the colours don't match the papers you want to use...just convert it to black and white and the photos will suit any pattern paper :)


Step 5 - Adding Sprinkles!

Now for the really fun bit adding the sprinkles!
I so love these exclusive buttons and the added Joy of Charms Creations Super Star is totally Perfect!
And the yummy ticket really mixes them together :)


 I wanted to create a little border at the bottom with the tickets
from the My Minds Eye Miss Caroline - Tickets, you'll find it easiest to cut the tickets from along the side of the paper. {saves on papers too }


Step 6 -Now to add some cherries :)


From your kit take out the Washi tape, My Minds Eye Sticker labels and a couple of brads

Bunch up the Washi tape in a strip and stick one of the MME labels at the bottom of the tape and top with a brad. 

In the top right hand corner place another strip of bunched up washi tape
and a ticket cut out of MME Miss Caroline -tickets and top with a Brad


Step 7 - Title

Now for the Title :)

I chose to use a combination of both alphas in this April's Kit to really create interest and help the colours work together.


And then finish off with a little light doodling to make the label pop and the title pop as well :)



There you have it :)

My first creation with April's Kit


"Twos Company Threes Party"



Remember, you can swap out papers and embellishments to suit your own photos or style, and make changes along the way to create something that is uniquely yours. Whatever you do, please leave a link here in the comments to your layout, or share it with us on our Facebook page. We'd love to see it!

Hope you all have a super fun time with this months Kit!
If you haven't grabbed one yet pop over to A Piece of Cake Designs quick! Only a few left!! 

Happy Scrappen Weekend!

{{HUGS}}
Samantha 

Thursday, 5 April 2012

April Release - Now Sold Out

WOW! That as quick! This gorgeous kit is now sold out. 


If you did manage to get one of these kits stay tuned for some gorgeous work by the design team coming up!

And don't forget, if you missed out on an April kit, there are still a few March kits left at www.apieceofcakedesigns.com.au



Monday, 2 April 2012

Sunday, 1 April 2012

April Monthly Kit

April Release kit goes on sale tomorrow night @ 8pm 

Here is the contents of the kit! 



Kit Contents

Papers - The Cake Mix:
  • Echo Park 'This and That - Tickets Please' Patterned Paper
  • My Mind's Eye 'Dilly Dally - Celebrate - Token' Patterned Paper
  • My Mind's Eye 'Dilly Dally - Celebrate - Tickets' Patterned Paper
  • Echo Park 'Dots & Stripes - Aqua Small Dots' Patterned Paper
  • Graphic 45 'Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Optical Oddities' Patterned Paper
  • My Mind's Eye 'Dilly Dally - Best - Checkered' Patterned Paper
  • American Crafts 'Abode - Crestvew Court' Patterned Paper
  • American Crafts 'Abode - Roosevelt Way' Patterned Paper
  • 1 x Kraft Cardstock
  • 1 x Black Cardstock 

Embellishments - The Filling:
  • October Afternoon Alphabet Stickers- Black Sticky Keys
  • Basic Grey - 'Yellow' mini mono alpha 
  • Glitz Designs - Damask Rub Ons
  • Small assortment of rhinestone brads.
  • My Mind's Eye - 'Dilly Dally Adventures' Sticker Labels
  • My Mind's Eye - 'Dilly Dally Adventures' Journal Card
Other - The Icing on the Cake:
  • 1 x Crafters Workshop 'Mini Chickenwire Reversed' 6x6 template
  • 1 x Fish and Chip Bag
  • 1 x Yellow Paper Horoscope Paper
  • 1 x Red with White Spots 15m roll of Washi Tape
  • 2 yards each of 'The Twinery' Lemondrop Golden Yellow and Caribbean Twine
  • 5 x carnival tickets

The Cherry On Top:
  • Packet of 3 'Cherries' by A Piece of Cake Designs
  • 1 x Charms Creations SuperStar 'Designed exclusively for APOCD'
  • 1 x Length of yellow hand dyed seam binding by Chelley Bean Designs

This kit is jam packed full of yummy-ness! Don't miss out, secure yourself one of these kits here....
 
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