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Monday, 29 April 2013

hello there!

That is the title of my next layout to share with you!

 Once again I created my own background on white cardstock using scrappings of paint and misted circles and then used lots of scrummy things from the kit! Like the spotted vellum and the snippets paper. I have used a sticker from the "Jilliebean soup" sticker sheet to use as my title...yep easy hey!
I have used the 'studio calico" stars and painted one a bright yellow to work better with the colours I have used! but that's why they are so awesome because you can alter them yourself to suit your layout if you need to.
Of course I had to use one of the exclusive flairs in the kit! AWESOME!!!
This is a really simple layout but I loved how it turned out!

 This is the last one I have to share this month. I have used one of the "echo park" journalling tags paper and cut out he word HAPPY from one of them to create an easy title! I have also cut out the red heart from another tag. A tip is to think outside the box with papers like these. Just because they are large rectangle journalling tags it doesn't mean that's all you can use them for. look at all the elements...the letters, the symbols , shapes etc and use them to cut out your titles, embellishments etc.
Once again a simple layout with a little photo I love of Will and I taken this summer.
I have used mists again and a "studio calico" mask with some texture paste to create a background.

I have used the cute little long stem green roses and a yellow flower along with some more stars and another new release barcode flair to create a cluster!I did add a little wooden arrow from my stash.

Well I ll see you all again next month with another amazing kit!!!
Eb xx

Saturday, 27 April 2013

I know, I know......!!!!

I know I say this every month but this kit is my favourite!!! I LOVED the colour combo! So bright and fun and so easy to work with. So easy in fact that I created 4 layouts in a day ( well less than a day really) so that's how user friendly this months kit is!!! I even have enough product left over to create at least 2 or 3 more layouts!

Ok so I would have to say nowadays that my style is not the "usual" run of the mill scrapping style of most, but I hope these still inspire you to create!
You all know that I love creating my own backgrounds and using lots of paint, mists, stamps and colour on my layouts so I warn you these layouts contain all of the above!!!

So here is the first of my layouts. Lots of mist and texture paste added to the awesome aqua dotted background!

I have used the two polaroid vellum frames, manilla tag and the gorgeous red spotty vellum and the awesome camera washi tape to create texture and depth behind my photo.
I have used also the "studio calico" stars which I chose to paint some aqua to match my layout!
And I am in LOVE with these "Jilliebean Soup" sticker words!! oh my gosh! I have to have more LOL!!
You can see I have used both styles of the alphas to create my "Happy Feet" title and some of the cool sticker elements and words on the sticker sheet by "jilliebean soup".

This is a closeup of the twine which I unthread a little and stapled to my layout and of the AWESOME new "cherry flairs" released as well as the kit this month. LOVE these!!!!! 
I have added some "Studio calico" wooden veneer chevron arrows and stars which came in past kits that I had left over.

 So my next layout  ( sorry not cropped very well :/ )is of my son on his 9th birthday last year. I am really trying to scrap my instagram photos at the moment and catch up on those "every day" moments as well as these special occasions! Do you like scrapping your camera photos too??
Well for Will's birthday we took some of his friends to play mini golf and then followed by a swim at the local pool!

Once again lot's of bright coloured paint, stamps and doodling! I really love creating interesting backgrounds and then adding all the yummy things from the kit to complete my pages!! This was a background page from the kit!
Once again i have used the vellum ( love it!), the "studio calico stars", studio calico snippets paper which is awesome to use as strips, and another "Jilliebean soup" word but this time the colour didn't suit.

So my tip to you is if you want to change the colour of your alphas or cardstock stickers get out your sharpies and colour them in!!! I must say though colour it in on the sheet, giving it a couple of coats first and then peel it off and use!

So I have added some chevron washi tape from my stash and a "studio calico" wooden veneer arrow also from my stash.

So there is some inspiration for you to create with your kits! i will share some more very soon!
Eb xx

Friday, 26 April 2013

April Guest Designer Share - Felicity Wilson

Some words from Felicity:

I was totally drawn to and inspired by the different textures in the kit.

I had to use the vellum, the glitter tape and washi tape as my background. A real mixed media page, with lots of gesso, twinkling H2O's, gelatos and sprays. I then let those gorgeous vellum polraid frames inspire me and amongst all that I came up with a very different but fun page. 

Here is the page Felicity Created:

Page title: Love you

Close up detail of the Flair, background work and layering! Lovely!

Close up of the gesso and washi.

Another close up!

Thanks for your first share Felicity! I am sure this will inspire everyone :)

Stay tuned for a share from our designer Ebony really soon, in the meantime here are some sneaks of what she has to come!

Friday, 19 April 2013

Introducing April Guest Designer - Felicity Wilson

Please join me in welcoming our April Guest Designer the lovely Felicity Wilson to our team for the month. 

HI :))) I am Felicity Wilson, married to wonderful husband and a Mummy to two little boys! 

I have always been a crafty kinda girl, but I guess scrapbooking came about mainly when my son was born. I scrapped before that, mainly good ole ‘selfies’!!! But now I am into it hook, line and sinker!! I love putting different textures together, colour, reminiscing about a photo....

I am a White paper covered in the colours of the rainbow with lots of fibres to make it lumpy and bumpy, type of scrapper!! Through in a bit of mixed media & a bit of simple and stylish and thats me!
I love creating in my art journals, scrapbooking pages, cards and the odd mini album is thrown in for good measure!! tee hee

Felicity, Ebony and myself will be sharing creations using the April kit to inspire you this month :)

Check back soon for some more layout shares :)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

April Kit Share - By Raquel

Hi everyone,

Some of you may have seen on our Facebook Page that next month we are teaming up with the lovely Give a Girl A... to bring you an exclusively designed stamp set in the May kit. 

I was so thrilled and honoured when the lovely Kellie Winnell from Give A Girl A... asked me to be a Guest Designer with her stamps. I used the 'You are the Best' set which is available to purchase in her store.

Of course, to create my layout I used the April APOCD Kit (there is 1 left in the store here)

In my layout I used the banner/bunting stamps, the star, the arrows, 'my happy place' and the 'you are the best stamp'.

Layout title: Always so content

Close up of the exclusive Cherry Flair from the kit and the awesome arrows and 'my happy place' stamp.

Close up detail of the banner/bunting stamps cut out from the patterned paper and the teal stars I have stamped, LOVE LOVE LOVE the star stamp! So subtle on this layout but awesome at the same time

Close up of my gorgeous girl, but also the 'you are the best' stamp

A close up of the title work and also more of the banner/bunting stamps layered.

Products used: 
April 'A Piece of Cake Designs' scrapbooking kit
Papers: Studio Calico, Jillibean Soup
Alphabet: Jillibean Soup
Embellishments; Jillibean Soup stickers, Studio Calico Chipboard Stars, Flowers, Camera washi tape
Other: Give a Girl A... 'You are the Best' stamp set, sewing machine and white thread, ek success binding edge punch, black and green archival ink, Studio Calico 2 Step mask, Studio Calico Mister Huey ink. 

Thank you again Kellie for asking me to guest. I loved creating this page for you!

Don't forget, if you would like to grab a kit, there is only 1 LEFT!!!

Raquel xxx

Sunday, 14 April 2013

April Flair Release

I am so excited to share the April Cherry Flair release images with you. Remember these are available on sale night from 8pm tomorrow on our website 

Here they are:

The Cherry Flair below coordinate beautifully with the Midnight Project Life Core Kit.

 These Cherry Flair coordinate beautifully with the Seafoam Project Life core kit

 These Cherry Flair coordinate perfectly with the Olive Project Life Core Kit.

Hope to see you at the sale!

-Raquel xxx

Saturday, 13 April 2013

April 2013 Release - Full Kit Contents Reveal

Well kit release night is near!

Without further adieu, here is the April release

Kit Contents

Papers - The Cake Mix:
  • Echo Park 'Happy Go Lucky - Happy' Patterned Paper
  • AC Dear Lizzy 'Lucky Charm - Lucky Lady Bug' Vellum Paper 
  • Studio Calico 'Snippets - Oh Snap!' Patterned Paper
  • Studio Calico 'Snippets - Stop' Patterned Paper
  • Studio Calico 'Snippets - Woot' Patterned Paper
  • Glitz Designs 'Uncharted Waters - Anchors' Patterned Paper
  • Jillibean Soup 'Chilled Cucumber Soup - Sherry Vinegar' Patterned Paper
  • 1 x Kraft Cardstock
  • 1 x White Cardstock 

Embellishments - The Filling:
  • Jillibean Soup - Alphabeans; Apple Green
  • Jillibean Soup - Irish Farm House Soup; Coordinating Shape Stickers
  • Jillibean Soup - Wise Words; Yellow Smile
  • 1/2 Pack - Studio Calico Chipboard Stars
Other - The Icing on the Cake:
  • 1 x Camera Washi Tape
  • 2 x Studio Calico Sundrifter Frames
  • 1 length each of 'The Twinery' twine in green, red and yellow
  • 1 x length of American Crafts Green Glitter Tape.
  • Selection of green, red and yellow flowers.  
  • 1 x Manilla Tag
  • 4 Red tickets
  • 2 x Metal Anchor Charms
  • 1 x red bingo chip
The Cherry On Top:
  • Packet of 3 'Cherry Flair' handmade by 'A Piece of Cake Designs' and exclusive to this kit

We hope to see you on release night :)

Stay tuned for the reveal of our Cherry Flair designs for April :)

Thursday, 11 April 2013

April Kit Release Sale night announced!

Hello lovely followers of A Piece of Cake Designs.

Our kit and Cherry Flair release for April has been announced 

Will you be there?

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Last Share from Guest Designer Leeann

Hello… well I hope that everyone has had so much fun scrapping away with the March kit. 

I would like to share my fourth page using the March kit, I had been saving this one piece of pattern paper by crate paper/maggie holmes. Oh it is so dreamy. I was not 100% sure how I was going to use it, but I am happy that we get to see lots of it. It totally worked for my base. I am in love with the arrow trend. I also love using numbers in a random fashion. I simply just think them as an embellishment. 

Any way I hope you have enjoyed what I have created with the kit.


Thanks for having me … Leeann Pearce
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