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Monday, 28 October 2013

APOCD and Scrapbook Creations Magazine Blog Hop......Cherry Flair Lovin'!


Welcome to the Scrapbook Creations and A Piece of Cake Designs blog hop! Join us today as we take an online tour around the internet to show you some of the amazing creative people using flairs out there.

Here is the full hop list:

Scrapbook Creations 
(SC online team: Natalie M – Renee I – Jenny G)

And guess what? There's something in it for you for following along! All you need to do is leave a comment on all of the hop blog posts or you can post a flair project to your own blog and link to our blog hop, you go into the draw to win!

ONE Major winner: $25 gift voucher to APOCD and a one-year subscription (six issues) to Scrapbook Creations 

TWO Minor winners: Variety of flairs from APOCD and a six-month subscription (three issues) to Scrapbook Creations

Now the business side is out of the way, lets get onto some Cherry Flair Lovin' sharing!
I am so honoured to be hosting this hop with Scrapbook Creations Magazine and to be a part of this amazing talented group of ladies, all sharing projects with a common love.....FLAIR, FLAIR and more FLAIR!
Today I have two guest designer layouts to share and one from little ol' me!
Our first share is from our October Guest Sharmaine Kruijver.....lucky you all get to be inspired by her twice as she is also part of the hop! :)

Layout title: Yum Cha in Sydney

This is certainly a 'Cherry Flair' loving layout by Sharmaine! Here she has used a combination of our Painted Version 1 and Painted Version 2 Cherry Flair packs....as well as using our October Main Cake Kit contents.

Here are some close ups of the Flair: This is from the Painted Version 2 - A great way to highlight flair is to add a circle of embroidery thread or regular cotton behind them.

And the Painted Version 1 -

Totally Awesome hey! I agree :)

Next we have a share from our special international guest Magda Mizera. Today Magda's project we are sharing as part of this hop is a card and a stunning one at that!

Card: Dare to Dream

I think this card by Magda really highlights the versatility of Flair, in particular my Cherry Flair :) They can be used as an embellishment on a layout or as the 'statement piece' on a card. So stunning! Magda has used a flair from the Dare to Dream set.

And isn't Magda's photography of her project just beautiful!?!

Gorgeous Flair, gorgeous layers:

And lastly I have a project from myself to share. If you don't know me, I'm Raquel and I am the owner of APOCD and creator of the Cherry Flair featured throughout this post and blog hop :)

Layout Title: Dummy Love

Incase you were not aware, each of the Scrapbooking kits I release each month contains sets of Cherry Flair that are exclusively designed for that kit. Meaning, you can only get those particular flair designs when you purchase that particular kit. This layout was created using parts of the October Cupcake kit, some extras available in the APOCD store and the heart flair which was exclusive to the October Main Cake Kit.

I love to cluster and layer my embellishments, a Cherry Flair is the perfect addition to any cluster and adds a perfect amount of dimension to a page :)

Journaling close up:


Well I hope that you enjoyed the hop! Your final stop is the Scrapbook Creations  Magazine Blog, where you need to leave a final comment that you have completed the hop :)

Don't forget to leave a comment here too to go into the draw.

You can add us to your bookmarks if you have liked what you see here. I update our blog regularly, so there is always loads of inspiration to be had!

Also, just a little sneaky plug; We were a featured store on the Scrapbook Creations blog last Friday and I am running a little competition over there, you may want to check this post out too.....there may even be a special surprise there as well!

Lastly, you can pop over to our store to purchase Cherry Flair (or gorgeous kits!) at

I have a flat rate postage charge for FLAIR ONLY orders, just select that option in the cart :)

Thanks for visiting,
Raquel xxx

Friday, 25 October 2013

We are featured over on the Scrapbook Creations Blog today!

Hello APOCD friends, 

We are so excited to be a featured store over on the Scrapbook Creations blog today! Feeling so lucky and so honoured to be given this opportunity. There is a little interview all about me and my little business, so pop on over and check it out on their blog here

Plus if you check out the post there is a little gift for everyone and a competition to enter :)

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

SPECIAL GUEST - Magda Mizera - So Lovely

Today I am here to share Madga's first layout share as our Special Guest, using our 'Bloomin' Lovely' Cherry Flair....Magda has taken lots of close ups so you will get to see in detail how gorgeous her layout is and how awesome our Cherry Flair are too :)

Layout title: So Lovely

Here Magda has used beautiful soft American Crafts papers and stickers, teamed with a doily, and Glitz Designs stamps. Plus of course, our Cherry Flair. 

And the close up images:

Layering details: I love love love doily's so this one has my heart, lol

I couldn't leave out the stunning Flair images she took! I am so in love with these pictures!!!


I hope you have been inspired to create by Magda's first share at APOCD.

Stay tuned to this blog as we have some more details coming of our blog hop this coming Monday with Scrapbook Creations magazine :)

Monday, 21 October 2013

GUEST DESIGNER - Sharmaine Kruijver - Pink Ukulele

Today I am here to share the first layout share from our Guest Sharmaine Kruijver. Sharmaine is busy working with our October Main Cake kit. 

Here is Sharmaine's layout titled Pink Ukulele.

Here is what Sharmaine had to say about her layout:

I love the piece of “Treasure”, from Crate Paper, found in the main kit. But the stripes were distracting from the photo. By adding the strip of white/pink star, “Sparkling Stars” from American Crafts, I was able to bring the attention back to the photo.
Sequins are a great little embellishment for clusters. Adding just one to a cluster, comprising of a piece of wood veneer and a resin flower, added just a little pop of colour, perfect for the clusters I created.
By cutting the bottom off the manila tag I was able to use the bottom and create a second tag, both of which I added to my page.

Some close ups:

Sharmaine has used the 'heart' exclusive Cherry flair only available in the kit, along with the resin flower, sequins, SC heart and the Amy Tan transparent stickers.

I love the thread detail surrounding the 'Everyday Cork' Cherry Flair.

Close up of the title work, Sharmaine has also added a strip of the Amy Tan ribbon under her stickers.

Another exclusive Cherry Flair to this kit! Yum!

I hope you have enjoyed Sharmaine's first share! :)

There is so much happening in the APOCD HQ! Stay tuned ....

Raquel x

Friday, 18 October 2013

SUPER EXCITING - APOCD & Scrapbook Creations Blog Hop!



Did you hear the amazing news!?!?

APOCD are teaming up with Scrapbook Creations Magazine and hosting a Blog Hop! It will be Scrapbook Creations first ever hop and ours too!!!! :)

The exciting thing about this hop is that YOU get a chance to be a part of it. 

If you love our Cherry Flair and create pages, cards, OTP, etc using them all you need to do is visit the post on the Scrapbook Creations blog here and add your blog link to the comments.

Cool huh!?!

Can't wait to get hopping!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Last layout share from Amanda Hall :)

We are so lucky at APOCD as the lovely Amanda Hall has shared another gorgeous layout with us using the August kit and the 'Chalkboard Cameras' Cherry Flair. 

Layout title: My Kind of Day

Paper : Glitz wild and free 'small hearts', MME Cut & Paste 'quoted', MME Cut & Paste 'Story', Teresa Collins 'Family Stories',
Cardstock : white
Alpha : Glitz Wild and Free number stickers
Other : MME Chalk Studio sticker, sequins, washi tape, flair badge,
Other not in kit : Typo clouds, Bella Boulvd chip clouds, enamel dots, Heidi Swapp card, buttons, October Afternoon date sticker, cotton thread, Kikki K heart sticker

Thank you so much for inspiring our followers with all your gorgeous creations Amanda! 

- Raquel x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Introducing our latest Guest Designers

Today I would like to introduce to you 2 new Guest Designers. The first guest will be creating with and sharing layouts with our October Main Cake kit. The second is a special guest from Poland who will be creating and sharing layouts with our Cherry Flair....

SO are you ready to meet them????

Our first Guest is the lovely Sharmaine Kruijver. She is working with our October Main Cake kit.

Here's a little bit about Sharmaine from the lady herself:

I’m Sharmaine, from Tasmania. My husband Dave and I have 4 girls who keep us very busy. I also work as a Teacher’s Assistant at least two days a week. I started scrapbooking in 2005, with the help of a friend, and I just love being able to breathe life into photos and stories. My pages are almost always full of life and colour, most are meaningful and some are funny. I’m currently fortunate enough to be able to create as a design team member for Cocoa Daisy, Scrapmatts, Jot Magazine, One Little Word, and X-Press It.

Welcome Sharmaine, thanks for being a guest at APOCD!

Here's a sneak of her first layout share - Sharmaine has used the 'Everyday Cork' Cherry Flair buttons set here too:

You can see more of Sharmaine's work on her blog here:

And our International Guest this month is the talented Magda Mizera from Poland.

I'm Magda. I'm 26 girl from Poland where I live with my beloved fiance.
I love scrapbooking since I've ever heard about it. My scrapbooking adventure has started on summer 2011 and takes up all my free time. I can easily describe my style: lots of white and drops of color here and there :)  I'm white thread addictted. I love to scrap about my everyday life, those who I love and things that happen from time to time.  In real life I'm a photographer running own business and it's beyond exciting! I can call photography the love of my life :)
You can see my pictures on the site: www.magdalenamizera.pl but all of my personal stuff and scrappy things I want to share you can find on my blog. Writing a blog has become my favourite thing across all the 'internet things'. Also, lately I discovered how fun it is filming and making short movies!
I'm so happy to be here, inspiring you to make beautiful things!

Magda is a lovely photographer, look at this gorgeous pic she has taken of our Cherry Flair! They just look so dreamy! I want all my pics to look like this :)

Here is a sneak of her first layout share!

You can see Magda's blog here:

I hope you are as excited as I am about our Special Guests this month! Plus I have one more share from our Guest Amanda Hall.....so lots of inspiration to come APOCD followers!

- Raquel x

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