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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


  1. wow wow WOW! What a bunch of fabulous inspiration from all you talented girls. Love how each of these totally different styles still highlights the loveliness of your gorgeous Cherry Flair. Amazing!!

  2. I have enjoyed the HOP and your flares are just a beautiful addition to all the work displayed at each blog... Your page is beautiful :)

  3. Great work by your design team

  4. The HOP has been lots of fun. I love your flairs and it has been wonderful to see lots of talented people use them so effectively yet so differently! I guess it just goes to show how versatile your gorgeous flairs arexxx

  5. I have just been around all the blogs and enjoyed each one, have gotten lots of inspiration and I think I could easily get into the flair addiction too.. beautiful creations.. love the ones on this post as well...

  6. Awesome creations! Very inspiring <3

  7. What a great bloghop, I've been to everyone's site and have seen some awesome ideas for flairs, must get my few out and start creating, thanks for the opportunity to see so many wonderful projects.

  8. Oh Raquel!! You page is divine!! LOVE those splats!

  9. Yup, I'm inspired!
    Fabulous hop, so much great work to see!

  10. Love 'Dummy Love'!!! Thanks for an amazing hop!! I really need to get my hands on more flair so that I can try to create projects even half as awesome as these!!

  11. Yipeee for flair and hooray for cherry flair! What amazing work there is out there and what a great hop to be a part of! :)

  12. Loved being a part of the blog hop & what a fabulous post to end it with.

  13. Totally love what you and the girls have done Raquel!! I lurve flairs and am looking forward to putting in an order with you in the coming days. Might have to speak to the jolly fat man who visits buy once a year about a kit subscription too!!! ;)

  14. I have learnt so much on this blog hop, not just how to use flairs :) but I know see flairs in a different light and will use them more because of it. Thank you and all the wonderfully creative ladies who have shared their creations :)

  15. Thank you so much for hosting this hop. I love the 3 pieces of inspiration shown here on your blog - each different in their theme, but all inspiring. :)

  16. Beautiful layout... love the flair and all the different ways to use it. Thanks for all the inspiration :D

  17. All done! Thanks for the inspiration, Raquel! Sophie xx

  18. LOVE the inspiration here, and have loved each and every creation made for this hop!
    What an awesome blog hop its turned out to be :)

  19. thanks for sharing all the fabulous inspiration. Love the simplicity of the card and both those layouts are stunning.

  20. These are wonderful LO's! Thanks for the hop, it was very inspiring! All the ladies used the flair so well!

  21. WOw end of the blog hopping - it was fun, inspirational !!

  22. I tried to entre the comp by leaving a message on every ones blog but some of the blogs did not except my comment, did this happen to any one else?

  23. Wow, these are all fabulous. Love all the different ways the gals have used the flairs.


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