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Friday, 31 January 2014

Designer - Gina Rodgers - Cherry Flair

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing a layout created with some favourite APOCD exclusive cherry flair buttons, papers and also a few leftovers from the November Main Cake Kit..

APOCD layout..using cherry flairs..

I've used a couple of buttons from the Painted - Version 2 set.. I've replicated the cool splats on the buttons around my page..

I've added some messy strands of thread behind each button, which is a simple way to add texture to your layouts..

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!
Gina x

Thursday, 30 January 2014

DESIGNER - Ebony van der Starre - Featuring the newest wooden veneers.....

Hi everyone,
I just created this layout based on an online class I have been participating in called "Pops and Colours 2".

This layout is based on a layout created by Rikki Kovasin....

Can you see the 3x4 wooden veneer card? You can purchase it here!

 I have used it add interest behind my photo. To make the date stand out and not be hidden by my photo I have cut around the circle with my scissors and simply popped my photo underneath! These cards are so versatile and easy to paint, mist, cut, write on whatever you wish to do with them!They are also great as journalling cards or for project life albums.
In this layout you will also spot the awesome papers out of the last "Cupcake kit". I have used them in circles and strips throughout my layout. I also have used some of the star sequins from the same kit!
AND you will also spot the Cherry Flair button from the "Everyday Black and White" pack! Love these flairs!!!!

Thanks for popping by, Ebony

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

SPECIAL GUEST - Stephanie Buice

I'm SO EXCITED to announce this next lovely lady as our special guest who has been busily working with some of our Cherry Flair designs, Stephanie Buice. 

I have admired Stephanie's work on Instagram for a while now and was so pleased that she agreed to be a guest with us. 

Here is a little bit about Stephanie in her own words. 

Hi, I'm Stephanie! I live in Alabama with my husband and sweet baby boy, I love being a mommy.
I also love to create, and I love to create with color. Scrapping is my passion so if I'm not running around
with the baby or changing diapers you can usually find me in my craft room. I currently serve on three
manufacturers DT's and couldn't be enjoying life more. Thanks for having me here A Piece Of Cake Designs.

You can check out Stephanie's gorgeous pages at her blog here

Congrats Stephanie for recently becoming a Crate Paper Gal! Go you!

Stay tuned to our blog for Stephanie's first share and more shares from the awesome APOCD girls!

Monday, 27 January 2014

DESIGNER - Lisa Pate - Wood Veneer Happy Mail

Don't you just LOVE happy mail?? A special little parcel of goodness, even more fun if it's something you can create with.

Raquel sent me a lovely little bundle of the new wood veneers, and I have to say I just love them. You will see them added through my 2014 Project life album, not only becuase I am a wood veneer addict but because they are the perfect thickness.  Not to bulky, but perfect to slip into a project life sheet.

You can find them HERE 

There are so many lovely designs, what set is your favourite??


Saturday, 11 January 2014

STORE NEWS - January Wood Veneer Release

Hey APOCD friends!

Today in the store I released some APOCD exclusives I know that you all will LOVE! Some new veneer sets and 3x4" cards. These veneer sets and cards are perfect for scrappy pages, cards or project life. They are just so versatile. Leave them raw, ink them, paint them, you can even heat emboss them!

Here are the new designs you can find in the store today! You will need to be quick though, as they are rushing out the door :)

The veneer sets:

 The 3x4" Cards:

All available in the APOCD store here

Raquel xxx

Thursday, 9 January 2014

GUEST DESIGNER - Amanda Reddicliffe - Love our Time

Today I am here to share Amanda's last layout as a guest designer with APOCD. We have loved having you as a guest Amanda! Thank you so much for creating and sharing your scrapping with our APOCD followers :)

Amanda also used flair from our new release 'Everyday Pop' pack.

Here is what Amanda had to say about her layout:

To add depth to my layers I used a contrasting watercolour paint to the papers, and scattered sequins over these areas to draw the eye in. I also pulled out some stamps from Stampin' Up! and Technique Tuesday to create a visual triangle in blank ink.

Our Cherry Flair are available in our store here 

Thanks again Amanda! 

Raquel, xxx

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

GUEST DESIGNER - Amanda Reddicliffe - Naughty or Nice

I am back today to share another layout created by Amanda using our December Main Cake kit :) 
Don't forget we still have a couple of these kits available for purchase in our store. 

Here is what Amanda had to say about her layout:

More layering of the beautiful papers from the December kit. Its taken a while, but chalk papers are really growing on me! I sponged the edges of the papers with brown ink to add obvious depth to the layers, and also made a pocket with some left over paper to the right of my photo to keep journalling and keepsakes from Christmas Day (the pink paper crown in now safely secured here!)

Amanda has used the exclusive flair from both the main and the cupcake kits in December on this layout :)

Amanda takes such gorgeous photos of her kiddies too! I can't wait to share her last layout with you all :)

Raquel, xxx

Monday, 6 January 2014

OUR NEW DESIGNERS! Jan 2014 - June2014

I am so excited to share who we have to inspire us over the next 6 months. These designers will work with either our Main Cake kit or Cupcake kit each month. Plus they will have a play with our exclusive Cherry Flair and Wood Veneer too :) 

Firstly, here is a little about me ...

My name is Raquel Bowman and I am mum to Charlotte who is 14 months and wife to Clint. I am a primary school teacher by day and kit club organiser by night :) 

I have been scrapping for around ten years now and feel I have finally 'found' my style. I'm a lover of layers and clusters and love adding little details while still maintaining white space and a cleanliness to my layouts. My favourite brands are anything that comes under the American Crafts banner; Studio Calico, Crate Paper, American Crafts (Dear Lizzy and Amy Tan). 

I have recently been on the design team for Jot Magazine, but have just been named one of the ten Scrapbooking Memories Masters in an Australian magazine, which is quite an honour that I am still pinching myself about.

I have been published in quite a number of Magazines, both in the UK, France, US and Australia. You can see my publication details and my layouts on my blog


Returning for another term with us is the lovely Ebony :)

I am a wife and mother who loves to scrap and experiment with a camera. I started scrapbooking 10 years ago and was addicted straight away. I love the freedom that scrappin' gives me to create and tell our stories. And I have met the most beautiful people through this craft. I also love dabbling in mixed media.

And here are our new designers which I am so excited to share with you all!

I live in the Huon Valley in southern Tasmania with my partner Mark and our two teenage girls Rhiannon and Jem. I’ve been scrapping and making cards for about 6 years and also enjoy art journaling and often using these techniques on my scrap pages. My girls are the main inspiration for my pages as well as nature and everyday life. I’m a design team member at Citrus Twist and also an Jenni Bowlin Studio Ambassador.


Hi I’m Lisa and I am a create-a-holic. I’ve been making *stuff* for as long as I can remember. I’ve been papercrafting for approx 10 years, and very quickly found myself teaching and designing for various publications and Design Teams including being named as one of Scrapbooking Memories Masters (that came right out of nowhere!). I’ve enjoyed teaching throughout Australia at large retreats as well as a number of paper craft festivals and shows. The last 12 months has seen me feature on Scrapit TV which airs numerous times throughout the year on 4ME TV. Currently I am lucky enough to be part of the Jot and Etzcetera Teams and I love all that comes with that.


My name is Natalie May. 

I am a 30 something mum to a gorgeous 10 year old daughter, Jessica {otherwise known as Happydaks} and a wife to a very supportive hubby. 

I’m lucky enough to be a full time paper crafter, working in Adelaide's best Scrapbooking shop, Seriously Scrapbooking, teaching around 15 classes a month and designing chipboard for Imaginarium Designs. I’m also an Intermediate Certified Copic Designer and love everything inky & color based. 

I have been a card maker for about 17 years and discovered Scrapbooking late 2006. 
I don’t have a particular style – versatility is my biggest asset … from heritage, simple, sketches and shabby through to mixed media and cardmaking – I like to dabble in it all! I would say my strength is working off sketches and I am heavily influenced by all the amazing talent in this industry. 


I hope that the new APOCD team will provide you with much inspiration over the next 6 months! I can't wait for this team to get started :)

Raquel xxx
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