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Friday, 28 February 2014

Designer - Gina Rodgers - Happy Moment..

Hi Everyone, I'm sharing my first layout using this month's gorgeous Main Cake kit. I've used a few  papers including the Bo Bunny "pincushion" and Echo Paper "forever and ever" which make a nice contrast for the background

I've also added a scraping of white gesso and a little water colour before placing the photo and some paper borders on top. I love the "sweet" wood veneer tucked underneath..

the Elle's Studio "hello new year" paper is perfect for journalling..

Wishing you a lovely (and hopefully creative) weekend,
Gina x

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Be happy....

Hi everyone! It's Ebony back to share another layout using the latest cupcake kit!
This layout is a mixture of different mediums mixed with the awesome papers and embellishments in the kit.

I firstly covered a piece of white cardstock with some white gesso . I then chose three of the papers from the kit and cut them into 3 different sized triangles, sewing around the edges once I adhered them to the cardstock. To enhance their colours I added some faber castell gelatos to them and used some water and my finger to blend.
Once iIplaced my papers I used some mists and texture pastes with some stencils, stamps and masks to create an interesting background.
I loved the  "MAMBI"sticker sheet in this kit and it made the best title!!! I also used a circular quote on from this sheet to add as an embellishment!
From the kit I have also used the awesome "cherry flair", the washi tape and some sequins!
I hope you are enjoying the kit!!!
Eb xx

Monday, 24 February 2014

Designer - Lisa Pate- February Cupcake Kit

Hello Everyone!

This week I opened my very FIRST design team parcel from Raquel.  I have the gorgeous February Cupcake Kit to play with and it's a beautiful.  Full of lots of gorgeous printed papers, sequins, washi, the cutest shimmery spray, a mask, alphas, quote stickers and twine.  Have I told you how PRETTY it all is???

After a very busy week it was so nice to spend a little time at my desk, getting lost in pretty papers.

This layout came together so quickly.  A splash of the Fireworks Tangelo (included in the kit), then layered strips of papers sewn down.  Add a few stamps, some doodling and other pretty embellies from the kit and I called it done.

Here are a few close ups .....

Hope you had a chance to create over the weekend .


Sunday, 23 February 2014

SPECIAL GUEST - Stephanie Buice - Good Times

I am so pleased to share another gorgeous layout from our special guest Stephanie Buice, but also sad to say its her last as our special guest. I have loved sharing these stunning layouts with you all! 

Here is Steph's final share, she has used the 'love' flair from our 'Painted - Version 1':

Here is what Steph had to say about her layout:

My Son is my entire world but sometimes he has to share me with work and other things so when we get to spend the entire day together with no interruptions I try and make these days extra special. We do whatever he wants to do and I make him my main focus, this layout is of one of the selfies we took while playing outside which is his favorite thing to do. I love our time together and all the fun we have, I wanted this layout to represent that. I started with the pictured and the Cherry Flair then added papers and embellishments from random collections. I am loving black and white with pops of color so this flair badge went perfect with that. Hope you like what I came up with!

Thank you so much Stephanie for being a special guest at APOCD! We have loved having you!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

SPECIAL GUEST - Stephanie Buice - Keep those who make you smile

Today I am here to share Stephanie's third layout with you all. Stephanie has used the 'Hello Lovely' flair from one of our first releases 'Hello Birdie' on this bright and fun layout. 

Here is what Stephanie had to say about this layout

I made this layout to remind me to keep myself surrounded by the people in my life who truly support me,true friends are the ones who can make you smile in the good times and bad. This layout was SO much fun to create, I pulled from so many companies and just kept playing. I really based my entire layout on the "Hello Lovely" Cherry Flair, I was inspired by the fun and free style of it. I even added a little puffy sticker heart to it to finish thing off, flair are so fun!

Look at all those scrumptious layers! Perfect!

Stephanie last layout will be shared soon, what amazing layouts we have been blessed with so far! Thanks Stephanie!

Friday, 21 February 2014

SPECIAL GUEST - Stephanie Buice - With You

Today I am her to share Stephanie's second gorgeous layout with you. The colour palette is so lovely and softened by Steph's use of vellum. Our 'capture' flair from the 'Painted - Version 1' packet worked perfectly with this.  

Here is what Steph had to say about this layout:

My son is always learning and looks at the world with such awe, the picture on this layout is of him looking at the sky and telling me about the birds. I wish I could look at the world with as much joy as he does, he really does make my life beautiful. The Capture Cherry Flair was perfect for this layout because this picture really show his happiness in the everyday.
Love the stitching detail on this layout:

I hope you have enjoyed Stephanie's second share with us today :)

Stay tuned for more gorgeous work from Stephanie and the APOCD designers.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

SPECIAL GUEST - Stephanie Buice - The most wonderful fairytale

Today I am here to share with you the first layout from our super talented guest all the way from the USA, Stephanie Buice. Stephanie has created some beautiful layouts using our exclusive Cherry Flair. 

Here is Stephanie's first layout, Stephanie has used one of the flair from our very popular 'Blooming Lovely' pack. This flair teams up perfectly with Steph's feminine colour palette. 

Here is what Steph had to say about the layout:

This is one of my favorite layout designs to use, I like that you can use a bunch of pictures or just one or two. I also like the fact that you can pile a bunch on there but because it's in four little squares of stuff it doesn't over power your photos.

Flair is quickly becoming one of the embellishments I keep reaching for, and the fact that Cherry Flair have some of the cutest designs I've seen makes me want to use them up even more.
Here is a close up of our lovely Cherry Flair and all of Steph's gorgeous layers:

Such an awesome page design, and so versatile:

I hope you have enjoyed Steph's first share as a special guest at APOCD.

Stay tuned for some more layouts this week!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Designer - Gina Rodgers - So Lovely

Hi everyone, I'm back with another layout featuring beautiful cherry flair. It's so easy to work with and this particular flair was perfect to double as a title for my layout, eliminating the need for alphabet stickers..

The Blooming Lovely set is definitely one of my all time faves..

Wishing you a lovely weekend,
Gina x

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

FEBRUARY KIT RELEASE - Check the kits out here!

I am so excited to share the February kit images with you. These will be available on the APOCD site tomorrow night at 8pm (MELB time) from

Our Cupcake kit:

And our Main Kit

Look forward to seeing you at our sale :)

Monday, 10 February 2014

Designer - Lisa Pate - Altering Wood Veneer

Did you know you can alter the APOCD wood veneer ? I know! It's awesome.

I spent a little time this week having a little play and seeing what I could do with it.  I will admit that I closed my eyes as I ran my sewing machine through the veneer praying that it wouldn't split. 

Happy to report it didn't.

So far I have sprayed it with mists, stencilled it, used coloured pencils and sewn straight through it.  I am sure that is only the beginning.  Paint and embossing are still on my "have to try" list.

Have you tried altering veneer? what did you do? I'd love to know.

Here is the layout I ended up with after my experiments.  I am really LOVING being able to customise the veneer to suit my layout.

 These exclusive veneer sets are available now and you can find them HERE.


Sunday, 9 February 2014

Designer - Natalie May ... Wood Veneer lovin ....

Hey there people ...
Happy Sunday to you all!
Hope your day is relaxing and easy!

Today I'm sharing another page using the gorgeous Wood Veneers from APOCD!
This set was perfect for the photo of Happydaks taken up at BowHill on the Murray River.
We spend a lot of time up the river and this year we had a ball on the
Australia Day weekend, skiing, eating, drinking and relaxing!

Loving these veneer buttons

So head over to the shop and have a look at the awesome range.

 Thanks for stopping by

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