Jot Magazine Mood Board 12 - Our Greatest Gift

This mood board for Jot Magazine is brought to you by me! :) I hope everyone likes it as much as I do. 

Here is my layout:
Layout title: Our greatest gift

Paper: White card stock, Elle's Studio patterned paper, AC Dear Lizzy patterned paper
Embellishments: Heidi Swapp banners, pink teardrop jewel and ephemera pack, American Crafts flower, Prima Leaves and pearl vine, D-lish Scraps glitter tape, flower, muslin, and resin flowers, Kaisercraft pearls, peg.
Other: sewing machine and white thread, tiny attacher and staples, typewriter, Silhouette Cameo and cut file, pink gelato. 

Close up of the title created on the silhouette cameo

Bottom cluster, I just adore that Heidi Swapp drop charm!

I created the horizontal string using muslin wrapped around a cut up Prima glitter and pearl vine, adding extra pearl dots to finish.

This challenge runs until midnight December 31st. So plenty of time between now and then to get your layout done :)

Hope to see you join in!

Raquel xx

December 123 Challenge - I love you more than ice-cream...

Today I am here to share the December 123 challenge and my sample for it. 

Here is this months challenge, Metallics, the word 'joy' and using bows.

Here is my layout:

Layout title: I love you more than ice-cream 

Papers: white card stock, Silver glitter paper, Dear Lizzy Patterned Papers, book paper
Embellishments: Heidi Swapp banners, A Piece of Cake Designs Flair, Studio Calico bow, Dear Lizzy die cuts, Elle's Studio cut outs, Prima rhinestone arrows, Heidi Swapp ephemera pack
Other: Sewing machine and thread, Heidi Swap colorshine, Faber Castell gelatos, mod podge

Title and cluster details: 

There are three awesome prizes this month to win.


Charm's Creations are offering a $20.00 Voucher to one lucky winner!

2 CRAFTY...2 Crafty are offering a $25.00 Product Pack!!

SCRAPBOOK FANTASIES...Scrapbook Fantasies are offering 2 lucky winners a $10.00 Ribbon Pack!

Hope you try and give this months challenge a go! :)

Jot Magazine - Issue #3 - Watercolours Gallery - Be Yourself

I am here to share a layout I created for the latest issue (Issue #3) of Jot Magazine. 

If you haven't seen the magazine yet, you can see it here

This layout was my contribution to the watercolours gallery. 

For this layout I used my gelatos, a water mist bottle and stamps and Glitz Stamps to stamp images onto the top left and bottom right corners of the layout. 

Layout title: Be Yourself

Patterned papers: Glitz Design. 
Cardstock: Bazzill, Plain Vellum. 
Alphabets: Glitz Design. 
Embellishments: Glitz Design Stickers, Glitz Design Rhinestone, A Piece of Cake Designs Cherry Flair, MAMBI Sticker, D-lish Scraps Bow and heart, My Minds Eye enamel dots, Sequins, Doily . Other: Sewing machine and white thread, Faber Castell Gelatos, Micador Watercolour Palette, typewriter, Mister Huey Ink Spray,

Some close ups of the watercolor stamping, splatters, vellum and embellishments:

A gorgeous D-lish Bow.....and some more stamping :)

The title: I love this Glitz Designs Wild and Free range!

Don't forget to check out issue #3 for an awesome read!

Scrapbook Creations - Issue #102

Today I am here to share with you about my contributions to the current Issue of Scrapbook Creations, which is Issue #102.

You can get this at your local newsagent but also online from 

I have a little step by step in the magazine featuring some hints on creating an effective and simple title. 

I also have my first article for Scrapbook Creations in this issue based on 'Project Life' - what it is and lots of handy tips and hints. Here are some sneaks:

*Photography by Scrapbook Creations/Amanda Reddicliffe*

Hope you get to check it out! Also there is a special little plug for APOCD Flairs too, a HOT PRODUCT! Cool hey!?!?!

Check out the Scrapbook Creations blog here for more info on the new issue

Jot Magazine - Issue #3 - Sequins Gallery

I am here to share another layout I created for the latest issue (Issue #3) of Jot Magazine. 

If you haven't seen the magazine yet, you can see it here

This layout was my contribution to the Sequins gallery.  I tried a few different techniques and styles on this layout; watercolours, swirled stitching, vertical patterned paper.

Layout title: Happy Day - You & Me

Patterned papers: Crate Paper, Crate Paper Vellum. 
Cardstock: Bazzill, AC Gold POW Paper. 
Alphabets: American Crafts. Embellishments: Crate Paper Die Cuts, Prima Flowers, A Piece of Cake Designs Cherry Flair, D-lish Scraps Washi Tape, D-lish Scraps Mini Roses, pink paperclip, Doily, sequins. 
Other: sewing machine and gold thread, Faber Castell Gelatos, AC Phrase Stamp, Gold Ink, Tim Holtz Tiny attacher and staples. 
Photography by Sara Taylor

Close up of the sequin details:

Don't forget to check out the latest issue of Jot Magazine :) 

Jot Magazine - Issue #3 Circles Gallery - No Girls!

I am here to share a layout I created for the latest issue (Issue #3) of Jot Magazine. 

You can see the mag here

This layout was my contribution to the Circles gallery. 

I created this layout for the 'Circle' gallery. I absolutely love my Silhouette Cameo so I made a cut file with circular elements on it and used it to frame my photos and patterned paper. I continued the circular theme with the embellishments I have chosen to use; doily, sequins, wood veneer, flair button, enamel dots and stickers. 

You can download the .studio cut file I have created by following this link

Layout title: No Girls!

Products Used:Paper: Dear Lizzy Crepe paper card stock, White card stock, Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party' patterned papers
Embellishments: Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party' Stickers, Studio Calico Wood Veneer alphabet, Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party' Thickers, A Piece of Cake Designs Cherry Flair, Studio Calico Wooden Veneers, Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party' Peg, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Resin bow, string, sequins
Other: typewriter, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Studio Designer edition software

Close up of Journaling:

A Cherry Flair from the 'Dare to Dream' pack in the APOCD Store was a perfect accompanying circular embellishment.

I have a 'thing' for pegs at the moment!

Hope this has inspired you to have a go at a circular, if you like my cut file don't forget to download it by clicking the link above...

APOCD Cherry Flair - Dummy Love

Today I am sharing a layout I created recently for an APOCD/Scrapbook Creations Blog Hop which was focusing on Flair :)

Each of the Scrapbooking kits I release each month contains sets of Cherry Flair that are exclusively designed for that kit. This you can only get those particular flair designs when you purchase that particular kit. On the below layout I have used one of those exclusive flair which was available in the October Main Cake Kit.

Layout Title: Dummy Love

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:

Thanks for looking :)  You can check out the available Flair designs in my store

November Show us Your stuff Challenge - A Girl and her Daddy

This months Show us your Stuff challenge is up and running. The challenge is to use paint and washi tape on your layout as well as a handmade item

The sponsors this month are Dusty Attic  and A Lil Somethin 

Here is my layout:

Layout title: A Girl and her Daddy

Products Used:
Kit: A Piece of Cake Designs August Kit
Papers: My Minds Eye, White Cardstock
Embellishments: Glitz Designs Alphabet stickers, Glitz Designs washi tape, A Piece of Cake Designs Cherry Flair, D-lish Scraps Flower, My Minds Eye enamel dots, Dusty Attic chipboard word, My Minds Eye stickers, MaMBI Chipboard sticker, Prima rhinestone arrow, Teresa Collins photo corners,  peg, paper clip and doily.
Other: Becky Higgins Date Stamp, AC Roller Phrase Stamp, Sewing Machine and white Thread, Tiny attacher and staples, Heidi Swapp color shine, Mister Huey Mist, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette cut file

Close up of the embellishments:

This is a Cherry Flair from the Fathers Day set available in my store 

Close up of the Paint detail. Due to the nature of the chalkboard papers I used, I wanted it to resemble a chalkboard look too. 

Layering detail shot, love these two so much.

So, with two awesome prizes up for grabs, head over to the SUYS blog to find out more details of the challenge and to see the other girls samples!