Kraft It Up - I made the team :)

Well I am proud and a bit chuffed to say I made it onto the Kraft it Up team for February to July 2013 :)
Woo hoo! 

If you are a follower of my scrapbooking you know that I LOVE to use kraft coloured cardstock so for me this is just an awesome opportunity to share some of my creations and be a part of a very talented team. 

Check out the reveal here 

Here's a sneak of my first share as a CT member:

Will share the full layout on the first of Feb. 

D-lish and STUCK Sketches Share

Hey everyone

I am here to share a layout with you I created using the gorgeous D-lish Scraps products for the Jan 1st STUCK! Sketch

Here's the sketch:

Layout title: Hello Funny Face

D-lish products used: 
Bitty Blooms - pink and white
Flair - Monochrome patterns pink
Sequins- yellow
Tiny Heart Buttons grab bag

Other products: 
White cardstock, black cardstock, AC Dear Lizzy Papers, Charms Creations lollipop, AC Tag and Die Cuts

Hope you like :) Come visit again soon for more layout shares

January SUYS and D-lish Scraps

Today I'm here to share this months Show us Your Stuff challenge, which features some gorgeous D-lish Scraps Products:


The challenge is to be inspired by this picture as well as, of course, including a handmade item.

I took inspiration from the blue colouring and the bird.

Layout title: One Month

Products used: White cardstock, black cardstock, vellum, American Crafts paper, D-lish scraps resin embellishments and flowers, Elle's Studio cut outs, A Piece of Cake Designs 'Cherry Flair', American Crafts die cut, Basic Grey rub ob, Typo sticky note, washi tape, Studio Calico number paperclip and wood veneer, pink twine, staples.

Close up of my D-lish Scraps Cluster:

D-lish Products used:
Resin Nested Bird - Pink
Forget Me Nots - Turquoise
Carnations - Pink
Petite Resin Rose Grab Bag

These can all be purchased from here:

 A close up of one of my new 'Cherry Flair' buttons available at A Piece of Cake Designs 

The sponsor for SUYS this month was Molds by Mel. I created the unicorn embellishment with the mold using FIMO and a bit of paint, cute hey!

So thats my share done, I hope you like it :)

More coming very soon as well as some more exciting news.

Currently Creative...

 So today I am joining in with Kellie Winnell's 'Currently Creative' Blog post. 

Here is what you need to do:
Create a blog post, grab the badge at the top of this here blog post, sharing on your blog posts, link to this blog and link your blog post to the linky and share your "currently creative" What can that mean?  Exactly that, currently creative...
  • Your craft/creative area.
  • What you are currently working on.
  • What you current craft you have made.
  • Your creativity on your desk.

So here goes:

This is how I am currently creative ....


I am a traditional scrapper at heart but felt strongly about giving Project Life a go this year as there are so many special moments that I run out of time to scrapbook that end up undocumented so PL seemed the way to go. 

Only problem is I'm a scrapper at heart so I am treating each little 4x6 or 3x4 square as a scrapping page which equals this being time consuming. I will need to learn to simplify them a little I think. 

Here's a sneak - I'm nearly done but just missing the central journaling.

So, wanna join in too? Visit the underlined link to Kellie's blog at the top of this post to hop on board :)


Well I decided to run an Instagram tag game on Instagram to win packs of my 'Cherry Flair' available through 'A Piece of Cake Designs'.

You can visit my Instagram feed here

Or follow me @raquelp

This is the pic you need to look for in my feed

Good luck :) Competition closes this Monday xxx

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Sneaky Peek...

Well I'm here today to share a sneaky peek of a page I have been working on for a challenge blog using the gorgeous D-lish Designs Products.

This layout is an entry for the current sketch at Stuck Sketches. I'm looking forward to sharing soon (need to get a good photo first) :)

In other news, my January kit release at APOCD was a huge success! I was completely overwhelmed by the response I received to both the kit and the 'Cherry Flair'.

I'm already thinking about February kits and Cherry Flair. I have ordered extra stock for February as sadly some people missed out on the night.

Anyways, its very late and well past my bedtime, so time to go.
Will share the full layout soon :)

A Piece of Cake Designs - January Flair Release

Being the owner and creator of A Piece of Cake Designs, I am pleased to share January's 'Cherry Flair' releases available on Monday the 7th at 8pm (Melbourne) time at 

Our Flair are packaged loosely in a clear hang sell bag. This allows you to adhere them to your page to your liking (regular double sided tape, liquid glue or foam tape) and you can SEE ALL the designs you have in the pack :)
Cherry Flair will be $5 for a pack of 6 or $2.50 for the smaller packs of 3. 
If you purchase Cherry Flair and a kit or extras they will be sent together for our flat rate postage fee of $8. However, if you are only after purchasing 'Cherry Flair' you can select the 'Flair only' postage option in the cart and pay only $2 flat rate postage within Australia. Sounds good, right?
One Little Word - 2013

Hello 2013

Everyday Brights

Everyday Woodgrain

Kraft 2013

Australia Day
Hope you all like and visit my site on Monday night :) 

A new product at APOCD ...Cherry Flair

An exciting announcement from my Online Scrapbooking Kit store :)


I am so happy to be able to announce our newest product at A Piece of Cake Designs 'Cherry Flair' 

These gorgeous buttons are designed and handmade with love and care by us at APOCD.

Each month new designs will be released and available on our website at 

Our monthly kit will also include an exclusive pack of Cherry Flair ONLY available with the purchase of our kit :) How cool is that! 

Another awesome thing about our buttons are the flat backs - 

This makes adhering them to your projects nice and easy as you can choose to either use regular adhesive or a foam tape for a more dimensional look. 

We are running a sharing competition on our Facebook page, check it out by clicking the 'Facebook' link in our sidebar on our website or blog. The competition is open to followers worldwide until midnight Sunday 6th Jan. 

So, to get yourself some of these babies, visit APOCD after 8pm on Monday the 7th Jan :)

D-lish Scraps - Woo hoo!

I made it on the Jan 2013 - June 2013 team!

Joining the team this term is:
Kate McCulloch (DT Coordinator)Raquel Bowman (VIC) (that's me!)
Tarrah Mclean (NSW)
Kim Kendell (NSW)
Michelle Whorwood (NZ)
Mel Heather (TAS)
Sharmaine Kruijver (TAS)

Congrats Ladies! So excited to be a part of this awesome team and create with D-lish's scrumptious products 

If you love washi, resin, flowers, and cute funky embellishments, check out their store here...