Life Paper Scrapbook Guest Sketch Designer

I was asked to guest design for the current Life Paper Scrapbook Sketch. If you are not aware, Life Paper Scrapbook is a new online magazine and website. You can check it out by clicking the image below.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my interpretation:

Layout title: Hoot if you're cute!

Close up of APOCD Flair and date:

Close up of embellishment cluster:

Close up of journaling:

Close up of title:

Funnily enough A Piece of Cake Designs are sponsoring this sketch challenge and the winner will receive 2 pack of Cherry Flair (of their choice) and a 15% off voucher to our store!

I have also used only the March Kit for this layout and we have a couple available still in the store.

Here is what I used:

Available to purchase here:

 Hope you join in with the sketch, don't forget who is sponsoring :P

D-lish Scraps & Stuck Sketches March 1st Sketch

Today I am here to share another layout using gorgeous products from D-lish Scraps which I created to enter the Stuck Sketches March 1st Sketch for this month. I love joining in with Stuck! as I find the creative process just flows - and its quite amazing that although people use the sketch everyones layouts look pretty different.  

This is the March 1st Sketch which I used. 

And here is my layout:

Layout title: A Girl and her Ted

Products Used:

D-lish Products Used:
Paper Doiley 5.5 inch Pink Polka Dot 
Seam Binding - Pink 
Resin Forget Me Nots Grab Bag
Clever Sequin Pick-up Pencil 
Loose Sequin Mix - Butterfly 
Mini PVC Doilies - White 
Medium Resin Rose Grab Bag 
Trellis Roses - Pink 
Cosmos Daisies - White 
Charms - Feather 
Resin Flower Clusters Grab Bag 
Washi Masking Tape - Watercolour 

Other Products:
Papers: White card stock, Studio Calico 'Sundrifter' range
Alphabet: Studio Calico, American Crafts 'Thickers'
Embellishments: Studio Calico 'Sundrifter' stickers and die cuts
Other: Silhouette Cameo, white thread, staples, typewriter

Some close ups: 

The D-lish goodie cluster -

Journaling - all about Miss Charlotte's teddy

Title and further journaling

Bottom embellishment cluster

Hope you like, I really enjoyed the process of creating this one. LOVING this SC range too and I'm sure I will be creating more pages with it, its so yummy!

Don't forget, that if you like any of the embellishments I have used, I have linked them above to the D-lish Scraps store :)

D-lish Scraps and March SUYS Challenge

for this months SUYS Challenge 

The challenge this month is to use the word excite, excitement, exciting etc on your layout. Plus a handmade item of course :)

I really wanted to document this exciting moment of my little girl, who was around 4 1/2 months in this photo, nearly being able to roll. At this stage she was so close and everytime she got in this position I would watch her like a hawk just incase this was going to be the moment she got completely over!

Layout title: So close to rolling

D-lish Products:
Washi Masking Tape - White CM Ruler 
Wooden Star Buttons - Dark 
Seam Binding - Coral 
Canvas Cuts - Scallops 
Canvas Cuts - Stars 
Loose Cup Sequin Mix - Bright 
Bitty Blooms - White 

Other Products:
Papers: White card stock, Studio Calico 'Snippets' Patterned Papers
Alphabet: Carolee's Creations tiny alpha
Die Cuts: Studio Calico 'Sundrifter' die cuts
Embellishments: Studio Calico 'Snippets' chipboard arrows, A Piece of Cake Designs 'Cherry Flair' button
Other: Staples, white thread, Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, Give a Girl a... Keen as Mustard Stamp Set, Silhouette Cameo, typewriter

Some close ups:

The stamp from Give a Girl A ... 'Keen as Mustard' stamp set

Use of the word EXCITING :)

Close up of White CM Ruler washi tape, Coral Seam binding, Star and Scallop Canvas cuts and APOCD Cherry Flair

Close up of cluster using a Dark Wooden Star Button, White Bitty bloom and various Studio Calico embellishments

Close up of layered dimension and stitching, layering has always been my thing but stitching is my new fave. 

Hope this has inspired you to join in the SUYS monthly challenge, there are always great prizes to be won!

Don't forget, if you like some of the products you have seen on this layout, check out D-lish Scraps :) I have linked up all the products I have used in my products list

The Leibster Award :)

I was awarded the Leibster Award by the lovely Tarrah McLean - Thank you so much for your kind words Tarrah, so nice and affirming :)

The Liebster Award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. It is awarded to blogs that have fewer than 200 followers to encourage new visitors to them. Once you have been nominated, you award it to five other blogs.

The rules are: post the award on your blog, give the award to 5 bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers then leave a comment on their blogs to let them know you have given them this award.

So bloggers I appreciate...Here's my 5...

Michelle - Michelle and I have been friends since Prep. She is the best promoter of Project Life I know and really does live and breathe it. She has in the last couple of months began her own blog sharing her PL journey. 

Celeste - Celeste's a fellow Victorian and her photography and scrapbooking are just lovely. She has recently started designing for Studio Calicos scrapbooking kits. The layouts she is able to create with the kits are so funky, love them all. 

Melissa Heather - I don't know when this lady gets time to create as she runs quite a few challenge blogs but she does :) Loving her style, its very 'my kind' of scrapbooking. 

Amanda Hall - I love Amanda's pages, she has a unique simple but perfect style. I have always admired her work, but know minimal is something I am challenged in lol, so replicating this style just wont happen for me. I love that her scrapbooking is about the 'photo' and memory, not about how many products can be thrown onto the page. The products on her pages have a place and her pages always seem so well planned and thought out. 

Sophie K - This young girl has a very funky style and is a fellow Show us Your Stuff Creative team member.  I always look forward to seeing her samples. Always so refreshing!

123 Challenge March Challenge Layout Share

Well I am pleased to announce that I will be joining the new 123 Challenge Blog team :)

If you are not sure what this challenge is, basically on the first of each month a new challenge will be announced based on 3 criteria; a Word, a Colour and a Theme.

March's Criteria:

WORD: Year
TECHNIQUE: Twine Circles

Here is my layout - It is about a big event which happened last year - the birth of my first baby, my gorgeous baby girl Charlotte. 

Layout title: Becoming a Mummy.

Products used: Making Memories patterned paper, Glitz Designs patterned paper, Crate Paper patterned paper, Black card stock, Vellum, Making Memories die cuts, A Piece of Cake Designs 'Cherry Flair' - Be My Valentine, twine, D-lish Designs mini rose, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, staples, white thread, dymo labeller. 

Close up of journaling- 

Close up of embellishments and layering, the Cherry Flair is available here

Thanks for looking :) Hope you like it, check out the Challenge Blog to see the other CT samples for this month.

Kraft it Up - March Layout Share

Well today I am here to share with you my layout for this months Kraft it Up Challenge :)

March's challenge is to create a layout using this sketch, as well as Kraft too, of course!

Here's my layout : this layout is documenting my little girls new found love with her 'Sophie the Giraffe' teether toy! I love these pictures of her :)

Layout title: You love your Sophie Teether

Product used: Kraft card stock, Dear Lizzy patterned paper, October Afternoon alphabet stickers, American Crafts thickers alphabet, Dear Lizzy Die cuts and stickers, My Minds Eye enamel dots, Ki Memories washi tape, pink washi tape, Prima 'Hello Pastel' flowers, A Piece of Cake Designs 'Cherry Flair' Kraft 2013, Studio Calico butterfly stickers, Ranger paint daubers, staples, American Crafts date stamp, sequins, white thread, TCW templates, Claudine Hellmuth Gesso. 

Close up of the A Piece of Cake Designs Cherry Flair, available here:

 Date detail and embellishments:

Detail of the layering and dimension:

Title close up :)

Hope you like my share, come back soon to see another layout share :)