Blog Hop with a twist

I feel very humbled to have been asked by Tarrah to join in this blog hop with a difference.

I love Tarrah's work and feel honoured to be included in her list of blogs to share with you all. I have been fortunate to work with Tarrah on the D-lish team and meet her at the Escape to Create retreat in Port Lincoln in March this year.  She was just as lovely in real life as she is online! Be sure to check out Tarrah's gorgeous work and get to know her some more HERE.

Here is the part of the hop where you get to know a little bit about me :)

Getting To Know Me

1. What am I working on right now?
Currently I am working on my Glitz Design projects, finalising a Masters project and trying to get a little ahead before Bubby 2 arrives. 

Here is a peek into my table right now: Lots of new release Glitz being played with!

2. How long does it take to complete a project?
I can take anywhere between 1 and a half hours to 4-5 hours to complete a layout. Sometimes I plan a layout in my head for a few days other times a layout will just fall together with little planning or thought. If I am using my Silhouette Cameo, it will normally take me a longer duration as I take time to plan and find the cut files I am needing. 

3. What are my favourite things to create with at the moment?
I have a few 'signature style' elements to my scrapbooking currently which I find I am always adding to my pages. 

1/ White Card stock
2/ Doileys
3/ Vellum
4/ Typewritten journalling
5/ Machine stitching.
6/ Silhouette Cameo cut files

Brand and products wise I love anything Glitz Design (of course!) and anything under the American Crafts banner always appeal to me.

4. How does my creative process work?
Normally I begin a layout with my photo or a story I want to tell. From that photo or story I then choose my products and embellishments. I normally reach for products which appeal to me and these are mainly newer items I have added to my stash. I now know that if I do not use products as soon as I get them, that I find I may not use them. 

Once I have my papers, I then grab all the embellishments that match and coordinate. I will always have far too many embellishments out in front of me, but I like to add clusters of embellishments so I like to have all possible choices that will work with my layout in front of me. 

I will normally finish a page with stapling a few areas or machine stitching in a white thread.

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
I certainly can thank the internet for being able to stay or become inspired. I find if I am browsing an online gallery, pinterest, or even Facebook, the inspiration really is never-ending. More recently I have become addicted to watching process vids on YouTube. I find I do not only watch scrappers who have a similar style to mine but ones who are completely different as no matter what I can still be inspired in some way.

6. What is my signature style?
I don't quite know how to describe my style. I'm a lover of layers and clusters, but I also love my pages to have an element of white space and balance. I think my style is certainly more 'clean' than a majority of Aussie scrappers who are leaning more towards the mixed media style.

So there you have it, now you know a little about my creative side, its time to get to know 3 very talented and gorgeous ladies who I am ever so pleased are joining me on this blog hop. These ladies are all fabulous scrappers in their own right, and I'm so excited they've agreed to join in :)

Natalie Elphinstone
Natalie is currently serving on the Studio Calico kit club team and is providing people all around the globe with inspiration from her creations. She has a unique and simple but at the same time so detailed style, I just love everything she creates.

You can visit Nat's blog here:

Amanda Reddicliffe
Amanda's work can be seen in Scrapbook Creations where she was lucky enough to be chosen as a Scrapbook Creations Design Diva and also over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. Amanda is also an awesome photographer and is the lucky lady who photographs for Scrapbook Creations mag too! What a dream job hey! I love Amanda's style and was pleased she agreed to join in this hop today :)

You can see more of Amanda's work here:

Michelle Stokes
Michelle is a long time friend of mine, would you believe we have been friends since we were 5 years old?!? She is a project lifer at heart and has been PL-ing since it began pretty much. I have since swayed her to scrapbooking and encouraged her scrapping habit. Of late, she has rekindled a love of traditional scrapping and is scrapping up a storm. She has been sharing a heap of her recent creations on her blog so make sure you check it out.

Michelle's blog can be found here:

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading more about my creative side...please head over to the other gorgeous girls blogs, especially on Monday the 21st and leave some love for them as they will be answering all these questions then!…thanks

1 comment

Tarrah McLean said...

So great to get to know more about your gorgeous creativeness Raquel! Really enjoyed reading , take care and rest up x