Monday, August 26, 2013

Family and FWAB

Hello everyone!  I shared this page on the FWAB blog earlier in the month and somehow, missed sharing it here!
I love this family quote:
"Family is a little world created by Love"

Yes, that's my little family ... taken 6 months ago now ... doesn't time fly!!
I've had fun layering up my FWAB on this page!
I've taken the FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish in Pale Pink and layered the FWAB Kate's Corner Flourish in Black over the top.

I've also used the gorgeous flowers from the FWAB Elise Flourish Silver - Dusky Pink & Rose Pink flowers pack - leaving the flourish to use on another project :-)

I think I might "need" some more of these ;-)
You might spy the Greatest View badge in there too!!  LOVE these!!

Layering up FWAB was heaps of fun!!
Don't forget this month's challenge which is another fantastic quote!!! You still have a few days to get your entry in :-)
Happy Scrapping.

Mood Board Monday | Geometric

Last week, I played along with Lisa's Mood Board challenge ... it was all about florals.  This week, the theme is GEOMETRIC and I just loved browsing (pinterest mostly) for some interesting geometric inspiration.  Here's the mood board I created:

1.  White Geometric Cotton Pillow Cover with Red, Pink, Green, Blue Chevrons - Cotton Cushion Cover - 45cm Pillow Cover - 18"x18" Pillow Cover from Etsy store Nirwa (lots of gorgeous geometric pillow covers in this shop!  I love this fun design)
2.  Fun Lime Geometric cake with Purple Flower by Sweet and Saucy Shop (stunning colour combo!)
3.  Hot Air Balloon Kit - Geometric by Etsy store Craft Schmaft  (how fun would this be to make!)
4.  Geometric Wood Shelf - Middle Shelf Hexagon - Set of Three Honeycomb Shelves by Etsy store HaaseHandcraft    (these would look great in the kids rooms)
5.  Beautiful paper geometric shapes - hanging pendants table setting designed by 100 Layer Cake

Whilst I just picked images that appealed to me - even though they were random ... I actually realised there's a few similarities to my last mood board!  Seems I'm particularly inspired by cakes, cushions and table settings :D :D ... who would have guessed?!?  LOL

Thanks for visiting here, have a great week :-)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

August Savvy CC

Hello everyone!  Aren't the months flying by?!  And it's time for another awesome Savvy CC :) :) :)  YAY!
This time, I created a quote challenge ...
August Savvy CC quote
I'm still LOVING my MAMBI pocket pages ... which in fact, is where I got the quote from ;) ...
Products from the Savvy Store:
Remember ... your layout must be created ONLY for this challenge.
Please upload your layout by midnight Thursday 29th August 2013 to the Scrapbook Savvy Gallery.
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

MAMBI on a layout ...

You might remember I posted about some CARDS I made recently using this pack from Scrapbook Savvy ...

Do you make cards?
Not a card maker? 
Not sure if you would use ALL the cards in the pack?? 
Well .... I'm here to tell you that these fabulous MAMBI cards are NOT JUST for card makers :-) :-).

I've been able to use a card (the teal chevron) AND some pocket pages from this pack on a page ...
Here's the page I created:
The small kraft chevron page and this quote page are pocket pages ...
And the MOST fun part of using a card on a page??  It's a SUPER EASY way to add hidden journaling!!  It just bends on the pre-scored mid line.
Walaa!!  :D :D

Products from the Savvy Store:
MAMBI cards
MAMBI pocket pages
Elle's Studio tags
Washi tape
Prima butterflies
Words Or Whatever - Wood Veneer, Mini Filmstrips
Mister Hueys color Mist

See my other projects using these MAMBI cards and pocket pages HERE :-)
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Pink and Yellow FWABulousness

… Pink and yellow would have to be one of my most favourite colour combinations.  It’s so girly and pretty and fresh all at the same time. 
This time I’ve added a dash of black to my pink and yellow … and created this page for Flourish With A Bling.  See my post HERE.

I've used the gorgeous Chloe flourishes in Black - I think they are so effective here … adding some drama to the page.  The pic is my DD with her little bestie – they are so cute together :) 

Thanks for visiting here today, don’t forget the August monthly challenge which is this quote:

Find all the details HERE! Hope you can play along :-)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mood Board Monday | Floral

MOOD BOARDS.  Have you heard of them?  They are really "in" at the moment - even in the scrapping world.  Lisa at "Life as we know it" has started a weekly inspirational post to create mood boards to share ... read about it here.  Here is Lisa's definition of a mood board:

So, what is a mood board? A mood board is a visual representation of all the things that you love, dream about owning, or perhaps just inspire you. It can represent a mood, an atmosphere or a feeling...and in the case of Mood Board Monday...a theme.
I have never created a mood board before, but, for some reason ... curiosity?? ... I just wanted to play along this week :-)
So ...

This week, the theme is FLORAL

Whilst I am not an overly "floral" person, I am often inspired by floral designs and colours. (I totally love that cushion cover and would love it for my house :D ... but perhaps it's because it's teamed with chevron??)

Here's the mood board I had lots of fun creating:

1.  Gorgeous table setting by Ruffled
2.  A beautiful 3 tier cake by Izzy's Cakes
3.  Sweet Shabby chic Retro floral bunting by Etsy store The Purple Stitches
4.  Stunning chevron and floral throw cushion by Joss & Main
5.  Pretty pink shoes (Ferragamo pumps)

Well, that was fun :D ... now I'd better go and do some work :-)

Friday, August 16, 2013

SBT50 Cyber Crop

Yes, it's that time again!!  The girls at SBT50 always come up with some very creative ideas for their crops!!

My challenge is "The Vows" ... which is to use one of the three provided quotes as inspiration for your page.  See all the challenge details HERE.

(see the awesome arrow from {scrAp this} ... one of my favourites!!)

Hope you can play along!!  There are 3 other challenges too ... check them all out here :-)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August Challenge at FWAB

Hi everyone!  I'm back to remind everyone about the Flourish With a Bling challenge.  This month, we have a lovely quote to inspire you.

The requirements are:
1. Use the quote provided for inspiration: “It’s the little things that make life wonderful”
2. Use at least one Flourish With A Bling Item
3. Have fun with it!!
** Layouts, cards and OTPs welcome :)

Pop over to the FWAB BLOG to see some gorgeous DT samples HERE.

Here's my sample:

 have used both the FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish Orange and the FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish Gold.  I think they look fun together!! :)

Oh, did I mention that this challenge for August is the challenge I set??  I would just love some of my scrappy peeps to play along :-).  It's an easy challenge, well ... I think so anyway :D :D

Upload your creations into the DT Chloe Nielsen Quote challenge August 2013 folder in the FWAB Gallery by midnight 31st August 2013 and you could win a fabulous FWAB prize pack!!!!

Happy scrapping!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013


Hello everyone!  I've been playing with some of the new MAMBI that Sar has in the Savvy store and let me tell you ... I'm totally head over heals with it!!  Especially these .....

(Find MORE designs HERE)

OK, so I must be living under a rock or something because when Sar first suggested I play with these I was unsure - what were they even?  Well, these are pre-printed, pre-scored CARDS .. all ready to use!  Now, I wouldn't call myself a great card maker, but I do make all the cards we give away ... I can't remember the last time I visited the newsagents for one.  So ... these are a card maker's dream!!
I also got these Pocket pages to match:

(Find more designs HERE)

These fit perfectly on the cards, but would also be perfectly at home in your Project Life pockets (perhaps why they are named Pocket Pages??).
So, here's a few cards I managed to whip up so very quickly the day they landed on my doorstep ...


I've used a MAMBI card, 2 of the Pocket Pages (some are just patterns, no writing which is awesome too!), twine , the Mister Huey's Color Mists and the cloud wood veneers are all from the Savvy Store!


Secondly, I just loved this Pocket Page "Enjoy" ... and decided it would look perfect on a card ...


So, on this one, I've used a MAMBI card (the orange spot), a large pocket page, with the smaller "Enjoy" pocket page over the top.  I had the perfect orange button in my stash to match!  The Prima butterfly and the washi tape are available in store.
Lastly, my daughter turns 7 next month so I created a card for her :-)

As you can see, my cards are all VERY simple, and SO easy!  Here, I've used a MAMBI card with one of the printed spot Pocket Pages along with some washi tape from the store.  The other bits I found in my stash to create a card perfect for my birthday girl :-)

My next challenge is using some of these MAMBI goodies on a scrapbooking page!  I can totally see it working and can't wait to try :-)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

August sketch at SBT50

***Have you seen the Rainbow Splendour SALE yet??  It finishes today!!***

Hello everyone!  Yay it's the weekend!!  It's a busy one here, filling and packaging orders ... I have felt fuzz everywhere :D :D :D 

Anyway, I'm here to share with you the August sketch for SBT50.  Here it is ... I had fun designing this one!

And my page:

Do you spy the {scrAp this} feather stack and journal spot?? 

See all the challenge details HERE ... play along and you could win a $30 voucher plus FREE POST to The Scrapbook Store!!!

Have a great weekend :-) :-)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rainbow Splendour SALE!!!

Hello everyone!  Just popping in quickly to let you know
Pop over to the Rainbow Splendour BLOG to see the items for sale.

Since it's our birthday, there's LOTS of fun things happening this month:

Interested in the Guest Designer comp??  Here's the details:
***If you don't have a FB page, please feel free to post to you blog and link your post to the Rainbow Splendour blog ***

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Family ...

Hi everyone.  It was my post day on the FWAB blog yesterday :-)

I've shared a page featuring a family photo.  We really need to do take family photos more often!

Anyway, here's a little sneak ...

I've used 3 FWAB products on this page!  Please jump over to the FWAB blog to see the whole page and leave me a comment :-) :-) ...
Thank you!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

BIG Savvy Sketch

Aren't these months flying by!!  We are on the downward stretch of the year now!!
Anyway, this month over at Savvy, I designed the sketch for the August challenge. 

It's a pretty simple sketch and open to lots of interpretation.
And here's my page:

I've used one of the newer Echo Park ranges (yes, I still love EP!!)

and some Prima from the Savvy Store ...

some twine ... (SO many colours to chose from!!  And so reasonably priced!!)

And you'll spy some washi tape too ... again, the Savvy store has soooo many designs!  So difficult to decide :D :D

I just had to use one of my favourite arrows from {scrAp this} too :-)

I hope you can play along with our BIG Savvy Sketch this month!!  It's the BIG one ... it has a massive $40 prize with FREE POSTAGE going to a random winner!!  You have to be in it to win it :D

Friday, August 2, 2013

The FWAB August challenge ...

... is created by ME this month!! :-) :-) :-)

I chose to challenge you all to use this quote on your page this month:

And of course, at least one FWAB product ...
Here's a sneak of my page:

See the full page, all the challenge details and the other DT girls pages HERE.

I'd LOVE heaps of my scrappy peeps to play along!!  You have until the end of the month :-) :-)