Friday, 25 March 2022

Cocoa Vanilla now in store


Hello and welcome. I have some exciting news today.
Cocoa Vanilla has landed in store!



Cocoa Vanilla is a proudly Australian independent scrapbooking company, bringing you beautiful quality designer papers and accessories to help you capture your memories in style and Make A Beautiful Life Story!

Their products are designed for scrapbookers by an avid scrapbooker with a passion for design. They want to make beautiful products that will make beautiful scrapbooks and crafts, and as such they try and offer the best quality and innovative products through Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

You can read their story here.

I have always loved the beautiful products they make, and am so proud to now be able to bring them to you. I have just added three lines to the store. Check them out below.


No Limits is the latest new release from Cocoa Vanilla. This is a great masculine themed range but can just as easily be used for anything.





See the complete collection in store here.




Sunkissed is perfect for all your summer fun memories. With it's bright colours and bold designs, it will definitely bring the fun to every page.









These Days is a beautiful subtle collection. Perfect for scrapping the everyday.






See the complete collection in store here.




Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle



Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Country Fair by Mintay - A New Series


Hello and welcome. Today I want to tell you about a new series I am doing. It's all about scrapbooking using the beautiful Country Fair Collection by Mintay Papers.

This paper is just stunning, but for many people they can be daunted by the  heavy detail of the paper designs. In this new series I will show you how to easily use these papers and not be daunted by them any more.

Here is the first page I made with the collection,  then some close ups and finally the video.

You can purchase this collection in my online store here.











Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle



Friday, 18 March 2022

Want to go to a virtual stamp camp?


Concord & 9th are having a virtual stamp camp and it sounds awesome.

SHAKE OUT THOSE SLEEPING BAGS FRIENDS BECAUSE WE’RE HEADING BACK TO CAMP! JOIN US JUNE 24TH-26TH FOR A FUN-FILLED WEEKEND OF CLASSES, CRAFTING, CAMPFIRES, AND S’MORE.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT C9 SUMMER CAMP?

  • Six 90-minute classes led by some of your favourite crafty counsellors! 
  • A Camp Kit filled to the max with everything you need to complete 12+ unique projects! You'll receive 5 stamp sets, 6 die sets, 5 stencils, cardstock & patterned paper, 8 ink cubes, blending brushes, adhesive and more! All stamps, dies, and stencils are brand new and will only ever be available at this year's camp.
  • Campfire Hangouts: Play games, laugh, and have an all around good time around our virtual campfire with your camp counsellors. There will be prize giveaways too!
  • Bonus content from Jennifer McGuire aka our "Special Activities Director"!
  • Exclusive discounts and other shopping opportunities, including access to the C9 Trading Post!
  • A special gift from your cabin counsellor, PLUS camp swag!

Doesn't that sound AMAZING!



Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle



Thursday, 17 March 2022

Kitty


Hello and welcome. Yesterday I shared how to create a layout quickly and easily by using a pre prepared base page. Well I did it again today.

See the layout and close ups below, and then the video of the page being completed.











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Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle



Using Base Pages


Hello and welcome. Today I made a scrap page using a base page I has previously made. Base pages are the beginnings for a layout. They are just the bare bones of the card stock and patterned paper. I love making them when I feel like doing something scrapping related but can't be bothered printing out photos and gathering embellishments. I still feel like I am achieving something.

When you feel like completing a page, having base pages at the ready can make completing the page so much easier and faster. All the basic design work has been done.

The page I did today was a bit more themed than a normal base page, but it still came together quite painlessly. Here are some photos, followed by the video of the page being completed.
















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Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle



Saturday, 12 March 2022

#cardsforukraine with Polka Dot Orchard

Hello and welcome. Have you seen the social media campaign called #cardsforukraine? It is basically anyone who makes cards, creating to raise awareness for Ukraine. The movement has gained quite a lot of momentum, so I have decided to jump on board.



It's been a while since I made a card. So I felt a bit rusty. But I had so much fun once I got going.

The idea started with the Whoops-A-Daisy digital stamp set by Polka Dot Orchard.


I have mentioned before how I love using digital stamps. I think the thing I love the most, is the ability to resize them. It's just wonderful.

If you want to see how I made this card, watch the video below.


Here are a few more images of the card.




Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle