Fancy Free & Flair Love!!!

Hi Happy Arty Days Friends!
Welcome back for a lil Fancy Free & Flair button inspiration!
Have you ever noticed how gorgeously crafted Studio Fourteen40 flair really are?
Well I have, and I am absolutely blown away!  Not only by the quality, but by the versatility of the designs too!
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a few of the Pink Paislee, Fancy Free papers -
but really needed some embellishments to make my layouts 'pop'.
Needless to say, Studio Fourteen40 came to my rescue! As the flair are just so beautifully designed they worked a treat with this fun, fresh, and happy collection.
But enough chatter on it - here's my layout,

I know, how fun huh?! This page really is all about the 'best' moments shared! Fun, laughter and lots of happy memories. And WOW! just look at those flair....


You'll notice that I have mixed three very different collections, but they all partner so perfectly together!
For this layout I have combined flair from the following collections...

And don't they look aahmazing with that STUNNING pattern paper?!!!

And that Teal foil flair is just beautiful on that teal glitter heart shape! Love it!
I also should mention that I've not only used some super pretty flair, but also some Disco Fever Gems and those fabulous lime Stuck On You alphas!!! A staple favourite of mine - check them out...


Yep. Love them! 
And truly, these embellishments (just like my photo & memory) are the BEST!!!
Hope I've inspired you!
Thanks for stopping by,
til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: You Make Me Smile

Hi Happy Arty Days Friends!
I have to declare: I am looooooving the new Colour Me Happy collection to no end!!!
I mean, the creative possibilities are endless with this fun and engaging collection! 
But, unlike last time, I'm not colouring it all in today! 
Actually, I am showcasing some of the fabulous reverse sides to those cool pattern papers! 
Check it out....
Seriously, does this kid get any cooler?!! Love him to no end!
And how totally awesome are these pattern papers! I've used the reverse side of CV-CH006 STAR SPANGLED, and flipped it vertically, as my background paper. I cut vertical strips of the reverside of CV-CH005 LEAF LITTER and taped them in between the grey dotted lines. Every second strip has been warped and lightly distressed to add a bit of texture and dimension. To further enhance the 'vertical' layout, I stitched a bunch of lines through the middle section to layer my photo mattes onto. Speaking of those photo mattes, let's take a closer look....
Love all those layers! I used the Leaf Litter paper, & the lovely blue CV-CH002 SPOTTY DOT (reverse side again)  to layer beneath my sweet photograph. I also die cut some stars with that same pattern paper to embellish my layout with. The photo layers have also been adorned with a few of the super cool Snip-Its. They make great titles, subtitles and well, just general ephemera....SO Cool! I've also featured a Wood Veneer Word as part of the photo embellishing.
Enamel Dots are always an essential , and the colours available in the Colour Me Happy Collection are perfectly coordinated to match the papers!
And how can I forget that Flair Button?!!!  I mean that striking black flair with the super fun font is a perfect title anchor!
Snip-Its form my title. And again, the striking black really draws you in!
Love it! & I hope you do too!
Thanks for visiting today,
I hope to see your creations with Colour Me Happy soon!
til next time,
Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo

Photo Play: Autumn Days

Hi Creatives!
Boy oh boy have I been having some Autumn Days fun!
I was a tad excited when the lovely Kylie Powell  from
 sent me a few items from the 
YAY! Lucky, lucky me!
Think crisp, cooler days, and a gorgeous, warm colour palette - DIVINE!
I had some of the cutest Fall photos of my Mr A for Awesome to create with too!
Here's my first layout, 

Love it! That patterned paper is just perfection for memory keeping at this pretty time of year! 
How cool is that Multi Leaf pattern paper?! & those stickers are just the cutest!
Here's a closer view....

Such a cutie patootie!!!
I've snipped a few words to create the subtitle & stapled them to add interest. Cool!
I mounted my stickers on circular wooden shapes to give them a lil more dimension too!
And how striking are the coordinating alphas?!

Yup. Love it! Simple, understated but very much FALLing for Photo Play Autumn Day ;)
Here's the second layout I created....

A little bit contemporary, but again, a fun, playful layout that really lets that fabulous pattern paper shine! 
Here's a couple close-ups....

Oh I do love those stickers! Perfect for layering to create interest!

And again, those alpha stickers complete the look!
Very cool!
And there you have it! 
Two very different, but very fun Fall moments captured and recorded!

Thanks for visting, 
til next time, 
Happy Arty Days,
 Amanda xo 

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: SWEET

Hi Creatives!
I have been super busy, and having tons of fun creating (& colouring!) with the all NEW
Sometimes it's just good ole fun to pick up your children's markers and have a scribble ;)
Here's my layout...
And isn't she just the sweetest, indeed?! A pretty page for such a pretty girl!
Lots of lovely elements here too... hand colouring - it's a given with this collection, floral clusters, snippy words and fussy cutting! Gotta love it! I am swooning over those Warm Blossoms the most though! Sooooooo delicate and precious!
Let's take a closer look at them....
You'll spy that I've used some Enamel Dots for the centers, as well as some of the Fancy Buttons from the Free Spirit collection. I also built up the blossoms cluster with a few fussy cut floral shapes from that divinely sweet CV-CH003 Paisley Patch pattern paper. Naturally, I teamed them all up with some sweet Green Leaves too. To complete the look, & bring my page altogether, I've used the super cool CV-CH001 Floral Fancy paper. I had some fun colouring in and highlighting some of the florals in that paper...
I love the vibrancy that Faber-Castell markers provide, and they really accentuate the floral 'higlhights' of this paper. Too cool!
As the florals & blossoms really are the show-stopper in this layout, I kept my photo embellishing quite simple and low key. I've used  Doilies - White to matte my photo onto, a cute Flair Button, a Snip-Its title 'sweet',  and those stunning Wood Veneer Words, 'love you'. Here's another view.....
Really must mention the Snip-Its typewriter words too - so easy to journal with!
Totally loving those blossoms though! Gosh, they really are something! Here's a look at the top right cluster....
Sooooooo pretty!!!
Colour me Happy is just so versatile and so much fun to create with!
I hope I've inspired you to get out your markers, and start colouring those stunning pattern papers!
Thanks for stopping by,
til next time,
Happy Arty Days,
 Amanda xo

Snapshots Scrapbook: LOVE

Hi Lovelies!

I am so super-dee-super excited to be sharing my first layout created with the brand NEW

This collection is so bright, fun and perfect for everyday memory keeping! 
Here's my 'everyday' moment layout, 

I know, awesomeness right?!! This collection screams ME all over it!
Told you it was bright and contemporary! Loving it!
There are so many fun elements here,
& I had such a blast printing, snipping and arranging them to suit my two darlings!
Yes, you read correctly - printing them! 
You see, Ashley is such a clever lady - this is a digital scrapbook collection that you download, and print yourself. Meaning you can adjust all papers, journal cards, ephemera to suit your size and needs. Got a favourite paper? 
Then hey, don't be shy! Use it and print more!

For the first time ever I was able to use a Cut Apart Sheet as a photo matte without worrying about wastage or having to buy more - & I love how it turned out! 
I also printed the full size 12inch  patterned papers in a tiny 4 x 4cm size to layer with my instagram size photo. Um, hello?! This is genius!!! 
 No more hoarding those pretty papers, and no physical storage of it either. 
Minimalist me is very happy about this ;) 
Anyways, enough chit chat - let's take some closer views of this stunning page...

So COOL! I am just so excited by these pop colours! Fun, fun, fun!
I must mention I did use some items from my own stash to create this page too....
American Crafts: Cardstock-White
Typo: Printed Veneer Shapes
& naturally, I just had to add a lil Studio Fourteen40 awesome to the layout too!

But that's it!
Everything else I printed straight from the Snapshots Digital Scrapbook Collection.

I love the bold, geometric patterns in this range, & I incorporated the triangles into my embellishing too....

That Foil Flair really does partner perfectly with Snapshots!

As I didn't have to be soooo paper savvy (cos hey, I can print as much as I want, right?!)I've layered a quite a few different elements; journal cards, ephemera, cut aparts, and patterned papers to create my fun, fresh look!

I know, that unicorn veneer is adorable!!!! Just adds to the playfulness of this layout. 
You can see by my close up shots how easy it will be to create a whole different look just by re-sizing the embellishment elements. 
& if you're lucky enough to own a silhouette cameo - how incredibly awesome would the ephemera be as stickers?!!! 
Snapshots is truly so versatile!

Love it!
Hope you enjoyed seeing my first...
of, ahem....MANY layouts to come with this incredible collection! 

If you haven't already seen this fabulously fun and contemporary collection in its entirety,
 you can check it out at the 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 

Studio Fourteen40: Sweet

Hi Creative Friends!
 I've been having lots of fun creating with the new
Inspired by the recent Dear Lizzy visits to Spotlight, 
I'm stash busting from my endless paper supply ;)
Here's what I came up with...



I know, how citrus sweet! Such a fun, bright page! Exactly what Hello Sunshine is all about; celebrating those happy-go-lucky moments in life!
Those new flair are just toooooo awesome for words! LOVE!!!
I've also teamed up the Hello Sunshine collection with some Bits of Glitz and those fabulous
And that divine pattern paper, well that's Dear Lizzy! (mainly because despite her recent tour, this paper was as close as I could get to seeing her :(  insert sulking here. ) & this paper, well it just partners perfectly with Hello Sunshine!
And I can't buy more, unless I scrap my stash, right? LOL!

Let's take a closer look at those yummy Studio Fourteen40 embellishments....

How cute is that confetti flair?! 
Just adore that simple, but oh-so-fun design!
 I've featured 2 from the following set..

Hello Sunshine - Set 6

You'll also note that I cut up a Hello Sunshine: Label,'Love this moment' to form a subtitle. And nothing like some sparkly Bits of Glitz: Disco Gems to bling it all together ;)

Here's another view, or two......



Another of those gorgeous Hello Sunshine flairs! But how cool are my photo mattes?!
I've layered the Helllo Sunshine: A Few Words and Hello Sunshine: Use Your Words {Laugh}  as an alternate to patterned paper - such a cool effect and really draws you into my sweet photograph! The contrast of the blue against those warm tropical colours is so contemporary & fresh - love it!!!

I'm also loving those Pine Lime Alphas!!! Check them out....


Big titles say it all!!! Love the modern font, & the lime colour couldn't be any better suited for the Hello Sunshine collection! So cool!
Hope you liked my first creation with the Hello Sunshine range!

I've also got a quick lil birthday card to share with you today....


 Isn't this pretty?! Just a simple Studio Fourteen40 Flair makes my card complete! Love it!
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you feel inspired to get creating!

*Don't forget to use code: KRAFTY (valid til June) 
in the Studio Fourteen40 Store to receive 20% off*
til next time,
Happy Arty Days,
 Amanda xo

Kaisercraft May Creations

Hi Kaisercrafters!

Welcome to a new month of delightful Kaisercraft collections!
There are 2 very different, but both truly stunning collections for May.
- Mermaid Tails -
A gorgeous collection of swirly pastels with an oceanic twist!
- Always & Forever -
An elegant and romantic collection that is dappled with roses and shabby chic pretties!

Here are my creations with Mermaid Tails....



Told you this collection was full of pastel prettiness! And how stunning is that new 'With Love Tag' Decorative Die?! Here's a closer look at it....


Simply stunning!

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 | Coconut, P2080 | Coral Reef, CT855 | Collectables, DD375 | With Love Tag, FL575 | Wedding, RS415 | Sparklets Princess, KM115 | Candy, T302 | Foam Dots. Other: Vintage book paper & staples.

As well as pastel delights, there are also some gorgeous floral patterns in the Mermaid Tails collection....



So Pretty! A truly divine collection for scrapping our lil girls! And how sweet are those are wooden shapes?!


Kaisercraft Products: CD101 |Coconut, P2080 | Coral Reef, P2081 | Sea Grass, PP996 | Paper Pad, CT855 | Collectables, FL575 | Wedding, SB701 | Soft Pink, F627 | Coconut, F644 | Coconut. Other: Scallop punch, & cotton.

Despite the femininity of this collection, Mermaid Tails is also fabulous for scrapping our boys too....



Isn't this cool?! To add interest, I cut up the Paradise Photo Overlays and stitched them into pockets.

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 | Coconut, P2085 | Marine, SS312 | Sticker Sheet, CT855 | Collectables, EM420 | Photo Overlays-Paradise, FL574 | Flourish Pk- Sea Life. Other: Sewing.

With Mother's Day being just around the corner, I also created a sweet card for my Mum with these pretty papers....

"Just For You" for Mother's Day Card


Isn't this sweet?! The Card Creations Die is just stunning and makes card creating a lil too easy!

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 | Coconut, PP996 | Paper Pad, DD739 | Card Creations-Flower Collage Cardfront C6,  FL575 | Wedding, T302 | Foam Dots. Other: Sequins, & ribbon.

And last, but not least for Mermaid Tails, I created a cute lil birthday card too...

"Happy Birthday" Card


Perfect for a special little girl's birthday!

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 | Coconut, PP996 | Paper Pad, DD739 | Card Creations-Flower Collage Cardfront C6, F646 | Buttercream, SB705 | Lilac.

Like every month, I could have just kept on creating with this collection - it's just perfectly pretty! I have a couple more creations coming up this month; so keep an eye out for them ;)
But now it's time for Kaisercraft's second collection for May release; Always & Forever. This collection is so wonderfully romantic.....

"Always & Forever" 


Wedding memories are gorgeously preserved with Always & Forever!
And how darling are those wooden shapes?! I mean, that bride & groom are just divine....


Simply elegant!

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 | Coconut, P2088 | Eternal, CT856 | Collectables, FL575 | Wedding, KM107 | Peach, SB700 | Silver, T302 | Foam Dots.

I also created a gorgeous little set of cards with this collection....

3 Set of Always & Forever Cards 


I spy some stunning new Glitter Cardstock from Kaisercraft!!! And the best part - the glitter stays on the card! Even with die cutting the Polaroid Frame, the glitter remained intact! A firm new favourite of mine!

Here's a different take with the same decorative die....


I do adore that black and white stripe pattern paper!


Always & Forever is definitely a cardmaker's dream- so elegant!

Kaisercraft Products: CD501 | Card Pk Square White, P2088 | Eternal, P2094 | Endless Love, PP997 | Paper Pad, SS313 | Sticker Sheet, CT856 | Collectables, DD301 | Polaroid, DD375 | With Love Tag, GC106 | Bronze, T302 | Foam Dots. Other: Ribbon.

My absolute favourite creation with Always & Forever is this last layout....



Isn't she beautiful! Love this lil ballerina!

With all those pretty roses and blooms, Always & Forever beckons for fussy cutting and pretty layers! A really beautiful collection that is suited to any style of crafter. Simply Exquisite!

Kaisercraft Products: P2088 | Eternal, P2091 | Loveable, P2094 | Endless Love, CT856 | Collectables, SS313 | Sticker Sheet, FL575 | Wedding, EM405 | Paper Doilies, SB789 | Chino. Other: Gold foil doily.

And that's all I have time for this month....
Hope you enjoyed seeing my creations with Kaisercraft's stunning NEW collections!

Thanks for stopping by,
til next time,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo