Freebie Friday (and a bit of shameless promoting)

First off, I’d like to thank everyone for being so lovely and supportive throughout my pregnancy whining and the tragic blog neglect that followed. I appreciate all the well wishes and congratulations – and the sympathy at my pre-baby pity parties!

Secondly, this week I’m going to shamelessly direct you to my Etsy shop. Because I can.

Baby Thomas is now 6 weeks old – so all scrap bundles at Pixel In My Pocket are 60% off for this week only. So it’s an excellent time to add to your digital scrap stash! It’s an awesome deal – for less than $5 you get a huge full-sized kit along with a whole bunch of various extras, including papers, journal cards, alphas, and embellishments.

I’m offering two freebies this week featuring complementary papers for two of the discounted bundles: Tudor Rose and A Grimm Sort of Tale. The first is a set of glitter papers and polka dot foil patterns for all your medieval and historical needs, the second features one of my absolute favourite papers, the fairytale-inspired pattern that makes up my current header. And now you can download it for your collection!

Happy scrapping!

Freebie Friday – Umbrella Weather [PixelScrapper April Blog Train]

I was wrong.

I didn’t have 3 weeks – or even 4. Rather, my waters ruptured a day after my last blog post and I ended up in hospital waiting to hit 37 weeks so we could safely evict my impatient little pork chop. Four very long and dull days in hospital later, baby Thomas rocked up a whole 20 days early, perfectly healthy and cute as a button.

As you can imagine, the last month has been absolutely crazy and, with the early unexpected arrival, I didn’t get much of an opportunity to get things done. Now, with a baby who prefers to sleep on mummy rather than in his cot, I’m attempting to be productive while holding a baby!

(For the record, Photoshop is very difficult to work with one-handed. I have to work through the menu and mouse rather than use all those nifty short cuts. So frustrating! #firstworldproblems)

Here’s a mini kit I managed to make while juggling a baby:

Happy scrapping!


Freebie Friday – Mardi Gras [PixelScrapper March Blog Train]

It would seem that I somehow missed Christmas and the new year and skipped straight to March. So, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Valentine’s Day!

In my defence, it’s been crazy and, while technically the last two months just flew by, they’ve also been the longest of my life (at least since the last time I was pregnant, of course).

I’m now only 4 weeks away from meeting my tiny new baby (although my bets are closer to 3 weeks), and I have all the time in the world and so much to do and absolutely can’t be bothered doing any of it because I’m freaking huge, it’s ridiculously hot and humid, and I’m pretty sure this kid will grow up to be a gymnast.

So in between attempting to Marie Kondo my house and napping every half hour, I’m trying to build up a stash of scrap stuff to share and sell. No guarantees, of course, and I can’t say that I won’t disappear for a couple of months again, but I will try!

In the meantime, I’m getting into the groove with a paper pack for the March PixelScrapper blog train, Mardi Gras (go on and check out the other submissions; they’re gorgeous). I just love the colour scheme and couldn’t resist all those jewelled tones. The pack comes with 7 solids, 7 shimmery foils and 15 abstract geometric patterns.

Happy scrapping!

Freebie Friday – Candy Cane

It’s almost here! Whee!

Final freebie for 2018, again perfect to coordinate with my Retro Holly Jolly mini and last week’s candy stripe papers. There are 5 alphas in the zip, all with different candy cane patterns. Enjoy

We’re heading for holidays soon and I plan to relax like a doped up sloth, so this will likely be my final post of 2018 – I’d like to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

See you in 2019!

Freebie Friday – Retro Holly Jolly [PixelScrapper December Blog Train]

We’re almost there!

Christmas is my favourite time of the year. It’s a crazy, stressful, chaotic time – but boy, is it fun!

The tree is decorated, the presents are haphazardly piled up and waiting to be wrapped (I’ll get to it eventually), and my kids are pretty sick of hearing “All I Want For Christmas (Is You)” fifty times a day.

It’s also hot, humid and gross – perfect Aussie Christmas weather!

And it wouldn’t be a celebration without the Pixel Scrapper December blog train! It’s an amazing collection this year, and my contribution is a cute little mini kit, with a few extras to follow in the weeks up til Christmas.

Happy holidays!

Freebie Friday – Vintage Christmas Journal Cards

Although it’s technically not yet December (it’s so inconvenient when these things don’t fall on Fridays, isn’t it?), there’s nothing in the rules to say that we can’t kick off the Christmas freebies a little early.

It’s only one day, after all and, honestly, the Christmas playlist has been on repeat for a month and the tree went up two weeks ago …


‘TIS THE SEASON!

Freebie Friday – Dino Roar Bottle Caps

Last month I participated in the October “I Dig It” PixelScrapper blog train. Since I was drowning in toy cars, and ocasionally stepping on them too because my children are blind to mess, I focused on a cute little construction theme. Later, as the others posted, I thought how cool would a dinosaur themed kit be?

It would be DINO-MITE, AMIRITE?

So I set to work and you can find the resulting dino-riffic kit (or bundle if you’d like some more bits and pieces) on Etsy.

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As a sneak peek, this week I have some super cool matching dinosaur bottle caps for you. (Click on the image below to download.)

Next week we have the final random freebie of the year before it all falls to CHRISTMAS! LOTS OF CHRISTMAS!