Freebie Friday – Sketched

What I was going to do this month was make a whole Christmas kit, split it into bite-sized bits, and then offer it every Friday until the end of the year. Then at the end of December you’d have a nifty little kit for all your sparkly Christmas scrapping.

What I’m actually doing – digging into my stash and finding some backups because I have approximately 5 minutes of freedom a day until the end of the month (and year, eek) and I sure as heck didn’t have time to make a full Christmas kit.

But if you scroll below this post you’ll find a cute little Christmas mini kit in a non-traditional colour palette. That’s as good as it’s gonna get this year.

So lets begin!

Happy holidays!

Freebie Friday – Clipped (A Paperclip Alpha)

I was in the middle of creating elements for my purple and pink and black and silver gothic-inspired kit, and I thought to myself, I like paperclips. I want all sorts of paperclip shapes. Where can I find paperclip shapes? Then I went looking for paperclip shapes.

I found a typeface instead. Check it out, it’s super cool and free!

And the result was this – a simple little paperclip alpha.

Happy scrapping!

Freebie Friday – Red, White & Black

We’re halfway through November. Yikes.

Lots of Christmas preparation happening right now – who am I kidding? Australia doesn’t have Thanksgiving so we pretty much get a head start on Christmas the day after Halloween.

It’s not like I’ve been listening to Christmas music non-stop for two weeks or anything, is it? (Ahem.)

These patterns look like snowflakes. They’re Christmassy without being too obnoxious for mid-November.

Happy scrapping!

Freebie Friday – Fall In Love [PixelScrapper November Blog Train]

It’s that time of the month again! The Pixel Scrapper blog train is live and chugging along.

I really enjoyed working with this colour scheme. I like the beautiful muted browns and orange autumn colours (yes, autumn, not fall, you heathens) but I don’t get to work with them often enough. I’m more of a blue, pink and purple kinda gal.

I had a lot of fun making the bunting and the cute little fabric hearts. Aren’t they cute?! And the flowery papers are lovely, although I find making aesthetically pleasing patterned papers with realistic flowers quite difficult. Do it wrong, and they just feel cluttered and weird. You’ve got to find the right mix of flowers, set them out in a way that doesn’t look cluttered or blergh, and then, if you’re me, you have to change the colours to match your palette because you forgot to do that in the first place.

(Dear Santa, for Christmas, I’d appreciate the return of my brain, kthx.)

Happy scrapping.

Freebie Friday – Sunflower

We’re well in the middle of spring down here. The transitory rains seem to be over (aside from one midweek rainstorm that came out of nowhere and didn’t seem to impact on the temperature much), and the sun is shining beautifully.

It’s the calm before the storm, so to speak. Only a few weeks of glorious spring sunshine before summer starts to creep up on us. Then begin the road-melting, foot-cooking sand, and dashboard egg-frying temperatures.

That’s summer down under.

This week I have a lovely pack of sunflower inspired patterned papers. And a few sunny gold tones to round it out.

Happy scrapping!

Freebie Friday – Pencil Deco

So, my eldest turns 7 today. Yikes.

I still remember how tiny he was. And how brief his wake/sleep cycle was – 1.5 hours for the first six weeks. Yikes again.

We survived the sleepless nights and toddler tantrums, not to mention the smart-arse preschool years, and now he’s a gorgeous, clever and cheeky seven year old.

But now I’m feeling old, so have a couple of art deco inspired patterned papers for your scrapping needs.

Happy birthday to my beautiful boy, and happy scrapping to everyone else 🙂

Freebie Friday – Jack & Jill [October PixelScrapper Blog Train]

I can’t believe it’s October and I have no idea what’s happened to most of 2019. Seriously, one second I’m up the duff, the next I’ve got a tiny baby, and now my tiny baby is really not so tiny anymore! Not to mention Thing 1 and Thing 2 going about their daily little lives, and my awesome husband being awesome (even if he does suck at stacking the dishwasher).

I’m hoping things will settle soon, but it’s October, I have my eldest son’s 7th birthday coming up in a couple of weeks and then BOOM – we start preparing for Christmas.

On the up side, in around 3 weeks I can whip out my Christmas playlists and drive everyone bonkers until December 26th, when it’s no longer acceptable to listen to Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas (Is You) for 12 hours straight.

Enough about me, onto the downloads!

This month’s blog train is titled Jack & Jill, a delightfully whimsical nursery rhyme theme. I love those big vintage nursery rhyme books, and I have quite a few floating around my bookshelves. Admittedly my kids are more into stories about butts and zombies than they are about Jack & Jill and Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary, but I’m ever hopeful that one day they’ll be intrigued by the gorgeous illustrations and simple rhymes. In the meantime, it’s more childish toilet humour for me!

I’m keeping it short and simple this month – and hopefully in the future because I just get way too enthusiastic and end up with way too much of everything – with a mini kit and a set of journal cards created using illustrations from an old Mother Goose book.

Check it out the super cute submissions here. You can get mine by clicking on the previews below to start your download. As usual, freebies are for personal use only.

Happy scrapping!