Freebie Friday – Seaside [Pixel Scrapper July Blog Train]

It’s July. It’s been a whirlwind 6 months. Every time I think I’ve got a handle on things, life whacks me in the face with a banana. Not that I’m alone in that this year, right?

But we’re halfway through 2020! (Thank bloody goodness.)

I’ve always wanted to create a nautical kit. It’s one of those things that I put on the back burner until the time was right. Honestly, I’m not sure the time was right, and occasionally I find myself second guessing my design choices – but I had the time, I’ve been feeling pretty good lately, and it’s a decent enough alternative to actually heading off to the seaside considering it’s winter and, you know, being immunocompromised in the middle of a worldwide pandemic.

As usual I got a bit carried away and ended up with a bit of a collection.

You can buy the kit by itself, or grab the bundle with a few extras (a marble alpha, journal cards, and some cute nautical scatters).

 

There’s also a free nifty mini kit for this month’s Pixel Scrapper blog train. Don’t forget to check out the other freebies.

Click here to download your free mini kit.

 

Happy scrapping!

 

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Freebie Friday – Vintage Memories [Pixel Scrapper May Blog Train]

When I went on maternity leave before having my first child, I was ready to be productive. I had a long list of things I wanted to do: set up the nursery, buy all the pretty little clothes, reorganise my pantry. You get the drift.

What I actually ended up doing? Rewatched The X Files in it’s entirety and ate Doritos.

I now find myself in a similar situation with lockdown. I was going to read books, bake my own bread, homeschool my children, cook every meal from scratch … basically, I was going to turn into a 60s housewife with modern appliances and fewer jellied dishes.

What I’m actually doing: hanging out in my pyjamas as my children trash the place.

Okay, so that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but that is what it feels like a lot of the time. There’s a lot of time spent keeping the children fed and clothed (mostly in their pyjamas, lets be real), catching up on all the schoolwork that we didn’t do the day before, and remembering at 5pm that I forgot to defrost the roast for dinner (pizza for dinner!). It’s just too easy to fall into complacency.

Which brings us to my contribution to the the Pixel Scrapper May blog train. Basically I started out with a grand plan for a shabby chic mini kit for all your vintage needs, but only ended up with a pack of papers. Such is life.

Click on the image to start your download. Hopefully it complements some of the other blog train contributions.

Happy scrapping!

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Freebie Friday – Around the World [Pixel Scrapper April Blog Train]

Well, I’m glad that the year of March 2020 is over. (What do you mean it was only 31 days long?)

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As we fling ourselves headfirst into another month of almost world-wide quarantine – along with all the fun bonuses of cancer treatment for me, and being at home with my children all day long – I bring you my contribution to this month’s Pixel Scrapper blog train, titled, ironically enough, Around the World.

Although none of us will be jetsetting anywhere anytime soon, there’s always time to reminisce on adventures you’ve already had – or you could document your trip to collect the mail tomorrow morning. Adventure awaits you at the bottom of your driveway!

Click on the image to download and enjoy!

Happy quarantine!

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Freebie Friday – Oh Boy! [Pixel Scrapper March Blog Train]

I went a little outside the box for this month’s Pixel Scrapper blog train contribution.

I’m a stay at home mum right now, and have been for the last seven years. I enjoy it about 99% of the time but it can be quite isolating, particularly if you’re an introvert like me.

I do have my excellent family and close friends, and my small group of mum friends and acquaintances, but right now, my main tribe consists of my three little boys – four if you count my husband, but he’s not quite as high maintenance as my three (cute but annoying) stooges.

I ended up making an entire kit of all things boy. The kit is a giant boyish cliché because my boys happen to be a giant boyish cliché.

I am surrounded by blue things, and cars, spaceships, trains, LEGO, and an alarming number of varied toy weapons. (And a little bit of Frozen – which is also mostly blue – because my middle child cannot effing let it go.)

I’m starting to think that the LEGO and Hot Wheels cars multiply of their own accord when I’m not looking …

You can get the whole kit on Etsy.

Or you can have the journal cards for free!

Click on the image to start your download.

I hope these cards come in handy if you have a boy tribe of your own. Or if you just like the colour blue.

Happy scrapping!

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Freebie Friday – Glitter Hearts

February is here and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. I know this because there are hearts, flowers and chocolates everywhere – mostly hiding the Easter paraphernalia that’s been slowly creeping into stores since Christmas Eve.

So I’m dedicating February to hearts, flowers and chocolates. You can have the hearts and flowers. I’ll have the chocolates. Deal?

I’m working on something special for next week because the day of love actually falls on Friday! I love it when special occasions fall on The Day of Freebies. I feel as though I have to go that little bit further to celebrate.

This week I have some simple but pretty glittery hearts. They’re large enough to be used as frames, but you can also shrink them down for smaller embellishments. They’re also available in multiple colours for your convenience!

Happy scrapping!

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Freebie Friday – Delish [Pixel Scrapper February Blog Train]

January has swept right past me in a whirl of heat, caffeine, and chicken pox. 3 kids, four weeks, and so, so many spots.

My oldest bought it home from primary school, just in time for the new year! He was first, followed by the youngest two almost exactly fourteen days later.

Thanks to scheduled shots when they were toddlers, Mr 7 and Mr 5 had approximately 25 spots between them. No fevers, a bit of grumpiness the day before the spots appeared, and then some itching – and it was over almost before it began.

The baby, however – my 10 month old, too young to be vaccinated – was hit with it like a freight train. It was two weeks of torture for my little man. He’s now recovered like a little trooper and all we have as reminder of his wretched experience with varicella are the rapidly fading pock marks on his tiny little body.

On the up side, school’s back in session – THANK EFFING GOODNESS.

Luckily I had this month’s blog train contribution all prepared for February (unlike my extreme lack of preparing for January, oops). A bit of a hodge podge of bright colours and sweet things. Don’t forget to check out the forum for more delish goodies.

Happy scrapping!

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Freebie Friday – Sweaters & Hot Cocoa [Pixel Scrapper January Blog Train]

As an Aussie living in the southern hemisphere, it always amuses me when Pixel Scrapper has seasonal blog train challenges because we’re usually experiencing the exact opposite of what I’m designing for. Barely a month into an increasingly hot and humid summer, with half the state on fire, and I’m here seriously craving hot cocoa with marshmallows.

Check out the other deliciously cosy blog train freebies here.

Hope you’re keeping cool! (Or cosy.)

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Happy New Year!

It’s the start of a brand new year!

As we say goodbye to 2019 and usher in the new 20s, now’s the time to make all those well-meaning resolutions for the new year – that will probably fly right out the window halfway through January, lets be real.

Or is that just me?

In an effort to start digital year on the right foot, I have a fun and sparkly NYE mini kit for all your celebratory digi-page needs. As usual, click on the image to download.

While you’re doing that, I’ll be over here wondering where 2019 went in such a hurry.

Happy New Year, my lovelies!

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Freebie Friday – Christmas Throwback Edition

The silly season is upon us and it’s time for family, food and presents.

Short and sweet, today I’ll leave you with some previous Christmas freebies. If you’ve been following the blog for long enough, you may have them already. If you’re a new follower (HI THERE!), they’re fresh and exciting!

Click on the links to be taken to the preview and download page. I’ve checked them all and they’re working, but please do leave me a comment if you have any problems.

Home for the Holidays * Retro Holly Jolly * Candy Stripe + Candy Cane * Vintage Journal Cards * Red & Gold

If you want something a bit more substantial, check out this beautiful Christmas bundle at my Etsy store.

Hope the rest of your holiday is awesome!

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