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Gold is still on trend…

I’m sure that many of us would have thought that by now, gold in the world of scrapbooking would have long gone? It hasn’t and gold is still very much on trend, much to my delight!

Whether it’s the magpies in us (no pun intended!) that migrate to the beautiful lustre of gold or whether its simply because the manufacturers are continuing with gold in the collections, I’m glad it’s still here and hopefully for some time to come!

This month I fell in love with the new HLM flair badges, all simple icons or phrases  gold and white! After falling for these, I decided to have a good smooch around the store to see what else glittered! After finding some delicious Cocoa Vanilla doilies, HLM washi tape, gold acetate words from Heidi Swapp and some gold metallic clips from Jen Hadfield, it was all too late and they were in basket and wending their way to me!



Beautiful – you’re so cute is my first layout this month using the Little You collection from Crate…

The stunning gold acrylic words from Heidi Swapp have appeared on each of my three layouts this month!

beautiful cameo 1


When I heard it was re-stocked int he shop I just had to have some more!

beautiful cameo 2


This time I managed to get the gold foiled vellum sheet – oh how cute is that?

beautiful cameo 3


To tie in with the baby theme, I used my sewing machine to create a quilted effect and then painted in the diagonal shapes.



Fabulous NY is my second layout.

I used gesso on the base what cardstock, then freehand painted an N and a Y – I love the effect and will certainly be repeating it!

ny cameo 1


This time I used the word ‘fabulous’ from the Heidi Swapp acrylic words, along with some more of one of my all time favourite collections – My Story!

I think I can


I think I can smile uses the Bloom collection.

What’s not to love about it?

And what’s not to love about the HLM exclusive flair badges?

i think i can cameo 2

I decided that this layout’s title would incorporate a phrase and a flair button. Thouhgt it apt in light of the pout my youngest step-daughter is pulling!

i think i can cameo 1


See you soon


Are you off for a mooch too in the shop?

HLM foiled flair – this makes me happy

HLM foiled flair -love

HLM foiled flair – smile

HLM foiled flair – good times

Heidi Swapp acetate words

Cocoa Vanilla Studio – gold doilies

Jen Hadfield everyday clips

Little You Chipboard

Little You ephemera

Little You gold foiled vellum

Maggie Holmes bloom 6 x 6″ paper pad

Maggie Holmes Bloom tassels

Maggie Holmes Bloom – Emily paper

My Minds Eye – My Story




  1. julie

    gorgeous layouts Sam, love them all but my fave is the NY one, may need to scrap lift this one