Love a good Selfie

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a layout from the Hip Kit Club – March Kit that I created for their weekly challenge 17th March.

Our layout needed to include

* SOMETHING BLACK & WHITE (not your photo)
* A REPETETIVE SHAPE (hearts, triangles, hexagons, clouds, etc…)

Here is my layout:

Love a good selfie

Details:Love a good selfie detail 2 Love a good selfie detail 3 Love a good selfie detail

My background is a cut file from The Cut Shoppe called – Geometric Graffiti - it is such a cool cut file.

Til next time


Scrap your stash

Happy Monday everyone,

I’ve had a lovely morning scrapping with my bestie… it is amazing how just spending some time hanging out and doing something creative has had a positive impact on my day.  I can’t share what I have created yet this morning as it is secret squirrel design team stuff but I can share a layout i did yesterday for a challenge website called Scrap Your Stash – hmmm I think I have a fair bit of stash to get through so it was super easy for me to play along!!

The March challenge is to use the word STENCIL as the basis for your layout.  So S = T = and so on.  Here is my layout:

love this S = Stars, T = texture paste, E = envelope N = number in my title, C = corrugated card stock, I = ink – pen work  L = lined paper

Close up:

love this detail

I used Maggie Holmes Open Book mainly for this one, including the gorgeous gold doily, stars and arrows are Freckled Fawn.

I had heaps of fun taking part in this challenge – I am definitely going to play along when I can.


Love Family Ties – Color Stories Inspiration

Hi everyone,

Today I have a layout to share for Case File 158 over at Color Stories Inspiration.

158And my take:

CSI 148 framed

Evidence:  Stripes and Checks, stitching, mixed font in my title
Testimony: Inspo word: Special

Close ups:

CSI 148 framed detail 1 CSI 148 framed detail 2 CSI 148 framed detail 3 CSI 148 framed detail 4 CSI 148 framed detail

I had lots of fun creating with this colour combo.  I hope you can join us for some cool prizes this month.


Just be you

I’m back with another layout to share.  I have been getting the Hip Kits Clubs’ scrapbooking kits for the last few months – wow that is a tongue twister lol.  I haven’t had much of an opportunity to have a good play with them yet but it has been on my to do list to get stuck into some kits when my design team commitments allow me to do so.

I have created this layout using the February Kit.  As you know I love using kits as I find they just give me enough product to work with at one time and I love how it coordinates together too.

This layout is actually for their weekly challenge on Hip Kit Club’s Members Forum on Facebook. And I just love this photo of my girls with their friend MacKenzie at the caravan.  MacKenzie is always picking up Aimee and carting her a round and of course Taylor has this weird cute expression on her face too.

details:friends detail 1 2 friends detail 3 friends detail

Thanks for stopping by – do check back tomorrow as I have a layout to share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio.



Today I have a new case file to share over at Color Stories Inspiration:

156and here is how I solved it:CSI 155 framed

I’ve used lots of embellies from Amy Tangerine ‘Stitched’ collection on this layout as well as some patterned papers from my stash – I love all the peachy tones that are popular at the moment.  I loved using some different angles on this layout which is a bit different for me.

Evidence: Triangles, Rubons, leaves
Testimony: I used the words a Little Bit in my title

Close ups:

CSI 156 detail 1 CSI 156 detail 2 CSI 156 detailThanks for stopping by today… hope you have time to solve this case with us.



Super Star!

Hi everyone,

Today I have a layout to share with you for Sketch #134 at Sketchabilities.  This is my last sketch as a designer for  Sketchabilities as my second term is up.  I have had so much fun creating with Karan’s sketches over my two terms and will miss creating with these sketches.  I am looking forward to seeing what the new design team create and hope I will have time to play along with some future sketches as a participant.

Righto this fortnight’s sketch

10151435_10202710458349772_4407089071417399802_nAnd my take -Michelle Whorwood sketch 134It is a nice coincidence that my layout features a cricket photo of Liam considering the Cricket World Cup is on right now.  This is Liam on his first game of hardball for cricket this season all kitted out.  It has been a bit of a challenge for him to bat this season with all the gear on but he has had a good season none the less.  I have used lots of Amy Tan Stitched and a bit of Plus One on this one… along with a misted background to make the colours in the photo pop!

I hope you can play along with us for this sketch — If you would like to have the opportunity to be a Featured Designer and to go into the draw for the Sponsor Giveaway please be sure to link your layout no later then March 13th on the bottom of the designer reveal blog post.

Sugar & Spice – Beautiful Girls


Today I am sharing my second creation for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using the Sugar & Spice Collection.  The photos on my layout are of my girls taken on the first day back of kindy/creche/school and I love how adorable they both look.  I am excited to see how much they grow up over the year.  I was saying on my CVS blog post that I take heaps of photos and Instagram them and I love the square look photo – it is probably one of my favourite style of photos to scrap.  Here I have two photos of the girls and have done a grid design.  The colours in patterned papers of Sugar & Spice were are perfect match with my photos and I love to layer patterned papers on my layouts.  Here, I have created layered squares under my photos and then balanced out the layout with two journal cards (But you could so easily add more photos onto this design).

Beautiful banner

Then I went about adding some cute embellishments – the sticker sheet is really easy to use – the stickers stick really well but also are easy to move and place in exactly the right spot without too much drama either.  I loved combining the flower stickers with the wood veneers and how cute is that little banner!

Close ups:

Beautiful banner detail 1 Beautiful banner detail 2 Beautiful banner detailProducts used Sugar & Spice Collection: Perfect PosiesJournal CardsAccessory StickersFlair ButtonsWood Veneers ShapesCork Hearts

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.



Lil Piggies


Just sharing my layout for Sketchabilities sketch #133. Its a super cute sketch with lots of white space which I loved.

133I flipped it over and as I had more landscape photos and used a gorgeous colour combo of gold navy and pink with a hint of kraft!!  This is Aimee and Indigo at Paint the Earth painting their money boxes.  They both loved doing all the painting and we then we went out for a hot chocolate and fluffy afterwards.  It was nice to spend some time just one on one with Aimee and her little friend.  
Michelle Whorwood Sketch 133

Please be sure to link your layout on the Sketchabilities blog  no later then Feb 26th
to have a chance at a Feature Designer and our Sponsor Giveaway!

Oh Lucky!

Hi everyone,

Today I have a layout to share with you that I have created for Color Stories Inspiration #154.  This one is quite different for me but I loved this photo of my girls and one of their adventures on our Christmas holiday to the caravan.

154And my layout:CSI 154 unframed

Evidence: Wood grain (wood veneers) and Stripes

Testimony: My journaling is on the back. But I used the prompt word ‘possibilities’ “The possibilities are endless when you are running wild and free on holiday. Here Aimee and Taylor spent hours crab hunting on the mud flats with friends. I love the opportunities that camping brings to explore new things and have adventures. The possibilities are truly endless…”

Details:CSI 154 unframed detail 1 CSI 154 unframed detail 2 CSI 154 unframed detailProducts used: Hip Kit Club November Kit, Heidi Swapp Favourite Things, Fancy Pants – True Friend, American Crafts Amy Tan Stitched Thickers and Maggie Holmes Open Book, Freckled Fawn 

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you do get a chance come and play with us at CSI for this challenge they are loads of fun!


Michelle xx


At 2 1/2

Today I am sharing my layout I have created for Sketchabilities Sketch #132.  Here the sketch:

1926859_10202710448869535_3253667044348179960_nAnd my take:

Michelle Whorwood sketch 132


Michelle Whorwood sketch 132 detail Michelle Whorwood sketch 132 detail 2 Michelle Whorwood sketch 132 detail 1

For this reveal – our premium sponsor 7Dots Studio is offering up three giveaway prizes to three random scrappers who link up their project to the linky system below by Feb 12!

So it is definitely worth playing along with us for this sketch to be eligible to win and to also have the chance to be a Featured Designer please be sure to link your layout no later then Feb 12th

Til next time