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

Cocoa Vanilla Studio

I’m beyond excited to share that I am part of the inaugural Design Team for the Australian Manufacturer Cocoa Vanilla Studio!  Here are my fellow designers – I’m honoured to be part of such a talented international line up!


Here are links to everyones blogs:
Zoe Pearn is an amazingly talented designer who has previously designed collections for My Minds Eye and KaiserCraft.  Her new adventure: Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s has two debut collections Flying High (for the boys) and Sugar & Spice (for the girls).  I know both of these collections are going to be super fun to create with…
flyinghigh-logo-med1 sugarspice-logo-med2
Please ask your local scrapbook store to get these in.. for me.. I can’t wait for mine to turn up so I can get inspiring you all with all these yummy goodies.

You Were So Brave – CSI 153

MMy Hi everyone,

Today, I’m sharing a layout with you for Color Stories Inspiration.  Case File 153:  This file is pretty on trend with colour themes in recent kits I have purchased as well as some pieces of the ‘Stitched’ collections by Amy Tangerine and several bits and pieces from lots of different  Maggie Holmes’ collections which I have used on my layout too.  153My take on the case file:

CSI 153Evidence used: Circles and Texture Paste
Testimony: Document a milestone –  this layout is about Taylor having her 4 year old immunisations and being so brave about it.  To celebrate we went out for icecream and fluffies afterwards just the two of us.

Close Ups:CSI 153 detail 1

CSI 153 detailThanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have enjoyed my layout share today.

Take care

Party Girls ! Sketchabilities Sketch #131

I’m excited to share with you my layout for the first sketch of 2015 for Sketchabilities!!

We are doing a Cross Promo this reveal with WW1 (White With One)
The details:
This months colour over at WW1 was Placid Blue!
Here are the instructions for linking up your take on this Challenge

The basic instructions for anyone that has not played along before is: 
- White + the challenge colour, which for January is Placid Blue. 
- These are the only 2 colours that can be used.
– You do not have to use white cardstock as the background colour but your layout needs to be at least 85% of white PLUS the one specified colour (Placid blue) AND black can be used (approx 5%) for journalling/stamping or accenting but it is not to be the predominant colour on your page 
If you need to see the rest of the rules, just check out the WW1 Blog 

Be sure to drop on by WW1 and check out what their team has done!

The Sketch:

And my take:

Michelle Whorwood sketch 131close ups:Michelle Whorwood sketch 131 detail 1 Michelle Whorwood sketch 131 detail 2 Michelle Whorwood sketch 131 detail 3 Michelle Whorwood sketch 131 detailI hope you can come play along with us for this awesome challenge!

To be in to have a chance to be a Feature Designer you need to ensure you have linked your layout via the Sketchabilties blog no later than Jan 28th.
Take care

Christmas captured.

Next up is a layout for Color Stories Inspiration.  We have started a tradition of a decorating the tree photo shoot of the kids which I just love doing.  The color palate for CSI 150 was perfect for showcasing a photo from the shoot.

150My layout:
CSI unframed

Evidence: arrows and holiday accents.

Testimony: Document the holidays.  We have started a tradition of taking a group photo of the kids when we start decorating the tree.  CSI framed detail 2 CSI framed detail

Boston & Me

Hi everyone!

I had trouble with some of my blog posts pre christmas and the pictures weren’t loading properly – have no idea why that was happening and it was near impossible to blog when not in wifi and on slow 3g and so I am going to try and post some posts up again and fingers crossed wordpress decides to play the game.

First up, Sketchabilities 129…

10620540_10202710435989213_4463797125659380086_nAnd my take:Michelle Whorwood sketch 129 close ups:Michelle Whorwood sketch 129 detail Michelle Whorwood sketch 129 detail 3 Michelle Whorwood sketch 129 detail 2 Michelle Whorwood sketch 129 detail 1