Really Beautiful | Hip Kit Club

Happy Thursday everyone.

Today I wanted to share a layout I created for a challenge over at the Paper Issues Facebook group.  I am still not so patiently waiting for my March Hip Kits so I am doing a bit of stash busting right now.

At kindy this week I helped on a trip along the estuary walk way to one of Aimee’s kindy teacher’s homes where we had a picnic morning tea on her massive front lawn.  The kids had a ball, it was a good 5km walk and they all managed so well.  The highlight was using the toilet at the teachers house !  I snapped this photo of Aimee and one of her kindy teachers (Sharon) as Aimee had jumped in her lap for a cuddle.  I love how happy and comfortable Aimee is snuggled in there.  I just had to scrap it.

I have used lots of older Hip Kits mixed up together . It  was a white space challenge so 2/3rds of your page had to be white space.


Some close ups:IMG_4451Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Do you like creating layouts with lots of white space?


Just Nick Studio – October Layouts

Hi everyone,

I haven’t been doing a lot of creating lately but today I am going to share my design team layouts for Just Nick Studio for October.

My first layout features Pretty Little Studio’s – Here Come’s The Sun collection.  How amazingly adorable is this collection – I couldn’t resist buying lots of it to create my layout.   I have used two different Just Nick Cut Files on my layout:  Heart Explosion Background and the Simple Scallop Strips and I loved using the bright pops of colour from the  this collection behind both of the cut files on my page.


Close ups:
pretty-little-studio-detail-1 pretty-little-studio-detail-2 pretty-little-studio-detailMy second layout is a Halloween inspired layout and I went all out girly pretty Halloween style for this one!  I love creating texture with cut files so I cut out the  Hey Spidey Background cut file in white cardstock and then layered it back onto white again.  I added pops of mint green patterned paper under some of the sections of web and added the puffy stickers and enamel dots to the points and negative spaces of the web as well.  I loved the ‘Too cute to spook’ title from the 31 cut file set was just perfect for the sentiment that I wanted to portray. I cut this out on black cardstock pop dotted it to add some dimension to my page and used this as my title.
too-cute-to-spookSome close ups:too-cute-to-spook-detail-1 too-cute-to-spook-detail too-cute-to-spook-sneak

That’s all I have for today, I hope you have enjoyed my layouts with the fabulous cut files from the Just Nick Store!


Pretty at 3 | Color Stories Inspiration #171

It is a rainy Monday morning here and after the weekend I am catching up after the weekend with blogging some scrap layouts I have completed recently.  I have a busy week so trying to get on top of all the house stuff and things so it is less stressful all round.  I have always got great intentions of being organised, meal plan and such like but often feel like I am even too busy for that.  What do you guys get up too to be organised for the week!

In the meantime, here is case file 171 for CSI.  I really liked this colour scheme although struggled a bit end the end… the mojo has been lacking of late!

And here is how I solved the case file:

CSI 171 unframed

To create my background I used ‘the all heart’ cut file from The Cut Shoppe as a stencil with texture paste.

Evidence: Stripes, Triangles, food related embellishment, jar, labels, something transparent, texture paste, wood and cork and dots!
Testimony: Documented a celebration – Aimee’s third birthday!!

Some close ups:
CSI 1709 unframed detail 1 CSI 1709 unframed detail 2 CSI 1709 unframed detailThe deadline for completing Case File No. 171 is  Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  I hope you have time to play along with us for this challenge!  


Taylor has been super lucky to have a great friend at kindy.  They have been glued to the hip for just about a year and have been so good for each other. Both the girls love spending time hanging out and playing imaginative games inside and out. They both love doing the ‘monkey bars’ at kindy. Today, Petra started school which is a bit sad but school is on the same grounds as Taylor’s kindy so they can ‘meet’ each other at the fence. Often kids who have started school who have been to the kindy come and ‘visit’ their old friends.  When I asked Taylor today if she thought Petra would be excited about starting school. She thought for a minute and then said Nah.  I was like why is that.  She said because Petra would miss me so MUCH. Bless.

Queens Birthday Weekend Taylor was invited to go and stay with Petra’s family at their bach up North. What crazy four 4 year goes off for a holiday with a friend for 3 days at that age – actually she reminds me of myself when I was young. Taylor had a BLAST, she was spoiled rotten with lots of fun at the beach, games, hot chocolates and playgrounds, scooting to the shop for ice creams, bouncing on the trampoline in the rain in her pjs, pancakes for breakfast. I’m pretty sure she will jump at going for another visit up there with her friend.  I know they will have lots of memories of their adventures up North.

This layout is one of the photos Petra’s mummy took for me.  I just LOVE Taylor’s expression in this photo and I couldn’t wait to scrap it.  I did a weekly challenge for Hip Kit Club which was to be inspired by a layout from Stephanie Bryan  as well as to use up lots of bits and pieces from your stash, stitching, labels, something shiny.

I hope, you and Petra are best friends forever!  You have such a special bond.
Hi Kit weekly challenge JuneHi Kit weekly challenge June 1 Hi Kit weekly challenge June 2 Hi Kit weekly challenge June 3 Hi Kit weekly challenge June 4 Hi Kit weekly challenge June 5//Michelle

Scrap Our Stash – Guest Designer for June


I am super excited to be the Guest Designer for Scrap Our Stash for June.   The June Scrap Our Stash challenge is to use the word = B R A D S as the basis of designing layout.  Here is how I used these elements on my layout.

I just love taking part in challenges which use up my stash.  As like most scrapbookers – I do have a fair bit of that.  For this layout I was inspired by an Instagram photo of my daughter and her best friend at dancing together.  I love using lots of product on my layouts along with white space for balance – so I have included lots of layering and lots of words to portray my feelings about the photo I am scrapbooking and the girls cute bond at such a young age.  I was instantly drawn to using the colour Blue which was perfect for the word challenge.  I started off my layout with some pale blue mist and some hand drawn circles on some white cardstock and then I dug into my stash for some gorgeous products from Maggie Holmes, Dear Lizzy, Heidi Swapp and Freckled Fawn.  Finishing it off with some sequins to add some interest.

B – The colour blue
R – Round circles drawn on my layout
A – Arrows
D – doily/doodling
S – Stickers, sequins, stamping

Guest Designer June Scrap Our Stash v1

Close ups:

Guest Designer June Scrap Our Stash detail 2 Guest Designer June Scrap Our Stash detail 3 Guest Designer June Scrap Our Stash detailI would like to just thank ‘Scrap Our Stash’ for inviting me to be a Guest Designer for June.  I have loved creating a layout for this challenge.  I hope to see all your challenge entries in the gallery so do link up your projects for a chance to win this month’s amazing prize pack full of Simple Stories and other yummy goodies!!.


Take care

Michelle xx

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


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.


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

Fluffie time!

Hi everyone,

I’m back on the blog today with a layout for sketch 128 over at Sketchabilities!  How adorable is this sketch… I really love everything about it the horizontal and vertical lines just really appeal to me. 10730843_10202710418348772_3383363963902542195_n

and my layout… of wee Aimee just before we cut her fringe again trying to ‘see’ her yummy fluffy drink at a cafe in Browns Bay.  Michelle Whorwood sketch 128

I created this ladies whilst spending a lovely afternoon with my scrapping buddies Annelie, Hannah and Bev.  It was so nice to get creative and also open up some of my new Maggie Holmes Open Book collection!  How adorable are those ‘stars’ from Feckled Fawn too.    A litle close up:
Michelle Whorwood sketch detail 128

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you can play along with us for this sketch to go in the draw to win a prize from

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