Saturday 17 December 2016


Hey Lovelies, some serious rebranding and restructuring of the HND universe is going down this following week, during the Christmas Holidays... If you see any unicorns prancing around or dinosaurs stomping their feet, please don't panic. The cute little pink house fairies I have helping me clean up will find them all and put them back in their right places. 

I am so excited to start off 2017 refreshed and new... The end of 2016 has been quite difficult for me, you have probably noticed that by my lack of posting and creation of videos. I am going to be getting my life sorted and back on track in 2017 and starting off fresh and revamped just seems like the way to go! 

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and safe New Year!! I am so thankful for each and every one of you who have supported and encouraged me to keep going in 2016. I love you all so so so so much, words just cant describe it. 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you....
Love always, 

Thursday 1 December 2016


Hey lovelies, so today I am doing a little review of some Dew Drop Momento and Versa Magic inks. I have heard they are awesome for planning and I needed some more colour for my planners, so here goes. Tell me what you think and which colour is your fave?

I got these beautiful things from a UK site called Buddly Crafts. They have super awesome prices and the shipping is very similar to the national parcel post here in Australia so it was a total win win for me. I will definitely be ordering more in the future.

Thanks for stopping by guys, 
Love you, 


Hey Lovelies, you all know how much I love pink... Well, today I get to use not only pink, but all the beautiful bright funky colours that come with the Addison Collection by Bella Blvd. I love how youthful and bright this collection is and I cant wait to spread it throughout my planner!! This project was for the beautiful Olga at Sassy Scrappers, where you can buy all of these beautiful pieces from. Yes they are still all in stock!

By now most of you know my planner layouts... I always decorate top and bottom with paper and washi. This layout I got to use the delectable washi from the Addison washi tape booklet. I just loved that pink and black gingham. I also got to use some of the Oh My Stars collection by Bella Blvd as well. 

This week was especially fun because I was able to document a night that only occurs once every four or so years. Most of you already know I am a HUGE Delta Goodrem fan and this week marked her concert night!! Just a side note, the concert was amazing and I danced so hard and sung at the top of my voice for over two hours.. So much fun catching up with my Delta friends. 

Below is the cute insert I made for this week. I always like to include a little insert into my planner pages and this week I was once again celebrating the Delta concert. Her newest album is called Wings of the Wild and absolutely amazing! You seriously need to get over to itunes and grab it now!! Wings of the Wild, feathers, get it?

I would love it if you would go and check out the process video for my pretty planner page. Hopefully these planner processes will become a weekly thing come 2017. I have purchased a brand new planner and I cant wait to share it with you all!!

Thanks so much for checking in guys, be sure to jump over to Sassy's to grab the best products ever!! I will be back super dooper soon with another Sassy project and process video. 

Love you guys,


Hey Lovelies,

I am back on the Felicity Jane blog today with a little how to Happy Mail!! I am in LOVE with happy mail and loaded pockets at the moment. It is so awesome to see how styles of happy mail change over time. 

The loaded pocket happy mail originated from a brown paper bag, with pockets added to the front and filled with heaps of bits and pieces. I totally didn't understand this concept when I started creating this project for Felicity Jane, so my techniques for creating this are a little different to the conventional loaded pockets. 

I absolutely loved making this pinwheel using the beautiful FJ papers and enamel dots from the Emeline Kit. You can find the template for these pinwheels in the Silhouette Store. They are super easy to make and you don't even need a Silhouette. My beautiful friend Elsie often uses Silhouette templates, prints them out and cuts them by hand!! She is very crafty and ingenious when it comes to working with what you have.

The sky really is the limit with what you would like to fill these pockets with. I have included the same things I usually include in Happy Mail, stickers, die cuts, washi tape sampler, labels, twine and more. I even included some Felicity Jane letter stickers which are absolutely perfect for planners and journals.

Watch the video to get an insight into how I created each and every piece of this loaded pocket, from the pocket itself, right down to the little pieces of ephemera!!

Thanks so much for dropping by Lovelies, don't forget to check out Felicity Jane to grab all of your beautiful sophisticated scrappy goodness!!

Love you,

Thursday 3 November 2016


Hey Lovelies,

It is my day today up on the Felicity Jane blog and I just wanted to pop in here and show you my latest layout....

Jump on over to the Felicity Jane Blog to check out my other close up shots of the layout as well as a process video where I discuss my process and thoughts when creating this layout... 

One of my most favourite things to do at the moment is layer white on white on white on white to give sooo much dimension and interest whilst keeping everything minimal and simple. 

Thanks, Lovelies, I will see you tomorrow with another process video and layout,

Wednesday 2 November 2016


Got a secret, Can you keep it? Swear this one you’ll save.....

Ok so my head may have been singing the Pretty Little Liars theme song all day yesterday when I posted these photos. LOL So yesterday on the HND Instagram account, I posted the first photo saying I had a secret and asking for my followers to guess what the secret was.. 

So many of you were so excited for a baby and I have to say, thank you so much for all the love and support and well wishes. Unfortunately, if it was a little one, I wouldn't be able to hold in a secret like that. I would be in a straight jacket with a muzzle attached. That secret will never be a secret. lol.

The exciting news however is that I am designing for the beautiful Sassy Scrappers for the month of November!! I am so super dooper excited to be designing for my favourite scrap store in Australia. I always shop at Sassy's and Olga is just super amazing and always helpful with getting products in and contacting you when stock you are pining for hits the shelves so that you can grab it before it sells out! She is just the most beautiful person and I am beyond excited for this month!!

I'll be playing with a beautiful combination of Pinkfresh Studio's Indigo Hills and also Bella Blvd's Addison Collection. I have always loved the water colour blues, pinks and yellows in the Indigo Hills, but for some reason there always seemed to be another collection I would buy before adding it to my cart.. NOW I HAVE IT!! And the Addison collection is a lovely funky teenage girl line that I am actually really excited to play with and turn into a sophisticated older girls collection... 

I am currently in love with taking papers and reinventing them into different themes that originally they were not intended for. More of that on Friday's blog post. 

For now, I would love it if you took some time for yourself and sat back and relaxed and watched my little haul video of all the lovelies I got from Sassy's for this month!! So excited to start playing with these!!

Love you guys, 

Tuesday 1 November 2016


Hey Lovelies,

So I am finally back and I am catching up on videos. Here is a quick little video showing off the latest Felicity Jane Kit, Emeline.

Love you guys, Ill be back soon to show you just what I have created with this beautiful warm kit! Don't forget to jump over to the Felicity Jane shop to grab your pretties!!

Love you guys, 

Wednesday 21 September 2016


Hey lovelies, I am back again today with another lovely layout using the beautiful Felicity Jane, Maggie Kit! I am counting down the days till my Felicity Kit arrives. 

For now, I will just share with you some pretties I have created. Todays layout I decided to use the lovely Sketch Saturday sketch that featured on the Felicity Jane blog a few weeks ago. The link is here and the sketch is just divine. It is so pretty and simple and emulates one of the patterned papers in the kit perfectly!!

I just love how bright and clean this layout is. The triangles are something I haven't ever really done before and to be honest, probably wont again. Those triangles were so much trouble to get correct. I still didn't even measure properly, but oh well. It worked in the end I suppose. 

The layout today is about HOME. Not the physical sense of the word but the emotional sense. I have had to do a lot of thinking lately. My parents are getting older, as I am getting older. We grew up on a 16 acre farm and as they get older, I feel the farm is going to be harder and harder to maintain. What is going to happen to our family home when they are gone? This may seem a bit morbid and unthinkable, but you have to think about these things.

I came to the realisation that home IS in fact where the heart is. Home isn't a physical place, yeah sure they are the memories and the environment that shaped you into the person you are today, but its the people you were surrounded by that really are your home. Where ever my parents are, that is my home and I have to be OK with that. 

Ok enough of the touchy feelies, back to the layout. Once again I used one of my most favourite flair buttons on this layout as one of the circles that are featured in the sketch. I may have added a few more circles than the sketch but you still get the general feel for the sketch in this layout. 

I feel with every layout, my layering and clustering are really starting to get "there" where ever "there" is. It is just becoming such an effortless task and I find it just all comes together better. I am loving the layers behind this photo. It touches on the blue, the black and white, but still has a little feminine touch that I always love.

Ok girls, thats it for today. Have a lovely day and I will be back tomorrow with another video.
Love you all,

Monday 19 September 2016


Hey lovelies, well, after almost 10 days of complete sickness, I am BACK!! I hated being out of the electronic world for so long but I was so drained and just exhausted.. Even swallowing was difficult.. 

Oh well!! We are starting back with the HND Birthday Marathon TODAY! and to make it up to you all, the marathon will be running an extra week into October!! I thought I would kick today off with a beautiful Felicity Jane layout I had created for a blog post over on the FJ site but due to last minute changes I had to recreate my project!! You will see that one on Saturday. 

I really wanted to focus on the beautiful large wood veneers and vellum pieces for this layout. Those pieces in the kit were so lovely and I know some people would struggle with them simply because of their size. These babies are HUGE and will definitely make a statement on any layout you create. 

Unfortunately, you can only get these beautiful pieces in the Maggie kit, and to make matters worse, this kit was so popular it is no longer available in store. If you haven't got it already, I really do recommend subscribing, that way you wont miss out on the awesomeness in the future! These kits are my everything and I seriously am considering not buying any other scrap products for a while because these monthly kits give me EVERYTHING I need. - Who are we kidding though, seriously? Me on a spending freeze? Not going to happen. 

Another thing I am loving about Felicity Jane is the amazingly adorable flair buttons and I call them buttons because they are smaller than the traditional flair. They are included in every kit and are just beautiful to use. This one I have put in the middle of a flower as an accent piece on the bottom right hand side of the layout.

The title for this one was a  little different for me. Usually I don't title my layouts but this kit was full of so many beautiful words. I definitely had to bring out my Tanya Hubbard and create a lovely long title using all of these beautiful pieces. It doesn't really make sense, but in the end, thats how our relationship is, it doesn't always make sense but its always beautiful and fun.  

Thanks so much lovelies, 
Ill be back tomorrow with another video,
Love you all, 

Sunday 4 September 2016


Hey lovelies, I am so so sorry this video is late today but hey! It is still Sunday so technically I haven't lost out on the video a day thing just yet. 

Sundays are going to be my Plan With Me days and each week I will bring you a new planner layout using the beautiful Felicity Jane Planner Inserts and whatever excess pretty things I have laying around my desk. I will try to change it up from week to week but I am pretty sure I have found a structure and layout that works best for me. So, lets get onto the pretty planner page for this week!!

Honestly girlies, if you have a Kikki K planner and are not happy with the inserts that come with it, you should seriously consider the Felicity Jane inserts. I have had this planner for almost a year and never really used it apart from the month overview pages. Now, these inserts were in my possession for about a month or so and only now have I realised just how awesome they are!!

On every planner page I do, I like to include a little insert, usually a 3x4 card to just add a little texture and interest to the page. This week I loved one of the cards from the cut apart sheet from the Pink Paislee - Take Me Away Collection by Paige Evans. I then added in this cute chipboard frame from the collections chipboard sticker sheet and just framed a photo I had left over from another layout I had done a week or so ago. No photo is ever wasted and even though it is the same photo over and over again, it is changed and adapted into so many different workspaces. 

I am just in love with these beautiful exclusive planner bow paper clips from Felicity Jane. The polka dot one is by far my favourite and I have been using it as a book mark to hold in place the week I am working on. I definitely have the blush pink bow clip in my sights and will be popping that one into my Felicity Jane shopping cart next month!

These pages take so much time and effort. Each little piece, little tab fitting in and balancing the other sections... It is quite an art form I am not quite proficient with but I am excited to see how my layouts and pages change from week to week. I hope you enjoy these new planner posts and of course, the process video below. 

Hope you are having a good Sunday lovelies, Ill be back tomorrow with another video!! I would love to see your planner pages over on the HND Creatives Group

Love you guys, 

Saturday 3 September 2016


Morning Lovelies!! Today is day 3 of the HND Birthday Marathon and I am just so excited about everything going on and I just want to thank you all for your support in joining me in this mammoth commitment!! I am enjoying the little challenge and the motivation to keep posting for you all! I really do appreciate all the support and love you have been sending my way. Thank you so much for all your love. 

Today I am showing you yet another one of my favourite layouts. This one is a masculine layout using a feminine paper collection and embellishments. That was originally the objective for this layout but it turned into so so much more. 

Once again I am using the delicious Crate Paper Cute Girl collection. I know they have brought out a boy orientated collection the same time as Cute Girl, but the patterns are so generic (apart from the floral) that I thought, why not use it on a masculine layout? 

After I had selected my paper collection, I started working on the design of this layout, I knew I wanted to work with a cut file, but I had done a few patterns before, never a title. Jodie York is a fabulous brush script artist and lives right here in Australia!! She is such a beautiful woman and her gallery in the Silhouette Studio Gallery reflects that beauty. 

After backing the cut file, I decided the title needed some stitching over it to just hold it all done but to also give it that rebellious punk like look. The top is very bold and the bright pink flowers, white layers and flowery doily just lighten the bottom but still have that bold feeling to them. I am not one to hand cut flowers from paper but I really loved how these have turned out as accents around my photo. 

Yes I used pink flowers on a boys layout, and yes I will do it again. The only thing limiting you from using pink or girly things on a boy layout is your own thoughts. There is no rule saying you cant use feminine motifs on a boys layout. If you love the paper, the design principles, just use them. This album is as much for you as it is for them. 

This is probably the first time that I just let a layout develop rather than to have a structured plan. It has been amazing to watch my creative style grow since starting back creating 12x12 layouts. I am really loving how my personality and style is really starting to show through. Be prepared to see a lot more 12x12 layouts from me in the future. 

Thank you so much lovelies, I really do love and appreciate you support. I will be back tomorrow with another video!!

Thursday 1 September 2016


Hello lovelies and welcome to the very first of the HND BIRTHDAY MARATHON videos!! I am so excited to be bringing you a new video EVERYDAY for the entire month of September. It is going to be difficult, there will probably be tears, but there should hopefully be a heap of layouts and inspiration as well as fun, challenges and free downloads by the end of it!

Today, I thought I would bring you the first of four challenges this month! It is a sketch challenge with a sketch I have designed myself, inspired by quite a few floral wreath layouts I have been oogling on Pinterest. 

I just fell in love with the idea of a wreath layout. I love them so much I thought why not make it a challenge for not only myself, but for all of you beautiful people too. The Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Love Always collection is THE perfect collection for this kind of layout. All those beautiful florals in the ephemera and vellum shapes.. Do I need to say more?

They layout ended up being something completely adorable and different to what I normally do but also completely my style as well. I love the round circular design and I think I will definitely be trying this style of layout again very soon.

I started the layout by hand stitching a running stitch around the entire circle. I created the circle on the page by simply grabbing a kitchen plate and tracing around it with a white gel pen so that it wouldn't really show through. I decided to do a running stitch as opposed to the ever popular back stitch used on most layouts, to give the circle a lightness and air.

I am not the biggest fan of butterflies but I do love how in the CVS ephemera the butterflies are just simple black and white outlines. They are just the perfect touch to the very busy over floral layout. I even added a touch of dimension by only applying adhesive to the middle of the butterfly and then folding up the wings to look like the butterflies were just resting on the page, getting ready to take flight again at a moments notice. 

I just love how all the different floral elements, die cuts and ephemera bring such a life and dimension to this layout. It is so soft and light and lovely, just the perfect thing to celebrate my little niece Beth's first birthday. See how I created the video with the process video below. 

Don't forget to jump over to the HND Creatives group to keep up with everything for the marathon and more!! I would love to see you all over there. 

Love you guys, 
See you tomorrow with another video, 

Sunday 28 August 2016


Hey girls, I know this is a little late but I suppose better late than never right? I wanted to show off the amazing Felicity Jane, Maggie Kit for August!! 

I have to admit when I first saw this kit I thought "OH NO, orange". I'm going to be honest with you, as I normally am, I don't like orange, I never use it and I just don't like the look of it. Even in the original image I was not in love with the orange. That COMPLETELY changed once I got the kit in my hands, flicked through the beautiful paper and created my first project with the kit. 

The light mellow butternut pumpkin colour mixed in with the lovely seafoam blue green, subdued large scale black and white outlines and contrasted with that bright sunburnt coral are just beautiful colours that combine harmoniously in this stunning kit. 

As soon as I started flicking through the papers and placing them all on my favourite sides, I knew I was going to enjoy creating with this kit. The confetti is just stunning and the off white, light yellow vellum pieces just soften everything up so beautifully.

The one thing I absolutely love about the Felicity Jane kits is just how light and bright the kits are without being over bearingly tacky and bright. They just breathe and are such a delight to work with. Even with multiple layers, the tones of the papers and embellishments just create their own space. They are simply divine.

One of my favourite things in every single kit I get are the flair badges. They are always so bright and white and just really well put together, I mean graphically of course. Dabbling in a bit of graphic design myself, I really do appreciate the Felicity Jane design aesthetic. The flairs are also a slightly smaller size than normal which works even better for me and my layouts. 

Now, lets talk about the real hero of this kit. The adorable rubber shapes are just beyond amazing!! I love the cute little bows, the hearts, the banners, the script words. They are just the most perfect embellishments. I have already created a project using these babies and I think I need to go back into the store and grab a few more packs. They are just amazing!

Let me know if you got the Felicity Jane Maggie Kit?! I would love to see what you create. Please come and share with me over in the HND Creatives Group. I love seeing everything everyone creates!! It will inspire you as much as it will inspire me. 

Love you guys,