Poppylium Designs

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Random things

Today I have a few random things to show you: some layouts, a challenge you should join and some "craft"!

First I made a few layouts and I really like the results, take a look:

With Perfect Disaster by Kiss This Designs and a sketch from Pencil Lines

With the Blast Off collab by Ginger Scraps and a template by Cardamome

With Friendly Boogie Monster by Rock N' Star Scraps and the Purple Boxer font by Amanda

This last one will teach Dave to make faces when I have the camera ;) (Love you!)

Next, I want to tell you about an awesome Scrap That Idea blog challenge. All you have to do is make up to 4 brag book pages (4x6) with whichever kit you want from the STI store and at the end of the challenge, everyone gets all the brag book pages.
You can see Nancy's challenge here for all the rules.
I made four pages, one for each designer, all themed for children.

If you join the challenge, you'll get those and more...

And finally, here's what happens when you try playing with a recipe. I wanted to make Halloween cookies for our Halloween get together with my in-laws. So I started by buying a pumpkin shaped cutter and making myself a "jack-o-lantern face cutter" out of aluminum piping... That took time but went well.
It went wrong when I tried to adapt the recipe for my diabetic father-in-law... I bought unsweetened chocolate instead of semi-sweet, I replaced sugar by sucralose, and then I added a bit more of it to make up for the chocolate. The dough was too dry, way way too dry, so I added more butter, and then some milk (which was not even an ingredient in the first place).
I ended up with okay dough, cut out all the shapes and the faces out of half of them and baked everything (they were "peek-a-boo" cookies with jam in the middle and it makes about 50 cookies, each with two sides, so with only one oven, it took some time)!!
The result was just not good. They were not sweet enough and very very very dry and pasty...
So instead of throwing them out, I bought some Halloween coloured glitter and made decorations for next year, look:

That's it for today. I hope all my American readers had a great Thanksgiving and happy scrapping to everyone!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pop Shop add-on

It's been a while since I gave you anything and I don't seem to have time or bring myself to designing a full kit right now, but I made you another alpha that coordinates with the Pop Shop collab that I did with the fabulous Vicki from A Work in Progress back in September.

It looks like this:

The image is linked to 4shared for download.
It matches the colour of the collab, but you could easily desaturate and recolour it to match any other kit.
Hope you like it!

Friday, November 13, 2009

another great challenge

I participated in another awesome challenge at Scrap That Idea.
First I have to say that I won one of Rose's blog gifts, which was a kit of my choice in ... Vicki's store. As she's my favourite designer, it was a bit hard to choose, but I'm not complaining! Thanks again to both Rose and Vicki for the gift!

I picked Trick or Treat which looks like this (I love love love the colours of this kit):

and used it to participate in another one of Rose's challenges and have a chance to win another one of Vicki's kits!
The layout uses Vicki's template 7, Trick or Treat and the font is called Pumpkin:

The challenge ends Sunday, so hurry to the STI blog to get all the info and participate for a chance to get one of Vicki's kits!!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Today, I just wanted to show you a couple of layouts I made for challenges and forgot to post... I actually like them both quite a bit!

The first one was done with Vicki's Pompey and a template by BTA Designs for a Scrapable challenge (Vicki also chose it to feature in the Scrap That Idea newsletter ;) )

The second one was done for a template challenge at digiscrap.ch with Little Monkey by Mimilou Designs, the Alpha 4 by Digitreats, the font The Buns by Kevin and Amanda and a template by LorieM Designs:

Bye for now!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy IDSD

Just wanted to stop by and say that I hope everyone had a great International Digital Scrapbooking Day!

I'll be back with a funny Halloween craft story soon and hopefully will find time to start designing again asap...

Until then, happy scrapping to all!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blog Train

It's been waaaaay too long since I said hi!
I guess I've been really busy and I haven't been designing much

I did participate in a fun Blog Train called First and you're getting that today!!
My part looks like this:

And this is the double page I made using the whole kit:

It's full of butterflies and pretty things! Don't you love the colours the girls from Digiscrap.ch chose?!?

The preview is linked to 4shared and here are all the blogs to visit to download all the parts of the blog train:












Happy blog hopping!!