Monday, 23 November 2015

Guest Designing for Pebbles!!!

Good morning friends! After weeks of having to keep silent I can finally spill the beans! For November and December I'm Pebbles guest designer!!! I'll have 2 blog posts in both months and created a lot of projects with collections from Jen Hadfield and Winter Wonderland!

Last week my first blog post was up on their blog and today I thought I'd share it here too. So here're the first two projects I made with the "Home + Made" collection from Jen Hadfield and oh my, what an awesome collection this is!! It's one of the most beautiful collections I know! I just love all the gold accents, the beautiful designs and those amazing colors!

When this collection arrived on my doorstep the chalkboard was the item that immediately caught my eye and I just needed to get started with it straight away. Here's what I did:

I decorated the chalkboard but left space on the right side to clip on some of my favorite photos: I started with several different pieces of patterned paper and because the chalkboard has rounded corners, I too rounded the corners of my papers (but only at the bottom). As I loved the smooth look and feeling of the 3"x 3" Minc cards I also included two of those and also a phrase tag and a piece of decorative tape. 

First I adhered four pieces of patterned paper: 

And next came the other embellishments:

The photos and the second tag are not adhered with any adhesive but I used a clip (from my own stash) to fasten them, so I can change them whenever I want:

I really love the result! The photo of my son with our dog is very precious to me as it's one of the last photos we took of our dog; she passed away only a few months later. 

And a few detail photos: those Minc cards are so very beautiful!

Homemade Minc 3x3 Card Set
Homemade Puffy Phrase Stickers
Homemade Decorative Tape

Next I created this layout. I love making layouts, it's what I do most. I used a photo of my daughter and I. We went to London last August and had an amazing time. London is one of my favorite cities to visit and this photo was taken near London Bridge: 

I always like to use many different kinds of patterned papers for my layouts, but in this case I found I also needed something a bit more "subdued" and so I chose to use one of the kraft bags on my page as well. I love the gold glitter dots on it! The puffy "hello" sticker was used to hide some unknown people in my photo. Love it!

The glitter hearts were punched from smaller kraft pocket tags using the Homemade dies. The word "hello" was also punched using these dies and "you are loved" is a stamp from the Homemade stamp set.  

The "You are my Happy" card was cut from the sheet "Best Day Ever" and the flower card is one of the Minc cards. The black "Best Day Ever" sticker is one of the Homemade Puffy Phrase Stickers. 

Homemade Minc 3x3 Card Set
Homemade Puffy Phrase Stickers
Homemade Dies Set
Homemade Clear Acrylic Stamp Set
American Crafts Thickers Printed Foil Letter Stickers

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! And stay tuned for my next Pebbles blog post, which will up on their blog on November 27th! Have a great day!



  1. HUGE CONGRATS!! That is AWESOME! I love love love these!! Just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Van harte, hoe leuk! Je laat al meteen twee geweldige creaties zien. Veel plezier!

  3. Congratulations on your new gig Monique! Very exciting news. Your work is always amazing and they are lucky to have you. Love your chalkboard. Your LO is amazing, as they always are. :)

  4. Congratulations, love! These are fantastic! I love this collection, and you've done right by it! Stunning!

  5. Wat leuk zeg en helemaal verdiend! Je hebt nu al twee schitterende creaties gemaakt met hun producten!

  6. Congrats Monique! You are making them shine! Love those projects!:)