Hey there everyone!

Happy Friday to you all!

As it is Halloween this weekend, I guess a lot of you will be heading to parties, trick or treating with kiddies, etc. I however will be celebrating my 12th wedding anniversary on Sunday! Not intentional that we got married on Halloween, but now we embrace it and I always make hubby silly Halloween-esque cards.

Ghoully Girl – Ellen T

I had to start with a Halloween layout and this one just leapt out at me. LOVE the bright background burst and the cute, but spooky feel to the layout, with the mix of elements. I LOVE the hat added to the photo top left, such a lovely piece of styling. The make-up in the photos is amazing and I love the punny title.

My Day Always Starts by Dady

This is so elegant, I love the title work. I feel that the calming, elegance of the colours and layout really fit the subject of starting the day reading the paper. It’s almost monochrome, it certainly feels like it is. I love the stitching anchoring and holding everything together and the little semi-circle just over the photo.

2021 Album Cover by AllyAnne

I am a big fan of Allyson’s spreads. I love reading about her and her family and friends and all the things they get up to. They are also always gorgeous. But this cover just blew me away, what a fabulous way to start an album. It’s so quirky, fun, and a bit traditional all at once. I love the shadow work on the branches in each corner. The stacked photo/text detail is very cool and adds a pop of colour and a bit of quirkiness to the cover. I liked her honesty too.. I mean the start of 2021 was no picnic…

Hocus Pocus by Ponytails

I’m not sure I have ever featured a designer before? I mean they are scrappers too right?! I couldn’t pass this by in the gallery, that photo is just TOO CUTE!! I love the little clusters on either side of the photo and the fact that it is repeated in the bottom corner. The colours pop off of the dark background and frame, you know I am a sucker for dark backgrounds. The black and white banner is a lovely touch and totally anchors the photo and all the elements around it. I am trying harder to make my tucked-in elements feel less forced, this is a great example of lots of little, tucked in details that feel 100% natural (the hat, the ghost, the stars, etc).

Chillaxing by Akizo

Well, here is another designer creating a fun layout for us. Is Akizo’s cat not the cutest thing ever!! I love these photos of him/her. And I love the colour choices here, a perfect foil for the pretty tabby cat. The scattered, folded, stitched hearts make my heart flutter, they are such a nice touch and being a glitter girl, I love the little sprinkles of it around the page. I LOL at the text, I am permanently on energy-saving mode.

Bookworm by Christelle

I love everything about this layout by Christelle! The glorious pattern mixing and the fantastic explosion of gorgeous elements, papers, and word strips. It is just a beautiful feast for my eyes! I keep finding more and more little details, can you see the cute little dog tucked into the foliage? I am a bookworm too and the whole layout feels like a world in a book that I would disappear into! I am so a one more chapter girl and often end up being woken up as my kindle smacks me in the face!

I hope you will show these talented scrappers some love and if you have more time, have a look through the galleries and leave more love! I know during August / September the love shown in my galleries really helped me focus and keep my mojo alive. Have a wonderful Halloween weekend and I’ll see you in November (how did that happen already?!).

Claire x


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