Sneak Peeks – Jolie Chocolat

Oh yummo. Have lusted for this range ever since I saw the first sneak peeks at it. So I was thrilled when Annette at TSE said she was sending me some to play with. And play I have. Well – a little bit of a play. I have been so busy at work these past few weeks and then with me feeling yuckky the last with some sort of flu thing – a little play is all I have had time for. But I will have to come back to it during the school hols as it is just a gorgeous range and I still have lots of ideas for it.

So here are some sneak peeks of what will be in the TSE newsletter later in the week.

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The flowers are Prima – some yummy ones that I got in from the States, since no-one over here seemed to get them in. The pearls are the delicious Kaiser ones that now come in all the colours of the rainbow.

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This time the flowers are Heidi Swapp – those way-old ones from loooong ago. Just perfect for the butterflies and flowers. Glitter, pink and butterflies – this paper range was made in heaven just for me!!

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My Lss got in this gorgeous ribbon – in heaps of colours. So I HAD to get a metre of each. Might have to go back for more of the pink – just love it. The reddish velvet ribbon is from the Jolie Chocolat range.

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Felt the need for a little drawing – so I traced the flower pattern onto the cardstock and used my white and pink gel pens to repeat the flower pattern. The die cuts for this range are really cool – had fun playing with them too.

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More die cuts and HS blossoms. Added a little glitter to the petals this time. Love the glitter stripes on the pp too. Used my pink cutter with the scallop blade – you can get some really interesting corners to the cardstock when you use it on both edges of a corner. I’m hoping Annette was able to source the “to-die-for” one that did the scallop with a hole in the centre edge.

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The little journalling cards are adorable too. Used some sheer ribbon that’s been in my stash forever to make a cute little bow – finished it off with a Kaiser pearl. They need more of them in those little packs – this layout used up most of them of that colour. And idiot me of course does not know which colour it was to get it again. 😦 And yes – there was a lot of cutting out in these layouts. Broke 2 more blades doing them. Sigh. I am getting really good at removing the snapped ends from the handle with my teeth – the only way to get a good grip on them. It’s a good thing Jolene had her closing-down sale recently – since I bought a spare pack of the replacement blades from her.

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Okay – the last of them. More butterflies. Shame they will be flat when the layout gets put into the album. At least I have another one to put it in. Haunted my Lss for months until they got more in. Was lucky enough to go in on the day they had a 35% off sale and scored 2 more for Madame and one each for her brothers. I had thought they were WRMK – but apparently not. My Lss owner gets them in from the States directly. Bother – means I cannot get them cheaper elsewhere. Ahh well – at least I can fit a fair few into the album.

So – I might have had enough chocolate with Easter – but I have plenty more Chocolat I would like to use for scrapping. I only used 3 sheets of pp for those two layouts – with leftovers from each. Just need the time to play. Looking forward to the holidays – 2 short weeks to go.

Hopefully I will get time tomorrow to post up some sneak peeks for the Mira layout I have done for 123. That, together with the Scraplets mini-album also using Mira – are due in the next week. The layout is bright and bold (the colours in Mira are just gorgeous) but the mini album is driving me insane. I know I keep saying this – but NO MORE OTP. Well – one more – I have a surprise one to do as part of a big secret. But more of my big secret later sometime. I still need time to digest it all and believe it myself first.

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One Response

  1. Looking gorgeous Ngaire. So perfect for your style.
    All that bling… however did you cope?? LOL.

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