Saturday 3 October 2020


Welcome and happy DSD weekend everyone! Can you believe that we are already at that time of the year! Wow what a crazy time its been, 2020 sure has been an experience like no other so far. Its been a tricky one for everyone and I think we could all do with some fun in our scrappy lives (and I mean scrapbook lives not that our lives are scrappy although it might feel like it sometimes hehe). 
DSD this year brings lots of exciting new ventures over at Sweet Shoppe Designs. We are now offering Commercial Use product! I know right, this is flippen fantastic. It’s such a big step and a really awesome one for SSD. We can now offer CU goodies to designers and scrappers alike who might be looking for that extra nifty something to elevate their products or pages. Sooooo as you can imagine I have been busy and I mean really busy these past few weeks putting together lots of new and exciting goodies for you not just CU but collections and templates too. So many that they should keep you busy for weeks to come! Lets have a look at them now!

I have released a heap of my old CU and about 15 new packs including stamps & brushes, textured overlays, frames and plenty of ephemera including tickets, vintage cards, mixed elements and tonnes more.
I’m also excited to be sharing my SOLO collection for this DSD. Its a re-release called GUNCKEL’S APOTHECARYIt really needed some fleshing out so I added lots of extra goodies into the kit including papers and elements. I also added a whole pack of Curios and extra word art to the Bits & Bobs pack. 
Here’s its description to help you get inspired. 
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but beware it might be poisoned! Lurking in this collection are creepy crawlies, and curios of a bygone era. Pharmaceuticals, naturopathy and medicinal concoctions ready for you to blend and swill. With a hauntingly beautiful mix of found objects some of which you might unearth on an urban exploring expedition or found hidden away in grandmas attic. Scrap those sick days, the med student or that mad scientist in your family. With this dark moody palette you’ll be creating heritage pages or if you choose step over to the dark side and explore the realm of Halloween! 
My next collection is this super duper cute Autumn/Fall collaboration I did with Jen from Simple Pleasure Designs called BREATHE! I love working with Jen and this one is just the ticket for a play in nature. 
When did you last take a deep breath & be still? To feel the sun on your face and the fresh air on your cheeks, is like sweet candy. Taking some time out to walk in nature, to jump in a pile of crunchy leaves and maybe even meet some forest friends along the way are all so good for the soul. In our chaotic lives we forget to take time out from the daily pressures to re-group. Thats why every now and then we could all do with a little nudge toward self care. Breathe in positivity then smile, cherish that stolen moment that enriches your day and watch yourself sparkle & shine.
I also collated 3 years worth of templates that were once offered as freebies a few years back! These were for the challenge site Color, Stories & Inspiration which I was the sketch designer for. You can now purchase all 9 packs separately or alternatively buy the bundle & save $$$. The bundle includes all 36 unique templates compiled together which is perfect for those of you looking for sets to create and print memory books. I have given these a re-fresh too, including a change of element design so its less specific to the CSI theme, a palette update and added some dimensional shadowing to give a more realistic feel to your shadows. They can easily be turned off in the layers palette if you prefer to customise your own shadows.  (Check your stash as you may have these already in there.)
How awesome were all those CT pages combining the collections and the templates. Oh be still my beating heart! Well everyone have a fantastic DSD. Ooh and before you head off, grab the the freebies below there are plenty to celebrate DSD and two that coordinate with my new collection releases. 
Come and join me over at the DSD Challenge forum at Sweet Shoppe Designs where I’m hosting a Template Challenge this month using this template which you can grab from the forum HERE.
And last but not least if you love a blog train and templates then you have to travel this months ALFLT BLOG TRAIN. You can grab my freebie Page Draft from HERE
Hope you have enjoyed seeing all the nifty products and found some inspiration from the nifty gals and the sugar babes.  Have a sensational and safe weekend everyone and if you are planning on shopping DSD I hope you find plenty of great bargains!