Tuesday, 6 October 2015


Name: Shivani  
Country: Living in UK but from India
Favourite colour: Orange and Yellow
Favourite food: Indian
Describe you in one word: On the run!

1. How and when did you start digital scrapbooking?
June 2013: I remember the time very clearly because that’s when my bank balance started to feel the pinch!!!! LOL! I always wanted to record my children’s growing up years. I had done the first year scrapbook book for my eldest in paper format but after that there was a void for couple of years and then when I had my second one, I was itching to start memory-keeping again. But paper scrapping seemed so ambitious and that’s when one of my very dear friends who had ventured into digital scrapbooking herself got me started.

2. How and when did you end up in a CT/CTs?
I was a closeted scrapper (yep, just coined that!) for a long time after that. I did not feel I had the confidence or the talent to show up on forums and start sharing. Not an extrovert in real life too! But then the MOC (Month of Challenges) happened at the Lilypad earlier this year and the $20 coupon lured me out!!! LOL! And in hindsight that was the best thing ever. I hadn’t realised how welcoming and supportive the scrapping community is. I was hooked and haven’t looked back.
I started applying to CTs and getting positive responses (which was unbelievable!!!)

3. How long have you been on my CT?
In March this year, you got in touch with me Mirjam, to offer me a guest spot for April-May. I was over the moon as you were the first designer at TLP to offer me that. And when you asked me to continue after that as a permanent member, I felt I had hit jackpot. I am very, very proud to be a Pink Lady – tickled pink about it!!!

4. What software do you use? What type of camera do you have?
I have a Nikon D5200 (broke my D5100, so this one’s pretty new) and I use PSE v10. I need to upgrade on both categories but am still waiting to do my research before I invest.

5. How would you describe your style?
My style is mixed – experimental I’d say. I try to mix up lots of different things. Probably the best example is the first page I did with mostly your products for the monthly challenge. I wanted to create a bit of a messy page with lots of movement and I wanted to try this “dispersed” technique I had read about. So that’s what I did. There is loads going on in this page, extraction, blending, dispersion.

True to Yourself 

6. What is your favourite scrapbooking item, something that you turn to again and again?
I would say all messy stuff – Paint splatters are my favourite. I can’t resist using them. I also use lots of masks to get rid of unwanted elements in my photos and yes -  threads and stitching. I could go on and on. But you asked favourite right?!!! LOL!
Here’s another favourite page of mine. Can you see I’m partial to double spreads?!!!

Not Again!

7. What is your favourite Pink Reptile Product and why? Can you please provide and example page (with mostly PRD products)?
Oh that is tough!!!I love all the quirkiness that is you Mirjam!!! I especially love your wordarts and often tweak them to make my titles.

No Way ...

What I Like About You

I also love the wicked alpha of yours and sketch & wire alpha

Egg-cellent Hunt!

Egg-cellent Hunt!

8. Just for fun …tell us all about a quirky habit of yours!
Sitting down at my laptop is a luxury. My nearly 6 and 3 year olds are often very curious about what I do. So when the questioning gets incessant, I sit them down and show them what I am making and I get lots of inputs on why things are not nearly enough pink and glittery (did I say I have two girls?!!). We also dig out old baby pics to look at together. That gets lot of giggles all the time. Quirky, you asked? Well this is mainly in the evenings – dinner can wait!!! I love distractable kids!!! LOL!

9. Name 5 things that you can touch RIGHT NOW from where you are sitting, no cheating!
I wrote this while at work so a cup of green tea, my notebook, pen and highlighter, mini cheddars (empty packet – yes they are an English thing!) and of course my phone.

10. Silliest thing you have ever done …
Rattled off my husband’s mobile number when asked for mine. I am getting quite bad at this and hubby’s gotten used to getting random calls from strangers!!!

11. Can you give us a tip on digital scrapbooking?
I don’t consider myself an expert. I still think there is so much to learn. My motto is to keep an open mind, keep experimenting and you’ll never lose your creative edge and yes, most importantly keep at it!!! In all our busy lives, if you are passionate about something, you need to pursue it and the rewards are immense!!!

Thanks for taking a turn in the spotlight Shivani! So fun to read a little bit more about you, your scrapbooking adventure, and your busy life! 3 and 6 are definitely a handful, but I love to hear how interested your girls are in your hobby and that you sit & share with them your scrapbooking passion! So sweet! They are beautiful muses for your extremely creative and gorgeous pages. I always love to see what you will come up with next and I think coining yourself as an "experimental" scrapper is a perfect description of your amazing style! Thanks for sharing with us today! 

Friday, 2 October 2015


It is time for the October BYOC at the Lily Pad and I think I have the perfect packs for scrapping all of your wishes and dreams! As always all packs are on sale at 20% off through Sunday 10/4/2015. If you are a newsletter subscriber, look for the coupon for a special bundle price!

I don't know about you, but every so often I find myself "spacing out" in a day dream. I am in my own space and block everything else out and think happy thoughts and ideas, things that I wish to accomplish. It is a peaceful time that I use to unwind and to clear my mind.
With that in mind I created these 3 packs:

53 unique elements [58 in total!!!]


This set includes 10 subtly textured, handmade journal cards plus 2 high resolution PDF sheets  and 2 layered PSD sheets.


A fun set of 10 timeless, all purpose, patterned papers plus 5 beautifully textured, matching solids


Now how about some inspirational dreamy pages by the Pink Ladies!

by karen
by susanne
by audrey by cynthia
by melanie
by diane by ellen
by sandra by shivani by li li
by nancy
by christa
by rozsa by iva
by diane
by eszter

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015


Hello and welcome to the September edition of pretty pages where, every month, we showcase some of the amazing talent we have here.This month Nini shares her favorite pages.

This month, I scoured the gallery for some awesome inspiration to share! Take a minute to have a look at these lovely pages that are definitely drool worthy.

Downtown Chicago by mimisgirl
Perfect choice of template. I love the graphic style of the big triangles. And can you see how she used 2 papers but still kept one of them blended to the top one. The city landscape looks so cool like this. I love also the colorful cluster against the quite monochrome colors of the background and it draws the eyes to the picture. Great picture too!


You and Me by MiekSter
You must have recognized the freebie template available for the September blog challenge at Pink Reptile's blog. What first attracted me here was the colors, the fresh look of the page. I love the brush work and the little confetti and beads giving the design such a nice flow. And what a sweet photo of course!


Green Tea Frap no Whip by DixiieDoesPSP
I know this is the same template as above but I really liked it and even with the same template you can get a very different result. It's really up to you to make it your own. Here, what I like is the fun pattern background paper and the fact that she didn't use the spot for a photo or a paper to be included but added an extracted photo of her favorite drink. Great job on that by the way. Looks really cool. Love also all those little bits and pieces she used on the page.


We will be looking for your pages for next month's highlights. Keep sharing and scrapping your pages!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015


Hello everyone! My hybrid project for this month is a family album about our 2015 vacation in the country.
In this album I am using journal cards. Journal cards are so much fun to use in your albums. They may just be little pieces of paper but boy are they GREAT for decorating!

For this album I am using the cards, papers and elements  from Pink Reptile's September BYOC 'Marke The Date' collection.

I printed my photos and a bunch of papers, elements and journal cards. The base of my albume I made from white cardstock that I folded the right size and then I glued ech page to another page. As always I also used white wire and 3D foam. They are my favorite finishing touches for any of my albums.

And this is what it looks like:

front cover
I kept the embellishing  of the cover clean and simple

filler pages
I decorated my pages with a cluster of elements or with journal cards

Here are some of the details up close

As always I hope you enjoyed my post and if I inspired you in any way, shape or form then by all means make a photo of your project and upload it to your gallery so you can leave a link in the comment section below! I'd love to see what you made!

Friday, 18 September 2015


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Fall begins!! Gosh how I love fall! The brisk cooler weather arrives, allowing us to enjoy those cool mornings sipping a nice hot cup of Coffee, Tea or Cocoa! The leaves start changing and it is energizing! The smells of fall - Apples, pumpkin, and just the air is different too!!! After the warm summer the pop of cool weather perks up the mood and gets us in gear for the end of year.

To get us ready for the new season, I made this fall set of word arts that I know will come in handy!!

Includes: 25 fall/autumn word arts plus 8 stamps that will give all of your fall pages that extra oomph you are looking for.


Here's a bunch of  cozy fall pages by the Pink Ladies and Lillypad Pollies to inspire you.

by diane
by susanne
by cynthia by rozsa
by natascha
by shivani
by ellen by emma
by géraldine

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Scrappin'!