Sunday, 4 February 2018

Bling me! Feb 2018

Although I've loved bling in scrapbooking for some time, it never shifted over to IRL. Sure, I like necklaces if I'm lucky enough to be given one, but only in the last few years did I go out of my way to buy necklaces or brooches I like myself, and always in that 'costume jewellery' vein.

As I came back with three more brooches for my collection from my christmas break, I thought I would do a page about them and my new found love of bling IRL.

Ye Olde Bling Feb 2018 digital scrapbooking layout, Archiscraps
The inspiration from Archiscraps was a very ornate chapel, so I took one tower and created it from scratch using buttons, beads, flowers, pearls, etc to match the stones or flints on the building.

Archiscraps Feb 2018 inspiration +bling
Journaling on page reads :

I’ve only recently found an appreciation for jewellery, although I have always worn necklaces or brooches (which are oddly out of fashion and rarely seen these days ) - not rings - they just get in the way at work, painting or gardening. I love my necklaces, most of which have been gifts over the years, but on my last few Christmas breaks I discovered costume jewellery, and got some cheap and nasty pieces to start with. Since then I’ve found way more respectable brooches and started to wear them even to work! I’ve done a bit of research online and have fallen in love with brooches. These three I got from Ned’s Shed at Pambula. I paid less than $8 each. I’ll never be able to afford diamonds, sapphires or rubies, but costume jewellery allows me to enjoy bling!


Dita B Designs Click n Summer Memories Add On Paper 3 (tree shape)
American Crafts City Park Echo Park Detail Tree (felt tree)fruit labels (off fruit)
Hot Brass alphas, 
S Clingerman A Boys Story Alpha 1
Far Far Hills Christmas wreath Skimersan 005 (flower)
Basic Grey Black Tie Patterned Paper - Corso
JY Family Fun Night patterened paper no 12 (check)
 the paper stack no 2 papercraft magazine birdie floral lime/blue
Lara’s Digital World For Lara - Button round
Rachael’s Designs Antique & Vitage Buttons no 13
Angie Young Get Crafty Collage Sheet 36
Kimeric Designs SIS Brad no 2
Helly Designs Leave This World Behind - brooch
L Grier Disaster space 1 - paintstroke no 9 (clouds)
ADS Fall Fantasy Border 1
Aliya Because of You element 11 (arch)
American Crafts City Park Echo Park - Ribbon GreenBlue, etc


  1. Kylie how very cleaver to make your page like the ornate chapel, your newly purchased broaches are lovely. Thanks' for joining us at Archi-scraps. Barb H

  2. Very clever idea Kylie. I love it!!!

  3. such a creative idea! Thanks for joining in at Archiscraps this month.

  4. Your page just sparkles! Thanks for joining us at Archiscraps this month.

  5. Terrific theme for a page. I like it a lot. I see where you got the ideas from the insp pic. Well done.

  6. Oh-so-gloriously-creative take on the Archi bling challenge! And I would love to see how you are wearing your jewelry, has I have some lovely pieces myself :)


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