50% off FWAB Jack Vine Sale- this week only!

by admin ~ February 23rd, 2017

 Jack Vine inspiration and 50% off for this week only!

We have a special treat for you this week, we are showcasing one of our favourite products – The Jack vine. This gorgeous and unique vine set comes in 4 colours – green, olive green, forest green and black. The Jack vine consists of 1 small and 1 large vine. They can be used whole or the leaves can be cut off the vine to use separately. It is made of a beautiful glossy epoxy.

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 The Jack vine has recently been given a price reduction and is now only $2.95 but for this week we are halving it! So until Sunday 26th February you can buy them for only $1.47 each!!

Here’s some inspiration using our fab Jack vine:

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Lee’s tree & grass set Jack vine leaves – olive green

Here is a Throwback Thursday share by one of our ex DT members, the gorgeous Sonia Thomason – Sonia has used the FWAB Jack vine in olive green – as well as a teal Jasmine laser flourish-

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In this next layout Sonia has again used our FWAB olive green Jack vine. The colour is such a  natural green that it fits in with all those gorgeous outdoor photos. Sonia has also used the FWAB Lee’s Tree and cut up one of the olive green Jack vines for the leaves as well as an olive green Jack vine coming out of the flower cluster.

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If you’d like to see more of Sonia’s stunning creations, then you can visit her blog HERE.

  I hope we have inspired you to visit the FWAB shop HERE to buy your Jack vines at 50% off until this coming Sunday 26th Feb, 2017!

Bye for now,

Lucy, Maggie & Kate Flourish with a Bling

It’s Throwback Thursday again, this week it’s the gorgeous Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ February 16th, 2017

Today for Throwback Thursday I would love to show you some of our gorgeous ex DT member Chloe Nielsen’s work – Chloe creates gorgeous bright vibrant layouts as well as cards, and I must say, looking back on previous posts of Chloe’s, its FWABulous to be looking at all she created for us again after all this time. Chloe is  the creator/designer and owner of her own little handmade embellishment business “Rainbow Splendour”, so make sure to check it out HERE.

From Chloe – I just love FWAB flowers – so imagine my excitement when I received the NEW colours and sizes!!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE them all!!!

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New colours include TEAL, YELLOW, RED, LATTE, ORANGE,

GOLD, GREEN and HOT PINK!!  Don’t they all sound so delicious!!!???

AND … there are new sizes in the Maddison flowers – mini Maddisons!  They are just the perfect size to add to a cluster :)

Anyway, here’s the first page I’ve created using the new flowers:

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The circus came to town last school holidays … I kept the circus flyer and the tickets we purchased to use on a layout … it’s fun to use memorabilia :) :).  I was disappointed I couldn’t get a photo of the kids in front of the big top, but it was storming and we all had to make a mad dash!  So, even tho I’m a little short of pics, I still wanted to scrap about the event :)

I have used a FWAB Maddison Flower – Red, FWAB Elise Flowers in Pale Blue and White,

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and a FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish Red

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The flourish is embossed using my tutorial steps from last month. Love the effect!

Don’t forget: HUGE $2 FLOWER SALE for the month of OCTOBER! come and check out the beautiful new colour range and various sizes we have in stock! SHOP HERE!!

Hello FWAB fans!  I’m back again to share my next page using the FWABulous new flowers!!

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I just LOVED the teal colour – teal is so “IN” right now … and couldn’t wait to use them on a page!
Here, I’ve used the FWAB Maddison Flowers – Teal, FWAB Elise Flowers – Cream, and a FWAB Elise Flowers – Dusty Pink

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and I’ve also used a FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish Hot Pink (Jasmine flourishes would have to be one of my FAV FWAB products!!!)

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So have you used our FWAB flowers since we released them? Make sure to check them out HERE before we SELL OUT!

Happy scrapping everyone.

XX The FWAB team

PS. We have some exciting news to share with you very soon, so keep a look out :-)

***A little FWAB love this Valentines Day ***

by admin ~ February 12th, 2017

February is the month of love so it’s perfect timing to spread a little FWAB love.

We have just started a brand new blog and you can find it HERE or flourishwithabling.blogspot.com. We would love for you to follow our new blog and once we have 50 followers, we will be giving away a lovely prize pack (see below), so please tell your friends about us as well (they might share the prize with you if they win). Every 50 followers we will do another prize pack giveaway, Yay! Wherever you may live in the world, if you are a follower of the new FWAB blog, you are in each draw to win! Here’s the prize pack for the first giveaway worth around $50 rrp:

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We would love for you to receive a gorgeous FWAB freebie right now, so if you complete an order by Tuesday 14th February, add “love news” to the comments section of your order and you will receive a FWAB freebie in your order as a Valentine’s gift from us.

International postage is not as much as you might think – sending the above amount of products internationally will cost $10AUD (250gms and under). Australian postage is a flat rate $10 no matter how large your order!

You can always email us at shop@flourishwithabling.com.au anytime if you have any questions, we pride ourselves on our customer service.

Here’s a little sneak peek valentine’s inspiration using some of our gorgeous products: Click on any of the underlined products to take you to our website to see that particular product.

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Chloe Pearl Flourish – red

Jack vine – forest green

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Jack vine – olive green

100 pack rhinestones – silver

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Jack vine – olive green

100 pack pearls – pearl

Grace pearl flourish – pearl

Make sure to follow our new FWAB blog – ( flourishwithabling.blogspot.com.au )  and not only will you be in the draw to win the fabulous FWAB prize pack shown above, but you can view a lot more Valentine’s Day inspiration too :-)  Enjoy.

Happy crafting,

The FWAB team

It’s Throwback Thursday at FWAB. Remember this post? February 2012!

by admin ~ February 9th, 2017

This months guest designer is ***Jeni O’Connor***
After admiring the lovely Jeni O’Connors layouts on Scrapbook.com and in Scrapbook Creations and Scrapbooking Memories magazines over the last few years, we are very excited to be sharing with you Jeni’s guest DT work for Flourish with a Bling.

Here’s a little bit about Jeni –

I’m Jeni and I am thrilled to be invited as this month’s guest designer here at Flourish with a Bling. I’ve had the opportunity to work with FWAB products for a while now and just love them.
I’m Aussie with a Canadian dh, so we get to spend time in two beautiful countries. We have twins, a boy and girl and a dog, Buddy.

Inspired by my Grandma’s talent for crafts, I’ve always loved to create in some form or another. I’ve been a scrapbooker forever,lol. Even as a child I would take photos and write stories about them. I’ve been scrapbooking as we know it today for about 15 years. Although in the early days all we had were stickers! My style has changed over that time and with so many influences and fabulous products. Today, I have two distinctly different styles, Storybook/whimsical style usually in 3d, where I love to extend the photo and create a scene. I also like to create in a Shabby/arty/, sometimes messy kind of style.

I have been lucky to have had many opportunities in scrapbooking. For the past 5 yrs I’ve been a design team member on the Colour Team for Scrapbook Creations. I’ve also authored regular features and three year long series of published articles, “What’s Your Style?”and “Scrapping with the Stars” (astrology and scrapping) and “Reality Bites” (scrapping about real life issues). My most recent feature was on Mixed Media and scrapping.

I’ve been published in the Australian magazines Scrapbook Creations, Scrapbooking Memories and For Keeps. Internationally in Canadian Scrapbooker, Memory Makers, and Creating Keepsakes. I was also a tutor at the Australian Scrapbooking Convention. I’ve been on a number of design teams over the years, including Manor House Creations and Once Upon a Sketch currently and previously Dusty Attic and My Creative Scrapbook (US)

I’m a Midwife and Teacher by professions when I’m not scrapping. I’d like to say I’m a domestic engineer, but I’m not really all that domesticated…I’d rather be scrapping!

I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to share my creations with you.
My blog: http://jocmomentsoftime.blogspot.com/

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In this bright and fun beach layout above, Jeni has used one of the FWAB silver corner flourishes from the Kate’s corner flourish set, beach huts and flag from Nicky’s beach huts, and baby blue Chloe pearl flourishes.

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What an enchanting and whimsical layout…so perfect for using the FWAB Taylah’s toadstools, Lee’s tree and grass set, Trent’s fence and a pink Jasmine laser flourish. Just magical….you could almost think Jeni’s twins were actually sitting there amongst the flowers and toadstools in a beautiful garden!

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Jeni has used the FWAB Teal Luke flourish and teal pearls from the 100 pearl packs for this gorgeous layout of her son. Love all the misting and masking too, so effective to grunge up a boys layout.

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What a beautiful photo of Jeni’s twins …and a stunning layout to show it off. Jeni has used the new olive green Chloe pearl flourishes which go perfectly with all the greenery of the flowers and chipboard fence…..just stunning.

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What a beautiful card…Jeni has used the FWAB olive green Jack vine and cut it up to suit, as well as copper pearls from the 100 pearl packs….who wouldn’t be absolutely thrilled to receive that card!

I asked Jeni just a few questions –

What has been the most exciting part of being in this industry?

I’ve loved being a part of an industry that has evolved over many years. There’s always fresh, new ideas and products to inspire us. The creative talent just keeps getting better, blurring the boundries between so many of the other arts and crafts. I love inspiring other scrappers and being inspired by them on our creative journey.

What is your favourite technique or tool at the moment?

Techniques seem to go in cycles, every few years an “oldie” gets recycled back into fashion. I’ve always added inks, paints, mists or waxes to my pages. As for tools, I’ve not one for investing in the latest tools or equipment. My scissors are my best scrapping friends.

What is the process you use to create a layout?

LOL. This question is a challenge as I’m not sure I really have a process. I think it all starts out in my mind with a creative thought. Usually, I can visualise how I want my page to look and it just seems to take shape from there. Although, I’m a terrible fiddler and will often move things around until they feel right. Most of my ideas are inspired by the images around me and the designs and patterns on paper. Prior to being on the team at Once Upon a Sketch, I’d never really given much thought to using a sketch as a starting point. Now I love it when I have a plan to work from. They really are a great way to map your ideas.

A very big thank you to Jeni for creating such amazing works of art for us here at Flourish with a Bling and for making our products look absolutely amazing. If you too are left wanting to see more, then please remember to check out Jeni’s blog here to see more of Jeni’s beautiful work…you’ll be inspired!

Happy scrapping everyone,

Maggie and the FWAB team

***Farewell to DT Chloe Nielsen***

by admin ~ April 14th, 2015

Last but certainly not least, we farewell the lovely Chloe Nielsen who has been with us for over the last 18 months doing such a fabulous job for FWAB that she became our DT  Coordinator for the last year or so of her term as well as admin for all Facebook posts.

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Chloe’s dedication and commitment made her an invaluable member of the FWAB team and she will be sorely missed.

Again I have struggled to narrow down some of Chloe’s creations to share with you one last time, but here goes -

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In the above layout titled “My Boy”, Chloe has used the FWAB  Nicki’s Beach huts in blue/white and green/white as well as part of the FWAB denim blue Luke flourish.

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In this next layout Chloe has used the FWAB gold laser Jasmine flourish and the FWAB orange puffy Jasmine flourish. Chloe has cut each flourish up to suit her layout. These flourishes although 3D, cut up very easily using a pair of scissors so are very versatile.

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In this next beachy layout, Chloe has used the clouds and raindrops from the FWAB Up in the sky pack and don’t the raindrops look fabulous used as water drops for this fun beach layout :-)

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Chloe created this pretty door hanger using our FWAB Maddison flourish set in silver and doesn’t it add some gorgeous sparkle.


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Chloe always created such pretty cards for us. The above 2 cards Chloe has used the FWAB Jasmine laser flourshes in teal and pearl as well as a Maddison flower in chocolate.

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In this final share, Chloe has used the FWAB silver Elise flourish as well as our FWAB lilac Maddison flowers.

A very big thank you Chloe for your tireless dedication to us and the FWAB team. We greatly appreciate it so very very much and wish you all the very best for the future and whatever exciting Design Teams come your way, they will be so lucky to have you!

If you would like to keep up to date on all of Chloe’s creativity, please make sure you follow her blog here - 

XXXX The FWAB team

The winner of the March 2015 “Alter your FWAB bling challenge” is….

by admin ~ April 1st, 2015

Hi there FWAB fans,

We had some fabulous entries into this months challenge, thank you to those of you who played along!

Sadly there can only be one winner, so…….

The winner of the March 2015 Alter your FWAB bling challenge is….

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KarenB with her layout titled “High Up”. A very big congratulations Karen, if you can please email Maggie at flourishwithabling@yahoo.com.au with your address, we will get your FWAB prize pack off to you asap.

Keep an eye out for the next challenge which will be up on the FWAB blog early next week.

Wishing all our FWAB fans a very Happy Easter. We hope the Easter Bunny remembers to visit you!

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XXXX The FWAB team

***March 2015 “Alter your FWAB bling challenge” ***

by admin ~ March 10th, 2015

Hi FWAB fans,

So sorry for the delay in putting the new challenge up,  here it is at last -

For this months challenge we would like to see you do something extra creative to our FWAB products, be it stamping one of our puffy flourishes like the quick and easy sample I have shared below, misting our flowers a different colour, using our flourishes as a mask, altering it any way you can…the list is endless.

You may have seen all the fabulous and creative ways our past DT’s have used our products and created something new and unique, well now it’s your turn!

Upload it to the FWAB gallery in the March 2015 “Alter your FWAB bling challenge” album, in the description explain what you have done to alter our FWAB product, and be in the draw to win a fabulous FWAB prize pack!

Here’s a sample I created using a FWAB white Jasmine puffy flourish that I stamped using the same music stamp I used on my background and white butterflies -

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Here’s a close up of the stamped Jasmine puffy flourish  -

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We hope you can play along with us….challenge closes midnight Tuesday March 31st.

XXX Maggie and the FWAB team

***Farewell to DT member Amy Prior***

by admin ~ March 10th, 2015


Today we will be bidding farewell to DT member Amy Prior.

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Amy has been with us for over 18 months and we have loved seeing her gorgeous, bright and cheery layouts in the FWAB gallery as well as Amy’s creative blog posts on the FWAB blog.

Again, trying to narrow down a few creations to share with you all will be a challenge, but here goes -

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Amy always loved to use any of the FWAB pearl bling, quite often using the same design in different colours or layering them. In the above bright and cheery layout, Amy has used the FWAB teal and pink Grace pearl flourishes which tie in to her colour scheme perfectly -

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In this lovely earthy toned layout, Amy has used the FWAB olive green Jack vine as well as antique gold pearls from our 100 packs…and what a sweet photo indeed!

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In this next colourful layout Amy has used the FWAB purple and blue Chloe pearl flourishes as well as the FWAB Adam vine and don’t they look gorgeous placed into Amy’s cluster of pretty flowers.

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In this beautiful layout Amy has used the FWAB pearl Chloe flourish as well as the FWAB Grace pearl flourish in copper and Amy has layered them for affect and don’t they look fabulous!

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In this final stunning share above, Amy has used the FWAB pearl Chloe and Grace flourishes where she has cut them up to suit her layout, the FWAB white Jasmine puffy flourish where again Amy has cut up to suit her layout, pearl coloured individual pearls from the FWAB 100 packs as well as a white Maddison and Elise flower.

A very big thank you Amy for always inspiring our FWAB followers with such bright and cheery creations throughout your time here with us at FWAB.

We look forward to continuing to keep up to date with all things Amy Prior on your blog here and we wish you all the very best in whatever crafty things may come your way in the future :-)

XX the FWAB team

***Farewell to DT members Kim, Amy and Chloe***

by admin ~ February 23rd, 2015

Hi there Flourish with a Bling fans,

Today we start to farewell the last few members of our Design Team for 2013, 2014-2015.

First up we say goodbye to DT member Kim Kendell -

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Here are a few layouts Kim has created for us over her DT term.

First up Kim has used a FWAB bronze Luke flourish and doesn’t it pop! -

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Next up Kim has used the FWAB Trent’s fence as well as a FWAB black Jack vine -

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In this next bright and cheery layout, Kim has used the FWAB black Jessie flourish – doesn’t Kims background of colourful chevrons look fabulous! -

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In the final share for Kim today we have this bright and colourful layout filled with lots of FWAB Elise flowers in orange, pink, red, blue and cream. Don’t all those flowers look gorgeous :-) -

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A very big thank you once again Kim for all the fabulous work you have created for us during your DT term :-) We’ve loved having you on the team.

If you would like to keep up to date with all things creative for Kim and her other Design team work, please make sure to follow her blog here

Wishing you all the very best for the future Kim :-)

XXX the FWAB team

January WINNER!

by admin ~ February 2nd, 2015

Hello FWAB fans!  I know I’m a day late announcing January’s challenge winner, but seriously – where did January go?!

We had so many GORGEOUS entries into our sketch challenge last month and we must thank you ALL for playing along!  We love to see our FWAB products on your pages!

Our random winner is..

Timeless Craft Mumma (Louise)

with this stunning creation:

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Congrats, Louise! And your first time playing along here too!! Well done!

 

Please email Maggie at flourishwithabling@yahoo.com.au to claim your prize!

A few more creations with Amy Prior

by admin ~ January 31st, 2015

Hi everyone! Ok so after my post the other day of 4 layouts, I felt it only fair to follow up this blog post with another 4 projects all using FWAB goodies. I say projects because this time one of them is not a layout ooh intrigued? Keep reading…

The first project that I have to share with you all again today is titled Fabulous and for this layout I have used a couple of Flourish with a Bling Grace Pearl Flourishes in Black as well as a couple of Flourish with a Bling Chloe Pearl Flourish in Black.

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The next project that I have to share with you all today is a gorgeous little frame that I have decorated to showcase a very old and damaged professional photo of my darling daughter Mia. Here I have used Flourish with a Bling Self-Adhesive Rhinestones in Black plus some Flourish with a Bling Kate’s Corner Flourish in Black.

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Next up I have a layout to share with you all sharing a gorgeous photo of my 2 beautiful girls and our bunny rabbit. For this layout I have used some Flourish with a Bling Self-Adhesive Pearls in Mango plus a Flourish with a Bling Grace Flourish in Red.

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Last but not least, I have another layout to share and this time I have used a couple of Flourish with a Bling Grace Pearl Flourishes in Pewter.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

*****DON’T FORGET 50% off Storewide on the Flourish with a Bling website ends at midnight tonight!!!! Only a few hours left to get those orders in I mean who doesn’t love 50% off?******

Bubble chaser – by Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ January 30th, 2015

Hello everyone!

It’s Chloe here and I have another page to share with you all.

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I have used FWAB Elise Flowers – Pale Blue …

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That’s all from me, don’t forget THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE
AND
THE FABULOUS SALE!!!!

Vintage Bling

by admin ~ January 29th, 2015

Hello Everyone I hope you have all had a wonderful start to the New Year and are all ready to start scrapping again today I would like to share with a a vintage layout that I have created using the Adhesive Rhinestones in Silver

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You can in the below Photo that I have used the rhinestones to top the chipboard buttons and it just makes them look amazing.

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In the next image I have used the smallest size to highlight the word Happy and it looks a bit classy I think.

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Thank you for coming to look at my post I look forward to seeing your layouts using the Adhesive Rhinestone Bling.

Kim

A few recent layouts with Amy Prior

by admin ~ January 26th, 2015

Hi everyone, Amy Prior back today with not 1 but 4 layout to share using Flourish with a Bling products.

First up I have a layout using the gorgeous FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish in Pearl PLUS the gorgeous FWAB Taylah’s Toadstools.

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The next layout that I have to share with you all features the gorgeous FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish in Black PLUS some gorgeous FWAB Maddison & Elise flowers in black.

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Next up I have a layout featuring lots of gorgeous FWAB Maddison & Elise flowers plus some FWAB Self Adhesive Pearls in White.

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Lastly I have a super bright and fun layout to share with you all featuring lots of gorgeous FWAB Silver Self-Adhesive Rhinestones.

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Don’t forget that the entire Flourish with a Bling store is 50% off for the month of January. Hurry and get your orders in before the month’s end.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Create Banner with Amy Prior

by admin ~ January 17th, 2015

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back with you all again today sharing a project that was perfectly accented with lots of gorgeous Flourish with a Bling Self Adhesive White Pearls.

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This gorgeous banner started off as simple pieces of Raw Canvas that I have wet thoroughly with water before adding tonnes of various colour Shimmerz paints to the backgrounds. I really wanted a gorgeous rainbow of colours on this banner.

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When the background was completely dry, I have sprayed some White Shimmerz Spritz spray over the top to dull down the colours a tad before adding the FWAB White Adhesive Pearls randomly here and there.

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I had some old Chipboard letters in my stash that I have simply painted with some Shimmerz white Dazzlerz paints. I wanted to paint these white to create a nice contrast against the crazy rainbow background of the banners.

I finally added some flowers and a bit of Texturez paint on the petals to bring the whole thing together.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget that we have 50% off the Flourish with a Bling store this month which is craaaazzzyyyy so quick click here and shop up a storm.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

SMILE – by Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ January 13th, 2015

Hi everyone!  I’m back again to share another page …

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I kept this one fairly simple … some background painting with mists … and similar colour alphas and FWAB pearls over the top for some texture …

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I have used:
FWAB Luke Flourish Teal
FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Teal
FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Mango
FWAB Maddison Flowers – SMALL 4pk – Teal

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Don’t forget
BIG 50% off SALE for the month of January 2015!!
SHOP HERE

xx

O Christmas tree – Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ January 8th, 2015

It seems I’m suffering from a mild dose of low mojo, so I pulled out the January sketch again and BAM … instantly inspired!  Just love it when that happens!

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I even had some recent photos from Christmas to scrap!

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I love using non-traditional Christmas colours!  Pink, purple and teal – so pretty :)

I have used:

FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish Purple
FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Rose Pink

FWAB Maddison Flowers 3pk – Pink

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Hope YOU can play along with our sketch this month!! :) :)

January 2015 sketch challenge

by admin ~ January 1st, 2015

Hello everyone!  It’s Chloe Nielsen here to share our January challenge with you.

Are you ready for a FWABulous scrappy year?  We decided to kick off with a sketch to inspire you this month …

FWAB JANUARY RULES:

1. Follow the sketch (turn it, make it your own, but we would still love to see the bones of the sketch!)

2. Use AT LEAST one piece of FWAB

3.  Upload your creation (can be a page, a card, or OTP item) by midnight 31st January 2015 to the FWAB gallery

4. Have fun!!

 

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Here is my sample page created for this sketch:

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I have used a FWAB Maddison flower in Yellow, a small FWAB Maddison flower in teal, a FWAB Elise flower in cream, and a FWAB Kate’s Corner Flourish Silver - all cut up to fit around my cluster.

Amy Prior has also created a sample page for this challenge…

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Amy has used Flourish with a Bling Chloe Pearl Flourish in Purple as well as Self Adhesive Pearls in Purple.

Hope you can join in this month!  We look forward to seeing your creations!

The December challenge winner …

by admin ~ January 1st, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR from all the team at FWAB!!

 

Thank you to those who were able to play along last month!  We know it was a super busy month and we were so happy to see so many stunning creations in the gallery!

 

All your names went in a hat and one has been drawn out …

CONGRATS TO …

vickstar

with this FABULOUS layout:

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Please email Maggie at flourishwithabling@yahoo.com.au to claim your prize!

Stay tuned for the January challenge which will be posted later today :) …

Hope you can all play along again!

Have a great month!

 

Christmas Continues with Amy Prior

by admin ~ December 27th, 2014

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back with you all again today after a couple of months break from scrapbooking. Christmas is all but finished now with most people already taking down decorations but I wanted to come by and quickly share a last minute decoration that I made for our Christmas Table here at the Prior household.

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The tree is a 3d Kaisercraft BTP MDF Product that was supposed to be used as a countdown calendar but I got it down way too late to consider using it for that purpose, maybe next year LOL.

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The MDF was covered in lots of gorgeous little paper doilies decoupaged all over and then I have added lots of sprays from Shimmerz Paints as well as  other Shimmerz paint products used through stencils etc. I just love this sort of layering of different paint mediums.

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Lots of Flourish with a Bling gold pearls were the perfect finishing touch for this tree and I have added lots of Self Adhesive Pearls in Antique Gold as well as some Chloe Flourishes in Antique Gold.

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Our Christmas decorations are all very rainbow candy colours here so the tree fits perfectly with our Christmas Home Decor. Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to checkout the giant sale over in the Flourish with a Bling store!!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Merry Christmas!

by admin ~ December 25th, 2014

To all our loyal fans and customers,

we wish you and your families

a happy and safe Christmas

and best wishes for a

happy, scrappy New Year!

From all the team here at FWAB xx

Christmas cards – by Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ December 23rd, 2014

I know Christmas isn’t far away at all … have you handmade Christmas cards this year?

I love making cards, so it was fun to raid my FWAB stash and whip up some easy cards …

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I’ve used FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 pack in Latte and Rose Pink to make the shape of baubles …

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And a FWAB Maddison Flowers – SMALL in pink and latte for decoration …

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Added some twine and mini letters and they are done!

Don’t forget our {EASY} December challenge if you have some scrappy time!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas :) :)

You make my heart sing – Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ December 18th, 2014

Hello everyone!  It’s Chloe here sharing my first project for the month.  I can’t believe it’s December already!  This year has flown by so fast!

 

Here’s my page:

 

IMG_6479aI thought I would try a monochromatic style page.   Surprisingly, the whole thing came together quite quickly!  I guess I didn’t have to spend time matching embellishments and such like … I just knew I needed silver or grey or white :D

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I’ve used the gorgeous FWAB Kate’s Corner Flourish Silver flourish - cut up to fit on opposite ends of my cluster …

You’ll also spy a grey flower from the FWAB Elise Flourish Black – Dark Green & Silver Grey flowers set too!

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That’s all from me today, but I’ll be back soon to share some FWABulous Christmas cards!

***Farewell to DT member Tracey Fowler***

by admin ~ December 15th, 2014

Last but certainly not least, we say  farewell to our lovely DT member Tracey Fowler.

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Tracey has been with us here at Flourish with a Bling for the past 18 months and haven’t we been spoilt with eye candy month after month after month.

Before sharing with you all some of our favourite creations from Tracey, we would like to officially congratulate Tracey for being chosen as one of the Scrapbooking Memories Masters for 2015! Woohooo Tracey, what fabulous news! Scrapbooking Memories are so lucky to have you and we look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations in print! I may just have to extend my subscription!

Anyway, narrowing down Tracey’s creations for us here at FWAB has been a very difficult job, so here goes -

In this first layout of Tracey Then and Now, Tracey has used the FWAB baby blue Chloe pearl flourish and has cut them up to suit her design -

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With this fabulous clipboard of Tracey’s 2 boys, Tracey has used a FWAB black Jasmine puffy flourish as well as a FWAB black Jack vine and used them as a base for her gorgeous flower clusters.

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In this next brilliant boys layout Tracey shows you how to use FWAB and flowers on a fab BOYS layout and has used the FWAB cherry red Jessie flourish as well as a FWAB chocolate Maddison flower -

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In this next pretty girly layout, Tracey has used the FWAB silver Luke flourish as well as the  FWAB Taylahs toadstools and doesn’t it all look so so lovely -

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In this stunning Cousins layout Tracey has used the FWAB pink pearl Chloe flourish as well as the FWAB Taylah’s Toadstools and a FWAB pink Maddison flower -

 

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Well that’s it from us today…sob sob…we hate farewells…

So we wont say goodbye, we will say see your around the internet and in Scrapbooking Memories magazine over the coming year, all the very best to you Tracey :-)

If you’d like to keep up to date on everything Tracey is up to then please follow her blog here -

XXX the FWAB team

 

***Farewell to DT member Judith Armstrong***

by admin ~ December 9th, 2014

Today we will be sending a fond farewell to the lovely Judith Armstrong who has shared and inspired you with her creations over the past 18 months as part of the Flourish with a Bling Design Team -

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Once again it’s always so hard to narrow down someones amazing contribution to FWAB and choose just 4 or 5 layouts to showcase, but here goes -

In this bright and cheery beach layout, Judith has combined the FWAB Nicky’s beach huts with FWAB Maddison and Elise flowers in co ordinating colours….and does’nt it look fabulous! Together with the FWAB clouds and sun from the FWAB Up in the sky pack, this layout was a feast for the eyes with lots of yummy FWAB!

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This next fun and earthy layout, Judith has used a fence and grass from the FWAB Trent’s fence set as well as a co ordinating FWAB Maddison flower in chocolate.

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In this next layout of fun with Micky and Minnie, Judith has used the FWAB black Elise Flourish and flower set with a Maddison flower in black -

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A gorgeous layout of mother and daughter, Judith has used the FWAB Grace pearl flourish in teal together with a FWAB Elise flower that Judith misted to match her colour scheme. Judith has also used FWAB teal pearls from the 100 packs -

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Who can resist the gorgeous FWAB Taylahs toadstools for layouts of toadstools, mushrooms or fairies. Don’t they look just great on Judith’s Fairytale Fungi layout below -

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Finally we have a bright and  colourful layout using the FWAB Jasmine puffy flourishes in orange and hot pink. Judith has cut them up to suit her layout and don’t they look effective :-)

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A very big thank you once again Judith for all the bright and cheerful work you have created for us during your DT term, for all the ooohs and ahhhs over in the FWAB gallery, blog posts and tutorials and for your wonderful talents using Flourish with a Bling….we will miss having you on the team.

If you would like to keep up to date with what Judith is up to, please make sure to follow her blog here -

Wishing you all the very best for the future Judith :-)

XXX the FWAB team

***Design Team Farewell to Linda Thompson, Judith Armstrong and Tracey Fowler***

by admin ~ December 4th, 2014

It’s that time of year again in the DT calendar when we must farewell our current design team and announce a new DT call…however we have asked our current Aussie DT girls once again if they would like to stay on with us here at FWAB for another 2 months because we LOVE them so much and yeahhhhhh most of them said YES! Woohoo

Sadly we must farewell Linda Thompson, Judith Armstrong and Tracey Fowler, even though we would dearly love to keep everyone on!

So as a fond farewell and reminder to you all of these fabulously talented ladies, over the coming week I thought I would post some of our favourite creations from each of them – mind you it’s always a very hard job to narrow them down!

First up I would like to showcase some of Linda’s work -

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 Here Linda has created a gift box and used the FWAB lilac Jasmine puffy flourish and the FWAB green Jack vine. Cut up and arranged in a 3D cluster of flowers and ribbon, doesn’t it look so very pretty!

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In this next beach layout Linda has used a red beach house from the FWAB Nicky’s beach huts set as well as one of the fences that Linda has cut up from the FWAB Trent’s fence set as well as a toadstool from the FWAB Taylah’s toadstools set. Don’t you just love the colour scheme of red and blues together for a beach page….and look at that gorgeous photo! :-)

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Next up Linda has created a stunning layout using shades of B&W with a touch of yellow/orange which makes our FWAB orange Jasmine puffy flourish  stand out beautifully. Once again Linda has cut up the Jasmine flourish to create 3 separate pieces to fit in with her design.

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In this final pretty  and oh so girly  layout, Linda has used a part of the fence from the FWAB Trent’s fence, a FWAB green Jack vine, a FWAB pale pink Jasmine laser flourish and our new FWAB Maddison and Elise flowers.

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A very big thank you once again Linda for all your hard work over the last 18 months, the blog posts, challenges you have hosted, gallery uploads and all the inspiration you have provided for so many during your DT term for us here at Flourish with a Bling.  We have really enjoyed having you on the team :-)

We wish you all the very best in any future endeavours and look forward to continuing to see your creations out there in blog land. If you would like to keep up to date on Lindas work then please check out Linda’s blog here -

XXX The FWAB team

 

An {easy} December challenge!

by admin ~ December 1st, 2014

Hello FWAB fans – can you believe it’s DECEMBER already??  Here at the FWAB HQ, we have decided that, since it’s a super busy time of year for everyone … our challenge this month is:

“Show us your creations!”

We just want to see your creations with our FWABulous products!  So, show us your stuff!!  It can be a page, a card, or something OTP … it’s up to you!!  How easy!! :) :)  Just add some FWAB and upload to our gallery before midnight 31st December 2014 to be in the running for a gorgeous FWAB pack of goodies …

 

Here is  a page by Chloe Nielsen to inspire you:

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Chloe has used a FWAB Grace Pearl Flourish Copper … cut into pieces …

Hope you can all join in this fun and easy challenge this month!

Happy Scrapping!!

November’s Summery Challenge Winner

by admin ~ December 1st, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to everyone who joined in on this month’s challenge! It was very hard to choose a winner as they were all fabulous layouts!

The winner of November’s Summery Challenge is ……..Jo Burke!

Congratulations Jo!

 Please e-mail Maggie at flourishwithabling@yahoo.com.au to claim your prize!

Thanks to everyone  for entering this month’s challenge it was really hard to decide on a winner!

Fun in Fiji

Happy Scrapping

Tracey

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Splashes of Colour by Judith Armstrong

by admin ~ November 27th, 2014

Good morning FWAB fans, Judith here again with a colourful layout to share with you. I love the new colourful FWAB flowers so have included plenty of these in my layout. This layout is about the colourful flowers at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. It’s one of my favourite places to visit and take photos. They do such a good job with their floral displays.

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Here are some close ups:

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In my bottom cluster I have used a FWAB orange Maddison flower, a FWAB Hot pink Elise flower and a FWAB yellow small Maddison flower along with a FWAB Taylah’s Toadstool, a piece of FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish in burgundy and along the bottom of the photo I have used a FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish in Olive Green.IMG_0827

In my top cluster I used a FWAB Maddison flower in yellow, a FWAB Elise flower in hot pink, a FWAB small Maddison flower in orange , a piece of FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish in Burgundy, a FWAB Taylah Toadstool and a FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish in Pearl.

Well that’s it from me. I have enjoyed my last 18 months on the FWAB Design Team and I would like to thank Maggie, Kate and Lucy for the opportunity they’ve given me to showcase the wonderful designs from Flourish With A Bling!

Merry Christmas – with Tracey Fowler

by admin ~ November 25th, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Only 4 more weeks until Christmas! I just love the lead up to Christmas including Christmas shopping. To get me even more into the spirit of Christmas I have scrapped a photo of my boys  in front of our tree last year.

I have used the following Flourish with a Bling products  Adhesive Pearls 100 pack to give the impression that snow is falling , Chloe Pearl Flourish and

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There is also still time to join in on this month’s challenge. Here are the details, we would love to see what you create and who knows you might even be this month’s lucky prize winner!

Summer FWAB Challenge

Create a layout that is inspired by summer days, using summery colour combination and has at least 1 piece  of FWAB products.

Be sure to upload your entries into the FWAB Gallery for your chance to win a glorious FWAB prize pack.

Happy Scrapping

Tracey

xx