Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Eclectic Kit plus International Scrapbooking Day is near! Get ready for some fun and discounts!

Hi all......I am thrilled to present a preview of my newest kit for you to see,"Eclectic"!
Eclectic is a kit close to my heart, because at heart I am a very eclectic and slightly Boho person. When I first chose the colours for this kit I was worried......then I put them all together on a swatch and I was REALLY worried! They were amazing and rich colours but they didn't look like they would work together! But I plugged away and had a go at making them and before I new it I had a kit! A beautiful, rich, warm and completely eclectic kit.

I present to you with pride....ECLECTIC!

And check out this STUNNING layout from my amazingly talented creative assistant Bea Skinner of Bea So Scrappy! Here is the link to her amazing blog! Check it out.....

From talented decorator Melissa Marti, I just LOVE these pictures and the layout is so adorable!:

From our very own wonderful Amanda Shepperd, I love the off the page quality and the clean, elegant, uncluttered look of this layout!:

The talent just keeps coming from our lovely decorators! Here is a gorgeous layout from Tracey Allen:

I love how this layout is nice and masculine but still oh so elegant! 

And from our wonderful DHD Decorator Cheryll Ann:

I just LOVE the multigenerational pic on this layout! Adorable! 

This kit features gorgeous lime, red, blue aqua, cream, light grey and chocolate brown, colours that should not work together but really do! And best of all, it goes with pretty much anything!
I would truly LOVE to see anything you create with this kit, so please....if you do make something with it, please drop me a line and a pic so I can see and post on my blog! You never know....I might give you a prize! Wink, wink, nudge, nudge!

Now for those of you not really sure about what eclectic is a definition as found on the web:


Deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
A person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

To me it is what I call the Bower Bird Syndrome.... Bower Birds are little birds with style and pizazz who know what they like! They pick up things that catch their attention for miles around and bring them back to the nest to "decorate" it. How cute! Now some Bower Bird nests are absolute works of art! They are full of all kinds of colourful, mismatched and wonderfully random items that they just liked the look of! Usually they choose blue coloured items, but occasionally you get a "designer" bower bird who breaks with this cute little nest here.........

Now THAT'S a home! This veritable little bower bird Picasso, has a museum of fun stuff there!

In human terms, eclectic equates to someone who loves a variety of styles, colours, themes, patterns, era's, etc. An eclectic person may have a burgundy couch, green curtains and blue paint on the walls, but (and here is what makes it eclectic rather than an odd assortment of mismatched stuff) an eclectic person will find a way to make those disconnected, mismatched items and colours WORK together! There is a fine line between junkyard and eclectic, but that line is defined by how the finished assortment looks. Here is a picture from Victoria blog that shows eclectic done right!

And this one I just LOVE too! From Interior Design for Houses

I am a true eclectic at heart and my house reflects that (although it is nowhere near as gorgeous as the homes pictured above! But that's a goal to work towards), so to me this kit is a piece of the puzzle of who I am. It expresses part of my personality that helps to define me. I hope this kit inspires the creative in you!

Now....iNSD.....will there be fun to be had at DHD? You bet! Bargains...yup! So make sure you start saving your pennies for the day, coming soon, where the DHD scrapbooking store owner and designers lose their minds and drop prices to silly levels!

And pop in to check for a freebie too!

Jen = )


  1. Thanks Jen for the entertaining post. How cute is that little bower birds nest...little creatures are so gorgeous. I absolutely adore your kit! It is absolutely stunning! Can't wait to get my hands on it and scrap with it. :-)

    1. Thanks so much Tash! I would really love to see what you come up with using this kit! I would love to feature it on my blog!
      Thank you so much for always posting such lovely, positive and upbeat messages! Thank you for making my day! = )


  2. Glad I made your day, but I think your work always deserves positive comments since it is so darn gorge. I really think your kits just keep getting better and better. We are in between houses and mid move right now so unfortunately I have no printer or other bits and being a hybrid scrapbooker it may take a little while till I am set up, but don't worry, I have been busy downloading and will be happy to post as soon as I can. :-)