[Themed Blog Series]

Currently running:
And as with my other themed series there's a Pinterest board running alongside this series - here - so ...

If you are currently planning any projects, blog posts, photographs, journal pages, layouts, cards, stories, cakes, cushions and more .., which you could see fitting in - somehow - with my theme of yellow / sunshine / yellow /happiness / positive thinking / yellow ... [have I mentioned yellow?]

Then:
  • If you get around to blogging them while the series is running [February 2012], and if you link to this series in the blog post or gallery where you've shared your project ...
  • Then let me know and I'll add them to the Month of Sunrays board to share your cheeriness with eveyone!
List of posts:
  1. A bright introduction
  2. No Rain. Dry Cheeks: music video + photo post
  3. Have courage. Wear Yellow: outfit post
  4. Giveaway: Ribbon Kit from The Ribbon Girl
  5. A sun-filled printer's tray: craft project
  6. Sunny day Plundered Pages: themed vintage paper pack
  7. Cardmaking with yellow + kraft: a quick floral card
  8. Wearing yellow + grey: outfit post
  9. Return of the Sun: short film
  10. My only sunshine: story post
  11. Catching sunshine in a tin: with guest blogger Kim Dellow
  12. Wearing Yellow in Small Doses: outfit post
  13. Marcel the shell with shoes on: short films
  14. Chicken Licken 'Thank You' card: greeting card [with link to free digi stamp]
  15. Interview with stained-glass artist Flora Jamieson of 'Through the Round Window'
  16. Yellow inside our hats: Freya Art print / interiors
  17. Decorative Egg Wreath: craft project
  18. Accessorisng a room with yellow: interiors
  19. 'Amongst Mad People': yellow scrapbook page
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 Purple Phase [ran throughout Autumn 2011]
[Scroll down for a full list of posts].
  • Do you find purple a difficult colour to use?
  • Would you go so far as to say it's your least favourite shade on the colour-spectrum? 
  • Or do you love everything from aubergine to plum and all things grape-shaded inbetween? 
No matter how you just answered I'm sure there'll be something in this blog series for you.
Throughout the Autumn months of 2011 I blogged purple-influenced posts to inspire you and maybe change your mind about this maligned shade!

Each new colour scheme post was accompanied by a colour palette for you to save and translate into your own crafting, clothing or home-styling ... or for absolutely anything at all!

  • There's a 'Purple Phase' Pinterest board on to which I pinned each colour-combination and appropriate inspiration I found online. 
  • I also pinned readers' 'Purple Phase' inspired blog posts and projects on the same board.
So I hope you'll browse through these posts for a re-think of what purple can contribute to your creative colour-mixing!

Purple Phase posts: 
  1. Introduction
  2. Using purple with ... brown + tan - outfit
  3. Using purple with ... tan + charcoal - outfit
  4. Using purple papers with ... kraft + string - greetings card
  5. Using purple with ... plum, fuchsia + cream - journal page
  6. Using purple with ... pink, red + denim - outfit
  7. Using purple with ... guest blogger Sian Fair - Sian of 'From High in the Sky' shared a scrapbook layout featuring her covetable purple boots!
  8. Using purple with ... teal, coral + black - greetings card
  9. Using purple with ... orange, brown + blue - outfit
  10. Using purple with ... guest blogger Lara Watson - Lara from 'A Month of Sundays' and Mollie Makes shared a scrapbook layout using the colour scheme form a favourite necklace of mine.
  11. Using purple ... as a pattern, with stone and denim. - outfit
  12. Using purple with ... lilac, lavender + green - greetings card 
  13. Using purple ...  in my bedroom - interior
  14. Using purple with ... shades of grey - outfit
  15. Using purple with ... stone, brown + teal - outfit
  16. Using purple with ... guest blogger Kirsty Neale - felt flower peg-rail project - complete with free templates to download.
  17. Using purple with ... blue, denim + grey - outfit
  18. Using purple with ... *that* purple poem  - my 1st ever 12x12 scrapbook pages
  19. Using purple ... in a Travel Journal - mini-album
  20. Using purple with ... yellow, navy + silver - outfit. [Final post]
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Going Postal [ran Summer 2011]
The Going Postal Pinterest Board
  1. Introduction + Details
  2. Cards from stamps, scrap + snippets
  3. More cards from stamps, scraps + snippets
  4. The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap
  5. Scrapbooking with Stamps
  6. Giveaway and store discount - Wild Olive
  7. Mail themed Etsy Treasury
  8. UKStampers Postcard Swap
  9. General Greetings cards - Hello!
  10. Scrapbooking with stamps: 'Out of this World'
  11. Giveaway: Digital Collage Sheets
  12. General Greetings cards: Enjoy!
  13. Giveaway: The Ribbon Girl - Divine Twine
  14. Scrapbooking with envelopes: 'Lens Envy'
  15. Giveaway: 3DJean - Vintage Image CDsGeneral
  16. Greetings cards - acrylic stamps + floral labels
  17. Collage with postage stamps
  18. Scrapbooking with a postage-stamp punch: 'Home Birds'
  19. Giveaway: Docrafts punches and stamps
  20. Freebie digital postcards by Little Musings
  21. Postage stamps home decor
  22. The final collection - Round-up