Wednesday, 16 September 2015

15 loves {September 2015}

Welcome to the next in the series {15 loves} for 2015 based on the original concept by my beloved friend, Pam, back in January 2013. I shared my loves (mostly late) all through 2013 & 2014 and now it's time to see if I can continue the series through 2015. I hope you will come back each month to see if there is anything in my list to inspire you. You can see all my {13 loves} {here}, my {14 loves} {here} and now all my {15 loves} {here}

I hope there's something in here to inspire you or maybe just make you smile.

A few days late but still....


These aren't available any more in the Etsy shop the pin linked to but I couldn't resist pinning them all the same - they are just the prettiest autumn biscuits I could ever imagine. If only I was talented enough to have a go at these for myself. What do you think?!?

Autumn cookies from Whipped Bake Shop on etsy here 


I dream of making cards as beautiful as this. One day maybe!

Julia Stainton for MFT stamps


The September kit over at Scrapabilly is actually not one but two! You can choose between a blue/orange selection from the "So Rad" collection or a pink/gold mix of products from the "So Fancy" collection from Simple Stories. I bet you can't guess which one I chose to work with? I added in some extras and love the results that I made (sharing next week). Snap up your own here before they all go!

Scrapabilly September kit(s) available here


Pinned this. Looks delicious. Have to try it.

You know how much I love maps. As you can imagine, I adore this layout. I think I have to try this Silhouette technique. I must have this cut file or at least one that is almost the same. Watch this space.


I'm so not a shopper. I rarely look at clothes and hardly ever buy anything new. But I seem to have a bit of a thing for coats. I SO don't need a new winter coat but this one caught my eye and I'm wondering how I can get my hands on it.

Mint Ledbury coat from Boden here


Using the Scrapabilly September kit (the Simple Stories, Oh Fancy version) I decided to break my own resolution and make a mini-album for Shimelle's Learn Something New Every Day. I first joined LSNED back in 2006 and have watched from the sidelines each year since then. But this year, it all came together and I decided to participate again - pretty paper and some self-reflection was too tempting.


A mirrored bedside table and fresh roses. Sigh. A dream for me.


I pride myself on not having any half-finished layouts hanging around - including journalling. So I was a bit shocked to find so many incomplete pages hanging out in my room. I sat down and finished off all but two - these need a bit more work and thought but they will not be forgotten. However, seeing those pages now ready to put into albums made me happy. Do you have any projects that need that final touch?


I'm excited to see Shimelle's new Christmas collection at American Crafts. This might have to land on my shopping list or it *might* be that I *might* have preordered Shimelle's Christmas kit which will feature a lot of the Christmas Magic paper!

Showcased at


I am trying to get to new places here in Germany so I was thrilled to see that there was a Karl Lagerfeld exhibition at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn. You might remember that Bonn used to be the capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany (west Germany!) so I was excited to go and check it out. Anyway, long story short, the exhibition was incredibly amazing but we didn't get to see the city at all! I stole a sneaky photo of one part of the exhibition as we weren't allowed but I was a bit disappointed that there was no official exhibition book :-( Trying to keep the memories of this fabulous selection of his creations in my mind.


After the Bundeskunsthalle, we went along the road to the Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (House of German History) which is an amazing museum recording the history of Germany from wartime up to the present, following both eat and west Germany through their separation to their reunification. It was great. So well done and so interesting. We could have spent a lot longer there as there was so much to read but after a while, you just can't take it all in. JFK's visit to Berlin in 1963 is one of the highlights of that time and his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" one of the most famous quotes in German history. 


Saw this on Pinterest and thought it was worth pinning for my Christmas album maybe.

Available at


A new name for me but I found these bold stripes with the simple design so appealing.


True words.

Ilove you to share your own {15 loves} lists with me. Why not link up in the comments below?


  1. Loving your choices ... Especially the cookies lol

  2. Another great list, Lisa. I'm tempted to buy a 12 x 12 album of those black and white stripes - it's just such a classic look. Now I'm off to check out those fonts!

  3. As always, I enjoyed this post. I don't have the mirrored beside table, or the roses, but I do have that lamp beside my bed! That coat is indeed the most gorgeous colour

  4. What an interesting list - I didn't know that quote, and like it very much. Now, those biscuits really are too good to eat! Thank-you for the font info - I was going to say you can never have too many fonts, but when it takes you a full minute to scroll through your list of them, you probably can!

  5. What a fun selection of "loves"! I really like that coat and those cookies, although if I want to fit into that coat I should probably go with that salad...I need to remember to join in with you next month.

  6. I have a lot of unfinished projects, but not scrapbooking ones - mainly beading. I love that Julia Stainton card (have always been a fan of her work) but must say that I think you create cards that are just as pretty!


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