Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Guest Designer Nicole Doiron

Please join us in welcoming Guest Designer and July Challenge Winner Nicole Doiron today!

I am Nicole from Canada. A small coastal town called Beresford in the province of New Brunswick, to be more specific. I share a home with my soulmate Yves (we've been together for 8 years) and our furry purry baby, Sugar the cat. We don't have children of our own, but we do have 2 wonderful nieces who we love to spoil and have fun with. I work in a fairly uninspiring office job during the day, and I let my inspiration and creativity loose in the evenings and weekends, doing the hobby that I love so much...scrapbooking!

My scrapbooking style varies a lot, adapting itself constantly to my moods and inspirations. My forte is definitely shabby chic and/or romantic elegant layouts, from single to double-pages. I like to use a lot of embellishments (chipboard shapes, flowers, gems/pearls, metal accents, ribbons/trims, etc) and I love to incorporate different techniques on my creations like handmade stitching, stenciling with gesso or molding paste, misting, whitewashing, etc.

I am currently on 4 amazing DT's (2Crafty Chipboard, My Creative Scrapbook, Meg's Garden and Scrap Our Stash) and I am thrilled to be guest designing for Berry71bleu this month. If you like my creation, please visit my blog at http://scrap-utopia.blogspot.ca to see more!

I loved the challenge this month as I always love a good sketch as primary inspiration for my layouts. Sandra's sketch was exceptionally fun to work with because of its linear design and all the white space around the picture that leaves the creative imagination to go wild. I used some chipboard in lieu of paper to create the circle and striped effect of the sketch.

 A big thanks to Nicole for joining us this month! Check out the amazing prized up for grabs. Good luck to all those who participate in our August Sketch Challenge!

First Prize: Lemon Owl - Around The Corner Collection
(12-12x12 patterned papers, epoxy stickers, die-cut embellishments, 1-12x12 sheet with cards and two sheets with frames. )

Second Prize: Creative Embellishments Gift Certificate 

Random Prize: 2 Berry71Bleu Handmade Tags
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)


Lemon Owl 

Lemon Owl is an Ukrainian scrapbook and paper crafting brand created in the end of 2012. We put our first collection, Attic Door, on sale right before the New Year – the magical time between old and new, past and future, when dreams can come true. We like to experiment with colour combos and interesting patterns while creating our unique designs. Our style is fresh and bright, sometimes it is eclectic, and sometimes it is clean and elegant.

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. They are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and wood veneer products. It is their mission to offer fun and inspiring 
products that can be creativity added to any project. In the near future, they will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils!

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

If you have clicked on one of my creations and smiled then I consider my work a success! My name is Chantal and I live in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia. I began scrapbooking 5 years ago and since then I've never looked back. I've always loved art (particularly cartooning) and through scrapbooking, this passion has been dusted off and reignited tenfold! Yay! I would describe my scrapbooking style as fun, funky, colourful and whimsical. I love to inject lots of personality into my work and I really enjoy bringing memories to life through creativity.

I'm very fortunate and blessed to be a 2014 Scrapbooking Memories Master, and to have my work published regularly in scrapbooking magazines in Australia and worldwide. Plus now I'm also having so much fun designing and making my own scrapbooking embellishments - so that you can enjoy crafting and creating with a lovely collection of cute bits and pieces to play with too! If you see something you like, but would like a larger quantity, please feel free to convo me. I'm also always happy to make up custom orders.

Have lots of fun looking around and thank YOU for considering byChantalVandenberg! :)
A special thanks to Creative Embellishments and Chantal Vandenberg for sponsoring our design team this month!

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they
will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.
Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!


  1. Stunning pgae....love your sweet design and styling....Really love this one! ;-)

  2. I agree! Super stunning page!! Truly love it Nicole! Thank you!


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