Winner of the People’s Choice Awards!

We asked you, our fantastic readers, to vote on what you think was the best layout we have published in the last 12 months, and you have spoken! The People’s Choice Award goes to Tiff Firth for her layout ‘Not negotiable’ that appeared in Vol 17 No 2 in out Trend Spotting feature. Congratulations, Tiff!

This layout is a very worthy winner of this accolade. The perfect placement of each sequin, the subtle background work, and the perfect colour palette make for a very striking and eye-catching layout.

Tiff will receive a huge $500 prize pack, courtesy of Kaszazz, and five people who voted will also receive $100 prize packs from Kaszazz.


One of the hottest trends at the moment is sequins, and we are absolutely loving these sequins assortments from Jenni Bowlin Studios! These sequins come in four different assortments – Butterfly, Pot of Gold, Classic and Doily. The Butterfly sequins have classic colours like red, clear, yellow and gold, and are great to use on feminine layouts. Pot of Gold is an assortment of cute gold sequins and as gold is currently popping up everywhere these are very much on trend. Use the Classic assortment for subtle finishing touches on any layout as the colours are versatile yet striking. Then there are these gorgeous Doily assortments that scream vintage and the fantastic texture and colours of these sequins means they can be used in combination with anything you like! Be creative with your sequins – staple them, stitch them, stick them, use them as masks and even put them in little vellum or glassine bags and create your own confetti embellishments! Check out all the sparkly goodness at