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Saturday, 20 February 2016

HLM February 2016 Blogpost

Hi everyone, my blogpost for this month is now live over on the Hey Little Magpie blog .

This month I did 3 different sized layouts using the lovely collection from Pebbles by Jen Hadfield - Everyday, and it truly is an everyday collection.

The full blogpost can be found here

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

New and Old - Shimelle Challenge

I not always able to complete challenges on time, I tend to over think them and then miss the deadline to enter, but for some reason this one came together really quickly, I already had the photographs printed but hadn't chosen the papers or even had an idea of how I wanted it to look.

My decluttering of my room is still a 'work in progress' with quite frankly not much progress happening, but I'm trying to do a bag/box/packet at a time, and this is where I found a kit from 2013 that I purchased from Studio Calico, which had some lovely products in and I was deciding if I would use it or get rid of it.  So I was able to rescue some of the products to use of this layout.    I've done a list at the end of all the products I've used and their approximate year.

Road Trip - Bristol Bound

Photos taken by James when we where going down to Bristol last year for a few days

I used the Studio Calico (SC) as a background and choose two patterned papers from the new Shimelle - Starshine collection - Kelper (blue stars) and Juno (red design)   I bordered punched the blue star paper.  I them looked though my box of older paper and found the star one from I think it was Amy Tangerine's first collection called 'Sketchbook' and Amy Tangerines - Plue One collection 'camera' paper - which I trimmed a row of camera off.

I then found some embellishments from Kaisercraft - Check in collection - not sure what year these are from but I would guess around 2013.

Within the SC kit was some alpha stickers, which I used as my main title, and added a sub-title with alphabet stickers from Shimelle first collection.

I added heart embellishments from Pink Fresh Studio (2015),  The aqua paper here is from Pink Paislee - Memorandum 6x6 pad (2015)

In my box of word phases, I found some from Cosmo Cricket (2011), the gold puffy stickers are from Paperchase.

I finished the layouts off with some wood veneer star, enamel dots and black ink splats.


Background paper - Studio Calico exclusive paper - 2013 (in a kit)
Red paper - Shimelle- Starshine 2016
Blue stars - Shimelle - Starshine 2016
Star paper - Amy Tangerine - Sketchbook
Camera paper - Amy Tangerine - Plue One


Camera, printed journalling card - Kaisercraft
Wood veneer banner - Studio Cailico (in a kit 2013)
Wood venner hearts - Pink Fresh Studio 2015
Wood veneer stars - Studio Calico 2013
Enamel dots - 2015
Glitter Alpha Stickers - Pink Paislee - 2013 (in a kit)
mini word text - Cosmo Cricket 2011
Sub-tite - Shimelle collection 2015
Black mist - Heidi Swapp 2015

I'll be back in a few days with one of my February 2016 DT layouts.

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Monday, 8 February 2016

Jame's18th Birthday Party

Hi all, well I mentioned that James has now turned 18 and he has just had his party.  Which was so much fun.  Just for now I've added a few of the photo from the photo booth we hired, which was very popular.

me and the birthday boy

the girls - so much fun when we eventually figures out where to look

then we decided to dress up as well.

me and my cousin 

another one with the girls and Millie

Once again I would ilk to thank everyone who wished him well and for all his lovely presents, we all feel very blessed to have you all as friends and its heart warming to know that we have friends who helped us celebrate his birthday.

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