Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Joy | Charms Creations

Hi creative friends!

Today I have a layout to share with you that I created for Charms Creations!

On this layout I documented a beautiful photo of my three kiddies taken on Christmas day last year. Photos like this make my heart happy!

I used the Stuck?! Sketches December 1st sketch as inspiration. Here's a look at the sketch designed by Laura Whitaker...

I used a combination of Felicity Jane and Simple Stories products on this page.

Here are a couple of closeups...

I love the Charms Creations Music Note embellishments, and the chevron was the perfect addition to this page! I finished it off with a glittery gold chipboard star on top!

I used a Simple Stories chipboard word as the title for my layout, and I popped a Felicity Jane flair button on top.

I finished the page off with a few hanging baubles and some stars and snowflakes.

Make sure you go check out all of the beautiful Charms Creations embellishments!

Mandy x

Friday, 1 December 2017

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hey crafty friends!

Today I have a fun festive layout to share with you! For the next two weeks, the Cocoa Vanilla Studio design team are all going to be sharing Christmas projects using non-Christmas themed products over on the CVS blog! It's going to be awesome to see what everyone comes up with! For my layout, I decided to combine quite a few different CVS collections to create a fresh and vibrant colour palette. Here's what I came up with...

I documented a photo of my little nephew Jude on this layout. Last year was his very first Christmas, so it was a particularly special Christmas for our family! He looked so adorable with his little Santa hat on!

I wanted to have a large feature title on this layout so that I could include lots of the beautiful CVS patterned papers. I chose a cut file, and then backed each of the words using a variety of different patterned papers. Here's a list of the papers that I used (from top to bottom)... 
Bohemian Dream - Gypsy Heart (reverse side) 
Colour Me Happy - Leaf Litter (reverse side) 
You ROCK - Night Sky 

I LOVE how all of these patterned papers look together!

I added a couple of layers behind my photo using the Night Sky patterned paper from the You ROCK collection, as well as a frame from the Free Spirit Die Cut Ephemera pack. I also tucked a little tab from the Bohemian Dream Accessory Sticker sheet under the right hand side of the photo. I've been hoarding the gorgeous buttons from the Hello Sunshine collection for quite awhile, but I decided that it was time to pull them out and get them onto a layout! I added one on the left hand side of the photo, and two more around the layout the layout as well.

Up in the top left hand corner of the layout, I added a few embellishments from the 'You ROCK' collection, including a chipboard sticker, a wood veneer piece, and a star that I fussy cut from the Starshine patterned paper.

I created another little cluster to the left of the word 'little'. This one includes a 'Bohemian Dream' flair button, another fussy cut star, and another little button from the 'Hello Sunshine' collection. I love how those stars add the perfect pop of red to the page!

The CVS little phrase stickers always add the perfect finishing touch to a layout! I used one that says 'love this', which was from the 'Colour Me Happy' Snip-Its pack.

To add some more interest to the page, I added a few puffy stars. These were from the 'Free Spirit' puffy sticker pack, as well as the 'Hello Sunshine' one. I finished the layout off by adding a messy hand-drawn border around the page, and then lastly I added some black ink splatters.

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today! Maybe you've been inspired to create a Christmas layout using non-Christmas themed products? Make sure you pop on over to the CVS blog for lots more Christmas inspiration over the coming weeks!

Mandy x