Hello Hello! It’s Michelle back here today with a new layout to share with you all. One that has been inspired by our gorgeous Monthly Challenge Board designed by Sophie. A board that gives of soft wintery vibes and had be thinking about a Christmas themed layout using the Joyful Collection.

I’ve documented a happy snap from Christmas Day of Leila, Myself, My nephew and niece and my partner Clinton. I love love LOVE the magic of Christmas and am usually to busy soaking it all in that I forget to take photos. Thankfully my Sister in law had decided this was the year we were all going to ensure we took the photos!

I love how the layout turned out, taking inspiration from the board below, using elements of woodgrains, soft greens, glittery snow and a pop of red from the boots (top right of board)

I adhered the woodgrain pattern paper from the These Days collection to the top 5 inches of the white cardstock background and added a strip of the darker green pattern paper Making Spirits Bright underneath.

Next up I chose a cut file design from CUT to YOU that is a border style design full of pretty leaves and flowers. I cut this out twice so that I could layer up some areas of the file where I wasn’t adding embellishments over top. The pattern paper I chose for this was Deck the Halls

After I adhered the cut file in place I secured a long piece of red pom pom trim from my stash along the edge of the woodgrain paper using machine stitching. I cut the pom poms off from under the photo so that it would sit flat amongst all the layers. I kept the photo stack very simple using a couple layers of plain vellum and some stickers tucked in top and bottom.

I added the title of the layout in the space to the right of the photo using a cut apart piece from the Very Merry paper and some sweet gold puffy title stickers, then I added a bunch of fussy cut florals in colours similar to those on the dress in the Challenge Board.

To make it a little more Christmas like I added stockings, holly and flag ephemera pieces at either end of the cut file border, plus scattered a few ephemera and gold puffy star stickers throughout the layers.

Lastly I gave the entire border piece a sprinkling of iridescent glitter from my stash as I felt it gave it a glittery snow kind of feel when looking at the layout from different angles. Oh and I added the usual gold ink splattering to finish it all off.

Well friends, thats all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my take on this months challenge board. Be sure to get your own entires into the Album in our Facebook group for this Challenge before its too late! You can see the full entry details on the main Challenge blog post HERE

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x