Hello everyone!

Mandy here today to share a new layout featuring the lovely new These Days collection. I’m loving the combination of pretty colours and florals in this collection, and I knew that it would be perfect for documenting a photo of my Mum & kids taken on Mothers Day this year.

I started this layout off with the beautiful green Family Ties paper for the background. I cut an 8 3/4 inch circle out of the middle of the page and adhered white cardstock behind it. I then matted the entire page on the Pretty Posies paper, and I added some machine stitching around the edge of the layout.

Next I added some paper layers behind my photo using papers from the A5 paper Stack, and then I tucked the photo into the bottom left hand section of the circle. I embellished around the left hand side of the photo using flowers that I fussy cut out of the Home Grown patterned paper, and leaves from the Floral Ephemera pack. I also added a lovely little Wood Epoxy Button to the centre of one the flowers to give the cluster some additional texture and dimension.

To the right of the photo I added a 3″x4″ card, as well as a sweet Mother & daughter die cut, which was perfect for using on a Mothers Day themed layout.

On the top right hand edge of the circle, I created another floral cluster to balance out the photo and embellishments in the bottom left. This gives the layout a diagonal flow, drawing the viewer’s eye from the bottom left to the top right. In this cluster I again used a combination of fussy cut and die cut florals and leaves, as well as another cute Wood Epoxy Button.

For my title I used the Mini Puffy Alpha Stickers, which I positioned around the inside edge of the circle. These alpha stickers are super cute! I love the beautiful font!

To finish the layout off I added a couple of phrase stickers from the Accessory Sticker sheet, as well as some little butterflies that I fussy cut out of one the papers in the A5 Paper Stack.

Thank you so much for joining me here on the blog today! I hope that you’ve been inspired! I’ll be back later in the month with another project to share.

Mandy x

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