Friday, 4 May 2012

DT Projects - Childish Things

You know when you order some papers on-line and then you get them and you think "hhhmm... did I really order this?"  Maybe the size of the print or the colours are not quite what you imagined, or the papers are flimsier than you had hoped.  Well I was in the wonderful position of the exact opposite happening to me when I received my last DT parcel from S J Crafts.  When Sarah told me that she was sending the Fancy Pants "Childish Things" collection, I must admit that I was a little daunted by the array of colours and bold prints but she assured me that they looked much better in real life and they absolutely do.  I'm definitely more of a B side girl so I sorted the pile into patterns that I felt comfortable with.  

I immediately used one of the papers on Miss Bella's birthday card.  I love the fact that it is floral but bright and bold too.  

The pink on the bunting is the B side and the number 3 is from the letter stickers in the collection.

I really wanted to use some of the bolder paper that has a lovely whimsical feel so I partnered it with the plainer green B side, some border strips and a border sticker.  (Please excuse the glare, getting decent photos in this dull weather is proving to be a nightmare!)

I collaged a heart from the scraps and layered it on the blue journalling box.  I really like using collections which have these cut-apart pages as you always have borders and journalling areas that coordinate easily.

My favourite paper in the collection is the orange woodgrain and it went so wonderfully with the aqua polka dot and pale checked patterns.  I love that there are wonderfully bright patterns in this collection but also a gentler palette too.

I used inspiration from a Glitter Girl adventure to make my own pinwheels and these great double sided papers are ideal for this.  I got a bit brave and used my machine to stitch around all the edges for texture and  interest.

When I initially sorted my piles, I knew exactly which photo I was going to use for the bright multicoloured papers.  Louis won the football trophy at school and got to keep it over the Christmas holidays.  

Again I used my sewing machine to stitch down the chevrons that I made using this tutorial.  The letter stickers are a great size and include lots of numbers and punctuation too.

Overall I was really pleased with this collection in the end.  There is something  for everyone and for many occasions with the diverse palette and combination of bold and more subtle patterns.

Why not have a look at the full Childish Things collection over at S J Crafts.  Sarah has a great sale on at the moment and don't forget to check out the challenge too which is about favourites this month.

Bye for now


  1. it does certainly look like there are papers there to suit everyone Lisa-Jane. Amazing layouts i especially love the bright dotty champ page x

  2. Wow, there are so many great things to see here Lisa-Jane. I confess I haven't been around to see your blog for a while...I hope you are feeling better and your scrapping is awesome :)
    I love all of the work but especially like the muted one and the bright chevron one.

  3. You certainly made good use of these papers Lisa Jane!
    Alison xx

  4. Fab layouts and sweet card love the bright and bold papers as well as the more muted ones
    Jenny x

  5. These are all lovely. Not at all scary colours, just bright and fun

  6. Lovely card, so bright and cheery

    Love the layouts too. I've just had some photos developed and I'm planning on scrapping them. (steps back in amazement!)

    Take care


  7. I think I'm more of a B-side girl too, so it was very interesting and enjoyable seeing what you did with this collection. Great stuff!

  8. Wow you've made so many great and varied things with that collection x

  9. fabulous work! :) I've nominated you for another blogger award: x

  10. Beautiful work... love your blog just joined aa a follower, visited via tangolikeraindrop as I too was given the award... Hugs May x x x

  11. I love the bright colours, you've put the papers to great use. The pinwheel is a great embellishment for your page.


Hi there! Thanks for leaving me a message! It always makes me smile when someone stops by and says hello :-)