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.
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