Hey lovely people!

Danielle here today with my latest layout using the totally gorgeous December 2019 kit. It’s Friday and that means it’s sketch challenge day – woop! The sketch that I’ve been challenged to use is by me – haha. There is also a recipe for this weeks challenge too so I decided to use BOTH 🙂


My sketch has four cluster elements, all on the right side of the layout so I decided to mirror my design and also incorporate the recipe = shaker pocket, ink splatters, punches, stitching and a title with at least 2 fonts – phew.

DMJ - 10 Jan Sketch

I went to work searching through my papers and landed on a super cute Crate Paper Snowflake paper that I knew I wanted to have as my background border. I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock and added it on top so my border was poking through. My sewing machine is in need of thread so I used a pencil to dash out a fake stitched border around my cardstock – sneaky, sneaky 😉


Once I had my background sorted, I got out the paint and splashed around black and gold little droplets to give some sparkle to the white cardstock. Then I rummaged around my stash and added some tiny gold star sequins and clear glue drops to give a 3D element to the background. I also couldn’t resist adding some of the fab adhesive gems and enamel dots – yum!


I picked my favourite papers from the kit and went to work cutting them into small squares to layer behind my photos. Speaking of my photos, they’re really sweet – one is of my parents beautiful beagle, Lottie and the other is of my cute kitty, Clem.

I created a little frame out of the Winterscape Crate Paper sheet and added some vellum to make a frosty shaker pocket, which I then filled with pretty sequins.


I found a journal card with a snowflake from the Pocket Life kit and trimmed it into a square to layer between my photos. I added a Crate Paper Snowflake paper clip to pop in a bit of gold.


Once my photos were layered up and glued in place, I punched some tiny tabs to add my date stamp to and tucked them behind the photos. Then it was onto die cuts. I found this pretty pink deer in the So Frosty Die Cut pack and tucked it underneath my photos.

Then I just needed to add my title, which I did using the two sets of Thickers, the black ones from the main kit and the pale pink from the Embellishment kit.


My final touches were to add some of those beautiful So Frosty vellum stars from the Main kit and I was done – ta-dahhh! 🙂


Make sure you hop on over to the Hip Kit Club Facebook page to enter the sketch challenge. There is a shiny voucher up for grabs for the best layout entry – so what are you waiting for guys.

Until next time – enjoy your day and scrap away x



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