Hi there friends.  Happy new year to you all! Let’s hope that 2021 brings better things across the world.  I have been inspired by the gorgeous January mood board by Anke Kramer.  It’s a wonderful mix of ideas that are perfect for this time of year.


We haven’t had a cold winter here in the UK for a couple of years, so I picked a photo of the last big snowfall we had.  It is always such a treat when we get real deep snow!

I started my layout with white cardstock which I laid down some of the lovely Oakie Bear Blue  Inklingz from the December colour kit.  I hadn’t used this type of colour before and I have been so pleased as to how easy it is to use!  I loaded a medium paint brush with water to activate the ink and then spread the colour onto some acetate before smooshing it onto my background.  I also used the Nuvo Shimmer Powder (Jade Fountain) from November’s Colour Kit.  These colours work so well together.

Next, I used the  snowflake stamps from the December Stamp Kit. I stamped a second impression with some of the stamps for a faded and distressed look.

The pocket life cards are perfect for matting and layering as well as a focal point.  I added the gorgeous acetate cards from the Pocket Life kit as well as some of those gorgeous puffy stickers from the same kit.

I really love the phrase puffy stickers from the December Pocket Life kit

To add more detail and interest, I cut the background at an angle and backed the cardstock with patterned paper.  I layered up another pocket life card as well as some more of those lovely acetate embellishments. Don’t you just love that silver detail?!

To finish, I splattered the Oakie Bear Blue  Inklingz to emmulate the sparklers in the moodboard. I love how the layout has turned out  – perfect for a favourite photo.

You can see the full December kit details here:

December Hip Kits

Thank you so much for popping in.  I hope you feel inspired by the January Moodboard too!



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