Creating using Crate Neighbourhood

Following all the new releases from CHA, the shop is bursting with gorgeous new goodies, have you been to check them out? In addition to the beautiful new lines to tempt you, I think it is important to not forget some of the older lines that are just as delicious! For this month’s blog work I decided to play with the Crate Paper – Neighbourhood range. In addition to the papers from the Neighbourhood collection, I also used the lovely co-ordinating buttons, phrase stickers and border stickers, which can all be used to embellish.
The first of my layouts, ‘In the Blink of an Eye’ features photos of my daughter once a year from her birth day to her most current birthday this year. I wanted to portray just how grown up my little girl is becoming. I will admit to shedding a few tears too whilst creating this layout, because as the title indicates the years seem to have flown by. 
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My second layout is a quick and easy about my two favourite girls, my daughter and my adorable little niece, Meghan.
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The layout was super simple to create, and here is how I did it…..
1: I misted the background using Maya Road ‘Pomegranate Pink’ to add a little interest to the ‘Garden’ paper.
2: I then decided to create a border along each side using the hexagons on the ‘Friendly’ paper.
3: I mounted my photo onto two strips of papers, ‘Chores’ and ‘Visit’, before adhering my borders.
4: I added my embellishments below and to the bottom left hand corner of the photo using border stickers, phrase stickers and the eclectic buttons.
5: Lastly I added one of the border stickers to the top right hand corner and finished it off with a couple of pretty little adhesive gems.
My last layout features our new tent, ‘Our Home away from Home’ as it were for the past two weeks we spent down in Devon. 
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The Crate Neighbourhood eclectic buttons are fantastic quality and co-ordinate perfectly and create a good deal of dimension to add to your layout. I chose to use the sweet little house shaped button and the blue checked button on this particular layout. 
As always thanks for looking, Gems xx

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