Marigold by Maggie Holmes | Jo Boland

Well hello there, it’s Jo here with my first batch of October projects for Hey Little Magpie and this month I’m using the Maggie Holmes Marigold collection. Marigold is a lovely vintage styled collection with Maggie’s usual array of flowers and cute animals, cameras, books and buildings. The colour palette is soft hues of pastels and greys with a pop of orange and some woodgrain thrown in too.


All Finished

My first layout uses probably my favourite paper of the collection, Becoming. I love the soft pink of the blooms against the grey background. The top piece of woodgrain paper is Very Dear and I’ve cut a strip of Best Day paper to cover the join. Florals, stripes and woodgrain, some of my favourite types of papers.

The title uses the Delightful gold puffy letter stickers from the collection which have two script fonts. I used lovely chipboard stickers along the strip and added a rose cardstock sticker to match the chipboard one, which I popped up on foam pads. The journaling card is from the cut apart paper Remember When.

My layout is about finally finishing my Level 3 Diploma in Floristry this week. I should have completed it back in July but due to the covid-19 lockdown we’ve been playing catch up. I had ten coursework assignments to complete and each photo shows a snapshot of when I finished them. Most were taken with my clock in the background showing the time I finished them.

I decided punched holes through them and string them up with some twine and keep them in a little pocket. The pocket by attaching a rectangle piece of vellum to a cut apart card from the Remember When paper. I folded the vellum folded the bottom edges of the card and adhered it with double sided tape. To the front I stapled a word tag from the Ephemera pack and added a little puffy camera. The puffy sticker pack is adorable! I added a tag from the cut apart sheet and a gold asterisk from the puffy letter stickers.

The First Apples on the Tree

My second layout is about our little apple tree producing it’s first crop of apples, which were delicious btw. Like many people during lockdown we turned a little patch of garden into a veggie patch. Very Tom and Barbara of us, do you remember The Good Life TV programme? We planted three fruit trees, but this Jonagold apple tree was the only one to produce fruit this year.

I used the beautiful Cherish paper for the background (I gutted the centre) and added a trimmed down piece of Natural Beauty paper on top. The title uses the puffy gold letters and I’ve used chipboard stickers and ephemera die-cuts to embellish the page. The Good Life tag (of course I had to use that!) came from The Good Life cut apart paper, as did the stamp in the photo below.

The vellum pieces came from the ephemera pack as did the word strips, which I cut out from a card.

Thank you for stopping by, I’ll be back later in the month with some more inspiration using the Maggie Holmes Marigold collection.

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