Summer Fun but not quite at the Flea Market.

Hi! It is Ifa with you today. Surprised ? I am taking an early slot this month. Are you enjoying your half term ? Ours is next week.  Perhaps I will see some of you in London ?

I ordered a few products from Maggie Holmes Flea Market by Crate Paper. I have been an admirer of Maggie Holmes for ages, I just couldn’t resist.  I especially love the fabric frames.  I had vision of using the whole pack on one layout but alas, I stretched to four layouts and I still have a few large frames left over. How decadent would that have been ? I also ordered the Ephemera Pack, though I was worried about all the gold embellishments.  Reminds me of peel off!

I also ordered these papers.  I love the colours, especially the mix of “blue” next to pink and yellow. Reminds me of sunny happy days, though perhaps not browsing a flea market!

I also sneaked in some Studio Calico plastic die cut stars into my order. Ever got the feeling, “I must order another pack, I never want to ever run out of this” ? Well, these stars is my go anywhere product, a scattering on a layout lifting my spirit.

I also used a pack of chipboard thickers alphabet in white that I coloured and glittered to suit my layouts, some colours in the forms of My Huey’s and Gelatos and a mask for some spots.

My first layout is Love Crab, my dear J showing off his delicious looking crab. I think I had crab most days we were down in the New Forest.

I have used some embellishments from the ephemera pack. I want to draw your attention to the die cut Love and the chalkboard love, both of which are gold.  I think they look contemporary rather than old fashioned. Do you agree ?

I had to use Bingo and Found It for a layout about finding the elusive Wi-Fi in the New Forest. We were regulars at the café in the village. You might have spotted some more gold embellishments?


My third layout is about our trip to Thorpe Park. My dear H loves roller coaster so I went with him on The Swarm. I have used some tag shapes from one of the papers to decorate the top of my layout.

You might have noticed those plastic stars by now. Don’t they make you smile ?

Another overall theme to my layouts are the spots to the top/bottom of each layouts and some orange twine. I have used a very limited range of products this month because I have had to give up my craft room for visitors.  But it was very empowering too, not permanently going back to look for other products to use.

I said four layouts, right ?  My layout for the sketch this month also used the same kit. See you next month.

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