As I write this, here in the UK we are basking or should I say dripping in the middle of a heatwave! It is well and truly summer and the Orange Blossom kit is perfect for documenting all those days out, weekends away, holidays (if you’re lucky) or just fun days with friends and family. I recently travelled down to Hampshire to stay with a friend and it was the first train journey I had made for over eighteen months! The weather was great but thankfully not as hot as it’s been over the past few days! I decided to do a spread in my TN to document the trip but I wanted to try something different, hope you like it!

You may have seen my post in the Facebook Chat Group where I gave a sneak peak of some stitching I was doing. I’d picked up a brand new paper piercing template in a charity shop whilst I was away and I was keen to give it a go! I stitched the design in 2 strands of embroidery silk using a shaded thread on to the pale blue paper included in the kit. The design was perfect for a corner pocket and as it’s a very delicate design I didn’t want to over power it. The tiny white flowers are fussy cut from the banded paper and I added three french knots to each flower, these were then glued over some of the delicate paper confetti in this months box. I just had to add the cute bee from the Mrs. Brimbles sticker sheet! I created two tags for some journalling and when I can find them I plan to add my rail tickets to the pocket too!

On the opposite side I created a waterfall design using various papers from the kit. I had a lovely time embellishing each page with die cuts, stickers and my photos. I couldn’t resist adding a piece of the doily to the bottom of the page and this echoes the doily I used on one of my tags. The threads and ribbons I used on the tags are from my stash.

If you’ve never made a waterfall before on a layout or journal page there are lots of tutorials on You Tube! You just need to be really accurate with your measuring and placing of each piece!

I hope you are inspired to have a go. I can’t wait to see what you make with your kit!

I’ll be back at the beginning of next month with another project using this gorgeous kit.


Philippa x