Day 11 of the 12 Days of Giving Blog Hop | Hip Kit Club

Hey everyone! I've got a new layout to share with you today as part of the Hip Kit Club's 12 Days of Giving Blog Hop.

I'm really excited to share my layout with you because I have designed today's freebie cut file - eek!


You guys know how I love to create my scenes and this cut file has loads of possibilities to help you create one! 


Using brick backgrounds is something I do often on my pages, as they're such a useful design element! In my Silhouette software I ungrouped the brick clusters from the cut file, duplicated them and scattered them all around the page to give the effect of the outside of a house. 

I made this quite subtle by cutting the bricks from white cardstock and using it to back the file as well. It adds some nice texture without making the page any busier!


I sized the window so it would fit a 4x6 photo inside of it; I love how this makes the photo a feature of the page! The cut file also comes with two ledges to place on top and below the window frame.


My favourite part of this layout has to be the fairy light clusters! I copy and pasted the strands into an arrangement I liked and welded them together and cut them from white cardstock. I also cut the bulbs separately from some scraps I had left over to create some colourful and festive lights!



Make sure you check out the gorgeous project Kim created using the file, and don't forget to follow this link to pick up the file as well as the rest of the ones on offer!

Elsie x

Lanterns | Scrapbook Layout | The E-sie Challenge!

Essie and I are back with this month's sketch challenge! It was my turn to create this month's sketch, here's what I came up with:


This month I created a 12x12 layout with the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection. I seriously don't think I will ever get enough of it!


And here's my video as well as Essie's (FYI, her TN spread is to die for!):



Make sure to tag us on Insta (@heyelsie_ and @essie.ruth) if you create anything based off the sketch :) 

'Til next time,
- Elsie x


Autumn Dreamcatcher | American Crafts

Hey friends! I've been busy 'Autumn-ifying' my craft space, and you can see what decorations I've made over on the American Crafts blog today.

- Elsie x
P.S. 'Autumn-ifying' is totally a word now, just go with it ;)

Out Of This World Layout | Pink Paislee

Hey friends - I have a new layout posted on the Pink Paislee blog today, using the brand new Wild Child collection. It's a fun one, so make sure to check it out here.

- Elsie x

My Girl | Traveler's Notebook | The E-sie Sketch Challenge!

Hey friends - I'm so excited to share a new video collaboration I've started with one of my favourite crafty people out there Essie!

We've called it The E-sie Challenge. Because if you take the 'L' out of Elsie and an 'S' from Essie you're left with 'E-sie', like 'easy'? Get it?! *slow clap for that hilarious name*

This is a monthly challenge that isn't going to be anything difficult, and we want it to inspire you as well as Essie and I to get creating! The only rule is that you can create anything you want based on the sketch... traveler's notebooks, 12x12s, cards, art journals... whatever you fancy!

And make sure to tag us on Insta (@heyelsie_@essie.ruth) if you have a go at using this month's sketch!

Here is this month's sketch, designed by Essie:


And here is my TN page. I used a Just Nick Cut File with Maggie Holmes 'Chasing Dreams' papers and embellishments.

I also work in a Felicity Jane Traveler's Notebook*, they're the best TN inserts out there!


Here is my video and make sure you check out Essie's gorgeous creation here



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