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Hawthorne by Heidi Swapp, it’s beautiful!

Hey Magpies, Rachel here to welcome you into May with the wonderful Hawthorne collection from Heidi Swapp. I love this collection, the pinks and florals along with the navy are lush! Heidi Swapp can’t do much wrong in my eyes and this collection did not disappoint! I bought most of it, except the foil flakes but I wish I did and I also added in some  flowers from Prima, these Cherry Blossom, Thea Paper Flowers go so well with Hawthorne.

My first LO I had to use some of the lovely floral paper, I chose the Midnight one and trimmed it down a bit. I had a photo that was a blooper one so I trimmed all the black background off and it left this odd shaped photo. It worked on my background so I used an old Heidi Swapp wood veneer word, epic, some old Amy Tangerine for fail and then I think the whoops Thickers were an older Dear Lizzy line. I also used the super awesome Pink Paislee, Happy Life, Mini Foam Thickers for the word blooper. You definitely need a pack or two of those in your stash, they’re such a great size, there’s loads in the pack and there’s white and navy ones. Sign up for an email alert for when those are back in stock if you don’t have some already, you definitely need them.

I added an arrow from the Hawthorne Die Cut Ephemera Pack, some word stickers from the Hawthorne Minc Word Jumble Stickers. There’s 3 sheets of words in that pack and they can obviously be used with a Minc machine but I don’t have one of those so I’m not much help with that side of things. But the words are very useable, a good addition to your stash. I also added one of the flowers from the Thea Paper Flowers and a border of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Rhubarb Crumble. I must apologise for my wonky looking LO as well, it’s not wonky in real life but it’s so hard to get a perfectly square photo of a LO and putting a border of dots so close to the edge makes my life even more difficult lol! All my LO’s are straight and square IRL, my photography skills are sadly lacking.

For my next LO I had to use the gorgeous Hayden Paper, it’s so lush with the beautiful roses on, I definitely wanted to use this as a background paper. I cut it down to 9×12″ and then added a strip of the very useful navy striped Nightfall Paper down the left hand side. This navy striped paper is very useable and I used it a lot this month. I layered up my photo with some of the cards from the 9th & 9th Paper and also some of the bits & bobs from the Die Cuts & Ephemera Pack. A line of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Rhubarb Crumble and I was done. So simple to throw together a LO with journalling cards, ephemera and a lovely background paper.

I dug out this old photo of me and I definitely wanted to use this collection on the LO because the top I am wearing in the photo was in pinks & purples so this line was perfect! I used the Ethereal Paper as a border and then the pink spotty Eden Paper. I put down a couple of the cut off strips from the bottom of papers and used one of the cards from the 9th & 9th Paper too. My title is one of the new Acrylic Words from Bella Blvd.Fabulous, then I used one of the Minc Word Jumble Stickers under it because it worked perfectly for me. There are 3 little sheets of words in that pack and the words are quite cool. I assume you can run them through a Minc Applicator Machine or here and add foil to them but I don’t have one of those machines….. yet!

Then I dotted around some of the Clear Floral Flower Stickers and one of the flowers from the Prima, Thea Paper Flowers pack. Then I used some older Maggie Holmes embellishments that were on my desk, I think they were from the Chasing Dreams collection. I dotted around the edge with Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops and I did have a few problems if you see below and to the right under the swan, I was getting to the end of one bottle and the dots started coming out way too big! So be careful when you get to the bottom of a bottle, it becomes a little harder to control.

This LO ended up being one of my favourites. I love the Flourish Paper and I definitely had to use that on a LO this month. I made the black & white striped border with an old Crate Paper paper but it needed a little something more so I added a thin border of pink cardstock as well. I used the Maggie Holmes Carousel, Rose Park Paper in behind, I use that paper as a border a lot so I have loads of the gutted insides on my desk and I’m trying to use them up! 3 of the cards from the 9th & 9th Paper behind my photo and then I used the kraft & black striped frame from the Die Cut Ephemera Pack on top of the photo, I mounted that on foam pads for some dimension. I also dotted around some of the other ephemera as well.

My title is from the Crate Paper, Here & There collection and I used the Rose Gold Glitter Alphabet Thickers and also one of the Puffy Accent Thickers ‘memories’. The Rose Gold Thickers are fab, they are two part so there’s the inside which is white with a rose gold border, and then the rose gold outside comes apart, so it’s a two for one deal with those Thickers. They don’t really show up that well on this photo of my LO, but they do in real life, honestly!

I stumbled across some old doilies in my stash that I had spraypainted gold at some stage. There are some already gold ones in the store here to save you the trouble of spraypainting your own! Then I used some old sequins which I stuck on one by one with Glossy Accents and I added some white pom-pom trim below as well. I think all the golds gives this LO a pretty luscious look in real life and it will be going on display.

When I first saw the Hawthorne collection online, I loved this Dreamscape Paper. I loved the circles and how it looks like there’s a different paper in behind them. I loved it and wanted to use it immediately. So this is what I came up with. I wanted to show a lot of the circles on the paper, so I just got my photo and then did a panel with some of the lined cream Hayden Paper. Then I used some of the Washi Tapes above and below my panel. There’s some great washis in the set, the gold ‘wander often’ one is super lush and I love the spotty pink one and the navy stripes too.

I did a line of Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Crystal Drops and then added in some of the Thea Paper Flowers. I have actually journalled beside the chevrons on the panel but it’s a bit personal so I didn’t want to share it. It is just about how this is the place I love to go and sit and stare at the view, when I have something to think about. Unfortunately its in Auckland and I’m not anymore, so I don’t get there very often nowdays! My title is one of the Acetate Words which again, you can run through your Minc machine and make them different colours of foil. I don’t have one so I have left it as is.

My last LO and I used 3 different papers to make my background. The blue & pink striped Sugarhouse Paper, the navy & white striped Nightfall Paper and the luscious ombre Ethereal Paper. Then I put some embossing paste through some stencils behind the photo. I’ve dotted around a few bits of chipboard from the Here & There Chipboard Sticker sheet. I added some of the stickers from the Cardstock Stickers including the camera and the roses.

My title is one of the Double Sided Foam Word Stickers and I used some blue glitter which I’ve had in my stash for ages on it but it wasn’t that successful. This is why I wished I’d bought the Foil Flakes that come in the Hawthorne Collection. I also used some small gold glitter Thickers like these ones here. Some dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White and Navy Blue and I was finished.

I did do another LO but I’m not revealing that one until Saturday when it’s National Scrapbooking Day! Here’s a little teaser for you but you need to check out our Facebook Group for challenges starting on Friday, for NSD. You could be in to win loads of Hey Little Magpie points to spend in the store so if you’re not already a member of the group, get in there and join today!

So there we go Magpies, the Heidi Swapp Hawthore collection is a bit lush! I love pinks and florals so this line was perfect for me but I also loved the addition of the navy blue to the collection, it works perfectly. Have a great May Magpies and I’ll see you next month!

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