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Jillibean Soup – Mushroom Medley

Hello Magpies, Jackie here to share my layouts for this month.  I’ve used the wonderful collection from Jillibean Soup called Mushroom Medley 

For my first layout, I decided to use photos from a few years ago of one of our many walks thought the woods in Norfolk.  This layout came together really quickly, for the background I used Jillibean Soup – Morels Paper and a 5 inch stripe of Jillibean Soup – Girolles Paper.  i mounted the photographs onto some Jillibean Soup – Chanterelles paper and a piece of green paper from my stash, both photographs have been raised using 3d foam.


For my journalling I used the journalling card from the cut a part sheet – Jillibean Soup – Bite Size Bits Paper


and I also cut the sign from the cut-a-part sheet and added 3d foam to the back to give is some dimension from the page.



I used mini stickers from the Jillibean Soup – cardstock sticker  sheet  and added some Nuvo Crystal drops – which are my current favourite and if you’ve not tried them yet – you need to.



I also love these mini wood veneer tiles that came with this collection – Jillibean Soup – Mushroom Medley – Printed Word Woodfetti-Life 



To finish the layouts I added the title using some wood effect thickers from my stash, which I stitched down to give the layout some more texture.


For my 2nd layout, I found this photographs of myself taken in 2008 when I visited Hatton Country World with friends, the kids where having so much fun on the zip wire I just had to have a go.




I used stripes from the B-side of Jillibean Soup – Girolles Paper, b-side of Jillibean Soup – Chanterelles Paper, and the A-side of Jillibean Soup – Trompettes de Mort Paper, I ripped down the side of the paper and layered onto on my cardstock that I had added some distress ink splatters to the back.

I used another card from the Jillibean Soup – cut-a-part sheet as my title.



I also added some wood veneer to my clustered areas from the same collection – Jillibean Soup – Printed Wood Veneer Words – -Today and used some of the stickers from the sticker sheet. and to finish the page off with some Nuvo Cyrstal Drops.

For my last layout this month, Be Awesome, I used mainly the left over papers from the above two layouts.



I used Jillibean Soup – Mushroom Medley – Oyster Paper b-side as the background, which I distressed.  I then did a simple layered background and added my photograph on top.


I added one of the new HLM Flair badges



I added a few of the Jillibean Soup – Mushroom Medley – Wood Wordfetti-Life, and finished with some enamel dots from my stash.

This is a lovely collection with some nice, bright and fun colours.

As the new collections start to come into the store, please bear in mind this lovely range that is still available.

Thanks for dropping by,

See you next month





  1. Claire

    I feel like I’m in that woodland with all those lovely woody shades ! And your photo of you on the zip wire is bursting with fun Jackie ! Really made me smile.

  2. Natalia

    Jackie these pages are simply lovely. Jam-packed with fab accents and details, but that second page and that zip wire photo have me smiling from ear to ear. Way to go on capturing the moment to enjoy for ever! Fan-bloomin-tastic! 😀

  3. Jo

    Love the photo of you on the zip line! Great autumnal colours in this collection.