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Love Hearts

Hi there x I’m Sheena & I’m thrilled  to be here today. It ‘s  a really special day for me, as it’s my first blog post as a member of Hey Little Magpie’s Creative team & it’s also my birthday.

I am generally a clean & neat scrapper but I would really like to be more messy style wise but I can get a little freaked out by mists & paint but recently I have developed a love of masks & stencils which really help me bring mists & paint  to my pages in a controlled way that I love.


For this page I used this 12 x 12 Hearts Stencil from American Crafts over the top of the b side of Basic Grey-High Line Happy Days paper and lightly misted it with Mr Huey Warm Calico. I usually do this with the paper & mask in a 12×12 pizza box to minimise the mess to my craft space. The stencil is really strong & sturdy & cleans up well with warm soapy water. I’ve clustered my photo with layered embellishments in the corner including a doily, journaling card, Studio Calico wood veneer  and Chic tags paper geotag plus some other American Crafts embellishments.

The title & foam hearts came from Amy Tan’s Plus One range. The title was matted on to a scrap of cardstock to give it more definition from the photo & make it easier for me to place it in a position I was happy with.


Some of the masked hearts were highlighted with foam heart and sequins, plus hand stitching and journalling using a fine nibbed pen following the shape of the hearts which I drew lightly in pencil beforehand.


On this page I’ve used a holiday photo of my husband & I but you could easily focus on anything you (heart)… cupcakes, children, pets, hobbies… this heart stencil would suit them all.




  1. Julie taylor

    Great page Sheena, lovely colours & fab photo, also happy birthday, have a good one x

  2. Claire Fader

    Happy Birthday Sheena and love that layout and photo – I take it that’s you and DH in the photo !!

  3. Rachel Millington

    Fab LO Sheena! I love that photo, it’s stunning. Happy birthday and I hope you had a great day!

  4. Carrie

    I love the stitching detail on this layout. And I hope you had a wonderful birthday xox