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“This very Moment” by Tina Ollett

Hello and welcome back to the 49andMarket blog. Tina O with you here today to share a little something that I created with the gorgeously new Cottage Life collection.

This project has been titled ………“This very moment……”

Living in such a beautiful country and living in rural area allows us many comforts and previleges, one of them having chickens. Last November I was lost for ideas for a birthday present for my youngest daughter who was turning 12. And low and behold I had an epiphony….. and let me tell you that does not happen often. So the day before her birthday (nothing like organisational skill might I add) I went in the search of young chicks as I had decided this would allow time for my husband to build a coop and so on and so forth. I also had in my mind that I would only purchase 3. Well that was not to be ! I came home with 6 !!!! But I believe to this day that it is by far the best of presents I have ever given her. The sheer delight in her eyes when she opened the very warm box of cheaping noises was something I will treasure forever and ever. Whilst the photo I used is not of the chickens as babies it is of her most favourite !

So the instant I saw this collection with the chickens on the cut out sheet ……. well there really was no turning back. Below are the gorgeously beautiful patterned papers that I used to create this project from the Cottage Life collection. I think you will agree that are just stunning. In real life they are just AMAZING, like no other collection I have ever laid my eyes on before.

Garland was my starting point and I used two sheets of this. One for my background and the second for the extra fussy cut elements that I layered on my page.

I also used the Cottage Cut – Outs to add more layering to my project. I have used the basket and the chickens on my layout from this sheet.

CL-86462 Cottage Life - Rooster Row

And of course Rooster Row. This I have used for again the fussy cut elements but also for the Striped background. I love adding strips to my pages and layering them up. You can see how I have done this in the close-up photos below.




I have also added in some Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I have crackled and coloured with inks. I also dressed the chipboards with a little Dress My Craft Sparkling Dust to add a touch of prettiness to the page.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed my project and seen what you can do with just papers and layering of fussy cut elements from them! I will be back tomorrow with another project for you !

Hugs Tina xo