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Keighley Brennan – Guest Designer – Merry & Bright

Hey Everyone, Keighley here again with my 2nd layout as Guest Designer. Still sticking with the Christmas theme and this time I’m using the Merry and Bright title cutfile (pre-cut available here).

Keighley Brennan Merry Bright 1 - Keighley Brennan - Guest Designer - Merry & Bright

Whilst on the Silhouette software, I made 2 boxes the size of my photos to adjust the size of the cutfile, I knew I wanted it to be a focal point on my layout because I love the gorgeous font of the title.

I chose to scrap two photos of my children playing with there new toys/gadgets on Christmas Day. I pulled out my Mind The Scrap December 2018 Kit. I cut the cutfile in pattered paper from the Pebbles Cozy & Bright 6×6 paper pad.

Keighley Brennan Merry Bright 2 - Keighley Brennan - Guest Designer - Merry & Bright

I then attached a strip of patterned paper I had left in the kit also from the Pebbles collection, I added a strip of washi to add more details and layers to the left side of the page. I backed my photo with more papers from the 6×6 paper pad and attached those to my cardstock. After having a look at what embellishments I had left in the kit I decided to fussy cut some flowers from another patterned paper in the 6×6 paper pad, I really busted through that paper pad to create this layout. I added a couple of embellishments to the fussy cut flowers to create some little clusters creating the 3 points of the visual triangle, this isn’t something I always do but sometimes I feel it’s needed on a page. To finish off I popped the title cut file up on foam to really make it stand out. I really enjoyed using this cutfile and it was a great opportunity for me to use up a past Mind The Scrap Kit.

Keighley Brennan Merry Bright 3 - Keighley Brennan - Guest Designer - Merry & Bright

You can watch my layout process here

Thank you so much for having me Lisa-Jane, I have really enjoyed working with your gorgeous cutfiles and documenting some of my family’s Christmas photos.



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Due to ongoing health and personal issues, I’m afraid I am closing the shop for 6 months.  I very much hope to be back but I will only be able to judge this once I have gone through the next few months.  All outstanding orders will go out next week (commencing 15th June).  I will be keeping the blog side of the website going and I may pop up on social media sometimes but I may have to take a fair bit of time out while I process everything and work through treatments etc.  I know that particularly my pre-cut customers will be disappointed and I am so sorry to let people down but sometimes being strong involves having to give something up.  It’s not been an easy decision I can tell you.  Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me in the last 4 years, in particular my wonderful design team.  Seeing my designs on layouts capturing people’s precious memories is something I will always treasure.  Best wishes xx


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