Joy and Good Cheer!

Joy and Good Cheer!
Hi everyone, this is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) and I have two layouts and process videos to share today using the fabulously festive Mix & a-Mingle collection! I fell in love with this collection the moment I saw it, the colours are totally my thing, and all the icons and words are super cute!
I used patterned paper for my background with a white border. I then cut circles from three more patterned papers. I distressed the edges and added machine stitching around all three, with red thread. 
I also used a couple of tags from the Tags paper. I think this sheet is almost as good as having another pack of embellishments! I cut these apart, distressed the edges and added twine. 
I backed my photos and then began adding lots of embellishments. I loved the trees and Santa icons, plus I also added a bird, gingerbread cookies, snowflakes and coffee cups. Some are from the Bits & Pieces, and some are stickers from the Cardstock Stickers.  
I also added Decorative Brads and my title which is from the Bits & Pieces pack. I also added pink Enamel dots in a curved formation at the top left point of my circle. 
I finished off with splatters of white paint and I handwrote my title around the edge of the large circle. Here is the link to the process video if you'd like to see how this one came together: 
For my second layout with Mix & a-Mingle collection, I really loved that dark star print paper and was determined to use a large part of it as my background. 
I tore a strip off the side of the paper and distressed and curled the edge. I turned over the piece I had torn off to reveal the pattern on the other side and tucked that under the first tear. This created a strip of white space on the left side of the layout, and I loved the texture and dimension created by the torn and curled edges. 
I added my photo to one of the Chipboard Frames, layered this onto the layout with a red circle of patterned paper, and added a title using the Foam Stickers. I also used the large wreath Chipboard Frame to tuck in on the left side of the layout. 
I then added lots of cute embellishments. I’ve used the icons from the Foam Stickers, bits from the Bits & Pieces pack, Chipboard Stickers, Cardstock Stickers and Decorative Brads. I also added enamel dots. I love to use a mixture of embellishments on my layouts, different sizes and also different materials as this provides lots of interesting things to look at! 
I hand wrote my journaling next to the torn strip and added lots of splatters of white paint! Here is the link to the process video for this one:  
Thanks so much for joining me today for these festive layouts, I had such fun making them!
Happy scrapping 
Niki xx 

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