Each year I buy a Gingerbread house from Ikea, and Emily decorates it-with a little help from me. So I decided to do a layout to record this tradition, using the wonderful 'Christmas Past' papers by Graphic 45 from Scrapbook Sisters. That cute little date stamp is from Kaisercrafts. This year Ikea had run out of gingerbread houses, and after searching around, I found a different style at Lidl. It turned out pretty cute I think:
...to everyone who comes by this blog. I hope you all have a lovely festive season filled with peace and happiness. Here is a mixed media canvas I did for Scrapbook Sisters' using Graphic 45 papers, Kaisercrafts stamps, and other bits and bobs. I loved making this. Click for a close up. See you all after Christmas!!
... and I'm getting busy-well aren't we all? We have had gorgeous snowfalls over the last couple of days, and it's so pretty! Getting around is not easy though. We are lucky we live on a bus route, so out road is regularly cleared and gritted, but the pavements are lethal! I would love it to keep snowing so we have a white christmas, but I don't think that will happen.
So here are a couple of Christmas layouts just to keep with the spirit of Christmas. This one is using the 'Dear Santa' range of papers from Kaisercrafts-great for traditional christmas layouts. These pictures were taken at the Christmas market that takes place each year here in Edinburgh. Edinburgh is just wonderful at Christmas time.
The next layout uses the fabulously cheery and bright 'Christmas Carnival' range from Kaisercrafts. These are great for scrapping pictures of kids-they are so colourful and modern. I think they would be great for aussie christmas photos.
This is the last of the three layouts I did using Lily Bee 'Vintage Poppy'. Again I used one of the large diecuts for a photomat. This was a nice quick layout with just a bit of lace, some chipboard and rubons to embellish. I covered the chipboard flower with paper, and glimmer misted the chipboard leaf/flower.
Here's another layout I made with Lily Bee 'Vintage Poppy' papers from Angelcrafts. The circle is one of the big diecuts from the range-there are four of these in different shapes and patterns on one 12x12 page, and they make really nice mats to sit a photo on. The butterfly rubons are from Kaisercrafts, as is the wooden flourish along the side of the photo. I LOVE those wooden embellishments. You can paint, ink or cover them in patterned paper, but I love them in their natural state best of all!
Recently I did some layouts using Lily Bee papers from Angelcrafts. These papers are Vintage Poppy, and I love them. The colours have a retro fifties feel to them and the designs are modern. This layout is about Emily's excitement at getting her Standard Grade Maths results back when she was in Third year. I have a couple of more that I'll upload over the next few days. Right now I should be writing some christmas cards. Having actually made some, I really should make the effort to post them!!
...is the name of one of the latest paper ranges from Kaisercrafts. This is a lovely range of papers in subtle, blues, creams and brown. It comes with travel themed diecuts, transparencies , brads, tickets and other lovely bits and bobs.
I have used it here for a travel layout, but I it is such a versatile range that it doesn't necessarily have to be used for travel layouts. The papers are quite masculine so I reckon they would be great for boy layouts too!