Show & Tell Monday - IT'S CHRISTMAS XXX

07:34 Karen 0 Comments

Hello, hello and a Very Merry Christmas to you xxx

So what is a girl to do when she wakes up at 4:30 on Christmas morning  and knows it will be at least another 4 hours until anyone else stirs?  Why, make a scrapbook page and write a blog post of course :0)

I can only show you a little peep of the page as it is for my January DT for ATDML.  I was sent some Bo Bunny - Winter Wishes.  One of the papers was a beautiful silver foiled vellum.  I wanted to use this on a page featuring a photo I took of Kiera during the recent snow.  I also used my Silhouette Cameo to draw and cut some snowflakes onto plain vellum.

For November's DT kit I had some Christmas ranges to play with.  One I loved (Simple Stories - Very Merry) and on first site one I didn't (Bo Bunny - Christmas Carousel)!

First I made a page using a piece of the Simple Stories paper but used it for a non-Christmas page with a photos of when we took Gracia to Betty's in York for a celebratory afternoon tea to celebrate her graduation.

I then made a page using the Christmas Carousel and in the end really liked this page and the paper range.

My final page also used Very Merry and was a scraplift of this page by Katherine Sutton.

I have also made a little book to record some of our Christmas adventures this year and will do a little Show and Tell on that once it is finished.

The final offering I have for my show and tell today is this page which I made in response to a sketch challenge using this

sketch and my December Mind The Scrap Kit. 

Well I had better go and tidy the dining room table ready for Christmas breakfast.

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year xxx

Ops I forgot - a little bit of exciting news here.

Reasons To Be Cheerful

* It's Christmas Day and I am looking forward to my lovely family (including Kiera, of course) opening the gifts I have for them .

*We will have spent 10 days, over the Christmas Period with Gracia & Josh.

*Although I love my new job, not having to go back in until the 3rd January is a very nice feeling.


Show & Tell Monday (on Tuesday) 19th December

06:50 Karen 1 Comments

Recently I treated myself to some little bits and bobs from Bramble Fox.  I get a monthly kit from Mind the Scrap and in the November kit we had a couple of perspex titles from them so I had a little peruse of the Bramble Fox site.  When I saw the Falling Leaves set I knew exactly which photo I would use it with – the first one I took on my new iPhone 7+ and the one that instantly made me fall in love with its photography prowess!

I used a piece of Graphic 45 Autumn paper, from the Seasons collection, to ‘fussy cut’ the wreath, and layered this onto the reverse of another piece of paper (Autumn Collective) from the same range.  I then fussy cut the sunflowers from a second piece of Autumn and layered these onto the photo and wreath.

Then only thing left to do was to add the Falling Leaves Perspextive title and to tuck the leaves around the wreath.  As a final touch I added a Fun Flair (also from Bramble Fox which says ‘Our Favourite Place’ as the photo just happened to be taken at Marks Hall - our favourite place for autumn walks. 

I then made a second layout using the Shine Bright Perspextive as the title and 'Chit Chat' Fun Flair to document Gracia's first day working in hospital as a Junior doctor, using the Fun Flair as bullet points. 

I chose Kaisercraft's Lilac Whisper for this layout as it had a turquoise, similar to the turquoise on the Fun Fair. 

I typed the blocks of journaling, the Fun Flair made excellent journaling prompts, and then printed it off to add to my page. 

So there we have it - another couple of life events documented.  I will certainly be perusing the Bramble Fox shop again in the not too distant future!

Reasons to be cheerful:-
* I have spent a lovely weekend, meeting up with Gracia at Mum's.
* My cold seems to be on it's way out - just wish I could say the same about this blessed caugh!
* It's nearly Christmas and it's only three more sleeps until Gracia is home.


Show & Tell Monday - 4th December

09:39 Karen 2 Comments

Hello, hello lovely blog readers.  Here I am again, I bet you didn't think you would see me so soon!

It has been a busy week in our little world, especially on the crafting front.  Saturday was my Christmas crop and we made 5 projects.

A little mini album - perfect for recording events over the Christmas period (see above).

A Christmas card - made using a Tim Holtz die set.

A pocket page with sequins and other little bits and pieces in - waiting for my Christmas photos to be added.

A double page using the utterly gorgeous Mint Wishes range from Kaisercraft

and the final project was a little tea-light village.

After most people had left we took some silly photos and I had to scrap this one and used some red glitter card, from the November Mind the Scrap kit, to cut the village scene on my Silhouette as it reminded me of the little tea-light villages we made.

Other projects made this week - I do a lot of crafting now I only work three days

A little long sleeved onesie for my bff Denise, who became a Nana for the first time on Tuesday, using a free print and cut file from the Silhouette Design Store. (The onesie is not for Denise, you understand, but for her granddaughter!).

A page using some Infusions and my Silhouette to draw and cut the flowers and leaves.  It's a bit wonky donkey due to the water used with the infusions warping the card - should have used water colour paper.

This was a scraplift from this page.

So lots to show and tell.

Reasons to be cheerful:-

A lovely long walk yesterday morning with David and Kiera followed by a cup of tea and a cheese scone.

No work until Wednesday - the prospect of more crafting is on the horizon.

Gracia and Josh are enjoying a well deserved holiday in Prague.