Monday, 5 December 2011
I decided to include his card in my layout, I didn't want to mark or damage the card in any day so I have attached he envelope to the layout and the the card can sit inside nice and safely. I also wanted to include this years Christmas stamp some where on the page so I attempted to make a cluster of embellishments with the date tag. The background paper is the same one as my last page, Pebbles Paper, Christmas Gift paper. I love the journalling tags from Crate Papers Phrase stickers, problem is I'm not sure I have enough to finish the project with... I can always buy more ;-)
This layout was made on kraft. I love the red spots on the white/cream background of Pebbles Papers - Christmas Gift. My pages have taken a bit of a more traditional look this year so I needed to add some green to the layout so I cut some thin strips of one of the Crate Paper Peppermint Collection papers and inked them with my early Christmas present from Adam, a distress ink in vintage photo. I was also lucky enough for him to buy me a EK Success Postage Stamp border punch which I used on this layout. The pretty journal tag is also from the Crate Paper Peppermit Collection Phrase Stickers.
This time of year also means the start of Shimelle's class - Journal Your Christmas. Todays prompt was the Christmas Manifesto. I decided to use Shimelle's downloadable Manifesto. I loved the look of last years layouts including them. I especially love the line about the sugarplum fairies, as a child I love the idea of them dancing around. This layout was very plain and simple.
Friday, 2 December 2011
Peppermint collection there is also an alpha sheet of stickers. They are made up of lovely red large letters and woodgrain little letters with a few tags and word labels. I have also pulled put a few packets of thickers I'd like to use, they include Garden cafe, in green glitter, Delight in cherry and in Leaf. I love the foam thickers, you get more letters for your money and they are such a cute size.
Peppermint is more traditional than last year. The collection kit contains 18 double sided papers, border and phrase stickers and a die cut sheet. The front sides of the papers are the bolder patterns while the back sides of them are smaller more basic patterns.
Pebbles Paper -Merry Christmas paper which introduced the green in to the tags. The snow flakes were a lucky find from Cargo. The started off as christmas glass coasters which contained 7 small snowflakes each which I carefully cut apart, they were on sale at 49p each so were a real bargain. I then cut scallops out of kraft card stock and the tags out of some white bobbled card stock and inked all the edges in brown. The ribbon I was originally using was red but I decided against that as the tags have to fit in with all the pages I do and if they were over red then I was worried they wouldn't look quite right.