Sunday, 2 March 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like... Christmas?

...and we're only just into March... still it's taken me this long to complete the five Christmas-themed layouts from the Total Papercrafts Christmas papers kit, using Jackie da Silva's layout suggestions, but I'm happy with them so that's all that counts.

The papers are Teresa Collins "Santa's List" and are scrummy - first saw them at the ATDML Autumn retreat and wasn't too sure about them... now I have used them I've changed my mind and I like them a lot! The kit had so much in it that I'm sure there's enough to do another one or two, mebbe some ATC's - or I could have a go at making some of my own Project Life cards (might stop me buying them lol....)

 My fella (face blurred by request, he wasn't looking his best!) and my ol' cat Sophie asleep by the tree - the smaller pic has Sophie trying to get under the tree bless her!
My Christmas tree lights and the crocheted angel made by my friend Ania from Poland

My brother and his partner with their Christmas mugs
Me and my Dad, sadly the last Christmas before he died.

The tree outside my kitchen window in the snow - shame it's not there now but it did have a lovely shape to it - unfortunately it got rather old and shaky after the autumn storms so the people opposite had it chopped down.
And just to change the mood, my final layout is made using Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers, the pic is of me at the lavender fields behind Heacham in Norfolk... printed in sepia tones as I thought it went better with the papers like this... Kit was another Total Papercrafts one but again the layout design is based on one that Jackie da Silva designed - I just went a little mad in cutting out flowers and butterflies!


MiniOwner said...

Some great pages there. Well done.
Sue x

misteejay said...

Great LOs Suzie. Looks like you had a very productive crop.

Toni xx

sue jones said...

Wow You have been so busy. I love those papers and i bought some at ATDML too :) Already looking forward to the next retreat in Autumn.

jill said...

Lovely layouts .

Virginia said...

Oh they are fabulous layouts, love them all!

Claireliz said...

Fantastic layouts.
C xx

Chidkid said...

A brilliant selection.. thanks for sharing.. I have that kit and I haven't even cut into it yet!

misteejay said...

Congrats on making Blogbits this month.
Toni xx