homemade christmas decorations

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Started work on homemade Christmas decorations for my family today ^__^ … only 40 more nights until Christmas so I don’t have a whole lot of time to get them done.

As I adore chalkboard I couldn’t help but decide to make chalkboard Christmas decorations, finishing them off with some monochrome striped ribbon, gold organza ribbon and a gold snowflake wood veneer… I’m starting to get into the Christmas spirit and it feels great ^__^

scrapbook layout – henna

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I’ve been working in a 6×12 size album for my project life, so I thought I’d try creating a layout in the same size to see if I like the idea of doing ‘normal’ scrapbook layouts in this size. I’ve put this layout together using one of my own watercolour backgrounds and scraps of paper from my stash ^__^

I really quite like this page size, so am most likely to continue with it.

christmas tags

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Christmas will soon be here so time to start with some holiday crafting ^__^

I raided my stash for items to put these tags together… the wood veneers are new though, the snowflakes are table scatter from Paperchase and the trees are from the Range. The gold glitter tags are also from Paperchase and were in my stash from last year, but I’m sure they will will be stocking these gorgeous tags again ^__^

I love Christmas, it is my favourite time of the year… so it seems only right to make wrapping of gifts almost as┬álovely as the gift inside. I’m quite sentimental and love unique wrapping and quirky details, things I can keep and add into my memory keeping alongside christmas photographs ^__^

my entry for Studio Calico’s design contest

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As I’ve really enjoyed working with watercolours lately I thought that is what I would work with for my entry for Studio Calico’s design contest ^__^.

I’ve created two journalling cards… as my scrapbooking is mainly project life this seemed the logical choice for me. Now I just have to hope people vote for my design ^__^

Vote Here

project life London october 2015

Really enjoyed my little London trip… and enjoyed creating my project life pages following the trip. I’m leaning more on the embellished/scrapbooking style with my project life at the moment and quite enjoying it ^__^

I forgot to mention in the video that the background to the page with the ‘beautiful’ sticker on is actually a leaflet from VV Rouleaux showing how the make bows… I saw it in the store and grabbed an extra as I knew I had to include it in my project life somewhere ^__^

Note: this is my first youtube video… I hope its okay >.<