Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Scrapbook Kits with a Difference {December Inspiration Challenge} Creative Scrappers Sketch 185 - Christmas Together Layout

great inspiration challenge, as well as a sketch 
challenge, which you have the entire month to complete. 
Jules chooses a winner & you get sent a kit!
Sounds good?  Go take a look & see the new 
challenges which go up on the 1st of every month.

I'm sure you"ll agree that the inspiration photo is just divine.
There is SO MUCH you can draw from these images, I
honed in on the string, the ribbon, the colours, the bling
& the lace, but you can choose to be inspired any way!

I used Sketch 184 from Creative Scrappers as my spring board.

Instead of a strip of paper running horizontally 
along the bottom I went with mist instead, by 
masking off the top of my layout (just using an 
A4 piece of paper), Sunshine "Tattered Angels" 
Glimmer Mist & a Maya Road wooden doily as a mask.

 I clustered up some hand-made goodness here with 
blooms from both Purple Pumpkin & Precocious Paper.

 The tags are also from Purple Pumpkin & the 
sentiments have been in my stash several hundred 
years (at least). Those new Prima alphas are 

 I layered under the photo with some Tim Holtz 
 packaging & some GCD Soul Food Motivational
Cards.  Quick.  Easy.  Me Likey.

 Finally I have some new Prima Bling.  A
girl can't afford to ever be without it!

Supplies List for "Christmas Together" Layout

Cardstock - Bazzill
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels - Sunshine
Mask - Maya Road Wooden Doily
Doily, sheer ribbon & sentiment stickers - stash
Other papers - Tim Holtz packaging & GCD 
Melody Ross "Soul Food" Inspiration Cards x 3
Felt & cupcake blooms & leaves - 
Precocious Paper - Etsy
Lace Flower, tickets & doily - Purple Pumpkin
Bling Swirl - Prima Item 550561
Buttons - Pebbles Candy Dots
Numeral alphas - Making Memories
Brown Alphas - Prima Item 550066

***So remember to make a note of the December
Challenges going on at Scrapbook Kits with a Difference 
& play along for a chance to win (all entries are also 
showcased on the blog!)***


Shayne said...


And how gorgeous are those inspirational pics. I just wantt o go and wrap all my Christmas pressies ASAP just like that!

gorgeous Helen x

Evgenia Petzer said...

another gorgeous creation! i yesterday didn't buy a bling, hough was very close to) he-he) but had such a temptation!

Bellaidea said...

wow, I really like this style! super page!

Mitralee said...

huge happy sigh from me, it was all so lovely, I enjoyed every little bit

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Those boxes are GREAT INSPO!!! Love love love love love the lo you made!! LOVING the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeee those flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a stunning Christmas page! It's gorgeous! Love the colours you've used and how you've used PP too! :D

dstandard said...

This is just gorgeous! Stunning page and gorgeous embellishments!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

yes, the inspiration photo is beautiful and so is your layout!!!

Stefanie said...

That is such a work of art. Love all the little details, and the way you add layers and colours but it all sings together in harmony.

yyam said...

Oh my! Just stunning Helen! I love the background misting and the gorgeous clusters of blooms! :)

Lynnda said...

WOW Simply Stunning layout Helen... you rocked the sketch... you always did anyway... hugs..xoxo

Jasmine S said...

Just lovely Helen. I love the colors, the misting, your ribbon around the photo and the twine. Gorgeous attention to details my friend.

Nadia Cannizzo said...

This is so beautiful! I just love this. Well done on an awesome job!

Carin McDonough said...

Oooh I love the inspiration pic and adore your take on it! Gorgeous layout and I love your misting and the string tied across the page! :)

Kerryn said...

That is definitely a good inspiration photo! Love your page. The misting across the page looks fabulous! And I have to agree with you about those alphas, they are a favourite of mine!

Naddy said...

Gorgeous LO.. Love the embellishments you used..

Eila Sandberg said...

Yoohoo this is JUST up my alley! LOVE it!! see that you've put in an order with Tessa at Precocious Paper too - yummie! The inspo pic makes me drool and swoon, could grab all of the goodies and make a runner for it! Wonderful wonderful page! xxxxx

Katharinka // Kasia Grzegorzewska said...

Fantastic LO!!!
I love all the details and colors and flowers :))
Shiny flourishes are wonderful :D
Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Scrappers :*